When Never Again is now

False flags? This my friends, is not normal.
False flags? This my friends, is not normal.

A friend is not someone who wipes your tears; a friend doesn’t make you cry.  A fraynd iz nit emetser vas veyps deyn trern; a fraynd tut nisht makhn ir veynen.

What do Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Walt Disney, Winston Churchill, Coco Channel, Henry Ford, Roald Dahl, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot and Charles Lindbergh all have in common with mr t? All are anti-Semites. They all have / had a deep, dark and outspoken hatred of Jews.

Hating Jewish people is not a new phenomenon, I know this well.  As a Jewish person, I am so grossly disturbed by this, along with the ongoing currents of bigotry and racism towards Blacks, Muslims, Mexicans, Women, and the LGBTQ community. It’s hard to comprehend and even harder to explain to the littles.

In the less than 2 months since the inauguration of mr t, let me list some news for you:

  • Over 100 Jewish Community Centers (JCC’s) have received bomb threats, and this week, about 30 of them were right here in my neck of the woods (PA, NJ, DE)
  • Horrible acts of vandalism have struck Jewish cemeteries located in St. Louis and Philadelphia (my hometown), toppling headstones and wreaking havoc for loved ones
  • Many Mosques and churches have been set on fire
  • Less than a week ago, a man in Kansas shot at two Indian men, killing one and wounding the other. He thought they were middle eastern, and yelled, “Get out of my country” as he fired shots. He also wounded a white American, 24 years old, who tried to stop him.
Can we do this? We must do this.
Can we do this? We must do this.

Can we all band together now and agree that what is happening in the US right now is not normal?

When asked about all of these recent attacks, mr t replied, “Sometimes it’s the reverse, to make people—or to make others—look bad.” He implied that the Jews are actually doing this to make him look bad. Later that same day, one of his advisers stated, with his outside voice,  that the culprits were democrats, all just trying to make him (mr t) look bad.” mr t, he calls this ‘false flags.’

Once, an evil man named Adolf Hitler used propaganda, hate,  and divisiveness to exterminate six million of my people, our people who lived and loved on this planet. After that awful time in our world history played out, we all promised, Never Again.

I see a crackdown on immigration. The building of walls. A Muslim ban. I think my friends, ‘Never Again’ is now.

Keynmal mer. Never again.

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66 thoughts on “When Never Again is now

  1. You are right. It is not normal and it has an impact here in Canada now too. My daughter plays soccer and the schools usually do trips every year or two to the United States. Last year, her team went to Arizona to compete in a tournament which was a wonderful experience for the entire team for many reasons.

    There may not be another trip for her team and other school sports teams. Some of the school districts here are making decisions not to travel to the United States. It is hard for them to do team trips because many of the kids are from minority groups who may have difficulty entering the U.S. or be detained at the border. These kids are not a threat. There is absolutely no reason that this should be happening. It is illogical and immoral. I do not understand why this cannot be stopped as it violates human rights.

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    1. This makes me so sad. I listen to stories on NPR and so many people from so many countries are scared of us. I cannot blame them. I would be nervous about travel too. He must be stopped, and soon. Thanks Cynthia. We cannot let any of this get normalized. xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much. I cannot say his name and I refuse to believe that we have to sit back and take it. I’m too scrappy to let that happen. Thanks for reading! #ThatFridayLinky xoxo

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  2. It’ll take more than cake … I’m worried about the direction of the world. It’s like we’ve stepped back in time and learnt nothing along the way. Come on people, we’ve seen where this ends! Let’s not make the same mistakes all over again. We are better than this! (Yes we blooming are, said she desperately trying to convince herself!) #FabFridayPost

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    1. Words, I keep finding ’em! I just want my words and actions to make a change. Never Again is real! I keep hoping that this is some weird sort of Truman show and the ratings drop and he gets canned… Thanks, Claire. Love #FridayFrolics xoxo

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  3. I didn’t know that about Walt Disney. I think everyone that isn’t a straight, Christian, white male has very good reason to be worried right now. What I think is cause for some optimism is the multitude of people that are seen fighting back against all this hate. #fridayfriviolity

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    1. That’s true Jeremy. It’s nice to see and feel during the protests and marches. We do have to win, though. Thanks for your positive take. I try to keep my glass half full. #fridayFrivolity

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  4. I told you a while back I was scared and this is exactly why! I hope there are enough of us teaching love to outweigh the hatred. Big love ❤️ Thank you for sharing this fantastic post with us at #ablogginggoodtime 🎉

