Skip to comments.A short Purim vanity
Posted on 03/06/2012 4:44:05 PM PST by Zionist Conspirator
It's been a while since I've posted a vanity (in fact there's been so much infighting here that I don't post as much as I used to), but I hope this one will be worth reading.
As many of you know, tomorrow night and next day (3/7-8) is Purim, the holiday that commemorates G-d's ever-governing providence, however well hidden, behind the scenes. It also celebrates irony, since the day that set aside for the annihilation of the Jews was instead the day they destroyed their enemies. Right now I can't think of anything we need to remind ourselves of more than these two things.
Whatever is happening, however dark and terrible things may seem, however "absent" G-d may appear, he is still there, directing all things in accordance with His plan. Behind the mask of apparent randomness and meaninglessness in history is G-d's hidden but guiding hand.
Sometimes, with G-d's help, the darkest moments can be transformed into the greatest victories. Right now things look dark indeed. We have the most radical president we've ever had in our history, and he's trying to silence opposition and overturn religious freedom in a way we've never seen before in this country--and he's still up for election! Can you imagine what will happen if, G-d forbid, he is re-elected?
Our G-dless enemies have declared war on us and will show us no mercy. The rules of civility they demand of us they refuse to be held to, for the simple reason that, although they don't believe in G-d, they still inexplicably and irrationally believe in "right" and "wrong," and they are absolutely certain that they are right, we are evil, and there is no lowness to which they can sink that isn't fully justified. Like the evil Haman's ancestors in the nation of `Amaleq, they believe that everything is random, that "things just happen."
However, this belief apparently doesn't apply to human history, which they somehow think is "programmed" to end in a G-dless "utopia." Only the people who are pushing history forward have rights (so they can perform their "historic mission"). Those who oppose the teleological unfolding of history have no rights. Indeed, abstract "rights" don't exist at all. "Rights" only exist to enable the "thesis of history" to keep pushing things "forward." It is useless to appeal to "free speech," because for our enemies "free speech" has no purpose whatsoever other than to enable them to speak in a way that advances the "great wheel of history" (as the Khmer Rouge, mach shemam, called it). This has been part of the dialectical philosophy since Hegel. And yet some conservatives still express surprise at leftist "hypocrisy." It isn't hypocrisy at all. They don't even believe we have any rights to oppose them, and if they haven't yet admitted this they probably soon will. Stop being surprised. Stop accusing them of "hypocrisy." Instead fight back.
I've long believed that one reason political correctness now rules with an iron hand is because we have been spineless cowards. Right now PC seems like an unstoppable, omnipotent dreadnaught. But if only one person will refuse to be silenced then it will spread. My personal (and probably controversial) stand on how to answer back our enemies is to tell them plainly that "good" and "evil" are either only what G-d declares them to be or else they do not exist and they have no moral grounds on which to object to anything. The "natural law" people will say this goes too far, but I think it is true (though it doesn't exhaust the truth) to take this position.
Right now the country is being tyrannized into accepting "gay marriage." There aren't enough homosexuals in the world to have created this monster. Most of the people pushing it are heterosexuals who hate G-d. When it comes to homosexuality appeals to the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Founding Fathers are fruitless. It was not they who forbade male homosexuality on the pain of death. That was done by a much higher Authority . . . the only Authority we have to appeal to. The time has come to quite trying to out-Jefferson the Left (I know; they hate his interpretation of the Constitution, but they still love him for some reason!).
Finally, I note that as Purim is upon us Iran (the Persia of the Bible) is once again in the news, along with the constant talk of military action against it. We have heard this talk for ten years and absolutely nothing has happened. If bluster could obliterate a country, then Iran would only exist in the history books. But who knows . . . something may actually be about to happen.
I am by nature a pessimistic, melancholic person. It's hard for me to look past the darkness to see the G-dliness that lies underneath all things, so these words are as much for me as they are for everyone else. I guess what I'm trying to remind myself and the rest of you of in these dark times is that the Left is right about one thing and one thing only: history is teleological. But it isn't going to end up where they think it is, however much it may seem otherwise. Someone really does "secretly rule the world" . . . only it's no secret at all. The world is ruled by HaShem. Not by the Masons, not by the Devil, not by the Bilderbergers, not by "reptilians," and not by HaShem plus anyone else. It is run by HaShem and HaShem Alone Who works His own purposes. He has no evil counterpart or adversary whatsoever.
The ancient Jews of Persia fasted and prayed for three days. I don't know if we need to do something like this or not, but I do know that we need to cry out to Heaven for a rescue . . . and having done that, stand up and fight back. If we do not . . . though HaShem's ultimate World Purpose cannot be defeated, we will be . . . and we will deserve to be.
