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Regrettably, many Republican Senators are Swamp fellows


From the news media:
President Donald Trump signaled disappointment that the Senate failed to pass an Obamacare repeal, after hours of failed Republican attempts to keep their promise to the American people.
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President Trump may be disappointed but he surely understands why five Republican Senators voted against him.
As the latest US elections have demonstrated, the American majority is in the assembly of We the People, for whom the Declaration of Independence which entrusts our life guidance in God (in any His individual representations). However, many Americans are in the Swamp – they are those for whom the Swamp guidance has replaced the God’s guidance. The Republican Senators who are fighting against the Trump agenda are among them.
God’s guidance demands individual responsibility and reliance on our own spiritual and material labors while the Swamp’s guidance (the guidance of Big Government) requires obedience to human authoritative powers playing the role of a god, and reliance on “goodies” given to you for strengthening the power of your human gods (the Swamp).
In the Swamp, we can see representatives of all political, social and religious groups.
Republicans and Democrats, such as Republican Senators McCain, Murkowski and Collins and Democratic Senators such as Schumer, Durbin and Cardin, are in the Swamp. Many Jewish and Christian leaders, such as Reform Jewry Leader Jacobs and president of the Southern Baptists’ Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission Moore, are in the Swamp. Many Conservative and Liberal ideologues are in the Swamp. Why? Because all of them are empowering themselves through the Big Government. They are using the Big Government to promote and legalize their own power.
We the People have our own Judeo-Christian definitions of whom to love and to hate – they the Swamp fellows want these definitions be replaced by their own, which strengthen their own power and destroy our values.
We the People take care of our families and communities following our Judeo-Christian values for good families and communities – they the Swamp fellows want to replace these values by their own and enforce them through the Big Government.
We the People cherish our gender/sexuality/life-value Judeo-Christian traditions – they the Swamp fellows want these traditions be redefined by the Big Government to control our lives.
We the People want to have our health services at our choosing, balancing risks, benefits and cost – they the Swamp fellows are trying to chain us up to their government health system to control us.
We the people believe everybody is created equal “in the image and likeness of God” – the Swamp fellows do not believe in this and therefore impose on us various “affirmative actions” to make us “equal”.
We the People have own Judeo-Christian believes – the Swamp fellows force us to worship the Big Government, which is they.
From the news media:
Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly is a battle-hardened commander who would bring a background of military discipline and order to President Donald Trump’s roiling White House as the new chief of staff.
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It looks like President Donald Trump has realized the Swamp fellows in the Republican-dominated Congress are not going to let him “Drain the Swamp” and the role of new Chief of Staff would be to neutralize the Congressional Swamp fellows and advance the We-the-People/Trump’s agenda.

The news media are free … to be ideological and biased  


 

Yes, that is true: the news media are constitutionally free – free to be biased and to be used as ideological warfare. Why? Because the news media outlets are businesses, which are tailoring their information products to the customer demands to attract more customers and make more money.

 

To do this, a particular news media outlet selects a particular group of potential customers and tailors its information products to the beliefs of the selected group. That means this particular news media outlet cannot be objective by definition since the objectivity requires presenting the information that may be disliked by the selected particular group of potential customers and therefore may hurt the business.    

 

The news media outlets are used by various ideological consumer groups in politics, in social life, in economics, in arts, in religion, etc. to advance their ideological preferences in society and in various country’s governing institutions.

 

Below are a few illustrative examples.

 

Haaretz, the Forward, New York Times and Washington Post are the ideological warfare of the left-wing groups who do not like the life under the Torah/Bible traditional guidance and are trying to replace this guidance for the so-called “social justice and human rights” guidance. The left-wing groups are sponsoring these four publications since the published information is strengthening the left-wing causes in the public arena and the chances for left-wing electoral victories.

 

Yisrael Hayom or Breitbart News are the ideological warfare of the right-wing groups who see great dangers for the Israel and the USA to deviate from the Torah/Bible guidance in political, social and religious life.

 

In order to please its customers, the mentioned news media are reporting only on the facts that directly favor the ideology of their readers/viewers/listeners or could be make favorable by ascribing to the facts some negative motivations to ideological adversaries.

 

It looks like when Donald Trump is describing the news media information products as the fake news he has in mind the news media information products, which are ideologically adversary to the governing ideology of his administration. The news media that sell the fake news take the real facts but ascribe to them the fake motivations that their customers would like to believe in.

 

Here are a few examples on how it is being done.

 

From the news media:

 

U.S. President Donald Trump said anti-Semitism should be defeated and called the Holocaust the “darkest chapter of human history” in a video address on Sunday, following two missteps by his administration regarding statements about genocide during World War Two.

