September 23, 2006

Serious implications...

Ed Lasky has written a excellent and detailed piece on the rise of anti-Semitism in the Democrat Party. Worth a read. Worth two reads if you are Jewish and still vote Democrat.

...Developments in the Democratic Party bode ill for the Jewish people and for the state of Israel – home of up to 40% of the world’s remaining Jewish population. The rank and file of the Party has become increasingly anti-Semitic and support for Israel has noticeably fallen. Democratic Congressmen have reflected this trend in very visible ways: their votes and actions in Congress reveal that support for Israel has eroded in alarming ways. Furthermore, more than a few Democratic Congressman have openly made statements that are either clearly anti-Semitic or can be fairly construed to be at least, “anti-Semitic in effect, if not intent”.

These disconcerting trends can be observed by a bottom-up approach: looking at the grassroots base of the Democratic Party, how these views are expressed in Congress, and how the Democratic leadership has responded to these developments. Since the House of Representatives appears to be headed toward a Democratic majority and certain key Chairmanships will fall into the hands of Democrats with anti-Israel histories, these trends will have very serious implications for Jews and for the state of Israel....

Well, I don't think we are heading for any Democrat majorities. But still I think this news is bad.

Or maybe good. Jew-hatred is often found in old dying elites. And that certainly characterizes many of the anti-Semites around today, whether Democrat Party, Euro-Socialists, academics, journalists, or Muslim despots. (and it's no coincidence the way these groups are allied.) and if these groups are dying, it's good news for the rest of us.

Posted by John Weidner at September 23, 2006 6:00 PM
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