Monday, June 11, 2012

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Black Panther, Anti-Israel Radical–Democrat for Congress

(via The Weekly Standard)  New York City councilman Charles Barron may be on his way to winning the Democratic nomination for Congress in New York's Eighth District, despite a history of racist, anti-Semitic, and anti-Israel rhetoric. Barron, who has earned the support of retiring congressman Edolphus Towns, would be representing a district with a sizable Jewish population.

Charles Barron

In 2010, he told a reporter that in New York's Crown Heights neighborhood, Jews "only make up 20 percent of the population, but they've always walked these streets as if they owned them, and acted as if they are the only ones in the community that matter."

Barron once referred to a fellow city councilman, who is Jewish, as a "coward" whose actions on the council were to "satisfy the Jewish lobby."

Barron has also called into question the legitimate existence of Israel. "Where should we start [the discussion]?" he said at a Brooklyn church in 2010. "Should we start with the 1906 Zionist Convention, or in 1914, with the Balfour Declaration? With Menachem Begin, the terrorists, all the wars, you want to discuss Israel becoming a state in 1948 when it should not have? Who are the terrorists? You want to talk about the definition of terrorism? How do you define acts of piracy?"

And in 2009, Barron joined former congresswoman Cynthia McKinney on a Viva Palestine convoy to undermine the Israeli blockade of Hamas-controlled Gaza, which he has compared to a "concentration death camp." Here's what Barron had to say in 2010 about the blockade:

Israel is out of control. They’re off the hook, they’re out of line; and Barack Obama has to stand strong and so do does Hillary Clinton, the secretary of state, to say that this kind of aggressive, terroristic behavior and act of piracy will not be tolerated and the blockade should be lifted immediately, immediately. There’s too many children and women and innocent men of Gaza dying because you’re isolating them and not allowing anything in. It’s like having a concentration death camp. It’s horrible, and the whole world is and should be outraged.

The New York Daily News ran an editorial this weekend warning voters about Barron's views:

A relic of a bitter bygone era, Barron is a former Black Panther who plays a one-note trumpet of racial grievance.

He has called for training teachers in Ebonics. He has labeled housing development “a new wave of Jim Crowism.”

At a 2002 rally in support of reparations for slavery, he said: “I want to go up to the closest white person and say, ‘You can’t understand this, it’s a black thing’ and then slap him, just for my mental health.”

The Daily News instead endorsed Hakeem Jeffries in the June 26 primary. The seat is highly Democratic, and a win in the primary will be tantamount to a general election victory. The Daily News touts Jeffries "in the strongest terms," citing his legal work and his ability to bridge racial and cultural differences across the new diverse district.

Kol HaKavod to The Weekly Standard for writing this.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Everything is for a reason right? Why is a yid in Israel concerned about Mr. Barron? Then again why would anyone be concerned about a congressman? They don't do much.

Dov Bar-Leib said...

Which is worse for Jews in New York? Which is worse for their Rabbis who want them to stay in New York City?

Pick one:

1. The apparent fact that the next Mayor to be will be Christine Quinn, a publicized and proud of it lesbian who just married her girlfriend in a lavish ceremony. Apparently she has a great plan to create more parking spaces in Flatbush and Borough Park.

2. The fact that New York State freely grants marriage contracts to men who lie with men. This would exclude those who like Christine Quinn because she is a woman who lies with one woman.

3. The fact that the present Mayor is now your nanny. He just banned sugar drinks with more than 18 ounces of sugar water in them. no more big Gulps at 7-11.

4. The fact that your present Mayor on his business website made a foray into Middle East politics condemning Israel for continuing to inhabit parts of Judea and Samaria

5. The fact that some Orthodox Jews continue to pack Iphones and Smartphones underneath their jackets when they attend Jewish weddings, and that some of these Jews dare (how dare they!) to try to be kosher witnesses at Jewish weddings.

Dov Bar-Leib said...

Now it gives me the option to subscribe to comments.

Anonymous said...

Since when are we concerned about the forbidden relationships of the nations of the world? Even Rashi says in Chullin 98a that they "dont write a kessubah"

I didnt realize that there was a psak din that a Jew who uses a smartphone is now a treif witness.

I think you should stick with your Geula Predictions as they are more entertaining.

Meanwhile, your country is home to one of the biggest gay parades in the world via Hell Aviv.

Dov Bar-Leib said...

