Jonathan Freedland’s Trump Assassination Fantasy

Jonathan Freedland, a British-Jewish journalist infamous for hailing the demographic eclipse of the British people in their own homeland as “a kind of triumph,” has devoted the last twelve months of his miserable journalistic life to neurotic attacks on the Trump presidency. His hyperbolic writings at the Guardian, while making little original contribution to the intellectual debate over the progress of the Trump administration, have instead revealed much about the paranoid preoccupations of Freedland, the Left, and elements of the organized Jewish community.

Until recently, Freedland’s rantings have been predictable. In Freedland’s caricature-like portrayals, Trump emerges as a shameless, dictator-like figure who “respects no limits on his lust for power.” Rarely shy of a dramatic turn of phrase, Freedland writes about his prior enthusiasm for the Constitution of the United States — a document he sees as guaranteeing a multicultural state — and his growing unease that this same document somehow permitted “a dangerous man” like Trump to assume office: “Trump is testing my admiration for that document — testing it, perhaps, to destruction.” Freedland has lamented that democracy in America “now stands naked — and vulnerable.”

Freedland’s opposition to the Trump administration, interpreted on the basis of his own words and arguments, is not rooted merely in generic Leftism. It also comprises an element of ethnic self-interest. Freedland perceives Trump to be obstructive to Jewish social and political objectives, and this is most apparent in his journalism for the Jewish Chronicle. While he rarely, if ever, mentions his Jewishness to the Guardian’s mass readership, in his writings at the JC Freedland is significantly less circumspect. In March, for example, he wrote in the JC that Trump “is no friend of ours and the correct Jewish stance on Trump was one of vigilant opposition.”

Trump’s ‘crimes,’ according to Freedland, have included the White House statement marking Holocaust Memorial Day which did not mention Jews or antisemitism. Freedland further complains that Trump “has no instinctive sensitivity for Jewish concerns. Any condemnation of antisemitism has to be either scripted for him or else extracted under pressure. More troublingly, he has an uncanny knack for speaking to and about Jews in a way that thrills antisemites.” More embarrassingly for Freedland, he was one of the most vicious and persistent critics of Trump’s assertion that the bomb threats called into a number of Jewish buildings were probably made by Jews. At the height of the controversy, Freedland had written:

 Trump was asked in a meeting of states attorneys-general about the wave of bomb threats to Jewish community centres. According to those present, Trump speculated that, rather than taking these incidents at face value, they should consider that “sometimes it’s the reverse, to make people — or to make others — look bad.” Trump reportedly used the word “reverse” two or three times. What can this mean, except an implication that these threats to Jewish buildings were made by Jews themselves, to damage Trump? The notion of “false flag” attacks is a staple theme of the far right. In this context, it is a classic antisemitic trope: that anti-Jewish attacks are invented by cunning Jews to win underserved sympathy.

How unfortunate for Freedland that this ‘classic antisemitic trope’ was later very soundly confirmed.

Not one to waste his talents, Jonathan Freedland has for several years published fiction under the pseudonym Sam Bourne. His earliest pulp novels appear to have been an attempt to cash in on the success of Dan Brown’s thriller formula, and the syllable similarity in the two names shouldn’t be considered accidental. In these novels, one can discern Freedland/Bourne using fiction to play out personal fantasies. For example, The Righteous Men (2006) is a trashy religious thriller which derives its subject matter from Jewish folklore and has “a faction of the Christian Church” in the ‘bad guy’ role. The book was later followed by The Final Reckoning (2008), a revenge fantasy about a group of so-called “Holocaust survivors” who set out to assassinate former National Socialists.

To Kill The President, Freedland/Bourne’s very recently published ‘thriller,’ has taken matters to a new extreme, blending the author’s history of anti-Trump journalism with his penchant for fictional ethnic revenge fantasies. Of course, no-one in the Trump administration is named in the latest novel, but Freedland makes no attempt to disguise his meaning. In the ‘feminist’ plot of To Kill the President, a female White House aide (and “avowed liberal”) uncovers a conspiracy to murder a recently elected populist president who unexpectedly won an election against a female Democrat who attracted criticism for being careless with her email service. The President, described as a “cheat and bigot,” offends the political and media establishments with “the tweets, the lies, the grotesque misconduct, the acts of unwarranted aggression.” One scene includes the President grabbing a female assistant by her genitals in the Situation Room, where staff have been summoned in the middle of the night because the President plans to launch missiles at China and North Korea.

Using a puppet then, Freedland gets to vent his spleen, casting the most vulgar accusations and insinuations against Trump without fear of a libel suit.

Freedland’s portrayal of Steve Bannon is also noteworthy. The novel’s President, an unstable demagogue, is ultimately a marionette dancing to the tune of a “ruthless chief strategist” with an Irish name — in this instance Bannon becomes Crawford ‘Mac’ McNamara. McNamara/Bannon saunters around the White House as if he is President, talking down to women and acting every inch the alpha male. The Bannon caricature presented by Freedland has been likened to a “middle aged rock star.” One senses that Freedland is made deeply uneasy by Bannon’s opaque role within the White House administration, as well as his perceived masculinity — not to mention his opposition to Muslim immigration and his generally populist attitudes. Much could be read into the fact that Freedland offers no fictional portrayal of Jared Kushner.

