The ADL is a garbage leftist organization. It was never good for anything but under its current head, Jonathan Greenblatt, it’s become a generic woke group dedicated to intersectionality. I have spent over a decade exposing the ADL for what it is including, last week, for its decision to spend the anniversary of the Crown Heights Pogrom together with Al Sharpton in Washington D.C.
The ADL, like the NAACP, GLAAD and numerous others is just the mask worn by major leftist foundations and donors. These groups and many others were part of a coalition that organized an ad boycott of Facebook and Twitter in a push to censor the platforms.
Musk knows this because last year he met with coalition members, Color of Change (formerly founded by Van Jones) , the NAACP and the ADL and a number of others that were organizing boycotts of Twitter over ‘hate speech’.
A total of 40 organizations including the ADL, GLAAD, the NAACP, Muslim Advocates, National Hispanic Media Coalition, United Church of Christ and many others urged advertisers to boycott Twitter.
Musk blamed these groups for “a massive drop in revenue, due to activist groups pressuring advertisers, even though nothing has changed with content moderation and we did everything we could to appease the activists.”
Recently Musk rebooted these claims, but instead of addressing all of these groups which are still pressuring Twitter advertisers to drop their ads, he decided to blame only the ADL.
Why is Musk afraid to call out the NAACP or GLAAD? He doesn’t want to risk being called a racist or a homophobe, but antisemitism is much safer.
While the ADL is a disgusting leftist group, there are currently 60 organizationsin the #StopToxicTwitter coalition representing a range of leftist groups.
Musk apparently decided it was easier to play the antisemitism card instead because he didn’t just target the ADL, he began promoting a campaign by Keith Woods: an antisemitic Irish vlogger with a long ugly history of attacking Jews. Not the ADL, Jews.
“The barrage began Saturday, when Musk liked a post by YouTube influencer Keith O’Brien, who goes by Keith Woods online and once called himself a “raging antisemite,” over the trending “#BanTheADL,” which he started. O’Brien’s quest began the day after the Yaccarino-Greenblatt meeting.”
That above is from Newsmax.
Instead of amplifying the concerns of non-woke Jews about the ADL, Musk chose to turn to a self-described “raging antisemite” who says things like this.
And this, “All PragerU content reads like it was written for 12-year-olds. Socialism bad, Jews good, eat your blue pills you stupid fucking goyim.”
Who’s actually funding the campaign to censor Twitter?
That’s a question Elon Musk seems oddly incurious about it considering that it’s an old and very non-Jewish pal from the dot com scene.
The ADL received a $250,000 seed grant from the Omidyar Network to “build a state-of-the-art command center in Silicon Valley to combat the growing threat posed by hate online”.
That was a small piece of $100 million promised by Pierre Omidyar, a Franco-Iranian billionaire who made his money founding eBay, to fight ‘online hate’.
“The billionaire founder of eBay is to donate $100 million to support investigative journalism and counter the rise of “fake news”. In his latest philanthropic venture, Pierre Omidyar has set his sights on fighting misinformation and hate speech which he says have led to a “global trust deficit” and increased division between governments and society.”
Musk ought to know who Omidyar is because he became quite rich in part because of him, eBay bought PayPal, and then was behind the boycott against him.
“Omidyar, the eBay founder and financial backer of the Intercept and ProPublica, donated $509,500 to Accountable Tech in 2021 and 2022, according to a recently updated list of grants disclosed by Omidyar’s foundation. Omidyar also gave $2 million to at least six other organizations that targeted Musk, criticizing him in letters and op-eds as “uniquely ill-suited for the job of running a social media platform” and warning that he would turn Twitter into a “free-for-all of hate and harassment.””
Is Musk aware of this? Yes, he is.
“The news reveals one of the primary forces behind the anti-Musk campaign. Accountable Tech has been dodging questions about its donors for months. Over the past year, Accountable Tech and other groups bankrolled by Omidyar organized campaigns to pressure corporations to boycott Twitter and issued statements and op-eds denouncing Musk and calling for government investigations into the billionaire. “I wonder who funds them,” wrote Musk in May, in response to a Washington Free Beacon report about the organization’s secretiveness.”
And his response was a pathetic lone tweet, “Any truth to this @OmidyarNetwork?” It doesn’t appear that Omidyar even bothered answering him.
But rather than calling out Omidyar, which might have actual risk to it, or challenging the 60 groups, some of which were funded by Omidyar, Musk decided to take on only one of them, while allying with an antisemite to conduct a smear campaign blaming Jews for a boycott backed by money from an Iranian billionaire.
The ADL is dishonest and toxic. So is Elon Musk.
After promising a new age of free speech, Twitter (or as he now likes to call it, X) has become a playground for anyone Musk favors. There was a brief moment when the algorithmic iron curtain fell only to be raised again. Twitter is not fundamentally any different than Facebook when it comes to censorship and rigging except that Zuckerberg spends less time posturing and pretending to be a friend of free speech.
Elon Musk likes to posture because it serves as a convenient distraction. Instead of taking on the big boys, like Omidyar and Soros, he decides to team up with some gutter Jew-haters to put on a show. And then move on to some other distraction. The Musk reality distortion field is, like that of most celebrities, powerful, but only when you refuse to look past it and see the truth.
These are the facts.
The ADL is bad. So is Musk.
No one should support the ADL. Neither should they support Musk who is too cowardly to take on big leftist funders but has decided to compensate for that by blaming the Jews.
The ADL is one of numerous leftist front groups that exist to make it look like leftist agendas are actually backed by different minority groups. Rather than deal with the major leftist groups, foundations and donors behind the scenes, Musk decided to single out Jews.
If Musk really wants to fight back against the boycott, he can take on Omidyar. And that is the question that should be asked of him over and over again as he seeks a distraction by blaming the Jews for his problem with a fellow non-Jewish tech industry titan. Whether he challenges Omidyar to a cage match or sues him is up to him.
But he should actually put up or shut up.