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  1. EThompson Inactive
    EThompson
    @EThompson

    MarciN:

    Annika Hernroth-Rothstein: In 1914, Europe was home to 10.5 million Jews. Today, there are 1.5 million, . . .

    These are surreal numbers.

    We have plenty of room here for the remaining 1.5 million. New York City alone is home to 8.5 million people; the state of Massachusetts is home to 6.7 million. A group of 1.5 million immigrants we wouldn’t even notice. There is plenty of room everywhere I look. We should start an airlift. Seriously.

     I’ve mentioned this before as well. This would be a win-win!

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  2. MarciN Member
    MarciN
    @MarciN

    My fellow boomers are sitting around with their thumbs up their [CoC violation].  

    I feel like I’m watching Ionesco’s Rhinoceros.  

    Abusive sadistic people get weird when their prey are removed.  It would be fun to watch Europe fall after we removed the targets of their abuse.  

    I have, as of this moment, lost all respect for them.  I don’t care what happens to them now.  Unbelievable.

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  3. EThompson Inactive
    EThompson
    @EThompson

    MarciN:

    It would be fun to watch Europe fall after we removed the targets of their abuse.

    Europe is already falling due to the millions of Muslims they have allowed in who have no intention of assimilating and who place an enormous strain upon both the economy and social cohesiveness. I’ve been thinking throughout this thread that our own ethno/immigration problems- although extremely serious- pale in comparison. I would add that I’m as angry as you are that the EU has refused to protect and defend its culture, but it would never be fun to witness a failure of Western Civilization in any part of the world. :(

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  4. MarciN Member
    MarciN
    @MarciN

    EThompson:

    MarciN:

    It would be fun to watch Europe fall after we removed the targets of their abuse.

    Europe is already falling due to the millions of Muslims they have allowed in who have no intention of assimilating and who place an enormous strain upon both the economy and social cohesiveness. I’ve been thinking throughout this thread that our own ethno/immigration problems- although extremely serious- pale in comparison. I would add that I’m as angry as you are that the EU has refused to protect and defend its culture, but it would never be fun to witness a failure of Western Civilization in any part of the world. :(

    I am really angry.  Europe had a second chance.  I can’t believe what I’m seeing.  

    They seem able to control Jews but not Muslims.  How interesting.  

    I know you’re right.  Sigh.

    I’ll pray for my own soul tonight.  It’s thinking evil things, and I know God is listening, and he’s not happy with me.  I gotta work on this.  :)  

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  5. user_105642 Member
    user_105642
    @DavidFoster


     I have thought of Rhinoceros often of late.  There are plenty of Rhinoceri in the US these days, although the epidemic seems to have gone much further in Europe.

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  6. James Of England Moderator
    James Of England
    @JamesOfEngland

    skipsul:

    Annika Hernroth-Rothstein:

    EJHill:

    Do we need to set up an emergency safe house? Especially for the children?

    Well, if you need to kip off and can make it to America, our doors are open. Got a downstairs suite with its own kitchen (somewhat gutted but I can re-assemble it in a hurry).

     Speaking as someone in the doorway, the door is not locked, but it might reasonably be described as being at least somewhat stiff and creaky. If you decide you’ll want to be on the other side in the long term future (or that you might want to be on the other side then), you probably want to start seeing about pushing on the door in the short term future.  The long term can arrive a lot sooner than one thinks, and the solution can be slower. 

    In the mean time, have you considered London? There are probably larger safe areas here than you’ll find elsewhere in Europe, we speak the same language that the Nordic countries do (at least in my experience) and almost as well as Americans. I don’t mean now (moving to the UK requires no lead time), but if you do need to leave on Tuesday and have a year left of US immigration to deal with, I’d have thought the UK easier to enter and work in than Canada or Australia, and those seem like the options. Give us your teeming masses until they can get somewhere better (like Staten Island for people ultimately reaching Kansas). 

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  7. EThompson Inactive
    EThompson
    @EThompson

    (I apologize for hogging this thread but it’s Annika’s fault entirely for writing such provocative posts.)

    So, one more thing: I don’t think this is merely an attack upon Jews per se because as Ian Tuttle mentioned in his NR article, the Jewish people have made a “disproportionate contribution to the West’s cultural heritage.” In other words, an attack upon Judaism is also an attack upon Judeo-Christian values, making it a problem for us all.

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  8. user_891102 Member
    user_891102
    @DannyAlexander

    “So now I ask if those words have any real meaning, or whether this administration chooses to pay the price of realpolitik in a world where Jewish blood is cheap.”

    Annika, just to be clear:  
    This administration does not engage in realpolitik — that is neither its mindset nor its skillset.

    We are speaking, after all, of a president whose handpicked CIA Director (promoted from handpicked White House counterterrorism adviser) has — in a public speaking engagement — unselfconsciously and unironically referred to Jerusalem as “Al Quds,” and worse — again in the same peroration — mused on the potential value of the US’s reaching out diplomatically to a “moderate wing” of Hizballah whose existence only he and his Commander-in-Chief can glimpse.

