Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Appeasement, Judenrat - 2009

All the world events down to the most seemingly mundane occurrences are none other than Hashem's way of talking to us. The more a person develops and strengthens emuna, the more he or she heightens spiritual awareness and is in tune with what's happening around us. Unfortunately, many people are in deep spiritual slumber and can't see past their next meal or the sports page of their local newspaper.

King Solomon, the wisest of all men, said that there's nothing new under the sun. In other words, what comes around goes around.

Holocaust Remembrance Day - is a day when we have to take a good hard look at the world around us and ask ourselves some very serious questions. A true search for truth means that we don't throw away the search results if we find them unpleasant - the slightest selectivity is no longer truth.

Obama Chavez

Question #1: Did appeasement end with Neville Chamberlain and the UK turning a blind eye to Hitler's seizure of Czechoslavakia in 1938? Certainly not. Take a tyrannical muchacho like Chavez from Venezuela, who's none other than a Spanish-speaking Achmedinejad. Comes along Obama, and gives Chavez his "hey-bro" handshake (photo, left). Otto Reich, who was ambassador to Venezuela under President Reagan, remarked that Chavez sees the handshake "as a green light to continue dismantling democracy in Venezuela." Appeasement, or what?

Obama's overtures to Iran and Achmedinejad is not only appeasement but a sign of utter weakness. The intrinsic message here is that Obama has no qualms in sacrificing friends and allies in order to implement his agenda. Luckily for us, Hashem runs the world.

The naive liberals in the US don't realize what's happening behind the scenes between Obama and Iran. If I'm not mistaken, Mr. Appeasement 2009 (Obama) is signalling to Iran that when the US leaves Iraq, it will turn a blind eye to Iran's seizing control of the Shiite region. Wait and see.

Obama plans to sell Iraq down the river, and guess who's next in line... That brings us to Holocaust Day question #2: Is there a Judenrat, 2009? Are there still Jews so opportunistic, so willing to cowtow to their overlords, that they sell the lives of their fellow Jews? Sadly, the answer here is yes, too.

Lashon hara Our sages teach us never to trust an individual with a vile tongue. In regards to Rahm Emanuel, the Washington Post says he is "Known for cursing about as freely as one breathes." These are your moral leaders, America? "Rahm" numerically in Hebrew is 240, the equivalent of "Amalek." People cite his background but he's bad news for the Jews. Like the representatives of the Judenrat, he will sell Jews like no antisemite could. Running his inane and arrogant mouth, he has declared, "In the next four years there is going to be a permanent status arrangement between Israel and the Palestinians on the basis of two states for two peoples, and it doesn't matter to us at all who is prime minister." Rahm Amalek thinks he's going to exile a quarter million Jews from Judea and Samaria, G-d forbid. What then, put them on cattle cars? Judenrat, 2009.

G-d willing, Israel will be strong and our current leaders - may Hashem protect them and give them strength - won't give in to Western tyranny. As a matter of self-preservation, Israel will have to oppose American designs to create another Hamistan in Judea and Samaria. A face off between Israel and the USA, between Bibi and Obama could have far-reaching consequences for American Jews, who over the years have forgotten that they are still in exile. Holocaust Rememberance Day is a reminder to learn from the past.