Skip to comments.From Israel: Let My People Go! ["Jews for Ron Paul"]
Posted on 12/31/2011 2:17:27 PM PST by Dick Bachert
Lately Ive been having trouble sleeping. I sit here in my living room in Karnei Shomron, Israel, on the 8th night of Chanukah, wondering what other miracles lay in store on January 3rd and in the months ahead. The name Ron Paul is constantly at my fingertips. Ive typed it in so many times the past month its insane. Im experiencing an excitement Ive rarely ever felt, and I dont even live in America anymore. During the last Republican debate I woke myself up at 3am Israel time to watch an 8pm EST live stream on YouTube, with no fatigue whatsoever. Im on overdrive, and I cant calm myself.
Ive only recently figured out what this excitement actually is.
I first got interested in the whole freedom movement when I heard that Ron Paul wanted to end all foreign aid, including to my country, Israel. This seemed like a spectacular idea to me. I hate the idea of taking American tax payer money I dont need. The only reason we take it, by the way, is not because we need it. Its that we dont want to feel alone, and Jews always feel a deep existential isolation and loneliness. As I see them from the mountain tops, gaze on them from the heights, this is a people that dwells alone, not counted among the Nations, says Balaam of the People of Israel in Numbers 23:9. We still feel that loneliness. So we take the money. Its shameful, its theft, its destructive, its morally wrong, and it makes people hate us for tying them into a conflict they have no business trying to solve. I wanted it to end and didnt trust any Israeli leader to give it up on his own, so I looked up more about Ron Paul.
What I found was fascinating. On the forums, I learned of people who, back in 08, literally gave their lives short of death to this man. Some poured money into his campaign they could not afford to give, and some even lost their marriages because of their single-minded insane dedication. This shocked me. I couldnt yet understand it, but after a few days of listening to him, it began to click.
What is it about Ron Paul that inspires such extremes? Such maddening support on the one hand, and such fear and loathing on the other? I can give the answer in one word: Soul.
The essential soul of a human being is by definition free. The idea that men are free as determined by God is a concept that is foreign to most men. This is because most men want to control others, to take away their freedom. This is usually referred to as the drive for power. The drive for power is antithetical to freedom because power means the ability to control others. There is only one legitimate thing that power can and should be used for, whether it be military, legislative, or executive power. That is, to legalize freedom.
Ron Paul doesnt want to be President to give me freedom. He doesnt own my freedom and he didnt give it to me. The only reason Ron Paul wants to be President is to stop punishing people for using their freedom that is rightfully theirs. He wants no power. This is clear to anyone who listens to him speak.
There are two kinds of human beings. Those who want power, and those who want freedom. You can tell which ones which very easily. Those who want freedom are straight-edged. They are consistent, principled, and you can feel their human soul when they speak to you. Theres a continuum out there of human souls somewhere in spiritual cyberspace, and when you come into contact with one of these souls, you know immediately, because souls are by definition free. You sense sincerity, realness, consistency, a free human being. If youre a man who seeks freedom and you come into contact with a real human soul, you become instantly addicted and you swallow up anything you can get your hands on. You want to unite immediately, no matter what you disagree on. There are people in the freedom movement that dont exactly like Israel, especially me being a settler and I dont care. If they want freedom, I sense it and my human drive for individualism suddenly turns into an intense desire to unite into a collective but a collective of free individuals. Its a beautiful dialectic, and it doesnt matter what we agree or disagree on, as long as we agree on freedom.
You get hooked on Ron Paul and you desperately seek more and more, any video you can find from the past, any speeches you missed, anything he said that you havent heard yet, even though youve heard it a thousand times already in different words. You cant help yourself. The voracious hunger to be able to use your God-given freedom takes you over entirely. Its like you suddenly realize youre human and the Divine Image with which God created you comes alive and catches fire.
But something else happens to you. Once you get hooked on Ron Paul, you can no longer bear to listen to a man who wants power, and you become instantly disgusted when they start saying words. Before, they were just boring. Now theyre revolting. Listening to Romney or Gingrich or Bush or Obama makes you sick and you dont know how Ron Paul gets through those debates without getting nauseous. You see a political veneer in these politicians thats so transparent its like a ghost flapping its ethereal tongue at you. You cant bear it.
