Preparing With Hyphen for the World’s Last 12 Years Amid WWII

I try resisting writing about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez because I truly believe she is a passing phase, an Omarosa, an Avenatti, a broken shard, a withering blade of grass, a fading flower, a passing shade, a dissipating cloud, a passing wind, flying dust, a fleeting dream, an accident that captures media attention for three months or even a year or two before fluttering out of sight, a fading echo replaced by a new belch.

She was elected by accident. She was not Donald Trump who “came from out of nowhere” and competed concertedly for months before the American public on a bold platform — often too bold and occasionally utterly unrealistic — of deporting ten million illegal aliens, building a Wall, taking on China in trade, taking on NATO in their payments, wiping out ISIS, moving America’s Israel embassy to Jerusalem and recognizing the entire city as Israel’s capital, implementing massive tax cuts, deregulating Obama himself, walking out of the Paris “Climate” Accord, nullifying the disastrous Iran Deal, ending the Obamacare mandate and as much of it as he could. In reality, Trump did not “come from out of nowhere.” Rather, everyone in American knew him as one of America’s most famous “private” citizens — a billionaire hotelier and renowned builder, a major TV personality, a glitteratus among the glitterati.

By contrast, Ocasio-Cortez came from nowhere and is en route to nowhere, with a brief vacation stop in somewhere. Amid all the Left Media’s breathless fascination with her, it is important to pause for the reality check that we need when bombarded with 24 hours of Mostly Fake News seven days a week:

  1. She indeed ran against a political powerhouse Democrat, Rep. Joe Crowley.
  2. But it was not in Crowley’s original Congressional District.
  3. The New York State Democrats assumed that Crowley was so famous and important that he could win anywhere.
  4. So the New York Democrats redistricted his easy safe seat, adding neighborhoods with heavy Hispanic populations like Astoria, Queens.
  5. Ocasio-Cortez is a Puerto Rican. By that, I mean it in the colloquium by which New Yawkuhs tawk. When New Yawkuhs like Trump call a judge a “Mexican,” or when another New Yawkuh calls Ocasio-Cortez a “Puerto Rican,” the term is meant descriptively in New Yawk colloquial English: namely, a full American citizen who happens to descend from such ethnic lineage. Thus, “Rudy Giuliani is an Italian.” “Sean Hannity is Irish.” “Laura Ingraham is Polish.” (And I guess I am half-Ukrainian, half-Galitzianer— or 100 percent Jew — depending on the degree to which Galicians and Ukrainians claim me.)
  6. So Ocasio-Cortez is a Puerto Rican who decided to challenge an Old White Guy who thought contemptuously that he owned the Puerto Ricans of eastern Bronx and north-central Queens if that is what the Democrats gave him as his booty, and the Puerto Ricans of the Bronx and Queens might have been fooled if Hyphen-Cortez had not challenged Crowley.
  7. She went from Puerto Rican home to Puerto Rican home in the district and spoke to them in Spanish. Maybe Crowley speaks Spanish, too — like maybe I speak Amharic, the language of Ethiopia. (Well, I don’t.)
  8. So Hyphen was a shoo-in. She was not elected because her “ideas” “electrified” her constituency. She was elected because she was a Homie.
  9. That is fine. There is nothing wrong with Puerto Ricans voting for a fellow Puerto Rican when they find out that a bunch of Democrat Old Belchers in D.C. who have complete contempt for them try to shove an Old White Guy down their throats. Definitely — vote for the Homie.
  10. Even with Homie-field advantage, Hyphen got only three percent of the vote.
  11. Read those ten points again. Hyphen got 16,000 votes and Crowley 11,000 votes in a district with 691,000 people. She got under three percent of the community. Look more closely at that District:

(i) more than 40% of the population speak Spanish at home;

(ii) 57% were born in Latin America;

(iii) ethnic-racial composition 50% Hispanic, 11% Black, and 18% White.

It was a primary among Democrat voters whom Crowley helped brainwash, alongside Pelosi and Hillary, into thinking solely along the lines of Identity Politics. So of course the Puerto Rican beat the Old White Guy who had absolutely no connection to the community. The shock is:

  1. She only got 16,000 votes among 691,000 people.
  2. The Old White Guy with no connection to the voters lost by only 5,000 votes.

Now the Left Media compare Hyphen to Trump: two people who “came from out of nowhere,” with “no idea about government,” who now are political personalities. The Big Lie.

Trump had been opining on political issues for decades. He had taken out newspaper ads on issues of the day. He spoke on issues on late-night talk shows. He was an accomplished man of great talent and some awful, terrible, shameful personal character flaws, and everyone knew who and what he is and what and whom we would be getting in the Oval office.

