What's On Our Mind ...
This week, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green (R-GA), brazen conspiracy theory supporter, compared mask and vaccine mandates to the treatment of Jews by the Nazis. This was not the first time she has promoted antisemitic hate.
Each time, the GOP refuses to act swiftly and definitively to denounce her. Taylor's despicable actions and statements are always met with silence.
Finally, after five days, she received a light rebuke. During those five days of GOP silence, acts of antisemitism continued in American communities, including a gathering of neo-Nazis in front of the New England Holocaust Memorial.
Silence only serves to embolden those that seek to harm others based on religious affiliation.
Fighting hate, regardless of who is targeted, should not be a political issue. Yet, the GOP is once again swapping decency and morals for votes and dollars, siding with the haters. They will let Taylor Greene unleash her poison unrestrained, if it pumps up their base and support.
Taylor Greene and the other haters have found a home on social media. ADL has reported recently there have been more than 17,000 tweets which used variations of the phrase, “Hitler was right.”
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Yesterday, JAC members gathered for a national virtual rally with ADL, Hadassah, and other Jewish groups for a national Day of Action Against Antisemitism. Rallies are important, but every day needs to be a day of action if we are going to win the war on antisemitism.
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