Can you totally fangirl over a disgusting bigot?
SURE, says the LA Times.
Can you admire an anti-Semite and advance the cause of women? Maybe so. Life is full of contradictions https://t.co/VVUPyU1Tjm
— L.A. Times: L.A. Now (@LANow) January 4, 2019
Life IS full of contradictions. And THIS is not one of them. The Anti-Semitic bigots running the Women’s March are just that. BIGOTS.
Linda Sarsour talks big talk when it comes to “women’s rights.” She also supports some of the most hateful, misogynistic policies and people on the planet. So no… this isn’t confusing. This is GROSS.
But like… OMG. Can we just like, IGNORE that and keep wearing our pussy hats?!
Last March, according to a detailed account in Tablet, an online magazine that reports on Jewish news and culture, three of the Women’s March founders praised Nation of Islam’s Louis Farrakhan during a conference call with leaders of the group’s state chapters, despite his abysmal record of anti-Semitism, homophobia, transphobia and sexism.
Personally, I find Farrakhan’s world view vile. Yet, I think it is possible to be repulsed by his hateful rhetoric about white people, especially Jews, and still appreciate some of the empowerment work that he has done in the black community, including leading the 1995 Million Man March to promote African American family unity.
If that is hypocrisy, there is plenty to go around.
…go eff yourselves. This is as disgusting as it is dumb.
No. The answer you’re looking for, is no.
— cox (@johncawks) January 5, 2019
No you can’t. And while we’re at it, the story here could have and should have been about a progressive movement tainted by anti-semitism. Do better
— David Rosenthal (@drosenthaltweet) January 5, 2019
No. The correct answer is resoundingly “No.”
There are some things where there is no room for compromise.
This is one of those things.
Please refer to @AuschwitzMuseum if you need help in this.
— ISMV Star Fortress trapped in the 21st century (@StarFortress) January 5, 2019
Maybe this LA Times writer is among the 44% of Americans who don’t know what Auschwitz is…