Haaretz op ed: Trump’s Win, the Greatest Victory for anti-Semitism in America Since 1941
The Jew haters are celebrating. And Jews – from Jared Kushner to Sheldon Adelson –helped it happen.
Bradley Burston Nov 09, 2016 11:38 AM
Screen grab of Donald Trump’s tweet of an image of Hillary Clinton with the words “Most Corrupt Candidate Ever” on a Star of David-like form. July 2, 2016.Twitter Opinion Voting for Trump is a betrayal of Jewish history Donald Trump shocks the world, elected 45th president of the United States Shock and horror in Tel Aviv as Trump takes White House Tuesday’s election marked a stunning victory for Donald Trump. And, in the background, something else as well. The election marked the greatest victory and validation for anti-Semitism in America since 1941. We all saw it coming, those who supported Trump and those who opposed him. We knew it early on. And we couldn’t stop it. Because Trump’s own people – in particular his closest and most senior Jewish advisors, among them his son-in-law Jared Kushner – let it fester and grow, unfettered, unopposed, unacknowledged. Free. Read More: Trump’s Win, the Greatest Victory for anti-Semitism in America Since 1941 (Bradley Burston) || I Still Love America. But, After Trump’s Victory, I Don’t Trust It (Peter Beinart) || As a Progressive, How Do I Tell My Children About Donald Trump? (Bradley Burston) || Fear Trumps Hope and Defies Logic (Anshel Pfeffer) || Where does Donald Trump stand on Israel? || Follow LIVE UPDATES here
To the direct benefit of anti-Semites and those who, like Trump, have coddled them and turned a blind eye to them and, in the end, leveraged them to their own advantage, the renaissance of Jew-hate in America has effectively split the Jewish community between an overwhelmingly liberal majority and the pro-Trump minority. There are now just two kinds of Jews in America. And one of them voted for Trump. How serious is the split? You can gauge it from the actions and reactions of Trump’s senior advisor on relations with Israel, David Friedman, who, interviewed last month on Channel 2, was asked about an Anti-Defamation League Task Force study detailing an enormous and sudden rise in anti-Semitic online attacks on Jewish journalists and journalists believed to be Jews, whose reports were seen as anti-Trump.
A Bruenn JR shop, a Jewish-run store after it has been vandalized by Nazis and its frontwall inscripted with anti-Semitic graffiti after Kristallnacht. AFP
“The spike in hate we’ve seen online this election cycle is extremely troubling and unlike anything we have seen in modern politics,” ADL CEO Jonathan A. Greenblatt said at the time. “A half century ago, the KKK burned crosses. Today, extremists are burning up Twitter.” An ADL statement said: “These aggressors are disproportionately likely to self-identify as Donald Trump supporters, conservatives, or part of the ‘alt-right,’ a loosely connected group of extremists, some of whom are white supremacists.” Friedman, was asked point blank about the study. Were there anti-Semites actively supporting Trump and harassing his opponents? His answer was a flat no. Friedman, the president of American Friends of the Bet El settlement, went on to say that Greenblatt was entirely discredited because in the past, the ADL leader had supported the dovish but pro-Israel J Street organization. He also accused Clinton supporters and advisors of anti-Semitism. skip – fb share button Sharing is caring. Spread the word
Within the Jewish right, however, Friedman has gone further. In June, he wrote the following in an article on Haaretz columnist Peter Beinart in the settler-based Arutz Sheva website: “…[A]re J Street supporters really as bad as kapos? The answer, actually, is no. They are far worse than kapos – Jews who turned in their fellow Jews in the Nazi death camps. The kapos faced extraordinary cruelty and who knows what any of us would have done under those circumstances to save a loved one? But J Street? They are just smug advocates of Israel’s destruction delivered from the comfort of their secure American sofas – it’s hard to imagine anyone worse.” We saw it coming. We should have done more. The memes of Trump gassing Jewish journalists, the photo-shopped images of Jewish journalists interred at an Auschwitz-like “Camp Trump,” the use of the term “kike-servative” to describe the many Republican Jews who opposed Trump’s candidacy and pointed to the anti-Semitic connection. We knew that the Trump campaign would do nothing to stop it. We knew it in April, when Jews responded loudly and clearly that Trump’s adoption of the slogan “America First” bore offensive and frightening connotations. skip – Bradley alerts Sign up below and receive every new Bradley Burston column directly in your inbox Before it became a winning slogan for Donald Trump, “America First” was a code. On the eve of the worst war the world has ever known, it was Nazi-sympathizer Charles Lindbergh’s code for