Bari Weiss is a left-leaning writer who was once prominent at the New York Times. She left because of their growing anti-semitism. Since then, she has been writing interesting things on substack.
After the Hamas brutal attack on Israeli civilians, she penned this epiphany:
”As a Democrat who has been left homeless, who is now definitely in the center but probably leaning increasingly right, I am left yet again with an appreciation, despite the messenger, of the message of the Trump administration because what those guys did was pretty incredible in hindsight.”“So much of the work that happened in that [Trump] administration turns out to have been right. And that’s what is so frustrating for me. The work on the border wall? We didn’t like the messenger, so we killed the message. Turned out it was right. Issuing long-term debt to refinance when rates were at zero? We didn’t like the messenger, so we killed the message. A structural peace in the Middle East? We didn’t like the messenger, so we killed the message.”“When are we gonna stop shooting ourselves in the foot? And when are we going to actually see and take the time to look past who is saying things and actually listen to them word for word?”“If it’s clear that the last two weeks have been a wake-up call, the next question is: Why?” “Part of the answer is the sheer depravity of Hamas’s terrorism. That depravity has made the justification and celebration of their acts by those who police pronouns that much starker. The contradictions and moral bankruptcy of a worldview that spends years worrying about microaggressions and tone policing, but can’t decide what side it is on after the beheading of babies, aren’t exactly difficult to spot.”“To put it another way: when Black Lives Matter organizations are lionizing Islamist terrorists by posting a paraglider logo, you’d be a fool not to reassess things.”“The events of the last week have shattered the illusion that wokeness is about protecting victims and standing up for persecuted minorities. This ideology is and has always been about the one thing many of us have told you it is about for years: power.”“And after the last two weeks, there can be no doubt about how these people will use any power they seize: they will seek to destroy, in any way they can, those who disagree.
She also appeared on Trigonometry and the following interview is also quite interesting.
We welcome Bari to the realization that the Left exploits race, gender, and religion, simply to advance its cause of gaining power. Marxism has no moral compass, as in the slogan “any means necessary.
“We hope that many Jews, and others that have flirted with the Left, realize what they have been supporting reject it, and join us in trying to defeat it.
Bari, welcome aboard!
Image Credit: YouTube Screenshot Trigonometry
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