David Duke on Mona Charen

In researching my post on CPAC, I note the following from David Duke in regards to Mona Charen’s comments at CPAC.  Weirdly, he notes she is Jewish.

 

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Comments

  1. Facebones says:

    It’s not weird if you’re a racist! If she’s Jewish, then she isn’t a REAL CONSERVATIVE! Ergo, real conservatives can ignore anything she says.

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  2. Moosebreath says:

    What Facebones said. They no longer see the need for dog whistles. They can be flat out racist, and no one cares.

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  3. Just for the record, my “weirdly” was utterly sarcastic (and, indeed, the point of the post is as they two comments have already described).

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  4. al-Ameda says:

    I see only one benefit (at least I think it’s a benefit) to the election of Trump – it brought a lot of ugly, slimey and greaseball characters out from under their rocks and into the open.

    We no longer have to wonder who they are and where they are – they’re right in front of us, in the sunlight. I have to think there’s some good that can come of that.

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  5. Kylopod says:

    The weird thing about this is that Trump is so far governing as a hardcore Israel hardliner. Bibi absolutely loves the guy. That should tell you everything.

    It goes back to a very revealing HuffPost article from 2016, titled “Trump’s Neo-Nazi And Jewish Backers Are Both Convinced He’s Secretly On Their Side.”

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  6. Just 'nutha ig'nint cracker says:

    @Kylopod: I see your point, but I’m not all that sure that Neo-Nazi’s see a problem with Jews in Israel. Jews in the US are the problem and as such, support for Bibi-esque One Statism is consistent to the extent that it gives a reason to try to drive out Jews to “go where they belong.” There may not be any inconsistency at all. Additionally, how philosophically different are Zionism and White Supremacy?

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  7. Kylopod says:

    @Just ‘nutha ig’nint cracker:

    I see your point, but I’m not all that sure that Neo-Nazi’s see a problem with Jews in Israel. Jews in the US are the problem and as such, support for Bibi-esque One Statism is consistent to the extent that it gives a reason to try to drive out Jews to “go where they belong.”

    Then you must not be very familiar with modern neo-Nazis, who are, among other things, virulently anti-Israel. For example, a few years ago Duke published a video titled “Israeli Genocide in Gaza.” That’s completely typical of neo-Nazi rhetoric.

    What Israel represents to them isn’t “Jews in Israel” (which isn’t likely to happen anytime soon), it represents Jews wielding power.

    Additionally, how philosophically different are Zionism and White Supremacy?

    They have about as much in common with each other as the NAACP has with the NAAWP.

    Are you f’ing serious?

  8. Just 'nutha ig'nint cracker says:

    @Kylopod: Thank you for the clarifications. I will readily admit that the nuances of distinguishing among nationalistic movements is not a task I invest a lot of time on.

    No, I’m frequently not “f’ing serious,” but it would not have occurred to me to associate, say Bibi Netanyahu with Julian Bond, but I have no trouble at all associating Netanyahu with David Duke. I’m sorry that I got those associations backwards. Please accept my apologies.

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  9. Kylopod says:

    @Just ‘nutha ig’nint cracker:

    I will readily admit that the nuances of distinguishing among nationalistic movements is not a task I invest a lot of time on.

    Well, here’s a good starting point: there’s a pretty big gulf between nationalism for a majority group (such as whites) who already control numerous countries, and for an oppressed, stateless minority (such as Jews prior to the creation of the State of Israel). If that’s too “nuanced” for your taste, I can’t help you.

    No, I’m frequently not “f’ing serious,” but it would not have occurred to me to associate, say Bibi Netanyahu with Julian Bond, but I have no trouble at all associating Netanyahu with David Duke.

    And you could make the same argument about Donald Trump. Does that mean the idea behind America is philosophically no different than White Supremacy? You’re equating Zionism with the current leadership of the State of Israel–two very different things.

  10. mattb says:

    @Kylopod:

    You’re equating Zionism with the current leadership of the State of Israel–two very different things.

    I think it’s also fair to say that there are (have been) multiple strains of Zionism (the wikipedia page identifies at least 6).

    And as with other movements its had it’s had some violent radicals who serve as easy scapegoats (along with works of anti-semetic fiction like the Protocols) and strawmen.

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  11. wr says:

    @Kylopod: “Well, here’s a good starting point: there’s a pretty big gulf between nationalism for a majority group (such as whites) who already control numerous countries, and for an oppressed, stateless minority (such as Jews prior to the creation of the State of Israel).”

    Sure, but now in Israel the government is all about nationalism for a majority group while opposing an oppressed, stateless minority. This is the tragedy of Israel — it is following the logic of its founding based on oppression to turn itself into an apartheid state.

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  12. Mike Schilling says:

    I am shocked, shocked that anti-semitism is taking place in David Duke’s Twitter feed!

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