December 24, 2019
Rudy continues to bring the lolz.
No one was expecting this one, let me tell you what.
Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani tore into billionaire George Soros, insisting he controls central figures in the president’s impeachment inquiry – and that his leftist politics disqualify him from being Jewish. The internet went wild.
Soros not only controls former US ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, Giuliani told New York magazine on Monday – he had installed “all four ambassadors” involved in the effort to impeach Trump. Indeed, Giuliani continued, the notorious bank-roller of color revolutions and liberal causes was “employing the FBI agents,” too.
After the reporter told him he “sounded crazy” talking about Soros, Giuliani apparently tried to preempt the usual criticism leveled at those who criticize the powerful philanthropist.
“Don’t tell me I’m antisemitic if I oppose him,” the president’s personal lawyer warned. “Soros is hardly a Jew. I’m more of a Jew than Soros is. I probably know more about – he doesn’t go to church, he doesn’t go to religion – synagogue. He doesn’t belong to a synagogue, he doesn’t support Israel, he’s an enemy of Israel. He’s elected eight anarchist DA’s in the United States.”
“He’s a horrible human being.”
Just like we saw with the recent canceling of Ava Muhammad, a member of the Nation of Islam who was scheduled to appear at San Diego State University and was shut down over her comments about Jews, a Twitter mob descended on Giuliani.
The “not really Jews” argument is also a permission slip to engage in anti-semitism, since in their minds, It’s not really anti-semitism if the targets are not truly Jewish! (It is tho)
— Adam Serwer🍝 (@AdamSerwer) December 23, 2019
Reminder: The Soros conspiracy theory that Rudy Giuliani aired in his latest interview is the same disinformation that ex-senior National Security Council official Fiona Hill called the contemporary equivalent of “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.” https://t.co/U8iS7SY3UF
— Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) December 23, 2019
The Trumpers wants to appeal to both Nazis and Jews, hence the insistence of people like the presidents free lawyer that he’s “more of a jew than Soros is.” https://t.co/ej6pduVW59
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) December 23, 2019
The Soros situation is interesting.
Because Giuliani was right to point out that as soon as you criticize him, you’re accused of anti-Semitism.
And yet, he is just one guy, who is extremely politically active. So by accusing people of anti-Semitism for talking about Soros, Jews are either saying:
- It is anti-Semitic to ever criticize any single Jew, or
- Soros’ globalist activism is fundamentally Jewish in nature, and criticism of globalism is criticism of Jews as a race
It is probably more #2 than #1.
Because you can still sort of criticize a lot of specific Jews as individuals without being called an anti-Semite.
For example, no one attacking JJ Abrams over the new Star Wars film he created is being called an anti-Semite, even though Abrams is very Jewish.
So what Jews are saying when they call you an anti-Semite for criticizing Soros is that Soros’ actions – all of which amount to pushing for a global government – are fundamentally Jewish in nature, and thus you are criticizing the Jewish race if you criticize his agenda.
This is something of a fantastic admission, when you look at it in those terms.