The sheer freshness of that face is mind-blowing.
A video has resurfaced of the Democratic Socialists of America implementing the anti-Semitic BDS movement into their platform, followed by them chanting “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.” You may remember the controversy around this topic when CNN commentator Marc Lemont Hill used the phrase in a speech condemning Israel before the U.N. (because the U.N. obviously didn’t already have enough of that represented I guess).
He urged grassroots, local, and international action to “Give us what justice requires — and that is a free Palestine from the river to the sea.”
The phrase “from the river to the sea” has been a rallying cry for Hamas and other terrorist groups seeking the elimination of Israel, as a Palestinian state stretching from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea would mean that Israel would be wiped off the map.
Hill’s remarks are the latest example of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic statements.
Hill was eventually fired from CNN over the remarks but escaped further repercussions as a professor at Temple University.
The new de facto leader of the Democratic party, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is a registered member of the DSA party seen chanting in the video and you’d think it’d be a big deal that she directly identifies with a group of people calling for the extermination of Israel, and by virtue of that, its millions of Jewish inhabitants.
(Clip is 11 seconds)
AOC is a registered member of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)
In 2017, after implementing anti-Semitic BDS campaigns in their platform, DSA chanted: "From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free"
This is calling for the elimination of Israelpic.twitter.com/2krBoMgPBm
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 8, 2019
They seem sane, don’t they?
Imagine for a moment if this were a Republican who voluntarily joined a group that shouts murderous, anti-Semitic propaganda derived from terrorist groups. Would that Republican be questioned on it? Would they be asked to renounce their support? Would it make for two straight days of cable news freakouts on CNN and MSNBC? “Of course,” is the answer to all those questions. We’ve seen entire news cycles based on a Republican simply speaking in the same hotel where there might have been a white supremacist using the bathroom at the same time.
As it stands, I’d expect not a single media outlet to even ask AOC about this though because the rules are (D)ifferent. It’s no coincidence that antisemitism is tied directly into the DSA movement and we’ve seen that spill out among the “fresh faces” of the Democratic party over and over. This is all beginning to form a dangerous proposition, whether our betters in the media realize it or not.
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