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  5. At a time when the world is in turmoil and needs more than ever to band together, the last thing we need is a world leader spreading fear and hatred. Maybe, just maybe, he can be the impetus for the rest of humanity pulling together against such divisiveness.
    #FabFridayPost

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  6. I live in the uk but watch trump and always think he is so corrupt and America made such a bad choice great post Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

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  7. It’s just plain horrible! To think that anyone’s heritage can, in some idiots mind, overrule the very person that they are, for someone’s beliefs (inside their head, not affecting anyone) to overrule morality and make it OK to hate them, well that is just plain horrible! I live in a country where I will never truly understand their laws, beliefs or culture, and I see a lot of racial hatred and misunderstanding around me every day, much of which is actually upheld by people in authority. But I chose my life here, and to a certain extent I therefore chose the consequences. To think that people in their own home country (US), in their own backyard now have to watch their backs….its scary, horrible, nightmarish! Thoughts are with you x #stayclassymama

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    1. Wow, I really appreciate your comments and kindness. It is so crazy and unbelievable that these are the times for my daughters to grow up in. We have to resist and overcome. So appreciate your words. #Stayclassymama xo

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  8. We are definitely living in some strange times😥 I’m sad to hear what’s going on around you. It really baffles the mind. Thanks for sharing and stay strong. Thanks for linking up with us at #FabFridayPost

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  9. Shit I can’t believe what I am reading here. Two Indian men were shot!! This has become very real, I can’t handle this anymore I feel like crying. And he has blamed Jewish people for crimes against Jewish people, this is so fucked. I’m glad you shared this with #StayClassyMama

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    1. The only thing that stops my tears is writing and taking action, peacefully. Like petitions, letters to elected (hah) officials, phone calls, and protests. Scary times that I wish weren’t so…. Thank you so much for your comments #stayclassymama xo

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  10. This terrifies me. Hubby and I have had so many conversations about this recently – about how the world is forgetting what happened and is slowly charting the same path again. I studied Modern History, and it is frightening how similar the trends are now, and it all starts with prejudice and a fear of people who are different. We cannot let this happen again

    #blogcrush

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    1. We need to take these conversations outside and somehow make people understand. Many people I talk to aren’t seeing the connections. Some think I am over reacting. Some agree and understand wholeheartedly. We must cast a wide net on this one because like you say, what is trending is horrific. xo #Blogcrush

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  11. Some groups have taken Mr. T’s election as approval for their hatred. Hopefully calmer heads will prevail and the bullies will crawl back in their holes soon.

    Thanks for sharing on #FridayFrivolity

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  12. It’s absolutely horrifying. And, yes, persecution of Jewish people certainly has a very long history. I think many people don’t quite grasp that and think that the Nazis introduced anti-semitism when, in truth, what they did was make scapegoats out of the Jewish community by exploiting very ingrained prejudices that already existed. I have to admit that, until recently, I had thought that the far right were successfully exploiting islamophobia in the same way that the Nazis exploited anti-semitism, but I didn’t think that they would succeed in getting very far with spreading anti-semitism again. I thought that would make it so obvious what these beliefs are that people would not fall for it, but that seems to be wrong. I don’t know if people really are so capable of deluding themselves that they can literally watch history repeat and not see it. Or if, sadly, there are more people than we realised who WANT to believe Nazi bullshit, and are crawling out of the woodwork now that they are receiving some validation. I don’t understand the mentality that makes people want to hate, want to believe nonsense, or want to fear what is different to them. It makes no sense to me, but it certainly exists.

    Thanks so much for joining us on #FridayFrolics

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    1. Thanks so much Lucy. We have to call this horrid behavior out and shout from the rooftops to stop it from repeating itself. I so appreciate the read and the time to comment so eloquently. Peaceful resistance and love must stop this hate. #FridayFrolics xoxoxo

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  14. Very powerful post. What is happening in the world right now is so terrifying and I really wish there was a way all humans could just peacefully alongside each other, I don’t understand why there has to be so much hate. Congratulations on being chosen as Lucy’s #BlogCrush

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    1. Thanks so much Wendy! I so appreciate your comments. I am right with you! If the world could focus on our similarities and our differences, and then see the beauty in both, we would be so much better off. I am so honored to be Lucy’s #BlogCrush! xo

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    1. Thanks so much for reading this — it is hard, but it must be said. I hope we prove to be better than this in so many ways. We need unity in our hope to beat mr t at his game. Thanks so much. #dreamteam xoxo

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