Whats so maddening about hearing Romney or Gingrich talk is that theres someone standing there saying things, but theres no soul in it. These are not free men. These are power men. Not that Romney or Gingrich dont have souls. They do. They are men just like you and I. But they have practically forfeited their souls to try and attain power, to control others with spin and talking points and contradictory statements like I want to cut the budget and expand the military! and theyll say it with a polished tone and a straight face, just like a soulless recording. Their humanity is so buried under the mountain of lies they have told themselves, that neither they themselves nor you can even sense their souls in the human continuum. The scene of a human body speaking but no soul communicating can drive a free man mad.
The reason that Ron Paul never goes down in the polls is that hes not convincing people in the everyday sense that hes right on whatever issue. Hes activating human souls, lighting spiritual fires one by one speaking about freedom. Once a soul gets activated, and the man realizes that he IS free no matter what people do to him or tell him, there is no turning back. The other candidates are trying to turn heads with snappy one-liners that sound cool. Slaves follow these one-liners like mobs, and follow each other from candidate to candidate. Slowly but surely, Ron Paul activates a few of the individual souls in the mob as they bob from snappy comeback to snappy comeback and he goes up in the polls.
Yet, we cannot expect every man woman and child to understand or get excited about the message of liberty. In fact, most just cant handle it. Being truly free is as terrifying as it is electrifying. The Bible tells us this very clearly in the story of the Exodus from Egypt. When Moses finally accepts the role of deliverer from God, he was assigned to say the following to my great-grandparents the Israelites:
Therefore say to the Israelites: I am God. I will free you from the labors of the Egyptians and deliver you from their bondage. I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with amazing signs. And I will take you to be My people and I will be your God, and you will know that I am the Lord who freed you from the labors of the Egyptians. (Ex. 6:6-7)
And what was my grandparents response?
And Moses told this to the people, but they didnt listen due to lack of spirit and cruel bondage. (6:9)
Not everyone can handle the message of freedom. Its too frightening for some people, and some are just too enslaved. Those are the people that despise Ron Paul, the same types who rebelled against Moses in the desert and attempted to go back to Egypt. Freedom is too much for them and they cant handle the Divine gift. They want and need someone to control them. Their souls have been too battered by slavery, taxation, and wars.
But nonetheless, God forced my stiff-necked great grandparents to leave Egypt, and as a result Im here today, preaching freedom once again, fighting not only for Americas freedom, but for my own from Americas influence in my own region.
Vote Ron Paul and let my people go once again! Stop meddling here and stop trying to buy influence by giving me money. Stop trying to be the all powerful Peace Maker and let us work out the problems here on our own! If we think Iran is a threat, we can handle it and well take the consequences. Its not Americas problem and you cant afford another war.
Now I understand why people will give everything to this man. Whenever hes asked the question, Would you legalize heroin? Ron Paul answers, I want to legalize freedom! Little do these people understand that freedom is a thousand times more addictive than heroin.
American Jews! Wake up! Set your brothers in Israel free! We were the first nation ever to be set free by God, and we brought the concept of liberty to the world when we left Egypt over 3000 years ago. Its about time we set the example we were chosen to set.
The writer, Rafi Farber, is a member of Jews for Ron Paul and manages the website World of Judaica. Email him at email@example.com
Ron Paul is a kook.
I will never forgive him for what he said in a 2008 presidential debate - that America brought 9-11 on itself because of what it was doing to middle eastern countries.
With logic like that, there’s no arguing with it.
Interesting article. Thanks for posting.
He was only one of 4 GOP congressmen to endorse Reagan!
>>American Jews! Wake up! Set your brothers in Israel free! <<
Ru Paul will make barry look like a Israel cheerleader. paul has made it clear he will have no truck with Israel and no support for her.
If you ACTUALLY read the post, you’d know that many Israelis WANT us to leave them be to deal with their own neighborhood problems. Even Bebe supports it.
