Why do the American Jews vote for the Democratic Party?
The majority of the American Jews voted for the Democratic Party in all presidential elections since 1916. This is a very strange voting pattern, taking into account the hostile attitude of the Democratic Party toward the Jews, especially before and during WWII.
On January 20 of 1933 the democrat, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, became the President of the USA. 10 days later Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany.
During the following years these 2 politicians lead their nations through the Great Depression and then through WWII, in which they happened to be fighting each other. However, there was one area in which their administrations quietly collaborated with each other – the extermination of the Jews of Europe.
As soon as the Nazis came to power in Germany, the Roosevelt administration went to a great length to make it more difficult for the Jewish refugees to escape the Nazi’s persecution.
In 1933 the State Department rejected an executive order proposed by the Secretary of Labor, Frances Perkins. In that order Perkins suggested that “the State Department should give priority to immigrants seeking refuge from racial or religious persecution”. The State Department rejected this order because “It Would Antagonize Relations with Germany” (!!!) However, at that early period of the existence of the Nazi regime, the American door was not yet completely closed for the Jews trying to flee Germany, and some of them, including Albert Einstein, entered the US. All this completely changed later, as the Nazi’s persecution of the Jews became more severe.
Before the Kristallnacht the Jews in Germany were stripped of their citizenship, expelled from all state institutions, civil services, universities, and public schools. The Jewish doctors were banned from providing medical help to the Ariens, the Jewish lawyers were banned from practicing law. The Jews were prohibited from marrying the Ariens. The Jews were not allowed to enter any public places attended by the Ariens.
As for violent actions against the Jews, from 1933 to 1938, they were sporadic and conducted not on a large scale. Because of that, about half of Germany’s 600,000 Jews remained in the country, as they believed that anti-Semitism in Germany would soon diminish, and the Nazi regime wouldn’t last long.
Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass) was the first mass-scale violent action against the Jews in Nazi Germany. On November 9-10, 1938, the Nazis attacked the Jews all over Germany and in parts of Austria. They destroyed over 1,000 synagogues; 7,000 Jewish-owned businesses and homes; murdered 91 Jews and arrested 30,000 others. Most of them were sent to concentration camps, where hundreds of them perished. Kristallnacht signaled the real beginning of the Holocaust, and at that very moment the Roosevelt administration closed the door for the Jewish refugees trying to enter the US.
This is well illustrated by the infamous story of the voyage of the St. Louis. On May 13, 1939, the German transatlantic liner St. Louis sailed from Hamburg, Germany, for Havana, Cuba, carrying 937 Jewish refugees. After Cuba denied entry to the passengers of the St. Louis, its Captain Gustav Schroeder sailed the ship to the Florida coast. There he hoped that the United States would admit the passengers. Desperately trying to avoid a forced return to Germany and certain death, the passengers – more than 400 of whom were women and children, and many of whom actually had quota numbers to eventually enter the US – sent a telegram to Roosevelt asking for help. They received no reply. The State Department refused to allow the passengers to come ashore. In fact, even as the ship was entering Florida’s territories, the Coast Guard had fired a warning shot in its direction. By then the captain knew that there was no choice but to turn back toward Germany. Sailing along the coast of Florida on its way to Europe, the St. Louis was shadowed by a Coast Guard ship to prevent passengers from swimming to freedom in the United States. Eventually, they were granted asylum in Great Britain, France, the Netherlands, and Belgium. Later, 254 of them perished in the Holocaust.
The same pattern of the Roosevelt administration’s tacit collaboration with the Nazis in murdering the Jews continued during WWII, when the Holocaust was already in its full swing. Whenever there were any efforts to rescue the Jews from the Nazis, the State Department, lead by its head Cordell Hull, always blocked such efforts.
On March 27, 1943, British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden met in Washington with President Roosevelt, Secretary of State Cordell Hull, and Undersecretary of State Sumner Welles. At this meeting Eden expressed his fear that Hitler might actually accept an offer from the Allies to move the Jews out of areas under German control. No one present objected to Eden’s statement.
