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UK Labour Party’s Perfect Storm of Racism

Jeremy Corbyn

The UK Labour Party’s “new” anti-Semitism crisis is the perfect storm of quite old strands of the oldest hatred, explains James Bloodworth at Foreign Policy.

In part, it’s being fed by the “rise of the cranks” — conspiracy theorists obsessed with a shadowy “elite” establishment. It’s an approach that usually ends up blaming the Jews, and Labour chief Jeremy Corbyn plays along.

This swath of the left is uniting with other branches of the left, which “have long tolerated anti-Semitic tropes and foaming vitriol under the guise of anti-Zionism.”

And he is surrounded by advisers struck with Soviet nostalgia: “Israel is viewed through the old Soviet lens. Zionism equals racism, my enemy’s enemy is my friend, and indiscriminate violence by an oppressed nation should be supported, because the ends justify the means.”

Next PM of England Could Be A Racist and Terrorist Sympathizer

Jeremy Corbyn

 “Instead of dealing with anti-Jewish bigotry, [Jeremy Corbyn’s] supporters have in effect told British Jewry to shut up and accept second class status in the Labour Party,” said Center officials.

The Wiesenthal Center, a leading international Jewish Human Rights NGO with a constituency of 400,000 families, is expressing concern about relations between the Labour Party and the UK Jewish community.

“We have watched with increasing alarm and outright anger the spectacle of Jeremy Corbyn’s reckless leadership of the UK Labour Party. Instead of tackling the anti-Semitism that has gained traction within his party, he allows it to fester and grow. Corbyn has sacrificed integrity for political expediency. Instead of challenging history’s oldest hate as many great British leaders from the left and right have done, Corbyn and his supporters have charted a new course by seeking to re-define anti-Semitism so as to leave open extreme, unfair, and one-sided attacks on the democratic state of Israel — home to the world’s largest Jewish community,” said Rabbis Marvin Hier and Abraham Cooper, founder and dean and associate dean, respectively, of the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

“Instead of dealing with anti-Jewish bigotry, his supporters have in effect told British Jewry to shut up and accept second class status in the Labour Party,” they added.

“But our concerns go beyond the safety and viability of British Jewry. As Americans, we fear a leader who forgot the bitter lessons of the 9/11 and 7/7 terrorist and more recent attacks in London. Jeremy Corbyn shows reverence to dead terrorists and respect for live ones — from the PLFP to Hamas. He saves his criticism for those who stand up to these terrorists. Such a man cannot be trusted to be a leader in the greatest challenge of the 21st Century – the defeat of international terrorism,” concluded Rabbis Hier and Cooper.

Is Liberal Racism a Horse of a Different Color?

Liberal Racism

Be honest. Are you really surprised that the New York Times has stood by its decision to hire Sarah Jeong as an editorial board member even after it was revealed she spent years on social media making openly racist and sexist remarks about white men? You may be outraged, sure. But surprised?

To paraphrase a well-known political figure, Ms. Jeong could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot a white person without losing the support of liberals. It’s a safe bet she was tapped by the Times because of these racial prejudices, not despite them. Editorial board members are hired to help formulate and express the official position of a newspaper. Ms. Jeong is being hired to speak for the Times, and they like where she’s coming from.

The Grey Lady attacks President Trump as a racist and sexist on a near-daily basis, and columnists like Charles Blow write about little else. So is it hypocritical for the paper to hire and defend a new editorial board member who has made no secret of her own biases? Of course it is, but that’s considered beside the point by people who share Ms. Jeong’s worldview.

The liberals who control most major media outlets specialize in applying different standards to different groups. Like the Times, Twitter had no problem with Ms. Jeong’s repugnant observations. Scores of tweets that included offensive phrases—“#cancelwhitepeople”; “are White people genetically disposed to burn faster in the sun?”; “White people have stopped breeding. you’ll all go extinct soon. that was my plan all along”—didn’t faze Jack Dorsey’s content monitors. But when conservative activist Candace Owens decided last weekend to reproduce Ms. Jeong’s posts and replace “white” with “black” or “Jewish,” Twitter temporarily suspended her account. Following a backlash, Twitter restored the account and claimed that “we made an error.”

Of course, the Times can hire whomever it pleases. But if it’s going to give the likes of Ms. Jeong a pass while lecturing us about growing intolerance on the political right, how seriously should readers take the paper’s nonstop Trump-is-a-bigot coverage? The president’s attacks on the media are often misguided and overstated—his daughter Ivanka is right; we’re not the enemy of the people—but major news outlets are doing plenty to erode public confidence in the news without any help from Mr. Trump.

