the Democrats Go Socialist, They Go Anti-Semitic
government having regard to good morals ought to repress the Jews," opined
Pierre Leroux, the leftist credited with coining the term 'Socialism'.
"When we speak of Jews, we mean the Jewish spirit, the spirit of profit, of
lucre, of gain, the spirit of commerce."
is the worldly religion of the Jew? Huckstering. What is his worldly God?
Money," Karl Marx ranted.
socialism traces its ideological ancestry to Charles Fourier, a French socialist
bigot who declared that Jews were the embodiment of capitalism, “parasites,
merchants, usurers”, and the "incarnation of commerce: parasitical,
deceitful, traitorous and unproductive".
the term ‘anti-Semite’ was popularized by Wilhelm Marr, the socialist
founder of the League of Antisemites. The inventor of anti-Semitism’s
arguments were the same ones put forward by Marx, Fourier, H.G. Wells, Lenin and
countless other socialists. The Jews were all about the ‘Benjamins’. They
started wars. They were disloyal and manipulated society. They were a dangerous
are the same tropes that were put forward by Rep. Ilhan Omar and defended by her
socialist allies in the House Progressive Caucus and across the media.
Anti-Semitism is one of the meeting points between socialists and Islamists. The
more anti-Semitism she spews, the more Rep. Omar unites the identity politics
caucus of minority group racial nationalists and Islamists, with the traditional
isn’t just a historical relic and Rep. Omar isn’t an outlier. The Democratic
Socialists of America are rotten with anti-Semitism. Before she was defending
Omar, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez was chatting with Jeremy Corbyn. The British
Labour leader has been widely condemned for his anti-Semitic remarks and for
backing anti-Semitic allies whose hatred has been even more open than Omar’s.
DSA endorsed Maria
Estrada, a California State Assembly candidate, who had praised Farrakhan,
accused Jews of exploiting the Holocaust, and attacked a Jewish Democrat for not
keeping “your party, your religion and your people in check.” It’s
unsurprising that the DSA announced that it “stands” with Omar. Socialism
doesn’t just have a history of anti-Semitism, but a burning problem right now.
DSA loudly cheered a Corbyn representative at its 2017 convention even while
British Jews and non-Jews were condemning Labour’s descent into anti-Semitism.
Jewish Labour members have been forced out or have since announced that they
were leaving on their own. One of them was MP Ian Austin, the son of a Holocaust
survivor, who condemned its “culture of extremism, anti-Semitism and
response, Labour’s Marcus Barnett, the DSA 2017 speaker, tweeted, “Good
at the DSA convention was a representative from Melenchon's France Insoumise.
Mélenchon, an ally of the Communist Party, responded to anti-Semitic violence
accompanied by cries of, "Death to the Jews", by claiming
that they embodied French values while accusing Jews of dual loyalty
for protesting in support of Israel. Then he attacked CRIF, the umbrella group
of Jewish organizations in France for accusing leftists of anti-Semitism. There
was no room in France, he bloviated, for “aggressive communities that lecture
the rest of the country."
and Melenchon come by their anti-Semitism honestly. They’re the vanguard of
socialist political movements that were anti-Semitic from their very origin.
anti-Semitism problem dates back to Henry Hyndman, the founder of England's
first socialist party, and then of the National Socialist Party, which
eventually became part of the Labour Party.
was refreshingly blunt when explaining the necessity of melding anti-Semitism
and socialism, "the attack upon the Jews is a convenient cover for a more
direct attack at an early date upon the great landlords and Christian
“first we come for the Jews” approach is an innate strategy of extremist
Omar would much rather tap into anti-Semitism and turn the conversation to
Israel, then discuss her past sympathy for Islamic terrorists. Rep. Alexandria
Ocasio Cortez would rather turn the conversation away from why she believed we
shouldn’t have gone after Al Qaeda in Afghanistan with a defense of Omar. Jews
are a small and controversial minority. That makes them a good target for
socialists, national and international, to make it seem as if their extremism
only threatens the Jews.
the general public.
division between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism is a scam. Anti-Zionism is just
a means of attacking American foreign policy by exploiting anti-Semitic
stereotypes. Attacking Israel in support of Islamic terrorism allows leftists to
use bigotry to shift the argument from our national security to Jewish
conspiracies. Much as Hyndman rallied opposition to the Boer War by calling it a
believe that the terrorists are right and that America, Israel and any nation
that resists them deserves to lose. This toxic point of view goes over better
with a spoonful of anti-Semitism.
Omar isn’t just mainstreaming anti-Semitism. She’s mainstreaming
20th century was rich with examples of socialists not named Adolf using
Jews as scapegoats for the failures of their economic programs. After denouncing
Stalin’s crimes, Khrushchev set out to improve his popularity by executing
Jews for “economic crimes”. This was a continuation of a Stalinist program
that attempted to blame the USSR’s food shortages on Jews with show trials and
Jews put on trial were accused of not just selling food on the black market, but
of colluding with Rabbis, Zionists and the entire spectrum of anti-Semitic
conspiracy theories. Between 1962 and 1964, Khrushchev had over 70 Jews executed
through these show trials even as the food shortages continued.
we don’t have to turn to the Soviet Union to see examples of socialist
New Deal test cases focused in on Jews or Italians: two unpopular immigrant
minority groups at the time. A.L.A. Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States,
the case that helped break the New Deal, targeted Kosher
butchers for following Jewish religious law. The media played on every
anti-Semitic stereotype, and while it won public opinion, socialist
anti-Semitism lost in the Supreme Court.
Bebel famously dismissed Anti-Semitism as "the socialism of fools".
But it’s hard to have socialism without anti-Semitism. Successful socialist
movements unite different economic classes. Socialists from Marx to Hitler
turned to anti-Semitism because traditional anti-Semitic stereotypes made their
attacks on capitalism and the free market connect with a populist audience
uninterested in theory.
the Democrats embrace the socialist dog, the anti-Semitic flea comes with it.
Political extremism brings with it a host of fringe theories and beliefs. A
Democrat Party that moves leftward will open the doors to anti-Semites, but also
to people who believe in UFOs and that lizard people walk among us.
anti-Semitism is also deeply linked to socialism and its ideological
stereotypes, the greedy capitalist and the warmongering businessman, inescapably
express themselves in the language of anti-Semitism. Rep. Omar didn’t utter
new ideas about Jews, but very old ones. And these ideas have nothing to do with
Israel. They predate the Jewish State and even an organized Zionist political
Jew was the classic socialist villain because he showed that free markets can
empower individuals. Socialists were obliged to disprove the legitimacy of
Jewish entry into the middle class by employing classic anti-Semitic
stereotypes. The same problem bedevils today’s socialists who have replaced
class with race, but still have to contend with the economic successes of Jews
and Asians despite racism.
success disproves socialism and identity politics. It can only be met with
anti-Semitism. And then the very element that disproves socialism instead
becomes proof that we desperately need big government to protect us from the
Jews. The same rhetoric at the heart of National Socialism is lurking there in
the bowels of all socialism, from the New Deal to the Union of Soviet Socialist
the realm of foreign policy, Israel’s successful resistance to Islamic
terrorism must also be disproven so that the United States and other countries
do not decide to adopt it as a model. The same anti-Semitic stereotypes that
socialists used to inveigh against the Boer War, WW1 and any conflict in the
last century, are once again deployed, this time using anti-Semitism to
anti-Semitism isn’t new. Rep. Omar’s controversy is a variation on an old
theme. Variations on it are currently burning through the UK and France as they
have for over a hundred years.