‘Them Jews’ Again

Minister Louis Farrakhan and Rev. Jeremiah Wright are buddies. They do things like go visit Moammar Qaddafi together. Farrakhan has just accused the Jews of pushing America into war with Libya. And he said, “Zionists dominate the government of the United States of America and her banking system.” (It’s amazing how so little changes. Can’t the anti-Semites find new verses to their songs?)

In 2009, Wright, President Obama’s pastor of 20 years, said, “Them Jews ain’t gonna let him talk to me.” He was referring to Obama and . . . who? Rahm Emanuel? He continued, “I told my baby daughter that he’ll talk to me in five years when he’s a lame duck, or in eight years when he’s out of office.”

You know, I think there’s truth in that — in this sense: After he was president, Jimmy Carter felt free to let it all hang out. He made his feelings about Israel and the Jews unmistakable. He has done this in a million speeches, interviews, articles, and books. He grew very, very close to Arafat (as I discuss here, among other places). And Obama might feel free to let it all hang out too — not just about Israel, but, for example, gay marriage.

He won’t have to say things like “A marriage is a union between a man and a woman.” Does anyone actually believe he believes that? In the debates with McCain, he called America the greatest country on earth. He did not sound very convinced. You could almost hear Axelrod (or whoever — one of “them Jews”) say, “Now, senator, you have to say that America is the greatest country on earth.” “Aw, come on: Do I?” Obama also said he was for missile defense. Such are the indignities of politics.

He even had to put that American-flag lapel pin back on, after making a big show of not wearing one! Remember how everyone else was a jingo?

Anyway, it will be interesting to hear Obama express himself in his post-presidency. I hope he writes some very candid books.

P.S. I’m never quite sure what critics or enemies of Israel mean by “Zionists.” Do they mean people who believe in Israel’s right to exist? Do they mean people who believe in a Jewish homeland in the Middle East? If that’s what they’re talking about — then of course the American government, and our banking system, and our country at large, is dominated by Zionists. Thank heaven.

P.P.S. Jesse Jackson is one of those who say “Zionists.” I’ve always wanted to interview him and ask, “Reverend [!], when you say ‘Zionists,’ what do you mean?” The answer could be interesting. My guess is, it’s just his way around “Jews.” Or maybe he means Jews who support Israel a little too much? Jews who want, say, no Iranian bombs to fall on the country, instead of a modest one or two?

In any event, I’m for candor, maximum candor — so that all can see, clearly.

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