Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan (ZTL ZYA)taught:
…American Jews are also the most complacent Jews who have ever lived.
No matter what anybody may preach, no matter what lessons history has taught us, we all know that “it can’t happen here.”
SEEN IN: Faces and Facets (part I, chapter 3, page 45, article titled: The Saddest Day) by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan, year 1993 CE, Moznaim Publishing Corporation, Brooklyn, New York
Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan was an Orthodox Chareidi Rabbi who lived in New York City from year 1935 CE to 1983 CE. During his relatively short life, he wrote approximately 60 books about Torah topics, including the English translation of Yalkut Meam Loez, which is around 20 hardcover volumes.
He was also a scientist, whose name was listed in THE WHO’S WHO OF AMERICAN PHYSICS.
Our Rebbi R’ Matissyohu Salomon lirefuah sheleima has been stressing the basic idea that we are not safe anywhere for many many years.
In fact the night before 9/11 he stressed that even in Central Manhattan no one has nay assurances.
The Mashgiach in Manchester used to base his shmooze on this topic on tehillim 139