The “Anti-Semitism” Smear, by Michelle Malkin
Whatever you require to learn about the fair-weather “friends” of the First Change can be discovered by analyzing the phonies left wing and right who toss careless charges of “anti-Semitism” to stigmatize and silence their political opponents.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican politician, viciously used this unpleasant strategy recently versus the totally free speech platform, Gab.com, and its 4 million users. Flanked by 2 GOP state lawmakers sponsoring a costs to support a state-supported Holocaust and genocide commission, he stated, “Anti-Semitic platforms like Gab have no place in Texas and certainly do not represent Texas values.”
Anti-Semitic platforms do not represent Texas worths.
— Gov. Greg Abbott (@GovAbbott) March 11, 2021
This is the exact same governmental candidate who simply 2 weeks earlier had actually introduced a Lone Star state war on Huge Tech censorship. In an extensively covered press occasion, Abbott called Silicon Valley’s deplatforming of conservatives “un-American, un-Texan, and unacceptable.”
SIMPLY IN – Gov. Abbott (R-TX) states Big Tech’s censorship of conservative perspectives is un-American, undesirable, and will be “against the law” in the state of Texas quite quickly.pic.twitter.com/etKJj1GLGt
— Disclose.tv 🚨 (@disclosetv) March 5, 2021
That statement followed an earlier pronouncement signed by Gov. Abbott to safeguard totally free speech on college schools:
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) June 10, 2019
Abbott’s whiplash-inducing pivot “makes no sense,” Jewish online activist and Gab user Amy Mek of the RAIR Structure informed me. Mek and her household were doxxed by left-wing operatives for her outspoken criticism of Islamic sharia law and terrorism. Pestered by the Southern Hardship Law Center and Huffington Post, and suspended by Twitter for her serene political speech, she discovered an inviting neighborhood at Gab. “I support this Christian-run business,” stated Mek. And I “thank them for creating a free-speech platform.”
I am deeply dissatisfied in Gov. Abbott
I am happy to be on Gab & I am Jewish. I support this Christian-run companies & thank them for developing a free-speech platform
It is stunning to me how so-called conservatives are assisting the antisemitic left damage & silence each people
— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) March 11, 2021
Jewish reporter and “most banned woman in the world” Laura Loomer voiced comparable assistance: “As a free speech platform, the fact that Gab allows for even the most offensive speech to exist on its platform is a testament to its commitment to being a true free speech platform.”
So, why did Abbott demonize this “digital Noah’s Ark” (as devout Christian creator Andrew Torba explains it) for censored conservatives and dissidents — specifically when every liberal Huge Tech platform has prohibited the previous president of the United States?
Initially, follow the cash. Torba keeps in mind that while Abbott trashes Silicon Valley for clicks and cable television hits, he’s strongly enticing state-of-the-art business (and future project donors) like Tesla, Oracle and Hewlett Packard to relocate to Texas.
Then, there’s the pander aspect: Independent reporter and legal representative Glenn Greenwald reported that Abbott was “the prime cheerleader for a bill in Texas — ultimately ruled unconstitutional — to ban the state from hiring anyone who refuses to pledge support for Israel (by promising not to privately boycott them). He’s an enemy of free speech.”
Greg Abbott was likewise the prime cheerleader for a costs in Texas — eventually ruled unconstitutional — to prohibit the state from working with anybody who declines to promise assistance for Israel (by assuring not to independently boycott them). He’s an opponent of totally free speech:https://t.co/bLfsQbL99B https://t.co/BWkdYF99AO
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) March 11, 2021
The Israeli federal government has actually lobbied guvs and state legislatures throughout America to embrace these anti-boycott, anti-free speech laws. That’s not “America First.”
Lastly, there’s the power play. The Texas Republican Politician Celebration itself has actually a validated Gab account and backs the platform. The state celebration is led by Abbott’s primary political competitor and immensely populist celebration chairman, Allen West. What much better method to reduce the effects of a possible main obstacle than to detonate the nuclear “anti-Semitism” bomb?
As Nick Fuentes, AFPAC organizer and “America First” host, put it: “Gab vs. Abbott is the ultimate ‘America First’ litmus test.” He’s now prohibited from practically 30 platforms, consisting of YouTube, DLive and Clubhouse, over the really exact same trumped-up charges of “anti-Semitism” wielded versus Gab and Torba. Recently, the simple reference of his name as a hashtag was prohibited on TikTok and Instagram: “I am being systematically erased from the digital world and with me goes the possibility of meaningful dissent against the political establishment in America.”
Gab vs Abbott is the supreme America First base test.
— Nicholas J. Fuentes (@NickJFuentes) March 11, 2021
We’re all in this together. When I precisely called liberal billionaire George Soros a “globalist,” the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League Jonathan Greenblatt railed that I was utilizing “a term that right-wing extremists and white supremacists use as a codeword for ‘Jew.’”
When I called a number of Soros-subsidized, tax-exempt not-for-profit “charities” flooding our nation with unlawful immigrant bad guys and inexpensive labor while on my “Open Borders, Inc.” book trip, Media Matters of America (itself a Soros-backed hate maker) implicated me of releasing a “common anti-Semitic trope.”
When I recorded the large reach and power the United Nations needs to dispose numerous countless refugees throughout America’s heartland, Media Matters shrieked in a heading that I pressed an “anti-Semitic conspiracy theory that motivated Tree of Life synagogue shooter.”
When I defended smart and respectful boys on college schools who challenged Pivotal moment U.S.A. speakers about their defense of open borders, permit free gifts, genuine foreign help to Israel and the battle of the USS Liberty, I was knocked by facility conservatives as crazy, fame-seeking, money-grubbing, white supremacist-flirting, “Holocaust Denial”-promoting, and, naturally, “anti-Semitic.”
All 4 of these sentences are either incorrect or defamatory or both. https://t.co/53h91zg9H2
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) November 15, 2019
Is SJW Smear Recycling Conservative Now? Many lies and mistakes, @monacharenEPPC . Initially, my speech @realDonaldTrump tweeted was from the Western Conservative Top last summertime. https://t.co/w2iTPJmhJS #CorrectTheError https://t.co/MzmHT9yKLL
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) Might 20, 2020
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) Might 20, 2020
My Jewish spouse got a big chuckle out of all of that. And it goes on. When I spoke at the very first American First Political Action Conference in 2015 and explained how “anti-Semitism” had actually ended up being a “useless, meaningless term and everybody knows it,” the Jewish News Distribute collected all the screeching shills’ needs to “shun” and “disavow” me under the heading:
“Conservatives rebuke Malkin for questioning what is ‘anti-Semitic.’”
Questioning, naming and debating are not acts of “anti-Semitism.” They are acts of honest journalism and patriotism. The smear machine can and will be defeated by a united front of dissidents who preach and practice Gab’s slogan — “Speak Freely” — without worry or apology.
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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.