Monday, November 15, 2010

Will Eric Cantor Expose The Left's Anti-Semitism?

...not by actually doing anything, I hasten to add. Simply by being...Eric Cantor. Republican. Majority Leader. And most importantly...Jew.

Here we go.

Eric Cantor, after meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, made the following statement:

Eric stressed that the new Republican majority will serve as a check on the Administration and what has been, up until this point, one party rule in Washington. He made clear that the Republican majority understands the special relationship between Israel and the United States, and that the security of each nation is reliant upon the other.

The liberal "thinkers" at Think Progress interpreted this fairly innocuous statement of support for Israel as follows:

Cantor’s office stated that the presumptive Majority Leader would fight the Obama administration on behalf of Israel...

Which leads me to believe that Think Progress' thought process hasn't moved much past that of the editors of the Third Reich's notorious Der Stürmer...and neither has the one-man hate machine known as
Glenn Greenwald, who accuses Cantor of treason:

...Cantor wants American citizens to sacrifice in the extreme, to lose all sorts of benefits and security in the name of austerity, but wants to shield Israel -- with a higher standard of living -- from those cuts. Put another way, Americans should give up Social Security and Medicare benefits so that they can continue to transfer billions of dollars every year to Israel, a foreign country which offers far more of a safety net to its own citizens. But don't you dare accuse Eric Cantor of haboring allegiance to Israel and subordinating U.S. interests to this foreign country. That would be extremely wrong of you to insinuate.

It's such a distasteful mix of liberal anti-semitism, that perhaps only the people who enjoy this stew of shit can actually swallow it. It's really just a repetition of an ancient slur against the Jews: Their loyalty is first to their race and to Israel, and they will sacrifice your money, your safety, and your nation to put their needs first. It was quite aptly used by Adolf Hitler and the Nazis to demonize the Jews and build up the required hatred to carry out the Holocaust. How far removed is this 1939
Julius Streicher editorial in Der Stürmer from Glenn Greenwald's screed in Salon?

The Jews came to Europe with the concealed aim of sooner or later destroying the peoples living there....In other nations, Jewry rules from behind the mask of democracy. What one calls democracy today is concealed Jewish domination. Jews determine what happens in the democratic states, and Jewish bank hyenas and government ministers are working for a new world war that will re-subject Germany and Italy to renewed and final Jewish domination. In England, the Jew Hore Belisha as war minister is preparing to send the English people to the battlefields of a European war. This is necessary if Jewry’s hopes are to be fulfilled...

Answer: It's not removed at all, it is the same exact sentiment. Greenwald and Think Progess simply refrain from using the phrase "Jews", and simply target Israel, home of the Jews, and Eric Cantor, a leading Jew in America's democracy. Otherwise, they hit exactly the same notes - Jews/Cantor/Israel want the impoverishment of their adopted homeland, they want war, they cannot be trusted....

Funny that when folks called Obama "skinny", it was derided as a racial epitaph. Less funny is that when Salon writers and left-wing think tanks start using Nazi phraseologyto describe American Jews, it is ignored by the experts and the media.

For now. I think the mere existence of Eric Cantor in a leadership position will expose the vile anti-semitism of the American Left, the way their ascendancy to power exposed their socialism and the predilection for authoritarianism. And much like the failings of a certain president, eventually the evidence will simply be to hard to ignore.

Sorry, folks. But this is just the beginning...

Hat tip to
Legal Insurrection, who got me started on this rampage...

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