Though it wasn’t quite two feet, Detroiters experienced our first snowfall of the season this week. Thanks to the balmy Thanksgiving Day weather, all that snow is long gone though Michiganders always know there’s more to come. Thanks, Lisa S. (who now lives in Florida) for sharing this image with her childhood friends.
2 feet of snow
We shouldn’t repeat the mistakes of our ancestors during WWII when, Then, the desperate immigrants were Jews and We, the US, turned our backs of them/us. Bravo to those who are speaking up to “Do the Right Thing” (like Mayor Mike Duggan) by opening our doors to the desperate lives affected by war and terror. Applying for Immigration Status is an extremely rigorous long term process with extensive vetting by numerous agencies. Yes, we need to keep vigilant and safe but there are more effective ways than shunning a devastated population.
The capital of Belgium and the EU, Brussels, came to a halt this week as schools, public transportation and some stores were closed due to concerns of possible terror activity. Disrupting our lives is exacting what these twisted terrorist want to do and it seems they are succeeding, through actual terror or threats of terror. We must find a strategy to combat this deadly trajectory of evil.
Against the Odds
The Western World hates ISIS (Deash) but when it comes to the same exact tactics by Palestinian terrorist, the world goes mute. Every week (including this one) for the past several months (years, decades) Israelis have been murdered/terrorized by Palestinians while the Palestinians heroize the terrorist. Yet, something about Israeli victims warrants more leniency and evenhandedness. News media feel obligated to show both deaths as equal when stabbing victims and their perpetrators die. In addition there is a media obsession with the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. For a tiny country and region, the amount of journalist covering the conflict is much higher than anywhere else in the world. Also, out of proportion is the amount of United Nations resolutions against Israel compared to anywhere, including North Korea and Syria. This week the American Anthropological Association voted overwhelmingly (1,040 to 136) to boycott Israel. You’d think Anthropologist would know the anthropological proof of ancient Israel but they now add themselves to a long list of other bias Academic Association. Even when The Patriots (with their well respected and very pro-Israel owners) paid tribute to the death of Ezra Schwartz they never mentioned Israel or Palestinian terrorists, though they say it was completely unintentional since the wanted to focus on all terror victims.
“we also pause to remember the many of who have recently lost their lives in senseless terror attacks abroad. Last Thursday, this reality struck close to home when 18-year-old Ezra Schwartz, a native of Sharon, Massachusetts, and a huge Patriots fan, was gunned down nearly 5,500 miles from home while studying abroad. At this time, we would like to honor Ezra Schwartz, and the hundreds of victims like him, with a moment of silence.”
Sadly this bias against Israel has persisted and increased as the guilt of the Holocaust fades and the strength of Israel since the Six-Day War has changed her status from “David” to a (necessary) “Goliath”. Then, throw in Anti-semitism and you’ve got opinions that range from Double Standard to flat out Israel hatred. Israel was the canary in the coalmine years ago forewarning the acts of radical terrorism with suicide bombings. But the world was biasly blinded so they ignored the warning signs and now we’ve got the hatred spread to the US, France and all of Western Civilization (though they continue to kill themselves too) and many, like the (female) Swedish Foreign Minister, have the balls to blame Israel for this global catastrophe.
The Air We Breathe
is the Fixer in this comedic attack of the Environmental Protection Agency for trying to keep our air clean. Goldblum saved us in Jurassic Park but can he save us now. Thank you League of Conservatin Voters for this creative message: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WaWJPx3UPY
Music makes the world go around…
Last installment for this week’s musical choices is a huge talent and you’d be living under a rock if you haven’t heard her yet. Enjoy Jimmy and Adele with The Roots performing on children’s instruments. Truly the best…