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"Disloyal Jew"

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by sun rise, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    I am a disloyal Jew.
    I am not loyal to a political party.
    Nor will I be loyal to dictators and mad kings.
    I am not loyal to walls or cages.
    I am not loyal to taunts or tweets.
    I am not loyal to hatred, to Jew-baiting, to the gloating connivings of white supremacy.

    I am a disloyal Jew.
    I am not loyal to any foreign power.
    Nor to abuse of power at home.
    I am not loyal to a legacy of conquest, erasure and exploitation
    I am not loyal to stories that tell me whom I should hate.

    I am a loyal Jew.
    I am loyal to the inconveniences of kindness.
    I am loyal to the dream of justice.
    I am loyal to this suffering Earth
    And to all life.
    I am not loyal to any founding fathers.
    But I am loyal to the children who will come
    And to the quality of world we leave them.
    I am not loyal to what America has become.
    But to what America could be.
    I am loyal to Emma Lazarus. To huddled masses.
    To freedom and welcome,
    Holiness, hope and love.

    "Disloyal Jew" | The Shalom Center
     
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  2. Stevicus

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    I'm not sure what the word "loyalty" even means anymore. I could say "I'm a loyal American," but there are others who might say that I'm not because I don't believe in A, B, or C.

    But all I've ever really wanted was better wages, better working conditions, affordable housing/healthcare/education for Americans. I am an American, and all I want is for all Americans to have better lives.

    I don't care all that much about abstractions or symbols associated with "loyalty" or "patriotism." I care about real people with real needs - and whether or not those needs are being met.

    One person advocating for the needs of the American people is far more loyal and a better patriot than a thousand chest-thumping flag-wavers.
     
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