1. Welcome to Religious Forums, a friendly forum to discuss all religions in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to get access to the following site features:
    • Reply to discussions and create your own threads.
    • Our modern chat room. No add-ons or extensions required, just login and start chatting!
    • Access to private conversations with other members.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon!

"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"
    Premium Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    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
    • Like Like x 1
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  2. Stevicus

    Stevicus Well-Known Member
    Premium Member

    Sep 26, 2011
    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.