Shirking responsibilty

Shirking responsibility

The British Parliamentary debates have been an utter failure in the past twenty-four hours. Led by the spirit of Neville Chamberlain, we watched on the telly an utterly ridiculous display of raucous debate calling for more investigation and further proof of the Syrian tragedy. But this is not all. Putin, borrowing from a playbook by Stalin- and not just in this instance, but governing at home in similar fashion- continued with his devil’s pact, defending Assad. Sadly, all these actions harken back to the world of the 1930’s. Once again we see nations and cowardly people procrastinate and debate the obvious because they lack the backbone to act or, as in the case of Russia ,the status quo serves their immediate political ambitions. The fact that humanity is sinking to another low, that innocents are being massacred or that an inevitable disaster of international proportions is unfolding in Syria, phases them not. History is repeating itself once again.

Shame on you !

About the Author
Born in Romania to Holocaust survivor parents, Dr. Gabriel Mayer reached the US, after his family escaped Communism, reaching Italy, and as refugees, was supported by the Jewish Agency. He grew up in New York and attended college and medical school in Boston, at Boston University. He spent the first half of his working life as a medical doctor, professor, clinician and researcher in the USA [Professorships at University of Florida and Boston University medical schools]. A distinguished accomplishment of Dr. Mayer and his team was the introduction of thrombolytic therapy to treat acute myocardial infarction; this was the first team in the world to publish research based on clinical work. These procedures have lasted until the present and have saved millions of lives. In 2013 he began his studies at the University of Haifa, earning back-to-back MA degrees in Holocaust Studies and Israel Studies. Currently, he is focused on Judaism, and Jewish personhood/peoplehood and the Diaspora and Israeli discourse as driven by academic and philanthropical energies. For two years (2015 & 2016) he served as Head Historian of Martef Hashoa Museum, Jerusalem.