Friday, June 05, 2009
I heart schadenfreude
So, according to a Missouri newspaper a group of neo-Nazis decided to adopt part of a highway. This is what they reported:
The Springfield, Missouri, chapter of the National Socialist Movement, a neo-Nazi organization, thought it would be cute to adopt a section of highway along West Bypass between Sunshine and Farm Road 142. MoDOT allowed them to put up a sign along the road bearing the group's name, and members posed with it, Seig Heil-ing and whatnot (pictured). Afterward, they went home, put on their swastika-print jammies and drifted off to thumb-sucking sleep, secure in their white pride.
But then came the Jews of Kansas City.

Who went to the city council and got the very same stretch of highway named after Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, whose family was murdered during the Holocaust. Rabbi Heschel marched with Martin Luther King, Jr. and appropriately wrote, "A Jew is asked to take a leap of action rather than a leap of thought." He also believed that racism was the gravest threat to humanity.

And now the Nazi Party of Springfield is responsible for cleaning the Abraham Joshua Heschel Memorial Highway.


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Blogger Kath said...

That is a beautiful thing.

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Blogger Uccellina said...

Not to get all Facebook-y or anything, but: LIKE!

Blogger noaperi said...

this is why i love being a jew!!!

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Blogger TheDeviantE said...

That was indeed quite perfectly turned by the Jews of Kansas City. I can only hope to have that creativity when faced with oppression.

Blogger Mama Llama said...

I know where I'd dump my trash if I lived in Missouri.

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