What Rabbi Joshua Hammerman’s fear of Tim Tebow tells us about why so many Jews vote Democrat.
Once one gets beyond the self-serving sloganeering of the Democratic Party -- the notion that they and only they are “compassionate” or that they and only they “like air and water” -- and addresses the actual policies and values of the different parties, it becomes clear that there is absolutely nothing Jewish about the Democrat Party. In fact, the Democratic Party is antithetical to Jewish moral beliefs.
Jewish values reside in the Republican Party, which is the reason that the more Jewish a person is by belief and practice, the less likely he is to support the Democrats. Secular Jews are overwhelmingly likely, Reform Jews somewhat less likely, Conservative Jews less likely than that and Orthodox Jews not at all likely to put their faith in the party of faithlessness.
So why, then, do any Jews vote for a party that stands in total opposition to Jewish values? The answer can be found, at least in part, in the writings of Rabbi Joshua Hammerman:
Emboldened faithful can do insane things, like burning mosques, bashing gays and indiscriminately banishing immigrants.
Many Jews – I’ll call them the “Hammerman Jews” -- have made a Faustian bargain. Fearful of what “emboldened” faithful might do, they have betrayed their own faith in exchange for the temporary safety they believe can be found in the arms of the faithless.
The attraction the Hammerman Jew has for the Democratic Party is found in its entirety in a rather shallow, objectively false and logically fallacious conviction that those with no religion are closer to Jewish belief than are those from a different religion. The idea is that Christians are, by being people of a faith not Jewish, more of a threat to Judaism than are those antipathetic to any and all faith equally. It’s as illogical and self-destructive as it sounds.
But the Hammerman Jew has signed onto the non-Jewish, wholly liberal conceit that it is not what someone believes but the existence of any beliefs that is the threat to world peace in general and the safety of the Jews in particular. Only those who have beliefs, the argument goes, can become so emboldened in those beliefs as to be willing to burn down a mosque or bash a gay or, by extension, start a pogrom or support a holocaust.
The way to prevent the next holocaust, then, isn’t to stand up for good and rightful values, it is to join with those with no values, allied with them in their war against belief.
How frightened of the faithful are these Hammerman Jews? Consider the impetus for Hammerman having raised the alarm with his piece in the first place. What had set Hammerman off to become fearful enough to warn the world was not a gathering of the Ku Klux Klan or a meeting of the Neo-Nazis, it was the possibility that Tim Tebow might lead his team to the Super Bowl. I kid you not:
If Tebow wins the Super Bowl, against all odds, it will buoy his faithful, and emboldened faithful can do insane things, like burning mosques, bashing gays and indiscriminately banishing immigrants…
When a man is so terrified of people of faith that he’s convinced the next holocaust is always just a field goal away, you can understand why he might chuck all of his values and blindly sign on with the enemy.
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To get the whole story on why leftist Jews side with those who plan to do them harm, read Jamie Glazov’s book, United in Hate: The Left’s Romance with Tyranny and Terror.