How Ron Paul can get the Jewish Vote

I’m not sure that it matters so much since Jews vote mostly democrat, but here’s how Ron Paul can get the Jewish vote. This post is of course mostly directed to Paulians with Jewish friends who support Israel.

The first thing to understand about Zionist Jews in America is that they feel terribly alone and scared for their Jewish homeland. They feel they want someone “involved” in the “middle east peace process” and they want American aid more for what it symbolizes than for the actual money. It symbolizes the fact that America backs Israel and it makes them feel less alone. So if you want to break through to a Jew, you have to identify that loneliness and diffuse it.

Tell them that the Jewish State is the strongest in the region and can handle any threat on its own. Tell them that Congress is the most Zionist legislature in the world (it actually is) and if Congress decides to declare war against Iran or join the fight if war breaks out, then Ron Paul would fight it. Paul as president would have no constitutional authority to just fight a war, but if Congress declared one, he would be constitutionally required to fight. This is all true. They have to know this.

About the “peace process” tell them that Israel should be in charge of it, not America. Israel should feel no pressure from the UN or from the US or anyone else, which is why Ron Paul wants to cut off US funding for the UN, leave the UN and butt out of the “peace process”. Tell them you believe Israel is grown up enough to make her own decisions with what she wants to do with the Arabs, and America shouldn’t be involved.

About the money, tell them that Israel won the 6 day war without American aid and she can do it again.

And most importantly, tell them that both Ron Paul and Israel share the value of liberty and mutual respect, and in that sense both will always be friends and Israel will never be alone. That’s in bold. Emphasize it. Let them know you understand this point, and they just might start listening.


Rating Agencies are the Central Bankers of Gossip

I’ve come to realize that credit rating agencies like Moody’s, S&P, and Fitch are not only unnecessary. They are more often wrong and part of the problem. The problem being centralization and market manipulation.

People hire these rating agencies to tell them how risky a bond is, meaning how likely it is that a country will pay interest to you on it when that interest is due. Why not let individual people decide how risky a bond is instead of centralized bureaucracies paid by the very people they are rating?

The existence of rating agencies creates the huge problem that people start to erroneously pay attention to them. Then when they do something, such as downgrade Portugal, markets respond with volatility. This is what happens when you have too many central players in the markets instead of decentralized free markets. In the theory of centralization, why not just have one person dictate how much Apple stock is worth tomorrow?

These days people have been rebelling against credit rating agencies to the point where the recent S&P downgrade actually caused bond price to go UP and yields down for the US. Meaning, S&P said US Treasuries are more risky, and then people actually bought MORE of them. Now interest rates are as low as they have ever been at any point in history. Want to short the crap out of the next bubble? Bonds are the way to go. Just make sure you’re not leveraged.

And two days ago, Germany couldn’t even sell its bonds because people don’t believe Germany will pay them back, given that Germany has to bail out the entire European continent. But they still have a AAA credit rating. See a problem here?

Something fishy here? Credit rating agencies make no sense. People can determine risk themselves, and therefore the market becomes fluid instead of choppy when controlled by central powers.

If you think America will pay back its bonds, then by all means buy them. If you think they’ll go bust, stay away. Screw the credit agencies, which are just overpaid technocrats who aren’t even good at what they’re supposed to do. Like much of the rest of the West these days, they don’t actually produce anything of value with the money they are given.

Which is why, once again, the monetary system does not reflect value for work done. And therefore, it will crash.

The closest thing to a neocon Ron Paul supporter I’ve found

Just saw this on the Ron Paul forums. This guy is the closest thing to a neocon supporting Ron Paul that I’ve seen out there.

He’s also the closest to my own views on the subject of Islam.

My biggest disagreement with Ron Paul is his view of Islam. He doesn’t see it as problematic as a religion. But then again, it’s not the Christians’ job to fight Islam, as Christianity and Islam are not all that different. Just depends on the century. Sometimes the former is violent and the latter passive, sometimes the other way around. Just ask medieval Spanish Jews. And we’re always in the middle of our bickering children, the Christians and Muslims.

I trust Paul even though he’s a Christian because he’s first and foremost an advocate of Liberty, the penultimate Jewish value. His Christianity is private, subsumed under his independent conscience rather than leading it.

Dealing with Islam is our fight, not the Christians’. It won’t be a fight of bombs so much as a war of ideas. So Ron Paul is not the one to fight it. His job is to set an example of freedom in the world so we can fight our own battles.

