Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Guest Post: From Israel: Vote Ron Paul and Let My People Go!


Lately I’ve been having trouble sleeping. I sit here in my living room in Karnei Shomron, Israel, on the 8th night of Chanukah, wondering what other miracles lay in store on January 3rd and in the months ahead. The name Ron Paul is constantly at my fingertips. I’ve typed it in so many times the past month it’s insane. I’m experiencing an excitement I’ve rarely ever felt, and I don’t even live in America anymore. During the last Republican debate I woke myself up at 3am Israel time to watch an 8pm EST live stream on YouTube, with no fatigue whatsoever. I’m on overdrive, and I can’t calm myself.

I’ve only recently figured out what this excitement actually is.

I first got interested in the whole freedom movement when I heard that Ron Paul wanted to end all foreign aid, including to my country, Israel. This seemed like a spectacular idea to me. I hate the idea of taking American tax payer money I don’t need. The only reason we take it, by the way, is not because we need it. It’s that we don’t want to feel alone, and Jews always feel a deep existential isolation and loneliness. “As I see them from the mountain tops, gaze on them from the heights, this is a people that dwells alone, not counted among the Nations,” says Balaam of the People of Israel in Numbers 23:9. We still feel that loneliness. So we take the money. It’s shameful, it’s theft, it’s destructive, it’s morally wrong, and it makes people hate us for tying them into a conflict they have no business trying to solve. I wanted it to end and didn’t trust any Israeli leader to give it up on his own, so I looked up more about Ron Paul.

What I found was fascinating. On the forums, I learned of people who, back in ’08, literally gave their lives short of death to this man. Some poured money into his campaign they could not afford to give, and some even lost their marriages because of their single-minded insane dedication. This shocked me. I couldn’t yet understand it, but after a few days of listening to him, it began to click.

What is it about Ron Paul that inspires such extremes? Such maddening support on the one hand, and such fear and loathing on the other? I can give the answer in one word: Soul.

The essential soul of a human being is by definition free. The idea that men are free as determined by God is a concept that is foreign to most men. This is because most men want to control others, to take away their freedom. This is usually referred to as the drive for power. The drive for power is antithetical to freedom because power means the ability to control others. There is only one legitimate thing that power can and should be used for, whether it be military, legislative, or executive power. That is, to legalize freedom.

Ron Paul doesn’t want to be President to “give” me freedom. He doesn’t own my freedom and he didn’t give it to me. The only reason Ron Paul wants to be President is to stop punishing people for using their freedom that is rightfully theirs. He wants no power. This is clear to anyone who listens to him speak.

There are two kinds of human beings. Those who want power, and those who want freedom. You can tell which one’s which very easily. Those who want freedom are straight-edged. They are consistent, principled, and you can feel their human soul when they speak to you. There’s a continuum out there of human souls somewhere in spiritual cyberspace, and when you come into contact with one of these souls, you know immediately, because souls are by definition free. You sense sincerity, realness, consistency, a free human being. If you’re a man who seeks freedom and you come into contact with a real human soul, you become instantly addicted and you swallow up anything you can get your hands on. You want to unite immediately, no matter what you disagree on. There are people in the freedom movement that don’t exactly like Israel, especially me being a “settler” and I don’t care. If they want freedom, I sense it and my human drive for individualism suddenly turns into an intense desire to unite into a collective – but a collective of free individuals. It’s a beautiful dialectic, and it doesn’t matter what we agree or disagree on, as long as we agree on freedom.

You get hooked on Ron Paul and you desperately seek more and more, any video you can find from the past, any speeches you missed, anything he said that you haven’t heard yet, even though you’ve heard it a thousand times already in different words. You can’t help yourself. The voracious hunger to be able to use your God-given freedom takes you over entirely. It’s like you suddenly realize you’re human and the Divine Image with which God created you comes alive and catches fire.

But something else happens to you. Once you get hooked on Ron Paul, you can no longer bear to listen to a man who wants power, and you become instantly disgusted when they start saying words. Before, they were just boring. Now they’re revolting. Listening to Romney or Gingrich or Bush or Obama makes you sick and you don’t know how Ron Paul gets through those debates without getting nauseous. You see a political veneer in these politicians that’s so transparent it’s like a ghost flapping its ethereal tongue at you. You can’t bear it.

