Trump accused of Antisemitism over claim Soros funds ‘elevator screamers’
George Soros in October 2012 file photo © Thomas Peter © Reuters
Critics of US President Donald Trump were quick to accuse him of anti-Semitism over a tweet claiming that women accosting senators over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh were paid by liberal billionaire George Soros.
“The very rude elevator screamers are paid professionals only looking to make Senators look bad. Don’t fall for it!” Trump tweeted on Friday. “Also, look at all of the professionally made identical signs. Paid for by Soros and others. These are not signs made in the basement from love!”President Donald Trump tweet
Outrage ensued, obviously. ThinkProgress, the media arm of John Podesta’s Center for American Progress think tank, immediately accused the president of anti-Semitism. A Slate editor chimed in, calling Trump’s words an “anti-Semitic dog whistle.” And a staff writer for The Atlantic called it a “conspiracy theory that a rich Jewish boogeyman is making women claim to have been raped and assaulted.”
I don’t know which is worse, the utter bankruptcy of liberals and their ideas or their willful ignorance. I guess I could defend liberals by claiming they are not stupid. They are just arrogant in their belief that everybody else is. Talk about being damned with faint praise.
George Soros is a self admitted and unrepentant collaborator with the Nazis. He aided the Nazis in identifying and confiscating the property of Jews during WWII. Liberals, who have never found a history that they can’t twist, claim that Soros is being libeled.
I checked the Internet and found one of the foremost accusers. The allegations are set out in an interview with Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes. Here is the interview: https://youtu.be/aSeI1f3uERI
Steve Kroft: My understanding is that you went out with this protector of yours who swore that you were his adopted godson. Went out, in fact, and helped in the confiscation of property from the Jews.
George Soros: Yes. That’s right. Yes.
Steve Kroft: That sounds like an experience that would send lots of people to the psychiatric couch for many, many years. Was it difficult?
George Soros: No, not at all. Not at all. Maybe as a child you don’t–you don’t see the connection. But it created no problem at all.
Steve Kroft: No feeling of guilt?
George Soros: No.
Steve Kroft: For example that, ‘I’m Jewish and here I am, watching these people go. I could just as easily be there. I should be there.’ None of that?
George Soros: Well, of course I could be on the other side or I could be the one from whom the thing is being taken away. But there was no sense that I shouldn’t be there, because that was–well, actually, in a funny way, it’s just like in markets–that if I weren’t there–of course, I wasn’t doing it, but somebody else would–would–would be taking it away anyhow. And it was the–whether I was there or not, I was only a spectator, the property was being taken away. So the–I had no role in taking away that property. So I had no sense of guilt.”
I suppose Soros could have had his fingers crossed during the interview and therefore didn’t mean it.
Franklin Foer October 27, 2018 “The Atlantic”
Any strategy for enhancing the security of American Jewry should involve shunning Trump’s Jewish enablers. Their money should be refused, their presence in synagogues not welcome. They have placed their community in danger.
Foer is almost as quick to condemn Jews for exercising their right to free speech, association and exercise of political opinion as he is in collecting a paycheck from George Soros controlled organizations. It is a case of my anti-Semite is good, but yours is bad.
I am afraid that the old adage: “those who ignore history are condemned to repeat it”, may hold true. If the boxcars start running again, I envision Franklin Foer and his fellow travelers explaining the virtues of the journey. American Jews will clamor to board the train and fight for the best seats. George Soros will be there collecting tickets. He will use the excuse that worked so well in the past, “Somebody has got to do it, why not me?”