Opinion: Condemning Kanye West’s antisemitism is easy. Vigilance is harder.
For more than a decade, I’ve been trying to be the perfect Jewish parent.
My kids are young. My kids are Jewish. So what if they do have a little bit of a difficult start. They’ll have a little bit of a hard time — and what’s the point in being so hard on them?
And if their parents are better at parenting, and better at handling their kids’ antisemitism, well, then they’ll be fine. Because no parent likes having their kid antisemitic.
And then my kids’ friend comes. He lives in my town. He’s a nice kid. He’s really nice. He’s a very, very nice kid. So my kids’ friend gets in the middle of my family, because the kids are in the middle of my family. And the kids’ friend decides that they are too much trouble.
And then the parents have a meltdown. And my kids’ friend gets in trouble. And the parents have a meltdown. And the kids’ friend gets in trouble. And the parents have a meltdown. And they are not good kids anymore. And they come in all of a sudden: “Mom, dad, can you give me a warning?”
And I’m like, “Nah, I ain’t doing it.”
So, what does this have to do with any of this? Well, there is a story in the news today. It involves some of the most powerful people on the planet, people who have worked with many of the most powerful people in the world, people who I really respected, people who I was really fascinated with, and I felt like I could learn from.
Let’s just go straight to the source, and we will get back to this in a second.
It is the story of how the president of the United States