The novel thus offers insight into the minds of our opponents. Their fears, insecurities, and yes, their sick fantasies, are right here in black and white. But most importantly this is a work of incitement. Given the current context of increasingly violent Leftist conduct and rhetoric, To Kill The President should be interpreted as a very dangerous and deliberately targeted flirtation with the idea of political assassination. Even Mark Lawson, one of Freedland’s colleagues at the Guardian, writes at the end of his review of the book: “Even committed Trump-haters may suffer struggles of conscience over what would count as a satisfactory resolution of the plot.” This is a book that, ultimately, get its “thrills” from the prospect of the murder of Donald Trump.

The mainstream publication and promotion of To Kill The President should be interpreted as a stark symbol of the degradation and co-option of our cultural and political life by neurotic, twisted, and hateful elements within our gates.

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16 Comments to "Jonathan Freedland’s Trump Assassination Fantasy"

  1. Charles Frey's Gravatar Charles Frey
    July 25, 2017 - 9:11 am | Permalink

    Possession of such a grimace should be punishable beyond having to display it daily !

    Whatever happened to the editor Adler, of the Atlanta Jewish paper, who, in an editorial, called for the assassination of Obama by Mossad-agents ” resident ” in the US ?

    Or to the two AIPAC ” executives “, caught red-handed by the FBI in the Willard Hotel, receiving classified US Military secrets ? And their third accomplice ?

    A reversal of personnel and roles would unleash a year-long firestorm among The Real Housewives of New York and Atlanta at CNN: Mrs. Tapper in the lead.

  2. George Kocan's Gravatar George Kocan
    July 25, 2017 - 9:18 am | Permalink

    Freedland is socially constructing reality, which is the job of mainstream journalists today. The process of repetition, among all the different kinds of media of communications, creates reality out of fiction. In other words, because something becomes widely believed, it becomes reality. Vlad Lenin, famous community organizer in Russia, put it much more pithily: “A lie repeated often enough becomes the truth.”

  3. July 25, 2017 - 11:55 am | Permalink

    Not to worry, presidents and other political leaders aren’t assassinated unless Jews want them dead. Clearly, Jews have carefully set Trump’s agenda. Otherwise, instead of running around helplessly screaming “Nadzee! Nadzee! Trump is a Nadzee can nothing be done!?”, they would have already done it.

    In fact if Trump wasn’t in forefront of the Jew’s agenda for the presidency, had he ever been a real threat to Jews, he would have never been in the race to begin with. So rest easy, it’s all a dog and pony show, a big act to convince the gullible goyim that the Jew’s illusion is real.

    Look at Trump! Look at Trump! Pay no attention to the Star of David planted squarely behind the meat-puppet.

    • Luke's Gravatar Luke
      July 26, 2017 - 6:21 am | Permalink

      I am convinced that the current tension between Trump and Jeff Sessions is directly connected to the fact that the jews, namely Jared Kushner and whichever behind-the-curtain jews he is receiving his coaching from, literally despise Jeff Sessions and want to stir up enough tension that he either resigns voluntarily, or Trump is goaded into firing him.

      As was finally pointed out over on today – a fact that I IMMEDIATELY grasped the second Trump took his first major bowel movement on Sessions in that NYT interview – Sessions is a vital and critical component in the implementation of the immigration policy changes that Trump promised to push during his 2016 campaign – and which were the #1 reason for his victory last November.

      Jeff Sessions is therefore viewed by jews as an obstacle that might impede or begin to stymie their White Genocide agenda for America. This is the #1 reason why we are now hearing Trump shoveling manure in the direction of Jeff Sessions, folks.

      The jews wanted to kick him out of the Senate for years due to his patriotic, pro-White flavored views on immigration and his refusal to embrace their White Genocide agenda. But, the guy was enormously popular with the Whites in Alabama and could not be defeated by any DemoNrat or RINO that the jews might run against him. So, as a very cynical Trump voter, I am now wondering if the plan all along was to offer him the Attorney General job, get him confirmed and out of the Senate, then wait a few months into the Trump first term and then unleash a full scale hate and venom spewing campaign directed at him and try to either drive him out of office or twist Trump’s arm and get him fired? Effectively ending any and all influence or power Jeff Sessions might have to battle the jews White Genocide agenda.

      Oh, and do not forget – the jew Rosenstein is the #2 guy who would take over for Sessions, if Sessions is fired or resigns and, as a writer on pointed out – there is very little likelihood of Trump being able to nominate a replacement and get them confirmed if they were as hardline on immigration as is Jeff Sessions. Meaning, of course, that Rosenstein, a jew, would be the de facto AG for the duration of Trump’s first term of office – and be able to thwart any move by Trump to enact the immigration policy changes that he campaigned on.

      My question as a cynic is whether Trump was an active participant in what looks to me like a clever and devious plot to neutralize and get rid of Jeff Sessions?

