I Am A Jew, And They Want Me Dead.

I Am A Jew, And They Want Me Dead.

I am a Jew, and they want me dead.

By gas, by stone, or bullet in my head,

I am a Jew, and Ye & Q want me dead.

I am the Universal Scapegoat,

The object of Hitler’s hate;

The bone in Father Coughlin’s throat,

Eternal enemy of their “faith.”

I am a Jew, and they want me dead,

Christian Nationalists, Fascists of dread.

Unable to convert me,

Their “final solution” is to hurt me.

I am the Enemy of Their State

Of mind, so blind to anything but hate.

I think, therefore, I am humanity —

Challenging their poison of insanity.

I am a Jew. Crazed Savonarolas want me dead.

Not because of what I said, but for how I pray & think.

“Christian Nations” hell-bent on purifications,

Pushing democracy and people, over the brink.

To them, I am the fault for all their failure,

The brunt of all their blame,

Resentment is their deranged jailor,

Vile actions recognize no shame.

I am a Jew, and Ye & Q want me dead;

To Def-Com our world with violence and strife.

Unwilling to learn what’s in our head —

That to be a Jew, is to improve all life.

Ken Burns’ Call to Action: The Time to Save Our Democracy is Now–BEFORE it’s Lost.

In filmmaker Ken Burns’ remarkable documentary The U.S. and the Holocaust: A History to be Reckoned With, the truth about America’s culpability in the slaughter of 6 million Jews is carefully documented in devastating detail.  

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It may be the first time the story was told with such excruciating exactness on American television, where human brutality toward fellow humans is usually sanitized before being televised.

Burns, a master at making history come alive, wanted no part of sanitizing this particularly grotesque part of U.S History.  In fact, he insisted on moving the documentary’s release date up from 2023 to before the 2022 mid-term elections, “because I felt the urgency that we needed to be part of the conversation.”

Calling “The U.S. and the Holocaust,” his most important work, Burns has not been reluctant to say why.  In an interview with The Guardian last month when his documentary premiered on PBS, Burns said:

“We were obligated to do that because the way we mount this series is we begin with anti-Semitism in America and racism and the pernicious slave trade and xenophobia and eugenics.  We’re obligated then NOT to close our eyes and pretend this is some uncomfortable thing in the past that doesn’t rhyme with the present.”   

 Burns and his team had plenty of original material to mine– in 30 race-based Jim Crow laws enacted throughout the US following the Civil War to systematically deny Blacks—state-by-state— federal constitutional rights guaranteed by the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments; and, the blatantly racist U.S. Immigration Act of 1924, which banned Asian immigrants and dramatically reduced the number of Jews, Italians and other non-Nordic people allowed into the US.  

Many of those state and federal statutes were drafted by members of the Ku Klux Klan—at their peak of power in 1924, when 50,000 hooded hoodlums marched through the streets of Washington, DC.    The Klan’s chokehold on Congress and State Legislatures was eerily similar to how today’s MAGA-made legislators, Governors, and dark-money groups, are behind the drafting, passage and implementation of contemporary race-hate laws and actions against immigrants, voter suppression laws designed to repress the Black vote, and draconian limits on the healthcare rights of women and members of the LGBTQ community.

In fact, Adolf Hitler and his cult of fanatic, anti-democratic criminals—also captivated by Blood Red and black symbols made famous by the Confederate Flag and later mimicked by MAGA imagery—used America’s Jim Crow laws, anti-immigrant fervor, and American genocide against Native Americans, as their inspirations for codifying the Nuremberg Laws against the Jews.  If a democracy like the United States could deny legal rights to and murder people on the basis of race, then surely a newly elected Fascist government in Germany could do the same.

In the meticulously researched book by Yale Law School Professor James Q. Whitman, entitled “Hitler’s American Model: The United States and the Making of the Nazi Race Law” (Princeton University Press, 2017, Princeton, NJ) the horrifying details are spelled out, of how the Nazis copyied American legal precedence to justify their plan to annihilate the Jews. 

Hitler couldn’t believe his good fortune when Nazi lawyers presented him, after his election in 1933, with the evidence that even a “great” democracy like the United States of America, believed in racial purity.   Yale’s Professor Whitman shows — through never before published material and verbatim transcripts — how the Nazis, as early as 1920, were inspired by the American States’ Jim Crow laws and increasingly xenophobic Federal anti-immigrant laws.

 The Nazis were so inspired by these American laws reflecting our “racial madness” that they based the Nuremberg Laws upon them — sham “laws” which resulted in systematic dehumanization and eventual annihilation of 6 million Jews.

 Professor Whitman uncovered the transcripts of debates among Nazi lawyers, drafting early versions of the Nuremberg Laws, which revealed that even the most radical Nazis thought that America’s anti-miscegenation laws against Blacks, “went too far.” Until, of course, the Nazis went even more insane, making interracial marriage with someone even slightly Jewish  punishable by death.

