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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.

Talk Is Cheap

Michael Ramirex Obama adminYears ago when my daughter started dating I told her to watch what people actually do, not what they say. Talk is cheap, but behavior is how we judge character. My former husband would tell me he loved me every day, but when I told him he would lose his family if he didn’t put the vodka bottle down he couldn’t manage to do it. Taking responsibility for the welfare of my children, I decided financial and emotional obstacles were worth the cost. I have never regretted that decision.

Our president and his minions in the government have demonstrated their lack of character time and again. As citizens we live under the government’s ageis. That’s their job. Our job is to monitor them and keep them in line. We have learned our president and his officials are either incapable, as some pundits claim, or unwilling to do what’s right for their citizens. Now, besides all the government sleight of hand with the IRS, Benghazi,Seal Team 6, Fast and Furious, not to mention the president’s mysterious background, we are faced with ebola and the entero virus, which has already killed seven children.

Last week our commander-in-chief deployed 4,000 soldiers of the 101 airborne division to “fight”ebola. That was after firing almost 200 generals and other high ranking military personnel who didn’t agree with the Party line. Where are the protests, screams, and general civil disobedience of the parents of our volunteer soldiers? If my child were being sent to West Africa now, I would tell him or her to disobey orders. Jail and/or a dishonorable discharge is certainly better than being sent to the center of a fatal epidemic without proper training and safety precautions.

Where is the outcry? Where are our men? What is it going to take to get our country back? Our president has demonstrated his lack of character over and over again Eric Holder thinks that because he stepped down he is no longer responsible for the crimes he committed. Lois Lerner thinks she’s okay because she was ” following orders.” Hillary Clinton, responsible for Benghazi, Whitewater, and a love of the Muslim Brotherhood, has the chutzpah to run for office again.Our country has been stolen from us by a bunch of America hating thugs and it looks like the only thing we can do is cry.

Henry David Thoreau, who used to be mandatory reading for American students, stated “That government is best which governs least.” I wonder what he would say about a government that disdains its own people, but cherishes the idea of cheap labor at the cost of human lives. According to George Orwell,”Political language… is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” Obama has been a master of political speech and was elevated to the position of president based on that. He has damaged our credibility and standing all around the world.

Now is the time for civil disobedience. More than 1,000,000 people got on trains, buses and planes in 2009 to show our contempt for the government’s fiscal and social plans. Although it was truly grassroots, and drew more people than the ‘Million Man March,” it was ignored. The March for Life gets very little attention every year, but a dozen people show up for a pro abortion rally and the media makes it look like a rock concert. Germany was consdered the height of culture when the government slaughtered millions.FDR called Stalin “Uncle Joe” while he killed millions or sent them to the gulag. It can’t happen here because this is a country based on morals and character. Or can it?

Liar Liar Pants on Fire

245px-Bundesarchiv_Bild_183-S72707,_Heinrich_HimmlerWe are living in a society where truth and justice are no longer the hallmarks of America. It’s more like lies and corruption.

Those advocating for the United States to become more like other countries can declare victory. When our president has the audacity to lie to his country AND THE PRESS QUIBBLES WHETHER ITS A LIE OR NOT we’re in big trouble.The mendacity and collusion of the press cannot be underestimated.

This administration could not have transformed this country into something unrecognizable without a compliant media.

My husband calls the mainstream media “the epoxy” I’m a Jewish girl so I, of course, know nothing about what he’s talking about. He patiently explained to me that epoxy works because of the chemistry of the resin and the hardener. The way he sees it, Obama and his minions (the resin) tell the media (the hardener) whatever they want in order to get public support for whatever they need. Just like the hardener works together with the resin to form a bond so do the media and the administration. The administration couldn’t get away with all the scandals, lies, and corruption without the media backing them up.
I listened to Jackie Mason’s excellent riff about our Liar in Chief president. Comedy isn’t funny unless it’s based in truth and what he said couldn’t be said any better. If this man weren’t president he would either be in jail or in a mental institution. Maybe it’s time to take those humorous words seriously. Otherwise we are headed for an America that resembles the totalitarian nightmare of Orwell’s classic 1984.

In that visionary work we find our protagonist works for The Ministry of Truth in a department that changes newspapers and magazines so that all articles and headlines match the new pronouncement, declaration, or legality that the government orders. The slogan of the Ministry was “Whoever controls the past controls the present…” How is that any different from our media accepting the lies from our esteemed officials about Fast and Furious, the Arab Spring, Benghazi, Seal Team Six, the IRS and on and on? Now our epoxy media wants us to believe that our Liar– Commander-in Chief “misspoke” and of course we, the unwashed masses, just didn’t understand because it’s our “right” to pay more or lose our healthcare so that illegal immigrants can enjoy the freedom of this country. By the way epoxy media, here’s another quote from George Orwell. ” If you want a vision of the future, picture a bootjack stomping on a human face-forever.” But as the compassionate and wise Hillary once said, ” What difference, at this point, does it make?”