Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Split on Israel among Democrats

The article about the split on Israel among Democrats in the latest New York Times Magazine, “How the Battle Over Israel and Anti-Semitism Is Fracturing American Politics,” indicates that there may be some difficult times ahead for the Democrats and their Jewish supporters.  Typically, the Democratic Party has been the home of Jews, with about 70%-80% of Jews voting Democratic.  This article points out that the entry of blacks and Muslims into the party has muddied the waters.  Liberal Jews preach diversity, but many of them don’t like it when it affects their interests.  American Jews are split in their attitudes toward Israel.  Some back Israel 100%; others are critical of Israeli human rights violations, particularly toward the Palestinians.  This article says, however, that virtually all of the big-money, Jewish donors to the Democratic party are uncritical, strong backers of Israel.  There is a split between the two main Jewish lobbying froups.  AIPAC is unquestionably loyal to Israel, while J-Street questions some aspects of Israeli politics. 

I wonder whether this turmoil among American Jews played some role in Netanyahu’s decision to return to Israel just before he was scheduled to speak to the AIPAC convention.  He sent virtual remarks from his plane or something, but they apparently were not well done and were not well received.  Maybe Netanyahu did not want to come, but felt that he had to get Trump’s blessing to help his re-election campaign. 

This NYT Magazine provides some interesting reading about the political influence of American Jews, and how the Democratic strategy of building its base on black and brown voters and immigrants is complicating the Jewish role.  Will Democrats lose Jewish big-money donors by recruiting increasing numbers of black and brown voters?  Will they go for the money or the votes?  All of the current publicity about Bernie Sanders, Beto O’Rouke and others getting millions of dollars from many small donations may signal a current perception that new voters’ contributions may offset any lost big-money contributions, but it is still early in the campaign to see if that strategy will work throughout the election cycle.   

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Attacking Trump on Finances

Since the Democratic attack on President Trump for colluding Russia to win the 2016 election seems headed for failure, they will switch their attacks to looking for financial crimes.  I think it will be easy to find some questionable things that Trump has done in the past, but it will be less clear whether they rise to the level of serious crimes.  What they find is unlikely to be campaign related, except for the payments to the two women, Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal.  Other misdeeds probably predate the campaign and prosecuting them will smack of political motivations, rather than legal ones.  If he did something wrong in 2012 (or whenever) he should have been accused and prosecuted then, not now. 

The Democrats moved too quickly on the collusion with the Russians allegation.  They were the ones who decided to believe the internet rumors and innuendo, the Facebook myths about Trump.  They were actually accusing Trump of treason.  Trump may be a lot of things, but he is probably not a traitor.  He believes to the bottom of his heart that he is not a traitor, and that is why he found the allegations so abhorrent.  I find it interesting that his harshest accusers were mostly Jews, who often have divided loyalties, whether they are more loyal to Israel or the United States.  Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler appear to be hypocritical, two-faced accusers.  They enter this battle as soiled as Donald Trump. 

On the other hand, impeachment is not about law or justice; it is about politics.  If the Democrats can persuade enough of their colleagues to vote for impeachment, Trump will be gone.  But with a Republican Senate that will be hard to do, unless some new really sordid scandals (worse than all the sordid stuff that has already come up) come to light. 

The Democrats have a better chance of indicting and convicting Trump after he is no longer President.  If they do, it will look a lot like sour grapes and political retribution, but it may stick. 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Will There Be a Jew Coup?

Now that the Mueller report does not appear to have provided the basis on which to impeach Trump, the Democrats will try to depose him by some other method.  Many of the leaders in this effort to unseat Trump are the Jews in Congress and the Jews in the media.  These include:

·        Congressman Adam Schiff, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee;
·        Congressman Jerry Nadler, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee;
·        Congressman Elliot Engel, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee;
·        Senator Chuck Schumer, Minority Leader of the Senate;
·        Senator Richard Blumenthal;
·        Senator Ben Cardin;
·        Senator Ron Wyden;
·        Senator Michael Bennet;
·        Senator Brian Schatz;
·        Senator Dianne Feinstein;
·        The New York Times, including the Sulzberger family, and many of its editors, reporters and columnists, such as David Brooks, Tom Friedman, Michelle Goldberg, Paul Krugman, Roger Cohen, and Bret Stephens;
·        The NBC network, where the News Division includes Ben Rhodes, Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell, and Richard Engel
·        The CNN network, whose executives, anchors and correspondents include Jeff Zucker, Wolf Blitzer, Jake Tapper, Dana Bash, John King, Jeffrey Toobin, and Gloria Borger
·        Multiple billionaires, such as Tom Steyer, George Soros, Haim Saban, Donald Sussman, J.B. Pritzker, and Daniel Abraham, who were among the biggest contributors to Hillary Clinton’s campaign

