An anti-Israel and antisemitic mob swarmed the White House over the weekend, chanting a wide variety of things that told everyone who they were. Among the chants were, "Allahu akbar," "F–k Joe Biden," "From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free," and "'Long live the Intifada,' an Arabic word used to refer to Palestinian uprising, specifically to conflicts that ran from 1987 and 1993 and from 2000 to about 2005 that left thousands dead."
They tried scaling the fence of the White House, one man was arrested, and they smeared fake blood over the gate of the White House. The mob vandalized multiple buildings, broke windows, and spray painted slogans and anti-Jewish slogans anywhere in its path. There wasn't any real difference between this mob and the lynch mob in Russia that shut down an airport while searching for Jews.
These mobs are getting vocal support from Congress. Representative Rashida Tlaib released a video where she repeated many of the same slogans as these mobs, including the infamous antisemitic line "From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free." This move was so overboard for even the Squad that mainstream Democrats blasted her for her vocal anti-Jew rants.
One of the more telling lines chanted in front of the White House involved some history. "In a video from the rally, the demonstrators could be heard chanting: "'We don't want two states! We want '48!' in reference to the assault by 5 Arab armies on Israel just after it declared statehood."
Tlaib and her cohort are actively calling for the eradication of Israel and all the Jewish people. None of the people involved here are stupid; they fully know what they're saying and the meaning behind it. These are explicit calls for the eradication of all Jews.
For Hamas, this is nothing new. Hamas was founded explicitly on a deep hatred of Jews and the ideal of wiping them out. You'll find similar ideas behind every Middle Eastern terrorist organization. They identify Israel and Jews as the first enemy, and following closely behind that is America, the West, and Christianity. Since Jews gained statehood, these terrorist organizations have focused their ire there. But that hasn't always been the case, as September 11, 2001, and multiple other terrorist events since have shown.
All these facts are also why it's so nauseating to listen to former President Barack Obama lecture Americans on why he's disappointed in us once again, saying October 7, 2023, was a "moral reckoning for all of us." When it was suggested that perhaps Obama and his policies directly led to the Hamas slaughter, Obama demurred, again blaming everyone else. He could only offer, "Well, was there something else I could have done?"
Here's a suggestion. Maybe don't cut deals with Iran, a state sponsor of terrorism that actively seeks the same ends and goals as Hamas. Iran wants every Jew on earth dead. Obama was struck by his own cleverness, believing himself some grand Metternich on the global stage, attempting to perfectly balance nations against each other to create a "peace." Instead, it took a former reality TV show host to literally deliver peace in the Middle East. At the same time, Obama's Iran Deal funded Hamas, Hezbollah, and other terrorist organizations.
Like Tlaib, Obama hated Israel and sought to minimize it. Now, the mob of barbarians is literally at the gate trying to butcher Jews, and anyone else they can get ahold of, and the best Obama can offer is a shoulder shrug of indifference. To their credit, even Joe Biden and Hilary Clinton aren't so self-absorbed to miss the reality of the situation. History will remember Obama as the President who enabled terrorists and spawned a generation of Democrats like the Squad, a group that openly hates Jews.
Obama is back in the news because it's the 15th anniversary of his first election in 2008. He's trying to celebrate. Meanwhile, people are still dying from the wrong-headed stupidity of his administration. The left loved to chant that "Bush lied, people died." That was always nonsense. Obama didn't lie. He just hated Israel and let that guide his principles and party.
Now, here we are with the worst mass murder of Jews since the holocaust, massive demonstrations against Jews across the world, and a profoundly unsafe world. Joe Biden bears responsibility here, too. He was gifted the Middle East at peace, cutting deals with Israel. And now we're on the brink of a much broader conflict.
In terms of a moral reckoning, if this were a test, this issue is so easy to get right that it's like getting points for writing your name at the top of a test. The fact that so many are failing this test, like former Presidents and current members of Congress, is clarifying. If the mass murder of Jews doesn't give you pause and instantly causes you to mob the White House on the side of terrorist organizations, then you don't care very much about Palestinians, human rights, or the safety and security of Jews.
There is a moral reckoning. And that reckoning is coming to grips that America is filled - particularly in the Democratic Party - with people who hate Jews more than anything else. In the early 20th Century, there were open Nazi conventions and parties in the United States. Hitler was a popular figure who was in Time Magazine and won popularity contests in polls.
Looking around today, it's easy to see how that happened.
Never Again. Am Yisrael Chai.