The term “cancel culture” comes from entitlement – as though the person complaining has the right to a large, captive audience, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez tweeted a while back.
Now she decided to lay out her entitlement to killing and hating Jews.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) defended former CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill, who was fired from the network in 2018 over comments he made about Israel, in a new interview with The New Yorker’s David Remnick published on Monday.
“You talk about cancel culture,” the New York congresswoman told Remnick. “But notice that those discussions only go one way. We don’t talk about all the people who were fired. You just kind of talk about, like, right-leaning podcast bros and more conservative figures. But, for example, Marc Lamont Hill was fired [from CNN] for discussing an issue with respect to Palestinians, pretty summarily. There was no discussion about it, no engagement, no thoughtful discourse over it, just pure accusation.”
Here’s what Marc Lamont Hill actually said.
In 2014, Hill had claimed on CNN that the kidnapping and murder of three Jewish teens, Naftali Frenkel, Gilad Shaer, and Eyal Yifrah, one of them an American citizen, wasn’t “terrorism”, but “resistance”.
And CNN let it pass.
Earlier this year, Hill had insisted that “occupied people have a legal and moral right to defend themselves” and that the idea that Israel has a “right to exist” is “propaganda”. In May of last year, he had argued that Trump’s “call for Palestine to ‘reject hatred and terrorism’ is offensive.”
A month before a Pittsburgh synagogue was shot up by a violent bigot; Hill again justified the murder of Jews by violent bigots.
“We have allowed this nonviolent thing to become so normative that we’re undermining our own ability to resist in real robust ways,” he complained.
A month after the Pittsburgh massacre, Marc Lamont Hill addressed a UN event in support of the terror colonialists occupying parts of Israel, endorsed BDS, called for the destruction of Israel and justified the murder of Jews.
“We must recognize the right of an occupied people to defend themselves. We must prioritize peace, but we must not romanticize or fetishize it. We must promote nonviolence at every opportunity, but cannot endorse narrow politics that shames Palestinians for resisting,” Hill argued.
There’s nothing new here.
The Anti-Israel Left routinely characterizes the most blatant forms of antisemitism and calls for the murder of Jews as criticizing the Israeli government.
Or, as AOC, who has her own history of flirting with antisemitism, like putting on a show of crying because of all the Rabbis, put it, discussing an issue with respect to Palestinians.
Also the Nazis were just discussing issues with respect to Germany.
This is in some ways worse than Omar and Tlaib, but AOC has made it clear that she’s aligned with Jeremy Corbyn’s antisemitism, and she comes out of the DSA which celebrates Corbyn and even worse creatures like Melenchon.
The only cancel culture that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez will recognize in getting fired after defending the murder of Jews.