January 12, 2011
Two years ago today I was between Sderot and Gaza in Southern Israel when a 13 foot long Katyusha rocket fell some 200 yards from me and three IDF Artillery Lieutenants. I carry a piece of shrapnel in my pocket which dug into the ground and came to rest just a few feet from me. Colonel Guy Markizano, who had previously commanded that Reshef Battalion used to tell his men, "When the Preacher arrives, God’s presence is now with us!" Colonel Markizano will be our "enabler" when we are there on the Deaf Football Player’s trip to the IDF in February! Now, if you were to talk to the Bride of my youth, she would doubt what Guy said simply because of my being such a mischievous person.
This morning in our Bible Reading together, Chapters 14, 15, 16 & 17 of the Gospel of Luke, I was impressed once again with my own "unworthiness" to be in the Lord’s Service. Had I gotten what I deserved, as a "hell-raiser and whore-monger" I would be in the Lake of Fire right now, crying out for just one drop of water to cool my tongue, as the Rich Man [Luke 16] we read about this morning did!
The News from Arizona on the Jared Loughner:
An enlarged picture of Jared Loughner, the Skinhead, in an editorial, has his picture, with these words around his "wickedly smiling face:"
* This is not Sarah Palin!
* This is not the Tea Party!
* This is not A Divided America!
* This is not a Reason to limit Free Speech!
* This is not an indictment of Rep. Giffords Record!
* This is not a reason to take away Constitutional Rights!
* This is not Rush Limbaugh!
* This is not the Result of Today’s Political Discourse!
* This is not the Result of a Dim-witted Sheriff politicizing a Tragedy!
* THIS IS A LONE, DERANGED, DRUG-USING MURDERER!
Mysterious black bag in hand, Jared Loughner ran into the desert, his angry father stopping pursuit in his truck.
Hours after Randy Loughner’s futile confrontation with his 22-year-old son Saturday morning, six people were shot dead and more than a dozen others wounded – and Jared Loughner was in custody.
The sheriff’s deputies who swarmed the Loughners’ house removed what they describe as evidence Jared Loughner was targeting Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who doctors said Tuesday was breathing on her own for the first time after taking a bullet to the forehead. Among the handwritten notes was one with the words "Die, bitch," which authorities told The Associated Press they believe was a reference to Giffords.
Investigators with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department previously said they found handwritten notes in Loughner’s safe reading "I planned ahead,""My assassination" and "Giffords." Capt. Chris Nanos said all the writings were either in an envelope or on a form letter Giffords’ office sent him in 2007 after he signed in at one of her "Congress on Your Corner" events – the same kind of gathering where the massacre occurred.
On the morning of the shooting, a mumbling Jared Loughner fled after his father asked him why he was removing a black bag from the trunk of a family car, said Nanos and Rick Kastigar, chief of the department’s investigations bureau. Investigators are still searching for the bag.
In one apparent reaction, the FBI said background checks for handgun sales jumped in Arizona following the shootings, though the agency cautioned that the number of checks doesn’t equate to the number of handguns sold.
Still, there were 263 background checks in Arizona on Monday, up from 164 for the same day a year ago – a 60 percent rise. Nationally, the increase was more modest: from 7,522 last year to 7,906 Monday, a 5 percent jump.
[Opinion of JAV: In dealing with scores and scores of "troubled youth" over the years, I have advised Parents and Grandparents to keep all possible weapons —butcher knives, paring knives, Guns, Ball Bats, etc., from those "troubled youth." We live less than three miles from such Grandparents who have a troubled Grandson. That boy has the potential of doing the same as Jared Loughner, but, as I have told the Grandpa, "He will kill you and your wife; so get your guns, as he will go and do mayhem to others." Now, The black bag held the gun, which Loughner’s parents had locked up in the trunk of their car to keep it away from Jared! Whether that will come out or not, will yet be seen.]
There are many heroes who showed indomitable courage and grace under fire during this weekend’s horrific Tucson massacre. Blowhard Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik was not one of them.
If the White House has any sense, President Obama will stay far away from the demagogic Dupnik and his media entourage when he visits Arizona on Wednesday to memorialize the victims. Indeed, if the White House is truly committed to unifying the country, it will explicitly disavow Dupnik’s vulture-like exploitation of the shooting rampage.
Within hours of the bloody spree, Dupnik mounted more grandstands than a NASCAR tour champion. A vocal opponent of S.B. 1070, the popular state law cracking down on illegal immigration, Dupnik immediately blamed Arizona for becoming a "mecca for prejudice and bigotry."