By contrast, no one ever had heard of Hyphen. She was a Nothing. Nada. Like the number of “F – – -”s she “gives,” a complete Zero. She came out of nowhere and got elected because she is a Puerto Rican who asked other Puerto Ricans in Spanish: “¿Quieres una hermana o un viejo pedo blanco?” (“Do you want a sister or an Old White Rectal Carbon-Dioxide Expeller?”)

Rather than Hyphen’s election being a harbinger of a socialist trend, Ocasio-Cortez’s victory actually paralleled the Brooklyn Democrat primary shocker of 1972 when House Judiciary Chairman Emanuel Celler — the longest serving Congressional representative in New York history, then in his fiftieth year in the House — lost his primary to 31-year-old Elizabeth Holtzman, who simply energetically knocked on doors and convinced the Jewish locals that their incumbent representative was uncaring, out of touch, and too busy making national policy in D.C. to bother campaigning for their vote. Celler had owned his Brooklyn Jewish district. He had been a hero fighting in Congress for Jews overseas during the Holocaust. But now it was decades later. He was old, very old. Holtzman was young, very young. She went around the district talking about Israel and stuff, and the local Jews figured: “Celler has been sitting on his laurels for a quarter century, but he has no connection anymore with us locals. All he cares about is his committee in Washington.” So Celler was bounced, and Liz Holtzman got elected. She made a bit of noise, eventually ran unsuccessfully for United States Senate, getting even fewer votes than then-racist bigot anti-Semite Al Sharpton— and Republican conservative Al D’Amato got elected past both of them.

Well, remember Liz Holtzman? That gives you an idea of how well you will remember Hyphen over time.

In Hyphen’s first Congressional weeks, the Left Media have fallen all over her. She gets onto Stephen Colbert, a Leftist anti-Trump night show that no longer reaches the broad-based American audience of a David Letterman but that targets only those MSNBC viewers whose Attention Deficit Disorder leaves them unable to remain focused on a thirty-minute discussion. She gets onto 60 Minutes. And every time she speaks for more than ten minutes or seems to cogitate for more than 140 characters, she reveals her utterly abysmal ignorance. In this week’s latest moronic comments, two stand out:

[1] We now are in the last twelve years of planet Earth unless we adopt her Green Economy and stop the utter destruction that lies before us.

[2] This struggle against Climate Change is our World War II.

Someday people will ask: “How did this idiot get air time?”

The only way we would be in the last twelve years of Planet Earth would be if Obama’s and Kerry’s Iran Deal had been allowed to continue. Under it, Iran would have been nuclear-attack ready in fewer than ten years. Hopefully, we would be ready to defend when the Mullahs would send their nuclear-fitted ICBMs at the Puerto Ricans of Queens. But maybe not. Or perhaps if Obama and Kerry had been able to extend their legacy that saw ISIS grow from a Junior Varsity to a significant international threat, even as Obama and Kerry had set in place the foundation for ISIS terrorists to enter our country through our porous southern border.

But the voters of the Rust Belt — Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin — came through in the eleventh hour and saved the Republic. The Obama and Kerry legacy were rejected before they even became… uh, legacized? Hillary was sent back home to work on her yoga lotus position, having been denied the POTUS position. And the earth continues as the world turns.

We are not in Planet Earth’s last twelve years unless Messianic times are at hand. And we are not in the equivalent of World War II. During World War II, tens of millions of brave soldiers, and of innocent civilians caught in between, were murdered or killed in the face of Hitler’s Nazism, Stalin’s Communism, and Japan’s Imperialism. The brave died invading Normandy, sitting defiantly in bomb shelters in London, fighting in Market Garden and Hürtgen Forest, defending Midway and New Guinea, taking Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. They fought Hitler, Mussolini, and the Japanese myth of the Divine Emperor. Germans put Roma (“Gypsies”), Catholics, Gays, and — mostly — Jews into gas chambers and ovens. Stalin murdered millions of his own in the Ukraine, and he did the same to the Germans. In all, between 55 million and 80 million died.

Can Hyphen even count that high?

When Ocasio-Cortez speaks, she reflects not only an element of Personal Stupid, but she also reflects a generation of college graduates who literally do not know what World War II was, what Hitler and Stalin were, what mass genocide and Golodomor and Holocaust are. That was part of the bounty of White Male Privilege.

