Marc H. Wilson
MARC WILUDZANSKI-WILSON is a retired rabbi who writes from Greenville, South Carolina.

‘When Will We Ever Learn?’

Time is ticking away before white supremacy becomes the standard of tyranny in our Land of the Free, with the same scientific and cultural sophistication as a country that clicked its heels “Uber alles!” less than a century ago.

Couldn’t happen here!? We’ve heard those words before.

It’s time, if not already too late, for people in minorities – color, creeds. tongues, faiths – to put aside petty differences and join with all citizens of goodwill and decency to rise up indignantly and defeat violence . . .

. . . before hateful speech becomes menacing bats and fire-filled marches, and then to subhuman detention and barbed wire cages.

Couldn’t happen here?

People you designated of “equal stature,” Mr. President, rioting in Charlottesville?? Border walls sparing our genuine citizens from invading brown hordes?? Police bullets flying at innocent black people on Chicago’s West Side?? “Peace-loving ” supremacists bloodily attack synagogues and mosques??

Where have all the flowers gone??

When will it ever end? How will it ever end?

About the Author
Marc Wilson is a rabbi and activist, serving congregations for four decades. He lives in Greenville, SC, and is blessed with a compassionate wife and the 14 smartest grandchildren ever. He especially loves being with family, teaching Torah, and cooking a competitive kosher gumbo. Marc is especially passionate about inclusive Yiddishkeit and the long, strange trip his life has been. He considers his greatest achievement the seven years he cared for his homebound parents. Contact Wiludi (Rabbi Marc) at