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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.

Elite Idiocracy

Idiocracy

Years ago my former husband and I had a video store.  Through the business,I learned a lot about people, their  tastes, and how wrong the professional movie critics were because  we couldn’t make a dime on  the movies and actors that they loved pimped .   For instance, a Meryl Streep  movie  which the critics would have an orgasm over, would sit on the shelf, untouched  like an old maid, while movies like Warriors, which they abhored, was  out every night like the queen of the prom. Another video which  kept us in business was WWF or World Wrestling Federation, the forerunner to WWE.

Many of our prolific and “respected” commentators have, like John Podhoretz, compared Trump’s run to the cult movie  Idiocracy. In Mr. Podhoretz’s article here the movie’s  moronic president Comache, who was a winner of the Ultimate Smackdown Championship. is compared to Trump  because he once staged something with the owner of WWE in 2009. At the time,of course, he was a businessman who was  not running for any office. Apparently Mr Podhoretz  knows  who  is worthwhile and who is just a boorish clown. In his elite arrogance he believes he knows what’s good for this country and who’s good for it too. I guess because he inherited his father’s magazine that makes him a somebody.  Mr. Trump inherited from his father too.  The difference is that he parlayed a million dollars and turned it into billions, while Mr. Podhoretz took his inheritance and made it a mouthpiece for the GOP. Mr. Podhoretz is entitled to his opinion, but just because he inherited Dad’s life work doesn’t mean he’s an expert on anything, and it certainly means we don’t have to listen.

As it turns out, I met one of these elite no nothings when I was visiting my family in New York. My son introduced me to another young father picking up his child at nursery school who  is a writing professor at Columbia. My antennae went up immediately because I figured he was a big Lefty. Unfortunately, I wasn’t wrong.  As we strolled down the street together conversation ensued and I mentioned that my children grew up in an Atlanta suburb. That’s when the idiocy started. The Columbia professor said, ” I hate the suburbs.” My next question was , ” Why?” The answer floored me ” because I hate white people.” Digging  deeper I replied ” But you’re white so why?” His reply was sophmoric at best and yes, idiotic at worse. “Whites are hypocrites” After I answered by stating that whites weren’t the only hypocrites they come in all shades, we thankfully parted ways and this young father strolled into his gentrified apartment building, which was another thing he abhored, so I guess the hypocrisy he hated was his own.

Mr Podhoretz is right.  There is a real Idiocracy; however, it isn’t Trump and his supporters  but  the professors and our  Beltway bubbleheads who think they have all the answers.  The downfall of this country can be traced to people like this professor who believe the worst of their own people and then teach it to the next generation. Meanwhile tuitions keeep rising and students know less and less. Instead, they’re programmed to  sneer at “white privilege” and snap their fingers (instead of applauding) when they agree with another lunatic proclamation. Yes,  we live in an elite Idiocracy where abortions are good, Muslim “refugees” are great, and  2,000 page bills are passed without  even pretending to read them. At least everyone knows WWE is entertainment.  We don’t even recognize this country anymore – and that’s the way the Idiocracy want it.

 

 

 

 

Donald Trump Is Right

gay-prideIndendence Day was a time to seriously examine where we are as a country and as individuals. Donald Trump is right. We have to start calling all the propaganda and race baiting what it is –lies and not back down. The shrill cries of racism are absurd. Our mulatto president was elected by the people of this country: Black, White, Asian and Hispanic  He took an oath that stated:

“  I solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

He has not done that at all. Instead, he has done exactly what he promised.  He has basically transformed this country into a hellhole that is unrecognizable to those of us who grew up at a time when public schools started the day with a psalm or the Lord’s Prayer. Guess what? As a little Jewish girl it didn’t hurt me! It was understood that this was a Christian country. When I was older, and became more inquisitive, I learned about the connection between Jews and Christians and the blessings we have had in this country. However; once we decide that we don’t need or honor Ha Shem (G-d) we invite horrendous trouble.

In the book When a Nation Forgets God Edwin Lutzer discusses how Hitler used legal means to stifle and control the churches. Laws were passed to dismiss Christianity as a thorn in the side of Hitler’s socialist nightmare. Religion was dismissed as a duty to do on Sunday and Jews were declared subhuman. According to the new laws, a civilized country became hell and respected men, concerned  only with the economy, signed on. The words peace, tolerance, and freedom were used to pacify the masses, but the meanings no longer meant anything.

How are those tactics any different today? Our Torah (the Old Testament) tells us that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Israel and that homosexuality is an abomination. Our Supreme Court decided differently. We are now ordered to accept marriages of two men or two women as normal in order to be “tolerant.” That means they can also adopt or buy children to create a family; even though adult children of gay couples filed a brief in the 5th circuit court against legalizing gay marriage. It outlines the problems children have being in an atmosphere when both parents are of the same sex. I can attest to this because as a divorced parent I can see some of those problems in my own adult children who basically grew up without a father.

Somewhere over the rainbow the fat lady is rehearsing for her appearance on stage. If we’re very still, we can hear her above the belligerent catcalls of racism and hate leveled at anyone who dares to expose the Left, their detestable tactics, and their endgame of our destruction. In order to keep our sanity, we continue with our lives and discount bad Supreme Court decisions as just  because they don’t affect us personally. Au contraire; the recent SCOTUS decision about gay marriage is the final nail in the coffin of the USA. Just like accepting illegal immigrants, the normalization of gay marriage will unravel the Judeo Christian philosophy of this country and we will pay the price. It’s time to remember the words of our Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.:      

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