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Councilwoman Blames ‘Knockout’ Attacks on Tension Between Blacks and Jews

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This is from DNAinfo New York.

It seems very one wants to blame their troubles on the Jews.

How in the Hell do this black misleaders sleep at night?

Jessie Jackson called New York City Hymie Town.

 

Laurie Cumbo

CROWN HEIGHTS — The alleged “knockout” attacks on Jewish residents ofCrown Heights may stem from ongoing racial tension between the neighborhood’s black and Jewish communities, a newly-elected Brooklyn politician said.

Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo, who was elected to represent Crown Heights starting in January, released an open letter Tuesday saying that many of her black constituents told her they feel threatened by the growth of the neighborhood’s Jewish community — and she fears the tension could be spiking the recent violence.

“Many African American/Caribbean residents expressed a genuine concern that as the Jewish community continues to grow, they would be pushed out by their Jewish landlords or by Jewish families looking to purchase homes,” Cumbo wrote in the 1,200-word letter, which was emailed to supporters and posted on her Facebook page.

“I respect and appreciate the Jewish community’s family values and unity that has led to strong political, economic and cultural gains. While I personally regard this level of tenacity, I also recognize that for others, the accomplishments of the Jewish community triggers feelings of resentment, and a sense that Jewish success is not also their success.”

She added that these sentiments among black Crown Heights residents “offer possible insight as to how young African American/Caribbean teens could conceivably commit a ‘hate crime’ against a community that they know very little about.”

Cumbo posted her letter a week after she was quoted making similar remarks to The Jewish Week.

Rabbi Chanina Sperlin, a longtime Crown Heights community leader who stood alongside Cumbo at a press conference condemning the knockout attacks last month, said Cumbo’s letter completely missed the mark.

“I saw her letter. I told her I totally disagree,” Sperlin said. “I think she has a lot to learn in this community….she’s coming in on such a left foot, and she didn’t even step into the City Council yet.”

Sperlin added that Cumbo’s claim that African Americans and Caribbean Americans were unfairly feeling the brunt of the real-estate crunch ignored the pressures equally faced by their Jewish neighbors.

“I don’t know where the wild dream is coming from that Jewish people want to kick African Americans out of their houses…but it’s definitely not coming from the Jewish community,” the rabbi said.

Crown Heights Youth Collective President Richard Greene, who has spent his career working closely with neighborhood teens, said he, too, felt Cumbo had jumped to conclusions about the recent attacks.

“I would definitely disagree with that — I think we’re going much better now than we’ve ever been before and I see us continuing that way,” Greene said. “What is happening is some undisciplined folks who are the exception and not the rule. Whether it’s Crown Heights or Brownsville, it’s the exception and not the rule.”

The Anti-Defamation League went further, saying that the letter “evokes classic anti-Semitic stereotypes.”

“As an organization that has worked for more than 20 years to improve Black-Jewish relations in the aftermath of the Crown Heights riots, we are troubled by the incoming councilwoman’s sentiments, particularly her comment about resentment over Jewish economic success, which evokes classic anti-Semitic stereotypes,” New York Regional Director Evan Bernstein wrote in a statement.

“Still, it seems from her letter that she means well and we would be open to meeting with her and others in the community to continue the dialogue.”

New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind also weighed in, writing in a letter to Cumbo on his blog that he was “dismayed” by the councilwoman-elect’s message.

“Expressing, as you have, a sympathy for those who hold the success of the Jewish community in contempt — as a success ‘not their own’ — almost rings as an apology for those who are committing violent crimes as a response to their resentment,” Hikind wrote Wednesday.

“As you state later in your letter, if one person attacks another, regardless of the motivation, there is no justification for such an action.”

As of last week, the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force was investigating at least seven attacks in Crown Heights, Midwood and Borough Park as possible anti-Semitic bias crimes, while police try to determine whether the attacks are connected to the violent street game in which teens attempt to knock unsuspecting victims unconscious with a single punch. The attacks include a 19-year-old Hasidic man who was punched in the face on Kingston Avenue near Crown Street by a group of eight teens on Nov. 10 and a 78-year-old womanwho was hit over the head in Midwood on Nov. 9.

In her letter, Cumbo characterized the attacks as part of a breakdown in relations between African-American and Caribbean-American residents and the Lubavitch Hasidim, who have lived together in sometimes-uneasy proximity for decades.

The most notorious clash between the groups took place during the Crown Heights Riots in August 1991, when a 7-year-old black boy was hit and killed by a Hasidic driver as part of a motorcade for a Lubavitcher rebbe, setting off four days of violence.

“The African American/Caribbean/Jewish community had come a long way since the Crown Heights Riots over twenty years ago,” Cumbo said, adding that she met with a local rabbi at a community meeting last month to discuss educating the neighborhood’s youth about their history “in order to prevent it from spiraling out of control.”

“Today, most young people are not even aware that the Crown Heights Riots even happened,” she added.

“I believe that it is critical for our communities, and especially for our young people, to gain a greater understanding of one another so that we can learn more about each other’s challenges and triumphs despite religious and cultural differences,” Cumbo wrote. “When I assume office in January, I will be working with local leaders to plan a series of events that will bring our young people together.”

The councilwoman-elect said that while there is never any justification for violence, “In many ways governmental neglect, outside uncontrolled influences and failed leadership have led to the breakdown that so many young people of color are currently facing.

“We should never blame a victim, or try to explain away any wrongdoing… Yet, since the issue of race has been unfortunately been introduced into the conversation about the current epidemic, I pray that I can assist in bringing my Jewish and African-American/Caribbean constituents to a far better relationship and understanding.”

She also slammed the media for raising alarm over assaults on Jewish victims while failing to communicate outrage against violence in the black community.

“As the media has recently focused our attention on the ‘Knock Out Game,’ I am challenged with the reality that a 66 year old grandfather was shot and killed earlier this week while dropping off money in Fort Greene’s Walt Whitman Houses to help a family pay for Thanksgiving dinner,” Cumbo wrote.

“There was no public outcry or calls for swift legal action for this loss of life or for the dozens of others that were killed in the public housing developments this year in the District.”

“We must all come together across religious and racial lines anytime someone in our community is attacked.”

Cumbo said Wednesday that she’s gotten a lot of feedback about her letter online, adding that it was primarily positive.

She added that “if these attacks are driven by hate crimes, we have to understand where that hate is coming from, we just have to understand it. We may be able to arrest the individuals that were involved, but how do we prevent it from happening again?”

 

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Sons Of Obama & Others Knock Out Another JEW In NYC? NY Post Censors RACES!! WHY!!

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Hat tip Mad Jewess.

 

Sons Of Obama Knock Out Another JEW In NYC. NY Post Censors RACE!!! WHY!!!

Update, they say an Indian was also involved.  

