Thursday, March 26, 2020

Covid 19 - Overreaction?



A friend of mine sent this email to me. It's from an American. I have been bombarded with all sorts of information about the virus we call Covid 19. I assume you have as well. This email poses a new paradigm that I think is not only worth considering but it has been totally ignored by most of us, especially in the media:
I have never posted a “my thoughts“ narrative on Facebook before, and I hope never will again, but the hysteria, political posturing, and unreasonable virtue signaling stemming from the current coronavirus pandemic has compelled me to do so - so here goes:
What is most needed is to analyze what we know about the virus and it’s effects, how to minimize it spread (within reason and social acceptability), assess our relative risk as individuals, look at collective characteristics for group risk determination, and balance our response within a cost/benefit framework.
With that approach in mind, I offer the following (my thesis is derived from a cross-section of sources, and I recognize the data is in flux, but the reasoning I have used is sound):

— The risk of death to healthy individuals under the age of 50 is extremely low, even if one contracts the virus. People over 60 and those with underlying health conditions are the most vulnerable, but over 90% of them are not going to die from this virus.
— The death rates reported are not reflective of the actual number of cases out there, just the number that are confirmed. Thus, it represents a maximum rate of death, not the actual rate of death. Since this virus is often undetected, and many cases go unreported, the actual death rate is almost certain to be well under 1% when all the data is collected. There is good statistical evidence to suggest that the rate of infection is much higher than has been assumed. It is not unreasonable to anticipate that we will learn the death rate from this virus is much closer to a conventional flu death rate than it is to the current stated rate of 1.4% in the U.S.   Keep in mind that this is the death rate for those who are infected. The death rate for the entire population will be less than 1/10 of 1%. So the absolute risk of death for a US citizen is EXTREMELY low. And the relative risk for healthy, young individuals is virtually zero. And that is the best news we could hope for, as children die from conventional flu at much higher rates than they do from covid 19. That is a bright spot that is too often overlooked as we deal with this pandemic.
I suspect we will develop an accurate test for antibodies that will at some point in the future determine the death rate to be much lower than the current rate stated in the media, and we will become fully aware that the media fueled panic was extremely overdone.
   Given these facts, why aren’t we focusing on isolating/quarantining the most at risk individuals, with measures as extreme as necessary to prevent them from being infected? If one is at high risk, their self interest should  make them much more amenable to extreme measures, and much more likely to follow recommended protocol than is the general population. Keeping them protected would have the greatest likelihood of preventing the healthcare system from being overwhelmed when the viral peak occurs since they are the ones being hospitalized most frequently. Self interest and the will to survive are great motivators, and the most vulnerable have the most at stake. Let’s harness that rather than relying on the non existent wisdom and understanding of a younger population who simply are not at risk of death from this virus. Their sense of invincibility makes them poor allies in the effort to fight this virus in the current approach. The existing shut down of business and industry across the board will be less effective in protecting the most vulnerable than what I propose. In terms of protecting the most vulnerable, it doesn’t matter what the infection rate is among the younger and healthy population if we keep the vulnerable isolated and protected from them. If this were the focus of our efforts it would allow a more rapid peak of the virus and allow the vulnerable to return to normal life more quickly in a controlled manner based upon their level of vulnerability. This approach would prevent the healthcare system from being overwhelmed, which is the fundamental purpose behind our efforts.
     The continued shut down of our economy will have cascading affects resulting in more overall harm to our society then will the health effects from the virus. These effects happen to be diffuse and not transparently linked to the shut down, and are too easily ignored in the calculus of a cost/benefit analysis. But they are real and quantifiable with close scrutiny and study. I know I set myself up for criticism as a cold, heartless person to state this, but the emotionally appealing mantra of “anything it takes to save even one life is worth it“ is simply intellectual fraud, usually invoked as a virtue signal to rally others to embrace a course of action that may not be the best when viewed through a broader and deeper perspective. Our real world experience is based upon trade offs that frequently accept a level of lives lost. We are dealing with a novel virus that is forcing us to confront this harsh, painful reality. A prolonged economic shutdown could easily be more deadly and more painful than the approach I am suggesting.
    Finally, there is the danger of losing something that is as precious and valuable as life itself, something that can be easily lost in the “fog of war” that the fight against the virus has caused to descend upon us. That “something” is the ability to live our lives as free people, protected by the United States Constitution from the tyranny of unrestrained government. Restrictions on our freedom of movement, our right to assembly, the use and control of our property, and the ability to provide for and defend our families and loved ones are all at stake in our response to this virus. The risks to our health are real and must be addressed, but let’s do so without fear, panic, and devoid of reasoned analysis. We have much more at stake than we can readily see.

