The Left's hatred of Jews chills me to the bone
. . . who can barely contain his desire to lock up the unbeliever, and kill the jew.
It is not just a Euro-British problem, this cancer infects the progressive body politic here as well.
"As a young boy, I used to think my grandma very strange. In her bedroom she kept a suitcase, packed and ready for use at a moment’s notice. “Just in case,” she’d tell me when I asked where it was that she was always waiting to go to. “You never know when they’ll turn on the Jews.
A longer view of history will do that to you.
"Should I admit that I am afraid? Because I am. I don’t go about my life in fear. I wouldn’t be writing this or doing my job if I did. But how, quite rationally, can I not be afraid when Jews are being murdered on the streets of Europe simply for being Jews; when anti-Semitic tropes and discourse is becoming part of the mainstream of political debate; and when one of our main political parties is led by a man who does not merely let this fester, but actually describes representatives of terrorist groups as "friends"?
If this is the level we have reached today, I fear not just for myself but far more for my children. History shows that when anti-Semitism takes hold it does not wither; it grows. Yes, Britain is a wonderful home to Jews, as it is to all minorities. Yes, we have the full backing of the law and the authorities. But yes, I do look over my shoulder. Wouldn’t you?"
It really is different here. We not only allow self defense, we encourage it, and enshrine it into our federal Constitution, and our state Constitutions. Many American's may feel the same way, but they have an additional option of acting as a bulwark against these vicious, hate filled trolls.
Remember elections matter. And notice how people in wonderful Euro-socialist governments are so fearful for their safety. They have reason to be, and no ability for self help.