“Human beings are funny. They long to be with the person they love but refuse to admit openly. Some are afraid to show even the slightest sign of affection because of fear. Fear that their feelings may not be recognized, or even worst, returned. But one thing about human beings puzzles me the most is their conscious effort to be connected with the object of their affection even if it kills them slowly within.” ―Sigmund Freud
Hey, everyone. I hate that I feel the need to write this, but facts are facts, and it’s important to me to be transparent with my readers.
Due to an increased level of online hatred towards Jews, but especially towards those of us who remain honest about our lives, and our ties to the Jewish homeland (Israel), I will be making my About page private for a period of time. Many of you will remember what happened last year, and how I was dragged through a lot of unnecessary hate. You can legitimately go through my profiles and you will not see me say anything except the truth. I refuse to stand behind hate which targets communities I represent, and I will not stand in solidarity with people who support the sickness that is Neo-Nazi behavior or any form of hatred towards an ethno-religious group. I don’t say hateful things, but hate is their doctrine. That is NOT okay. I would not want any of you to be affected or feel unsafe, either.
I have received two new death threats in the past week. I’ve even had someone tell me that the Holocaust happened because of World War II, so some people need an actual education before they speak. The community at large has decided to escalate the threats we’ve collectively received to our local FBI offices in the United States, and overseas it will likely escalate to Interpol. It is a matter I feel needs to be handled by law enforcement because the second you say something which crosses a line, you need to know it’s not actually okay to make those comments on ANY social media platform. Your hate deserves to be investigated. There’s a reason you learn how to keep your mouth shut, and in this day and age, it’s especially important to know how to use your freedom of speech in the right way.
Instagram, Twitter, Tik Tok, and Facebook all feel it’s acceptable to allow hate speech. They will not take it down, but they will take down accounts which are sharing factual truth. That is a highly dangerous beginning, especially as there have been roughly thirty-five attacks against Jews in less than ten days. Why should we feel unsafe in order to make others feel comfortable in their hatred? Think about that for a hot minute.
Just as I stand with other heavily attacked and abused communities, this is personal and I am going to stand behind my own safety, and that of my friends and family. I actually care more about their safety than I do my own.
I don’t want to limit what I say here, or edit myself to make others feel comfortable to keep on hating. Not every reader is interested in me or my message(s); some just like to keep tabs, and I am well aware of that. I, personally, do not follow anyone unless I truly want to read what they have to say. I did have to cut back last year because I was unfairly following people I couldn’t keep up with. I say, “unfair”, because that’s the truth. I want to be involved and read your thoughts, but if I’m a year behind, that’s pretty awful from my perspective. I have to be honest with myself about my time, too.
I will be back soon with regularly scheduled “normalcy”. Thank you for your support, well wishes, and kindness. I do appreciate the e-mails and messages I receive. I read all of them. I answer everyone who is sane.
May January be full of blessings for all of us, and a lot less targeted hate.
This sums it up in a short and sweet kind of way. 🙂 Due to time constraints, and being sick this week (I’m not better, but it’s predominantly allergy-related, as far as I know.), what I originally prepared will have to be re-worked. It’s worth the wait, though, because it was fun to write.
Thank you for listening to me and being here, from one year to the next. Wishing you all a happy, healthy, and safe New Year. Take care of yourselves and be well.
One of my goals for next year is to clear out people who are like this. Declutter your life, your home, your relationships with friends and family, etc. That’s what January is looking like for me. I will not remain tied to people who have no respect for me or my time/effort. Match the energy I give you, or fuck off.