Faning the Flames
in America's Crowded Theater
Shut down Free Speech
War on American History
Talk about the proverbial screaming FIRE!!! in a crowded movie
Jewish Media are fanning this multi-flame forest fire of Charlottesville as much as they possibly can, using
as much kerosene as they can throw onto the multiple fires they built.
In other words, the Jewish MS media are unabashidly using their :
"Black Civil Right protected",
Right of Free Speech ... ...to shut down, the ordinary man's
Right to Free Speech.
and To Declare War on American History
Thinking ahead, the Jewish MS media have even left themselves an out to cover this scenario.
We are constantly reminded that First Amendment protections do not cover yelling
fire in the proverbial crowded theater -- BY THE ORDINARY CITIZEN IS THE IMPLICATION.
Yes, the Jewish media can yell fire in a crouded theater, if they were
at the theater covering a story, but you, the private citizen, have no
right whatsoever to do the same.
So says Nasty Pelosi.
you do not have a Free Speech right to
causing deliberate injury
Amazing how these quotes get screwed up by liberals.
Of course you can scream FIRE! in a crowded threater, IF THERE IS A
No one will go to jail for saving people's live in a fire by telling
them there is a fire.
What you are NOT allowed to do, even according to the Supreme Court by the Constitution, is to
FALSELY make a statement that deliberately causes injury and/or death.
Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. in the landmark free speech
case, Schenck v. United States (1919).
“The most stringent protection of free
speech would not protect a man falsely
shouting fire in a theater and causing a panic,”
This is story of Charlottesville, a story about Jewish MS Media creating FALSE SPEECH Fake News event
which has caused injury and death.
Of course Jewish MS Media deliberetely lying and deliberely advocating
for a revolution which will result in the overthrow of the Constitution
is not protected free speech either.
Let us be clear here, the Supreme Court decision in Schenck should not
be interpreted by anyone as NOT ALSO applying to a man who happens to
work for a multi-national Media conglomoration who falsely
screams fire in a crowded thearter.
In fact, with its massive power and influience, the multi-national
media conglomerate should be held to a much highter standard of
truth and honesty, as is expected of law enforcement, NOT to a much
lower standard, or even non-existent standard, which is what we have at
Leftists hold torch
Want to know what is really shameful?
The Jewish MS media even covered the torch procession on their own
lol!!!! Wow, that was displaying pure heartless sensitivity.
Leftists looking like Nazi stormtroopers, but this time to gain
sympathy for their cause.
How does that even work in this context?
So what did we learn from all this?
Answer: we are now afraid of the Tiki torches on our own back patios.
What we also learned is that President Obama did nothing about "racist"
statues for his entire 8 year reign.
Finally, we learned a little about Nasty Pelosi, and I think I now
understand more about what motivates Nasty Pelosi.
Her real concern is the pigeon dung disgracing the image of her
father's hero, Robert E. Lee.
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi woke up from her 30-year slumber last week
and suddenly decided to be outraged by the Confederate statues standing
in the halls of Congress. She finds them "reprehensible" and is
demanding House Speaker Paul Ryan have them removed.
tree history makes her outrage a bit awkward. Red Alert Politics dug up
a bit of history to find that
Pelosi's own father, Thomas D’Alesandro, Jr., dedicated a statue to
Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee when he was the mayor of Baltimore.
The BLM Black-KKK Strikes
But what about that black-KKK man with the "black hood", using a frigging FLAME THROWER!!
Does he have a Constitutional right to free speech here?
Claims he was an "innocent black man protesting peacefully" -- who just
happened to find an aerosol can lying on the ground.
...No mention of where he found his black-KKK mask which sadly hides "his
loving, peaceful and perfectly legal protest face".
...No mention of why this BLM terrorist, aka Black-KKK was not pointing the aerosol
can at the police, since he emphatically implies he hates police just
as much as white supremacists.
worker who fought off white supremacist attackers in
Charlottesville with an improvised flame thrower said he
had set out for a peaceful protest against “Nazis who took
over my town”.
