Anti-Semitism Everywhere, Say Democrats

by William Skink

How many anti-semites are there in America? According to Democrats, roughly half the country has anti-semetic potential. Does that seem like a crazy number? Maybe not.

How did I arrive at this number?

First, I looked at an apparent contributing factor to being anti-semetic, which is being a conspiracy theorist, and according to this Washington Post article, half of America believes in at least one conspiracy theory, defined in the article as “an explanation that makes reference to hidden, malevolent forces seeking to advance some nefarious aim. Not all conspiracy theories are untrue but they all contradict a commonly accepted explanation for the same phenomenon.”

Now that half of America has been established as possibly subscribing to anti-semetic conspiracy theories, it’s important to know which ones to be on the look out for. Luckily we have a local blogger prepared to do the difficult work of accusing someone of being anti-semetic, which Don Pogreba did in a post titled Republican Anti-Semite Files as Democrat in Missoula’s HD 99:

Mr. Strandberg has also expressed some troubling bigotry. It’s hard to overlook this post arguing that the United States is under the control of the Jewish Rothschild family, an attack the Anti-Defamation League calls a “classic Anti-Semitic myth.”

I kept the link intact so readers can read for themselves what is in the post. This is actually a subject I’m studying right now, so I won’t get into this alternate history stuff too much in this post, but it’s an area of inquiry I do think is important to examine.

If this alternate history stuff was the only anti-semetism to worry about, that would be bad enough, but sadly, there is more, like the anti-semites who for some anti-semitic reason don’t think Israel should militarily occupy Palestinian land and continue illegal settlements that pretty much the entire world agrees is a bad idea. Luckily we have honorable politicians like Hillary Clinton to tell these anti-semites behind the BDS movement what’s what:

Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton called the Israel boycott movement “alarming” in a speech Monday, characterizing activists as anti-Semitic and accusing them of “bullying” Jewish students on college campuses.

“Many of the young people here today are on the front lines of the battle to oppose the alarming Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement known as BDS,” said Clinton, speaking at the annual policy conference of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). “Particularly at a time when anti-Semitism is on the rise across the world, especially in Europe, we must repudiate all efforts to malign, isolate, and undermine Israel and the Jewish people.”

BDS is a global movement of activists looking to pressure Israel into ending its occupation of the West Bank and restoring the rights of Israel’s Arab-Palestinian citizens. Opponents of BDS activism on campus frequently accuse BDS activists of “bullying opponents into silence” or trying to “de-legitimize Israel.”

The occupation of the West Bank is about to turn 50 years old and the BDS movement has been successful in bringing pressure and unwanted attention to the racism and disproportionate use of violence used by Israel to oppress and control Palestinians. Unfortunately the concern over racism for too many Democrats stops when it comes to the demonstrable racism of the apartheid state of Israel.

Now I would like to direct readers to a lengthy post just put up at MT Cowgirl by anti-gun crusader Jonathan Hutson bringing attention to a tv show that will air (which Hutson was involved in) about Hate in America. There is some interesting information about the Lenio case that Hutson and local community members apparently hoped would become a felony trial. Here is Hutson’s opening:

In the wake of a controversial decision this month to drop the felony intimidation charge against David Joseph Lenio – a 29-year-old White Nationalist who tweeted threats last year to shoot up a grade school in Kalispell, Montana, and “put two in the head of a rabbi,” then retrieved a weapons cache – the Investigation Discovery channel will premier the next installment of “Hate in America,” which explores the growing movement of strong-man worshiping populists, nativists, and armed anti-government militants across the country through the lens of Montana’s Flathead Valley.

While promoting the show and his own involvement, Hutson also delves into Kevin Lenio’s family background by depicting Lenio’s dad as an influential banker:

On December 30, 2014, the day he arrived in Montana, Lenio tweeted several times that he felt so angry at being economically disadvantaged that he wanted to “shoot up” a grade school in Kalispell. This short-order cook and snowboarder who falsely claimed to be destitute and homeless but who is actually the son of influential banker Remos Joseph Lenio, who co-founded the private investment bank Tillerman & Co. of Grand Rapids, blames a Jewish conspiracy for his sense of being disinherited from his economic birthright. He bragged that, in retaliation for his supposed life of poverty, he could kill more people than the 20 school kids and six adults who died in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Connecticut in December 2012.

In that quote Lenio’s dad isn’t just mentioned by name, but a link in the original post goes to a PDF document that features Lenio’s father’s email address and phone number. Kind of creepy and a bit troubling from someone who will later depict himself as a victim:

In an opinion piece for the Flathead Beacon, a Flathead Valley newspaper owned by Maury Povitch and Connie Chung, Rabbi Francine Green Roston and I wrote: “Each of us writing this piece knows what it is to be threatened by Lenio. One of us (Francine) is one of only two Flathead Valley rabbis and has kids in the local schools. Lenio tweeted to the other of us (Jonathan) to ask where his kids go to school. Lenio crossed the line between hate speech and hate crime.”

