MUST READ!!! HAMPTON STEVENS PENS EPIC ESSAY AMID AFTERMATH OF JCC TRAGEDY!!!
Of all the writing on recent tragedy in Kansas City . . . Writer Hampton Stevens probably offers the most personal and profound bit of writing on the topic.
Hampton Stevens @ The Daily Beast: Frazier Glenn Miller Would Kill Every Jew Like Me
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"I knew this was different from other mass shootings. I knew this was not a “random act” of violence but a targeted killing—and that my own seemingly safe community was the target . . . The tendency for the educated among us will be to desensitize ourselves—to deny the truth of this new Jew-hatred. We will dismiss the shooter as a demented hick from rural Missouri; the last remnant of a near-dead ideology that once held sway in American hinterlands. Far from it. All over the world, attacks on Jews and Jewish institutions are on the rise. From desecrated synagogues in Los Angeles and Ukraine, to the recent neo-Nazi rally in downtown Kansas City, to the constant stream of bloodthirsty demonizing that spews from government-controlled media in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Iran, every sort of Jew-hating, for every sort of reason, grows ever more common."
Seriously, check the article in its entirety . . . While other Kansas City newsies struggle to earn a place in bigger markets, Hampston Stevens is a writer with influence on a national level and his take on recent local events offers a definitive perspective.