Wishing all my blog readers, Facebook/Twitter followers, dear friends and loved ones a chag same’ach v’kasher, a joyous and kosher Passover.
Just yesterday I got into an enthusiastic exchange with a supporter of Israel who insisted that there is no distinction between those Palestinians who are promoting an independent Palestinian State and terrorists who promote killing Jews.
At this moment in American history we are watching a mainstream political party being kidnapped by a candidate who openly promotes intolerance, xenophobia and populist totalitarianism. In a fractured, less educated, economically disadvantaged third world should we really be surprised that hate, bigotry and outright evil impulses to kill and destroy others have taken hold among people living in a state of rage and desperation?
- You can be a moral, ethical Republican and not support Donald Trump.
- You can be a proud, ethical Muslim and Palestinian nationalist who doesn’t believe murder and destruction are in keeping with the teachings of the Koran or are required to bring about political change.
THIS VIDEO IS NOT PROMOTING ARAB PRIDE!
THIS VIDEO IS NOT PROMOTING ISLAM!
THIS VIDEO IS NOT PROMOTING A PALESTINIAN STATE!
THIS VIDEO IS ALL ABOUT SURRENDERING YOUR HUMANITY TO EVIL.
Carl Sagan and other Cold War scientists once feared that a nuclear war could plunge the world into a deadly ice age. Three decades later, does this theory still resonate?
But even with the cold war and super powers no long saber-rattling against one another, none of us should be fooled into think that North Korea using a nuclear device against South Korea, or Pakistan and India exchanging lobbing nuclear bombs at one another would not have a dramatic impact on climates the world over.
“Ladies and gentlemen, the Captain has turned on the Fasten Seat Belt sign. Please take your seat and fasten your seat belt. And also make sure your seat back and folding trays are in their full upright position.”