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About Pamela

I have been around the block more than a few times and I see the streets getting dirtier and dirtier. I left the country in 1973 and moved to Israel. There, I became a founding settler of Yamit, and became a victim of the first catastrophic mistake of swapping land for "peace.

Lashon Hara or A Wicked Tongue

Our country is on fire and it looks like gasoline is being poured on  daily.  The animosity and lies against President Trump infects our country and  unfortunately the poison even affected my own home.  After the tragic and despicable shooting of  Representative Scalise I decided to reframe the hatred: to put the argument in non political language.  The Lefty self hating Jews are going to scream even louder, but  it looks like they slept during Hebrew school and never learned that gossiping, spreading lies, and  defamatory speech is against our religion. The taboo of  lashon hara, or having an evil tongue; is written in our Torah more than thirty times and is the reason Miriam, Moses’s sister, was afflicted with leprosy as well as the Israelites forty year march in the desert.

The law doesn’t just apply to Jews. As anyone who is a true Christian will admit, Jesus was a Jew. Living in the South for many years, I learned that many bible based Christian religions study the “Old Testament” as well as the New Testament. The religious ethos of Christianity  is built on the laws of Judaism. As a matter of fact, the great and famous rabbi Hillel stated “Do not do to others what you do not want them to do to you,” while Jesus was growing up. Sound familiar? The point is, since we’re still a  Judeo- Christian country, isn’t it time to examine our behavior?

People my age grew up with  the platitude ” Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.”  Judaism teaches the polar opposite. As a matter of fact, we beg G-d’s forgiveness for the sins of improper speech more than a dozen times during our Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur.  We are taught that the tongue (lashon) can be used as a weapon to destroy someone’s life.  The ramification of this can be read in the news and seen on TV every day. The domino effect of rumors, gossip, and plain malicious language has turned  hatred into a political tool.  This shouldn’t be surprising since we have seen since the 1970’s how  Fatah and Hamas rev up its base with hate speech  against Israel . Invoking malicious and incendiary lies for political gain always ends in mayhem and murder as we saw in the assassination attempt at the Congressional baseball game.

We live in country that guarantees  our freedom of speech and individual freedom. That gives us the right to disagree and have different opinions about our government and politicians. It doesn’t give us the right to ruin peoples reputations.One doesn’t have to be a psychologist to understand that human beings have different opinions and tastes. Some people prefer chocolate, others vanilla, and some dislike ice cream entirely.  Let’s stick to the issues, debate the issues, and forget lashon  hara before we see more violence and destruction.

Who’s “Unfit” To President ?

 

According to our  president and seconded by our media someone is unfit to be president – and it’s not   crooked Hillary.

It’s very scarey how much art imitates life or is it life imitating art? I’m writing this as I’m watching the updated ” Manchurian Candidate”( 2004) with Meryl Streep as the nefarious and coldly calculating Eleanor Shaw. Her portrayal eerily reminds me of the nefarious and coldly calculating Hillary Clinton. For those who aren’t familiar with the original story, it’s about  POWs who have been brainwashed by the enemy to destroy our country.  Powell is the former senator’s wife  who betrays her son, his squad, and her country.  Of course she and her cronies have the media’s ear so everyone believes them and the victimized truthteller is set up as the crazy. Sound familiar? The last scene shows  a government techie sitting at the computer changing the actual killer of the Powells to someone who had nothing to do with it in order to frame the narrative. Or was it to frame the people?

Our respected media,  the “fourth estate,” has an obligation to the citizens of this country. They have betrayed  the freedom granted them in the Bill of Rights and unofficially became another arm of the government. And, just like our government,  has taken a turn to the dark side.  We rely on the media for truth so that we know what our bloated obscene government is doing; instead, it  feeds us lie after lie.

Any time I turn the TV on Foxnews these days I hear how crooked, lying Hillary is  vanquishing the “unfit”Donald Trump in the polls, In one day she was up 15 points! We’re supposed to believe that the woman who needed Wasserman Schmutz  Schultz to rig the primary election against a  card carrying Socialist is suddenly mesmerizing the whole country. In conjunction with the poll numbers, last week a  gentleman overheard a conversation my friends and I were having and asked if  we had ever been called for a poll. None of us were. None of us even knew anyone who had been called.  It was a reminder that

Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton
THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, Meryl Streep, 2004, (c) Paramount
THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, Meryl Streep, 2004, (c) Paramount

I actually had experience with exit polls. I  had done one in Georgia in 1996,but I refused to do it for the 2000 election, on the grounds that it was totally unethical. Whoever I was dealing with offered me more money, I repeated the word unethical and then just hung up. As  the photo shows democrats and republicans get asked different questions. So  as these examples show,  polls can be rigged to show whatever the poll company or party  desires. New Doc 3_2(or pays for)

The problem for “we the people” is that we can’t trust the media. The ‘journalists” apparently like being in an elite club more than they like delivering the real news.  While Hillary has decades of corrupt behavior, dead bodies, and a nasty temper to boot, the media focus on some joke that Trump made. Even though Hillary is responsible for much of what set America on a third world trajectory, the public hears incessant name calling at a man who was a private citizen until this presidential race. He understands the Byzantine rules and corruption of our political class because in order to get anything done, he had to kiss the right butts and jump through the same hoops that the rest of us do.

Unfit for the presidency? How about a woman who has a Muslim Brotherhood surrogate as her main assistant? How about someone who set up a play for pay scheme with some of the most anti- Western countries in the world? How about someone who is endorsed by Communists USA and was so negligent as Secretary of State  that four men were murdered. For me there’s only one person unfit for the presidency- and that’s Hillary Clinton.

