Ted Nugent Invited to the White House

Washed-up wacko rocker Ted Nugent visited the White House Wednesday, April 19 alongside Sarah Palin and Kid Rock. The tour of the house was then followed by an intimate dinner with the President. Nugent, having once been investigated by the secret service for posting threatening and hate filled messages about former President Obama on social media, was welcomed the White House with open arms despite his consistent racism and anti-Semitism. Nugent has a long history of ranting on twitter about whatever bigoted statements are running around his head. He has posted complaints about the Jews taking away his guns, as well as having continuously attacked Obama and Hilary Clinton, making himself look like a cyber-bullying high-school aged conspiracy theorist hate monger. His online propaganda has hit both twitter and Facebook, so intensely that he was visited by secret service agents to investigate the threats he made against the former leader of the free world. Ted Nugent has a right to say and post whatever he wants, despite ruining his reputation to anyone with common sense. The NRA member’s status flipped drastically in the span of a year: at one time regarded by our government as a potential security threat, and at another an honored guest of our current President. As stated, Nugent can say and do what he wants, but under no circumstances should such a man ever be welcomed to spend time and dine with the President of the United States in his home. Trump inviting Nugent speaks volumes to his morals and what kinds of company he likes to keep. Although, Trump and his cabinet do have a...

Biker hands out anti-Semitic cartoons

On April 16th, 2017 the New York Post says that there was a biker who was handing out antisemitic cartoons around the area of Orthodox Williamsburg. These messages consisted of swastikas and anti-Semitic cartoons from the back of his hog. A citizen of Williamsburg was quoted  saying “It’s painful to see that during Passover. It’s always painful,” said Williamsburg native Moses Moskowitz, 25, who didn’t see the incident firsthand. “It brings back memories from my parents and grandparents who saw those things during WWII.” The flyers contained the Nazi symbol alongside racist cartoons and captions describing Jews as “born nation-wreckers” who are perpetuating the “Holocaust myth.” They also had a drawing that was “Qvickly! Qvickly! Ve must keep ze lid on! Ze truth is gedding out!” one man wearing a Star of David is shown saying. This man has not been caught and the NYPD classified this as a hate crime and are looking further into it. Agreeing with what people in the article said, i do not get how people just wake up and say i am going to go out in public and spread all of this hate around my community. I am unsure of whether this event was inspired by the holiday of Passover, or if it was a random act, but i hope the NYPD does not just push this to the side, but take action to catch this guy, and prosecute him. I also wonder how serious the charges would be or if it would be more of a slap on the wrist. http://nypost.com/2017/04/16/biker-hands-out-anti-semitic-cartoons/ Prendergast, Daniel, Shari Logan, and Ruth Brown. “Biker Hands out Anti-Semitic Cartoons.” New York Post. N.p.,...

Lawmakers, Samantha Power call on Trump to fill anti-Semitism envoy post

April 14, 2017 the Jewish Telegraph Agency states that two Democratic congressmen and Samantha Power, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, asked President Donald Trump to fill a State Department position tasked with fighting anti-Semitism worldwide. Powers states ““It is deeply concerning that President Trump reportedly has no plans to name a special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism, particForman and his predecessors contributed to State Department reports on human rights and religious discrimination. They also worked through other government bodies to ensure that Jewish communities globally were protected from violence and helped Jewish refugees escape danger.” It makes me feel as is Trump doesn’t care what goes on in the minority groups communities.   “Lawmakers, Samantha Power Call on Trump to Fill Anti-Semitism Envoy Post.” Jewish Telegraphic Agency. N.p., 14 Apr. 2017. Web. 14 Apr. 2017. Lawmakers, Samantha Power call on Trump to fill anti-Semitism envoy...