Welcome to another example of the left’s inconsistency on race. If the goal is a postracial America, why does racial identity continue to be liberalism’s overriding obsession? Why is racism viewed as something to redirect rather than end outright? If you’re situated on the progressive left, racist views are OK to harbor so long as they’re targeted at the right groups for the proper reasons?

At Harvard, Asian students are currently out of favor among administrators for the sin of taking up too many slots in the freshman class. America’s most prestigious university, a bastion of liberal thinking, is being sued by Asian students for discrimination. Harvard wants a certain racial balance on campus, and Asians are getting in the way by academically outperforming applicants from other groups. The nerve.

Harvard can no longer credibly deny that it’s engaging in systematic racial discrimination. Internal documents that the school has been forced to disclose to fight the litigation suggest that Harvard is doing what has long been rumored. Nonetheless, school officials justify these racially biased practices. They insist, like Ms. Jeong and her defenders, that such bigotry is in the service of a noble cause. Unlike you or me, Harvard knows how to discriminate the “right” way.

Prior to World War II, and long before Harvard and other Ivy League schools had an “Asian problem,” the concern was too many Jews on the quad. The parallels are instructive. “Jewish students outperformed their Gentile classmates by a considerable margin,” writes Jerome Karabel in his 2005 book, “The Chosen: The Hidden History of Admission and Exclusion at Harvard, Yale and Princeton.”

Then as now, the schools came up with ways to overcome that reality by de-emphasizing objective admissions criteria. Jews were less likely to participate in athletics or belong to social clubs other than Jewish fraternities, both of which were deemed “character” flaws for the purpose of bringing the “Jewish invasion” under control. These days, Asian applicants to Harvard receive consistently low “personal” ratings, which are then used to undercut their academic achievements under Harvard’s “holistic” assessment of their worthiness.

So long as the goal is not to level the playing field but to tilt it in a different direction, expect history to continue repeating itself.

By Jason L. Riley

Anarchy Breaks Out in Portland, With the Mayor’s Blessing – Child Abuse, Racism and Violence

Protests Portland

The recent protests in Portland has not been covered accurately by many in the media.

Here are the facts:

  • A biohazard cleanup crew works under police protection. It finds used needles and buckets of human waste simmering in nearly 100-degree heat.
  • The smell of urine and feces fills the block. For more than five weeks, as many as 200 people had occupied the site.

They’re gone now, but a community is left reeling. Thirty-eight days of government-sanctioned anarchy will do that.

  • A mob surrounded ICE’s office in Southwest Portland June 19. They barricaded the exits and blocked the driveway.
  • They sent “guards” to patrol the doors, trapping workers inside. At night they laid on the street, stopping traffic at a critical junction near a hospital.
  • Police stayed away. “At this time I am denying your request for additional resources,” the Portland Police Bureau’s deputy chief, Robert Day, wrote to federal officers pleading for help.
  • Along a wall, vandals wrote the names of ICE staff, encouraging others to publish their private information online.
  • An ICE officer, who asked that his name not be published, told me one of his colleagues was trailed in a car and confronted when he went to pick up his daughter from summer camp. Later people showed up at his house.

Where were the police? Ordered away by Democratic Mayor Ted Wheeler, who doubles as police commissioner. “I do not want the @PortlandPolice to be engaged or sucked into a conflict, particularly from a federal agency that I believe is on the wrong track,” he tweeted. “If [ICE is] looking for a bailout from this mayor, they are looking in the wrong place.”

  • I walked through and saw young children, including infants, in squalid conditions and 90-degree heat.
  • Every American flag was defaced. Anarchist and communist flags were unsoiled.
  • They repeatedly called a black officer “traitor” and “house nigger.” They shouted that they knew where the officers lived, and published more addresses online.

The same day Mayor Wheeler again pledged not to intervene. In a statement, he whitewashed the lawless behavior: “I join those outraged by ICE actions separating parents from their children, and support peaceful protest to give voice to our collective moral conscience.”

  • The Hakes family, which owns the Happy Camper food cart across the street from ICE’s office; The mob “terrorized our family” and forced the business to close, Julie Hakes told me. She said people wearing masks threatened to hurt her and burn down the cart, and the police never responded to their frantic calls.
  • Charles Williams, a 62-year-old man who lives across the street, said someone threatened to stab him with an “AIDS-infected needle.”
  • Lisa Leonard, a 53-year-old disabled resident, said occupiers hit her on her head, disabled her electric wheelchair, and lifted her in the air when she complained about loud drumming. She called police, who took a statement but made no arrests.

