Shmuley Ben Shekelheim
New York Times
November 24, 2018
“I think Europe needs to get a handle on migration because that is what lit the flame,” Clinton told The Guardian earlier this week when asked why she lost the 2016 election.
For many, it appeared that by blaming her election loss on child refugees escaping the brutal civil war in Syria, Clinton was going down a dark new path in her seemingly never-ending quest to find new people, institutions and abstract concepts to blame for the results of the 2016 election. Those concerned now appear to be completely vindicated.
Speaking at a forum in Washington on Friday, the former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic Presidential nominee indulged in virulent anti-Semitic canards and blamed an alleged Jewish conspiracy for her 2016 election loss.
At the forum put on by The Atlantic, Clinton told publisher Jeffrey Goldberg that “the vitriolic Jew media” played a role in her failure to win the election, before spinning off the rails into an extended anti-Semitic rant.
The video of the event has since been deleted from The Atlantic’s YouTube channel, but has been reuploaded on several other video-sharing sites.
Most politicians and media pundits are claiming that this is “the final end of Hillary Clinton,” however, many in the emergent “progressive wing” of the Party appeared to endorse Clinton’s hate-filled, white supremacist, neo-Nazi and inaccurate rant.
The event started out comfortably, until the question of blaming Syrian children was raised by Goldberg.
“Earlier this week, you told The Guardian that you feel that child refugees from Syria held some of the blame for the rise of Trump. Do you think it’s fair to blame innocent children who were fleeing the dictator Assad’s brutal barrel-bombing campaign for an election loss on a separate continent?” Goldberg asked.
“I don’t know if it is fair or unfair, Goldberg,” Clinton replied. “It’s simply a fact that the decision to march an army of Middle Easterners into Europe is something that was used by Donald Trump to win the 2016 election. And, you know, I just want to add that you people weren’t so helpful either, with all of your outrageous sensationalism and bad advice.”
“And by ‘you people,’ I assume you mean the media,” Goldberg said, beginning to look visibly uncomfortable.
“Yes, the vitriolic Jew media in this country simply did not know when to dial it back. Far from promoting me, you Jews simply attacked Trump as some kind of cartoonishly maniacal Hitler figure in a way that struck normal working and middle class voters as bizarre and unhinged,” Clinton said while angrily throwing out a finger at Goldberg.
“Secretary Clinton, I really don’t think it’s appropriate to talk about the ‘Jewish media.’ This is a well-known anti-Semitic canard that goes back decades, and has been used by the very right-wing populists that support Donald Trump and his racist agenda,” Goldberg said, his forehead shiny with sweat. “Would you maybe like to rephrase that statement? This is being broadcast live on YouTube.”
“What is your ethnicity, Goldberg?” Clinton demanded of her host.
After a pause, Goldberg eventually replied: “As you know, Secretary Clinton, I happen to be the publisher of The Atlantic and I happen to be Jewish, but that doesn’t mean that -”
Hillary Clinton interrupted Goldberg, and began a virulently anti-Semitic rant, engaging in multiple false tropes and canards.
“Oh give me a break, Goldberg. The heads of CNN, NBC, ABC, the New York Times and the Washington Post also are just Jewish by coincidence? Do you really believe that people are still buying that? You Jews claimed to support me, that rat Nate Silver told me I was going to win every single day, that the people were behind me, but you media Jews drove people over the edge. The hysteria, Goldberg, it was more than anyone could handle. These vicious attacks on all white people are simply going over the top, and you don’t seem to be able to grasp that.
“Look around you, at what is going on in the Democratic Party now. It is being taken over by communists, with your man Bernie leading the charge. These communists are people of color who you know the average white American is never going to support. Furthermore, you Jews sunk your own ship, because this new version of the Democrat Party is never going to go along with this program to send all of these billions and billions to your home country of Israel.
“And they don’t even know that you lot are not white people – they want to wipe you out just like they’re going to wipe out Nancy Pelosi and every other white Democrat. Alexandria whatever-her-name is is already calling for whites to be removed from the Party – as she at the same time calls you Jews murderers for killing all those Arabs and starting all those wars.
“And where was your girl Debbie during the election, Goldberg? People want to talk about my emails, but how about her emails? How about her server, that she didn’t secure? At least my server was secure – Julian Assange never got a hold of anything on my server, did he Goldberg? But Debbie let the whole thing go, straight to Russia, and then you Jews hand me Donna Brazil, who is, well… We all know all about her.
