Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s conspiratorial rant that the new coronavirus was created to help Ashkenazi Jews and Chinese people is anti-Semitism and racism in the Democratic candidate’s long-term presidential race caused accusations of
“COVID 19. Some argue that it targets ethnic groups. The novel coronavirus unfairly attacks certain races,” Kennedy said at a private rally in New York. New York Post videotape. “Covid-19 targets whites and blacks to attack. Ashkenazi Jews and Chinese are the most immune.”
Kennedy is not only concerned with Covid-19 and the COVID-19 vaccine, but also general pediatric vaccines and autism, mass surveillance and 5G cell phone technology, Wi-Fi and health through ‘theft’. He has built his career as a politician on the grounds of refutation of relevance to damage. He returned the presidency to George W. Bush in the 2004 election.
But his suggestion that the coronavirus pandemic had forced Chinese and European Jews into new territory seemed prejudiced to many.
Asian-Americans have suffered brutal beatings in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic by those who have accused the Chinese of deliberately spreading the virus around the world. And Kennedy’s remarks about Ashkenazi Jews hit the anti-Semitic trope on many levels.
Ashkenazi Jews generally descended from those who settled in Eastern Europe after the Roman Empire destroyed the Jewish state around 70 AD, while Sephardi Jews migrated to the Middle East, North Africa, and Spain.
The idea that Ashkenazi Jews are somehow separated from whites has fueled deadly prejudices for centuries, and conspiracies for immunity from Jewish tragedy have been raging since the days of the Black Death. And more recently, it has been part of anti-Semitic attacks leading up to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. 2001.
Abraham Foxman, who worked for decades as president of the Anti-Defamation League, a Jewish civil rights group, said, “Anti-Semitic stereotypes that date back to the Middle Ages claim that Jews protect themselves from disease. ‘ was denounced.
“He’s not ignorant, so he can’t be ignorant,” Foxman said Saturday night.
Kennedy responded to the New York Post article with a defense that only deepened the conspiracy theory. He wrote on Twitter that he “accurately pointed out” that the United States was “developing ethnically targeted biological weapons.” He made this point in remarks captured on video when he repeated fantastic Russian propaganda that the US was collecting Russian DNA in Ukraine. Target the Russians with a custom-built biological weapon.
Kennedy linked to scientific papers showing that the structure of the new coronavirus makes black and white people more susceptible, while “Chinese, Finns and Ashkenazi Jews” are less susceptible.
However, the study he linked made no mention of “Ashkenazi Jews” and his conclusions were dismissed outright by scientists.
“Jewish and Chinese protease consensus sequences are not relevant in biochemistry, but in racism and antisemitism.” Angela Rasmussen saida virologist at the University of Saskatchewan.
Kennedy’s comments aren’t the first time he’s wandered into the intersection of Judaism and coronavirus. With enthusiasm to condemn measures to stop the spread of the virus, he said: I spoke at an anti-vaccine rally last year. He held a rally in Washington and said, “Even Hitler’s Germany could cross the Alps and enter Switzerland. suggested.
Even his wife, actress Cheryl Hines, denounced the comments about Anne Frank.
“My husband’s reference to Anne Frank at a mandate meeting in Washington, D.C. was reprehensible and insensitive,” she wrote on Twitter.
The outrage of Jewish leaders over his coronavirus remarks was immediate.
The Anti-Defamation League said, “The claim that COVID-19 is a bioweapon created by the Chinese and Jews to attack whites and blacks is very offensive and we have not It furthers the COVID-19 hate and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories that have developed.” For the past 3 years. ”
Rep. Josh Gottheimer of the New Jersey Democratic Party tweeted, “RFK Jr. is a disgrace to the Kennedy name and the Democratic Party. For the record, my entire Jewish family has contracted COVID-19.” Did.”