Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Holocausts & Other Horrors

Justwhen you think every actor is a narcissistic nincompoop along comes Sir Ben (“Gandhi,” “Schindler’s List”) Kingsley, who sadly observed that Europe never grieved over the Holocaust.  Asked if he thought it could ever happen again, he said, “Of course,” noting that Hitler once asked “Who remembers the Armenians?” referencing the first holocaust of the 20th century when 1.5 million Armenian Christians were slaughtered by the Islamic Turks.

Relating a personal anecdote, Kingsley reports that he was on the set of a Holocaust-related film being shot in Budapest when an elderly Hungarian passing by said, “It never happened, and if you don’t shut up it will happen again.”

As happens with great frequency, I received an email from a reader asking me as a Jewish conservative to explain why the majority of American Jews seem to “bow and scrape and kiss the behinds of all the people that want them dead.”

God knows I have spent years doing my best to explain this conundrum to non-Jews, even though I confess to being, if not entirely mystified, at least as angry and frustrated as anyone.  The best I can do is point out that the Jews that my reader has in mind are really JINOs (Jews in name only).  It partially explains why Hitler was as successful as he was.  Many German Jews regarded themselves as loyal Germans, not as Jews, and stuck around until it was too late to escape.  Some of them held the Jews from the Soviet Union, Poland, Hungary and Lithuania, in contempt, the way a great many Jews now regard Israelis.  It’s not that American Jews aren’t religious, but that for 70% of them their religion is Liberalism.

I can sort of understand why certain Democrats don’t really care that Obama lied about the Affordable Care Act.  I get why others aren’t troubled by the Benghazi cover-up or the IRS’s targeting conservatives.  Once I accept the blind partisanship of liberals, I can even grasp why they don’t seem overly concerned with Obama’s exchanging major terrorists for an Army deserter or his allowing the EPA to enact thousands of job-killing regulations.  With all that, it’s easy to see why so many liberals, including those in Congress, don’t object to Obama’s ignoring the Constitution entirely when it comes to immigration or revising ObamaCare.

What I can’t come to terms with is the fact that there are tens of millions of Democrats in the nation and hundreds more in Congress who don’t care about any of these things.

When liberals devote so little time to thinking rationally, it doesn’t seem fair that we conservatives have to spend so much time trying to figure out their motives.  For instance, liberals have no trouble parroting Obama’s big lie about Gitmo serving as a major recruiting tool for terrorists, but neither he nor they ever seem to give a moment’s consideration to the part that allowing Islamic clerics to proselytize our prison population plays in the recruitment process.

But, then, the liberal academics at UC Santa Cruz chose Angela Davis, unrepentant communist, Black Panther supporter, anti-Semite and former Santa Cruz professor/propagandist, to speak on “Racism, Militarism and Poverty: From Ferguson to Palestine” at a Martin Luther King memorial service.  Rumor has it that her address was drowned out by a loud whirring sound attributed to the reverend’s spinning in his grave.

Apparently when King said he believed that people should be judged by their character and not by their skin color, the nitwits who run things at UC Santa Cruz thought he was kidding.

Speaking of skin color, I wonder if Republican senators Orrin Hatch, Lindsay Graham and Jeff Flake, would be as anxious to confirm Loretta Lynch as the new Attorney General in spite of the fact that she has been personally endorsed by Barack Obama and Eric Holder, and has testified that she agrees that Obama had the constitutional authority to legalize five million illegal aliens, if she were white.  It also makes me wonder if this trio of jackasses would also vote to confirm Eric Holder if Obama decides to appoint him to the Supreme Court.

Even though the next presidential election is still nearly two years away, it is never too early to start making plans.  My plan is to get California’s Republicans re-settled in those states where we can make a difference.  Although many people are surprised to hear that there are any Republicans in California, they’re overlooking how many people live in this state.  At last count, with a population hovering around 40 million, there were 17.7 million registered voters in California.

Unfortunately, 43% of them are Democrats, only 28% Republicans.  But even 28% of 17.7 million voters add up to five million Republicans, more than enough to swing elections in several states.  Understand, I’m not volunteering to pull up stakes, feeling it’s my duty to report from the belly of the beast, but I would be happy to see to it that every other California Republican sacrifices great weather for the good of the nation.

It’s not just individuals who are getting the message.  A friend who recently moved from the Midwest to Atlanta, reports that during his first two weeks in town he learned that Mercedes-Benz is moving to Atlanta from New Jersey, Porsche is coming down from New York, and Quintiles, a major clinical research lab, is relocating from Chicago.

Because I recently questioned the allocation of charitable contributions by the Wounded Warrior Project, I heard from a great many people asking how they could best help our wounded veterans.  I believe the answer to that is the Fisher House.  Its mission is to provide convenient free housing for the families of those vets undergoing hospitalization and therapy for their war-related injuries.  And unlike the Wounded Warrior Project, Fisher House, modeling itself on the Salvation Army, relies almost exclusively on volunteers.

Fisher House realizes that the price of serving our nation often entails loss of limbs and eyesight, but it shouldn’t also involve separation from one’s loved ones any longer than is absolutely necessary.

A wise friend, Burt Roseman sent me something I’d like to share with all you conservative parents who are plagued with liberal, college-age, children.  First, ask the kids whether they support Obama’s proposal to raise inheritance taxes.  Next, rewrite your wills accordingly.

Finally, when I stopped for gas yesterday, I saw a sign on the pump that said “Mobil One – a fully synthetic motor oil.”  Then I read it a second time to make certain I had read it correctly.  I had.

So is it just me or isn’t that the equivalent of a Hollywood starlet boasting that her boobs are 100% silicone?

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