Has the ADL Gotten the Message Yet?
The message to the ADL is coming from the Left. It's in code. Sort of. The Left is telling the ADL that no matter how far left they move, they will never be accepted as long as they support Jews and Israel even a little. Even if all they do is talk about it. Even if they just pretend to. It won't work. They must march in goose - I mean lockstep in accepting proper, party-approved, progressive thoughts and social justice warrior values.
How demanding is this requirement? Very. Starbucks has just dropped the ADL as a partner in their re-education - I mean - anti-bias training.
Bowing to pressure from African-American activists, Starbucks excluded the Anti-Defamation League from an upcoming daylong anti-bias training session.
The ADL, whose mission is to fight anti-Semitism, will play an advisory role in the company's long-term efforts to combat discrimination, Jaime Riley, a Starbucks spokeswoman, told POLITICO Monday. But the group won't help develop the curriculum for Starbucks' May 29 mandatory anti-bias training, as originally planned.
From Jonathan Tobin:
However, in a leftist mindset in which intersectional theories that link worries about lingering racism in the United States with the war to destroy the Jewish state, even a liberal-oriented group like the ADL must be considered beyond the pale because of its willingness to stand up against anti-Semitism.
Not satisfied with that, Mallory suggested that Starbucks replace the ADL with Jewish Voices for Peace, a group that she said fights “racism of ALL kinds every day.”
JVP is clearly the Women’s March’s idea of a good Jewish group since it opposes Israel’s existence (it endorses the Palestinian “right of return” and opposes Birthright Israel trips for Jewish youth). It also promoted a campaign that blasts Jewish organizations for promoting security cooperation between American and Israeli police. (The results of which can be seen this week in a city council vote in Durham, N.C., which banned local police from training with Israeli law enforcement.) In doing so, it engaged in what can only be described as an anti-Semitic blood libel, seeking to blame Jews for police shootings of African-Americans.
It's like this. As long as the ADL and other progressive Jews continue to put their politics ahead of their Judaism and fail to condemn the rampant anti-Semitism on the Left, the hate will continue to grow. And the progressive Jews will be the first to be purged. Will the ADL finally figure this out after being publicly humiliated as Starbucks bows to the wishes of members of the current crop of leftist Jew-haters? I'm going to give them the benefit of the doubt and hold my breath - at least until the next episode.