Thursday, March 31, 2016

We are creatures of our time and place

Michael L.



I was born in June 1963 just outside of New York City.

Sally and Buddy and Laura and Rob were dancing it up in New Rochelle on The Dick Van Dyke Show that day. Well, Buddy was cracking wise, but the smart ones get me.

{Yay.}

But those of us in the United States, born in the mid-sixties, essentially grew up during the Vietnam War and went to college when Reagan took office.

Almost every Jew that I knew was a liberal, as am I. My father was born in 1920 in the Ukraine but grew up in Brooklyn. {The Dodgers broke his heart.} He went to war in the Central Pacific and handed out Coke to the guys in Eniwetok and Kwajalein.  He had me late in life.  He said that he never met a Jew opposed to Franklin Roosevelt until he became an accountant.

:O)

Makes sense to me.

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The Jewish people need to be free.

We are the only people on the planet that the Left denies sovereignty.

This is racist.

This is wrong.

8 comments:

  1. Mike,
    Maybe your father met my uncle, the accountant, and lone Republican in the family. ;0)
    Your father certainly did have you late. He was two years older than my father who was 32 when I was born.
    That the Left has turned toward antisemitism, and I take it that that is what you are saying, says where the left is heading, and it's not toward liberal democracy. The political order is more unstable than I have seen in my lifetime. Call me a pessimist, but the trends suggest to me that it will get much, much worse before it gets better.

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  2. The left don't think there is a "Jewish people." They think there are people who are Jewish.

    It's important to understand that, I think.
    Critical, even.


    And Jeff's right; it can only get a lot worse. Whether it gets better eventually, I don't know. I can't see why it would.

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    1. The left don't think there is a "Jewish people." They think there are people who are Jewish.

      That is an absolutely terrific insight.

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    2. k and Mike,

      Here is an article about Bernie Sanders that touches on that point.

      https://www.commentarymagazine.com/articles/bernie-sanders-doesnt-talk-jewish/

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    3. Jeff,
      Thanks, good article.

      I would go further than that. The left are obsessed with the notion/hope that there is no such thing as the Jewish people. Hence their elevation of the loathsome Shlomo Sands to their preferred expert on the subject.
      It is fascinating how much they are desperate to believe that Jews are completely unconnected to the ancient Middle East. They will believe - jump on - any theory, particularly from a Jew, that helps feed that obsession. It is absolutely repellent. And very ugly.
      Sands is the darling of the European left. No matter that his so-called expertise is based on nothing. And no matter that he is a vicious antisemite.
      ( Well, actually, the fact that he is a vicious antisemite is entirely beneficial.)
      I am totally giving up on these people, they are lost.
      I want nothing to do with them.
      I know not all people on the left are of this mindset, but they are not the people who matter anymore.
      The left is - certainly in Europe - a moral and intellectual cesspool. It is bankrupt.
      I would be quite happy to talk about ways of relieving poverty and inequality. But these people - this movement - have relinquished the right to be listened to on any issue due to what else they have chosen to stand for. And for what they have chosen *not* to stand against.

      Politically homeless? Definitely. Labour government or Conservative? I'd have to hope Conservative. And as I don't wish to vote for them and hugely dislike much of their economic ideology, that's fairly indicative of how abysmal - and teetering on dangerous - it feels over here.


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    4. The Left, i.e., the anti-Zionist Left that is/has taken over, doesn't believe that there is a Jewish people, except that they do. They believe that some of their favorite leftist, atheist, intellectual anti-Zionist/antisemitic heroes are Jews. They believe Shlomo Sands is a Jew, and they believe that that Jew hater Atzmon is a Jew. They believe that people can look Jewish. They will assume that anyone named Shapiro or Goldberg is jewish, well, maybe not Whoopi :0). They believe that Karl Marx and Leon Trotsky were Jews. They believe that David Ben Gurion was a Jew. You know they believe there is a Jewish people partly by their objection to the notion. You know it because they celebrate multiculturalism, while insisting you are no different then anybody else. And you know it because the same people treat you different then everybody else.
      What I am getting at here is that they are completely full of shit, and need to be told off frequently and unrelentingly.

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    5. Yes, you're quite right.
      Jews are always a people when it suits them. Totally. All the examples you cite are perfectly true.
      They are believers in "Jewish conspiracies" - as they have been since Marx etc., but they need to deny people-hood to Jews to comply with their other narratives.
      It is, as ever with antisemitism, completely illogical and irrational.
      They are, as you say, full of s*it.
      They say whatever they want. And then they carry on treating Jews differently from any other group on the planet. And, really, there's only one explanation for that. Just one. When all is said and done, all the political theories and ideas taken into account, there is still only one reason why they do what they do.

      And that is why - with regret - I distance myself entirely from them now.

      They are, actually, despicable.

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  3. maybe Jews have integrated too well into American society to be considered anything other than evil whites by the progressive left.

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