One thing must be noted at the outset – Not only is there nothing authentically Jewish about the agenda of the Jewish Left – It is, in fact, anti-Jewish in every detail. It rejects Torah-based morality, sanctions Muslim and left-wing anti-Semitism and champions causes that would lead to the extinction of the Jewish people – not to mention the end of civilization.
OK, now I’ll tell you what I really think.
Though they occasionally try to justify themselves with vague references to what they call "Jewish tradition" – and often include in their ranks those to whom the title "rabbi" is misapplied – there is nothing remotely Jewish about their worldview.
By Jewish left, I mean those occupying the modest territory to the left of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and Reform Judaism’s Religious Action Center.
Which brings me to an article in the influential Jewish Forward by E. J. Kessler, published on March 17th ("Activists Prepare for New Church-State Battle").
The Forward quotes me on the upcoming War On Christians Conference (March 27-28), where I’ll be speaking on a panel called – "Jews Confront The War On Christians," along with Rabbi Aryeh Spero, Michael Horowitz (a Hudson Institute scholar), and Joseph Ben Ami of the Institute for Canadian Values.
For an opposing point of view, the Forward presented a website called Jews on First! – whose self-proclaimed mission is to "expose the intimidation" tactics of "right-wing Christian fundamentalists." (As opposed to middle-of-the-road Christian fundamentalists? But then Jewish leftists have always been big on verbal overkill.)
The Forward says Jews on First! (love that exclamation point) was formed to "expose and counter the people at the March 27-28 conference." The site is the joint project of Jane Hunter ("a one-time Pacifica Radio journalist and longtime leftist organizer") and Rabbi Chaim Dov Beliak.
Point of information: California-based Pacifica Radio makes the rest of Public Radio look like the Rush Limbaugh Show. In June of 2003, Pacifica’s KPFK-FM in Los Angeles hosted a 32-hour marathon by one Dr. Kwanku Person-Lynn (could I make up something like this?) called "African Mental Liberation Weekend."
Among other liberating factoids, Person-Lynn claimed Jews ran the slave trade and that Jews and white gentiles were "the pale horse (of Revelation) with Death as its rider and Hell close behind" – probably not intended as a compliment. These reflections were interspersed with pre-recorded ravings of the always informative Louis ("Judaism is a gutter religion") Farrakhan.
How proud Ms. Hunter must be of her association with Pacifica. And what excellent credentials for putting oneself forward as a defender of the Jewish people.
Jews on First! and its allies – Tikkun Magazine, Michael Lerner, Noam Chomsky, Barbra Streisand, Ed Asner, etc. – might be called the Left’s kvetching amen corner.
The site warns of the "intimidation of judges by Christian fundamentalists." By "intimidation" it means – criticism, analysis, reform proposals – really, anything other then acting like a puppy that wants its belly rubbed, in the face of judicial assaults on representative government.
Among other smears, Jews On First! accuses Focus on the Family of "an anti-Semitic attack on (a) federal appeals judge."
Focus is headed by Dr. James Dobson (who would bleed for Israel, if it came to it). The anti-Semitic outrage in question? The February issue of the organization’s Citizen magazine contains a cover story on Appeals Court Judge Stephen Reinhardt (think Ruth Bader Ginsburg on crack cocaine), who, in a recent ruling, said parental rights stop at the school house door. Reinhardt also wants to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance.
According to Jews On First!, the Focus publication "unnecessarily called attention to the fact that Judge Reinhardt is Jewish in a way we find offensively anti-Semitic." (To wit: It interviewed his ex-wife, who observed that Reinhardt "thinks about his Jewish heritage a lot.") Oh, no, say it ain’t so!
How I wish all of the long, bloody, history of Jew-hatred amounted to no more than this. Imagine the stereotypical Nazi from central casting in a bad B-movie, telling his victim: "Ve haf vays of unnecessarily calling attention to the fact that you are Jewish." Not exactly "Schindler’s List" stuff.
The site also denounces another stalwart friend of Israel, Pat Robertson, for calling Islam "satanic."
Now, let’s see:
- The imam who’s paid $76,600 a year to serve as a chaplain for New York City’s correctional system rails against Zionist control of the media;
- French Muslims fire-bomb synagogues, and Jewish day schools;
- a French Jew named Ilan Halimi is kidnapped and tortured to death by a Muslim street gang;
- the president of Iran says Israel "should be wiped off the map;"
- Saudi clerics preach the annihilation of Jews (calling us "the descendants of pigs and apes");
- Egyptian television serializes a dramatization of "The Protocols of The Elders of Zion";
- Syrian President Basher al-Assad told Pope John Paul II that Jews "try to kill all principles of divine faiths with the same mentality of betraying Jesus Christ and torturing Him"; and
- the party that constitutes the new government of the Palestinian Authority boasts that its minions drink the blood of Jews.
...And Jewish leftists run around denouncing Pat Robertson for saying mean things about the religion that introduced "jihad" into our political vocabulary? (On the other hand, no Moslem publication has unnecessarily called attention to the fact that Judge Stephen Reinhardt is Jewish. So there’s still hope for universal brotherhood and understanding.)
By the way, with his "satanic" observation, Robertson joins that hoary hate-monger Winston Churchill, who said of Islam, "No stronger retrograde force exists in the world." Britain’s World War II prime minister also admonished that the religion of peace was a breeding ground for "improvident habits," "a degraded sensualism," and a "murderous fanaticism" – as well as for exerting an influence that "paralyzes social development."
Would you like to know just how dogmatically reality-disconnected the Jewish Left is? On March 13th, FrontPageMagazine.com ran a story by David Meir-Levi noting that an organization called Brit Tzedek v’Shalom (the so-called Covenant of Justice and Peace) has assembled 387 RINOS (rabbis in name only) who’ve signed a petition opposing a move in Congress to cut off aid to the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority.
The Hamas Covenant – which says the end-times will unfold after every Jew on earth dies – recently posted a video on its website where a suicide bomber in-waiting joyfully proclaimed: "My message to the loathed Jews is that there is no God but Allah...We are a nation that drinks blood; and we know that there is no better blood than the blood of Jews."
No matter how murderously psychotic its legions, Palestinian statehood is an article of faith for the Left.
If Palestinian Muslims donned SS uniforms and began building gas chambers and crematoria, the Jewish Left would still want to "maintain a dialogue" with them, greased with millions from U.S. taxpayers, as they raged at the Christian Right for wanting to display the Ten Commandments and ban gay marriage. My generation had a term for this: "mind-boggling."
Writing in The Jewish Press on December 14, 2005 ("The Real Reason Liberal Jews Fear Evangelical Christians’), Levi Sokolic asks: "What is it that many Jews really fear from the perceived power of the Christian Right? They fear for the secular, leftist causes, beliefs, practices and values they espouse and hold dear. But then, Torah Judaism is even stronger in its opposition to what secular Jews believe and how they define themselves."
Abortion, gay marriage, mainstreaming homosexuality, feminism, radical secularism (a religion-sanitized public square), philo-Islamacism – this is the "Torah" of the Jewish Left. Its fear and loathing of Christian conservatives is driven by their opposition to said agenda.
At least the Nazis hated Jews for the right reason: because they perceived authentic Judaism as the principal moral force opposed to their values. The Jewish Left hates Christian conservatives for upholding Jewish values. It’s almost funny – in a sick sort of way.
This column originally appeared on GrasstopsUSA.com.
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