A Chance to Really Help
Just a guy living in Texas, struggling with Orthodoxy and talkin' 'bout life. If you like, email me at texasmensch at gmail daht com.
The G8 needs to come out with a unanimous resolution calling for the following 4 things (I don’t mind if they steal my wording – if it is for the good of the world then so be it…)
1 – We are against all terrorism.
2 – We are against all perpetrators of terror.
3 – We are against all those who harbor, assist, or aid in any way, those who seek to do terror.
And this last one is really key
4 – We are against all those who do nothing to take a stand against terror, without exception.
Without this type of strong wording and strong feeling behind the wording, how can we look at ourselves? In what situation is attacks against unarmed civilians okay? In what situation is ignoring those who are preparing or planning attacks, knowing that civilians MIGHT be hurt okay? In what situation is the whole world standing against these people and DOING NOTHING okay?
ANSWER IS AND MUST BE – THERE IS NO SITUATION WHERE THIS IS OKAY.
G8 – Do something, now. If not, your kids and grandkids will regret it.
I don’t have a war blog, nor do I want one. However, I am confused. For those who believe we should leave
HELP ME UNDERSTAND WHY
We are where we are. In other words, even if you didn’t want us to get involved, we are now. So accepting that reality, what are we to do? Should we literally abandon our investment in the country and its people and leave as quickly as possible? What sense does that make (and we live in a real world, so your answer cannot possibly depend on “we didn’t ask to go in the first place” as this has already taken place).
HELP ME UNDERSTAND HOW
If we are to leave, how soon should we leave? Should it literally be tomorrow – as fast as we possibly can? Should we wait until Iraqis can handle their own security? Should we wait until they have a very solid military, political, and economic situation? Should we say, 6 months and then let the chips fall where they may?
I honestly don’t understand the people who feel that we should leave
HELP ME UNDERSTAND.
How is a Christian loan different from any other kind of loan?
I’m just curious because you people keep spamming me. I don’t hear about Islamic or Buddhist loans very much.
The one person I am sure should go to jail in the Michael Jackson case is the kid’s mother. I don’t know and frankly don’t care about all of the details of the case. However, knowing the Michael Jackson has been accused several times (and NOT found innocent) of child molestation and not completely removing yourself of this situation is not only an indication of poor parenting. I consider it gross neglect.
This is not a case were he was just a guy befriending them. Michael is a major public figure who people generally know about. Given this, the Mother bears much responsibility for putting her young son in this position. I’m not saying Michael Jackson shouldn’t also go to jail (if he is guilty), but we KNOW the mother put her son in this position, unnecessarily.
Where is the parent’s sense of responsibility? Where is the care or concern? Mother’s have literally lifted thousands of pounds of cars off of their kids who were in trouble. Did this Mother even make a move to get her son out of this suspected terrible person’s way? Did she not fear what was going to happen? Did she not understand? I dare ask, did she not care? Something is wrong here and we all ought to look in her direction.
On another note – I think we, as the public, can use a standard to understand cases like this. I call it, the SNIFF test. You can look at the facts in the case against Michael Jackson and know, something ain’t right. You don’t necessarily know what the problem is or who is to blame. However, you can smell it and know something is really wrong with Michael. I’m not even getting into strange things he has done to himself. If you look at public statements and public actions, this is clearly a weird dude. One who either 1) Doesn’t fear anything (does he know what they do to people like him in Jail?), 2) Is literally too stupid to understand what he is doing, or 3) Thinks he is smarter than everyone else.
I only hope that the jury makes a decision quickly. I also hope that Michael gets help and promises never to be in a room with anyone younger than 18, alone, ever.
Okay, so it seems to me that many people, but Christians in particular, are obsessed with death.
1 – Why would anyone want to see an open casket with a body it in? In some cases you need people to identify the body, but you don’t need hundreds of people. Maybe one or two close friends would be enough.
2 – Why all the agony about burn vs. bury? I can’t possibly imagine why anyone would wish to be cremated except for purely financial reasons (it is cheaper to be cremated). The whole idea about being scattered in the ocean or the back yard or hanging out on a mantle. Puhleeeze. Can you not imaging a world better than this one? Do you really want Aunt Bessie to have nothing better than hanging out on your mantle? And if you want to remember her, what about a nice picture or keep sake of some sort rather than ashes you somehow need to look after?
3 – The time between death and burial (Jews never get cremated, according to Jewish law it is desecration) is short. This time period is generally 24 to 48 hours unless there is a very good reason. From the point that one of the 7 (mother, father, spouse, sister, brother, son, daughter) finds out about the death, they literally have no other responsibility other than to take care of the deceased. So why need it take so long? I know of someone at work who knew on Monday that he had to go to a funeral on Friday. Man, so you are sitting around sad, but not yet able to deal with things and move on because the body is still hanging out for another 5 or 6 days. Oh no, that cannot be good.
In generally, this is really just a feeling of mine. Jews experience death, confront it head on and deal with it, get closure, mourn/grieve/reflect, and then go on with life. It just seems like a very healthy way to deal with things. All of the other things that sometimes go on, but need not, seem to really obstruct these healthy processes. Goyim just spend too much time thinking about it/worrying about it/getting off of work for it/looking at it.
But that’s my opinion, I could be wrong.
P.S. Next post or two will be about Michael Jackson and the real person who ought to go to jail in that case (other than Michael if he is found guilty).
Enough already. And please, lets not replace the "Pope in Permanent Repose" with a preggers Brittany Spear's belly. How about a flower or some stars or something.