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1938: what is your answer?

Reading around at PJMedia.com, I saw this What if Hitler had won WWII? article. The article is about this 1992 novel, Fatherland, by Robert Harris.

It is an excellent book.

To me, it is a book about Auschwitz/Oświęcim and how a German finds undeniable evidence of extermination.

It makes you think, "What would I have done in Germany, in 1938?" For the West, that question is the ghost in every man’s past. The answer to that question is the substance of your humanity.

After I read that book back in 1992 or so, it stimulated me to move from fiction to non-fiction, to educate myself about the holocaust. There is a lot to learn.

In the Soviet satellite states before 1989, they used to say that the Soviets had stolen their history, and that protecting and recovering what they could of that history was a vitally important task. It is good advice, not just for Poland, but for everyone in the West, including here in the USA.

Memorial to Polish soldiers massacred at Katyn Forest.

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The Jerusalem Post: The Europeans’ skewed view of circumcision

The Jerusalem Post: The Europeans’ skewed view of circumcision.

The Chief Rabbi presents an interesting way to analyze this as “justification by the highest source of authority in the culture at any given age.”

I agree with you, Chief Rabbi. In every age they try to destroy the Jews, but usually by some new strategy —

This time it is just to persecute and destroy them because of _______.

— and you fill in the blank with the highest source of authority in the prevailing culture.

And it makes one wonder: what other grinning works of violence do they seek to establish under color of law or justice?

Ezekiel Emanuel

Obama golfs while the shrimpers die.

It is hard to attain this level of multi-dimensional, coordinated hypocrisy. It takes real talent.

  1. BHO: "Republicans are devils."

    Obama says GOP making life harder for the jobless
    Jun 19, 6:07 PM (ET)
    WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama on Saturday pinned blame on Republicans for making life harder for the unemployed and for those who could lose their jobs without new federal intervention.

  2. BHO: "British Petroleum chief is a devil."

    White House chief: Yacht trip another gaffe by BP
    Jun 19, 2:26 PM (ET)
    WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama’s chief of staff says BP chief executive Tony Hayward has committed yet another in a “long line of PR gaffes” but attending a yacht race in England while the Gulf oil spill disaster continues.

    Hayward faced a fresh avalanche of criticism as news circulated Saturday that he was at a yacht competition around the Isle of Wight.

    White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel is mocking Hayward’s infamous statement that he wishes the crisis were over so could have his life back.

  3. BHO: "Five hours of golf. Nice."

    Obama hits golf course with Biden on another hot, humid weekend – The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room.
    By Bridget Johnson – 06/19/10 03:37 PM ET
    President Barack Obama hit the golf course Saturday with Vice President Joe Biden.

    The White House pool report noted that Obama left at about 1 p.m. for the course at Andrews Air Force base, and his golfing parters included White House Trip Director Marvin Nicholson and David Katz, the energy efficiency campaign manager at the Department of Energy.

    Obama left the course shortly before 6 p.m.

Meanwhile the shrimpers down in the Gulf of Mexico see their livelihood vanish, but it’s no concern of the Oval Office on its golf outing.

Hide the salami

Karl Rove mentions another piece of hot info from CBO boss Elmendorf, concerning the tax increases built into the Senate health care takeover bill.

Under questioning at a Senate hearing Tuesday, CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf admitted that the $500 billion in tax hikes in the Baucus bill would be passed onto consumers, jacking up insurance premiums. That undercuts the argument that Democratic reforms will make health care more affordable.

– Karl Rove, Wall Street Journal, Obama Hasn’t Closed the Health-Care Sale

However, you cannot find Elmendorf’s actual testimony anywhere. Not on this topic.

Meanwhile, the Senate and White House controllers meet behind closed doors, the Death Überpanel.

WASHINGTON (AP) – White House officials and Senate Democrats are meeting in private to iron out differences on a health care overhaul that could affect every American. In public, they’re united by a common enemy: the health insurance industry.

ERICA WERNER, Democrats work to finalize health legislation
Oct 15, 3:12 AM (ET).

That’s a lot of transparency: yeah, a lot of negative transparency.

These guys are getting to be better than Bill Clinton at playing Hide The Salami.

Medical mayham from Senator Baucus et al.

Obviously, the U.S. Senate is having difficulty getting a harmonious outcome from health care “reform" that, first, does no harm.

Instead, it looks like higher insurance premiums, government efficiency and deficits. That is mayham, my friend.

Famous neurotherapist

Famous neurotherapist

A Former Radical Goes Back to the Future at the 9/12 March

Super article from an experienced protester who dates back to the 1960s. It’s graceful and links to many photos she captured from among the marchers.

A Former Radical Goes Back to the Future at the 9/12 March

In 1967, I was the radical Alinsky wrote the rules for. On the political cutting edge, I’d been arguing with fellow students and coworkers for years about Vietnam, and my growing disgust with my country led me down many winding roads of anti-American thought. I was counterculture before there was a name for it, skipping my prom and graduation as “bourgeois,” going barefoot, braless, and unshaven, and collecting tattoos at the only place in town those days — a crummy hole-in-the-wall next to downtown D.C.’s Greyhound station.

…On the morning of September 12, I left for the march with my camera. Since every picture’s worth a thousand words, I thought that would be the easiest and fastest way to communicate what really took place.

But what was going to take place? How many people would show? Though in my gut — with the latest victories of the new media over the old (Van Jones, ACORN) — I felt momentum building, I was really just one person going without a group, a strategy, or a plan…

All seemed informed and concerned, but cheerful and optimistic. I knew this feeling from before — it begins when you move from concern to action.
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The best sign in the gallery

The best sign in the gallery

Something I noticed from her photos: There were no black bloc of people wearing the black garb and black masks.

Clueless goombah Moe Greene senators

These goombah representatives and senators duck the town hall meetings. Advanced cluelessness. They do not see that the town hall is the exact antidote to what troubles the President’s health care takeover plans.

Explaining Town Hall Protests (John C. Goodman)
…there is no way the kind of spontaneous outpouring we’ve witnessed could be bought or organized by anyone.

Why are they so angry? The reasons are manifold, but the single biggest reason is the arrogance of our elected officials in Washington. Think about it. For the past seven months a small group of politicians has been meeting behind-closed-doors with powerful special interests to decide whether you will be able to keep your current insurance, where you will be directed to get new insurance and at what price, what fines you and your employer will have to pay if you don’t conform, and how they’re going to get your doctor to change the way he or she practices medicine. In the process, they never asked you what you thought about anything. If you are not mad about this, odds are you don’t understand the situation.

If they could work through the town hall meeting process, with as many town hall meetings as they can squeeze in, and stay late after each meeting to talk to every last voter that wants to, they would modulate a lot of the anger people feel. That is the way it goes on the street.

Do you know who I am?

Do you know who I am?

But these guys are suits, not street-level activists.

They have that Moe Greene outlook:

You don’t talk to me, I talk to you! Do you know who I am? I am Senator Barbara Boxer. Do me a favor, say "senator" instead of "ma’am." I made my own latté to get that title.