AN OPEN TUBULARSOCK STATEMENT TO THE U.S. HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM.

This post expresses well the real situation on the US/Mexican border and the comparison to the rise of Nazi Germany is apt. Americans know something’s definitely wrong with their country, as did the Germans after Hitler took power but it’s easier to just bitch, complain or make a thousand excuses for authoritarian government excesses than to actually do something about it. After all, if it gets really bad, well, someone in authority is going to do something about it… just as “someone in authority” did something to stop Hitler… right.

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An open Tubularsock statement to The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Edna Frieberg’s press release on Holocaust Analogies.

Tubularsock would say that EVERY holocaust survivor in the U.S should be ON THE FRONT LINES in reminding everyone that when a government starts putting people in “camps” like in Nazi Germany it is a step TOWARD a possible tragic and horrendous outcome.

And to demean people and treat them inhumanly and then blame them is exactly what the Nazi’s did to the Jews, homosexuals and Gypsies, so the analogy isn’t some far fetched idea it is an actual reality. And occurring in the United States RIGHT NOW!

The concentration camps on our Southern Boarder are not some intellectual abstract grammatical debate. They exist NOW!

And just to become clear, attempting to keep from any analogy the term “concentration camps” for fear that some people may have “painful memories” is unfortunate…

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15 thoughts on “AN OPEN TUBULARSOCK STATEMENT TO THE U.S. HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM.

  1. tubularsock

    Sha’Tara, Tubularsock thanks you for the reblog. You are very kind and Tubularsock will be interested in your follower’s comments.

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  2. Maryvonne

    Hi Sha’TaraThis is an excellent article. Thank you for posting it and I hope many people read it and are moved by it.Well I’m going to start a blog but I can’t find any available .com names that are available. How did you come up with you Burning Woman name? I want to write about women who have gone to hell and back so to speak; women’s stories. What are your thoughts on  this? Thank youMaryvonne Sent from my Bell Samsung device over Canada’s largest network.

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    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      Interesting question about my ~burning woman~ sobriquet… First of course, ‘burning’ stands for passion. There are things I am passionate enough about to “burn” for them, such as giving my life over to the practice of compassion. Other than that, Greg Bear wrote a short sci-fi story years ago titled “Wind from a Burning Woman” – and I was quite impressed by his heroine and how she chose to end her relatively young life. She could have annihilated billions of Earthians in a vengeful strike upon Earth but instead chose to end her own life. When we choose to deliberately enter into and become a part of, the greater movements of history, there is always, without fail, a terrible price to pay. Some accept the trade off, some turn from it and most remain entirely clueless.
      As to your choice of topic for your blog, I think if you spend time following some people on WordPress you will find many who have already ‘gone to hell and back’ and who talk about their life at length. Otherwise, why not trust yourself enough to just go ahead and write about your own experiences?

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  3. Hyperion

    This is a world tragedy with far reaching unintended consequences and these tragic people are nothing more than a political trick for democrats and a living hell for the paralyzed and ineffective republicans. This disaster has nothing to do with compassion or humanity. Those two elements are completely missing world wide. It has everything to do with political and social engineering agendas. Nothing more and nothing less. You can not feed hungry displaced people with blame, shame, or political trickery. You can not throw trillions of dollars at it and make it go away. The militaries of the world have no plans to resolve the causes of a billion displaced people on the planet due to war, economic collapse, and natural disaster. This is the new world order at its finest and its here to stay because the will of the people has been hijacked by the government does it all mentality. I blame smart phones because I can’t think of anything better that actually makes sense.

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  4. Sha'Tara Post author

    Ah, my dear Daniel, how accurate and equally painful is the truth in your comment! I believe, not on faith but on past ‘performance’ and daily observation, that we, as a species, and never mind the race or ideologies, have entered into a time of growing darkness, i.e., a time of loss, pain and sorrow the like we have not seen in many millennia, and may well have never experienced due to the numbers being affected today. You bring up compassion and humanity, and how true. Had we, as a people, race, species, simply chosen to walk the path or true compassion and taught it to our children by determined example (‘Don’t do as I say, do as I demonstrate’) we would not be experiencing the anthropological aspect of our current climate change coupled with our global societal breakdown. I believe, had we become empathetic by choice and obvious use of logic, that we would not be experiencing the loss of our so-hard-earned democracies to elitist psychopaths mentally sick to the point of condemning helpless life, be it human or other, to death in order to accumulate ‘monopoly’ tokens as they roll the dice and participate in their Ponzi death scheme. Yes, you can blame the cell phone because it has become an instrument exacerbating our ‘natural’ bent towards extreme selfishness. I blame a technology that has surpassed our ability to control it. So much of it has gone into the making of weapons of mass destruction, and not all of those are military grade weapons. The most dangerous are those who are killing our ability to reason, to be logical, to see what we are doing to our world in general. They are weapons of mass distraction and hugely effective. Thanks for commenting Daniel (and I’m so thankful that I’m back home and on my WiFi again!