In the summer of 1943 members of the US Treasury Department became aware of the State Department’s obstructionist attitude towards rescuing European Jews. Gerhardt Riegner, the World Jewish Congress representative in Geneva, had recently proposed a plan to save Rumanian and French Jews that involved Jewish organizations in the US transferring funds to the frozen accounts in Switzerland. When approached with this plan, the State Department took no action for 11 weeks. But when Treasury Department officials became aware of the plan, they quickly issued the licenses that were required during WWII for funds to be transferred overseas. Even so, for many months the State Department secretly continued to hold up the licenses. Near the end of the year, Treasury Department staffers discovered the State Department’s obstructions, and they prepared the following damning indictment, in which they asserted the State Department was “guilty not only of gross procrastination and willful failure to act, but even of willful attempts to prevent action from being taken to rescue the Jews from Hitler.” This report was presented to Roosevelt by Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau on January 16, 1944.
During the Holocaust there were numerous requests sent to the American government, asking to bomb Auschwitz and the railways used by the Nazis to bring their victims to the death camp. All these requests were turned down under the false pretext that such a raid would divert air support from the war effort. The War Department also claimed that the camp was beyond the maximum range of bombers located in Britain, France or Italy.
That claim was false: in July of 1944 the Allies began a series of air raids on Germany’s synthetic-oil industry which was based in Upper Silesia near Auschwitz. On August 20, 127 Flying Fortresses dropped thousands of pounds of high explosives on the factory area of Auschwitz which were less than five miles from the gas chambers. Three weeks later, the US targeted those same sites. This time 2 bombs accidentally fell near the killing installations and one actually damaged a rail line leading to the gas chambers.
The main concern of the Roosevelt administration was that some of the Jewish victims of the Nazis could escape death.
So, besides Roosevelt himself, who in the American administration was also responsible for this criminal policy? The answer to this question is simple – the majority of the Democrats at that time was deeply anti-Semitic, pretty much as it is today.
Joseph Patrick Kennedy, the father of the future American President, was a prominent member of the Democratic Party. He served as the United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 1938 until late 1940, including the early part of WWII.
According to Harvey Klemmer, who served as one of Kennedy’s embassy aides, Kennedy habitually referred to Jews as “kikes or sheenies”. Kennedy told Klemmer that “some individual Jews are all right, Harvey, but as a race they stink. They spoil everything they touch.” When Klemmer returned from a trip to Germany and reported the pattern of vandalism and assaults on Jews by Nazis, Kennedy responded: “Well, they brought it on themselves”.
On June 13, 1938, Kennedy met with Herbert von Dirksen, the German ambassador to the United Kingdom, in London, who claimed upon his return to Berlin that Kennedy told him that “it was not so much the fact that we want to get rid of the Jews that was so harmful to us, but rather the loud clamor with which we accompanied this purpose. Kennedy himself fully understood our anti-Jewish policy”.
Kennedy’s main concern with such violent acts against German Jews as Kristallnacht, was that THEY GENERATED BAD PUBLICITY IN THE WEST FOR THE NAZI REGIME. And even during the darkest months of WWII, Kennedy remained “more wary of” prominent American Jews, than he was of Hitler.
Undersecretary of State Summer Welles, Assistant Secretary of State Breckinridge Long, Vice-President Henry A. Wallace, Special Assistant to President Roosevelt Harry L. Hopkins, Assistant Chief of State of the War Department Thomas Handy, and many other officials of the Roosevelt administration participated in the criminal policy of the administration.
The most important official in determining that policy was Secretary of State Cordell Hull.
Cordell Hull was the 17th Chairman of the Democratic National Committee and Secretary of State for 11 years (1933-1944) in the administration of Franklin Roosevelt.
