NJDC also whitewashed and enabled anti-Semitic hate speech
“Biden will headline NJDC event” by Eric Fingerhut reports that Senator Joseph Biden will be the keynote speaker at this month’s National Jewish Democratic Council’s conference in Washington. We must point out emphatically that the only thing “Jewish” about this organization is its name, which it uses to whitewash and sanitize anti-Semitism from its political allies like MoveOn.org. The “Christian Identity Movement” similarly calls itself Christian, but no one except its members believe this.
Hate and bigotry go hand in hand with the Democratic Party’s left wing (the MoveOn.org wing, which claims to have “bought” the party). In 2004, John Kerry invited the infamous racist and anti-Semite Al Sharpton to be a keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention. MoveOn.org’s now-disgraced Action Forum hosted reams of anti-Semitic and anti-Catholic hate speech, while MoveOn.org itself published a derogatory photomanipulation of Pope Benedict and a defamatory insult to General David Petraeus. The National “Jewish” Democratic Council has published anti-Christian hate images, and it used its nominally Jewish identity to whitewash MoveOn.org’s anti-Semitic and anti-Israel activities. This is the entity at which Biden is to be a keynote speaker, much as Barack Obama appeared at Al Sharpton’s National Action Network–the same hate group that screamed racial and anti-Semitic epithets at Freddy’s Fashion Mart in 1995.
Not only is Joseph Biden appearing at what could well be defined as an anti-Christian hate group, he is doing so knowingly and willfully. It is a matter of record that the Obama campaign was told about NJDC’s activities.
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Subject: National “Jewish” Democratic Council’s promotion of anti-Christian hate
There is no place in modern politics for any organization that uses racial, ethnic, religious, or misogynist hate to advance its agenda. We therefore call upon the Obama campaign to reject the support of the National Jewish Democratic Council, whose “Bubbie versus the GOP” video (http://victoryfund.njdc.org/bubbie/) portrays Jesus, Christian ministers, and the Cross in a “This is the Enemy” context. NJDC has also provided derogatory misinformation about the Christian computer game “Left Behind: Eternal Forces,” and it has used its nominally Jewish identity to whitewash anti-Semitic hate speech from MoveOn.org.
…The National Jewish Democratic Council’s “Bubbie versus the GOP” (http://victoryfund.njdc.org/bubbie/) is still available as of September 1 2008. “Bubbie versus the GOP” really seems to be “Bubbie versus Christians, Jesus, and the Cross,” because it portrays all of them in a “This is the Enemy” context.
In Episode 1, red-robed Republicans cluster around a lectern with a Cross. The image of red-robed government figures around a lectern with a Star of David in a similar context would obviously be anti-Semitic because it implies that the “Zionist Occupied Government” is taking over America. The use of the Cross in the same context is therefore an anti-Christian hate image. Then a poster appears in the background that shows a large figure of Jesus and the caption, “Visit Jerusalem After the Rapture,” thus mocking and deriding Christians who believe in the Book of Revelation while portraying Jesus in a “This is the Enemy” context.
Episode 2 opens with a poster behind Bubbie that says “America is a Christian nation,” thus again portraying Christians as enemies of Jews.
Episode 3 is the one in which Republicans, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, sew a Cross into the flag’s blue field. Anti-Semites often use the Star of David in exactly the same context (occupying the flag’s blue field) to imply Jewish control of the United States. This video opens with a Christian minister proclaiming that a vote for Bush is a vote for God. There is also an arguably racist picture of a dark-skinned man, who might be an Arab but who looks more like an Asian Indian, in charge of Homeland Security.
Episode 4 includes a blimp with “Jews for Jesus” on it, again in a “This is the Enemy” context. The blimp proclaims that a vote for Bush is a vote for God.
The National “Jewish” Democratic Council then goes on to promote hatred of Christians by smearing the Christian computer game “Left Behind: Eternal Forces.” (http://www.israpundit.com/2007/?p=5614) NJDC’s total disregard for the truth is underscored by the fact that the misinformation it published about this game is still online as of September 1, 2008. (http://njdc.typepad.com/njdcs_blog/2007/08/pentagon-came-c.html) The NJDC knows that this information is totally incorrect, but it has not removed or revised its blog entry.
The National Jewish Democratic Council went on to underscore its hatred of Christians by opposing elective Bible as Literature courses to public school students. (http://www.israpundit.com/2007/?p=7065)
The National “Jewish” Democratic Council has even gone so far as to say that the Jewish Messiah is likely to be a Democrat, a proposition that is certainly offensive to Jews who believe in a Messiah. (Then again, since the Democratic Left is treating Barack Obama as the second coming of Jesus, that would in fact make him the Jewish Messiah and presumably the Tenth Avatar of Vishnu as well.)
