Wednesday, 9 November 2016
Is Donald Trump what Michael Moore promised to be and never was?
By Gilad Atzmon
There is growing acknowledgment that Michael Moore has been a fake artist his entire career. The gifted filmmaker who went out of his way identifying what seemed to be the malaise of American society continuously and consciously failed to point at the core of the problem.
Let’s watch Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story, where the genius con-artist admits that Wall Street is a crime scene, yet he somehow forget to tell us who the criminals are.
It is therefore hardly a surprise that Moore ended up campaigning for the Wall Street Candidate.
Donald Trump is not notorious for being a brilliant filmmaker. But in his closing advert he has managed in just 2 minutes to deliver what Moore has failed to do his entire career.
Trump attaches faces to the crime. He enters the crime scene rather being a progressive entertainer.
Some Jews are, once again, alarmed by Trump’s closing advert, but before I proceed I would like to ask: did you hear any reference to Jews, Judea or Judaism in Trump’s advert? Did you see any references to race? I didn’t, butTalking Points Memo’s Josh Marshal was upset by Trump’s closing ad. It is overtly antisemitic he reckons. “It’s packed with “anti-Semitic dog whistles, anti-Semitic tropes and anti-Semitic vocabulary.”
And what is antisemitic about it? “The four readily identifiable American bad guys in the ad are Hillary Clinton, George Soros (Jewish financier), Janet Yellen (Jewish Fed Chair) and Lloyd Blankfein (Jewish Goldman Sachs CEO).” I guess that in America 2016 pointing at Wall Street leaders equals burning a synagogue. But as far as I am concerned it is actually Josh Marshalwho identifies the ethnicity of those three mammonites. How does Josh Marshal suggest to avoid this problem? Should we use photoshop and make Soros a member of the Taliban, or a Rasta?
Marshal is not happy with Trump being the real Michael Moore. Marshal is not happy with Trump delivering a devastating message in just 2 minutes. The truth, however, can’t be denied. The international bankers who brought America and the world to their knees are not an abstract category. They are people with faces and names. Trump sees them as corrupted human beings. But it is Josh Marshal who sees them as Jews.
It is an established fact that Trump is at least as Jewish as Clinton. He trades with Jews, his daughter is Jewish and married to a Jew. Trump is committed to Israel and is also supported by many Jews.
If Trump is an antisemite as Marshal and the ADL insist, how is it possible that so many American Jews support him? How is it possible that amongst Israeli American voters Trump leads over Clinton by a landslide?
The answer is probably simple. Some Jewish Americans see themselves primarily as Americans. Unlike the Democratic Party that promotes sectarianism and identitarian politics, Trumps communicates with those who do not buy into identity politics. Many of the the Jews who support Trump are Americans first. Like many Americans they see Wall Street, Soros, Yellen and Blankfein as a corrosive element within their society.
It may even be possible that many of the Jews who support Trump are those who have managed to assimilate into the American collective. They are primarily patriotic and they are fearful of the possible consequences inflicted on America by Goldman Sachs, Soros and other international bankers.