I have become increasingly worried about the influence of Jews on the future of America.  They may save it for posterity, as the long-time ruling group – White Anglo-Saxon Protestants (WASPs) – falls from its leadership position.  The whites’ concern about this possibility was clearly presented at Charlottesville by the chant, “Jews will not replace us.”  Whites are losing, or have lost, their grip on power, but it is not clear to me that Jews have replaced them. 

The battle cry today is “diversity,” but this is a codeword for “non-white.”  Diversity means giving power to Jews, blacks, Muslims, Asians, Latinos, anybody but whites.  Like any other race, Jews are different from one another, and many sincerely care about other races, but I think that in their hearts, most (not many, most) Jews believe they are superior to other races, although they probably see whites and Asians as their closest competition.  That is why we see Jews supporting may anti-white agendas, particularly claiming that all whites are white supremacists in Hitler’s mold.  In Europe it looks as if much of the anti-Semitism emanates from Muslim and Arab immigrants.  In the US, Jewish groups such as the Anti-Defamation League, focus charges of anti-Semitism on whites, while claiming to unite with the Arab community.  I think this is a false front for both Jews and Arabs in the US, but at the moment it serves the purposes of both groups.  If Jews do become the new power in the US, I think the watchword of “diversity” will be replaced by “obedience.”

Jews naturally excel, usually by hard work and intelligence.  As a result Jews are vastly over represented in political power, financial power, academic leadership, and artistic accomplishments.  Unfortunately, the average Jew is also often seen as offensive, loud, pushy, aggressive and thus tends to put off many people who prefer a kinder, gentler lifestyle, which at the moment seems to be WASPs.  Many WASPs are not very happy about living in a country dominated by Jews, and Jewish lifestyles.  WASPs and other Western European whites dominated the US for two hundred years.  The non-white and Jewish rise has occurred mainly since the huge influx of Jews from Eastern Europe after World War II.  To many whites, this appears to be like a corporate hostile takeover.  After World War II, the US was the most powerful country militarily and economically.  The Jews have worked their way up through the corridors of power in the political and financial worlds, becoming immensely powerful and rich, taking more and more control of this power. 

One goal of the Jewish rise has been to benefit individual Jews and their community living in the US.  Another, however, has been to use America as the protector of Israel.  America has become a military arsenal for Israel.  This was not always true.  While America has always supported Israel, it has not always given Israel a blank check or unlimited firepower to use against its enemies.  Over the years, as Jews in America have become more powerful, America’s commitment to Israel has become stronger.  This has created the impression that American Jews are not 100% loyal to the United States.  They support the American defense establishment as much for Israel as for America.  It is not clear, but it is arguable that America’s support for Israel led to bin Laden’s 9/11 attack on the United States.  He focused on New York and Washington, because that’s where the powerful Jews are.  The strongest lobby in the United States, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), has just held its annual meeting here, attended by many prominent Americans. Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu was supposed to speak, but said he had to return to Israel because of an Israeli national emergency.  Jews have typically supported the Democratic Party, but Republicans are trying to outdo the Democrats in loyalty to Israel, as illustrated by President Trump’s decisions to move to the American Embassy to Jerusalem, to recognize the Golan Heights as Israeli territory, and to voice strong support for Netanyahu’s re-election. 

Despite the Republicans’ appeal to Jewish supporters of Israel, I think the leading Jewish Democrats in the House will use their positions on three of the most influential committees to try to get rid of Trump.  It is not clear how they can oust him, however, since impeachment seems more and more unlikely, especially after the Mueller report, which found Trump largely innocent of all the charges against him, particularly of any collusion with the Russians.  The Democrats and their media allies may be reduced to trying to defeat him in the 2020 elections, but that will mean non-stop hearings, speeches, broadcasts and appearnces attacking Trump in the harshest way possible.     

