Anti-Semitism Is Fashionable Again
In Western countries, it is once again respectable to claim that Jews are the cause of social ills, that Jews bring many problems, and that Jews are evil. The brief post-Holocaust moment when it was regarded as poor taste to vilify Jews is long past.
The Women’s March
The West’s most powerful contemporary political movement, the Women’s March, has exhibited its anti-Semitism. The Women’s March was initiated by factions unhappy with the result of the democratic and constitutional presidential election of 2016. Feminists were particularly incensed that Hillary Clinton lost the election, and thus failed to become the first female president, and that the winning candidate was likely to be more conservative than the losing progressive candidate. The first march was held in many cities in North America and around the world on the January 21, 2017, the day after the inauguration of Donald Trump as president, as a protest against his election. Its slogan was “women’s rights are human rights,” including reproductive rights such as unlimited abortions, and the March added a litany of Leftist views on issues such as workers’ rights, LGBTQ rights, racial equality, healthcare reform, and environmental priorities.
The leaders of the Women’s March were lionized by the media. Tamika Mallory, “Bob Bland” (Mari Lynn Foulger), Carmen Perez, and Linda Sarsour were included by Fortune on a list of the “World’s Greatest Leaders,” proclaimed “2017 Women of the Year” by Glamour, and were on Time’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people.
The overt expression of Women’s March anti-Semitism was the association of the March leaders with the Nation of Islam, an organization of black Muslims known for its negative views of whites and of Jews. The leader of the Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan, is notorious for his vilification of Jews. Here are a few of Farrakhan’s observations:
-- “I'm not mad at you because you're so stupid,” Farrakhan continued. “So when they talk about Farrakhan, call me a hater, you do what they do, call me an anti-Semite. Stop it, I’m anti-Termite.” ( Speech at anniversary of Million Man March, 10/14/18)
-- “Satanic Jews have infected the whole world with poison and deceit.” (Sermon, 5/27/18)
-- “The Jews have control over those agencies of government. When you want something in this world, the Jew holds the door. (Saviours' Day Speech, 2/25/18)
-- “Jews were responsible for all of this filth and degenerate behavior that Hollywood is putting out, turning men into women and women into men ... White folks are going down. And Satan is going down. And Farrakhan, by God’s grace, has pulled a cover off of that Satanic Jew, and I’m here to say your time is up, your world is through. You good Jews better separate because the satanic ones will take you to hell with them because that’s where they are headed.” (Saviours' Day Speech, 2/25/18)
-- “It is now becoming apparent that there were many Israelis and Zionist Jews in key roles in the 9/11 attacks. Israelis had foreknowledge of the attacks. ... We know that many Jews received a text message not to come to work on September 11.” (Saviours' Day Speech, 2015)