It’s No Mystery , It’s Still the Tom Hagen Math (and Business)

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It's No Mystery , It's Still the Tom Hagen Math (and Business)

Tom Hagen: Right now we have the unions and we have the gam­bling and those are the best things to have. But nar­cotics is a thing of the future. If we don’t get a piece of that action we risk every­thing we have. Not now, but ten years from now.

The God­fa­ther 1972

I’ve been see­ing a lot of arti­cles on the sud­den dis­cov­ery that the Democ­rats don’t seem to care too much for Jews

Omar, a Mus­lim Somali-​American elected last week to replace out­go­ing Rep. Keith Elli­son (D., Minn.) in the House, fought accu­sa­tions that she held anti-​Israel views dur­ing her cam­paign. As part of that effort, she told a group of Jew­ish vot­ers in the state that she opposed the eco­nomic boy­cott of Israel, call­ing it “coun­ter­ac­tive” and “not help­ful in get­ting that two-​state solution.”

But Omar’s tune has changed since win­ning the elec­tion. In an inter­view pub­lished Sun­day by Mus­lim­Girl, Omar said she “sup­ports the BDS movement.”

“Ilhan believes in and sup­ports the BDS move­ment, and has fought to make sure people’s right to sup­port it isn’t crim­i­nal­ized,” her cam­paign told Mus­lim­Girl, which said Omar had been crit­i­cized for com­ing out against BDS. Omar’s cam­paign also pointed Mus­lim­Girl to her vote against an anti-​BDS bill in Minnesota’s state leg­is­la­ture and her argu­ment that boy­cott move­ments were suc­cess­ful in South Africa.

Some say it’s the Social­ism and comes straight from Marx:

Louis Far­rakhan in his ‘Jews are ter­mites’ mode? Nope. That’s old Karl him­self in his clas­sic anti-​Semitic effu­sion of 1843, ‘On the Jew­ish Question.’

It’s worth keep­ing Marx’s views in mind as you pon­der the rise of fig­ures like Ilhan Omar, the young and comely Somali refugee who just took Keith Ellison’s House seat in Min­nesota. Like many new Democ­rats, Omar was nur­tured by the far-​left Democratic-​Farmer-​Labor Party. ‘Israel has hyp­no­tized the world,’ Omar said on Twit­ter, ‘may Allah awaken the peo­ple and help them see the evil doings of Israel.’

Then there is the man she replaced, Keith Elli­son, now the Attor­ney General-​elect of Min­nesota. ‘We can’t allow another coun­try to treat us like we’re their ATM,’ Elli­son said of Israel. ‘That coun­try has mobi­lized its Dias­pora in Amer­ica to do its bid­ding in America.’

And let’s not for­get the Demo­c­rat ‘It Girl’ her­self, Alexan­dria Ocasio-​Cortez, who has gone back and forth on the ques­tion of whether Israel has a right to exist at all but has been as never-​varying as Dewar’s Scotch in refer­ring to Israel’s ‘occu­pa­tion’ of Palestine.

And in fair­ness a few have been sound­ing the alarm for a while

Min­nesota Rep-​elect Ilhan Omar presents as a case study in the way the Democ­rats hate now. I have pur­sued the case study for Power Line read­ers in numer­ous posts as well as for Weekly Stan­dard read­ers in “The anti-​Israel seat” and City Jour­nal read­ers in “A ques­tion for Democ­rats.” I wrote all the most promi­nent Min­nesota Democ­rats I could think of for their com­ment on the Omar case. To a man and woman, they all rested on their right to remain silent.

David Harsanyi took up Omar’s case this week in the New York Post col­umn “Here’s the anti-​Semitism the media doesn’t want to men­tion.” Cit­ing Power Line, he has now fol­lowed up his New York Post col­umn with the Fed­er­al­ist col­umn “Ilhan Omar’s Elec­tion Shows Democ­rats Aren’t Inter­ested In Con­fronting Anti-​Semitism.” Indeed, from Omar’s case we may infer that Democ­rats are becom­ing pur­vey­ors of anti-​Semitism.

