It’s no coincidence the Democratic Party openly embraces socialism at the same time it embraces anti-Semites.
Vladimir Lenin was fond of saying, “Anti-Semitism is the socialism of fools.” Lenin knew a thing or two about socialism, and, pardon the expression, Rep. Ilhan Omar is no Einstein.
The fact is, her anti-Semitism is of a piece with her tin pot socialism.
Indeed, anti-Semitism and socialism were joined at birth. We know this from socialism’s most famous promoter, Karl Marx.
Karl Marx had Jewish roots but was himself an anti-Semite, an example of the type known as a self-hating Jew. He called Jews “lepers” and ridiculed a contemporary socialist as a “Jewish n—er.”
Marx wrote in his 1844 essay “On the Jewish Question”: “What is the worldly religion of the Jew? Bargaining. What is his worldly God? Money.” [Emphasis in the original.]
“We recognize in Judaism, therefore, a general anti-social element of the present time, an element which through historical development – to which in this harmful respect the Jews have zealously contributed – has been brought to its present high level.” [Emphasis added.]
Marx approvingly quotes a fellow anti-Semitic leftist: “The Jew determines the fate of the whole [Austrian] empire by his money power … [and] decides the destiny of Europe” and goes on to say avaricious Jews have not only acquired financial power, but also infected the world with their love of money. (You might say they hypnotized the world!)
Lest his readers miss the point, Marx states it, with feeling, again and again, categorically and unambiguously:
“Money is the jealous god of Israel, in face of which no other god may exist. … It has, therefore, robbed the whole world,” and “The god of the Jews has become secularized and has become the god of the world.” He even drags Jews into his lament that “politics has become the serf of financial power.” It’s all about the Benjamins, baby.
“Emancipation from huckstering and money, consequently from practical, real Judaism, would be the self-emancipation of our time,” Marx helpfully offers.
In Marx’s ideal world there will be no Jews: “Once society has succeeded in abolishing the empirical essence of Judaism – huckstering and its preconditions – the Jew will have become impossible. His religious consciousness would be dissipated like a thin haze in the real, vital air of society.” Or like smoke from the chimneys of Auschwitz.
“The social emancipation of the Jew is the emancipation of society from Judaism.” [Emphasis in original.]
Marx himself tells us that anti-Semitism was the precursor and basis of socialism: The money-worshiping Jew – Shylock – is the original avaricious capitalist who exploits the masses.
The great innovation of the grand theorist of socialism was to raise cultural anti-Semitism to a universal political theory: International capitalists dominate and exploit the world. They learned their wicked craft from Jews, if they are not Jews themselves like the Rothschilds. Overthrow the capitalists and liberate humanity.
Ilhan Omar did not need to read Marx. The vile slurs she peddles have stalked Jews long before Marx dressed them up in an intellectually respectable costume of political-economy. A recent survey found anti-Semitism is rampant among Muslims. Tellingly, the most popular anti-Semitic myth in sub-Saharan Africa – Omar’s place of birth – is “Jews are more loyal to Israel than the country they live in.”
Ilhan Omar is a garden variety anti-Semite. Those who refuse to say so are being willfully ignorant. Her type is easily recognizable.
The biggest villains in the recent spectacle are not Omar and her cheerleading squad.
It’s the Democratic leaders who have let the party of Roosevelt, Truman and Kennedy be hijacked by socialists and anti-Semites.
And it’s no accident the hijackers came on board together.