Sunday, January 29, 2017

Tim Kaine: Trump Admin Left Out Jews from Holocaust Remembrance Day

Steve Bannon

Update: John Podhoretz in Commentary said that the failure to mention Jews was intentional, and an effort at "inclusion." Source here.

Virginia Senator Tim Kaine appeared on Meet the Press on Sunday, January 29, 2017. A portion of the transcript is below. (Source)

Senator Tim Kaine said ....the irony is not lost on me that [the White  House restrictions on travel by Muslims into the US] was issued the same day as the White House issued their Holocaust Remembrance Day proclamation that unlike any previous administration removed all reference to Jews. So you put a religious test on Muslims and you try to scrub reference to Jews in the Holocaust Remembrance. This was horribly, horribly mishandled. So it's not a pause in--


That's a tough charge--


--a traditional sense.


--Senator, that's a tough charge. You think it's more than a coincidence that it all happened on Friday?


I think all of these things are happening together. When you have the chief political advisor in the White House, Steve Bannon, who is connected with a news organization that traffics in white supremacy and anti-Semitism and they put out a Holocaust statement that omits any mention of Jews.

Remember, earlier administrations have done these statements. And so the first thing you do is you pull up to see what earlier statements have said. And the earlier statements, President Obama, President Bush always talk about the Holocaust in connection with the slaughter of Jews.

The final solution was about the slaughter of Jews. We have to remember this. This is what Holocaust denial is. It's either to deny that it happened or many Holocaust deniers acknowledge, "Oh yeah people were killed. But it was a lot of innocent people. Jews weren't targeted." The fact that they did that and imposed this religious test against Muslims in the executive orders on the same day, this is not a coincidence.


  1. Again, to the person who submitted a comment whose only purpose was to insult me and the blog, I did not post your comment.

  2. Everyday it's one stupid thing or another from the Trump team. "Inclusion"? This regime isn't interested in inclusion.

  3. Considering all the attention that Jews and the Holocaust already get in the American media and educational system, I wish that the ADL (Anti-Defamation League) would at least explain the reasoning behind its complaint.

  4. I have now read the article by Norman Podhoretz, the one you link above.

    Podhoretz' comments are revealing. He not only engages in the usual mystification of the Holocaust, but actively belittles the sufferings of the Poles and the Slovaks at the hands of the Nazis.

    Someday, this Holocaust supremacy will have to stop. I would like to live to see the day that the supremacy of ANY one genocide, over that of the genocides of other peoples, is recognized and condemned for what it is--a form of racism.

  5. Please support your assertion that Podhoretz belittles Poles and Slovaks.

    "Holocaust supremacy" a bizarre phrase.

    1. Easy.

      When discussing his role in the Reagan Administration, Norman Podhoretz wrote, 'The official at Public Liaison who supported anti-Communist groups in Eastern Europe was tasked with the job of reviewing it. She sent the speech back marked up almost sentence by sentence. At the top, she wrote something like, “This must be redone. What about the suffering of the Poles and the Slovaks? The president should not be taking sides here.”

      I was astonished, and horrified, and took the document to my superior, who told me to ignore it. “She has a bee in her bonnet about this,” he said of the Public Liaison official.'

      We all can see Podhoretz' dismissive attitude towards Polish and Slovak suffering, as well as his implied support for a condescending attitude ("bee in the bonnet") towards someone who would even speak up on the value of the sufferings of Poles and Slovaks.

      "Holocaust supremacy" is very apt. It smacks of Talmudic-style dual morality (click on my name, in this posting, for my review of a candid scholarly Jewish study of Talmudic racism).

      Thus, Holocaust supremacy implies that the murder of a Jew is qualitatively of a higher moral order than the murder of a Pole or Slovak, just as the slaying of a human being is qualitatively of a higher moral order than the slaying of a horse.

      Thus, no matter how it is rationalized, Holocaust supremacy is unmistakably racist.

  6. Liron Rubin attempted to post the following but was unable to do so. I'm posting for her.

    The attempt to deemphasize the Holocaust as a Jewish tragedy is a tactic of far right trolls, alt right yahoos, and sundry Jew haters.

    If people are pissed about the fact that the Jooos emphasize this sad chapter in their history, they should go whine to the Germans.

    1. These are two separate things:

      Remembrance of the Holocaust, at the hands of the Germans, is one thing.

      The supremacy of the Holocaust, over the genocides of all other peoples, is quite another. There is no valid justification for it.

  7. Jan I don't see any dismissal of Poles or Slovaks. I am both Polish and Slovak.

    Jan I find your post alleging that Jews regard non Jews as animals to be both anti-Semitic and offensive.

    1. Someone concerned about the ignored murders of Poles and
      Slovaks "has a bee in the bonnet"--if that is not dismissive (in fact, condescending) statement by Norman Podhoretz, then what is?

      As for the "GOYIM are virtual animals" in the Talmud, examine the evidence. Click on my earlier post in which I review an Orthodox Jewish scholar of the Talmud, who candidly acknowledges this fact. Is he also an anti-Semitic?

    2. Hello Mr. Peczkis,

      Jews who study Talmud are silly frummies. They are not Poland's problem. Not anymore.
      Most Jews are secular, modern people. It's not fair to blame them for some old book.
      In fact, they are far more critical of their "pious" brethren than You are, Mr. Peczkis.
      Link below

    3. Please re-read what I wrote, and what was posted, on the Talmud and the Holocaust.

  8. Jan I don't need to examine your evidence. Judaism is not as you describe it. you describe Judaism in an antisemitic way. I am not in agreement with you on this topic and will not post further posts by you attempting to argue this point.

  9. What I am hoping is that this White House Proclamation omitted the bit where us Poles/Polonians get blamed for the whole thing.

    If it did, I am grateful.


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