Thursday, December 02, 2004

Are Gays (and Liberals) to the 21st Century what Jews were to the 20th?

Any similarities here? Of course I'm not suggesting exact parallelism... DUH. So the list of events below may seem harsher than what we see happening today. Still, I think it's good to look at the past as a reminder of what could happen again... and be vigilant and vocal... and hope that this is all wrong and that history does not prove itself to be redundant.

Material pulled from: http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/GERnazigermany.htm

Hitler expresses Anti-Semetic Ideas in Mein Kampf. In this work he associates Jews with all things damaging to what will make the German nation strong. The Jews he asserts are responsible for pornography and prostitution. Things that damage the moral fiber of German society

It becomes acceptable to openly discriminate against Jews. The hostility of towards Jews increased in Germany. This was reflected in the decision by many shops and restaurants not to serve the Jewish population. Placards saying "Jews not admitted" and "Jews enter this place at their own risk" began to appear all over Germany. In some parts of the country Jews were banned from public parks, swimming-pools and public transport.

1933- Nazi Germany begins to deny civil rights to Jews. Beginning with one-day boycott of Jewish-owned shops.

Sturm Abteilung (SA) becomes active in the boycotts on Jewish businesses, their actions pressure people not to purchase materials from the Ullstein Press the largest publisher of newpapers, books and magazines in Germany. In the end they are forced to sell to National Socialist German Workers Party

Jews begin emigrating to other countries (this includes personages such as Albert Einstein and other notable scientists).

The Nuremberg Laws on Citizenship and Race are passed. Jews are no longer considered German citizens and cannot marry Aryans.



I predict that they will try to errode the rights of those who are Gay and Lesbian. It all starts by denying people rights that others within a society have. It starts by denying people a voice and presence. Gradually, slowly they start taking other things away from them such as economic freedom, recognition as an actual group, eventually your identity as a human being is stripped away. They won't be so obvious about it. But it looks like the networks are now being pressured not to run any material that is favorable to gays and lesbians. See link below.

http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=631914&section=news

If you are not even starting to become frightened about what's going down right now you need to slap yourself silly.

In the meanwhile I'm including my recipe for Cabbage and Noodles ( an Eastern European Favorite) which is one of my top 10 comfort foods. Plus it's super good with Chicken Paprikash. If you don't want the Caraway seeds, leave them out:

Cabbage & Noodles

1 Small Head of cabbage, shredded (about 6-7 c.)
1 1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp canola oil
2 tbsp raw sugar
1 large yellow onion chopped1 lb quality egg noodles cooked al dente
2 tbsp unsalted butter
1 tbsp Hungarian paprika
1 tbsp caraway seeds
Salt & Pepper

Salt and toss the shredded cabbage and allow to sit for at least 30 minutes. Press all the cabbage in a ricer to strain as much liquid as possible out. In a large pot heat the oil to medium high and add the sugar. Carmelize the sugar slightly. Add the onion and cook until translucent. Add the cabbage and cook stirring constantly for about 20 minutes. Add the butter and stir until melted and combined in the cabbage. Add your drained egg noodles and paprika and caraway seeds. Salt & pepper to taste.

Ahhhhhh.... cabbage goodness.

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