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‘The Last of the Just’ in Belgium
PJMedia, by Roger L Simon

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Posted By:steveW, 12/10/2012 3:49:31 AM

In college I read a novel called The Last of the Just by André Schwarz-Bart inspired by a legend/theory from the Talmud — that there are thirty-six righteous souls (the Lamed Vav) in every generation whose existence justifies “the purpose of mankind” to God. From Wikipedia: As a mystical concept, the number 36 is even more intriguing. It is said that at all times there are 36 special people in the world, and that were it not for them, all of them, if even one of them was missing, the world would come to an end.

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Political correctness = national suicide
America´s march into darkness, Obama leading from behind

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: chumley, 12/10/2012 4:22:54 AM     (No. 9057225)

If it had happened here, the screams of HATER would drown out all else in the room. His home would be targeted for burning by college kids, and he would be arrested by the feds for some vague unspecified infraction.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: pineledger, 12/10/2012 5:40:43 AM     (No. 9057255)

A thought-provoking article. I have to agree with 1, however, that the level of civil discourse in the US has sunk to a deplorable level, a situation that I lay at the feet of "community organizers," union leaders, and ghetto-rap-JeramiahWright-haters. If people think they can say "God damn American" with impunity, anything goes.

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