What do Ron Paul, Moshe Feiglin, and Moses have in Common?

I will come to the title at the end. Bare with me.

These days, I’ve been waking up in the morning totally nonplussed about the age I live in. So much is happening every single day that it’s hard to believe what is going on. I always try to ask myself whether or not I’m losing my mind predicting doom, but I can’t find my way around the precipice. The financial world is falling into a giant vortex of debt and no one will escape.

What is debt, really? It’s when someone promises to do work that will equal or exceed the value of the capital given to them in advance by the creditor. When no work is done, both debtor and creditor lose out, and there are less goods in the world for the amount of people in it. People then become poorer.

There are no creditor nations left on the planet. I came to realize this when Jim Rogers of all people, one of the more honest, moral investors who is genuinely good at simply being a human being, named Japan as a creditor nation. Few people know this, but Japan’s debt to GDP ratio is more than 220%. This means they owe more than twice what they produce in one year. Work promised for capital given in advance, not done.

The problem is, they’re a huge holder of US bonds. If they go bust, which they will, what happens to those? What happens to the dollar? Everything is so sickeningly intertwined that global finances are impossible to sort out. Everyone has promised everyone work in exchange for capital given (debt), and have not done that work. Now that capital itself that was given is itself in question.

The capital is capital because governments said it is. Governments are losing control of the entire planet. Once this truth is realized, everything, and I mean everything, falls in the hole. When you have a government backed global monetary system, government is the last stand and the last stop. Every government has promised every other government money in return for value. But value itself is backed by government in a fiat system, making this whole thing a sick joke. It’s sort of like the world returning to the tohu vavohu of Genesis 1:2.

So what do Ron Paul, Moshe Feiglin, and Moses all have in common? They are all leaders who hate government. This may sound like an oxymoron, but it isn’t. Any leader who loves leadership will inevitably concentrate power into one point – himself. That power then eventually gets sucked into the vacuum of reality and everything goes back to zero.

The Torah notes that Moses was the most humble man to have ever walked the earth. What that means is that he had no false illusions as to who he was: just a simple man like everyone else. This reality was so ingrained in him that he was able to talk to God himself face to face and not let it go to his head as if he were special. He wasn’t. He was just Moses. What made him “special” was the fact that he understood the true nature of his own being.

When I hear Ron Paul speak, I hear a person with self awareness speak to me as if he were speaking to any other person. All he’s interested in is the truth. I hear the same when Feiglin speaks. The only thing special about these people is that they understand and address reality, and they don’t ever think that there is anything special about themselves.

Judaism does not worship Moses of course. He was just a guy. The same as you or me. He was just a really good guy. Government has been lying to us for a long time. It will fall, because reality always catches up. And when it does, we’ll need leaders who will focus us in the darkness.

And in the chaos, these leaders will cut through the din in order to focus the truth when it comes screaming in our faces.

How would a Ron Paul victory affect Israel’s leadership?

As we get closer and closer to the Iowa caucuses on January 3, this is a question I’ve been asking myself with more and more intensity. The prospect that Israel will finally be cut loose and will no longer have an “American Father” but rather a true American friend excites me deeply for both countries.

Israel, both its leadership as well as the Jewish people at large, are so mentally dependent on America that they cannot imagine not being constantly backed by our father in the Western Hemisphere. A Ron Paul victory would be such a mental shock to Israeli society that the Jewish people would be in a type of frenzy, worrying about the future of the Jewish State and predicting doom once foreign aid is cut off.

There will be much confusion here among the leadership as one of the main objectives, if not THE objective of Israeli political leadership has been to secure American friendship so we don’t feel alone. The better they are at being friends with America, the better the Prime Minister of Israel is considered to be. This is why Ariel Sharon was so popular, whereas Netanyahu is at most tolerated, but nobody here really likes him like they liked Sharon.

So what would happen would be similar to a junkie losing his supply of cocaine. Israel would go into something of an existential frenzy, though she wouldn’t be in any real danger, much like an addict isn’t in any real danger when he runs out of blow.

With Israel off the American dime, the people will be able to look in other, more important directions than the American direction. They will seek out new leaders with new paradigms, start to work on the country like it is actually independent.

I believe that it is no coincidence that the Republican primaries and the Likud primaries are happening around the same time. As Ron Paul rises to prominence and the American people start to undergo a mental paradigm shift, Moshe Feiglin will rise in Israel, speaking the Israeli equivalent of the libertarian message, and the Jewish people will undergo the same sort of revolution, waking up from decades of political depressants.

