Even the ACLU fought for the Nazis’ right to freedom of speech in Skokie. They even boast about their position and action on their website.
The group on the right had a permit to peacefully protest and the left came to rumble and disrupt their right of free speech. Seems that the left no longer wants freedom of speech if it does not fit their agenda. The supposed tolerant left are the now the most intolerant. Not only that but the group who wants to tear down statues of Confederate generals are trying to erase history and are no different then ISIS who destroyed Christian, Hindu or Buddhist historical sites. As Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” but as George Santayana said, “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
Last night I posted my support for Trump on a site that I did not realize was extremely to the left or liberal. A few lessons learned: The liberals on the site will never accept Mr. Trump no matter what he says. This morning, listening to the tv news, all I heard was criticism of the president. As you know, I am a product of the Holocaust, having lost most of my family including two siblings to the Nazi murderers. Those on this vicious liberal site were told this by me, yet they called me horrible names including Nazi and Hitler lover and said that Hitler should have murdered me too. They said with Mr. Trump in office all the Jews will be sent to gas chambers.
In the eighties Rabbi Kahane and I appeared on numerous tv shows debating and denouncing the KKK, skinheads, neo-Nazis and other anti-Semites. Today it is not easy to distinguish the alt-left from the alt-right. The left also contains many who are anti-Semitic but camouflage it in their liberal rhetoric.
Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg