Tuesday, August 17, 2010

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American Political Approach

by Reb Akiva at Mystical Paths

I was and am a big fan of former American president Ronald Reagan. One thing he was known for was soaring rhetoric - creating a picture of a brighter future in the midst of challenging times. President Reagan was a big proponent of using government to create an environment where business could flourish and giving people the room and conditions to succeed.

Of course doing so also gives them the room to fail. The video below contrasts that with the current approach of the US administration and congress.

3 comments:

Neshama said...

In my iPad screen the pic does not show?

Akiva said...

It's a Youtube video using their flash player - iPad doesn't do flash. Youtube is trying out a non-flash player because of this, but I haven't tried it.

Crazy Smade said...

Loved the rhetoric. The man might even have believed in it himself. Who knows? But at the end of the day, all politics is a facade.

In the movie BLADE, Blade (actor Wesley Snipes) turns to Dr. Karen Jensen (actress N'Bushe Wright) and tells her, "You better wake up. The world you live in is just a sugar-coated topping! There is another world beneath it - the real world. And if you wanna survive it, you better learn to pull the trigger!"

Not that I advocate "pulling the trigger," but the part about people only wanting to see the "sugar-coated topping" is true enough.

You can't fight the System or the Establishment. Revolutions never work. It would take an act of HaShem in order to repair the world and since HaKodesh Baruch Hu doesn't fund His Own Kingship with the kind of money He puts into the hands of the so-called Powers-That-Be ... why bother?

His Will be done! Let the world run amok and just focus on fixing the man in the mirror. What else can one really do? Politics ain't the answer to mankind's systemic problem -- the Yetzer HaRa.

One of these days humanity will wake up and smell the coffee. And if we don't? Good riddance! The earth abides....

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