I conducted research on this since the election. A lot of people voted for Trump because they wanted Gorsuch, because their Christian religion values embryos equally or even over actual human life. This is not true in the Jewish religion.
The Torah, Jews value actual life over potential life and the two are not remotely equal – the living are more important than a fetus.
Essentially, their Christian religious beliefs mattered more to them than Trump’s racist, homophobic, misogynistic, xenophobic beliefs. This is an unfathomable concept to those who do not live and breathe these beliefs. They could support this vile man, in order to accomplish a narrow religious agenda. Even now, the GOP platform criminalizes abortion for a pregnancy resulting from rape or incest, or to save the mother’s life. No exceptions.
The beauty of America is that everyone votes for the reasons they cherish. I am pointing out that the religious doctrine that motivated the Evangelical vote is foreign to me and many others.
And now we have a SCOTUS decision that rendered another major religion vilified, unwelcome, criminal in nature – un-American.
We are at the end of Western Civilization. As Jews, we have lived through other religions trying to stomp us out, spiritually and physically. Most Jewish holidays are about miraculously surviving persecution. We intuitively understand blood libels, because we have repeatedly been victim to Christian blood libels against us for thousands of years.
Before Christianity, we were enslaved for believing in one God, in a world that believed in many. We were on the outside of every culture we lived in.
And now Trump’s America has become Nazi America. When you have spent your life learning about the Holocaust, as so many Jews have done, it is impossible to miss the parallels to Germany in the 30’s.
This turn into darkness has happened at lightening speed. 2500 babies and children are missing, taken to “the showers” by Trump’s government. Our Attorney General actually joked about this yesterday.
We do not know the extent of Putin’s operation. We don’t know if our elections will be safe, if a blue wave will succeed.
We are in a war of religions, a war of morality. Human sex trafficking, including children, is the fastest growing billion dollar global industry.
I pray we save the world, make it better. But when I think of the Muslim ban, I think, we’re next. I think, the Supreme Court missed the whole point of their existence.
And now Kennedy’s resignation. I guess if your main issue is saving fetii, you are dancing. Too bad so many raped women and girls will be forced to live through torture. Too bad there will be no one left to raise them after Trump has destroyed the free world. Too bad everything good and hopeful and moral is flying away. Yay life.
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