Beyond the Cusp

April 4, 2016

Israeli Leadership Requires an Upgrade

 

Reading the Bible, Old Testament and particularly the Torah, it does not take long before one asks themselves where are the fighters for Eretz Yisroel as are told about in both the Torah and Bible. Just a quick list we find Abraham who likely was the first man to use special forces tactics and a nighttime attack somewhere between midnight and two in the morning to free Lot and his family from the slavers who had taken them captive. Where are those like Jacob who fought an Angel pretty much to a standstill or some might say overpowered the angel while receiving only one serious injury to himself. Then there is Moses who fought the Midianites, the Amalekites, brought forth water from a rock as a miracle from Hashem, taught the Torah to the Israelites and assisted the building of the Mishkan. Then there was Joshua, Deborah, Samson, King Saul, David and Solomon as well as many other heroes. Then there were the wise and fearless all of whom showed their courage, convictions and faith in Hashem and only then were they found worthy of Hashem’s miracles. Even the parting of the Red Sea (Sea of Reeds for you modern revisionists) would never had happened had not Nachshon, from the tribe of Judah, not only jumped into the sea but walked out until he was up to his nostrils and about to take a deep breath before the sea parted. This is one of the main truths from the Bible which today is summed up by the proverb; Hashem helps those who help themselves. We must take the first step and in some instances we take those steps and Hashem foils our efforts simply so that Hashem can display that it is Hashem who saves us and assists all that we do and all of it is in service of Hashem. This was proven during the last Gaza War when a rocket was tracked by an Iron Dome unit, those anti-missile and artillery intercepting batteries which shoot interceptor ultra-high speed missiles which strike and neutralize incoming rockets, missiles, mortars, artillery and anything else launched at Israel short range with over a 90% kill rate, which indicated it would strike central Tel Aviv business district in the area of the central train and bus stations where the high rise building are located thus a threat to tens of thousands should it strike. The actual words of the commanding officer of the Iron Dome officer after they had fired three times and missed the incoming rocket all three times, nearly impossible, he saw that, “Suddenly, Iron Dome (which calculates wind speeds, among other things) shows a major wind coming from the east, a strong wind that…sends the missile into the sea. We were all stunned. I stood up and shouted, ‘There is a G0d!’ I witnessed this miracle with my own eyes. It was not told or reported to me. I saw the hand of G0d send that missile into the sea.” We reported more on this miracle here. This battery proved they would act as they tried and tried and tried and in the end it was Hashem who saved Tel Aviv from an awful fate. Another thing I can tell you as one who fired anti-tank missiles for Uncle Sam, wind has a very marginal effect on a rocket or missile’s trajectory and a wind capable of redirecting a rocket to turn and a land mile off to the west from a northward trajectory would have really upset anything not nailed down in Tel Aviv including such minor things as busses and anything short of a locomotive and that would be debatable.

 

 

Hands of Hashem Protecting the Innocent

Hands of Hashem Lifting and Protecting the Innocent

 

 

