The Banality of Stupidity
(Those of you who are active on social media probably are well aware of the firestorm that resulted when someone on Donald Trump's digital media team decided to use a Star of David in calling out Hillary Clinton on her corruption. Dana Schwartz, Entertainment writer for the Observer, owned by Trump's son in law Jared Kushner, wrote an open letter to her boss entitled "An Open Letter to Jared Kushner, From One of Your Jewish Employees." It's an eloquent and impassioned letter asking Kushner to call out Trump on his use of anti-Semitic imagery. Ms. Schwartz's own public thoughts on the matter have resulted in an avalanche of some of the most disgusting anti-Semitism since the second World War. This is my open letter to her, which I've passed on to her privately.)
I've read with a lot of disgust the backlash you've been receiving for criticizing Trump's obvious use of a Star of David as well as the letter you wrote to your boss Kushner. Maybe he's too craven to serious address much less criticize his father in law Trump in the interests of political expediency or party primacy or some grossly misplaced family loyalty. But you were certainly well within your rights to call him out and make him look down at his shoe tops in shame.
Just keep in mind in light of this anti-Semitic backlash several points:
1) Most anti-Semites, starting with Trump (And, make no mistake about it, He IS) are too cowardly to say they're anti-Semites just as racists bristle up and scream about being called racist. Such types prefer to call themselves pro Christian or pro White.
2) These are malcontents who are so deprived of a meaningful life they have nothing better to do than to troll hashtags or individual Twitter accounts so they can squirt sewage at people they don't know and who are a safe distance away.
3) The very fact they have to resort to intellectual gymnastics and contorting the facts so that a Star of David isn't a Star of David at all but a Sheriff's star or a generic one.
4) Either they're feigning support of Trump or, even more horrifyingly, actually support him. Such types who latch on to any excuse to let loose their inner Nazi in the safe environs of the internet are bottom-feeders.
These people all have one thing in common besides being bottom-feeding, right wing scum: They're all cowards either sorely lacking if not outright bereft of any genitalia either figuratively or literally. Meaning, unless they're in a room of small-handed like-minded Ja Vol types, they would piss their pants if they ever had to directly confront someone of your religion. These are probably the same people who quasi-religiously read the Protocols of the Elders of Zion without being concerned in the least that it was a hoax that began in the early days of the USSR.
The very fact they disgustingly use Holocaust imagery without having the slightest insight as to what it actually feels like to be a hunted and persecuted people shows not only are they cruel and stupid, they are craven by venting their anti-Semitism anonymously or semi-anonymously and display a sadistic streak.
And Trump bellowing like a baboon from his shit-smeared Twitter perch about the media being wrong again shows a stunning disconnect and showcases once again his megalomaniacal world view that insists everything relates somehow to him, as if the world was playing a game of One Degree of Separation with him. In other words, HE'S the victim in all this.
And the question, of course, isn't whether Donald Trump is an anti-Semite or not. The very fact he's willing to get into bed with these WW II-era holdovers in his cynical quest for votes makes him as bad as one even if he isn't an anti-Semite. He covertly courts the white power movement then badly feigns ignorance when called on getting so much support from ultra right wing types that are essentially a sloppy, fragmented mess in the wake of George Lincoln Rockwell's American Nazi party after his assassination in 1967. "Who's David Dukes? What's the KKK? I'll have to check on that."
Your boss Jared Kushner is a piece of shit, plain and simple. The very fact he had to issue that press release in wake of Trump using that Star of David shows that not all is well in Trump World. I honestly do hope you did not write your open letter to him with the expectation that he will support you after the veritable deluge of anti-Semitism to which you've been subjected by genitalia-challenged right wing nut bags. Think about that Breitbart reporter who was roughed up by Trump's right hand man Corey Lewandowski. Breitbart's editorial staff actually took the campaign's side and threw their own reporter under the wheels of the bus when she raised a hue and a cry.
And knowing right wingers and corporate types as I do, he will ignore your letter while slowly burning in private over the embarrassment you have rightly caused him. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if your viral open letter didn't meet with some degree of comeuppance. I hope it does not but I fear it will.
But know this: That many of us have your back. Know that we're all very aware to a man and a woman that these trolls are already on the wrong side of history (Nuremberg proved that), that the only thing sustaining their hateful existence is the delusion that Trump actually shares their views.
I'll be posting this on my blog as an open letter but I wanted to reach out to you directly to let you know my thoughts on this matter.