As a Lefty Jew, How Do I Feel About Farrakhan? Hey Look! A Squirrel!
As a Progressive Jew, Am I Okay with Farrakhan’s speeches where he says that Jews are “Satanic”? Can we change the subject? Because to be honest, I would rather talk about something that doesn’t challenge my worldview. How about right-wing antisemitism? Wouldn’t you rather talk about right-wing antisemitism? That’s much more interesting than Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory defending Farrakhan. Or Congressman Keith Ellison’s long relationship with him. Or President Obama’s meeting with him and having the photo suppressed for a dozen years.
What is that? you want to talk about the Left’s moral blindness to antisemitism in its midst and the Left’s failure to expel antisemites from their ranks? Because I really felt that Caddyshack 2 was a huge disappointment, didn’t you? Just really fell flat.
Wait, you still want to talk about how Linda Sarsour’s anti-Zionism meshes with her support of a man who called Judaism a “gutter religion”? Hey, did you see the season finale of The Bachelor? Wasn’t that a dramatic ending??? OMG!
OK, you still want to know why the Left gives itself a pass on Farrakhan, while it complains about people on the Right using the word “Globalist”? Because quite frankly I would rather get a tooth extracted than talk about this. Let’s talk about something else. How about the weather? Crazy, huh?
What, you’re still here? And you want to talk about how David Duke is persona non-grata among Republicans and has less than one tenth the Twitter followers as Farrakhan? Hey, guess what? We’re going to binge-watch Game of Thrones this weekend. Wanna come over?
*Special thanks to some of my Facebook friends for inadvertently writing this story for me with your Woke posts on why “This is Different”.