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NY Post reported this news, yet fail to mention who & what races they are.  Just ‘thugs.’  WE ALL KNOW WHO IS DOING THIS, for the most part.   Keep kissing these peoples asses you dumb putz’s.  What the hell are these fellow Jews censoring the race for??????  Afraid to be called racists as they kick your ass and push you around?  Stupid….!!  Every time you censor races, you leave more innocent people open for slaughter.  They sure as hell don’t censor whitesWhy this ass kissing of black people & others?  Why do you not treat them as equal??  Is it because you give them special privileges because you DON’T think they’re equal, you phony hypocrites?

I’m going to bed.  Fellow Jews hiding their faces in videos & pictures.  I can’t take the cowardice, it makes me feel like shit.  

IF ONE OF THESE TRIES TO “KNOCK US OUT”, YOU WILL SEE ADEAD MAN.  PERIOD.

 

Tim Wise (NAZI “Jew”)-Whites Need To “Improve Race Relations” But, Says Nothing About Black Racist Murderers

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Hat Tip To The Mad Jewess.

 

 

 

im Wise (NAZI “Jew”)-Whites Need To “Improve Race Relations” But, Says Nothing About Black Racist Murderers

Tim Wise A FAT, NAZI-”JEW”, ANTI-WHITE WHITE DUDE

Let’s start facing the truth; Many blacks are racists that hate white people (NO, not all, they are not the issue-ditto right minded Jewish people and other minorities…)  They (American blacks) murder, rape and rob white people–daily.  Wise is a sick Nazi.  He is a JEWISH Nazi.  That’s what he is.  What does this idiot do to encourage black people stop their evil hatred of whites? Nothing.  He hides crimes against white people. Making him no different than Hitler in the opposite direction.  In fact, by this moron suggesting that whites need to be more submissive toward blacks puts him in the same league as the SS. 

Fact: Hitler hid the crimes of the NAZIS against his victims.  That is what the left wing media does; they HIDE black on white crime, just like Hitler all while calling YOU& ME a NAZI–what a joke..

What can we do to change this, bloggers and activists?  You can start by re-blogging these stories, talk about it in public, A LOT.  I see many of my blogger friends don’t look for these stories.  You are worried about Obama.  There is nothing you can do to change Obama-he is where he is because of #BLACKPRIVILEGE. He aint going nowhere, because that would be racccist.  Even though he is the worst ‘prez’ ever.  SO, you CAN do something to stop what is happening by getting some gonads.  And, CARING about white people or fellow whites.

There is a genocide taking place against white people. That you say nothing makes you guilty. How can you stand before God, having said nothing, doing nothing??

White people are the ‘oppressed class’ in America. Psychologically, mentally, and physically.  They are persecuted for being white. WWW-Walking While White.. They are demanded to bow down and worship Obama. If they do not, they are racist, made fun of, ostracized, fired from jobs, beaten by blacks, raped and murdered by blacks  etc…  Funny, if one did not like Bush (who was also semi-totalitarian) That was not racist.. Its only going to get worse.  In the 1930′s, it was the same way for Jews, minorities and Germans that would not tow the line of the fascism. Same as it is in America, today. 

So, resist we much.

Bullshit Tim Wise story: Tim Wise Tells CNN’s Don Lemon The 5 Things White People Should Do To Improve Race Relations

WE ARE NOT GOING TO KISS “BLACK ASS”.  AMERICA IS SUPPOSED TO BE EQUAL FOR ALL.

 

In USA: If You LOOK White, You ARE A Target. If You Don’t GET This…You’re An Idiot

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This is from The Mad Jewess.

This is very eye opening.

 

In USA: If You LOOK White, You ARE A Target. If You Don’t GET This…You’re An Idiot

I am sickened that more white people do not care about themselves. Teachers & Professors teach white-hatred from cradle to the grave in American schools and colleges and you act like this is not real..

Everyday, my husband faithfully posts on the crimes, murder and mayhem perpetrated by the sons of Obama against white people.  Sadly, when the Zimmerman case was going on, we got tweeted constantly.  Now, when David posts on these horrific crimes–rarely does anyone tweet, facebook, re-blog etc. Right now, the only thing we can do is REPORT this.. I have about 10 faithful soldiers with me on twitter that tweet these horrendous acts of violence with the ‘hash-tag’,  ”#BlackPrivilege”.  Unfortunately, they are the only ones that do this for white people and the victims of these atrocious crimes.

Its incredible that white people are so damned brainwashed that THEY believe they are the ‘racists.’  How can this be possible?  I don’t get it, people. White on black crime is almost non-existent in USA.  There are thousands of black on white race-hate crimes posted on sites that we link up–sites that we believe to be honest-hearted people who care.  Yet, white people don’t give a damn about themselves. AT ALL.

I will tell you for one last time:  If you are white, or look white, you are a target.  Just as the blacks were targeted in the south in the 1960′s, YOU are now the target.

 Racism is a very serious thing.  It is an affront to God.  For people to be beaten, raped and robbed just because they are perceived as being weak or having a different skin color–that, in itself – is an incredible evil.  That more Jews are not helping in this fight against race-hatred isastounding to me.  This vile insanity is not much different than how the Jews were dealt in Nazi-Germany. Targeted just for BEING Jews.   And, if that is too much for so many “Jews” to believe in, start sifting through these crimes on this blog.  I am ashamed of ‘Jews’ AND ‘Christians’ in America.  All you seem to care about is tweeting the latest thing that the impossible jackass, Obama does instead of worrying about your own neighbor.  It is appalling.

In America, the white is now as the Jew was in NAZI-Germany. and if you don’t think so, you are an idiot.  WE are on the right side of history, you fake “Jews” and “Christians” are NOT.

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Nazi Regulations against Jews Possessing Firearms

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This is from Political Outcast.

We could very well be headed in this direction.

We need to be prepared to defend our rights.

What is the end result of gun control legislation?: The complete control of the people. At this present time, we do not see a military takeover of America. What most people are worried about are (1) “moral misfits” who have no regard for the law and (2) Islamic sleeper cells that could position themselves to go after “soft targets.” Adam Lanza didn’t try to enter a gun show; he went to a “soft target” elementary school where he knew that he would not meet any significant resistance. “Reports say that the Sandy Hook principal, Dawn Hochsprung, and the school psychologist, Mary Sherlach, confronted the shooter and tried to stop him before both were shot dead.”

We have to know that Islamic extremists are watching and taking notes. They know where we are vulnerable, as E. Michael Maloof points out in his WND article “Shooting Underscores Threat to ‘Soft Targets’”:

“In addition to schools and shopping malls, other soft targets include high-profile businesses, hotels, casinos, transportation facilities, airports and venues where there may be large audiences, such as theaters.”

My wife and I went to see a movie last night. I took a gun with me. I watched every person who came in. I checked the exits. We took aisle seats.

