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Call A Spade A Spade Is My Motto Say Rev Wright

Fox News undoubtedly had a wonderful story to dwell on for a day when the Reverend Jeremiah Wright blasted “them Jews” in the Barack Obama administration for denying him an opportunity to talk with the president. “Them Jews ain’t going to let me talk with him,” roared the mouth that can not speak without angering someone. “They will not let him talk to anybody who calls a spade a spade.” Yes, Reverend, they definitely will not allow someone to use expressions such as “call a spade a spade” which to many African Americans is rather insulting. Naturally, the good reverend could not make a statement without saying something about Israel whose Gaza offense he termed “ethnic cleansing” and a “crime against humanity.”

As an African American it is interesting the Reverend has nothing to say about the death of five million Africans in the Congo or the death of 60,000 in Uganda or the death of over 200,000 in Darfur. President Obama is attempting to resolve a difficult conflict in the Middle East and, believe it or not, Reverend Wright, you are the last person from whom he would seek advice or counsel. It’s not “them Jews,” who won’t let you into the White House, it’s “that damn dark skinned guy.”

South African Anti-Semitism Creates Furor!

South African Deputy Foreign Minister Fatima Hajaig, created an international incident when she blasted Jews at a recent meeting and claimed America and the world were controlled by Jewish money. She told a crowd, “Jews control (the United States), no matter which government comes to power, whether Republican or Democrat, whether Barack Obama or George Bush. Their control of America just like the control of most Western countries, is in the hands of Jewish money and if Jewish money controls their country then you cannot expect anything.” Ms. Hajaig, subsequently apologized for her remarks and admitted she was confusing opposition to the government with the entire world Jewish population. She also regretted ignoring her own nation’s commitment to a society that is free of bigotry and prejudice. “I offer an unequivocal apology for the pain it (remarks) may have caused the people of our country, and the Jewish community in particular.”

Many members of the South African community were upset at the “apology” which focused on the “hurt” rather than the substance of her ignorant remarks that Jews control the world. Many Jews oppose the recent excessive use of force by the IDF since the issue is human life, not Jews or Muslims. The death of a Muslim child through artillery fire is as horrible as the death of Zimbabweans by cholera or the death of Darfurians by starvation and brutality. The myth of Jewish power is hardly born out by human history. The goal is for Palestinians and Israelis to cooperate and establish peace in their lands.

Israel Rabbis Cut Ties With Vatican

The history of the Catholic Church on issues dealing with anti-Semitism or anti-Muslim issues is hardly among its actions in defense of freedom. Pope Benedict since assuming the responsibility of heading the Catholic Church has allied himself with forces of reaction who seek a return to an earlier era of time. The Pope’s decision to reinstate a bishop who had publicly stated there was no Holocaust and no Jews were gassed to death has infuriated Jews throughout the world. Israel’s highest Jewish body severed ties with the Vatican and the chief rabbinate wrote to the Holy See expressing “sorrow and pain” at the decision to reinstate a bishop who believes “not one(Jew) of them was (killed) by gassing in a chamber.”

The Pope expressed his “full and indisputable solidarity” with Jews and expressed his view there was a Holocaust. Perhaps, Bishop Bernard Williamson can explain why Pope John XXII, who was a priest during WWII worked so hard to save the lives of Italian Jews. Was he part of a Jewish plot to claim there was a Holocaust when none existed? Perhaps, the good bishop can explain pictures, films, and first hand witnesses such as General Dwight Eisenhower who visited the death camps and saw the gas chambers.

I believe Pope Benedict should return to the 14th century when things were clear to all Catholics about what constituted the “truth.”

Indonesian Synagogue Sealed By Muslims

Mobs of Muslims marched in Indonesia to protest Israel actions in Gaza and when they encountered one of the few synagogues in Surabays, they sealed it to prevent any access. The protestors also focused on American related business establishments like the notorious McDonalds which spread the American way of life they oppose. The head of the mob, Abdusshomad Buchonri said the real goal of was to drive out of town any Jews in order to send some sort of message to Israel. “If Israel refuses to stop its attacks on the Palestinian people immediately, we will conduct a sweep for sympathizers, supporters and Israeli agents.”

It is such demonstrations that provide Israelis with justification that Muslims seek to expel them from their homes. Indonesians have every right to protest and yell out Israel, it has nothing to do with Jews who live in their country since they are fellow Indonesians.

Canadian Union Leader Proposes Boycott Of Jews!

The president of the largest union in the province of Ontario is proposing boycotting Jews and Israelis who refuse to condemn the actions of Israel in bombing schools and other institutions in Gaza. According to Sid Ryan, “academic freedom goes both ways. What we are saying is if they want to remain silent and be complicit in these kinds of actions, why should they enjoy the freedom to come and teach in other countries like Canada?” Mr. Ryan raises some interesting issues which he most probably fails to understand. Is it his assumption that if one is Jewish the individual must oppose Israel actions in Gaza or face the consequence of being boycotted? If one is born and raised in Canada and happens to be Jewish, does this mean that individual will be singled out about Israel policies? Why shouldn’t Christian or Muslim academics be required to make a statement that states their opposition to Israel policies?

If one takes the Ryan approach to “academic freedom,” if he is against abortion, must all Catholic school teachers be against abortion or face the consequences of being boycotted? Should all those of Iranian heritage teaching in schools come out against the actions of the Iranian government which is anti-female and stifles academic freedom? I assume since Mr. Ryan is of Irish heritage, he would have supported a boycott of any person who was Irish who did not take a public stand against the IRA when that organization was killing civilians?

A person who is a Canadian Jew is a Canadian. A person who is a Canadian Catholic is Canadian. Once we take the Ryan approach, every person living in North America is now responsible for what happens in their nation of origin whether it be one or two or three hundreds years ago that their ancestors arrived in Canada.

