It is rather well-documented just how tyrannical and even anti-Semitic New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is, so it is not really surprising to see him utter yet another threat to a synagogue which refuses to be illegally and unconstitutionally shut down by the dictator. However, what he said specifically is fairly brow-raising.
During a press conference earlier on Tuesday, de Blasio uttered a threat to a synagogue for having a secret funeral which sounded as though he was taking revenge on them. For additional context, this is the same synagogue which was previously fined in November for holding a large secret indoor wedding.
De Blasio, according to The Daily Wire, said: “If we see another confirmed situation in which an inappropriate event is happening in that same building, then we’re going to have to move to shut down the building once and for all. That would be the next step if we see non-compliance.”
“Once and for all”? It’d be one thing if he said “for good” or “permanently” which would still be problematic and emblematic of his hatred for those who exercise their constitutional freedom of religion, but “once and for all” sounds like he is plotting revenge, as if he had wanted to do this previously and is now fed-up to the point of doing it.
“Once and for all,” of course, still means permanently, but putting it this way makes it sound like he figured it was a long time coming.
De Blasio went on to say “I do think there’s an ideological factor that’s making things a lot harder,” seemingly implying that one of the biggest reasons for the Jewish community’s non-compliance with the city’s and state’s orders comes from their widespread support for President Trump. To me, I don’t doubt that there is an ideological factor in de Blasio’s actions as well.
As I pointed out in a previous article where de Blasio personally went to break up a Jewish funeral back in April (getting some SS roleplay time), while he has shut down churches and synagogues, he has allowed mosques to remain open for daily prayers, which tend to be just as crowded as normal congregations for churches and synagogues, not to mention Muslims do this five times a day, thereby showing that this isn’t about health and safety at all. Furthermore, since the writing of that article, the George Floyd situation happened and protests and riots have been allowed to take place – with de Blasio personally attending at least one of those protests.
So he allows mosques to remain open, likely because many Muslims would be calling for his head (both figuratively and literally), and he allows protests that push a Leftist message of racial injustice and inequality, but any other kind of protests, such as anti-lockdown ones, he is against, and anyone else who is not a Muslim wanting to go to places of worship must still be disallowed from doing so.
Mosques are allowed to remain open for daily prayers, but if a synagogue or even a church wants to do the things they have always been allowed to do before this dictatorship, de Blasio goes full SS on them?
I should not sound so surprised. Again, his anti-Semitism and hypocrisy are well-documented, even beyond his actions during this pandemic.
The funny thing is that, back in October, he seemingly reflected on his words and actions from back in April, when he personally shut down that Jewish funeral, telling a reporter from the Jewish Insider: “I look back now and understand there was just more dialogue that was needed. That one night in Williamsburg I let my frustration and concern get away with me and I should have been more careful in my language and I’ve expressed my apology for that before. The No. 1 takeaway from the meeting (with Haredi leaders) is more dialogue. More communication is the way forward.”
That didn’t last long, did it? Now, he’s gone back to “you disobey me, you feel my wrath." Again, with those words of “once and for all”, it sounds like he is plotting revenge on at least that particular synagogue (and all other synagogues and churches would likely further incur his wrath just to “teach them a lesson”).
Now, seemingly, those threats are “laughable” according to an unnamed source who talked with the Gothamist. “These tactics were available to him the entire time. I don’t see any reason to think he’s going to do it this time.”
To the guy’s credit, de Blasio has repeatedly threatened with permanently shutting down synagogues and churches which did not comply with his regime’s rules, but he has not actually gone through with such threats. Possibly because he understands that it would still not exactly look good for him if he were to do so, even with the “justification” of them not complying with his rules, but even then, I’m not sure why he hasn’t.
Don’t get me wrong, I hope he never does and, if recent history has shown anything, he likely won’t either, but considering he is a Democrat and the media would be on his side to spin things in his favor, I don’t know what exactly is keeping him from pulling the trigger. NYC has a large Jewish population (over 1.1 million), which means a rather sizable voting bloc, but Jews tend to be Republican, so it’s not like de Blasio has hopes of retaining or gaining their support, either for re-election bids or for any presidential aspirations he may have.
It very well could be that all of his threats end up being nothing more than bluffs, but there exists the possibility that they aren’t. That’s not to say that the synagogues or churches should alter their behavior – they very well should be fighting for their rights and freedoms which have been illegally and unconstitutionally taken away under false pretenses – but that is to say that de Blasio may reach a tipping point at some point, and places of worship (excluding mosques since they won’t be targeted by the Left) ought to prepare for such an instance.
At any rate, the way de Blasio put his threat was fairly brow-raising, in my opinion, and sounded an awful lot like a revenge-type of threat. Whether or not he goes through with it is another matter entirely, but I hope we can kick out of power the people who have demonstrated do not deserve to wield it.
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