With Zero Credibility, ADL CEO Advises Elon Musk about Promoting Conspiracies
- Or: Politically Corrupt ADL CEO Advises Elon Musk on Conspiracy Theories
- Or: ADL CEO Warns Elon Musk About Propagating Conspiracy Theories
Yet another unhinged CEO, the CEO of ADL, is worried about hoaxes and conspiracy theories on the “New Twitter. Just who gets to define what a conspiracy is?
In a securities filing on Friday, Elon Musk completed his acquisition of social media giant Twitter for the cool sum of $44 billion. With Musk’s immediate firing of Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal, chief financial officer Ned Segal, and policy chief Vijaya Gadde, the floodgates were opened for condemnations from the Left, including MSNBC, CNN, and a host of leftie Twitter blue checks accounts.
This was no surprise because Musk has conveyed his intention to enable free speech (and the return of comedy!) on Twitter – implying the eventual end to political suppression of conservative voices and others who dissent from prevailing Democrat-media political and cultural narratives. In short, the leftwing blue-check accounts might have to endure different viewpoints and engage in real debates, as opposed to being able to virtue-signal in their own safe spaces guarded by Twitter’s ever-vigilant algorithms and “community policy” that suppress and suspend “election deniers,” “white supremacists,” “climate change deniers,” and other ne’er-do-wells.
Of particular interest are the leftwing voices who are warning Musk against “promoting conspiracy theories and hoaxes” as he takes steps to enable free and balanced speech for the first time in years on Twitter. Far left Media Matters got into that game back in April by accusing Musk of propagating a “blatantly false” theory that James Baker, Twitter’s deputy counsel and former FBI general counsel, “’facilitated fraud’ by setting up a meeting between former Democratic Party lawyer Michael A. Sussmann and the FBI” as part of “rightwing efforts” to discredit the Trump-Russia “investigation.”
With the revelations from the Sussmann and Danchenko trials about the Clinton campaign’s funding of the now-thoroughly-debunked “Russian dossier,” that shrill Media Matters accusation about Musk promoting a “conspiracy theory” proves once again the adage that the only difference between a conspiracy theory and the truth is a matter of time!
Fast-forward to a CNBC interview on 28 October with Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League. Greenblatt stated, “We need to know as civil society that Elon Musk is going to take the steps necessary to ensure that the platform is free from conspiracy theories.” Greenblatt is particularly concerned that Musk will “relax Twitter’s content moderation,” which will allow speech and political opinions targeted at “marginalized communities” – a Marxist concept found nowhere in the First Amendment but conveniently used by the Left to suppress conservative political speech.
Greenblatt has been silent on violence and hate speech from Black Lives Matters activists and supporters, and ADL’s position on BLM as stated in 2016 is tortuous at best in walking the fine line between tepidly condemning some of the antisemitic remarks of BLM activists while acknowledging the “valid civil rights concerns” of the movement. In July 2020, ADL posted a statement condemning “misinformation [that portrays] activists who support Black Lives Matter as violent extremists or claiming that antifa is a terrorist organization coordinated or manipulated by nebulous external forces.” Except that BLM is Marxist to the bone: the movement was founded by three self-proclaimed Marxist women and has been supported by the Chinese Progressive Association, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, and other pro-Chinese Communist organizations, as noted here, here, here, here, and here. Here is an important quote from one of those articles: “[BLM founders] Garza, Cullors, and Tometi all work for front groups of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, one of the four largest radical Left organizations in the country. … The Freedom Road Socialist Organization is a hereditary descendant of the New Communist Movement inspired by Chinese dictator Mao Zedong and the many communist revolutions occurring throughout the world in the 1960s and ’70s.”
Yet Greenblatt and the ADL can’t seem to find the time to connect the dots and condemn BLM’s overt Marxism, racism, and violent extremism. They’re more worried about Elon Musk possibly promoting “conspiracy theories.”
THE ADL IS A FAR-LEFT ORGANIZATION
As noted here, “Anti-Defamation League, originally Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, advocacy organization established in Chicago in 1913 to fight anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry and discrimination.” There were and are laudable objectives, particularly given the Holocaust that was to implemented through the radically extreme eugenics program of genocide during the Nazi era in Germany.
After World War II, ADL expanded its focus to include civil rights advocacy and the “separation of church and state” in the US. These issues aligned perfectly with the Democrat Party, which in particular was becoming more secular in the 1960s. Over time, the ADL succumbed to the second law of politics theorized by British historian and commentator Robert Conquest: “Any organization not explicitly right-wing sooner or later becomes left-wing.”
The current ADL CEO is the proof of the pudding. Jonathan Greenblatt has been involved in Democrat Party politics since serving on Bill Clinton’s campaign in 1992. He served as a White House aide during the Clinton presidency. He was later appointed by Barack Obama as “Special Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation in the Domestic Policy Council.” He became the ADL’s sixth national director in 2015.