I loved that and agree with it and it’s pretty much what I’ve been saying. That in every decision we make in life we do a cost/benefit analysis. We’ve done it so often, thousands of times a day, that it’s almost done by rote. The rush to shut down the world over this virus seems like an over reaction to me. We’ve never done this before yet we’ve had serious pandemics before. Why then are we doing this now? 












I certainly agree that the challenge to save every life is a noble one and worth pursuing but at what cost? I think that the combination of economic hardship that will be with us for years after this pandemic is over plus the emotional scars and other real illnesses and deaths from dealing with the isolation, job loss, school loss and huge financial losses is a far bigger threat to us than the virus itself. 






I'm in no way saying that we shouldn't take this virus seriously. But what both the gentleman who wrote the email above and I am saying is that like in all existential events, we must consider all options, calmly and rationally and then act.  This mantra ties back to my previous post 'We Must Dig Deeper'.  

Stay safe and don't panic!

Sunday, March 22, 2020

We Must Dig Deeper

This latest virus attack from China is a terrible tragedy. Mostly because it could have been averted.

Had China behaved like a normal democracy, they would have asked for and received help immediately from other states who have the expertise to limit the damage from this new virus.


Wuhan, China


But since China is the farthest thing from a 'normal democracy', the worst possible scenario came out of this. A deadly pandemic that has attacked the world and is still growing. Possibly worse than the illness is the dreadful economic impact. Sadly I think it is this impact that will affect far more people than just the illness alone. When the world is racing to stand still, when people both wealthy and poor stop working, when students stop learning, when our elderly and sick are stuck in isolation for an untold time period, when life savings disappear in mere weeks and when people are literally losing their minds, we are in serious trouble. 

And again who must we thank for all of this? China.

But wait. China on her own is not solely to blame. We are also guilty. Because we opted to buy their products that albeit were of cheaper quality but cost us less. Wealthy businesses and entrepreneurs all followed the same mantra. Make it in China. With their slave labour and government interference in private business (they give them subsidies), they obviously have an unfair advantage in keeping their costs down. How many times have I heard Kevin O'Leary on 'The Dragon's Den' (an interesting show where wealthy business people listen to all sorts of entrepreneurs pitch business ideas) lecture the guests on making the new products in China...

To save $20 dollars years ago, we chose a Chinese made TV over the US made one. Of course that had a domino effect. The less American products we bought, the fewer sales the US companies had, the more they had to raise the cost. Until finally they gave up and closed shop or worse, moved production to China. That last move was one of desperation. I guess the CEO's went for short term gain. Even they must have known that in time the Chinese would copy their products that were being made for them in China and eventually would sell them directly to the West and put these American businesses out of business. 

So greed won us over. Now we are paying the price. We should have thought this through a little deeper. Had Nazi Germany started building cheaper TV's using slave labour (ie. 6 million starving Jews and others) would we have bought them?

This concept of digging deeper is so important. So many of us read a headline or heard a rumour and run with it. Instead of spending a little bit of time to research the facts, we seem to love to parrot ideas that others have parroted to us. That's why I was worried when Obama got elected president. Based on limited research on him, like his love of Communism, his love of Arabism and his hatred of America (amongst other things) I had every right to be worried. That's why I was worried when Bernie Sanders came on the scene. When some of my friends thought that simply based on his 'great idea' that Bernie had in offering free education for all, I dug a little deeper. Without much difficulty I was able discern that there was no way in hell for Americans to afford this without destroying their economy. 

Many ideas from the left, on the surface, might sound great. Sure in a perfect world where all people are good, where all people are in good shape, healthy both physically and economically, maybe open borders might work. But obviously this is a dangerous dream. When various political leaders say they have Israel's back, dig a little deeper. Focus far more on what they do rather than on what they say. 