Monday, March 11, 2019

Congressional Anti-Semitism Resolution

The US House of Representatives resolution condemning anti-Semitism only illustrates the depth of the race hatred that Jews hold toward non-Jews.  Of course, not all Jews are virulent racists, but many are.  The resolution was edited to condemn all sorts of racism and discrimination, but it begins with a number of condemnations of anti-Semitism and emphasizes it throughout.  It remains a Jewish attack on non-Jews.  It is a Jewish declaration of war against non-Jews. 

The following is a link to H. Res. 183 condemning anti-Semitism, etc. 

While the House attempted to clean up the final version of the resolution, it is clearly a Jewish document aimed at vilifying non-Jews.  Its claim to support various minorities other than Jews is just window dressing.  It is really just Jewish congressmen attacking Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, trying to intimidate her into not criticizing Jews in the future.  It is a demonstration of the power of Jews in Congress, and of course of Jewish pressure groups such as AIPAC.

According to the New York Times:

The resolution was the product of a deal brokered by Representative Jerrold Nadler, Democrat of New York, whose district has the highest Jewish population of any congressional district; Representative Jamie Raskin of Maryland, a leading Jewish progressive; and Representative Cedric L. Richmond, Democrat of Louisiana and a former chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus. 'https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/07/us/politics/ilhan-omar-anti-semitism-vote.html

The House attack on President Trump is being led by two Jews, Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler, who have a racist agenda to diminish the power of white people - represented at the moment by Donald Trump - and to increase the power of Jewish people.  Schiff and Nadler chair the two House committees that are most directly attacking Trump: the Intelligence Committee and the Judiciary Committee.  The fact that the New York Times mentions Nadler as one of the brokers of the House resolution makes it clear that he is motivated by racial animus. 

I have been worried that Jews may be trying to take over the United States government, but I have kept telling my self that it’s crazy.  However, it appears that at least twice in fairly recent history they have been involved in overthrowing governments.  Jews were significantly involved in the overthrow of the Russian imperial government of the Czars in the early 1900s.  Marx and Trotsky were two notable participants, but there were a number of lower level Jews, too, although they eventually lost out to Lenin and other non-Jewish Communists.  Then in the 1930s after World War I, the Jews became very powerful in Germany and Austria.  The Jews were perceived as the imposers of the rigorous reparations demanded from Germany because of the war.  Many Jews were becoming wealthy while average, ethnic Germans were suffering under horrendous inflation and other economic deprivation.  The movie “Woman in Gold” shows a Jewish family with paintings by old masters, a Stradivarius cello, and the Woman in Gold painting by Gustav Klimt that gave the movie its title.  If you follow all the lawsuits that have been filed by Jewish families for art stolen by the Nazis, it appears that Jewish families in Germany owned much of the art that is now so valuable that it became part of museum collections rather than being owned by individuals.  German Jewish families owned much of the most valuable art in the world while ethnic Germans were struggling to feed themselves, buying a loaf of bread with a wheelbarrow of cash.   Jews sat atop an unequal economy much more exaggerated than the one we currently face in the US.  Meanwhile other Jews, such as Rosa Luxemburg, became powerful in the German government, frightening many Germans who believed that German would be forced to follow the Russian model into a Communist government.  Unfortunately, the fact that ordinary Germans saw Jews as rich, cruel oppressors let them to accept the Nazi government that eventually led to the Holocaust. 

The House resolution was clearly intended to intimidate Congresswoman Ilhan Omar and prevent her from exercising her First Amendment right of free speech, even as a member of Congress.  It smacks of fascism.  Jews have attacked her particularly for her tweet that “It’s all about the Benjamins, baby,” saying that it repeated an anti-Semitic trope that Jews influence government through money.  Unfortunately, the Jews reinforce these “tropes” by doing the same things over and over again.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi agreed to this undemocratic resolution because the Democratic Party is very dependent on Jewish political contributions.  She and the resolution are living proof that this Jewish characteristic described by Omar is alive and well.  The Jews in Congress should have remembered Shakespeare’s warning in Hamlet, “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.”  The resolution is itself evidence that the Jews are guilty as charged.   

Rather than reacting with vitriolic anger, the Jews could have factually refuted Omar’s assertion, if it is not true.  The fact that they did not respond factually tends to indicate that the allegations are true.  AIPAC is a lobby for a foreign government.  Jews do have divided loyalty.  Just one example: NYT columnist David Brooks’ son fought in the Israeli military.  Another example is Sheldon Adelson’s enormous campaign contributions to assure that US foreign policy support Israel, about $100 million to support Trump because of his strong support for Israel.  Two respecting political scientists have written a book about AIPAC and its powerful influence on foreign policy The Israeli Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy by John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt.  The Jews in Congress and their lobbyist supporters chose not to respond to the factual allegations made by Omar, but just to vilify her personally.  Again, that lends credence to the truth of her accusations. 

