Ocasio-Cortez only feigns ignorance on the issue of Corbyn’s anti-Semitism. In reality, she knows exactly what she’s doing.
British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and socialist media darling Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) had a disturbingly cordial back and forth of sorts on Twitter over the weekend, revealing a troubling new political alliance:
Following the telephone call on Sunday, Mr Corbyn tweeted: “Great to speak to @AOC on the phone this evening and hear first-hand how she’s challenging the status quo.
“Let’s build a movement across borders to take on the billionaires, polluters and migrant baiters, and support a happier, freer and cleaner planet.”
Ms Ocasio-Cortez replied: “It was an honor to share such a lovely and wide-reaching conversation with you, @jeremycorbyn!
Also honored to share a great hope in the peace, prosperity, + justice that everyday people can create when we uplift one another across class, race, + identity both at home & abroad.”
Per CNN, here’s how the phone call went:
According to the UK Press Association, the pair spoke for about 45 minutes, discussing the government shutdown in the United States and the proposed wall along the US-Mexican border.
Mainstream media outlets like CNN are being more than charitable when they say that Corbyn has merely “been accused” of anti-Semitism. The reality is that the accusations of anti-Semitism against him are true, and they’re also true about the party he leads.
There are well-documented instances at this site of both Labour’s and Corbyn’s anti-Semitic bigotry. Here are just a few of them for a refresher:
- Likely British Labour leader’s [Corbyn] creepy associations
- Jeremy Corbyn Elected Leader – British Labour really is “Lunatic Left”
- Daily Mail: Photos prove Jeremy Corbyn honored Munich Massacre terrorists at 2014 ceremony in Tunisia
- UK Labour Leader Corbyn Vows to Recognize Palestinian State if Elected
- British Labour Party Anti-Semitism – ‘like lifting up a stone and having insects crawl out’
After a Jewish Twitter fan of Ocasio-Cortez’s pointed out to her how the left was turning a blind eye to Corbyn’s anti-Semitism, here’s how she replied:
Hi @PopChassid – thank you for bringing this to me. We cannot + will not move forward without deep fellowship and leadership with the Jewish community. I’ll have my team reach out. ?
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 4, 2019
By the tone of her response, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez would have her constituents and her millions of social media followers think that she’s innocently naive of the long history of Corbyn’s Jew-hatred, and of how widespread it has become within the Labour party.
But when you consider the following facts, you realize that her supposed ignorance of the situation is a phony front:
I have frequently pointed out that the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS) movement not only is deeply rooted in historical anti-Semitic movements and boycotts, but also shares common ideals and membership with anti-American movements.
A recent survey again confirmed this.
I transcribed the full exchange that was captured on video here: pic.twitter.com/nIWlBiCtNK
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) January 20, 2019
4. The Democratic Party is itself embracing anti-Semitism within its ranks, and the election of Omar and Tlaib only strengthens that argument. But in response to the ongoing criticism that the party is mainstreaming anti-Semitism, Democrat leaders predictably defend the two while uttering meaningless platitudes about how the party remains “pro-Israel.”
Ocasio-Cortez has said and done some pretty stupid things, but on the issue of the rise of anti-Semitism in America (in her two parties in particular), she knows exactly what she’s doing by forging a political alliance with Corbyn.
Furthermore, she’s a dangerous force to be reckoned with thanks, in part, to her large following of apologists. As Jonathan Tobin notes:
Ocasio-Cortez hasn’t come across as a policy genius in the barrage of TV interviews she has done. She’s shown that she has no idea of how to pay for her radical program of vastly expanded entitlements or for her “Green New Deal” with its combination of statist control and radical environmentalism. And she has repeatedly stumbled when asked anything but flattering softball questions on economics and foreign policy. But that hasn’t made her any less attractive to the flatterers in the mainstream media. Moreover, the willingness of the media and the Left to rise to her defense, even when no one on the right is actually attacking her — as the fake controversy over a viral video of her dancing while she was in college proved — shows that she resonates with those looking for new left-wing icons.
Do not underestimate her.
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