So, where are we leading with all of these little stories and examples? We look at the Israeli leadership and they are always so fretting the reactions of the European Union, European governments, the United States Congress, the American President, the United Nations, Russia, Kathmandu, well maybe not Kathmandu as Israel is loved in Nepal after the aid hospital and search and rescue teams we sent to aid them after that horrific shaking that rumbled through that Himalayan country destroying the capital and many of the villages throughout the nation and Israel sent medical assistance even to small villages halfway up some rather impressively tall slopes. It is somewhat understandable that Israel does what it can to remain on good ground with the United States as they are a major, actually sole, provider of fighters and helicopters. This was at the time deemed a good idea when the United States offered to provide both F-15 and F-16 fighters if Israel would stop their design and production of the Lavi fighter Jet. The Lavi would have been a direct competitor with the F-16 and the United States probably figured they would rather have one less competitor in the fighter jet department so they offered Israel a really good deal and also promised they would make sure Israel maintained air superiority in the Middle East. Well, with F-15 JSF being sold to Egypt, Saudi Arabia and potentially Turkey and who knows who else such as, Heaven forbid, Iran; Israeli air superiority apparently is not going to be so guaranteed down the road in five or six years when these Arab nations have the same exact aircraft and more of them in each nation such as Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Still the Israeli leadership bends over backwards to please the United States and even please President Obama with the sole example of leadership coming when Prime Minister Netanyahu and every other Israeli political leader, even those from the opposition playing the loyal opposition which is something rare these days, with the opposition to the heinous Iran Nuclear Deal which will give Iran a path to nuclear weapons in at most twelve years and more likely eight years assuming they are not currently producing their second run of them using an even improved thermonuclear design given them by North Korea. Otherwise Israeli leadership bows and scrapes before virtually every other nation which demands Israel limit building homes for Jews in Jerusalem or Hevron or Bet El while also demanding that Israel both allow many Europeans to build residences for Palestinian Arabs in Areas which were forbidden them under the Oslo Accords but apparently the only nation bothering to obey treaty limitation is Israel and they are going even further and obeying limitation which supercede any treaty. Such fearfulness and timidity has not served Israel well as all it has done is encourage Europeans and the United States to demand more concessions and more concessions and even more where Israel simply bows and scrapes and almost mindlessly obeys as if such was in Israel’s best interests.

 

The question which must be asked and resolved by Israeli leaders is where has polite concession after concession gotten Israel. The answer is they have become a doormat which everybody steps on their way to ask almost reverently of Mahmoud Abbas what he would like Israel to gift him for the privilege of having him meet with them, shake hands with whatever Prime Minister Israel has elected and then spit in Israel’s face and walk away pocketing the concessions the European or American forced from Israel on their way home stepping once more on the doormat. This has cost Israel any respect they had ever gained through the years and watching the spineless actions whittle away any respect Israel might have had has been disheartening. Remembering the valor and will-do, which is one step more audacious than simply can-do, which was exhibited in such bold and daring missions such as the raid on Entebbe Airport to free hijack hostages and the stern pride exhibited by Prime Minister Menachem Begin whose resolve and respect he earned assisted in the making of a peace with Egypt. Then there were the great deeds which were actually committed by the likes of Prime Minister Netanyahu, Defense Minister Ya’alon back during their time in the IDF where they had committed deeds of a nature similar to that committed by the young soldier now being politically sacrificed before the court of political correctness and seemingly in anticipation of European and United Nations simply going “Tisk, tisk, you had better punish that man for killing the enemy who had already stabbed one soldier.” Israel is in a war and in wars you actually shoot your enemies with intent to kill them; but not Israel as we shoot them with rubber bullets or if we use real bullets we are to shoot their legs. Shooting terrorists in their legs already did not incapacitate one determined terrorist who after being shot in both legs, one of them twice, still managed to sink his hatchet into another victim which finally convinced the people with the guns to shoot him somewhere more vital and then he stopped swinging his hatchet at people and will never again commit such a heinous assault. That is the only way you prevent your enemy from ever killing your soldiers, and with these terrorist that includes your civilians who apparently are legitimate targets for the terrorists despite the terrorists being treated like an endangered species and their lives treated as more important. The Rules of Engagement (ROE) are upside down as when you have an enemy who is sworn to murder every last person in your country, and in the case of Hamas and Islamic Jihad they want to kill every Jew everywhere, you do not allow them to live for another day and try again. And as the same government who demands that the terrorists not be killed but disarmed and taken alive as that is the humane thing to do, war is not humane, and then trades over a thousand of these terrorists taken humanely in order to retrieve one single soldier, then it is better to not be quite so humane. There are those out there who will claim that I am a monster for even suggesting the killing of these poor unfortunate terrorists who are only acting against the occupation. There is no occupation unless you count the Arabs who are squatting on lands promised to the Zionist Congress as sacrosanct and guaranteed by the crown of England and by the League of Nations and theoretically also the United Nations according to Article 80 of the United Nations Charter. The leaders of the European nations, the members of the United Nations, the Americans and anybody else capable of reading knows already that Israel was defined as we stated in the article yesterday, Israel is all of Israel as defined by the San Remo Conference and other inclusive documents from the end of World War I. Not only the Middle Eastern and North African maps were completely redrawn but so was the map of Eastern Europe. It was not restricted to the Arab World as claimed by so many, and that marked pretty much the beginning of European colonial enterprises in the area which had been colonized by the Arab Muslims and their converted allies for over a thousand years before the Europeans ever arrived. The colonialism label is simply a guilt trip being laid on the European and the Western world in general.

