March 13, 2020
You thought that headline was hyperbole?
Surely, you know better than that by now, dear reader.
The Jews are going absolutely insane saying that everything about this Coronavirus is about them, and that the number one thing the goyim need to do is take care of them in this time of plague.
President Trump’s speech on what he called a “foreign virus” left the overwhelming impression that foreigners are the virus. The President’s disturbing phrasing echoed centuries of dangerous anti-Semitic rhetoric blaming Jews for widespread disease. Take a close look at this sentence, which Chris Cillizza of CNN had to tweet out for those who couldn’t believe what they had just heard:
“This is the most aggressive and comprehensive effort to confront a foreign virus in modern history,” Trump said.
Let’s unpack that.
The idea that outsiders or foreigners are both dangerous — and dangerous to health — is straight out of the Nazi playbook.
“A key part of Nazi ideology was to define the enemy and those who posed a threat to the so-called ‘Aryan race,’” the Holocaust Museum states on its website. “Nazi propaganda was essential in promoting the myth of the “national community” and identifying who should be excluded. Jews were considered the main enemy.”
The long intertwining of “outsiders” and “national health” is why the word “foreign” sent shivers down my spine. In his remarks, Trump blamed China, and then pivoted to criticizing the European Union. And of course, as Foreign Policy has reported, China has been blaming the United States for the coronavirus.
(The Daily Stormer also reported that and agrees with it.)
Just to make sure the world gets the message, a book of propaganda by the Central Committee Publicity Department, formerly known as the Propaganda Department, is being translated from Chinese into multiple languages at the Chinese government’s behest.
Once again, propaganda is going international. (The Nazis, for the record, also had a massive propaganda translation campaign.)
Of course, the strategy of blaming someone else—namely, the “outsider” in a society—for a pandemic is at least as old as the Middle Ages, when Jews were blamed for the Black Death.
After the Black Plague ended, the idea of tarring the “foreigner” for widespread death persisted. In his chilling article “Immigration, Ethnicity, and the Pandemic,” Dr. Alan Kraut traces how immigrants were historically blamed for pandemics.
“In the 1830s, impoverished Irish immigrants were stigmatized as the bearers of cholera,” Kraut writes. “At the end of the 19th century, tuberculosis was dubbed the “Jewish disease” or the “tailor’s disease.”
The “Jewish disease” doesn’t sound so different from the “foreign virus.” And just in case those of us who have read a history book didn’t get the point, Trump made sure to use the phrase “America First.”
Public health has been used before as a justification to limit immigration, Kraut points out. “Medicalized prejudice became the foundation for the arguments of immigration restrictionists,” he writes.
The virus may already be the new “wall.”
At times, Trump’s speech sounded like a paean to the economy, peppered with comments on a virus. Despite Trump’s ample praise, stock futures dropped precipitously after he spoke about banning people and goods.
That, too, is something Jewish history knows about — economic crisis is also often pinned on outsiders. When the economy shudders, there will again be a need to blame someone, preferably someone foreign, someone who is not part of the “family,” as Trump put it.
Given these statements by world “leaders,” it’s no surprise that racism and xenophobia are on the rise, and that anti-Semitism related to the coronavirus is already spreading. Consider this tweet about an encounter on an airline:
Hey @jetblue, one of your flight attendants just told me that the coronavirus is spreading because of dirty Jews.
— Jen Greenberg (@jennygreenberg9) March 11, 2020
It may be hard to pay attention to language at a time like this, with infections and deaths increasing, and travel bans going up everywhere. But history suggests that the term “foreign virus” and its hateful implications may be as dangerous — and perhaps more dangerous — than the coronavirus itself.
Let’s unpack that.
But first, let me just go ahead and file Jen Greenberg’s tweet about a Jet Blue flight attendant telling her that “dirty Jews” are responsible for the Coronavirus in my “things that totally did happen in real life” folder. Imagine how bold they are to print that in the Forward…
I do not actually believe the Coronavirus is a “foreign virus,” and actually cringed when Trump said that, because he is clearly setting up a situation where he can blame the Chinese for how poorly he’s dealt with this virus.
The Jews don’t care about the Chinese. This Jew saying Trump is a Hitler-Nazi for invoking the tropish canard that a virus can come from another country simply recognizes that if people are thinking in terms of “us” and “them” – which is the basic psychology of human beings and all mammals, just as you think of yourself as “me” and everyone else as “not me” – that can lead to people realizing that Jews are not an “us” but a “them.”
Despite the fact that I assert that this virus is most likely a DARPA bioweapon, the idea that you can’t say that a virus has come from another country is nonsensical. Even if it was released by the CIA, it did come from another country. And the reason that it is in America is that Hitler-Trump refused to stop flights coming in from China, probably mostly because he didn’t want to be called a racist (you see now that he didn’t have an issue shutting down flights from white countries, even though we already have the virus and that doesn’t even help anything at this point).
Jews are literally exactly like women: everything has to be about them and if at any moment something is happening that is not about them they go apeshit and start demanding that everyone cease whatever they are doing and meet their needs.