Friday, May 05, 2006

Changes in Latitude/Changes in Attitude...

Jimmy Buffett wrote a song titled, "Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes."

For the longest time, I truly believed he was writing about how location, and the heat, as well as proximity to the equator -- changed people's attitude about life.

"It's those changes in latitudes,
changes in attitudes nothing remains quite the same.
With all of our running and all of our cunning,
If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane."

Could it be that after 60 years in existence, 3 MAJOR WARS, endless terror attacks, hostile neighbors, and a FALSE PEACE, has turned Israel's attitude of "survival" to a remnant of history.....?

From Charles Krauthhammer:

" The establishment of Israel was a Jewish declaration to a world that had allowed the Holocaust to happen — after Hitler had made his intentions perfectly clear — that the Jews would henceforth resort to self-protection and self-reliance. And so they have, building a Jewish army, the first in 2,000 years, that prevailed in three great wars of survival (1948-49, 1967 and 1973).

But in a cruel historical irony, doing so required concentration — putting all the eggs back in one basket, a tiny territory hard by the Mediterranean, eight miles wide at its waist. A tempting target for those who would finish Hitler's work.

His successors now reside in Tehran. The world has paid ample attention to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's declaration that Israel must be destroyed. Less attention has been paid to Iranian leaders' pronouncements on exactly how Israel would be "eliminated by one storm," as Ahmadinejad has promised."


My fear is that the world is silent.

Much like 1938, when Hitler talked and demonized the Jews of Europe, and plotted their annhilation --- the WORLD STOOD SILENT.

Never Again.

Well, Never Again to me is NOW.

The President of Iran has a clear agenda.

The destruction of Israel.

It's time to act.

I plan on being VERY VOCAL about this in the coming months. Much more than I have been.

I hope our President does not leave office in 2008 without dealing with a manner that will render the country powerless to hold the world hostage.

Israel is in a position that requires all American's understand what "Never Again" means....

To me it means, plain and simple the following:

I will not bury my head in the ground, and pretend that what goes on around me has NO EFFECT on me and my family. When the time comes to stand up and speak loud, and be ready to FIGHT....I will be there, front and center....

I'm there.

And, I feel in some weird way, it's 1938 again..

I don't want to attend a rally.

I don't want to continue writing until its too late.

MAX FRANKEL tell us why.


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