May 6, 2011, - 3:59 am
I’ve long known Ed Koch is in the not-so-early stages of dementia. But a number of people have disagreed with my non-medical diagnosis despite the obvious. His latest act–a letter he sent to City University (CUNY) of New York in defense of Jew-hater Tony Kushner getting an honorary degree and calling for the removal of the courageous college trustee who led the fight to stop it–makes it official. I learned about the letter yesterday, and it is just hitting mainstream media reports as I write this. Ed Koch has lost his marbles. And it didn’t just start with his endorsement and campaign for far-left Barack Obama.
Bastard: Ed Koch Sides w/ Jew Hating HAMAS-Panderer Against US, Israel
Some morons and ignoramuses still listen to the musings of 86-year-old former New York Mayor Ed Koch. But I knew he lost his marbles at least seven years ago, when he appeared at a Republican Jewish campaign event for George W. Bush in Detroit. In response to my question, he endorsed Hillary Clinton for President, calling her “extremely pro-Israel” and her sleazy hubby “the most pro-Israel President in U.S. history.” Huh? Then, he refused to answer my questions about Bush’s Islamo-pandering and jihadist Grover Norquist‘s influence on his administration, yelling at me, “that’s bunk. I refuse to even answer. Get away from the microphone!” Yup, the wimpy response of a guy who didn’t have a clue.
Now, there’s more actual bunk spewing out of Ed Koch’s leaky head, as he released a letter to the New York media, today, attacking his former longtime, loyal employee and friend, CUNY trustee Jeffrey S. Wiesenfeld, calling for his removal because he dared to oppose a supporter of Islamic terrorism and Jew-hatred for an honorary degree. Long past time to send Ed Koch to the land of “Depends,” bedpans, nurses, and strained baby food.
As I told you a couple of days ago, Wiesenfeld is a man of courage who spoke out against granting an honorary degree from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice to playwright Tony Kushner, who has accused Israel of being founded on “ethnic cleansing” and says that Israel should never have been allowed to become a country in the first place. Kushner endorses active boycotts, divestment, and sanctions against Israel, just like what the Nazis did to Jewish businesses on the eve of the Holocaust. As Wiesenfeld points out, there have been dozens of anti-Israel people awarded honorary degrees from CUNY, but none of them have embraced and enunciated the lingua franca of HAMAS and the Klan the way Kushner has. And several other trustees–a majority of them–voted with Wiesenfeld to deny Kushner an honorary degree. That’s what people who are truly serious about preserving Western civilization and fighting the Islamic threat do. They don’t honor enablers of our sworn enemies and moral partners of modern day anti-Jewish genocide.
Enter Ed Koch, the doddering old fool. Once a proud Jew who grew willing to tell off anti-Semites in his own party (though not nearly enough), he’s no longer that guy. Now, he’s just another Hillary/Barack sycophant, and those are a dime a dozen. Worse, he’s done a 180 and is now pimping us on Jew-haters, while he throws proud Americans and proud Jews, like Jeff Wiesenfeld, under the bus. In that vein, Koch chose to “speak out” against his former employee and friend, Wiesenfeld, without even so much as a phone call or e-mail to warn him. Instead, like the imbecillic kapo Koch has now become, he had his assistant type up a letter and messenger it to the media as well as CUNY board chairman Benno Schmidt, and Wiesenfeld learned about it from them. This is after Wiesenfeld spent years campaigning and working for the jerk, at great expense to himself and his family, taking a much lower salary than he would have gotten in the private sector.
Koch’s letter claims Wiesenfeld is so utterly horrible for standing up against a blatant Jewish anti-Semite, that Wiesenfeld should be “removed” immediately from the CUNY board of trustees. Absurd. Koch goes on to make moral equivalency arguments in favor of Kushner, claiming that because Kushner was denied an honorary degree because he is anti-Israel, that they can now deny Jews honorary degrees for being pro-Israel. Huh? As I noted, CUNY has awarded many degrees over the years to anti-Israel people, a good deal of those degrees given on Wiesenfeld’s watch. But none of those individuals were as bigoted against Jews and Israel as Kushner, whose hatred and extremism make him wholly inappropriate for such an honor anywhere . . . except Bir Zeit or An-Najah Universities. And then, they’d have to behead or blow him up . . . not that this would be any loss.
To give you an idea of what a demented bastard Koch is, not only did Wiesenfeld serve him loyally for years and maintain a friendship with him, but Kushner wrote a play against Koch. Kushner, who is openly gay, wanted to embarrass and out Koch, who is reportedly a closeted gay, and used his play to do so. Kushner told the media he considered Koch an enemy to gays because he didn’t provide enough AIDS funding. Hey, I thought gays told us, “AIDS is everyone’s disease.” We know it isn’t, and I’m glad Kushner got caught wanting it both ways, though I’m the only one with the guts to call him on it.
Yes, Ed Koch is an idiot. The body that houses his diseased brain tissue once housed a principled man who had some decency to do what was right . . . some of the time. That’s no longer the case and ceased to be the case long ago.
Frankly, with his letter, today–meant to embarrass a true man of principle, the courageous Jeffrey S. Wiesenfeld–Ed Koch showed that the honorary degree he is scheduled to get from CUNY should be denied along with that of Kushner.
As Mayor, Ed Koch famously asked, “How am I doing?” Mr. Koch, you are no longer “doing” anything but damage to good people and a formerly great nation.
Stick a fork in it, Mr. (ex-)Mayor. You’re done.
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