Nobody Remembers ..
There are many stories in the Bible, but there is one comparison that I think we could make from the Jews of old and the later Islamic religion…and that is how upset they both got (and get) when you draw or worship any image besides the God they consider to be the ONLY one to worship.
One must not make any graven images but God.
Or Allah, as we have seen.
As we now know, the Jews and the Muslims went different ways on this religious taboo. The Jews took it all in good stride, and tolerated even Jesus, BUT…once upon a time, long ago,…like the Muslims, it pissed them off if anybody started worshipping the Golden Calf…the big difference is they didn’t cut off any heads for it.
According to Scott Alan Roberts, the Jews gave what may be…one of the first peaceful protests.
This is from the book, The Rise and Fall of the Nephilim, by Scott Alan Roberts (P. 113)
According to Josephus, Pilate demonstrated a fairly insensitive approach to the Jews religious customs, and he ignored their protest by allowing his soldier to bring the images of Caesar into the city by the dark of night. When the citizens of Jerusalem discovered these the following day, they appealed to Pilate to remove the ensigns of Caesar from the city. After five days of deliberation, Pilate had his soldiers surround the demonstrators, threatening them with death, which they were willing to accept rather than submit to desecration of Mosaic Law. Pilate finally removed the images. The incident proved to be an early example of effective resistance to tyranny by aggressive, nonviolent means, yet Pilate quelled the rebellion by signaling other of his plan clothe troops who had positioned themselves within the crowds to begin a very brief but bloody massacre of many of the protestors.
The point is that the Jewish law forbade iconoclastic imagery of any kind, in a preemptive strike to stave off idol worship. But the Brazen Serpent was an exception, and it was imbued with divine power to cure illness and heal snake bites, and the people eventually worshipped it as a result, although centuries later.
One more point: According to older Jewish books, the ‘serpent’ in the Garden of Eden walked on legs, and got Eve Pregnant, and then right after that, Adam got her pregnant, and she gave birth to fraternal twins…both from different fathers. Cain was from the “serpent” (Devil, alien, gay women, take your pick) and Abel from Adam’s seed.
And maybe that’s why the Jews and the Muslim have been fighting ever since. The Muslims descended from Cain, and the Jews from Abel.
(One can have SO much fun guessing with this stuff.)
As for the Nephilim? They were destroyed in the flood by God. Noah was picked because HIS bloodline was not infected by the giant Nephilim (And yes, Moses does talk about these giants..) so, God got rid of them all. Jesus came from the bloodline of Moses…so no problem with the wickedness there.
But that doesn’t stop the author of the book claiming they are still around. The Nephilim.
Just in case you forgot your Book of Enoch…the Nephilim are the results of the Watchers (aliens) who came down to Mount Heron and fornicated with earth women, to make the Nephilim, who were giants. Goliath was a Nephilim.
Lots of stuff happened on that mountain
The mountain where the aliens came down is the same mountain Mount Hermon that makes up the Golan Heights region of northern Israel. It was this mountain that exchanged hands back and forth between Israel and Syria during the Six Day War of 1967 and the Yom Kippur War of 1973.On this mountain is said the watchers first descended to the earth and made their pact to cohabitate with human women and to teach forbidden skills to mankind.
Moses was witness to a physical manifestation of God while hidden in the cliff of a secluded mountain outcrop: The prophet Elijah and Moses appeared to Jesus and two of his disciples on the very slopes of the same mountain where the Watchers are to have descended to the earth in the Book of Enoch, Mount Hermon.
So, if Hillary wants to look for aliens, I say..she should start on Mount Hermon. That is if Netanyahu lets her.
We all can assume what brother Hillary’s bloodline came from. We all know, she ACTS like a snake. Somebody check for a mark.
I suggest we look for the mark of Cain on her tongue.
Here’s the history of Santa Claus, that, if you were like me, had NO idea existed. Most of us think he was thought up by Macy’s Department Store…HA!
Enjoy this piece of Santa Clause history…
(And Thanks to madmemere for sending it. :) )
Did you know that the legend of Santa Claus actually is based on a saint? JG
Saint Nicholas (270-343) was a bishop of Myra in modern day Turkey, who had a reputation for secret gift-giving, such as putting coins in shoes, and thus became the model for Santa Claus.
