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“JUST FOLLOWING ORDERS”
by Joan Swirsky, ©2019
(Dec. 16, 2019) — There is nothing new about the fanatical hatred of Jews that we see playing out in today’s world––literally a pandemic of anti-Semitism which echoes the fear and loathing that gave rise to the over-4,000-year history of the Inquisition, the Crusades, centuries of pogroms, the expulsion of Jews from country after country, and the Holocaust of the 20th century in which six million Jews were savagely incinerated in the crematoria of Hitler’s Germany as the entire world––including U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt––looked on and did nothing!
Plus ça change and all that. But it’s not exactly true that things have remained the same. Today, the staggering power of technology makes the spread of Jew Hate all the more rapid, powerful and lethal.
In America, while blacks, Muslims, feminists, single mothers, immigrants, the global-warming fetishists, college graduates in debt for their exorbitant-but-meaningless “educations” and minorities of every stripe all bleat endlessly about being victims of this or that indignity, slight, “unfairness,” historical insult or crime, the Annual Report on Hate Crimes released by the Uniform Crime Reporting Program of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) shows that, by far, it is the world’s tiny population of Jews––15 million in a world of nearly eight billion––who experience the most bias, hatred, assaults, blatant racism and hate crimes.
I purposefully have not included the 2018 statistics from the global study on anti-Semitism by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), whose director, Jonathan Greenblatt, worked for three far-left regimes––the Clinton administration, the Obama fiasco, and the George Soros-funded Aspen Institute, and who has been accused by the founder and president of Americans for Peace & Tolerance, Dr. Charles Jacobs, of actively deceiving the American Jewish community about polling around the world that shows Islamic Jew hatred tops all others by a significantly wide margin.
“To stay anchored in the left,” explains Dr. Jacobs, “the ADL has had no choice but to bury its findings about Muslim anti-Semitism…prioritizing the protection of American Muslims over the protection of American Jews.”
Writer Isi Liebler elaborates at length on this premise, calling the ADL “a radical extension of the Democratic Party” that refuses to fight the Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) movement––declared anti-Semitic by the American government––because the ADL actively supports the Marxist anti-Semitic group Black Lives Matter, which “incorporates anti-Israel passages in its platform and campaigns against anti-boycott legislation.”
HERE, THERE & EVERYWHERE
But we don’t need skewed polls from the ADL to know what is happening to innocent Jews both here and abroad.
All you have to do is to read the daily exposés on Jew hatred around the world and in America that Pamela Geller has been documenting for almost 20 years at https://gellerreport.com. –– definitely subscribe to this powerful site. Here, a small sample of typical headlines:
- Gang of five men attack Jewish teens walking on Brooklyn street.
- Blind Hate Against Israel Displayed at Times Square Rally.
- Swastika found near Coney Island Jewish Community Center.
- ‘Ugly And Racist’ Graffiti Found At Holocaust Museum In Glen Cove (Long Island).
- Jewish Student Arrested During Shabbat Services after Protesting Anti-Semitism at Amherst College.
- Attacks on Jews by Blacks in New York SKYROCKET, and the Media Ignores Because Attackers Are Not White.
- NJ shooting of Jews — bystanders blame Jewish victims.
And in other venues:
- Panel: Judge who shared ‘get the f**k over the Holocaust’ link not anti-Semitic.
- European Court of “Justice” condemns Israeli winemakers in Judea and
Samaria but not Iran for nuclear violations.
- The esteemed Gatestone Institute‘s Denis MacEoin writes about A “Guide” to the Israeli-“Palestinian” Conflict by the United Church of Christ which leaves “no room in it for a Jewish, Israeli or moderate Christian voice; just hatred of Israel…”
- The European Union openly declares war on the Jews.
- Amnesty International Teams with Radicals to Blast Israel.
- Shock as Merkel Donates Half a Billion Dollars in Aid to Palestinian President, Paying Terrorists to Kill Jews.
- Jewish cemetery in France vandalized, over 100 graves desecrated.
Again, the headlines say it all:
- Tenured Columbia Professor Endorses Terrorism.
- Students at Oberlin College erect a memorial to “Palestinian” Islamic Jihad terrorists.
- Columbia ranked as worst college in US for Jewish students.
- Brown University committee on corporate responsibility votes in favor of BDS.
The 40 worst colleges for Jewish students, according to the Algeimener.com online newspaper, include, among others at which rampant anti-Semitism flourishes––largely with impunity: Vassar College, U of Chicago, U of California LA, U of Washington (Seattle), New York University, Oberlin College, U of California Berkeley, Brown U, Brooklyn College, U of California Irvine, San Diego State U, Stanford U, Northwestern U, U of Michigan Ann Arbor, Tufts U, U of California Santa Cruz, Hunter College (NY), U of Mass Amherst, Rutgers U, U of California Davis, Ohio State U, Wesleyan U, U of North Carolina, Harvard U, U of Texas Austin, Swarthmore College, Georgetown U, Syracuse U, U of Wisconsin Madison.
