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Tabitha Korol began her political writing with letters to the editor after her retirement, and earned an outstanding letter-writing award from CAMERA (Committee on Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America).
Her essays have appeared in Right Truth, RenewAmerica, JewishIndy, NewMediaJournal, and others. She proofreads/edits for a monthly city newsletter, and has revised a book of Holocaust survivors’ accounts for publication.
A Quest for Commonality
By Tabitha Korol
The Adult Catholic Education program, held recently at a local Catholic parish hall, was entitled, “Under Abraham’s Tent: Jews, Christians, and Muslims in the World Today.” The evening, designed to “foster peaceful relationships” of three religions through their shared patriarch, Abraham, attracted about 200 guests.
The first speaker, Rabbi “J,” related the story of Abram, who smashed all but one of his father’s idols, leaving a hammer in the hand of the largest. When his father, Terach the idol carver, returned to the store and saw the damage, Abram alibied that a war had ensued among the gods, and the largest idol won. Terach scoffed, saying, “The idols have no life or power,” to which Abram responded, “Then why do you worship them?”
Thus did Abram show the folly of idol worship and introduce the belief of monotheism into civilization. “J” further explained that the Jews, through Moses, were also the first to bring laws of morality and humanity to humankind, the Commandments by which civilizations have prospered since. Regrettably, she did not offer a definition of Judaism, the role of Jews in world history, or the significance of Israel to the Jewish people.
Although Jews had resided in Egypt, Iraq, Iran, and Mesopotamia, and despite their persecution through the centuries, they nevertheless did not declare these lands as theirs. She might have dismantled the accusation that Jews are colonialists, had she noted the Jewish claim to the land has very specific boundaries set forth in the ancient Torah – the same boundaries established by the League of Nations in 1920, and again by the United Nations in 1948.
It may be that the rabbi simply forgot these exhaustively documented facts, or she felt compelled to abandon her own and her religion’s survival for the fashionable multiculturalism and diversity.
“J” related an anecdote about being asked about the origin of people Cain met after his banishment from Eden. The Torah explains that Adam fathered many children before he died at age 930, and Cain may well have met these others in Nod, where he married and built a city. Rather, she responded that she told “our story,” and that could be another’s story, thereby allowing for the intrusion of a revisionist narrative!
She also mistakenly said that Ishmael was Muslim. In this, her timeline was off because it is well known that Mohammad did not proselytize for Islam until the 7th century AD, some two and a half millennia later. In fact, Ishmael was an Arab, but not a Muslim.
Another fact is that Mohammad’s conquests for an Islamic people began with the slaying of Jews, Christians, and idolaters of Mecca and Medina – beheading the men and raping and enslaving their women and children. Hence, the first Muslims were children of all four groups in the Middle East.
To a prompt about the 1967 origin of “Palestinians” (in quotation marks because before that date, the term meant any Jew or Arab who lived in that geographical area), “J” replied, “I don’t want to go there.” It is a well-documented reality that Yasser Arafat began using that terminology to provide a false bond for these usurpers to the land, but she saw it as a threat to multiculturalism and Islamic revisionism.
A reminder to the rabbi: throughout history, Jews have argued that if they abandoned their traditions and rituals, and conformed to their host society, they would be less likely to face persecution. But during the Spanish Inquisition, Jews who embraced their heritage were either converted, murdered, or expelled en masse in 1492. And, of course, during the Holocaust, Jews who trusted the concept in the 1930s and ‘40s were savagely annihilated.
Father “C,” the second speaker, also referred to Abram’s belief system as the beginning of monotheism, and to Jesus Christ’s ministry for the beginning of Christianity. He seemed distressed when an audience member asked, “Do Muslims and Jews need to trust in Jesus to get into heaven?” Whereas the Catholic Church may mandate conversion as an entrée to heaven, the Father seemed to abjure an exclusionary viewpoint. He did not reference Catholic Charities’ efforts to convert Muslims to Christianity or Muslim efforts to convert Jews and Christians to Islam. Neither did he reveal that the Qur’an restricts Muslims from designating zakat (charity) to any but Muslims, except for outreach and conversion.
Imam “M,” the last of the three, speakers, stated he would discuss historical accounts, revisionism, the universalism of Islam, and the “pre-Islamists” (Jews and Christians) who rejected Mohammed’s message.
