Thursday, September 27, 2018

Michael Marrotti writes

"Christ Killers"

Bob Dylan
gave us something
to think about
through the power
of rhythm and soul
you go your way 
and I'll go mine

Adam Sandler
made us smile
when life began
to show its 
hideous face
tears can wait 
Funny People
is hilarious

Michael Savage
proved to be fit
as my personal mentor
from inept to adept
he helped to advance
my critical thinking

Woody Allen
was there for me 
when I couldn't
make up my mind 
over what woman
was best 
Manhattan taught me
valuable life lessons

Jonas Salk is 
worthy of my 
the man is 
a miracle worker
he saved millions
of lives by creating
the vaccine for Polio

From monotheism
to Hollywood
they survived Hitler
to produce
cellular phones
atomic energy
the Heimlich maneuver
and yes even Google

Bernie Sanders
was running
a campaign on ethics
all that support
he received 
was a crucial blow
to anti-Semitism 

The chosen people
throughout time
have endeavored
to make a more 
sensible life 
out of all this madness

The world is not
spinning in harmony
but it's better off now 
after all their contributions
Wailing Wall -- Silard Isaak


  1. In Genesis 17: 2-9, God promised Avraham that he would found a great nation, which would possess “the whole of Canaan.” Due to their descent from Avraham, Jews believe that they are God’s chosen people. Deuteronomy 7:7-8 states, "The Lord did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because you were more in number than any people; for you were the fewest of all people; but because the Lord loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your ancestors," while Deuteronomy 14:2 further states, "For you are a holy people to YHWH your God, and God has chosen you to be his treasured people from all the nations that are on the face of the earth." However, Christians believe that they (who are the religious successors of the Jews) have replaced them as the chosen people, and have often identified Jews as “Christ Killers” due to the role they played in the Romans’ crucifixion of Jesus. In the mid-20th century they survived the orchestrated attempt by Adolf Hitler to exterminate them. However, Jews occupy a distinguished place in human cultural and intellectual history. Historically, they developed monotheism, and Christians and Muslims alike have borrowed and adapted their theological postulates. Most of the major Hollywood studios were run by Jews. J. Robert Oppenheimer headed the Manhattan Project that developed the atomic bomb. Martin Cooper invented the 1st handheld cellular mobile phone in 1973 and led the Motorola team that marketed it in 1983. Larry Page and Sergey Brin founded Google while they were computer science students at Stanford University.

  2. Bob Dylan (Robert Zimmerman) is a significant singer/songwriter who is a Nobel Prize in literature laureate due to songs such as “Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)”
    You say you love me
    And you’re thinkin’ of me
    But you know you could be wrong
    You say you told me
    That you wanna hold me
    But you know you’re not that strong
    I just can’t do what I done before
    I just can’t beg you anymore
    I’m gonna let you pass
    And I’ll go last
    Then time will tell just who fell
    And who’s been left behind
    When you go your way and I go mine

    You say you disturb me
    And you don’t deserve me
    But you know sometimes you lie
    You say you’re shakin’
    And you’re always achin’
    But you know how hard you try
    Sometimes it gets so hard to care
    It can’t be this way ev’rywhere
    And I’m gonna let you pass
    Yes, and I’ll go last
    Then time will tell just who fell
    And who’s been left behind
    When you go your way and I go mine

    The judge, he holds a grudge
    He’s gonna call on you
    But he’s badly built
    And he walks on stilts
    Watch out he don’t fall on you

    You say you’re sorry
    For tellin’ stories
    That you know I believe are true
    You say ya got some
    Other kinda lover
    And yes, I believe you do
    You say my kisses are not like his
    But this time I’m not gonna tell you why that is
    I’m just gonna let you pass
    Yes, and I’ll go last
    Then time will tell who fell
    And who’s been left behind
    When you go your way and I go mine

    Adam Sandler is an actor/comedian/screenwriter/director who has starred in many popular movies, including “Funny People” about stand-up comedy. (Michael Savage (Michael Alan Weiner) is a controversial author whose radio show “The Savage Nation” promotes his political ideology, which he calls “conservative nationalism.” Woody Allen (Allan Stewart Konigsberg) is a comedian/writer/director/actor who has won 3 Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay and 1 for Best Director; his films include “Manhattan,” which was nominated for an Oscar for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen; he was nominated for 16 screenwriting Oscars (more than any other writer), 7 for directing, and 1 for acting. With funding from the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis (“March of Dimes Foundation, founded by US president Franklin Roosevelt) Jonas Salk developed the 1st polio vaccine. Henry Heimlich inventor a technique of abdominal thrusts to stop choking. Bernie Sanders, the longest-serving independent in US Congress history, sought the Democratic Party presidential nomination in 2016 and became the nation’s leading democratic-socialist. The Wailing Wall, the holiest place where Jews are allowed to pray, is a section of what was at one time the Second Temple in Jerusalem, Judaism’s holiest place; it is also the site where Muhammad tied his horse before ascending to Firdaus (Paradise).


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