I am sometimes accused of using anecdotal evidence to make my case that there is an element on the Left that is virulently anti-Jewish and anti-Israel.
Guilty as charged!
The thing of it is, tho, that there is nothing wrong with anecdotal evidence, as evidence. As example piles upon example it should become clear that there is a pattern and a problem.
Here are a few more examples from the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) nonsense:
"Zionists" control Wall Street, eh? Well, that's pretty much classic Jew hatred, right there.
Nazi Bankers? Gee, who in this world could that be referring to?
This is fairly explicit. It's Yom Kippur and banks should atone.
In any case, there is plenty more anti-Jewish racism coming from the Left and while progressives are quick to point out perceived racism from the Right, they almost always downplay or excuse the racism and the anti-Semitism that has emerged from within their own ranks.
Until the progressive-left deals with its own racism they have no standing to condemn it elsewhere.
At the very last anti-war rally that I attended in San Francisco I saw Stars of David entwined with swastikas.
And that, my friends, was the last progressive action that I have attended.
The progressive movement, and the grassroots / netroots of the Democratic party, has made a home of itself for virulent anti-Jewish racists and, yet, many, many Jews will continue to support them. They will vote for Barack Obama despite the fact that Obama has snuggied up with the Muslim Brotherhood and they will support the progressive movement despite the fact that the movement is friendly with anti-Semitic anti-Zionists and complacent about the rise of radical Islam throughout the Middle East.
In this way the progressive-left cedes the liberal position to the conservative-right.
Although I do not come out of the conservative political movement, I am more than happy to acknowledge that they oppose genocidal Islamism, while the progressive-left is accepting of it.
And then they wonder why the Left is dead in Israel.