Antisemitism? Pshaw!

It’s all just false flags, kiddies. “Doctor” Sebaaaaaastian Goooooorka said so:

And it’s not just that ridiculous cartoon count who’s saying it. There’s this Drumpf surrogate:

A senior adviser to President Trump linked the latest wave of threats against Jewish community centers to Democrat in a Tuesday tweet.

Anthony Scaramucci tweeted it is “not yet clear” who is responsible for the threats, noting that some Democrats reportedly incited violence during Trump rallies.

“It’s not yet clear who the #JCC offenders are. Don’t forget @TheDemocrats effort to incite violence at Trump rallies,” he tweeted while linking to an article from right-leaning Breitbart News about a Project Veritas investigation of “trained provocateurs” at Republican events.

And he’s not the only other one, either. Even the Big Bigot His Own Big Orange Self is saying so:

During a meeting with state attorneys general on Tuesday, President Trump reportedly suggested the repeated bomb threats against Jewish community centers and schools around the country in recent weeks could be false flags.

Those comments echo former KKK Grand Wizard and outspoken Trump fan David Duke, who has been pushing the false flag conspiracy theory.

According to Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s account of the Tuesday’s meeting, when the threats came up, Trump said, “sometimes it’s the reverse.”

“He just said, ‘Sometimes it’s the reverse, to make people — or to make others — look bad,’ and he used the word ‘reverse’ I would say two or three times in his comments,” Shapiro said, according to BuzzFeed’s Chris Geidner. “He did say at the top that it was reprehensible.”

“I really don’t know what he means, or why he said that,” Shapiro, who is a Democrat, added. “It didn’t make a whole lot of sense to me.”

Of course, they’re all at great pains to deny that they said what it sure as hell sounds like they said. Drumpf will, without fail, trot out his own son-in-law as “proof” that he is not an antisemite, and that he’s the least antisemitic person in the world. Not that it would convince anyone with an actual grasp of how real antisemites think and behave, including the most infamous one of all (whose own DNA revealed his Jewish and North African roots).

But this is how they get plausible deniability with their detractors while keeping on dog-whistling to their supporters: They say-it-without-saying-it. They bring it up as a mere “possibility”, a “suggestion”, not a hard statement of fact. But they bring it up. And the fact that they bring that idea up sure as hell smells like they want someone else to think it.

The whole purpose for their bringing this absurd “false flag” theory up is to deflect the public’s attention. To distract us from how their own bigoted, coded rhetoric is stirring up those asshats who kick over tombstones in Jewish cemeteries. Or who embark on what sure as hell looks like a co-ordinated campaign to call in bomb threats to Jewish community centres, or spray-paint swastikas on synagogues, or leave bullet holes in their doors. They get to disclaim all responsibility for stirring up the hateful, AND at the same time, to justify doing so even further. Because when it’s a “false flag”, it suggests to the True Believers of Drumpf that they are right to harass Jews. And Muslims. And any other ethnic minority that’s currently being singled out for a lambasting from WASP Central. Anything that Those People complain about is suddenly framed as just a play for sympathy, and nobody should sympathize with Them!

And when nobody sympathizes with the vulnerable, the vulnerable have no defences left. By the time open season is actually openly declared, the ground is already seeded and the wells all poisoned. Long before the first death camp is built, the propaganda will already be there to convince the public that Those People are unscrupulous and devious and MUST be dealt with. And that it must be done with the hardest possible hand.

If this isn’t fascism without swastikas, then what is?

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