Sunday, August 20, 2006


In "Guys and Dolls" Miss Adelaide blames her cold on "psychology." Is that the reason the State of Israel is endangering itself with the most "peculiar" and "perverse" policies? Psychology?!?

For a long time I've been ranting about the fact that Israel so proudly brings distinguished guests to Yad Vashem instead of showing our connection to the Land and how quickly and miraculously we've developed industry, agriculture and modern cities here. I've always thought the reason was to get sympathy.

"Pity me! Pity me!" our politicians cry out! Pathetic, I thought, but now I see it as an even worse symptom of a pathological condition. They want a "mommy" or "daddy" to take care of them. Olmert's peculiar statement in a more complete version, from the words we all know so well, shows how far removed he is from reality:
"We are tired of fighting. We are tired of being courageous. We are tired of winning. We are tired of defeating our enemies. We want that we will be able to live in an entirely different environment of relations with our enemies. We want them to be our friends, our partners, our good neighbors. And I believe that is not impossible."

Olmert, along with many Israelis, just wants to be liked. That's the simplistic interpretation, and considering his similarity with other "right wing" Israelis who lost their principles as soon as they were Prime Minister, I think Miss Adelaide is on the right track. They all act like many victims of physical and emotional abuse. They want to be liked, pitied and only feel secure if they don't have to take responsibility for themselves.

The early Zionists wanted to imitate western culture, like the Jewish People when they demanded from Samuel the Prophet:
4 Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together, and came to Samuel unto Ramah.
5 And they said unto him: 'Behold, thou art old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways; now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.'

Today's Israelis dream of a country combining what they think of as the best of Europe and the United States. For spiritualism, they prefer visiting India, since they wouldn't want their materialistic life-style compromised.

Remember that even after the Holocaust, the survivors still worshiped and admired German culture.

This last fiasco of a war, when Olmert and Peretz were forced to follow up on their threats to go in and rescue the kidnapped soldiers, ended up a disaster. I was embarrassed listening to the news in New York, when my government was begging the United Nations and United States to organize a "peace-keeping" force.

Olmert and gang are so tired that they refuse to take full responsibility for our defense.

They don't understand that it's an "all or nothing affair." The UN has made it clear that if Israel is out of Southern Lebanon, it may not go in, even for one of our quick army actions. In addition, the UN does not plan the sort of force Israel wants.

Also our "claim to fame" that ours is the "most moral army in the world" is just a joke to that very world, since no other army would ever endanger its soldiers the way the Israelis do. Victims of abuse have a need to be liked, even if it endangers themselves.

What we do need is a good therapist!


Esser Agaroth said...

B"H Although we requested a king "like the other nations," 1) HaShem already anticipated this (Deut.17:14-20), and 2) our king and his poweres differ greatly from the goysh concept of monarchy (Mishneh Torah, Laws of Kings & their Wars).

I know you know this. I'm just giving your readers some sources to check out, if their interested.

I agree with your statement of part of the cause of our current situation: abuse. My personal preference in diagnosis is that of "collective codependence."

Batya said...

Saul was the superficial, for his looks, king and a disaster, much like the rulers of today. David was persecuted, like...

M. Simon said...

A couple more failed wars like the last one and Israel will control all of Lebanon.

The Bitter Taste of Victory

M. Simon said...

My diagnosis is socialism.

There are some very smart Jewish economists in the world. Too bad Jews don't read them.

Batya said...

Socialism could be part of the problem. Wasn't it invented by a Jew?