His claim that Islam’s history is akin to Judaism’s, and that the two religions “shared ethics,” is fallacious. The Jewish Bible exclusively introduced the early Noahide Laws and Ten Commandments that provided God’s universal and timeless standard of right and wrong for all civilizations. In stark contrast, Islam’s laws contain none of those ethics and morals, and their purpose, as stated by modern-day imams and throughout the Qur’an, is to require strict adherence to Mohammed’s stern teachings by virtually everyone.
Further omitted was that Islam combines both political ideology and religion; they are inextricably linked. “M” stated that Shari’a law is based on scripture, words of the prophet, and human intellect (an ambiguous statement), but failed to inform that 83% of the Qur’an deals severely with the infidel. Shari’a laws are meant to regulate non-Muslim as well as Muslim life.
At this point, “M” reminded us of earlier statements – that Jews argued with God (that God must live up to His promise to the Jewish people), that Christians agree with Jesus, and that, “Under the Qur’an, all people would agree to be one faith, one religion, follow the laws of their prophet/role model, have the same behavior, attitude, and there would be no fighting.A quick check at the countries around the world disproves that easily enough.He also assured the audience that Muslims kill other Muslims more than they kill Jews and Christians – a hardly comforting gen.
He went on to say that Muslims have a high degree of illiteracy.It is a fact that domination and oppression thrive as long as the masses are kept in ignorance. The importance of education goes back to Biblical times and is inherent in our Constitution.
Before closing, the imam added, “The ethnic people of the Middle East includes Palestinians,” yet another invention left unchallenged.The Philistines from Crete are long gone, and the current Palestinians are traceable to Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and Yemen, from which they came to the nascent Israel in search of employment.Adopting “Palestinians” for their appellation was a stealth war tactic to provide a false bond to the region they coveted.
It became quite evident that a mountain of historical revisionism was required to create a very false and tenuous harmony. Only when the Jews diminished their history, when the Christians moderated their beliefs, and when Muslims eluded questions that there could be any semblance of sharing and understanding.So this was not educational, but indoctrinal.
If the church members brought these three philosophies together in the name of harmony and understanding, then at least harmony prevailed for a couple of hours.But I knew that the morrow would bring more news of violent Jew-hatred, church burnings, and other catastrophic acts of jihad, and the parishioners would remain terribly misinformed.In the name of multiculturalism, diversity, and political-correctness; they were left with dishonesty and self-congratulatory egotism.☼
I was pleased to hear from Shannon Smith, executive director of Wyoming Humanities Council, but disappointed to learn that she disagreed. When people disagree with facts, it means they cannot abide information that conflicts with their belief system. Did she not grasp that our world is afire? that our World Trade Center was bombed and 3,000 citizens killed? that Christians are being slaughtered in Africa and Asia? that Jews are fleeing Europe again? that Sweden and Norway have been called the rape capitals of the world? that the violence occurring around the globe is caused by one group and one group only?
The books gifted by the Muslim Journeymen were described as containing "history, faith, and Muslim culture around the world." Islamic history, antithetical to all we believe and trust, is severely misrepresented in their accounts. They do not divulge their 1400-year history of violence, slavery, destruction of 270 million people and their cultures, the permanent land grabs, and the forced imposition of Islamic ideology to 1.3 billion people. They do not disclose their cruel Islamic law,Shari'a, and its incompatibility with our heritage and Constitution. Our God is not their God; our Torah and Bible are not their Qur'an, of which eighty percent deals with killing the infidels. The adherents will not live harmoniously with other nations and ideologies and they are a danger to all humanity. Their literature warrants inspection.
Of the five novels the libraries received, Smith and her staff read Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi, and admitted it was disturbing. So was In the Country of Men, by Hisham Matar. Both are stories of a desolate future and inappropriate, vulgar material. In the former, Marjane lives in Iran, a country in transition from secular to Islamic religious extremism; in the latter, nine-year-old Suleiman lives a frightening life in despotic Libya. Both books deal with issues of repression; abandonment and neglect; explicit sexuality and drugs; both have unsavory characters, and deal with issues of unhappiness, anxiety, martyrdom and death, and "life is pain." These are very different from the decent, moral literature that produced the people who created our great nation.
