...Do you remember the Democrats and the Seedier Media blaming Castro and Communism for Lee Harvey Oswald when he murdered President John Kennedy? I don’t. I remember the flag-draped coffin, the memorial procession in Washington, Jackie draped in black, John-John saluting, the eternal flame at Arlington. But I don’t remember anyone blaming Communism for the assassination of JFK.Read more here.
...So I respond: Don’t you dare insult me as a rabbi by blaming your perceived political enemies for some dirtbag Jew-hater. This President could not be a better friend of Jewish concerns and causes. He supports Israel and moved America’s Israel embassy to Jerusalem. His daughter and son-in-law are Orthodox Jews, and he treats them lovingly and respectfully, as he does their Orthodox Jewish children, his grandchildren. He ended Obama’s vicious anti-Israel animus, and he has supported Israel strongly in the United Nations. No wonder that Jews throughout the world love him, support him. In Israel, among Israeli Jews, he is wildly popular with a 67% approval rating. They hated Obama — and for great reason. In England, the Jews have gone conservative, while the British Labour Party has chosen an outright anti-Semite, Jeremy Corbyn, as their leader. Jews from the former Soviet Union are the most conservative of people. As are Orthodox Jews in America. Jews throughout the world — except for those in America influenced by Hollywood and the Left Media — have become increasingly and intensively conservative. And we enthusiastically support President Trump. President Trump has condemned anti-Semitism as forthrightly as has any President in American history. When the people were murdered at the Pittsburgh temple, he ordered all American flags to be flown at half-staff for three days. Compare that to Obama who responded to Arab terrorists murdering Jews in a kosher-food store in France by saying blithely that they randomly had been killed at some random delicatessen.
...So is there anyone to blame for the Pittsburgh shootings?
Well, for starters, howzabout we blame the mental-case dirtbag who did it? Did anyone ever consider that?
And we can blame the ACLU and the other social-justice warriors who changed American laws to prevent government from institutionalizing mentally ill and deranged crazies. Virtually every time we read about a shooting, whether at a church or a synagogue or a school or a movie, it invariably turns out that the shooter was a crazy mental case who should have been locked up years earlier — and whom lots of people knew needed to be locked up.
Now for the more important part: The day that Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her family were hounded out of that Virginia restaurant was the day that the seeds were planted for a new era of violence in American politics. Sanders was physically hounded, and the restaurateur endorsed the despicable act. In subsequent weeks, Ted Cruz’s party was physically confronted at a restaurant. So were Mitch McConnell and his wife, Elaine Chao. Pam Bondi, Florida’s Attorney-General, was hounded at a movie. Republican United States Senators have been confronted physically in the halls of Congress, to the degree that they have needed armed security escorts. These despicable acts have been the fruits of Maxine Waters publicly urging her followers to harass Trump supporters at restaurants, gas stations, and other public venues. Similarly, Cory Booker has urged his backers to get into opponents’ faces. Hillary Clinton, without blinking, urged incivility until her side wins election. Eric Holder egged on his crowd to kick Trump backers.
The thing is, in a country of 300 million people, there are lots and lots of people who are not normal. There are truly demented people. Just walk the streets of any large city. Look at the crime statistics in Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Memphis, and in other cities that have enjoyed decades of uninterrupted Democrat rule. Here in Los Angeles, homeless encampments see people urinate and defecate on the sidewalk; amazingly, there have been typhus outbreaks. San Francisco is even worse. Likewise, outside this strange region, everyone who works at a place with lots of employees has met some real nuts. We all have met crazy people. And when crazy people are presented — daily — with prominently disseminated calls for kicking opponents, getting into opponents’ faces, harassing and stalking opponents at gas stations, restaurants, and movie theaters — well, a few crazies load up their guns.
...From the day that we elected President Trump to lead our country forward and to reverse the eight-year Obama blip and erase that blight from history, the Democrats and the Left have been in rabid “Resistance.” Never before in American history have so many celebrities spoken so blithely and publicly about blowing up the White House, kicking opponents, symbolically cutting off a President’s head, symbolically stabbing him to death, urging incivility, and in fact driving people out of restaurants and movie theaters.
Monday, October 29, 2018
"Don’t you dare insult me as a rabbi by blaming your perceived political enemies for some dirtbag Jew-hater."
In The Spectator, Dov Fischer asks,