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On Being A Jew In Modern World

As one who was raised in the Jewish faith I increasingly find myself in a similar position to those who were raised as Muslims. We both have to endure the reality that people from our faith utilize hate and fear and violence against those who are weaker. In America, more and more Jews devote their lives to the plight of our endangered billionaires who are oppressed by the evil Barack Obama. Ah, for the days when Jewish leaders marched hand in hand with Martin Luther King and Jewish boys were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan. We Jews used to lead the fight for social justice in America, we Jews fought for the rights of Hispanic immigrants, it was Jewish union leaders who established the initial schools in the South which were open to both black and white people. Heck, half of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade which fought against Fascists in Spain were Jews. We Jews wanted a world in which ALL humans, including Muslims enjoyed the right to a life of peace and prosperity.

We Jews used to believe that is one person in this world was oppressed, so were we oppressed. Today, I head Jews speak in angry and hateful terms about Muslims or poor people. I feel lost in the modern Jewish world now that Benjamin Netanyahu is again leader of Israel and will continue his hateful policies toward those who are not Jewish. I have no idea who he is other than a bigot and hating man. Frankly, I feel ashamed to be part of the modern Jewish world in which hate has replaced love.

Hate Triumphs In Israel

The triumph of Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel is the flip side to the victory of Republicans in America last fall. It is now clear that in this world, those who hate and those who believe the greatest threat in this world are the forces of peace who seek to create just societies based upon principles of equality for all humans. Bibi is beside himself with pride that he frightened the people of Israel and got them to fear and fear and fear. It is a winning hand in these days of social media and hate. His Likud party will form a coalition of right wing religious nut cases and continue policies based upon the concept that to be a Jew is to be a modern version of totalitarianism. No, Israel Jews are NOT Nazis, but they have adopted the policies of hate and fear which is remarkably similar to that political movement. NO, Israel will NOT murder millions, but would you believe thousands as they did in Gaza because three innocent Jewish children died.

So, what is the future of Bibi Netanyahu:

1. No establishment of an independent Palestinian state.

2. No desire to cooperate with the United States of America.

3. Reaching out to American Republicans. Heck, maybe he can be their candidate in 2016!

And, possible:

The European Union imposes sanctions upon Israel.

Israel becomes a completely isolated nation.

There are consequences for behaving like a wild bully.

The American Politician

I confess to having been born at another time in another America when those of differing political views had lunch together, played poker together and even went out for a drink with one another. Heck, there used to be an annual softball game between Democrats and Republicans. The current hatred between those of the two major parties only has one prior comparison, the years of 1860 and 1861 when the nation was torn apart due to the election of Abraham Lincoln who most Southerners believe wanted to end their precious slavery and take away their property rights. It is amazing how contemporary members of the Republican party echo these fears. Nonstop rants about property, shouts about the man from Africa, oh, that was a common charge about Abraham Lincoln. The gap grows wider each day between members of our two leading parties.

I was recently reading a book which dealt with George Washington during the 1780s when the nation lacked an efficient central government. Washington was upset at the lack of a powerful central government which could control and dominate states that lacked any sense of being part of an AMERICA. He completely opposed state rights and thought believing in one’s state before the nation was the hallmark of a political leader lacking faith in the United States of America. It is no surprise that the new Constitution begins with a statement about “we people” rather than “we states.”

A major problem with modern American politicians is their lack of knowledge about the history of this nation. If one serves in Congress then one serves the American people, not your congressional district and not your state. How about requiring politicians to pass a test on American history??

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 24 year old mind trapped in an 84 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

I wonder what ever happened to common sense in America.

These days there are 100 and one Secretary of States in America.

Heaven would be a life without emails.

Bibi Netanyahu is anything but a Jew.

I often wonder how America became this hating nation?

America could use a George Washington who loved America more than his state of Virginia.

These days the inmates run the asylum of Congress.

So, What Goes On Facebook?

There is an ongoing problem for those who run Facebook since several nations in the world define “defamation” as synonymous with writing the truth about dictatorial regimes. Turkey has numerous laws which make it a crime to say anything about the Armenian genocide, oops, I just broke the laws of Turkey by employing those two words-Armenians and genocide. China constantly demands removal of comments that represent the idea of free speech because in the land of China those in authority decide who can speak and what anyone can say. Thus the issue confronting Mark Zuckerberg is whether or not to accept these restrictions and allow Facebook to continue functioning around the world. Imagine if Nazi Germany was around and Hitler decided what could or could not be stated on Facebook?

I do not know the answer to this question. It must be extremely difficult for Zuckerberg to run an organization which daily confronts issues of free speech. I admire him for his efforts to continue Facebook as an an important institution while at the same time being controlled by petty dictators. This is one complex problem that is the complex problem for Mark, not Fred!

