From the news media:
(CNN) Attorney General Jeff Sessions met twice last year with the top Russian diplomat Sergey Kislyak in Washington. Sessions did not mention either meeting during his confirmation hearings when he said he knew of no contacts between Trump surrogates and Russians. Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador, is considered by US intelligence to be one of Russia’s top spies and spy-recruiters in Washington, according to current and former senior US government officials.
The establishment news media continue their campaign of discrediting US President Donald Trump by implying the Russians through their intervention into our election process elected him. Yes, the Russians intervened in our election process and continue to do so, but not with the purpose of electing their “favorite candidate”.
To understand the real Russian intervention in America, we have to listen to Vladimir Putin himself. This is what he is saying concerning Russian-American relationships:
According to Vladimir Putin,
· Russia is one of the two world super-powers the other one being the US
· During the turbulent Russian times when Russia was changing politically from the communist dictatorship to Russian-style democracy the US pushed Russia out of many her former sphere of influence and by doing that humiliated Russia
· Now Russia is trying to restore its world super-power position and a sort of restore her dignity – by all means available.
So the question is what means are available?
Direct military confrontation is not available because the US has unquestionable conventional military superiority over Russia. The conventional weaponry is very expensive and the Russians can provide in their budget no more than a mere fraction (10-15%) of what the US is spending.
What is available is the intelligence confrontation, including cyber and “immigration” weaponry, that is much less expensive – that is at the core of real Russian intervention in America. Through this intervention, Putin is working to create the social and political internal discourse in the US and make the US much less inclined to support an international confrontation with Russia.
The destabilization of the US political system, not the help to a certain candidate, was the real goal of Russian intervention, and they succeeded. For destabilizing the US, Putin used our all-mighty news media empire, which was fed by endless fake news leaks. Yes, our establishment news media helped Putin in destabilizing our country under the cover of the First Amendment.
Some of Russian immigrants were used as a destabilization tool as well.
The massive Russian immigration of the 1970-1980 were mostly Jewish when the Jews were escaping the Russian anti-Semitism and were eager to join the Jewish branch of American Judeo-Christian nation. They wanted to become the true Americans delegating the Russian way of life to the history.
In the current Russian immigration, there are many for whom the recreation of Russian way of life in the US is the goal – spiritually they live in Russia, and the US for them is only the place for better housing and better earnings. They do not like and do not appreciate the American way of life – purposely or un-purposely, they destabilize the moral Judeo-Christian foundation of our country, and the Russian Orthodox Church here in the US helps them. The Russian way of life does not separate the Church from the State – the Church is helping the State – that is why in an US Russian Orthodox Church you may hear prayers for Putin.
From the news media:
FBI Agreed to Pay Spy Who Authored Trump Russia Dossier. A former British spy who prepared a dossier on unsubstantiated allegations of President Donald Trump’s Russian activities was to be paid by the FBI to continue his work while he was getting money from Hillary Clinton supporters to dig deeper into Trump’s past.
It is very much possible and probable that behind this “leak” was the Russian intelligence.
In the intelligence confrontation, Russia has a much better chance to win. In Russia, the news media and the government establishment do not work against the existing government and the immigration does not exist.
So what to do? It looks like only the real threat of military confrontation – already demonstrated somehow somewhere – can bring Putin to the negotiation table. At the negotiation table, the success will depend on the US ability to propose something that could recreate an image of Russia as an equal superpower while preserving the US security and economic interests. Let’s hope US President Donald Trump can do it.
People who personally experienced the Russian way of life or studied and understood it know that “making a deal” with Russia may be much better for the US than “making sanctions” against Russia.
To understand why is it so, we have to remember one of the Judeo-Christian fundamental concepts, which is almost lost in the current politically correct thinking, that we the humans are created not as one spiritually homogeneous human herd but rather as many spiritually competing human groups – competing with each other, ideally without killing and humiliating each other. However, the current sanctions against Russia are humiliating to the Russians.
The sanctions are aimed at making an ordinary Russian (both rich and poor) suffer in hope that the ordinary Russians will force their government to surrender to American demands (in regard to Crimea, Eastern Ukraine, Syria, suppression of opposition, etc.) in order to have the US and Europe removing the sanctions. The politically correct idea behind the sanctions is that the Russian people are willing to accept a political surrender of their government to restore the wellbeing of their citizens (“the government loses – the people wins”). However, this idea is wrong – the entire Russian history and the true Russian tradition is the evidence of the wrongness of this idea.
To understand the wrongness of this idea, one has to know one of the crucial differences in spiritual beliefs of the two peoples:
– American people of traditional American-brand Judeo-Christian values believe that the wellbeing of citizens is much more important than the wellbeing of the State represented by the government.
