Former Vice President Joe Biden, in a speech on May 14, 2013, gives credit where it is due:
“The truth is that Jewish heritage, Jewish culture, Jewish values are such an essential part of who we are that it’s fair to say that Jewish heritage is American heritage….”
“The Jewish people have contributed greatly to America. No group has had such an outsized influence per capita as all of you standing before you, and all of those who went before me and all of those who went before you.”
“So many notions that are embraced by this nation that particularly emanate from over 5,000 years of Jewish history, tradition and culture: independence, individualism, fairness, decency, justice, charity. These are all as you say, as I learned early on as a Catholic being educated by my friends, this tzedakah.”
“You can’t talk about the civil rights movement in this country without talking about Jewish freedom riders and Jack Greenberg… …You can’t talk about the women’s movement without talking about Betty Friedan or American advances in science and technology without mentioning Einstein and Carl Sagan, or music and Gershwin, Bob Dylan and so, so, so many other people.”
“I believe what affects the movements in America, what affects our attitudes in America are as much the culture and the arts as anything else.”
“It wasn’t anything we legislatively did. It was ‘Will and Grace,’ it was the social media. Literally. That’s what changed peoples’ attitudes. That’s why I was so certain that the vast majority of people would embrace and rapidly embrace gay marriage.”
“Think behind of all that, I bet you 85 percent of those changes, whether it’s in Hollywood or social media are a consequence of Jewish leaders in the industry. The influence is immense, the influence is immense. And, I might add, it is all to the good…”
“Jews have also been key to the evolution of American jurisprudence… Brandeis, Fortas, Frankfurter, Cardozo, Ginsberg, Breyer, Kagan….You literally can’t. You can’t talk about the recognition of … rights in the Constitution without looking at these incredible jurists that we’ve had.”
“Jewish heritage has shaped who we are – all of us, us, me – as much or more than any other factor in the last 223 years. And that’s a fact.”
“We talk about it in terms of the incredible accomplishments and contributions…because the values, the values are so deep and so engrained in American culture, in our Constitution.”
“So I think you, as usual, underestimate the impact of Jewish heritage. I really mean that. I think you vastly underestimate the impact you’ve had on the development of this nation. We owe you, we owe generations who came before you.”
For once in the eight years of regime Hope and Change, someone told the truth. Debauched currency, inflationary poverty, crippling dependance, declining birth rates, decaying infrastructure and the destruction of beauty in all forms is accelerating.
Case in point:
The destruction of beauty and the uglification of the people and our culture are all the results of the leaders of our media industry. As Biden pointed out:
“I bet you 85 percent of those changes, whether it’s in Hollywood or social media are a consequence of Jewish leaders in the industry. The influence is immense, the influence is immense. And, I might add, it is all to the good…”
The growing promulgation of sexual deviancy and celebrating all other manners of perversions are now mainstream American values, thanks to the mass media that has shaped the American mind and morality of the present generation.
Yes Mr. Biden, we certainly do owe those who have contributed so much to our (((American))) Heritage.