Unwarranted attacks on President Trump right now fall into this category. I certainly understand that many people don't like him. I think that most simply don't like his personality or more likely they don't like the persona that the Leftist media has portrayed in him. But now is not the time to attack him. If you want to remain healthy, beat this virus and regain your wealth, we must support him and his administration's efforts to win this war. I know it's easy to find fault with every little thing he said or might have said. Hopefully those that hate him, can wait until after this war is won before they continue to attack him. 

Back to China and what they've done to us with the spread of the corona virus. We must absolutely hold them to account. Likewise we must hold our political leaders and business leaders who have also helped China to succeed, to account as well. And lastly we must hold ourselves to account. China is a very large and powerful adversary with nefarious ambitions. They have already threatened to withhold medicines to us, which are mostly produced there. This is no less an act of war. 

If we learn anything from this terrible situation, I hope that we isolate China and other nefarious states like them. And make them pay! On a more general note, we must learn to dig deeper before we react.

In good health,
Leon

Friday, February 28, 2020

I Picked the Right Name for My Blog

It seems that I couldn't have picked a better name for my blog 'The World is Upside Down'.

Look at the election in the US. On the one hand we have a former TV personality (amongst other professions) from a German background  who is currently the president and who is without a doubt the most pro-Israel and Jew-friendly president in the history of the United States. On the other we have the leading Democratic nominee who is a senator and Jewish, who comes from a Polish/Jewish background and who lost many relatives in the Holocaust. He is without a doubt the most anti-Israel (read antisemitic) candidate in US history. I'm talking about Bernie Sanders of course. 

This is the stuff one might read in a fiction novel. In fact one would have to have quite an imagination to even come up with this. I could see writing a novel with this theme and getting it rejected by publishers because it was too off the top. 

I, like most people, (even including Democrats) don't believe Bernie Sanders has a hope in hell of being the next president. Based on their performance to date, none of the Democratic candidates have that chance. Based on President Trump's performance he not only looks unbeatable, he deserves to win and G-d help us if he doesn't.




Bernie is not only a self hating Jew, but he is also a Communist (yes Trump said it correctly) and is quite willing to destroy America, a country that he despises. Whereas President Trump considers America to be the greatest country the world has ever seen and wants to make it even better, Bernie thinks that America is rotten to the core and needs to be reinvented as yet one more failed, communist state. He wants to bankrupt America with his multi-trillion dollar policies including but not limited to: free healthcare for all (which includes illegal aliens who have committed crimes), free college tuition for all (which includes illegal aliens who have committed crimes), higher taxes for all, open borders (anyone in the world including criminals can come to the US), income limits (ie. if you work your ass off and make try to get ahead, your income will be capped), more government, more spending (higher debt), cut off aid to Israel, more aid to the murderous Palestinians, etc, etc. 

Again, anyone running for the leader of the US with these horrific policies, one might think can only be the fantasy of a creative, fictional writer. But this is real. Unlike some of his competitors on the Democratic stage, he sincerely believes them and if given the chance, he will make them happen. He could easily be running for the president of communist, dictatorships or Islamic theocracies like Russia, Cuba, China or Iran. His policies mostly match theirs and he would fit right in. The notable exception is his open border policy. This btw, is one he's flip flopped on. For thirty years he was all about jobs (a laudable objective no doubt). Back then he was against open borders because he rightly claimed that the more illegal immigrants came in, the fewer jobs would be left for Americans. But now he has conceded this policy to follow the current Leftist agenda. It makes sense for them because after all, the more illegals you let in, the more votes you'll get. 

He is constantly decrying the many great things these and other countries have accomplished. At least he's not as two faced as his predecessor Obama. Obama held similar beliefs but realized that he couldn't come totally out of the closet at the time. Bernie is different. He's held those beliefs his entire life and now he sees that the time is right to not only not hide them, but shout them out at rallies and on TV to millions of viewers. His honeymoon in the Soviet Union years ago, speaks volumes. I mean, who does that?




You can see him drunk and almost naked in the USSR in this video here.

