Presidential hopeful Donald Trump is tonight making his obligatory speech to the most powerful part of the most powerful lobby in the US: the American Israel Public Affairs Committee of the Israel lobby. Like presidential hopefuls from both parties, he will more than likely gush with his love for the Jewish state and pander for AIPAC’s support while promising to continue to give Israel over $10 million per DAY in military aid alone, all of which comes from tax dollars politicians from both parties take from Americans and give to Israel. He’s competing with one of the most pro-Israel politicians, Hillary Clinton, who has already given her speech to AIPAC before Trump gives his.
A group of hypocritical and self-righteous rabbis are boycotting Trump’s speech and have written an open letter to Trump telling him, among other things, how they value American ideals and that Trump needs to “categorically repudiate racism.” They included, “We also call upon you to denounce the language of hatred and xenophobia.”
The rabbis are clergymen of Judaism. They believe the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament is the word of God. Looking at their Hebrew Bible/Old Testament we do not see God teaching the Hebrews/Jews to not be racists. Instead, in the 25th chapter of Numbers, we have the story of the Israelite, Phinehas, who murdered a Jew and his Gentile Midianite girlfriend for race mixing. This ungodly Bible chapter tells how this cold-blooded double murder pleased the Jewish god and how the god of the Jews commanded Moses to make certain there was no more race mixing on the part of the Jews. God then (according to the ancient Jews who wrote the Bible) ordered Moses to “smite the Midianites.” This Moses brutally did in Numbers 31. Moses the war criminal even ordered the Israelite army to “kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.” This is exactly what the religious terror organization of Islamic State is doing today. Jews, Christians, Muslims and Mormons all see the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament as at least part of the word of God. (It’s interesting to note that White Gentiles in the Christian Identity movement see themselves as the Hebrews/Jews of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. The Bible story of Phinehas inspired one Christian Identity person to attack a Jewish day-care center in which five people were wounded, and to murder a Filipino mailman.)
Based on the above Hebrew Bible/Old Testament teachings (there are many other similar teachings in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament), the god of the Jews, and the Jews who believe in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament being the word of God, all promote racism, hatred and xenophobia. The rabbis who wrote the letter to Trump are obvious hypocrites based on the content of their “holy” book and the content of their letter to Trump.
The rabbis are being disingenuous at best when they claim they value American ideals. The US was created in a way that is intended to keep religion separate from government. Israel is a Jewish state. As such, it is not a democracy as is too often claimed. In fact, based on the teachings of all of the Abrahamic “holy” books, it’s impossible to have a government based on any of them that promotes free speech and progress and is a republic or a democracy. The founder of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament based neoconservative movement, Leo Strauss, knew this and that is why he wanted society based on the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament.
Perhaps Trump, and all US politicians, should take the advice of the Deist and first President of the United States, George Washington. In Washington’s Farewell Address he said:
So likewise, a passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils. Sympathy for the favorite nation, facilitating the illusion of an imaginary common interest in cases where no real common interest exists, and infusing into one the enmities of the other, betrays the former into a participation in the quarrels and wars of the latter without adequate inducement or justification. It leads also to concessions to the favorite nation of privileges denied to others which is apt doubly to injure the nation making the concessions; by unnecessarily parting with what ought to have been retained, and by exciting jealousy, ill-will, and a disposition to retaliate, in the parties from whom equal privileges are withheld. And it gives to ambitious, corrupted, or deluded citizens (who devote themselves to the favorite nation), facility to betray or sacrifice the interests of their own country, without odium, sometimes even with popularity; gilding, with the appearances of a virtuous sense of obligation, a commendable deference for public opinion, or a laudable zeal for public good, the base or foolish compliances of ambition, corruption, or infatuation.
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