Our first Jewish president will likely be our first Viking one.
Watching the fight between the pro-Trump and anti-Trump factions makes for interesting viewing about the state of Jewish America.
At last Trump delegate David Horowitz rightly lays out Bill Kristol’s wrongheaded attempt to draft Mark Cuban to run against Donald Trump. Cuban, who is himself something of a fraud thanks to broadcast.com, wisely said no.
How Kristol can go from failure to failure and not suffer any professional ramifications is, I think, something approximating magic. I believe he has been in favor of 10 of the last three military interventions, for instance.
There’s the usual invective — Trump is Hitler! — that these sort of fights bring out and I don’t think I would mind being called a “renegade Jew” were I one.
Still this paragraph from David Horowitz is absolutely masterly:
I am a Jew who has never been to Israel and has never been a Zionist in the sense of believing that Jews can rid themselves of Jew hatred by having their own nation state. But half of world Jewry now lives in Israel, and the enemies whom Obama and Hillary have empowered — Iran, the Muslim Brotherhood, Hezbollah, ISIS, and Hamas — have openly sworn to exterminate the Jews. I am also an American (and an American first), whose country is threatened with destruction by the same enemies. To weaken the only party that stands between the Jews and their annihilation, and between America and the forces intent on destroying her, is a political miscalculation so great and a betrayal so profound as to not be easily forgiven.
What Horowitz is revealing is that there is a great divide coming among elite American Jews.
There are Jews who are globalists and Jews who are nationalists. The Jews who are globalists have got to go because they have led us astray and refuse to acknowledge their mistakes and they, like the Wall Street Journal’s Bret Stephens and Bill Kristol, are making common cause with Hillary Clinton.
The Jews who are nationalists are welcome to lead. There are Jews who are ex-Marxists — the neocons! — and those that are anti-Marxist like David Horowitz and Joel Pollak and Trump’s consigliere and Communist hunter Roy Cohn.
You’ll notice that the Jewish anti-Semites like John Podhoretz have been the ones attacking Trump supporting Jews first.
David Horowitz incidentally has been a great friend to me over the years. I have known him since I was 15 years old when I once worked for Alan Dershowitz. He is now a Trump delegate and I know he will have Trump’s ear on the issues that matter regarding world peace.
There’s a case to be made that Trump is to be our first Jewish president. His daughter Ivanka is a Jewess and has borne two Jewish children. So, too, may be his daughter Tiffany, who reportedly goes to Kabbalah. Trump was raised by Jewish allies of his father after his father got early onset Alzheimer’s, and if you listen closely, you can hear the rhythms of Yiddishness in his cadence.
What the neocons of the Bill Kristol variety fear most is a loss of access and with Trump they know they have no purchase. They fear alpha males taking over. They should have lost that access long ago.
But the alt right is wrong to see a Jew lurking behind every major American foreign policy failure of the last fifteen years. There are, after all, sometimes evangelicals who participated. I kid but only slightly.
What we should be looking to do is figuring out a way for the Trump Jews to reassert their rightful place in Judaism and in Jewish life. And fortunately they’ll find a home with Trump just as Trump’s daughter does. Indeed Trump’s daughter is connected to some of the more powerful Jews in New York through her husband but also through her love of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson.
The real Jews are starting to understand Trump’s power.
Sheldon Adelson — the alpha Jew — makes no bones about being an Israel firster and there’s indeed something honest about that. He loves his people — the Jews — and he will back Trump with $100 million only to the extent that he thinks his people will benefit.
Lurking underneath the support of Hillary Clinton over Trump by some of the more secular and left-wing Republican Jews is the following question: Have these missionary wars really been good for the Jews? Undoubtedly they have not been. They have wasted our time, our treasure, and our will on savage Afghans and Arabs.
Making America Great Again makes the world safe for Jewry.
David Horowitz was right to call Bill Kristol on his bullshit.