Archive - Aug 28, 2009

West again

After a few days at home, I am flying out in a few hours to Oregon for the funeral of a first cousin who passed away after years of chronic illness. Although it is a sad occasion, it is a chance to get together with family.


Madonna steps right into the old hatred in Eastern Europe for the Gypsies. With few Jews left to hate in most Eastern European countries (the Holocaust reduced the number of Jews in Poland from 3 million before the war to about 2,000 today), the focus of hatred is often the Roma. Believe me, the prejudice is open and nasty.