It doesn’t surprise anyone who pays attention to politics, but strict practitioners of “progressive” politics despise any and everyone who disagrees with them. These activists cheerfully recount stories of how they no longer speak to family member because of how they vote and declare anyone refusing to conform or submit to their will to be some form or Nazi. It’s the ultimate projection, of course, fascism is a pillar in the progressive house of cards along with socialism and communism. There isn’t much difference between them. And one thing they all have in common is a deep hatred of Jews.
Not being a fascist, socialist, or communist, or a Jew, I don’t know the origins of this hatred, other than a need for a scapegoat for their failures and someone to direct hatred toward other than the progressive policies actually responsible for it. Whatever the reason for it, the “party of tolerance and love” would like nothing more than to finish the work of their ideological forefathers by eliminating the state of Israel.
Yes, they despise Jews elsewhere in the world too. Jews are regularly attacked on the streets of New York City, for example, but you don’t hear about it because Jews don’t count to the liberal media and the attackers are mostly black and, therefore, don’t rate as news any more than the thousands of black Americans murdered by other black Americans do. If it doesn’t fit a narrative helpful to the left, it might as well not have happened.
Also, visit almost any college campus in the country and waive an Israeli flag. Wear football pads and have security nearby. Open support for terrorists groups like Hamas will get you tenure, passive support for the only democracy in the region and you’re likely to be punched…in the name of tolerance by someone accusing you of oppression.
That leftists hated Jews has always been a part of the progressive movement, but it used to be the fringe. Actually, the progressive movement used to be part of the fringe of the left, of the Democrat Party. Now progressivism is the driving force behind party. Even Joe Biden, never really a progressive but always an opportunist, is following the lead of the radical left.
While Biden hasn’t gone full anti-Israel (yet), his party has. Democrats in the House of Representatives spent a day last week denouncing Israel for striking back against the terrorists launching rockets into their country.
The usual suspects were all there – the Gang of Four, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and more. Their speeches were an embarrassment to the country and an embrace of terrorism, therefore they were celebrated by the media.
Pressley said, “A budget is a reflection of our values, I'm committed to ensuring that our government does not fund state-violence in any form, anywhere.… The question at hand is: Should our taxpayer dollars create conditions for justice, healing and repair, or should those dollars create conditions for oppression and apartheid?”
Tlaib, who really should be listed as “(D-Hamas),” echoed the sentiment. “To all: Listen to these Palestinians voices living under Israel's violent apartheid government that continues to be funded by our own country without any accountability, or even acknowledgment,” she tweeted.
After the building Hamas used to plan their attacks on civilians was destroyed by Israel, a building that coincidentally was also home to media outlets (who claim not to have known they were consorting with terrorists), AOC whined on Twitter, “This is happening with the support of the United States. I don’t care how any spokesperson tries to spin this. The US vetoed the UN call for ceasefire. If the Biden admin can’t stand up to an ally, who can it stand up to? How can they credibly claim to stand for human rights?”
Pretty easily, actually. One side destroys military targets and the other targets any Jew. Even if you don’t know the history of the conflict, that’s more than enough information to base a decision on. Yet, these progressive Democrats never fail to side with the people who wear children as body armor while desperately trying to murder Jewish children.
Not all Democrats in Congress are rabid anti-Semites, but all anti-Semites in Congress are Democrats. That’s not a coincidence. And if someone in a leadership position doesn’t stand up to it soon, it will be the whole party.
Joe Biden won’t, he’s too afraid of their power. Chuck Schumer won’t, even though he’s Jewish (progressives are progressives first, anything else a distant second, and Schumer wants to force through a lot of progressive legislation. He’s not going to risk fracturing his party, not even for this). Nancy Pelosi, who runs the Chamber of Congress where this problem is most prevalent, had a chance to condemn anti-Semitism 2 years ago by calling out Ilhan Omar. She didn’t. Unable to pass a resolution condemning anti-Semitism with enough votes from Democrats, she watered it down to being “anti-hate.”
There is nothing in the left’s nature that sees their anti-Semitism as wrong, so standing up to it isn’t possible. How do you fix a problem you see as a virtue? But make no mistake, be it by active disdain or passive indifference, Democrats sure hate Jews.
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.