23-year-old said the scene quickly turned violent when one of the
thousands of extremists who had taken to the streets fired a gun next
to his feet - while police nearby failed to react.
extremist later lunged at Mr Long with a confederate flag and he fought back with a spray can he said he
found on the ground, putting a lighter to the nozzle and
turning it into a weapon.
it was peaceful protest. Until someone pointed a gun at my head. Then
the same person pointed it at my foot and shot the ground.”
claimed the police stood by and did nothing when the right-wing
marchers turned violent against counter-protestors in clashes that left
cops were protecting the Nazis, instead of the people who live
in the city,” Mr Long said. “The cops basically just stood in their
line and looked at the chaos. The cops were not protecting the people
of Charlottesville. They were protecting the outsiders.” --
BLM Protester Corey Long
If you don't
know what "trying to incite fear" is, this article copied below about
Jews living in fear is the prime
"The Jew will NOT Replace us",
seems like a fairly sane, fairly appropriate response to what the
Jewish media has been presenting to America.
White American Christian Devils
Gotta love the Jewish Media, for they have tons of gall.
Yesterday, it was all about the bad White Russian Christians.
Today, it's all about the bad White American Christians.
MOB RULE controls our streets. SCORES OF THOUSANDS gag a tiny majority
and SCREAM "FIRE" in a crowded theater. ANTIFA and BLM are terrorizing
American Cities because the MEDIA legitimizes the threat of violence
that they use to suppress the CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS of others.
And it's all about White Americans.
When you think about this cherry-picked piece of propaganda (see
article below), it's actually anti-Semitic, promoting fake ideas that
Jews are somehow threatened in the U.S.
In fact, to call Trump a
Nazi should be seen by Jews as cheapening the so-called Holocaust and
so-called the death
of 6 million Jews.
Lost in all the confusion is that lefties have gotten so rabid, that
they have totally forgotten Russia, and are now fighting statues.
In response, a few "deplorables" show up to protect the defenseless
The left are marching and attacking people who only want their statues
to stay in place, love their heroes, and want to honor their dead
family members , which becomes a great recruitment vehicle for the
white supremacists who, until all of this had very few followers or
And in case you don't know, a few hundred marchers at Charlottesville,
that 99% of the country disagrees with, is not an imminent second
Sorry Jewish idiots, the non-socialist
Confederates, fighting against a despot federal president Lincoln
sending troops into their States, could never be
Nazi, since socialist Nazism
would not be invented for another 60 years.
Are we not told over and over about the evils of stereotyping by these
Just like not all blacks want to be grouped into a
few bad ones known as BLM, and not all Muslims want to be associated
with the Barcelona truck killings of innocent tourists on Las Ramblas,
then not all whites should be grouped with a few bad ones known as
white supremacists, right?
Which begs the question.
does minimal violence between two groups looking for a fight
demand so much more outrage than Muslims looking for a
fight, by massively attacking totally
innocent tourists in Barcelona?
and just as bad orginally wanting to target
the Christian namesake of Barcelona, the Sacreda Familia
The liberal media portraying these marchers as mainstream republicans
How does one paint Trump as an anti-Semite when all Trump's children
are married with Jews? Ivanka, Eric and Donald Jr, with Trump's
beloved favorite child, Ivanka, even changing her faith to Judaism. An
anti-Semite does not fill several key positions in his companies and in
his Cabinet with Jews, and have a good working relationship with Israel
mean, I wish Trump displayed a basic understanding of dominant Jewish
control in America, but this is just garbage propaganda -- Bolshevik
Why are Jews worried?
They totally own the U.S. government through AIPAC
and the unconstitutional cabal of privately-owned Jewish banks known as
the "Federal" Reserve System.
They own 99% of all U.S. media, which allows them to
propagandize the American public at will.
They control U.S. foreign policy, which is really
Israeli foreign policy.
They have bought and paid-for, Israel-first
politicians like John McCain and Lyndsey Graham.
The Israel and their Zionist counterparts in the U.S.
launch false-flag terror attacks on the U.S., like the 1967 USS Liberty
attack and 9/11 so that the U.S. fights wars for Israel, not for the
America is nothing but a puppet state of the
Rothschild Jewish banking dynasty, who also founded and own Israel. And
on and on.
So these Jews are crying crocodile tears when they
say they're worried about antisemitism - they're always playing the
victim, even though they're almost always the aggressors.
An old Polish proverb goes, "The Jew cries
out in pain as he strikes you."