In fact, Santa Claus is the modern name of the Dutch Sinterklaas, which is a corruption of the transliteration of “Saint Nikolaos”.
On December 6, the Universal Church celebrates the Feast of St. Nicholas, from whom Santa Claus evolved. St. Nicholas is highly honored throughout the world, with many churches dedicated in memory to his holiness and his effective advocacy.
Nicholas was born at Patara in Lycia, a province of Asia Minor in modern-day Turkey. Nicholas’ parents were well off and they died when he was a young man, leaving him many assets. Nicholas, filled with generosity and goodness, with empathy for his fellow brothers and sisters, devoted himself to works of charity and the needy he found in his community. For example, a citizen of Patara, with three daughters, lost all of his money. Because of this circumstance of poverty, the three ladies could not find husbands, wherein they were destined to become prostitutes. Nicholas discovered their horrible upcoming fate. He then took a bag of gold and under cover in the dark, threw the money into the window of the man’s home. Therefore, the oldest daughter now had a dowry and she was soon married. Nicholas did the same act of charity for the other two daughters. The father recognized and thanked Nicholas as his benefactor.
At the beginning of the fourth century, Nicholas went to the city of Myra, the capital of Patara in Lycia. It so happened that the Catholic clergy in this episcopal see were electing a new bishop and the clergy chose Nicholas for his reputation had preceded him.
“As he was the chief priest of the Christians of this town and preached the truths of faith with a holy liberty, Nicholas was seized by the magistrates, tortured, then chained and thrown into prison with many other Christians. But when the great and religious Constantine, chosen by God, assumed the imperial diadem of the Romans, the prisoners were released from their bonds and with them the illustrious Nicholas, who when he was set at liberty returned to Myra.”
Nicholas continued on with his works of charity, taking strong measures against paganism, setting free prisoners who had been falsely accused, and caring for his people in Myra. It is believed that he was present at the Council of Nicea which arose the Nicene Creed that we say today. Additionally, Nicholas condemned one of the heresies of his time, Arianism, which denied the divinity of Jesus and the Holy Trinity. St. Methodius states that “thanks to the teaching of St. Nicholas the metropolies of Myra alone was untouched by the filth of the Arian heresy.”
St. Nicholas died and was buried in Myra. He is honored as the patron saint of sailors and children. It is said that during his lifetime, Nicholas had appeared to storm-tossed mariners who asked for his assistance wherein they were brought safely to port. As the patron saint of children, Nicholas is particularly associated with the giving of gifts at Christmas time. With St. Andrew, he is the patron of Russia, Greece, Apulia, Sicily and Lorraine.
Let us during this Christmas Season remember this dear saint, be generous to others, giving our love with joy and happiness, always remembering the true meaning of Christmas (Christ’s Mass), the birth of Our Dear Savior, Jesus Christ, coming into the world through the Blessed Virgin, God Incarnate, and being protected and cared for by the wonderful St. Joseph. LOVE was born to the world. Come Lord J
According to this reporter, the Bush family made it’s fortune on the Nazi war machine. Sure, you might say…that’s nonsense.
They are such NICE guys! That’s just nonsense.
But..this guy presented proof. Now, he comes to the conclusion that they want to dominate the world, and of course, we see Karl Rove on FOX everyday, so…I believe that too. It’s hard not to believe it when they are running for their third ticket to the White House.
I think he has a point…all Jeb Bush talks about is war. Again. BIG war. WWIII. Everybody knows the Bush family RUNS the Republican Party.
The ‘aw shucks’ we’re just good old American Texas boys is just a front.
No matter what you might think of the Bushes, whether they are Nazi’s or not..we DO know that the liberals are communists.
So, what’s our choice? Nazi’s or communists? Good god.
I’ll take Trump.
Watch this…it’s interesting. If nothing else you’ll learn the Bush Family history.
