I was a scientist in a Soviet Russia researching how the Russian way of life was influencing technical and economic decisions in the country. After I immigrated to the US, one of my scientific assignments here was to find a better way to collaborate scientifically with the Russians. Therefore, I know the subject when I say that the Vladimir Putin’s hacking was the impediment for Donald Trump – not the help.
From the news media:
After a briefing from the nation’s top intelligence officials, President-elect Donald Trump said he is confident Russians did not affect the outcome of the US presidential election but he did not say whether he now accepts the intelligence assessment that Moscow did meddle in the race.
Trump acknowledged in a statement that “Russia, China, other countries, outside groups and people” are consistently trying to hack US networks. But his statement did not include any mention of Russia’s interference in the election aimed at helping him — a conclusion that US intelligence agencies have made with high confidence and presented to him Friday afternoon.
Russia’s alleged use of computer hacking to interfere with the U.S. presidential election fits a pattern of similar incidents across Europe for at least a decade.
Cyberattacks in Ukraine, Bulgaria, Estonia, Germany, France and Austria that investigators attributed to suspected Russian hackers appeared aimed at influencing election results, sowing discord and undermining faith in public institutions that included government agencies, the media and elected officials.
It is most probably true that Russia has been hacking everything what can be hacked in the US – the hacking is an espionage branch and in the world we are living in, all countries, including even friendly countries, are spying on each other.
It is most probable not true that Russia has been trying to help Donald Trump to become a US President – under the presidency of Obama, Russia restored its dominance in many areas of her “glorious” Soviet past with no effective US resistance; Hilary Clinton promised to continue the Obama’s policies whereas Donald Trump, while praising Russian President Vladimir Putin, promised to restore the US dominance.
It is true that the US and Russia are spiritual adversaries. We in the Western Judeo-Christian civilization appreciate a limited government where we as individual citizens – not the government – are able to be personally responsible for our own wellbeing. The Russian majority likes its traditional authoritative political system where the all-powerful government takes care of its citizens, and the government – not individuals – is responsible for the citizen’s wellbeing. We may not like it but Vladimir Putin is a legitimate Russian ruler who is governing along the lines of Russian traditions.
The US is trying to expand its own Judeo-Christian domain of American-style democracy and free-market economy – Russia is trying to expand its own domain. There are no sanctions or “war crime” charges that can force the Russians to change their way of life. They may resist by their nuclear military might but now they are resisting by weakening the will of American people to confront the Russians, and they have done it by creating the fundamental discord in American society. It looks like they have achieved it by the hacking. Now the major task of our new President Donald Trump is to unify the nation – not to deal with Russian military adventures.
Indeed, the Russians (Putin and Russia) succeeded in creating the internal US political discord by the hacking. At the congressional hearings on the Trump executive appointees, the anti-Trump establishment assaults the ability of President Donald Trump to manage rightly internal and external challenges. At the major American news media, the news media assaults the very personality of President Donald Trump. It looks like, many in the US intelligence community have been helping in those assaults. Indeed, the Russians succeeded – without a strong support of the vast American majority, President Donald Trump would not be able to initiate truly decisive actions against Russian military adventures.
What to do? First, to restore the national unity based on our Judeo-Christian morality – not on politically correct values. Then, to negotiate with the Russians (of course, from the restored position of demonstrated military strength) the parameters of peaceful coexistence without trying to change the very essence of Russia.
Many influential Jews are trying to reduce the anti-Semitic universe by restricting the anti-Semites through government so-called hate laws and regulations. Is this an effective way to fight the anti-Semitism, or it is just a hopeless attempt to do something without real hope for success? How to fight the anti-Semitism in the Western civilization, which is founded on the Judeo-Christian morals but is not respecting these morals anymore?
From a speech by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks at “The Future of the Jewish Communities in Europe” Conference at The European Parliament:
The hate that begins with Jews never ends with Jews. That is what I want us to understand today. It was not Jews alone who suffered under Hitler. It was not Jews alone who suffered under Stalin. It is not Jews alone who suffer under ISIS or Al Qaeda or Islamic Jihad. We make a great mistake if we think anti-Semitism is a threat only to Jews. It is a threat, first and foremost, to Europe and to the freedoms it took centuries to achieve.