Consider what happened to the Jews in Nazi Germany. These laws left Jews defenseless against unspeakable evil:

A Gun Control Law Passed by the German Government One Day after Kristallnacht (November 11, 1938):

With a basis in §31 of the Weapons Law of 18 March 1938 (Reichsgesetzblatt I, p.265), Article III of the Law on the Reunification of Austria with Germany of 13 March 1938 (Reichsgesetzblatt I, p. 237), and §9 of the Führer and Chancellor’s decree on the administration of the Sudeten-German districts of 1 October 1938 (Reichsgesetzblatt I, p 1331) are the following ordered:

§1
Jews (§5 of the First Regulations of the German Citizenship Law of 14 November 1935, Reichsgesetzblatt I, p. 1333) are prohibited from acquiring, possessing, and carrying firearms and ammunition, as well as truncheons or stabbing weapons.  Those now possessing weapons and ammunition are at once to turn them over to the local police authority.

§2
Firearms and ammunition found in a Jew’s possession will be forfeited to the government without compensation.

§3
The Minister of the Interior may make exceptions to the Prohibition in §1 for Jews who are foreign nationals.  He can entrust other authorities with this power.

§4
Whoever willfully or negligently violates the provisions of §1 will be punished with imprisonment and a fine.  In especially severe cases of deliberate violations, the punishment is imprisonment in a penitentiary for up to five years.

§5
For the implementation of this regulation, the Minister of the Interior waives the necessary legal and administrative provisions.

§6
This regulation is valid in the state of Austria and in the Sudeten-German districts.

Berlin, 11 November 1938. Minister of the Interior Wilhelm Frick.

Here’s the truth of the matter:

“The Nazis were ‘pro-gun’ for themselves, the Gestapo and other police, the Wehrmacht (armed forces), and citizens they trusted as having been indoctrinated with the Nazi ideology; they were ‘anti-gun’ for Jews, political opponents, and any and every person who might not march lock step with the National Socialist program.”[1]

Read more: http://politicaloutcast.com/2012/12/nazi-regulations-against-jews-possessing-firearms/#ixzz2FS5bH7zD

Media: Targeting Jews Is A-OK!

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This is from Clash Daily.

I think Joseph Goebbels is working in the lame stream media.

We are blessed to have the new media.

The truth will always come to light.

When new in the media and you want to belong.
Just blame the Jews and you can’t go wrong.

And so it continues … the Mainstream Media (MSM) ignores the targeting of innocent Israeli men, women and children by the terror group posing as a political party with a “military’“ wing. The Muslim terror group Hamas (the child of the Muslim Brotherhood) has upped their rocket barrage upon Jewish civilians, now targeting and reaching Jerusalem … for the first time in two decades. But sadly, some things never change … the MSM intentionally ignores the terror attacks upon Israelis and instead … focuses and reports solely upon Israel’s defensive reaction to the attacks.

If not for alternative media outlets … all the world would believe that a big, bad Israel was picking on poor little innocent “Palestinians“. That’s the only conclusion that can be drawn from the lopsided MSM coverage.

Now, I’m not a conspiratorialist, but … there is a conversation going on…

The MSM appears to work in almost a concerted effort to hide the truth about what actually happens in Israel concerning the daily, yes that’s right DAILY, terror attacks and murder attempts upon Israelis. And instead focuses upon the IDF’s defensive acts, which are extremely circumspect concerning collateral damage. They telephone civilians and drop leaflets … all to warn “Palestinian” civilians about their intended operation.

When you falsely report that Israel is firing upon Gaza…and that “Palestinians” were killed … not specifying that those killed were terrorists responsible for targeting and killing innocent Jews, you are giving the impression to your listeners/readers that Israelis are murdering innocent “Palestinians” and therefore an attack upon them is no big whoop.

Or: Targeting Jews is A-OK!

Is the MSM aware of this? Um … Yuppers!

If they had a single cell of integrity in their bodies, they would cease and desist. But I guess we’ll see that when Porky takes wing…

Does this make them as bad as terrorists? Well, they work as an unofficial PR firm for the terrorists, which aids and abets terrorist activities and they defend terrorist actions upon innocent Jews, by perpetuating falsehoods. I think we have a WINNER!!

So the next time you hear a report about an Israeli attack … without a doubt, you can be sure: They are NOT the terrorists, but rather they are defending the innocent … Jews and Arabs … from terror.

Shalom through strength…

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Do Jewish “leaders” want us all to be victims?

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This is from Jews For The Preservation Of Firearms Ownership.

These are words of wisdom by the late Aaron Zelman.

These are words that need shared with the world.

 

If you really want to tell Jewish leaders to stop supporting police-state policies — especially “gun control” — then make sure you read this article and send it to every Jewish person you know in the world. If you don’t share this with others, then you’ve forfeited your right to complain about Charlie Schumer, et al!

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Are self-anointed Jewish political “leaders” trying to turn America into the kind of hell from which our people have repeatedly been forced to escape for the last two millennia? Are they going out of their way to prove the truth of the old Yiddish adage, “Our own Jews will destroy us”?

And do they aim — through ignorance or ambition — to destroy this nation not only for Jews, but for the other 97 percent of Americans, as well?

Yes. If they have their way, they will.

But it hasn’t always been this way. Jews and America have been good for each other.

Jews have enriched this country through achievements in science, law, business, arts, and culture. Our contributions range from the sublime to the ridiculous. Although we are less than three percent of the population, we constitute 21 percent of all Nobel Prize winners. We’ve kept America laughing by producing 80 percent of its comedians from Groucho Marx to Jerry Seinfeld. In every war since the War Between the States, Jews have fought for freedom in disproportionate numbers, often with great distinction.

America, in turn, has blessed the Jews. Our forebears came here to enjoy the freedom of a nation whose government — unlike those from which they fled — was bound within strict limits. The Bill of Rights, our chief protector, has stood against the savagery that might otherwise be perpetrated by prejudiced individuals, institutions, and governments.

But judging by the mewling of many self-anointed leaders you’d think the blessings of freedom counted for nothing. In their minds and in their mouths, it’s “victim” this and “victim” that.

These “leaders” depict the U.S. as a nation where helplessness, mindless violence, and bigotry prevail. They tell us we are under siege from extremist organizations and hate groups — often choosing “enemies” so unlikely that a knowledgeable person is struck with bemusement. For example, one of the latest groups defamed by the Anti-Defamation League of the B’nai B’rith is the peaceful but confrontational protest group, the Tyranny Response Team. Founded by a Jew, Bob Glass, the TRT has fought harmful legislation by wearing yellow Stars of David and handing out flyers showing victims of genocide. But because the legislation they oppose is “gun control,” which the ADL supports, the ADL assigned “hate group” researchers to investigate them. ADL representatives then reported to the media that they need to “watch” the group because of the “kind of people it might attract.”

Professional Jewish leaders demand obeisance to a vision of Jews as helpless and passive by nature — childlike victims toward whom the entire world, not just the perpetrators of the Holocaust, owes groveling remorse. They preach that our entire nation is populated by similar victims whose sufferings give them an unquestionable moral claim — victims of poverty, disease, racism, government funding cuts, ignorance, sexism, violence, and a whole host of newly discovered inequities and inequalities.

And they invariably propose one balm to heal all miseries: government. And more government. Government unbound, unlimited, unhindered.