 

Another item that the spineless leaders have allowed by not standing up against the false charges has been the claim that Israel is a colonizing power. Israel was formed from part of the British Mandate from which both Iraq and Jordan were also formed. If Israel is a colonizing power then so is Jordan and Iraq as all were made from the same British Mandate and then Syria and Lebanon also would be colonial powers as they were formed from the French Mandate. Israel is an indigenous peoples who have returned to their ancestral lands and were residing in the lands south of the Litany River through the Negev Desert and on both sides of the Jordan River and Sea of Galilee since approximately 1200 BCE with a continuous Jewish presence in areas of the land and definitely in Jerusalem with many centuries having a Jewish majority population in Jerusalem while Jerusalem was never the capital of any Arab or Muslim nation. The Israeli leadership should be as proud of their country returning to its homeland and making the deserts bloom, draining swamp lands and making them furtive and building a modern nation while under constant threat of war in the face of terrorism and seemingly ignoring all adversity to thrive. Israel because of her people was rated the eleventh happiest nation in which to live placing it ahead of the United States and obviously virtually all if not all of the Arab and Muslim worlds. Now we need to have leaders equally as happy to lead with the same esprit de corps that is so apparent in the people. Yes, Israel has its problems but the most threatening and dangerous of these challenges needs to be met with vigor and nerve and dare we say, chutzpah, and simply declare what we know to be true and our lands as originally defined; and if there are those who object, well, sucks to be them.

 

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May 15, 2015

Silence is not Necessarily Golden It Can Also be Deadly

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If a story is never reported, did it still happen? That has become a question I have asked myself every single day almost without exception. You see I feel the pain in my own way every time I find the report in some lesser known news agencies and through word of mouth. That is also something nobody ever really reports about in Israel, news travels in numerous quiet channels reaching every corner of the land despite the little inconvenience that these events rarely make it onto the pages of Haaretz as it would break their story line which paints all the heartache and suffering as solely belonging to the Arabs and seldom the Jews living here. Fortunately in Israel we get other reports in newspapers and online reporting which tells a far different story. The reality for those who care to understand the truth is a very different reality than the happy; everything is just fine just as long as the silence is seldom broken. But the truth, the reality is that there is a reason that whenever an Arab is injured, be it by the Israeli Defense Force (IDF), the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet), Israeli Border Police or any of the several local police departments and other security agents, it makes the news in virtually every news source within and outside of Israel and when an Israeli Jew is similarly injured it barely gets any mention often any further than a local report within Israel as a local story, one event is rare and the other happens multiple times every day. The lack of coverage by the major news agencies is the unfortunate fact that Israelis being assaulted only makes the news when a new type of terror attack breaks onto the scene and within a few days, weeks at most, when it becomes just another way that Israelis are attacked, maimed or even murdered, it is no longer news. When the injury is to an Arab, especially if it appears to be unprovoked or is blown up into an international crime of the century by the media manipulators, that is a story because it fits the evil oppressive occupier Israel as the murderer of innocents and it makes headlines around the world. When such attacks are subsequently found to be, as they often are, a case of an attempted terror attack which was unsuccessful and the Arab was injured or killed in the act of attempting a stabbing or was throwing Molotov firebombs or large rocks at motorists, the follow-up story is seldom plastered on headlines as that is not the preferred story, the reality the media desires to paint.

 

There are reports in the small news outlets, often what would be referred to as the Zionist news sources as if that makes their coverage unimportant as it has a message it wishes to convey as if the rest of the media could never be selling the world a story, a completely opposite story, almost every day of the week where an Israeli motorist was almost murdered except for what often has all the makings of a miracle as their vehicle was attacked, ambushed by a mob of Arabs, often referred to as Palestinians, hurling rocks ranging in size from bricks to bowling ball to cinderblock sizes and even larger which smashed through the Israeli motorists windshield and cause the vehicle massive damage sufficient to prevent it being drivable yet miraculously the vehicle managed to reach safety before completely failing as if collapsing from some horrific ordeal where the vehicle continued just far enough where its unexplainable efforts gave out. Those of us who are familiar with these events do not need pictures as we saw some of the initial coverage when these attacks first became news and realize that almost any recounting will sound incredible and as if exaggerated but often fall short of the actual events as the victim of such attacks often are more amazed and are more aware of their escape as if protected by some outside force gave them and their vehicle a helping hand, the helping hand often seen influencing events and their outcomes. News sources are not interested in the rock ambushes unless there is a gripping instance which makes such an attack noteworthy. Unfortunately that noteworthy news item is all too often a murdered Israeli family member and sometimes all the occupants of vehicles so attacked whose murder tears apart the rest of the family who were often in a vehicle which escaped ambush or were waiting for their family to return from an outing or from a religious observance. It is unfortunate that this is what it takes for such attacks to gain coverage but unless there are such tragedies such attacks happen multiple times every day. Some of these ambush attacks take place daily or weekly triggered by the knowledge that there will be numerous Jewish Israelis who by necessity must run these gauntlets past particular Arab towns. These rock attacks have become a part of living in Israel as a Jew or others who get caught up in such attacks, such non-news stories as the media has come to accept these events as the new normal.

 

Rock ambushes of Israeli motorists are not the only assaults which have become so common as to be considered not to be newsworthy. Rioting and throwing rocks, fireworks (the way incendiary and smaller explosive devices are referred to by Haaretz and others back when these were news items instead of the new normal) Molotov firebombs, pipe bombs and other devices at the security and police forces assigned to contain the violence on the Temple Mount face whenever the Arabs are dispatched to turn up the heat on Israeli forces often hoping to produce a news story. I know there are those out there right now seeing the Arab desire for generating a news story through an event which the news refuse to cover as these events have become, for the most part, no longer newsworthy. That is true unless one of the Arabs is injured by the anti-riot crowd dispersal devices used when such disturbances become overly threatening and dangerous and must be curtailed. Such devices include tear gas, rubber bullets, flash-bang grenades and other nonlethal methods which on occasion do cause a serious injury to an Arab which is then magnified and inflated into a tragic story of an innocent being set upon by Israeli thuggish police tactics simply used to harass Arabs and even injuring innocent Arabs who had not committed any act which warranted such a response such as what caused their injury. The mainstream media just eat these stories taking them whole swallowing the entire false narrative hook, line and sinker. Now there is something to report, an Arab was injured during rioting, who was rioting is never mentioned as these riots are not newsworthy and thus are a minor part of the story having little if any relevance to the injury of this innocent individual. Their being injured by rubber bullets fired at them as they were in the act of hurling a firebomb at the security forces on the Temple Mount is irrelevant. What is relevant is how this poor, innocent Arab was injured by Israeli police while he was attending religious observances on the grounds of the al-Aqsa Mosque (meaning anywhere within a couple of miles of the Temple Mount). It will never be mentioned that this particular religious observance was the after Friday prayers riot which is scheduled for most weeks for months on end which went unreported as only Israelis were injured even a Shin Bet officer requiring emergency room hospital treatment was unimportant but an Arab youth (any Arab under age thirty or so) was grievously injured (a serious bruise) requiring emergency medical treatment at the scene and follow-up treatment by Palestinian medical services (a Band-Aid at the scene replaced with a full forearm bandaging and arm-sling in case any reporter desires pictures) and will be followed up with a full press report possibly with the Arab youth who was injured who might answer the medias’ questions. If such follow-up press release will have the Arab youth appearing now in a wheelchair and sobbing when asked to retell what happened making this event another production of Pallywood Productions. These scheduled riots are often accompanied by their own media stringers armed with cameras varying from cellphones all the way to production quality video equipment all for the use by the media should any reactions from the assaulted IDF or other Israeli forces such as Border Police react with what can be shown to be using excess force against Arab simply protesting peaceably not acting in any manner that warranted such a response. The rock and firebomb throwing is always omitted from such coverage and the story is of an unprovoked Israeli heavy-handed response. These propaganda films and other use of Israelis having to use force to prevent harm to Israeli farms and the Israelis tending their property are sold complete with story to the media and are often taken without any fact-checking accepting at face value what they are told. The mainstream media, particularly the European media, are fully complaisant and freely act as agents for these fabrications, and all are aware that these reports are almost entirely fabrications fully edited for the required story line, the exact sort of editing which would be performed by the European media. Proof of such fabrications being performed by the European Media has become the now infamous al-Dura hoax as reported upon here and here.

 

Apart from these vehicle ambushes and the rioting, especially the rioting on the Temple mount which can be turned on and off simply by use of the sermons disseminating instructions on whether to riot or not any particular Friday especially and any day through Imams and other channels, there are other forms of violence which are seldom if ever reported upon. We seldom here outside of Israel, especially in the United States where anything other than the peace process or Arab victimization is relegated to the ash heap of forgotten or old news. There are at least two or three attempts to assault IDF, Border Police and Shin Bet officers and enlisted troops using knives or steel rods weekly. Most of these assaults are interceded and foiled before they are able to actually attack; such events really makes it into the no story to see here area and are almost invariably ignored, while some successfully injure an IDF or Border Police officer before being subdued almost exclusively through non-injurious means utilizing hand to hand combat techniques, another nonstory the media does not report. Knife attacks even on civilians rarely make news outside of Israel as don’t gang attacks of groups of young Arabs will set upon Haredi youths often waiting lying in ambush in the evening on routs often taken from studies to residences as such routes are well known. Even when such attacks include bladed and concussion style weapons resulting in blunt force traumas and bleeding wounds which often require hospital treatment and even overnight care in case of concussions. If these assaults were to be committed in the opposite direction having Haredi youths waiting in ambush to assault the Arab youths, that would be newsworthy as it would be a rare event and it also fits the narrative of the evil and violent Israelis victimizing the innocent Arabs.

 

The most recent strain of attacks which briefly made news a few months ago when they first appeared and have since dropped from view as they are considered old news as if the injuring of Israelis by running them over with a vehicle is not in and of itself newsworthy and only if the way in which one is injured and its newness quality is what makes such attacks newsworthy is not only a terribly cynical and slanted view on what makes news but also reeks of an anti-Semitic quality of the reporting. Possibly if the Israelis were to hold a rally and have over one million Israelis attend would the story become newsworthy. These attacks using cars and small trucks as extremely large caliber weapons speeding into crowds of Israelis waiting for busses or trains and other places where Jews might congregate have become nearly a daily affair with at least one such assault a day. These are horrific attacks often landing a number of Israelis, including Jews, Muslims, Arabs and Christians as all kinds of Israelis utilize the busses and trains. Often these attacks will target a series of groups on a route where one driver, usually Arab, will attempt to run over the people all along their morning commute choosing the bus stops where more than a dozen people are huddled. Other times these type of attacks strike at night. There is no telling when such an attack might strike at people waiting for transportation by mass transit. Below is a short video of an attack from a couple of nights back caught on a surveillance camera which happens to cover the intersection from a distance. One needs to view the clip carefully as the attack occurs at the right side of the intersection just under the pine tree. The darker vehicle which speeds very fast across the intersection is the vehicle which struck the four sixteen year old boys slightly hurting three and seriously injuring the fourth who remains in hospital as of this writing. As stated, it may take several run-throughs before you catch the teens having been struck, one rolls well into the cross street, we suspect he was the seriously injured young man. Please spread the video as such attacks must be made known to the world just as any undue violence against anybody, Jews, Arab, Hindu, Ukrainian, Russian, French, anyone. Until we as a people, as people on this small little rock learn to share the injuries of every victim of violence and raise our complaint, then who are we, and if not to yell about the violence now, then when. If you feel the pain that these youths felt when struck by a speeding vehicle, then you need to tell others, yell about it from the mountaintops, from YouTube, from every platform we can find, real world or in cyberspace. We need to stand for the innocents caught in senseless violence as we are all just one terror attack from becoming the next person hurt, the next life destroyed, the next person left lying in the street too hurt to even stand and limp off the road where I would be safer, even too weak to plead and shout out to the world, I am in pain from some lunatic who believed my death would empower them. They must not be allowed to claim their victory over my mangled body; they must not be permitted to celebrate their craven act; their terrorist attempt to murder somebody’s special child screams for justice. Shout so they can be heard; share so they will be known; help them not to be just another statistic; just share the video and explain this hatred that struck them with their vehicle; share and prove they can reach out from the hospital where they lie injured and in pain and yet able to reach so many. Perhaps that will be my victory over the senseless violence perpetrated upon us, yes, that will dull our pain, thanks to those who cared and shared.

