Hate of any kind twists our minds. It makes us believe something that is patently false and leads us down a road of death and destruction.
Back in October, Thomas Meixner was murdered. His crime was speaking out against antisemitism. The man who is accused of killing him (who will not be directly named in this post) took his life because he believe that Meixner was Jewish. He was not Jewish.
What it is going to take to force people to open their eyes? Antisemitism is real and it still exists. I would love to say that it ended in 1945, but it didn’t.
The only way to stop it is to speak out and make it clear that it is wrong and unacceptable. Until that happens, we will continue to mourn the loss of innocent lives.
Some of these names on the list are ones that have become well-known over the past few years: Alexander Vindman, Marie Yovanovitch, Fiona Hill, etc. Rothkopf goes into detail in regard to the battle between those who were doing their jobs and others who were looking out to use power for power’s sake.
This book is fantastic. It gave me hope that there are still good people in our government. They understand how important it is to protect and fight for our democracy. They also had first-hand knowledge of how easily it can be distorted to fit someones less than moral agenda.
Do I recommend it? Yes.
American Resistance: The Inside Story of How the Deep State Saved the Nation is available wherever books are sold.