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No Lives Matter, but Mine does…

Pure Innocence, Love is Taught
Pure Innocence, Love is Taught

After all the totally out of touch crazy discussions about lives that matter and implications that others don’t, I thought I’d add a little twist.?  I say, no lives matter, but mine does…

My proof is simple, no lives matter in the Muslim world, period.?  If you only care to watch how easily the Muslim world kills, maims, rapes, and represses women, you have all the proof you need.?  What’s happening around the world and mostly in Syria is a prime example.?  Not a word or action to protect the otherwise totally innocent lives that seem to not matter at all.

More proof??  Ok, how about Chicago, do the Black Lives Matter there??  Again, I say no, why, well, if they did, then perhaps the local people and their Elected representatives might lift a finger to try to figure out how to stop the thousands of precious lives that are stopped before they ever get launched into adult hood.?  Oh, and by the way, any person who actually studies the statistics will see the truth, but I’ll not show that here, for the millionth time, nobody cares about the truth, only what’s politically driven to help their cause or protect their own income.

Still more proof??  Ok, how about Jewish lives??  Well, after 6 Million lives were gassed and burned, did anybody lift a finger in the face of what was happening??  WWII in the Pacific, again, Japanese lives, American lives, Chinese lives, death, death, death, nothing mattered.?  Kamikaze??  Well, that was a pretty horrible thing to even contemplate, but again, illustrates that to most of the world leaders, no lives actually matter except to support your cause or keep you in power.

So, what does this give us??  It gives us a moment of clarity to actually see what’s behind the BLM, blue or black, or ALM, all lives matter into making this actually about your own life.

I would venture a guess that your life matters, right??  Well, if that’s the case then why should you not stand up for the truth??  Your life matters, your children, girl/boyfriend, mother, father, priest, rabbi, cleric, teacher, husband, wife, partner, am I right??  Ok, if we start from there, and the follow that the “other guy” has the same conviction (except suicide culture that is) then what we all need to be saying to each other, is “Your life matters to me, as My life matters to me”; So lets work together to ensure the rule of law, and more importantly the rule of educating love and tenderness for each other.?  A totally new culture of love and tenderness, nurturing the new and precious lives must be the only acceptable behavior.

When you see, read about, or hear of stories where there is a “lone gunman” whether or not connected to the Islamic movement of hate, you’ll mostly find a sad, frustrated, lonely, little boy that never was taught and nurtured that to be a real man in this world means to take responsibility for your failures, lack of “luck”, hardships, burdens, etc. and just face it, and move forward.?  Toughness lives in the spirit of those willing to see it through.?  The individual actors, or cells that work to produce destruction, don’t have an inner voice that has tenderness and love that out shines their motives.

When I see a mother or father that cheer for their son or daughter that just got killed in the act of killing some innocent person(s), I totally feel sorry for that lost soul, that long ago was killed by their mother and or father.?  Not to mention the extended loss of those taken by them, but the start was the mother and father.?  In the mother’s case, she typically was not respected by her husband, community, culture, but what’s her reality??  That’s as obvious as the sun rising.?  Death, Hate, Jealousy, Scheming, and ultimately perhaps even angling to get a pay check for producing a good terrorist.?  For the father, the love is even more important, to be able to show love to a young child, hope, hard work, respect and trust in the rule of law is the only way.

I say, with the strongest words possible, my life matters to me, your life matters to me, our collective lives matter to all of us.?  We must END the obvious current status quo, “No Lives Matter”.?  Together with a seed planted that yields the possibility of understanding and love, respect and trust, all things are possible, including the ability to say without any backlash, that All Lives Matter,?  Especially Yours.

Broken “Peace” Broken Vav… Pinchas

Dear Friends, tonight I’m venturing into a new realm, one of the Torah and the essence of the Zohar and how these things are around us all the time.

As we’ve seen last week in NICE France, and just minutes after in the U.S.A. with the police being gunned down there seems to be no hope in sight. For now, I”ll put aside my security discussion to one of the spirit and our collective need to expand our vocabulary and the power of words.

In this weeks Torah portion, Pinchas, there is something very interesting. You see, typically in the entire Torah, which by the way has to be letter and form perfect in ever instance globally, we have a letter that otherwise would render the entire Torah un-Kosher, and that is a “broken vav”. This is as shown in the picture, a fractured “Vav” in an otherwise joined letter in the Hebrew alphabet. The word is “Shalom” which means Peace. It also is used as Goodby and Hello which is a translation from Peace.

The powerful interpretation of meaning at this time in our existance and around the globe, with such violence and hate that seems to be filling the air-waves each minute, is that we must bridge this gap. This broken or gap in the letter Vav is a symbol that we must exercise extra effort to bring these two parts together. You might say join right and left or bridge mercy and harshness and realize that this is the only way to create unity and peace. To add to the illustration, the word disease can be broken into two parts as well, “dis-ease” or if you will, not at ease. If you think about it, when we collectively are not at ease and we allow words that cause division to spread and permeate young minds, we’re creating a momentum that cannot be reversed without a greater degree of effort than that which was used to initiate it, or set it off.

If you imagine a rock at the top of a hill. One little push sends this mass tumbling down with enough force to wipe out an entire villiage. Where as if you recognize that stored potential and ensure that it cannot be easily moved to create such damage, you’ve served the entire village, even though they may not be aware that you have just saved their entire lives and all that came or would come after them. Similarly, we have a duty to recognize that each of us have a duty to recognize hate and people that are in pain and not to turn our heads away from them but embrace them to help steer the potential energy into a positive path.