The immersion in degradation is intentional. The books were chosen to discourage the innocent from reading and creative thinking, to produce "common" and "standard" (Common Core Standards) workers who are compliant and easily controlled, like the masses who lost their will to rise up against the Islamic and socialist regimes. In the words of Montesquieu, "As virtue is necessary in a republic...so fear is necessary in a despotic government."
The reading material is selected to ruin the minds and imaginations at an early age. By the students' mid-teen years, they will have been force-fed a strong diet of social problems and other dark, bleak subjects, learning that socialism is good and capitalism evil, and the white man evil and the black man victimized. By the time they reach the higher grades, the students will be tarnished, no more able to develop a taste for wholesome material, or relish words and ideas. Their minds are being raped and dehumanized, so as never to be fascinated by a story.
Mary Calamia, a clinical social worker in Stony Brook, New York, testified to the New York State Assembly about the effect of such books on her ever-increasing number of patients. The books are biologically inappropriate, and children are wetting their beds; experiencing stomachaches, nosebleeds, headaches, insomnia, depression and even self-mutilation. According to Vladimir Lenin (1921), one of the rules of overcoming democratic civilization is to distract the youth with a focus on the superficial, an interest in sex, sensual entertainment, sports and other trivialities, while the administration seizes power.
Wyoming has accepted these books, but if the Council agrees that they are disturbing and do not depict the Muslim culture flatteringly, why would they want to "bridge" our two cultures? According to the grant, said to provide discussion on rarely discussed topics, the program is to focus on the following goals:
· Open avenues of discussion towards a better awareness, understanding and tolerance of diversity
Why should we accept and tolerate their distressing culture?
· Engage community members and increase understanding of a culture that we typically see only through news stories, often filtered or detail-deficient,
Why should we better understand and accept their forced female genital mutilation, marriage of prepubescent girls to older men, women enshrouded, women stoned to death based only on accusations, stabbings, explosions, honor killings, and the bleak existence of repressive societies?
· Provide a new awareness of cultural similarities and to ease any distrust of "the other" There are no similarities. They are welcome to assimilate and enjoy our freedoms here, but not impose their Shari'a on our culture – or they may return to the lands of their discontent.
Many believe the covert purpose of the books is to adjust the readers to accepting life under Islam as we slowly accept their customs, rather than endeavor to overcome complacency and mediocrity –dhimmitude.
I submit that House of Stone by Anthony Shadid, an American foreign correspondent for the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe and Associated Press, was chosen to conform to another part of the Islamic agenda. While he appears to focus on returning to Lebanon, where "violence is as common as the wind," to restore his great-grandfather's ancestral stone house, he dwells on an oft-repeated, nuanced theme to discredit and delegitimize Israel and her people. He recalls not the Lebanon where various factions of Muslims, Maronite Christians, and communists fought for centuries, or the occupation of Hezbollah forces that took root to enforce Islam on the masses and used the town as a base from which to destroy Israel, but time and again cites Israel's "occupation," when the Israel Defense Forces came to repulse the advancing terrorist army.
Broken Verses, by Kamila Shamsie, concerns a Pakistani feminist/activist, Samina Akram, who disappeared 17 years ago. Her lover, a poet known for government criticism, had been brutally murdered by government thugs two years earlier. When Samina's daughter, Aasmaani, suddenly begins receiving cryptic letters that only the couple could have written, she begins her pursuit through modern-day Pakistan. The story combines political intrigue, social and political upheaval, civil war, the plight of women, repression and religious fanaticism. Included are the family dynamic – pain of abandonment, rejection, resentment, jealousy, exile, distrust, fears and imprisonment. Is there value of submerging the students in such feelings that deaden the human spirit, so typical of those identified in Common Core? What we do not see are traits for which America is known – strength, courage, character, honesty, respect, determination, creativity, aspirations, and achievement.
The author of Dreams of Trespass, Fatima Mernissi, was born in 1940, in seclusion in a harem, an enclosed domestic sprawl of extended families in 9th century Fez, Morocco. The compound consists of children, in-laws of several generations; divorced, widowed, dependent female relatives, and ex-slaves. Fatima can only escape her imprisonment, restrictions and powerlessness in her imagination, until educational opportunities become available. Now, as Wahhabi fundamentalism returns to the Middle East, and women must again accept the veil, the past is the ominous sign of the future. Today's Islamic women face the same captivity and hopelessness that permeated their ancient society.
