"Vivre heureux, vivre caché" ; ( to live happily, stay hidden).
Now I see where it came from.
That is one approach, but I am sure you can find the opposite approach in the Talmud as well, since there are always three opinions for two arguing Jews.
We had this very same discussion last night with Eric Phelps. about the exact same topic." Somebody" advised what bill is advising. Eric Phelps argued to the contrary. But then, Eric is not a Talmudist, and we do have to take the advice of our sages seriously.
Still, in times of war against the Jews, is it advisable to stay passive? That is exactly what the Jews did during WWII, against the very same enemies, and I don't have to describe the results of that attitude to you.
We are dealing with some very existential questions here.eee
After all, what we are dealing with here is UNADULTERATED ESAV.
FORD FOUNDATION = VATICAN = ROME = EDOM = ESAV .
And the Chachamim have taught us how to deal with Esav, modeling themselves after Yaakov Avinu:
DIVIDE THE CAMPS, SUBSTANTIAL GIFTS, PRAYER, AND WAR!!
And also, always read the chapter of Bereshit that deals with the encounter of Yaakov Avinu with Esav, VAYISHLACH, before any encounter with Esav.
And, we know that ultimately Yaakov VANQUISHED Esav, so there is hope.
The best thing, to my mind, would be to consult with some of the top Talmidei Chachamim of our times, explaining the FACTS to them, which they probably DO NOT KNOW - or do they, and keep it to themselves?- and get their advice.
Let me tell you what just happened to me, this very minute:
I was looking for the exact chapter of the Torah which deals with the encounter of Yaakov with Esav, and for that, I picked up the book "the Midrash says"; the page opened, by itself, on Parshat Toldos, and these are the very words, VERBATIM, that I read:
"AS MUCH AS ESAV HATED YAAKOV, HE STILL DID NOT DARE TO MURDER HIM OPENLY. THE COURT OF SHEM AND EVER WOULD SENTENCE ANY MURDERER TO CAPITAL PUNISHEMENT.
ESAV THEREFORE PLANNED TO ASSASSINATE YAAKOV THROUGH A THIRD PARTY (Sounds familiar???). HE DECIDED TO MARRY YISHMAEL'S DAUGHTER FOR THIS PURPOSE (Sounds familiar again?)
I WILL KINDLE YISHMAEL'S ANGER AGAINST YAAKOV, he reasoned, UNTIL YISHMAEL EVENTUALLY WILL MURDER HIM.
SUBSEQUENTLY , I WILL BE ENTITLED TO KILL YISHMAEL AS THE AVENGER OF MY BROTHER'S BLOOD. THUS I WILL BECOME THE HEIR OF BOTH FAMILIES.
.......BUT HIS PLANS TO HAVE YISHMAEL SLAY YAAKOV NEVER BECAME REALITY. YISHMAEL DIED AS SOON AS ESAV BECAME ENGAGED TO HIS DAUGHTER......"
The Torah, once more, is an exact blueprint of our reality. MAASEI AVOT SIMAN LABANIM. Esav has not changed, Yishmael has not changed, and Yaakov has not changed either. Eisav was always a cheat, always acting through FRONTS, just as the FORD FOUNDATION is doing, and just as the VATICAN is doing.
And we need to deal with the Ford Foundation EXACTLY as Yaakov dealt with Esav, for victory ( including the fight with Esav's angel!!!!). At least this is what I think.
Please take note,
I think that, in the present climate of hysteria, it would be wise to refrain from displaying red meat to the animals.As the Talmud advises: "When there is rage in the world, hide yourself from the beasts."