(Philadelphia, PA — February 27, 2017) – Cemetery vandalism and grave desecration is becoming a “norm” in this country. And for the second time in a week, the target was a Jewish cemetery.
Just another bonus in Donald Trump’s (R-NY) America.
Philadelphia’s Mount Carmel Cemetery had between 75 and 100 tombstones toppled on Saturday night. Philadelphia Detective Jim McReynolds says they don’t yet have a motive, but for sane Americans the motive is crystal-clear.
“Mount Carmel Cemetery is located at an intersection with three other cemeteries,” said a Philadelphia journalist, speaking on condition of anonymity. “The other three cemeteries were not damaged. The other three cemeteries are Christian cemeteries.
“With all due respect, if McReynolds doesn’t see the motive here, then he’s a [explicative].”
For Philadelphia, this is at least the second incident of anti-Semitism since Election Day 2016. On November 9, decidedly anti-Semitic graffiti was found on an abandoned storefront. The spray-painted vandalism featured several Swastikas accompanied by Nazi slogans and Trump’s name.
The Mount Carmel Cemetery vandalism closely resembles the February 19 incident at Missouri’s Jewish Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery. The University City cemetery saw at least 170 gravestones overturned – and a visit from Mike Pence (R-IN).
“Pence showed up to help clean up some of the vandalism at Chesed Shel Emeth,” said a political scientist, speaking on condition of anonymity. “It was one big photo op gone awry. He addressed those present with a bullhorn. What kind of animal stands on the graves of 20,000 people and talks through a bullhorn?”
Actually, the insensitive precedent goes back to at least 2001, when Shrub (R-TX) stood atop the remains of the Twin Towers – and 3,000 people – on September 14 with a bullhorn to give a pep talk.
The vandalism of Jewish cemeteries is just one of the many anti-Semitic byproducts of the Fourth Reich. On February 17, Chancellor Squirrelhead missed the opportunity to lambaste anti-Semitism, instead insulting and humiliating an Orthodox Jewish reporter at a press conference – while proclaiming himself to be “the least anti-Semitic person that you’ve ever seen in your entire life.” And on February 15, instead of address the topic, he instead went off on a diatribe on how he won the Electoral College in Election 2016.