Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The real politics behind the Covington Catholic controversy, explained


The Covington Catholic fight is American politics in microcosm.

Why is the Covington Catholic controversy still the nation’s biggest story?
It started simply enough. A short viral video shot on Friday shows a group of white teens in “Make America Great Again” hats surrounding a small group of Native American demonstrators, including an elder from the Omaha tribe named Nathan Phillips. One of the kids, identified as Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann, gets up in Phillips’s face and smirks, unaffected by Phillips’s drumming. It looks like a straightforward story of privileged racist white kids harassing a peaceful Native protester.
But shortly after the clip went viral, to universal and at times vitriolic condemnation, a pushback began in right-of-center media. They argued that mainstream media and left-wing activists alike were being unfair to the kids, who were actually defending themselves from insults and harassment from a separate group of protesters, members of the fringe Black Israelite movement. Even President Trump weighed in:


  1. The much of the media and Leftists lynched theze kids.

  2. Donald Trump has been calling the press “fake news” for three years, with some success among his supporters.

    In three days, the press has managed to convince every libertarian or centrist Republican I know—most of them not Trump supporters—that on this topic at least, the President is entirely correct.

  3. Including Daniel Eidensohn.

  4. only trump and his supporters believe that

  5. Torah thought on this week’s parsha יתרו

    “On the third new moon after the Israelites had gone forth from the land of Egypt, on
    that very day, they entered the wilderness of Sinai. Having journeyed from Rephidim, they entered the wilderness of Sinai and encamped in the wilderness. Israel encamped there in front of the mountain, and Moses went up to God. The Lord called to him from the mountain, saying, “Thus shall you say to the house of Jacob כה תאמר לבית יקב
    and declare to the children of Israel ותגיד לבני ישראל” (Exodus 19:1-3).
    שמות פרק יט פסוק ג
    וּמֹשֶׁה עָלָה אֶל הָאֱלֹהִים וַיִּקְרָא אֵלָיו יְקֹוָק מִן הָהָר לֵאמֹר כֹּה תֹאמַר לְבֵית יַעֲקֹב וְתַגֵּיד לִבְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל
    רש"י שמות פרשת יתרו פרק יט פסוק ג
    כה תאמר - בלשון הזה וכסדרג הזה:
    לבית יעקב - אלו הנשים, תאמר להןד בלשון רכה:
    ותגיד לבני ישראל - עונשין ודקדוקין פרש לזכרים. דברים הקשין כגידין:
    בעל הטורים שמות פרק יט פסוק ג
    ותגיד לבני ישראל. מלא יו"ד. שתגיד להם יו"ד הדברות שעתידין להנתן להם (לקח טוב):
    Sanhedrin 21b-22a
    “It has been taught: R. Jose said: Had Moses not preceded him, Ezra would have been worthy of receiving the Torah for Israel. Of Moses it is written, and Moses went up to God. The Lord called to him from the mountain, saying, “Thus shall you say to the house of Jacob כה תאמר לבית יקב and declare to the children of Israel ותגיד לבני ישראל” (Exodus 19: 3). And of Ezra it is written, He, Ezra, “that Ezra came up from Babylon, a scribe expert in the Teaching of Moses בתורת משה which the Lord God of Israel had given, whose request the king had granted in its entirety, thanks to the benevolence of the Lord toward him” (Ezra 7:6). As the going up of the former refers to the [receiving of the] Law, so does the going up of the latter. Concerning Moses, it is stated: “At the same time the Lord commanded me to impart to you laws and rules for you to observe in the
    land that you are about to cross into and occupy” (Deuteronomy 4:14). And concerning Ezra, it is stated: “For Ezra had dedicated himself to study the Teaching תורת of the Lord so as to observe it, and to teach laws and rules to Israel” (Ezra 7:10). And even though the Torah was not given through him, its writing was changed through him, as it is written: “And in the time of Artaxerxes, Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel, and the rest of their colleagues wrote to King Artaxerxes of Persia, a letter written in Aramaic and translated” (Ezra 4:7). And again it is written, “Then all the king’s wise men came, but they could not read the writing or make known its meaning to the king” (Daniel 5:8) [none except Daniel could read it, which shows that the Assyrian characters were not popularized until the days of Ezra]. Further, it is written “When he is seated on his royal throne, he shall have a copy of this Teaching משנה התורה written for him on a scroll by the levitical priests” (Deuteronomy 17:18). In writing which was destined to be changed [The root שנה of the word משנה means to repeat and also to change, indicating that the writing was destined to be changed. V. also Zeb. 62b.]. Why is it called Ashshurith? Because it came with them from Assyria [Assyria stands here for Babylon, cf. Jer. II, 18: Ezra VI, 22].”

    “What, then, is the good of your going to Egypt To drink the waters of the Nile? And what is the good of your going to Assyria To drink the waters of the Euphrates?” (Jeremiah 2:18).
    22They joyfully celebrated the Feast of Unleavened Bread for seven days, for the Lord had given them cause for joy by inclining the heart of the Assyrian king מלך אשור toward them so as to give them support in the work of the House of God, the God of Israel.” (Ezra 6:22).
    Interesting the history of Ezra. America is falling apart. See

    Europe is also falling apart while, thank G-d, Israel is blooming. See

  6. Where I live in suburban DC there used to be laws, not too long ago, that restricted the sale and rental of real estate to certain groups of people. Beaches in some parts of the State were segregated into the '60's I've been told.

    We are moving back to separation of races. Based on news coversge of the school boys, as well as a myriad of other fake news stories, the smart thing to do when confronted by trannies, homos, and any other self described oppressed minority is to quickly dance away in the opposite direction.

  7. Ahh, so Whoopie Goldberg and her friends are supporters of President Trump? Naturally, you will just dig in your heels, not admitathat you were wrong, and not show the integrity that you used to be known for.

  8. I am not a Trump supporter and I believe that.


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