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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

"We are a Good People"


Silverfiddle Rant!
Rabbi Dov Fischer speaks for his people, and for America, in the wake of yet another hate crime hoax and calls for slavery reparations...

Yes, we are informed by the Shoah, as we are by the destruction of the Holy Temple that someday will be rebuilt in Messianic times on its promontory on Mount Moriah, as we are by the expulsions, Inquisitions, blood libels, pogroms, Communist terrors, and other persecutions that have visited us. That makes us vigilant. But we do not build a culture on thatI wish so much for others in other cultures to understand that no culture can be built in 2019 America on a slavery that ended in 1865 by virtue of 300,000 White men giving up their lives to end it.

Vestiges of our racist past remain.  Yahoogle "Sandtown Baltimore" for one example. We have stubborn pockets of racists, some noisy, some violent, and some quiet and sneaky.  We always will, but our polite society that snickers at blasphemy and vulgarity does not tolerate bigotry. 

Dov Fischer again, from the same linked article:
We are a good people. We do not lynch Blacks or others. Rather, we had Loretta Lynch. Outside of New York, we smile at people we do not know as we walk down the street. When we cross a street, we wave to the driver who waits to make a right turn. We make friendly small talk at the grocery cash register, even a guy with a yarmulke when paying a woman with a hijab. We are a good people. And we deserve better than the despicable Big Lie that this country is riven on racial, gender, religious, or ethnic lines.
Very few of us had a perfect upbringing, and our family histories tell of struggle, oppression and every variety of unfairness life hands out.  Nursing grudges and grievances while believing people owe you something is a path to unhappiness and failure.

The best message you can give people is to encourage them overcome: Let go of the past. Do the right thing, work hard, delay gratification, get an education. Success--hard-won and self-earned--is the best response to the bigots and the haters.

20 comments:

  1. An mplification of the Golden Rule. Generic Good Advice, –– except for the Self Praising part ––, that applies EQUALLY to ALL people, except STATISTS and COLLECTIVISTS.

    Do Black iives matter?

    Of course, but ONLY in a context that encourages us to understand that ALL lives matter.

    The same is true for every OTHER minority –– including WHITE, Anglo-Saxon Protestants, WHITE Euro-Catholics, Capitalists and "The Rich."

    It should NOT apply to MARXISTS or GLOBALISTS all of whom should be DENIGRATED and SHUNNED out of Existence.

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    1. You may not realize it because it doesn't happen over night, but first comes Socialism, then Sharia law.So, WAKE UP AMERICA

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  2. SF,
    Americans are a good people. All those pointing fingers of blame for often imagined sins are balkanizing our republic.

    I'm weary of all the victimology. It sprouts up everywhere -- even in my small homeschool group wherein one student -- WASP -- deliberately failed my course this year, yet sees himself as a victim. Of what, exactly, isn't clear. I guess that he just likes lying to himself.

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  3. I see projection.
    You see a racist where there is none, you are a racist.
    My motto:
    Smile, hold the door for anyone, tip your hat.
    Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.

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    1. i'm not sure that reads as intended or maybe it's the gun owners mantra.

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    2. The intent is: I am polite, kind, generous and wary.
      I am not to be taken advantage of.
      There are two separate thoughts there, though. The first does not inform the second.

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  4. Having to care what others think of you must be exhausting.

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  5. Delay gratification -- I hate that but yes, good point.

    Then there's Sandtown. As someone once sang, "The city's dyin' and they don't know why."

    But we do, commies and associated satanists. While we're at it, how many blacks has Margaret Sanger's organization killed? Reparations aren't in it.

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    1. Sanger's reply? She saved them from a life of poverty and crime.
      And they bought it, hook, line and sinker.

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    2. She also had the support of W. E. B. DuBois.

      The position wasn't far from the current right wing mantra of avoiding out of wedlock pregnancy although it was much more evolved than the fringe right belief in the efficacy of abstinence only instruction.
      The right took the idea that the human will fails less often than birth control and bought it hook, line and sinker.

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  6. Such a good people... that we now racially/sociologically handicap test scores and college admissions.

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    1. FJ,
      I heard just this morning about the SAT Adversity Score while catching a few minutes of the Chris Plante Show.

      What a load this SAT Adversity Score is!

      And, today, we a also read THIS:

      "A mock funeral aims to help students bury their pain."

      The above makes me glad that I'm retiring. Mostly retiring, that is.

      I can no longer abide the excrement which "educators" are propagating today.

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    2. I'm sure the writer of the lead article would go on about America being a land of equal opportunities not equal outcomes. You know the cliche.

      The funeral is ultimately a reminder to these kids that the idea of equal opportunities is a fraud. The funeral may accomplish no more than that.

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    3. Related comment at the NYT:

      [I]t is a grotesque exercise and a harmful model for our young people to play the game of who suffered more, which hardships "count" and which do not, or whose experience is more or less worthy.

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    4. Give your fraud speech to the 10% of black Americans from Jamaica, Haiti, Nigeria, Trinidad & Tobago, Ethiopia, The Dominican Republic, Ghana, Guyana, Kenya, Liberia, Somalia, and Barbados that outperform both native born blacks and whites in advanced degrees and are less likely to live in poverty. Yeah Ducky, like Mort Sahl said "America is the worst country in the world except for all the others" (And yes, he was paraphrasing Churchill).

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  7. At some point will we realize that Education is simply “Knowledge Inequality”, and this will all come to its inexorable conclusion.

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    1. And what might that be?

      Universal Ignorance is the Only Hope for Social Justice?

      A Uniform Level of Poverty and Deprivation is the Only Fairness?

      Suppression of Excellence is the Essence of Decency?

      Glorification of Inferiority is the essence of Kindness?

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