What Can Jews Learn from the Scots-Irish?


Many wealthy liberal American Jews may be displeased at what I’m about to write, but hear me out.

I enjoy using Senator Jim Webb‘s book Born Fighting as insight into much of United States culture.

The Scots-Irish always had to fight.  Starting with battling the Romans in Britain to the point where the Romans had to build Hadrians’ Wall.  (The Celts had been fighting one another long before that, but that’s another story).

Lowland Scots fought off many an English invasion.  Then James the First of a united England and Scotland decided to take the hard, tough people of the Anglo-Scots Border Area and plant them in Ulster (Six of the nine Ulster Counties are now Northern Ireland).

Then, they were invited to settle the Appalachian Frontier.  My point?  They have been in some sort of fight for a long time.

I would not want Jews to copy that culture lock, stock, and barrel, but take away the lessons of being prepared and trusting but verifying.

Don’t look for and start a fight, but by golly, be prepared to finish it!

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About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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