Every antisemitic thing Marjorie Taylor Greene has said

  

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Via:  john-russell  •  3 weeks ago  •  11 comments

By:   Mira Fox (The Forward)

Every antisemitic thing Marjorie Taylor Greene has said
The Georgia representative has come under fire for her remarks about a Rothschild-funded space laser. But it's just one of a long history.

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Editor's Note: This story will be updated as necessary.

Marjorie Taylor Greene's Jewish space laser post shot her into the Jewish press; there was just too much there, comedic and serious, to give it up. While the statement was made before her election, she has refused to apologize for her comments, according to CNN.

Antisemitism is not alone among Greene's problematic beliefs — as is often the case, it comes along with myriad other conspiracy theories. She has also used anti-Black and anti-Muslim rhetoric, promoted death threats against prominent Democrats and supported the false claim that Donald Trump won the 2020 election. But to make this list manageable, we've limited it to her antisemitic statements.

QAnon

When Greene was elected, many outlets noted her previous support for QAnon, which she had mentioned in videos and written about in a blog post.

QAnon, a set of conspiracy theories based off on the cryptic posts of an author who goes by Q, has gained traction among the far right. The beliefs it promotes include a cultlike support of Trump and a theory about a satanic cabal of pedophiles who secretly rule the world.

Every antisemitic thing Marjorie Taylor Greene has said and done (so far)


QAnon's conspiracy theories echo the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion," the source of one of the most enduring antisemitic conspiracy theories in history, which proposes that a secret group of Jews controls the world, and also references blood libel.

Greene, on a now defunct site called American TruthSeekers, wrote that Q is a "patriot." She also wrote that the secret, Satanist cabal Q believes rules the world is funded by George Soros and the Rothschilds, both frequent targets of antisemitic allegations of global control and domination.

The murder of Seth Rich

Rich was a Democratic National Committee staffer from a Jewish family. He was murdered in 2016, during what appeared to have been a botched robbery. Conspiracy theories arose soon after his death, including baseless claims that his death was a political assassination committed by Democrats, following Rich's supposed involvement with leaked DNC emails. Several major media outlets, including Fox News, seized upon these theories.

In a now-deleted tweet and again in a separate video, Rep. Greene stated that President Obama had Rich killed by the MS-13 street gang.

Promoting an antisemitic and anti-Muslim video

A 2015 video, which appeared to be the result of a collaboration between 4chan and 8chan users — both message forums which lean heavily toward fringe conspiracy theories — spliced Barbara Lerner Spectre, an Israeli-American academic, out of context so that she appeared to be discussing a Jewish plan to destroy Europe.

The video also quoted Nick Griffin, a former leader of far-right British political party, warning about an "unholy alliance of leftists, capitalists and Zionist supremacists" plotting to destroy European society by "breeding us out of existence in our own homelands."

Greene shared the video in 2018, complaining that she had been censored from speaking about the issue of "illegal invaders."

Calling George Soros a Nazi

In videos unearthed by Politico, Greene goes on hourslong rants against Muslims, Democrats and Soros. Frustrated with his criticisms of Trump, Greene accused the billionaire Holocaust survivor of collaborating with Nazis and "[turning] in his own people over to the Nazis." Later, she called Soros "the Nazi himself trying to continue what was not finished."

Every antisemitic thing Marjorie Taylor Greene has said and done (so far)


References to the Deep State and globalist open borders

Greene once alleged that a plane never hit the Pentagon on 9/11, instead stating that it was a missile. While she has now apologized for this statement, and said she now believes that it was a plane in a terrorist attack, her apology contains several antisemitic tropes.

Greene tweeted that she was "being attacked for my opposition to open borders and globalist neocon nation building wars," adding that she had been tricked because "our government lies to us so much to protect the Deep State, it's hard sometimes to know what is real and what is not."

The Deep State is a conspiracy theory based on the antisemitic trope of a secret cabal; the terms "globalism" and "open borders" are both dog whistles for a white nationalist theory that Jews and other minorities are attempting to destroy white society.

Supporting the Pizzagate conspiracy theory

Pizzagate, which went viral during the 2016 election campaign, alleged that leaked Democratic emails included coded references to a child sex ring. Pizzagate is often connected to QAnon and sometimes referred to as its predecessor, as they share many similar themes, including the accusation of Democratic child sex trafficking.

Claiming Charlottesville was an 'inside job'

Writing on American Truthseekers in 2017, Greene theorized that James Alex Fields Jr., who drove his car into a crowd of peaceful counter-protestors at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, was actually a Democrat on the payroll of George Soros. She further alleged that Heather Heyer's death was an inside job and that the entire neo-Nazi rally was a false flag operation to "further the agenda of the elites."

