What’s The Big Deal Over Alleged Anti-Semitic Tweets By The Democratic US Rep. Ilhan Omar?

There’s more to this story than meets the eye … I agree: ‘For me, being critical of Israel and its leader PM Benjamin Netanyahu doesn’t equal being anti-Semitic, no more than many Americans voicing displeasure with President Donald Trump equals being unpatriotic.’

Gronda Morin


There’s a major controversy brewing among various Democratic Party factions within the US Congress regarding freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar having communicated with what would be considered Antisemitic tropes (canards) that permeated whatever legitimate criticisms she voiced regarding Israeli politics. After all, even within Israel, complaining about politics is a common past-time.

But there are certain themes (tropes or canards) when used towards a minority group, engender a lot of hurt feelings and genuinely cause harm. For example, painting one’s face black could start off being a White person’s idea of fun on Halloween without any racist intent until he/she learns that this would represent a form of  racism towards our African-American brothers and sisters because of what this practice means to them. This act mimics the old minstrel shows from the mid to late nineteenth century where white actors would routinely use black grease paint on their…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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