SURREAL! ADL Appoints Itself “Enforcer” Against Critics of McMaster … Who Is Anti-Israel!
Fans of hockey are familiar with the term “enforcer,” which refers to the unofficial role of a player, usually a defenseman, who responds to aggressive play against a teammate by an opposing player by fighting with or checking that opposing player. Through the years, famous enforcers have included Dave Schultz, Marty McSorley, Bob Probert, Dave “Tiger” Williams and, more recently, John Scott.
Major League Baseball teams often have their own version of an “enforcer,” in the sense of the teammate you want to have your back a couple times a year when your team inevitably gets in a “rhubarb.” Examples on top teams have been outfielder Kevin Mitchell of the 1986 World Champion New York Mets and third baseman Dave Hollins on the 1993 National Leaue Champion Philadelphia Phillies.
Which brings us to the ADL. Its former-Barack Obama-operative CEO, “Jocksniffin'”Jonathan Greenblatt, really wants people to know how big a sports-lovin’ regular dude he is. In a Twitter video he made (which has as of now received only five retweets in over a month!) fecklessly encouraging people to make “What is YOUR idea to #CreateAHateFreeWorld?” videos (Deep State Much?!), he made a point to “keep it real” by wearing a Boston Red Sox baseball cap. Whatever, bro…
So without attempting to delve deeply into the psychological issues going on there, it’s not a stretch to speculate that Greenblatt fancies himself an “enforcer.”
And Greenblatt and his ADL apparently took it upon themselves to be the “muscle” expending largesse on protecting oh-so-bullied National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster.
Yesterday, the ADL released a statement under the heading “Cyberhate” titled “Anti-Semitism Used in Attack Against National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster.” The statement was released with considerably more alacrity and enthusiasm than the ADL’s tepid effort when an Israeli family was slaughtered by an Arab Muslim terrorist during their sabbath dinner two weeks ago.
Included in the ADL statement was this passage:
Prominent alt lite blogger and radio host Mike Cernovich is spearheading an alt right and alt lite crusade against U.S. National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster, including using social media to attack General McMaster and creating a website seemingly designed to spread negative information and disinformation about the Trump administration official. Cernovich allegedly even commissioned a blatantly anti-Semitic cartoon to use as part of his campaign against McMaster.
These attacks on McMaster appear to be a reaction to recent housecleaning within the National Security Committee by McMaster of officials originally appointed by McMaster’s predecessor, the ousted Michael Flynn, who had been a favorite of the alt right and alt lite. One of those fired, Rich Higgins, the NSC’s director for strategic planning, had recently authored a controversial memo claiming there was a “Maoist insurgency” of Islamists and globalists who were trying to thwart Donald Trump and destroy the United States.
Particularly triggering to the ADL is a cartoon by Ben Garrison, which is shown here in original and cropped (at least according to the ADL; Garrison’s website shows the original) versions:
The ADL’s protectiveness toward McMaster, who is not Jewish, is curious, especially given his deep hostility toward the State of Israel.
As reported here earlier today, according to top Israeli journalist Caroline Glick:
After firing a number of ‘America First’ orientated officials, reports have surfaced that the motive behind firing Rich Higgins, Derek Harvey, and Ezra Cohen-Watnick may run deeper than just removing out Trump allies. A new report reveals Israelis believe McMaster may have purged the officials because they were also pro-Israel.
The Israel angle on McMaster’s purge of Trump loyalists from the National Security Council is that all of these people are pro-Israel and oppose the Iran nuclear deal, positions that Trump holds.
McMaster in contrast is deeply hostile to Israel and to Trump. According to senior officials aware of his behavior, he constantly refers to Israel as the occupying power and insists falsely and constantly that a country named Palestine existed where Israel is located until 1948 when it was destroyed by the Jews.
Many of you will remember that a few days before Trump’s visit to Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu … and his advisers were blindsided when the Americans suddenly told them that no Israeli official was allowed to accompany Trump to the Western Wall.
What hasn’t been reported is that it was McMaster who pressured Trump to agree not to let Netanyahu accompany him to the Western Wall. At the time, I and other reporters were led to believe that this was the decision of rogue anti-Israel officers at the US consulate in Jerusalem. But it wasn’t. It was McMaster.
The ADL’s statement also includes the following sentence: “In addition to creating the McMaster Leaks website, Cernovich has tweeted and retweeted a variety of anti-McMaster messages and images.” Oddly, the tweet the statement shows immediately afterward, presumably as “evidence” against Cernovich, does not indicate any connection to Cernovich, even though it would have been simple to show an actual comment or retweet by him.
The ADL for some reason has a tendency to be very protective of George Soros, who, although born to a Jewish family, is not only anti-Jewish and anti-Israel, but actually has a past as a Nazi collaborator in his native Hungary.
Soros comes from an anti-Semitic Jewish family and was a Nazi collaborator. “My mother was quite anti-Semitic, and ashamed of being Jewish,” Soros said in an interview with The New Yorker. “Given the culture in which one lived, being Jewish was a clear-cut stigma, disadvantage, a handicap-and, therefore, there was always the desire to transcend it, to escape it.”
Soros later said in the interview that he did not feel any remorse “about confiscating property from Jews as a teenager.”
“I don’t deny the Jews their right to a national existence–but I don’t want to be part of it,” Soros said.
Soros is a rabid anti-Israel advocate, and has compared Israel to the Nazis.
(Predictably enough, Soros’s first wife and the mother of his children, was not Jewish. Due to the matrilineal nature of Judaism, neither are his children.)
As for the Rothschild banking family, it is not disputed that their name is frequently invoked by anti-Semites. The reality, however, is that, since a few generations after the family’s rise to financial prominence in the 1700s, their tendency has been toward intermarriage, frequently with prominent non-Jewish European families. Whatever Rothschilds exist today are for the most part neither Jewish in practice nor Jewish according to the religion’s matrilineal-descent rules. The reality of the Rothschilds today, e.g. in a Daily Mail (U.K.) article from last year titled “Why IS the £18m Rothschild heiress hooked on bad boy rappers? …,” presents a significantly different picture than the one many likely envision.
(Futhermore, it is worth noting that the Rothschilds have never had the visibility in the United States that they have had in Europe. However, on that note, G. Edward Griffin, in The Creature from Jekyll Island, his classic book about the Federal Reserve, does present evidence that J.P. Morgan was a front for the Rothschild banking family, e.g. upon Morgan’s death, his estate had considerably fewer assets than expected.)
Finally, the ADL tends to try to “have it both ways” in terms of whether it is even a Jewish organization. Along those lines, in keeping with goals now apparently more universalist than the organization’s original mission “to stop, by appeals to reason and conscience and, if necessary, by appeals to law, the defamation of the Jewish people,” the six people featured on the ADL’s Twitter page’s current cover photo include a female in a hijab (as well as three people of African descent) but no one identifiably — or even who looks minimally stereotypically — Jewish.