By the time the 2012 elections come around, this could be a very, very different world.

Ron Paul is NOT anti Semitic and neither, amazingly is Michael Scheuer

In a previous post asking whether Ron Paul is anti semitic, I asserted that he is not, but made the claim, which I now realize is false, that Michael Scheuer, a Ron Paul supporter, is.

I realized today that I was absolutely wrong. Scheuer knocked even further sense into me with a clip I saw today from the Freedom Watch show on Fox Business. What follows is the video that convinced me that Scheuer is anti Semitic. Watch it, cringe a bit, but then continue to the next video and you’ll understand the point:

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Now, watch THIS:

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The conclusion, my friends, is this. Israeli hasbara, and ALL the political activity that the American Jewish community does in the US on behalf of Israel is not only unnecessary, but it is harmful. Even people like Scheuer, who you could swear was an anti semite after first video, are obviously not after you watch the second. What they’re sick of is not Jews, but Jews whining.

This means AIPAC is a disaster. It should be disbanded and boycotted. I would not have said that even yesterday. But the worst thing America can do for Israel is keep giving her money.

Is democracy as we know it a failure?

I’ve been pondering this question for some time now as western civilization continues to crumble. The western idea of democracy, as it moves further and further from God and more towards government as an end in itself, seems to show that democracy as we know it is indeed a failure.

As government grows and grows, people rely on it more and more, which encourages it to grow and grow until people lose any sense of personal responsibility for their actions. As government continues to collapse under its own weight, the people demand more and more protections from the government, unable to realize that they cannot be provided.

You can tell people 1000 times that there is no money for medicare, social security, and wars, and it simply won’t register. Of course there’s money. The government can just cut a check.

So people unaware that they have personal responsibilities, keep voting for the person who promises to take it away from them in exchange for promises of money and benefits fed by a printing press of money backed by nothing but the word of the government itself, a logical loop of death and inflation.

Money starts to overflow the system. But people will never vote for the guy who promises to flush the system clean. This involves way too much pain and coming to terms with reality. The government has to take care of you, take care of the system, so the money has to keep flowing.

At some point, and this will be soon, reality will take effect regardless of whether people want to acknowledge it or not. This creates more pain than would have been necessary to have been endured had people chosen to recognize reality by free choice, which is arguably the entire purpose of the human race on planet earth.

The reality is that money is only a medium that is reflective of work done. Real money is real stored work in liquid form that can be exchanged. When someone lends you real money, they lend you the work that they did that they do not need at the moment to survive. It’s extra. You have to pay it back by working harder in return. If you don’t pay it back, that work was lost. This is debt. Lost work. If there’s too much of it, there’s not enough productivity to support the population in debt and they collapse and go back to zero. This is a default.

You work hard at your business, you earn money, you store it in an account. You accrue capital. That stored work can be exchanged for other goods and services, or lent on the expectation that it will be repaid in interest.

But the printing press and money backed by the false word of governments has replaced “work”. And reality will catch up in the form of that money losing its pretend value as the assumed storage unit of work done.

When the dominoes fall, all printed money will totally outnumber the amount of actual work done in the world, as the amount of work done in the world shrinks in real terms as people go unemployed. Without productive work, people starve. Increasingly, the money in the world is reflective of handouts by governments rather than work. Money reflective of nothing will lose all value. That’s when the system will become unsustainable.

All the financial tricks done by world banks to play around with money they actually did no work with – produced no food, no thing of actual value, no goods, will be recognized as paper pushing. It will suddenly be discovered that the amount of money in the world way outstrips the amount of real work done in the world.

Work adds value and prosperity to the world. A printing press does not. When the amount of work vs printing press money becomes apparent, that’s when the system falls.

There is no way you will get a majority of people to understand this. They will keep voting for the money until they drown in it.

This is why democracy has failed for now. Unless you can get a majority of humanity to accept reality, which seems a really long shot.

Iran is Israel’s problem, NOT America’s

We’ve got to stop acting like children. One of the consequences of having your own country, despite the fact of not having one for 2 millennia, is that we have to stop whining to the world about people who threaten us. It sounds bad, it looks bad, and it makes the world resent us. Simply said, Israel has to stop whining to the world that the Persians want to kill us, and start to stand up for herself and the Jewish people proudly, strongly, and without looking over her shoulder.

I understand the Foreign Ministry’s strategy of trying to guilt and twist the world’s arm into thinking that Iran is a threat to the West. But it just makes the world tired and annoyed at the Jewish people, and it really makes the world resent us.