The Muslim Journey program is purported to be a search for freedom of religion and speech, which are already guaranteed under our Constitution; these are not a beleaguered people here. The underlying purpose of gifting such books could be to distract from the truth, which is far worse – a way of adapting the American psyche to "when" the Muslims succeed in establishing their caliphate in America. This is, therefore, a foothold for propaganda to desensitize the American reader, a form of indoctrination, and a way to replace the books of the past. How is this different from the Hitlerian fetes when the classics were hurled into the raging bonfire?
In a courtroom, we expect to hear from both the defense and the prosecution. I hope that these Humanities Councils will eventually approach this case with equal objectivity. Else, in the words of Lewis Carroll, "If you drink much from a bottle marked, 'poison,' it is certain to disagree with you sooner or later."
© Tabitha Korol
By Tabitha Korol
I became aware of an invitation issued to 125 libraries across our nation, a lure for these institutions of learning to participate in a five-part reading and discussion series, titled “Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys.” I do not use the term “lure” lightly, inasmuch as this is a strategy of the Muslim Brotherhood’s furtive jihad into our society – an effort to provide additional reading material for our public school students who are already on a diet of Islamic propaganda.
Although Shannon Smith, executive director of the Wyoming Humanities Council, assured me of their interest in diversity in a state that has little, too many in her position of trust have little to no concept of the Islamic purpose and ideology. I cannot help but wonder whether the libraries will invite the astute to expose the true purpose of these religion peddlers, and invite other religious communities to share their history and heritage, as well.
Of the more than 2106 mosques (2010 census) nationwide, I found three in Wyoming and an Islamic center in Laramie raised and ready for the imminent influx, a sign of their offensive. Ms. Smith, an ingénue in dealing with the Islamic agenda, is not considering their purpose, that of instilling their belief system into every state, and every country on the globe, to present their religion as the paradigm of peace, when, in reality, it is an authoritarian rule requiring submission or torture and death.
When violent jihad proves impractical or counter-productive, as in the US, stealth jihad is employed – infiltration and domination. These cultural enrichers have not come for reading recommendations to learn about America, our history, our Founding Fathers, or how to conduct a smooth integration into our society. They have not suggested that others be invited to the discussion table. Quite simply, they have asked for time to tell their (whitewashed) “journey” and to distribute Islamic books for inclusion into the system, to proselytize, demand accommodation and acquiescence.
Their lessons are seductive, explaining that their religion was spread across the lands, as though by inspiration and word of mouth, rather than as a political ideology advanced through 1400 years of aggression by the sword, spreading the blood of innocents and the agony of ruin. While killing Christians throughout Africa with the sword, Jews in Israel with rockets or their suicidal offspring, Americans with bombs (9/11, the Boston Marathon), and Russians with explosives may be expedient, it is through stealth education, schools and libraries, that they can reach the population in a land the breadth of the United States.
Russian communist Vladimir Lenin knew what he could accomplish by controlling the minds of children: “Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.” Abraham Lincoln recognized the procedures of tyranny: “The philosophy of the classroom today will be the philosophy of government tomorrow.”
The introduction of Islamic material, produced solely by Islamists, could be devastating. Consider that the Common Core textbooks have already diminished the importance of American history, our founding and Constitution, and trivialized the role of Christianity and Judaism in favor of a falsified Islamic involvement in US history. The introduction of these books into the library will augment the already present revisionism.
According to the Koran, Muslims are required to impose their theocracy around the globe. They eradicated by any means 270 million Zoroastrians, Pharoahans, Buddhists, Hindus, Christians and Jews in the Middle East, and have risen to conquer Africa, Asia and Europe, and America. Muslims are now overcoming their host populations in Great Britain (London bombing, Glasgow Int’l airport, forced conversions, female genital mutilations, terrorist attacks, a beheading), France (Marseilles a hotbed of Islamic violence, Jews killed on streets), Belgium (growing radicalism, violence, increased Muslim control), Sweden (burnings and rapes rampant), Norway (100% rapes by Muslims; terrorist group demands breakaway nation), and Spain appears to be losing her identity.
The deteriorating condition of these nations is a warning to the United States.
