John Podhoretz is out for this episode of the Commentary Podcast, but he’s with us in spirit as we dive into the controversies of the week, many of which involve ethnicity and orientation. In this episode, the podcast explores the scuttling of Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib’s trips to Israel, the Democratic 2020 field’s attacks on America’s foundational traditions and institutions, and the New York Times’ 1619 Project.

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  1. Jeff Hawkins Coolidge

    Not enough is said as to the endgame of this cynical ploy to make everything racial. 

    Socialism with our coastal (read: white) ruling class running things. 

    Once we make all of our rights and systems inherently racist, someone will have to be the one to lead us into a new post-racial governmental system and it will be our 1 percent ruling white liberal class who will of course tell you that their wealth was made through public service, not icky capitalism, so it shouldn’t be punished.

    The blind spot of course is that these same people putting forward the 1619 project don’t realize that ours is one of the few countries not founded on racial hegemony but rather ideals.

     

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    • August 20, 2019, at 8:13 AM PDT
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  2. Daniel Sterman Listener

    I’ve often said that I generally oppose banning BDS people from Israel, because by doing so and contributing to our economy they expose themselves as hypocrites.

    In fact, I think we should have let Omar and Tlaib in, and assigned a government economist to follow them everywhere and jot down everything they purchased or consumed (gas, hotel rooms, food, etc.). Then, upon their exit from the country, present them with a letter along these lines:

    Dear Ms. Omar,

    Thank you for visiting the State of Israel. During your stay, you provided the government with an estimated $x of tax revenue, of which an estimated $y will contribute to the budget of the IDF.

    Thank you for supporting BDS!

    Yours sincerely,

    Moshe Kahlon

    Minister of Finance

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    • August 25, 2019, at 11:45 AM PDT
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