Here’s something I didn’t know until yesterday…
Did you know that well before the end of WWII, FDR issued a directive calling for our government to determine whether or not all the bombing we had done in the war had served any purpose? Basically, we bombed the hell out of Germany. We bombed 3.6 million dwelling in Germany alone, leaving 7.5 million people homeless. Like the Sherman scorched earth model of annihilate everything in your sight, it did win the war, but was it necessary?
At first they targeted German aircraft production. But…even though they destroyed the buildings, the Germans just moved the machines and kept on going. Same thing with other factories. They bombed the ball-bearing factories, but the Germans just moved the machines and kept on going. Same with bombing civilian centers, it just gave more resolve to the people.
The study concluded that the ONLY bombing attacks that proved truly effective were those that targeted oil. You just can’t synthesize oil that quickly. Germany was defeated by depriving the Nazi’s of oil, not by bombing its cities.
Now, fast forward to today…and the war in the Middle East. While all the other candidates are talking about putting boots on the ground, and bombing whole cities and camps, only Donald Trump had the right answer. Take out their oil fields.
President George W. Bush should have gotten the oil fields in Iraq. It was Bush’s biggest mistake. It’s now Obama’s mistake because he refuses to bomb the oil tankers that are keeping ISIS in billions of dollars to continue funding this global war that will never end, because he doesn’t want to “spoil” the environment.
But, he did bomb a few trucks carrying some oil we found out today.
Remember, this is a President who doesn’t give a damn about OUR environment, because most of the horrific fires we have been seeing destroying our beautiful forests and national parks in our country out West (not to mention whole neighborhoods) year after year, after year,…have been started mostly by Illegal’s. Notice, not much mention of that on the nightly news.
Oil is still the reason for most of this. The world runs on it, so Donald is right. Putin wants it, Iran wants it, the House of Saud, wants to keep the Kingdom on top.
And by the way, we have an endless supply of it right here in America. BUT OUR POLITICIANS WON’T TOUCH IT. Why? The fossil fuel theory is a myth…oil is a natural commodity of the earth, it’s everywhere. (Read Black Gold Stranglehold by Jerome R. Corsi and Craig R. Smith.)
And that is one of the reasons Donald Trump is being attacked by just about everybody in power.
BUT…the Rino’s continue to support their almost diabolical relationship with the Saudi Kings. Evidently they keep the world’s oil dealing in the dollar, and we fight their wars.(and promise never to compete with our own oil production) …but it’s getting old this FDR contract, isn’t it?
Donald would end the war much quicker than everybody else. He would bomb ISIS’s main money machine.
So, next time you hear all about the great bombing runs being done by France, England, and us, remember, they already know it’s meaningless. …unless of course the goal is to bring as many homeless Muslims into the West.
Then, it makes perfect sense.
—-That once upon a time, Russia and America were friends.
That’s right. We actually got along with Russia. The young republic got along fabulously with the Tzars. And according to Suzanne Massie, a Russian Historian, the young republic not only got along fine with them, Russia’s support helped us win the Civil War.
From a speech delivered to the 15th annual Wirth Washington Seminar at a luncheon meeting in the Russell Caucus Room of the Unites State Senate, Washington D.C., at noon on April 21, 1989.
In 1860, Alexander II wrote admiringly of the United States as “presenting a spectacle of prosperity without example in the annals of history” and the Tsar and his ministers were firm in the belief that the Union must be preserved. When the French urged the British and the Russians to join them in full recognition of the Confederacy, the Imperial Government refused. And when in 1865 at a critical moment in the Civil War, a Russian Frigate and two Russian corvettes steamed into New York harbor, the event cause as mu joy in the United States as it did surprise and consternation in France and England.
The timely appearance of the Russian Fleet caused the French and English to hesitate in giving support to the Confederacy.
Most of the speech was about how after the Berlin Wall fell down, the United States didn’t really do much to become closer friends with Russia. And I must admit, I remember how excited everyone was at the time, the two peoples of each country wanting to be enemies no more, TV shows and reporters were doing big programs, everyone was amazed and happy about making friends with Russians, and yet Daddy Bush acted mostly like…okay…it wasn’t MY victory, and didn’t talk much at all about Russia.
