Plus: the world on the brink, and John McWhorter in TFP.
Think about your hatred for Trump and Trump supporters over the last eight years. That's the hatred on my doorstep. That's what made hatred (and dehumanization) acceptable and even enjoyable for liberals everywhere.
The progressives are the party of HATE!
We’ve been telling you since Obama came around.
So the wind-up toy acting as the WH spokesperson says “we have not seen any credible threats” of a rise in anti-Semitism. This, along with the other new go-to phrase “We have no direct evidence of….”, are the latest Newspeak version of “we really don’t care what you think.” Eisenhower, then commander of Allied Forces in Europe directed the filming of the Death Camps because, as he said, “Some son-of-a-bitch in the future will deny this happened.” Seems he was right. These are the same folks who use anodyne terms like “freedom-fighters” to describe the latest atrocity. It’s time we used a more accurate term: Nazis. The goals and tactics are identical.
The sock-puppet president, his spokesperson and Obama have turned their backs on our greatest ally in the Middle East. Shameful.
It is very easy not to see the glimmers so I am going to share two:
1. This excellent and powerful essay by writer and documentary maker Phil Craig apologizing to 'Eddy' a survivor of Belsen for allowing anti-Semitism to spread. https://thecritic.co.uk/dear-eddy/
2. The October Declaration which has been spearheaded by Toby Young of the Free Speech Union and is a declaration about standing with British Jews. Started on Monday, it now has over 50,000 signatories including former PMs Boris Johnson and Liz Truss as well as actors like Tom Conti. It is certainly worth a read to see where people like me stand -- not whispering where no can hear but saying loudly and proudly -- I stand with British Jews and condemn all forms of anti-Semitism wherever it occurs in the world. https://britishfriendsofisrael.org/
I'm waiting for KJP to say that October 7 was a "mostly peaceful protest".
I am pretty familiar with the 1938 in history books, but I never dreamed that I would get to live it. I have a really bad feeling about all of this; there seems to be a genuine shortage of national will and courage.
I find it absolutely stunning that so many on the left are aggressively supporting a group of people (Hamas/Islamic leaders around the world/Hezbollah/Iran, etc) who treat woman as their possessions and as cattle; who hang gay people; who torture then kill transgender people). And it’s not hidden. Their women are covered and there are actual laws on the books against gay people.
They do not believe in democracy; they are ruled and have been for thousands of years by the people with the most weapons; and who have shown zero tolerance for anyone who is not a religious Islamist. Or as they call them, infidel pigs.
You all know the famous quote Pastor Martin Niemöller. “First they came for the Communists
And I did not speak out Because I was not a Communist; Then they came for the Socialists; And I did not speak out Because I was not a Socialist; Then they came for the trade unionists; And I did not speak out
Because I was not a trade unionist; Then they came for the Jews; And I did not speak out; Because I was not a Jew; Then they came for me; And there was no one left . . . . . To speak out for me
Great TFP post today Bari. So sorry that you and your staff are going through all of this.
What's going to be interesting in watching how you, Nellie and your staff (who by majority lean left), position yourselves politically over the next 13 months.
I'm witnessing several of my left leaning Jewish friends going through all sorts of intellectual and emotional gyrations trying to figure out how they are going to continue to support the Democrat party in the face of progressive politicians, business and religious leaders and social influencers that are either totally silent or sheepish in their support of Israel to respond to the October 7th massacre.
I keep hearing that there is going to be a massive shift to the center or center/right, but so far I'm not really seeing it.
The congresswoman mocked as an idiot by the left, Marjorie Taylor Greene, is going after the democrat Nazis in Congress. Maybe Bari etal should revisit their opinion of her.
Bari missed this one. UN Secretary General Guterres asserted that the Hamas attack “did not happen in a vacuum,” after which he went on to enumerate Palestinian hardships, claiming that they were what led to the horrors of October 7. Israel’s foreign minister promptly and properly canceled a planned meeting with Mr. Guterres saying “Hamas is the Nazis.” But, in dramatic contrast our rock star wannabe, the pathetic Secretary of State Blinken praised Mr. Guterres, gushing “Mr. Secretary-General, we’re grateful for your leadership at this incredibly challenging time,” he said.
I ask again.....how much longer are we willing to tolerate this freak show and comedy of an Administration led by the Senile Imbecile, himself, who is now, increasingly, being shown to be nothing by a treasonous grifter as well as an incompetent fool?
People were so dazzled by Obama’s silver tongue, they failed to notice it was forked. He made the left’s moral relativism official policy re: Israel. I still don’t understand the fixation on giving money to Iran.
The McWhorter article jumped out as it speaks to the sheer stupidity of the white progressives, especially the female ones. I read somewhere that a person who protested the right-wing government in Israel and the policy toward the Palestinians was slaughtered and kidnapped just like those who were supporting it. The point is that no one on the other side cared about your morality; they just wanted you dead. The same is in the cities when we have a national nervous breakdown over the death of a druggie loser for resisting arrest but don't care about all of the people killed in the crossfire of allowing gangs to run roughshod over everything.
I will be very interested in seeing how this is pushed back in the coming days and weeks. But sadly, who will go back? The GOP is entirely of people who are told what to think by the donor class, and Trump is such an ego-maniac crybaby that he can't lead a movement. To win, you have to beat an evil with something, and sadly, there is no one rising to the moment to fight this clear and present danger.
Dozens of attacks on US forces in the region. Blinken: “If Iran or its proxies attack US personnel anywhere, we will defend our people, we will defend our security - swiftly and decisively.” Defend them with what exactly, another release of $6 billion?
Hillary, Obama, and the entire left wing is supporting and helping the rise of tyranny and Hitler policies and governments. The stupidity of the foot soldiers thinking they are morally superior and everyone else actually deserves re-education or even death is astounding. They are the true Brown Shirts. Once they can eliminate the Jews; who is next is the main question.
They are desperate to eliminate free thinking and those who choose to live their lives as individuals. The threat to the world today is not MAGA or Meloni type politicians, but what they represent. A great big screw you and a giant F__k you to the dictatorship and soul stealing policies of the left. They are the ones dragging the world towards war and not the right. The right are the people who have had to clean up the shit shows the others created.
Old saying, Better to die free on your feet than live on your knees!
I almost wish this happened when Obama was in office so the veil could have been ripped from my eyes. In '08 I was naive and thought Obama was the second coming of Kennedy, whatever that means--a handsome suave celebrity president... and now after watching KJP pivot on that question I want to punch her in the throat. Knowing what I know now about my former party... this country is in so much trouble and my teenage kids and all their friends have it all so backwards. Wait until their luxury "needs" all get taken away under the socialist regime they are unwittingly building. They'll appreciate democracy and our western civilization then. If I could go back in time, prevent their indoctrination and vote red I would.