House Democrats refuse to do anything in response to Rep. Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitism. That she is in fact an anti-Semite is beyond argument. However, that opposing her Jew-hating blood libels and age-worn tropes about money and dual loyalty (that one goes back to Queen Esther) is an exercise in Democrat gaslighting.
The reason they are gaslighting is that the progressive, “Resistance” movement has, from the beginning, been shot through and swirled with anti-Israel, and anti-Jew, sentiment. The Chicago Women’s March had to be cancelled rather than bow to the hypnotic gaze (and money) of “intersectionalist” causes and supporters.
As former President Obama believes, oppressed people all over the world are due their recompense. And this includes Palestinians, who have for 70 years been used as pawns in a Middle East Arab battle to destroy Israel. The oppression of Palestinians is real, but their oppressors are not what the Jew-haters call an “apartheid” Israeli government. (Hint: Israel is not in any way apartheid.)
The fact that progressives feel comfortable bashing Jews and Israel, and even progressive Jews feel comfortable doing so, exposes the lie at the heart of the Jew-hating tropes used by the likes of Rep. Omar. Nobody–not even Jews–is “hypnotized” by Israel. The fact that Jews are successful and impactful in a positive way toward global culture in a statistically impossible outcome is not a reason to claim that opposing anti-Semitism is actually the same as Islamophobia.
There are 1.8 billion Muslims in the world. There are about 15 million Jews, half of whom live in America. Let’s do the math: There are 120 Muslims on earth for every Jew. Islamophobia is a real thing, but it is in no possible way equivalent to minority hating on the scale applied to Jews. Attempting to say it is, is nothing more than gaslighting.
Yet, time and time again, Democrats try to get away with gaslighting because they are hypnotized by their progressive “intersectionalist” supporters. They are controlled by that money.
They even let Rashida Tlaib tweet how Rep. Steve Scalise, who was shot by a rifle-toting progressive for no more reason than he is a Republican, is “steeped in Islamophobia.”
Who is hypnotized here?
Rep. Omar is an anti-Semite, as is Tlaib. Claiming they are not, or accusing anyone who points out how ridiculous that assertion is of Islamophobia is simply more proof of how Democratic leadership is wholly and completely in the iron grasp of the progressive intersectional conspiracy (to keep Democrats in power).
Congressional Democrats are bought and paid for by J Street and its rich friends. If they weren’t, then condemning Rep. Ihan’s reprehensible Jew-hatred wouldn’t be so hard.