Jews outnumber "white nationalists" in the USA by hundreds of thousands
to one. The odds are far greater that this writer will have the Mossad
show up at his door than any Jew has to fear that a "White Nationalist"
would confront him.
The nation of Israel proudly boasts that it stands up to 100 million
blood-thirsty Muslims surrounding them, but 5 million American Jews
cannot stand up to 100 white supremacists from Alabama, a state they
never go to? ROTFL !!!!
In fact, we have documented over and over again that Jews run many
false flag operations targeting their own Jewish properties in order to
send menacing bomb threat emails and to
destroy Jewish property just to gain sympathy for Jews. (see here
Jews have used hatred, having nothing to do with white supremacists, in
their hate speech against White Supremacists (see here)
Jews have even been outed running White Supremacist groups. (see here)
A couple of young white idealists facing off against an avalanche of
anti-white propaganda does not equal Germany in 1938. These
groups have rallies all the time but it is just special timing for the
liberal media now.
The Jewish MSM is the modern day Joseph Goebbels.
Or were Jews of the day just creating a false Joseph Goebbels story and
they were the true Joseph Goebbels all along.
You have to question everything you think you know about history.
You can call it bigotry all you want, the fact is; the overwhelming
majority of terror attacks or mass shootings are conducted by Islamic
And for blacks, their most famous leader, Jessie
Jackson, was made famous for calling Jews Hymies, and New York City
As always, the Jewish media only will attack white
With universities beating people for speech, Leftists attacking people
in the streets all over the country, and in this case, a Jewish Mayor
telling his police to stand down, we have a far better chance of a new
Soviet Union and an new Lenin popping up.
I'm so skewed up that I think I'll hide under my bed until the media
moves on to another unfounded fear to exploit.
The counter protesters in Boston (was it 50,000) tell the true American
story and demonstrate these angry punks will not prevail.
is interesting coming from a Jewish commenter, "I'm Jewish and have no
worries except for the police who protect me being shot".
(translation, he is more concerned with putting down BLM, than white
Anyone who thinks we as a society are getting ready to start mass
murders based on religion is much much better leaving. We don't need
your kind of crazy here.
What's the difference between American White Nationalists and Israeli
White Nationalists in Apartheid Israel anyway?
Answer: Israeli White Nationalists are actually in control and American
White Nationalists are a tiny despised minority.
Isn't a Zionist in Israel just a Jewish "Chosen People" White
Nationalist putting down Palestinian People of Color?
This kind of "journalism" is completely irresponsible -- and dangerous.
WAR ON AMERICAN HISTORY
The University of Virginia was founded by slave owner
Thomas Jefferson and is therefore a racist institution.
What to do?
Tear down the entire campus, brink by brick!
The New World was founded by Christopher Columbus.
who enslaved the natives, therefore, the entire New World is racist.
What to do?
Throw out all 500 million
Europeans living here then!
The University of Southern California has a
slave-owning Roman Centurion as a mascot making it demonstrably
What to do?
Blow up the campus, imprison all the professors for
The Constitution was written by James Madison making
our government irredeemably racist.
What to do?
Tear up this racist document written by a racist!
Andrew Jackson moved Indians to Oklahoma, showing how
racist the entire East Coast really is.
What to do?
Seize the entire Eastern Seaboard from whites and
move the Indians back to their homelands!
Tear down Grant's tomb in New York City, home to millions of Jews
The White House being white is obviously racist and
we are told, regardless of white architects, white taxpayers, and white
supervisors, that blacks were the ones who actually built the White
What to do?
Repaint it black and call it the Black House or just tear it down
FDR was a racist for imprisoning all Japanese after Pearl Harbor
What to do?
Destroy all his monuments plus all his racist New Deal laws such as Social Security
Bill Clinton signed into law the bill which would
round up another million plus American blacks under Constitutional
Amendment 13 which still allowed slavery and involuntary servitude in
cases of punishment for crimes.
What to do?
Rip apart the Democrat Party who followed and believed in the Clintons.
Dolly Parton will have to be denounced as a racist.
She hosts a Dixie Stompede pitting the North against the South in a
friendly Disney-like reenactment of a horrid event in American history
What to do?
Well, both Dixie Stompedes will have to be shut down and Dolly arrested of course.
Israel was founded by Jews who had lead a communist
revolution killing a hundred million while still in Russia, and stole
all the land from
Palestinians. Being the self-prescribed "Chosen People", all Jews
are inherently and evilly the epitome of racists.
