- Att. Gen. Eric Holder, featured speaker at the Anti-Defamation
League's American Heritage Dinner on October 17, praised ADL for its historic
role in fighting all forms of intolerance and helping make the federal
hate crimes law a reality. He called passage of ADL's hate bill a "marvelous
step of progress" and gratefully looks forward to close and continued
cooperation with ADL in hate law implementation. ADL recently announced
that, having spearheaded passage of The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd
Hate Crimes Prevention Act, it will now lead stage two, a massive national
campaign to train lawyers to become hate crimes prosecutors.
- Holder says that, having been personally frustrated over
the past 11 years in his efforts to help pass the hate bill, as Attorney
General he is determined to begin immediate enforcement. ". . .the
new hate crimes legislation will arrive not a moment too soon. And on the
day that it becomes law, we will hasten to begin using it."
- Here are highlights of Holder's speech - full of praise
for ADL - and misrepresentations concerning the new hate law and the alleged
"epidemic of hate" it claims to address.
- "You - the members of the Anti-Defamation League
- and I go way back. I first began convening meetings with members of
the ADL in the early 90's when I served as the United States Attorney in
Washington, D.C. . . At that time I expressed my deep appreciation for
the fact that you always have served as indispensable allies in some of
the most important work our government does. And now, tonight, I once more
have the opportunity to stand in solidarity with you, and to thank you
for your constant, steadfast work to create a better country. A country
free of discrimination; a country free of violence; a country free of hate.
The Obama Administration could ask no better partner than the Anti-Defamation
League as we jointly strive to attain the ideals of equal opportunity,
equal rights, and equal justice for all. Members of the ADL - I salute
- Equal rights for all? That's not what Holder said in
testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee this spring. He asserted
that the hate bill does not protect Christian ministers, whites, heterosexuals,
policemen and members of U.S. military. Only favored groups, he said,
such as homosexuals, blacks, Latinos, Jews, Muslims, and women will benefit
under this new law. (See video "Holder Admits No Equality Under Hate
Bill" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnziaXfYhc4).
- In Holder's speech to the ADL he continues this charade,
asserting that under America's new hate law "we will also continue
to defend vigilantly the civil rights of all [italics mine] people in this
country and prosecute criminal acts of discrimination wherever we find
them." "The new law expands the list of protected categories
beyond race, color, religion or national origin, and for the first time,
allows the federal government to prosecute violence undertaken because
of the actual or perceived gender, gender identity, sexual orientation,
or disability of any person."
- Holder gives every impression, as ADL did through 19
years of hyping their hate bills to state and federal legislators, that
all Americans are protected under hate laws according to "race, color,
religion, or national origin." In reality, ADL never intended any
of its hate laws in America - or throughout the world - to protect anyone
except those groups ADL considers victims of white, Christian, male, heterosexual
- Holder goes on to note that "the desperate need
for a strengthened federal law enforcement capability against hate crimes
has been perfectly clear." Perfectly clear? Holder was grilled repeatedly
by Republican Senators during his Judiciary testimony, asking him to make
perfectly clear if states are failing to adequately punish hate criminals.
Holder couldn't present even one example of such failure on the local
level. What is perfectly clear is that there exists no "desperate
need" for federal takeover of local law enforcement.
- Further, Holder said that about 7,500 hate crimes a year
since 1990, averaging one every hour of the day, "is a staggering
figure. . .completely unacceptable." Actually, out of an average
of 11 million crimes annually reported by police to the FBI, alleged hate
crimes average only 1/10 of one percent - hardly a level of criminal activity
of the epidemic proportion portrayed by Holder and ADL. Less than five
percent of these reported hate crimes have ever been established as fact
by courts of law, yet Holder says the level of unreported level of hate
crimes in America is probably "in the tens of thousands. This fact
is enough to make one's blood run cold." Fact? How credible is an
Attorney General who regards such undocumented speculation as "fact?"
- This spring, ADL and the Southern Poverty Law Center
in their MIAC advisory to the Missouri State Police warned police to be
suspicious of immigration protestors as possible domestic terrorists. Holder
praises ADL for such proactive vigilance. "The ADL has done important
work documenting increased activity by hate groups who recruit members
using virulent, anti-immigration rhetoric that they present as legitimate
opinion. Such language can have a devastating effect not just on an individual,
but on an entire community."
- Entire communities devastated? All ADL pro-hate law
propaganda from America to Europe to Australia allege that a hate crime
is worthy of at least triple penalties because it savages not only the
victim but "tears whole communities apart." Such may have occurred
in some instances during post-reconstruction lynchings in the American
South. But when was the last time you read of such social devastation
resulting from a hate crime in America? The very worst examples of hate
crimes the ADL can put forward are the namesakes of the federal bill: the
brutal murders of Matthew Shepard and James Byrd. Nevertheless, these
had no such devastating effect upon homosexual or black communities in
Wyoming or Texas. The social devastation which ADL claims results from
states failing to prosecute hate crimes is a figment of ADL imagination.
- Holder says, "The stubborn persistence of anti-Semitism
saddens me" What is anti-Semitism? ADL's Office of Global Anti-Semitism
in the U.S. State Department says "anti-Semitism" means any "strong
criticism" of Israel or its leaders, or claims that the Jews had Christ
killed. Holder says any such anti-Semitic "hate speech" even
as "a casual joke made in private when the speaker thinks no Jewish
person is listening," is very, very bad. It "should scald the
conscience of every American." He also promises that Muslims will
be vigorously protected under America's new hate law, just as they are
in Canada, Britain, France and Australia.
- Holder concludes with more flattery of ADL: "This
organization has a great tradition of refusing to stand by when others
are suffering. You are guided by your tenets, your precepts, and your
values to come to the aid of others who need help. And so, this evening,
I humbly call upon you to join me and this new administration in reaching
out to all our American neighbors."
- Reach out to American neighbors? If there is one thing
the federal hate law does not do, it is reach out to all Americans, providing
equal hate crimes protection.
- The only thing certain about the new federal hate law
and charlatans like Holder and ADL, who helped create it and now enforce
it, is that they will continue to deceive and manipulate all Americans
to the benefit of only one minority: the anti-Christ Jews of ADL/B'nai