Anti-Semitism is not about Jews. It is about anti-Semites. It is about people who cannot accept responsibility for their own failures and have instead to blame someone else. Historically, if you were a Christian at the time of the Crusades, or a German after the First World War, and saw that the world had not turned out the way you believed it would, you blamed the Jews. That is what is happening today. And I cannot begin to say how dangerous it is. Not just to Jews but to everyone who values freedom, compassion and humanity.
You are the leaders of Europe. Its future is in your hands. If you do nothing, Jews will leave, European liberty will die, and there will be a moral stain on Europe’s name that all eternity will not erase.
Stop it now while there is still time.
So the European government is urged to stop the European anti-Semitism. That is the government, which is hostile to the traditional Christian moral values. That is the government, which supports – instead of those values – “social justice” and “human rights” values. That is the government, which supports Islamic immigration to Europe – the immigration of people with a morality foreign to the Judeo-Christian morality and anti-Semitic in nature.
Thus, an anti-Judeo-Christian government is asked to defend the Jews whose spiritual ideas are at the foundation of a Judeo-Christian civilization.
Let us assume, just for the sake of argument, that we the Jews are so powerful indeed that we can force any government to do something in defense of the Jews.
How the European government can do it? The government has only one tool for fighting something – to label this something a crime and make this crime punishable by the law. However, the anti-Semitism is a crime only in a politically correct universe where the law is used to punish or restrict political adversaries. In the mind of a typical anti-Semite, the anti-Semitism is a belief in Jewish immorality that destroys the “normal morality” of the majority and robs this majority economically. If the law punishes a typical anti-Semite, this punishment will strengthen his/her belief in the Jewish evilness – those “evil Jews” are so powerful that they are able to do “evil things” even through the government.
There is no way to change a collective belief by punishing the people with this belief. There is only one way to change a belief and this way is to convince the believers that the facts on which their belief is based are wrong. It is obvious, the Jews themselves cannot do it – morally decent Christians – religiously observant or not – can do it.
So, what to do? It looks like a better way for the Jews led by their spiritual leaders may be to work on creating an EU Judeo-Christian spiritual (a sort of priestly) council, which would discuss in open forums the following:
- What is the difference between the Judeo-Christian moral values and the human-rights/social-justice values.
- Why the Western civilization is spiritually and economically better off following the Judeo-Christian morals.
- How the Jews and the Christians can strengthen the Judeo-Christian foundation of Western civilization in their own Jewish and Christian unique ways.
- How to make the fundamentals of Judeo-Christian morality the foundation of any legislative work of a democratically elected government.
- Why anti-Semitism is a spiritual and economic enemy of the Western Judeo-Christian civilization and the people with anti-Semitic beliefs.
It might be an effective way to fight the anti-Semitism – by helping the Christians to restore the Judeo-Christian morality of our government.
We are sure Vladimir Putin’s roots as a KGB man and his upbringing in a corrupt post-Soviet Russian system define his governance – what is Good for him, what is Bad for him, and how to apply force to enhance Good and suppress Bad. We may not like all that but at least we believe we know why it is so – we believe it so because of Putin’s roots and upbringing.
However, in our own American politics we measure a potential candidate for presidency by his politically correct statements – not by his spiritual roots and upbringing, and the governance of our outgoing president Barak Obama is a perfect example.
When we compare his politically correct governing promises with the results, it looks like an almost complete failure. However, when we compare what his roots and upbringing encourage him to do, it may look like a great success – not for the country and its people but rather for Obama’s personal ambitions coming from his roots and upbringing.
Obama’s politically correct governing promises were very attractive:
- A diverse family with American White-race mother and Kenyan African-race father that assured many he understands the people of different races and therefore is prepared to bring them together.
- A street organizer that assured many he understands the life of poor people and therefore knows how to deliver them a better life conditions.
- A Nobel Peace laureate that assured many he knows how to make peace domestically and internationally.
- An Ivy-League college graduate that put him in one group with many other distinguished political leaders.
- A person who made political journeys into many countries of the world where he was treated as a dignitary who may deliver almost everything.
