Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Netanyahu for President?

As always, I believe God is in control of all political outcomes and does this for His good purposes.  Thus, I trust that the madness that is multiplying around the world is the least bad of the possible outcomes that man could conceive of.  That is, man's evil nature precludes a better path.

Setting that aside, it is fun to have a pointless fantasy now and then.  I wish America's conservative politicians had the same backbone and clear headedness that Netanyahu has.  It would also be nice if the leftists who run this country could conceive of some solution to the Palestinian problem that didn't involve exterminating Israel and the Jews.

11 comments:

Max Coutinho said...

Hi Looney,

Bibi Netanyahu is a great politician. He's consistent. I thought President Obama was on the same level as Bibi is; but I was wrong. Pres. Obama comes in second (for his lack of consistency).

I wish the Portuguese leaders were like him too, but it's difficult.

Anyway, I have come to one conclusion: the world hates Israel because it envies Israel. Bibi said it all yesterday, if Israel has to stand alone, it will but what counts is that it will stand. Can other countries say the same?

Cheers

Looney said...

Hello Max,

Your comments are always good to stimulate more pondering. My thought on Obama is that it is easy to seem presidential when all the forces of political correctness are on your side and you know how to talk. Being a Mordecai or an Esther or a Judah Maccabee is a different matter altogether.

It also seems to me that a good deal of the hate is driven by the same motives that caused Cain to hate Abel.

Max Coutinho said...

Looney,

"Being a Mordecai or an Esther or a Judah Maccabee is a different matter altogether."

So very true. And speaking of it, I share this holiday with you: פורים שמח

Cheers

Looney said...

פורים שמח!

This blog started as I was gathering my notes from having done historical research related to the book of Esther and wanted a place to put them.

Rummuser said...

Looney, I have recently been reading a very erudite Pakistani writer who talks about why his fellow countrymen hate the US. The single most important reason is the way they perceive the USA as a country that uses them and discards them after their purpose is served. For some strange reason, the Israelis now see the USA doing something akin to this by negotiating with Iran. Bibi has to think of Israel first and he will do anything to achieve his purpose. I think that he is doing a great job and like you I wish that I could have him as our PM here.

Looney said...

Rummuser, it sounds like all of us are in agreement on the US becoming increasingly treacherous. The reason is that we have half the country formulating its beliefs, morals and policies on everything by negating what the other half thinks sensible. That necessarily means we become unstable partners. Eventually, even the existence of an Iran or a Pakistan becomes totally irrelevant to the need to employ every means possible of contradicting the other party's policy here in the US!

Max Coutinho said...

Looney,

Really? That is great but I confess that I love the way your blog evolved to address several other issues as well. It's a great place to visit as it's good for our mind.

Have a blessed week.

Looney said...

Max,

This article on the US administration getting involved in Israeli political campaigns caught my attention:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/03/14/senate-committee-probes-whether-obama-administration-funded-effort-to-oust/

No doubt I am behind on all the news on this subject.

Anonymous said...

if god chooses political leaders for his purposes, and the country is being led by leftists, doesn't that mean god has chosen leftists for his purposes? the "logic" of fanatacism has always baffled me.

Max Coutinho said...

Looney,

I had heard about it already (thanks for that link, nevertheless). What a chutzpah. I wish I could have a list of the White House officials involved in this scheme. Anyway, I'm praying that it won't work.

Cheers

Looney said...

@Anonymous,

Keep in mind that in the Bible, all leaders were appointed by God, but the large majority were evil. Often the purpose of God's choice of the leader is to make millions miserable so that a handful might repent and be saved. But this is only one scenario.

Also, I believe that this is done by big-G, God, which is God the creator. Leftists don't believe in big-G God. They believe in little-g god, which is themselves. Thus, we must be careful to note that the opinions of god - i.e. the leftists - may be completely contradictory to God, and it is God who will do the final judgment that can lead to eternal punishment. Not the little-g gods.

Your last point is on the '"logic" of fanaticism'. I am a little puzzled over this. Logic leads to opinions, or at least this is what we are told. The vast majority of our opinions come about through inductive processes, since logic is insufficient to deduce anything. It seems to me that fanaticism is an all consuming passion directed towards an opinion, thus, it is doubly removed from "logic". And besides this, we live in the post-modern era where "logic" is completely dispensed of. So can you clarify what you mean by the '"logic" of fanaticism'?