13 thoughts on “News/Politics 5-25-21

  1. “Being anti-Israel doesn’t make you an anti-Semite.”

    No, but the actions of these scumbags and Dems in Congress sure does.

    Stop playing semantics HRW. “Kill all the Jews!” sounds pretty anti-Semitic to me.

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    “NYPD Seeks Suspects In Several Additional Antisemitic Attacks, Including Mob Who Beat Jewish Teens For Not Shouting “Free Palestine!” On Demand

    “Earlier today Orthodox Jews were harassed in front of this Shul on 16th Avenue by a group of males yelling ‘Free Palestine – kill all the Jews’.”

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/05/nypd-seeks-suspects-in-several-additional-antisemitic-attacks-including-mob-who-beat-jewish-teens-for-not-shouting-free-palestine-on-demand/

    “The antisemitic attacks in New York City are becoming more vile and disgusting by the day, and the NYPD is again seeking help in identifying criminal gangs who are prowling the streets in search of Jews to assault.”

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  2. Rules for one side, but not the other. I guess Jack condones this type of talk, but only from known terrorists, right you hypocrite?

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    And calling for genocide against the Jews is anti-Semitic. That shouldn’t need explaining, yet here we are…

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  3. Good question.

    “‘Who’s out protecting us?’: Spate of anti-Jewish attacks in the U.S. draws calls for more forceful response”

    It certainly isn’t the Dems in Congress.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/e2-80-98who-e2-80-99s-out-protecting-us-e2-80-99-spate-of-anti-jewish-attacks-in-the-us-draws-calls-for-more-forceful-response/ar-AAKj06p?ocid=uxbndlbing

    “A series of attacks on Jews in the United States in recent days, linked to the conflict between Israel and Hamas, has increased pressure on law enforcement officials, lawmakers and the Biden administration to take more steps to quell antisemitic violence.

    Since May 10, at least 26 instances of antisemitism have been reported across the United States, from Los Angeles to New York, according to the Anti-Defamation League and news reports. The cases range from protest signs calling Zionists “Nazis” to several physical attacks. There have also been at least four reported instances of vandalism at synagogues and Jewish community centers.

    Among those targeted in the attacks was Joseph Borgen, 29, who was on his way to a pro-Israel rally in New York on Thursday and wearing a yarmulke when he was assaulted by a violent mob, he said in an interview.

    “They were calling me a filthy Jew, a dirty Jew,” he said, adding: “They said, ‘Hamas is going to kill all of you. Israel is going to burn.’ ”

    Borgen said the men punched him, hit him with crutches and sprayed an irritant in his face, leaving him with bruises, a concussion and injuries to his skin and eyes. “I really thought I could have died,” he said.”

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    Sounds pretty anti-Semitic to me.

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  4. HRW doesn’t think this is anti-Semitic.

    So then why is she apologizing for them?

    https://news.yahoo.com/house-leaders-condemn-ilhan-omars-anti-semitic-tweets-194337057.html

    “Rep. Ilhan Omar apologizes for ‘anti-Semitic’ tweets”

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  5. They never admit their errors or their lies.

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  6. Stealth edits don’t count either you hacks.

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  7. Joe Biden is racist. A federal judge just said as much.

    “Federal judge says Biden restaurant fund discriminated against white male”

    https://thehill.com/regulation/554361-federal-judge-says-biden-restaurant-fund-discriminated-against-white-male

    “A federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary ruling Tuesday which found that the Biden administration’s nearly $29 billion restaurant relief fund discriminated against a white male restaurateur.

    In an 18-page ruling, the judge ordered the Small Business Administration (SBA) relief program to temporarily stop prioritizing funding applications from businesses owned by women and racial minorities, over that of the plaintiff.

    U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor, an appointee of former President George W. Bush, found that the plaintiff is “experiencing race and sex discrimination at the hand of government officials.”

    “The evidence submitted by plaintiffs indicates that the entire $28.6 billion in the Restaurant Revitalization Fund may be depleted before plaintiffs’ application can be considered for relief under the program,” O’Connor wrote.

    The dispute arose after Philip Greer, a white male restaurant owner, brought a lawsuit on Sunday against the SBA over alleged violations of the Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause.

    Greer had sought to apply for the federal relief program after his restaurant, Greer’s Ranch Café, lost nearly $100,000 in revenue during the coronavirus pandemic.

