May 2, 2019
The cartoonist who drew this very truthful and accurate political cartoon is blaming the “Jewish propaganda machine” for making false complaints of anti-Semitism.
The Portuguese cartoonist António Moreira Antunes, who drew the cartoon depicting a blind Donald Trump being led by the dog Benjamin Netanyahu, was recently interviewed by CNN. His cartoon, which was published in the international edition of The New York Times, caused some major kvetching from Jews around the world.
Hilariously, he responded to the Jews’ criticism of his cartoon by calling out the “Jewish propaganda machine” for ginning up fake outrage over his work.
In an interview with CNN, conducted in Portuguese, Antunes said he was surprised by the outrage. He said he has the “utmost respect” for the Jewish peoples’ past, but said that doesn’t mean they can be “above criticism.”
He claimed that anti-Semitism charges are a misunderstanding “made through the Jewish propaganda machine, which is, anytime there’s criticism it’s because there’s someone anti-Semitic on the other side, and that’s not the case.”
He blamed right-wing figures: “The Jewish right doesn’t want to be criticized, and therefore, when criticized they say ‘We are a persecuted people, we suffered a lot… this is anti-Semitism.'”
Antunes also said he was hurt by the Times’ statements. “They should see that here it’s a political issue and not religious,” he said, adding that people should not accept the idea that “any criticism of Israel is anti-Semitism.”
The very fact that he called out the “Jewish propaganda machine” is noteworthy. Even though Jews regularly brag among themselves about their control over the media, they typically try to silence non-Jews who make the same observation. And because he identified the existence of a “Jewish propaganda machine,” the Jews will probably try to blacklist him from the industry. The New York Times has already cancelled the contract with the syndicate that supplied them with his cartoon.
Several years ago, former CNN anchor Rick Sanchez (who now works for RT) was immediately fired from his job because he talked about the Jewish control of the media in a radio interview. This shows that such a move is not without precedent.
Antunes frames his argument as being against right-wing Jews, but his comments are still on point. Why do these Jews believe that they are above criticism? What makes them so special? It’s absurd that any criticism of Jews or Israel can be automatically labeled “anti-Semitic” and shut down as a result.
And what he says about the Jews’ past is also on point. Just because six million Jews were allegedly gassed in fake shower rooms during the 1940s, doesn’t make their people immune from criticism. That holds true even if you believe in their silly soap and lampshade hoax.
António Moreira Antunes
Antunes’s cartoon exposed a truth that Jews did not want revealed. That’s why Jews are so angry about it. It’s causing them to overreact, with Jews like Danny Danon (the Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations) now openly calling for anti-Semitism to be criminalized in America.
But the very fact that we see such hysteria generated over a cartoon that is critical of Jewish power proves – in and of itself – that the Jewish propaganda machine is very real. If it weren’t real, such hysteria over this cartoon would not exist. The Jews regularly use their powerful media operations to try and crush anyone who they believe threatens their power. What we have seen unfold with this cartoon is just another example of it.