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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Don't Sit Idly By

Sometimes things happen in the world which demand, simply put require, us, as Jews, to take a stand. To raise our voices and say “no, we will not silently stand by while these things occur”.

Sadly, there are many instances recently which call for us to speak. I have previously posted about the scandal surrounding Yehuda Kolko (will not call him Rabbi here, as far as I’m concerned he has lost his ordination the first time he touched a boy) and will not do so again. You can read my thoughts on it here. Suffice it to say, if the accusations turn out to be true (and let’s face it, where there’s THAT much smoke, you know damn well there’s a fire), then there is a special place in hell where he, and hopefully those who shielded him all those years, will burn eternally for their sins. I do not want to rehash this issue again, you can find it as much as you like at other blogs. Writing about this disgraceful human being once was enough for me.

But Kolko’s acts are small potatoes compared to the international conference currently going on that “examines” the “myth” of the Holocaust. This sham is being headed by non other than Israel hater Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad – and brings together some of the most stunningly awful people in the world – ranging from Islamic fanatics to KKK members, European “intellectuals” who deny the Holocaust and, most horrifyingly of all, members of Ultra Orthodox Jewish groups who hate the state of Israel so much, that they seem to have forgotten that the Holocaust has nothing to with Israel. They would rather deny that their own grandparents and great grandparents were wiped out in Europe, and ally themselves with the most evil of men, than stand by silently while the State of Israel exists.

How can one stand up in the face of such fanaticism? Does it even pay to give these people the time of day or do we just ignore them?

Though Britain and America, and of course Israel, have harshly condemned this conference, the real question is, where are all the groups and countries who condemn Israel at the slightest drop of a hat? Why aren’t they all screaming from the rooftops that this conference is a disgrace? Where is the outcry from the United Nations? How is it that people can simply sit back and say nothing while the souls of the voiceless six million are forced to suffer once more?

The answer is, that we cannot be silent. And I for one will not be silent. Though my voice may be small, it will be heard. And I encourage each and every one of you to speak out as well. To be silent in the face of evil is tacit agreement with that evil. Well I do not agree. I condemn. Ahmadinejad gains power each time his madness goes unchecked. He is turning one of the most dangerous countries in the world into one of the most important as well. Does anyone really think a man this insane would really hesitate attacking Israel with nuclear weapons if Iran develops a nuclear weapons program? He routinely calls for Israel to be wiped off the map, and with him it just doesn’t seem like his threats are empty.

And he continues to grow stronger as the world watches in silence. Though I do not agree with a lot of this country’s recent policy, I do applaud the fact that the White House recognizes the danger in Iran. That they see Ahmadinejad for what he is.

Quite simply, a monster.

3 Comments:

  • I know what you mean. When something happens against Israel and the Jewish people, the UN and ACLU are silent. We don't matter to them eventhough we are people too.

    The thing is that the nazis didn't just kill Jews but other people too. A lot of other people. And yet people think we made it up. But if people learn history, it's Not just us telling this story, but others as well who know someone who experienced it. And so it doesn't make sence for people to say we made it up.

    By Anonymous S, at 2:50 AM  

  • You expected one set of our enemies (UN, EU...) to condemn another set that they basically agree with?

    By Anonymous Bob Miller, at 2:03 PM  

  • S - Agreed and fair point. Besides, it seems to be ok to believe other people were killed - just not jews.

    Bob - Fair point BUT - EU and UN have to at least pretend that they are unbiased despite what their past history shows otherwise...

    By Blogger Elster, at 2:26 PM  

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