It’s almost unfathomable for me to imagine that just 67 years ago, the most civilized, cultured and well-educated people on the planet were rounding-up men, women, children and infants for beatings, rapes, hideous experiments, and mass extermination . . . just because they were Jews.
And as difficult as it is for me to imagine the unimaginable, MOST people cannot, and will not accept what was . . . and what could be again.
It’s easy for the world, even for those of us who live in North America to blame it all on the Germans, or more specifically on the Nazis.
BUT THAT’S JUST NOT TRUE.
The whole world was awash in Jewish blood . . . from the likes of Henry Ford, Joe Kennedy (JFK’s father) and Charles Lindbergh, all of whom were close and good friends with Nazis; all the way to Hitler.
By blaming just Germans, and most specifically NAZIS, those who did nothing but watch, or perhaps participate “just” on the periphery, feel that they are somehow guiltless or were “unaware” accomplices . . . are deluding themselves.
Even in my home country, the country of my birth and the birth of my parents, Canada’s OFFICIAL Jewish immigration policy BEFORE the War, DURING the War and AFTER the War was . . . “NONE IS TOO MANY”.
As for Europeans, don’t let them fool you. Yes, there were many brave Europeans who did what they could to protect Jews, many of whom were tortured and murdered for their efforts. But, there were far MORE who not only had no sympathy for the plight of the Jews; but voluntarily turned them in.
Also – No shortage of Europeans profited greatly by the Holocaust, especially the so-called neutral Swiss, whose only loyalty is to themselves and their BLOOD fortunes . . . along with the other “neutral” Scandinavian country Sweden, where Volvos were made with Jewish slave labor amongst other Nazi sufferers?
If you think that France was a victim during the Second World War, think again. The very FIRST Nazi death camp was in Vichy France, with the full co-operation of French authorities who relished in their role of rounding-up Jews.
And anyone who believes that it can’t happen again, are of the IDENTICAL mindset to those who just 7 decades ago thought that it couldn’t have happened the first time.
IN 1968 – WHEN I WAS JUST 18 . . . I TOOK AN OATH – NEVER AGAIN!
I stood in a semi-darkened room on a 2nd floor Montreal walk-up on Decarie Blvd. In the room were two men and a Menorah (a Jewish Icon . . . 7-Stem Candle Holder), where upon the significance of this ancient Icon, I made a simple two-word pledge – NEVER AGAIN, a pledge that I honor today, just as much as I did then.
ALONE NO MORE:
The Jewish Motorcycle Alliance (JMA) and the Christian Evangelical M-25 Riders, amongst a host of other Christian Bikers will be uniting this coming May 31, 2012 in Canada to make the pledge of NEVER AGAIN!
Less than 70 years ago, Jews had very few friends, no country, and nowhere to escape. TODAY . . . Jews have Israel and some REAL friends, especially amongst Evangelical and Fundamentalist Christians who are sworn to stand with Israel through the Grace of God.
R2R . . . RIDE TO REMEMBER:
Every year . . . during May, Jewish Bikers from across the USA, Canada, Australia, and Israel meet in a different American City, where as many as 200 Bikers ride together to raise awareness and funds to keep the memory and lesson of the Holocaust alive in the minds of people who tend to forget.
NEVER DONE BEFORE:
This May 2012, for the first time in the Rides To Remember, the R2R is being held outside the USA in Canada.
BUT HERE’S ANOTHER FIRST . . . PERHAPS THE MOST IMPORTANT FIRST:
This is the FIRST time in the history of the R2R that Christian Bikers will be joining Jewish Bikers courtesy of an invitation by the Toronto Organizing Committee – Yidden On Wheels (YOW) of the JMA.
To our incredible and happy surprise, not only have the Christian M-25 Bikers accepted our invitation, but have done so with an enthusiasm that has humbled and excited us within the JMA beyond words.
ECHOES OF THE HOLOCAUST AND WORLD WAR II:
As we enter the year 2012, the world has become as dangerous a place as any of my age group can remember. And certainly amongst the people who are still with us who actually survived the last NIGHTMARE.
IT’S DÉJÀ VU:
I understand history. And I believe that history does indeed repeat itself.
1 – Just as it was in the 1930’s and ‘40’s, the world is being managed by weak, incompetent and corrupt governments.
2 – Europe is no less anti-Semitic today, than it was before and DURING World War II.
3 – The world’s new Nazis are a definable religious group of more than ONE BILLION people (Moslems) who hate the West, Modernity, the Secular Rule of Law, Judeo-Christianity, Israel and Jews.
4 – Iran has openly called for the SECOND HOLOCAUST by swearing to “WIPE Jewish Israel off the Map”.
5 – MORE than 300 MILLION Arabs surrounding Israel are coalescing in their march towards a Caliphate with the rule of government based exclusively on the Koran, whose shared passion is to make the Middle East “JUDENFREI”.
6 – The collapse of World Economies.
7 – And self-loathing elitist LEFTIST Jews who search for blame within the Jewish community rather than anywhere else.
Any thinking person has no need of a PHD in history to see the sickening parallels between today and the 1930’s.
And when you put all of this together, and the fact that it is not lost on vile anti-Semites that the World Jewish Community is very much in the forefront of many global industries including politics, education, banking, real estate, entertainment, education, the arts, medicine, finance – ETC . . . the writing is on the wall for all to see.
IF EVER THERE WAS A TIME TO MAKE THE PLEDGE OF NEVER AGAIN . . .
This R2R will be extremely exciting for what we have planned.
And as the weeks unfold and the agreements are signed, the RIDE TO REMEMBER 2012 will be a story that news media throughout North America and beyond, will be writing and talking about far MORE than just somewhat.
To some people words are just words. But, to the Jews and Christians who will be coming together in May and June, these two words NEVER AGAIN will have real meaning.
THERE WILL BE PLENTY MORE INFORMATION IN THE COMING WEEKS.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov.
Great reading. Best of luck. Enjoy. Best regards.
Harold, Aviva, Reuby and Marney Staviss
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