Self Destruction – Editorial, The Week in Review

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Self Destruction
My Democratic Party is at it again, spontaneous combustion.

Ilhan Omar, is proving herself to be a tactless, selfish, glory-seeking, hyperbolic, egomaniacs.

She need to step back, recover a little poise.

I voted for Ilhan Omar. She hasn’t lost my support…not yet.

I do not disagree with her in regards to her critique of the policies of the Israeli government, the Netanyahu Government, the Likud Party, they are terrible, but she has to find a better to voice that criticism, and she is naïve in the extreme if she thinks she is doing anybody any good by blurting out her invective just as it pops into her head.

There is a lot of history here and she needs to learn it.

Ilhan Omar is not me.

She is not writing a blog that a dozen people might take the time to read.

She is my representative, a United States Congresswoman, and I would like her to succeed. I want her to stay on the job for a while. To do that she is going to have to learn to be circumspect.

This is politics.

I am sympathetic to her complaints about the kind of criticism people face when they publicly challenge the atrocities the government of Israel commits, is committing, against the Palestinians. The rebuke comes swiftly and from a lot of different directions.

It can be daunting. It is often knee jerk, reactionary and fear based.

The fears are real. The holocaust happened. Six million or more people of Jewish descent were murdered by the Nazi’s just for being of Jewish descent. There are many holocaust survivors still with us, and many many more who remember the stories of their grandparents and parents who survived, the stories of all of their cousins, their aunts and uncles, their brothers and sisters who didn’t.

We cannot forget that or allow it to happen again, not to anyone, and that includes the Palestinians, millions of who live under a brutal apartheid regime.

Ilhan Omar should focus on that. She should stop crying about the mean treatment she receives, when she raises controversial issues.

She should focus on the rights of the Palestinian people. Focus on the criminal behavior of the Israeli Defense Forces, their clear and obvious violations of human rights. Speak to the principle of human rights. She should get her opponents to agree that basic standards need to be upheld. Only if she can get them to agree to that, will it be possible for her to hold them to account, even then it will be difficult.

If she is supporting the Palestinian people, and not railing against “the Jews,” she cannot be held liable to a charge of anti-semitism.

Remember this, the Palestinians are a Semitic people. Take that card away from them.

Read a little more history. Read T.E. Lawrence. Listen a little more. Stop being defensive.

Stop self-destructing.

You have a voice. Use it wisely.

Emergence 3.0 – Section Five (a), Jim; Appendix Part Six, Approach; Chapter Two, Identifying

Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Saturday, March 9th, 2019

Chapter Two: Identifying

There were moments in history when Jim thought he had found the individual he was looking for, but the timing was not right, he could not engineer the crises he required in time to take advantage of their gifts, if those gifts could be fully developed; a prince in the Himalayas, a fisherman in Palestine, a camel driver in Arabia, separated from each other by hundreds of years. The timing was never right.

His work was like sifting the sand of the ocean floor or the full harvest of finely milled flour through an equally fine meshed screen. He needed to touch every particle, to look at each one as it passed through the sieve.

Jim built systems into the social fabric, systems of reporting that allowed him to identify those who carried the genetic structures he was looking for, to build upon them.

He did not have to rely on his network of spies and informants for this. The reporting simply bubbled-up. He learned to take greater efforts in concealing the lives of these extraordinary peoples.

A trait in the Iris, the contour of an earlobe, the shape of a thumb, the texture of hair, physical traits that marked a new born child as distinct, they were the talk of the village, and news carried fast.

Investigators would be dispensed.

Cognitive testing followed, and depending on the results, Jim would place an emissary of some type close to the individual; to protect them, to watch over them, sometimes they would be as intimate as a teacher or a private tutor, at other time they might simply be a remote benefactor.

These were always extraordinary people, it was difficult to contain their fame, they had a deep connection to their world and their people through the cynergenic field, they might also be blessed with great physical beauty, strength and power.

Jim would often attempt to hide them, to secure their genetic material for his breeding program, to hide their offspring if he could.

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