Another unspeakable horror. How painful to have to admit that mass shootings have become commonplace. So too, the politicization of them.
It seemed only a matter of time before this moral depravity would be visited upon Jews in Synagogue on a Shabbos morning celebrating a Bris. All people of good will know there are many more questions than answers: Is it the heated rhetoric? Is it too many guns? Is it not enough God? And, in this case the perennial question, “Why do so many people hate Jews?” Jew-haters believe the long history of scapegoating Jews means they must deserve it. One lie used to perpetuate another. These questions are worth a dissertation not a blog post.
Liberals have already begun to use this atrocity to do what they seem to do so well: Moralize to others to cover their own guilt. As a Jew and a conservative I can’t remain silent as they continually brand decent people as racists while they cover for and ignore the actual racists in their midst.
Tom Styer accused Kevin McCarthy of being an anti-Semite because McCarthy called out billionaires who fund liberal causes like Soros, Bloomberg and Styer himself. Styer’s father is Jewish but according to Jewish law, that means he’s not. Soros is ethnically Jewish but is a Jew-hater who funds policies and organizations that are vehemently anti-Semitic. Liberals are comfortable devining what is in other people’s heads but can’t acknowledge obvious bigotry when it comes out of their fellow Democrats’ mouths.
The Left has long perpetuated the idea that Israel is the problem in the Middle East; They hatched the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement, which is used to delegitimize Israel while excusing the atrocities of Hamas, Hezbollah and host of other terrorist groups; They supported the deceitful Iran deal, some while knowing it would accelerate Iran’s ability to get nuclear weapons; Their silence about Louis Farrakhan, Al Sharpton, Linda Sarsour and others has spoken more loudly than all the moralizing they could ever do. The cognitive dissonance of all of this never bothers them, particularly when they have a political agenda to push.
Now, they pretend to be appalled by Jew-hatred, never forgetting to accuse President Donald Trump of anti-Semitism and every form of racism and bigotry there is. Is this the same Donald Trump who was hated by this latest murderer because he’s such a friend of Israel and the Jewish People? Would that be the one with a Jewish daughter, son-in-law and Jewish grandchildren? That President Trump?
Sadly, I fear this deceit and disingenuousness will get worse before it gets better. It continues to frustrate me that the Left is still listened to at all. They have been exposed again and again as predictable propagandists.
You can bet that in the days to come, the Left will connect this Jew-hating murderer to law-abiding citizens who simply want to protect their families, secure our borders and enforce our current immigration laws. More phony bigots to cover up their real hatred.
Hold fast to first principles. Pray. Vote.