Money if the Root of All Good


   The First Epistle to Timothy in the New Testament (1 Timothy 6:10) starts "For the love of money is the root of all evil" (in the King James translation)  Here are a couple of reasons I don't agree with that.


Manny Pierre didn't know where it came from, he only knew that it came and
it helped in oh-so-many ways. The money always arrived with a small
short note that simply said, "Keep up the great cause, we will
prevail," and was simply signed, "Manny." Pierre didn't know who Manny was - nobody did! Not then anyway, we do
now. But this was during World War II when the Black Horror was
sweeping Europe. That's what Manny called it, The Black Horror, & of
course he was referring to the Nazi plague that was taking over most
of the continent. Pierre was a leader of the French Resistance,
commonly called the underground. He fought with groups of French
citizens in the best way he could, by living within main society and
leading bands of armed resistance against the Germans in clandestine
activities. They would ambush German patrols, blow up German
installations and sabotage Nazi operations in any way they could. The Allies were good at providing arms and weapons, but the
underground also needed money. That was a commodity that was very hard
to come by during the war, especially when your country is completely
occupied by an invading military force. And that's where Manny came in. He sent money, and he sent a lot of
it. Manny was Emmanuel Goldenberg, born a Romanian Jew, who was now
living in America . Manny had done very well in his life and he knew
only too well what kinds of horrors were going on in his native
Romania & the rest of Europe. Jews and others were being gassed and
killed by the millions and he had to do something. One thing he could do was use his good fortune to help the war
effort. He had tried to join the Armed Forces, but he didn't qualify,
so he did what he could. He sent money to where it was needed the most
- to the resistance as I said, Pierre was one of the leaders of the
resistance. There were many, but Pierre controlled the action around
the area of Normandy. He and his people were very instrumental in
assisting the Allied invasion on D-Day by sabotaging redirecting many
Nazi forces moments before the actual invasion. Much of this was
possible because of the money that arrived every month. Month after
month for two years money arrived for Pierre and his cause from Manny.
It never failed! It literally saved the day. No, Pierre never knew
who Manny was, only that he sent money for food, clothes, gasoline and
many other important things. But years later, we know who Manny was, that silent guardian angel of
the French underground. So do you He was one of the biggest stars in
Hollywood, and a fine gentleman. It's a Little Known Fact that a very
important part of the success of the French underground came from a
source they never knew: Emmanuel Goldenberg, or as you knew him, the
very fine actor Edward G. Robinson.