Do Americans Have the Right to Applaud Hamas Murdering Jewish Babies?
Hipster anti-Semitism is still anti-Semitism
The news is mind-bogglingly dire this week, and it’s just too much to digest. Way too many people are revealing themselves to be anti-Semites, along with the anti-Semites we knew about already. The more evidence we see of Hamas’ butchery, the louder the Jew-haters get.
So I’m trying to focus on the free-speech aspect of all this. Right now is one of the times when the rock-ribbed Republican on one side of my brain is at war with the hippy-dippy libertarian on the other side, so I hope you’ll indulge me as I work this out.
A lot of lefties are suddenly having second thoughts about their support for Hamas. They cheered on the butchery of terrorists, and now they’re facing the consequences. Their recreational anti-Semitism is hurting their career prospects.
Here’s just one example: Some billionaire named Bill Ackman wants Harvard University to reveal the names of students who signed a statement blaming the people of Israel for the murder of their own children. He doesn’t want to hire any of those anti-Semites by accident.
Here’s how the WSJ is framing it:
See, the Jew-haters are the real victims.
Well, if they wanted to keep their desire to kill Jews private, why did they sign a statement blaming Jews for the terrorists who are murdering Jews? Those geniuses chose to do that. They chose to go public with it. Now we’re all just supposed to forget?
Look, I’m a free speech guy. I support your right to say something stupid, or even evil. I’ll tell you that you’re wrong, but you get to be wrong in the United States of America. That’s what sets us apart from almost every other country in the world.
Doncha just hate that word?
But… let’s say one of your employees decides to grow a toothbrush mustache and starts goose-stepping around the office in a brown shirt, yelling “Heil Hitler!” and “Gas the Jews!”
Would that be out of line? Would you be within your rights to fire him?
How is “Death to Israel” any different? It’s another style of anti-Semitism, but the message is the same. A keffiyeh on an American college campus is just a hipster swastika.
I keep hearing how dangerous Trump voters are because of their anti-Semitism. The FBI is even watching them. Well, how about the people who are openly calling for the genocide of Jews?
“Kill all the Jews” isn’t an opinion. It’s a threat. And when you make a threat, you’re accountable for it.
I wouldn’t expect an employer to hire a guy with White Power tattoos all over him. Why should I expect an employer to hire somebody whose anti-Semitism is cloaked in euphemisms and nitpicking and cynical lies?
You get to say what you want. I get to choose whether I want to pay you for your labor. God bless America.
I won’t go into detail, but I was exposed to anti-Semitism at a young age and I’ve always hated it. Particularly since 2016, right-wing anti-Semites have loathed me and I loathe them right back. And of course, the left still sides with Hamas, even after the copious evidence of their heartless savagery.
If you hate Jews, I hate you. We’re enemies. Your choice.
Gutfeld! has been off the air this week because of the Hamas terror coverage, but I’m told we’ll be back on Monday. Thanks for watching the show and reading my humble little newsletter. Here are some of the jokes I wrote this week that probably wouldn’t have made it on the air anyway…
Lebanese-American porn star Mia Khalifa has been publicly fired by two different companies for tweeting in support of Hamas.
But don’t worry, she’ll land on her knees.
Too many new American military recruits are “skinny fat,” meaning they fit into their skinny jeans but have no muscle. This is not to be confused with “fat fat.”
Some recruits are so malnourished that they need calcium supplements after a rise in broken bones. And that’s just from saluting.
Granted, only 23% of our troops are obese. Unfortunately, they take up more room than the other 77%.
Some members of the Kennedy family have released a statement denouncing RFK Jr.’s presidential candidacy.
Still no word from them about Mary Jo Kopechne.
Hunter Biden withdrew almost $20,000 from his daughter’s college fund to pay for hookers and cocaine.
This information comes from that laptop Hunter abandoned at a repair shop a few miles from his dad’s house. Just think how much trouble Hunter could’ve saved by just spending some of those ill-gotten gains on a new computer.
Hunter is a mess, but at least he’s never bitten any Secret Service agents. He saves that sort of behavior for the Russian hookers.
Speaking of Commander, this is the second Biden dog that had to be removed from the White House. How about a pet goldfish instead? Although Joe would probably try to swallow it, like in his college days back in the ‘30s.
Sorry this is so scattershot. I’m really having trouble this week because I refuse to wrap myself in comforting lies. This is happening, it’s real, and it’s horrible.
Happy Friday the 13th, I guess.
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