The Terror of Obama; the Humility of Ron Paul

Not too long ago my brother and I were discussing a purely Jewish/Israeli issue. That is, what is Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s greatest fear? This was around the time that Moshe Feiglin was duking it out with Netanyahu for power in the ruling Likud Party. Feiglin was about to close in on taking control of the party’s central committee and force Netanyahu literally out of the party when Netanyahu was able to secure a court order allowing him to retroactively change the party’s charter and cancel internal party elections, knowing he would lose to Feiglin.

Anyway, I told my brother that Feiglin was and is Netanyahu’s greatest fear. My brother responded with a bit of verve and said something like, “There’s one man that strikes fear in Netanyahu’s heart, and that man is Barack Obama.”

I’ve only now come to realize that my brother was right, and that this fear is the essence of what is wrong with the American Presidency. Not with Obama as a person, though I don’t have much positive to say about him, but the office of the Presidency itself. No leader should ever “fear” an American president unless they are actually at war (DECLARED by Congress) with America. They should respect him. The office has gotten so distorted and tyrannical to the world at large that America can no longer serve as an example to the world, but rather as a big global bully that thinks it runs the place.

The presidency should be an office respected by the world, occupied by a man (or woman) who is humble enough to know he is just a man, and has no authority to interfere in the affairs of other nations at a whim.

This twisting of the office of the Presidency has gone so far that the American public now thinks that it’s necessary for other countries to “fear” the President of the USA in order to maintain global order and peace. Global order and peace has come to mean wars on every continent. This is sad, dangerous, and unsustainable.

“If so-and-so Republican is elected, then Ahmadinejad won’t dare do anything stupid because he’ll fear so-and-so!” Or some such logic. I used to think like this.

If Ron Paul is elected president, would anyone “fear” him? I seriously doubt it. He would pretty much mind his own business and simply try to trade and do business with other countries. Not wave money around (borrowed from China) and threaten to bomb places that don’t cooperate.

President Ron Paul wouldn’t “threaten” Netanyahu with anything. Israel would go about its business, and unlike America who only bombs places for reasons that are at most only tangentially connected to the concept of national security as an excuse to expand American ego, Israel bombs people who actually bomb its cities.

Everyone knew that Obama had a really big ego before he was elected, and still does. So did Bush, so did Clinton, so did the other Bush. Some people thought this would be a good thing. But what we really need is someone who is humble. In the real sense of the word. Humility.

Humility doesn’t mean someone who’s constantly down on himself. It means someone who has an accurate picture of who he really is in the grander scheme of things.

The purpose of American government is to preserve the freedom and rights of Americans. The office of the Presidency is meant to preside over that function, not push people around globally.

When Ron Paul, or someone like him, is president, America will have earned the respect it deserves as the best country in the world by example, not by force. Force will only come if America is truly threatened.

And when Moshe Feiglin, or someone like him, is the leader of the Jews, the Jewish people will have earned its place in the world as the spiritual brain of humanity.

In the meantime, King Obama will continue to flaunt his borrowed Chinese and Fed printing-press money in an attempt to force the economy to worship his Presidential will.

And Netanyahu who is also a man full of himself up the wazoo, will continue to fear both Obama and Feiglin, who may yet take over the Likud party on January 31.

 

The only way Ron Paul can win

As crazy as that commercial was, it's still the status quo

There’s only one way Ron Paul can win this election and become the next President of the United States. And no, he doesn’t even need to win the Republican nomination. Though it certainly would be nice if he did.

No – the only way Ron Paul can win, regardless of whether or not he becomes the GOP nominee, is if the global economy collapses before the elections. Meaning, a full blown economic disaster the likes of which has never been seen before on this planet. If it doesn’t happen in time, Herman Cain or Mitt Romney or Barack Obama will be elected, spend more money, and expand the bubble that will eventually burst and collapse anyway. So let’s all pray it happens sooner rather than later.

I’ll explain exactly what the bubble is in numbers in a moment. First, let me answer the question, “Why does the bubble have to burst first? Can’t people just wake up and vote for Ron Paul?”

The answer is that Ron Paul is and always will be the “other” in any election. Rick Perry will go up and down because people like him one day, and then get bored of him the next day. The same can be said of Herman Cain. One day people think he’s cool, the next day he puts out an insane commercial of his campaign manager smoking a cigarette and blowing it into the camera. If Cain falls because of this, then no, Ron Paul will not suddenly rise. The votes may go to Gingrich instead, to Romney, or maybe even back to Perry, but not to Paul.

