The janitor really liked my son because the janitor knew some English and my son was one of the only people in the yeshivah who could speak English, so finally the janitor had someone with whom he could communicate more easily.
The non-Jewish Ethiopian janitor nicknamed my son “the professor” for his English skills.
Once, the Ethiopian janitor expressed bemusement at Israel’s restraint with its enemies.
“I served in the Ethiopian army,” he said. “And when anyone antagonized our leaders, we were ordered to go in and gun everyone down.”
“Everyone,” he explained, meant “teach-a-lesson” massacres.
Without a drop of conscience, Ethiopian soldiers stormed huts and gunned down entire families — including children.
Why? Because these families were associated with some kind of enemy, who needed to be taught a lesson. After not only witnessing but actively participating in such brutality, he found Israel’s concern over not harming too many Jew-haters both bemusing and amusing.
While my son “the professor” was surprised at the janitor’s casual attitude toward mass murder, the truth is that there have been books and reports on this kind of thing for a long time.
Unfortunately, both criminal gangs (like those who kidnap, dismember, or kill albinos for their mythological healing properties) and state military in Africa commit horrific crimes against humanity without a second thought.
American servicemen shooting from helicopters have felt frustrated and appalled by the throngs of African women with a baby in their arms, milling around the battle zone as entertainment.
And this is very normal in that part of the world.
Culture: Rejecting the Bad while Retaining the Good
As a positive example, an American Thinker article entitled What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa: Trump is Right lauds forward-thinking Nigerians who strove to improve their country (but who ultimately could not break through certain cultural practices than obstruct effectiveness in both business and government).
It goes without saying that those forward-thinking pro-active Nigerian innovators should be welcomed into America. Those are the kinds of immigrants who contribute to the progress and success of their adopted country.
And indeed some of these African immigrants or their children have earned awards for their achievements in their adopted country.
Yet those whose continue to embrace cultural practices and values that hurt society should NOT be welcomed.
Please note that I did NOT say that immigrants need to leave every last vestige of their culture at the door.
There are positive aspects in every culture.
However, if a culture’s values and practices prevent ethical government, productive businesses, and basic human rights (like the right to exist and not be murdered), and an immigrant REFUSES to reject those values and practices, then the adopted country will end up having a problem.
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That was the stereotype I had of immigrants. Pretty positive, right?
But it was positive because of the immigrants themselves, and not because of any brainwashing or shoving rose-colored glasses over my face to distort reality.
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- A caste system exists (although not as defined and rigid as the one in India). People are divided by clans and loyalty to the clan determines everything.
- Within some clans, people’s value is determined according to the color of their skin, with darker-skinned people being given more prestige in ceremonies.
- Nearly all Somali girls are forced to endure FGM. This is the norm.
- In general, murder and violence are common in Somalia. “Rehabilitation schools” carry out kidnappings and abuse.
In fact, Somalia is so dangerous that the State Travel Advisory suggests that a potential visitor to Somalia do the following:
- Draft a will and designate appropriate insurance beneficiaries and/or power of attorney.
- Discuss a plan with loved ones regarding care/custody of children, pets, property, belongings, non-liquid assets (collections, artwork, etc.), funeral wishes, etc.
The presence and acceptability of such violence can easily influence and desensitize its inhabitants (and future immigrants).
Furthermore, a hatred of the West and its values exists in some parts of Somalia. This can also affect the attitudes of Somalis.
In addition, Somali culture is dominated by a religion that has been widely “misinterpreted” (ahem!) by millions of people around the world for several centuries, resulting in the persecution and death of countless victims.
What's more, this religion relegates non-members to a second-class dhimmi status of severely limited rights — by religious law and with the approval of God (or so their misunderstanding goes…) — but shows particular animosity against any kind of Jewish sovereignty, particularly in the Land that their own religion acknowledges as belonging to King David and the Jews.
So if someone comes from Somali culture to your society and is enthusiastic about rejecting racism (like dark-skinned people receiving more privileges than light-skinned people), tribalism, religious discrimination, misogyny, Jew-hatred, and the devaluation of human life…then great!
But if someone from Somali culture ISN'T enthusiastic about rejecting all that, then maybe you have a problem.
And if you decide to vote such a person into Congress, then you might have an even BIGGER problem.
Putting all the above together, we can see why a Muslim-Somali Congresswoman who has clearly NOT rejected the negative aspects of her culture of origin might disdain Jews, despise Israel, and dismiss the mass murder of 9/11 as “some people did something.”
Because for her, such attitudes are not only normal, they’re even laudable.
And all the denouncements in the world aren't going to change her because her values are deeply entrenched (and she receives global accolades from like-minded fans). Plus American publications run by bobble-heads feature her on their cover, despite her anti-American heinousness.
And quite frankly, critical tweets and editorials, plus lectures on the floor of Congress are peanuts in comparison to what she witnessed or experienced in her country of origin.
In other words, you can take her out of power or put her in prison, but you absolutely cannot stop her or change her mind or convince her to conform in any way. Ever.
She's fully indoctrinated against & therefore immune to such namby-pamby methods, something that even the Right doesn't seem to understand.