George Bush Doesn't Care About Jewish People
OK, that was my Kanye West moment. But it's impossible to be Jewish, go through a Seder (I went to two this year, believe it or not) and not be troubled by how the Republican party can be mapped to the following text:
Each drop of wine is our hope and prayer that people will cast out the plagues that today threaten everyone, everywhere they are found, beginning in our own hearts:
The making of war,
The teaching of hate and violence,
Despoliation of the earth,
Perversion of justice and government,
Fomenting of vice and crime,
Neglect of human needs,
Oppression of nations and peoples,
Corruption of culture,
Subjugation of science, learning, and human discourse,
The erosion of freedoms.
The making of war - CHECK.
Teaching of hate and violence - CHECK.
Despoliation of the earth - CHECK and CHECK.
Perversion of justice and government - CHECK.
Fomenting of vice and crime - CHECK. Good lord, check.
Neglect of human needs - CHECK.
Oppression of nations and peoples - CHECK.
Corruption of culture - CHECK. (it's the GOP platform, I think).
Subjugation of science, learning and human discourse - CHECK.
The erosion of freedoms - CHECK.
Who knew the GOP platform was based on violating every portion of the Haggadah? Sheesh.