an America which put White Christian Americans of European ancestry before all else. And which pictured Jews – as Trump did just last week by implication – as enemies of America. We should have done more. We should have known that Jewish organizations who are in the pocket of pro-Trump billionaire Sheldon Adelson, like the Zionist Organization of America – which charges leftists with anti-Semitism nearly daily – would do nothing about this. Jack all. We should have done more. And now there is going to be more to do. Much more. We should have been more active in countering the preposterous but widely spread lies about Hillary Clinton being anti-Semitic and anti-Israel. Trump’s kid-gloves coddling of anti-Semites and their vicious works have served him in good stead. Now the haters will be only too happy to return the favor by stepping up their attacks. On Wednesday, the anniversary of Nazi Germany’s murderous Kristallnacht pogroms which pre-figured the Holocaust, Trump’s victory gave anti-Semites across America an additional reason to raise a glass in celebration. Within minutes of the announcement of Trump’s victory, former Klan leader David Duke – whom the ADL has called “perhaps America’s most well-known racist and anti-Semite” – tweeted, “This is one of the most exciting nights of my life – make no mistake about it, our people have played a HUGE role in electing Trump!” And we, all of us, the Jews, helped them get there. read more: http://www.haaretz.com/world-news/u-s-election-2016/1.752064
Silicon Valley’s luminaries woke up Wednesday morning to a darkened new global order, one that the ceaseless optimism of their tech-powered visions seemed suddenly unable to conquer.
Across the technology industry, the reaction to Donald J. Trump’s election to the presidency was beyond grim. There was a sense that the industry had missed something fundamental about the fears and motivations of the people who use its products, and that the miscalculation would cost the industry, and the world, greatly.
“The horror, the horror,” said Shervin Pishevar, a venture capitalist at the firm Sherpa Capital who, like just about every leading light in tech, had strongly supported Hillary Clinton’s candidacy. “We didn’t do enough,” he added. “There were too many people in the tech industry who were complacent. They waited and waited and waited to get engaged in this election. And now we have this nightmare.”
During the Obama years, Silicon Valley came to see itself as the economic and social engine of a new digital century. Smartphones and social networks became as important to world business as oil and the automobile, and Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft rose to become some of the most prosperous and valuable companies on the planet.
Mr. Obama, who rode many of these digital tools to the presidency, was accommodative of their rise; his administration broadly deferred to the tech industry in a way that bordered on coziness, and many of his former lieutenants have decamped to positions in tech.
Mr. Trump’s win promises to rip apart that relationship. The incoming president had few kind words for tech giants during the interminable campaign that led to his victory. Mr. Trump promised to initiate antitrust actions against Amazon, repeatedly vowed to force Apple to make its products in the United States, and then called for a boycott of the company when it challenged the government’s order to unlock a terrorist’s iPhone. Mr. Trump’s immigration plans are anathema to just about every company in tech.
Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft offered no immediate comment about Mr. Trump’s win, or how the new administration’s stated policy goals would affect their businesses.
But it seems clear that a shift is in the offing. Leaders of these behemoths have long spoken in ambitious, gauzy sentimentalities about a broadly progressive future. Their goals weren’t simply financial but, they said, philosophical and democratic — they wanted to make money, sure, but they also wanted to make the world a better place, to offer a kind of social justice through code. Theirs was a tomorrow powered by software instead of factories, and offering a kind of radical connectivity that they promised would lead to widespread peace and prosperity.
Last year, Sundar Pichai, Google’s chief executive, published a broad rebuke of Mr. Trump’s plan to ban Muslims from immigrating to the United States. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s co-founder and chief executive, told an audience of developers in April that “instead of building walls, we can help people build bridges.”
In private, during the campaign, many tech leaders were positive that their vision would prevail over Mr. Trump’s. When asked about whether they were preparing in any way for a Trump victory, bigwigs at many of the industry’s leading tech and financial firms were bemused by the notion. They thought it would never happen.
