58 posts categorized "JUDAISM"
Mary Trump, Donald Trump's niece whose Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man sold a record-breaking 950,000 copies its first day, recalls in the book how hearing Trump's mom utter a gay slur helped her decide not to come out as a lesbian to her family.
Via The Guardian:
The author also stresses that Trump’s prejudices mirrored his parents’. Both Trump and his father were sued by Richard Nixon’s justice department, for housing discrimination. Mary Trump also contends that Fred Sr regarded “Jew” as a verb and was “scandalized” when “the first Italian American family moved into the neighborhood.” Trump’s mother, she writes, derided Elton John as a “little faggot”. The author was in a same-sex relationship at the time.
In context, Trump's mother was venting regarding the 1999 funeral of Princess Diana, and reportedly said:
It’s a disgrace they’re letting that little faggot Elton John sing at the service.
In a WaPo interview, Mary Trump asserted that slurs were commonplace in the Trump family:
Growing up, it was sort of normal to hear them use the N-word or use anti-Semitic expressions. Homophobia was never an issue because nobody ever talked about gay people ...
Apparently, the first time she heard gay people referenced was when Trump's mother, a total nothing, derided Elton John, a total something.
Mary Trump has also affirmed to Rachel Maddow that Donald's prejudices led him to use anti-Semitic slurs and the N-word:
Her response is so matter-of-fact it shows how obvious the question is — it's almost like the question is ridiculous. And with no criticism intended toward Maddow, it is a ridiculous question in 2020; Donald Trump has been a lifelong apologetic racist and white supremacist. This should have been obvious from the Year One.
Buy the book. And vote.
ABOVE: And I've held on to this clipping ever since.
Nick Cannon is hiding behind the greater conversation about racial justice to try to pass off his dangerously bigoted beliefs that nonetheless just got him fired from Viacom, a company with which he's been associated for 20 years. On a podcast, he spread vicious anti-Semitic tropes about Jews controlling everything, and asserted that Black people “are the true Hebrews” (Jesus, I knew he was a nut, but never envisioned him standing in Times Square dressed as a pharaoh until now). He also called white people evil and deficient ... yet I guess he figured he'd be able to espouse these, um, ideas and still keep a job with MTV?
Oh, but his Jewish business manager supports him, so I guess he's not anti-Semitic.
His response to his firing is classic, Kanye-esque (I betcha he supports almost anyone over Biden, BTW — Cannon years ago claimed Planned Parenthood was eugenics), narcissistic victimhood-embracing:
ABOVE: Click here to see who is throwing that shade.
ABOVE: Counting down the days.
ABOVE: Garrett Clayton's back.
For the first time ever, Sacha Baron Cohen gave a speech as himself, and it was to accept the ADL International Leadership Award.
Today, around the world, demagogues appeal to our worst instincts. Conspiracy theories once confined to the fringe are going mainstream. It's as if the age of reason, the era of evidential argument is ending, and now knowledge is increasingly delegitimized and scientific consensus is dismissed. Democracy, which depends on shared truths, is in retreat and autocracy, which depends on shared lies, is on the march ...
... What do all these dangerous trends have in common? ... All this hate and violence is being facilitated by a handful of Internet companies that amount to the greatest propaganda machine in history ... Facebook, YouTube and Google, Twitter and others, they reach billions of people.
The rest of his speech is must-listen ...