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ever in the history of the to an America that was racist, sexUnited States has the presi- ist, homophobic and xenophobic. It dent of this great nation means he wants to return to a time received the hatred that’s when white men ruled the country been displayed by the left, the Demo- and received a leg up on others by stepping on their necks. crats and the media. Every single day either the president or his family has received nega- 2. He’s a former reality-TV star tive opinions and negaWhat’s next — Kim tive press from the Kardashian cures cannewspapers... New York cer? Whoever wins “The Times, Washing Post, Bachelor” gets appointChicago Tribune and LA ed head of the World POINT Times also the television Bank? stations, the big three networks — ABC, NBC 3. He’s a billionaire and CBS — in addition He was born rich and to cable news channels just became richer by CNN and MSNBC. swindling people and Why do people hate stiffing workers. Donald Trump? After reviewing tons of on4. He’s a businessline comments, I found man and not a politithat these are the Top Richard T. Matz cian 15 reasons that Donald Trump’s critics say they What the hell does he hate him. Surprisingly, know about politics or they’re also the same how government works? exact reasons that other people love Can he even name his local congresshim! man? Does he know the difference So why do people hate Trump so between the House and Senate? He much? never served in any kind of political office, and then you make him PRESIDENT?! 1. He says he wants to ‘Make


America Great Again’

5. He hates the press

Yes, this is what he says. But what Of course he does. He hates them that means is that he wants to return the same way that a criminal hates the cops. The same way a wife hates a cheating husband. They catch him on every lie that comes out of his mouth, and that’s an exhausting job, because all he does is lie.

6. He’s rude and mean

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Dobbs tackles early anti-semitism in world war II ‘The Unwanted’ tells story of jewish immigrants By Elise Cooper Military Press

“The Unwanted” by Michael Dobbs is a riveting and unfortunately true story of how the world turned their back on Jewish families seeking to escape Nazi Germany. Although many would like to compare it to the current day, the fact is that the book’s account of the early years of World War II does not echo today’s policies. After reading this book, anyone that compares the past and present should be ashamed. As the book illustrates these were true asylum seekers. The problem thwarting the Jewish escape was mainly the low refugee quotas. At a time when the American public was deeply isolationist, xenophobic and anti-Semitic, U.S. officials dragged their feet or denied visas. Dobbs quotes American journalist Dorothy Thompson, “A piece of paper with a stamp on it was the difference between life and death.” Using the village of Kippenheim as a sample population, he shows the tragic consequences of an unresponsive refugee policy. This small village is located on the edge of the Black Forest, not far from the French/ German border of the Rhine River. A place where Jews and Christians lived peacefully with each other for generations, notably the town’s synagogue was right down the street from the Catholic Church. Dobbs writes how anti-Semitism seemed to be confined to cities and towns, “For many Christian Kippenheimers, antisemitism was more a matter of class resentment than racial hatred… A cultural and psychological gulf developed between the Christian farmers and the Jewish tradesmen,” that did not manifest itself into much violence. Yet, everything seemed to change after Kristallnacht in late 1938, when Jewish homes, hospitals, synagogues, businesses and schools were ransacked and destroyed. The Nazis claimed it was a supposed “spontaneous protest” against “murderous” Jews. There was a senseless roundup of Jewish men, a signal to those who were paying attention, that Germany was not safe. Dobbs writes, “Any doubts about what they should do were swept away in an instant. A single hope remained: emigration.” Dobbs delves into the lives of a few families from the village and the attempts they made to escape. Many were successful and were able to leave before and slightly after the breakout of war on Sept. 3, 1939. Several Kippenheimers

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Deportation of a Jewish family in Kippenheim.

made it to Marseille and then on to the United States via Morocco. But most of the remaining Jews were sent to Gurs, a holding camp in the southwest part of France, and from there to the killing concentration camp, Auschwitz. Readers find out how 6,500 Jews were deported, where roughly one in four died in the deplorable French camps — four out of 10 were sent to Auschwitz. The book recounts how the wait for visas turned deadly for Kippenheimers Gerda and Momo Auerbacher. With their papers stamped “Immigration to the United States pending,” they were crammed into railroad cars and taken to the final stop on their life’s journey: Auschwitz. Another village couple, Max and Fanny Valfer were finally granted visas in August 1942, just weeks after the Germans shifted their policy toward Jews from expulsion to extermination. The Valfers were deported “to the east” in the fall of 1942 and murdered at Auschwitz. Dobbs tried to be fair-minded when

