The Road to Fascism – Democratic Socialism

from Conservative Review:

Rampant anti-Semitism surrounds democratic socialist candidates

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As insurgent hard-Left socialists become the face and the “future” of the Democratic Party, their connections to anti-Semitic organizations and attitudes are becoming more apparent.

The latest democratic socialist candidate to have ties to anti-Semitic groups is Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic candidate for governor in Florida. Gillum is “pleased and proud” to be endorsed by groups that support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. One of these groups, Dream Defenders, “supports efforts to abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, and is intertwined with backers of the BDS movement, which has made common cause with the Black Lives Matter movement,” Adam Kredo reported for the Washington Free Beacon. read more

Anti-Semitic Professor Bullies Students

from the American Spectator:

Over the past decade, University of California schools have been making headlines — not for athletic or academic achievements, but for the anti-Semitism pervading campus life. Case in point: UC San Diego.

An African-American student would be justifiably offended, perhaps frightened by the spectacle of Ku Klux Klan or white supremacy posters hanging from a professor’s office — hypothetically. Likewise, Jewish students visiting the office of Professor Yen Le Espiritu would be offended and frightened. But for them, it isn’t hypothetical.

Espiritu’s office door is adorned with posters glorifying Hamas and accusing Israel of engaging in apartheid. These displays of hate and anti-Semitism hint at someone who should not be influencing impressionable minds. And this is before stepping into her classroom. read more

Trump is an Anti-Semite But Obama Gets a Pass

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Last weekend Donald Trump tweeted the now infamous Crooked Hillary Picture with her smug face over a background of Benjamins and a Red star. The text within the star read, “Most Corrupt Candidate ever.”

Most have seen the original and the edited version, where the star is replaced with a simple red circle, yet retaining the text. And why was it edited? We all know why, but if you happened to not – someone started a campaign against the tweet (I don’t know who was first) claiming the star was a mockery of Jews as it may be a depiction of the Star of David.

It may have been Never-Trumper Erick Erickson who first noticed it. The left then quickly jumped on the bandwagon and the Trump bashing was off and running.

I’m not going to defend Trump – but I’m also not going to condemn him here. Neither I nor anyone else really knows what the intent of the tweet was – beyond the obvious Hillary bashing – which is of course is accurate. Hillary is more than likely one of the most corrupt individuals in America – not just the most corrupt politician.

Whoever started it, the left and their media brethren have glommed on and really hammered Trump on the anti-Semitism angle. To some extent it worked, as he, or someone, dropped the star. read more

Is it Just Fashionable to Hate the Jews?

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Hatred of the Jews has literally been a staple of history. Jews have been hated and persecuted in nearly every era of world history – the Greeks, Romans, Babylonians, Egyptians, the Byzantines, the Visigoths, Spaniards, English, French and of course Germany, the Soviets and Muslims.

However, for a few decades after World War II and the tragedy of the Holocaust it seemed that anti-Semitism had begun to wane.

Yet over the past decade or so, and certainly recently, that same unhinged hatred for the Jews has returned. Discounting Muslim hatred (they hate everyone who isn’t Muslim, or Muslim enough), the recent rise in anti-Semitism seems to be almost fashionable.

In the space of one week in July of 2014, no less than eight synagogues in France were attacked. One such synagogue outside Paris was attacked and firebombed by 400 people. The Guardian  reported that “A kosher supermarket and pharmacy were smashed and looted; the crowds chants and banners included ‘Death to Jews’ and ‘Slit Jews’ throats.’”
That same month in Germany, another synagogue was attacked with Molotov cocktails.

Here in the United States Jews have always been relatively safe, but that too is evidently changing. In Kansas a 74-year-old man, Frazier Glenn Miller killed three people at a Jewish center in Overland Park. After shooting the three he shouted “Heil Hitler.” read more

Israel No Longer Exists

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Everyone knows the name HarperCollins. It’s one of the world’s largest publishing houses and is the parent company of many subsidiaries around the globe.

One of the subsidiaries is British-based Collins Bartholomew, who produces textbooks and maps. One such publication was entitled “Collins Middle East Atlas – Learn with Maps,” which was produced recently for English-speaking schools in Arab countries.

I can already picture the gears turning in your heads, saying to yourselves – “Okay – what did they do?”

Where's Israel?

Where’s Israel?

Well, it seems Collins Bartholomew wanted to be sensitive to the Arab world, so they completely omitted Israel from their Atlas. OneNewsNow reported that “they omitted Israel because other regional customers objected to its inclusion in the maps, labeling it ‘unacceptable’ – objections that Collins Bartholomew described as ‘local preferences’. Jan Markell, founder and director of Olive Tree Ministries, spoke about the incident. ‘I think it’s rather stunning,’ she said, ‘and it was a conscious decision – a decision quite frankly that much of the world is making in this new climate of anti-Semitism: and that is ‘Erase Israel’.”

The map shows Jordan and Syria extending all the way to the Mediterranean Sea. Both Gaza and the West Bank are labeled, but Israel is nowhere to be found. read more