[PJ Media] In late June of 1941, my father's first cousins Moshe and Dvora fled their house in the tiny town of Kameny Most, about halfway between Slonim and Baranavichy in what is now Belorus. Hitler had launched Operation Barbarossa days before, and their home stood almost on the German-Soviet line that had divided Poland in 1939. Now the Germans had marched into town. The boy and girl, then 15 and 16, reached the woods behind their house before the Germans arrived. Their parents and baby brother fled a minute later, but the Germans already were there. They couldn't reach the woods and hid in the tall grass. A Polish neighbor pointed them out to the Germans, who shot them on the spot. Moshe and Dvora joined the partisan brigade led by the Bielski brothers, made famous in the film Defiance. Not long afterwards they returned at night, barricaded the neighbor in his house, set it afire and burned him alive. By the grace of God the teenagers survived the war and came to the new State Israel and started large and flourishing families. I had the merit to arrive at Dvora's deathbed in 2004 just in time to receive her blessing upon the American branch of her family.
I tell this story to make it clear that my family isn't soft on Polish anti-Semitism.
Anti-Semitism is a matter of the most profound importance, and Polish anti-Semitism is something I take personally. That is why it is especially irresponsible to accuse Poles of anti-Semitism falsely, as the Jewish Insider website yesterday accused Polish President Andrzej Duda. According to the website, President Duda told a group of Jewish community leaders assembled at the Polish Consulte in New York that hostile remarks by an Israeli cabinet minister about Polish anti-Semitism "were a 'humiliation' and were the reason for an increase in antisemitic attacks against Jews in Poland." It is wrong to cry wolf under any circumstances, and reckless to cry wolf where real wolves might turn up.
President Duda never said it. I know he never said it because I was at the meeting. For an accurate account, see Rabbi Shmuley Boteach's note in the Jerusalem Post.
"Climate guru Petteri Taalas: 'Climate change is not yet out of control, but the debate is ‐ It has the features of a religious extremism.'"
[PJMedia] So read the English translation of the headline of a September 6 news report in Finland’s financial newspaper Talouselämä (The Journal) citing an interview with Taalas, a PhD in meteorology and secretary-general of the World Meteorological Organization.
Perhaps nothing better illustrates the validity of Taalas’s concern than the use of children to promote the worldwide climate delusion, a scare for which there exists not a shred of physical evidence. Sixteen-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg is a case in point.
After crossing the Atlantic in what she incorrectly dubbed a zero-carbon yacht to address the recent UN climate summit, her actions mobilized millions of climate change demonstrators, many of them children, in more than 100 countries to join protests. In an angry speech at the UN, Thunberg told world leaders that they had "stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words...You are not mature enough to tell it like it is. You are failing us."
If rationality held sway, we would not be talking about messianic children, modern monetary theory, globalism or borderless states. We would not be talking about making math "feel good" or about making illiterates feel good about their contributions to the space program. We would not be listening to Jenny McCarthy's babble against vaccines. We would not be talking about anything that is not immediately relevant to acceptable results in governance, science and individual freedom. But that would leave way too many on the outside they have chosen, not looking in, but looking for the next unicorn or false religion to embrace.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
09/28/2019 5:52 Comments ||
Greenism is a religion, you cannot argue against it rationally.
Hogg will have his Hahvahd history or political science or "government policy" degree and there will be an Ivy bidding war for Greta (while Felicity Huffman mutters WFT?). As long as the left sees taxes, taxes everywhere, a good 99% tax on endowments is a great place for the GOP to go for starters.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
09/28/2019 11:05 Comments ||
The original children's crusade ended with most of them being sold into slavery.
#6 While I've no doubt she's being guided, she knows what she's doing and revels in the attention and power it gives her.
The worst thing the rest of us could do is give her endless slack because she's "just a child".
She wants the power of an adult? Fine, then be prepared to held as accountable as an adult would be (ideally).
The Right will never win if we constantly insist on white knighting for those who are trying to destroy us.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.