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Anti-Semitism is no longer an undertone of Trump’s campaign. It’s the melody.
From my culture’s history, I know that when a demagogue begins to identify scapegoats, the Jews are never far behind.

“The elder Trump said “I don’t have a message” for supporters who threatened anti-Semitic violence against a Jewish journalist, and Melania Trump said the writer “provoked” the attacks. Attacks by Trump supporters have continued unabated against Jewish journalists. On Monday, I heard from a white supremacist with the Twitter name “Oven Builder.” Also Monday, the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg thanked Trump for “empowering” the type of person who called him “Jeff Kikeberg” in a message telling Goldberg he would be hanged. Breitbart News, the alt-right website until recently run by Trump’s campaign chief, Steve Bannon, referred to Bill Kristol as a “renegade Jew” and my colleague Anne Applebaum as a “Polish, Jewish, American elitist.”

To its credit, the Trump campaign disavowed the supporter who chanted “Jew-S-A!” at a Trump rally and the endorsement of a Ku Klux Klan newspaper — after Trump’s initial reluctance to renounce David Duke’s support. But you can see why such people feel drawn to Trump. On Oct. 25, Trump supporter Alex Jones, the conspiracy theorist and radio host Trump has praised and echoed during the campaign, went on a diatribe about “the Jewish mafia in the United States.” Trump himself has been raising the anti-Semitic ante: On Oct. 2, talking about the “blood suckers” who back international trade and, on Oct. 13, the “global power structure” secretly scheming, a theme embraced earlier by Jones and Bannon. If Trump didn’t recognize the anti-Semitic tropes then, he has no such excuse now, after the widespread complaints from the ADL and others about the laced language of the Oct. 13 speech.

This new ad isn’t subtle — Protocols of the Elders of Zion-style propaganda, as Al Franken put it. I agree with Talking Points Memo editor Josh Marshall when he says this “is intentional and by design.” There have been too many instances to be otherwise.When the election returns come in Tuesday night, it will be Nov. 9 in Germany — the 78th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the “Night of Broken Glass” at the start of the Holocaust when Nazis vandalized synagogues and businesses. I pray that on this solemn anniversary, Americans tell Donald Trump and the world that we are never going back there. “

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The author is Jewish and a political independent.


this week on “weirdly specific headcanons”: Hanzo really loves lemons, Jesse suffers

“You guys go,” Will said. “The chariot is only designed for three, and after that shadow-travel, Nico is going to pass out any second.”

“No, I’m not,” Nico complained, then passed out.

this was my favorite moment for sure


They didn’t show a funeral, so I’m forced to conclude that this is what actually happened after the last episode. Percival overreacted; Gwaine just passed out. Apparently being tortured gives a person a terrible hangover.