But even as anti-​Trump Nazis con­tinue to cause grief it worth remind­ing every­one that all of this is entirely pre­dictable, Why? Sim­ple Math:

Right now the left has the Gays and the Trans­gen­ders and the Hol­ly­wood elites & media in which they are over­rep­re­sented and they fig­ure that’s the best things to have, but in Amer­ica Islam is a thing of the future. In 20 years the chil­dren of Mus­lims now being raised on the tenets of Sharia law in Amer­ica will be old enough to vote and Democ­rats going to make sure they get those votes when the time come, not now but 1020 years from now.

The math is still the math and as Islam becomes a growth indus­try for the left Amer­i­can Jews who are now ask­ing for clar­i­fi­ca­tion from folks like Omar sound a lot like a phe­nom I’ve seen before:

if there is one thing that human beings have an incred­i­ble capac­ity for, it’s self delu­sion and for a very long time there will be plenty of Jew­ish democ­rats who remain in denial even as their chil­dren attend­ing elite col­leges find them­selves treated as sec­ond class cit­i­zens if ever and when­ever they try to acknowl­edge and cel­e­brate their Jew­ish iden­tity and hide it due to fear. It’s very much like some elderly faith­ful Catholics who some­how haven’t got­ten through their heads that this is not the demo­c­rat party of JFK or Tip O’Neill anymore.

The Democ­rats will leave Amer­i­can non-​religious jews (or “Plop Jews” as comic Evan Sayet calls them) behind as they con­tinue to court the Mus­lim vote, how­ever said Jews I sus­pect will be in denial and will accept ” expla­na­tions” and “clar­i­fi­ca­tions” that will keep the dol­lars flow­ing right up until the point where Democ­rats decide that even their funds aren’t needed any­more and when they find them­selves iso­lated and rejected with only the GOP as a safe haven, they’ll some­how blame Trump.

Ironic final thought: In one respect this is exactly how a rep­re­sen­ta­tive repub­lic is sup­posed to work, when a par­tic­u­lar group gains in power or pop­u­la­tion their views, even ones beyond the pale tend to get respect as the par­ties vie for their vote. Now if we still had a coun­try where both par­ties signed onto the same Judeo-​Christian cul­ture the price of accep­tance would be reject­ing views that dehu­man­ize Jews in gen­eral and Israel in par­tic­u­lar, but as the left has largely aban­doned that cul­ture, an effort led by many of the same lib­er­als who now won­der why their party sud­denly finds them expend­able, the fruits of the poi­son tree of their Marx­ian labors are slow­ing becom­ing ripe.

Tom Hagen: Right now we have the unions and we have the gambling and those are the best things to have. But narcotics is a thing of the future. If we don’t get a piece of that action we risk everything we have. Not now, but ten years from now.

The Godfather 1972

I’ve been seeing a lot of articles on the sudden discovery that the Democrats don’t seem to care too much for Jews

Omar, a Muslim Somali-American elected last week to replace outgoing Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.) in the House, fought accusations that she held anti-Israel views during her campaign. As part of that effort, she told a group of Jewish voters in the state that she opposed the economic boycott of Israel, calling it “counteractive” and “not helpful in getting that two-state solution.”

But Omar’s tune has changed since winning the election. In an interview published Sunday by MuslimGirl, Omar said she “supports the BDS movement.”

“Ilhan believes in and supports the BDS movement, and has fought to make sure people’s right to support it isn’t criminalized,” her campaign told MuslimGirl, which said Omar had been criticized for coming out against BDS. Omar’s campaign also pointed MuslimGirl to her vote against an anti-BDS bill in Minnesota’s state legislature and her argument that boycott movements were successful in South Africa.

