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Two events happened to me this past week that led to this. One was a speech by Glenn Beck, the other one was an Anti Islam rant that I saw

I suppose this is just about the Glenn Beck speech really then anything else. (Link)

Because it hit me, as I was listening to it. Hit me so hard that I wept for most of the rest of it. So hard. I think this is one of those things where I have been circling it for a while, but maybe I was focusing on the wrong thing. (More on that in a bit.)

For those of you who do not know your history. The Righteous Among the Nations was a term coined by the Israeli Government slightly after World War 2 given to those brave souls that helped Jews out during the Holocaust. Fed them, clothed them, or provided some small manner of assistance during their time of need.

It has its roots in the term Righteous Gentile who are non Jews who nevertheless ascribe to and follow the Seven Laws of Noah.

(More information here)

It is my intention to create a Modern 21st century version of this to match the current and grave threats that the Jewish people face. In Israel, and around the world.

It is my intention to start off with a Facebook group at first, but I hope that this grows into something much greater.

Whether we are Muslims or Christians or Jews or Atheists we need to gather. For Jews everywhere. Gather to try to encourage a better way.

And not just for the Jews because they are Jews, that is a trap of those who would hate the Jews, but because it is the right thing to do. Because it is necessary for our common humanity.

We should do this no matter if someone is a Muslim, or a Christian, or an Atheist, we should be willing to stand up for them against bigotry and hate no matter what and encourage a better way. God demands it, our common humanity demands it.

But the Jews are under threat by those who want to see them all wiped out for being Jewish.

And this cannot just be about Israel this has to be about Jews everywhere. Because a friend of mine was right, we all have our own problems in our nations and our systems and we cannot constantly be worried about Israel. We have to stand up against evil in our own nations. That is the beauty of this, it’s not about Israel the nation, it’s about the group no matter where they live.

And nor are we supposed to be an attack group. This is not being against something but rather a protection group for something. To be counted and to let people know that we will stand with people. Not attack, not go against and not turn into the very thing that we are trying to fight. Collectivism, bigotry, and evil.

Because this is very important.

This is more important than College, or our own annoyances in our lives, sure we must make our lives secure but we can also strive for this.

Because in the 1930s, I think humanity missed its calling as the Nazis were on the rise. No one was gathering, or they were in small gatherings, you had a few isolated incidents. Like Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his gang. But Antisemitism continued to spread and it led to one of the greatest mass butchering of a people in human history.

And then the Righteous Among the Nations came, when they gathered, it was already too late. Sure they saved people, sure they did what they could which under the circumstances was extraordinary, but the darkness had already fallen.

And I don’t think we can afford to wait this time. We must make our stand now, while we still can.

Now this might be presumptuous of me. What can a 21-year-old Kid who barely is getting started in life do?

I am not a dignitary, or a powerful commentator, and I am certainly not a member of the Israeli Government. Who created this honor in the first place and whose honor is rightfully bestowed by them upon…well the Righteous…

And after all there is already Christians United for Israel and Stand with Israel and probably a whole slew of other organizations devoted to the defense of Israel, and hopefully the Jews.

But this is way beyond Israel, yes we must stand with them, but Antisemitism is spreading across the globe.

In Europe, and America, and the Middle East. You have laws being passed against the Jews, or them being under threat, or political cartoons made up against them that are obviously Anti Semitic.

In France you have people moving out of France who are Jewish and heading for Israel to escape what they believe is coming again.

You have politicians pushing for the dividing up of Israel, and then you have others who will use that as an excuse to wipe Israel and the Jews off the map. Wherever they may be. This is my belief anyways.

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Which is why, my hope anyways, that people will gather and be apart of this group in the many nations. Address the Antisemitism in your own Nations and then try to gather and organize others.

We must be willing to stand for our Jewish neighbors and Friends and Lovers.

Because if we don’t then no one else will. And if we do not now then it will be a lot harder in the future when the darkness is at our doorstep.

And on a final note for those of you who play Mass Effect 2 know that during one of the scenes a character asks Commander Shepard why he is fighting, ‘whether it is for humanity as evidenced by the perfect Ms. Lawson?’

Now you can answer yes, yes you are fighting for her, that she is important to you.

Now on the surface of it this seems like a very selfish answer to the question. That you should be interested in saving all of humanity, you should be selfless right?

People who know me or have read this blog know that this is a very personal issue for me. Some people even know the specifics.

We need to make this issue personal for us. Personal, but not to where we are suffering from a persecution complex. This is about defense of the Jews and we cannot allow our emotions overcome us to where we attack others.

This is not a matter of statistics or numbers, if we deal with this in the millions of people then we will lose perspective. It becomes impersonal, cold, dry, meaningless detached.