Well, guess what, until Rashi's day in the 11th Century the nations of the world kept that Gemorrah in Chullin. And until the mid to late 20th Century they kept that Gemorrah in Chullin too. They kept that, and they kept the part that says that they will not sell human flesh in the marketplace either. But in the last 20 years depending on where you are in the world, many former Xtian nations and states are now granting those Ketubot to mishkav zachar, and Hamas during the 2nd Lebanon War was selling body parts of Israeli soldiers to the highest bidder. So suddenly in the last 20 years the nations of the world are no longer keeping those basic laws of human decency and sanctity that they have kept ever since the Great Flood. So this is precisely a matter for the End of Days because we are speaking about behaviors and modes of life encoded in law that the nations of the world could care less about what G-d might think anymore. a real End of Days Chiddush. So the ball is in your court. Do you want to live in a place that grants these profane ketubot? Do you think that perhaps G-d is more than upset that these legal jurisdictions have not kept their part of the very basic bargain? We are definitely treading in new halakhic waters and perhaps if you really don't want to make Aliyah, you should consider a place like Cleveland, Ohio or Dallas, Texas where the states have not stooped so low and probably never will. And here in Eretz Yisrael try as hard as they may want, they cannot give marriage contracts to homosexuals because such matter are in the purview of the Chief Rabbinate. And as far as Tel Aviv's abominations, G-d is the chief Mashgiach here in Eretz Yisrael. He will see to it that His Palace will not be profaned with such smut. Read the Sefer Tuv HaAretz to see how the Divine Providence in Eretz Yisrael is far more precise and direct than it is outside the Land. Outside of EY, living amongst such gentiles might become a very dangerous matter. Inside Eretz Yisrael, the profaners will ultimately be set aside for their own separate and unique judgement. Yes, it is hard to live with the attitude of the lying with men lifestyle 60 miles away from where one lives, but one can live here by not making those profaners your immediate neighbors. So a place like Bnai Brak can exist right next door to Tel Aviv and be under a completely separate judgement. Remember the scud missiles during the First Gulf War and where they landed? This is not the case in Chutz LaAretz. Borough Park is mixed in hashkafically with the entire city of NYCity. And one is surrounded with beasts becoming more dangerous by the month as these beasts completely remove themselves from the yoke of Heaven per that very Gemorrah in Chullin. It is so bad that you should meet what might become your Representative in Congress in the above article.

Dov Bar-Leib said...

I should mention that I have now read about at least two instances where a Mesader Kiddushin at a wedding in Monsey and one in NYCity has pasuled the Eidut of a witness who was carrying a Smartphone inside his jacket pocket. Both of these cases occurred since the Great Asifah banning the Internet in the home or on one's phone. So it is for real.

Anonymous said...

In short what you are saying is that you are worried?

Hashem runs the world. Focus on Torah, Mitzvos, Moshiach, and bringing Light into the world.

Let the worry and "feel of control" for the Liberals and Radical Muslims.

Moshiach Now.

Dov Bar-Leib said...

Yes, I am worried about Jews who stubbornly remain in New York as the world economy crashes, or in any other legal jurisdiction that grants ketubot to homosexuals. This would exclude living in the entire Northeastern seaboard of the US and in Chicago, IL even though in Chicago and New Jersey they use a fancy term: Same Sex Civil Union. Civil Union is the same scary thing. It is dangerous to be around people who have no moral code to the point of moral abandonment. So Mashiach Now, but please be safe until then. You do have a free choice to live where you want to live. Choose wisely and safely please.

Anonymous said...

In shorter what you are saying is that Hashem doesn't run the world. Period.

Did Hashem tell you to yell at us? Did Hashem tell you to critcize us?

Your blog posts come from your Ego.

Check yourself before you check others.

I am not worried. I am excited.

- A Lubavitcher Chasid

Dov Bar-Leib said...

Did your Rebbe tell you that?? that you should remain in a dangerous situation until Mashiach comes? The Lubavitcher Rebbe passed away approx. 20 years ago. The US was in a different world at that time. It was before 9/11, and it was definitely before NY State was granting ketubot to mishkav zachar. You yourself said that this is a new phenomenon, that Rashi himself said that the nations of the world have never done this before (at least since the Great Flood after which there were 70 nations in the world). You think that this is a criticism? Try again. It is because I am worried about your very safety. You are living in a makom sakanah, and you are fooling yourself that nothing has changed over the last 20 years in the pleasantness of your posh exile. If it saves even one life to get that person to leave that dangerous place, then all the naysaying of those who think that nothing has changed is worth it. Look at who wants to represent you in Congress. Look at the contempt of your existing Mayor for Jews who live in Yesha. You think for one minute that you can live in their midst and have it not come bearing down on you? Please make the right choice in order to be safe. Criticism of you serves no purpose, but getting you to think sensibly to save your life is of great value. And it has to be repeated over and over and over again. And yes, Mashiach Now!

Dov Bar-Leib said...

Also is it because of my own kavod or ego that I tell you this? I fully expect 990 out of a thousand to laugh it off. Maybe ten out of 1000 will take it seriously. If anything, I could basically care less what 990 people might think about me if ten will take it seriously and leave that dangerous place. This has nothing to do with my ego as a matter of fact, I repeat, I think that the place you are in is so dangerous right now that I could care less if 990 people laugh at this in order to save the ten who are taking this seriously. Thank G-d for the Internet. It makes getting the word out so much easier.

Dov Bar-Leib said...

I am sorry about one thing, the passing of your Rebbe was 18 years ago Shabbat Korach 3rd of Tamuz, 5772. May his neshamah have an Aliyah by getting you safely out of New York to do more mitzvot in a safer location.

Anonymous said...

Mocking the words of my Rebbe and calling me a fool all in the name of v'yahavta l'reach kamocha?

Sounds like the holy land of Israel with its corrupt politicians, greedy criminal Rabbis, and radical zealots who will burn the storehouses of Israel are really working wonders.

It's not that I dont agree with everything that you are saying, because I do agree.

Rather its your aggressive and manipulative tactics to get people to see your way.

Good Luck.

- A Lubavitcher Chasid who has hiskashrus to his Rebbe.

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