TO OUR LOYAL READERS ALL OVER THE WORLD, THANK YOU AND PLEASE READ ON…
10 August 2018
As those of you who have followed this blog since its inception in 2016 know, this is a blog designed to improve the lives of those whose livelihoods have been ravaged by fraud, theft and dishonesty, whose bodies have been violated by sexual abusers and predators, whose families have been destroyed by the fallback or separated by religious dogma, and whose countries have been harmed by greed, opportunism and a disregard for humanity.
That the perpetrators within the pages of this blog are Jewish, and generally call or otherwise would refer to themselves as pious, observant, frum, Haredi, scholarly, “philanthropic” or whatever term of art they choose, is not by coincidence, nor is it by anti-Semitism or self-hatred. As we view it, we are accountable and have a responsibility to bring the bad behavior of our own to light.
Contrary to criticism regularly voiced, this is not a measure of anti-Semitism; but rather an effort to effect change within our own community. If we cannot scrutinize the behavior of our own, who will? If it takes a village to raise a child, what does it take to raise a well-behaved, considerate and caring child?
We have picked up on stories where others have ignored them. We have solved crimes before law enforcement and we have provided clues to issues that were missed by others. Here at LM we do not take credit. It would not have been possible without you, our readers.
This is a blog designed to look in the darkest recesses of our existence in areas that governments and law enforcement either don’t have the time, the resources, the interest or the chutzpah to investigate or are being paid or otherwise compensated to look the other way. That statement is very much an indictment of governments, law enforcement, legal systems, Jewish organizations, Rabbinical Counsels and judicial conduct throughout the world. This is not a problem limited to Australia, Canada, the United States, Israel and other parts of European Continent. It is a worldwide problem.
Today we noticed that there are a significant number of readers coming from Congo and other areas affected by mining and the unscrupulous behavior of some of our diamond dealers, mineral miners and oil refiners. If you have something to say, something to report, please use the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know. We will pursue the leads that are provided. While we may not have answers fast enough for your liking, there is little that gets ignored. But we ask the same of you, please do not ignore anything.
As many of you who have followed this blog know, we have over the course of the last two plus years rarely removed articles and information, though we have made corrections where we got something wrong. If something is gone, removed, missing or otherwise unavailable, it is because we have been “compelled” to take it down; or WordPress has done so without our consent likely by “Court Order” to do so.
We receive every manner of threat of violence, threat of lawsuit, threat of harm and all forms of intimidation. If a battle is worth fighting, we will take it on. If not, we let it go. We ask of you, our loyal readership, to pay close attention to those things that we have chosen not to take on. There is often more to be said for what has been sent back to the shadows than for what remains transparent.
And finally, for those of you who follow this blog and who, as a result, view all Jews in a light least favorable, because of what you read on these pages, we ask that you not assume we are all alike. Love thy neighbor until there is specific reason not to. We are not all alike. There is beauty to the Jewish world in all its forms.
Enjoy the wedding, just remember to stomp on the glass.
Have a lovely Shabbat.