Two-faced Donald and the Jewish people

Tom Camfield
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Posted 8/30/19

About mid-July, Donald Trump was referring to four freshman congresswomen as “horrible anti-Israel, anti-USA, pro-terrorist . . .” PRO-TERRORIST? That’s an obvious stretch in his …

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Two-faced Donald and the Jewish people

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About mid-July, Donald Trump was referring to four freshman congresswomen as “horrible anti-Israel, anti-USA, pro-terrorist . . .” PRO-TERRORIST? That’s an obvious stretch in his defamation of these women who have merely condemned Israel for its assault on human rights where Palestinians are concerned—and have criticized Donald for his seemingly obsessed pandering to the current right-wing Israeli government. These women “hate Israel and all Jewish people,” says Donald.

These four women are “of color” and mixed ethnicity including Muslim and Hispanic, something that alone is sufficient to infuriate white nationalists of Donald’s ilk. He said of one of them, “I have watched her violence, craziness and most importantly, words, for far too long . . .” VIOLENCE? These women have made no suggestion of violence or given any indication of hating all Jewish people.

Lot of free speech and representation of their constituencies going on with these women, Donald, but defaming them as violent, pro-terrorist anti-Semites because they don’t like you is truly beneath contempt.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez swiftly denounced his remarks as Trump suggested these women (three born in the U.S., the other foreign-born but naturalized in 2000) “go back where they came from.“ She tweeted: “Mr. President, the country I ‘come from,’ and the country we all swear to, is the United States . . . You rely on a frightened America for your plunder.” Rep. Ilhan Omar also addressed herself directly to Trump in a tweet, writing: “You are stoking white nationalism (because) you are angry that people like us are serving in Congress and fighting against your hate-filled agenda.”

So what’s a thin-skinned, narcissist-misogynist dedicated white supremacist to do when brownish-skinned women begin to sound more principled and intelligent than he? It’s gotta be even more painful than bone spurs.

The big question is: Where was Donald’s professed concern for Jewish people when neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klansmen were overrunning Charlottesville, Virginia. The nazis, apparent fans of Hitler’s Holocaust and the murder of six million Jews, took the lead in the demonstration that saw the murder of peace advocate Heather Heyer, the brutal beating of a young black man and the accidental death of two law enforcement officers. Their horde paraded the streets with swastika flags chanting “Jews will not replace us.”

Here are a couple of videos of the white supremacist protesters on the march at Charlottesville:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GzXY902hbo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kerAy94eWLc
Many others are readily accessible.

And what, pray tell, did Jews have to do with the proposed removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee, Civil War symbol of the American South’s enslavement of African blacks? These nazis were, of course, backed up by the modern manifestation of the Ku Klux Klan, long a leader in general inhumanity and the murder of African Americans—nowadays also anti-Semite. Particularly noteworthy in his presence was David Duke, prominent American white supremacist, white nationalist politician, white separatist, antisemitic conspiracy theorist, Holocaust denier, convicted felon, and long-time former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan beginning in 1974.

Duke said the “unite the right” rally was to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump. For doubters, here are pertinent videos: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=was+David+duke+at+harlottesville&qpvt=was+David+duke+at+harlottesville&FORM=VDRE

Charlottesville, as I wrote recently, established Donald Trump’s character for history. As the event unfolded (over two days) and was reported, Donald refused to condemn the white supremacists who initiated the riot, initially blaming “many sides” for the hatred, bigotry, and violence.

Several days later, he spoke the words that remain etched in history: “You also had some very fine people on both sides.”

Now, all of a sudden, as it suits his individual purposes, he’s talking through the bullhorn of a shallow mind as if he is some sort of savior and spokesman for American Jews.

Nov. 21—Donald shared praise on Twitter from Wayne Allyn Root, who said that "Jewish people in Israel love him [Trump] like he's the King of Israel. They love him like he is the second coming of God.” Root is a controversial conservative provocateur and conspiracy theorist.

“American Jews see through Trump’s lies,” said spokeswoman Emily Mayer of the progressive Jewish group IfNotNow. “We watched as his 2016 campaign regularly used anti-Semitic tropes and inspired the rise of white nationalism. We’re still watching as he spews anti-Semitic and anti-immigrant rhetoric from the Oval Office, inspiring mass violence—and putting so many Americans including our community, in real danger.

“Rashida [Tlaib] has been one of the strongest allies of the Jewish people. Trump once again is cynically weaponizing our community’s pain to brush aside legitimate criticism of Israel’s human rights violations.” Rep. Tlaib is one of Trump’s main targets.

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Justin Hale

Blah, blah, blah, I hate President Trump, Trump is a _______________(fill-in with invective),blah,blah,blah I hate President Trump, he's a ________( fill-in with name calling hate speech) blah, blah, blah.

Next.