Because Muslims are not yet a sufficient percentage of our populace to physically oppress Americans on our continent, they have implemented changes through other venues, including education. They are aided by Pearson, Houghton Mifflin, and other book publishers without conscience who fill their coffers with Saudi funds, grants from socialist/communist groups, the Bill Gates Foundation, Annenberg Foundation, and many more. Their huge investments will be reimbursed through ever-increasing state taxes.
As we’ve noted in other libraries, their books depict Islam as an enlightened society rather than the third world, tribal, murderous civilization that has seen no communal advancement since its inception in the 7th century. Muslims live by Sharia laws that destroy democracy – coexistence is nonexistent. Briefly, Sharia laws enforce severe punishment (enslavement, whippings, stonings, amputation, hangings, and beheadings) to keep the population under total control, whether it be prayers five times daily, or another aspect of one’s personal life. Islam is exquisitely designed to overtake and convert, or else to annihilate. Its treatment of women is infamous. http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Quran/010-women-0worth-less.htm.
There are no Ten Commandments and no Golden Rule. By allowing them access to these libraries to communicate an acceptable, but deceitful, version of their doctrines to the public, the libraries become complicit in the destruction of our way of life (and woe to our descendants).
The heart of the matter is Muslims are not here to become Americans. Just as they are not assimilating in Europe, so they will not integrate here. Their intent is the caliphate, to impose Islamic rule. Muhammad was a warlord and his disciples a warring people in his image, not discoverers or inventors. Their books will provide a falsified history, fictitious innovations, and tales of victimhood, yet they are the aggressors. FBI statistics still show that Jews are victims of more than 62% of hate crime in America, whereas Christians are the most persecuted religion worldwide, as Jews flee to Israel, leaving their Christian neighbors to contend with the hostile immigrants.
I recommend to all who have been asked to host, to withdraw from any prior commitment and discourage outside attendance. Nevertheless, should that not be possible, and you receive books for your library, I would very much appreciate your providing me with titles, authors, and publishers so that I may research books that provide the unexpurgated truth about 14 centuries of global Islamic tyranny, along with information needed to stem the tide.
ASA - Academics Surrender to Allah
by Tabitha Korol
Five thousand members of the ASA, American Studies Association, would be better identified as Academics Surrender to Allah. They have declared jihad against the State of Israel. Why? ASA president Curtis Marez admitted that there are worse countries than Israel but, he added, “One has to start somewhere!” Can you picture Marez as part of a firefighting team sent to extinguish a blaze in Southern California, and he’ll start “somewhere” in North Dakota? So they’re boycotting Israel’s universities, which are also attended by Palestinian students, rather than boycotting Palestinian universities that were instituted by Israel but are prohibited to Jewish students – perhaps a study in reverse psychology.
If you've ever wondered how Nazism took hold in Germany or if the masses “really knew” what was happening in their country, look at America now. There have already been 50 court cases in 23 states decided according to Islamic Sharia law, and the actions of the ASA clearly expose the many who are willingly Sharia-compliant, eager to abandon civility, justice, and integrity, to join forces with tyranny. Just in: another 1,000 academics have just joined the crusade.*
Israel’s universities are listed among the top 100 world universities in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer sciences and economics, with the world’s highest per capita rate of university degrees and the world’s highest ratio per capita of scientists, technicians, PhDs, physicians, with contributions in every aspect of life, while being only .02% of the world’s population. Israel contributes to advances in water shortage, agriculture, space travel, solar power, DNA, and more, for all the world’s benefit. Her advanced methods of Intelligence benefit America’s security.
Despite attacks from warring Arab neighbors, Israel is the only vibrant, liberal democracy in the Middle East, with the highest average living standards and per-capita income, exceeding the UK. Israel is the largest immigrant-absorption nation on earth relative to its population, and a trustworthy first responder to countries in peril due to natural disasters. Foremost in humanitarian programs, there was marked improvement when Israel entered Gaza. The Arab population went from 360,000 in 1967 (under Egyptian rule) to 1.4 million when Israelis withdrew in 2005. There was progress in social welfare – the Palestinian mortality rates fell by more than two-thirds between 1970 and 1990; life expectancy rose from 48 years in 1967 to 72 in 2000 (when the average for Arabs in the Middle East and North Africa was 68). The infant-mortality rate went from 60 per 1,000 live births in 1968 to 15 per 1,000 in 2000. Under Israel’s inoculation program, childhood diseases like polio, whooping cough, tetanus and measles were eradicated. The Palestinians’ standard of living increased, with electricity, running water, gas ranges for cooking, refrigerators, TVs, and cars. Such was Israel’s brutal occupation.
