For the last two years, the Democratic Party has tried to deflect attention from its failed policies by demagoguing “Wall Street greed.” It shouldn’t be a big surprise that from “Wall Street greed” to anti-Semitism is a very small step. Sure enough, the ADL’s annual survey finds a significant increase in anti-Semitism:
The ADL survey found that 15 percent of Americans – nearly 35 million adults – hold deeply anti-Semitic views. That’s up three percent from 2009.
Assuming those numbers are reliable, I don’t know what the change could be attributed to other than the Democrats’ political opportunism. This is the clincher:
19-percent answered “probably true” to the statement “Jews have too much control/influence on Wall Street,” an increase from 14-percent in 2009.
We have seen precisely this anti-Semitism, over and over again, in the Occupy movement, which is itself the spawn of the Democratic Party’s anti-financial industry campaign. No doubt some Jews will vote for Democratic candidates in 2012, but I can’t for the life of me understand why.
UPDATE: In a related story, a Tennessee man named Glendon Swift has been arrested for threatening to kill House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and rape female members of his family. Swift’s voicemail messages included anti-Semitic slurs. As Pamela Geller notes, Cantor has been in the Democrats’ crosshairs and has been a special target of the Occupy Wall Street movement:
Eric Cantor has been a focus of verbal attacks from Democrats and the Obama administration, and has been singled out to be demonized as part of 2012 campaign strategy:
* NY Times: Eric Cantor Is the Democrats’ New Bogeyman
* Democratic Daily: Eric Cantor Becomes New Target For American Dream TV Spot
* Rabbi Schmuley: The Demonization of Eric Cantor
Cantor also is a target of Occupy Wall Street:
Glenn Greenwald even accused Cantor of dual loyalty, or should I say, loyalty to Israel first.
We don’t yet know anything about Glendon Swift, but it seems reasonable to assume that his crazed hostility toward Eric Cantor was driven by Democratic Party and left-wing propaganda. Until the Democrats decided to make him a target, Cantor was not a widely-known figure to the general public.
One is tempted to ask the Democrats to tone down their demagoguery, but it would be pointless: given the abject failure of their policies, they have nothing to offer but demonization.