What’s so maddening about hearing Romney or Gingrich talk is that there’s someone standing there saying things, but there’s no soul in it. These are not free men. These are power men. Not that Romney or Gingrich don’t have souls. They do. They are men just like you and I. But they have practically forfeited their souls to try and attain power, to control others with spin and talking points and contradictory statements like “I want to cut the budget and expand the military!” and they’ll say it with a polished tone and a straight face, just like a soulless recording. Their humanity is so buried under the mountain of lies they have told themselves, that neither they themselves nor you can even sense their souls in the human continuum. The scene of a human body speaking but no soul communicating can drive a free man mad.

The reason that Ron Paul never goes down in the polls is that he’s not “convincing” people in the everyday sense that he’s right on whatever issue. He’s activating human souls, lighting spiritual fires one by one speaking about freedom. Once a soul gets activated, and the man realizes that he IS free no matter what people do to him or tell him, there is no turning back. The other candidates are trying to turn heads with snappy one-liners that sound cool. Slaves follow these one-liners like mobs, and follow each other from candidate to candidate. Slowly but surely, Ron Paul activates a few of the individual souls in the mob as they bob from snappy comeback to snappy comeback and he goes up in the polls.

Yet, we cannot expect every man woman and child to understand or get excited about the message of liberty. In fact, most just can’t handle it. Being truly free is as terrifying as it is electrifying. The Bible tells us this very clearly in the story of the Exodus from Egypt. When Moses finally accepts the role of deliverer from God, he was assigned to say the following to my great-grandparents the Israelites:

“Therefore say to the Israelites: I am God. I will free you from the labors of the Egyptians and deliver you from their bondage. I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with amazing signs. And I will take you to be My people and I will be your God, and you will know that I am the Lord who freed you from the labors of the Egyptians.” (Ex. 6:6-7)

And what was my grandparents’ response?

“And Moses told this to the people, but they didn’t listen due to lack of spirit and cruel bondage.” (6:9)

Not everyone can handle the message of freedom. It’s too frightening for some people, and some are just too enslaved. Those are the people that despise Ron Paul, the same types who rebelled against Moses in the desert and attempted to go back to Egypt. Freedom is too much for them and they can’t handle the Divine gift. They want and need someone to control them. Their souls have been too battered by slavery, taxation, and wars.

But nonetheless, God forced my stiff-necked great grandparents to leave Egypt, and as a result I’m here today, preaching freedom once again, fighting not only for America’s freedom, but for my own from America’s influence in my own region.

Vote Ron Paul and let my people go once again! Stop meddling here and stop trying to buy influence by giving me money. Stop trying to be the all powerful Peace Maker and let us work out the problems here on our own! If we think Iran is a threat, we can handle it and we’ll take the consequences. It’s not America’s problem and you can’t afford another war.

Now I understand why people will give everything to this man. Whenever he’s asked the question, “Would you legalize heroin?” Ron Paul answers, “I want to legalize freedom!” Little do these people understand that freedom is a thousand times more addictive than heroin.

American Jews! Wake up! Set your brothers in Israel free! We were the first nation ever to be set free by God, and we brought the concept of liberty to the world when we left Egypt over 3000 years ago. It’s about time we set the example we were chosen to set.

The writer, Rafi Farber, is a member of Jews for Ron Paul and manages the website World of Judaica. Email him at settlersofsamaria@gmail.com


Thursday, January 05, 2012

Climate Change Reconsidered

Comparing Earth’s Sea-Level and Energy Budgets (3 Jan 2012)

In spite of all one hears, sees and reads in the popular press about unprecedented global warming and recent accelerated melting of glaciers and ice sheets, as well as short-term accelerations in sea level rise detected by means of satellite technology, the mean rate-of-rise of Earth’s global ocean appears to have remained remarkably constant ever since 1972 ... Read More

Empirical Harmonic Models Project “Sunnier” Climate Scenarios Ahead (3 Jan 2012)

