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Author: Raine    Date: 07/18/2019 13:15:04

My grandparents came from Europe before WWII.

My Maternal grandmother had 8 brothers and sisters. They were told by my great-grandparents to not speak English in their home, even if it was broken English.

My Mother was born in 1945, a few months before VE-Day. My father was born on the fourth of July a few years earlier. Both of them are first-generation Americans. After the end of the war, while the world learned of the Holocaust, the anti-German sentiment was understandably high in the United States. My grandparents were born in Germany. All four of them. I am of German descent (2nd generation). I am utterly appalled at what happened last night.

My maternal Grandparents were told to go back to where they came from. My father recalled as a child of being told the same thing in grade school. he was bullied because his parents were German.

Ilhan Omar is a wife, She is a mother. She is American and she is a member of Congress, This is her response after the Trump and his rally chanted: Send Her Back:

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

-Maya Angelou


It can happen here, it IS happening here. The question is, can we stop it? Can we go back to the halcyon days when racists had shame?

and
Raine
 

27 comments (Latest Comment: 07/18/2019 17:35:23 by livingonli)
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Comment by Scoopster on 07/18/2019 13:21:30
Mornin' all..

Please don't mind the fact that I'm literally melting from how humid it is.

Comment by Raine on 07/18/2019 13:26:20
Quote by Scoopster:
Mornin' all..

Please don't mind the fact that I'm literally melting from how humid it is.

It's going to be utterly wicked the next few days.

Comment by Raine on 07/18/2019 13:27:09




Comment by Will in Chicago on 07/18/2019 13:45:37
Good morning, bloggers!!

Well, the California district chose another candidate. I had a good interview locally, so perhaps that will be better than my current school.



Comment by Will in Chicago on 07/18/2019 13:49:52
Raine, I fear that we are in for a very rough time.

I have heard people of color told to go "home." I know that the same sentiment has been directed to many groups - Latinos, Asians, African-Americans, and Jews. (Kellyanne Conway should be haunted by the ghosts of people of her ancestry who faced discrimination.)

As for Trump, I expect that the Epstein revelations will be hideous. I expect the GOP to not condemn him even if their is video evidence of a crime. I am sorry to say this but the party of Lincoln is dead. It has been placed by the party of Trump, with practices that George Orwell wrote about occurring under Stalin's Soviet Union. For the modern GOP, truth is malleable but power is paramount.

Comment by wickedpam on 07/18/2019 13:52:48
Morning

Parts of the family span the start of this country to the more recent 19th century for arrivals, we came from Germany & a few places that no longer exist (Bohemia and I suspect Prussia from some things I've seen).

Here' the thing though, as soon as they set a foot here, they became American's. We are and always will be a country that is based on immigrants, they just make us better. I'm proud of that.

Rep Omar's response was beautiful and perfect. I worry so much for her and the others. I'm scared that those who will willingly do harm will hurt those who are trying to do better.

Comment by Raine on 07/18/2019 14:03:38
Quote by Will in Chicago:
Raine, I fear that we are in for a very rough time.

I have heard people of color told to go "home." I know that the same sentiment has been directed to many groups - Latinos, Asians, African-Americans, and Jews. (Kellyanne Conway should be haunted by the ghosts of people of her ancestry who faced discrimination.)

As for Trump, I expect that the Epstein revelations will be hideous. I expect the GOP to not condemn him even if their is video evidence of a crime. I am sorry to say this but the party of Lincoln is dead. It has been placed by the party of Trump, with practices that George Orwell wrote about occurring under Stalin's Soviet Union. For the modern GOP, truth is malleable but power is paramount.
Orwell was warning us -- the GOP has turned it into a blueprint.


Comment by Raine on 07/18/2019 14:04:02
Quote by wickedpam:
Morning

Parts of the family span the start of this country to the more recent 19th century for arrivals, we came from Germany & a few places that no longer exist (Bohemia and I suspect Prussia from some things I've seen).

Here' the thing though, as soon as they set a foot here, they became American's. We are and always will be a country that is based on immigrants, they just make us better. I'm proud of that.

Rep Omar's response was beautiful and perfect. I worry so much for her and the others. I'm scared that those who will willingly do harm will hurt those who are trying to do better.



Comment by Raine on 07/18/2019 14:05:45
kilmeade is so dumb.