 

 

 

 

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May 14, 2015

When Polls Lie and Deceive What to Believe

 

In the last three major elections in the democrat and republican electing world the polls were as misleading as one could imagine. Not only did they get it wrong, it appeared that their polling was just as corrupted as their reporting. In this last election in the United States the polls predicted minor gains for the Republicans in Congress but with the Democrats probably retaining a slight majority in the United States Senate. The Republicans gained sufficient seats to rise to a dominating position in the Senate and further improved their position in the House of Representatives and as if that was not sufficient, the Republican Party also swept a number of State and local elections placing the party in a position of dominance unseen in decades. The liberal states of Massachusetts and Maryland elected Republican Governors despite their being the bluest of blue states.

 

In Israeli elections the polling and every indicator predicted that the Zionist Union, the marriage of the Labor Party with Tzipi Livni’s Hatnua Party, was going to sweep Prime Minister Netanyahu out of office. Further, it was predicted that with the aid of election specialists who had assisted in charting the course of the reelection of President Obama running a political operation called V2015 run by Obama election strategist Jeremy Bird and using the cryptic slogan of “Anyone but Bibi” was going to put in place an undefeatable election day tsunami sweeping the Zionist Union into power. Somehow Bibi Netanyahu won taking a commanding thirty seats beating the odds where the polling predicted the Zionist Union beating Netanyahu and the Likud twenty-six seats to a mere twenty-three seats. How could it have been polled so wrong such that the real results were Likud with Thirty and Zionist Union garnering twenty-four coming in a weak second. Again the polling was so wrong one could have thought they were blindsided by the actual results.

 

Finally there were the recent British elections where Ed Miliband and his Labour Party were supposed to sweep the Tories and David Cameron from office was also dead wrong with the conservative Tories and Cameron embarrassing the Labour Party so completely that Miliband resigned without bothering to wait for the broom to sweep him aside and replace him atop the Labour Party. This was simply the cherry atop the three layer cake with each layer sweeter than the previous as election results made lies out of the predictions by the pollsters. That begs the question as to how could they have gotten all three so completely wrong and should we believe anything we read about in polling.

 

There could be any number of reasons for the inaccuracy of polling from improper reading of the results leading to massaging the results in order to match the pollsters political preferences or that the media intentionally went with slanted polling data knowingly but fully believing that they had sufficient sway to bring about the results they desired simply by reporting the results they desired and willing them into existence. It is entirely possible that the methods utilized by the polling companies favored the liberal leftists over the right wing conservatives. One method of polling which had found produces such results is to utilize polling conducted by using land-line phone numbers during mainly daytime hours when the majority of the people who have jobs are working at those jobs and therefore are not home to take any polling calls, which is also why they use land-lines and not mobile, though even mobile polling would likely produce similar results just less skewed to the left. Then again, if people are anything like the folks I know then they only use their cell phones and only have a land-line because it came with the package they get their internet access or television cable and never give out that number thus never answer the land-lined knowing that the call is either a poll or telemarketer and either way undesired. But maybe the polling methodology was not to blame but the people themselves are the problem.