– Russian people of traditional Russian-brand Christian values believe that the wellbeing of the State represented by its government is more important than the wellbeing of the citizens themselves.
Therefore, the Russian majority would treat the surrender of their government as humiliation of the entire country. The restoration of perceived indignation may lead to various military actions that may lead even to WWIII. It looks like the “sanction forces” in the US establishment led by Senator John McCain do not appreciate such Russian mind-set that may lead indeed to a war.
To reduce the probability of a war, the “making a deal” approach looks much better. In this case, America is reaching its goals without humiliating Russia. Two conditions are needed for this approach to be successful. First, our military should be strengthen to the level at which it becomes obvious for Russia a war with the US/NATO will bring a true humiliation to this country. Second, Russia has to have its own domain of strategic and economic influence – maybe shared with the US – to preserve an internal “feeling” of being a great nation and to have a base for improving the economy.
There are many ways for achieving this in a “making a deal” with Russia if a current US pro-Russian-sanction hysteria recedes.
From the history books:
America’s first settlers came in search of freedom to practice their faith. In 1620, a group of roughly 100 people later known as the Pilgrims fled religious persecution in Europe and arrived at present-day Plymouth, Massachusetts, where they established a colony. They were soon followed by a larger group seeking religious freedom, the Puritans, who established the Massachusetts Bay Colony. By some estimates, 20,000 Puritans migrated to the region between 1630 and 1640.
A larger share of immigrants came to America seeking economic opportunities. However, almost all of them were from Europe were the Judeo-Christian morality was the foundation of social fabric of the society– therefore, they were easily assimilated into new unique American democracy based on Judeo-Christian spirituality and free-market economy.
From the very beginning and probably until the 1960th, US immigrants were coming to this country with love that is with deep appreciation for the opportunity to live freely, without fear of persecution, along the lines of Judeo-Christian morality that includes individual-freedom-based opportunities and responsibilities. It was possible because the government was small and not intrusive into the lives of ordinary citizens letting them build their own individual spiritual and economic domains. The immigrants who were coming to this country were finding here the opportunities for religious, economic, social and political freedoms constrained mostly not by government controls and regulations but rather by their Judeo-Christian moral principles.
From the contemporary immigration statistics:
By the end of the 20th century, the policies put into effect by the Immigration Act of 1965 had greatly changed the face of the American population. Whereas in the 1950s, more than half of all immigrants were Europeans and just 6 percent were Asians, by the 1990s only 16 percent were Europeans and 31 percent were of Asian descent, while the percentages of Latino and African immigrants had also jumped significantly. Between 1965 and 2000, the highest number of immigrants (4.3 million) to the U.S. came from Mexico, in addition to some 1.4 million from the Philippines. Korea, the Dominican Republic, India, Cuba and Vietnam were also leading sources of immigrants, each sending between 700,000 and 800,000 over this period.
Indeed, that is a dangerous time for the Western Judeo-Christian democracies and the mostly clear evidence of it is its immigration policy, which is based not on the Judeo-Christian moral principles but rather on the political “politically correct” principles.
Thus, for the last half-century, the guiding incentives for immigration have been changing and changing rapidly in the direction of replacing the newcomers with European-variety Judeo-Christian moral principles and therefore with no assimilation problems.
The completely different incentives for immigrating to the US were created – not to obtain individual freedoms and be responsible for your own destiny but to get government goodies. Some of the new immigrants are indifferent to our Judeo-Christian values – they do not hate but rather dilute the traditional American Judeo-Christian governing morals, and some of them, mainly those who are Islamized, hate our values and are aimed at replacing or diluting them by their own Sharia-based values. That is a very spiritually unhealthy trend in the country.
This trend can be seen in the immigration from Russia. Among Russian immigrants, two different brands of immigrants are easily recognized.
One brand consists of those who, although were born and some of them even educated in Russia (the old Soviet Russia or a contemporary Putin’s Russia), are true Americans in love with the American way of life – they cherish American Judeo-Christian tradition and individual freedoms. They may love Russian music and poetry but they cherish American individual freedoms that let them build their own destiny without relying on the big government. They are true patriotic Americans who are defending and strengthening the Judeo-Christian fundamentals of this country even if they call themselves atheists. The great majority of them were and still are in the Donald-Trump anti-establishment camp.
The other brand is different – they cherish Russian way of life and, although they have well paid jobs and upscale homes here in the USA, they spiritually live in Russia. They immigrated to the US for purely economic reasons. Here in the US, they are missing a strong government hand in everything that they love in Russia. In Russia, they may have criticized the government but criticized it not for the lack of individual freedoms but rather for the lack of abundant government goodies and strong hand. They are not patriotic Americans in the true Judeo-Christian sense of this idea and they support everything that empowers the government. They may not like America but at least they do not hate it as many form the Islamic countries (so-called Islamists) do. The great majority of them were and still are in the Hilary-Clinton establishment camp.