Can we be surprised that she is so historically ignorant? Look at her name: Ocasio-Cortez. Have you ever met a Jew named “Hymie Schwartz-Hitler”? “Shmulie Goldstein-Eichmann”? Have you ever met an Armenian named “Abajian-Ataturk”? How in the world does a Hispanic person end up with a surname that includes “Cortez”? In a world where the great Christopher Columbus is defamed as a “Conqueror,” Hernán Cortéz truly was a blood-soaked murderer. He had a city hacked to death and mass-murdered during the Cholula Massacre. He took the vanquished as slaves, gave conquered women to his men as gifts. The entire conquest of the Aztecs was mercilessly bloody.

And she bears his name. Hyphen Cortez. And now, bearing the Conqueror’s name, she sets out to lead her minions in surviving the Second World War II.

Dov Fischer
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Rabbi Dov Fischer, Esq., a high-stakes litigation attorney of more than twenty-five years and an adjunct professor of law of more than fifteen years, is rabbi of Young Israel of Orange County, California. His legal career has included serving as Chief Articles Editor of UCLA Law Review, clerking for the Hon. Danny J. Boggs in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and then litigating at three of America’s most prominent law firms: JonesDay, Akin Gump, and Baker & Hostetler. Through the years, he has practiced both in the United States federal courts and in the state courts on a broad range of case matters, gaining expertise in virtually every subject area of complex civil litigation including labor and employment law, securities litigation, federal government contracts litigation, bankruptcy law, ERISA law, Hague Service Convention and Hague Evidence Convention practice, professional malpractice law, entertainment litigation, federal and state fair-credit-reporting requirements, the filed-rate doctrine as it affects carriers on land and rails, insurance bad faith, cybersquatting, commercial lessors’ rights, international contracts, fair-housing litigation, the law of computer role-playing games, federal and state antitrust matters, director and officer liability, defamation and false-light litigation, unfair-business-practices law, and the fuller gamut of advanced torts and classic breach-of-contract case matters. He also has practiced appellate law successfully, authoring the winning brief in Bierbower v. FHP, Inc., 70 Cal. App. 4th 1, 82 Cal. Rptr. 2d 393 (1999). His UCLA Law Review analysis of director-and-officer liability issues in depository institutions has been cited in a broad range of federal district court and appellate circuit opinions. Among his major complex litigation representations, Rabbi Fischer represented Philip Morris during the California tobacco litigation, overseeing their massive document production effort; and the accounting firm of KPMG Peat Marwick during the Orange County bankruptcy litigation. In addition to representing such other major corporate clients as Samsung, Hughes Aircraft, Experian, KPMG Peat Marwick, Albertson’s Stores, Embassy Suites, Spencer Gifts, Cardinal Health, BOC Gases, IHI Danmark, Wet Seal, Bioware (“Baldur’s Gate”), and Occidental Petroleum, Rabbi Fischer also has devoted substantial pro bono efforts unique to his background, working to prevent unwarranted autopsies, inducing recalcitrant spouses to grant Gett-based Jewish divorces, representing communal rabbinic leaders sued for advocating unpopular but courageous positions, and participating in representing the successful plaintiffs’ class in the nationwide class-action lawsuit brought against European insurance companies by surviving families of Holocaust victims. He also disappointed his then-young son when he successfully represented a client named Stan Lee in a cybersquatting defense against an eponymous plaintiff whose colorful literary output his son admired. In his rabbinical career, Rabbi Fischer has served three terms on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America, is Senior Rabbinic Fellow at the Coalition for Jewish Values, has been Vice President of Zionist Organization of America, and has served on boards of Jewish Federations in New Jersey and in Los Angeles, on boards of the American Jewish Committee, B’nai Brith Hillel, and several others. Earlier in his career, he was national director of American Friends of Likud / Herut Zionists of America, and he participated with 35 other once-young families in founding, building, and living a year in a then-new American community in Ginot Shomron, Israel (referred to by Israel’s opponents as a “West Bank settlement”). His writings on contemporary political issues have been appearing nationally for forty years, dating back to his undergraduate years at Columbia University, where he amazingly was elected to represent the college student body in the University Senate. Those writings have appeared over the years in publications including but not limited to the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Jerusalem Post, National Review, American Greatness, American Thinker, The Weekly Standard, Frontpage Magazine, American Thinker, Jewish World Review, Israel National News / Arutz Sheva, and in other Jewish newsmedia in American and in Israel. He also is the author of two books, including General Sharon’s War Against Time Magazine, which covered the Israeli General’s 1980s landmark libel suit. Among his proudest honors, Brooklyn-born Rabbi Fischer has been named an “Honorary Kentucky Colonel” by four different Governors of that Commonwealth recognizing his service to and passionate love of that state, has been honored by law students for faculty recognition, has received national awards and recognition for his academic and scholarly writings, and is a winner of an American Jurisprudence Award in Professional Legal Ethics.
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