Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Roots in Anti-Semitic Left Come Home to Roost
Bill de Blasio began his career in New York City politics with David Dinkins whose administration’s policies were responsible for the city’s first pogrom against the Jewish community of Crown Heights.
Not long before Bill de Blasio joined Team Dinkins, he was a member of Team Sandinista.
His current anti-Semitic antics are just the inevitable consequence of his membership in a toxic political movement.
On Tuesday night, Mayor Bill de Blasio declared war on New York’s Jewish community. He went to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where a large number of Satmar Hasidim had gathered. The mayor went to personally “ensure the crowd was dispersed,” the mayor explained in a tweet.
And then, he took things one step further.
“My message to the Jewish community, and all communities, is this simple: the time for warnings has passed,” the Mayor tweeted. “I have instructed the NYPD to proceed immediately to summons or even arrest those who gather in large groups. This is about stopping this disease and saving lives. Period.”
Satmar Headquarters is claiming that the mayor’s office initially approved the funeral and coordinated it with the NYPD, and you have a truly shameful debacle.
Why pull a bait and switch, approving the funeral and then arriving in person to break it up? Politicians don’t arrive at the head of the cops to break up an event. Not unless they’re looking for a photo op.
The obvious answer here is that De Blasio approved the event only to use it as a stage for a photo op. That’s cynical and ugly. But that’s Bill de Blasio.
The Democrats are swinging far to the Left. The New York Times has run multiple pieces celebrating the USSR. The Soviet Union’s treatment of Orthodox Jews involved gulags and firing squads.