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    1. Hyperion

      Sha’tara, welcome home. I cannot say it better or with any clarity than your concise words. It makes my heart ache to see this unfold in the country I dedicate 35 years of my life to with the sole purpose of contributing to the effort to not only preserve a chance for better life among my countrymen but for all the countries I posted to in order to lift them up and to learn from them what makes a people noble and worthy of their pursuit of life and happiness. I have witnessed the great destruction and seen it stopped and turned around but this time, I cannot see an end only the tumultuous fall into a hell nobody wants and nobody can survive because the flame that fills the human heart to rise above the evil seems too dim to light the darkness this last time. I am normally an optimist, I see good in every dark place rising to the challenge. But this time perhaps I’m too weary and it clouds my vision like a cataract.

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      1. Sha'Tara Post author

        Optimism in the wrong context can be very dis-empowering, Daniel. My elder brother, upon learning that my life’s motto was, ‘expect the worst and you will never be disappointed’ expressed his opinion thus: I think that’s the ultimate optimism. He “got it” and I was greatly encouraged by that. Undoubtedly there is a spiritual darkness spreading over this world and it is filled with all kinds of evils. Who could not sense this? Yet it makes me quote this:
        “It is hard to say which one of the current egregious matters has rocked people’s worlds and beliefs more. Ours is a time of almost daily jaw-dropping astonishment and often righteous rage over the latest degradations of what matters most to civilized, visionary people.
        “…You are right in your assessments. The lustre and hubris some have aspired to while endorsing acts so heinous against children, elders, everyday people, the poor, the unguarded, the helpless, is breathtaking.
        “Yet … I urge you, ask you, gentle you, to please not spend your spirit dry by bewailing these difficult times. Especially do not lose hope. Most particularly because, the fact is – we were made for these times.
        “Yes. For years, we have been learning, practicing, been in training for and just waiting to meet on this exact plain of engagement. I cannot tell you often enough that we are definitely the leaders we have been waiting for, and that we have been raised, since childhood, for this time precisely” (Clarissa Pinkola Estés)
        Now if you turn around, you can see that those words would fit perfectly in the mouths of your own heroines in ‘Return of the Dragons.’ Let that be an encouragement to continue with your story, your novel.

      2. Hyperion

        Yes indeed, I like this immensely. My own little motto before my skin thickened was, have no expectation and you’ll have no disappointment. I do believe we are innately equiped to fight the evil we see. The only reason we don’t is because our societies have given up all individual and group rights to act in self preservation at any level. Governments took this right away and so we suffer and wait for the government to lift us out of bed and change our diaper and what we get is bed sores and diaper rash, which makes us all grumpy. It’s a circle of doom instead of a circle of life. I like the thought of calling this malaise the Dark Ages Part II. We can now joust or lynch using only a smart phone. Pitchforks and rope are so last century.

      3. Sha'Tara Post author

        It goes back to the true warrior ethos: self empowerment through self discipline and total commitment to one’s cause, or choices. That is what’s lacking here: the realization that it is necessary to ‘make a deal’ with one’s self. To choose a purpose and proceed to live that particular dream irrevocably come hell or high water. Many people choose a purpose for themselves but they choose wrong in that the fulfillment of the dream requires physical and/or mental performance and when the body ages and weakens or stiffens, the dream is forced to die. The trick is to realize that life is experienced within an infinite and eternal framework and to choose a purpose that has no physical or time limits! A purpose that is advanced, not ended, by an “impeccable” death of the body. (I must apologize to whomever reads my comments lately for using the word ‘impeccable’ so much but I can’t think of a better word to express what I mean.)

      4. Hyperion

        You add fine detail to the discussion of purpose Sha’Tara. Life in an infinite and eternal framework is what I believe as well. We start imperfect and work our way from there. Impeccable death sounds noble and desireable.

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