In speeches and votes, Jewish legislators cry for an expansion of government power so limitless it makes the carnivorous alien plant in “Little Shop of Horrors” look like a rose in spring. Politicians are joined in their socialist cry by other Jewish leaders like Abraham Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League and Nobel-Prize-winning scholar Elie Wiesel and media voices like Ed Asner and Barbra Streisand.

In their utopian vision, government is a godlike, all-powerful, all-seeing, all-knowing, force for good. That is — for whatever “good” politically powerful groups can impose by force.

One of the “benefits” Jewish leaders want to impose is disarmament. Not trusting ordinary men and women to own guns, they work toward the day when uniformed soldiers, police, and other agents of the state will hold a monopoly on the legal use of lethal force.

Have these Jews forgotten their own history?

Have they forgotten that, from Pharoah to Stalin and Hitler, powerful governments have been their worst tormentors, their slave masters, their ghettoizers, their inquisitors, their slaughterers?

They certainly have forgotten that, throughout history, the “benevolent” government that courts Jews one day turns on us the next and sends us into exile, suffering, and death. For two millennia, that’s been the reality of Jewish existence.

Do they want Jews to be victims? And worse, do they want us to become, in reality, the nation of victims that populates their imaginations?

 

A history of Jewish heroes

Jews who nowadays crusade for the omni-benevolent, but omni- controlling Nanny State have forgotten the proud Jewish traditions of self defense, self reliance, and armed opposition to tyranny. Thankfully, earlier American Jews had a better grasp of their history.[1]

Before the U.S. was a nation, Jews like Asser Levy and Jacob Barsimon demanded their right to bear arms and patrol with the local militiamen in New Amsterdam colony. They had to overcome the resistance of Pieter Stuyvesant, the colony’s anti-Semitic governor, who didn’t trust them with guns and wanted them to pay a tax so a Christian could bear arms in their stead.

Haym Salomon, friend to Washington and Lafayette, was an American for just 13 years, from his immigration to his death. But in that time, he was the major financier of the Revolution. He also gave interest-free loans to Madison, Jefferson, and several generals of the Continental Army — then died broke when both public and private debtors defaulted on $638,000 owed him.

While most Christian colonists remained neutral or turned Tory, the majority of the Jewish community supported freedom from oppressive government.

And so it has gone through U.S. history. In the War Between the States, the Union Army had eight Jewish generals and six Jewish Medal of Honor winners. Confederate Jews fought valiantly for the states that had respected their individual rights when the North rejected them. Isadore Busch of St. Louis was one of the most prominent abolitionists in the Midwest, while Judah P. Benjamin — the first practicing Jew ever elected to the U.S. Senate — became Secretary of War, Attorney General, then Secretary of State in the cabinet of Jefferson Davis. He was known as “the brains of the Confederacy.”

Jews rode with Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders. In World War I, Sgt. Ben Kaufman was threatened with a court martial when he refused to stay in a hospital after being wounded in a gas attack. Shortly after, in the Argonne forest, he charged a German machine gun nest, despite his shattered right arm hanging at his side. Lobbing grenades with his left hand, he ultimately captured the machine gun by menacing its crew with an empty pistol. Then he took a German prisoner and went back to reveal the location of German lines to his commanders.

From Admiral Hyman Rickover, Father of the Nuclear Navy, to the merest grunt slogging ashore on an embattled beach, Jews have fought and died — bearing arms.

They preserved the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights in turn protected their liberties by binding government — the most potentially oppressive, murderous human force on earth — in the chains of law.

 

Jewish law and armed defense

By taking up arms, these heroes followed Jewish law and tradition: A Jew may choose to defend against aggressors, but when the threat is ominous, a Jew must fight back.

The Talmud, the code of Jewish law, states: “If someone comes to kill you, arise quickly and kill him.”[2] The Sixth Commandment, poorly translated as “Thou shalt not kill,” is more properly translated from the Hebrew as, “You shall not commit murder.” It does not forbid the righteous taking of life. The Book of Exodus (22:1)[3] further confirms this, assuring us that “If a burglar is caught in the act of breaking in, and is struck and killed, it is not considered an act of murder” (assuming the intruder is breaking into our home at night, when it is hardest to judge his intent).

In Genesis 14:11-24, Abraham (Abram), rescues his nephew Lot, held captive by four kings, by arming 318 servants and hunting down, violently attacking, and dispersing Lot’s royal captors.

Because earlier American Jews followed these traditions of righteous defense, they enjoyed life and freedom while their cousins died by the millions at the hands of Hitler and suffered under Stalin.

 

How things have changed

Jews have benefited so greatly from America’s limited government that the epithet “statist Jew” should be as unbelievable as “kosher ham.”

Jews have fought so well that when modern Jews sneer at arms and those who bear them they dishonor the memory of their own ancestors. What would Judah Maccabee — the brilliant warrior who captured Jerusalem from the Greeks and rededicated the Temple (a man once described as “Arnold Schwartzenegger wearing a yarmulke”)[4] — think of today’s weapon prohibitionists, who wouldn’t have allowed him to bear a sword?

Jews have suffered so grotesquely for their modern inability to defend themselves that their “leaders’” moral repugnance toward firearms constitutes suicidal self hatred.

Nevertheless seriously misguided zealots — “useful idiots” in communist argot — continue to lead the charge to strip all but an elite few Americans of the right to protect themselves and their loved ones.

Sen. Charles Schumer sponsors or co-sponsors every major victim disarmament bill. He’s followed closely by Sens. Boxer, Lieberman, Levin, Feingold, and Kohl.

There’s almost no expansion of state power that these and other politically influential Jews don’t consistently support: nationalization of health care; thought-crime laws (“hate speech”); federal control of education; foreign adventurism; rent control; tax-paid child care; institutional education for toddlers; federal management of family life; subsidies for business; wage-price controls; surveillance and databasing of the population; subsidy or censorship of art; draconian law enforcement; and greater spending on any program that creates more government dependents or partisans.

But to the drive for citizen disarmament, they bring religious fervor.

Charles Schumer praised prominent anti-gun activist Sarah Brady, telling her at a Congressional hearing, “You are doing G-d’s work.”[5]

But who exactly is Chuck Schumer’s god? Certainly not the G-d of Judeo-Christian teachings — the G-d who championed righteous self-defense in the name of life. Does Schumer worship the golden calf? Or perhaps he was referring to Anubis, the Egyptian god of death who conducted souls into the underworld. Or Set, the Egyptian god of chaos who personified evil. For evil and death will reign in a world where thugs are armed and disarmed victims bow helpless before them.

Consider the Religious Action Center of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (AHC), a Washington, D.C.-based group that bills itself as the “hub of Jewish social justice and legislative activity in the nation’s capital.” This group has built an anti-gun curriculum for children and adults that makes hatred for self-defense a religious issue. Its first goal: “To see the issue of gun control not only as a political issue, but as a moral obligation.”