 

“The mind cannot fathom the pain, the horror and the loss. Six million Jews, two-thirds of the Jews in Europe, murdered by the Nazi genocide. They were murdered by an evil that words cannot describe, and that the human heart cannot bear,” Trump said in a speech to the World Jewish Congress Plenary Assembly in New York on Yom HaShoah, Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day.

 

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It looks like this is a perfect pro-Israel and pro-Jewish statement by Donald Trump. However, the anti-Trump news media ascribe to this a fake statement that this is a Trump’s effort to cover up the “true anti-Semitic feelings” in his administration.

 

From the news media:

 

The author Michael Chabon’s tour to the West Bank was led by Breaking the Silence, the controversial Israeli group that collects and distributes Israeli soldiers’ testimony about their service in the occupied territory. Chabon, along with his wife, Ayelet Waldman, are two of the 24 leading novelists who will visit East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza over the next few months to research a book of essays marking 50 years of Israeli occupation. The couple will edit the book, which aims to illuminate what it’s like to live under Israeli military rule. Chabon’s essay will focus on Sam Bahour, a Palestinian-American businessman who moved to Ramallah to build the Palestinian economy in the wake of the Oslo peace accords, only to watch the Israeli occupation deepen around him.

 

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It is indeed a true fact-based description of the Michael Chabon’s tour to the Palestinian Territories. However, a few fake descriptors are used to please the anti-Israel supporters. Some of them are “the West Bank” and “Occupied territories”.

 

In this publication, the historic Jewish name Judea and Samaria is replaced by the Arab-oriented political name “the West Bank” to discard the historic connections of the Jews to this land.

 

The “occupied territories” descriptor is debunked by the Levy report.

 

The Levy Report, officially called Report on the Legal Status of Building in Judea and Samaria published on 9 July 2012, authored by a three-member committee headed by former Israeli Supreme Court justice Edmund Levy. The committee, dubbed the “outpost committee”, was appointed by Israel‘s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in late January 2012 to investigate the legal status of unauthorized West Bank Jewish settlements, but also examined whether the Israeli presence in the West Bank is to be considered an occupation or not.

 

The report concludes that Israel’s presence in the West Bank is not an occupation, and that the Israeli settlements are legal under international law.

 

Indeed, the news media are free to be ideological and biased, and we have to treat them accordingly.  

 

That is a civil war where the very existence of the nation is at stake


 

A nation is not a herd of human species who are being born and deceased on one large piece of land called a country. What distinguishes a nation from a herd is a set of fundamental rules from the Guiding Power that makes individual lives purposeful far beyond their lives in mortal human bodies.

 

At the core of our current civil war is the fact that the two fighting communities define the Guiding Power in a fundamentally different way.

 

One fighting community defines the Guiding Power as an Eternal All-mighty Superpower above us the humans that created all us and provided us with a set of rules for living “in His image and likeness”. In our country, this community is called the Judeo-Christian community. Its Guiding Power called God guides them in the Torah/Bible-inspired actions.

 

The essence of this guidance is well known:

 

We are created spiritually equal in the image and likeness of God Who empowers all human individuals with the ability of being a creative master of the life of him/her-self, his/her family and community. The role of a democratically elected government is to safeguard this ability of human individuals. Everybody has equal opportunities given to him/her by God but realization of the equal opportunities depends on an individual him/her-self. That is why the economic results are different. Some people are rich and some are poor, some live from a paycheck to a next paycheck. Also, there are those who are misfortunate and cannot support themselves and who are helped through the mitzvah/charity.

 

The other fighting community defines the Guiding Power as a human government, which with the help of the news media and powerful social institutions forces us to live along the lines of its rules created to strengthen its own power under the slogans of human rights and social justice. In our country, a most popular name for this community is the Progressive community. This community is guided by the human ideas very close to the ideas, which were presented in the Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx.

 

The essence of this guidance is well known as well:

 

The Progressive community are guided by the idea that all people should be economically equal independently of their ability to be creative masters of their own lives and the lives of their families and communities. Therefore, a democratically elected government has to be a provider of economic equality, and to do it through the wealth redistribution.  

 

The civil war between the two communities decides the spiritual future of the nation. Do the nation continue advancing and strengthening its Torah/Bible-guided Judeo-Christian spiritual foundation? Or, the nation rejects this foundation and replaces it by the Progressive foundation which is known as the human rights and social justice?

 

The Judeo-Christian community now has its spiritual leader – it is US President Donald J. Trump – the most able leader of the anti-Judeo-Christian community many believe has been former US President Barak Hussein Obama.