The deeper worry is that tech is out of step with the national and global mood, and failed to recognize the social and economic anxieties roiling the nation — many of them hastened by the products the industry devises.
Among techies, there is now widespread concern that Facebook and Twitter have hastened the decline of journalism and the irrelevance of facts. Social networks seem also to have contributed to a rise in the kind of trolling, racism and misogyny that characterized so much of Mr. Trump’s campaign.
And then you get to the economic problems. Unlike previous economic miracles, the tech boom has not led to widespread employment. Much of the wealth generated by the five biggest American tech companies flows to young liberals in California and the Pacific Northwest, exactly the sort of “global elites” Mr. Trump railed against in his campaign.
It’s not clear that most Americans see technological progress as the unalloyed good that it is considered in Silicon Valley. Technology has pushed so deeply into people’s lives, changing how they work and go to school and raise their children, that it could well raise more fears than hopes. A new smartphone is nice, but perhaps not if it means that your trucking job will be replaced by a big rig that drives itself.
“We need to figure out how to connect more Americans to the economic engine of technology,” said John Lilly, a partner at the venture capital firm Greylock Partners.
On Wednesday, some in Silicon Valley worried about their disconnection from the mass of voters who chose Mr. Trump.
“In tech, we need scale, so we look at the world through the lens of aggregate metrics like page views, active users and even revenue,” Danielle Morrill, the chief executive of a start-up called Mattermark, wrote in an email. “But that doesn’t mean we understand the people on the other side of the screen as individuals. That’s the danger, and the opportunity.”
Still, some people in tech said that despite their heartache over the outcome, they felt renewed inspiration to take bolder action to realize their progressive visions. Some made very big, idealistic proposals — this being, after all, the land of disruption. On Twitter, for instance, Mr. Pishevar said he would fund a campaign to get California to secede from the nation.
Others weren’t as high-flying, but were nevertheless resolute.
Aaron Levie, the chief executive of Box, an online document storage company, suggested that the tech industry promote specific policy issues.
“To shift to an economy driven by innovation from tech-enabled businesses, we need to get ahead on the issues we’ve been talking about in Silicon Valley for years, like education, patent reform and immigration reform,” he said. “By and large, minus taxes and some tax repatriation issues, much about Trump’s rhetoric has been antithetical to most of the big businesses that are driving the economy.”
Mark Suster, a venture capitalist at Upfront Ventures, echoed the idea.
“Tech needs to take a deep breath, and then reflect on how this happened,” he said. “And have policy proposals that can realistically address the inequality in our country.”
Democrats are shocked, Trump supporters elated. They all believed they were fighting valiantly for the sake of freedom and democracy.
The new US President elect Donald Trump is not expected to be a wartime president. Trump supporters suggested that he will spearhead the economic revival of the United States by rechanneling its financial resources, what’s left of it anyway, for the reconstruction of the local industries and away from wars of aggression in the Middle East.
But whether he would truly move to end the CIA Daesh misadventures in Iraq and Syria is something that we have yet to see. But, at very least, that’s what Trump supporters understood during his campaign, even when he promised to “bomb the shit out of them,” for the same “ExxonMobil to come in within 2 months.”
So, while the Wall Street bankers are initially panicking as their power is being threatened now that an “unpredictable figurehead” is about to sit in the White House, we however believe that just like before, all these financial vultures need to do is to weather out the Trump presidency, and resume control of the White House when he’s gone.
Even so, these probabilities do not remove the possibility that the outgoing Obama administration, or the covert arm of the Clinton Campaign, will initiate a false flag operation any day now, which would impede the official assumption of the Trump presidency in January.
In fact, there is already a NATO plan to put 300,000 troops along the Russian border to stop the “invading Russians” from occupying Europe. What if somebody sends a missile right into the Russian Federation soil to trigger a nasty response?
Adam Thomson, the outgoing permanent representative to Nato, estimates that at present, it would take the military alliance 180 days to deploy a force of 300,000, and that speeding up this rate is of top importance.