To date, there is no public evidence that accused shooter Jared Loughner was in any way motivated by the national rancor over illegal immigration and the Arizona law (though open-borders extremists from the Justice Department on down most certainly wish it were so). When he complained about non-English speakers, Loughner’s nonsensical diatribes were aimed at illiterates in general — not illegal aliens — and "grammar control" by the government.
No matter. Dupnik vehemently singled out "people in the radio business and some people in the TV business" like Rush Limbaugh for creating the New York Times-patented "Climate of Hate." Sounding more like an MSNBC groupie (which, surprise, he confesses to be) than a responsible law enforcement official, Dupnik baselessly suggested that the shooting was part of a larger conspiracy and railed against "vitriol" from limited-government activists who are stoking "anger against elected officials."
Dupnik’s mouth has done more to stoke self-inflicted ire against elected government clowns than anything the right could muster against him. Had the hyper-partisan Democrat been more in tune with his job than the media airwaves, the murderous, maniacal gunman might have been stopped.
As Dupnik himself has now admitted, Loughner leveled death threats against others that were investigated by law enforcement — and then apparently shrugged off. Locals note that Loughner’s mother worked for the county and may have had some pull. Pima County College campus police reported five serious confrontations with the mentally unstable young man before he was kicked out of the school, which he decried as an unconstitutional "torture facility." Classmates said they feared for their lives. His friends say he was a pothead, a 9/11 Truther and a UFO conspiracist so kooky that even flying-objects adherents spurned him.
Despite zero evidence that Rush Limbaugh, cable news, the tea party movement or immigration enforcement activists had anything to do with Loughner’s warped attack, shameless Sheriff Dupnik shows no signs of shutting up.
The worst sheriff in America is walking in the footsteps of another infamous law enforcement official who put fame, ambition and ideology above public safety: disgraced Montgomery County (Md.) Police Chief Charles Moose, the publicity-hungry Keystone Cop who grossly bungled the Beltway sniper attacks in 2002.
Like Dupnik, Moose let politically correct assumptions drive his investigation and incessant press conferences. He insisted on hunting the wrong vehicle while the snipers’ Chevy Caprice (spotted by several witnesses and whose license plates had been checked by police at least 10 times during the shooting spree) got away.
The hapless Moose clung to the notion that white militants in a nonexistent white box truck were to blame — leading to a string of unnecessary murders as the real shooters escaped capture for several deadly weeks. No matter. Moose cashed in on his notoriety, inked a fat book deal and beat a hasty retreat to Hawaii.
Dupnik is now following the same ill-gotten path. But decent Americans understand that he and his civilian counterparts have traveled a smear too far. Despite desperate attempts by the progressive left to pin the massacre on the "harsh tone" of its political opponents, a vast majority of Americans reject the cynical campaign to criminalize conservatism, suppress political free speech and capitalize on violent crime for electoral gain.
At the risk of being accused of inciting violence, you might say they’ve done gone and shot themselves in the foot.
Now, as I have already written, a "Truther" is a 9/11 conspiracist, a UFO-alien and mind-control freak. Laughner was all.
Reading in the above, "I planned ahead,""My assassination" and "Giffords." Capt. Chris Nanos said all the writings were either in an envelope or on a form letter Giffords’ office sent him in 2007 after he signed in at one of her "Congress on Your Corner" as far back as 2007 tells this ole man, this "skinhead" was a JEW HATER, a 2011 HAMAN!
And Dupnik, like Moose in Maryland, is letting "politically correct miss-assumptions" guide him in his remarks. When, and if the right investigator can get to the bottom of this, this ole "not a gambling" preacher, will bet you his socks they’ll come up with "motivation on Laughner’s part," I hate the Jews!
** Let me mention some illustrations: First, the Seligman brothers. Joseph [1819-1880] emigrated from Bavaria to America in 1837 at the age of 18. After working for a while in a small mining town in Pennsylvania, he sent for his brothers and together they went peddling dry goods, first in Pennsylvania, then in Alabama and Missouri.
By 1846 they had settled in New York, where they went into business as wholesale clothiers. Two years later, with the Gold Rush in full swing, they presciently set up shop in San Francisco, where they had no competition in the sale of clothing and were paid in gold for what they sold.
From there it was a short step into banking and in the fullness of time to the financing of railroad construction, the Panama Canal, and many industrial firms like General Motors and Republic Iron and Steel.
Second, there is Marcus Goldman, who left Bavaria for America in 1848 at the age of 27, and who later founded the investment banking firm of Goldman Sachs. He also started as a peddler.
