You’re telling us that in order to be loyal to the Torah we have to keep far away from imitating the ways of our gentile neighbors. What do you say about patriotism; about being loyal to the American government?
Now, by no means do I want that you should get the impression that in this place you’re being urged to disregard the interests of the government. Today more than ever before Jews must raise the flag of patriotism because the nation is actually being endangered by the revolutionaries. And if you would listen to me, you would take the trouble to go to the bargain store and buy a little flag and hang it out when legal holidays or government holidays come around. I did it myself. I never had a flag but last summer I went and bought a flag and I especially carried it home – I didn’t take the bus on purpose. I wanted to make a demonstration so I carried it through the streets. I carried it a mile. A big American flag I carried through the streets for a mile — let the eyes of the liberals pop out!
The President asked that we should hang out flags on Flag Day so my flag was out. I never did it before but now is the time. And therefore nobody should get the impression that patriotism is going to be discouraged here. And I hope my suggestion will bear fruit.
And all this revolutionary talk and attitude among the modern Jews is nothing but assimilation. Only that instead of being assimilated with the good goyim, they’re becoming assimilated with the wicked ones.
I don’t care who ridicules me. I know that there’s ridicule; I know that there’s cynicism. But it’s such a wicked cynicism, such a self destructive cynicism, that we have to combat it and do just just the opposite. We should put American flag stickers on our automobile windows. We should display signs, “We support our boys in Vietnam,” or wherever they are.
All the peace talk is nothing but communist inspired talk and don’t be deceived about that. All the liberals in the colleges have been tainted by the ferment of communism. Don’t be deceived! They have only one purpose and that is to destroy the country. There are no two ways about it! And don’t think that it’s just silly talk; it’s the plain truth. The communist don’t have to bother anymore. They already put a seed in the minds of all the college people, and the college population to today is doing exactly what the communists want. Exactly what they want! They want to break down America.
In the colleges the professors are not only breaking down America but they’re breaking down American society. Today, the construction workers have more good sense than the college professors have. Because who is preaching against marriage? College professors are the ones preaching against marriage. And who’s trying to uphold marriage? The construction workers.
College today means an institution where they take decent people – today we don’t even have that anymore because already in the high schools they did a job on them. So the colleges take people who were once decent when they were three years old and they are making out of the mental cripples. That’s what the colleges are doing. Colleges are a hotbed of anarchism, atheism and destruction.
So at least in one place the truth should be heard. At least in a little corner of Flatbush someone is saying it. Because outside they’re not saying that. Everybody is spouting platitudes that are nothing but imitations of the bums in the street – they want to show that they are also dancing to the tune of the mob.
I know that these lunatics will ridicule me. No matter – we have to fight them with fire; with force if necessary. At least let’s stand up and show that we disapprove of these insane self-destructive attitudes. And although that’s not what I came to speak about tonight, if you came just to hear that it was worthwhile.
TAPE # R-49 (1970)