he showed both opinions regarding the American response to the Holocaust and whether more could have been done to save the persecuted Jews. Dobbs quotes David Wyman who wrote a book “The Abandonment of the Jews,” “Both the president (FDR) and the Congress had failed the test of leadership. The State Department was guilty of ‘outright obstructionism.’ The press was also complicit.” Roosevelt’s passivity while the European Jews were massively being annihilated was deplorable. He did nothing while the St. Louis, a ship carrying Jewish refugees from Germany, was denied access. He did nothing to gather support for the Childrens’ Jewish Refugee Bill, and allowed men like Breckinridge Long in charge of the State Department’s refugee programs, to remain in office instead of firing him. This hands-off policy proved Hitler correct when he said that no one wants the Jews. Dobbs reminds people that the six million are not just a statistic, but actual human beings. They suffered atrocities,

mass murder, crimes against humanity, and/or genocide. Readers will understand through these individuals their desperate struggle to survive at a time when the world abandoned them. Elise Cooper: I know that some reviews might use your book to compare it to the present-day situation. How do you feel about that? Michael Dobbs: This is a book about history, not about the modern-day politics. I did not want to make a judgment but allow readers to draw their own conclusions based on the facts. As a writer I believe in show, don’t tell. EC: Why did you decide to write the book? MD: I work for the Holocaust Museum. To celebrate the 25th Anniversary, they have a new exhibit, “Americans and the Holocaust.” I helped with the research that dealt with the refugees and their immigration to the U.S. I want to connect the abstract with the impact it had on ordinary people. I chose the village of Kippenheim because it had a substantial Jewish community that tried to emigrate to the U.S. The families I write about had different experiences: some succeeded getting to America, and some did not. EC: You also discuss the different attitudes towards the Jews? MD: There were different perspectives regarding the Jews in Kippenheim. unwanted, continued on Page 6 •

‘Rocketman’ takes off into the stratosphere stinging comments of those who profess to love him, if your heart doesn’t feel it on the screen then might I suggest hanging out with Sheila and Stanley! It must also be said that Egerton’s outrageous and colorful performance is everything for this film. He had the audience laughing at times, sniffling a lot, and toe tapping if not trying to sing out loud to the songs we all know so well. This is a film that brings us everything, tells us the tale of an icon and how thoroughly lucky that he went beyond the yellow brick road to stay with us. Elton John is someone in my own life who seemed to sing the words filled with emotion that floated around in my own head. Taupin didn’t hesitate to bring the words that we have been singing for the past 25-plus years. From “Sacrifice,” “Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word,” “Your Song,” “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me,” “I’m Still Standing,” “Candle in the Wind,” “Daniel,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” and my favorite, “I Want Love.” For those of us who love Elton John, “Rocketman” is the film that embraces the reasons why and lets us all into a life that explains so very much. In the end — the only way to tell his story is to live his fantasy!

