This country is experiencing years of prolonged derision by loud bullies who label everyone who disagrees with them with terrible accusations. Ignoring any semblance of constructive civil conversation, they have weaponized sex, race, and politics, using them as justification to foment violence, defy the civil protections of law, and censure the speech of those who do not share their views. Now, we are witnessing before us the demonization of Jews by the Hollywood elite, elected officials, and tech giants who censure speech on behalf of Israel, but not hate speech against Israel. It took the American president five days to condemn violence against Jews, but he didn’t condemn those who committed the violence.
The Hill reports that The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) says reporting of antisemitic incidents has jumped 63 percent since the start of the 11-day conflict between Israel and Hamas. Even more disturbing is the trend on social media. ADL reports over 17,000 Tweets with variations of the phrase “Hitler was right” from May 7-14. ADL says that there is extreme content calling for the destruction of Israel and posts saying “Gas the Kikes race war now.” There has been violence committed against Jews across the nation—Los Angeles, Skokie, Il., Chicago, New York, and in other small towns. The ADL reports that many of these incidents were done by flag-waving, pro-Palestinian protestors who video recorded their attacks.
Reports indicate that Hamas, the US-designated terrorist group that controls the Gaza Strip, fired more than 4,400 rockets into Israel from May 10-21, killing at least 13 and sending millions into bomb shelters. Yet, the Biden Administration is supporting Hamas with your tax dollars. Biden said in a statement that the Secretary of State “will continue our Administration’s efforts to rebuild ties to, and support for, the Palestinian people and leaders, after years of neglect. And he will engage other key partners in the region, including on the coordinated international effort to ensure immediate assistance reaches Gaza in a way that benefits the people there and not Hamas, and on reducing the risk of further conflict in the coming months.” This ignores the fact that all financial aid in Gaza must pass through Hamas, which distributes the aid.
Those accusing others of being like Nazis are themselves behaving like Nazis. It is not just the vitriol against Jews, although this is prophetically explicit, it is an overall assault on law-abiding, peace-loving, God-fearing Americans. It is an offensive against the American ideal and way of life. We in America, who love God and His liberty, need to stand up to this most dangerous trend. The censorship of ideas; the weaponization of disagreement; the hate for fellow citizens; are all ingredients of destruction. We are better than this. As Ephesians 6:10 says, “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of HIS might.” Verse 13 exhorts us to take up the whole armor of God, that “you may be able to withstand the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Yes, we must.