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I Survived the Warsaw Ghetto. Here Are the Lessons I’d Like to Pass On.

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Snipet:

“...If disaster comes, you will find that all the myths you once cherished are of no use to you. You will see what it is like to live in a society where morality has collapsed, causing all your assumptions and prejudices to crumble before your eyes. And after it’s all over, you will watch as, slowly but surely, these harshest of lessons are forgotten as the witnesses pass on and new myths take their place.”

Stanislaw Aronson
 
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I wonder why so many jews today do not look at the disarmament before they were herded into the Ghettos and support gun ownership here in the US. Are these lessons not obvious or could it be that part of the history is missing adn the truth is different than what we believe?
 
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Many who consider the 2A an anachronism do so believing the horrors of the past could never happen here. They, in particular, should heed the author’s warning:
Finally, do not ever imagine that your world cannot collapse, as ours did. This may seem the most obvious lesson to be passed down, but only because it is the most important. One moment I was enjoying an idyllic adolescence in my home city of Lodz, and the next we were on the run.
 
I learned a lesson in the ghetto:

If there’s one thing that she don’t need, it’s another hungry mouth to feed, in the ghetto....
 
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Not all jews. Some get it. Jew's for gun rights has a good list of 10 reasons why jews tend towards disarming themselves. WHY JEWS HATE GUNS LINK
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Why then do so many American Jews hate guns and fear gun ownership so much? Our research identifies ten reasons why these Jews feel the way they do about self defense in general, firearms specifically and your own right to keep and bear arms.

The adamantly anti-gun-rights Jews are bowing to:
1. A desire for utopian moral purity
2. A disproportional incidence of hoplophobia
3. A quest for power through victimization of peers
4. A utopian delusion that if guns would just “go away,”
crime would end and the world would be a peaceful safe place
5. Self hatred and a wish to be helpless, acting out guilt-based
behavioral problems that develop in childhood
6. The Ostrich Syndrome
7. Garden-variety hypocrisy
8. Adulterated religion -- Jews In Name Only (JINOs)
9. Feel-good sophistry
10. Abject fear that yields irrational behavior
Here is former 9th circuit Judge Alex Kozinski, son of holocaust survivors:
 
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As it was in Socialist Germany the threat to life and liberty will come from the politicians and unionized government employee crime gang.
 
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I have a longish quote on the subject:
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"But this was only a last step in giving up living one's own life, in no longer defying the death instinct, which, in more scientific terms, has been called the principle of inertia. The first step was taken long before anyone entered the death camps. It was inertia that led millions of Jews into the ghettos that the SS created for them. It was inertia that made hundreds of thousands of Jews sit home, waiting for their executioners, when they were restricted to their homes. Those who did not allow inertia to take over used the imposing of such restrictions as a warning that it was high time to go underground, join resistance movements, provide themselves with forged papers, etc., if they had not done so long ago. Most of them survived. . .

I have met many Jews, as well as gentile anti-Nazis, who survived in Germany and in the occupied countries. But they were all people who realized that when a world goes to pieces, when inhumanity reigns supreme, man cannot go on with business as usual. One then has to radically re-evaluate all of what one has done, believed in, stood for. In short, one has to take a stand on the new reality, a firm stand, and not one of retirement into even greater privatization. . .

The Jews of Europe could equally have marched as free men against the SS, rather than to first grovel, then wait to be rounded up for their own extermination, and finally walk themselves to the gas chambers. It was their passive waiting for the SS to knock at their door without first securing a gun to shoot down at least one SS before being shot down themselves, that was the first step in a voluntary walk into the Reich's crematoria. . .

This book then is most of all a cautionary tale, as old as mankind. Those who seek to protect the body at all cost die many times over. Those who risk the body to survive as men have a good chance to live on."
-- Forward by Dr. Bruno Bettelheim, "Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account" by Miklós Nyiszli, 1960.
 

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