On every debate he consistently mentions how the dictator Fidel Castro helped get Cubans to be literate. That's like me saying I love dogs (which I absolutely do) and then saying how Adolf Hitler liked dogs too so he wasn't all bad. Hitler and Castro had many things in common. They were both brutal dictators who killed many innocent people. The fact that Castro helped teach his people to write is so irrelevant it hurts my ears to hear it. Tens of thousands of Cubans risked their lives to escape Cuba to come to the States on flimsy rafts, many not making it. That's how great the communist state of Cuba was and still is. My wife's cousin died in Cuba in some backwater 'hospital' because they wouldn't even examine his chest pains because he left his passport at his hotel. That's how great their medical system is. But don't tell that to Bernie. 

It should be no surprise that most young Americans love him. After all, they have been indoctrinated by Leftist educators at colleges all over the country for years. And we let them get away with it. Free stuff has an appeal to all of us. For most people, when we hear the word 'free' our ears perk up. I run the other way. For other, older Americans who love Bernie, they are simply ignorant. They have no idea what communism is or what it represents. They are sick of the wealthy getting away without paying their fair share of taxes while there is still so much poverty all around them. I am too. But I'm not nearly that naive to think that Socialism/Communism (whatever you wish to call it) is the answer. Capitalism isn't perfect. Neither is Trump. But any objective person or anyone who's studied history can't ignore the benefits of both. I'm sure I've said this before but I'll say it again. My dear mother who survived the Holocaust in a gulag in Siberia explained communism to me when I was just a child with this short story: 
"Leon, there is nothing more humiliating than being slowly starved to death in the stark cold, waiting for hours every day in long lines to get a piece of bread while listening to speakers telling us how great the Soviet Union was."

If anyone of the Democrats became president, the US and the world would suffer irreparable damage.  But if Bernie won, the economy of the States would plummet before he would even begin his acceptance speech. 

The problem is, thanks to Bernie and his quartet (AOC, Omar, et all) they have legitimized a far Left paradigm that promotes communism, antisemitism, anti-Americanism and polices that would absolutely cripple Americans. The only people that would benefit would be illegal alien criminals. I doubt the he wins and hopefully he won't but his agenda is so powerful that he's got ALL of the other Democratic candidates crawling over each other to sign on to most of his insane, far left policies. Even the so called 'moderates' have crossed the line to Bernie's party. 

Trump won't be president forever. One day a Democrat will be voted back in and the millions of Americans who voted for Bernie will have their chance to rule the world again and to put it mildly, it won't be good. 

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

3 Party System in the US

Here in Canada we have had a 3 party political system for many years. If we didn't have it, we would never elect a Conservative leader. The 3 main parties we've had are: Conservative, Liberal and the New Democratic Party (NDP). Canadians for the most part vote Liberal. There are a variety reasons for this and I won't get into this now. The fact is that when the NDP party is strong, they take votes away from the Liberal party and therefore give the Conservative party a chance at leading our government. So for someone like me who for the most part, votes Conservative, this is great news. Said the other way around, despite me disliking the NDP immensely, without them, we'd never have a Conservative leader. 

To be sure, there are other parties that have come and gone, like the Reform party and new parties that are trying to push their way up. Currently Canadians can vote for the Green, Libertarian, People's party, Separatist and other parties that have no chance at winning (Thank G-d).

But until now, the US has had only 2 main parties: Republican and Democrat. 

I believe in G-d and as such I see that He works in mysterious ways. On the surface of it, many of the Democrat leaders like Bernie Sanders, AOC and others like them are really outright Communists and they have millions of real followers. They rightly scare the crap out me and others who know what Communism is and the very real danger it poses. The other half like the Clintons, Biden, Bloomberg and others are certainly far Left of the Republicans but I wouldn't call them Communists or even Socialists. Perhaps I'd call them Opportunists. 


Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders


In the coming months you will see some serious cat fights between the 2 factions. One can see this happening right now. It's highly entertaining if you like the Republicans (like me). Whereas President Trump has united the Republican party big time, the Democrat party is in serious trouble of fracturing. We saw in the last election how Hilary and the Democratic party cheated Bernie and got clean away with it. I found it disturbing on the one hand but on the other, I thought that either person would destroy America and leave the world in tatters. This scenario seems on cue to replay itself but perhaps even more so. Bloomberg is using his billions (70 or more) to help ensure that Bernie loses their nomination and perhaps put either himself (he's got no real chance) or Hillary in power via a brokered convention. 

Democratic candidate Michael Bloomberg


Most of the powerful players behind the Democratic party don't want the socialist/communists amongst them to lead them. But look at the choices Democrat voters have. On the one hand extreme Socialists (Trump had it right when he called them communists) like Bernie or Warren vs 'moderates' like Biden who has quite obviously lost his mind (if he ever had one). 

The process of breaking down the Democratic Party started with former President Obama who was quite happy to see the demise of America and who championed more government and more power to the state. You recall his infamous speech about how the infrastructure in America was built by the government ('You didn't build that'). He stripped down American businesses from large corporations to small ma and pop shops at every opportunity. He was schooled in Socialism and followed its doctrine. I'm not sure that he prophesied that an old Jewish communist (albeit a self hater) would one day take over what he started but no one could have (no human that is). 

To sum up: The two factions within the Democratic party hate each other, possibly as much or more than they despise the president. As such they could easily split into 2 parties. The way things are playing out, it looks like they will. It might not happen tomorrow but at the current rate, it could happen sooner that one might think. And if it does, it will be great news for the Republicans. Like my country, Canada (which has many mostly Leftwing parties and more or less only 1 Rightwing party), todays supporters of the Democratic candidates will be forced to split their votes between 2 parties (Democrat vs the new party which might be called Labour like Israel's one time formidable party). Few if any votes will be drawn from the Republican party. 

Anyway you cut it, it's great news!

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Obama Mainstreamed Black Antisemitism in the US

This is an another elephant in the room story. While Jews like me and especially orthodox Jews in Toronto are relatively safe, our brothers and sisters south of the border are being killed. In the last few weeks at least 9 terrible, antisemitic attacks that include many dead, have taken place in the New York city area. From rabbis to children, any obviously looking Jewish person is a potential target for attacks. And who is doing the attacking? Black Antisemites.

I know that the Left would prefer to have us believe that the attackers were white supremacists. But unfortunately for them, they are not. That's unless people of colour can be white supremacists. As far as I know, so far at least, that's impossible. 

There are many articles and videos about the terrible attacks on TV, on the internet and in the newspapers. Although the antisemitic attacks have been ongoing for years, the murderous attacks have finally hit the mainstream media (MSM). Even my local Toronto news (CP24) talked about the murderous attacks around New York and New Jersey. But what really made me want to vomit was their constant clips of an influential black antisemite, Reverend Al Sharpton, talking about fighting racism (I noted that he never mentioned the word 'antisemitism'). He was the main guy responsible for inflaming the Crown Heights riots in Brooklyn in the early ninety's where Black on Jewish violence flourished.  One can also watch New York's mayor Bill de Blasio  blame the antisemitic attacks on white skin heads and more recently blame President Trump. This too is no less vile. Rather than admit that he himself is to blame (at least in part) for his city's troubles, he, like most left leaning politicians, are quick to blame the president for all and any problem in the world today. 

But where did this Black antisemitism come from? One can make the point that it started with Muslim slave leaders in Africa generations ago. But the current spate of Black antisemitism in the US  can and should be attributed directly to former president Obama. For starters, he was Black (at least he certainly looked Black and identified as one despite having a White mother).  And despite the libellous charges of Trump being an antisemite (I won't even bother to negate this insane charge), it's Obama who was/is the antisemite. And being two faced, he is arguably more dangerous than most. After listening to his more straightforward Black, antisemitic, preacher for 20 years, Reverend Wright, Obama was finally forced to publicly disassociate himself from him. I called him straightforward because unlike Obama, the Black reverend declared his antisemitism and for that matter, his proud hatred for Whites and even Americans publicly at church every week for years. But you might recall that it took Obama months to finally be pushed to not finally not select Wright as the White House's official clergyman. The fact that Obama even considered him for the post should have sent shock waves to the world. But as usual, the MSM gave him a pass on this. 

