Anti-Semitism on the Rise, Too!?


It’s Hump Day, y’all!

Another week and we’ve made it to the half-way point. Sometimes, I admire some people’s use of time, namely Native Americans who had no watches to look at to tell what time it was. I think about distance runners who can go 7 miles and still come out alive … walking and talking normal! I watch the NBA games and notice the level of physical presence many of the players display as they work hard to help their teams win, and, look good at playing the game themselves.

I don’t plan to start preaching here but I am certainly in a bit of shock to see someone like the “jerk” in Kansas who shot and killed three people … three innocent people who didn’t know him and whom he didn’t know either. When asked in a “loaded” question by an interviewer who learned that he was a former Ku Klux Klan official if he hated blacks more than Jews, he replied: “I hate the Jews more. They are trying to take over America!” Now, I’ve always suspected that it takes a certain LACK of intelligence by people of the Klan and other such hate-filled organizations, but this is a perfect (yet unfortunate) display of the level of ignorance that such people live in. A 73 year old man, Frazier Glenn Cross of Missouri, is accused of fatally shooting a man and his grandson and a third person, a white woman, at a second Jewish facility. It is even said that the victims are not Jewish … Whether they are or not shouldn’t matter but his comments made it clear that he was looking for Jewish people to shoot on the eve of Passover. I mean, talking about ignorance?! He ignored everything, Cross that is, even his own livelihood … what may be left of it.

One of the other premises that Educational Excellence is based on is “embracing diversity” as well as other basic truths for a healthy spiritual sense of well being in this modern day world! One thing I want to say before I close is that if this woman with the Southern Poverty Law Center who described Cross as a long time hater of Jewish people demonstrated by leading rallies and posting hateful comments on social networks knew of his ignorance, why didn’t they follow him??? Instead, certain branches and components of the federal government would rather follow people like Dr. King who never threatened anyone’s life and preached of peace … believe it … or not!

Have a great Hump Day, “stay up”, and cherish the moments we have to spend with one another!


John I. Cook, Director

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