That was Reagan’s legacy, and he needed one of his own.
To this nobody, it seemed to be a horrible loss. But, you can’t make much money if you don’t have an enemy, can you?
I can’t put up the whole speech here, but I will tell you that Al Gore was in the audience that day.
Now, pay attention to the first two suggestions she gave, and remind yourself, this was said, not in 2015, but in 1989.
What was at the top of the list?
Ms Masses said:
- We should, I believe, energetically propose a generous and comprehensive plan to join forces with the Soviet Union to combat the problems of environmental degradation which threatens our common planet. We are being told today by environmental experts that we have ten years to turn the situation around. In the Soviet Union the situation may be even worse: their expert are saying that for them it is now and perhaps even yesterday.
- We should more vigorously explore the possibility of joining forces to combat terrorism as was proposed recently at an international police conference.
- We could perhaps be a little more sensitive to certain pressing regional concern of the Soviet Union. As one speaker at a recent conferences I attended asked, “How would you like to have Iran on your border?”
Guess what? Ms Massie…the planet is still here…26 years later.
If you go by the usual Washington power politics, you can say that global warming scheme to get everyone into a One World Government, happened on George W.H. Bush’s watch
And— you have to wonder…IF the United States had helped Russia deal with Iran so long ago, would we be in this mess now?
We didn’t help Russia then, but Putin asked us NOW to help deal with the problems of terrorism.
Obama says uh….no. So, the United States and Russia are back to slipping into a cold war again.
And that’s a shame.
Germany…has gone nuts. We aren’t hearing much about the chaos that Germany’s leader, Angela Merkel is forcing upon her country….
Her SOCIALIST country. Of course we wouldn’t. They don’t want Americans to think about it.
Yes, Angela, a WOMAN, is asking the German people to take care of the thousands upon thousands of Muslims that are rushing into her country. That’s how a woman rules; With kindness. With compassion, with heart….because they’ve been mothers and grandmothers and mothers take CARE of the world, so much better than a man would—and yada, yada…or so we are told.
Widows are being forced out of their homes and apartments to make way for the Muslim masses.
And the masses are getting impatient. Angela, being a woman, being motherly, has decided that everyone who comes into the country can become a citizen. Automatically. Citizen. Wow. That caused half of the Kingdom to rush in for her free goodies.
And now, so many people are flooding into Germany, they can’t find places for them fast enough.
There were almost 6,000 new arrivals EVERY DAY in September as frontline EU states buckled under the weight of record numbers fleeing war and poverty. Around 20 Syrian migrants have filed a case against the Berlin state Government demanding immediate access to shelter and benefits after waiting for more than a week to be registered by the authorities.
Rapes are being reported. Lots of rapes. No one feels safe anymore. It’s bad enough that you are introducing cultures which have nothing to do with each other, it’s quite another to make the kids take care of them.
That’s right. Some of the parents are complaining.
The Kiel Ministry of Education has made it clear that starting this week, 13-14-year-old eighth-graders from one school in the city of Lübeck have been putting fresh linen on refugees’ beds, helping out in the kitchen of the asylum seekers’ center and sorting clothes collected for the migrants. The chores last from 8:30am till 1:30pm.
A school in Lübeck, Germany, included “practical work experience” at a local asylum center into a week activities. The plan angered parents opposed the idea of their children changing linen on refugees’ beds, helping to cook food and sorting clothes.
Can you imagine any President in our country doing that?
Jeb Bush? Hillary? Rubio?
Sadly, I can. Yes.
In socialist Germany, if you refuse to NOT take care of these ‘refugees’ you will regret it. The social media would come after you. And then…you would be labeled radical and xenophobic, which eventually could cost you your job and your children.
Germany may be a wealthy nation, but what price do the German people pay for their socialist leader, Angela Merkel?
Nobody Wins when the world leaders are embracing tyranny, and disguising it as compassion.
And if Hillary becomes President, that ‘compassion’ will be in full display.
The last time anybody north of Miami thought of Cuba was in Godfather II–the scene where the Mafia Jew, Hyman Roth, gathered his Mafia friends in Cuba to celebrate his birthday.
