by Akiva at Mystical Paths
The leaders have lost their way. It is not a question of turning left or right, for one offers immediate disaster while the other simply slows the disaster down a bit.
Is it secular or religious? Shas leaders go to chain, but school funding is up. Rabbis blindly "support the government of Israel". Those who speak out are pushed out of organizations, cut off from access, persona non grata (in this world at least).
Those who actually start to make a difference are threatened. The status quo doesn't want change. Or rather, doesn't want the possibility of change it doesn't control.
The tzaddikim are SCREAMING, but their voices are being muffled, their message is not getting out.
World chaos is building, like watching the clouds of a thunderstorm build or watching a hurricane move on track to hit the shore. But did you hear what Britney Spears was wearing today??? Or what Obama's pastor said? Or what happened to Cristian on Dancing with the Stars??? Oh my.
In the past, one could not find the truth, information was unknowable. Today, it's readily available. Ah, but it's successfully buried in such piles of fecal matter that it's almost impossible to NOTICE it. And that is a successful defense against readily accessible truth.
There are individuals who are aware that something extraordinary is occurring, but who are so busy with other matters, or so coarsened, that not only do they not know the meaning of the exceptional events, but they do not even know how to ask about them. They are unaware that these events are connected with the forthcoming Geulah (redemption), Torah and mitzvot... They must be told about Moshiach's coming, and G-d's promise in the Torah and Prophets that He will redeem us...
Others...explain world events in their usual heretical fashion, for they deny chevlei Moshiach (the birth pangs of Moshiach) as well as Moshiach's coming. THey do not desire redemption and question Torah and mitzvos... Not only do they deny the validity of Torah and mitzvos, they cannot stand the fact that other Jews study and observe.
An evil person is to be reminded that at the time of the Exodus from Egypt there were also those who denied the redemption, even after G-d had show explicit miracles(!)... G-d is again giving those who deny the coming Redemption an opportunity to repent. - The 6th Lubavitcher Rebbe, Sefer Hama'amarim Yiddish #24
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