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"We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” - Elie Weisel

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." - Desmond Tutu

"There comes a time when neutrality and laying low become dishonorable. If you’re not in revolt, you’re in cahoots. When this period and your name are mentioned, decades hence, your grandkids will look away in shame." - David Brooks

5 responses to “A call for Jewish solidarity in the face of neo-Nazism”

  1. Johnnie

    Jewish historians, who have studied the rise of fascism and the nazi pogroms, have a deeper understanding of where this Trump presidency can lead. They are taking the next four years very seriously, as they should.

    Over 240 Jewish historians have signed this statement. As the statement says: “It is not too soon to begin mobilizing in solidarity.”

    Most people think fascism could never happen here, just as most people thought the buffoonish Trump could never become president.

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  2. leftyrite

    Let’s be honest.
    There was an outage.
    Which showed
    the extent to which
    the Internet is a concept
    with which we must continue to grapple.

    i didn’t like it.

    i took it personally.

    How about painted proclamations in

    the street.

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  3. leftyrite

    Hey, I have no need to protect you

    or your credibility.

    Is this a community

    or a hutch of delicious rarebits

    overseen by that nice man

    over there? (??)

    Maybe, you need to answer that.

    Demonstrate in front of yourselves!!

    Hold up signs!!

    Demonstrate within yourselves!!

    (Nah, that guy’s nuts, anyway.)

    And, besides, we have all

    the time in the world…

    By definition!!

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  4. leftyrite

    Clearly, this site has changed.

    “Moderation,” literally,

    and as a pun, has become

    the order of the day.

    Hard to trust you now.

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  5. leftyrite

    The Illusion of Dissent

    is almost as good as dissent,

    except for the fact that it misleads

    the edge.

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