What to do?
Throw them out of Israel and give it back to its rightful owners -- Christians.
Censorship of Christian views
Destruction of American Society
were the original promoters of "free speech" -- for themselves -- so
they could persuade the peoples of each country to turn against their
own government, in this case Christian Kings and Queens, in favor of
secular Democracy, which they could control through their "free speech"
and "free press".
Afterwards, when they controlled both the government -- and still
controlled the press -- they were still staunch defenders of free
Jews took the principles of free speech and made it into a religion.
Never to be questioned, just as God was never to be questioned.
....And then they used their Jewish free speech to question the Christian God.
But as the Internet became the great equalizer in free speech, the
Jewish media no longer seem at all committed to the bedrock principles
they once divinized.
Recent events in particular.
First, the Jewish press ratchetes up the paranoia by outlandishly
agrandizing a peaceful protest to defend Conferderate statutes in
Charlottesville as a Nazi rally for death camps, then comes the
crackdown on all dissenters from the right in the name of fighting
It's already happening.
Websites with dissenting views are already being shut down right but not left.
As one rational Jew says, "What scares me is not "Natzies," it's the
impulse of the Left towards authoritarianism and control."
This "rational Jew" should be honest about the Jewish influence over
the Left he rails against.
The left is wholely owned and controlled by Jews, just as much of the
right is controlled by Jews like the Koch Brothers and Sheldon Adelson
Of course, the rational Jew is doing a very rational act. He is
shutting down all speech which would threaten his choke-hold on America.
When the Christian Czar of Russia did the same in 1917, or the
Christian King of France did so in 1789, and so on and so on, the Jews
were calling for revolution and won.
With the Jews worst the tyrant of any Christian King or Christian Czar
against their fellow Christians, calls for a Christian Revolution
against our Jewish masters may indeed be warranted.
Jews hear the footsteps of white nationalists and worry
Franke-Ruta August 21, 2017
— The day after the election in 2016, Nancy Goldstein, a 55-year-old
Brooklyn writer and academic who has never been to Israel, opened up
her computer and began the process of applying for Israeli citizenship.
Washington, D.C., 49-year-old entrepreneur David Bennahum began the
complex process of moving his family and startup business to Montreal,
finally establishing all four of them and the company there in July.
one thing they had in common: They are both Jewish. And both had looked
at the campaign of Donald J. Trump and decided they would be safer as
Jews and as liberals if they had an exit strategy from America.
question of living as a Jew in America under Trump has provoked varying
degrees of anxiety in the year since he tweeted out an anti-Semitic
meme about Hillary Clinton — the infamous Star of David
tweet — and then sought to defend it as a “Sheriff’s Star.” That’s
when I first started to hear the half-panicked, half-joking
conversations about exit strategies if Trump won and considerations
about where to go if America were ever to become unsafe. A friend whose
grandparents had fled Germany talked to her mother about going back
there. A half-Jewish, half-Australian friend decided to pursue — and
ultimately secured — dual citizenship and an Australian passport.
worst-case scenarios is something practically encoded in the Jewish
DNA, a legacy of 2,000 years of persecution culminating in the
slaughter of 6 million Jews in the Holocaust less than a century ago.
And given that most American Jews are Democrats and political
progressives, the sense of foreboding that Trump has provoked has been
compounded by his actions and rhetoric against other groups Jews have
stood in solidarity with in America: refugees, immigrants, religious
minorities, people fighting for civil rights.
the events in Charlottesville, Va., have triggered more difficult
historical memories, and forced some Jews to freshly confront troubling
questions about their personal and community safety. And it’s forcing
many of them to weigh how much they trust America against how much they
trust their own fears about where their country is going under Trump.
happened last Shabbat was terrifying. Seeing Nazis marching with
torches on American soil touches our deepest vulnerability, our
collective trauma. Hearing the leader of our country refuse to take a
stand against them reminds us of so many closed borders, so many who
turned away when our parents and grandparents were running for their
lives,” Rabbi Rachel Timoner of Congregation Beth Elohim wrote in
a letter to her Brooklyn, N.Y., congregation urging them to not feel
alone in their fears, and to stand with in the wake of the
Charlottesville car attack.
days after Charlottesville, Eran Greenberg, a 42-year-old doctor who
works in Northern Virginia, had a different response: He retook
possession of the gun he’d bought years ago but kept stored outside his
home. “Seeing this up three blocks from my house set me off,” he said,
sharing a photo of an Identity Evropa poster proclaiming “Our destiny
is ours” on a lamppost in Old Town, Alexandria, Va. Identity Evropa is
an American white supremacist group, and the offices of “alt-right”
leader Richard Spencer are in Alexandria, making the city a hub of
white nationalist activity.
