Is The Omar Investigation Going To Die In Congress Just Like The Jews On The MS St. Louis And The Wagner-Rogers Bill?

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The timing of the latest story on Faye Dunaway may not have had any impact on the general public. But if we look closely, I believe we will see amazing clues which come out of this incident that relate to the current episode playing out in Congress.

Faye Dunaway was fired recently from a Broadway-bound production of the one-woman play Tea at Five.

The 78-year-old Oscar-winning star of Network was playing Katharine Hepburn in the show.

“The producers of Tea at Five announced today that they have terminated their relationship with Faye Dunaway,” the statement read. “Plans are in development for the play to have its West End debut early next year with a new actress to play the role of Katharine Hepburn.”

The timing of this story is very interesting given the fact that Katharine Hepburn was the real life partner of Spencer Tracy while Tracy was married at the same time to someone else. I mentioned this in a recent Blog around the time it was discovered Omar had a similar marriage arrangement. In addition, Tracy starred with Judy Garland in Judgement at Nuremburg.

Faye Dunaway Leads Us To Other Clues

Faye Dunaway was a very popular actress with her Oscar winning Network performance and her role in Bonnie and Clyde. She also starred in the movie – Towering Inferno which was released in December, 1974. That’s 26 years before 9/11 and so its interesting Dunaway is making news the same time that Omar is making headlines with her famous quote of “somebody did something” again.

But that is not what I want to focus on in this Blog. Rather, I want to look closely at another movie Dunnaway starred in “Voyage of the Damned”.

MS St. Louis

Based on historic events, this dramatic film concerns the 1939 voyage of MS St. Louis, which departed from Hamburg carrying 937 Jews from Germany, ostensibly bound for Havana, Cuba. The passengers, having seen and suffered rising anti-Semitism in Germany, realised this might be their only chance to escape. The film details the emotional journey of the passengers, who gradually become aware that their passage was planned as an exercise in propaganda, and that it had never been intended that they disembark in Cuba. Rather, they were to be set up as pariahs, to set an example before the world.

 As a Nazi official states in the film, when the whole world has refused to accept the Jews as refugees, no country can blame Germany for their fate.

The Cuban government refuses entry to the passengers, and the liner heads to the United States. As it waits off the Florida coast, the passengers learn that the United States also has rejected them, leaving the captain no choice but to return to Europe. The captain tells a confidante that he has received a letter signed by 200 passengers saying they will join hands and jump into the sea rather than return to Germany. He states his intention to run the liner aground on a reef off the southern coast of England, to allow the passengers to be rescued and reach safety there.

Shortly before the film’s end, it is revealed that the governments of Belgium, France, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom have each agreed to accept a share of the passengers as refugees. As they cheer and clap at the news, footnotes disclose the fates of some of the main characters, suggesting that many of the 937 passengers, who did not resettle in the United Kingdom but in the other European nations, ultimately were deported and were murdered in Nazi concentration camps.

 

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The Great Depression had left millions of people in the United States unemployed and fearful of competition for the scarce few jobs available. It also fueled anti-Semitism. A Fortune Magazine poll at the time indicated that 83 percent of Americans opposed relaxing restrictions on immigration. President Roosevelt could have issued an executive order to admit the St. Louis refugees, but this general hostility to immigrants, the gains of isolationist Republicans in the Congressional elections of 1938, and Roosevelt’s consideration of running for an unprecedented third term as president helped to seal the fate of the St. Louis refugees.

Wagner-Rogers Bill

Roosevelt was not alone in his reluctance to challenge the mood of the nation on the immigration issue.

Three months before the St. Louis sailed, Congressional leaders in both US houses ALLOWED TO DIE in committee a bill known as the Wagner-Rogers Bill sponsored by Senator Robert Wagner (D-N.Y.) and Representative Edith Rogers (R-Mass.). This bill would have admitted 20,000 Jewish children from Germany above the existing quota.

 

Now let us turn to the events of the past week, where it was widely reported that evidence has been uncovered which indicates Rep. Omar may indeed be using a false name as well as the possibility that she is married to her brother. And that’s most probably “the tip of the iceberg” as Glenn Beck puts it. Omar has been asked to defend herself many times and explain to the public her marriage history and family history and she repeatedly refuses to do so.

But now when Senator Rand Paul said that he would help pay for a ticket so she can fly  to her birthplace to investigate conditions there, Omar suddenly has something to say and sends a shocking retweet about an attack on Senator Paul. Omar does not respond directly to Senator Paul, but like a little girl who just got reprimanded she responds with her usual venom that she has a history of  doing. And this is supposed to be coming from a person who represents the people of Minnesota’s fifth district?

Well isn’t it time for Congress to realize that the investigation which Minnesota lawmaker Steve Drazkowski and Judicial Watch Demands regarding a House Ethics Investigation of Rep. Ilhan Omar is top priority?

If Omar is refusing to answer questions about her marriage and family then she should not be given the opportunity to speak at all until she does. And all media coverage of Omar should cease immediately.

Furthermore, Omar spoke highly of Al Queda and now the story has come out of the death of Osama Bin Laden’s son. If that’s the case, it would seem that Al Queda is now dead as well. And this is another hint that Congresswoman Omar’s stay is Congress is “Ready to Die”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Author
Born and raised in the Minneapolis suburb of St. Louis Park. Married to a South African, we lived in Johannesburg from 1979 to 1996. Made Aliyah with our seven children on Parshat Lech Lecha. BSB Accounting Degree from the University of Minnesota. Investment Portfolio Manager and Analyst. Served in the US Army Reserves Semi Retired spending quality time with my wife, children, grandchildren and attend Kollel while analyzing current events as they relate to Torah and Mitzvahs.
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