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Because of the Orlando massacre, I am republishing my three-part series about the Los Angeles Riots of 1992 in which Karen and I and the children were trapped for several frightening hours. We were unarmed, helpless save for our wits. The police were conspicuously absent and the bad guys—frequently armed with heavy weapons—owned the streets.
It was a defining moment in my life.
I’m reposting this series as a cautionary tale because when IslamoNazis go on murderous rampages the left invariably blames the actions of evil men on hunks of steel, piously calling for ever more gun laws. The ultimate aim, of course, is to disarm law-abiding American citizens through mass gun confiscations.
If the Democrat party’s vision is fulfilled all of America will become like those defenseless men and women in Pulse: Gays without guns.
Hollywood is Burning
Hollywood is on fire.
Karen and I lock every door in the house, shut tight the windows. We move through the house switching off all the lights.
Gazing from our bedroom window we watch orange flames lick at the darkness, pillars of black smoke climb into the sky. We can actually smell the acrid odor of burning rubber.
“Look how close they are,” says Karen.
“Just past La Cienega. Maybe eight blocks away.”
Karen gives me a long penetrating gaze:
“What do we do if they come here?”
My mind is racing away. The truth is we are defenseless. Unless I get crazy inventive like Dustin Hoffman in Straw Dogs.
“After this is all over,” I vow, “I’m going to buy a pistol.”
Karen says: “How about a shotgun?”
I heard about the Orando massacre in synagogue during the holiday of Shavuot. A friend said: “You watch, they’ll blame it on Israel.”
I said: “They’ll blame it on guns.”
Which is exactly what Obama did in his clueless statement about the slaughter. According to the religion of leftism, a gun walked into a gay club and opened fire. Apparently, the gun also yelled “Allahu Akhbar.”
The Jewish holiday of Shavuot, Pentecost, begins this coming Saturday night. The holiday has several traditional names: Shavuot, the festival of weeks, marking seven weeks after Passover; Chag HaKatzir, the festival of reaping grains, and Chag HaBikkurim, the festival of first fruits. Shavuot, according to Jewish tradition, is the day the Children of Israel accepted the Torah at Mt. Sinai. It is also believed to be the day of King David’s birth and death.
A hoard of silver coins dating to the Hasmonean period (126 BCE) was exposed in April in an archaeological excavation the Israel Antiquities Authority is currently conducting near Modi‘in, [Modi’in is located 22 miles southeast of Tel Aviv and 19 miles west of Jerusalem] with the participation of local youth. The excavation is being carried out prior to the construction of a new neighborhood, at the initiative of the Modi‘in-Maccabim-Re‘ut municipality. The treasure was hidden in a rock crevice, up against a wall of an impressive agricultural estate that was discovered during the excavation there.
My friend Jake Novak writes exclusively for Seraphic Secret about an emerging trend in Hollywood: storylines that feature the crushing disappointment Millennials feel in their permissive Baby Boomer parents.
We all know the conventional wisdom about Hollywood and morality. The TV and movie business is filled with libertines and anti-family radicals who want to destroy the civil society with subtle and not-so-subtle messages.
That impression is mostly correct.
However, as much as Hollywood wants to play on the left wing political and cultural team, it also wants to make money and produce superior movies and TV. For all its faults, the American entertainment industry is still the best source of screenwriting, special effects, and everything else that translates into movie magic.
And that’s why when something new is percolating in American culture, especially if it’s something affecting the key entertainment target demographic aged 18-35 years old, talented Hollywood writer/directors will notice and find a way to portray it onscreen… at least that’s what the generous optimist in me says.
The Obama administration specializes in Orwellian Newspeak. As a true disciple of Communist agitator Saul Alinsky, Obama uses and abuses language to achieve social control over the American people.
As Orwell said, “He who controls language controls thought.”
Also an Alinskyite, Hillary Clinton exchanged letters with the Communist agitator, and in 1969, wrote an admiring 92-page senior thesis for Wellesley College titled “There Is Only the Fight, An Analysis of the Alinsky Model.”
On Memorial Day, we remember all the members of our armed services who paid the ultimate price in service to this great country.
Our eternal gratitude.
The New York Times just did a hatchet job about Trump and women which ended up making the NY Times look far worse than Trump. The Washington Post hired 20 extra reporters to investigate Trump — just as they did not do when Barack Obama was the Democrat nominee.
I recently came across a story the New York Times and Washington Post will never publish. It’s about about Donald Trump and the monument to William Tecumseh Sherman that is, if not hugely revealing of Trump’s character, at least worthy of attention and reflection.
Are abortion laws more conservative in America or in Western Europe? Would a pregnant woman seeking an abortion have an easier time getting one in Texas or in…Germany? The answers, as talk show host Elisha Krauss explains, may just change how you think about America’s abortion laws.
Yesterday, Sunday May 22, 2016 was the Thirteenth Annual Ariel Avrech Memorial Lecture featuring Ben Shapiro. His topic, “How You Can Save Israel.”
Because the left is an intolerant fascist movement that uses violence and intimidation to further their Jew-hating program we kept the location of the event a secret, except for those who were invited.
In spite of the secrecy, this was our biggest event so far. Over 200 people attended.
You are all invited to The Thirteenth Annual Ariel Avrech ZT’L Memorial Lecture that will take place this coming Sunday, May 22, 2016, at 10 AM, followed by brunch.
For those unable to attend the lecture will be posted here at Seraphic Secret.
Karen and I are delighted to announce that our friend Ben Shapiro will deliver this year’s lecture, “How You Can Save Israel.”
Because of security concerns—liberals are an intolerant, violent bunch—we are not publicizing the location of the lecture. But if you write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org I will give you the address.
The opening credits to the Ben Casey TV series (1961-1966) were the only opening credits that my friends and I noticed and talked about. We were tweener Yeshiva students, enthusiastically devouring the fruits of popular culture even as were were steeped in Torah. We didn’t analyze our response to the Ben Casey credits. Our reaction was visceral. But the lifecycle so elegantly laid out on a classroom chalk board carried a powerful message that was simple but not simplistic. We understood that man, woman, birth, death, infinity, reflected the truth of the world.
The Ben Casey credits would never make it to network or cable TV now. It would be labeled hate speech.
Indeed, we have come to a point in American culture where the Democrat party self-righteously propagandizes against normative behavior in favor of tragic sexual deviancies.
ISIS has conquered territory across the Middle East and northern Africa. It has terrorized its occupied cities, sown terror across Europe, and spread its ideology around the world. But what does ISIS want? What does it believe? Where did it come from? And can it be stopped? Tom Joscelyn, Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, explains.