It was Cordell Hull, who advised Roosevelt to reject the request of the passengers of the St. Louis for asylum. Initially, Roosevelt showed some willingness to grant the asylum. However, Cordell Hull, together with Southern Democrats, voiced strong opposition and threatened to withdraw support for Roosevelt in the forthcoming election if he didn’t follow suit. On June 4, 1939, Roosevelt denied the ship entry, forcing it to return to Europe, where more than a quarter of its passengers subsequently died in the Holocaust.
It was Cordell Hull, who throughout his term as Secretary of State blocked any attempts to save the Jewish victims from Hitler.
So, after all that had happened, it would be logical to expect the American Jews to abandon the Democratic Party altogether. Instead, the Jews voted for Franklin Roosevelt in 1940 and 1944 (90%), and for Harry Truman in 1948 (75%). Why? What made them so dedicated to the political party which was dedicated to their physical extermination? This defies any logical explanation.
Unlike the majority of the politicians in the Roosevelt administration, though, Harry Truman, who became the next American President, was not hostile to the Jews. On May 14, 1948, he even recognized the state of Israel, despite very strong opposition from almost all members of his administration. George Marshall, Secretary of State, told the President bluntly: “If you recognize the state of Israel, and if I were to vote in the election, I would vote against you”.
After Truman, the pattern of the Jews in the US voting for the Democrats has unfortunately continued to this day. Even during the Carter’s re-election campaign of 1980, when the Jewish voters greatly abandoned the Democrat, he still got 45% of their votes, while Republican winner, Ronald Reagan, got 39%, and 14% of the Jewish votes went to independent John Anderson. There was a real reason behind the decreased enthusiasm of the Jews toward Carter – his anti-Israel policy, in which he was greatly influenced by his National Security Advisor, Zbigniew Brzezinski.
Soon after being sworn into the presidential office, Obama announced that Zbigniew Brzezinski would be his adviser on the Middle Eastern policy.
In December of 2008 Brzezinski made a statement in which he claimed that Hamas’s attacks on Israel were not lethal, and therefore the Israeli military response was unwarranted. To Brzezinski, the rocket fire from Gaza on Israel, that went on for many years, was unimportant. What he was concerned about was the Israeli response to the Hamas attacks.
Brzezinski demanded that the US would recognize Hamas, whose charter calls for Israel’s destruction. He also laments that Fatah looks collaborationist with Israel, as Fatah doesn’t openly proclaim the same goal as Hamas does. So, to Brzezinski that position of Fatah looks disappointing.
In September of 2009, Brzezinski has stated that the US should shoot down Israeli jets if they fly over Iraq on their way to attack nuclear installations in Iran. “We have to be serious about denying them that right” he said. “If they fly over, we should go up and confront them”.
Brzezinski holds that “the Jewish lobby forces America into pro-Israel policy”.
Brzezinski defends Carter’s anti-Semitic book “Peace, Not Apartheid”.
So, this is Zbigniew Brzezinski, Obama’s adviser on Middle Eastern policy.
Then, what about Obama himself?
The current American president, who is now striving for his re-election, expressed his “sense of relief” after the Muslim Brotherhood won the presidential election in Egypt, and its leader Mohammed Morsi was announced to be Egyptian president. Muslim Brotherhood is the organization that had been banned in Egypt for many years, after their assassination of the former Egyptian president Anwar Sadat. That organization has been involved in many terrorist acts, and the current leader of al-Qaeda Ayman al-Zawahiry was an active member of the Muslim Brotherhood. Under Barack Hussein Obama, the Muslim Brotherhood was removed from the list of terrorist organizations, and its members have been invited in the White House.
In 2008, 78% of the Jewish voters cast their votes for Obama. So, they were duped one more time.
Now, as Obama is struggling to win voters for his re-election, he is trying to regain support of the Jewish voters, which has been shrinking. In this regard, he employs tricks like the statement that he supports Israel.
After Mitt Romney went on his trip to Great Britain, Israel, and Poland, Obama said that if re-elected, he would also visit Israel.
After all these things, isn’t it about time for the Jewish voters in this country to end their collaboration with the Democratic Party once and for all? Why to continue to support the party of their enemies? What is the rationale behind this?
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