Monday, June 22, 2009

Exodus From Reality

All the years that I've lived in the southern part of Stalag California, I've been aware that there are a large number of Jewish people here. I became even more aware during my twelve-year relationship with a lovely Jewish woman who hails from New York City. Even though she was secular, she introduced me to parts of the Jewish communities in New York, Miami, San Diego and Los Angeles. I met bankers, tax accountants, attorneys, retired folks, entertainers and storekeepers.

I've met two Jewish survivors of the Nazi death camps, their numbers tattooed in the web of their thumbs.

Nearly every one of these folks--one exception was my lady friend--favored gun control.

Gail explained to me that most WWII era European Jews literally didn't believe that the Nazis were enslaving and killing their neighbors that were herded away in the night. Until it happened to them, as one of the elderly camp survivors told me.

None of them thought of defending himself and his neighborhood. Very few of them hid away weapons and ammunition along with their other family valuables. A notable exception was the residents of the Warsaw ghetto in which, with very few old guns and little ammunition, these people were able to defend themselves and their community until the ammo ran out.

Moving ahead to today, we observe tiny Israel, nestled in the midst of several nations with tens of millions of individuals, many of whom wish the Israelis were pushed into the sea. Israel has had to defend itself almost since its inception.

Nearly every military-aged Israeli is armed. Almost every Israeli knows that he--or she--must be prepared to answer an attack anytime, day or night.

Unfortunately, most American Jews haven't made the same mental connections.

Every now and then, some deranged individual has entered a Jewish school or other building with weapons, and has shot up the place, killing a number of people and then himself, or he escaped unscathed to be arrested later. Do American Jews insist on the right to defend themselves? Well, no. More likely, they call for more stringent gun control--doing nothing against the psychotics, but guaranteeing that they won't be stopped.

Jews who are opposed to the right to self defense are, in a sense, Holocaust deniers.

And, by calling for the ownership and use of weapons of self defense to be made illegal, they are depriving themselves and their neighbors of the ability to defend themselves, while doing nothing to curtail the actions of murderers and thieves.

While I generally respect the tenacity and the self reliant nature of the stereotypical Jewish individual, as well as the many with whom I've been acquainted, I'm at a loss to understand this flaw in their philosophy.

Remember, when seconds count, the police are only minutes away.

Warm regards,

Col. Hogan
Stalag California

9 comments:

Chatelaine said...

Me too. I have a Jewish friend that is a huge Barack Obama fan. She just doesn't get it.

I can't talk to her much anymore. I can't stand it.

Ol' BC said...

Does she understand that Obama is sucking up to those who wish to eradicate her homeland?

T. F. Stern said...

"Remember, when seconds count, the police are only minutes away."

My boy, you've said a mouthful!

Col. Hogan said...

LC,

It was hard to condemn anyone who voted for B Hussein, with McCain the only other viable candidate. But there's no excuse anymore. B Hussein is deliberately working on the destruction of America. Everything he does and says leaves no other possibility.

With Republicans being so lame-brained and weak (eight of them voted for cap 'n tax) It's hard to imagine him not succeeding, even if more Repubs get elected in '10.

Col. Hogan said...

BC,

That's another thing. Most American Jews revere Israel, travel there when they can and many send financial support. B Hussein's support for Islam vis a vis the Islam/Israeli conflicts should open some eyes. Maybe it yet will happen.

Col. Hogan said...

TF,

I've been hearing that phrase with respect to 911 calls, and response times. There's no way an officer can be there the moment he's needed.

Nature of reality.

MK said...

Unfortunately CH, that stupid philosophy is shared by many people in the western world, not just liberal Jews safe and sound in America. i have come to the conclusion that this mentality can only be changed when those very people have to pay the highest price possible, like you Americans did so long ago.

Col. Hogan said...

MK,

It may take a true, deadly, devastating crisis happens to wake oh, maybe a third of Americans wake up and begin to effect real change toward liberty. I'd like to say the same about several of the other more free countries like Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Ireland, Scotland, and maybe even England, Wales and Canada.

There are a lot of good, smart, freedom-loving people in those countries who could straighten things out if we really had to.

MK said...

If it's only a third of American, i'd say it'll be a few less than that here in Australia and the rest of the western world. We embraced various bits of socialism a long time ago, so it'll be a lot harder for us to let go of our 'nannies'.

It'll take a fair amount of pain and suffering, i wish it wouldn't but all the signs point that way.