Monday, September 25, 2023

A. Blinken, Warmonger

Holocaust denial is illegal in much of the free world, and I am not going to do it here. Why would anyone even care about what happened 80 years ago?

Our foreign policy is being led by Antony Blinken, and his wars in Afghanistan and Ukraine have been disasters. What motivates him?

He tells a personal story about his family and the Jewish Holocaust, and it is full of lies, according to this article. I do not know what to make of it, and I am not sure it is even legal to have a public discussion of it.

I am more interested in why we have such a destructive Ukraine policy. Biden and Blinken started the war, by inviting Ukraine into NATO and then daring Russia to do something about it. Then Biden and Blinken started a policy of supplying Ukraine with just enough weapons to get themselves destroyed.

Vivek Ramaswamy said:

“Am I religious? Yes, I am. I am Hindu. I am not Christian. And we are a nation founded on Judeo-Christian values,” he said in an interview with NewsNation that aired last week. “But here is what I can say with confidence: I share those same values in common. I believe I live by those values more so than many self-proclaimed Christian politicians.”
No, the USA was not founded on Judeo-Christian values. The founders were Christians and Deists, but not Jews. No Jewish values involved.

I heard him comment that Christians might not vote for him because Hindus will not make it to Heaven. Actually I don't think that is an issue. The issue is his underlying values. The President has immense power and can start a war. Christianity teaches a set of values that most voters are comfortable with. Secular Jews like Blinken have another set of values, and I don't like them. Other religions are probably even worse. Nobody was sure about Barack Obama's religion, and look what we got. Mitt Romney claimed to be a Christian, but he was really a Mormon, and had strange values. Ramaswamy seems like a good guy, but I do not know how to assess his Hinduism.

1 comment:

CFT said...

The 'Judeo' part refers to the Ten Commandments from the old testament, which IS the basis of ethics and common law in the west. As to the New Testament? Some perspective please: Jesus was a Jew, not a gentile, pagan, Christian, Hindu, or Deist. He didn't worship himself as divine or part of any holy trinity, it was other folks long after he died that did.
Roger, Not sure what you doing with this one. If you want to be angry about aspects of Jewish culture, fine, but leave historical revisionism to the political left.

When the living try to lay claim to the suffering of the dead, things quickly go off the rails. A holocaust survivor did experience horror beyond measure, but so did someone who survived a Japanese concentration camp, or Dresden, or Hiroshima, or more recently, having their entire village blown off the map by a drone strike. No one has a right to monopolize human suffering for bragging rights or political gain, that's just sick.