Recent work by Scafetta (2011) demonstrates that using an empirical harmonic climate model can reproduce the global climate record of the last 150 years more faithfully than general circulation models (GCMs). The GCMs were those employed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The author also shows that because these GCMs cannot reproduce decadal and interdecadal climate variability, the models likely over-project the magnitude of the warming that may occur over the next century. Lastly, this work provides strong evidence that natural variability is at least partly due to external forcing that derives from the relationship between the sun and its larger planets as well as the Earth’s moon ... Read More

Feeding the World Four Decades from Now (3 Jan 2012)

New research suggests how the seemingly impossible task might possibly be accomplished ... Read More

ENSO Variability Over the Past Millennium (3 Jan 2012)

What does it imply about the likely relative strength/frequency of El Niño and La Niña events in a future warmer world? And what does that imply about the reliability of today’s climate models? ... Read More

Primary Production in Future CO2-Enriched Ocean Water (3 Jan 2012)

Observations once again suggest that the planet’s rising atmospheric CO2 concentration may well stimulate oceanic primary production and thereby enable the sustaining of a greater population of higher-trophic-level marine organisms ... Read More

Tropical Damselfish Successfully Adapt to Higher Temperatures (4 Jan 2012)

Experimental evidence shows tropical fish can adapt to rising water temperatures much faster than previously thought ... Read More

The Future of the Brazilian Amazon (4 Jan 2012)

One environmental impact that has raised serious concerns is the loss of Amazonian forest through indirect land use change (ILUC), whereby “agricultural activities displaced from one region are reconstituted in another one” ... Read More

Nearly Half a Millennium of Antarctic Temperatures (4 Jan 2012)

Climate alarmists have long predicted that CO2-induced global warming -- which they claim has (1) accelerated significantly over the course of the 20th century and is (2) unprecedented with respect to the past millennium or more -- should be (3) greatly amplified in Earth’s polar regions. However, results of a recent paper clearly indicate that all three of these climate-alarmist claims are false in regard to this portion of the planet’s southern polar region ... Read More

Exciting El Niño News: More Evidence of a Solar Trigger (4 Jan 2012)

Within the literature, there is disagreement about what triggers El Niño. Some believe that El Niño is the result of internal variability, while others have shown a solar link. A paper by White and Liu (2008) demonstrated that the El Niño may result from the phasing of two sub-harmonics in the 11-year solar cycle. They also show that general circulation models which include the 11-year solar cycle can replicate the behavior of El Niño quite well. This bodes well for long-range forecasting on the time scale of three to 10 years ... Read More

Farm and Range Management to Mitigate and Adapt to Climate Change (4 Jan 2012)

Although based on the claim that rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations are a threat to both nature and humanity, the policy prescriptions of a recent editorial in the Journal of Soil and Water Conservation should resonate with climate alarmists and skeptics alike ... Read More

We have been Infiltrated with the Truth.

Yes, we have been infiltrated with the truth.    I was thinking to myself that even as bad as some of these candidates are, that at least one of them could hold muster and support the long-standing Republican and TEA party values we hold so dear, like Fiscal responsibility, lower taxes, constitutional limited government, real free markets, etc.

Santorum is another big government establishment candidate who would do nothing to reverse the state of our country.  http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2011/08/12/santorum-and-obama-two-peas-in-a-pod/

Newt is a Keynesian! He chose to side with Alan Greenspan, Bill Clinton and Al Gore over the house Conservatives in a 1995 Mexico/ Wall Street $40 billion dollar bailout.

Newt is just another garden variety statist who thinks government should lord over subjects for their own damn good. In addition to supporting Obamacare, or Gingrichcare, he also advocates drug testing everybody in the country. In other words, if this guy becomes president – and he won’t – he would force you at gunpoint to demonstrate to the state you don’t take drugs imported by the CIA and the banksters. A vote for Newt would be a vote for radically expanding the prison-slave complex.

also when he joined forces with Nancy Pelosi to push the Obama administration’s cap and trade agenda that would have completely bankrupted the country.

