Snakes in Glass Houses
Many of our good friends and longtime Beams readers have written lately and asked why I haven't yet made a frontal assault on Mister V in DC. The reason is simple - we have moved a giant step closer to the Geula. Politics and politicking no longer determine anything. The closer we get to Moshiach, the more Hashem is revealing His individual tailor-made precision Divine Providence over the entire universe, and within each individual.
Hashem put Obama in power. True, the future of Israel seems bleak. Obama, who in Cherokee dialect would be called inadu because of his forked tongue, promised to end American dictates around the world. Yet, in Israel, he and his emissaries are doing their utmost to ram unkosher policies down Jewish throats. Yet, a snake doesn't bite unless Hashem tells it too. Obama and his threat against hundreds of thousand of Jewish homes in Judea, Samaria, and the suburbs of Jerusalem are merely a wake-up call designed for us to strengthen ourselves in teshuva and emuna.
Political activism didn't save Gush Katif and it won't save Beitar or Maale Edumim - only teshuva and personal prayer will.
All of the severe prophecies about bloodshed and redemption are true, but by way of personal prayer - especially thanking Hashem profusely for all of our trials and tribulations as well as our blessings, the severe prophecies and stern judgments will be mitigated and the Geula will come peacefully and sweetly.
Meanwhile, one who lives in a glass house shouldn't throw stones. In the name of my dear Cherokee friends and brothers, the USA should return to its 1831 borders, when the Indian Act disenfranchised the Cherokee nation from their tribal lands in North Carolina. The US Government must respect and acknowledge the legitimate rights of the Cherokee Nation, and all the white-man settlements including Raleigh and Durham must be dismantled immediately.
Once a fair peace agreement is reached with the Cherokee, then the USA must negotiate with the Sioux, the Cheyenne, the Navajo, the Apaches, the Nez Pierces... the list is long. When the US Government finishes repairing its own injustice, crimes, and acts of genocide against Native Americans, then maybe they'll be able to stick their noses in our business.
Now, we can finally realize why zoos keep snakes in glass houses.
Wednesday, 10 June 2009 at 12:01 AM