The decade's most triggering comedy
On Sunday, an elderly Jewish man attending a pro-Israel rally in Thousand Oaks, California, was killed after being allegedly hit in the head with a megaphone wielded by a pro-Hamas protester.
Normally, such an event might spur a nationwide conversation about anti-Semitism and the costs of radical rhetoric. After all, according to the White House, a national conversation regarding “Islamophobia” has been made necessary by the murder of a 6-year-old Palestinian Arab child in Illinois.
There has been no such conversation about any “climate of hate.”
That’s for one reason and one reason only: the people doing the hating versus the people who are hated.
Those doing the hating are fans of Hamas, both radical Muslims and fellow travelers on the Left. Those being hated are Jews. And, as everyone of sophisticated moral bent knows, Muslims — being disproportionately brown and disproportionately poor and the majority in dozens of materially underperforming countries globally — are victims. And Jews — being highly-educated and high-earning and the majority in precisely one, materially successful state, Israel — are victimizers.
That’s the math. Brown or poor equals oppressed. White or successful equals oppressor. And being a member of the oppressed means you are a victim, no matter how evil you are.
That is precisely why Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, a raging Jew-hater, is now being treated as a victim in the legacy media. Tlaib is a sitting congresswoman, which means that by any standard, she is successful.
But she is also brown and hates the West, which means she is a member of the oppressed class.
And this means that she can spout blood libels; she still maintains Israel bombed a hospital in Gaza, despite all evidence to the contrary. It means she can call for the utter destruction of the state of Israel, pushing the slogan “from the river to the sea” — and the genocide that inevitably entails. It means she can blame Israel for Hamas’ attack on Israeli civilians, while claiming moral equivalence between a group who burns babies alive and a group who attempts to avoid civilian casualties. It means she can spend her career hobnobbing with open terror supporters. It means that she can claim, falsely, that Israel is engaged in “genocide” and threaten President Biden over that false claim.
And then, when called on her lies and her Jew-hatred, she can shed crocodile tears.
That’s precisely what happened yesterday when a resolution sponsored by Rep. Rich McCormick (R-GA) called for her censure. McCormick’s resolution censured Tlaib for “promoting false narratives regarding the October 7, 2023, Hamas attack on Israel and for calling for the destruction of the state of Israel.”
This resolution, according to Tlaib and her allies, is oppression.
She is the victim.
Tlaib is a cry-bully. To be more specific, she’s a cry-Hamasnik. She supports the most egregious atrocities known to man, but hides behind her religion to claim immunity, and then weeps about her supposed victimhood. She cried when she spoke to Congress; she claimed on X (Twitter) that she was being silenced, writing, “I am the only Palestinian American serving in Congress, and my perspective is needed here now more than ever. I will not be silenced and I will not let anyone distort my words. I’m from Detroit, where I learned to speak truth to power, even if my voice shakes.”
That’s an odd take, given that pretty much every major member of the Democratic Party rushed to her defense. Hakeem Jeffries, Democratic Minority Leader, blamed “Extreme MAGA pushback” for blowback against the terrorist-supporting Tlaib.
Rep. Debbie Dingell of Michigan tried to claim that “from the river to the sea” is actually just open to interpretation, like a piece of abstract poetry — a piece of genocidal abstract poetry, but abstract poetry nonetheless.
Tlaib’s anti-Semitic fellow Hamas squad members joined in on the fun and games, claiming victimhood on Tlaib’s behalf. Fellow Jew-hater Ilhan Omar screamed about the unfairness supposedly suffered by the disreputable Tlaib. Cori Bush, the BLM congresswoman from Missouri, joined the club too, ranting in typically unhinged fashion about the horrors of supposed “Islamophobia” against Tlaib.
Tlaib’s tactic is Hamas’ tactic writ small. Hamas started this conflict by murdering 1,400 Jews, including babies, children, women, and men. They still have 240 people kept in bondage in Gaza as their hostages. They openly brag about hiding rockets and terrorists beneath civilian centers. They are so open about it that even CNN anchors like Jake Tapper notice.
But when Israel inevitably kills civilians in the process of targeting terrorists, Hamas sheds the falsest of tears.
And the world falls for it.
Because the oppressor/oppressed narrative is all-consuming, all-powerful.
This narrative outweighs decency. And it outweighs truth.
So, there will be no conversations about “tone” or “hate speech” or the obvious Jew-hatred evident on the streets of America’s major cities — at least not with regard to Tlaib. There will be serious-minded conversations about how the evil MAGA movement is spreading “Islamophobia.”
And stepping out of line will not be tolerated.
That, presumably, is why after Senator Elizabeth Warren issued a tweet decrying anti-Semitism, she was forced to rush out another tweet decrying “Islamophobia.” That is why the media are so studiously avoiding any language that might blame the killing of a Jewish man in Los Angeles on Hamasniks who allegedly slam elderly men in the head with bullhorns.
The headline from the New York Times read: “Jewish Man Dies After Altercation at Dueling Protests in California.”
The headline from ABC News read: “Elderly Jewish man dies after confrontation with pro-Palestinian protesters in Westlake Village.”
The BBC News’ headline read: “Jewish man dies after dispute at duelling Israel-Palestinian protests.”
The narrative must be protected at all costs. The victimizers are the victims. The oppressors are the oppressed.
And as we all know, the victims and the oppressed must be excused for all of their myriad evils.