Posts Tagged ‘Rep. Rashida Tlaib’

What Are We Becoming? *Open Thread*

May 25, 2021

Every morning when I start reading the news from a variety of different sources, I am just stunned at some of the headlines that are popping up. Often, I simply cannot believe I am living in the United States of America.

For instance, let’s take this story, one which just blew my mind. It’s also one I have not seen mentioned anywhere else. It’s from Townhall. Check this out:

Capitol Police Launch Investigation After Congresswoman Nearly Run Over While Praying Outside Abortion ClinicRep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) was praying outside of the Whole Woman’s Health of South Bend last Saturday when a Dodge Challenger nearly ran her and another person over, though the driver stopped short on the brakes just before doing so.

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The congresswoman’s office released a statement on Saturday:

“On Saturday, May 15th, I joined a group of pro-life Hoosiers in prayer while they gathered peacefully near a South Bend abortion clinic. As I was leaving, a vehicle traveling quickly down Lincoln Way West swerved toward the group and came to an abrupt stop just a few feet away from me. Given the recent increase in threats against members of Congress, the U.S. Capitol Police are investigating this incident.

“I stand with my fellow pro-life Hoosiers who work to defend the most vulnerable among us, the unborn. They will not be silenced or intimidated by threats or acts of violence from radical activists. As Americans, we can debate and disagree on fundamental issues, but it is absolutely unacceptable to endanger the lives of others.”

This isn’t the first time pro-life activists have been targeted at this location. REAL News Michiana has reported on previous incidents, including to do with Michael Case, a clinic escort who is soon getting out of his Dodge Challenger to curse out pro-life activists outside of the facility. He is seen getting concerningly close, without a mask, not long after COVID had been declared a pandemic. […](Click here to read the rest.)

Good Lord!! The article continues to highlight other incidences of people being attacked for being pro-Life. What the hell does THAT say about who we are as a nation? As a culture?! Wow.

Meanwhile, all across the country, radical Leftists and Palestinians are raging against Israel and Jews, attacking Jews in major cities across the country, especially in Democrat-run cities. The levels of anti-Semitism are beyond imaging, especially in this country. From Legal Insurrection:

Attacks on Jews as part of “pro-Palestinian” activism have soared since Hamas sparked an 11-day fight by firing rockets at Israeli cities, while hiding among civilians themselves to ensure there would be civilian Palestinian casualties in the retaliation. An important factor in bringing the Middle East conflict to the streets of Los Angeles, New York, and elsewhere, is the “Deadly Exchange” campaign, seeking to blame American Jews and Israelis for alleged U.S. domestic police violence against minorities. While Deadly Exhange, created by the anti-Zionist Jewish Voice for Peace, has existed for years, it became an important talking point for anti-Israel activists since the Gaza fighting erupted.

The conflict provided a new opportunity for ‘intersectional’ anti-Israel agitators to portray Israel as the common denominator in oppressions all over the world, including racism in the United States. This rhetoric was engaged in not only by street thugs, but also by several members of Congress.

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Most recently (last Friday, May 14th), we reported on a speech by freshman Congresswoman Cori Bush (D-MO)—one of the newest members of the ‘Squad’-led congressional anti-Israel caucus—in which she echoed previous efforts to racialize the Israeli-Arab/Islamist conflict by inventing parallels between Palestinian Arabs and American Blacks.

In a speech yesterday on the House floor, Bush lashed out at Israel, summing it up in this tweet echoing “intersectionality” rhetoric that has been a staple of anti-Israel activism for years:

The fight for Black lives and the fight for Palestinian liberation are interconnected. We oppose our money going to fund militarized policing, occupation, and systems of violent oppression and trauma. We are anti-war. We are anti-occupation. And we are anti-apartheid. Period. 

Rep. Bush was not the only one, oh, no. You can probably guess who the other “useful idiots” are who went after Israel and made blatantly anti-Semitic statements, yet somehow are still in Congress and not being sanctioned at all. As Legal Insurrection highlights, the usual suspects make their appearance, like Rep. Rashida Tlaib:

Arguably the most vocal and virulent of the congressional anti-Israel caucus, Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) never misses an opportunity to recite her favorite tenets of intersectional orthodoxy. For instance, in 2019, we documented her half-baked keynote address at the annual American Muslims for Palestine conference:

I would remember the history here in this country…still, the oppression of our black brothers and sisters. Every time I saw the different color license plates, the dehumanization at the checkpoints, everything. So interconnected…So when you think about the border, you gotta understand how interconnected it is with the oppression, of what’s happening in Falastine, the oppression that’s happening to our people. When I see…like, the police going after, killing innocent people, innocent, treating African American brothers and sisters like they’re disposable, I think of Filastine and what happens to our brothers and sisters in the occupation.

Last week, standing alongside an enthusiastic Representative André Carson,  Tlaib recycled this meme for the benefit of a Washington, D.C. “Free Palestine” rally. […] (Click here to read the rest.)

These Congressional anti-Semites are proud and loud, speaking out against the ONLY democratic nation in the ENTIRE Middle East, defending and supporting a TERRORIST organization in Hamas.

Branco sums this latest “intersectionality” pushed by Congresscritters like Tlaib, et. al, perfectly:

Yep. That.

For a long time, the Left has painted with an extraordinarily large brush the Right as  being the anti-Semites in this country. It is NOT people on the Right who are committing these acts of violence and demonstrating against Israel and Jews. It is the Left. Ben Domenech of The Federalist has something to say about that:

“One of the things that came out of the corporate media’s coverage of the last four years of former President Donald Trump was this false depiction that the right was in some way dominated by antisemitism… and that the left basically was innocent as the driven snow,” Domenech said, as cases of antisemitism spike in the wake the worst Palestinian-Israeli conflict erupting this month in decades. “I think that that really took them away from paying attention to a rise in antisemitism on the left that has been apparent to anybody who was looking at what politicians were saying in the last several years.”

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“This is a situation that I think is getting out of control, it seems to me the president ought to be speaking to it, and yet, we really haven’t heard a condemnation from him,” Domenech said. “Why is it so hard for Joe Biden to criticize some of the extreme elements within his own party, who represent so much of a threat to Jewish Americans today?” (Click here to read the rest.)

Biden and Harris finally made statements condemning the anti-Semitic attacks on Monday (5/24/21).

What are we Americans becoming?!

I have surgery today and won’t get to comments after this morning but please share your thoughts anyway!

This is an Open Thread.