    But the program, which is part of the $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill passed in March, aims to give priority to groups that Greer does not fall under — namely women, veterans and “socially and economically disadvantaged” people — for an initial period of May 3 to May 24.

    The judge concluded that Greer was at risk of “irreparable harm” because the entire fund could run out by the time the prioritized groups’ claims were processed.”

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  8. It’s about time.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/05/24/florida-gov-social-media-230/

    “Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill Monday that aims to punish social media companies for their moderation decisions, a move that Silicon Valley immediately criticized and likely sets the stage for potential legal challenges.

    The legislation would bar Internet companies from suspending political candidates in the run-up to elections. It also would also make it easier for the Florida state attorney general and individuals to bring lawsuits when they think the tech companies have acted unfairly.”

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  9. Jack is a leftist hypocrite. Further proof…..

    He’s exactly why legislation like Florida’s is long overdue. These idiots won’t police themselves.

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  10. This is what anti-Semitism looks like.

    “TikTokers wished a 97-year-old Auschwitz survivor a ‘happy Holocaust’ as some ‘Free Palestine’ supporters target Jewish social media users with antisemitic abuse”

    https://www.businessinsider.nl/tiktokers-wished-a-97-year-old-auschwitz-survivor-a-happy-holocaust-as-some-free-palestine-supporters-target-jewish-social-media-users-with-antisemitic-abuse/

    “There has been a sharp rise in the number of antisemitic incidents since the start of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    The ADL said that between May 7 and May 14, 17,000 tweets used variations of the phrase, “Hitler was right.”

    Jewish creators told Insider that their posts are being targeted with antisemitic abuse.”

    “At 97, Lily Ebert is one of the oldest Jewish creators on TikTok. She is also a survivor of the Auschwitz death camp, where the Nazis murdered 1.5 million Jews.

    Neither facts were enough to restrain the online mob looking for Jews to abuse on social media since Israel’s bombing campaign on Gaza began.

    After posting an innocuous TikTok video wishing her followers a restful Shabbat (Sabbath) from her London home, her great-grandson and the account’s administrator said she was flooded with “messages of hate.”

    A “Happy Holocaust,” “Peace be upon Hitler,” and “Ask her if she thinks the treatment of Palestinians reminds her [of] the treatment she got in the camps” were some of the comments Ebert received.

    The targeting of the Auschwitz survivor is not a one-off; the Anti-Defamation League said that between May 7 and May 14, more than 17,000 tweets could be found that used variations of the phrase, “Hitler was right,” Insider’s Sarah Al-Arshani reported.

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    There has been a 500 percent increase in the number of antisemitic incidents reported in the UK since May 8, according to the Community Security Trust (CST). Around a third of the 116 incidents took place online, the charity said.

    Insider spoke to several Jewish creators who described how the recent rise of anti-Jewish racism online, triggered by recent events in Israel and Gaza, has created an atmosphere so toxic that many are fearful for their safety and have considered leaving social media for good.”

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    “In one recent incident, another YouTuber made a video that focused on her wearing a Star of David necklace. What followed was a barrage of antisemitic comments on her social media accounts, she said.

    “Ew, she’s a Jew,” said one comment. “Death to Jews,” said another.”

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  11. AJ — my point is simple — the cartoon mixed anti-Israeli sentiment with Antisemitism. This is not helpful. When both pro-Israel and pro Palestinian sides conflate antisemitism with anti Israeli. we have the situation where American Jews are harassed, bullied and even beat up. The adults on both sides need to differentiate between criticizing Israel and antisemitism — that cartoon doesn’t help. As long as the adults conflate the two — young men will be stupid and attack Jews. I teach my students to see the difference, this puts the focus on Israeli policy not Jewish religion and culture. And most Jews I know don’t approve of Israeli policy, you don’t have to be a Zionist to be a cultural or religious Jew.

    Twitter is a corporation dedicated to profits and shareholder value — ie the capitalist way. If its good for the bottom line they will allow it. Once the drawbacks are higher than the benefits they will ban the politician. Hence they didn’t ban Trump until after the election — he was no longer useful to the bottom line. I don’t understand why the Republican party doesn’t understand basic capitalism. The irony is amusing — the party of the free market wants to regulate social media — the same party less than a decade ago said the energy companies could self regulate.

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