Category Archives: Judaism

That Was Then, Now Is Now!

I was born during the Depression in the 1930s when our unemployment rate was about 25%, not 6% as it is today. The country was broke and millions lacked the basic necessities. When the Depression began, there was no unemployment money, and society lacked the infrastructure that is common today. But, in those dark days, this is what was available:

1. Each month in our poor neighborhood, a nurse checked out the health of each child. Yes, schools had nurses for children.

2. We had five FREE COLLEGES in New York City. Tuition was $25 a year.

3. Millions were put to work rebuilding our infrastructure, roads, bridges, airports, etc..

4. Youth were given meaningful work in the Civilian Conservation Corps.

that was then, today is now.

Enough With Measles Madness!

The American people have endured several years of Republican nonsense and destructive policies, but the current war against vaccination has reached the ultimate in stupidity. Five children in a Chicago day care have just been diagnosed with the measles. I realize that Chris Christie is now against vaccination and DOCTOR Rand Paul insists that those who are vaccinated may wind up dead. In all honesty, Senator Paul does have a point:

1. Over 97% of those who died this year had been vaccinated!

With evidence such as the above, how can any reasonable person deny that vaccination is the road to death? OK, enough with this nonsensical manner of thinking. So far this year we have had more children stuck with the disease than in the past few years. A disease that once was regarded as over, is now appearing all over the county. Surely, there MUST come a moment when Republicans cease supporting crazy ideas? Oh, for the record:

1. Under Republican President Theodore Roosevelt, the first federal laws were passed requiring inspections for safety violations in factories.

2. Under Teddy Roosevelt the first laws dealing with impure foods were passed.

3. Under Theodore Roosevelt, the federal government began its policies to protect our forests.

Yes indeed, there was a time when Republicans actually believed in science!

I got Rights!

The Republican party has made clear to we Americans that the era of BIG GOVERNMENT is over, and we the people no longer have to endure the tyranny of some government official telling us how to live our lives. Freedom is here! Each individual American now has the right to decide making decisions about his or her life. So, here is my list:

1. I demand the right to drive as fast or slow as I desire.

2. I have the right to refuse paying any taxes, federal, state or local.

3. I have the right to not wear a seat belt in a car.

4. I have the right to tear up any ticket given me by a government employee such as a policeman.

5. I have the right to wear a concealed weapon when attending a speech by President Obama. Of course, he has the same right.

6. I have the right to demand an A grade in any college course I take.

If you doubt these rights, just check the 2nd Amendment, paragraph three.

Demer Go HOME!

I write as an American, I write as a Jewish American, and I am sick and tired of Israel politicians and AIPAC placing the political needs of Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before the foreign policy needs of the people of Israel and the United States of America. Israel Ambassador to the United States, Ron Demer, reached out to Republican leaders in order to assist their efforts to secure Jewish votes in the United States of America. If any other Ambassador has interfered with American politics he would have been declared to be person who best left this nation. A group of Jewish Democrats met in the office of Rep. Steven Israel to tell Demer to quit playing politics. As Israel noted, the nation of “Israel should never be a political football.”

What should be done?

1. The US government should send Demer back to Israel.

2. Democrats should boycott the Netanyahu speech in Congress.

3. The president should make clear to Netanyahu that if he decides to play politics in America there will be consequences. Just remember, Bibi needs the US veto in the UN Security Council!

Saudi Arabia And Terrorism

The King of Saudi Arabia is dead and there is now a new king. Naturally, American leaders flocked to Saudi Arabia in order to extend best wishes and hope the new King will continue the policies of the old King. Really? Does the United States really desire continuation of Saudi Arabian policies which have played an important role in creating the mess of Muslim terrorism? For example:

1. Saudi Arabia funded the madrassas schools which educate Muslim boys to hate the West.

2. Saudi money was proved to the Taliban during its early days.

3. Saudi money was given to the fight against the Russians in Afghanistan and thus help destabilize that nation.

4. Name a terrorist and it is certain that at some point he received funds from Saudi Arabia.

In simple English, Saudi Arabia has been the greatest source of funding terrorism in the Muslim world. Yeah, just continue your policies!