I’m so excited. But not as much as John Kerry. For the first time in history…John Kerry can actually give a speech where everybody HAD to stand in line and listen. After the Iran daily meetings, John finally got to do what he loves to do best: PRETEND he won the election, and pretend that the world cares—-
“The United States will always remain a champion of democratic principles and reforms,” he said. “We remain convinced the people of Cuba would be best served by a genuine democracy, where people are free to choose their leaders, express their ideas, practice their faith.”
Ha ha ha ha ha….Right. The people in Cuba will be free to choose a new cell phone plan, and some more Apple I-phones, and sell some of those fabulous cars to some really rich liberals, but the leaders are going to stay in place LONG after they die. I can see Castro and his brother being stuffed and preserved in perpetual rule for at least another hundred years.
While most of us see this as a simple money grabbing play from BOTH sides…Castro will get his millions, Obama will get his millions by selling GITMO, and some major companies will get to sell their fast food franchises while smoking Cuban cigars legally in their Havana hotel rooms, the rest of us still remember watching our dads dig fallout shelters in the back yard, and think:It could STILL happen.
What did the Republicans say?
“Instead of embracing democracy and changing their oppressive behavior, the Castro regime has countered with a list of expensive demands and continued to deny basic freedoms to its own people,” House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said in a statement Friday. “Opening the door to an embassy in Cuba will not open the door to democracy for the Cuban people.”
Cuba will remain communist. We deal with China every day and THEY remained communist. Do you really think this is going to change Cuba?
What is really happening is instead of democracy spreading into communists countries..America is turning communist!
Gee. It wasn’t suppose to work like that, was it?
So, Nobody Cares if I don’t get too exacted about an embassy opening in Cuba.
In the end it’s just another place that can be crashed and burned…until then, VIVA Comrades! How much do you want for that 1969 Corvette Stingray? It’s okay, just put the REST of the merchandise in the trunk, pack it on the boat, and come on up!
Better pack some diapers. You never know.
One of the reasons Franklin opposed slavery was because he didn’t want the blacks overpopulating the country:
“The number of purely white people in the world is proportionately very small. All Africa is black or tawny: Asia Chiefly tawny: America (exclusive of the newcomers) wholly so. And in Europe the Spaniards, Italians, French, Russians and Swedes are generally of what we call a swarthy complexion: as are the Germans also, the Saxons only excepted, who with the English make the principal body of white people on the face of the earth. I would wish their numbers were increased…But perhaps I am partial to the complexion of my country, for such kind of partiality is natural to mankind.”
Now…you might right away go “SEE! The founders were racists and the white people are still racists.”
“Why should the Palatine boor be suffered to swarm into our settlements and, by herding together, establish their language and manners to the exclusion of ours? Why should Pennsylvania, founded by the English, become a colony of aliens, who will shortly be so numerous as to Germanize us, instead of us Anglicizing them? ” He wanted them to speak English “for any Post of trust, profit or honor.”
He also didn’t want Englishmen to marry German woman.
He wasn’t alone. Neither Washington nor Jefferson wanted large scale immigration. Today, they would be right up there with Donald Trump trying to stop the mass migration of the rest of the world.
Benjamin got his way: the wise decision of our early leaders said that immigrants had to assimilate into the white culture. They had to speak English at school. That’s…no longer true. And it’s made a horrible mess, as all our founders would have predicted.
Nobody Thinks we can safely say, that ALL races are tribal, and prefer their own race to others. Scientists. will tell you it’s even in our DNA….so how do we all get along? Maybe we’re…not meant to that much. Has anybody ever even considered that? Does the ostrich want to hang out with the Eagle? Not the same thing Joyanna….really?
The elephant in the Benjamin Franklin room, is that while social engineers have been trying for YEARS (and are now mandating it) to mix the tribes into one big happy human race, short of altering our genetic code, it’s not an easy task. They tell us we are all equal genetically speaking, but have you ever taken a look at the NBA lineups? And now they are trying to take something that is not found in even human nature very much, and insist that it’s “normal.”
And we deny that humans….are all snowflakes, and really DO like to hang out with their own tribes…on the whole.
