In the UK, it is hard to miss that Jeremy Corbyn and his Labour Party have a serious problem with anti-semitism. He and the Corbynistas are that blatant at times about their Jew-hate plus the UK has a politically diverse print news media, remarkably so. Yes, there are UK newspapers willing to do actual journalism on the sins of the Left.
The US “news” media lacks such political diversity. That is one reason it is easy to miss that Democrats also have a problem with anti-semitism. For example, I bet most of you good readers, though unusually well informed, did not know that Bernie Sanders has added to his campaign as a surrogate the notorious anti-semite Linda Sarsour. But now you do.
Now, yes, Sanders is technically an independent Socialist, but that’s pretty much the same as a Democrat nowadays, and he is again running for President as a Democrat. I should also say that not all Leftists and Democrats are okay with anti-semitism. To their credit, some left the Women’s March due to anti-semitism from Sarsour and others.
But the Democrat Party is still the Party of Linda Sarsour, Ilhan Omar and their ilk.
And, not so by the way, I still have heard just about nothing about the Democrat’s anti-semitism problem from the woke church crowd, from the AND Campaign, from the Anglican Multi-Ethnic Network (AMEN), etc.
The AND Campaign tells us, “Christians can hold both parties accountable.” But when it comes to Democrat Anti-Semitism, AND and most other woke churchers are not among said Christians.
NOTE: AMEN has a new director now, the Rev. Canon Lawrence McElrath. May his leadership be more balanced and edifying than Esau McCaulley’s was.