- A church-service participant that assured many he has good morals.
All of the above were false assurances constructed based on the artificially created politically correct morals – not on the true Judeo-Christian morality of our country.
The people with Judeo-Christian morality of our country assessed the roots and upbringing of Obama and came down to completely different conclusions, namely:
- Since in the Islamic universe Obama is considered to be a Muslim (in Islam, religion of children is defined by father’s religion), and leaving Islam in this universe is punishable by death, there is a good probability his governance would be marked by anti-Israel, anti-Christian and anti-Judeo-Christian actions in favor of the Islamic universe. Now we see this assessment was correct – it looks like Obama’s actions have advanced the ideas of Muslim Brotherhood.
- Since the chief goal of street organizers is not to improve the life of the organized but rather to demonstrate their leadership capabilities for future career advances, no improvements of life of the poor should be expected. Now we see this assessment was correct – the number of poor people now are greater that was eight years ago.
- Since the Nobel Peace Awards have become purely politically correct awards, which do not require any real peace achievements, no peace achievements should be expected from a person with this award. Now we see this assessment was correct – the world now is a more dangerous place than it was eight years ago.
- Belonging to the Ivy League makes you a part of the politically correct establishment, encouraging you to do everything to please this establishment, not to make the life of the ordinary citizens spiritually and materially better – now we see this assessment was correct as the victory of Donald Trump proved it.
- Being treated as a dignitary in foreign countries might be an indication that those countries expect a future US president to favor them in international agreements. Now we see this assessment was correct as the economic harm in our trade relations with China and Mexico show.
- Being a church-service participant is a negative characteristic if you go to the church which is hating the American traditional values and traditional Judeo-Christian morality of our country proclaiming from the pulpit “God damn America”. Now we see this assessment was correct as the Obama-guided retreat of the US from almost all world areas of American strategic interest demonstrates.
Indeed, the roots and upbringing of Barak Hussein Obama have defined his governance – to the detriment of our own material and spiritual wellbeing.
From the news media:
The Jerusalem rabbinate has called on hotels in the city not to erect Christmas trees or host New Year’s Eve parties, according to a letter addressed to hotel managers and signed by the two chief rabbis of Jerusalem. The letter stated: “As the secular year ends we want to remind you that erecting a Christmas tree in a hotel contravenes halacha [Jewish law] and that therefore it is clear that one should not erect [a tree] in a hotel.
I am not an expert on Halacha and therefore cannot dispute this verdict of the Jerusalem rabbinate. However, I am an expert on Jewish common sense that tells me the rabbinate is wrong. The Jews should celebrate Christmas but in a completely different way – not as the Christians do.
The Jews should celebrate Christmas not as the birthday of Son of God or as the arrival of the anticipated Messiah.
The Jews should celebrate Christmas not as the missioners or Jews for Jesus are doing – we are not going to give up our God’s mission of the Chosen.
The Jews should celebrate Christmas not as the atheists are doing – we are not betraying Judaism and its unique moral way of life.
The Jews should celebrate Christmas as the Chosen by God with the mission of helping the others, who at the times of Rabbi Joshua who became Jesus Christ in the minds of that time pagans, fulfilling their mission by converting the pagans to the Torah-guided Christians. Because it is forbidden for the Jews to convert to Judaism those who genetically are outside the Jewish tribe, the only way to make the non-Jews to follow the Torah was the creation of another Torah-guided religion.
And Rabbi Joshua, who became Jesus Christ in the minds of that time pagans, had done it, and we the Jews have to be thankful for his efforts to fulfill the Jewish mission of the Chosen.
From a Christian sermon:
Mark 9:5 (NASB) And Peter answered and said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; and let us make three tabernacles, one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
Peter calls Jesus “Rabbi” because He was a Jewish Rabbi. Many Christians do not understand this. Have you ever seen the bumper sticker, “My boss is a Jewish Carpenter”? How accurate is that?
Jesus was not a carpenter, but He did work with His father as a stonemason. But what I want us to understand is that Jesus was a Jewish Rabbi. He did not spend His adult life building houses but building kingdom citizens. Jesus functioned in first century Israel as a man who was a Jewish Rabbi. If you want to understand Jesus and His teaching, you need to understand something of the Jewish Rabbis.