Comment by BobR on 07/18/2019 14:15:16
Quote by wickedpam:
Morning

Parts of the family span the start of this country to the more recent 19th century for arrivals, we came from Germany & a few places that no longer exist (Bohemia and I suspect Prussia from some things I've seen).

Here' the thing though, as soon as they set a foot here, they became American's. We are and always will be a country that is based on immigrants, they just make us better. I'm proud of that.

Rep Omar's response was beautiful and perfect. I worry so much for her and the others. I'm scared that those who will willingly do harm will hurt those who are trying to do better.

JFK, RFK, MLK...

Comment by BobR on 07/18/2019 14:20:46
Comment by Raine on 07/18/2019 14:24:27
OMFG, he's splitting his split hairs.






Comment by TriSec on 07/18/2019 14:39:03
Hi. Welcome to 1984! I never thought time travel would feel like this. I’m a WWII geek, but I never anticipated re-living 1936 Germany...

Comment by Scoopster on 07/18/2019 14:46:03
There's been an arson fire at Kyoto Animation in Japan, one of the better known anime studios in the world.

The company had received threats before. A suspect is in custody. It's not been confirmed but I've seen some reports saying that employees at the company knew the guy (as if to say he's a disgruntled former employee).

Comment by Mondobubba on 07/18/2019 14:47:54
So my yeah :mumbling Part my mother's side of the family has been in the country since before the Revolution. The other hunk is from Sweden, I'm not sure when they came to this country.
As far as my father's people, My dad is a 2nd generation American his grandfather came from Scottland in the 1880s or thereabout. My grandmother is from a long line of ridge-runners from around Hagerstown.

I've got two lines of descent to get me into the SAR. Scary huh?

Speaking vilifying people and whatnot, when I was at the Holocaust Museum yesterday there were two teenage girls wearing Trump 2020 shirts. HOW DARE THEY!


Comment by Mondobubba on 07/18/2019 14:49:24
Bob and Raine, my cousin has invited me for Shabbas lunch on Saturday. Is it okay if we reschedule for Sunday?

Comment by Scoopster on 07/18/2019 14:54:03
My mother's side of the family emigrated from Italy sometime before/after 1900. They went through Ellis Island, of course.

I'm not too knowledgeable about my father's side, other than the heritage being mixed between Scotland, Ireland, England & Germany. I'm guessing they arrived here in the mid 1800s.

Comment by BobR on 07/18/2019 15:02:48
Quote by Raine:
OMFG, he's splitting his split hairs.





Translation: Profess undying loyalty, or face the consequences

Comment by Raine on 07/18/2019 15:03:54




Comment by Raine on 07/18/2019 15:05:13
Quote by BobR:
Quote by Raine:
OMFG, he's splitting his split hairs.





Translation: Profess undying loyalty, or face the consequences

It's disgusting.

Comment by BobR on 07/18/2019 15:05:37
Quote by Mondobubba:
Bob and Raine, my cousin has invited me for Shabbas lunch on Saturday. Is it okay if we reschedule for Sunday?

Or you can come over after lunch and spend the night.

Comment by Raine on 07/18/2019 15:05:47
Quote by Mondobubba:
Bob and Raine, my cousin has invited me for Shabbas lunch on Saturday. Is it okay if we reschedule for Sunday?

That's fine!

Comment by Raine on 07/18/2019 15:06:05
Quote by BobR:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Bob and Raine, my cousin has invited me for Shabbas lunch on Saturday. Is it okay if we reschedule for Sunday?

Or you can come over after lunch and spend the night.

This works as well!

Comment by BobR on 07/18/2019 15:06:43
Quote by Scoopster:
There's been an arson fire at Kyoto Animation in Japan, one of the better known anime studios in the world.

The company had received threats before. A suspect is in custody. It's not been confirmed but I've seen some reports saying that employees at the company knew the guy (as if to say he's a disgruntled former employee).

I posted a link about this earlier. In that one, they say he was not a former employee. I got the feeling he thinks the animation company stole his intellectual property (creation), but we'll see

Comment by Mondobubba on 07/18/2019 15:15:05
Sunday it is!

Comment by Raine on 07/18/2019 15:38:27




Comment by livingonli on 07/18/2019 17:35:23
Quote by Raine:



Hopefully they keep him locked up as a flight risk.