It was well known over the years that Jimmy Carter hated Jews. Nevertheless he had no shortage of Jews who associated with him, protected him and defended him because of his liberal politics and activism. At last Carter went far enough that some of those Jews are backing away from him and speaking out and more importantly the media is actually listening to some who had been critical of him before but were silenced by the press consensus, both the general media and Jewish publications, that a Democratic President is untouchable.
In addition to the revelation that Carter had intervened on behalf of a Nazi war criminal, we have this latest revelation which demonstrates just how conventionally Anti-Semitic Carter's bigotry was. It was never about Israel. It was always about the Jews.
"Former President Jimmy Carter once complained there were "too many Jews" on the government's Holocaust Memorial Council, Monroe Freedman, the council's former executive director, told WND in an exclusive interview.
Freedman, who served on the council during Carter's term as president, also revealed a noted Holocaust scholar who was a Presbyterian Christian was rejected from the council's board by Carter's office because the scholar's name "sounded too Jewish."
Freedman says he was tasked with creating a board for the council and with making recommendations to the White House on how best to memorialize the Holocaust. He sent a memo to Carter's office containing recommendations for council board members. He said his memo was returned with a note on the upper right hand corner that stated, "Too many Jews." The note, Freedman said, was written in Carter's handwriting and was initialed by Carter.
He said at the behest of the White House he composed another board consisting of more non-Jews. But he said he was "stunned" when Carter's office objected to a non-Jew whose name sounded Jewish.
"I got a phone call from our liaison at the White House saying this particular historian whose name sounded Jewish would not do. The liaison said he would not even take the time to present Carter with the possibility of including the historian on the board because he knew Carter would think the name sounded too Jewish. I explained the historian is Presbyterian, but the liaison said it wouldn't matter to Carter."
It's not much of a revelation that someone as frenziedly determined to go after Jews as Jimmy Carter had demonstrated himself to be, also harbored this level of bigotry. After all Carter supported the PLO even writing actual speeches for Arafat. Some put this down to his liberal politics, but as is often the case with bigots, the 'politics' were just a cover for the bigotry underneath. And lest anyone find this shocking Carter still comes off mild compared to President Truman not that long before him, whose wife wouldn't even permit Jews in the house.
Still it makes things increasingly unambiguous for the remaining Jewish Carter Center members and his Jewish supporters, they can no longer continue to hide behind the fiction that Carter is just expressing his passionate liberal activism. They've dug themselves in this far and they have the choice between breaking free or continuing to defend a bigot.
Postscript - Thus far from the google news roundup it doesn't appear as if mainstream American media have picked up on this story. I don't know that they will unless it appears in numerous letters and editorials.
Turn over a liberal rock and you'll find an anti-Semite curled under it like a potato bug. That Carter is a soft-spoken born-again Christian might have fooled people for a while but slowly it's all coming to the surface.ReplyDelete
Whether conservative or liberal the sad fact remains that anti-semitism is just under the surface, even among some christians the public considers beyond reproach, such as Billy Graham. Did he make a number of anti-semitic comments to Nixon that were recorded on tape?
Apparently Carter hated Jews so much that he couldn't stand even a Jewish-sounding surname. What else couldn't he stand about us?
Hopefully the media will pounce on this latest story about Carter, as they did with Nixon and the Billy Graham situation.
I think the media is and will continue to avoid reporting on these revelations because Carter is a liberal democrat in the endReplyDelete
Had this involved a Republican they'd be slavering all over it as they did with Nixon
No major media outlet has yet covered Carter and the Nazi guard and that was a while back already
Only a few conservative sites and the New York Sun, which is very much a friendly paper, reported on it
You're right. The media would be hammering down on Carter if he was a republican. Seeing though as he's promoting the democratic anti-Israel racist agenda they're letting him getting away with it. The Nixon-Graham discovery was news thirty years after the two were taped.ReplyDelete
But this recent very overt stuff with Carter the media ingores. Carter's a good package to carry their anti-Israel/anti-Semitic lies. He's soft-spoken, likeable, involved in charity work. Who would suspect him of being anti-semitic?
Even as evidence is out there for the world to see, the media ignores it, so does most of the world.
democrats often get a pass, the media went wild over trent lott, but the democrats have a sitting senate member who was a member of the Klan and used a racial slur and nothing is said about that in the pressReplyDelete
I remember the Jimmy Carter era like it was yesterday. The Iran hostage situation. 20% interest rates driving the country to 3rd world levels. The Billy Carter and Bert Lance scandals. Almost losing half of our elementary school staff due to budget cuts. Having a food stamp token in my coin collection because at that time they were so common that stores often ran out of small change while they were stuffed with food stamps. And this loser has the right to be the moral arbiter for the Middle East? His presidency was a failure in only 2 areas - domestic and foreign policy.ReplyDelete
Of course he is an anti-Semite. Jews = success. Carter = failure. Failure hates success.
Freedman's story is kind of iffy. There's no evidence from what I can tell-it's just heresay. Not that I'm defending Carter-he IS a Jew hater. His book is sufficient proof of that. Or at least it should be-but of course we are living in the world of "we don't hate Jews we just hate zionism"ReplyDelete
As for the sympathy for the nazi guard-well in case you haven't noticed-Carter was quite in the vangard there. Now the whole world is much more sympathetic to the nazis, assuming that they actually believe that such a thing as the Holocaust happened.
And I blame this rise in anti-semitism on the homosexuals-they're the culprits.
wheee I'm sleepy good night!
Carter apologized for some parts of his book now .. but I believe its window dressing.ReplyDelete
only when he got caught telling bold faced liesReplyDelete
Its 12 years later. Carter has been quiet the last few years because Israeli medicine saved his life.ReplyDelete