Hello dear readers, I’m MaNishtana.
Remember how I said, like two seconds ago, that it doesn’t make sense to base your choice of American president based on his policies of a country you DON’T live in? That if you’re going to so publicly and vehemently establish your allegiance to a foreign country over the one you actually live in you should probably either just move to that foreign country in the first place or just hush up?
Remember how two weeks later, the Satmar Rebbe himself vocally condemned Jews who bash Obama? In fact, just to excerpt his words:
“We live in a malchus shel chesed. We enjoy freedom of speech and freedom of religion. But recently self-appointed Jewish leaders have gotten up and insulted the President in the worse way. Their words have been broadcast on the radio and television and all the media. Why should Jews come out in public with these sort of statements? It is provoking the nations to hate us and it brings danger upon Jews not only here but all over the globe. We mustn’t forget that this is exile. Who knows what the effects of this irresponsible behavior could be?”
Remember how a week later, Ron Paul advocated the ending of aid to Israel, stating what essentially every other non-Zionist American is thinking?:
“If we weren’t in the Middle East, it’d be a much greater motivation for Israel to deal with all the people and maybe the Arab League. Maybe they would be talking to the Arab League every single day to work out problems. But they don’t do that, they don’t have the motivation because they know we’ll back them up.”
Remember how in 2009 I first stated that “Black Jew is the New Black”? And then do you also remember that 2010 then saw the explosion/reveals of Amare Stoudemire, Drake, and Shyne?
Remember how in 2010 I warned against protesting gay marriage on the grounds that it sets precedent for discrimination against other groups, and even used banning of circumcisions as a “barbaric process” as a theoretical example? Then in 2011, an anti-circumcision bill was on the table in California?
I would just like to have first established my apparent knack for accurately predicting things. And I would also like to state that I don’t have any particular desire to be this century’s incarnation of Jeremiah.
But my grandmother, wise woman that she was, used to say to my mom growing up that nothing was learned from the Holocaust, that there would be a second one, and that it would happen here in America. And given the progression of the past decade or so of events, I’d have to concur.
“But how?”, you ask. “This is America! Aside from the fact that we run tons of shit but here but pretend not to, it’s the electronic age! Everybody is in EVERYBODY’S business! There’s no WAY something like the Holocaust could happen again!”
Firstly, ignoring the Lather-Rinse-Wash cycle of Jews thinking they run shit only to be rudely awakened that keeps renewing itself [see: Babylonian conquest, Roman conquest, Spanish Inquisition, the Holocaust, et al], while everyone was partying away this past New Year’s Eve weekend, a law was quietly being signed into existence: The National Defense Authorization Act.
What’s the NDAA? Oh nothing special. Just a little law which has now made it perfectly legal to indefinitely detain and/or execute American citizens without a trial.
And boom. That? Right there? THAT’S how a second Holocaust can happen.
“But that’s too drastic, too soon,” you say. “That wouldn’t just happen overnight! They’d never execute an American citizen without trial!”
Well, [excepting for the fact that the government already HAS executed a citizen without trial] it HASN’T happened overnight. It’s BEEN happening. Most Jews have just been too busy berating their elected officials over Israel or jumping on the general atmosphere of Arab-hating Islamophobia to realize it.
So then let’s illustrate:
The pivotal event establishing Nazi Germany was the Reichstag Fire, an arson attack on the German Parliament. Staged as a Communist plot, then-Chancellor Hitler urged then-President von Hindenburg to pass emergency decrees suspending civil liberties to counter the “ruthless confrontation of the Communist Party of Germany”. Smokescreened by “national security concerns” Hitler & Co. continued to reign in control over government and pass laws that nullified the Constitution. The American counterpoint would be 9-11. While the argument and conspiracy surrounding whether or not it was staged wages on, it’s still undeniable that it was used as a vehicle for open spending and military mobilization. And those “Constitution nullifying laws”? The Patriot Act of 2001 and the alteration of the Posse Comitatus Act of 2006, both by Bush,Jr. [who I recall as being described as a “friend to the Jews and Israel” or something like that?]. And now, the NDAA, quite disappointingly under President Obama. And don’t believe the myths about American citizens at home being exempt from the NDAA. The only thing we’re exempt from is MANDATORY military detention. It’s only an “option” in our case.
The final pillar in the Nazi Regime was war and expansion. Hey, remember that time we were attacked by Osama bin Laden and we launched a war in revenge…on Saddam Hussein in Saudi Arabia? By the way, exactly HOW many different wars have we been simultaneously been fighting since Bush, Jr? I lost count after three.
Now the more religious in the crowd are probably going to say
“But this generation of Jews has seen such a proliferation of study and Judaism! Clearly we’ve got some merits to protect us this time around!”
Well, except for the random stupidity and not-Torah based hatred we see so publicly displayed in the news that no one is addressing.
See, right now you’re probably thinking “Yeah, that IS true. It’s a shame that this nonsense in Israel is happening with this girl being spat on and the bus segregation and fights. But what do you mean no one is addressing it? The RCA and the OU just jointly condemned these goings on just the other day! And the Israeli leaders have been tirelessly working to end the unnecessary sexist segregations on buses and sidewalks!”
And there’s the problem. Because while I too heard my Rabbi speak on how “embarrassing it is for the world to see Jews behaving and fighting in this way”, there was no such concern when the racist anti-African rally was held in Israel, spoken at by Israeli Parliament member Michael Ben-Ari. Nor was there any public outcrying when the article on Ha’aretz covering the racist event was mysteriously deleted. Where were all the voices of the Israeli leadership then? The RCA? The OU?
Speaking of schooling, where was the outrage this past September when five Ethiopian Israeli girls were told by the Or Chaya Chabad school in Petah Tikva:
“We don’t take in Ethiopian children. We don’t think you match our lifestyle and we’re not sure about your Jewishness either.”
Can’t recall anyone saying how “embarrassing” it was to see Jews treating Jews like this in either of these instances.
“But we have the State of Israel now! This stuff CAN’T happen!”…Except for the fact of–if a group of people has suddenly become undesirable to you–what better place to deport them to than that place they keep harping about “having”?
Seems to me like a very bad time is very quickly ripening.
So maybe, Jews, while things are still up in the air, we should take notice of the signs and act accordingly to dispel them. Or hey, don’t. After all, what do I know?
[Puts on baggy jeans and hoodie sweatshirt and blends into crowd].