The AHC adopted a disarmament resolution in 1999 that called for members to make gun-control one of their highest priorities. That resolution cited “the biblical injunction that we must not stand idly by the blood of our neighbor.” The bible cite is ironic, given that the AHC urges policies that ensure that good people will have no means to defend their neighbors from bloody- minded thugs.

In ignorance of Jewish law, Rosanne Selfon, vice president of Women of Reform Judaism, joined the 2000 Million Mom March, telling the media. “We have a moral obligation that emanates from Torah and G-d.” Ms. Selfon should brush up on authentic Jewish teachings by consulting Rabbi R. Mermelstein via his online “Ask the Rabbi” column.[6]

Rabbi Eric M. Lankin, executive director for the New Jersey Region of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, cites the Jewish tradition of actively doing good and bettering the world as the reason why gun-control “resonates with the Jewish community.”

Indeed, Jewish tradition says, “Destroy a life, you destroy the world; save a life and you save the world.” Yet these leaders, in the name of religion, would turn the world over to destroyers and render life savers powerless to protect their neighbors, friends, families, or nations.

Some Jewish religious leaders make sincere and thoughtful, though tragically wrong, arguments. Others often sound as though they’re merely parroting clichés they’ve heard on TV — “gun violence,” “for the children,” and the well-debunked canard “43 times more likely to be killed by a gun in your own home.” But it’s not until you enter the realm of the secular Jewish leadership that you encounter the most unthinking prejudices.

Several years ago, Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership compiled evidence that demonstrated how, in nation after nation, gun-control laws have preceded mass slaughters of civilian populations. When JPFO presented these findings to Elie Wiesel, a survivor of both Auschwitz and Buchenwald, he refused even to consider its evidence. Wiesel, who has said, “To remain silent and indifferent is the greatest sin of all,” wrote a two-sentence response: “I received your recent letter linking ’gun control’ laws with genocide in the twentieth century. Sorry, but I am for gun control. “Under Abraham Foxman, the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith has departed from its mission of defense against bigotry. Adopting a political party-line agenda, the ADL itself spews bigotry against gun owners. The ADL calls for tolerance, but turns around and smears those who oppose its disarmament goals as “extremists,” “paranoiacs,” “bigots,” “gun-nuts,” and “haters.” Thus the Anti-Defamation League becomes the Defamation League.

And the toll of freedom-hating Jewish “leaders” goes on.

 

One step leads to another

In nine major genocides of the twentieth century, at least 74 million people were slaughtered by their own governments.

  • 1915 – 1917 Ottoman Turkey, 1 – 1.5 million Armenians murdered.
  • 1929 – 1945 Soviet Union, 20 million people opponents (or perceived opponents) of Stalin murdered.
  • 1933 – 1945 Nazi-occupied Europe, 20 million Jews, Gypsies, disabled people, homosexuals and political opponents of Hitler murdered.
  • 1927-1949 Nationalist China, 10 million political opponents, army conscripts and others murdered.
  • 1949 – 1976 Communist China, 20 million political opponents, rural people or “enemies of the state” murdered.
  • 1960 – 1981 Guatemala, 100,000 Mayan Indians Murdered.
  • 1971 – 1979 Uganda, 300,000 Christians and political rivals of Idi Amin murdered.
  • 1975 – 1979 Cambodia, 1 million educated people murdered.
  • 1994 Rwanda, 800,000 Tutsi people murdered.

Each mass murder was preceded by enactment of gun-control laws. Each murdered population was first disarmed. Leaders of each murderous government were looking for an unpopular group on which to pin the blame for persistent problems. The newly published book Death By Gun Control [7] by Aaron Zelman and Richard W. Stevens has the details.

What will happen if the U.S. allows itself to fall into that vicious spiral?

Don’t believe “It can’t happen here.” It can. When powerful people, seeking to impose perfect solutions from above, find that every road to Utopia fails, they’re all too willing to take the path that lies over the bodies of the dead or the enslaved.

Efforts to legislate sweeping, top-down solutions to human problems always fail, and for two good reasons. First, not all human problems can be solved. Second, any attempt to impose universal, one-size-fits-all solutions from above not only fails but generates a new set of “crises” and abuses.

Try to halt violence by restricting gun ownership and you won’t halt violence. But you will create entire classes of new criminals — people who make paperwork errors, violate technical specifications of law, or rebel against the new restrictions. And you’ll create new bureaus, new enforcement arms, new prisons to punish them. You’ll make hordes of lawyers and bureaucrats very happy. Organized criminals will be grateful to the naive moral crusaders (“useful idiots”) as they profit by selling an illegal product. And ordinary street criminals will bless fools, legislators, and “leaders” for making their job so much safer.

Look around the world. In the UK, criminal use of handguns increased 40 percent in the three years after that country decreed a near-total ban on those weapons. Between March 1999 and March 2000 alone, crimes committed in Britain with handguns rose by nearly one-third.[8] These are handguns that, according to the law of wishful thinking, don’t exist. A similar ban enacted in Australia resulted in a 3.2 percent increase in homicides, 8.6 percent more assaults (especially on the elderly), and an astonishing 45 percent increase in burglaries, with the undefended elderly once again the prime victims.[9]

“Gun-control” advocates scoff when we call their aim “victim disarmament.” But unlike their “gun control” — which controls nothing except law-abiding people — victim disarmament is an accurate term. Deadly reality demonstrates that when the Schumers of the world say they want our guns, what they’re really saying is, “We don’t care if some woman gets raped. We don’t care if old folks are helpless in their own homes. We don’t care if children die from pitchfork-wielding madmen because we’ve prevented children from accessing guns. We just care about having control.”

If your goal is gang violence and the deaths of women, the elderly, and the helpless, get in line behind Chuck Schumer, Abraham Foxman, and the god Anubis on the road to death.

Today’s “reasonable gun-control” becomes tomorrow’s catastrophic failure. But the answer, for those who love control, is never to say, “That didn’t work; let’s get rid of it.” Instead, when one restriction on firearms possession doesn’t miraculously end all violence, proponents cry for another and yet another. The result is an endless escalation. True believers demand ever-greater harshness in enforcement and seethe with ever-greater desire to punish those who break the burgeoning laws. Sometimes, as their desperation mounts, they merely strike out against conveniently identified “troublemakers.”

Jewish leaders forget that, once this kind of mindless spiral of blame and punishment seizes a society, the Jews often become its victims.

I say to you self-enthroned Jewish “leaders,” you don’t lead me, as you lead your followers down this path to destruction. You don’t represent me in any way, nor do you represent many fine Jews who value all of the Bill of Rights for all citizens.

But I’m afraid someday I’ll have to pay — as both a Jew and a freedom-loving American — for your folly, you Jews who have sight but no vision.

Now I ask Jewish leaders:

Why, if guns are so evil that their mere possession drives otherwise peaceful people to violence, do you want police and military forces to be better armed than you? Have you forgotten the glowing death’s heads, the silver lightning, the sleek black boots and tailored uniforms of the Nazis who rousted your parents and grandparents from hiding and drove them like farm animals to slaughter?