      One other point I would like to make. It involves Rosenstein and the fact that he was placed, by Trump, into the #2 slot just under Jeff Sessions. There is jewish strategy that falls into place whenever a candidate that they do not like winds up winning an election against a candidate that they would have owned, lock, stock and barrel. If the winner does not roll over and start appointing jews to fill 100 percent of the top spots in his administration that the jews feel they need to hold, in order to maintain their death-grip stranglehold over the U.S Government – then, they will focus their attention on arm twisting the stupid gentile into giving them the #2 spots. This positions them favorably, because from their #2 spot they can either slide their evil hands up the back of the jacket of the #1 guy and control him or, if the #1 guy is resistant to being manipulated, then they can work to undermine him, spread gossip, rumors, and innuendo that discredits #1 or even concoct a series of scandals or set bear traps in his path that he will step into, and bingo – wind up being fired or having to resign. And, then – who slides into the #1 spot? More than likely the jew who’s #2 or a jew who didn’t get the job in the beginning.

      In closing, let me mention the recent ‘proclamation’ uttered by the loathsome Newt Gingrich – that ‘Trump is one of the Smartest presidents ever’:

      Well, if one were to assume that Trump is as ‘smart’ as Newt pretends he is – then one would also have to ask why it is that Trump has spent the last 6-7 months bringing into his administration hard core liberals who have been lifetime Democrats and who were Hillary voters and staffing his administration with jews who are hard core neocons and globalists who are on the record as being 100 percent opposed to nearly every aspect of his 2016 campaign agenda and promises? And, then, Trump whines that he can’t get anything done that he promised he would do?

      Rudy Giuliani is being considered as a replacement for Sessions?
      Un-freaking-believable. Guiliani is a RINO-neocon Poster Boy and a gloablist, amnesty loving, open borders loving, war mongering, Israeli Lobby toe sucker and very likely was a co-conspirator in the events of 9-11.

      • Bennis Mardens's Gravatar Bennis Mardens
        July 26, 2017 - 10:57 pm | Permalink

        I think you’re right.
        It has Jewish fingerprints all over it.

    • July 26, 2017 - 1:49 pm | Permalink

      Absolutely spot on correct. Well done.

  4. Grauhund's Gravatar Grauhund
    July 25, 2017 - 12:33 pm | Permalink

    Where is the new West Wing? These crybaby Jews are more fun than watching negros mc awards presentations.

    • July 26, 2017 - 3:15 am | Permalink

      Yes! They are such cry babies and feel so sorry for themselves! And I DO feel sorry for them. They are eaten up with envy because they feel – and know themselves to be inferior. They KNOW they are materialists, shallow and greedy and with honour or dignity.
      How can they not be ?

      • July 26, 2017 - 3:18 am | Permalink

        That is obviously meant to say “without honor or dignity” – they really do not understand much of anything truly useful and sensible, like what is Truth and what is Justice!
        It is amazing! SO stupid!

  5. Franklin Ryckaert's Gravatar Franklin Ryckaert
    July 25, 2017 - 2:18 pm | Permalink

    Looking at that picture of Mr (?) Jonathan Freedland, I’m confused what gender he/she/it is. Can somebody please choose the right one from the list of 58 genders now recognized ?…/heres-a-list-of-58-gender-options-for-facebook-user…

  6. William Gruff's Gravatar William Gruff
    July 25, 2017 - 2:51 pm | Permalink

    How telling of Jewish power that while they can promote with impunity any kind of sick and twisted fantasy involving the abuse and murder of Europeans and Christians, mild objection on the part of their intended victims is condemned as ‘anti-semitism’ and punished with vituperation and vicious vindictiveness.

    ‘Why us’, they ask.

    • Junghans's Gravatar Junghans
      July 26, 2017 - 5:52 am | Permalink

      Because they are the people of the double standard, as well as the people of the cooked book, who perversely love to toy with their prey. Deception, rationalization, projection, mendacity, you name it, they do it. Yet, they decry the “Goyim” who recognize and object to the transgressions.

  7. Sursum corda's Gravatar Sursum corda
    July 26, 2017 - 5:50 am | Permalink

    A completely warped people. Their murder and rejection of Our Lord has turned these people into vipers. Vicious, nasty, greedy and completely narcissistic. Really, no other ethnicity on earth acts in the manner that these people do. They exist to make life hell for others because they are tortured by their rejection by God. It must be a heck of a thing to know that you have rejected the Logos, the very meaning of life.

  8. Stogumber's Gravatar Stogumber
    July 26, 2017 - 6:10 am | Permalink

    When Sinclair Lewis wrote his book against Huey Long he could expect someone would be unhinged enough to killl Long. So can Freedland.

  9. Michael Adkins's Gravatar Michael Adkins
    July 27, 2017 - 10:42 am | Permalink

    Another hateful book is James Q. Whitman’s “Hitler’s American Model”. the author makes it appear there is no sin Europeans have not committed.

  10. John Jones's Gravatar John Jones
    August 2, 2017 - 10:00 pm | Permalink

    How about that RAISE Act that Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue have introduced that “will favor those who possess skills that will benefit the U.S. economy, can speak english and are able to financially support themselves and their families”? Awesome!

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