As of this writing, the increased U.S. troop presence in Eastern Europe includes a battalion-sized element of American troops being employed in the Suwalki Gap, Polish territory that borders Lithuania in a 60-mile stretch of corridor. The Russian Defense Ministry announced that 600 Russian and Belarussian airborne troops conducted training exercises in Brest, on the Belorussian-Polish border only a few miles from where the U.S. forces are deployed in Poland. This on the heels of Britain deploying 800 men, tanks, and jets to Estonia, along with pledges of Challenger 2 tanks, APC’s (Armored Personnel Carriers), and drones. Two companies of French and Danish Soldiers will join the British in the deployment to Estonia.
We cannot discount all those possibilities from a sociopath that is surely going to jail, if only the FBI under the Trump presidency, is really up to the task. Although some say, that the FBI was just buying time for Obama to step down, so that the latter won’t be able to give a convicted Hillary Clinton an unconditional pardon.
If Donald Trump is allowed to assume office next year without unnecessary hitches, he promised to allow gas fracking and oil pipelines to continue in order to generate jobs and prop up the economy, which would return us to the first question whether he will end the CIA misadventures in the Middle East which are in part about new oil pipelines through Syria.
The same corporate routines like extracting high taxes, costly education, and daylight bank robbery out of your savings, are not about to go away yet. All the systems in place will continue to function as designed. Just a few housecleaning will be done, i.e. removal of the perceptively bad eggs in the Corporatocracy.
“Draining the swamp,” or the removal of those who got too greedy, may be in short order.
Donald Trump’s campaign manager, speaking on MSNBC, said appointing a special prosecutor for Hillary Clinton can’t be ruled out, adding that discussion regarding the issue will happen “in due time.”
Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence are “looking to unify the country, but we haven’t discussed that in recent days, and I think that it’s all in due time,” campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told MSNBC in an interview, as quoted by Reuters.
Trump did not bring up the issue when speaking on the phone with Clinton overnight, the campaign manager added in a separate interview for ABC.
Yes, this is not yet the return to the Constitutional United States Republic, but only a renewal of the people’s faith in the system. Will the Trump administration provide the environment for a return to that constitutional republic?
That is yet to be determined. But, some things are sure enough to come through.
Racism will continue, for sure.
There will also be a fierce competition between developed economies against the revitalization of the American industrial infrastructures. Russia is poised to be a non-GMO food global powerhouse due to an increase in organic agriculture production. China still dominates the steel industry.
Both Russia and China will also force other nations to shift to nuclear fusion-fission hybrid in the next 10 years. Together with India, they are already working in this direction, which should end all wars for oil in the near future.
Will Trump stop the geopolitical and geo-economic maneuvers in Latin America, the ongoing genocide in Yemen, and bioweapon attacks against Africa?
That would be a long shot. Again, racism will play a major role.
How about the long-standing US pro-Israel stance, will it ever change even for a bit?
Israel is not expecting any of that sort. In fact, they are expecting Trump to follow in their footsteps in building a nice wall to ward off Mexican “rapists,” and “terrorist” Muslims.
ASEAN countries, for their part, will never allow the militarization of the South China Sea. Along that line, Duterte has been moving around the ASEAN countries to formulate a more neutral foreign policy, at least, or one that is more leaning towards the BRICS. He has just flown to Thailand and Malaysia for a working visit specifically for this purpose.
More than a week ago, Duterte appointed a Trump business partner here in the Philippines to be the special economic and investment envoy to the United States, underscoring the fact that the Duterte administration already knew the outcome of the US presidential elections.
Trump business partner in Philippines named special envoy to US
MANILA, Philippines – US presidential candidate Donald Trump’s business partner in the Philippines has been named as another special envoy to the United States.
Businessman Jose E.B. Antonio is the founder of Century Properties Group Inc. (CPGI), the company behind Trump Tower Manila.
… In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) yesterday, CPGI said President Duterte appointed Antonio, the company’s chairman and CEO, as special envoy to the US last Oct. 28.
“His mission is to enhance business ties and strengthen the economic affairs between the two countries,” CPGI said in its disclosure.
Just like in the immediate aftermath of the Brexit vote, stock casinos have plunged worldwide. But they will surely recover in the days ahead, because for them it’s just a game of perceptions, i.e. the perception that this grand exercise is done in the furtherance of democracy and freedom, in spite of their complete control of the mass media that’s deliberately limiting the choices between red and blue only.
It seems that the Jesuit Khazarian hierarchy decided to play it safe, lest they lose the whole enterprise for good. A Clinton presidency would have sent the growing armed resistance more restless in the next four years.