 

The Jews and the Christians are in both communities. However, as some would say, the Jews and Christians in the Progressive community are Jews and Christians “in the name only”, since the Progressive, Communist Manifesto guided principles are adversary to Judeo-Christian principles.

 

The Progressive community, if the Judeo-Christian community defeats it, is going to lose bigly because of drastic reduction in its electoral power base:

 

·         Many millions of government and public taxpayers-paid jobs occupied by the Progressive community spiritual members are eliminated – the “eliminated” would be privately employed

 

·         Immigration of people with non-Judeo-Christian traditions is sharply decreased – the Judeo-Christian community would be strengthen

 

·         Progressive news media is sharply reduced in electoral influence – new pro-Judeo-Christian news media would be born

 

·         Welfare community is sharply reduced in numbers – welfare recipients would be moving to various workplaces or private charity assistance

 

·         Community of people who are receiving the special government protection and benefits (based on race, color of skin, education, wealth, gender, country of origin, religion, etc.) is sharply reduced – the nation would be much more united.

 

We observe the fierce resistance of the Progressive community to all that, that has pushed the nation to a current civil war. The most effective weapon in the arsenal of the Progressive community is the sabotage of all governing actions of the current Judeo-Christian President and the Congress –the sabotage by publishing fake news, by violent street demonstrations, by delaying congressional approvals, by bring to standstill new laws in liberal courts, etc. For the Judeo-Christian community to win, it has to respond very forcefully.

 

That is a civil war where the very existence of the nation is at stake. If the Judeo-Christian community wins, the nation would restore its Judeo-Christian greatness and preserve the nation as its Guiding Power “designed” it. If the Progressive community wins, the nation would become a completely different entity with an unclear future.

 

Peoples live by God’s morality – politicians live by “discrimination” morality


Every people – be it Jewish, Christian, Islamic, Native Indian or African with all its diverse communities – is united by own unique moral code of behavior, which defines Good and Bad and acceptable means to enhance Good and suppress Bad.

Every people defends its unique moral code of behavior from the influence of other peoples’ unique moral codes of behavior. That is not the hate of others – that is the love of your own, and that is consistent with the Jewish Torah/Bible-guided morality. Hillel: If I am not for myself, who will be for me?

Every people may sincerely believe its moral code of behavior is the best for the others and may try to convert the others to its own code. If this process is mostly peaceful (with a relatively minimal violence) and the others accept the “conversion”, that is as supposed to be by the “God’s design”. That was the case with the Jewish people who began the process of pagan-morality’s transformation to the Torah-inspired Christian morality or the case with the Christian people who converted many pagans to Christian morality.

There is no hate in this conversion-transformation – finally, Judeo-Christian moral code of behavior with its multiple variations has become the guideline for many peoples.

In the US, the founders of this country and their spiritual heirs created the unique Judeo-Christian moral code of behavior, which defines the way of American life. Within the boundaries of this moral code, Jews and Christians created many diverse communities (religious/ideological streams) competing with each other with their ideas for a better world for everybody.

This competition was positive and creative since all diverse communities judged everything with the same moral ground rules – individual freedoms, free market, personal responsibility, family values and communal charity. Everybody in America – everybody of different races, religions, genders, ages, ethnicity, geographic locations, etc. – who respects and follows these rules is considered equal and there is no discrimination movements against this person (racism, homophobia, gender and age and religious discrimination, etc.). However, when some individuals begin violating the founding moral ground rules the society dislikes and restrains them. That is not discrimination against them – that is the defense of our own moral ground rules.

Our politicians invented the discrimination concepts to advance their political goals.

Politicians live by discrimination concepts, which split a people into hostile groups in such a way that the “discriminated” groups become the politicians’ winning electorate.

Of course, some White Americans dislike some Black Americans. However, that is not racism. Some White Americans dislike not the Black race; they dislike the dereliction of personal responsibility and family values and most importantly, the legislative moves to make it a sort of a moral norm in the country.

Of course, some White and Black Americans dislike gays and lesbians. However, that is not homophobia. Some White and Black Americans dislike not the humans with such sexual impulses with which gays and lesbians are born; they dislike the political moves to redefine the traditional Judeo-Christian family structure.

Of course, some Americans dislike Muslims. However, that is not Islamophobia. Some Americans do not dislike Muslim human being; they dislike Muslims as the adversaries of individual freedoms ready to murder those who do not want to become the slaves of their God.