Mad Times In Iran Negotiations

Negotiations between major powers in the world and Iran have run into a roadblock. The infamous letter sent to the Iranian government by 47 Republican senators has created tension in the negotiation process. After all, if one is negotiating for the government of Iran certainly a question in your mind is whether or not an agreement that would be reached would some day be broken by the United States of America. Iranian
Foreign Minister Javad Zarif wants to know what the hell is going on. There is no question that our new brilliant foreign policy expert, Senator Tom Cotton of the great state of Arkansas knows all about the issues confronting nations in the Middle East.

1. No agreement means that Iran will double down on supplying terrorist organizations in the region.

2. Iran will continue with its nuclear program regardless of sanctions. After all, they have been working for years under sanctions.

3. Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu if returned to power might just send Israel planes to bomb Iran!

4. Hezbollah has thirty thousand missiles which would be sent toward Israel.

5. Assume 90% are shot down by the famous dome–that still means three thousand will hit Jews in Israel.

6. This will result in a Republican letter to the president demanding an American air assault in Iran.

We live in an era in which nut cases run the asylum!

Ideas Of March Madness

Within the coming days the United States of America will initiate the wars of March. NO, there will not be any dead bodies and no one will warn about ISIS or Muslim terrorists. We are now into a basketball tournament in which 64 basketball teams will vie for which is the fairest in the land. Young men will fling their bodies around in athletic wonder and most probably some team that was projected to exit the tournament will survive for a few more games. We will enjoy the fruits of capitalism in its most blatant example of capitalism. The NCAA which organizes this tournament will receive about ONE BILLION DOLLARS Ffor putting on this example of perfect capitalism.

Those who play the game will receive for their work–ZERO MONEY.

Those who are in charge of colleges or the organization of the NCAA will receive –ONE BILLION DOLLARS.

Isnit this the ultimate in capitalism? Workers do not get a single penny and the bosses get all the money??

Now, if only the Republican party can translate this model to the world of work. Wow! I imagine if this model works in all aspects of the American economy capitalists might even be willing to pay some taxes.

NFL And Common Sense

I have been in love with football since my early years and this interest translated into devoting countless hours of my life watching and thinking about the National Football League. In my youth, professional football players did not wear extensive equipment, they simply ran out on the field and played football. There is no question these football players were not men who weighed over 300 pounds, simply a group of men who enjoyed being on the field. Many simply did not have any protective gear, why worry when your main goal was to catch the ball or tackle another player. Since that era we have evolved into football teams whose players seek to hurt those on the other team. Player after player winds up with traumatic damage to their brains or body.

Chris Borland is a player for the San Francisco Forty-Niners and is in his second year in the NFL. Mr. Borland informed his coach that enough was enough. He decided to end his career because the danger to his body and brain was too great. So, he gave up wealth for health. l have a hunch this young man will grow into a healthy old man while his teammates will become wealthy and ill. So, which is the wise choice, healthy or wealthy?

Please Elect Me!

I have decided to run for public office and thus am willing to share my views with those who vote.

Question: How do you stand on the issue of large deficits in government?

Response: I assure voters that once in office I will appoint a body of experts to study this issue and then will carry out their recommendations.

Question: How do you stand on the issue of global warming?

Response: Once elected I promise to go to Greenland and Iceland to personally confront this issue.

Question: Where do you stand on the issue of taxes?

Response: I oppose any and all taxes.

Question: Where do you stand on the issue of healthcare?

I promise to take care of my health.

Question: Where do you stand on the issue of gay rights?

Response: You have my promise that I will begin every day in a gay and happy attitude.

Question: Where do you stand on the issue of gun rights?

Response: I intend to spend each morning at the rifle range.

Question: What are your views about Iran?

Response: I once ran and thus am certain I can run rings around Iran.

So, are you gong to vote for me?

Lies And Tribulations Of Bib Netanyahu

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu legally did not have to call for an election since he had a few more years to remain in power. Bibi decided to call a special election and obtain a huge mandate from the people of Israel for his policies. He also decided to go to America and gain the support of the Republican party on the assumption that if American Republicans love him so will the people of Israel. He shouted, he screamed, he warned Congress that the sky would fall if an agreement was reached with Iran. Of course, he had made the same speech back in 1998, but he clearly knew that members of the Republican party only knew about guns in the Constitution and anything else had long left their minds.

Bibi went back to Israel and continued shouting and LYING. He charge that in 2006 a government led by his Israel opponents, Kadima had decided to evacuate the Gaza area and allow Hamas to take over. It turns out that his Likud government had three times voted to evacuate Gaza and he had voted along with his fellow members of Likud. Israel opponent Ron Mendior put it clearly, “Bib is the biggest phony in the world, it is clear that his words are simply hot air.”

Oh sorry Bibi, but American Republicans do not vote in Israel. If they did, you would capture any and all votes!