And while the brown people of the world want to rejoice that soon the white people will disappear, there might come a day when they will remember…..
The vast wonderful world of inventions that white people have invented for the rest of humanity to survive.
When the white farmers in Africa were run out of their farms by the blacks..
The blacks starved.
I wouldn’t be so quick to get rid of the white race if I were the rest of the world….just yet. After all, some of us can even dance.
At around 7.30 in this video, Bill Clinton says that he thinks X Presidents should be able to run for a third term. He keeps saying, “Not me of course” and you think, that’s absurd. But I have been saying that the Presidency…the office itself, is the dream job of men. To be the King of the world, and with the power of the Presidency NOW…you can bet that Bill Clinton, Obama, and both George W. and Daddy Bush DREAM of never having to leave the office. When you think of their addiction to power, Nixon in retrospect looks humble next to them all.
Here we see Obama expressing the wish: HE would like to stay President, because of course, he’s so good at it. But…those African leaders who refuse to leave, well, they should give it up, even though he doesn’t want to.
And by the way, Clinton’s whole speech in the first video points out that it’s ALL about global. Watch how he dances around the stimulus debacle, and watch how he basically admits that the BIG banks and corporations worked with big business to globalized the world and ALL that money into a few pockets, but…well…they just didn’t think about the damage that would do. They hadn’t figured that part out yet. So, see, it was good for some, just not for the little guys. They just didn’t see that ..no…somehow they missed it.
Is it ANY wonder in the world that the big corporations want the same people as President forever? Even if Obama become head of the United Nations, he will NEVER have the life he is living now.
Notice at the end of this video…Hillary’s plug?
Personally, I think they should get rid of the office entirely. Or limit them to having no power. Maybe let the Presidents be caretakers of the White House parties, where they can ONLY invite other country’s government officials to entertain. For that position they would have to be born IN America, and pass a drug and IQ test. They would still get elected, but the campaign would last no more than one month–two months tops. The long election cycle is all about propaganda and brainwashing the masses into accepting their fate. They want you to think that it was YOU that picked your president!
If Jeb or Hillary gets in, the rest of the country should revolt. (in my dreams)
We’d be better off with just a historical landmark for people to visit….because the perks and power of the Presidency of the United States it seems, no man can resist becoming a tyrant. At least not ones with the last name of Bush, Clinton, or Obama.
Maybe people think our country can survive these corporate/dynasties…but I’m, not so sure.
Can we? The next election, will decide.
Here’s an excellent comparison of Jihad VS the Crusades.
Bill Warner (Ph.D) shows the facts about Islam….and of course, our President doesn’t deal in facts.
Hey, I thought this was informative ..
Enjoy….and pass around.
This is a really funny short video about the five strangest battles of WWII….as far as I can tell…all stories are true. They have to be. Snopes be damned. (LOL!)
The last one, presents the only battle that Germans, Americans, and a French man, fought side by side.
“It’s no use.” Ruth said, as she came inside the public bathroom after our swim at the local pool.
“You’re STILL ugly, and you always will be!”
I was combing my wet hair out, and her comment stung me to the core. I had only been introduced to Ruth that day…and I was the new ‘girl’ at the adult swim class. I loved to swim, and thought it would be a good thing to join up. Most of the woman, were older than me, and had been swimming at noon, every day in summer, for a good twenty years. She said it with such seriousness, I could only assume that she meant it. Did I take it wrong? No, I told myself, this woman really hates me for some reason.
What did I do wrong?—I thought to myself— I tried so hard to be nice to everyone, introducing myself, and everyone was nice, but this Ruth lady. She looked mean. She talked mean to me—always throwing insults at me. No matter how hard I tried to talk to her, she ignored me or insulted me.
“Oh, that’s just Ruth” said the other women. “She’s just like that.”
One night I was telling my husband, how bad I felt. “Why does she say such mean things? ” I decided to stay away from her. I started to REALLY dislike her. She was sort of the silent leader of the cocoon ladies of the pool.
And then one day, she said to me…”Do you want to read a book?”