German Neo-Nazi Party Remains A Political Force

Sixty three years after the end of Nazism, Germany has a political organization, the National Democratic Party, whose views are blatantly racist, and anti-semitic. Although, the German constitution prevents the government from banning the party, there is now an effort to cut off its government funding. At present the NDP obtains nearly 40% of its funding from state sources. Most observers believe if the NDP lost state funding it would have difficulty surviving as a viable political force. However, it is still unclear if a party which has not been banned can have its government subsidy cut off.

Germany’s domestic intelligence agency has termed the NPD as hostile to Jews, non-whites and Muslims. In fact, NPD officials have praised Iranian President Ahmadinejad for saying Israel should be removed from the map. It is ironic the Muslim hating group supports a Muslim leader. Polls in Germany indicate about 80% of the population regards the NPD as undemocratic and damaging to the nation’s world image. The major question is whether attempting to ban or cut off funding for the NPD would backfire and only enhance its prestige among disaffected people.

A ban on a political party invariably results in making it stronger. It is best to allow the public to decide the fate of the NPD by refusing to vote for it.

Jews Going To Hell Says Baptist Minister

A Baptist minister admitted telling Jewish leaders that Jews were “going to hell” and would confront a fate “worse than the Holocaust” because they had not accepted Jesus Christ as their savior. Pastor Kevin Harris of the Illawarra Community Church in Wollongong, Australia, insists his comments were taken out of context and that he was “misunderstood and misquoted” because he meant anyone who rejected Christ was headed for damnation in the eternal fires of Hell, not just the Jews. Gee, that is reassuring to any Jew, but it must be scary to anyone who falls into the going to hell category.

According to the good pastor, he made his comments in private, and explained, “I love the Jewish people and very much that some awful times were coming for them, but I did not wish that up them at all.” What can one say about a man with such generosity of spirt as to wish you a neat time in Hell? I am certain Mr. Harris will extend a warm welcome to any Jew who winds up in Hell.

Jewish McCain Supporters-Have They Forgotten Judaism?

Throughout human history, Jews have figured prominently in the struggle to further the ends of social justice and end war. When Martin Luther King marched, invariably there were Rabbis who walked step by step with him in the struggle to secure equal rights for Negroes, because as long as one person lacks human rights, so do Jews. The New York Times reported an email making the rounds among Jewish voters in Pennsylvania “equates a vote for Senator Barack Obama with the tragic mistake” their Jewish ancestors made in ignoring the rise of Adolf Hitler. the email was sponsored by he Pennsylvania Republican Party’s “Victory 2008″ committee and was signed by several prominent Jews from Pennsylvania.

How any person of the Jewish faith who has an iota of knowledge concerning the Holocaust can equate Senator Obama with the rise of Hitler suggests the individual is ignorant, stupid, or lacks any sense of the meaning of Judaism. It is shocking to think McCain supporters would sink to such a low, vicious and historically inaccurate version of the past and present. Hitler was responsible for the death of six million Jews–exactly how does that figure relate in any way with anything being advocated by Barack Obama?

I find particularly disturbing for Jews in the 21st century to make insulting remarks about Jews in the 1930s and 1940s as having “ignored warning signs.” Of the approximately 800,000 Jews in Germany about 600,000 left before WWII broke out. Most European Jews had no place to flea, and, when a shipload of Jews tried landing in America they were denied the right to enter. Perhaps, these ignorant Jews can explain exactly how Polish or Russian or Hungarian Jews could leave! The war was upon them before they could flee and when they wanted to leave, they had no place of refuge.

The remarks of Republican Jewish McCain supporters continue with distorting the remarks of Bill Ayers. He NEVER SAID he wanted more of 9/11 destruction. He DID SAY the Weathermen could have done more but he was not referring to death and destruction. John McCain and the idiot fool who is his vice president candidate continue lying about the words of Bill Ayers.

“Hit A Jew”Day In St. Louis Area School!

Students in the Parkway School District of suburban St. Louis decided it was a fun activity to stage a ‘Hit A Jew” day which one assumes is the manner in which spoiled suburban children get their kicks these days. The incident happened at the Parkway West Middle School in Chesterfield where six graders engaged in what they considered to be fun, hit a Jewish student. Many of the three dozen Jewish students were hit on their bodies and one might have been slapped in the face. Ironically, the madness began when the school had a Spirit Week that included a Hug a Friend day. Next was a Hit A Tall Person day and finally it was the turn of Jewish children to be subject to this blatant stupidity.

As the parent of two children who attended schools in the Parkway School District, I must confess my shock and anger such a thing could occur in the 21st century in a middle class suburban area whose parents work in sophisticated positions. Hopefully, there will be serious discussions in many homes between parents and children about their inexcusable behavior.

“Hit A Jew”Day In St. Louis Area School!

Students in the Parkway School District of suburban St. Louis decided it was a fun activity to stage a ‘Hit A Jew” day which one assumes is the manner in which spoiled suburban children get their kicks these days. The incident happened at the Parkway West Middle School in Chesterfield where six graders engaged in what they considered to be fun, hit a Jewish student. Many of the three dozen Jewish students were hit on their bodies and one might have been slapped in the face. Ironically, the madness began when the school had a Spirit Week that included a Hug a Friend day. Next was a Hit A Tall Person day and finally it was the turn of Jewish children to be subject to this blatant stupidity.

As the parent of two children who attended schools in the Parkway School District, I must confess my shock and anger such a thing could occur in the 21st century in a middle class suburban area whose parents work in sophisticated positions. Hopefully, there will be serious discussions in many homes between parents and children about their inexcusable behavior.