I have absorbed a lot of what took place in our nation’s capital yesterday and made up my mind to write, mentioning to a new friend in Savannah, Georgia that I have something different to write about. Some or many of my readers would like to know why articles are not part of the reporting being shared by other journalists that attract millions of readers online. It is what it is. And they know that I spelled out without having total knowledge the attack on the Capitol before it happened. History repeats itself. Looting and rioting took place in my old community on the Lower East Side decades ago and it took place in Ferguson over the shooting of Michael Brown. The George Floyd death was caught on camera last year and now the rioting that we saw yesterday. The protest had already taken place. And the Trump twit tweeting to our nation’s people revealed his concern for the men in blue because they support him came out to tens of millions. Missing from his statement of love was a lack of love of the Constitution of the United States (again at that moment) and the implication that others in the building were “enemies of the people.” Far from the scene there still exists in South Carolina a place called Fort Sumter where the attack took place to divide our nation and lead it to civil war. Trump has been presenting to US a “clear and present danger” for some time and he has had lots of accomplices.
The last step before the confirmation by Congress of the Election of Joe Biden-Kamala Harris was wrong. The facts in the case were well known for months. Trump promised “evidence” on Monday night and again he failed to deliver something so simple. The men and women in the Congress supporting Trump did not have the evidence either as the Congress convened and the rioting began, complicated by guns and shooting. I have been writing for over four years that Trump was leading US to violence and I have distinguished between Republican and Repugnican (someone repugnant or repugnante).
I watched members of The Squad rather closely and wrote about some of them in Jewish Business News in Israel. On March 3, 2019 I showed my concern about her using anti-Semitic tropes and I read about how people in Congress were calling for her to resign and to be removed from committee assignments for her remarks. This is the moment for all those Repugnicans in Congress to resign their office. I know that they will retain the right to run again for the position as I expressed almost two years ago about Congresswoman Omar since it is the will of people that counts and we cannot suspend their will. Trump failed US throughout this ordeal and stirred the pot just as Omar stirred her pot. The difference was that the congresswoman did not break her oath of office to defend the Constitution. Throughout our history we have had people from countries that disagreed with policies affecting the nation that their families came from. Jews favored Austria-Hungary over Russia in World War I, Irish resented the British support in World War I given by our nation, and the there were Nazis in this country that obtained lots of Christian support to overthrow the government of the United States in the 1930s well before the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 (Nazis uniting to attack Jews, Catholics, and African Americans).
There is a long list of men and women in Congress and even newly elected members who supported Trump. Take as an example Congresswoman Cammack from Florida and she is bringing a part of Israel to her office entrance, an Israeli flag is going to be blooming there instead of a desert. But, But, But what did she say or do about the anti-Semitic inserts in the Miami Herald which were placed there by a Cuban national who seems to be very chummy with Enrique Tarrio, the leader of The Proud Boys who was just arrested for violating a church in Washington, D.C. Showing respect for the accomplishments of Israel and its historic alliance with the United States is not enough. Jews and African Americans need protections here and blaming Black Lives Matter was wrong. Black Lives do matter and Jewish Lives Matter. I am not even asking for denunciations since actions speak louder than words. Yes the congresswoman who just took office should resign and fight to be reelected. Yes education is important in support of Israel and education matters. I wrote about Omar “I called the office of Congresswoman Omar and her staff searched for my article on the Holocaust Chronicles and found it to show to her. That article details that people of color, but particularly African-Americans and other Black people probably would have been next in line to be exterminated. Even one of my readers was quick to point that out to me. Black History Month just ended and Jews share too much in common for people to divide the importance of the commonality of our history. This should be shared of course with Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib and with students on campus across America.”
I read about the congresswoman online in a Jewish newspaper. What is happening in America is not about who makes good challah bread and I wrote about former Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren that getting close to African Americans is not about spinning dreidels during Hanukah. Nothing matters more than knowing our histories and how to treat each other with respect and dignity and Repugnicans like Rudy Giuliani chose to believe that BLM was racist, which it is not. It’s going to take a long time to heal now.
What do we do with Donald Trump? He deserves to be impeached. He has been let off the hook before and his time has come. He could resign and he should resign. The danger that we expected from him has been revealed this week. With about two weeks left in office, we have to agree that Trump cannot be pardoned for anything criminal that he has done. Mike Pence broke away from Trump, but he had no power to overturn the results either. Pence has been complicit in so many things, but his not wearing a mask violated and violates the true spirit of Jesus Saves Lives. He, too, is responsible for so many deaths that have taken place and should not even be a position to pardon Trump. I could compromise on whether he should resign from office. The road ahead until Inauguration Day will be bumpy, but so have been the last four years. We can survive and the next step is how can we rebuild after so many lies. Even now Trump is touting his greatness even though the economy is in shambles made by his mid-March mistakes.
“And we now know that he really “knew” that this was a pandemic based on interviews with Bob Woodward way back and he decided not to do anything more about it. I would rather be right than president, but I didn’t know immediately about the White House call to the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn in the middle of March…The majority (Supreme Court justices mentioned has thrown Pikuach Nefesh under the bus and that includes Jesus Christ as well since Jesus was Jewish and not an Aryan. He practiced Pikuach Nefesh to heal and save lives and that is not unconstitutional in any sense of the word.” And that was written on December 17, 2020. So it is time for the Trump supporters to go back home and wear masks everywhere in compliance with health regulations. They must not put any more people in danger of death by COVID-19. Trump was in his own the way The Corona Virus. Read this article about Jesus Saves Lives and the Warnock-Ossoff Victory in January.
The word Hatikvah means hope and we need that now. And this important lesson from the Bible about the mezuzah as well. “The word “mezuzah” appears for the first time in the Bible in the account of the Exodus from Egypt. Before the last plague smiting the Egyptian firstborn, the Almighty forewarned the Jewish people to mark their doorposts with the blood of the sacrificial lamb so that the forces of destruction would pass over their houses. The Torah says:
And they shall take of the blood and they shall put it on the two mezuzoth (doorposts) and on the lintel… For the Lord will pass through to smite the Egyptians, and when He seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two doorposts, the Lord will pass over the door, and He will not allow the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite
. (Exodus 12:7, 23). This is why the Holiday of the Exodus is called Passover. The Mechilta1 (as well as the Zohar) states that these verses are the source of the concept of mezuzah:” And this information was taken from Chabad.org. And we should consider this among all the “fake news” that Trump has given US that instead of a Trump landslide of national victory he has actually given US the reality of a Constitutional Earthquake. The election on January 5, 2021 in Georgia was very closely watched by all and Trump lost because he gave his party Operation Warp Election by his ideas and actions. The man is just full of warpisms. The mask is your mezuzah. Use it!