Out of the blue. “Sure! I said.” And she brought me the story of Dresden, her home town. How it was during WWII. It was an old book, one that was out of print years ago. From Wikipedia:
The bombing of Dresden was an American and British attack on the city of Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony, that took place in the final months of the Second World War in the European Theatre. In four raids between 13 and 15 February 1945, 722 heavy bombers of the British Royal Air Force (RAF) and 527 of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) dropped more than 3,900 tons of high-explosive bombs and incendiary devices on the city. The bombing and the resulting firestorm destroyed over 1,600 acres (6.5 km2) of the city centre. An estimated 22,700 to 25,000 people were killed. Three more USAAF air raids followed, two occurring on 2 March and 17 April aimed at the city’s railroad marshaling yard and one small raid on 17 April aimed at industrial areas.
After I had read the book, I asked her about it. She went on to describe the day the bombs fell in Dresden. When the allies destroyed the whole city. They had heard the bombs dropping when she and her mother and sister were in the kitchen. Her father worked at the railroad station, loading food and guns for Hitler’s army, so he wasn’t home. They ran out the back door of her house, and when they turned around they watched not only their house go up in flames, but the whole city block. Fire was everywhere. She was 16. She had only the clothes on her back—so they ran, and ran, and she was told to go find her father at the railroad station by her mother. She never saw her mother or sister again.
That was one swim day’s conversation….I couldn’t wait to hear more.
And then she stopped. Like bits and pieces of a puzzle, she left out pieces…her story would stop. As if, the memories were too painful. Later on I learned that she had a friend that roamed with her through the streets, trying to find food… but then, the Russians came in. And every woman they saw, they raped. And they raped you in the most horrible way. Two men would hold on to your arms, and two men would hold your legs, and hold you up against a wall…and take turns. I’m not sure how many times Ruth was raped, but the anger…was still there.
The Russians took her and her girlfriend to a far off Russian prison camp. She said it was in Russia, so she had to walk, and it was cold, and their feet froze, and she had a coat, but no more. She said they were in the prison for a good six months, but they ‘dug’ their way out. Under the dirt. It took them a long time to dig the hole, and they dug it with their fingernails…but they got out and walked back to Dresden to look for her dad.
She found her dad. He was still at the station, but the trains were destroyed.
When they got back to Germany, she said the allies MADE all the German people pick up the dead Jews and carry them to their graves. She had to write all the numbers on all the arms. It was some of the hardest work she had ever done, and she had to do it day after day, she said.
That’s all she said that day…the next day, I asked her about her husband.—Who had died years before.
“How did you two meet?” I asked.
“He just saw me one day…he was an American Soldier, and he was Italian. ”
She told me how far he would come just to see her. Whenever he got a day off, he’d drive out to meet her, and she said she always dressed very proper. She wore white gloves, and her best Sunday dress every time he came.
Her father PUSHED her to marry this young American. Her father wanted her to live in America…so she did.
She lived happily here…had a son, and a grandson. She taught swimming at the local pool. She became an American citizen…but I could tell, at heart…she was still a German. She still thought the Jews caused the war, and she still admired Hitler…go figure. And she was convinced there WAS no god.
Who could blame her? My god. Who could blame her? I’m sure the few things she told me were just the tip of the misery she endured.
After I gave her the book back, she didn’t talk anymore about the war.
She talked about her current boyfriend…and how he had a ranch with horses, and they would stay in the same hotel room and she didn’t care what people thought…they were boyfriend and girlfriend.
I saw them once, drive pass my house. He was in his nineties, and she was driving…and they were just adorable. Ruth was 85. They looked so perfectly cute together, and she talked about him all the time.
As each summer came and went, we started to talk more. We talked about many things, but mostly I just admired her outlook. She walked every single morning, and swam, and belonged to a music group who got together and played each other songs. She kept busy.
They’d learn a new song every week in her music class. Her biggest pride was her $50,000 organ sitting in her living room. Learning to play, “To Dream the Impossible Dream” was a big challenge for her.
