Category Archives: Judaism

A Bush Fairy Tale

I have now heard Jeb Bush recount the true story about what happened in the Iraq war on two separate occasions. So, let me recite the story which has now emerged as the Republican narrative for the coming election.

Once upon a time there was a land across the sea ruled by a terrible man.The people hated him and so longed for a savior. Georgie Bush and his fellow inhabitants of the sand box heard the pleas of these poor persecuted people, and then led a gallant troop of men into battle with Georgie at the head encouraging the troops to go faster and faster. Finally, they vanquished the evil giant, and then sent him off to that place in the sky where all bad people go. Or, perhaps, they sent them down into a deep,deep hole where fire burned twenty-four hours a day.

The people were filled with joy and happiness and so welcomed the soldiers who were led by the gallant Georgie Bush. But, alas, Georgie had to return to his kingdom. Unfortunately, there was a bad, bad black man who secretly poisoned the minds of the peasants and he became the king. The bad black man hated the people who dwelled in the land across the sea. He gave weapons to an evil group led by Osama bin Laden, and they created chaos and disaster in the land which had just become peaceful.

So, now the people who dwell across the sea are unhappy because the bad black man and his evil, evil, lying girl friend transformed a land that did not have any bad people into one in which the evil ones created a terrible mess.

Who knows, perhaps, Ted Le Cruz will arrive with sword in hand and restore peace and prosperity?

How About Colin Powell?

I was surprised to see Colin Powell commenting on world affairs. Somehow in my mind, he belongs to the terrible days of the Iraq war even though he, just like the nation, was lied to by George Bush. The amazing aspect of the Iraq war was that Bush had in his Cabinet, Powell, a man who had chaired the Joint Chiefs of Staff and understood what war was all about.So, who did George the II decide to seek advice from–Dick Cheney who got out of the draft by asking for one deferment after another and had absolutely NO understanding of modern warfare.

The other day, Powell nailed the Iraq problem. “We did it right in the first Gulf war. Once you pull out the top of a government, unless there is a structure under it to give structure and security to society, you can expect a mess.”

How about Powell throwing his hat into the Democratic party primary? At least there will be no questions about emails. On the other hand, there is always Fox News to create problems when none exist!

The Bad Deal??

Voices of doom insist the agreement with Iran is the first step toward destruction and chaos in the Middle East. Jewish billionaire Sheldon Adelson, who gave over $150,000,000 to Republicans in 2012 has now become the center of wisdom for Republicans who dislike the agreement. Of course, if Sheldon said he was for the deal, then every Republican candidate would be shouting their support. Sheldon did offer an alternative to the current agreement. He suggests dropping an atomic bomb in a desert region of Iran to show we mean BUSINESS!

Despite all the shouts and anger about negotiations with Iran the opposition has yet to offer an alternative. Mort Klein of the Zionist Organization of America is for Ted Cruz: “a man who tells the truth.” Where have American Jews wound up? Defending a man who is against working people, against women rights, against health care, and so on and so on. Yes, he is a man who tells the truth–at least the truth as to what he believes in.

America-Land That Used To Be The Dream

My parents were immigrants from Europe who decided to take the great step and head for the promised land of America. They were thrilled to arrive in New York City, see the Statue of Liberty, and enjoy a sense of peace and friendship. Millions made the long journey to the promised land. Untold thousands entered the country from the ever present Canada which allowed entry without going through Ellis Island. This nation was built on the backs of immigrants. During WWII, at least 30% of those who fought were the children of immigrants–legal or illegal. That was then, and today is now.

Immigrants coming from the Middle East now shout: Germany, Germany, we want to enter your nation. None say a word about America, the once promised land for those seeking a new life. Children of the immigrants now hate immigrants. The central question facing America is–what has happened to the soul and dream of this country? What have we become? A frightened nation which thrives on fear and hate.

Thank God, the other America existed for those seeking a new life!

Shame of America, Shame Of Israel!

They cross deserts, They make their way through wrecked cities, they dodge bullets, mortars and bombs dropped by airplanes, but they continue their journey toward hope and safety. They are the refugees of Syria, not just thousands, but hundreds of thousands who have been abandoned by their criminal government, their neighbors, and their clerics. They are Muslim, they are Christian, but they continue the journey toward a plan in which their children can have food, education, and safety from bombs and terrorists who only know they believe in some sort of God who sanctions murder of the helpless.