Another interesting or powerful element contained in this portion or chapter in the Torah, is that also in the first section you have the word or name of “Pinchas” spelled with a very small letter of a “Yud”, smaller than it is normally written in the Torah. This means or symbolizes that Pinchas had a small ego, since the Yud stands for the ego. It in addition is one of the letters that is said to represent all the other letters and the first letter in God’s name. As we see all the Police around the world that are standing between chaos or dis-ease as represented by the broken Vav, we can think that they too are like Pinchas. They are sacrificing their lives for us in their purity of action and effort and certainty. (I’m speaking globaly, nobody’s perfect, but stay with me on the high road here please). It is that simple. They go out there every day and stand up for the rule of law, and to ensure that we have the luxury to drink a nice cup of coffee, spend time with our children, study our religous books, or take a nice quiet walk along a garden path.

So, as we enter this week, I wish that each of us in our respective countries, cities, streets, homes, places of work and worship embrace an extra effort to be sensitive to the gaps that we see in relationships and all around us and do our small part to induce Love, Light, and respect for each other.

I guarantee as they say, with love there is room on the head of a pin for the world to exist, but the opposite is also true, with hate, there is no room on the planet for two people filled with hate. When we visualize that broken Vav as coming together, and the small Yud, we reduce our Ego (The need to be right and take for our selfish desire) and enable healing and love to bridge that gap, thus saving the entire world.

You can do it, I can do it, we can do it. Enjoy your one life you have to live, give a smile to a stranger. Make their day, I’m certain that it will make yours. Sha

Jordan’s King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein is venturing into dangerous waters??¦My analysis??¦

The Kings recent pronouncements concerning the actions taken by Israeli security forces on the Temple Mount are not only incorrect, but one step beyond the point of return. His statements took place at the new session of the United Nations General Assembly this past Monday. Recent violence taking place in the area that is supposed to be under the control and leadership of Jordan according to the Israeli Jordanian peace treaty, is very tactfully orchestrated. There seems to be a broader move to position the Palestinian cause ever more increasingly into the media to force the ever increasing lies that are forever spewed by people with either no knowledge, apathy, an agenda, or absolute malice.

It is my assessment however that what King Hussein has chosen to do is to actually sever the only link to his legitimacy in the region. If he forces Israel to take over that area, and prevent an ever escalation of violence, not to mention strategic and deceitful destruction of historical artifacts by bulldozing hundreds of tons of foundational Jerusalem’s old city, then the King will no longer have any connection to the righteous path of humanity. He will go the way of Assad, Muammar Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein, and others, many of them before him and our modern age that have made the ever fateful mistake of turning their backs on the Jews and Israel.

It is pretty obvious, if you hate the Jews you will not succeed in your life on any level. This portends to countries as well. Denying the Jewish and more importantly, spiritual connection to the area goes against the forces of life, well before and beyond the Muslim faith was a concept. The more you love the Jews and Israel, the higher and faster you prosper, your people live more healthy lives, happiness, purposeful lives, and an economy that in no time will become or maintains steady growth. The basic reason is Love. Love is a powerful motivator and brings light into a person’s life, further increasing an awareness to all things possible. Hate on the other hand is the darkness that envelops people, cultures, countries, economies, etc. that in the end burn themselves out. Have you ever seen any Jewish hating or Israel hating entity prosper? Name one. There are none, and the many that surround Israel are all slowly going the way of the sand dunes that they call home.

Egypt’s Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is the best hope for the region and Arab Islamic world, as he delicately promotes and balances rapprochement and cooperation with Israel as his country slowly gets back in gear. He too should begin to use words like Love Israel, and working with Israeli’s to increase their GDP.

The reasons for becoming closer to Israel are many, but for starters, Israel follows a path that goes directly to the core value system that every human truly wishes to follow, (Provided they can or are allowed to think and act for themselves before brain washing in the soup of Hate). Freedom to self-determination, self-responsibility, loving your neighbor as yourself, and a level of self-criticism and spiritual self-introspection to better ones self that actually leads to great countries like the United States of America and Israel. Imagine what the Middle East could look like if each country 67 years ago embraced the new country of Israel, and Palestine that was born after thousands of years of injustice towards the worlds Jews. I’m telling you that for 100% sure, you’d have a paradise like no other. But first, Love has to exist.

In Israel, most of the world doesn’t even understand the reality of so many Arabs proud or at least happy to be Israeli and work, shop, heal, and live in perfect peace and friendship in Israel proper. They know the alternative and what that would look like. They may not understand that Love is the answer and that is the umbrella that currently protects them. Their sick leaders who unfortunately are scared to stand up to what’s right, continue to let their people down as they follow the easy path to a paycheck, United Nations handouts, and succumb to threats of death by the same pay check handing out patrons, i.e., Iran and some other wealthy backers.

So, I call on King Hussein to step back from the brink and choose to be a true leader of your people and join a thoughtful discussion on the best way to manage and SHARE a space that is holy for Jews and Arab Muslims alike. Everybody knows that is honest, that the Jews were the first monotheistic group that inhabited this area. I have always said that if the Jews were originally better at Marketing, the world would be Jewish and there would be no argument, Christians, or Muslims. The Jews would have just cut off your head, arm, or killed you unless you convert. Seems like that’s a pretty powerful and successful way to get followers, right? This as well, is another post. Once King Hussein chooses to side with the purveyors of hate, lies, and insurrection, he then becomes trapped as they escalate their demands on his opinion and by then, Israel will be a much harder phone call to make. Israel is and always will be the best hope for mankind, the true canary in the coal mine, and the light among nations. The Torah is the foundation of all common law in the world, and nobody can deny that they feel better when they share Love vs Hate. King, choose Love.