Far Left Anne Frank Center Director Taunts Trump re. North Korea, “Vicious Wars” on “People of Color”

Steven Goldstein, a long-time Democrat and LGBTQ activist who serves as executive director the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect (associated with neither the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, Netherlands nor the Anne Frank Fonds in Basel, Switzerland), opportunistically took to Twitter to exploit news related to North Korea’s nuclear weapons program and turn it into an attack on President Trump for “wag[ing] vicious wars on refugees, immigrants, women, people of color, LGBT people.”

A little background, courtesy of Wikipedia, about Goldstein:

Goldstein was co-campaign manager for Jon Corzine for U.S. Senate in New Jersey in 2000. He had previously worked for the U.S. Congress as press secretary to U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg, and as a counsel to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee.

He worked as a television producer as well, before founding Garden State Equality, New Jersey‘s statewide organization for LGBT equality, in 2004. Goldstein served as CEO and chair of the group until 2013, when he stepped down after being named Associate Chancellor for External Relations at Rutgers University–Newark.Goldstein was described as “New Jersey’s most visible gay rights activist” in 2013.

Although Anne Frank is known for very-sophisticated-for-a-girl-in-her-early-teens, much-longer-than-140-character diary entries (none of which mentioning LGBTQ issues), Goldstein is very titillated by the opportunity to exploit the name of Anne Frank to make tweets consistent with his personal far-left agenda. Although every now and then Goldstein puts out a tweet which regurgitates a quote from Anne Frank, a cursory look at the Twitter page of the so-called “Anne Frank Center” makes it pretty clear where Goldstein’s real passion is. A few tweets that Goldstein has put out (exploiting Anne Frank’s name in the process) just in the last 72 hours include:

Predictably enough, the Goldstein-appropriating-Anne Frank’s-name tweet related to North Korea and “wars on …” provoked numerous disgusted responses. A few follow:

Not that Goldstein didn’t have his defenders.

(It should be noted that Anne Frank and her famliy were not so much “immigrat[ing] to escape a war” as hiding in an attic with her family to escape National Socialist persecution of Jews, which began years before World War II started. As for “would be anti-war,” it was of course the militaries of the Allies which liberated the National Socialist extermination camps in World War II.)

Abraham Foxman, a hidden child during the Holocaust and the head of the ADL before being replaced by former Barack Obama aide Jonathan Greenblatt, has told the Israeli newspaper Haaretz that he believed Frank’s name was abused and that “every time I read that he [Goldstein] says something under her banner, I feel uncomfortable.”


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