And if your son asks you in the future, saying, What are the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments, that the L-RD our G-d commanded you? You will say to your son, We were slaves to Pharaoh in Egypt; and the L-RD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand. The L-RD gave signs and wonders, great and harmful, against Egypt, against Pharaoh, and against all his household, before our eyes: And he brought us out of there to bring us in, to give us the land that he promised our fathers.
Tomorrow night the holiday of Passover begins.
Jews all over the world remember and reenact our bondage in Egypt. We celebrate G-d’s gift of freedom to the Jewish people. Tragically, too many Jews have inverted the meaning and practice of freedom. As George Orwell explained, the left believes that slavery is freedom, slavery to government and slavery to an evil ideology.
With the persecution of Brendan Eich of Mozilla for the thought-crime of supporting heterosexual marriage, to Brandeis University’s suppression of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s critique of totalitarian Islam, we are now, demonstrably, in the age of liberal fascism.
Here, the intolerant is not just tolerated but celebrated. In this world, the two-minutes of hate for the Jew Goldstein that was the daily bread of Orwell’s 1984, has been refined into a 24 hour cycle of hysterical news and social media where illiberal notions masquerade as freedom. This is an ideological zone where genuine advocates for women’s rights—Hirsi Ali and Phyllis Chesler to name but two—are demonized as Islamophobes, even as scar tissue hardens on the mutilated genitals of Muslim women. It is a world where those who are born Jewish worship at the alter of Ishtar, the postmodern democrat party.
The road from Somalia to Brandeis is an Islamist Cul-de-sac.