From the news media:
During an interview on Friday’s “Alan Colmes Show” on Fox News Radio, Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) characterized President-Elect Donald Trump as “a threat to me, my country, my grandson, my daughters, my wife, to all the important people in my life, and to America.”
Gutierrez said, “I never thought of a President of the United States as a threat to me, my country, my grandson, my daughters, my wife, to all the important people in my life, and to America. I was never — this one is different.”
Unfortunately, many like Luis Gutierrez hate this country. They hate not a political establishment called the US. They hate the American-brand Judeo-Christian governing morality of the country where people themselves are shaping their own life (as created in the image and likeness of All-powerful God). They are fighting to replace this morality by the governing morality of all-powerful human government, which is taking care ideally of its subordinates but practically of itself.
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.
Unfortunately, many Jews in the USA and in Israel do not understand that their (our) fate is tied to the fate of Judeo-Christian civilization, and many Christians do not understand that the fate of Christianity depends on the strength of Judaism as its spiritual foundation.
Fortunately, the number of Jews and Christians who understand all that is growing.
Why is it vital nowadays to pay attention to the survival of Judeo-Christian civilization and the fundamental spiritual connections between Jews and Christians – now, in the 21th century after two millenniums of flourishing Judeo-Christian civilization (of course, with the trials of Inquisition, Pogroms and Holocaust)?
That is because the spiritually rival Islamic civilization has begun the deadly assault on our Judeo-Christian civilization following the Qur’anic obligation to make Islamic everything in the human world (ISIS, Al Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran, CAIR, etc.) while the spiritually disarmed Western Judeo-Christian civilization continue to naively search for a “spiritual formula” for peaceful coexistence with the Islamic world.
Europe is the most visible place where Islam is winning and Israel is losing.
Bret Stevens of WSJ underlines the losing mind-set of Europe
Europe is dying because it has become morally incompetent. It is not that Europe stands for nothing. It is that it stands for shallow things, shallowly. Europeans believe in human rights, tolerance, openness, peace, progress, the environment, pleasure. These beliefs are all very nice, but they are also secondary. What Europeans no longer believe in are the things from which their beliefs spring: Judaism and Christianity; liberalism and the Enlightenment; martial pride and capability; capitalism and wealth. Having ignored and undermined their own foundations, they wonder why their house is coming apart. That is what makes the diplomacy of Angela Merkel, undisputed regent of European foreign policy, so odd and disconcerting. She is offering a deal in which Europe would agree to visa-free travel for Turks in Europe starting next year, along with quicker movement on Turkish membership in the European Union, if only Ankara will do more to resettle Syrian and other refugees in their own country. Turkey is led by an elected Islamist with an autocratic streak, prone to anti-Semitic [and anti-Israel] outbursts, who openly supports Hamas, denies the Armenian genocide, jails journalists in record numbers, and orchestrates Soviet-style show trials against his political opponents. Turkey also has borders with Syria, Iraq and Iran. These would become Europe’s borders in the event of Turkish membership.
Regrettably, in the USA, the process of de-Judeo-Christianization has been underway for some time as well and under President Obama this process was accelerated. On April 6, 2009, speaking halfway across the world in Turkey, he proclaimed that the United States did not consider itself a Judeo-Christian nation. He said, although we have a very large Christian population, we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation.
Presidential candidate Ben Carson
We should not give up (our Judeo-Christian) beliefs for political correctness. We have to support America’s Judeo-Christian roots and take pride in that foundation of faith.
However, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) disagrees with Ben Carson
It is a leading Islamic organization in the USA, and it declares in its core principles the introduction of the active practice of Islam as a tool for strengthening the social and religious fabric of the USA. The active practice requires following the Quran guidance and that means working on replacing the Judeo-Christian governing principles by the Islamic ones.
In the Middle East, Israel is representing and defending the Judeo-Christian morality that makes Israel the chief enemy of the Islamic world. The Islamic world understood this role of Israel and Jews long ago, as Netanyahu reminds us.
Prime Minister of Israel Netanyahu
Hitler did not want to exterminate the Jews at the time. He wanted to expel the Jews. And the spiritual leader of the Arab Muslims Haj Amin al-Husseini went to Hitler and said: ‘If you expel them, they will all come here,’ meaning Palestine. ‘So what should I do with them?’ Hitler asked. Haj Amin al-Husseini answered, ‘Burn them.’
The 2016 Presidential and Congressional elections are crucial for the survival of Judeo-Christian civilization, as we know it, and for the survival of USA and Israel as the two fundamental cornerstones of this civilization. Let us hope that those who understand all that will be elected.