Jewish person I know feels pretty much exactly the same way. And it’s
this sort of sense of dread because we don’t know when we’re being
unnecessarily frightened and when to take it seriously. It’s the
question that’s been asked by Jews around the world: When is it time to
go? When is it time to leave? And when is it too late?”
asked Kaili Joy Gray, 39, a D.C.-based senior editor at Share Blue
media, who unspooled a Twitter thread asking similar questions
of the time for American Jews, now, in 2017, we feel pretty safe. We
don’t necessarily stand out. We don’t necessarily get a lot of
attention, and we are used to thinking about the horrible things that
have happened throughout our history as historical things. And in the
last few days we’ve seen Nazis, saluting Trump and saying ‘Heil Trump’
and it stirs anger and frustration and fear and makes you realize it’s
not history, it’s right now and this movement — this hatred — is being
fueled by the president of the United States and that’s terrifying,”
residents, like New Yorkers, have since Sept. 11 been urged
to develop evacuation plans in the event of a terrorist attack, and
many work in offices that continue to hand out emergency kits with
items such as whistles and face masks. The fact that so many Jews live
in communities that have already been on high alert or targeted by
al-Qaeda doubtless contributes to the conversations about exit
strategies and escape routes, along with the political environment and
recent worries about a conflict with a nuclear North Korea. But mainly
husband and I have talked about [having to leave] only since Trump took
office. In the last half-year, we’ve said, you know it’s a
possibility,” said Maia, 40, a business development specialist in
Washington, D.C., who asked that I not to use her last name or place of
God there’s an Israel and we have property there,” she added, noting
that that would be the couple’s destination if they ever felt truly
threatened in America. Israel, of course, routinely comes under rocket
fire from armed militias and has been subjected to waves of terrorist
attacks that dwarf anything seen in America.
it’s not as threatening to me as 9/11,” Maia said of the neo-Nazi
marchers. “That felt more like an assault. This feels like a lot of
empty rhetoric without a lot of planning. I hope that this can bring us
together like 9/11.”
reasons for moving to Canada were more complex than just the
attentiveness to politics that comes with being a son of a Jew who
survived World War II in Nazi-occupied Romania. There were serious
business incentives, such as not having to pay healthcare costs
for his employees, thanks to Canada’s single-payer system. And he
opened the deal was the election and then what closed it was the
incentives offered by the federal government and the Quebec government
to companies like mine to relocate engineers and resources,” he said.
he also has a dark theory about what’s happening in America, where he
sees a democracy that has been under assault since the 1994 Gingrich
revolution. The “deeply bad” Bush v. Gore decision, the “nihilistic
Republican Congress from 2010 forward,” and Clinton’s loss of the White
House despite winning the popular vote are, along with Gingrich’s move
to polarize Congress, “four sequential fundamental battering rams to
the social norms of the republic” that have helped weaken the
American project, he said.
put the chances at one in three that the republic is over.
Full stop. That the grand American experiment, the world’s oldest
continuous democracy — 240 years young — I put it at a one in three
shot that it’s out. If Republicans hold Congress in 2018, it goes to
one in two. And I think if Trump is reelected with a Republican
Congress in 2020, it’s one in one. It is over. … It’s all going to be
decided in the next, what, 41 months,” he said. “If I’m wrong, great,
then I’ll come back. It’s not complicated. If I’m right, I’m really
think everyone needs an exit strategy. It doesn’t mean you have to exit
right away. But if you have not executed on your path out, you’re
naive. If your plan is just to wait and see, that’s not a good story.
