asa lama lakum…salakum salam



Best Experienced With:          The Housemartins;        Sheep

(Please right click on the link below to open the suggested background music to this evening’s treatise.  No one should ever burn any book…..ever.)









 “When you see a cane I see a crock.”  “When you see a crowd I see a flock.” It is sheep we are up against, indeed.   The Housemartins:  accept no substitutes when looking for intelligent political, satirical, lyrical stylings and beautiful music.   Hostess Ho-Ho’s:  accept no substitutes when looking for a snack cake.      Martin Niemoller:  accept no substitutes when you feel the need for real.  





Als die Nazis die Kommunisten holten,
habe ich geschwiegen;
ich war ja kein Kommunist.

Als sie die Sozialdemokraten einsperrten,
habe ich geschwiegen;
ich war ja kein Sozialdemokrat.

Als sie die Gewerkschafter holten,
habe ich nicht protestiert;
ich war ja kein Gewerkschafter.

Als sie die Juden holten,
habe ich geschwiegen;
ich war ja kein Jude.

Als sie mich holten,
gab es keinen mehr, der protestierte.


(Mr. Vernon from Illinois wants to burn Bender)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Shermer High School,  Shermer, Illinois, 60062.

Dear Reverend Jones,

We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. What we did was wrong but we think you’re crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. What do you care? You see us as you want to see us; in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. You see us as a Muslim, an atheist, a Jew, a Buddhist and a Hindu. Correct? That’s the way we saw each other at 7:00 a.m. this morning.        We were brainwashed.

(Dr. Jones from Florida wants to burn Qur’ans)


When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.

When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.

When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.

When they came for the Jews,
I remained silent;
I wasn’t a Jew.

When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.


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  1. Melinda Drury

    As usual, you made me laugh this morning! Thanks I needed that. What a good way to start my week! Love you little brother!

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