    Agreed that the net effect of this administration’s sins of commission and omission has been to render Jewish blood cheap for all who would gleefully spill it, but the sins spring not from any cold realpolitik calculation of interests — nor even from simple cynicism.

    No, the sins derive from a set of delusions unmoored from everything except a fatuous obsession with credentials — and amplified by the collective-behavior imperatives of an intrinsically unAmerican personality cult.

    Make haste for Israel.

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  9. Retail Lawyer Member
    Retail Lawyer
    @RetailLawyer

    skipsul:

    Well, if you need to kip off and can make it to America, our doors are open. Got a downstairs suite with its own kitchen (somewhat gutted but I can re-assemble it in a hurry).

     Skipsul,
    That is so kind of you.  Makes me feel better.

    And Annika, let us know if you move.

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  10. user_231912 Inactive
    user_231912
    @BrianMcMenomy

    Lord, remind us to pray for the Jews of Europe, especially our Annika & her family.  We must raise our voices in prayer & in the marketplace to shame the leaders of Europe & the US into doing the right thing.

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  11. aardo vozz Member
    aardo vozz
    @aardovozz

    Whether you decide to come to the U.S. or to make Aliyah(as you had mentioned in a previous post), get out of Europe as fast as you can.  If possible, can you convince  your friends and their families to come along with you?:)

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  12. Antipodius Inactive
    Antipodius
    @Antipodius

    ugh… the night is dark indeed. I have not yet despaired, or given up my hope yet… not in God, not in people who are willing to fight for what’s right.

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  13. ctlaw Coolidge
    ctlaw
    @ctlaw

    James Of England: In the mean time, have you considered London?

    Isn’t Annika on the same no-entry list that Her Majesty’s Government has Geller, Spencer, and Savage on? 

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  14. Podkayne of Israel Member
    Podkayne of Israel
    @PodkayneofIsrael

    You know, you can always come home to our little dysfunctional family. The economy is better. And we’re willing to fight for you.

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  15. user_5186 Inactive
    user_5186
    @LarryKoler

    Orwell didn’t know from nightmare.

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  16. AUMom Member
    AUMom
    @AUMom

    May I offer a safe haven here in South Carolina? It is safe here. You are wanted (for all good,not evil).

    Until then, you and yours have my prayers.

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  17. user_137118 Member
    user_137118
    @DeanMurphy

    MarciN:

    Annika Hernroth-Rothstein: In 1914, Europe was home to 10.5 million Jews. Today, there are 1.5 million, . . .

    These are surreal numbers.

    We have plenty of room here for the remaining 1.5 million. Tiny New York City alone is home to 8.5 million people; the huge state of Massachusetts is home to 6.7 million. A group of 1.5 million immigrants we wouldn’t even notice. There is plenty of room everywhere I look. We should start an airlift. Seriously.

     I would suggest Texas: lots of open space and favorable business climate.

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  18. user_130720 Member
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    Amy Schley: The whole episode is like that, just packed full of “laugh or you’ll cry” humor.  Sure, it’s 30 years old, but it feels completely current. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000J42YB0/ref=dv_dp_ep6 Hacker: I gather we’re planning to vote against Israel in the UN tonight. Foreign Secretary: Of course. Hacker: Why? Foreign Secretary: They bombed the PLO. Hacker: But the PLO bombed Israel! Foreign Secretary: Yes, but the Israelis dropped more bombs than the PLO did. Hacker: But the PLO started it!

     Thanks Amy. Ricocetti: do yourselves a favor; watch this episode and as you laugh remember– we survived Carter. And we will survive the man that made Carter look good.

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  19. user_1066 Inactive
    user_1066
    @MorituriTe

    I am so sorry to hear about your situation there, Annika.

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  20. MarciN Member
    MarciN
    @MarciN

    Annika Hernroth-Rothstein: In 1914, Europe was home to 10.5 million Jews. Today, there are 1.5 million, and the ongoing pogroms are causing 29% of them to contemplate emigrating — no longer trusting that even the US can help them. I am one of them.

     These numbers must be allowed to sink in.

    Americans must accept that it is a fact that you cannot feed the beast a little bit and hope it will go away satisfied.  It is never satisfied.  Feeding it only empowers it.  It will not stop until it has consumed everything–everyone–it is after. 

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  21. flownover Inactive
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    @flownover

    The term Stockholm Syndrome appears to be working, as the Swedes have brought so many muslims into their country that they have themselves been captured . Now with years of appeasement and political correctness they have morphed into prisoners in their own country and their sympathy with their captors has become institutionalized .
    Across Europe it’s the same Punch and Judy show with the puppetmasters being the immigrants who the hosts refuse to punish . I wonder whether Pascal Bruckner has things backwards somehow and the tyranny of the guilt from the Second World War isn’t actually a much longer delayed reaction to the Crusades.