Heckling David Hogg, survivor of the Parkland shooting and gun activist

In March 2019, David Hogg, a survivor of the Parkland shooting, was in DC to advocate for gun control. Greene filmed herself as she chased Hogg down the street, calling him a coward and accusing him of being funded by George Soros.

Hogg has denied receiving any funding from Soros.

Space Lasers

In a recently uncovered Facebook post, Greene alleged that space lasers were responsible for the 2018 California wildfire known as the Camp Fire. The lasers, she said, were funded by the Rothschilds and were being used to clear forest for a high-speed rail line when they missed, sparking a fire.

Every antisemitic thing Marjorie Taylor Greene has said and done (so far)


Alleging that Ruth Bader Ginsburg had used a body double

This one is perhaps more weird than exactly antisemitic, but in 2019 on a streaming program for pro-Trump site UniteAmericaFirst.com, a caller suggested that a photo of RBG walking through an airport was not the actual Supreme Court Justice, since she looked too healthy. Greene agreed with the caller, saying she did not believe it was the justice. Her co-host also alleged that Hillary Clinton has used a body double.

Posing with Ku Klux Klan leader Charles Dole

While Greene has denied that she knows him, Dole has referred to her as a "friend" and she can be seen posing for a picture with him, holding a sign for his alt-right group American Patriots USA. Being friends with a neo-Nazi is perhaps not something antisemitic Greene said, technically speaking, but it's certainly still a statement.

Every antisemitic thing Marjorie Taylor Greene has said and done (so far)


Mira Fox is a fellow at the Forward. You can reach her at fox@forward.com or on Twitter @miraefox.


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JohnRussell
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1  seeder  JohnRussell    3 weeks ago
Alleging that Ruth Bader Ginsburg had used a body double This one is perhaps more weird than exactly antisemitic, but in 2019 on a streaming program for pro-Trump site UniteAmericaFirst.com, a caller suggested that a photo of RBG walking through an airport was not the actual Supreme Court Justice, since she looked too healthy. Greene agreed with the caller, saying she did not believe it was the justice. Her co-host also alleged that Hillary Clinton has used a body double.
 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2  seeder  JohnRussell    3 weeks ago

Trump looked at the photo of Greene posing with the Ku Klux Klan leader and said "there were fine people on both sides" of that meeting. . 

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
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3  Bob Nelson    3 weeks ago

... and of course our fascist-fellow-traveler members ignore these inconvenient facts... while accusing Omar and Tlaib... without any evidence whatsoever.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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3.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Bob Nelson @3    3 weeks ago

Bob,

They have all said antisemitic comments. None of it should be ignored, like any other kind of bigotry.

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
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3.1.1  Bob Nelson  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @3.1    3 weeks ago

Like I said, a quick Google does not confirm what you're saying. There are lots of articles accusing, or reporting accusations... but no quotations. Which would seem to me to be the obvious thing for the accusers. If they have anything.

So... until someone shows me links... I'm assuming Big Lie. They're Brown, they're Muslim, they're easy to smear. Everyone will nod automatically.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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3.1.2  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Bob Nelson @3.1.1    3 weeks ago

I gave links in the other article. You can look there.

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
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3.1.3  Bob Nelson  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @3.1.2    3 weeks ago

I looked at them immediately, of course. They're all from the same period; a moment of media feeding-frenzy. There's nothing since then.

I made Comments in the other thread:
 - The women's remarks were clearly anti-Israel (Tlaib is of Palestinian origin, so... duh!) but not anti-Semitic.
 - The "Benjamins" remark was callous, but that was the worst I saw.
 - It looks to me like there's more anti-Brown-people and anti-Muslim going on in those articles than there is anti-Semitism.

So I remain skeptical. The media love "gotcha" stories:
 - A conservative shouldn't be racist... but hey! it happens! There's no story there.
 - A liberal is not allowed even the slightest hint of racism. So... there's a story!
 - A White racist is not worthy of an article - it's the general case, after all.
 - A Black racist is highly newsworthy... and if they have a gun it's even better!

 - and so on. I think that's what actually happened here.

 
 
 
CB
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4  CB     3 weeks ago

How does a fool get away with this? She has no platform to parade upon without the production of others. Truth can get the job done once it catches up with lies and liars, but truth needs the 'push' of truthtellers. This woman has achieved power after so long a time without any --and this is what she plans to do with it? Congress can tell her you may be here ,but you can be 'muted.' That is, ignored and "friendless."

 
 
 
Gsquared
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5  Gsquared    3 weeks ago

Greene is clearly a dangerous anti-Semitic extremist.  Apparently, she received a standing ovation tonight from a number of her colleagues during the Congressional Republican meeting.

 
 
 
pat wilson
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5.1  pat wilson  replied to  Gsquared @5    3 weeks ago

I saw that too, makes me nauseous.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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5.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  pat wilson @5.1    3 weeks ago

It really is sickening.  

 
 
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