ON YOUTUBE: These American Nazi demonstrators this past Friday night are chanting "Jews will not replace us." This is what the Pres of the U.S., Donald Trump, found morally equivalent to the demonstrators who came to oppose them.
The President of the U.S. finds moral equivalence between those who oppose Nazis and White Supremacists and the Nazis and White Supremacists themselves.
Nazis and White Supremacists symbolize a long history of terror, murdering Jews and African Americans in cold blood under the protection of government. These demonstrators brought long guns to intimidate their opposition. Their political legacy is intimidation and control through violence. They seek to overthrow American democracy and impose an all-White, Christian nation on America.
President Trump is likely neither a White Supremacist nor a Nazi. I don't care. He coddles and encourages both, giving them and their hatred access to the governmental authority of the U.S., the very country their ideology seeks to destroy. The President of the U.S. harbors and gives comfort to the enemies of the U.S. This, when taken further, is treason.
Where are Jews in this debate? Where are the Trump Republicans who defend him because they believe his policies will defend Israel? Do they actually support a President who can only bring himself to condemn American Nazis when the speech is written on a teleprompter? How far have American Jews fallen when supporting those who seek to murder Jews is considered good politics because it's helpful to the Jewish State? How blind to bald indecency do Jews have to be to side with a man so devoid of decency that he cannot distinguish between Nazis and their opponents? Under any other circumstances, would these very people not be calling for his head on a platter, decrying his anti-Semitism, denouncing his position and calling for his removal?
Have portions of American Jewry become so morally blind that they cannot see that siding with Nazis, whatever the other sympathies of the person, makes that person an enemy not only to Jews, but to Western Civilization itself?
David Gergen, on CNN Tuesday night, called Donald Trump a danger to our nation. David Gergen, who worked for Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton, called the sitting President of the U.S. a danger to the nation.
All Jews, left and right, Haredi and Reform, observant and assimilated must now understand that Donald Trump will not protect Jews here in the U.S. or in Israel. He is not our friend, and will betray us to our worst enemy to protect himself and his presidency. We know that is true, because that is precisely what Donald Trump did by refusing to condemn immediately, unequivocally and without hesitation the horror of Nazis marching in Charlottesville, Va., shouting, "The Jews will not replace us."