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  22. Frozen Chosen Inactive
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    @FrozenChosen

    Those who say that political correctness is harmless need look no further Sweden and the rest of Europe to see just how deadly it can become.  Immigration without assimilation is madness and will lead to national suicide – here as well as abroad.

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  23. hernroth@yahoo.com Contributor
    hernroth@yahoo.com
    @AnnikaHernrothRothstein

    Whiskey Sam:

    It is frustrating to be on the other side of the world and not immediately able to do something, but I will continue to pray for the safety and peace of you and your family.

     Thank you for your prayers.

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  24. hernroth@yahoo.com Contributor
    hernroth@yahoo.com
    @AnnikaHernrothRothstein

    Julia PA:

    Annika Hernroth-Rothstein: The State Department official insisted that this is not 1939, and he was right. It is now 1933, and the world is watching as neo-Nazis enter the European parliament, Jews are driven from their homes and murdered in the streets while the dark forces tighten its grip on the forgotten continent.

    That guy was right…this is not 1939. It’s worse. We’ve already seen and dealt with the insane death path trodden from 1939–1944.  Come to America.

    I so agree. I was spoken to as if the death-camps are a litmus test that I as a Jew have to pass before I have proven persecution. The method varies, but the result remains the same.

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  25. hernroth@yahoo.com Contributor
    hernroth@yahoo.com
    @AnnikaHernrothRothstein

    EThompson:

    Whiskey Sam:

    It is frustrating to be on the other side of the world and not immediately able to do something, but I will continue to pray for the safety and peace of you and your family.

    I feel the same way. I’ve done a lot of business travel but genuinely loved the time spent in Israel- Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Jericho, Eilat (ok, that one was not really business). Aside from the positive professional experience, I doubt I’ve ever felt so personally in sync with a “foreign” country. There is an energy, sophistication and warmth that is absolutely contagious.

     It’s home. With all the madness and struggles. It’s home.

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  26. hernroth@yahoo.com Contributor
    hernroth@yahoo.com
    @AnnikaHernrothRothstein

    Retail Lawyer:

    skipsul:

    Well, if you need to kip off and can make it to America, our doors are open. Got a downstairs suite with its own kitchen (somewhat gutted but I can re-assemble it in a hurry).

    Skipsul, That is so kind of you. Makes me feel better.

    And Annika, let us know if you move.

     I will, promise. And I cannot tell you at Ricochet enough how much it means to be surrounded by such a warm, intelligent and welcoming community.

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  27. hernroth@yahoo.com Contributor
    hernroth@yahoo.com
    @AnnikaHernrothRothstein

    Podkayne of Israel:

    You know, you can always come home to our little dysfunctional family. The economy is better. And we’re willing to fight for you.

     And I am willing to fight for you. I’ll be there over chagim, and I am counting the days until I get there..

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  28. hernroth@yahoo.com Contributor
    hernroth@yahoo.com
    @AnnikaHernrothRothstein

    Larry Koler:

    Orwell didn’t know from nightmare.

    AUMom:

    May I offer a safe haven here in South Carolina? It is safe here. You are wanted (for all good,not evil).

    Until then, you and yours have my prayers.

     Thank you! Both for the prayers, and the offer. 

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  29. hernroth@yahoo.com Contributor
    hernroth@yahoo.com
    @AnnikaHernrothRothstein

    Dean Murphy:

    MarciN:

    Annika Hernroth-Rothstein: In 1914, Europe was home to 10.5 million Jews. Today, there are 1.5 million, . . .

    These are surreal numbers.

    We have plenty of room here for the remaining 1.5 million. Tiny New York City alone is home to 8.5 million people; the huge state of Massachusetts is home to 6.7 million. A group of 1.5 million immigrants we wouldn’t even notice. There is plenty of room everywhere I look. We should start an airlift. Seriously.

    I would suggest Texas: lots of open space and favorable business climate.

     I have always loved Texas, ever since I spent my summers there as a kid. What’s not to love?

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  30. hernroth@yahoo.com Contributor
    hernroth@yahoo.com
    @AnnikaHernrothRothstein

    James Of England:

    skipsul:

    Annika Hernroth-Rothstein:

    EJHill:

    Do we need to set up an emergency safe house? Especially for the children?

    Well, if you need to kip off and can make it to America, our doors are open. Got a downstairs suite with its own kitchen (somewhat gutted but I can re-assemble it in a hurry).

    Speaking as someone in the doorway, the door is not locked, but it might reasonably be described as being at least somewhat stiff and creaky. If you decide you’ll want to be on the other side in the long term future (or that you might want to be on the other side then), you probably want to start seeing about pushing on the door in the short term future. The long term can arrive a lot sooner than one thinks, and the solution can be slower.

    In the mean time, have you considered London? There are probably larger safe areas here than you’ll find elsewhere in Europe, we speak the same language that the Nordic countries do (at least in my experience

     I did consider London, but after reading the latest reports I fear it may be a lateral move…

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