“If I’m going to be perfectly honest with you, Goldberg, you Jews are the single group most responsible for my loss. If you would have let me run on the same platform as Bill ran on, we’d have sailed through. Instead, you’ve continued to go up and up and away with your weird transsexual stuff and the endless immigration and calls for murder of white people – what did you think was going to happen? Why would white people vote for a political party which is openly saying it is going to replace them with brown people from the third world? It doesn’t make any sense, Goldberg, and you Jews should have calculated this better. You should have gone a little bit more slowly. That’s why I lost the election. Because you Jews simply couldn’t wait. You’ve run this Party straight into the ground, and now it’s you that are going to have to deal with the consequences.”
When she stopped ranting, her face was visibly red, while Goldberg was dripping with sweat, his swollen, bloated face looking like a melting scoop of ice cream.
“Are you finished?” Goldberg asked.
Secretary Clinton nodded her head.
“Well, I would just like to tell the audience that everything she just said is a falsehood and a distortion. These are classic anti-Semitic canards. I am not Israeli, I am American, there is no ‘Jewish agenda,’ Jews do not control the media, nor do we manipulate politics. All of this is false, and I am not sure if Secretary Clinton has lost her mind or if she’s just been spending too much time reading Infowars.com, but this is a travesty, and I apologize to everyone here in the audience and everyone watching this online,” Goldberg said, before getting up and walking off stage.
Hillary could be seen laughing as the video stream cut out.
Politicians were quick to denounce, with Chuck Schumer calling Clinton “a vile and evil monster,” and saying she is “spreading the same message of hate that caused the Holocaust of six million Jews by Adolf Hitler.”
Hours after the event, the House and Senate each issued bipartisan resolutions denouncing Clinton as “the purest incarnation of true evil on planet earth,” which added that “her words are likely to lead to more shootings of synagogues, just as the Holocaust was caused by words.”
Donald Trump, who is himself a white supremacist, has yet to make a statement on Clinton’s white supremacist statements. However, shortly after The Atlantic event, he tweeted “ayy lmao.”
“lmao” is internet slang for “laughing my ass off,” and according to knowyourmeme.com, “ayy lmao” is a phrase often accompanied by an image of an alien smoking marijuana. It is unclear what the President meant by this.
The estate of John McCain issued a statement saying: “We must all remember that the Holocaust began with people claiming falsely that Jews are powerful and influential in society. John McCain denounces Hillary Clinton’s hateful white supremacist statements from beyond the grave.”
Jonathan Greenblatt, the head of the Anti-Defamation League, an anti-racist group, issued a statement denouncing Clinton as both a white supremacist and a neo-Nazi.
“The white supremacist and neo-Nazi leader Hillary Clinton is about to find out what happens to people who claim that Jews are powerful and influential,” the statement said.
Greenblatt later told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria that Hillary Clinton’s rant was exactly why there needs to be more censorship on the internet, saying, “someone radicalized Hillary Clinton. Clearly, she was not a neo-Nazi or a white supremacist two years ago, and now she has become both, so we need to look at how people are being radicalized, and it’s because they’re reading all these websites and seeing all of these memes on social media.”
David Frum, a writer for The Atlantic who also appeared on the panel, agreed with Greenblatt that there is simply no reason that a person would believe in Nazi concepts like Jews controlling the media “unless they’ve been radicalized by memes.”
The Southern Poverty Law Center, another anti-racism group which often defends Jewish people from attacks by neo-Nazis and the KKK, announced that they are filing multiple lawsuits against Clinton.
They also updated their Hate Map to identify Hillary Clinton as a statewide neo-Nazi hate group.
Hillary Clinton’s Wikipedia page was updated to reflect the fact that she is now a hate leader identified by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a “hate leader” and a “hate group.”
News agencies quickly and brutally moved to simultaneously denounce Hillary Clinton as a neo-Nazi and white supremacist for claiming that Jews are powerful and influential in society, which was widely interpreted as a call for genocide.
“Clearly, this event symbolizes the final end to Hillary Clinton’s post-election rampage, which had already begun its third year,” said CNN’s Jake Tapper. “It seemed that she had already blamed every other group in the world, so she had to resort to blaming the oldest group of victims who have been wrongly blamed for things constantly for thousands and thousands of years: the Jews.”
However, not all were bothered by the comments.
On Twitter, newly-elected Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez posted a video clip of the rant with the hashtags “#micdrop” and “#FreePalestine.”
When contacted by the Times, Ocasio-Cortez refused to give a statement, saying she “has nothing to say to Jews,” before accusing this reporter of “stealing the land” and calling him a “Zionist shill.”
Stacey Abrams, a progressive candidate who ran for governor in Georgia and had the election stolen from her because she is black, also appeared to endorse the statements in an interview with MSNBC’s Rev. Al Sharpton.
