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Mr. Delingpole has written exactly what I have been thinking so let’s hear him speak:
One of the most basic principles of a fair and just society is that everyone – and most especially those at the top of the food chain – has to be equal before the law. If they are not, then what constraint is there on the lawmakers? What is to stop politicians passing ever more iniquitous or damaging laws if they know that they won’t actually have to obey them themselves?
Liberals like Harvey Weinstein think it’s acceptable to create a world where they get to be allowed to behave as debauchedly as Goering at one of his country lodges, while the little people – that’s you and me – have to have every last detail of our lives overseen by the political correctness Gestapo.
They do the raping, you take the rap. That’s liberalism. I think it sucks. Don’t you?
I think Mr. Delingpole has it exactly. All that I could add is something that is strictly personal. I am an American Orthodox Jew and have been a conservative Republican since 1980. For over 35 years I have struggled with my own community. I have tried innumerable times to reason with them to see how their beliefs have failed to help those they claim to help, have failed to provide a moral ground for the family, have failed to protect the world from merciless ideologies, and are undermining the State of Israel. Nothing seems to work. The liberal gravy train that Delingpole has so aptly described was just too tempting. More often than not I have only been a target for their hopeless strawman obsessed visions.
Jews feel a special transcendental kinship with each other whether the Rabbi pushes you to it or not. Weinstein is one of ours. However, my special transcendental kinship is stretched beyond what I can endure. I am not wealthy and the last 35 years have not been easy. I’m not complaining, but Harvey knew exactly what he was doing and he must pay the price. I’d like to think that this will make a difference. I may even try one more time to make the point. Yet, I’m not holding my breath. Liberalism is an addictive disease. Those who have gotten away with it so far will probably continue. Then again maybe there will be a few that can grasp the lesson that Weinstein crashing and burning should teach.
I’m not holding my breath.