Less than a year ago, two of New York’s prominent ( and I use that term loosely) Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Mayor Bill DeBlasio we’re candidates for the Democratic nomination for United States President. The rest of the country knew very quickly what New Yorkers still can’t figure out— nobody wants their leadership. They were two of the first to drop out of the race, with little donation money and combined, less than five percent polling for support.
On Sunday, January 5, in New York City, reports claim about 25,000 people marched in lower Manhattan across the Brooklyn Bridge in a gathering called “No Hate, No Fear.”
It was advertised as a response to bring communities together and stand for ending hate crimes.
The lineup of invited attendees included Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, Congresspeople Nadler, Engel, Meeks, Meng, Jeffries, Maloney, Rose and lots of state and local leaders and supported by groups like the American Federation of Teachers, the NAACP, NOW, and progressive Jewish organizations like Bend The Arc and Jewish Voices For Peace. Bernie Sander’s Jewish Liaison, a J-Street Co-Founder and Omar and Tlaib defender, Joel Rubin all participated.
These are the very same elected Democrat elected officials that boycotted Netanyahu’s Speech in Congress, voted for the Iran Nuclear Deal, support the most vocal activists of BDS, support a two-state solution, refuse to recognize Judea and Samaria, refused to attend the opening of the Embassy In Jerusalem and refuse to recognize that President Obama interfered in both Israeli and American elections were welcomed, but my friend, the highest ranking Jewish Republican-who hails from New York, Congressman Lee Zeldin, wasn’t invited, but guess who was:
If this rally was a response to Jewish hate crimes, why wouldn’t the event have the words Jewish or anti-Semitic in its title?
Guess where www.nohatenofear.org redirects to...
Let me save you the trouble..
Too many coincidences, I doubt it.
Legislation and Voter Registration Are The Ways To Win The War on Anti-Semitism, Not A Walk Over A Bridge And Some Songs
“On March 27, 1933, Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish leaders, prominent politicians, and organized labor officials gave passionate speeches in front of a packed crowd at Madison Square Garden in New York City. During his address, Rabbi Wise pleaded for an immediate end to both the physical attacks and the discriminatory measures against German Jews. Similar anti-Nazi protests took place in more than 65 locations across the United States in the spring of 1933.
“What is happening in Germany today may happen tomorrow in any other land on earth unless it is challenged and rebuked. . . . We must speak out.” —Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, March 1933”
I found this from a website called Americans and The Holocaust, shared from United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s exhibit.
It didn’t work in 1933 and it won’t work in 2020.
I already attended two rallies this week where Democrat elected officials and political strategists addressed Russian interference in elections, white supremacists and tweets were part of speeches.
I heard about the Brooklyn initiative announced last week to stop black on Jewish violence. Breaking Bread, Building Bonds is a new initiative from Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. There will be one hundred dinners across the city, with ten everyday people each from all various ethnicities, identities, and faiths. A particular emphasis will be placed on engaging young people in participating in these dinners, but most notably will involve New Yorkers who are not typical thought leaders or are otherwise significantly engaged in civic life.
Adams, dying to be New York’s next mayor, is seeking sponsors. Don’t we give out enough free lunches in our schools that teach a false and bias history?
I have had enough!!!
Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Shortly after the completion of the stage program, The New York Post published that Mayor de Blasio intervened in the prosecution of an accused anti-Semitic attacker — leading to her lock-up in a psych ward — because she was generating negative publicity for his administration.
One of the Jewish attendees posted on Facebook that he was attacked on a subway going home. A man saw him with his yarmulke and started yelling F*** The Jews. He reached for his cell phone to record it and she threatened to punch him. Police were called.
Rallies and protests don’t work. I wrote about it here last October.
Unless there is a bi-partisan action plan with serious punishments supported by Democrats, Religious Figures and Public Figures, all this is just another way spend money and waste time.