... though we seem to have forgotten.
Ostensibly talmidim of the Satmar Ruv zy"a we often behave much more like the biryonim of R' Meir Kahane hy"d. As if the goyisha authorities and/or the goyisha press owe us something. We don't need to be tziyonim to be guilty of girui b'umos hu'oilem. Everyone should just simmer down, pipe down and be quiet.
We are in golus. Maintain a low profile. Stop living in the mirage of keeping things in-house. Nothing stays in-house anymore. (Except, of course, this unread Red-Tent blog.) We are all under surveillance cameras and listening devices. Just try to think outside our own cheese-boxes and imagine how all of this is being taken by your average goy-in-the-street who believe everything they read in the newspapers.
I'm not going into any mussar-schmuessen and calls for high-minded behavior. I'm just talking basic pragmatism and golus survival-techniques.
How did such an aydeleh and brilliant עם חכם ונבון become such a stupid and strident הגוי הגדול הזה ?