Friday, February 21, 2014
I am viewing a BBC show Graham Norton and the American Actress Julianne Moore is describing how she took on dual citizenship as a British Subject in 2011 in honor of her Scottish grandmother. I have to wonder why people needs two citizenships unless they are hedging their bets and they or their children more likely will need citizenship other than American to herd onto some refugee boat bound for Europe in ten or twenty years. Or if you retire in the UK you can get NHS healthcare allotted to all citizens there. You do not get social security shipped off shore if you are not an American citizen and do not remain living in the United States etc. The rich hedge their bets and arrange for the cheapest taxes. It is all part of the game of life I suppose.
I have to wonder when and where this dual citizenship came up in our culture. It slipped in the back door when Israel, an ally, gave automatic Israeli to all ethnic Jews worldwide as a means to prevent another refugee bottleneck that happened in Europe in the nineteen thirties when Jews were denied exits visas from Germany and denied entrance visas all over the so called civilized world. That as many as a million Jews probably had the means, but the not political clout, to leave Germany and Europe when the Fascist ethnic cleansing thing started. And I have also read that Hitler was never rabidly anti-Semitic until he settled in Catholic Bavaria and Munich where the anti-Semitic rhetoric was necessary to build the vote for the National Socialist Party.
That political expediency for some wealthy paranoid minority dictated that so many millions were directly targeted by the Fascists. What bothers me at times is that the Public Relations of the Jewish lobby push the six million deaths of the Holocaust and few realize that twice that number probably perished in total and included political prisoners, gays and other ethnic minorities like the Gypsies.