Category: commentary

Palestinian Syndrome – Do You Suffer From It?

November 11th, 2017, No Comments

Newspapers devote a great deal of column space to the Middle East for good reason. Political and judicial freedoms began there when the nation of Israel stood at the foot of Mt. Sinai – prior to gaining land borders – and created a revolutionary set of new laws. Those laws went far beyond the seven […]

Touristas and Baristas

August 29th, 2017, No Comments

There is a helpful website for tourists about the nature of crimes perpetrated against travellers, sponsored by the University of Albany. The conclusions were drawn by a 2017 conference obviously thrown together in an effort to keep the job-rich tourist industry thriving, rather than merely surviving. Global unrest has many persons taking ‘stay-cations’ where the […]

Was the SS Communist? Look at the Nazi Platform

August 7th, 2017, No Comments

The National Democratic Socialist Party – Another Communist Manifesto Here in America, the Republicans like to talk about ‘values’ and the Democrats, ‘compassion’. Our present-day confusions of politics with morality requires a return to an understanding that human values exist independently of most political platforms. Other than the Middle East, where theocracies either thrive or […]

MY DEMANDS

July 24th, 2017, No Comments

I’m holding the United States Constitution hostage inside American bookstores until you meet a few simple demands. When you look at the shelves where those are located, hear these words in your ears. Born in Washington Heights, N.Y., my grandparents and parents showed the youngest daughter of the house the great potential to be nurtured […]

The Decline and Fall of the Judiciary in the Face of ‘Petty Terrorism’

April 11th, 2017, No Comments

Here in Israel, chemical warfare is ‘up close and personal’, with victims from Syria being treated at the scene and/or transported to larger facilities with life-threatening injuries. Newspapers world-wide are covering the story and military interventions by multi-national forces have begun. Reports of individual attacks remain in the news yet go unprosecuted, despite the fact […]

The Problem of Denial

March 16th, 2017, No Comments

Aeschylus said it best. “In war, truth is the first casualty.” I’m not feeling too well today because of an incident that never happened. A 1993 lawsuit over holocaust denial – a popular form of amnesia among fascists and disappointed humanists – was filed in London. Truth won in that suit but remains a flexible […]

The Attorney General – Your Public Servant

February 11th, 2017, No Comments

I have enough regard for Elizabeth Warren to have sent her a plan for helping the homeless at minimal public expense. Her observations are generally ‘on point’ so I have to admit to some degree of puzzlement about her congressional grand-standing over the appointment of Jeff Sessions to the office of attorney general. The sacrifices […]

Israel In Flames

November 24th, 2016, No Comments

Terrorism has taken another route in Israel – fires have been burning out of control while multiple countries sent additional planes to drop water on our desert nation.  The city of Haifa, home to many University students and hi-tech industries is the latest blaze requiring tens of thousands to be evacuated.  The latest bulletin stated that […]

Is Your Home in Ruins?

September 9th, 2016, No Comments

We’ve seen the awful sights of Syria’s ruined cities, smoke emanating from the rubble of buildings that used to be homes. The story of those abandoning the destruction is well known to newspaper readers and television viewers via the images of the Syrians trudging towards transportation and the hope of shelter. Earlier blog posts here […]

HUMAN(IST) – Do Not Assimilate!

August 24th, 2016, No Comments

In my slow travels through the warmer places of the world, I’ve visited countries where neo-Nazis like ‘Golden Dawn‘ hold parliamentary seats. But then, I’ve lived in New Hampshire, USA where swastikas adorned the necks of young men who beat up elderly Jews in supermarket parking lots. In Holland, two elderly Jewish survivors of the […]

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