May HaShem Yitbarakh make us all to dwell beneath his Sukkah of peace at this frightful, frightening time.
Yeah, I know. A vanity.
Why is God hyphenated, as if it can’t be said?? GOD!
I certainly think THAT AT LEAST, the 'vanity' label should be removed--it is a crucial bit of facts and suggestions about our survival as a people, a culture and a Republic. Certainly prayer is increasingly in order and emphatically so. The call to fasting is also wise. I find myself doing more and more of it.
And it is a crucial reminder that God Almighty sooner or later always weighs in on the side of the righteous.
Thanks for posting it.
Quix, for all the disagreements in our theologies . . . thank you!
There’s always a big warm spot in my heart for you.
Thanks for the thread.
Some have claimed that many disasters/attacks etc. have occurred against Israel/Israelites on Purim and may again this time vis a vis Iran etc.
What are your thoughts on that?
Awesome vanity!! God bless and may the Almighty do to the evil liberal vomits what he did to those who were ready to annihilate the Jewish folks.
It is a sign of respect in Judaism. (A fuller explanation.)
“however “absent” G-d may appear”
Good post. I pray and fast regularly, and am prepared for end times. That said, the phrase above reminded me of a joke, which might lift your melancholy for a while.
Two young Jewish boys were always getting into trouble. One parent asked their rabbi to speak to them. The rabbi agreed, and he thought he would approach them from the angle that even though they think they may get away with mischief, God is always watching them.
He thought he would ask them “where is God?”, to kickoff the discussion.
So after school he sees one boy and brings him to his office.
“Where is God?” he says in a loud voice.
The kid was frozen, not speaking.
“Where is God?” he said louder.
The boy was immobile.
“WHERE IS GOD?” the rabbi boomed.
The boy took off and ran home, jumped in bed and hid under the covers.
His friend found him in bed and asked why he was cowering in fear.
“We’re really in trouble now. God is missing and rabbi thinks we did it!”
I was rolling with you until you turned it into an anti-gay essay.
Gays aren’t the problem.
I know that makes cracks in Free Republics underpinnings, and even tempts many to hit the zot button, but it’s true - and I’ll prove it to you, right now.
Gays aren’t the problem, because the problem is actually what gays are being used as an excuse to do. And what is that? Impose administrative laws where they don’t belong.
Would you care if no restrictive laws were being issued with gays as their cover? No, of course not. You’d still feel whatever you feel towards homosexuality, but they wouldn’t be a threat to the country.
To paraphrase Clinton, “it’s the administrative laws, stupid.”
And those laws have grown out of control. Gays, Feminists, the war on drugs, the war on terror, immigration, taxation, travel, ID, you name it - all excuses to impose administrative laws in place of the common law of the original Constitution.
Those operating this legal attack understand this clearly. Even the stupidest liberal isn’t all that attached to any particular “cause,” even though they scream, yell, throw tantrums and use vicious dirty tricks on their behalf - they don’t really care.
What they care about is obeying the group instructions. And those instructions say: 1) learn they techniques;, and 2) apply them to the causes we tell you.
So they do. And when the cover-stories shift, they shrug and apply their techniques to the next cover story. And they laugh - literally laugh - at anyone who actually believes in any particular position on any particular issue. They see that as literal stupidity. Because once you sell your soul, like they have, group obedience, and efficiency in group obedience, becomes your truth, your philosophy, and your life. And to those people, you’re either in, or you’re out - and there’s only on thing to decide. Not multiple issues.
This is what empowers the evil of the world. A very well thought out group organization plan based on creating utter moral cowardice in its members - and rewarding it.
So despite the issues, and despite the groups, what we are really looking at is a battle for souls - between those who refuse to lose their humanity, and those who laugh out loud at the very notion of hanging on to it.
And in that, it is indeed a global Biblical-level battle of the End TImes, a purification by self-selection, in an environment that God has allowed to exist, so as to make these personal choices possible.
That God allows to exist - until he doesn’t anymore, because everyone has chosen.
God is not mocked, no matter how evil may laugh.
To paraphrase the Tao Te Ching, “if fools did not laugh aloud when confronted with God’s Command, it would not be God’s Command.”
Not sure. We are told to call upon His name.
(9) And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried; they shall call on My name, and I will answer them; I will say: ‘It is My people’, and they shall say: ‘YHWH is my God.’
What are your thoughts on that?
I'm not sure. I'd like to think that Jews are safer on Purim rather than less safe, but the Nazis used to kill Jews on Purim to avenge Haman and his sons.