Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Moshiach and Torah: Anti-Politics

As my Zaidie would say, if something needs done, "you do it Now! :  N - O - W!"
(and that is pronounced doubleyuh)

Mitt Romney has made a very important point in his plight to become the next President:
America needs solutions now; yet the man who can provide these solutions, isn't!

Obama is in the driver's seat, and [his so called] change is needed now; not tomorrow and not yesterday - now. But he is acting all political on America and holding them along with the rest of the World hostage to shoddy politics - even worse than Israeli Zionism!

If he would act now, perhaps some of the crisis issues facing modern Rome would begin to disintegrate with a fiscally responsible America. But Obama is pushing this envelope way beyond its point of integrity, ONLY for his reelection!

Is there a good answer? Yes an no. The World simply has spiraled out of control, while the good answer is the Torah has the answers, and I say this practically, and not as some Utopian point of view: we need Yovel! [the Jubillee restored]

If Torah has one redeeming merit in the eyes of the Nations, let it be Yovel! It happens to be the answer, and thus it is not for naught that the Torah has the concept. Many innovative thinkers that comprise the various sectors of the World have already toyed with the idea and recognized this as a [if not "the"] solution. But politics will be politics, and as we all know, politics are like lawyers: interested in their own mishagus as opposed to solutions.

The irony is, is that today more than ever we can truly see the gadlus of Torah, that it has the answers to every place of Life, and it simply isn't a political construct - it happens to be the Truth [ that is missing from our current day society in an almost total eclipse; may Moshiach only be hastened!]


President Obama and Republicans are engaging in dangerous brinksmanship. Putting off a political solution to the looming “fiscal cliff” until after the election risks a second Great Depression.

Without a compromise by January, $400 billion in mandatory spending cuts and more than $100 billion in tax increases will immediately go into effect. With our economy only growing by only $300 billion annually, such a shock would thrust it into a prolonged contraction.

The failure the Obama $767 billion stimulus package to adequately jump start growth makes a second such initiative unlikely. Interest rates are at already at record lows. These leave policymakers too few tools once things start unraveling. However, President Obama has given Republicans hardly any political choices but to roll the dice. Facing reelection, he promises to veto any extension of Bush-era tax cuts for middle- income Americans if Congress does not raise rates on upper-income families. He won’t entertain meaningful cuts in entitlement spending or health care. Today, in August, businesses are already curtailing investments in machinery and information technology, as a hedge against a contracting economy in 2013, and consumers are spending less. Retail sales fell each of the last three months. -

But, even if Mr. Obama wins reelection in November, he likely will be saddled with a Republican House. Armed with a mandate, he will get higher taxes on upper income families. However, he has made commitments to expand the US naval resources in the Persian Gulf and Asia to counter Iran and China. He can’t finance those without giving Republicans some of the entitlement reforms they want but can’t get now.

For the economy, one of three outcomes is likely: 1. President Obama wins in November but doesn’t reach a deal with Republicans before February or March. Mass layoffs begin late this fall, especially in the defense sector, and the economy stumbles badly. 2. Mr. Obama wins and deals with Republicans in Congress by late December. Taxes go up, and overall spending is cut, but not as much as current legislation requires. The combination still derails the fragile recovery. 3. Governor Romney wins and implements a pro growth agenda, but the current situation is too urgent to wait for actions that won’t take effect until at least next spring and summer.

Today, in August, businesses are already curtailing investments in machinery and information technology, as a hedge against a contracting economy in 2013, and consumers are spending less. Retail sales fell each of the last three months. The Great Recession was caused by manifest structural problems in the economy: a wide trade gap with China and on oil; banks that had forgotten how to earn profits through sound lending; failed financial regulations and skyrocketing health care costs. President Obama’s policies have mostly exacerbated those problems. That’s why the recovery is so weak, and a second recession now could put the economy down for good. Too many young adults unemployed or in poorly paying jobs are living with aging parents. Many older Americans are running down IRAs before reaching retirement age, hoping for better days.

The safety nets provided by parents and savings will soon tear. If the economy goes down again, the negative feedback cycle of fewer jobs, less spending, more layoffs, and so forth will be much more severe than in 2008. The hallmark of a depression is a recession that does not sow the seeds of recovery by creating pent up demand for business and consumer durable goods. Truck and car replacements played a mighty role in our most recent, albeit weak, recovery. With many Americans slipping from the middle class, businesses may simply downsize for a permanently smaller U.S. economy, and families will own fewer vehicles, appliances and electronic toys. Unemployment in the range of 15 percent easily could become the new normal.

President Obama should risk upsetting his base and offer Republicans in Congress a reasonable deal now. Republicans should admit what they already know—Mitt Romney is no messiah—and take the risk of compromising now. American can’t afford for their elected officials to dither any longer.

No, Romney is not the Messiah, and funny enough we aren't hearing anything about Obama's Messiahdom anymore either.

THE only answer is the true Messiah, and this is something that has been foretold since the advent of the Torah on Sinai. The conditions are here, and we are in a process that will reveal the King Messiah. Even if Revelation is much down the road as the Ramchal describes, it is our job to harness this ko-ach, and bring it into the World - by understanding just what Moshiach entails for Mankind. There is much that we can do ourselves and now. We don't need something of a x-tian savior Moshiach [which is a tragedy that this idea has trespassed into Torah thinking people], we need proactive followers of God and Torah to make the vessel and hasten whatever comes first: the Beis HaMikdash or Moshiach himself.
If the Torah has solutions, then we need to start living out the Torah - there are things we can do right now.

Why Wait?
Torah and Kind Acts
Remove Chevlei Moshiach
Along WIth Shabbos and Meals
Returning To The Ways Of Hashem


Leah said...

So very true. I see so many opportunities to help others, too. I don't know if it's that the opportunities have always been there or if I just see them now more....yet it seems that many more unaffiliated Jews are returning to study Torah and the like.

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