Man up Jews! If some dictator threatens your existence, fight back! It would be one thing if we were stuck somewhere in the Roman Empire with no army, but we’re pretty self-sufficient now. Standing up for ourselves and taking out our own garbage would do more for this nation than crying about Iran’s nuclear program to the rest of the world that is tired of us anyway for trying to focus their attention on a third world country while they’re about to explode in a chaotic Keynesian economic meltdown.

This also means we have to stop whining when Obama and Sarkozy call Netanyahu a liar. Who really cares? Man up and stop accusing everyone of anti Semitism just because they think a politician is a liar.

Europe and the US have enough problems to worry about without taking on yet another war they can’t afford.

If we take care of this ourselves, we’ll take a hit, but we’ll be better off for it. Psychologically, we’ll be a healthier, stronger nation.

So, Netanyahu, if you want to go down in Jewish history along with Begin for saving the Jewish People, take the Book of Esther to heart:

Bibi – If you don’t stand up for us now, right now, then salvation will rise for the Jews from a different place, but you and your father’s house will be forgotten. And who knows if Iran isn’t the very reason you came to the throne?

The clock is ticking, Benjamin Netanyahu. If you don’t answer the call, the next prime minister will. I’m not worried for the Jews. But I’d like you to have your place in the sun, if only because that’s what you want for yourself.

Netanyahu will quit Likud in February – Hopefully

We’ve got 80 days until internal Likud elections. I will be running for a seat on the Likud Central Committee as well as the head of the local Likud branch in Karnei Shomron, my home town. With God’s help and of course endorsement by Manhigut Yehudit, I will win both.

I just got this in my email from the Likudnik website. Translation follows:

When the numbers for the allocation of Likud central committee seats were published, it shocked the party leadership. It is now clear that Judea and Samaria will now constitute a majority in the central committee. It all started in 1992 when the Likud Constitution was ratified by Benjamin Netanyahu, who was the Likud head at the time. The idea was to bring in forces into the Likud which were until then inactive: Judea and Samaria, and small townships. But now it seems that the Golem is rising up against its creators and Netanyahu understood this week at a Likud faction meeting the depth of the problem, and his advisors brought up the idea of once again postponing the elections and/or changing the seat allotment.

However, when they brought up the idea they didn’t take into account that any postponement of the elections would constitute contempt of court because…they declared to the court that elections would take place by January 31.

It seems that the idea sunk just as it rose since the idea is absolutely undoable.

Netanyahu is scared because if he doesn’t control the Central Committee, he may as well just leave the party. This is exactly what Sharon did 6 years ago, and it is what Netanyahu will do in February.

Feiglin will hopefully rise up to take his place as Likud head as Netanyahu unites with Kadima and takes the rest of the Left Wing of Likud with him.

Interestingly enough, things will start heating up in the US at the same time as primary season starts in earnest in January. It’s going to be an exciting month, that’s for sure.

Well, there is one thing that Netanyahu can do to postpone elections. He can attack Iran. Short of that, he’s screwed.

Ron Paul wants to be “Friends” with Iran – Still Good for Israel?

This was an email exchange I had with a coworker today. The coworker forwarded me an article from Ynet that quoted Ron Paul as saying that America should be “friends” with Iran. He wrote:

“Do you still think he’s good for Israel?”

I wrote back:

I saw that interview, and yes, absolutely he’s still good for Israel. And for America. Iran is not an American problem. They pose no threat to America and the Iranians certainly can’t attack them across the Atlantic. The big question is does America have the responsibility to be world policeman. If yes, Paul’s crazy. If not, he’s right. I say no, so he’s right. What about WWII – if Congress declares a war, Paul will fight it.

We generally want the US to deal with our problems but this in my opinion is whining which is a desecration of God’s name since the world naturally looks up to us for moral guidance. If we whine it makes God look bad for we are his people. If Jewish history teaches anything, we’re on our own, always have been, always will be.

Iran is our problem, not the world’s problem. We have to deal with it without begging others to help, which always comes at the price of our sovereignty. Paul is a non-interventionist. If we attack, he won’t stop us, condemn us, or help us unilaterally. If congress votes to help us by declaring war, he’ll help us. But it’s not up to him. It’s up to the American Congress.

He can be friends with Iran and I think he should. As for us and what we have to do, we have to attack since they threatened to annihilate us already. And we know to take those threats seriously.