A Genuine Call Across The Aisle

Dear those on the left who care about antisemitism,

How are you guys? It’s been a while since we spoke.

I know we haven’t gotten along lately. It’s been a rough couple of thirty some odd years. For a while now the United States has been divided on many issues. We on the right have claimed that we have the best interests of the Jews at heart, while you have accused us of caring about Jews and Israel only as a means to bring about the Christian rapture. Obviously, I, and many other conservatives disagree. And we generally point out that antisemitism has found a home on the left, which is the reason why Jeremy Corbyn is the head of the UK Labour Party, and why Rashida Tlaib ran as a Democrat. You say it’s only about Israel. We on the right say “bullshit”.

However, I am calling a truce. No really, I am calling a truce. Hear me out.

Recently, there has been some controversy surrounding the conservative movement (small “c” conservatism). The alt-right has come back, and it’s mouthier than ever. Recently, a man child named Nick Fuentes, who has an internet show called “America First”, has recently sent scores of college students to heckle conservative speakers on campus. Charlie Kirk, head of Turning Point USA, Dan Crenshaw, rookie Congressman from Texas, as well as Ben Shapiro, Editor-In-Chief of The Daily Wire and conservatism’s poster Jew, have all fallen victim to groyper heckling. They accuse our side of being too friendly to homosexuals, not caring about the destruction of the “white race”, and of being secret “Israel firsters”. They even heckled Don Jr., the son of the man they allegedly hold in high esteem, President Donald J. Trump. Lost on them is the irony that Trump has Jewish children and grandchildren. But I digress.

Why does it matter? Well, Nick Fuentes, to put it lightly, is a racist and an antisemite. On his shows, he has called for the return of Jim Crow laws, denied the Holocaust by saying he can’t possibly imagine how to stuff six million Jews into ovens, laughed about murdering the leading Orthodox Jewish voice in the conservative movement, Ben Shapiro, said that if Antifa were fascist he would march alongside them, and called Matt Walsh, an employee of Mr. Shapiro, a “Shabbos goy race traitor”. All of these things are available to view at your leisure on Youtube, should you so desire. Needless to say, these are not the words of a man who disagrees with Israeli settlement policy.

Now, to be clear, we don’t need your help. Ben Shapiro, Father Michael Knowles, as well as others within the conservative movement are hard at work discrediting these “groypers”, which is a portmanteau of “goy” and “griper”. We are intellectually capable enough to destroy these losers, as well as brave enough to police our own.

However, if you want to make a gesture of good faith, as well as show us on the right that you take antisemitism as seriously as we do, all you need to do is one thing: announce that you side with Charlie Kirk, Ben Shapiro, and others on the right against these “America First” fascists.

It’s so easy, right? I mean after all, the names you have been using to broadly paint conservatives in general actually apply to these people. These people are the mythical alt-right you guys all complain about. For as long as Trump has been running for President (and let’s be honest, he still is), you have been fighting the neo-Nazis of the far-right. You have nothing to lose by supporting the pro-Jewish and anti-racism side of conservatism.

Well, that’s not true. You do have something to lose. If you side with us in our war against Nick Fuentes and his neanderthal followers (actually, calling them neanderthals is an insult to actual Neanderthals, who were way smarter than these knuckle-dragging buffoons) (my apologies to actual buffoons), you would be acknowledging that the conservative movement is not inherently racist or antisemitic, and that we are better at policing our own than you are. That would be very embarrassing. However, if you claim to care about racism and antisemitism, then I know you will do the right thing and give your moral support to the people I mentioned above.

To be clear, none of this is necessary. However, should you ignore what’s going on in the conservative movement and not make your voices loud and clear, I never want to hear from the left about how much antisemitism concerns you. Actually, also include plain old racism as well.

I don’t think you have the stones to do all of that.

Please, prove me wrong.

Sincerely, a conservative, American Jew

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Born in New York, raised in New Jersey, and operating out of a rickety apartment in Jerusalem, Nate Fishman left his parents' house while he still knew everything. Support his misadventures by reading his blog. Or don't.