It is not pleasurable to write this post. I take no satisfaction in reviling the life or thoughts or words of another human being, and I don’t do so now. I write in the search for meaning, as one compares one thing to something else in order to understand a third thing.
In the previous post, “A Matter of Dignity and Righteous Defiance,” I provided some personal historical information while highlighting the sensitive, noble nature of Mordechai Anielewicz, by way of the last letter he wrote before dying in battle at the hands of the heavily-armed, state-militarized Nazi malefactors he’d taken up arms against. Anielewicz was the 22-year-old commander of the Jewish fighting brigade at the time of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.
In this post, I highlight the nature of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s final communications to the world prior to being apprehended as “Suspect #2” in the Boston bombings, simply by providing them for observation with limited comment.
Mordechai Anielewicz was associated with the Zionist movement before creating self-defense organisations within the Warsaw ghetto. I provide the following reference information regarding Dzhokhar Tasrnaev’s recent social media activity in a similar manner, as a matter of context.
I find it somehow eerie that both these individuals were at the same youthful stages of life, yet chose such antithetical means of action in response to their given circumstances: one sacrificing his life in defending the innocent from heavily-armed, enmassed malevolent adversaries, the other sacrificing his life by taking the lives of numerous unarmed innocents.
The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) today posted a dispatch entitled: “Boston Bombing ‘Suspect 2,’ Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, On Social Networks.” It includes the status of Tsarnaev’s account on VK.com, a social network service popular with Russian-speaking users around the world, as well as the accounts he subscribed to on Twitter, as well as his final Twitter dispatches before being arrested on Friday night.
In the interest of maintaining a degree of objectivity in pursuit of the provocation of thought on the reader’s part, I cease my commentary here. It is quite revealing, if not in any easily explainable way, to read Mordechai Anielewicz’s final communication to the world [again] after reading Tsarnaev’s final communications prior to his capture and incarceration in Watertown, Massachusetts by the assembled law enforcement personnel.
I leave the rest to you, the reader.
The following is the content of Tsarnaev’s final “tweets” as reported in a report by David Remnick in “The New Yorker” magazine:
March 14, 2012—a decade in america already, I want out
August 16, 2012—The value of human life ain’t shit nowadays that’s #tragic
August 22, 2012—I am the best beer pong player in Cambridge. I am the #truth
September 1, 2012—Idk why it’s hard for many of you to accept that 9/11 was an inside job. I mean I guess fuck the facts y’all are some real #patriots #gethip
December 24, 2012—Brothers at the mosque either think I’m a convert or that I’m from Algeria or Syria, just the other day a guy asked me how I came to Islam
January 15, 2013—I don’t argue with fools who say islam is terrorism it’s not worth a thing, let an idiot remain an idiot
March 13, 2013—Never try to fork a mini tomato while wearing a white shirt, it will explode
April 10, 2013—Gain knowledge, get women, acquire currency #livestrong
April 15, 2013—Ain’t no love in the heart of the city, stay safe people
April 15, 2013—There are people that know the truth but stay silent & there are people that speak the truth but we don’t hear them cuz they’re the minority
April 16, 2013—I’m a stress free kind of guy
In closing, it seems a matter of great importance to not neglect the fact that, also today, the first memorial services were held to honor the victims and the first responders involved in this most disturbing act of terror.
May their families receive strength from the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, may His light shine upon them at this time of loss and grief, and may the memories of the victims become a blessing to the world.
- A Matter of Dignity and Righteous Defiance (jacobsrelief.wordpress.com)
- Warsaw ghetto survivor in Israel recalls Jewish uprising against the Nazis (vancouversun.com)
- The ultimate emblem of resistance: the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (timesofisrael.com)
- Warsaw ghetto survivor in Israel recalls uprising (stripes.com)
- Walls still up 70 years after heroic defence of the Warsaw ghetto (thetimes.co.uk)
- Warsaw ghetto survivor in Israel recalls uprising (cnsnews.com)
- Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Twitter Account (drudge.com)
- Brothers left clues online about their motives (news.yahoo.com)
- Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Lost and Found (newyorker.com)
- Warsaw ghetto survivor carries out 70-year-old mission (timesofisrael.com)