By Jeri Jacquin Military Press

In theaters from director Dexter Fletcher and Paramount Pictures comes a ride lead by a “Rocketman.” Reginald Dwight is a young music prodigy who lives with a father Stanley (Steven Mackintosh) who has no heart for the boy and mother Sheila (Bryce Dallas Howard) who only has a heart for herself. Supporting him is Grandmother Ivy (Gemma Jones) who sees musical potential in the boy. From a music conservatory to playing at the local bar, Reggie (Taron Egerton) is still trying to figure out this thing called life. Then he meets Ray (Charlie Rowe) who introduces him to songwrit- Taron Egerton plays Elton John in the movie about the musician’s life, “Rocketman.” er Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell) and magic clearly isn’t happy in marriage or moth- van as Doug Weston. happens. “Rocketman” is a film that is to be Ray and music man Dick James (Ste- erhood. When there are moments of phen Graham) send the newly renamed motherly love and Reginald grabs onto experienced on so many levels. Yes, it is Elton John out on the road including a it, he is almost instantly swatted away filled with Elton John’s music and the placement of each memorable song is show at the Troubadour in California. with added pain. Madden as Reid is a piece of work for perfection. The choreography is thrillBernie is thrilled with their windfall but sure. He gives Elton hope that he de- ing to watch and the moments in the Elton is still trying to figure it all out. Help comes in the presence of John serves to be loved but it comes at such a story where his life is seen through song Reid (Richard Madden) who sweeps high and debilitating cost. Jones as Ivy is and dance is toe tapping and engaging. I also have to say that there were moElton off his feet. Reid also ingratiated the sole hope for young Reginald, she is himself into the performers life and home strong, compassionate and keenly aware ments that kleenex is needed. Lets be of the situation with Reginald’s parents. honest, John’s life as we are shown is which doesn’t sit well with everyone. Other cast include: Jason Pennycooke only moments of heartbreak that are In the meantime the world has become his oyster with sold out perfor- as Wilson, Jimmy Vee as Arthur, Rachel hidden with music, flashy outfits and Jeri Jacquin is the Movie Maven. For more on mances that allow him to be as wild as Muldoon as Kiki Dee, Celinde Schoen- smiles induced by drugs and alcohol. films and television, go to http://moviemahe wants. Then, success turns sour as maker as Renate Blauel and Tate Dono- Believing the worst in himself by the Elton finds himself in the world of drugs, alcohol and the past turn him inside out. There comes a time when you either ignore the world crashing around you or change the direction of life. Egerton as Elton John is absolutely stunning. He is in it from beginning The Port of San Diego Harbor Police is a cross-trained to end and by that I mean playing the life of a legend that, for the most force protecting the San Diego Bay waterfront on the part, isn’t pretty. Whether by his own streets, on the water, and at the airport. hand or the craziness that comes with fame, Edgerton portrays the naïve, sensitive, longing and angry side of Elton John. He is mesmerizing to watch and cements his talent as an actor as well as a singer. Bell as Taupin is thrilled to be working with Elton and takes off along side his friend with the sparkle and thrill of a kid. It doesn’t take long for Taupin realizes that he, and the man he considers a brother, is headed for disaster. Bell gives his performance everything filled with friendship, loyalty and a bit of tough love. I truly enjoyed Bell’s performance as it was truly heartfelt and strong. Mackintosh as father Stanley seems to have an almost distain for his son and it is the young Reginald who Learn more at: feels every piece of that. Even as the young Reginald grows up, the shadow of that relationship is with him daily. Howard as Sheila is a woman who For advertising information, call (858) 537-2280 • June 15, 2019 3


“We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them — this morning, as they prepared for their journey, and waved good-bye, and ‘slipped the surly bonds of earth’ to ‘touch the face of God.’” Ronald Reagan 40th. U.S. President Served Jan. 20, 1981 – Jan. 20, 1989

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World events

• The United Kingdom and France announce plans to construct the Channel Tunnel on Jan. 20. • President Jean-Claude Duvalier (“Baby Doc”) flees Haiti on Feb. 7, ending 28 years of family rule. • Halley’s Comet reaches its perihelion, the closest point to the Sun, Feb. 9 during its second visit to the solar system in the 20th century. • Human rights activist Natan Sharansky is released by the Soviet Union and leaves the country Feb. 11. • The Soviet Union launches the Mir space station Feb. 19. • The People Power Revolution begins in the Philippines on Feb. 22 to remove

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President Ferdinand Marcos from office. • Journalist John McCarthy is kidnapped in Beirut on April 17 – 3 others are found dead; Revolutionary Cells claims responsibility in retaliation for the U.S. bombing of Libya. • A mishandled safety test at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Pripyat, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union “killed at least 4056 people and damaged almost $7 billion of property” on April 26. • In London, Prince Andrew, Duke of York marries Sarah Ferguson on July 23 at Westminster Abbey. • Desmond Tutu becomes the first black Anglican Church bishop in South Africa on Sept. 7. • President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet in Reykjavík,

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Iceland on Oct. 11, to continue discussions about scaling back their intermediate missile arsenals in Europe, which end in failure. • The Lebanese magazine Ash-Shiraa reports Nov. 3 that the United States has been selling weapons to Iran in secret, in order to secure the release of 7 American hostages held by pro-Iranian groups in Lebanon.

U.S. News

• The first federal Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., is observed Jan. 20. • Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrates 73 seconds after launch Jan. 28, killing the crew of 7 astronauts, including schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe. • Pixar animation studios open Feb. 3.