Why is it that Jews never admit that they might need to change?  If anyone criticizes a Jew, the immediate response to vilify the critic as an anti-Semite, not to look at whether there might be some justification for the criticism.  Jews believe they are perfect, God’s chosen race, and that anyone who criticizes them is an evil racist.

Fortunately, the Jews still perceive that they need America.  They need American weapons to defend themselves against the Arabs who surround them.  America is the big brother whom the Jews threaten to bring in and beat up their neighbors if there is trouble in the neighborhood.  This is the main concern of AIPAC and the Jews in Congress. 

In tandem with this security objective, Jewish financiers are engineering a hostile takeover of the United States economy.  Jews have gone from being minor players in the US economy when the US was formed, to being dominant today, constituting almost half of the Forbes 400 richest Americans, and controlling many of the largest corporations, such as Facebook, Google, Goldman Sachs, and many others.  There are non-Jews like Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, and several Walmart Walton family members near the top of the list, but many others are Jewish, led by Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Ellison and Larry Page, and including Michael Bloomberg, Sergey Brin, Sheldon Adelson, and Steve Balmer, among many others.  There were Jews in Forbes’ earlier lists, but not nearly as many.  In the 1985 list the first Jews were two Newhouse family members and included the Annenbergs and other wealthy Jews. 

Jews are consolidating their political power and they increase their financial clout.  They constitute about ten percent of the Senate, including Schumer as minority leader, and hold three powerful committee chairmanships in the House.  Back during the first Bush administration during the 1990s, there was huge opposition to the outsized role of WASPs (White Anglo-Saxon Protestants) in the government and society.  Now the WASPs are pretty much gone.  Whether they self-destructed or Jews greased the skids for them, I don’t know, but they are gone.  At least part of the reason is that WASPs did not have enough children to keep their line alive.  In any case they faded out, and Jews moved into the vacuum. 

Currently it’s not mainly Jews who are calling for America to turn to socialism, although Bernie Sanders is one of the leaders.  Americans seem less concerned about following Russia down the rathole of Communism than Germans were in the 1930s, but in the past, Jews have been connected to this movement, ironically as some rich Jews have become the biggest beneficiaries of American capitalism. 

For me, the fascist House resolution condemning Ilhan Omar is a warning sign that Jews are increasing in power and are not afraid to demonstrate their strength.  The Jews should have responded civilly and reasonably, not with such hatred.  I see rough times ahead for non-Jewish Americans.          

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Manafort on Election Polling

A New York Times article,  “Russian Spy or Hustling Political Operative? The Enigmatic Figure at the Heart of Mueller’s Inquiry” contains almost no information about the issue it is supposed to deal with: The Trump campaign passing treasonous information to Russian intelligence officers.  There is no doubt that Manafort is a bad man who sold his political expertise to some bad people in Ukraine.  After lots of useless background criticizing Manafort and Kilimnik, the article finally gets to the point of what the Trump campaign disclosed: 

Around the time of Mr. Kilimnik’s trip to the United States in spring 2016, Mr. Manafort directed Mr. Gates to transfer some polling data to Mr. Kilimnik, including public polling and some developed by a private polling company working for the campaign, according to a person with knowledge of the arrangement.

Mr. Manafort asked Mr. Gates to tell Mr. Kilimnik to pass the data to Mr. Lyovochkin and Mr. Akhmetov, the person said. Representatives for both Mr. Lyovochkin and Mr. Akhmetov said they neither requested nor received the data, and would have had no use for it.

Mr. Mueller’s team has focused on what appears to have been another discussion about polling data in New York on Aug. 2, 2016. A partly redacted court transcript suggests that Mr. Gates, who entered a plea agreement with the special counsel that requires his cooperation, may have told prosecutors that Mr. Manafort had walked Mr. Kilimnik through detailed polling data at a meeting that day in the cigar lounge of the Grand Havana Room in Manhattan.

