Ron DeSantis: Another Alt-Zionist US Presidential Candidate

It’s quite paradoxical that the supposed “land of the free” and “home of the brave,” along with virtually all its public figures, particularly its politicians, must demonstrate their undying allegiance to a foreign ethnostate situated in another continent.

The far reach of the Zionist lobby isn’t anything new, and in fact its not even that much of a taboo even in the realm of academia. In 2007, John Mearsheimer⁠—someone who is frequently featured in the news these days for his “neo-realist” approach to geopolitics in relation to the Russia-Ukraine conflict⁠—even compiled an entire book on the issue, The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy.

One such alt-Zionist politician seems to be Ron DeSantis, currently serving as the 46th governor of Florida, having held this position since 2019.

DeSantis is a Republican hailing from an Italian background and a staunch Roman Catholic, and he’s known to be a loyalist to Trump. He is also a co-founder of the “Freedom Caucus,” a congressional group put in place by Republicans in 2015, which aims to bring the Republican Party closer to a form of right-wing populism.

As a societal conservative, DeSantis has been pushing back against the woke agenda, notably in relation to Disney. In fact, he even “out-Trumped” Donald Trump himself with the vaxx religion. While Trump has pretty much alienated his electoral base by not only endorsing the vaxx religion but also promoting it, DeSantis has been battling it quite vehemently, even calling for an investigation into “any and all wrongdoing” associated with the vaccines.

Many view this as some sort of political strategy aimed at absorbing Trump supporters, since it is more than likely that DeSantis will run as an election candidate for the 2024 US presidential campaign. Elon Musk, the well-known transhumanist, has actually already announced his endorsement for DeSantis if he decides to run for office.

However as we mentioned earlier, beyond the scope of domestic policies and politics, DeSantis is also an unrepentant Zionist.

Even prior to him becoming the governor of Florida in 2019 and co-founding the “Freedom Caucus” in 2015, DeSantis had made pro-Israel statements while he was a member of the House of Representatives.

We thus read in the Congressional Record, vol. 160, pt. 8, p. 11, 655, dated July 10, 2014:

Mr Speaker, yesterday, the terrorist group Hamas launched three long-range rockets targeting an Israeli nuclear reactor

Rather than back our ally, the Obama administration has exhibited a false moral equivalency that has bordered on outright hostility to Israel (…) yet, the Obama administration has continued to fund the Hamas-Fatah unity government with U.S. taxpayer dollars.

Rather than criticize Israel during this trying time, the United States should be standing firmly in favor of Israel’s right to defend itself against an enemy that seeks the destruction of the Jewish state.

DeSantis’ criticism of Obama is nothing new. In fact he had been criticizing Obama since 2011 when he was a representative-elect. At the time, he penned the book, Dreams from Our Founding Fathers, an obvious ironic reference to Obama’s 1995 memoir, Dreams from My Father. Within this book, DeSantis accuses the first half-Black president of pushing for “socialism” and “redistributive economics,” apparently in opposition to America’s Founding Fathers.

It is quite perplexing that DeSantis has a problem with “redistributive economics” when this kind of social justice concerns American citizens; and that he cares so much about “US taxpayer dollars” only until it comes to “redistributing” billions of those same US taxpayer dollars to Israel in the form of aid and military assistance.

To provide some much-needed context to his statements, they came just a few days after Israel launched its so-called “Operation Protective Edge” in Gaza. This was a month-long military operation that cost thousands of Palestinian lives… but of course a meagre handful of “Hamas rockets” (causing virtually no damage) clearly calls for massacring thousands of Palestinians, especially since they were probably antisemites anyway!

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In 2017, he led a congressional group to Israel. The Times of Israel described this as “US lawmakers make fact-finding trip for Jerusalem embassy move.” He not only met Netanyahu but also took pictures with Yehuda Glick, an Orthodox rabbi who is well-known for his far-right politics, most notably when it comes to the Judaization (or “reclaiming” as he’d put it) of the “Temple Mount.”

It goes without saying that the Jerusalem embassy move and the Judaization of the “Temple Mount” are for the purpose of asserting Zionist supremacy not only over Islam but also Christianity as well, essentially repudiating their religious claims.

