by Reb Akiva at Mystical Paths
Unemployment and under-employment. People losing their homes, their cars, their businesses, their assets. Businesses downsizing, governments unable to meet their budgets. Tent cities in Hawaii?
iPad, iPod4, 55” 3D big screen TV, new fashions, latest (ecological) car.
Crime rates up, environmental disaster unhandled, war that can’t be won according to the political rules applied.
…It’s hard to judge, and I’m not living in the middle of it anymore (being in Israel). Family members who are underemployed, friends who have lost their homes, co-workers who have been downsized and taken new positions at lower pay. I'm hearing only challenges, no recovery, no good things happening. But when I read the US news, CNN, MSNBC, etc, everything is wonderful and peachy keen. New gadgets are out, new fashions in place, new non-polluting cars arriving. Everyone is happy happy happy…
America is falling down. As written in navi Ovadiah, when she turns against Israel she loses her wealth and is beaten upon. Welcome to the time of the prophets.
I do not revel in this. America of the last 50 years has been a bastion for the Jews, a place to recover, grow, and become successful in the physical world. (Not perfect, but the bastion since World War II.)
Now, however, as government attitudes turn against her friends and Israel in particular, as the politically correct university campuses of the last generation turn into anti-Semitic breeding grounds of the next generation, the blessings of those who bless her are falling away.
The result is not looking pretty.
But that’s just my view from “over there”. Is it accurate? You tell me.