Sunday, October 12, 2008

Clinging to guns and religion in New York

From China Confidential:
Having grown up in New York City, on Manhattan's Upper West Side, during the turbulent 1950s and '60s, this Jew--a lifelong Zionist and National Rifle Association member--saw his neighborhood--in fact, his entire city--practically destroyed by left-liberal policies and ideology.

This Jew recalls the night when knife- and pipe-wielding, Black Muslims surrounded the brownstone building that housed the clubhouse, or moadon, of his Zionist youth movement chapter, and remembers well that it was the group's (legally owned and stored) arsenal of rifles--and willingness to use them in self-defense--that prevented a massacre of young Jews. This Jew also recalls taking part in armed patrols, approved by the local sheriff, to deter white hoodlums from burning down the youth movement's summer camp in Liberty, NY.

Read it here.

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