By Michael Collins
.Before I tell you the news you need to know, let
me tell you about my beloved grandmother. As
you’ll see, her story relates directly to the controversial
subject I’m about to discuss. “Nanny” — who died in 1987, at age 83 — was a beautiful
woman, who, by the way, looked like the famed Hollywood femme fatale Mary Astor. She and my grandfather
were hardworking middle-class folks devoted to their
family. But they faced much tragedy in life.
Their five-year-old boy was run over by a truck and
killed at a time when my grandmother was pregnant.
Their one-year-old son was quite sickly and eventually
died, while shortly thereafter my grandmother suffered a
miscarriage. Their surviving son soon developed juvenile
diabetes that tormented him throughout his brief existence.
He died young, but he gave my grandmother two
grandsons. One of those cherished kids also developed
diabetes, and he too died young, having gone blind and
having had a leg amputated.
In the meantime, my grandfather was killed in a construction
accident, his arm torn off by a falling girder.
Not long after, my grandmother herself developed diabetes,
and it plagued her for the rest of her life. She remarried,
but her new husband was stricken with
tuberculosis and was hospitalized for most of their three
years together before he died.
Despite all this, my grandmother was not bitter. A joy
to be around, she had a great sense of humor and sharp
wit. I visited her regularly, took her out to lunch, and we
watched her favorite soap opera at her small apartment
in a low-income housing project. She finally had a debilitating
stroke and — mercifully — died before she had to
go to a nursing home, the one thing she didn’t want to do.
Now let me tell you the news that should astound you
and every other American taxpayer.
Right now — when millions of Americans, young and
old alike, have no healthcare insurance or otherwise have
insurance that hardly pays their medical bills — two
members of Congress from Florida, Reps. Debbie
Wasserman Schultz (D) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R),
have introduced a bill that will provide privileged taxpayer-
financed healthcare for Jewish “Holocaust survivors”
living in America, who are estimated to be
127,000 in number.
Their legislation, H.R. 2786, titled the “Holocaust
Survivors Assistance Act of 2011,” would “amend the
Older Americans Act of 1965 to provide social service
agencies with the resources to provide services to meet
the unique needs of Holocaust survivors to age in place
with dignity, comfort, security and quality of life.”
What this high-sounding rhetoric means is that, according
to The Jerusalem Post of Aug. 5, “Holocaust survivors
in the U.S. will receive federal funds designed to
help them age at home, rather than having to move to an
The Jewish Telegraph Agency stated on Aug. 3, “The
bill would give Holocaust survivors preference in obtaining
aging services.” The Jewish Federations of North
America said the bill “strengthens agencies that support
Holocaust survivors who wish to age in place rather than
move into institutionalized care, which can often lead to
retraumatization for these victims of terror and torture.”
The bill asserts: “As victims of terror and torture,
these survivors have special needs to age in place in their
communities. Institutionalized settings have a disproportionate
adverse effect on Holocaust survivors, as
these environments reintroduce the sights, sounds and
routines of institutionalization that are reminiscent of experiences
during the Holocaust.”
In other words, alleged Holocaust survivors shouldn’t
have to stay in hospitals or nursing homes because such
places supposedly remind them of concentration camps.
Most Americans, if they learned of this legislation,
would decry the special benefits being granted to these
supposed Holocaust survivors. They might also raise the
question as to why, in a nation where we are constantly
told we have separation of church and state, a particular
religious group is singled out for special treatment at
American taxpayer expense. But don’t count on the mass
media to report on this abuse of our system.
The two congresswomen who introduced the legislation —
backed by a bevy of liberal Democrats and conservative
Republicans alike — are ethnically Jewish.
So now you see why I brought up my grandmother,
who had many tragedies in her life, as have millions of
other Americans, including perhaps your own relatives.
But my grandmother wouldn’t be eligible for the special
treatment available to Holocaust survivors — and she was
even one-quarter American Indian.
Have we really come so far in “democratic” America
that a particular ethnic community, which has a powerful
lobby in Washington, is going to get special benefits
for healthcare? Aren’t they content to dominate U.S. foreign
policy, as they do today? Remember that American
veterans, who are fighting the foreign wars demanded
by the pro-Israeli lobby, are themselves battling to preserve
their own healthcare benefits that faced cutbacks,
even in the days of George “Support Our Troops” Bush,
who launched those wars in the first place?
When your grandmother gets sick, just remember the
answer to this question: “Who benefits?”
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Michael Collins Piper can now be
heard on the Internet at michaelcollinspiper.podbean.com
He is the author of Final
, the controversial
“underground bestseller” documenting
the collaboration of Israeli intelligence in
the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He is
also the author of The
High Priests of War
New Jerusalem: Zionist Power in America
Judas Goats: The Enemy Within
Secrets: Crime, Conspiracy & Cover-Up in
the 20th Century, The
GOLEM: Israel's Hell Bomb
These works can
be found at America
and FIRST AMENDMENT BOOKS:
He has lectured
on suppressed topics in places as diverse as
Malaysia, Japan, Canada, Russia and Abu Dhabi.
(Issue #38/39, September 19 & 26, 2011, AMERICAN