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Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson’s History of Antisemitism, Holocaust Denialism Once Again in the Spotlight

Source: Editorial Board

Robinson’s antisemitism isn’t some big secret – he’s openly spread hate about Jewish people on his social media pages dating back more than five years ago, as well as through speeches and interviews.

Despite his seeming dislike for Jewish people, Robinson still took advantage of an antiquated  state law that allowed him to play-act as governor for the day (while Gov. Roy Cooper was in Japan on business) – to proclaim “North Carolina Solidarity With Israel Week.”

Robinson wants you to believe that it’s irrelevant and unimportant that he has a history of questioning the Holocaust in personal Facebook posts, such as writing that “Hitler disarming MILLIONS of Jews and then marching them off to concentration camps is a bunch of hogwash” and “I am so sick of seeing and hearing people STILL talk about Nazis and Hitler and how evil and manipulative they were … Compared with the Communist the Nazis were upstart amateurs in terms of manipulation and MURDER.”

The fact that he’s spread numerous antisemitic conspiracy theories, including offensive tropes about Jewish people in Hollywood and the influence of wealthy Jewish bankers (so-called “globalists”), doesn’t matter to him. When questioned by the media at his Israel proclamation event, Robinson refused to apologize for his past antisemitic comments. He blamed the uproar over the “wording” he used and said that the Facebook posts “happened a number of years ago” and that he was “ready to move on.”

Of course he’s ready to move on! He’s an antisemite who will likely be the Republican nominee to run for governor next year against current North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein – a Jewish man.

Unfortunately for Robinson, there are many people out there who will not be so “ready to move on.” It’s hard to just “move on” from comments agreeing with claims that Jewish bankers are working with China, Islamic leaders and the CIA to “control the world;” or things like saying the movie Black Panther was “created by an agnostic Jew and put to film by [a] satanic Marxist [and] was only created to pull the shekels out of your Schvartze pockets;” or saying that “Roots,” the popular TV miniseries about American slavery released in 1977, “is nothing but Hollywood trash that depicts the ignorance and brutality of the goyim, and the helplessness and weakness of the shvartze.”

Robinson’s antisemitic comments have not just gotten him in trouble with Democrats – even some Republicans have expressed their disgust with his beliefs.

His Republican primary opponent, ex-U.S. Rep. Mark Walker, even did an interview with Jewish Insider to highlight Robinson’s antisemitism and Holocaust denialism.

“His history of antisemitic remarks is troubling,” Walker said. “His denial of the Holocaust reaches a whole different level and should be strongly condemned in every aspect possible.”

“I think taking it to the level where you’re now saying, ‘Yeah, I’m a Holocaust denier,’ in 21st-century America, is preposterous,” Walker told Jewish Insider.

He has also, unsurprisingly, drawn harsh condemnation from North Carolina’s Jewish community and even the Republican Jewish Coalition, which has called his past comments “clearly antisemitic.”

Robinson is an equal opportunity hatemonger. While he may not like Jewish people, he’s also not fond of Muslims, women, the Black community or those who are part of the LGBTQ+ community.

He has said that the “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” are the Rothschild family of “international bankers that rule every single … central bank,” the CIA, China and those who follow Islam.

On women, Robinson said that women are not meant to be leaders, that when a woman becomes pregnant her body is no longer her own, and that feminism is the work of the devil and his minions.

In July, Robinson released a fundraising video showing him telling a cheering crowd of mostly white people that “I’m not no [sic] African American.” Speaking on reparations and the Black experience, he said that Black people aren’t owed anything for their ancestors’ suffering during slavery and the Civil Rights movement. “Nobody owes you anything. It’s you. You owe because you’ve been the benefactor of freedom,” he said before adding that Black people are lazy.

Robinson likes to save some of his most hateful beliefs for LGBTQ+ folks. He routinely refers to gay people as “filth” and transgender rights as “demonic.” He has said that you cannot love God and be an LGBTQ+ ally, and that if he were governor, he would support dismantling the legal rights of married same-sex couples.


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