It also gave him a pass on his friendship with some of the nastiest antisemites in the West today. Like his friendship with the Black leader of the Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan! Apparently if you are Black you can easily get away with calling Jews anything you want and Farrakhan who has tens of thousands of Black followers who are quite happy to agree with his every word seems to have found a voice among his community.  Obama made it clear over his 8 years as president that it was okay to discriminate against Jews and of course the Jewish homeland, Israel. It wasn't long as president before he broke tradition with all previous presidents of both parties, and said out loud that 'we must put daylight between the US and Israel'. And when he got a pass from the MSM and support from most in the Democratic party, even including the Left wing Jews, he implemented those haunting words. I won't repeat my posts about his many anti-Israel, pro-Muslim actions here (you can view my older posts like this one and review them) but suffice it to say that US-Israel relations were at an all time low under his presidency. If the Black president of the US is seen in photo-ops with another Black leader who called the Jews termites then certainly he is giving the green light to others to do the same. 


                                Obama and Farrakhan at a Congressional Black Caucus Meeting

In fact the Congressional Black Caucus has befriended all of the influential Black antisemites along with their hero Obama. Other good friends of the former president include Reverend Jesse Jackson and Reverend Al Sharpton who are also antisemites who happen to be Black. Conservative Black leader Larry Elder recently admitted that today approximately 30% of American Blacks are antisemites. But you won't hear that statistic from any White source because we are too scared to broach this politically incorrect topic. 

President Obama surrounded himself with antisemites. Some were White like defense secretary Chuck Hagel,  ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power or foreign policy adviser Zbigniew Brzenzinky. But many were Black. Like national security advisor, Susan Rice or his early mentor Frank Marshall Davis. Even Obama's Black wife, Michelle had no love for Jews. She gave the International  Women of Courage award to antisemite Samira Ibrahim who quotes her hero, Hitler, often. 

I think I've made my point, as politically incorrect as it might be. Thank you President Obama! 





Saturday, December 28, 2019

Welcome to the Socialist Dominion of Canada

Here is some news that none of the mainstream media (MSM) feels worthy of news coverage but I certainly feel that it does. Let me know after you read this if you agree or not.

While our national state sponsored broadcaster in Canada, the left winged CBC, has decided that it was of the utmost importance to cut a 10 second cameo appearance of President Trump out of the movie Home Alone 2 (yes folks, that's why we pay them the big bucks), they failed to report on a high school in Nova Scotia that has for a long time now, posted pictures of some of their heroes (certainly not mine and hopefully not yours): Karl Marx and Che Guevara! 

Thanks to my colleague Jeremy Valentine, who lives out east, we are all now privy to what passes as history in our Canadian schools where opinion replaces fact and feelings trump everything. 

Despite Jeremy's numerous attempts to notify the school, the department of education and the mayor of the city of Truro where this school (Cobequid Educational Center) is located, of this terrible 'mistake', he's received no replies to my knowledge.  Worse still, the pictures remain prominently displayed so that children can be brainwashed to think that these men are heroes. I urge you all to contact the school (notice I embedded the link to it above) and let them know what you think of this dreadful practice. 

Here are the pictures as they are displayed on the school walls:


Karl Marx the founder of Communism








Che Guevara the man who wrote the book on Guerrilla Warfare





















Are these the men that you would want your children to emulate? Karl Marx who came up with a  political idea called 'Communism' which helped destroy hundreds of millions of lives?
Or Che Guevara who is idolized over his poems about class struggle while killing political opponents, bringing Russia's nuclear weapons to Cuba and hanging homosexuals amongst other things? Who is running this school? It wouldn't surprise me if other schools throughout our glorious country also have posters of similar heroes. After all, if our own Prime Minister praised dictators often enough (like Cuba's Fidel Castro- Che's buddy) then why shouldn't our educational system follow suit?

Our schools are so important. They help shape the minds of our most valuable asset. Our children. It's been very obvious, to me and others that our schools have been infected with various leftist ideologies like political correctness, virtue signalling and hiding any facts, historical or current which don't fit their narrative. Look, I couldn't care less if some people idolize Che, Karl or Hitler. We live in a democracy and people are free to think what they want. But I draw the line about what our children our taught. We all should. These children are going to lead our country one day soon. And if they have been indoctrinated to think that Karl and Che are leaders worth emulating, then we are all in big trouble. 

