Conflating “Jews” with “Israel Supporters” has Opened the Door for Rampant Anti-Semitism
Trump, Kanye, J.K. Rowling,
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To the detriment of everyone, Kanye opened his mouth again.
The rapper has been on an anti-Semitic tirade for the past month, but recently he went all in, openly praising Hitler on Alex Jones’s InfoWars.
Unfortunately, the recent spike in anti-Semitic sentiment from prominent voices is not limited to the mentally ill rapper.
Steven Crowder, a Conservative talk show host “wants to have a conversation” about conspiracies of Jewish-controlled media.
Candace Owens, who is quite friendly with Kanye, defended the rapper’s Tweet about going “deathcon 3 on Jewish people.” (Not that it matters but it should be “Defcon.”)
Dave Chapelle used his latest SNL monologue to whitewash Kanye’s statements, saying: “It shouldn’t be this scary to talk, about anything.”
And just recently, former President and likely 2024 Republican nominee, Donald Trump, had dinner with Kanye and two other individuals I’m desperately trying to forget exist, Milo Yiannopolous and Nick Fuentes. It’s not hyperbole to call these two Nazis. Fuentes openly praises Hitler and Yiannoplous has been caught on camera doing the Nazi salute while singing karaoke to an audience of white supremacists.
The Right has an anti-Semitism problem, which means America has an anti-Semitism problem. Unsurprisingly, we’ve yet to see full-throated condemnation of these characters or the ideas they espouse.
The lack of pushback is neither excusable nor an accident. Instead, it is the direct result of the perpetual campaign to swap out “Jews” for “people who support Israel.” By conflating the two, the American populous has become confused about what is and what isn’t “anti-Semitic,” creating the space bigots need to vilify Jews.
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