Ironically, as Burns illustrates in this explosive documentary—and in his earlier masterpiece entitled The Civil War–the Jim Crow laws were the law of the land in the Confederacy of the U.S. prior to 1865 and formed the basis for a Civil War.  That war, witnessed an illegal, violent militia of White Supremacists commit armed treason against the government of the United States, resulting in the deaths of more than 365,000 official U.S. Army troops.  That number of deaths almost equaled the number of American soldiers (400,000) killed while battling Fascism abroad, during WWII.

 But the U.S. Civil War, and America’s racist Jim Crow laws, weren’t the only inspirations for the Nazis that were made in the USA.

Adolf Hitler wrote in Mein Kampf how thrilled he was by the United States willingness to commit genocide against Native Americans in order to achieve America’s “Manifest Destiny” and acquire new territory. The Nazi’s would later use America’s “gunning down of redskins” (Hitler’s own words), the racist slaughter and aerial bombing of hundreds of Black Americans in Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Greenwood Neighborhood (“Black Wall Street) in 1921, and the Klan’s Immigration Act of 1924, as justification for murdering Jews.

Burns unapologetically links the spread of authoritarianism, racism, and anti-Semitism with the life and death threats being posed to democracy today. He is unafraid to end his three-part series with scenes from the blatantly anti-Semitic “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, in 2017, or the armed attack on the United States Government and Capitol police by maniacal Trump supporters on January 6, 2021:

The story of the Holocaust reminds us of the fragility of democracies…Certainly lots of the smoke that preceded the American Civil War is proceeding now:  the increasingly vitriolic rhetoric, the isolated, sporadic incidences of violence. That’s true also of Nazi Germany…the time to save a democracy is BEFORE it’s lost.”

Senator Rick Voldescott Emerges From the Swamp.

(The similarities are striking and frightening between Voldemort, Lex Luthor, & Floridas Senator Rick Scott.)

Think of the vilest villains

Who have disfigured the faces

Of nightmarish graphic novels, movie screens,

Or other such rot.  Than, think of Rick Scott.

If Lex Luthor & Voldemort

Mixed their twisted sperm into a test-tube,

And steamed it in a fetid swamp for

Many months or years, or what,

The end result would be…Rick Scott.

His glowing orb, fresh from the Dark Lagoon,

Sucked life from ailing humans far too soon,

Hissing his seductive tune of health care savings each day,

Killing them harshly, through Columbia HCA.

A mere warm-up for the spawn of Voldemort & Lex,

His deprivation of care, sheer insanity.

How easily Scott shilled the slimy hex,

Manipulating it, Mengele-like, against humanity.

Crazed Eyes ablaze with dollar signs,

Gleefully pulling the plug on yours and mine.

 Then, foraging for more to defraud, or scare,

Scott’s ghoulish-gaze grabbed Medicare.

With Frankensteinian flare,

He raped and pillaged taxpayers bare.

His scandalous fraud hit the multi-billion $$ scale,

So Scott “Fifthed” away the truth 75 times, cheating jail.

The cretinous creation of Voldemort & Lex,

Dripping with dirty wealth, limped close to political death.

His continued existence could not look horrider—

So, of course, he became Governor, then Senator, of Florida.

If Medicare was ripe to raid,

The State of Florida was tailor-made

For the soul-less son of Slytherin.

Pots of Gold to gorge on, from ESCAMbia to Dade.

Slithering into the Everglades,

Disappearing into the Upside Down—

Ferretting away tax money he filched

From Florida’s workers, cities and towns.

The Sunshine State was blinded

By the reflection from his pate,

By his attack on the words “Climate Change,”

And other objects of Scott’s scornful hate.

From The Villages to South Beach,

They dozed while Scott’s wealth tripled.

His hurricanes of self-dealing, his Naples mansion,

Causing barely a political ripple.

With blistering Daytona-like speed,

Few could keep pace with Scott’s lying and greed.

He force-fed the State a pipeline, in which his family invested,

And, directed State Workers to his company to get mandatory drug tested.

He rejected Fed. billions for FLA. for a high-speed train,

So he and his wife could, invest privately, get All Aboard and capital gain.

No-bid Scott, loved controlling State contracts,

Enriching himself and his contacts, who bankrolled his campaigns.

From I-95, through the marshes of sawgrass,

Drivers though Florida pay for travel with SUNPASS.

So, of course, Scott personally profits from every cent,

Through his “No-bid” company which owns SUNPASS, named Conduent.

While Florida floods, and its citizens drown,

 Scott, “not-a-scientist” gives climate change two-thumbs down;

Yet, pockets ALL the other change that he can find around.

Making money off of misery; such evil is unbound.