Take my love, take my land. Take me where I cannot stand. I don't care, I'm still free. You can't take the sky from me. Take me out to the black. Tell them I ain't coming back. Burn the land and boil the sea. You can't take the sky from me. There's no place I can be Since I've found Serenity……But you can't take the sky from me.
This was the first time since World War II that an anti-Semitic pogrom took place in France.
Almost all French politicians adopt an attitude of appeasement toward the enemies of Israel and Jews. They act as if they did not see that the hate speech that France finances in the Middle East is now spreading throughout France itself.
No major French television report speaks of Hamas’s genocidal Jew-hatred or of the use of Arab women and children as human shields. Criticizing radical Islam on public television is now almost impossible. Members of the Israeli government are never interviewed on French television.
French politicians know that 70% of all the inmates in French prisons are Muslims, and that these prisons have been transformed into recruiting centers for jihadists.
In addition, several hundred protesters armed with iron bars, machetes, axes and firebombs, arriving Place de la Bastille, marched to the nearby Don Isaac Abravanel Synagogue on rue de la Roquette. They shouted, “Let’s slay the Jews,” “Hitler was right,” and “Allahu Akbar”. Only six police officers were on hand, who were quickly overwhelmed. Members of Jewish defense organizations protected the 200 Jews present inside the synagogue. Even after police reinforcements arrived, the synagogue was besieged for nearly two hours. The Jews, prisoners of a potentially lethal horde, were locked inside.
Missus ORPO and I took off on Independence Day for Mammoth Lakes and a getaway from the heat of the desert. We went from our 2,375 ft. elevation to 7,880 feet at the Town of Mammoth Lakes to 8,898 feet at Lake Mamie. It was nice being in the Sierras.
Our first stop was in Independence, which is the county seat of Inyo County.
When we arrived in Mammoth Lakes at our Motel, the temperature was 78 degrees. It had been 102 in California City. We were quite happy, indeed! After checking in we grabbed some dinner and headed to Crowley Lake for the Fireworks Display.
Saturday was a lazy day and I spent some time at the pool, of which I am paying for as I write this. After a bite to eat, we headed up toward Mammoth Lake Basin. It was a chilly evening but the higher elevations were very nice.
The return home yesterday, included a stop at Manzanar. This was one of the “War Relocation Centers” that was hastily erected for the internment of the Issei and Nisei from the West Coast. This is a black eye for this country as a large percentage of those interred were Citizens of The United States.