Charlie Kirk is an antisemitic piece of shit who doesn't care if Jewish people are murdered.
George Soros conspiracy theories are knowing, deliberate efforts to get Jewish people murdered.
it's not subtle or ambiguous.
and it's really depressing and terrifying that the right has completely normalized them, and the mainstream media doesn't people who dabble in them as pariahs.

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