One of the ugliest things in this ugly campaign has been the upsurge in anti-Semitism in support of Republican candidate and rotting butternut squash with legs Donald Trump. It's not that anti-Semitism ever went away, but it was confined to the nether regions of the internet and Idaho until Trump allowed their Nazi freak flag to fly.
Obviously, almost all of it is just pathetic trolling, especially when it comes to Twitter threats of gas chambers or concentration camps against journalists or, really, anyone with a vaguely Jewish-sounding name writing or saying anything anti-Trump. Then there are the anti-Semites who are a little more active, your "Jew-S-A" chanters, your bumper sticker and button sellers, or your white supremacists getting violent at Trump rallies.
Hell, I'm barely Jewish. I was raised Jewish, but I'm a stone-cold atheist who can't remember the last time he was at a synagogue. I have relatives who died at Auschwitz and some who survived (and moved to Australia). I make a mean chicken soup, but, in all honesty, that's about it as far as that heritage goes. And I've been attacked by the frog-faced Nazis on Twitter. I've been sent images of ridiculously grotesque money-craving Jews by Trump voters, usually cleverly calling themselves "deplorable."
Trump himself has trafficked in conspiracy theories about international bankers and the media that stink of Stormfront or other anti-Semitic websites. Speaking last December to a small group of Republican Jewish leaders, Trump really did say, "Is there anyone in this room who doesn't renegotiate deals? Probably 99% of you. Probably more than any room I've ever spoken in...I'm a negotiator, like you folks." And he really did add, "But you're not going to support me because I don't want your money...You want to control your own politicians." In other words, the worst stereotypes are what Trump sees when he looks at a room full of Jewish people.
What's utterly, sadly hilarious here is that, if you look at his business career, Donald Trump has committed nearly all the sins that anti-Semites pin on Jews.
He routinely weasels out of his debts, and he forces people to accept less money than agreed to or sometimes none at all.
He takes money from other people, launders it through his foundation, and uses it to pay his debts.
He manipulates and perhaps breaks the law to save every penny he can when it comes to his taxes.
He welshes on promises to charity and claims credit for donations he never made.
International banking? Putting aside Putin love, Trump is allegedly working with Russian financiers on some of his properties.
As far as controlling the media, let's see what happens after the election.
In other words, Donald Trump is more of a "Jew" than pretty much any actual Jew. The obvious point here is that those things ascribed to Jews aren't particularly Jewish. But, of course, you anti-Semites are goddamned blind fools and are probably fine with Trump because his nose is as small as his hands.