That star, there’s something about that star … From Wikipedia:

“The Star of David … is a generally recognized symbol of modern Jewish identity and Judaism. Its shape is that of a hexagram, the compound of two equilateral triangles.”

Oh, that’s right. We knew there was something familiar. Donald Trump is linking Hillary Clinton with corruption, money and Jews. That’s what we call anti-Semitism, and much as Trump later tried to claim the star was “a sheriff’s star”, it came from a white supremacist Twitter account. Taken with the rise of Pauline Hanson and a strong undercurrent of racism in the Brexit vote, racism and anti-Semitism are taking hold in mainstream politics in the West. We have to read the warning signs before it is too late.

Peter Fray

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