Have you forgotten one of America’s open secrets — that until recently the upper echelons of the U.S. military were virulently anti-Semitic? That while Jews were dying in Europe U.S. Army officers and intelligence agents were (as Joseph Bendersky documented in The Jewish Threat) convinced that Jews were dangerous, subversive, and malign?

And these are the people to whom you want to grant a monopoly on the use of armed force?

If your vigilance fails and a genuine hate group really does take over America, how will you fight them, once you’ve disarmed yourself and your countrymen?

 

Why?

Why is the Shoah, the Holocaust, glorified above the memories of the heroic deeds of Jews? Why not glorify the memories of unflinching heroes: the Maccabees, and the bold young men and women of the ghettos of Warsaw and Vilna who took a stand for life, not death?

Why do Jewish leaders ignore the indisputable fact that Jews who took up arms against Hitler survived in larger numbers than their passive brethren?

Why do they ignore accounts like that of Harold Werner, a Polish Jew who took to the woods with other partisans rather than submit to the ghettos and camps? In Fighting Back, Werner told not only how he and his fellows bedeviled Hitler, but how, as Hitler’s minions retreated, Jewish partisans used arms to protect other Jews from beatings and murders by anti-Semitic civilians.

Is it mere ignorance of history when Jewish leaders disregard these facts? Is it slavish, propagandistic devotion to police state policies? Or is it a death wish?

Is it some macabre sense of irony that causes them only to remember passive death on Holocaust Remembrance Day — when the very date was chosen because it fell within the weeks of the Warsaw Ghetto rebellion, an act of courageous self- and community-defense that should live in our memory for millennia?

Most Jews in America are just like most other Americans. They mow their lawns. They pay their taxes. And many of them send money to groups like the ADL, telling themselves, “It’s all taken care of. The experts know what they’re doing.”

In their passivity, they make the same mistake ghetto Jews made when relying on the wisdom of the Judenrat, the Jewish Councils, who in the name of “reason” and civility, betrayed them to Hitler and the death camps.

Some Socialist-leaning, anti-gun leaders may be passionate but wrong-headed; a few may be venal, with their main goal to keep the golden goose laying eggs. Many worship power and value “connections” and the ability to “get things done in Washington.”

Their desire to curry favor with political establishment is reminiscent of Jews of the Weimar Republic, who believed themselves to be assimilated (“more German than Jewish,” so the saying went), but found out how tragically they’d deceived themselves when Hitler came to power.

Most members of Europe’s Community Jewish Councils (called Jewish Federations in the U.S.) never learned — even after they had been shut into ghettos, even after they’d helped select thousands of fellow Jews to be marched to death camps — that appeasers, in the end, share the same fate as those whom they betray.

American Jewish leaders are naive if they believe they can evade the consequences of history. They are evil if they knowingly lead us all toward that familiar fate.

How can professional victims like Elie Weisel walk through death camps, yet deny the need for self defense?

History shows that the biggest murderer of Jews and of other minorities has not been hate groups but governments that have become drunk with power.

If you believe “It can’t happen here,” ask the survivors of the Branch Dravidian church whose family members were gassed and cremated. Ask members of the Bonus Army, peacefully protesting veterans of World War I who, in 1932, were gassed and burned out of their Washington, D.C., tent city by a military force led by those all-American heroes Douglas MacArthur, Dwight Eisenhower, and George S. Patton. Ask the students at Kent State, the WTO protestors in Seattle, or the veterans of WWII who had to form an independent army and recapture their Tennessee county by force of arms from a brutal and corrupt government in 1946.

Ask the Japanese Americans who were forced into what the New York Times accurately called concentration camps, their possessions looted, their lands stolen.

Even as they cry remembrance, Jewish leaders have forgotten these things — just as they have forgotten the underlying causes of Hitler’s Holocaust.

As Dr. Sarah B. Thompson wrote in “Raging Against Self Defense,”[10] many who hate guns and believe they can end violence by banning a tool are suffering a kind of mental instability. They project their own fears and aggressions onto others. They imagine threats from inanimate objects, disregarding the intentions of the possessors of those objects. Despite clear evidence to the contrary, they deny that criminals will still get arms and menace innocent people, no matter how many laws are passed. They identify themselves as victims and boil with unstated rage against anyone they imagine has the strength to victimize them. The same amorphous anxiety that gives an edge to the humor of Jewish comedians shows itself in Jewish leaders’ desperate fear of guns. They feel threatened, and it’s easy to point to firearms and say, “If those just go away, I’ll feel better.”

When that false hope of inner peace and security fails, as it inevitably will, what — or who — will political zealots turn on next?

 

The challenge

Jews have a reputation for being intelligent. But it’s stupid to destroy the Bill of Rights, the one document that has created a historic haven for Jews when all the rest of the world has been against us. If the guardian of the Bill of Rights — the uninfringed right of individuals to keep and bear arms — is destroyed, how will we defend ourselves when tyrants come to take our freedom of speech, religion, or trial-by-jury or our protections against self-incrimination, unwarranted searches, or cruel and unusual punishment?

I challenge true Jewish leaders to promote Bill of Rights Day on December 15 instead of giving all their energy to the self- perpetuating Holocaust industry. Promote that special day and mean it. Learn the significance of every amendment and support every shining one of our 10 protectors.

Pursue justice — by getting off the backs of peaceful people. Put restrictions only on those who do harm.

Promote self-reliance instead of perennial victimhood. Support the right of all Americans to make our own decisions, including the decision to buy, own, and use firearms responsibly.

“Choose life,” as our traditions bid us, by living peacefully but developing the skill to protect your family, friends, neighbors, and nation from those who choose death and destruction. You can’t choose life by throwing Holocaust literature at those who wish you evil.

When you cry, “Never again!” tell me how you’ll enforce that cry. Because make no mistake, there are people who will be happy to push us all into gas chambers again. And if we don’t stop them, then our disarmed and demoralized neighbors certainly won’t — especially not if they perceive that we were instrumental in disarming them and destroying their liberties.

I challenge you, Jewish leaders, to do what’s best for all America. Warmly embrace all of the Bill of Rights for all citizens, In the long run, that’s what’s best for Jews and Judaism — and for the world.

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NOTES

[1] For more information on Jews in the U.S. from colonial days onward, read A History of the Jews in America by Howard M. Sachar (Vintage Books, 1992).
[2] Tractate Barachot, pages 58A and 62B.
[3] In some translations, this passage appears as Exodus 22:2.
[4] “Judah Maccabee!” http://aish.com/a/chanukah60/judahmaccabee.asp. (Sorry, links appears to have expired).
[5] By tradition, most religious Jews do not spell out or speak the name of the Almighty outside of religious settings. Therefore, we use “G-d” in this article to designate the G-d of the scriptures, but we spell out references to a pagan “god” or “gods.”.
[6] “Ask the Rabbi” is no longer on the JPFO web site.
[7] Death by Gun Control, Aaron Zelman and Richard W. Stevens, Mazel Freedom Press, 2001; distributed by Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership.
[8] Gunter, Lorne. “Gun Laws Spur More Crime.” Edmonton Journal, February 17, 2001.
[9] Dougherty, Jon E. “Crime Up Down Under.” WorldNetDaily, Friday, March 3, 2000, http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=15304.
[10] “Raging Against Self Defense: A Psychiatrist Examines the Anti-Gun Mentality” by Sarah Thompson, M.D. can be read online at http://jpfo.org/filegen-n-z/ragingagainstselfdefense.htm.

