It’s parents do this sort of thing. Trying to twist the minds of their offspring into something that makes them feel better about themselves. The selves of the parents, not the damned selves of the trees.
Someone a couple of blocks away must have known that fact back when parents were parents and offspring were glad of it. The offspring who did the tree are mostly dead by now, but they’re twisted inside their damned coffins. Had a hell of a time getting them nailed down inside something 3 feet wide and six feet long.
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People my age have already worked most of a century trying to untwist themselves from the twisting their parents did to them. Meanwhile, they’ve occupied their own idle hours twisting a few more generations beginning with their own children and grandchildren, so’s to give them something to do with themselves.
Guy down the road a few miles in Overland Park killed some people a few days ago because he thought they were Jews. Over in Kansas City, MO, in the neighborhood around the VA Medical Center I’m assured a white person’s got a good bet for being shot for being white if he gets caught there after dark. But being black or Hispanic’s no cakewalk. It ain’t enough they’re the darlings of affirmative action. They’re odds-on favorites for going to prison or getting killed in drive-by shootings by people similarly ethnic in origin. In large part for being Hispanics and blacks.
So really, despite the fact the Overland Park guy targeted Jews because he thought that’s what they are, being a Jew is still a lot better than being a black, Mexican, or even a white under the right circumstances.
Nobody assumes Jews are trailer trash, or rednecks, or welfare cases, drug pushers, gangsters. Even though a lot of them probably are each of these stereotypes. Guy tells you he’s a Jew you’re going to assume he’s got a college degree, lives in a good neighborhood. He’s an accountant, physician, attorney, banker, politician, stock broker, CEO of something, engineer, musician, actor, photographer. Drives a BMW or Porche or Volvo. White collar criminal who’ll never spend a day in jail. Jews just don’t go to jail. Period.
Not like white people, or Mexicans or blacks. Jews don’t need shooting, nor putting into the slammer.
The good news is this tree is no worse for the wear. It wouldn’t have been a damned bit better off if it hadn’t been twisted in its formative years. All’s well that ends well. If it had been Nuns, or teachers, or science fiction test tube baby creche families twisting it the threads might have run the other direction, but twisting is twisting. Nobody gets a free ride.
Jews are as twisted as the rest of us, but saying so is a hate crime. I’m going to apply to be one next lifetime.