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• Geraldo Rivera opens Al Capone’s secret vault on “The Mystery of Al Capone’s Vaults” on April 21, discovering only a bottle of moonshine. • Roger Clemens sets the record for the most strikeouts in a 9-inning MLB game April 29, striking out 20 batters. • “Top Gun,” an action film featuring naval aviation and starring Tom Cruise, Anthony Edwards, Val Kilmer and Kelly McGillis, debuts in cinemas May 16. It goes on to become the highest grossing film of the year, netting nearly $177 million in America alone • At least 5,000,000 people form a human chain from New York City to Long Beach to raise money to fight hunger and homelessness as part of “Hands Across America” on May 25. • Jonathan Pollard pleads guilty June 4 to espionage for selling top secret United States military intelligence to Israel. • The Statue of Liberty is reopened July 5 to the public after an extensive refurbishment. • “The Oprah Winfrey Show” premieres •



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in syndication Sept. 8. • California Chief Justice Rose Bird and two colleagues are removed by voters from the Supreme Court of California for opposing capital punishment Nov. 4. • National Security Council member Oliver North and his secretary, Fawn Hall, start shredding documents implicating them in selling weapons to Iran and channeling the proceeds to help fund the Contra rebels in Nicaragua on Nov. 21. • Mike Tyson wins his first world boxing title Nov. 22 by defeating Trevor Berbick in Las Vegas.

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Once a Marine, Always a Marine By Cpl. Jacob Pruitt MCAS Miramar


is weathered hands, aged by war and time, brushed across the fuselage of an aircraft. Like a gust of wind, old memories washed over him. Stepping out from the hangar, the 99-year-old Marine took a firm grasp of his grandson’s hand as a Marine from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, escorted them onto Camp Pendleton’s flightline. Nearly a century of experience, coupled with more than 20 years of military service, visibly weighed on his frame. Here was a man who had danced with death above the skies and oceans of the world and lived to tell the tale. Now, on the day of his birth, Dick Cropley, a retired dive bomber, wanted nothing more than to breathe in the air with the Marines who faithfully carried on the legacy he helped shape. On May 31st, his wish was granted. “I can’t believe the Marine Corps would do something like this for me,” said Cropley while fighting back tears. “You get out or retire, and it just feels like the world forgot about you. I can’t express how much this means to me.” Cropley started flying in 1942 and spent more than 20 years in the Marines. The retired Marine Corps Major operated a dive bomber during World War II and conducted operations across the globe in support of his Marine Corps family. “The planes I flew could fit inside here,” said Cropley as he motioned toward one of the massive engines of an MV-22B Osprey. It was a far cry from the small, single engine airplanes he had trained on and fought in during World War II. The years seemed to fall from his

Retired U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Richard Cropley celebrates his 99th birthday with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, at Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton on May 31. Cropley served his country for more than 20 years as a fighter/bomber pilot during World War II and flew multiple combat missions over the Pacific. Cropley’s birthday wish was to spend time with his Marine Corps aviation family and to see an MV-22B Osprey up close. | Photo By: Sgt. Charles Plouffe

shoulders as he peered across the flight line. Hundreds of aircraft, aviation equipment and sensors welcomed him to the air strip with a rare and peaceful silence. He was home. It was an emotional welcome for a Marine. Especially in a service that is typically seen as unflinching, hard, calm and calculated war fighters. It was a different and loving feeling on this day. The men watching Cropley soaked it all in and could only smile as they helped fulfill this Marine’s birthday wish. “Aircraft change, aviation changes,” said Capt. Ross Studwell, the flight equipment and ordnance officer in charge at VMM 164. “But Marines never change. Cropley is a fine example of

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the commitment the Marine Corps is famous for.” An endearing and welcoming attitude formed out of pure respect was extended to Cropley, who was invited as an honored guest to a change of command ceremony and a guided tour of VMM164’s hanger for an inside and personal look at modern day Marine Corps aircraft. What he didn’t expect was the surprise birthday celebration planned by the Marines. The “Knightriders” presented the former pilot with a cake, celebrating his 99th birthday, honoring his more than 20 years of service. Semper Fidelis is a Latin phrase that means “Always Faithful.” The motto has been a guiding principle and the foundation on which every Marine is made. Marines have always and will always stay true to that foundation and show it through their actions. “This is a true honor for VMM-164, but it’s just keeping with the fundamentals of Marine Corps tradition,” said Lt. Col. Joseph DiMambro, the squadron’s commanding officer. “We always remember our brothers and sisters and take pride in caring for our own. Keeping the standards of brotherhood set by Marines like Maj. Cropley means a lot to us and to the Marine Corps.” The Marines of VMM-164 were honored to celebrate Maj Cropley’s birthday with him and many of them were enamored with his Flight Logbooks and WWII keepsakes from places like Guadalcanal and Bougainville.

