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Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

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John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

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April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

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Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

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April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

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Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

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April 8, 2014

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April 2, 2014

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Jewish World Review Nov. 23, 2007 / 13 Kislev 5768

Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho, Western Civ Has Got to Go

By Greg Crosby

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The title of this week's column was a student protest chant started by Jesse Jackson at Stanford University in the 80's. The idea was to throw out the university's required courses on Western Culture because they were filled with "European and Western male bias" and replace them with courses that teach non-Western cultures and "works by women, minorities, and persons of color." Jackson was successful - today almost all colleges and universities stress A.C.B.W. (Any Culture But Western) courses and ignore the classic teachings of Western civilization's "white men." Looking back now, over two decades later, we can see the results of Jackson's efforts. How do you like it?

Anti-Western civilization is what's cool. Third world is wonderful, Western civ is bad. "Multicultural" is all inclusive, right? Wrong. Anything called "multicultural" never includes the American culture. Colleges and universities have been teaching anti-Western dogma for years; popular music has been rapping that tune for a couple of decades; media like the press and TV and movies push it, and you even see it in the edgy names of big chain retail stores.

Would you shop at a store called "Inter-city Gang Wear?" Well, "Urban Outfitters" comes pretty close. How about buying your duds at "Third World Clothiers?" No? Well, you shop at "Banana Republic" don't you? According to the dictionary, a banana republic is a derogatory term for a small country whose economy is dependant on a single export and is usually governed by a dictator or officers of the armed forces. Not a very sophisticated, high tone place. Why would anyone want to go to a country like that to buy clothes? I guess for the same reasons that people want to buy clothing that looks like inter-city gang wear.

See, gangs are acceptable and celebrated in our society because the vast majority of them are populated by "people of color" and cultures other than the European white man culture - so society can't really crack down on them too hard because, hey, it would be deemed "racist." Gangs kill, they traffic in drugs, they destroy property, and they promote disorder but look on the bright side .at least they're not white!

Are there white gangs? Of course. There are white supremacists and other white lowlifes that are still around, but for the most part they've been marginalized. The preponderance (and most dangerous) gangs today are the "gangs of color" - many are Latino such as MS-13, an international street gang which has chapters in cities across our entire country as well as in countries through Latin America.

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MS-13 started as a Los Angeles street gang and has expanded itself into a real terrorist group. Their numbers internationally are estimated to be around 96,000 with 20,000 members associated with 125 cliques in the U.S. alone. The Drug Enforcement Administration and FBI have located groups in 30 states plus Washington D.C.

MS-13 is responsible for thousands of killings and mutilations in the US, Mexico and Central America. Their major source of income is narcotics and arms trafficking. They are the largest gang in Northern Virginia and groups associated with the gang are growing in Montgomery County, Md. as well. Mara 18 is a rival gang based in El Salvador, and is just as violent. The level of torture and sadistic killings that these gangs engage in make Al Capone look like the Pope. It's enough to make you nostalgic for the good old Cosa Nostra.

For some reason or another people seem to idolize these creeps. They dress like them, they talk like them, they act like them. You see it in every walk of American life today. Just like prison convicts, gang members, and third world tribes, Americans from every economic level are getting themselves tattooed and pierced. I have to believe that the worship of the third world and the under cultures is due because people, especially people under the age of 35 or 40, have been taught that white Europeans were the bad guys that kept the "people of color" down. If you're told long enough that certain people are bad, naturally you want to distance yourself from them.

So farewell to Plato, Galileo and Isaac Newton. Goodbye to St. Paul, Gutenberg, Columbus, da Vinci and Michelangelo. So long St. Augustine, Homer, Voltaire, Francis Bacon, Beethoven and Johann Bach. See ya, Einstein, Pasteur, Shakespeare and Oliver Cromwell. Adieu to George Washington, Ben Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson. Ta,ta Wright brothers, Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell. And rest in peace Judeo-Christian worldview.

"Hey, hey, ho, ho, Western Civ has got to go!" It is. It's going. It's going fast. Jesse Jackson will get his wish. As one of the songs say in the Broadway musical Wicked - "I hope you're happy. I hope your happy now."

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