Portions of this article are from Andy Ngo. Mr. Ngo is an editor at Quillette

DISGRACEFUL! Facebook Blocks California Candidate’s Video For Discussing Her Parents Suffering Through Genocide

Elizabeth-Heng

There are a lot of things Facebook doesn’t want you talking about on their platform and you can add another item to the list. It seems talking about your family’s suffering through the genocide of the communist Kmer Rouge dictatorship in Cambodia is a deal breaker for Facebook.

One can only wonder if talking about the unspeakable atrocities and crimes committed against humanity by Cuba’s communist Castro dictatorship will soon be added to that list as well.

Jack Fowler in National Review:

Heng Gets Facebook Blocked

So this happened yesterday. Heng’s campaign had tried to place this video as an ad on Facebook. It begins with her family’s roots — amidst the horror of Cambodian genocide.

And Facebook responded with a big ixnay.

[…]

Is the Cambodian Genocide now a non-event? Or just too icky for the Silicon Valley Boys?

The Heng campaign released this statement yesterday:

This Friday, Facebook revoked approval to advertise Elizabeth Heng’s campaign video detailing why she is running for office in the 16th Congressional District of California. Her video, which includes the story of her American immigrant parents who lived through the atrocity of communism and genocide that ravaged Cambodia in the early 1980s, evidently contained content too “shocking, disrespectful or sensational” for the platform, to quote Facebook directly.

U.S. Gov Tossing Immigrants From The U.S. Military? Get The Facts

Immigrants and the Military

We also know that just because you sign up to the military doesn’t mean you get in. So what appears to be happening here is that some people who signed up aren’t being taken because the DoD hasn’t finished their background checks or has spotted red flags.

The media have botched a series of important immigration stories. First, it was the separation of children from their parents at the border, a policy that began under the Obama administration and was mandated by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; now, it’s booting unvetted immigrants from the military.

On Thursday, the Associated Press ran with this stunning headline: “US Army quietly discharging immigrant recruits.” Now, you might think from that headline that the U.S. Army was quietly discharging immigrant recruits . . . for the sin of being immigrants.

But that’s not true. In paragraph 4 of the article, we learn that some of those discharged were told “they’d been labeled as security risks because they have relatives abroad or because the Defense Department had not completed background checks on them.” Both of which seem like pretty good reasons to discharge potential members of the military.

So, is the Trump administration seriously cracking down on good, solid immigrants wanting to join the military? Thus far, no evidence has been presented that suggests the story is true.

By BEN SHAPIRO

America Is In A New Civil War. Are You To Blame?

The 2nd U.S. Civil War

America is in a new Civil War.

Many Americans have become emotional, illogical and violent. Who is to blame?

The nation as I see it is divided into four groups:

  1. The Left – Pseudo and full blown socialist and neo Marxist who despise Western civilization and liberal democracy.
  2. The Right – Hardline to moderates with a distinct hatred for big government and its supporters.
  3. Moderates ‘The Logical’ – This group sees balance between the two extremes but has a its voice drowned out by the NGOs and manufactured media blitz of the others.
  4. The people who don’t care, don’t vote and don’t give a damn about politics until it affects them of their children.

But the Left in my opinion bears most of blame.

  • Through its organized protests which have condoned violence.
  • The cabal of psychology which has promoted ideas contrary to science. What you feel is who you are.
  • The use of NGOs and government insiders to manipulate media and legislators.

All civility has been lost!

A recent piece in the New York Post give the backstory.

Some pundits have been asking if America is on the brink of another civil war, but Glenn Harlan Reynolds at USA Today argues that it “seems to be well under way.”

Hollywood, after all, “has basically turned its products, and its award shows, into showcases for ‘the resistance.’ ” Meanwhile, Americans increasingly are “sorting themselves into communities that are predominantly red or blue.”

Consider last week’s restaurant incidents involving White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen: Such incidents “would have been largely unthinkable a generation ago.”

Says Reynolds: “For many people, politics seems to have become a substitute for religion or fraternal organizations. If you find your identity in your politics, you’re not going to identify with people who don’t share them.”

German Government – BDS Movement is Racist

Jbds-swastikaThe anti-Israel boycott movement is a “new variation of anti-Semitism: anti-Zionist anti-Semitism,” a German intelligence agency concluded.

By: Max Gelber

A German intelligence agency has deemed the anti- Israel BDS movement (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) anti-Semitic, saying it is a “new variation of anti-Semitism: anti-Zionist anti-Semitism.”

The Jerusalem Post reported on Thursday that the state of Baden-Württemberg’s intelligence agency, in its May report, wrote that propaganda by the neo-Nazi party Der Dritte Weg (The Third Way) urging boycotts of Israeli products “roughly recalls similar measures against German Jews by the National Socialists, for example, on April 1 1933” when the Nazis used the slogan “Germans! Defend yourselves! Don’t buy from Jews!”