On War Crimes

The Founders of the state of Israel were men and women who had been profoundly impacted by the Holocaust and sought to create a society that would be a shining example of justice and humanity for all. Their decisions were made within a moral context. Yes, during the fight for Israel’s independence there were some examples of war crimes, those were days when it was doubtful if the nation would ever come into reality. But, the overall belief of Israel leaders was that Israel must become a democratic society which respected human rights. Now, Israel is led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who continues to display a sense of anger and fear. The killing of 1,483 civilians in the fight against terrorism can not be ignored by any democratic society. The UN has established a commission to investigate what happened and is ready to identify both Israelis and Muslims as the ones responsible for the deaths of innocent people.

Bibi is convinced that the UN and the world is simply, anti-Israel. He described the commission as an “anti-Israel body” and charged that its head, William Schabas demonstrated “clear and documented bias against Israel.” Frankly, anyone appointed to such a commission is, by definition, anti Israel. The state of Israel has come a long way from its Founding Fathers and Mothers.

Wrong Train, Wrong Party

The nation of Germany has never mentally recovered from the horror of Nazism. At least the vast majority of Germans can not forget that their nation murdered over thirty million people during World War II. Of those, the Holocaust consumed the lives of six million Jews. So, who is around today in modern Germany? The German National Democratic Party (NDP) has discovered a replacement for Jews-Muslims. Its leaders spout the same words of hate, violence and anger, but instead of their object being Jews, it is the presence of Muslims in their midst. A group of NDP members boarded a train in Germany on their way to a rally in southwest Germany only to discover they were on a train going in the opposite direction. There must be something symbolic in this fiasco–heading in the wrong direction. The mayor of Freidburg which was their destination simply commented: “We don’t feel their absence here.”

Yes, there are some Muslims in Germany seeking death and destruction. Yes, there are some Christians in Germany seeking death and destruction. At least the Muslim population does the dirty work of this society, but on the other hand, the NDP does the dirty comments of society.

Bibi Throws Down The Gauntlet To One And All

In one sense, Israel remains among the few democratic societies in the Middle East, in another sense, Israel leaders continue to behave like every Muslim fanatic in the region. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu believes that each and every event must elicit angry words and threats because the only thing that Muslims understand is the sword and planes of destruction. After a Hezbollah attack that cost the lives of two Israel soldiers, Bibi has been engaged in non stop threats. “We have proven that nobody is immune from our intentions to foil attacks against us. Thus we have acted and thus we will continue to act.” Yes, those are powerful words of anger. Yes, those words will be greeted with applause for those in Israel who believe that war is the only path to peace.

The Prime Minister has never used words to present a path towards peace. Is it his assumption that for another seventy years Israel must remain armed and ready for war? Is there never to be an end to this conflict? Perhaps, he is right. Perhaps for the next seventy years Israel remains an armed nation ready for war and war and war?

How about giving peace another shot?

Mitt Says NO!

A millionaire has decided not to seek the presidency of our fair land. A millionaire who is concerned about the plight of our middle class has decided that such concern did not play right in the land of the Koch Brothers. So, we must say farewell to the only Republican who stood for the middle class. Oh, I know some will recite his comment about no concern for the 47% of Americans who are mooching off the federal government with handouts unlike the wealthy whose only thought and concern is for the right of empowering every citizen with a million dollars, provided that person has drive, intelligence, and was born int he right family. Just consider the record of this man:

1. He pushed through an Obamacare like health program in Massachusetts.

2. He has gobs of kids which proves that he cares about children.

3. He has an elevator for his car which proves he is concerned about roads and highways.

4. He employs maids which proves he cares about those illegals from Mexico.

5. He worked himself up from a few million to lots of millions. If he could do this, it proves that every child of a millionaire can do it!

Unfortunately, Mitt just could not compete with the billions of the Koch Brothers!

I Do Understand Murder

There is one certainty in the human experience- today, somewhere and some place in the world someone was killed by someone else on the ground they were not part of the right religion. Those who live in Western nations are the descendants of people who waged religious wars for over two hundred years and in the twentieth century witnessed the murder of six million people who were Jews. Oh, they were murdered by people who regarded themselves as Christians. Oh, the Pope never took any action against such murders. No Catholic who murdered was ever thrown out of the Catholic Church. So, who can be surprised that today it is the turn of Muslims to murder those whose religion does not fit into their religion?

In a town in the south of Pakistan, some men were gathered in a mosque when bombs exploded. Their crime was to be Shia Muslims rather than to be Sunni Muslims. At least forty are dead and dozens are wounded. This is simply another story in the madness that is religion. I assume if there is a God up there, HE has left for another planet.