The swim ladies don’t keep in touch over the winter, but last winter, I called her before Christmas–bad news: Her boyfriend had died. She had fallen in her home. Got a big gash on her head and broke her arm in three places. When I went to see her, she looked defeated. She couldn’t put up her Christmas tree. It was just too sad. I would have done it for her, but I kept thinking…where is this family of hers? Where is her son?
The death of her boyfriend did what the Russians couldn’t do…break her spirit. After all…she lived alone. So, I went to see her again in March. She sounded so upbeat…she said she was driving again, and going back to her music lessons, and going to parties…she sounded fine. No…she sounded great!
And so, when I’d heard she died in April, and didn’t show up at the first day of adult swim, it was…the feeling that you always get: I should have gone more often to see her…I should have this, I should have that…but now, it’s too late. Oh Ruth.
One of the ladies, (Chloe) who had been her friend for over twenty year came today. She didn’t even know that Ruth had died.
It was the only thing she looked forward to…because she was taking care of her husband who had Alzheimer’s ..but he had bought her a pool pass because he AWAYS remembered, how much she loved to see Ruth. She is…88. She is not going to ride her bike anymore because her doctor told her that older people who break bones, usually die within 6 months….and Ruth just proved the theory now, didn’t she?
You know, we all think life in America is so bad, but Americans have never had to go through what Ruth went through, and what many people are going through right now all over the world.
To hear some idiot complain that some business refused to bake them a cake, or some feminist whining that their company didn’t want to pay for their contraceptives, …it makes you wonder….what in the hell happened to people? Don’t they realize just how good they have it?
I’m so glad God introduced Ruth into my life. She was brave, smart, confident, and lived life as it should be lived…to the fullest each day. Ruth made me appreciate MY life more. What a great gift.
I will miss her. To me, she was a real somebody. She might not have believed in God, but God believed in her, and I was so lucky that he shared her a little bit with me.
I don’t think it has really hit me yet. …you know how that goes.
Now, that painful memory of her calling me “ugly” is now….one of my most favorites of my life. And she was right: Her kind of beauty I could only hope for, and I could never even come close to.
Funny, isn’t it?
For a change…instead of my usual Nobody musing on history, I could not pass up these wonderful historical pictures sent to me by my friend Mona…while I can’t post them all, I picked out the ones that I thought really struck me as being pertinent to my nobody mind, and hopefully yours! See the rest of the pictures ….
Thanks to Mona, and enjoy!
When you pour sugar on your morning breakfast cereal, do you feel like a racist?
Somebody forgot to tell Al Sharpton.
From A History of the American People:
The Portuguese entered the slave trade in the mid 15th century, took it over and, in the process, transformed it into something more impersonal, and horrible, than it had been either in antiquity or medieval Africa. The new Portuguese colony of Madeira became the center of a sugar industry, which soon made itself the largest supplier of western Europe. The first sugar mill, worked by slaves, was erected in Madera in 1452. This cash industry, was so successful that the Portuguese soon began laying out fields for sugar cane on the Biafran Islands, off the African coast. As the sugar industry expanded, salves began to be numbered in thousands
The Portuguese were soon selling African slaves to the Spanish, who, following the example in Madeira, occupied the Canaries and began to grow cane and mill sugar there too.
Next time I see a black person eating a snickers bar, I’m going to shout at them:” In honor of you ancestors… DON’T EAT THAT!”
So, slaves became a big business all because of the demand for sugar. And now, sugar makes slaves of us all. Nothing can bring me to my knees quicker than a freshly baked glaze doughnut.
Nobody talks about Portugal anymore. In fact, it’s been downhill for that country since the 15th century. Tell me, what is Portugal good for besides being hard to locate on a map?
If blacks want to try to get reparations for what happened to them so long ago, then they should take it up with the Portuguese…they started it.
Yes, it was the Portuguesa merchants that made slavery the vast institution that it became. (To be fair, the Muslims had more slaves, but you didn’t hear it from me.)
Remember that next time you hear anyone claim that America is the most racist nation on the planet.
America got RID of her slaves…but…for better or worse, we are still slobbering slaves to that little crystal sweet heaven in a spoon…called sugar. Let’s hope the Chinese workers making all those Apple phones get their fair share.