Third, so did Meyere Guggenheim, who arrived in the same year as Goldman at the age of 20. In his case the route out of peddling led not to Wall Street but first to a business dealing in stuff he had previously peddled from a wagon and then ultimately to the purchase of silver, lead and copper mines, leaving the Guggenheim family, wealthy beyond their farthest dreams.
I could further write of Andrew Carnegie, the Rothschilds, Warburg, Kuhn, Loeb, etc.
How did all these Jews make it?
George Washington, the founder of our Christian Nation, assured Jews in his day that Micah 4:4-5 would be the basis of this new nation. Mic. 4:4, "But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the LORD of hosts hath spoken it.
5 For all people will walk every one in the name of his god, and we will walk in the name of the LORD our God for ever and ever."
In America, Jews were able to sit freely "under his vine and under his fig tree" without anyone making them afraid.
Let me quote to you from Louis Berg, "Founders and Fur Traders," Commentary, May 1971— "....the decades between 1820 and 1860 were a period of broad freedom and social acceptance in America....of actual anti-Semitism there was very little ..."
What the Jews found in America was "a country" beyond all doubt a "blessed land of liberty and prosperity." They were free and equal in the economic realm, and also in the political realm, as was seen in Gabby Giffords being elected an Arizona Congresswoman.
Now, let us turn our attention to the French Enlightenment, which, in my opinion, was Anti-Christian, and hence, in line with the adage "that the enemy of my enemy" is "my friend," it could have been expected to be "pro-Jewish." And, in some instances, the French Enlightenment was!
The "Enlightened" part of despot French King Joseph II, said that "the Jews were not demoniac creatures, but human beings; this was the enlightened part of King Joseph speaking.
But, the despotic part added that they had to be "kept in check." Remember now, at the time of the beginning of the French Enlightenment, those who operated under the "guise" of Christianity were severely persecuting the Jews.
The historian Paul Weissman, Anti-Semitism, The Enlightenment, wrote: "...protests against the persecution of Jews— and especially against the Inquisition, the Enlightenment’s bete noire— [French for "black beast," "a person or thing that one particularly dislikes," ] became one of the standard set pieces of eighteenth-century rhetoric." So, in that sense, the Enlightenment was "pro-Jewish."
And, were this all of it, it would add one more powerfully unambiguous reason for the attachment Jews began forming for the "political left."
But, the pro-Jewish aspect of the Enlightenment was very far from "all there was" to its attitude toward the Jews; it was not even the predominant element in the incoherent Enlightenment mix.
Much more typical was the article "Jews [philosophy of]," in the Encyclopedia, the bible [so to speak,] of the philosophers. The Author of this article was the editor of the Encyclopedia, Diderot himself, who declared that the Jews bore "all the defects characteristic of an ignorant and superstitious nation.
Diderot was not the only philosopher who felt this way. Baron d’Holbach, who contributed a number of entries to their Encyclopedia was even more extreme in his contempt and hatred both of Judaism as a religion, and the Jews as a people:
"The revolting policy of the Jewish legislator Moses has erected a stone wall between his people and all other nations. Since they are submissive only to their priests, the Jews have become the enemies of the human race. [The little Austrian Paper Hanger really clued in on this d’Holbach teaching.]
As such, the d’Holbach explained:
"...the Jews have always displayed contempt for the clearest dictates of morality and the laws of nations...
"They were ordered to be cruel, inhuman, intolerant, thieves, traitors, and betrayers of trust...
"All these are regarded as deeds pleasing to God...
"In short, the Jews have become a nation of robbers...
"They have become notorious for deception and unfairness in trade, and it may be assumed that if they were stronger, they would, in many cases, revive the tragedies which occurred so frequently in their own country."
So much for d’Hollbach!
In closing this treatise of Jared Laughner, the Jew Hater, let me quote for you Dr. J. Frank Norris, simultaneously the Pastor of First Baptist, Ft. Worth, and Temple Baptist, Detroit, where during the war, over 30,000 people combined attended the two churches every Sunday:
"I will tell you what you do—you go persecuting the Jew and you are digging your own grave. He isn’t going to bother you, no—he isn’t going to fight you back [this was before they had their own Nation - the 1930s. No, he won’t burn your house down; he won't shoot you in the back----no—no danger of that; he isn’t going to do that—but you lay your hand on him and God will put HIS CURSE upon you—that is what HE says—"I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee!"
YEDIDIM OF ISRAEL