ADL Demands Apology From Josh Hawley Following His Blistering Critique of Cosmopolitan Globalism

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) is under fire after issuing a speech in which he criticized cosmopolitan globalism for the ill effects it is having on U.S. culture, with leftist groups claiming his words were hostile toward Jewish people.

“The left champions multiculturalism and degrades our common identity,” Hawley said at the National Conservatism Conference during his keynote speech on Tuesday. “The right celebrates hyper-globalization and promises that the market will make everything right in the end, eventually … perhaps.”

Hawley also drew attention to the “cosmopolitan consensus,” “cosmopolitan elite,” “cosmopolitan class,” and “cosmopolitan economy” while arguing that the “cosmopolitan agenda” has negatively impacted the unity and solidarity of Americans.

This prompted the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the leftist anti-Trump lobbying group that works with social media entities to implement Big Brother censorship against conservatives, to demand Hawley grovel to them because of his strong words.

Karen Aroesty, who works as regional director of the Anti-Defamation League in St. Louis, is accusing Hawley of using dog whistles for anti-Semitism with his remarks.

Aroesty contends that Hawley’s speech “raised real concern for members of the Jewish community who are and should be acutely sensitive with increased incidents of antisemitism in the US and beyond.”

“We have asked the Senator for an apology for even unintended harm caused by the speech. For the Senator and all who have a public platform that comes with power, context matters. Words matter,” she added.

Gavriela Geller, who works as the executive director for the Jewish Community Relations Bureau-American Jewish Committee, took it even further by claiming that Hawley’s words harken back to Nazi Germany.

Geller said that talk of a “shadowy elite class destroying the country from within, loyal only to ‘the global community,’ sound to many in the Jewish community eerily reminiscent of speeches from Germany in the 1930s.”

“Amidst a disturbing resurgence in white nationalism in this country, which less than one year ago led to the deadliest act of anti-Semitism ever seen on American soil, we encourage Sen. Hawley to consider how his words could be perceived by those who seek to define America as a white and Christian nation,” Geller said.

“We’ve reached out to his office to offer our support in explaining how certain language is received by the Jewish community, and we look forward to engaging with him and strengthening his understanding of our community,” she added.

The freshman Missouri senator is standing his ground amidst the harsh attacks, and refuses to buckle to the thought police. Hawley maintains that his politics are very pro-Jewish, and his speech carried no anti-Semitic undertones.

The Republican Jewish Coalition is standing in Hawley’s corner, noting that he is an outspoken Zionist.

Hawley is also a co-sponsor of a bipartisan Senate resolution that decries anti-Semitism in all of its forms.

It reads as follows:

Whereas antisemitism is a unique form of prejudice stretching back millennia that attacks the equal humanity of the Jewish people;

Whereas antisemitism has long perpetrated myths about Jews, including the Russian fabrication of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion and the wide circulation of libelous falsehoods about the Jewish murder of infants;

Whereas, in its most extreme form, antisemitism aims at the physical destruction of the Jewish people, as seen in pogroms, forced conversions and Nazi Germany’s murder of over six million Jews;

Whereas antisemitism has included attacks on the livelihood of Jews including prohibitions on land ownership, campaigns to boycott, confiscate or destroy Jewish businesses, and denial of the ability of Jews to practice certain professions;

Whereas, in the United States, Jews have suffered from systematic discrimination in the form of exclusion from home ownership in certain neighborhoods, prohibition from staying in certain hotels, restrictions upon membership in private clubs and other associations, limitations upon admission to certain educational institutions and other barriers to equal justice under the law;

Whereas, in the United States, Jews have faced, and continue to face, false accusations of divided loyalty between the United States and Israel, false claims that they purchase political power with money, and false accusations about control of the financial system, along with other negative stereotypes; and

Whereas Jews are the targets of the majority of hate crimes committed in the United States against any religious group, including attacks on houses of worship and Jewish community centers: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the United States Senate condemns and commits to combating all forms of antisemitism.

The ADL and other leftist special interest groups are once again invoking false claims of anti-Semitism to attack Republican political leaders.

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