Tuesday, September 25, 2012

My Yom Kippur Message for Thomas Naylor

As the High Holy Days - Yamim Nora'im - draw to a close, I thought that today, Erev Yom Kippur, the eve of the Day of Atonement, might be the time to suggest that Thomas H. Naylor, the would be leader of the fast fading Vermont secession movement, make amends for the many tsuris that he's committed against the Jewish people and real Vermonters - bein adam lechavero - this year. He's really been kind of a dick.

Honestly, Thomas, given the way that you've been misbehaving - dissing old friends; trashing the 99% of Vermonters who see no value in your fantasy of a New World Order via a Second Vermont Republic;
openly and arrogantly consorting with genocidal Holocaust deniers; repeating the oldest of anti-Semitic canards, that Jews control the U.S. government and media - has alienated you from virtually every Vermonter, including what few allies that you had left here, so perhaps taking a moment today to reach out to someone here in Vermont, anyone really, to admit to the offensiveness of your behavior and to ask for forgiveness might be a way for you to make a fresh start.

As a secular secessionist, you can probably skip the prayers and fasting for this one. A simple, "I've fucked up and I'm really, really sorry" would do, or perhaps just a sincere kaparos.

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