Cropley’s voice broke as he held back tears. His words echoed in the small room as he thanked the Marines and expressed his pride in sharing the title United States Marine – a title few earn. His parting words were brief, but carried the weight of hundreds of years of tradition. “Semper Fidelis.”

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Some villagers were outright Nazis like the postmaster who waged brutal campaigns. Some were sympathetic and helped such as Anna Kraus who sold milk and eggs to the Wachenheimer Family and visited them late at night when the rest of the village was asleep. Yet most just put their heads down. EC: Do you think that many Jews stayed too long before trying to get out? MD: I think the younger Jews had fewer ties to Germany and saw the writing on the wall sooner. But after Kristallnacht everybody understood that it was no longer safe for a Jew to live in Germany. The decrees robbed most of them of their wealth and they needed to rely on charity to get out of the country. EC: What do you want the reader to get out of your book? MD: I want everyone to understand the human dimension where real lives are at stake. I tried to show what it was like to be a refugee trying to emigrate to the U.S. This included all the harrowing aspects that they went through, the bureaucratic nightmare. I wanted to show the political debate at the time and the issues that went on with the various sides. •


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My twin brother called me from prison. Just like mom He said, “So you know how we finish Manny is almost 29 years old. His each others’ sentences?” friends have already gotten married, but Manny still just dates and dates. Finally, a friend asks him, “What’s the Safari with the in-laws Ben went on safari with his wife and matter, are you looking for the perfect mother-in-law. One evening, while still woman? Are you that particular? Can’t deep in the jungle, the Mrs. awoke to find you find anyone who suits you?” “No,” Manny replies. “I meet many nice her mother gone. Rushing to her husband, she insisted on them both trying to find girls, but as soon as I bring them home to meet my parents, my mother doesn’t like her mother. Ben picked up his rifle, took a swig of them. So I keep on looking!” “Listen,” his friend suggests. “Why don’t whiskey, and started to look for her. In a clearing not far from the camp, they came you find a girl who’s just like your dear ole upon a chilling sight: the mother-in-law mother?” Many weeks go by and again Manny was backed up against a thick, impenetrable bush, and a large male lion stood and his friend get together. “So, Manny, did you find that perfect girl yet — one facing her. that’s just like your mother?” The wife said, “What are we to do?” Manny shrugs his shoulders, “Yes, I “Nothing,” said Ben. “The lion got him-


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7. He’s not ‘politically correct’

He thinks he’s just “telling it like it is.” Sure, if you think that white males are superior and should keep ruling the world. Instead, he’s just a hateful a-hole who likes to slam Muslims, Mexicans, women, gays, blacks, transgender people, etc.


9. He’s against open borders

Most of world history is a tale of war and bloodshed and cruelty and suffering due to the fact that people have an “us against them” mentality and divide themselves into groups.

10. He’s nationalist rather than globalist

World War II was a fight between nationalism and globalism. Did you know that the “N” in “Nazi” comes from the fact that Hitler’s party called themselves “National” socialists? So if you’re on the side of nationalism vs. globalism, you’re taking the side of Nazis and the losers in the last tragic World War.

11. He didn’t sign the Paris Climate Accord While the earth is warming and the seas are rising and nearly every climate scientist on Earth insists all nations do so.

12. He is pro-capitalism

He favors an economic system that strengthens the weak against the poor, that ravages the land, and that blithely stomps on indigenous cultures in order to render us all mindless consumers with no sense of self, virtue or community. We have to come together to solve a problem.

13. He appeals to rural voters

You know the ones — the ignorant, toothless, inbred, Bible-thumping, cousin-touching, uneducated rubes who have always been the most racist, intolerant, ignorant and hateful members of our country. Cities are synonymous with art and culture and sophistication, so it’s no surprise that the part of the country that produces no art, no literature and no culture would be the one that supports Trump.

14. He is pro-gun

Even after all the senseless and high-profile mass shootings of the past few years in which countless innocent people were caught in the crossfire of some crazed lunatic loser who was working out his inadequacy and hatred on the world, Trump insists that we all need guns — the more, the merrier.

15. He thinks quite highly of himself

We don’t need an egomaniac with his finger on the nuclear button. We don’t need someone who might likely destroy civilization as we know it because someone hurt his feelings.

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