Saturday, December 19, 2015

Liberalism at its Best

          I have held my tongue for over a year concerning Ferguson and the Black Lives Matter issues. I am a white  and Jewish  so I didn't really think that what I have to say is relevant. Until now.
         Most people aren't aware of the bleeding heart liberal reform rabbi  Susan Talve who is now on a terrorist list. Talve rallied fervently for the black people of Ferguson. She was there for so many black  people after the Michael Brown incident that many owe their lives to her for keeping them safe during all the rallying and rioting. Apparently Talve supports Israel so the pro-palestinian groups who are trying their hardest to connect the dots between Ferguson and palestinians are lashing out at her. The bigger joke is that though Talve is pro-Israel I have a hunch that she is not remotely right wing in her support. Apparently believing Israel has a right to exist is hard core . Demonizing Talve is like a wolf showing his teeth . In other words even though she has been a strong voice in the Black Lives Matter movement it is not appreciated because she is Jewish .
          The group that wants to connect the dots between African Americans and the palestinians is small and unwelcome, but make no mistake they exist.  I find  it so disturbing in light of all the unrest in the world. What black people go through in the United States is NOT equal to anything that is happening to the Palestinians. To compare the two is wrong and very frightening.
         I  have a new respect for Susan Talve now. I just thought she was reliving her hippy roots by rallying in Fergusen, but now that I know that she supports Israel, I know that she is not just trying to be a rabbi for the hood. I may not agree with everything she stands for but I do not think  she deserves to be demonized for being something she is not.

5 comments:

The Professor said...

Oh please. She supports BDS. And she turned the white house menorah lighting into this Muslim festival. "Inshallah".

frum single female said...

Oh, I think that she is a nut and have thought this for years, all I'm saying is that to many an anti-semite, a Jew is a Jew is a Jew no matter how liberal.

The Professor said...

Oh. Ok. To the anto Semites maybe. But to us she's a self hating %&$#. What she did was beyond a disgrace. And the fact that Israel's president took part in it was even worse.

frum single female said...

That's why I find this all so ironic.

frum single female said...

The anti-semiticsm is sooo clear here if even she is called a terrorist