Spicer Deemed Ignorant, Not Anti-Semitic

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer recently commented on the Syrian missile strike by using the Holocaust as an example of how much more intense the conditions are within Syria. Spicer said “Even Hitler didn’t use chemical weapons”, which is utterly false, considering the mass number of Jews who were murdered in gas chambers during WWII. In an article posted by Israel National News at 12:56 on Friday, April 13 2017 written by Arutz Sheva claims that Spicer’s comments were less anti-Semitic, and simply more ignorant. The author of the article goes on to say that Spicer has apologized for his comments, and the author is willing to give him a pass and forgive his mistakes. Not only has the author of the article forgiven Spicer’s comments, but also Israeli journalists and even Holocaust survivor Noah Klieger. Klieger was quoted as saying that Spicer’s comments simply reflect a shocking ignorance that haunts the White House currently, and not anti-Semitism. Sean Spicer made an error of talking about something in public about which he had improper previous information. Some people wish to condemn Spicer for his comments and supposed diminishing of Hitler’s actions, but others are ultimately willing to overlook his comments and regard him from now on as an ignorant man, devoid of simple information that most high school students enrolled in a history course would know. The actions from Klieger and Israeli journalists shows the integrity of groups of Jewish people who are mature enough to overlook the ignorance of the White House Press Secretary. Hopefully, Spicer decides to educate himself on global history before he makes himself look foolish...

Anti-Jewish and Anti-Christian Sentiments Found in Marvel Comic

On April 10th, both The New York Post  reported on the Anti-Christian and Anti-Jewish sentiments that were uncovered in a Marvel comic titled “X-Men Gold #1.”Ardian Syaf is the name of the artist responsible for the images released last Wednesday (4/5). The hidden messages in the comic have been interpreted as antisemitic on social media throughout the comic book world. Some of the messages stemmed from the election of Jakarta, Indonesia’s first non-Muslim governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama. There is supposedly also a reference from the Quranthat condemns Jews and Christians as Muslim allies. Marvel plans to take “disciplinary action” but it was publicly stated that “these implied references do not reflect the views of the writer, editors or anyone else at Marvel and are in direct opposition of the inclusiveness of Marvel Comics and what the X-Men have stood for since their creation. This artwork will be removed from subsequent printings, digital versions, and trade paperbacks and disciplinary action is being taken.” This situation involves the concept of free speech and the the ability for comic authors to insert their political or religious messages in their personal works, whether hidden or in the open. While the Marvel brand has a responsibility to it s readers to convey messages that are cohesive with its traditional comics, one must whether the author of this controversial work was. While we can condemn him for expressing hateful messages, it is unclear if the printing of this comic will have an impact on readers other than those searching for hidden messages. The New York Post...

“Steve Bannon Reportedly Calls Jared Kushner a Globalist”

This week, the article I found regarding antisemitism was published by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency and covers antisemitic remarks made within the Trump administration. The story describes comments that were reportedly made by Steve Bannon, a Chief Strategist for President Donald Trump. Supposedly, Bannon made unfavorable comments aimed at Jared Kushner, Trump’s Senior Advisor and son-in-law who is Jewish. It is reported that one incident included Bannon calling Kushner a “globalist.” While this may seem like a mellow insult, especially for the Trump administration, the Jewish Telegraph Agency article guesses that the comments won’t rest easy amongst those concerned with antisemitism. The term “globalist” isn’t itself inherently antisemitic, but the context in which Bannon used the term against Kushner has antisemitic undertones. The article explains that Steve Bannon, who has a history of antisemitic rhetoric, often uses this term as an insult to juxtapose the more nationalist views and policies of the Trump administration. Ben Sales, the author of the article, seems to believe that Bannon used this term to insinuate that Kushner was more concerned with global economic and social success rather than prioritizing the success of the United States. The notion that people of Jewish faith are often acting with ulterior motives in efforts undermine their countries or at least prioritize the success of themselves is an antisemitic sentiment that has existed for centuries. The article even connects the comments made to “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” an antisemitic piece of Russian propaganda published in the nineteenth century. Given Bannon’s history, I believe this comment would qualify as antisemitic or at least extremely inconsiderate. Stephen...