They somehow reach the shores of Europe, they find ways to make it through roadblocks in order to see some form of life in Austria or Germany. The English Guardian asked all US candidates how they stood on the question of aiding refugees. Only Martin O’Malley responded with a belief the US should allow some to enter its shores. Israel was asked and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, sorry, there is no open door. Germany has offered to allow 800,000 to enter. Yes,Germany which decades ago murdered over thirty million people. But, the USA, the nation of immigrants has no room in its house.

Donald, your Irish ancestors arrived, about one million when they faced starvation in their native land. Thank God, America opened its doors or today there would not be a Donald Trump!

Closer To Iran Treaty

Throughout America Jewish groups such as AIPAC are spreading fear and hate in order to halt a major step toward peace in the Middle East. Senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Senator Chris Coons of Delaware are the latest to tell AIPAC to mind its own business and allow the world to gain peace in the Middle East. Those opposing the Iran agreement ignore this is NOT an American agreement.It is an agreement that is supported by six major nations. If the fear mongers have their way, the United States would have difficulties in the past reaching any agreement with another nation. We would become ignored on the stage of international diplomacy.

What if America follows the Bibi Netanyahu fear?

1. The US would have to attack Iran because it would resume its quest for the atomic bomb.

2. Russia and China would end sanctions and sell anti-missile defense material to Iran.

3. Hezbollah in Lebanon would fire at least 50,000 missiles toward Israel. Even if 95% were destroyed,at least three thousand would hit targets in Israel causing the death of thousands. THIS is the end result of AIPAC suggestions.

Din Rodef Means Death

The nation of Israel has been struggling for the past decades as to who or what it is. The original dream of Israel was to be a symbol in the Middle East of a democratic society in which people of all religions could live in peace and harmony. Somehow,along the road to this goal religious extremists entered the picture and obtained power. It was a Jewish terrorist who murdered Israel Prime Minister Rabin, and it is Jewish gun men who use their power to deny rights to Muslims and Christian farmers and workers.

Rabbi Shlomo Aviner made clear the other day that anyone who quarrels with the chief rabbinate of Jerusalem is subject to din rode.That means in English, the right of true believers to resort to force to kill him. The state of Israel has now reached a point in which there are citizens claiming the right of murder for those who oppose religious leaders. What ever happened to the dream?

Does Obama Hate Jews, Israel and So On?

I continually encounter Jews who insist the following:

1. Barack Obama is the worst president in history.

2. President Obama hates Jews.

3. President Obama hates Israel.

4.President Obama wants Iran to wipe out Israel.

Then again,there is the record of President Obama

1. He has numerous Jews surrounding him every day.

2. Under his administration Israel has been given $15 billion in military aid.

3. Under his administration the Dome was built which can knock down incoming missiles.

4. Secretary of State John Kerry has spent months attempting to assist Israel to reach an agreement with Muslim leaders.

If such actions represent, HATE, please get Obama to hate me!

I Don’t Serve Gays!

Members of the Republican party are among them most rapid defenders of the US Constitution and continually remind one and all about our FOUNDING FATHERS. The very first amendment to the US Constitution was a clear statement that religion had no place in the government. They had witnessed during colonial times efforts by the British government to require support for the Anglican Church. The essential theory of the new government was that each person had a right to practice an individual religion but when it came to government, none was allowed.

There are some county clerks in the state of Kentucky who refuse to issue marriage licenses to gays and lesbians because their religion forbids them to do anything that would support such individuals. Of course, the same people who support this action are terrified at the prospect of Sharia law. Idiots, you can not oppose imposing religion upon government employees while defending the right of government employees to impose their religion upon citizens!

Migrants Keep On Coming

Thousands of migrants are finding ways to reach the shores European nations. They are desperate, they seek a land in which their children can attain education, and opportunities for work that leads to a decent level of life. The march of migrants is the oldest story in the history of humanity. Thousands of years ago,our ancestors decided to leave Africa, some turned right and headed for Asia, some went north to Europe. Those who became Europeans eventually became inhabitants of the New World.

There is something ironic listening to Donald Trump rave and rant about immigrants taking away the jobs of Americans. HIS ancestors were the Irish who flocked to America only to encounter those who feared and hated them. The Know Nothing Party of the 1850s wanted to end immigration of the poor Irish. Between 1880-1924 about twenty million immigrants arrived from Europe. We Americans area a nation of immigrants and each group has encountered the Donald Trumps of the time.

Donald, why don’t you go back to where you came from!