Sunday, September 1
Marge Samuelson

The Three Monkey's

See No Evil - Hear No Evil - Speak No Evil

"In the Western world both the proverb and the image are often used to refer to a lack of moral responsibility on the part of people who refuse to acknowledge impropriety, looking the other way or feigning ignorance." wiki

Sunday, September 1
Justin Hale

That presumes an assumption of "evil". I don't think Trump is an evil man. I admit that Trump is an ego-maniac, narcistic, loud mouth, but that doesn't make one "evil". In your case you could fill in the blanks with "evil".

Sunday, September 1
Marge Samuelson

I was referring to you Justin not Trump.

Sunday, September 1
TomCamfield

You never seem to debate any of the factual material, Justin.

Sunday, September 1
Tom Camfield

The computer grabbed my last comment before I finished, due to one of my clumsy keyboard fingers. I was about point out that I have for some time pointed to documented lies, sexual misconduct, financial cheating, demonstrated bias, xenophobia, misogyny, brutish behavior, etc. where Donald is concerned. You, Justin, never dispute any of that. At a seeming loss for words, you merely fall into the "shoot the messenger" mode and turn to defaming me and sometimes Marge. It's almost as if you share some genes with Donald. That's exactly the way he operates.

In any case, I have a couple of blogs coming up that are loaded with factual material, just as is this blog on Charlottesville.

I have a powerful memory, and I also do my hokework.

Sunday, September 1
Justin Hale

Trust me Tom you are not the one to complain about being "defamed". I'll stand by my first comment as an accurate description of most of your blogs.

Monday, September 2
Tom Camfield

New York Times opinion columnist David Brooks had a great column printed in The Seattle Times this morning (Sept. 2). His comments included: "Trump is a man who has been progressively hollowed out by the acid of his own self-esteem."

Describing Donald as a liar, by the way, is not "invective;" it's just statement of very well documented fact. Same goes for describing him as a cheat. Etc. The facts live forever on the internet. Character is developed over a lifetime, and he was not automatically anointed with it by being elected to public office. And it's not something he can buy despite his somewhat ill-gotten wealth. And yes, that "ill-gotten" is documented also.

I don't believe, by the way, that you can find a line anywhere that says "I hate President Trump," although I do describe his hateful words and actions from day to day. Also, I have never used (until just here, as necessitated in quoting you) his name with the title of "president" in front of it.

Monday, September 2
Justin Hale

I don't care what David Brooks has to say, let me guess, he hates Trump also.

So you're not hating on Trump when you call him racist, misogynist, White Nationalist ( Nazi )? You won't even address him as President,,,Nah, that's not hate.

And calling President Trump a "liar and a cheat" pretty much put's him right up there with your average politician.

Monday, September 2
Justin Hale

Joe Biden lies about his history and Elizabeth Warren lies about her ancestry, knowing your disdain for liars Tom, it will be entertaining to see how you Trump haters parse their lies, already the Biden supporters are calling it a "gaffe", LOL.

Tuesday, September 3
TomCamfield

Let's not try to equate Donald's 12,000 documented lies while strutting about as president with 'Elizabeth Warren's acceptance of a family legend of Native American ancestry. Donald is still pounding away on that ancestry bit, determined to build a 2020 campaign on it if necessary, even if he has to lie another 5,000 times in the process. I find it despicable even to hold his sleazy character up to her for comparison. HIs lies are not her fault, and she is not a suitable scapegoat by any stretch of the imagination.

I don't look upon my paternal grandmother Fannie Warner (1853-1952) as a liar. Back through the '30s and '40s (here in P.T.) she used to tell the family, including my brothers and me, that we descended from "a Delaware Indian princess." But no one ever pressed her for details. Like Elizabeth, when I later took an interest in family genealogy, I took to, among other things, seeking to verify—out of pride—a few drops of Native American blood in my system. I"m been into family history for some 40 years now and still have not found that connection. The geography is right, but I've eliminated most of the possibilities of all of my main-line Warners during the course of six large volumes of family history.

I"m down to possibly the wife of an immigrant ancestor of the 1630s for whose wife I have only a first name, which may have been afforded her for record purposes and societal acceptance. Otherwise, my "Indian princess" would've had to have married a direct-line Warner's sibling somewhere down the line. And my research has never progressed too deeply into forbears from which I have no blood descent.

So I fully sympathize with this minor blip in 'Elizabeth's personal history. It's totally ridiculous to bring it into any discussion to the massive accusations of lies by Donald Trump, lies that actually affect the lives of our entire society and the world-wide multitude.

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Wednesday, September 4
Justin Hale

A liar is a liar, when Warren checked the box she lied. I'm more Native American than she is and I would never present myself as American Indian. So Warren is a "sympathetic character" and Trump is a sleezy character in your world, but they both lied.

Already the parsing and excusing begins.

Wednesday, September 4
Tom Camfield

Let's get real, Justin. We're talking intent and extent here—and there's really no comparison.

Friday, September 13