You may remember Jay Michaelson from back during the election, the guy that was sent an Anime meme and wrote an article explaining how it was anti-Semitic after "decoding" it. Since then, not much has been heard from him, until now that is.
One meme, however, grabbed my attention. Posted several times, it featured a female, catlike anime character wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat, her hands/paws in attack mode. Despite a fair amount of googling and searching databases of memes, I couldn’t find anyone decoding this particular image.
So I did it myself.
Michaelson, who now has a column at The Daily Beast, has written an article explaining how the recent anti-BDS bill isn't actually about Israel—but is a Republican conspiracy to divide the Democratic Party and American Jewish community.
The Senate has passed a package of aid to Israel that includes a controversial provision called the “Combating BDS Act,” which specifically authorizes states to boycott businesses that boycott Israel.
The act is useless, divisive, and probably unconstitutional. It won’t fight BDS (which stands for “boycott, divestment, sanctions”) and won’t help Israel. But it has a strong chance of achieving its real goal: tearing the Democratic Party, and the American Jewish community, apart.
You won't believe the insane, anti-Semitic message behind this anti-BDS bill?
To Michaelson's credit though, his point about such anti-BDS legislation being unconstitutional is valid, but his consensus that the bill is in fact being used as a political wedge to the detriment of Democrats and Israel is questionable.
But as a political wedge, the Combating BDS Act—introduced by Senator Marco Rubio—is a stroke of genius.
Apart from the uproar on Twitter, it garnered a response from the original filer: Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL).
As we've previously covered, Rubio's pro-Israel actions including anti-BDS legislation, are conflicted by his ties to Newark billionaire Howard Jonas. As with regime change in Syria and Venezuela, activities at the direction of individuals heavily tied to Israel, cannot be misconstrued as anything but.
Anyway. Here's Zero Two wearing a hat.