 

Copyright © Aaron Zelman 2001. Permission is granted to distribute this article in its entirety, so long as full copyright information and full contact information is given for JPFO.

May 5th 2008 ……… we received the following comment from a new member ……….

 

Dear Sir

I just became a member of JPFO, so please take the following critique as coming from a well-wisher.

In the article titled “Do Jewish ’leaders’ want us all to be victims?” Mr. Zelman mentions numerous cases of Jewish use of force to defend themselves and others. He starts with the Maccabees, mentions Abraham and goes forward in history from there. The only case he fails to mention is the state of Israel. Isn’t this a good example of Jewish self reliance and self defense? It is true that Israel has fairly strict gun laws, but, as opposed to other places, most of the population is armed just by virtue of serving in the army reserves. Having grown up there, served in the IDF and having carried a concealed gun (with a permit) I was somewhat aggravated by this omission. It is not too late to correct this.

Some of our Jewish “leaders”, especially those on the left, are preaching “peaceful” behavior for Israel. Meaning: appease the Arabs and stop using force to defend yourself. This is the same victim mentality that drives those people to try and disarm all of us. They will trust the government to protect us and the UN to protect Israel – same approach with similar results.

Regards
N.K, Ph.D.
Las Vegas, NV.

 

 

The JPFO Liberty Crew
Protecting you by creating solutions to destroy “gun control”

 

Why Jews, Who Take Their Faith & Land Seriously, Shouldn’t Back Obama

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This is by Doug Giles over at Clash Daily.

 

Obama has proven over and over he is anti-Semitic.

Obama thinks of the Palestinians as victims of the Jews.

When it is the Jews that are victims of the Palestinians violence.

 

The following bullet points are from a Jewish friend of mine. I asked him to hammer out several reasons Jews, who take their land and faith seriously, should not vote for Obama.  Here’s just a smattering of the many reasons…

Israel: Much has been said regarding Obama’s supposed support for Israel. Many Obama apologists argue that American financial support for Israel remains high and that the United States military continues to participate in joint exercises with the Israeli Defense Force. Also, the apologists point to American financial support for Israel’s defense. However, all three of these points are political overstatements and coverups of Obama’s continued attempts to undermine Israel. Roughly, the United States has continued to provide approximately $3 billion dollars per year to Israel in military economic aid; however under Obama, sales of military end items are now conditioned on various things, including supposed progress in the peace process with the Palestinians. In contrast, the Obama administrations has sent $4 billion to Egypt (Muslim Brotherhood), Libya (who knows), and Pakistan (nuclear power); all of whom are not friendly to Israel. Specifically in the case of Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood has said it intends to maintain the 1979 peace treaty, though that would be counter to their recent (2011) co-sponsorship of a demonstration at Al-Azhar University (Obama’s “beacon of learning”) where the primary chant was “kill the Jews.” Similarly, despite the anti-Israelrhetoric spouted by Hamas and the Palestinian Authority, Obama exerts pressure on Israel to make peace without resorting to the same techniques on the Palestinians. 

The United States military participation with Israel has been decreased under Obama. For example, joint military exercises had mostly been put on hold since 2009 when Israeli forces intercepted the Turkish ship Mavimara, which was purportedly on a humanitarian mission to Gaza, but its passengers were armed and they attacked the Israeli soldiers who boarded the ship. Additionally, the US recently pulled approximately 2/3 of the forces it originally committed to a missile defense joint exercise. Finally, Israel has been excluded from such events as the Global Counter-Terrorism Forum where Undersecretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, Maria Otero (Obama appointee) did not even acknowledge Israel as a victim of terror.

Religion: Obama and the Democrats’ pre-eminent achievement is Obamacare. Much has been reported about the Obama administration’s directive to the Catholic Church to violate its beliefs and provide health care coverage for abortifacients. Similarly, traditional Jewish law does not endorse abortion. However, the abortion debate does not usually involve interpretation of Jewish law. Nevertheless, where there is smoke regarding the subversion of religious beliefs to the secular State there is fire. In California, there have been many attempts to ban circumcision, including ritual circumcision. In 2011, in Gavin Newsom’s San Francisco, the circumcision ban actually made the ballot, at least until a federal judge forced some sense and the First Amendment into the conversation and removed the ballot measure.

Energy policy: Obama’s stark anti-energy independence directly affects Jewish interests, including Israel. The less oil we obtain from our own vast reserves, the more we must import from anti-Israel, anti-Jewish, anti-American countries, which include: Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela. Contrary to administration statements, Obama’s Department of the Interior has not authorized any new drilling, but instead is riding the coattails of Bush administration drilling authorizations. The earliest Obama might consider oil leases in the Arctic is 2016, after he’s out of office.

Tikkun Olam: Literally translated this phrase means “repair the world.” Mostly, this phrase is used by Reform movement as part of their platform for social justice. Tikkun Olam is used as the catch phrase to encourage charitable giving and to perform volunteer work. Mitt Romney’s recent release of his tax records show he likely the better Tikkun Olam candidate because he regularly gives approximately 30% of annual income to charity and his volunteer work is well-reported. In contrast, Obama has historically donated approximately 5%, though in recent years the Obama family has upped their giving to 14% in 2010 and 21% in 2011.

Also, Obama can hardly be said to be repairing the world when he continually advocates for division between Americans. Whether the subject is race, age, religion, gender, citizenship or any other category, Obama is on the forefront of promoting the differences between people instead of our common goals. People should be required to show identification to purchase a firearm or an alcoholic beverage, but not to vote. However, if you had no identification at the Democratic National Convention, you were not getting in. Americans are now being divided by their household income because the “rich” should pay their fair share, but 47% of taxpayers are not contributing funds to support the services that everyone draws upon. Obama cannot have a rational discussion about Medicare or Social Security, which both need to be revised, but instead portrays potential reformers as granny-killers. The entitlement discussion directly ties to the Ten Commandments because we are instructed to honor our father and mother, but how can we when the current system may support our grandparents, but will not be solvent to help our parents?

Nevertheless, many will point to Obama’s empty rhetorical statements such as equal opportunity, support for Israel, respect for religions, and independent energy. However, in practice, Obama has fostered class warfare, support for anti-Israel regimes, religious suppression, and a less oil, and more bankruptcies (Solyndra, Abound Solar). Look past the teleprompter and all will see the emptiness of Obama and his policies.

