Monday, October 22, 2012


I have learned my history well, but I am sure I won't get in all the comparisons there are. Feel free to chime in if you know of any others.

At the beginning of WWII, the Jews of Europe didn't want to believe it was happening. It wasn't real. It was all just a whole lot of rumors. So too, at first, we didn't want to believe sexual abuse, or any abuse, existed in our communities. We didn't want to believe it was happening to us. It couldn't be real.

Then reality hit the Jews of Europe. This was the real thing. Hitler had a Plan. So they wanted to get away! Escape! Run! Hide! And they turned to others for help. But there was no help. All the countries turned their backs on European Jewry, because it wasn't their problem. And with abuse, it was the same. Everyone said, "he's from a different community. we don't have to worry about people in OUR area."

The countries of Europe said "If we give him this country, he'll stop. He won't invade more. It'll stop." And us? We said "we can't do anything about the ones he hurt. But he said he was sorry, so surely he won't do it again."

I have just one question: When is the Nuremburg trial for sexual abuse?

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