On the other hand, Arabs as a whole and Palestinians in particular offer no scholastic advantage, so we must conclude that the ASA is guided by other advancements – the “cutting edge” by the People of the Sword. Palestinians must prolong their false victimization to further demonize Israel for the purpose of delegitimizing, weakening, and destroying Israel altogether.
Israel is not an apartheid nation with its Arab population of 20.7%, despite Arabic rhetoric, so the only conclusion for boycott is unabashed Jew-hatred. These professors were schooled by leftist instructors to hate the West, democracy, organized religions like Christianity and Judaism, and are discontinuing school study of our Founding Fathers and documents, destroying our Constitution and Bill of Rights, our proud history and exceptionalism.
The ASA claims a commitment to social justice, against racism, while aware that Israel is home to every nationality and religion, and Palestinians welcome no such mix of people and they brutally mistreat their own women and children. In the name of equality, they act to invalidate the indigenous Jews of the land, and support the usurpers who lay claim to land that was never theirs; they teach their children to hate and detonate themselves for the sake of land acquisition. With demonic inspiration, the ASA withholds condemnation against Muslims who slowly diminish the rights of Jewish students nationwide, who kill Christians and Jews worldwide, and who would eagerly demolish our American republic.
They are fascists who have already implemented the use of Common Core textbooks to encourage the hatred of Jews, Israel and American values, derived from Judaism centuries ago. The first monotheistic belief system to appear when barbarism reigned, the Jews introduced 613 Commandments of morality and ethics, creating a civilized society with respect for all life and property to all who accepted it. Yet those who uphold these laws are the first victims and scapegoats of tyranny – the despised conscience of the world.
The ASA prefers totalitarianism, assuming they will be the surviving top strata to rule the others; Jews and Christians are as unwelcome as the cultures that disappeared before them. The ASA upholds the rights of Islamic jihadists who wage war against Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Bosnia, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Cyprus, East Timor, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran’s Khudistan Arabs, Kashmir, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kurdistan, Libya, Macedonia, Maronites of Lebanon, Middle East, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia-Chechnya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Uganda, Uzbekistan and Yemen. They endorse the rights of the Muslim Student Union to intimidate, threaten and harm the Jewish students on university campuses. They employ the Common Core textbooks and their revisionist history, where Islam is whitewashed with a kindness quite unknown in their culture, and credited with the achievements of other cultures. How contrary it is for Muslims to be recognized for inventing Arabic numerals that were originated by the Hindus, and its responsibility for the death of 270 million innocents over 1400 years to be concealed by the next generation of victims.
Judaism has been in the crosshairs of many warring civilizations, but was never the only one. Just as no nation was considered safe from Hitler, no nation will ever be safe from Islam, yet the boycotts are against the Jews, the first begun by Arabs before Israel became a nation. If we don’t band together, we will fall separately. We must recapture our nation and work against the evil forces that produce groups like the ASA.
*Criticism was initially issued by the American Association of University Professors, the Anti-Defamation League, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Zionist Organization of America, American Jewish Committee, Scholars for Peace in the Middle East and Stand With Us. Penn State Harrisburg and Brandeis have officially withdrawn their membership from the ASA. Many more are joining in.
By Tabitha Korol
In response to my recent essay, "Nuremberg Revisited," I received four questions from a reader, Mr. K, – four simple questions that reminded me of the centuries-old Four Questions that we read at the Passover Seder each year. The Passover Questions concern the Why and How Passover is celebrated, and were designed to keep our history alive, get the children involved in learning the lessons of the Jewish Exodus from slavery in Egypt into a life of freedom in our own land, Israel, as well as to enlighten the uninformed guest.
His questions were brief and pointed. But when I got beyond thinking they were insolent, I took them at face value and considered a response, perhaps to engage him further.
