Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Good Boys and Bad Boys

Michael Lumish

Every now and again it's helpful to return to Mark Twain's The Story of the Good Little Boy.



  1. Rabbi Ovadiah of Bartenura
    (in a letter to his father in year 1488 August 15 CE):

    “Jews in Muslim lands make themselves appear poor.
    They go about like an impoverished, despised people,
    with their heads bowed before Muslims.”

    SOURCE: Pathway to Jerusalem: the Travel Letters of Rabbi Ovadiah of Bartenura (page 40) written between 1488 CE and 1490 CE during his journey to the Holy Land, translated by Yaakov Dovid Shulman, year 1992 CE, 93 pages, CIS Publishers, Lakewood, New Jersey, ISBN 1-56062-130-3

    The "Bartenura" commentary on the Mishnah is
    still studied often by Orthodox Jews, even in our times.

    About American anti-Semitism during WWII:

  2. Twain was hilarious.
    Altogether, this is an excellent post!

    1. Sometimes, at the end of the day, a cliche is the best way to get the point across.

    2. Here's Mark Steyn:

  3. Says it all. The fact that the world community still seems to believe the cliche is a sad indictment of that community which at the same times adores "resisters." It is of course systemic antisemitism and they are like, "who me?" Some of my best friends.....

  4. Mueller indicts a bunch of Russians.


    By February 2016, the suspects had decided whom they were supporting in the 2016 race. According to the indictment, Internet Research Agency specialists were instructed to “use any opportunity to criticize Hillary and the rest (except Sanders and Trump — we support them.)”

    So, does Bernie need to get a lawyer? lol Yeah right. The thought of St Bernie getting the treatment Trump et al got and still get is laughable. It's not collusion if your on the left side. No fevered imagined perp walk for pinkos.