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A year later (in 2018), while fighting for the governorship of Florida, he weaponized Zionist rhetoric against his rival, the African-American candidate, Andrew Gillum, accusing him of supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

The Times of Israel reports:

DeSantis denounced racism — he failed to say why he would not return the donor’s money — and pivoted to suggest Gillum was weak on Israel. He brought up Gillum’s support for Dream Defenders, a black activist group that backs education and prison reform and also has endorsed the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement targeting Israel.

“One of their main planks and platform is to boycott and divest and sanction the State of Israel,” DeSantis said. “Taking positions on Israel like that that may be unifying if you’re running for mayor of the Gaza Strip.”

I honestly don’t know what is more tragicomic: the fact that DeSantis takes the potential boycott of a foreign ethnoreligious state that is situated thousands of miles away so personally; or that his rival responded by saying that he loves Israel, as if this is a sign of American patriotism or something.

Even this much is sufficient to prove the basic argument of our thesis, that the Zionist lobby is so powerful within the US that two political rivals, who are on different ends of the ideological spectrum, not only have to talk about their position on Israel and declare their Zionist allegiance (why would the average Floridan even care about such things?) but to also prove that their position is not too critical of Israel, to say the least.

Zionism thus appears to transcend all political⁠—and even ideological⁠—differences within US politics.

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Here’s what DeSantis had to say in 2019, and he actually fulfilled this promise as well (see below):

We could continue to list DeSantis’ alt-Zionist statements, but let’s just take a look at one in particular that is quite recent, from the last month in fact.

The Times of Israel reports:

Addressing Jewish Republicans on Saturday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said the West Bank was “not occupied territory” but rather a disputed area that is a historical homeland to Jews, as he talked up his Israel bona fides amid mounting challenges to Donald Trump’s control of the party.

DeSantis was a star attraction at this weekend’s Republican Jewish Coalition conference in Las Vegas, where he delivered a 25-minute speech on Saturday night while Trump was relegated to a less desirable timeslot and only appeared via video.

The popular Florida governor told the crowd about a trade mission he’d led to Israel, “the biggest trade mission Florida’s ever done.”

“We were the first statewide elected officials to do public events in Judea and Samaria,” DeSantis said, using the biblical names for the West Bank as favored by right-wing Israelis. “We understand history. We know those are thousands of years of connection to the Jewish people.”

As the journalist has diligently noted, DeSantis’ usage of “Judea and Samaria” rather than “West Bank” is not only Zionist rhetoric but far-right Zionist rhetoric. He’s a bit too zealous. DeSantis seems to be going above and beyond what is expected of him and doing far more than he’s asked to. Once again, he’s “out-Trumping” Donald Trump himself, only this time it’s in relation to Zionist loyalties. Notice how the journalist also highlights the rising popularity of DeSantis in comparison to Trump, even among Republicans.

It certainly comes across as though “some” are trying to manufacture an image of DeSantis as a potential successor to Trump, who recently blasted “Jewish leaders” for not being loyal to him despite his pro-Israel stances, with DeSantis of course being a more faithful Zionist.

For us Muslims, none of this comes as much of a surprise. However, faithful American Christians should definitely question their politicians regarding their fervent and undying devotion to some faraway ethnoreligious state which does not respect Jesus (peace be upon him).

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Maaz Ahmad Khan

You can’t help but agree with Sheikh Imran Husein on this one. His theories and explanation regarding this Jeudo-Christian friendship and Dispensationalism within Western christianity helps to understand this absurd political relationship.

Takeshi

Imran Husein fails to understand that Putins regime also has good relations with zionists.He also talks bad about the Ottoman expansion in Europe, forgetting how the Ottomans literally put an end to waves of christian crusades that used the decadent eastern Roman empire as their safe port from wich they invaded, raided and pillaged muslim lands. He ignores that Christian expansion was immensely less tolerant and more brutal towards muslims(Iberian peninsula, Sicily, etc) compared to vice versa

Zaid Diaz

Ilhan Omar could be a perfect partner to DeSantis, why? Both are Zionists, and Ilhan said that the Shariah is Barbaric.

Shehreyar

To summarize this all article, I’ll just say he is acting “More German than the German themselves”.