I urge you all to write to the school principal. His name is: William Kaulbach. His email is: kaulbachw@ccrce.ca.  Here is my email to him:

Dear Principal Kaulbach,

It has come to my attention that your school has posters of Karl Marx and Che Guevara. I am sickened by the prospect of children being brainwashed to think that these men are some sort of hero. You should be too. Karl’s idea of communism helped destroy hundreds of millions of lives! Che wrote the book on guerrilla warfare, killed his political opponents and hanged homosexuals while writing poems on class struggle. Is there a shortage of good people that you could have used as heroes for your students to emulate? If you need help on this, I’m here to help.

I urge you to remove these obscene posters immediately. Also to teach your students exactly who these men were and to instruct your students and perhaps your staff (including yourself) about the dangers of communism. 


Monday, December 16, 2019

Time to Distance Myself from Faith Goldy

That beautiful, young woman is Faith Goldy. I voted for her to be my mayor of Toronto back in 2014.  Not because I thought John Tory was a bad guy. Because my main concern was that I didn’t want Toronto to become a dangerous place for my children and their children to live as is the case in most cities throughout Europe. As nice a guy that John Tory is, he is a politician first and will endorse anyone who endorses him, even if they are radical Muslims. Since our PM and in fact our country is moving to the politically correct, far left, our immigration system is being used as their political tool. Unvetted, often dangerous and more often racist Muslims from third world dictatorships are invited here at a record pace. And where do they live? Not in the North West Territories. They are moving to the big cities like Toronto. People like John Tory will not protect us from them. I thought Faith Goldy would. 



I was attacked by many of my friends for defending her. They called her a racist. A white supremacist  and worse. But until now, most of their arguments were based on hearsay. I recall when Ezra Levant fired her for doing a podcast with a neo-Nazi group. On the surface it didn’t look good. It certainly didn’t sound good. I certainly wouldn’t rush to do it. In fact I wouldn’t give them any credibility by doing that.  But I gave her the benefit of the doubt. After all when someone I respect like Israeli professor Mordechai Kedar did a TV interview with the antisemitic Arab media giant Al Jazeera, not only was he not condemned by people like me, he was applauded. Because he had the courage to debunk their lies, in Arabic, point by point. Although Faith didn’t argue with the affiliate of the white supremacist, the Daily Stormer, she didn’t endorse them either. However she was quite happy to be endorsed by them. 

But after her latest tweet, the other day she said: ‘How long must Jewish journalists whine about Nazis under all our beds while simultaneously earning shekels from scoffing at whites?  Merchants of hypocrisy.’, I have to admit that I made a mistake. 

I loved her when she attended the counter demonstration at the Bnai Brith headquarters in Toronto back in the summer of 2018, when even most Jewish leaders failed to show up to stand up to busloads of Jew hating Muslims, CUPW postal worker union members, Green party members and others. But now I see her as an opportunist. Opportunists can be dangerous. One day they are your best friend, the next day they can be your worst enemy. 

Looking at her tweet, she might have meant to say that it’s not the alt-right who are the biggest threat to Jews and other minorities, it’s the alt-left. If in fact that’s what she meant, she couldn't have picked a worse way to say it.  Perhaps she also wants to tell her alt-right supporters that she is not in the pocket of wealthy Jews like some on the far left. Okay- maybe. But either way she is either the worst communicator ever (on purpose) or she simply needs to finally come out of the closet and admit that she is a proud white supremacist. As a son of Holocaust survivors, I’m wary of the words that people use when they talk about Jews. Her words certainly invoked many nasty, antisemitic stereotypes. 

I haven’t yet heard any clarification from her on this as yet but either way she’s made her point on a number of occasions. It’s like someone who supports you but is always drunk, they do you more harm than good. I don’t hate her (yet) but it’s time to distance myself from her. I don’t need her or want her on my side. The bottom line is that I don't trust her and neither should you. Learn from my mistake.