He asked, “Who are you?” I replied that I am a woman, a wife, mother, grandmother, and a natural-born, first-generation citizen of the United States. I was born, raised and schooled in New York, became a fashion and fabric designer in Manhattan’s garment center, married and relocated with my husband and daughters to his company’s headquarters in the Midwest. I had always enjoyed art, music, and writing, and rarely spent time on politics because I felt I was living in the best and safest country in the world – until one day, when I realized that my world had changed and revisionist news was masking the truth from all of us. It was then that I had to step into the fray. When I began to receive confirmation of my efforts, I knew I had finally found purpose.
He asked, “What's the point??” The point of my essay was to show that our people, Americans, Jews and Christians alike, had naively fallen prey to a tyrannical regime not unlike Hitler's. Sadly, our government and the world resemble Germany and Europe prior to WW II, with signs of increased divisiveness, hostility, and growing government control, from kindergarten to the White House and the United Nations. I am just one of many voices trying to awaken the dormant public, to inform that all this has happened before, and if we do not strive to stop the power grabs, we may experience another global disaster, the equivalent of a Holocaust, perhaps worse.
We need not look for men in black uniforms with boots in our midst, but we may find a proliferation of other figures clad in black where there were none before. We may not have to run to the railroad tracks to see the masses of people leaving the city, but they may be at the airports, leaving their countries for safer havens. And while there may not be doctors performing ghastly medical experiments, there may indeed be people dying from insufficient and inferior healthcare, more suffering and premature death from our new socialist healthcare system. If there are no Hitler youth, there are Islamic youth, active and inciting hate and riots in the schools, and their instructors who have gone beyond the boundaries of their position to encourage or, at least, stand down. And this is just the beginning.
He asked, “What's your point?” My point is to enlighten those who choose to sit in the dark – the overwhelmed, underinformed parents who are busy, working and raising a family, and the numerous elders who prefer to live out their retirement years worry-free. They will not be concerned with “theories,” and want peace at all cost, without evaluating the enormity of that cost. They will not acknowledge those who came in conquest or discuss the obvious signs. As long as there are no bombs (at least, not often), and no marches in the streets (not as many as in the Middle East or Europe), they will remain untroubled and apathetic. They intend to enjoy the life for which they worked long, hard hours, living in their gated communities, looking no farther than their noses, and not considering what could befall their offspring.
He asked, “What’s in it for me?” That depends on what he and others are willing to do. Certainly, should despotism win, life will be wretched, and more so for the women in his life. There would be stern rule and poverty whether ruled by Islamists or Communists. If citizens like him were to rise up, there could be war, but followed by the peace sought by our Founding Fathers. There is a price for peace.
I also answered what’s in it for me. I won’t “while away the hours, conferrin’ with the flowers.” Rather, I’ll continue to spend my time on the computer, bringing news of the growing menace to the attention of others. As a result, I will continue to meet those who also speak out, inform, sign petitions, vote, and contact their representatives….
I spend time trying to reach the masses to tell them that both Jews and Christians are now endangered. I’m working to rid our schools of the Common Core standard textbooks that were produced with multi-million-dollar donations from those who seek domination through either Communism or Islamism. (The Arab Muslim has successfully imposed his will and religion on countless non-Arab ethnicities in the Middle East, such as the Pharaohans of Egypt, Zoroastrians of Persia, Berbers of North Africa, Buddhists, Sumerians, Babylonians, Assyrians Copts, and are continuing their deadly destruction through Northern Nigeria, Vietnam, Burma, Indonesia, Iraqi Kurdistan, and India. They have also invaded, occupied, and are slowly changing the face of Sweden, England, Germany, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Belgium, Norway, and the Americas.)
The textbooks are indoctrinating the students to dislike America and welcome Islam, and parents who attempt to speak out are being intimidated by educators who are adept in bullying tactics. I also reviewed some history and human geography books to record their lies and propaganda and researched and documented the truth, and spread the information.
What's in it for me? There’s enormous satisfaction in knowing that I'm a cog in a wheel that may, even at this belated hour, return America to the ideals of our Founders. But I fear for my children and yours, my grandchildren and yours. and all the children who might have had a good life in this country, but may be doomed to horror if we accomplish nothing. I'm doing it because America helped our ancestors to survive and now we have to help America to survive. We do it for the next generation. Isn’t it supposed to work that way?
I thought Mr. K might not have the background or backbone for a fifth question, “What can I do?” but I was wrong. He said he’ll continue to read and learn what he can do, too.