The American Revolution ended 241 years ago. A new revolution is on the horizon. And we Jews will be among its first victims.
President-elect Donald Trump, in his transition program, has appointed Stephen Bannon to be Chief Strategist at the White House giving him the power to make decisions which will become nightmares for America, its citizens, and her allies abroad.
Bannon, a graduate of Harvard University, a mecca of elite and brightest students, was formerly chief at Breitbart, a “hotbed of fringe conservative movements, including white nationalism and anti-feminism”.
He is the founder of the Alt-right movement, an alternative to liberal and moderate conservativism, an extreme far-right -wing group which includes among its supporters the American neo-Nazi movement, the Ku Klux Klan, the White Supremicists, and an assortment of other hate groups.
They are anti-Semitic, anti-black, anti homosexual, anti-feminists, and misogynists, among a litany of hate groups.
In a 2014 interview with the newspaper THE DAILY BEAST, Bannon stated: “I’m a Leninist. Lenin wanted to destroy the state and that’s my goal too. I want to bring everything crashing down and destroy all of today’s establishment”. (Read: Jews!!)
During a 2007 divorce proceeding, his ex-wife stated that he was an anti-Semite. She told the court that he refused to send their daughter to one particular school because he said that too many Jews attended it. “I don’t want my daughter to attend a school with so many Jews”.
Donald Trump has a daughter married to an Orthodox Jew, Jared Kushner. He is his father-in–law’s right-hand man and advisor on Israel and Jewish affairs and concerns. His wife was converted to Judaism by an outstanding American Orthodox rabbi and their children are Jewish and raised in a religious and kosher home.
How then could Donald Trump deign to appoint to such an exalted position in the White House a known anti-Semite who brings to the Oval Office the band of American hate-mongers and racists with him?
I suggest that it would be wiser for President-elect Trump to banish Bannon immediately after taking his oath of office on 20 January 2017 and save America from destruction.
I suggest that it may be the right time for American Jews to start packing .In 1938, in Germany, an elected dictator gave the Jews the opportunity to flee. Most did not. By 1939, it was already too late.
Bannon may not want you in America but Israel wants you and will welcome you with open arms.
Shalom Amerikanim Bruchim ha ba-im l’Yisrael !