With the recent upsurge of antisemitism in modern media, Jewish Americans have responded with a mixture of anxiety and resolve to shut down the “hatred” through the prism of putting the First Amendment up for contention.
One Jewish New Yorker, Ritzy Horowitz, who provides Holocaust survivors with meals through her program in Brooklyn claims she’s ready to pack her bags and leave.
This is if the rest of America, including political leaders, doesn’t condemn the hatred for her people that’s being spread online.
The Kanye West incident
Unfortunately, there are two sides to every coin.
What may have been painted as “antisemitic” and akin to the Nazi rhetoric, had very little to actually do with either of the topics and more to do with the current state of modern media and the censorship of the truth.
Podcaster Ethan Klein says he will perform a mock-execution of Jesus on Christmas dedicated to Nick Fuentes.pic.twitter.com/x1KXX4K7kE
— Ethan Ralph (@TheRalphRetort) December 5, 2022
Ye Goes Off Script
It’s more than likely that the topic started gaining some traction when famous rapper and producer Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, spoke up against the Jewish elites that run most, if not all media and entertainment companies.
Soon thereafter, the rapper was “canceled” several times, even removed from some major platforms like Twitter and Instagram, only to return speaking nothing but cold, hard facts about the suppression of the truth and the rise of the woke agenda plaguing this country.
Once antisemitism was back in the limelight, many took the opportunity to bring up the attack on the Tree of Life synagogue in 2018.
11 worshippers were killed in what was the deadliest act of hatred against the Jewish people in US history, using it to support their claims that anti-Jewish vitriol has taken over social media.
Steven Crowder on Kanye: "he's not wrong about everything. Look, is there a conversation to be had about people with Jewish last names exploiting people in the performance arts? Yeah!" pic.twitter.com/RsOCeEQqe8
— Kumars Salehi (@KumarsSalehi) December 2, 2022
Biden jumps on the anti-hatred bandwagon
David Wolpe, a Los Angeles-based rabbi said that he’d hoped the issue of antisemitism would’ve stayed buried in the past, but he found out he was unforgivingly wrong once he saw it spread like wildfire after influential figures brought the rhetoric back.
What Wolpe failed to mention was the fact that the majority of the so-called “antisemitic” comments were within the bounds of free speech and that they were taken out of context by the left to support their own agenda.
Thankfully, not everyone is calling for added censorship of media, as Pat Halper, a Jewish community activist from Nashville, Tennessee, believes even if someone does decide to take a violent step in the future, Jewish people will find their way, as they’ve done before.
You were right about criticizing the collusion of Jewish business people in the Entertainment and Media industry. The overreaction you received wasn’t warranted. But with your statements about Hitler you just handed them everything they need to shut you out forever. It’s over 🤯
— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) December 1, 2022
Naturally, Joe Biden found some time away from vacationing in his Nantucket home to show his outrage at the “hatred” being spread through the media, followed by Kamala’s husband Doug Emhoff, who hosted a discussion with the Jewish leaders in the White House.
The line that shouldn’t be crossed regarding antisemitism still remained in its place.
Just about anyone who dared to cross it was punished severely, but once the First Amendment is challenged, it’s time to take a stand against our voices being suppressed.