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There was a time when Hollywood openly and joyously celebrated Christmas. Now, among the Hollywood elite, the greeting I hear is “Happy Holidays.”
Look, we at Seraphic Secret are Orthodox Jews. This is not our holiday.
But we want our Christian friends to celebrate Christmas. The politically correct Happy Holidays shtick is another nail in the coffin of American culture; another instance where a minority of obnoxious liberals bully the larger culture into secular nothingness.
American Christianity is a unique force in world history. It is not the Christianity of Europe that is poisoned with genocidal Jew-hatred.
When Hollywood celebrated Christmas America was a better place.
There is no such thing as gun violence.
The left uses the absurd phrase “gun violence” in order to rid our culture of human agency — in other words, of morality. The left denies the notion of good and evil just as it denies IslamoNazi terror, a malignant ideology that is spreading like cancer across the globe.
Below the fold, my good friend David Gerstman analyzes Iran’s tactical and strategic position in Syria.
David and other analysts have come to the conclusion that Iran is taking a beating in Syria.
But a common mistake analysts make when viewing IslamoNazi movements—state and non-state players—is to judge them by Western standards.
This is a fatal mistake. It assumes that IslamoNazis make the same human calculations of gain and loss that we do.
Nothing could be further from the truth. In the brutal eight year war between Iraq and Iran, the IslamoNazis of Iran sent thousands of children out into the battlefield as human minesweepers. Iranian commanders hung plastic keys around the necks of the doomed children — keys to paradise.
And let us keep in mind, as does Gerstman, that the Obama-Kerry capitulation to Iran has made the IslamoNazis of Iran not just stronger and richer, but has guaranteed their quest for nuclear weapons.
Such an enemy is not easily deterred.
On the night of December 16, 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge, eight jeep teams made up of German soldiers fluent in English slipped through American lines.
Some carried vials of sulphuric acid to throw in the faces of American guards if they were stopped. Other groups cut communication wires and carried out minor acts of sabotage, such as changing road signs. One Nazi group managed to misdirect an entire group of infantry. Read More
As the GOP debate got underway, I had a flashback.
My parents gave me a Kodak Brownie for my eighth birthday. The Brownie was capable of shooting 12 negatives. Each picture was so precious to me that I chose my shots ever so carefully. It was not unusual for me to take two or three weeks to shoot the full roll.
In yesterday’s post we discussed the sobering demographics of world wide Muslim support—active and passive—for genocidal jihad. The IslamoNazis who call themselves Palestinians are part and parcel of this global Islamist movement. The only difference between Islamic State and the PA are operational. The overall strategy of both groups are exactly the same: to usher in an Islamic caliphate, and to murder every Jew and Christian on the face of the earth.
We are told—sternly lectured is more accurate—that only a small fraction of the world’s Muslims are violent jihadists. Of course, when you look at the numbers it’s not so simple.
In fact, we’re talking about millions of violent Muslims, and millions more who passively agree with the demented values of radical Islam.
Tibor Rubin has passed away. He was an authentic Jewish-American hero, a modern day Maccabee. Baruch Dayan Emet.
Tibor Rubin, a Hungarian-born Holocaust survivor who joined the U.S. Army out of gratitude for his liberation from the Nazis, then earned the Medal of Honor for heroism in the Korean War, died of natural causes Saturday in Garden Grove. He was 86.
Rubin had a Hungarian accent and a Jackie Mason-like sense of humor, said his nephew, Robert Huntly. Rubin’s parents and younger sister were killed by the Nazis, and wounds and starvation had left him disabled. But his comic demeanor betrayed little trace of this history, Huntly said.
After his military service, Rubin worked for years at his brother’s Long Beach liquor store and said little of his wartime deeds, which included defending a hill single-handedly for 24 hours and saving the lives of as many as 40 of his fellow POWs in a camp in North Korea, according to his biographer Daniel M. Cohen.