Some say it’s the Socialism and comes straight from Marx:

Louis Farrakhan in his ‘Jews are termites’ mode? Nope. That’s old Karl himself in his classic anti-Semitic effusion of 1843, ‘On the Jewish Question.’

It’s worth keeping Marx’s views in mind as you ponder the rise of figures like Ilhan Omar, the young and comely Somali refugee who just took Keith Ellison’s House seat in Minnesota. Like many new Democrats, Omar was nurtured by the far-left Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. ‘Israel has hypnotized the world,’ Omar said on Twitter, ‘may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.’

Then there is the man she replaced, Keith Ellison, now the Attorney General-elect of Minnesota. ‘We can’t allow another country to treat us like we’re their ATM,’ Ellison said of Israel. ‘That country has mobilized its Diaspora in America to do its bidding in America.’

And let’s not forget the Democrat ‘It Girl’ herself, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has gone back and forth on the question of whether Israel has a right to exist at all but has been as never-varying as Dewar’s Scotch in referring to Israel’s ‘occupation’ of Palestine.

And in fairness a few have been sounding the alarm for a while

Minnesota Rep-elect Ilhan Omar presents as a case study in the way the Democrats hate now. I have pursued the case study for Power Line readers in numerous posts as well as for Weekly Standard readers in “The anti-Israel seat” and City Journal readers in “A question for Democrats.” I wrote all the most prominent Minnesota Democrats I could think of for their comment on the Omar case. To a man and woman, they all rested on their right to remain silent.

David Harsanyi took up Omar’s case this week in the New York Post column “Here’s the anti-Semitism the media doesn’t want to mention.” Citing Power Line, he has now followed up his New York Post column with the Federalist column “Ilhan Omar’s Election Shows Democrats Aren’t Interested In Confronting Anti-Semitism.” Indeed, from Omar’s case we may infer that Democrats are becoming purveyors of anti-Semitism.

But even as anti-Trump Nazis continue to cause grief it worth reminding everyone that all of this is entirely predictable, Why?  Simple Math:

Right now the left has the Gays and the Transgenders and the Hollywood elites & media in which they are overrepresented and they figure that’s the best things to have, but in America Islam is a thing of the future.  In 20 years the children of Muslims now being raised on the tenets of Sharia law in America will be old enough to vote and Democrats going to make sure they get those votes when the time come, not now but 10-20 years from now.

The math is still the math and as Islam becomes a growth industry for the left American Jews who are now asking for clarification from folks like Omar sound a lot like a phenom I’ve seen before:

  if there is one thing that human beings have an incredible capacity for, it’s self delusion and for a very long time there will be plenty of Jewish democrats who remain in denial even as their children attending elite colleges find themselves treated as second class citizens if ever and whenever they try to acknowledge and celebrate their Jewish identity and hide it due to fear.  It’s very much like some elderly faithful Catholics who somehow haven’t gotten through their heads that this is not the democrat party of JFK or Tip O’Neill anymore.

The Democrats will leave American non-religious jews (or “Plop Jews” as comic Evan Sayet calls them) behind as they continue to court the Muslim  vote, however said Jews I suspect will be in denial and will accept ” explanations” and “clarifications” that will keep the dollars flowing right up until the point where Democrats decide that even their funds aren’t needed anymore and when they find themselves isolated and rejected with only the GOP as a safe haven, they’ll somehow blame Trump.

Ironic final thought:  In one respect this is exactly how a representative republic is supposed to work, when a particular group gains in power or population their views, even ones beyond the pale tend to get respect as the parties vie for their vote.  Now if we still had a country where both parties signed onto the same Judeo-Christian culture the price of acceptance would be rejecting views that dehumanize Jews in general and Israel in particular, but as the left has largely abandoned that culture, an effort led by many of the same liberals who now wonder why their party suddenly finds them expendable,  the fruits of the poison tree of their Marxian labors are slowing becoming ripe.