Everyone else running for president is basically the status quo. Whoever wins will be the one who people happen to think is the coolest one or the neatest one or the most intriguing or whatever. It’ll be a game of luck between all of them to see who can slip up the other, who can make the least gaffes, who can spit out the most catch phrases etc. The one who wins will be the one lucky enough to look and sound the smoothest, and that’s all.

The people voting are already settled on the status quo. They just need to agree about which status quo candidate has best hair, and then that status quo candidate will win. And then one of the status quo candidates, either Barack Obama or whatever Republican, will win.

The vast majority of voters in this primary know full well that Ron Paul is NOT the status quo. That’s why they will NEVER vote for him. He wants to take the country in a complete 180, to make actual real cuts, and then really actually truthfully shrink the government, end all wars overseas, and balance the damn budget. Everybody knows that if he is elected, he will ACTUALLY do it, which is what everyone is afraid of. It’s the unknown.

So the only way they’ll ACTUALLY vote for him, is if they realize that the status quo is already dead, the show is over, and the people are forced to actually change the direction of the country and the world.

Right now Americans are in pain, but they’re not panicking. Yet. That’s why they still want the status quo. But I read two days ago on Bloomberg the following, and here’s the bubble in actual concrete numbers:

World GDP is approximately $65 trillion annually. That means, every year, the planet produces $65 trillion worth of goods and services. The worldwide derivatives market, which is the amount of money placed in bets through various financial instruments against what they think the market will do in a given period of time, is estimated to be valued at – get this –

$1.5 QUADRILLION. That’s one-and-a-half THOUSAND TRILLION dollars. I have never in my life heard of or read about that amount of money. It is inconceivable. This number is literally, like the Tetragrammaton, unfathomable. What it means is that theoretical money, such as the value of a country’s debt, or a fund backed by a mortgage (which is somebody’s debt) or a fund that will only have value if the stock market goes up to a certain point or down to a certain point, this THEORETICAL MONEY that banks and institutions and corporations are all hiding under their corporate mattresses, is about 23 times the value of the ENTIRE PLANET.

What that really means is this: This money doesn’t actually exist. It’s fiction. And the entire planet is backed up with this paper garbage that people only pretend is money, put it on their balance sheets, and everything looks swell.

But all it will ever take for a QUADRILLION dollar crash is for something to slip. Say…like Greece.

If Greece falls, then all the fake THEORETICAL money that they stuffed in banks in the form of debt that they promised to pay back with money they don’t have, will crumble. Then the banks that hold that debt will have to admit that it isn’t worth anything, and they crumble. Then the people who invested in those banks to give them money and buy their own debt, like Italy…their investments crumble, and it starts a domino effect of people and countries and corporations having to admit that the theoretical money they stashed away doesn’t really exist.

And the bubble bursts. It’s the biggest bubble in the history of the planet. What happened in ’08 was only the bubble getting bigger and growing on the backs of sovereigns instead of banks. It just shifted one tier higher, that’s all.

I don’t know what will happen when this thing explodes, but it will be worse than anything the world has ever known economically. And when it does, nobody will want the status quo ever again. They’ll want Ron Paul, whether he’s the republican nominee or not.

There’s simply no other way he can win. And if it doesn’t happen in time, then we’ll have clueless bum in the White House who will have absolutely no idea how to handle it when it does. So let’s hope it collapses in time for the people to elect the right man.

Listen to this starting from 12:15.

 

Why Jews should Support Ron Paul

Ron Paul wants to set Israel free of Washington meddling, just like he wants to set America free, too.

For those Paulites finding this blog through a Google alert, this is my first attempt to reach out to all you news-obsessed Paul junkies and say that, yes, I am one of you. I’m probably the only one, however, who lives in what you guys would call the “West Bank”. Hence, a “Settler” of “Samaria,” which is the Jewish term for the upper piece of this land generally thought of as Occupied Palestine. I was born an American Citizen, continue to hold that citizenship, and yes, I am voting by absentee in the Florida primary for Ron Paul.

There are so many reasons why Ron Paul is the absolute best candidate for Israel of any presidential candidate out there. Paul has a serious problem though in presenting his Israel case to the Jews. I will write future posts on how he can win the rest of my stiff-necked people over to his cause, but for now, I will try to explain why Israel needs Ron Paul.

The worst thing Israel can possibly do for itself is to continue to take foreign aid from America. Aside from any other of Paul’s positions, his ending foreign aid would be the best thing for Israel since…I don’t know…sliced pita. There are three reasons for this. The first, and least important, is economic. The second, more important reason is psychological, which perpetuates the middle east conflict. The third, and most important, is moral. Let us deal with the least important first.