Obama’s predictably tedious speech the other night indulged in moral preening and all but accused the American people of reverting to their racist DNA. Indeed, Obama’s main concern seemed to be that Americans would target innocent American Muslims for persecution.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch says that her “greatest fear” is not Islamic terrorism but Islamophobia.
This dreaded anti-Muslim backlash, which has never taken place, is nothing but a liberal delusion.
A Chanukah Message from Simon the Maccabee:
“We have not taken a foreign land, nor did we take the property of others — for this is the inheritance of our fathers, which was for some time unjustly possessed by our enemies.
But we, having the opportunity, returned to us the inheritance of our fathers.”
— First Book of the Maccabees, 15:33-34.
“לא ארץ נוכריה לקחנו ולא ברכוש זרים משלנו, כי אם נחלת אבותינו, אשר בידי אויבינו בעת מן העיתים בלא משפט נכבשה. ואנחנו כאשר הייתה לנו עת, הושיבונו נחלת אבותינו” (ספר מקבים א, טו’ לג-לד) Read More
Two of our closest friends, Jeremiah and Miriam*, moved to Israel a year ago. Karen and I miss our Shabbat dinners together where we discussed politics, culture, and, of course our children and grandchildren.
I just received an amazing note from Jeremiah in which he details how he identified an IslamoNazi preparing a terrorist attack.
After the San Bernardino atrocity, and after learning that a neighbor was suspicious of the IslamoNazi couple but didn’t report them because of fear of being labeled a bigot, we should learn from my friend who saw a suspicious Arab Muslim woman, reported her, and probably saved someone’s life.
Watching the media tiptoe around the obvious was fascinating and depressing.
Geraldo Rivera’s early news-cycle tweet crystallizes the postmodern liberal—aka radical left—world view. We could sense the media’s hunger for so-called right-wing terrorists as the guilty barbarians. Read More
The bad news just keeps on coming. The Arab Muslim Middle East is a vast, borderless slaughterhouse. IslamoNazis are a global scourge that the West foolishly refuses to name.
America, once the leader of the free world, is now led by a feckless fool who drones on about the weather rather than confront the IslamoNazi evil that proudly states its genocidal intentions.
In America, spoiled brats at elite colleges and universities demand totalitarian codes of speech that are positively Orwellian. And the Democrat party is choosing between Bernie Sanders, a Stalinist, and Hillary Clinton, a Socialist.
Thus, it’s a relief to discover the story of an ordinary American soldier whose decency and courage were extraordinary.
JERUSALEM — The Nazi soldiers made their orders very clear: Jewish American prisoners of war were to be separated from their fellow brothers in arms and sent to an uncertain fate.
But Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds would have none of that. As the highest-ranking noncommissioned officer held in the German POW camp, he ordered more than 1,000 Americans captives to step forward with him and brazenly pronounced: “We are all Jews here.”
When I was a child, there was a bum — a homeless, schizophrenic, alcoholic, malodorous, hysterical bum — who used to show up on Ocean Parkway and Avenue N in Brooklyn, my neighborhood, my hometown, my world, my universe.
Below the fold is an interesting article by Alex Benjamin, a Jewish blogger who lives in Brussels. Benjamin believes that since the Paris massacre, the EU has begun to realize that its kumbaya world view of Islamism is suicidal and that Israel, whom the EU reflexively demonizes at every turn, is Europe’s best hope in fighting the evil of IslamoNazism.
Seraphic Secret’s view of European culture is harsher and less hopeful. We believe that Europe is habitually and incorrigibly anti-Semitic. The EU’s labeling of products from Judea and Samaria is a replay of the infamous Nazi boycotts of Jewish-owned businesses. These boycotts — which were an aspect of a larger campaign demonizing Jews and Judaism — helped lay the groundwork for the Holocaust, in which Nazi Germany and its collaborators throughout Europe murdered six million Jews, including 1.5 million Jewish children.
Although European Jew-hatred went dark for a few short years after World War II, it has emerged more potent than ever in the guise of toxic, genocidal anti-Zionism, nurtured and mainstreamed by an unholy union of IslamoNazism and European leftism.