4/ioG-0V_zQItdjFSC4odgA6e449QdP84Mr4TsyKpjOEE If you could go back in time, would you kill Hitler? ~ GINGER SNAPPED BACK

If you could go back in time, would you kill Hitler?

I would. Right or wrong, I would put a pillow over baby Adolf’s face and squiiiiiiish.

I read a post tonight on Facebook that finally got me from “I’m going to write a blog post about this” to “I’m currently writing a blog post about this”. This is insanity. This could be your mother, your sister, your daughter.

This happened today, in San Diego, to a friend. I’m heartbroken!
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“IMPORTANT: PLEASE…

Posted by Amy Wise on Friday, 18 August 2017

 

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I’ll say quite clearly that I am NOT okay with what happened to this woman. This pregnant woman who dared go shopping with her daughter.
 
To everyone who says that it isn’t 45’s fault that this kind of shit is happening more frequently and these closet assholes are becoming so emboldened, you can piss right the hell off. If THEY (yeah, it’s us and them) are common enough to praise the jackass that THEY feel has given them the right to be such dicks to a complete stranger singing a song about peace with her kid, then THEY are proving exactly what I’ve been saying this whole damn time. Donald Trump is an asshole. He is an imbecile, a man-child, an enabling Cheeto holding too much power in his tiny orange hands.
 
No, this is not ok. This is NOT ok. Anyone reading this who has ONE thing to say to me that speaks to this being ok will be blocked and unfriended, on social media and in real life. I don’t give a shit how many Jewish friends you claim to have, black friends, gay friends, you can take a long walk off a short pier and be gone.
 
I’ve been leaving you jerkoffs in my life for far too long. I’ve been hoping that your dumbasses would maybe MAYBE think farther than the end of your inbred noses long enough to ponder what would happen if you were born into any other family in the world. If the events of the past week haven’t been enough to make you rethink your stance, well then – don’t let the door hitcha where the good Lord splitcha.
 
And if you’re offended by my language? Be more offended that a pregnant mother was afraid for her life while leaving Target in the United States of America for singing a song. Piss off.

 

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This happened today, in San Diego, to a friend. I’m heartbroken!
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“IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ ALL THE WAY THROUGH: I went shopping today with my three year old daughter. We were having a beautiful day together and I was feeling excited about turning 29 weeks pregnant and looking forward to spending the evening with my family, celebrating Shabbat. On our way to Target I was practicing the “Shabbat song” with Aviva and by the time we got to the store she was practicing it with hand claps et all, quite excited about her singing and proud of herself for knowing the song.

As we were on our way out of the store I overheard a man and a woman near me say “Hey that’s that Jewish song….yeah yeah it is.” And then, “Oh yeah she’s got that curly Jew hair… yeah the kid too.” At this point I was alert and I could see them out of the corner of my eye. It was what seemed to be a husband and wife with a middle-school aged son (who was laughing the entire time as they went on). I started to push my stroller faster to not make eye contact but get away from these people. Everything in my being was hyper focused to protect my daughter at all costs. These people could be armed for all I know. “Oh look she hears us! She’s speeding up!” They started moving closer to me and getting louder, “Filthy Jew. Yeah filthy Jew and her filthy Jew kid.” And then… “Donald Trump is going to take care of you! Yeah! We don’t have to worry now! Trump’s going to take care of you!” My heart was pumping through my entire body. My daughter was singing loudly “Shabbat Shalom…Shabbat Shabbat Shabbat Shabbat Shalom” completely unaware of what was going on. (Thank God). I was focused on just getting out of there and getting to my car with out making eye contact or interacting with them. I turned a corner and the woman said “Oh look she’s pregnant! Great she’s having another filthy Jew!” The husband replied “Trump will take care of all of them!” I got out of the store, ran my daughter to our car checking for any sight of them the entire time, got in and just held her so tight.

All I have to say to you is this…

I was the co-chair of the Women’s March here. I am founder and President of March On San Diego. I am a proud Jewish woman, mother, wife and activist. All of that aside I am a proud American. I’m proud of how my family immigrated to the USA, escaping persecution for being Jewish. I’m proud of my family members who survived the Holocaust and of my husband’s family who did as well. I’m proud to have stood on the right side of history as I cast my vote away from Donald Trump.

My friends, we can NOT live in a bubble. We can NOT look away. Here in San Diego, this kind of racist behavior took place towards a pregnant woman with a young child because this kind of behavior, hate and ideology has been given VALIDATION by our president. These people are now emboldened. Any Jew I know who voted for this man or who supports him still today- please take a long hard look at yourself. Are you okay with what happened to me today? If you are- own it. If you are not- please it’s not too late to take a stand with those of us standing up against this madness.

To my friends who are working hard all around the country and here in San Diego with me and others to fight peacefully against this hate- from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU- we must focus our efforts to resist and overcome bigotry, racism and fascism. Today it was me and my daughter; tomorrow it could be you. Shabbat Shalom, good Sabbath, peace and love to you all.

Edit: In the words of my brother: This is the kind of bigotry muslims, latinos, LGBTQIA, POC’s and minorities of all kinds have been experiencing with far greater frequency since Trump got elected.”

Shabbat Shalom! 🕍🕍

 

 

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