Meanwhile, Abraham Foxman, Greenblatt’s predecessor at the ADL from 1987 – 2015, endorsed Joe Biden for president in September 2020 while referring to President Trump as a “demagogue” whose presidency “has undermined Jewish security.” Never mind that the US embassy was moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem (a long-standing goal of Israel and much of the American Jewish community) or that the historic Abraham Accords were signed in September 2020 between Israel, UAE, Bahrain, and (later) Morocco. Negotiations have been ongoing to potentially add Sudan, Oman, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia.
No public endorsement of the Accords was made by the ADL, which would have been of political benefit to President Trump. And web searches of ADL endorsements of the Accords result in only a few positive statements, including this one by Kenneth Jacobson, the Deputy National Director of the ADL, on the first anniversary of the Accords. Nothing at the time the Accords were signed, however.
The ADL’s delicate avoidance of crediting President Trump’s astounding peace achievement – which has been a publicly-stated foreign policy objective of the last five US presidents! – is not the only instance of their animosity toward the former president, or a reflection of their leftwing political bias.
Recently former President Trump made a statement that he felt he should have more American Jewish support due to his consistently staunch support of Israel. As noted on the ADL’s own website here, fully 87% of American Jews indicate that caring about Israel is either “essential” or “important” to “what being Jewish means to them.” After all, Donald Trump is grandfather to religious Jewish children.
However, Greenblatt upon hearing Trump’s statement chose to take a tool out of the ADL toolbox, charging Trump with antisemitism for the ADL’s “antisemitic trope” of dual loyalty. ADL labels these types of charges against one who makes the dual loyalty charge against Jews as “not to be trusted citizens, patriots or progressives……” – which is certainly not applicable to Donald Trump, a friend of the Jewish people and a grandfather of Jewish children.
Sadly and ironically, upon hearing the ADL charge of dual loyalty and antisemitism, the White House spokesperson, Karine Jean-Pierre, chose to echo Greenblatt’s charge of antisemitism against Trump. This from a woman who was labeled a pro-BDS antisemite by a leading US Jewish organization, the Zionist Organization of America.
The politics of the ADL’s leadership are clear in terms of alignment with the Biden White House and Democrat Party – and just as clear as their characterization of what constitutes a conspiracy theory. The ADL is concerned with anti-Semitic conspiracy theories but is silent on a whole host of other civil rights-oriented conspiracies that have been propagated by the Democrat-media complex for decades.
CONSPIRACIES AND HOAXES NOT ON THE ADL’s LIST
Here are just a few hoaxes and conspiracies on which the ADL remains silent. All involve the ADL’s expanded mission of “civil rights” in one way or another:
- The 2000 presidential election hoax in which Democrats still claim that the US Supreme Court “stole the election” from Al Gore
- The Duke lacrosse team race hoax in 2006 that inflamed racial tensions
- Hillary Clinton’s continuing claims that she won the 2016 presidential election
- Stacey Abrams’ continuing claims that she won the 2018 election for governor in Georgia
- The Hands up, Don’t Shoot hoax in 2015 that exacerbated racial tensions
- The Russia collusion hoax that divided the nation and nearly destroyed the Trump presidency
- The Very Fine People hoax in 2019 in which the Democrat-media complex claimed that Trump referred to neo-Nazis and white nationalists as “very fine people” (thoroughly debunked by the actual transcripts here)
- The Covington kids hoax in 2019 that exacerbated racial tensions
- Border agents whipping illegals hoax in 2021 (aimed at exacerbating racial tensions)
- The ongoing systemic racism of the police hoax, which remains a main staple of BLM activists and their allies in the Democrat Party and legacy media
And the kicker is that the ADL remains silent to this very day about Biden’s White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre’s past anti-Semitic and pro-BDS remarks while serving as national spokesman and senior advisor at the far-left MoveOn.org, as noted here. So much for the ADL mission of defending Jewish people!
The above is just a short list of conspiracies that don’t seem to concern the ADL despite the lingering damage done to American society, cultural institautions, and civil rights over the years. There are many others! The ADL’s continuing silence is in direct service of the political objectives of the Democrat Party.
The hyper-partisan Anti-Defamation League is concerned about Elon Musk’s stated intentions to expand free speech on Twitter. They fear that certain “conspiracies” will be allowed to be propagated while being silent on the dozens of others that Twitter has echoed in service of the Democrat Party since the social media giant was founded by Jack Dorsey et al in 2006.
Twitter’s overt suppression of conservative voices and dissent since Donald Trump’s election in 2016 has been obvious and widely commented upon, with Trump’s own Twitter account permanently suspended on 8 January 2021. The ADL seem to forget that free political speech is a right expressly guaranteed by the First Amendment and reinforced by the US Supreme Court for over 200 hundred years.
The ADL’s silence on numerous other civil rights-oriented hoaxes and conspiracy theories over time highlights their political bias and is an excellent reason for Elon Musk to ignore Jonathan Greenblatt’s crocodile tears. Vive la liberté d’expression!
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1 thought on “With Zero Credibility, ADL CEO Advises Elon Musk about Promoting Conspiracies”
I was watching a video of this guy, Greenblatt, on another site and if I did not know better, and maybe I don’t, I felt like I was looking at the perfect picture of what the commandant of the guard at Treblenka would look like. He certainly has that aura about him.