Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Anti-Semites for Trump.

He's earned the fulsome endorsement of the KKK, the Ku Klux Klan, and its Imperial Wizard. He's pretty much the candidate of choice for all manner of American extremists and bigots. He's their guy.

Among Trump's cadre of supporters are America's anti-semites. It seems they love The Donald.

She had seen her face superimposed on the body of a concentration camp inmate. She had been called "a slimy Jewess." She had been told she "deserved the oven." One anonymous individual had electronically harassed her for 19 hours straight.

Things got so bad that Bethany Mandel, a 30-year-old freelance writer in Highland Park, New Jersey, decided one afternoon last spring to drive to a nearby gun shop. A mother of two small children, she now keeps a .22 in her home.

What had she done to provoke so much vitriol? She posted some messages on Twitter drawing attention to the fact that Donald Trump seemed to have a lot of anti-Semitic supporters.

In some respects, Ms Mandel's story has become a familiar one. She is among hundreds of Jewish journalists who have been the target of anti-Semitic attacks on Twitter during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to a new report by the Anti-Defamation League.

You're known by the company you keep which is a word to the wise for the Trump supporters who keep leaving comments on this blog. You're backing a dangerous deviant, a guy who attacks women, credible women, who accuse him of the very conduct he's caught boasting of. 


Lorne said...

It would seem apposite at this time to quote from Yeats' Second Coming, as it pertains to those who remain silent about Trump and those who are so zealous about him, Mound:

"The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity."

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The Mound of Sound said...

Sorry, Anon, but your harangues are getting way too tedious. I've stopped having to read them through before hitting that lovely garbage pail icon.

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Toby said...

Mound, do you have a friend who understands computers and HTML code? Is there a geeky 16 year old neighbour kid who could help get rid of your pest? There are ways to block IP addresses on Blogspot but they require some tinkering and Google probably doesn't approve. Google does have a help service but it is not very helpful at getting rid of pests.

The Mound of Sound said...

Toby, I have "high end" computer friends in Vancouver but none over here. I do feel embarrassed at having to delete comments but I'd rather do that than pre-screen them. I genuinely understand why some people choose anonymity and I respect that. However when an Anon comes in to slag people or endlessly promote specious arguments I have little choice but to delete them.

Steve said...

Mound your on both side of the fence often, so am I. Its not crazy to say that US policy is formed in Tel Avi. I cant say if its good or bad. I just think the rabbit bomb will decide every outcome. Which BTW means western civilization is done.