We know how that ends. That ends in tears, at best,” he said.
everyone is so apocalyptic about the future for Jews in America.
me a country and I will tell you we are a lot better off than that
country in the Jewish community,” said Ira Forman, the
former special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism at the
U.S. State Department. “I’d much prefer being a Jew in the United
States in terms of anti-Semitic threats than even Canada, France or the
in the U.S. has been almost qualitatively different from what we see
overseas,” he said. “We are not in the ’30s, and we are not the German
Jewish community in the 1930s. It is sure as heck not that. But we
can’t be complacent.”
anti-Semitism is hard, and some of the most obvious approaches, such as
taking down Twitter and Facebook accounts of white supremacists, don’t
do as much to solve the problem as people might hope. What works best,
what is most powerful, Forman said, is the power of social opprobrium.
thing we know a fair amount about is civil society speaking out. Heads
of churches, civic leaders, business leaders, even common people — when
people speak out and the haters pay a social cost, that’s a very
powerful tool. We need a lot of folks to speak out. Not just political
leaders. We need civil society to rise up,” he said. “It’s got to be
consistent, it’s got to be long term and it’s got to be a lot of
Jews I’ve spoken with are less afraid that the U.S. government will
turn on them with the organized ferocity of the Third Reich than that
independent armed bands of anti-Semites and white supremacists will
gain enough strength and engage in enough acts of terrorism, harassment
and negative propaganda to bring what has been the golden age of
America for Jews to an end.
of civilian anti-Semitism and mob violence, and not just official state
actions, is deeply grounded in the Jewish experience of non-state
actors being the vanguard of anti-Semitic violence when egged on by
‘very fine people’ comment sent shivers down my spine, because the
Latvian man who led the murder of my grandfather’s family and the rest
of the inhabitants of his tiny village ended up immigrating to Canada
after World War II. He settled in Toronto, where I grew up, and in fact
lived in the same suburb as I did, not far from my house,” said Lavi
Soloway, 50, an immigration lawyer in Los Angeles who in 2004 became a
U.S. citizen. “Why am I afraid? I know that ordinary people,
patriotic nationalists, people with hatred for the other, specifically
hatred for Jews, can be driven to insane acts of violence.”
Charlottesville marchers are a danger to us all. And I cannot simply
write them off as a small band of loonies, not with the president
giving them succor,” he said.
then there is the deep pain caused by watching elders taking note of
the new anti-Semitism in their waning days.
the Nazis invaded [my grandmother’s] hometown of Lodz, Poland, she was
18 years old. She watched as her parents and all the members of her
family were killed. She survived three years in the Lodz Ghetto and
internment in Auschwitz, Hainichen and Theresienstadt concentration
camps,” said Soloway.
has lived a remarkable life, and thus it is so monstrously unjust that
after having succeeded to rebuild and raise a family, and see her
grandchildren grow to adulthood and start families of their own, she is
now confronted with the rise of racist nationalism and anti-Semitism,
not just in the U.S. but certainly in Europe as well.”
too have been frightened in a way that hurts. “Yesterday my 9 year-old
saw some footage from Charlottesville. Then she asked me if there would
be a second Holocaust,” tweeted writer Peter
Beinart on Friday.
Jews in general are having trouble reconciling the idea of Nazi marches
in America with how they think about this country, said Michael Uram,
executive director and campus rabbi at the University of Pennsylvania,
Trump’s alma mater. A lot of students, particularly those at
large universities in major cities who grew up on the coasts, “think of
anti-Semitism as something that existed for their grandparents and
confront it as something they too might have to fight is jarring.
“There was an incredible sense of shock and disorientation that all
this bubbled up,” he said. “They have not felt marginalized or
prohibited from doing anything — and yet the story of anti-Semitism is
coming up. It’s very hard for students on campus to integrate, to
understand how it fits into their Jewish story.”
scoff at the idea that Americans would ever turn against Jews in a
threatening way. Jewish Americans are, by and large, well assimilated,
educated and successful. Trump’s own daughter Ivanka converted to
Judaism when she married Jared Kushner, one of the president’s most
trusted advisers. The public views Jews more warmly than any other
religious faith, according to a Pew
Research Center study from 2014, although the numbers are higher among
older Americans than those under 30. As well, “Jews receive their most
positive ratings from whites,” according to Pew, demonstrating that
there is a deep well of good faith toward Jews among the population
from which white supremacists seek to recruit.
