Even MoveOn.org, one of the most left-wing organizations out there, initially condemned racist, antisemtie Charles Barron, a Democrat who was running for Congress in New York’s eighth congressional district, who was endorsed by former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke.
Barron had made comments such as “the biggest terrorist in the world is the government of Israel” and “I want to go up to the closest white person and say, ‘You can’t understand this, it’s a black thing’ and then slap him, just for my mental health.”
But after coming under pressure from the left, MoveOn.org has now apologized for condemning Barron.
MoveOn had written an e-mail to its members that Barron was “unfit to serve” because he has spent his career “specializing in divisive, offensive, and just plain outrageous statements and behavior.”
Now, in an amazing twist, MoveOn e-mailed an apology — for its condemnation of Barron — to its members, according to the New York Observer.
In an e-mail titled, “We apologize,” MoveOn.org’s political director wrote that the organization’s initial condemnation of Barron was “was offensive and inflammatory–and we shouldn’t have sent it.”
“On behalf of the MoveOn staff, I apologize to you and to the Brooklyn community,” the e-mail says, before noting that MoveOn aspires “to bring folks together to fight for racial and economic justice and democracy — with respect for everyone” and that the previous condemnation “did the opposite.”
“After the email was sent, we couldn’t undo the harm it had done,” the e-mail said. “We can’t take back our actions. But we can do better going forward to make sure that we are uniting, not dividing, our shared communities.”
Apparently, by MoveOn’s logic, condemning a racist antisemite for “specializing in divisive, offensive, and just plain outrageous statements and behavior” is the equivalent of “dividing” liberal communities.
When one of the most far-left organizations has to walk back its condemnation of a racist anti-Semite, it is a sign of how unhinged and radically liberal the organized left and its members really are.