In addition to material whose possible purpose is to damage relations between Christians and Jews, the National Jewish Democratic Council has used its nominally Jewish identity to whitewash MoveOn.org’s sponsorship of the most vicious imaginable anti-Semitic (and other) hate speech (http://www.jrtelegraph.com/2006/09/jews_call_on_bo.html). Ira Forman personally signed his name to the following statement:
Jewish voters should take comfort in knowing that MoveOn.org is not a haven for anti-Semitism and the organization will renounce and remove any postings of the sort. Leave it to Republicans to not allow the truth to get in the way of campaigning. Sincerely, Ira Forman Executive Director National Jewish Democratic Council
and stood by it even though NJDC was given incontrovertible evidence that MoveOn.org not only knew about the hate speech on its now-disgraced Action Forum, but did not even remove more than a few items (contrary to the above statement). NJDC’s persistence with this falsehood is consistent with NJDC’s refusal to remove or change its misinformation about “Left Behind: Eternal Forces.”
NJDC also posted the same kind of “Jew as Christian hater” propaganda that was used to incite various pogroms and the Holocaust. Per “Republicans’ Elephant in the Living Room,” (http://www.njdc.org/issues/detail.php?id=651&iss=2) still online as of September 1, 2008,
As for the purportedly common ground between Jews and Christians on American domestic issues, it is narrow indeed. Research by a variety of scholars and pollsters – Ken Wald of the University of Florida, Eric Uslaner and Mark Lichbach of the University of Maryland, the survey released just last week …shows a chasm between American Jews and evangelical Christians on issues ranging from the Iraq war to legal abortion to gay rights. More than identifying the schism on any specific topic, the research describes a visceral distrust, bordering on antipathy, for Evangelical Christians on the part of American Jews. For myself, I find this attitude to be exaggerated, or at least more suited to the past than the present, and yet it is an undeniable political reality. It is the kind of passionate reflex that a political consultant of my acquaintance, who happens to be a Republican, refers to as an “emotional trigger.” And in any campaign, he says, you need to find your side’s emotional trigger to get people out the door to vote.
This statement is clearly designed to damage relations between Jews and evangelical Christians, and it is therefore anti-Semitic as well as anti-Christian. It is, in fact, similar to “Jew as Christian-hater” propaganda that anti-Semites have spewed for centuries to incite pogroms and, most recently, the Holocaust. From “Propaganda and Children during the Hitler Years” (http://www.nizkor.org/hweb/people/m/mills-mary/mills-00.html) by Mary Mills at Nizkor’s Web site,
Drawing on several centuries of anti-semitism, Bauer intensifies her anti-semitic assault by making the virtuous German the object of the Jewish hate. …An example of this concept of the Jew as a Christian-hater occurs in Uncovered Jewry, Or A Thorough And Truthful Report About The Horrible Ways The Hidden Jews Desecrate The Holy Trinity.
The National “Jewish” Democratic Council further abused its nominally Jewish identity by proclaiming that the Jewish Messiah will be a Democrat (http://njdc.typepad.com/njdcs_blog/2007/06/guest-commentar.html)–an open insult to Jews who believe in a Messiah, and an abuse of NJDC’s self-proclaimed Jewish identity. NJDC, in fact, did what it accused Christians of doing (“A vote for Bush is a vote for God”) by proclaiming that a vote for Democrats is a vote for God, or at least the Jewish Messiah.
The National “Jewish” Democratic Council’s behavior has about as much to do with Judaism as the “Christian” Identity Movement has to do with Christianity. Nonetheless, Biden’s appearance at an organization that publishes anti-Christian hate images is entirely consistent with Barack Obama’s open association with racists, anti-Semites, and Catholic-hating bigots of the worst kind. To recap:
Al Sharpton and his National Action Network: racist and anti-Semitic (see Freddy’s Fashion Mart, Yankel Rosenbaum, and Tawana Brawley for examples)
MoveOn.org: anti-Semitic, anti-Catholic, and anti-Israel (per its official bulletins)
Jeremiah Wright: racist, anti-America, and anti-Israel*
Michael Pfleger: racist (self-hating Caucasian) who proclaimed, “There were a whole lot of white people crying”*
Trinity United Church of Christ: racist, per its enthusiastic response to Pfleger’s hate speech
New Black Panther Party: racist*
Louis Farrakhan: racist, anti-Catholic, and anti-Semitic**
* Hosted at my.barackobama.com or faith.barackobama.com until finally thrown under the bus
** Obama refused to “reject” Farrakhan’s endorsement until Hillary Clinton and Tim Russert backed him into a corner on national television