Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Is It Over For Me?
Here's what a kid asked his father after last night's Rubashkin rally in Boro Park, to which I might say that Monsey was alot more impressive, being that they had almost as many people at the rally last week, and they have a quarter of the population that Boro Park has... "Totty, will Circus Tent close up shop now that we see that the world does not hate Chabad and will do anything to save a Lubavitcher like Reb Shulem Mordche HaLevi ben Rivkeh?" I must tell you, my friends, I was taken aback by the innocent question of a child, despite the naivete. We have seen unprecedented achdus these last few weeks and months, but we've also seen some of the worst that our people has to offer, where so-called Bnei Avrohom Yitzchok VeYaakov dance on the blood of Reb Sholem Mordche's and his family, despite having no vested interest in the matter. Not that I'm here to defend RSM's honor or to attack the haters, but even this issue hasn't proven what the young child thinks it has. Obviously we can tweak things here and there, as far as the blog is concerned, but we definitely still have work to do. Again, for those of you who missed my comments about the sentencing - they appeared in the comments of a previous post - please remember this: I cry for them just as much as you do, but I have nothing left to say. I can sit here and blast Judge Reade and the prosecution till the cows come home - and the cows around here don't come home, if you know what I mean - but there's nothing left for me to say.
All the discussion here does is bring out the best in people, where you have idiots commenting here how it's all this one's fault and that one's to blame for not cooperating or for wearing a kittel to court. How much can one person take? If you don't like the way they raised money or blasted the prosecution go and do it yourself. Organize the people and glavanize the masses the way you see fit. I guarantee you don't make one tenth of what these guys collected. I'm not quite sure which crime they committed by raising money and proclaiming his innocence! Now we need to just sit there and take it from an overzealous team of witches that were obviously out to get him? Would any other ethnic or religious group take it like this? I doubt it. They have no problem defending and praising cop killers like Mumia abu-Jamal and making him a cause de celebre', but we can't defend a man who was hunted down for no good reason?! And to you baboons out there who seem to lump him together with the run of the mill white collar crooks we see today, I say: Read the history if you can, or have your wives or mothers do it for you. You may learn that you were very mistaken about what his "crimes" were. There, I've said it. I can't do it anymore. Zol der eybershter rachmonis hubben af unz allle.
overflow crowd on the street last night