That the political left is a cesspool of hatred and bigotry is nothing new, a simple Internet search about college campus life over the past few years turns up disgusting, violent attacks on anyone not deemed “woke” enough. Not bowing down and kissing the boots of the Marxist ANTIFA or “Black Lives Matter” or whatever fascistic flavor of the moment Democrats are embracing to terrorize the public into submission has become so “normal” that even when it takes out a fellow useful idiot in the media, it barely registers as a news story anymore. But there is one form of hatred that doesn’t rate a blip on the radar of the leftist media, mostly because it is a pandemic among their fellow travelers: anti-Semitism.
Support police and they’ll come for you. Don’t sufficiently support protests, they’ll come for you. Celebrate the United States and men who founded it and they’ll come for you. Mention the biological fact that there are only two genders and they’ll come for you. Say vile things about Jews, or amplify those who do, and you’re likely to be met with muted crickets.
The latest example is Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson posting an anti-Semitic quote from Adolf Hitler to his Instagram account. The quote was a fake, but the sentiment wasn’t. This wasn’t Jackson’s only dive into the anti-Semitic pool. Turns out he’s also a big fan of Louis Farrakhan who hates Jews more than he hates white people.
Jackson was forced into the least sincere of all human actions – the forced apology. In his, Jackson tried to justify his stupidity by claiming he wanted to “enlighten my people” by sharing what he thought was a Hitler quote. “I probably never shouldn’t have posted anything that Hitler did cuz Hitler was a bad person,” he added. Ya think?
“You know, I just hopefully everybody respects my path on my opinions to try to just enlighten my people and just let everybody know there’s no hatred involved,” Jackson finished.
Putting aside the absurdity of using what you think is a Hitler quote to “enlighten” anyone, other than as a cautionary tale, and the inherent bigotry of the phrase “my people,” Jackson isn’t unique or alone in his embrace of anti-Semitism.
There is no bigger or prouder anti-Semite in the country than Farrakhan, who only takes a break from rambling about Jews to attack white people. That an NFL star would amplify him should cause outrage. But it hasn’t, at least not in any measurable way.
After releasing his “hostage” apology video, the Eagles fined Jackson an undisclosed amount and that’s about it. Saints quarterback Drew Brees is currently groveling on apology 739 for saying he wouldn’t disrespect the American flag and he’s still being attacked by has-beens like Eminem.
Jackson’s “mistake” was using Hitler, not anti-Semitism. Hitler can’t be ignored, everyone understands what a monster he was (which is why the left is working so hard to portray the progressive socialist into a right-winger). Farrakhan, on the other hand, had many nice things to say about Hitler over the course of his career. Why does he get a pass?
The rabid anti-Semitism of Farrakhan has been long known, he’s said horrible things enough times on camera that living under a rock for the last 40 years is the only way to avoid it. Yet Louis is now almost mainstreamed by the left. If they hadn’t been able to rehabilitate Al Sharpton’s racism and anti-Semitism, Farrakhan was waiting in the wings.
Somehow, to many celebrities, cops are the enemy who needs to be destroyed, but Louis Farrakhan is someone to be celebrated. Chelsea Handler, Lisa Rina, Sean Hayes, etc., recently praised a video of him.
A streaming service from Fox Broadcasting, called “Fox Soul,” planned to air a speech by Farrakhan on the 4th of July, because what better way to celebrate the founding of the country than publicizing a racist? Once people noticed, it was canceled. But it was moved to something called “Revolt TV,” which is owned by Sean “Diddy” Combs. Not a single “mainstream” media outlet bothered to mention it.
Rapper and actor Ice Cube proudly promotes Farrakhan on social media. “The Honorable Louis Farrakhan continues to warn America to this very second and he’s labeled one of your ‘evil names’ and you turn your ears off. Why is the truth so offensive that you can’t stand to hear it?” he recently tweeted (one of many similar tweets dripping with anti-Semitism from him).
While DeSean Jackson deserves scorn for his actions, why do these other people escape the same? Why is Louis Farrakhan acceptable? Why is anti-Semitism glossed over so casually? Black Lives Matter gets a pass for their hatred of Israel (it’s been framed as the movement being “hijacked,” but it’s not – it’s who leftists are). Leaders of the Women’s March had a history of anti-Jewish comments and you barely heard about it. In fact, the political left is marinated in hatred of Jews, starting on college campuses and ending in a relentless stream of attacks on Jews on the streets of New York City, and it barely creates a ripple of coverage.
The left claims to be against hate, but they aren’t. They use it, they foment it, they direct it. Liberals manufacture it and scream about it at the top of their lungs when it suits their needs, but when it comes to Jewish people, they’re blind, deaf, and mute.
Anti-Semitism is alive and well, and it’s being mainstreamed by some big names in liberal circles. The embrace of Louis Farrakhan is just the symptom, the disease is the liberals who believe it works.
Derek Hunter is the host of a free daily podcast (subscribe!), host of a daily radio show on WCBM in Maryland, and author of the book, Outrage, INC., which exposes how liberals use fear and hatred to manipulate the masses. Follow him on Twitter at @DerekAHunter and on Parler at @DerekHunter.