In short, we have been restricted to a choice between a full blown nuclear war, that neither countries really want to go, and a continuation of the Vatican-led Corporatocracy, the lesser evil that Trump supposedly represents, and for which the hidden hands believe we must all be grateful.
Restricted choice will never lead to true freedom and democracy. Only an active, awakened masses will do. That’s what prevented a Clinton presidency today, and exactly what has left the mainstream media and poll surveys dead in their tracks. Wikileaks facilitated that.
Let this small victory see its ultimate conclusion, i.e. an empowered masses, because Centralized Power will always be open to abuse by the few.
The revolution must continue.
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FBI director James Comey announced on Tuesday morning that he would not be recommending that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton be prosecuted for mis-handling classified information. But in the course of his presentation, he demonstrated that literally everything she and her campaign had told America about her email servers was a complete lie.
1. FALSE: Hillary Clinton never sent any classified information, or emails containing information marked “classified.” Comey concluded that “a very small number of the e-mails containing classified information bore markings indicating the presence of classified information.” He also noted: “even if information is not marked ‘classified’ in an e-mail, participants who know or should know that the subject matter is classified are still obligated to protect it.” And he noted:
From the group of 30,000 e-mails returned to the State Department, 110 e-mails in 52 e-mail chains have been determined by the owning agency to contain classified information at the time they were sent or received. Eight of those chains contained information that was Top Secret at the time they were sent; 36 chains contained Secret information at the time; and eight contained Confidential information, which is the lowest level of classification. Separate from those, about 2,000 additional e-mails were “up-classified” to make them Confidential; the information in those had not been classified at the time the e-mails were sent.
2. FALSE: Hillary Clinton turned over all work-related emails to the State Department. Comey: “The FBI also discovered several thousand work-related e-mails that were not in the group of 30,000 that were returned by Secretary Clinton to State in 2014.” He added that Clinton’s lawyers left those out because they “did not individually read the content of all of her e-mails.” And he added that : “three of those [deleted e-mails] were classified at the time they were sent or received.”
3. FALSE: Hillary Clinton was allowed to use a private e-mail server. Comey noted that “any reasonable person in Secretary Clinton’s position, or in the position of those government employees with whom she was corresponding about these matters, should have known that an unclassified system was no place for” some of the information she was sharing. And he concluded that she was “extremely careless” with classified information, though he would not recommend prosecution.
4. FALSE: Hillary Clinton’s server was not hacked by foreign adversaries.Clinton claimed it was impossible that her server was hacked. But Comey said: “She also used her personal e-mail extensively while outside the United States, including sending and receiving work-related e-mails in the territory of sophisticated adversaries. Given that combination of factors, we assess it is possible that hostile actors gained access to Secretary Clinton’s personal e-mail account.”
5. FALSE: Hillary Clinton had only used a single mobile device for email.Comey noted the use of multiple e-mail devices, and multiple servers: “Secretary Clinton used several different servers and administrators of those servers during her four years at the State Department, and used numerous mobile devices to view and send e-mail on that personal domain.”
6. FALSE: Hillary Clinton’s lawyers had read every single one of her emails before deleting the “personal” ones. As Timenotes:
Clinton press secretary Nick Merrill previously told TIME that her attorneys had individually read every email to determine if it was a government document or personal correspondence. “Every one of the more than 60,000 emails were read. Period,” Merrill wrote in one email to a TIME reporter dated March 14, 2015.
The FBI concluded that this claim was false.
7. FALSE: Hillary Clinton had no intention of deleting emails or “wiping” her servers. Comey noted a deliberate effort by Clinton’s lawyers to cover her tracks by destroying information: “It is also likely that there are other work-related e-mails that they did not produce to State and that we did not find elsewhere, and that are now gone because they deleted all e-mails they did not return to State, and the lawyers cleaned their devices in such a way as to preclude complete forensic recovery.”
If anything demonstrates intent, it is surely Clinton’s repeated evasion of the law, and her constant lies and cover-ups.
But the Department of Justice will certainly decline to prosecute, meaning that only the voters can keep Hillary Clinton out of office.
This post has been updated with new information — specifically, items #4, #5, #6 and #7.