Post by Leon on Mar 10, 2019 5:49:59 GMT
While growing up in Ukraine as a kid, I've encountered and endured, and then attacked back in response to Jew bashing every single day. Not exaggerating. Whether it was a group of assholes waiting for me after school, my wonderful teacher giving me a zero after a perfect (propaganda Lenin) 2 page poem recital, or just the regular kike calling at a 7yr old for the sole reason of beating some women to the milk line at 5:30AM in the freezing hell hole. At the time, I didn't even know what kike meant. Truth be told, I thought that my name had some duplicate word and I started taking it in like a nickname.
I'll never forget one day coming home, nose bloodied, elbows scuffed, waiting for my dad (who would come in exhausted after his work shift at like 11PM) and telling him I got attacked again by three guys and beat up. My dad was a pillar of strength, amateur wrestler, would calmly look at me and say, "why didn't you pick up the largest stick around and beat the crap out of them?"
"What? That's not fair!" I answered and he, while not even turning around would answer, "and 3 on 1 is?"
That one statement, that one moment in my life would change my entire approach and -- if I may use some hyperbole -- my life. Because I started beating the living shit out of the Jew basher every single day for about a month. After that? They moved on to some other poor soul (there weren't many Jews in my hood so they picked on Christians next -- remember this is Atheist's Left Wing wonderland).
We came to this country because this country was not like any other. People embraced us because they saw potential for us to produce and give back to the community and this country. It wasn't perfect, there were plenty of obstacles and even racism (this is at the height of Cold War with Soviet Union--you know, logic). But we made the best of things, paid our dues, our taxes, lived and helped those less fortunate as much as could as well.
I am an American, first and foremost. This country embraced me, gave me what I have today, and I will never ever stop thanking it and the people -- of all religions and color -- till the day I die.
I am also very pro-Israel. Not blindly, not without criticism (God knows I have plenty) but I am because of my past and my fervent belief that if not for Israel, there will be another lovely rounding up and God knows what. Cause, you know, people.
In SUMMARY: When an elected United States Congresswoman is questioning my loyalties to MY country, I will have massive issues.
This isn't your gas chamber marching good boy Jew here.
With that, I hope many understand other people like me that take this issue to heart and why this is amazing for me to see, in MY country, in a country that didn't see Jews fly planes in to buildings and kill over 2900 people who were just going to work or continue to blow themselves up in subways (all over the world not just NYC) and other places.
MY country that every person I know has been working hard to make a better living for everyone, including those less fortunate.
The most important statement here I will make is not about Jews, however. I want to thank, sincerely thank, the Christians and Catholics in this country for having our backs. God knows where we all would be if not for people who are well grounded in God, history, and facts.