Economic: Israel’s annual GDP is over $200 billion. We have a population of about 7 million people. To compare this with the largest Arab country on the planet, Egypt, with a population of 83 million, their GDP, with a population 12x the size of the Jewish State, is less than ours at about $190 billion. They are in recession. We are in a boom. It would be funny if it weren’t so pathetic, but Israel is the richest country by far in the region per capita.

The amount of money we get from America is a paltry $3 billion in loan guarantees, 70% of which is not even real money. It’s monopoly money called USAID dollars that can only be spent in America to buy spare F16 parts. The reason America gives us over $2 billion in monopoly money that we can only spend in the US every year is that they want to keep those jobs at Lockheed Martin so Obama can say “look at these unemployment numbers!” (Which stink anyway and are double our own.)

As a result, we can’t develop our own airplanes which we certainly could do if left alone, and they’d be better than anything Lockheed could produce. Then we could export them to America, or better yet, give the Americans some monopoly shekels they could only spend in Israel and secure some more jobs here! (No, I wouldn’t advocate that, but you see my point.)

The point is, accepting American aid which totals a measly 1% of our GDP damages our fighter plane industry. But that is the least of our problems.

More importantly, the psychological issue. Jews are still mentally in exile mode even though we have our own country again. We think we’re dependent on everyone and fear pure independence. 2000 years wondering from slaughter to massacre will do that to a nation. Almost everyone here believes American aid is absolutely essential and it makes us feel weak and pathetic even though we are by far the strongest country in town here in the Middle East.

A Jew who thinks he is weak and pathetic is willing to cower, and a Jew willing to cower gets his brothers and sisters killed. Every time a rocket falls on Sderot or Beer Sheba, we feel we have to cry to America instead of take care of the problem. Every time there is a terrorist attack, we have to call up the White House to see what we’re allowed to do about it.

If you are an American and you’re reading this, imagine that after September 11 you had to ask Israel what you could do about it. It is emasculating and sad, but this is what we do because we feel we need free American airplane parts. We don’t, but we want to feel like we have a father, and we certainly don’t want to be on our own. We take American money not for any real economic need. We take it because we want a cultural father. Read more about this here.

Imagine, for a second, that there were no foreign aid in this region. Foreign aid makes up 80% of the Palestinian Authority’s GDP. 80%. It’s hard to even call that GDP. It’s not product. It’s just stolen American taxpayer money. Palestinians don’t produce anything. It’s hard to produce anything when your entire national aspirations are negative, i.e., get the Jews out.

Without foreign aid, the Palestinans have nothing. What would happen then? They’d just leave, especially if we paid them to do so. We have enough money to pay every Palestinian family $100,000 just to get up and out and move to Dubai who are desperate for people to build their oil-driven skyscrapers. Talk about solving the conflict. All we need is the will to do it. And to get the will, we need independence. And to get independence, we need liberty. To get liberty, we need to stop taking free money from anyone.

If we need weapons, we should buy them or build them. No charity.

Imagine being able to accept or reject a deal based on our own calculations instead of Washington’s. Imagine that the next time Hamas bombs our cities, we can go in and actually finish the job and destroy them, and Ron Paul will get the call on his red phone in the oval office and say to Netanyahu, “Why are you calling me? Do what you want!”

The most important reason to stop taking American aid is that it is simply immoral to do so. America is in so much debt that debt has lost all meaning there. Israel is the only Western country on the planet left that has a balanced budget and isn’t bolted down to a currency union made up of debt drunk PIIGS.

We are the last bastion of fiscal responsibility left on the planet and we’re taking money from American taxpayers?

This is wrong, it’s immoral, and it must stop. Whether we like it or not, the world always looks to us, the Jewish people, for moral guidance. If we don’t provide it, we are hated. It’s as simple as that.

If we are hated, the world loses spiritual direction. When that happens, things get dark and gloomy.

Ron Paul is the only candidate running truly driven by real moral principles. His biggest moral principle is that of liberty given by God and not Government. The concept of God-given liberty is something that the Jewish People brought to the world when we had our little thing called the Exodus from Egypt when God came down, fought the Egyptian government Himself, and told Pharaoh that governments cannot enslave nations. Without the Jewish Exodus, the founding fathers of the great nation of America would have had absolutely nothing to work with.

We brought liberty to the world. Ron Paul understands that well. That’s why he wants us, the Jews, the Israelis, to be free. So lets stop taking their money.

Ron Paul stands for the Jewish value of Liberty. And so should we.