No—he stated that Israel is our only real friend in the Middle East and we would have to support her. BUT he doesn’t want to enslave her with our money-—making her have to grovel to us for any treaties they make or don’t make. The US forces Israel to do things against their interest only because we bought her.
Paul wants to quit ALL foreign aid-—that means all the billions to the middle east which uses that money to attack Israel and build palaces and build mosques to teach hate and bigotry to all their children. This aid is evil and causes massive death. In that regards—Paul is right-—we gave the middle east the wealth and ability to attack us with our own aircraft. Without our billions and regulations forbidding us to be oil independent of these Satanists-—they would be like they were a 100 years ago and a camel groveling cess=pool living in tents, never capable of learning to fly airplanes.
My problem with Ron Paul is more that he is a foreign policy ignoramus. He doesn't seem to think Iran or Islam is a threat to the US (i.e. me!). All we have to do is leave them alone and they'll be nice to us. But what have the Swedes done to the Muslim horde? It's not pretty there. I would rather have a President who understands.
>>Nohe stated that Israel is our only real friend in the Middle East and we would have to support her.
And that’s the problem. The author treats Israel like a welfare cow who cashes her entitlement checks, buys food with the EBT card, uses Medicaid, but when you offer advice on how to stop screwing up her life, she shrieks, “Don’t you be judging me! I can make my own decisions!”
Our national policy for all foreign aid should be, “You want to eat the soup, you gotta listen to the sermon first.”
>>If you ACTUALLY read the post, youd know that many Israelis WANT us to leave them be to deal with their own neighborhood problems. Even Bebe supports it.<<
Then Israel can say no to our support. But they won’t and can’t.
I imagine it won’t take long for the few remaining paul-bots to pop in and support the doofus.
I bet Israel would also love us not to sell weapons to the camel jockeys. We sell new F-15s to Saudia Arabia. Those machines last a long time. Anyone care to guess what the Saudia government will look like in 15 or 20 years?
What happens when the royal family loses it’s ability to supress the wahabbis?
They are constantly living two months away from a fundamentalist revolt.
How about all the money and weaponry we are pouring onto the Egyptians? How much have we given Pakistan? The PLO?
I bet if Israel could get a deal where we stopped supporting their enemies, and them simultaneously,, they’d take it.
“Our national policy for all foreign aid should be, You want to eat the soup, you gotta listen to the sermon first.”
Thats great,, until the sermon is coming from a Muslim president who wants them to surrender to any insane demand of the muslims.
>>Thats great,, until the sermon is coming from a Muslim president who wants them to surrender to any insane demand of the muslims.
Then American Jews will have a vested interest in not voting for the next black muslim communist who runs as a Democrat, right? Perhaps they would vote against the one we have next year?
“what have the Swedes done to the Muslim horde?”
Are you serious? The Swedes, Nordes, Danes, Dutch, are all suffering for their multi-cultural craziness that allowed unfettered immigration of Muslims - they never assimilate - never - and 100% of the rapes are committed by Muslims on the “native” women.
The world is a mess under the “Establishment” Elites here and in Europe. Name me one thing they are doing right. The only thing I can say about Paul is that even though I agree with him on a lot of things, he would still be the Captain on the Titanic. This country has no will to survive as the Dominant power in the world. Someone else will prevail ultimately, and it will not be good for the USA no matter who else it is.
Excellent point - but then whose side is the American Govt. on any how? If we were trying to de-escalate the situation, we wouldn’t be doing what we’re doing.
This reminds me of a time back in 1969 when my husband was a flight instructor for the Air Force providing the first classes in single engine props. He instructed men from lots of countries including Egypt and Iran — when the time came for them to solo, it wasn’t a pretty sight. I seriously wonder if anything has improved that much and whether the Saudis, Egyptians, and Iranians, etc., have pilots and technical positions filled by proxies from Russia.
Is there some block on understanding English today? Do the words, "It's not pretty there," have any bearing on the meaning of what I posted, do you think?
I believe he has.