The Dogs Aren't Barking
December 2002By David C. Stolinsky
David C. Stolinsky, M.D., who is of the Jewish faith, lives in Los Angeles. He is retired after 25 years of medical school teaching at the University of California at San Francisco and the University of Southern California. A shorter version of this article appeared on NewsMax.com, and is used with permission.
Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?
To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.
The dog did nothing in the night-time.
That was the curious incident, remarked Sherlock Holmes.
Silver Blaze by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
In this famous fictional incident, the dog didnt bark because he knew the intruder. This clue helped Holmes solve the case, and the dog that didnt bark entered the language as an expression for something that should have happened but didnt.
True, there are other reasons why a dog may not bark. Perhaps he is asleep or simply doesnt care. This, of course, gives no clue about intruders, but it does say a lot about the dog himself.
For years decades, in fact there has been little protest from America, and still less from Europe, when Jews were slaughtered in the Middle East. Most of them were Israelis, but scores of others were American and European tourists or students.
To take one example among many, do you recall who Judith Greenbaum was? If you dont, I cant blame you. She, like so many other murdered or injured Americans, quickly vanished down the medias memory hole.
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