Peter Beinart’s Latest Display of Hypocrisy and Moral Bankruptcy
Imagine if Israel-hater and “antisemitism expert” Peter Beinart tweeted this:
Hard to imagine, huh?
Well, the above tweet was partially true – I (crudely) inserted the parts about antisemitism and Israel.
Beinart’s hypocrisy couldn’t be any clearer. He not only does not speak out against the lies about Israel, some of which help encourage antisemitic sentiment to the point of violence; he promotes such lies, even to the point of supporting the antisemitic BDS movement. He also makes disingenuous arguments that could very well fan the flames of antisemitism.
Heck, he even followed up the above tweet with one promoting the antisemitic trope of the rich, powerful Jew pulling strings.
All of this while downplaying the morally repugnant actions of the Chinese. This is what Beinart wrote in his above-linked piece:
There’s nothing wrong with American politicians worrying about China’s economic and military ambitions. There’s nothing wrong with American politicians noting that China sometimes bullies its neighbors. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with American politicians speaking up for people in Xinjiang, Hong Kong and other places who are suffering terribly under Beijing’s brutal rule. But if American politicians talk only about China’s power and belligerence without also reminding Americans that Beijing’s military budget is a fraction of America’s, that China has good relations with major democracies, and that China has waged far fewer wars in recent decades than has the United States, they will be contributing to the kind of hysterical fear that over the last century has victimized vulnerable Americans again and again.
Notice what he does not specifically mention: the Uyghur genocide (although he dedicates a fair bit of his piece talking about US treatment of Muslims). I guess he has been hanging out with Ali and company too long.
So methinks he doth protest too much.
The thing is, Beinart’s hypocrisy and moral bankruptcy are not the exception; they are the rule for those who hate Israel to the point of obsession.