If my headlined shocked you about the most Jew-loving US president ever employing anti-Semitism with a new twist, it should.
Jews are not the Issue Here
You must know that anti-Semitism has very little to do with the Jews.
First of all, is it an impairment of Gentiles which they should root out, just like men must end sexism and Caucasians need to end racism.
When young Jews in astonishment ask: But why do they hate us, the simple answer is, for no reason at all. It’s just a bad old habit.
In Spain, virulent antisemitism existed for centuries with no Jews around anymore. But there is more unJewish stuff here.
The Tactic of Attacking Jews
Antisemitism is the way rulers when under threat by the population would set them up against the Jews. After the pogrom, people were so demoralized by their own actions that they would leave the rulers alone.
Trump has totally bungled the COVID-19 pandemic, costing thousands of lives. (I don’t really blame him. He’s a clever idiot who knows nothing and learns nothing and what do you expect from such a person?)
So, what to do? He’ll deny his failure, blame it on others, and .. attack a weak minority. But — problem — he can’t attack the Jews. They’re in his family. Israelis are his biggest fans. His father was a friend of Jews.
The Newest Mutation of US Antisemitism
So, what did Trump do?
He launched an attack on Chinese-Americans. They’re a small minority too. Intellectuals. Seventeen percent of all doctors in the US are Chinese-Americans. Many are dentists, lawyers, small-shop owners. Having been raised in the Diaspora, most of them don’t speak Chinese but they often maintain the traditional diet. They are mostly a timid lot. Workaholics.
Don’t you see the many similarities with Diaspora Jews? They’re basically Jews without Shabbat. (I don’t claim that non-religious Jews are Chinese. You know what I mean. Common.) A great group for scapegoating!
And that is exactly what Trump did. After at first calling the virus a ‘foreign virus,’ he went on to call it ‘the Chinese virus.’ After a week, he said he would stop saying that but the damage was done already.
Asian-Americans in the US, from the age of school kids on, are now being abused by the thousands. The assaults have gone from suspicious looks through hateful stares to verbal and even physical attacks.
It doesn’t come in crowds chanting to kill all Chinese. But it only takes one aggressor to scare a whole community when bystanders do nothing.
And now, the Trump Campaign has just unashamedly released a campaign video in which it (falsely) accuses Democratic frontrunner Biden of being a Chinese agent. Their main proof is pictures from him meeting with a Chinese man. However, this “Chinese” is a Chinese-American who was twice governor of a US State.
This is not an accident. It’s a clear plot and must be stopped.
Stop Trump’s Assault on the Chinese!
And again, as with antisemitism, there are two reasons to demand that this stops immediately. To protect Chinese-Americans, and to not distract from a president who from sheer incompetence, is personally responsible for the deaths of thousands of Americans and counting.
Of course, it is the greatest chutzpa, after adopting Andrew Yang’s main campaign slogan of Universal Basic Income to aim at Chinese-Americans. Brazen also, after being accused of being a Russian agent (no, he’s just their useful idiot), to baselessly paint his opponent as a Chinese agent. But then, that is his style. To employ the greatest chutzpa ‘innocently.’
There is no need to appeal to the morals of a man who used xenophobia and racism to win the highest office and who doesn’t stand down when his stupidity is killing thousands and the economy. Rather, others must resist, Republicans and Democrats, activists and politicians to stop this.
And be watchful when this gets stopped. An alternative attack on gays, transgenders or ‘progressive’ women can be quickly designed.
He has a great need for scapegoating because the population is bound to found out soon that not a virus is killing them but their inept president.
Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Israel had competent leaders who acted swiftly preventing a total disaster.
NB: I don’t claim that aiming at Jewish-Americans has been replaced by targeting Chinese-Americans. Jews are still under fire too, unfortunately.