I guess Jonathan Hutson doesn’t think bringing Lenio’s “influential banker” father into this case and spreading personal information about Lenio’s father is crossing a line.

Here are some of Hutson’s lingering questions:

Why did the justice system give David Lenio preferential treatment by releasing him into the custody of his wealthy banker dad without bail in July 2015? Why did the authorities fail to act when Lenio violated his release conditions at least 348 times in August 2015 even though 37 other Flathead County Detention Center residents had been rearrested for violating their release conditions? Why did the prosecutor and judge keep delaying the trial and finally agree to drop the felony charge of intimidation against him without any meaningful conditions? And what could be the significance of those jugs of urine in Lenio’s van? Those are topics about which I plan to write more extensively in the future.

Sure, good fodder for more writing, some of it might even turn a buck or two. With so many anti-semites in America, one could even make finding them a full time job.

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About William Skink

I'm a poet and political cynic living and writing in Montana. You can contact me here: willskink at yahoo dot com
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12 Responses to Anti-Semitism Everywhere, Say Democrats

  1. Eric says:

    Anti-Semitism ? I can’t prove it, but from day that Obama suggested Israel give back the territory it took in 1967 I’ve had the feeling that the Obama regime (Hillary included) has a chip on it’s shoulder towards Israel. If you have time – check out just this one video:

    http://www.israelvideonetwork.com/the-video-obama-didnt-want-to-get-out/

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  2. “Anti-semitism” works in the same manner as “conspiracy theory,” roughly translated to mean “do not think.” Any fool can see that Israel is a rogue state and that its treatment of Palestinians is barbaric, just as any damned fool can understand that people with power usually want to keep their activities secret from those without.

    It is not complicated. It is merely thought control.

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  3. djinn&tonic says:

    DO YOU KNOW THIS MAN?

    http://100percentfedup.com/wp-content/u … DINLAW.jpg

    He is Edward “Ed” Mezvinsky, born January 17, 1937. Then you’ll
    probably say, “Who is Ed Mezvinsky?”

    Well, he is a former Democrat congressman who represented Iowa’s 1st
    congressional district in the United States House of Representatives
    for two terms, from 1973 to 1977.

    He sat on the House Judiciary Committee that decided the fate of
    Richard Nixon.

    He was outspoken saying that Nixon was a crook and a disgrace to
    politics and the nation and should be impeached.

    He and the Clintons were friends and very politically intertwined for
    many years.

    Ed Mezvinsky had an affair with NBC News reporter Marjorie Sue
    Margolies and later married her after his wife divorced him.

    In 1993, Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky, then a freshman Democrat in
    Congress, cast the deciding vote that got President Bill Clinton’s
    controversial tax package through the House of Representatives.

    In March 2001, Mezvinsky was indicted and later pleaded guilty to 31
    of 69 counts of bank fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud.

    Ed Mezvinsky embezzled more than $10 million dollars from people via
    both a Ponzi scheme and the notorious Nigerian e-mail scams.

    He was found guilty and sentenced to 80 months in federal prison.

    After serving less than five years in federal prison, he was released
    in April 2008 and remains on federal probation.

    To this day, he still owes $9.4 million in restitution to his victims.

    About now you are saying, “So what!”

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  4. djinn&tonic says:

    Well, this is Marc and Chelsea Mezvinsky.

    http://100percentfedup.com/wp-content/u … hment.jpeg

    That’s right; Ed Mezvinsky is Chelsea Clinton’s father-in law.

    Now Marc and Chelsea are in their early thirties and purchased a 10.5
    million dollar NYC apartment (after being married in George Soros’
    mansion).

    Has anyone heard mention of any of this in any of the media?

    If this guy was Jenna or Barbara Bush’s, or better yet, Sarah Palin’s
    daughter’s father-in- law, the news would be an everyday headline and
    every detail would be reported

    over and over.

    And yet say there are no double standards in political reporting.

    And people are already talking about Hillarious as our next President!

    And then there is possibly Chelsea for president in our future!

    Chelsea Clinton earned $600,000 a year when working for NBC and now
    works for the Clinton Foundation and sits on many boards.

    The cycle never ends!

    Lying and corruption seem to make some candidates more popular.

    When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the
    government fears the people, there is liberty. ~~ Thomas Jefferson

    “ America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and
    lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” ~
    ~Abraham Lincoln

    Yes, I am indeed saying there are traitors, in our mists…

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  5. djinn&tonic says:

    ~~~DO YOU HEAR THAT GIANT S U C K I N G SOUND ? ~~~

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