It seems the rising effort of many — mostly on the left but not entirely — to blackball and censor their opponents in the past decade is no longer satisfied with these ugly goals.
Now it seems the goal is to justify mass murder and the rape and torture of women and children. We can see this by what happened during a city council event in Oakland, California yesterday. When one Jewish council member, Dan Kalb, attempted to add language condemning Hamas to a resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza, he was greeted by boos and an unrelenting stream of locals not only opposing his amendment but denying that the mass murder by Hamas had even occurred, that it was instead committed by Israeli troops, and that anyone who dared disagree with them was a “white supremacist.”
The video below provides a quick selection of this hate and ignorance:
Oakland is now Berlin in 1938. The city council denied Kalb’s motion, passing its resolution in favor of Hamas unanimously. Even this Jewish council member felt that Israel didn’t have the right to defend itself. Like most secular Jews, he has been supporting the Democratic Party’s leftist politics unquestionably his entire life, and now that this party is morphing into a modern version of the Nazi party, he has trouble recognizing it.
Nor is Oakland alone in its rising tide of pro-Hamas Nazism. Jewish Bernie Sanders has accepted Hamas’ talking points and goes about condemning Israel. At New York University the doctor who earlier had been director of its Perlmutter Cancer Center was fired, without due process, when he posted online comments in favor of Israel. He is suing.
And of course, we mustn’t forget to mention the story of a Jewish high school teacher in Queens, New York, who was forced to hide in her classroom when a mob of hundreds of students threatened her violently, demanding she be fired because she had posted a picture attending a pro-Israel rally in Queens.
Many tried to barge into the teacher’s classroom despite school staffers blocking their entry. “Everyone was yelling ‘Free Palestine!’” a senior said.
“Everyone was screaming ‘(The teacher) needs to go!’” a ninth-grader said. “They want her fired.”
In fact, if you are Jewish and live in any one of a dozen Democratic Party stronghold cities, be prepared to be attacked violently if you wear a kippah or show any visible evidence that you are Jewish or support Israel. The American Kristallnacht has happened, and we are moving into the second stage of this newly reborn Nazi movement — renamed but still the same — to exterminate all opposition. And to do so these people are now willing to lie boldly in public in the most absurd ways, either by denying it has happened or by admitting it did but insisting that the murders, rapes, and torture were justified and even righteous!
For thirty-plus years I have tried to make my secular and sometimes even religious Jewish friends and relatives recognize the evil that was seeping into the Democratic Party. They refused to listen. One friend used to laugh at my warnings, thinking I was crazy. He still lives in New York, but even now I doubt he recognizes this evil, and like that Jewish Oakland City Council member, he still votes Democrat because that’s what a good liberal is supposed to do!
Thus, I find it hard not to have utter contempt for these people. Such contempt however is wrong, as they are now in great and increasing danger, especially my many relatives who emmigrated to Israel. Just because they have been blind does not justify such thoughts.
Nonetheless, if they are now finally recognizing the evil they have tolerated, it is also true that they are doing so far too late. It will now be difficult if not impossible to defeat these hate-mongers, because they have now become entrenched in many positions of power, in government, in academia, in corporate America. Defeating them could very well require violence, something we all dread. Like Israel with Hamas, we are now faced with the reality that collateral damage is likely in order to cleanse our society of this hate and bigotry. Had the decent people in the Democratic Party stood up against this corruption thirty, twenty, even ten years ago, the problem could have been solved relatively bloodlessly.
Now it seems only blood running in the streets can stop these hate-mongers.
And yet, the U.S. is not Nazi Germany in 1938. We still have our Constitution and a firmly ingrained legal system that protects individual rights. Germany did not. Our political system of elections and free speech is also firmly deep-rooted. It cannot be canceled quite as easily as Hitler was able to do in Germany.
Americans are also well armed (including an increasing number of Jews) and will not surrender those weapons meekly. That Constitution gives them the right to defend themselves, and like the Israelis they are resolved, “Never again!”
These circumstanes suggest that we can still stop the storm from arising, if we take firm action now. The fix will still be unpleasant and at times very ugly, with some people’s careers and even lives sacrificed, but hopefully on a far smaller scale than World War II.
If we don’t act to take power from these ignorant and hateful people now, however, the storm that will follow will match that second World War, and possibly make it seem trivial in comparison.
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