- The Washington Times - Monday, May 6, 2024

Some of the biggest donors to Joe Biden’s presidential campaign are one and the same as those funding the anti-Israel demonstrations on America’s college campuses. Politico, which reported on the matter, calls that “surprising.”

Most everyone else calls that “no duh.”

Democrats have become Marxists and along with that Marxist leaning come all the usual suspects: love of chaos and mayhem, ignorance, disgust with traditional systems, an all-courts press to divide and conquer, and the general tendency to scream and wail against innocent victims in favor of uplifting the cause of the thuggish, criminal and evil.

Whether demanding unfettered access to abortion or screaming about rivers and seas they cannot name — these leftists don’t care so much about real causes as they do about using and exploiting causes to crumble the Constitution and usher in total top-down controls and create chaos wherever and whenever they can, so as to ultimately keep in place total top-down controls.

So, no, Politico — “Pro-Palestinian protesters are backed by a surprising source: Biden’s biggest donors” may be the headline. But the truth behind the headline is that this is not surprising.

Democrats are Marxists are terrorists’ best friends.

“The donors [of these campus protests] include some of the biggest names in Democratic circles: Soros, Rockefeller and Pritzker,” Politico wrote.

Jewish Voice for Peace, a self-described anti-Zionist group, and IfNotNow, backed by the Tides Foundation, which gets money from George Soros and previously, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, are a couple of names of groups funding the Columbia University madness.

Also from Politico: The Rockefeller Brothers Fund in 2022 “gave $300,000 to the Tides Foundation. … Tides has given nearly $500,000 over the past five years to Jewish Voice for Peace.”

Also from Politico: “Several other groups involved in pro-Palestinian protests are backed by a foundation funded by Susan and Nick Pritzker, heir to the Hyatt Hotel empire — and supporters of Biden and numerous Democratic campaigns, including $6,600 to the Biden Victory Fund a few months ago and more than $300,000 during the 2020 campaign.”

Interesting stuff, yes?

Some of these anti-Israel funders are also angry with Biden; Jewish Voice for Peace, for instance has called out Biden as a “genocide supporter” because of his — albeit wishy-washy — support of Israel. But the tie that binds Democrats and antisemitism is nonetheless a strong one.

Even Biden’s recent remarks about the uprisings on campuses around the nation aren’t exactly on point.

“Destroying property is not a peaceful protest,” Biden said a few days ago. “It’s against the law. Vandalism, trespassing, breaking windows, shutting down campuses, forcing the cancellation of classes and graduation — none of this is a peaceful protest.”

No mention of the Jewish students who’ve been forced to flee the campuses because of threats of bodily harm? No mention of rabbis alerting parents of Jewish children to keep their kids home because they might face injury — or worse? 

That’s called ignoring the elephant in the room.

These are not so much angry or violent protests as they are antisemitic and angry and violent protests.

Describing them as anything less fails to acknowledge the truth.

Failing to acknowledge the antisemitism only serves to embolden the antisemitic.

But with Democrats — with Biden — it’s clear: They can’t speak too loudly against Jew hatred because too many of their political campaign funders are simultaneously funding the Jew hatred. If America is to stand on principle — if America is to keep its moral compass intact — that’s a truth that should have massive impact at the polls this November.

• Cheryl Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com or on Twitter, @ckchumley. Listen to her podcast “Bold and Blunt” by clicking HERE. And never miss her column; subscribe to her newsletter and podcast by clicking HERE. Her latest book, “Lockdown: The Socialist Plan To Take Away Your Freedom,” is available by clicking HERE  or clicking HERE or CLICKING HERE.

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