If some Christian preachers recognize the historic role of Jesus as a Jewish Rabbi who helped the pagans to be converted to the morality of the Torah and One God, why we the Jews cannot celebrate Christmas precisely for this? We the Jews should celebrate Christmas – not as Christians do but rather in our own unique Jewish way to strengthen our Jewishness as our spiritual foundation in the contemporary Judeo-Christian civilization created with the Torah/Bible morality.
From the news media:
In his annual Christmas message, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu noted the common bonds that Jews and Christians share, as well as the thriving Christian community in Israel.
“To all of our Christian friends around the world, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,” Netanyahu said in a video message on Thursday from the courtyard of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ), one of the world’s largest pro-Israel Christian ministries with branches in over 85 nations and supporters in 160 countries worldwide.
Netanyahu added that he is “proud” of Israel’s relationship with the Christian community and “the bond with you because we all know that this land of Israel is the land of our common heritage. It changed the story of humanity, it changed civilization.”
Over three millenniums ago, we the Jews began celebrating the holiday of Passover on the first anniversary of our freedom from Egypt. The spiritual essence of this celebration is clear – the victory of Freedom over Slavery.
We did not left Egypt because we were starving and were homeless – we had all that enough for physical survival. What we were lacking was our own spiritual destiny. Moses had helped us recognize this and help us organize the Exodus – from the spiritual slavery imposed on us in Egypt by the Egyptian “Big Government” (the Pharaoh and his ministers) to the opportunity to shape up our own spiritual destiny in the yet undefined Promised Land under the guidance of the yet undefined Spiritual Supreme Power.
Two crucial things were needed to make all that happened – the urge to have your own spiritual life and the leader to convince us it could be done and how it could be done. The urge we had since about three hundred years ago we had our own spiritual life as the descendants of Abraham until we entered the Egypt to avoid the hunger. This story is detailed in the Torah and – for people who do not study the Torah – in “Joseph and his brothers”. And the leader was God-guided Moses.
That is what happened about three millenniums ago and why we the Jews celebrate Passover every year since then – to be on guard against all who may want to spiritually enslave us again.
This year we the Jews should celebrate two Passovers – one is our own timeless Passover and the other one is our first American Passover.
The history of the American Passover is still being written but the essence of it is clear.
We the Americans left Europe about four hundred years ago, then left the England Kingdom over two hundred years ago, and then again were leaving Europe about one hundred years ago (mostly the Christians and Jews) not because we were starving and were homeless – we had all that enough for physical survival. What we were lacking was our own spiritual destiny. Our spiritual leaders – all with the Judeo-Christian morality – had helped us recognize this and helped us organize an Exodus – from the spiritual slavery imposed on us by various “Big Governments” of Europe to the opportunity to shape up our own spiritual destiny in the New World under the guidance of the already well-known Spiritual Supreme Power called God.
By the time of our Exodus from Europe, we had the true urge for spiritual freedoms since we already knew we were created in the image and likeness of God the Creator and the Unique Individual. We wanted to follow His Image but the Big Governments of Europe were forcing us to be in the image of the Big Government commands. Fortunately, we had our true spiritual leaders – at the beginning the Protestants and then the Founding Fathers – who led us out of a European Egypt of the time.
However for the last about fifty years, a new US Big Government has been created, slowly step-by-step, that again forces us to be not in the Image of God that is to be unique shapers of our individual lives. A US Big Government forces us to be in the image of this Big Government commands (in the contemporary language, to be politically correct and live along the lines of the government-created human rights and social justice concepts).
We have been searching for a spiritual leader who understands how we have turned up again in spiritual slavery of the Big Government and is able to lead us in our contemporary Exodus from the spiritual slavery to spiritual freedom. This leader is Donald Trump.
We do not know whether we can succeed under his leadership. However, we have a historic chance to become again a spiritually free Judeo-Christian nation that is guided by the Torah/Bible. Let us try, and try hard.
This year, my friends and I are going to celebrate two Passovers – our own Jewish and our own American.