From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own. Carl Schurz

Sunday, January 26, 2014

We should be ashamed of ourselves

There is an ill wind blowing across the land these days, one that sees the smallest minority in the land come under withering attack with some comparing their treatment to the Holocaust.

What has happened to society that we could not only allow this injustice to occur but to actively participate, have we learned nothing from the past? Will we come to our collective senses or will we do our best to see this minority become something only seen in history texts.

Is there a land of refuge for these without a land, is there no one in the political realm willing to stand for these wretched souls? Will they be condemned to forever walk this earth in scorn?

Thankfully there is at least one person who will stand up and and speak out for the oppressed. We all owe him a debt of gratitude for bringing light to this darkest of injustices NEVER AGAIN!

Progressive Kristallnacht Coming?

Regarding your editorial "Censors on Campus" (Jan. 18): Writing from the epicenter of progressive thought, San Francisco, I would call attention to the parallels of fascist Nazi Germany to its war on its "one percent," namely its Jews, to the progressive war on the American one percent, namely the "rich."
From the Occupy movement to the demonization of the rich embedded in virtually every word of our local newspaper, the San Francisco Chronicle, I perceive a rising tide of hatred of the successful one percent. There is outraged public reaction to the Google buses carrying technology workers from the city to the peninsula high-tech companies which employ them. We have outrage over the rising real-estate prices which these "techno geeks" can pay. We have, for example, libelous and cruel attacks in the Chronicle on our number-one celebrity, the author Danielle Steel, alleging that she is a "snob" despite the millions she has spent on our city's homeless and mentally ill over the past decades.
This is a very dangerous drift in our American thinking. Kristallnacht was unthinkable in 1930; is its descendent "progressive" radicalism unthinkable now?


  1. Since the right's claims of 'class warfare' hasn't resonated, Kev, I guess they have decided to up the ante. never a good idea to invoke the Holocaust except when dealing with the real thing.

    1. The truly stunning aspect in all this Lorne is that there are some among the ultra rich who genuinely feel put upon and persecuted,

      Perkins is merely the latest.

    2. I'd be perfectly happy to show them what persecution is actually like so they could have some perspective on the matter.

    3. Seems the least we could do