 

What if the people have been so beaten down by the seemingly endless efforts to force political correctness along with leftist propaganda down our throats using news reporting which is more electioneering or campaigning or simply editorial opinions wrapped up to appear like news coverage that the people react repeating the touch-words or positions constantly pushed upon them by a media which has completely turned to the left beyond any reason. People may have reached the point that they find it easier and less complicating for their lives to simply regurgitate the leftist mantras to avoid offending the sensibilities of anyone leftward-leaning within earshot who would immediately slowly turn in their direction and then questions by question slowly turn further until they are glaring directly at the malcontent who spoke words which are taken as offense and must be challenged until all descending conservative expression has been wiped from the public sphere. Where this may have silenced those conservatives who simply take the path of least resistance which in public discourse means not upsetting the leftist sloganeering policer of their immediate space, they cannot yet accompany everyone into the voting booth where everyone is free at last to vote their true mind and not be made to suffer the umbrage and wrath of the leftists in our midst. Perhaps that has so swept and crept its way into our lives that anytime other than within the safe confines of the voting booth we will simply become leftists for the duration while secretly voting our inner Churchill, Thatcher, Reagan, Jefferson, John Adams or Menachem Begin when the chips are to be cast, gathered and counted in order that our captains for the ship of state are selected.

 

Think about debates at work with associates or discussions with fellow congregants at our places of worship or wherever we toil, gather or socialize and my bet is there is at least one person in each of those settings whose stand is for Big Brother and makes sure any wrong-think is made sufficiently uncomfortable that fairly soon all but the lost causes simply speak the words our monitors desire to hear and keep our real thoughts happily dancing within our minds unmolested by the minders. There are also those few outliers who are true believers and speak their minds no matter who may add their names to a list of those to be watched, as many have made so many of such lists that one more will make little difference. These are the ones who can often give as good as they get. Only the few ever make friendship bonds with these people and if we should we often request they not reveal our true political kinship as we are amongst the quiet quiescence slumbering through life passing by semiconscious of the views expressed around us as there is nothing worth our fighting for as we still have the blessing of honest representation of our votes. Should we lose such honest accounting of the ballots then will we allow ourselves to be availed of out of our quiet accommodations and comforting silence and then hear us roar for when it comes to our votes we will not sleepwalk through such offense. There is much we can allow to pass as fact when we know it to be different, but the honest representation of our vote we draw the line and demand honest representation.

 

It is little wonder that those in the media can walk around claiming in all honestly that every person with whom they speak of such things all supported President Obama and thus it was an absolute impossibility that the President was reelected by so close a margin. These people are not delusional because they mean it when they claim that election results were completely skewed, opposed to the polling, and they are truly flabbergasted and personally destroyed that the Congress or Knesset or Parliament which was elected could have gone so wrong, as in their worlds their viewpoints are correct, good and the only honest result possible and the other side can only possibly win by deceit or trickery. We are all living more and more in small echo chambers where we hear little from the other side of political and social issues. Our bubbles are carefully chosen and seldom do we hear a disparaging word and our skies are not cloudy all day. Often we even go so far as to carefully choose from whence we receive our news so as to hear only those reports which inform us of how impossible it was that we lost an election or that the results were so much closer than they should have been. The most often heard reason for any loss in an election was simply that our side did not get the vote out and turnout favored the other side. There was a perfect such comment made after the recent midterm elections in the United States when President Obama actually had the nerve to claim, “To everyone who voted, I want you to know that I hear you. To the two-thirds of voters who chose not to participate in the process yesterday, I hear you too.” I likely could spend the rest of my life and never find somebody in high office who is so out of touch with reality that they would make such a statement. For your amusement, here is the comment straight from Obama’s mouth.

 

 

 

 

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