This weekend, we celebrate the violent revolution of which my own family happily participated in 1776. But like here where we are shortsighted about revolutions, there is a reminder of the past that never really dies. For example, this story of someone who was tortured viciously by the German Nazis: ‘He was in many ways, the conscience of the world’: Obama leads the tributes to Holocaust survivor, author and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel who has died at age 87. A most tragic life and the worst tragedy of all was how unable he was to look in the mirror and see how he was turning himself into a Nazi. Why don’t Palestinian parents talk to their children about peace and hope, he complained.
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Brooklyn residents don’t appreciate Spike Lee’s rants on gentrification: Mr. Lee was allowed, due to being a Hollywood personality living in NYC, to perform a disgusting, very racist, obscene rant about fixing up neighborhoods that once declined into crime-riddled slums. The two neighborhoods this upper East Side Manhattan Super Star criticized was two places I was very active in cleaning up and renovating. That is, Park Slope and Fort Greene. It wasn’t the house repairs that worked when I was operating there, it was my very proactive, arrest anyone street patrols we organized back in the 1970’s. This was literal life and death. My block, before the patrols began, had a monthly murder rate that was very high, three in one month the same month we decided, after blocking off the street with discarded couches, to change via being very, very active at night. And it worked and this pissed off Sharpton and Lee no end and both attacked me, personally, for doing this because I was a white woman.