By these standards, John King of CNN could be convicted of whatever Manafort is supposed to be convicted of.  Sharing of polling data does not appear to me to be a crime, whether shared with a Russian or anybody else.  This whole thing appears to be based in part on Jewish racial prejudices against Russians. Jews were discriminated against in Russia for a thousand years, and are now getting their revenge.  The Jewish family that owns the New York Times, the Sulzbergers, is moderate, but they and the Jews they employ can’t help but be prejudiced by their Jewish history.  The same is true for Adam Schiff and the other Jews in Congress. 

Even the meeting in Trump Tower that Democrats characterize as being the most treasonous, between Trump Junior and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, was also about a Jewish issue, the Magnitsky Act.  The Magnitsky Act was pushed through Congress by Jewish investor Bill Broder, who made billions investing in undervalued Russian assets until he got crossed up with the Russian government.  The Magnitsky Act to some extent replaced the Jackson-Vanik amendment, which had helped millions of Jews escape the Soviet Union, but which became illegal under new WTO rules.

Who knows what tomorrow’s Congressional testimony by Michael Cohen before the Senate Intelligence Committee will bring, but a Jewish Committee Chairman, Adam Schiff, will be questioning a Jewish witness, Michael Cohen, who also has many ties to the Ukrainian Jewish community. It will be a Jewish show. 

Monday, February 11, 2019

New York Review Article on Jewish Communism

The article on "The Fake Threat of Jewish Communism" in the New York Review of books indicates that the threat is fake, as the title states, but it also confirms that this is a big, continuing issue, one that has been debated in the U.S. for over one hundred years.  Henry Ford was very concerned about this issue in the 1920s in his articles about Judaism, collected in "The International Jew."  Ford was writing shortly after the Russian revolution, while there were widespread concerns that Bolshevism would spread to Western Europe and possibly to the U.S. 

Russian Communism has failed, and Putin has become the new Czar.  As a result, Jews have taken up a new anti-Russian campaign in the U.S.  This has mainly taken the form of Jewish attacks on Trump for his ties to Russia during the 2016 election.  The Jewish hatred of ethnic, Christian Russians has morphed into a campaign to impeach Trump for openly praising Putin and Russia.  The campaign has been joined by Jewish politicians and Jewish media.  According to Wikipedia there are eight Jews in the Senate, plus Michael Bennett, whose mother was a Holocaust survivor.  Wikipedia says 8.4% of the US. House is Jewish.  The Pew Research Center says there are 34 Jews in the House.  Of these, however, four are chairmen of important committees that have made a point of attacking President Trump. 

Adam Schiff, the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee has been particularly outspoken in his criticism of President Trump.  Tom Steyer, the billionaire, is half Jewish and is leading the independent crusade to impeach Trump.  

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Jewish Committee Chairmen in US House of Representatives

There is a much higher percentage of Jews in the Senate than in the House, but the new House leadership still has a disproportionate number of Jews in leadership positions. 

Adam Schiff is chairman of the House Permanent Committee on Intelligence.

Jerry Nadler is chairman of the House Judiciary Committee

Elliot Engle is chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Nita Lowey is chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee.

All of these committees are important in the Democratically controlled House's opposition to President Trump.  In particular, the Intelligence Committee and the Judiciary Committee are important in the investigation of the President's loyalty to the United States and his financial transactions, both of which are also being investigated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. 

The fact that so many Jews are leading the effort to bring down President Trump disturbs me, because it looks like there is a racial or religious component to their oppostion.  It looks to be like Jews have a strained relationship with Trump.  New York is a Jewish city, and there are a lot of Jews in New York real estate, but Trump manage to beat many of them at their own game.  Trump has several Jews who have remained close to him, Jared Kushner, Stephen Miller Steven Mnuchin, and Larry Kudlow, but others have left, like Gary Cohn and David Shulkin.  Jewish anchors and commentators at CNN and MSNBC have been particularly vicious in their attacks on Trump, as have Jewish writers and columnists as the New York Times and the Washington Post. 

In addition, through Michael Cohen, Trump was connected to a network of Russian and Ukrainian Jews, according to the New York Times.  Although the news has played up the Russian connection, the Jewish connection may be just as important.  Other shadowy figures, such as the Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, the aluminum magnate on whom Trump recently lifted sanctions, according to the Guardian. Deripaska also had ties to Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.  The Israeli Newspaper Haaretz published an article entitled, "Know Your Oligarch: A Guide to the Jewish Billionaires in the Trump-Russia Probe."   It lists Leonard Blavatnik, Andrew Intrater, Alexander Shustorovich, Simon Kukes, and Yuri Milner.