Israel: A G Rated Country

Makote- the Israeli beachgame
Makote- the Israeli beach game

 

 

Many readers have wondered why I haven’t written for a while.  Simple, I reached my saturation point  writing about the unrelenting lies and abuses of our government. Luckily, I visited my daughter in Israel  for a few weeks and was able to recharge.  Ironically, the tiny country  was calm and peaceful, even after Arab terrorists murdered innocents including a young girl sleeping in her bed. The reason? They know who the enemy is, name it, and deal with it. Or, maybe, as my daughter told me when I asked her why she was moving there, it’s a G rated country

The true face of the IDF
The true face of the IDF

Even though modern Israel is only 68 years young, its accomplishments, beauty, and historical sites are world class and enviable; however,my daughter was specifically talking about the people and culture. Everywhere, except Tel Aviv (the New York City of Israel) around 3:00 on Fridays shops close up, mothers and grandmothers finish their shopping and start cooking for the Sabbath. Soldiers go home to their families, and if someone is a “lone soldier” he/she will be invited to someone’s home for the Sabbath. As I joked to my daughter after hearing so many young, masculune men talking to their “imas” or mothers on the phone, the most ferocious army in the world is a bunch of mommas’ boys!

I left Israel in 1980 when my home and business were taken as part of the  Israel-Egypt Peace Accord. I had only gone back once in thirty years, and that was only for a wedding.   The progress I have seen in the country is no less than miraculous. Thirty years ago it took  months to get a landline telephone. Now Israel is branded as one of the top tech sectors in the world. Unlike the incessant negative propaganda, Arab-Israelis  are part of the innovation and even created the world’s smallest computer. here Thirty years ago It was impossible to get a decent piece of red meat. Now, my daughter and I ate  hamburgers that would put my local diner to shame.

My daughter has a Christian Arab friend and out of curiosity asked him how he was treated differently by the government. She was surprised by his answer.  After thinking about it, he answered that he didn’t have to serve in the army or pay taxes. Interestingly, there has been a surge in Arab Israelis to enlist in the IDF. here  That doesn’t sound like apartheid to me. Apartheid is a system of laws that keep the races separate.  In Israel’s case it would mean keeping people of different religious faiths legally separated. Instead, all religions including Bahai and Druze live peacefully. The call to prayer from Muslim mosques can be heard in all parts of the country.

My biggest complaint is the confusing signage on the roads. Speaking of signage, one would think that in a country practicng apartheid, signs would only be written in Hebrew. Wrong; all signs are written in Hebrew, Arabic and English. If a country is  practicing apartheid would the beaches be open to all? My family and I went swimming at the beach in Haifa, right next to Arab families with women  covered from top to bottom in their body covering wetsuits.

All in all my trip was rejuvenating. Hiking and exploring the countryside is a national pastime. The variation in topography from the greenery of the northern hills to the stark Judean desert provides a sensory feast. The  different species of plants and flowers found everywhere is astounding. So I guess my daughter is right.  It’s a G rated country: G-d’s country.

 

Purim, 5776

March 24, 2016, was the Jewish holiday of Purim. According to the Jewish calendar, it is the month of Adar in the year 5776.  You read that correctly. So, as Menachem Begin  stated to our own Speaker of the House:

“We were granted our right to exist by the God of our fathers, at the glimmer of the dawn of human civilization, nearly four thousand years ago.” . He also added, when speaking to a British Lord, upset about  Jewish ” settlements” that  Jerusalem was a Jewish capital many years before London was even a city .( paraphrased).

In 445 BC Jews were part of the multi- cultural country of Persia under the king  Artaxerxes  and  believed they were subjects just like everyone else – until they weren’t.  The truth evolved after Mordecai refused to bow down to the evil vizier Haman, who then decided to convince the King to murder all the Jews. Funny, but somehow (even almost 4,000  years later) Truth always struggles to appear; buried and hidden like the finest diamond before a kimberlite eruption delivers it to the surface. Instead of Haman getting his wish, Queen Esther delivered the shocking news to her husband, the king, that she was a Jewess, and so  the annihilation of the Jews was  halted and Haman was strung up on the gallows. Jews celebrate his demise to this day.

As I watch this election cycle and observe the Republican cockroaches scrambling away from the light shone on their perfidy, I think how human nature has not changed in almost 4,000 years. No matter who wins this election our political landscape will be changed. Apparently, the threat posed to the entrenched political establishment is dire. Payoffs, graft, and bribery would make headlines . Blackmail and other illegal activities may be part of the mix, but mostly they’re afraid they’re going to lose power and the finances that accompany their overt and covert positions.

The Republican establishment has had its mask ripped off. The DC whores politicians, K Street masters, and pundit tools can no longer  pretend that they care about  our country and its citizens. The Bush war chest with over 100 million dollars couldn’t convince the American people that he should be their nomination. Rick Perry, Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, and Lindsey Graham went down hard. All the money in the world couldn’t save them. By the establishment fighting  “the  outsiders” the people’s eyes were opened and the lies, propaganda, and political correctness that have been shoved down our throats was seen as the currency that was traded to be in the elite club. Not surprisingly the middle class was locked out. Not only don’t we have the money, but we live in the hellish reality that our political class has created.

In Jewish history we learn that all it takes is one person, one deed to turn evil around. Americans have been suffering under a blanket of lies masquerading as truth.  The Republican  “outsiders,” like Mordecai almost 2000 years ago, are the catalyst for the Truth to work its way to the surface. Now we know. Our leaders have betrayed us. Pundits are owned lock stock and barrel by corporations with political ties. One World Order comes first. Americans last. It’s Purim, 5776. The masks are off and we see who they really are.