Pogroms may seem like a thing of the past, but sadly they are not. And they are no longer in the Middle East or under some totalitarian system, which encourages lynchings as state policy. It is happening in the heart of the West. In the most cosmopolitan and modern neighborhoods of the United States: mobs against Jews in New York, Los Angeles or Chicago.
The danger of this new anti-Semitic mood is that it is stimulated by the American political and cultural elite. That one that already years ago raised the torches and began the hunt.
Woke culture has been a threat for a long time. Its legacy is cancellation, historical revisionism and cheesiness in every discussion, which leaves us with a fragile and pusillanimous world. Political correctness. The foolishness of obscenely restricting ourselves to avoid offense. A stab against freedom of expression.
From media lynchings we then move on to the real lynching, the one eager for blood and destruction. Then Hollywood and the Democratic Party installed the idea that the Arab-Israeli conflict began a few months ago, that the past does not exist and that the parties are already well drawn: Israel, as the aggressor State; and the Palestinians, as victims of the Jewish power. There never was 1917, 1948 or ’67. There never were intifadas, massacres and attacks against Jews. In the Woke imaginary, Israel started all the wars, not the fundamentalist Arabs who have never conceived the idea of a Jewish state in the Middle East.
Suzy Weiss describes very well in Tablet magazine the dangerous atmosphere that is taking over the streets of American cities: the left, who agreed that the State of Israel is the victimizer, wants to force Jews to be ashamed of who they are, of their relatives, of their history. To hate themselves.
We also see comments like those of comedian Sarah Silverman, whose own sister is a rabbi in Jerusalem, saying that Jews “are not the State of Israel”. Seth Rogen claiming on Marc Maron’s podcast that he was “filled with lies” about Israel as a child. The communications director of the anti-semitic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, Jeremy Slevin (who is himself a Jew), confessed on Twitter that he is ashamed of his upbringing and that he grew up in a “Zionist” environment.
The problem with structural anti-Semitism, now palpable and intense, becoming a standard of the woke culture is that it ends up corralling everyone to the point of forcing those who should be sympathetic voices in defense of Israel to submit completely to the distorted narrative of the left. Jews, with millions of supporters, for Hamas.
Such is the case of former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, who dared to speak out for Jews but then had to apologize and retreat in the face of harassment from his comrades.
From the media mob to the street mob: hate crimes in the Diamond District and Beverly Grove. A synagogue vandalized in Skokie and another in Salt Lake City. And it’s not covered by the New York Times or the Washington Post. Don’t even dare to make the Jews, persecuted under the shriek of Allahu Akbar, look like victims.
Woke pogroms. Progressive lynchings. Sheltered under the ‘extreme-tolerance’ that already drags several victims with it. But it doesn’t matter, at least they raise the little flags of the trans cause: long live Hamas, gays, women, and down with Israel!