widespread public condemnations of the marchers in Charlottesville and
the rejection of the president by business, arts and charity leaders
since his widely panned remarks Tuesday has been heartening to
opponents of white nationalism. In Boston on Saturday, thousands
of anti-white-supremacy marchers — the official police estimate was
40,000 — turned out to counter a “Free Speech” rally by Trump
supporters and white supremacists that drew fewer than 100 attendees.
fear is visceral, not rational. “Rationally, the reaction to
Charlottesville by everyone in America who isn’t Trump is reassuring —
it suggests there is no significant constituency for anti-Semitism in
America. Irrationally, I’ve been thinking about the mechanics of
leaving the country and even of last-ditch resistance, ever since last
November,” said Adam Kirsch, a poet and literary critic in New York
make up only 2.2 percent of the U.S. population, so even if only a tiny
minority of white Christians choose to agitate against them, it could
be felt profoundly given the broader demographics of the country. The
Ku Klux Klan at its peak in the 1920s had a membership that constituted
roughly 4 percent of
Americans and was able to wield terror against African-Americans
throughout the South.
increasingly bitter polarization of U.S. politics is also a troublesome
turn for Jews, in that they overwhelming vote for only one political
party: The Democrats, now out of power at every level of national
government. Of all the measured religions, Jews voted for Clinton at
the highest percent, casting nearly three-quarters of their ballots for
her and 24 percent for Trump, according to Pew . By
comparison, only 16 percent of white, born-again Evangelical Christians
voted for Clinton.
Jewish community has learned to live with the fact that one of the
parties nominated — and White House came to be inhabited by — someone
whose most fervent supporters are white nationalists racists and
anti-Semites and those are the supporters he takes care not to
alienate,” said Yehudah Mirsky, associate professor of the
practice of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University in
[Charlottesville] make Jews feel more threatened in America? It can’t
not,” he said. That said, he added: “I don’t think American Jews have
reason to be terrified. American society and American democracy are
strong and healthy in all sorts of ways, but there are disturbing
currents around, and president of the United States takes every
opportunity to fan the flames.”
with historical memories always have their passports up to date, that’s
just a matter of course,” Mirsky said. But “this isn’t France, where a
Jew can’t walk around with his yarmulke on his head without fear of
being beaten up.”
one reason we don’t have that in America, is that as far as I can tell
American Muslims are not anti-Semites,” he added.
Benjamin Sax, 42, a scholar at the Institute for Islamic,
Christian, and Jewish Studies in Maryland, said his group has
found that Jews, with their refugee experiences, and Muslims, currently
fighting Trump’s ban on refugees and Muslims, have been coming together
since the election to build bridges around opposition to the president.
Rather than fueling anti-Semitism, he sees Muslims in America making
common cause with Jews.
silver lining is that my organization has responded to numerous
requests, mostly by Jewish and Muslim women, looking to connect, so
that’s actually been a pretty amazing community. And allies who
wouldn’t normally align are finding their ways to our organization.”
live in Baltimore so I don’t feel at all under siege,” says Sax, but he
too has felt compelled to consider over the past year to consider where
he would go if he couldn’t stay in America. “I wouldn’t move to Israel,
I lived there for five years. I thought about Germany. And I know that
there’s a strange irony in that, but my wife grew up in Europe.”
Denmark, which they visited on a recent trip, also looked attractive.
“It’s very easy to get swept away in a European culture and ignore the
demons that are in their closets,” though, he noted.
is also the option that many Jews are taking for now, to stay and
fight. Build the self-styled resistance movement. Protest,
organize and trust in America. “As the white Jewish mother of a black
teen, I deal with my ‘Jewish anxiety and safety concerns’ by teaching
marshaling for demonstrations and nonviolent civil disobedience and by
helping to organize fierce, disruptive but peaceful protests of varying
sizes. Building resistant, defiant, loud community is my jam,” Alexis
Danzig, a member of the anti-Trump group Rise and Resist said, quoting
from my query.
then I lie awake at night wondering how to get my kid out of the
months into Trump’s first term, Goldstein has completed all the
paperwork and been approved for Israeli citizenship upon completing one
week of residency there, but it’s a step so fraught, she is still
hesitant to take it.
president’s reaction to Charlottesville wasn’t a wake-up call for her
but an example of what she feared and expected from his presidency.
What she really wants, though, is to feel safe here again, not to leave