Letters to the Editor


Kaepernick Calls For: “No Prisons”, “No Police”…No Brains

Dear Editor:

Colin Kaepernick, the perpetually bended knee multimillion dollar football player, calls for the end to police and prisons, “…by abolishing policing and prisons…we can eliminate white supremacist establishments.” Kaepernick wrote “F*** reform,” in The Demand for Abolition, is advocating instead for forcible take down of all institutions. He parrots BLM’s platform whose leaders openly admit they want to abolish the nuclear family, police, prisons and capitalism. Alicia Garza, BLM co-founder, “We actually do have an ideological frame. Myself and Alicia [Garza] we’re trained organizers, trained Marxists”, BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors. BLM activist Hank Newsome, “If this country doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn down this system and replace it. We are anti-capitalist.”

Kaepernick just bought a $3.21 million condo in upscale, safe, latte ridden, Tribeca, NYC. He did not rent an apartment next door to a public housing project, or crime ridden inner city block of Baltimore where he can actually meet, interact with and walk down the same streets with those very people who will tell him the idea of defunding or getting rid of police is a sick joke, that they depend upon and value the protection their police officers afford to them, their children, their schools and neighborhood small businesses, that he is out of touch, arrogant, and hypocritical while he lives in his million dollar condo, and can hire private security.

“BLM as an old-fashioned power grab,” American commentator Tammy Bruce, “In reality, this has nothing to do with black lives and everything to do with liberal Marxist anarchists having hijacked, as they always do, an important social issue with which they will undermine the very communities and people they claim to represent.” Kaepernick’s bended knee is breaking our backs. The leaders of BLM and Colin Kaepernick need to take their communist, socialist “revolution” and pack it on back up to failed Venezuela, repressive Cuba, or Communist China where they can live it up on the remains of their capitalist acquired wealth.


Melvin Aronowitz


AOC Given a Pass on Jew Hatred

Dear Editor:

How much more do we need to begin calling out this ignorant bigot, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) for the Jew hater she is? World Israel News, “In February 2019 she praised British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who dragged his party into the fevered anti-Semitic swamps, from which it’s still trying to extract itself. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has rebuffed meetings with local New York Jewish groups. At least one has been trying to arrange a sit-down with her for the last two years. Neither the Jewish Community Relations Council, which represents 50 local Jewish groups, nor the New York Board of Rabbis has managed to pin down the freshman congresswoman.

There’s little doubt it’s because both are pro-Israel. In July of last year, AOC was one of only 17 congress people voting against an anti-BDS bill. A week later she signed onto Omar’s pro-BDS resolution. The Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions (BDS) movement is deeply anti-Semitic, with its activists reviving medieval blood libels, accusing Israel of genocide and denying Israel’s right to exist. Most recently, Ocasio-Cortez dropped out of a memorial for late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.”

Progressive American Jews do not hesitate to call out far right Jew hate but when it comes from the left side of the fence, they are silent, tolerant of it or worse, aligning with it, much as victims do when held captive for long periods of time. Zionism, the right to a Jewish homeland is not the problem. You will soon find out “Jews are the problem”. And that means you. And your children. Have we learned nothing from history?


            Reuven Marcelles


Cuomo Targets Only Synagogues & Churches

Dear Editor:

It seems the only time Wilhelm and Cuomo exercise any “coalition skills” is to applaud and allow the rioters to illegally congregate, run free, paint murals on the streets and loot and trash NYC. “Catholic League president Bill Donohue has censured New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for his malicious targeting of Orthodox Jews in a recent edict against the coronavirus. Mr. Cuomo plans to “shut down all churches, synagogues and schools — private, religious, and public — in an attempt to quell the spread of the disease.”

Aside from the obvious injustice of this selective targeting, I didn’t hear a word about mosques? There are more than 300 mosques in the city. Did Cuomo somehow ‘forget’ about this? Or is he too fearful of reprisals? Wilhelm tripped over himself to implement mindless AOC’s defunding of police. The murders and assaults in NYC have now set records. Cuomo just wrote a book. Maybe he’s looking for something else to fill his time. I would suggest he take up a hobby, say, paint-by-numbers, instead of targeting Jews and Catholics in NYC. We’d all be better off.


            Morris Lipansky


Perhaps California Should Just Secede from the US

Dear Editor:

JNS, “More than a dozen California school boards have adopted resolutions in support of the state’s proposed ethnic-studies model curriculum, despite it coming under fire for containing anti-Semitic and anti-Israel content, and not addressing issues of anti-Semitism or including Jewish Americans.” The proposed curriculum section on ‘Arab American Studies Course Outline’ contains a number of passages such as ‘Direct Action Front for Palestine and Black Lives Matter,’ ‘Call to Boycott, Divest and Sanction Israel.”

“As if that weren’t enough, the curriculum “also includes studying figures such as Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), the late Columbia University professor Edward Said, Women’s March leader Linda Sarsour, the late radio personality Casey Kasem, actress Alia Shawkat and the late White House correspondent Helen Thomas—all of whom are associated with anti-Semitic and anti-Israel rhetoric, and in the case of the congresswomen, a push to enact legislation punishing Israel. Since its inception, Critical Ethnic Studies has falsely and negatively portrayed Zionism as a “racist,” “colonialist,” “system of oppression” that must be vigorously opposed. Anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) campaigns have been the weapons of choice for the discipline’s scholars, teachers, and students.”

While Camera.org and other groups have risen to protest these bigotry and lies, poisoning the educational system, the fact that it has become so entrenched, so pervasive, so increasingly acceptable, that it has become a daily struggle to fight these anti Israel, anti Jew lies, tells us all we need to know about our future. It is bleak. And worse daily. American Jews need to pool their resources to unite, to “put aside their differences” as did the 600 page Ad groups for BLM, and begin fighting this. If not, our children’s futures will reflect an image of them building their bunkers, their hiding all signs of being a Jew or supporting Israel’s right to exist which is what being a Zionist means, for fear of their lives.


            Mildred Parnes