“You know I ain’t like dat bitch Hill, but she be right doe,” Abrams said of Clinton. “You get in da politic, and dem Jews all be all up on you shit, be all like, tell a bitch what she posed to be say, blah blah blah. Muffugguhs be like roaches, crawlin up on a bitch. You know, a nigga turn on the light at night, finds a buncha Jews scurryin around the room.”
“Ms. Abrams, I’m not sure you want to say that, especially since you still have a chance to win the election in Georgia if the people working in the polling stations, who might be of a certain ethnicity, find more votes,” Sharpton replied.
“Yeah, you right, I ain’t even be try to said nothing you know, anti-semantic, but nigga you know those Jews be all up everywhere, get up in you face,” Abrams said.
“Well, you’re not supposed to say that on TV, that’s one thing I know. And I’m thinking you’d best just go ahead and apologize now to get it out of the way, girl, or you’re gonna be in a whole messa trouble,” Jackson said.
Abrams then apologized to Jews, and asked them to keep finding more hidden votes in Georgia.
However, a spokesman for the SPLC said that the apology did not seem sincere, and that they are looking into lawsuits they can file against her as revenge for the promotion of neo-Nazism. The SPLC also issued a statement publicly asking the Jewish community of Georgia to “stop finding more votes for a woman who promotes neo-Nazism.”
“The last thing that Georgia needs is a governor who is a follower of the ideals of Adolf Hitler,” the SPLC’s Heidi Beirich told CNN.
Following The Atlantic forum event, Twitter, Facebook, PayPal and GoDaddy all banned Hillary Clinton from using their services. Although all companies made it clear that their decisions to ban her were not connected, and they did not communicate with each other beforehand, they each issued nearly identical statements stating that it is morally wrong to suggest that Jews are powerful and influential.
Clinton’s American bank accounts were all closed. The various banks issued a joint statement that claiming Jews are powerful and influential “leads to genocide.”
Antifa showed up at the Clintons’ Chappaqua, New York home and attempted to kick in the door while shouting “hey hey, ho ho, no Nazis, no KKK, no fascist USA.” They burned an American flag in the yard and spraypainted the driveway. Bill Clinton was home alone and got scared, but police told him that the Antifa could not be arrested because they did nothing wrong.
World leaders came out to denounce Clinton’s newfound adherence to neo-Nazism and white supremacy as well. French President Emmanuel Macron broke down into tears, and said that he would be flying to Auschwitz “on the next flight out” to “pray for the souls lost to the ideology espoused by Hillary Clinton.”
Canada’s Premier Justin Trudeau held a press conference with the country’s chief rabbi, Ari Shmelheim, and was also in tears as he shouted “no more!” Trudeau also said that he would be giving “free counseling” to all Jews and anyone else who felt threatened by Hillary Clinton’s virulent hatred.
“It is simply astonishing to know that in 2018, just across our southern border, there are people who actually believe that Jews are powerful and influential,” Trudeau said. “This is what Adolf Hitler falsely believed, and it is what led him to murder 6 million Jews.”
In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel remained stone-faced as she announced that she has issued a warrant for Clinton’s arrest.
Justice Department head Rod Rosenstein announced that the FBI would be reopening their investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server, and also opening two different investigations into the Clinton Foundation, an investigation into collusion with Russia, and another investigation into Benghazi. After announcing the series of investigations, Rosenstein added that it was completely unrelated to her statements claiming that Jews are powerful and influential, and that the timing was “pure coincidence.”
Morning Joe Scarborough, host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, responded to the announcement live on air by saying “that really is a strange coincidence.”
His co-host, Mika Scarborough, said, “Joe, what do you mean by that?”
He replied that he “just thinks” it is a strange coincidence that the Justice Department would announce five separate investigations into Hillary Clinton an hour and a half after she made worldwide news for having embraced neo-Nazism and white supremacy. “It was a big day for Hillary Clinton, is all I’m saying, Mika. I’m not… look, I’m not saying anything, okay. Hillary Clinton is an evil person.”
Within minutes after the show went off air, MSNBC issued a statement saying that they had canceled Scarborough’s show, and his employment at the network has been “totally terminated.”
Four minutes later, the FBI announced that they are reopening an investigation into the 2001 death of a female intern in Joe Scarborough’s office, with a spokesperson saying “we can’t say for sure yet, but it looks like he probably killed her.”
Shortly thereafter, the SPLC announced that they are suing Scarborough for organizing a campaign of anti-Semitic harassment against Rod Rosenstein.