Of course, an average female makes less money than an average male. However, that is not discrimination against women. They are making less money since many of them prefer traditional women’s professions, which are being rewarded less financially – being rewarded less not by “discriminative men” but by the free-market rules. Most Americans agree with it since they prefer free market to government-regulated economy.

Of course, many Americans do not like their money being spent by the government to support a gigantic welfare system. However, that is not discrimination against the poor and less able. Americans prefer helping poor and less able people through private local charities of the “caring neighbors” instead of the government welfare system being designed for helping politicians.

Thus, in the real Judeo-Christian America there is no discrimination of any kind – there is an overwhelming desire to defend and enhance the founding moral code of behavior that is the traditional American way of life, which is based on individual freedoms, free market, personal responsibility, family values and communal charity.

The discrimination concept is an invention of our politicians who are trying to become the spiritual and economic god-like power. They are trying to replace the individual freedoms by their own freedom to regulate our individual lives. They are trying to transform the personal responsibility in managing your life into the personal responsibility to follow government orders. They are trying to change the traditional family values to expand their electorate by people of non-Judeo-Christian morality. They are trying to substitute the communal charity by the government welfare system for the same goal – to expand their electorate by people who prefer “government goodies”.

There is no discrimination of any kind in our country – there is the Torah/Bible-guided resistance to any attempts to change our founding Judeo-Christian morality.

The Jews are more united when Judaism is responsive to their quest


From the Jewish news media:

For US Jewish leaders, the major problems are indifference and assimilation, while the solutions are early engagement and education – about Judaism and Israel.

That is very true.

However, most of the Jews have studied Judaism and demonstrated for Israel since they were teenagers, and it have not made them more united, less indifferent or more engaged. My own experience and numerous discussions with rabbis convinced me that in order to strengthen Jewish unity we have to present Judaism differently. We may rich the true Jewish unity only if the fundamentals of Judaism and Israel are presented in the light of contemporary Jewish life. Unfortunately, most often that is not the case.

Most often. Judaism is presented as a set of principles developed in the course of Jewish history for Jewish life’s conditions in segregated areas where everything outside the segregated areas was hostile and even murderous to the Jews. In the contemporary American life, that is not the case anymore, and Judaism should be discussed as how the historic segregation-based Jewish principles could be transformed to be applicable to the life of Jews as the Chosen in Judeo-Christian Western civilization where the Jews are treated as equals. In order to do this, the rabbis have to initiate a dialogue with ordinary Jews, and that is very difficult for the rabbis since they were trained to teach the canons of their ordination institutions – not to listen and adjust.

Most often, Israel is discussed as an ultimate gathering place for all Jews. However, for the US Jewish majority this is not what they think should be done. Many among the US Jews feel that it is better to strengthen Israel as the Light for the Nations while living in the USA, and do it through strengthening spiritual Judeo-Christian fundamentals of our society and the Bible-guided role of the Jews as the Chosen. Unfortunately, we are involved in something opposite – we are promoting secularism and supporting the ban on Christian religious signs and prayers in public space.

Concerning Judaism, the most important Torah-guided unifying principle should be at the core of Jewish education – we all, Jews and non-Jews, are created different but equal in the image and likeness of God. The leftist and rightists, the liberals and conservatives, the whites and blacks, the Jews and Christians, the males and females … – all are created equal with different roles in an under-construction better world for everybody. However, that is not what most of our rabbis and public leaders were doing during the US presidential campaign – they were encouraging the future president to treat the citizens as groups of equal and unequal and make the “unequal” equal by government orders. That is not the role of a human government to decide who is equal and who is not and regulate it – our Creator creates us equal. There is a danger for the Jews to support the idea of splitting the people in different groups. If that is the case, the split could be justified for the Jews vs. the Non-Jews and that is the spiritual foundation for the anti-Semitism.

In the same Torah-guided way, the Orthodox Jews of all streams, the Reform and Conservative Jews as well as Secular Jews should be considered equal before God and the unity should be searched in different roles of different Jews as the Chosen in making our world a better place for everybody – Jews and non-Jews.

Concerning Israel, the unity should be searched not in imposing on Israel various ideological precepts on how to resolve Israeli-Arab confrontation or on Aliyah to Israel. Rather, the unity should be searched on helping Israel to become “the Light to the Nations” – to be the best in all areas affecting the human life such as science and technology, finance and economy, safety and security, religious and secular.

From the Jewish news media:

After Trump victory, rabbis call for unity and tolerance. Jewish spiritual leaders across US call on Jews to build bridges with their fellow citizens.

That is nice but should be done long ago. Unfortunately, in the course of the campaign many Jewish leaders, both religious and secular, were ruining the bridges with many fellow citizens.

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