There is only one legitimate reason left to subscribe to the New York Times: opposition research. To fight your enemy, you must know how they think and what they say. Otherwise, you’re just giving money to antisemites.
When members of a minority group are subjected to attacks, liberal activists have urged the public to focus on the specific identities of the victims to demonstrate that they have suffered more injustices that merit close attention. But when it comes to anti-Semitism, the arbiters of progressive values cannot bring themselves to say, “Jewish Lives Matter.”
In the depths of the Civil War, as Confederate sympathizers undermined the Union war effort by encouraging soldiers to desert, Abraham Lincoln asked, “Must I shoot a simple soldier boy who deserts, while I must not touch the hair of the wily agitator who induces him to desert?” I could not help thinking of that quote as politicians piously proclaimed their commitment to fighting hate crimes while giving a free ride to those who incite antisemitism.
The battle to protect Israel is also being fought here. You need to do your part by supporting candidates who are pro-Israel and are sympathetic to the needs of the Jewish community by voting effectively in the upcoming election. This means voting in the Democratic Primary, if you are eligible to do so, even if you plan to vote Republican in the General Election, and understanding and taking advantage of the ranked choice voting system.