According to author, editor and blogger Ruth S. King in Tenured Cowards, “The craven indifference of academic elites to the anti-Semitism that threatens Jewish students…is reminiscent of the purges of Jewish professors and students in the darkening days following Kristallnacht in November of 1938.”
Today, she continues, professors “…worry about every minority right except for the right of Jews to live in safety everywhere, including on their own campuses. These cowards, particularly Jewish professors––who preen and strut in narcissistic self-hatred––have turned their back on Jews and Israel. They will be the first to be shocked when the rising tide of international anti-Semitism comes lapping at their heels, and their cronies and friends abandon them as they have abandoned principles and decency.”
Among the vilest and most anti-Semitic groups at Harvard, Columbia and campuses across the country is Students for Justice in Palestine. By the way, will someone please tell me where on any map or Atlas in the entire world Palestine exists?
Yoo-hoo, Jewish alumni! Are you still donating to these schools? Paying them to “educate” your children? Well…stop! Let them know that their desire to extinguish Jews and annihilate Israel is the reason they will not receive another cent from you! Money talks!
Clearly, the Arab strategy over the past many decades of spending multimillions of dollars endowing hundreds if not thousands of Chairs at colleges and universities throughout America––and especially in the D.C. area and other seats of powers, has given them total control over their preferred anti-Jewish and anti-Israel curricula, the better to contaminate the minds of students and influence America’s foreign policy vis-à-vis the historically anti-Semitic U.S. State Department.
For the first time since Israel was founded in 1948, we have a State Department under Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that is not blatantly anti-Semitic! Moreover, President Trump has just issued an Executive Order that deems discrimination against Jews on U.S. campuses to be a violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, and mandates that both colleges and universities lose federal funding if they fail to combat discrimination against Jewish students.
Of course, leftists everywhere––with Democrats leading the pack––object, which is absolutely no surprise as the Democrat Party is now the Official Party of Jew Hatred.
Do sane, moderate Democrats still exist? Yes, they do, and to them I say Get Out Now! Leave your Party until it is purged of its racists, which you can help to accomplish at the ballot box.
According to author and columnist Ben Shapiro, “Media coverage of Israel has long been skewed in favor of Israel’s enemies. Jews…are targeted by those perceived as higher on the scale of privilege. It’s the reason Rev. Al Sharpton has a show on MSNBC, the reason Democratic politicians continue to play footsie with Louis Farrakhan, the reason the New York Times ignores hate crimes in its own city…”
Social media, too––Facebook, Twitter, etc.––are hotbeds of Jew-hating fanatics, many with made-up names, cowards who routinely engage in blood libels, vicious stereotypes, and lies and rants that I, personally, interpret as jealous screeds. These are the people who lie in bed at night obsessing about Jews, blaming their own lack of success on Jews, and projecting onto Jews their own worst character traits and failings.
As ace journalist Ashley Lutz scrupulously documented in a Business Insider report, in 1983 there were 50 media companies, but today only six organizations are responsible for 90 percent of all the “news” we read, watch and listen to! They include:
- GE (Comcast, NBC, Universal Pictures, Focus Features, et al).
- NewsCorp (Fox, Wall St. Journal, NY Post, et al).
- Disney (ABC, ESPN, Pixar, Miramax, Marvel Studios, et al)
- Viacom (MTV, Nick Jr., BET, CMT, Paramount Pictures, et al)
- Time Warner (CNN, HBO, TIME, Warner Bros., et al)
- CBS (Showtime, Smithsonian Channel, NFL.com, Jeopardy, 60 Minutes, et al)
Make no mistake, the CEOs of these multibillion-dollar businesses are all leftist globalists––not a conservative among them. The last was Rupert Murdoch (Fox, Wall St. Journal, NY Post, et al) who gave control of his empire to his leftist sons Lachlan and James, hence the distinctly leftward tilt of Fox and the WSJ.
And shame on them for their positive coverage of raving anti-Semites like Cong. Ihlan Omar (D-MN), Cong. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Cong. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Cong. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), and all the others who avidly support both the BDS movement to destroy Israel economically and the denial of foreign aid to America’s staunchest ally in the Middle East.
As you read above, the Democrat Party has now––under the, ahem, leadership of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY)––become the de facto party of Jew Hate, proven by the fact that with every vicious anti-Jewish, Israel-loathing statement of the above Democrats (Omar, Tlaib, Pressley, Ocasio-Cortez, et al), there has been NOT ONE WORD of objection, but rather Speaker Pelosi appointed Rep. Omar to the Foreign Affairs Committee, where she could learn every secret of the United States and pass it along to her like-minded Jew-haters both here and abroad.
As Professor Abraham H. Miller has aptly noted, “Given a choice between preserving their Jewish identity or embracing the ideology of the left, many Jews would prefer to be Democrats than Jews.”