Read more: http://clashdaily.com/2012/09/why-jews-who-take-their-faith-land-seriously-shouldnt-back-obama/#ixzz27X899F8W

 

Jews and guns

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This is from Jews For The Preservation Of Firearms Ownership.

These are words of wisdom from Dennis Prager.

We need to take heed to what Dennis has to say.

Christians and Conservatives could find themselves is this position.

 

 

Originally published on the JewishJournal.com

It is a given among liberal and progressive Jews that gun ownership among the general population is a bad thing. The ideal is near-universal disarmament with only a handful of individual exceptions and, of course, the police.

The majority of Americans have the opposite view. They believe that gun ownership is a fundamental American right, and that the more law-abiding Americans who own guns, the safer the society. This view is so widely held – even among many Democrats – that few Democratic politicians take anti-gun positions.

Like the great majority of American Jews I grew up in a home with no guns, no hunting, no target shooting or any other use of guns. Moreover, no one I knew had a gun or even knew how to use one. Diaspora Jewish culture is almost pacifist. And the general Jewish view is that non-Jews play with guns, not us Jews. A home with guns is as foreign to a Jewish liberal as gefilte fish is to a Mississippi Baptist.

Over the course of my lifetime I have come to side with the majority of Americans. I would hope that Jews are open to rethinking what has become, like most liberal beliefs, an essentially religious position.

I support gun ownership for two reasons – one American and the other Jewish.

First, I have come to admire the American value of the armed citizen. It is part of the great American value of independence and self-reliance. If I am armed, I can better protect myself, my loved ones and my neighbors.

America is great in large measure because Americans relied much less on the state than any other nation.

Jewish and other progressives see the state as a much more wonderful thing than do Americans who believe in traditional American values such as a small state and gun ownership (it would take a rewrite of American history to deny that gun ownership has been a traditional American value). Of course, the state can and must do good things. You cannot protect a country with armed militias; you protect it with a national army, navy and air force.

Progressives, taking their values from Europe, came to regard the state as the vehicle to a nearly utopian society. Gradually it displaces individual responsibility, parental authority and communal institutions.

But the traditional American view was that the state should do as little as possible, while the individual and the community should do as much as possible – including having the ability to protect ourselves against those who would do us harm. Of course police are indispensable. But the police almost always show up after an innocent has been murdered.

My Jewish reason largely emanates from the Holocaust.

Just as it amazes me that Jews can believe that people are basically good – after the Holocaust and all the other unspeakable evils inflicted on us Jews (and so many others) – it also amazes me that Jews can believe that it is a good thing that the state prohibits any of us from owning arms.

Both beliefs show how dogma trumps reality.

How many Jews the Nazis would have murdered if most European Jews had guns is impossible to know. But common sense suggests that the number would have been much lower. The Warsaw Ghetto revolt was begun with 10 old pistols and very little ammunition. Later a few hundred pistols and rifles and a few machine guns were smuggled into the ghetto. Himmler told Hitler he would quell the revolt in three days. It took four weeks. Many hundreds of German troops – perhaps a thousand – were killed or wounded.

If the Nazis knew that Jews refused to go to roundup areas and that many Jews were armed, awaiting Nazis to enter every apartment, it is difficult to imagine that the Nazi genocidal machinery would have been nearly as effective. And, vitally important, even had the number of Jews murdered been near 6 million (which I doubt), not all ways of dying are equal. There is a world of difference between being gassed or shot to death while standing naked beside the mass grave you were forced to dig and getting killed while shooting a Nazi.

The first thing every totalitarian regime does is confiscate weapons. As long as evil people have guns, good people will need to have them. This is true for nations (which is why it is so important for America and for the world that America have the strongest military) and it is true for individuals.

Dennis Prager’s latest project is the Internet-based Prager University (prageru.com).
A version of this article appeared in print.

 

Dennis Prager’s nationally syndicated radio talk show is heard in Los Angeles on KRLA (AM 870) 9 a.m. to noon. A bestselling author and columnist, Prager is read and heard by millions of people in America and abroad. His latest book, Still the Best Hope: Why the World Needs American Values to Triumph makes the case for the American value system as the most viable program ever devised to produce a good society.

 

The ‘Peaceful Religion’ of Islam Confronts President Obama

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This is from Godfather Politics.

Obama keeps telling America hoe peaceful Islam really is.

But the facts prove other wise.

Islam is a pack of murdering savage pedophiles.

For three years of his presidency, President Obama has travelled the globe promoting the idea that Islam is a religion of peace. How many Americans believed that there would be a new foreign policy because our Muslim friendly president was reaching out to the Islamic world?

And like so much of his presidency, President Obama made excuses for his Islamic brethren. For example, he said, “The phrase Jihad has a lot of meanings within Islam, and is subject to a lot of different interpretations.”

He noted that there are “more than a billion people who practice Islam and an overwhelming majority of them . . . reaffirm peace and justice, and fairness and tolerance. I think all of us recognize that this great religion in the hands of a few extremists has been distorted to justify violence against innocent people that is never justified.”

If just ten percent of a billion Muslims are not peaceful, that’s 100,000,000 extremists, about one-third the population of the United States.

Three recent headlines caught my attention:

Muslim Brotherhood Starts Crucifixions. It was President Obama who supported the efforts of the “Arab Spring.” The Muslim Brotherhood is now in power, and according to reports, “the radical Muslims have begun crucifying opponents of newly installed President Mohammad Morsi.”

Another headline states that leaders of the peaceful religion of Islam in Iran are saying that Israel’s existence is an “insult to all humanity.” The most persecuted people on the globe is an insult. This is envy speaking. The tiny nation of Israel has more Nobel Prize winners than all the Islamic nations combined. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the President of Iran, said confronting Israel is an effort to “protect the dignity of all human beings.” No, getting rid of Israel is a way to make backward Islamic nations look good.

A Saudi Arabian Islamic cleric is claiming that Jews drink the blood of children, a centuries-old lie that ignorant Muslims perpetuate and believe:“Saudi cleric Salman Al-Odeh, a well-known scholar revered by millions globally, went on a lengthy tirade against the Jews during an interview Monday in which he stated that ‘the role of the Jews is to wreak destruction, to wage war, and to practice deception and extortion,’ according to a translation of his remarks by the Middle East Media Research Institute(MEMRI).“Al-Odeh ranted about the use of human blood in Jewish religious rituals, a notorious anti-Semitic smear commonly referred to as a ‘blood libel.’“‘It is well-known that the Jews celebrate several holidays, one of which is the Passover, or the matzos holiday,’ he said.”

According to the “blood libel” charge, the blood of children would be mixed with matzos, an unleavened bread eaten by Jews during Passover. The insane Muslim “cleric” Al-Odeh, Jewish people “would lure a child in order to sacrifice him in the religious rite that they perform during that holiday.”

It’s time that President Obama come clean about his allegiances. It’s not a minority of Muslims that believe and perpetuate these lies. These beliefs are a cancer than eat at the hearts and minds of Muslims. They want to see the world destroyed so they can rule over its ashes.

 

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