Liberals, leftists, and Democrats have enjoyed slandering conservatives and Republicans with those two words over the years and many times will do it when there is no proof of it (see Congressional Black Caucus, March 20, 2010). It is a slur that has no basis for truth, but sticks because of GOP not fighting back hard on it.
But what none of the libs will ever confront is the vile anti-Semitic bigotry that gets tossed around in Leftist circles, especially when the topic of Israel gets brought up.
Over the weekend in San Francisco, a far-Left rally against Israel took place, and one photographer was not only physically assaulted, but had the words "fuck you, Jew" hurled back at them.
Notice also how the anti-Israel protesters yelled "Allau Akbar," the phrase used by Islamofascist terrorists who slammed airplanes into the World Trade Center and on videos of beheadings.
Ok, you might say, it's just one person. But this kind of anti-Semitism is common in San Francisco. Remember that infamous photo from an ANSWER rally in 2006?
Nor are these "isolated incidents." I saw a bunch of this at what was practically a "pro-Hamas" rally in DC in 2009, where a protester carried a sign promoting neo-Nazi David Duke, and the Hezbollah flag was seen. At the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC this year, several members booed as resolutions stating Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel, as well as the very mention of God, were added back into the DNC platform. Northern Virginia Congressman Jim Moron keeps winning re-election to Congress despite a history of anti-Semitic statements, as well as anti-military statements and his son caught on video describing how to commit voter fraud.
Witness too, the reaction of some after Obama's re-election earlier this month, as documented by Rebel Pundit (via Katie Pavlich).
Obama supporters out celebrating his win on election night gathered on State Street Tuesday evening. I asked one man why he was celebrating Obama, and what that meant to him. He said, “It really means to me, no more Israel…Mitt Romney would go to war with Iran…Obama said f*** that shit. Kill those mother f***ers.”
Another said, “Palestine was there first, and Israel moved in in the 1940s and that’s an unfair attack.” A man of Jewish heritage accompanying him said, “I really do not think that us being with Israel is a good choice for us”Anne Sorock at Legal Insurrection found some anti-Israel protesters in Chicago who were also sympathetic with Iran.
A counter protest directed at a “Stand with Israel” rally held in downtown Chicago Tuesday chanted that Israel should “end the occupation now.”
The counter group on around 30, a coalition of pro-Palestinian forces along with Communist Party USA’s Andy Thayer and others, accused Israel of being the aggressor in the Gaza conflict.
Two men I interviewed at the rally, one holding a sign that read, “Israel murders children” and the other wearing a keffiyeh scarf, both discussed the role of Iran in the conflict.
According to the first, “in other countries like Iran, we see that they are accepting of the Jewish population in that country….I think that Iran is surrounded by 42 U.S. military bases and that it poses no threat or otherwise.” The second said, ”[Iran] is being attacked because it is on the side of democracy and justice”
So why all the Leftist anti-Semitism? Is it rooted in trying to appease jihadis? Sympathy with America's enemies due to their hate of this nation? Or, is it part of the Left's contempt for Christianity, due to the importance of Israel in Christianity (Genesis 12:3 "I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you.")?
Whatever it is, the scenes above are in America, but are more reminiscent of 1930's Germany. For the Left, who regularly accuse conservatives of racism, extremism, and fascism, they need to address their dark side and why they are willing to put on public displays of bigotry towards our closest ally in the Middle East.