The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Ill-Informed Fools

The progressive left and their extension, the Woke, celebrate women of color (WoC). Somehow, they claim, when women of color speak "their truth," it has more relevance, more power, and has more societal impact than the truth spoken by anyone else. That's why Marxists like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Talib (members of The Squad) are given such play by the left-leaning media (that would be the vast majority of all media). When these ignorant ideologues speak, the media celebrates their words (except when they're so inflammatory even the propagandists at CNN, MSNBC, the NYT or WaPo look the other way.

Over the past few weeks these WoC have promoted clearly anti-Israel, anti-Semitic tropes. That's nothing new, but taking their lead, a collection of leftist influencers across social media have picked up their narrative with pro-Hamas, anti-Israel rhetoric.

Ayann Hersi Ali comments:

Today, however, anti-Semitism is no longer confined to the fringes of society, but instead has started to leak into the mainstream. Social media has turned it into a contagion, normalising anti-Semitic tropes and attacks. Following the recent outbreak of violence in the Middle East, the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism found “17,000 tweets which used variations of the phrase, ‘Hitler was right’” in just one week. Likewise, anti-Semitism has ferociously spread across Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. This is in large part due to a group of popular “influencers” who — along with their thousands of young, impressionable followers — use their platforms to highlight the Palestinians’ plight. No doubt they think they are fighting a just cause. What they may not realise, however, is that they are inadvertently harming Jews, including those living in the West.

I say “inadvertently” because I believe the majority of users posting infographics and memes about Israel-Palestine are simply under-educated and ill-informed. After all, one cannot explain thousands of years of history between Arabs and Israelis in a few screenshots, let alone 280 characters.

Take supermodel Bella Hadid, who, as Daniella Greenbaum Davis has pointed out, has almost four-times as many Instagram followers as there are Jews in the entire world. In response to the conflict, she joined a pro-Palestinian protest in Brooklyn, chanting: “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free” — an anti-Semitic slogan coined by the Palestine Liberation Organization to call for the elimination of Israel.

Until recently, it was a chant frequently associated with the likes of Hamas, a terrorist organisation whose 1988 charter explicitly called for genocide of the Jewish people. But in today’s hysterical climate, one of the West’s most famous celebrities can use it and expect applause. Indeed, when the Israeli government accused Hadid of advocating for the elimination of the Jewish state, many of her fans attempted a semantic defence, claiming that Hadid was innocently advocating for a free Palestine, without any harm to the Jews.

Ayann Hersi Ali is also a WoC, yet the left demonizes her because she threatens their narrative. Unafraid, Hersi Ali notes that it is the propagandists in the main stream media who promote the anti-Israel rhetoric of The Squad and their godfather, Bernie Sanders (And please, spare me the notion that Sanders is a Jew. His religion is marxism, his alter is a socialist America.)

When AOC has the chutzpa to condemn anti-Semitism (in a recent tweet), I honestly believe she (or those who write her tweets) are too ignorant and self-absorbed to recognize the irony. When a Islamist like Ilhan Omar makes blatantly anti-Semitic statements, she thinks her WoC force field will protect her from criticism (and she's not wrong—Dem leaders remain silent as she spews her bile).

Have you noticed that the media reports anti-Semitic incidents, but rarely attributes them to a specific group or ideology. That's becuase in the year 2021, anti-Semitism is coming from the Left, not the Right. It's being incited by the likes of The Squad and those that idolize them. It's being promoted by hard-left extremists like BLM and antifa, and it's being spoken by ill-informed fools like Bella Hadid.