We must do this for the people in our lives who we do not want to be killed over their ethnicity, or by what names they call God.

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Lately I have been on Facebook engaging in political conversations.  One of the people I have been posting with and debating, not liking much at all really but debating, posted an article about the rise of Neo Nazism on the border and the rise of a group that is a ‘Super Minuteman’.

A group that has wanted to work with the police to help patrol the border, has apparently fired on smugglers, and has no ties to Neo Nazi groups, nor are self identified as being as such, the article just tells us so.

Now they may be racist, they may be a lot of the article claims them to be, I do not know them and this was the first that I have heard of them.  That is not the point.

The point is that you cannot paint everyone on the right as Nazi’s or Neo Nazi’s, that is bad.

Nor is it good to paint all of your opposition as racist and then link that to Nazism.

Racism was only one part, though tragic, of the Nazi and other similar big Government regimes.

Specifically institutionalized  racism as supported by the Government and carried out by Governmental decree.  That is what is at the heart of Nazi racism.

This is not to limit the threat of the Modern Nazi’s, they are out there and some of them might even be in this country.

But wanting a stronger border, wanting to help, and wanting to defend yourself from an invader is not inherently an out of control Government, nor racism.  Illegals are not a race they are a legal status.

If they are out there I will stand with you and I have made my opinions, the good and the bad, of this law extremely clear in the past.

But we need to come together and let common sense prevail on this issue.

A lot has been happening to me that has led to the formation and creating of this blog.

Talking to friends, talking about various political issues with them and votes on certain things have effected the way I view things.

First of all, probably the cornerstone of this blog and the rest of my ideology is a complicated notion.  I was told by one of my friends on the forum that I frequent that I tend to look for a ‘political solution’ after saying…erroneously..that I hated politics.

This was funny but it was also sigh worthy and just shows me the state my own life in and the country is in.

I am not looking for a political solution, I think…and have been shown, that is not inherently the answer to all the country’s ills.

But it says something about our current state of affairs that we have to have, at least in part, a political solution.  Because we do need the politicians, at least in part…some of them..a small number of them in order to fix the problem that they started.  Because it seems like We the People are going one way and the Politicians are going another, at least in part, at least in this country.

The second part, perhaps the most ironic part is that I was talking to a friend from England, about that country’s recent elections was interesting.

He said that he would change politics based on what party was in power and what party was against them.  Now I know what he meant, but I just found the statement to be of some interest.

I would never change policies just because of some party in power or what not.  An ironic statement given that President Obama has outed me as a Libertarian and has made me a lot more weary on things that I was not weary about in the previous eight years of the Bush administration.

But it is not because of Obama so much.

It is about all of it, the whole issues that are raised to us.

There was an interesting bill that just came before the Senate.  One of the ‘audit the fed bills.’  Now I do not know the exact details of the bill, or if there was something buried in the heart of it that might have made the bill not that good.

But on the face of it is like the twilight zone.  Scott Brown voted against it, Kyl voted against it, and I thought he was a pretty strong Senator in such things.  But regardless it finally got me to a place and a position and a realization that I have not been before.

It’s not about the parties, it is about the individual and the fundamental principles.

The parties are quite meaningless, irrelevant and not that good for America.

It’s about the individual, and not the party.  I know I said awhile back, I think I did anyways, on this blog, that the parties are fighting over this and it is no longer really about the Government, but about the parties, about the party, and that just smacks about the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany.

Well there is nothing more European or more ‘European Tracks’ then just having to choose a party or a power base in order to be led.

Nazis and Communists.  All with the same basic idea, just that there slight variation on the theme of big Government.

And here we are, because honestly the more time goes on the more I am beginning to feel like we are being sold down the river by both parties.  That both parties keep on betraying us and our ideals and our principles and the will of the people.

The Democrats certainly would not be where they are without Republican help, certainly now and even through some of the past expansions of Government.

Sure there are some good individuals in our Governments and in our system, some great individuals.

But that is the point I think.  We need, generally, a party structure.  But it should not be about the parties.

Our founders gave us a system of individual rights, not collective rights, that the individual and ultimately the individual states have all the power and all the rights over our own lives.

That we are endowed by our creator by certain inalienable rights including life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and then the other rights in our Bill of Rights.

So if this is so great a system for us and how we are supposed to be as a country and as a Government then why is it not a good system for those we elect as our representatives?

If we stick with just looking at the parties that is a path to insanity and frustration, the only hope we have is if we concentrate on the individual and his or her greatness, and his or her commitment to liberty.

Only then do we have a chance, and by restoring our responsibilities to Government, that we have a chance as a people.