Added: May 11, 2024

In this podcast episode, Ben Shapiro discusses the disturbing trend of anti-Semitism and anti-Western sentiment that is prevalent in certain parts of Europe, particularly in Malmo, Sweden. He highlights a recent protest in Malmo where thousands of people gathered to protest against an Israeli singer participating in the Eurovision contest. The protest, which included Greta Thunberg, took a dark turn as participants chanted slogans in support of Hamas and against Israel.

Greta Thunberg's Dangerous Ideological Shift

Shapiro points out that Greta Thunberg, who was once hailed as a moral exemplar for her environmental activism, has now shown her true colors by aligning herself with anti-Western radicalism and socialism. He criticizes her for participating in a protest that supports terrorism and anti-Semitism, highlighting the dangerous ideology that is being promoted by such movements.

The Army of Losers

The podcast delves into the larger issue of the army of losers, a coalition of individuals who are discontent with the Western system and seek to tear it down. Shapiro argues that these individuals, who often come from privileged backgrounds, are drawn to radical ideologies that demonize success and promote victimhood. The Jews, in this context, serve as a convenient scapegoat for their grievances against the West.

Biden Administration's Weakness

Shapiro also criticizes the Biden administration for caving to pressure from these anti-Western forces by restricting offensive weaponry to Israel during its conflict with Hamas. He points out the absurdity of the administration's logic, which suggests that Israeli military operations in Gaza would strengthen Hamas's negotiating position. He highlights the fact that Hamas, led by Yahya Sinwar, has no interest in negotiating and is actively seeking civilian casualties to further its agenda.

Shapiro criticizes Biden's hypocrisy

Shapiro points out the absurdity of John Kirby, a spokesperson for the State Department, calling for moral courage from Hamas in negotiations with Israel. He highlights the hypocrisy of the Biden administration, which cut off military aid to Israel while issuing sanctions waivers to allow arms sales to Qatar and Lebanon, both proxy states of Iran. Shapiro criticizes Biden for abandoning Israel and breaking apart his own party over this issue.

Democratic Division Over Israel

Shapiro mentions the backlash from Democrats, with some like Senator Chris Van Hollen calling for the withholding of offensive aid to Israel, while others like Senator Jackie Rosen and Senator Richard Blumenthal express unwavering support for Israel. He notes the division within the Democratic party over this issue, with some moderates like Ben Carden remaining silent.

Trump criticizes Biden over Israel

Shapiro also discusses the response from former President Trump, who criticizes Biden for abandoning Israel and calls it disgraceful. He mentions comedian Michael Rapaport, a lifelong Democrat, who unendorsed Biden over this issue. Shapiro praises Representative Brian Mast for his strong stance in support of Israel.

NY Times shifts focus

The New York Times is also mentioned, with Shapiro pointing out their attempt to shift the focus from Biden's actions to Republicans echoing anti-Semitic tropes. He criticizes the New York Times for trying to downplay Biden's actions and portray Republicans as the real anti-Semites.

Challenges in Biden's Re-Election

Shapiro then shifts the focus to Joe Biden's re-election campaign, highlighting the challenges the President is facing. He mentions that recent polls show Donald Trump leading nationally and in swing states. Shapiro criticizes Biden for lying about the economy, particularly regarding inflation rates. He points out that Biden's solution to the economic challenges is to spend more money, even though a significant portion of the allocated funds has not been spent yet.


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