Writer Victor Rosenthal correctly posits that “the secret to educating anti-Semites so that they will stop being anti-Semites remains undiscovered.” He goes on to suggest that “Jews should secure their institutions and arm themselves to the extent that the law permits. Self-defense training should be part of all Jewish education. Nobody is respected for being a victim.”
There are simply too many examples of the betrayal of Israel and Jews everywhere by the current anti-Semitic Democrats in the U.S. Congress to cite. Suffice a few more headlines:
- Democrats to Israel: Go to Hell.
- Dem Presidential Hopefuls (Sanders and Warren) Meet With Terrorist-Run Pay-To-Slay Group.
- In rebuke to Trump and Netanyahu, 107 Democrats pass resolution supporting 2 states (essentially cutting Israel in half).
- Jews who are leading us away from peace.
- Progressive Democrats Get it Wrong About Israel, Again.
- 154 Nations [in the rancid United Nations] Reject Israel’s Biblical Connection to the Temple Mount.
- US Presidential Candidates, Anti-Israel Groups to Share Views at Far-Left J Street Conference––where, indeed, more than one of them recommended cutting or withholding aid to Israel.
In my view, these despicable anti-Semites resemble the “just-following-orders” Germans who Daniel Goldhagen aptly described in the title of his 1996 book, “Hitler’s Willing Executioners.”
Today, the Jew-haters in America––who get away with their murderous attacks under the cover of “free speech”––and the vast number of Muslim and Arab Jew-haters who have predicated their entire lives on killing Jews and eliminating the State of Israel–– now take their marching orders from Democrat leaders, leftwing newspapers, cowardly professors, and the megalomaniacal anti-Semitic billionaires who support them.
It is no wonder that the estimable Daniel Greenfield wrote: “There is no future for Jews on the left except as collaborators in anti-Semitism.”
WHAT TO DO
It is clear that the Jewish organizations that once strongly advocated for Jewish issues and fought anti-Semitism aggressively no longer do so unless they involve politically-correct issues that won’t inspire the vindictive wrath––and financial support––of Jewish Democrats. These include: the UJA-Federation, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the American Jewish Committee (AJC), the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the Hillel chapters on college campuses and the Reform movement.
So don’t count on these organizations and don’t send them another dollar!
The good news is that, along with wide support from political conservatives, most Republicans, and the Christian Evangelical community, other Jewish advocacy organizations and publications are working tirelessly to combat the relentless assaults of the Jew- and Israel-haters among us.
AFSI (Americans for a Safe Israel)
1751 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10128
Mark Langfan, Chairman
Americans for Peace & Tolerance
5 Main Street, Suite 118
Watertown, MA 02472
Founder: Charles Jacobs
American Jewish Congress
745 5th Ave., 30th Floor
New York NY 10151
President, Jack Rosen
CAMERA–Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis
PO Box 35040
Boston MA 02135-0001
Andrea Levin, Founder
Campus Watch (a project of the Middle East Forum) monitors bias on American campuses, issues reports, and takes strong action where indicated.
Coalition for Jewish Values
2833 Smith Avenue, Suite 225
Baltimore, MD 21209
Coalition of Pro-Israel Advocates (COPIA)
10507 Tanager Lane
Potomac, Maryland 20854
EMET (Endowment for Middle East Truth)
PO Box 66366
Washington, DC 20035
Sarah Stern, Founder
14 East 60 Street, Suite 705
New York, NY 10022
165 East 56th Street, 2nd Fl
New York, NY 10022-2709
Jews Choose Trump
62 William Street
New York, NY 10005
NCJA (National Conference of Jewish Affairs)
90 Washington Valley Road, Suite 1261
Bedminster, NJ 07921
Attn: Rabbi Aryeh Spero
Republican Jewish Coalition
50 F St NW, Suite 100
Washington, D.C. 20001
The Exodus Movement, founded by Elizabeth Pipko for “proud Jewish Americans who reject the hypocrisy, anti-Americanism, and anti-Semitism of the rising far-left.”
The Lawfare Project
633 3rd Avenue, Fl 21
New York, NY 10017-8157
Brooke Goldstein, Founder/Director
PRIMER- Promoting Responsibility in Middle East Reporting
P.O. Box 0591
West Hartford, CT 06137-0591
Founder: Alan Stein
President, Mark Fishman
Understanding the Threat
Provides tools to leaders, police and citizens to identify and dismantle jihadi/terrorist networks in their local communities.
P.O. Box 190772
Dallas, TX 75219
Founder: John Guandolo
ZOA (Zionist Organization of America)
633 Third Avenue, Suite 31-B
New York, NY 10017
Morton Klein, President
Every day, if need be, don’t hesitate to contact the White House to express both positive and negative opinions of events that affect Jewish lives.
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
To contact your Senator, call the United States Capitol switchboard at 1-202-224-3121.
The House of Representatives’ number is: 1-202-224-3121