Memorial Day 2018 #USA

Freedom does not come free……

Honor those who gave their last full measure of devotion….

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Perhaps nothing speaks more eloquently to the sacrifice of the soldier than President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address:

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation, so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

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Questions about Gaza….

Just a question for the Middle East mavens:

If someone was violently trying to enter your house and they are screaming for your death as they do it, do you happily let them in, or do you shoot them before they breach the front door (remember they have been there before and have killed others of your children)?

Or do you have to wait and allow them to kill one of your children this time before you respond?

Or should you instead just offer them tea and cookies and hope for the best?

And has the world set different rules for you because of how you pray to God so everyone else in the world can defend themselves, but not your family?

 

 

 

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Zionism Denial

Israelis do not ‘revel’ in the Holocaust as a source of legitimacy for their state. They mourn a vision of a state that could have been home to so many more. Zionism sought a state for the Jews not so that “never again”. Zionism sought a state for the Jews so that never at all.

 

By Einat Wilf in The Daily Beast

 

“As Israel marks its national Holocaust Remembrance Day, many around the world will secretly roll their eyes. ‘There they go again the Zionists, using their precious Holocaust to justify their state, their power, their faults, reveling in a world guilted into silence.’

There are those who believe, too many, that without the holocaust there would have been no Israel. Most of them make this assumption in good faith. The American President himself, in his June 4, 2009 Cairo speech, spoke of “the recognition that the aspiration for a Jewish homeland is rooted in a tragic history that cannot be denied.”

But when so many believe that without the Holocaust there would have been no Israel, those who want Israel erased from map and memory, or isolated as an illegitimate state come to resent the Holocaust, or at least its association with Israel.

The American President wanted to make an important stand against Holocaust denial in the capital of the Arab world. He did not understand that by reaffirming the dangerous equation that the global legitimacy for Israel is rooted in the Holocaust, he fanned the motivation to engage in Holocaust denial for those who continue to believe, as they always have, that Israel is not a legitimate state.”

Article continued HERE.

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Holocaust Remembrance Day

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Free Speech

Journalist James Kirchick at TED-Yale.

“There is no right to not be offended….”

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Helpful Chart on Whether or not to Condemn a Hater

Since there has been so much written about the Women’s March leadership refusing to condemn the antisemitism and racism of Louis Farrakhan, and in fact making excuses for him, the chart below, can help you figure out whether you need to condemn or excuse a person’s hate filled rhetoric based upon Regressive Left criteria. Don’t worry, if you hate Jews, as long as you are on the Left, you can carry on….

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