The neo-Nazi organization called Israel a “terror state” and the “Zionist abscess.” The report showed a graphic used by the Third Way showing a Palestinian flag with the words “Freedom for Palestine” over a person whose mouth is covered with an Israeli flag.

Another graphic read “Boycott products from Israel: 729 = Made in Israel,” which refers to the bar code number “729,” an identifier of Israeli-made goods.

Established in 2013 with the participation of former officials of the far-right National Democratic Party and activists affiliated with the Freies Netz Süd (Free Network South), which was banned in 2014, Der Dritte Weg is comprised of radical ethnic nationalists.

The party describes its members as the “conscious neo-Nazi elite,” with the majority classified as very violent.

Party members traveled to Lebanon in March 2017 and lauded Hezbollah’s 2006 war against Israel.

The Third Way’s web page calls for support of convicted Holocaust-denier Horst Mahler.

Labeling BDS as anti-Semitic could have far-reaching consequences for German politicians and organizations that engage in pro-BDS activity, the Jerusalem Post reported.

This is believed to be the first time that a German domestic intelligence agency has labeled BDS as anti-Semitic and a security threat, while German political bodies and politicians at various levels have already recognized BDS for what it really is.

In August, Frankfurt became the first German city to pass a bill outlawing municipal funding for the BDS movement’s activities.

In May 2017, Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) passed a resolution in support of Israel, condemning BDS as anti-Semitic.

In December 2016, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party announced the passing of a resolution declaring BDS anti-Semitic.

The BDS movement promotes financial, academic and cultural boycotts against Israel, ostensibly as a nonviolent struggle against the so-called “Israeli occupation.”

Critics say its activities are a modern form of anti-Semitism and that its true objective is to destroy the State of Israel.

Women’s March Leaders Say Jews Are A ‘Human Rights Crime’

Mallory Sarsour Antisemitism

On Friday, Women’s March leader Tamika Mallory – she of the Louis Farrakhan fandom – explained that she believes Israel ought not exist.

Taly Krupkin@TalyKrupkin

Following her trip to Israel and Palestine, and days before the big Israeli event @CelebrateIsrael , TamikaDMallory answered critics and supporters who asked her if she believes Israel has a right to exist during

She telecommuted in to explain to an event titled “Palestine Is Everywhere” at the Center for Constitutional Rights and Justice Delegation:

My soul would not rest, standing by and doing nothing about it, to know that the US government – my taxpayer’s money, $10 million a day – is going to a government, a military, that takes the lives of people who were there first. There are a lot of people who will say, “Do you believe that Israel has the right to exist?” I believe we all have a right to exist, I want to see all of us live in a free society, where we are all able to raise our families and to be fruitful and have occupations. This is not about stopping one side. This is about ensuring that the native people are able to enjoy their land. They shouldn’t ask anybody for their land! This is their land! When you go to someone’s home and you need a place to stay, you ask “Can I come into your home and can I stay here, and can we peacefully coexist?” You don’t walk into someone else’s home, needing a place. It’s clear you needed a place to go – cool, we got that! I hear that! But you don’t show up to somebody’s home, needing a place to stay, and decide that you’re going to throw them out and hurt the people who are on that land. And to kill, steal, and do whatever it is you’re gonna do to take that land! That to me is unfair. It’s a human rights crime.

Linda Sarsour, another Women’s March leader, then said that Israel was an “apartheid” state and compared Israel to North Korea.

This is historically ignorant stuff. Jewish presence in the land of Israel has been unbroken for thousands of years. The only independent states in the history of the region have all been Jewish. Israel openly invited Arabs living in Israel to stay during the 1947-1948 war for independence, even as Arab regimes informed Arabs living in the area to flee their oncoming armies.

This isn’t shocking stuff coming from Mallory, a devotee of anti-Semite Farrakhan’s. But it’s once again demonstrative of the fact that for intersectional Leftists, Muslim identity outranks Jewish identity – and that anti-Semitism is just fine so long as you hold the correct intersectional credentials.

By BEN SHAPIRO

GREAT WOMEN: Wanda Wos Lorenc: Polish Freedom Fighter

On August 23rd, 1939, Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed a non-aggression pact. The pact contained a secret clause to divide the nation of Poland up between them as conquered territory. One week later, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. Thus, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany started
World War II—as allies.

But brave Polish men and women like Wanda fought back against the bloodthirsty totalitarian invaders that had invaded their homeland. Here is Wanda’s story: