The hatred of the Democrat National Convention

“The only fundamental element of the Democratic campaign is hatred and there is no watering down this glaring fact.” [Arthur G. Ogden, PhD]

Background is provided by Jim Bratten in his “Politics of Hate” of May 7, 2018. He explains how Democrat lawyers had waged war on President Trump and anyone close to him, describing it as “law fare”. Bogus indictments and law suits were leveled at Republican officials and party individuals, who were harassed and intimidated resulting in financial ruin.

Breaking into Paul Manafort’s residence before fall, hand cuffing his wife in her nightgown and the skewering of Adm. Ronald Jackson, Trump’s doctor, are typical examples of the subject behavior. This is undoubtedly possible because of Israel’s dysfunctional democracy.

The ongoing infamous case against Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn immediately comes to mind. He was “forced to succumb to FBI intimidation” even though a House Intelligence Committee report revealed that James Comey and McCabe informed lawmakers that FBI agent’s who interviewed Flynn did not find any evidence of deception. Disgustingly, Flynn was obliged to sell his home to raise money for his defense. Beyond this, when the FBI threatened his son, he capitulated to perjury.

Since virtually the centerpiece of every spokesperson at the Convention with Trump being the respondent, one has to wonder how they all arrived at the same destination. Allison Abrams, LCSW-R, author of “The Psychology of Hate- Why do we hate?” affords us the opportunity to categorize a few of the key components:

[1] Fear of “the other”. One reason we hate is because we fear things that they are different from us. This heralds the relationship between Obama and Trump. There is no dilution here when one recalls Obama’s infamous Cairo speech, where he essentially addressed a Muslim audience. He harped on:
[a] elimination of violence extremism.
[b] bringing closure to the Arab/Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
[c] remove all American troops from Iraq.
[d] resolved to confront nations engaging in nuclear weapon developments.
[e] remove American troops from Afghanistan, subject to its safety.

After his 8 year tenure, he failed to satisfy any of these objectives. While he made a point of saying that he is a Christian, it became obvious from his language that his Muslim roots influenced his very being.

Given Trump’s measurable successes, it is readily understandable why Obama displays baseless hatred towards Trump.

[2] Fear of ourselves – the things people hate about others are the things they fear within themselves. Consider Bernie Sanders and his confusion over identity. Does spending a few months on an extremely left wing Kibbutz and having parents who escaped the Holocaust make you Jewish? Is marrying a gentile woman one of the 10 Jewish Commandments? According to the media, he seems to prefer to be regarded as a “Non-Jewish Jew”, a term which dates back to Marxism. There is nothing Jewish about Bernie Sanders except his vestigial accent. As astutely noted by Daniel Greenfield, “He makes common cause with anti-Semites, because Jews don’t matter to him, only the agenda of the left does.” He is a left wing radical who is uncomfortable with any mention of his Jewish background, because he does not care for Jews other than those who are like him.

[3] Lack of self compassion. The antidote to hate is compassion, for others as well as ourselves. Anti-Semitism can hardly be regarded a form of compassion. As early as May 14, 2007, the famed Dr. Thomas Sowell, addressed “The Anger of the Left”. At the outset, while recognizing that both people on the political left and political right have a certain set of opinions, as do others, the opinions of those on the left are accompanied by “hostility and even hatred.”

“If it is hard to find a principle behind what angers the Left, it is not equally hard to find an attitude. It seems to be the threat to their egos that they hate. And nothing is more of a threat to their desire to run other people’s lives than the free market and its defenders.”

Today, we can observe this in “The Squad”, Representatives Alexandria Ocasia-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib,¬†Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley, known for their progressive views. Indeed, as regards the latter, they can match Bernie Sanders. Surprisingly, the NY Times published a primer by the well known Muslim Ayaan Hirsi Ali entitled, “Raised on Hatred” on Jan. 17, 2013. This Op-Ed together with her more recent, “Anti-Semitism is hard to unlearn, but it’s possible – even for Ilhan Omar” is highly relevant and informative.

Ali, as a child grew up in a Muslim family in Somalia, as did Omar. She constantly heard her mother, other relatives and neighbors “wish for the death of Jews”, who were considered their darkest enemy. Muslim tutors in mosques even set aside extra time to pray for the destruction of Jews. All over the Middle East, hatred for Jews and Zionists can be found in textbooks for children as young as three, including illustrations of Jews with monster-like qualities.

According to the JTA of May 12, 2019, Rashida Tlaib says her Palestinian ancestors made “a safe haven” for Jews after the Holocaust. This, of course, was disputed by Israeli historian Benny Morris who informed Ha’aretz that the Arabs of British Mandatory Palestine “did nothing to alleviate the suffering of the Jews at Nazi hands.” In fact, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, opposed all immigration of Jews into Palestine, and during WW2 campaigned against the transfer of Jewish refugees to Palestine. He even urged Hitler to prevent the establishment of a Jewish homeland.

And what of Islam’s long history of terrorism and savagery following the Holocaust. To enlighten Tlaib, a minuscule number of events:

[a] The Wall Street Journal:”Daniel Pearl and the Normalization of Evil” [February 3, 2009]. Pearl was beheaded by Islamic savages. A thought from his bereaved father;” Those around the world who mourned for Danny in 2002 genuinely hoped that Danny’s murder would be a turning point in the history of man’s inhumanity to man, and that the targeting of innocents to transmit political messages would quickly become like slavery and human sacrifice, an embarrassing relic of a bygone era.”
[b] Sbarro restaurant Jerusalem suicide bombing, also referred to as a massacre, was orchestrated by a Palestinian female, Ahlam Tamimi who now lives in Jordan. King Abdulla has refused to extradite her. Fifteen of the victims died, eight of them being children. Three of the adults were Americans, 15 year old Malki Roth, 31 year old Judith Greenbaum and the third Chana Nachenberg, is still hospitalized in a permanent vegetative state.
[c] Coastal Road massacre in 1978; 38 Israelis were killed, including 13 children and 71 wounded.
[d] In a brutal 1979 raid, Sammy Kuntar helped kidnap an Israeli family from Nahariya, then smashed the head of a 4 year old Israeli girl, Einat Haran with his rifle butt killing her. Three other Israelis including her father, Danny Haran, were killed in the attack. Kuntar was 16 at that time, a member of the Palestine liberation Front. He spent 29 years in an Israeli prison before being traded to Hezbollah in a 2008 exchange for the bodies of IDF soldiers Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser.
[e] On 9 September, 2003 a Palestinian suicide terrorist exploded a bomb at Cafe Hillel in the German district of Jerusalem. Among those killed in the attack were Dr. David Applebaum, head of the emergency room at Shaare Zedek Medical Center and his daughter Nava, who was due to be married the day after the attack. Five other individuals were killed and 50 injured.
[f] The Kfar Darom 1995 suicide bus attacked was carrying civilians and soldiers to an Israeli settlement in the Gaza Strip. Seven Israeli soldiers and one American young woman, Alisa Flatow were killed.

No doubt, Rashida Tlaib would attempt to justify this deficiency in humanity to Israel having stolen land, or “occupation” or “settlements”. Has she ever investigated the legality of these issues or simply relied on her lifelong prejudices. “So-called Palestinians have no history in Israel – except as terrorists”, would no doubt appear extremely offensive and “racist” to her. It is the title of a paper written by Richard Mather, which includes facts that cannot be challenged.

He references a 1714 book by Hadriani Relandi, a mapmaker from Utrecht entitled, “Palestina ex monumentis veteribus illustrata” which records Relandi’s trip to Eretz Israel in 1695-96. He found that not a single settlement in Eretz Israel had a name that was of Arabic origin The names were derived from Hebrew, Roman and Greek languages. Yet a further discovery of consequence was the absence of a sizeable Muslim population. Instead he noted that most of the inhabitants were Jews, along with some Christians and a few Bedouins.

Brooklyn Professor E. Katz has published extensively on the given subject, concluding likewise. He asks, “What is the Arab historical connection with Palestine? What is the source of their claims?” The answer – the Arabs’ homeland is not Palestine, but Arabia, the south-western peninsula of Asia. When in the 7th century, with the birth of the new Islamic religion, the Arabs emerged from the desert with an eye to conquest, they succeeded in establishing an empire that within a century, extended over 3 continents, from the Atlantic Ocean to the border of China. Early in their phenomenal progress, they conquered Palestine from the Byzantines.

“The invaders from the desert,” writes Professor K. Hitti, the foremost modern Arab historian, “brought with them no tradition of learning, no heritage of culture to the lands they conquered—-, they sat as pupils at the feet of the peoples they subdued.” The Arabs did, however, play a significant and specific role in one aspect of Palestine’s life: They contributed effectively to its devastation.

There was never a “Palestinian Arab” nation. In 12 hundred years of association, they built only a single town, Ramleh, established as the local sub provincial capital in the 8th century. So much for some of the outlandish statements made by Obama to a select audience in Cairo.

Mather’s summary point is little understood or applied. “Until it is acknowledged by the UN and other bodies that the Jewish people and not the Arabs are the indigenous inhabitants of Eretz Israel, it is going to be difficult to break the impasse of anti-Jewish prejudice that is the real obstacle to peace.”

Yet another key item seldom stressed is that “We Never Left: The Jews’ Continuous Presence in the Land of Israel” as emphasized in a paper by Lee S. Bender and Jerome R.Verlin, published in the Algemeiner of September 11, 2016.

As to the Trotskyite Bernie Sanders, “The Squad” and the Democrat majority’s desires for the US to become a socialist country, one has to wonder if they really understand the consequences. The Heritage Foundation has provided us with an outstanding guide both for supporters and abstainers of socialism. Authored by Lee Edwards PhD under the title, “THESE are the most telling failures of socialism”, it addresses in particular the “nearly 0ne-half of millennial receptive to living under socialism and regard capitalism as a captive of greed.”

Some key points:
* Socialism has never succeeded anywhere, including the Marxism-Leninism of the Soviet Union, the National Socialism of Nazi Germany, the Maoism of Communist China, the Chavez-Maduro socialism of Venezuela. It has never come close anywhere to Marx’s ideal of a classless society. Karl Marx can be shown to be wrong about nearly everything he predicted.
* The socialist state established by Lenin tried for seven decades to create an entirely new human being – Soviet Man. In December 1991, Mikhail Gorbachev gave up trying and dissolved the world’s most spectacular failure in human engineering.
* Socialism depends not upon the will of the people, but on the dictatorship of the Party to remain in power.

Townhall on July 12, 2020 published an extract of an interview of a Cuban Immigrant by President Trump, authored by Beth Baumann, titled, “WATCH: Cuban Immigrant Warns About the Deadly “Pill” Americans are about to Swallow.”

Cuban Immigrant Maximo Alvarez, President of Sunshine Gasoline issued a stark warning to Americans about the risk of being destroyed by the Left. He has witnessed the same tactics being used to those he experienced in Communist Cuba, when he was 11-years old.

A few of his comments:
*Fidel Castro abolished the police, the military and even took over the Catholic church. Alvarez’s father saw a parallel between Castro and his home country, Spain.
* Alvarez remembered Castro’s promises “—-and how 99% of the people swallowed the pill—-It took many years later, after I read somebody named Saul Alinsky, that I realized that all those people were nothing but useful idiots.”
* “I remember all the promises that we hear today about free education and free health care and free land.” [Alvarez]
* Alvarez, the businessman, explained that the Left uses fancy terms and promises to try and indoctrinate others. It’s the same tactics he saw in Cuba. “Do whatever you have to, to protect the American Dream.”

For an in-depth study on socialism, Lee Edwards PhD’s “Three Nations that tried socialism and rejected it” is extremely detailed. It is a credit to the Heritage Foundation, one which no Leftist could challenge. It was extracted from the history of Israel, India and the United Kingdom. Edwards concludes with “Socialism has failed in every country in which it has been tried.”

For those who are still inclined to support the convictions of Leftists, yet another essay can be suggested; Anthony B.Kim and Julia Howe’s “Why Democratic Socialists Can’t Legitimately Claim Sweden or Demark as Success Stories.”

About the Author
Alex Rose was born in South Africa in 1935 and lived there until departing for the US in 1977 where he spent 26 years. He is an engineering consultant. For 18 years he was employed by Westinghouse until age 60 whereupon he became self-employed. He was also formerly on the Executive of Americans for a Safe Israel and a founding member of CAMERA, New York (Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America and today one of the largest media monitoring organizations concerned with accuracy and balanced reporting on Israel). In 2003 he and his wife made Aliyah to Israel and presently reside in Ashkelon.
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