When liberals can’t answer their opponents’ arguments, we can always depend on them to play the race card. I guess this is why most liberals just aren’t playing with a full deck.
On MSNBC, the panel of “experts” was discussing Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s $12 million gun control ad campaign that will be running ads in 13 states. They wondered whether or not Bloomberg was really the right spokesman for gun control and whether or not he’d be able to convince senators in swing states to vote for more gun control legislation. Maybe someone else needs to spearhead the gun control movement, they mused, to get guns off the streets once and for all. One of the experts on the panel Mike Barnacle chimed in:
“Who, though? Mike Bloomberg, mayor of New York City. I mean, there’s a level of anti-Semitism in this thing directed toward Bloomberg. … It’s out there.”
Al Sharpton agreed: “No doubt about it…. If he was not a big city Jewish man, I think it would be different.”
If you disagree with Barack Obama, it’s because he’s black, isn’t it? And if you dare criticize Mayor Michael Bloomberg for his gun control propaganda or nannyism, it’s because you’re an anti-Semite.
When they mock and ridicule us for being white, racist, paranoid conspiracy theorists, is it just because we’re white, and they’re racist against us? Absolutely not. They can’t be racist against white people, especially since whites were endowed with “white privilege.” So any ridicule we have to endure, well, we had it coming. It’s our own fault.
But why is the Reverend Al Sharpton using the anti-Semitism card? I’m sure he hopes people don’t know about or remember the Crown Heights riot.
Crown Heights is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York that has a majority black population but a large minority Orthodox Jewish population. In 1991, riots erupted when a Guyanese immigrant couple’s child was struck and killed by one of the cars in Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson’s motorcade. A volunteer Jewish ambulance came to the scene after the driver had been pulled out and beaten by blacks who saw the accident as racially-motivated. The ambulance took the beaten driver to the hospital. Shortly thereafter, police and a city ambulance came to take the child to the county hospital. The child died not long after he arrived.
Riots broke out for the next few days. Because the blacks believed the accident was racially motivated, they chanted anti-Jew slogans such as “Death to the Jews” and holding signs that read “Hitler did not do the job!” They even murdered an Australian Jewish man.
The Reverend Al Sharpton was there, marching with about 400 other protesters, while some shouted “Whose streets? Our streets!” and “No justice, no peace!” with scattered obscenities.
By the end of the 3-day riot, 152 police officers and 38 civilians had been injured; 27 vehicles had been destroyed; 7 stores had been looted; and a total of 225 burglaries and robberies had been committed.
Was it anti-Semitic of Sharpton to play such a role in these riots that left so many Jews injured and one Jew stabbed to death? And he and this other MSNBC guest are saying that people who merely disagree with Mayor Bloomberg are the real anti-Semites?