Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It represents not the day Auschwitz was opened. Rather the day it ceased to be a Nazi concentration day. It was on this day in 1945 that Soviet troops liberated the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz and Birkenau in Poland.
Morning Joe’s Joe Scarborough is at Auschwitz today. I caught the early part of his show. What he is doing this morning is a respectful reminder of the place and the story of what occurred there. Especially needed in these times when anti-Semitism is on the rise world wide.
Donald Trump bears significant responsibility for the renewal of ant-Semitism in the U.S. His conduct has fueled others who are haters of Jews, blacks, etc. to fearlessly go public. He has added fuel to warm embers which had layed smoldering for decades.
It could happen again.
On January 10, Tyre Nicholas was stopped by Memphis police while driving. Tyre a 29 year old black man.
Five Memphis police officers beat him for 3 minutes. The beating leading to his death 3 days later.
All five police officers are black.
The five black officers were charged yesterday with murder. Sixteen days following the beating.
Black officers beating a black motorist. Not white officers. Reveals clearly that all police officers, regardless of color, are prone to beat blacks. The beating of blacks should be treated as a police problem, not a white police problem.
There has to be something inherently wrong in police raining for these beatings to occur. Something that corrupts of the minds of police officers regardless of their color.
An additional thought. The levying of the murder charge in 16 days swift. Like a race to justice. If the officers were white, would the charges have been brought so quickly? Bigotry is many faceted.
Key West continues to fume re the price of the Buffet tickets at the February Amphitheater show. Pricing totally out of hand. Sit on the lawn in the high hundreds. Sit in a reserved chair, the thousands.
Three comments in this morning’s Citizens’ Voice reflect the passions involved.
“Too bad the local Key West businesses did not get the rights to run the Amphitheater. All the concerts that are back to back to back, and on, have those profits going to out of town owners while our tiny island gets thrashed.”
“I tried to purchase tickets to the Jimmy Buffett concert. Instead of the advertised price, Ticketmaster had lawn seats available at $600 a ticket and reserve seating available at $5,500 a ticket. Key West residents will never be able to afford Jimmy Buffett tickets.”
“The Coffee Butler Amphitheater has become a den of scalpers. It is any wonder that everything in town has become a cut-throat business venture. Neighborhoods turning into expensive hotels, selling out for the almighty buckaroo. A sad state of affairs, see you all at the show; I’ll wave.”
Syracuse/Virginia Tech tomorrow night at 7. Syracuse has begun its backward slide again. Woe is the season!
Cold outside!!! I mentioned last weekend it would be cold thursday and friday. Seventy one yesterday. Today will not get out of the ’60s. I stepped outside around 7 and rushed back in. Cold!!!!!!!
Enjoy your day!