“I think if you have mandatory carbon caps combined with a trading system, much like we did with sulfur, and if you have a tax-incentive program for investing in the solutions, that there’s a package there that’s very, very good,” Gingrich told PBS Frontline in February 2007.

“Personal responsibility extends to the purchase of health insurance. Citizens should not be able to cheat their neighbors by not buying insurance, particularly when they can afford it, and expect others to pay for their care when they need it,” he wrote in a 2007 OpEd for the Des Moines Register.

Newt endorsed this book declaring himself Mr. New World Order “In the book, Toffler wrote a letter to America’s “founding parents,” in which he said: “The system of government you fashioned, including the very principles on which you based it, is increasingly obsolete, and hence increasingly, if inadvertently, oppressive and dangerous to our welfare. It must be radically changed and a new system of government invented – a democracy for the 21st century.” According to Toffler, our constitutional system is one that “served us so well for so long, and that now must, in its turn, die and be replaced.””
The shudder-inducing thought of Newt Gingrich in the White House will make you stop and think about things…

17 Reasons Why A Vote For Mitt Romney Is A Vote For The New World Order

#1 The Federal Reserve
#2 Money From The Bankers [Mitt Romney: $813,300 or Barack Obama: $198,874 nuff said…]
#3 The Wall Street Bailouts
#4 Health Care
#5 Free Trade
#6 Taxes
#7 Government Spending + more, please read the whole story over at The American Dream

That makes Ron Paul the only candidate who can hold up our principles, and allow us a chance to take back this country.   We have a technocratic elite banker class putting us into the grinder with every bailout.   We need to stop electing puppet, tele-prompting readers who do nothing but continue the agenda into tyranny.

Ron Paul Is The Only Presidential Candidate Who Gets It by Chuck Baldwin over at News With Views.

                READ Ron Paul’s Issues from his own website

Please give me your thoughts in the group, or privately.

From: BayAreaPatriots@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BayAreaPatriots@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2012 9:26 PM
To: BayAreaPatriots@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [BAP] Digest Number 1530

RE: [BAP] Rick Santorums anti-gun record

Posted by: "Michelle Kralovec" m_kralovec@hotmail.com   michellekralovec

Wed Jan 4, 2012 4:02 pm (PST)

Oh for God's sake! That is absurd. Have we been infiltrated?

To: BayAreaPatriots@yahoogroups.com
From: wethepeople2007@gmail.com
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2012 12:13:05 -0800
Subject: Re: [BAP] Rick Santorums anti-gun record

He is in bed with organized crime

wake up america!!!!!

On Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 7:14 AM, rachel higgs <racheltaylor2828@yahoo.com> wrote:

Rick Santorum is stonewalling gun owners.

He is refusing to tell gun owners in Iowa where he stands on important Second Amendment issues.

Despite repeated attempts for Rick Santorum to return his National Association for Gun Rights Presidential Survey 100% in favor of our gun rights, he has time and time again remained silent.

Please call Rick Santorum right now and demand he return his National Association for Gun Rights Presidential Survey -- at once.

His Iowa office: 515-421-7224
His South Carolina office: 855-206-7425
His New Hampshire office: 603-518-5199

Would Rick Santorum repeal the Brady Gun Owner Registration Scheme? Oppose the UN "Small Arms Treaty"? Call for a repeal of the Lautenberg Gun Ban and the Criminal Safezones Act?

My experience shows me that candidates who refuse to return gun rights surveys and answer important Second Amendment questions are almost always hiding something. Hiding anti-gun political views.

The fact is, Rick Santorum does have a long history of supporting gun control.

In the 90s, he voted to support the Lautenberg Gun Ban, which stripped law-abiding gun owners of their Second Amendment rights for life, simply because they spanked their children or did nothing more than grab a spouses wrist.

He voted for a bill in 1999 disguised as an attempt to increase penalties on drug traffickers with guns... but it also included a provision to require federal background checks at gun shows.

And then he voted with gun-controlling Democrats Dianne Fienstein and Frank Lautenberg to mandate locks on handguns in 2005.

But worst of all, Rick Santorum has a storied history of bailing out anti-gun Republicans facing reelection.

Rick Santorum came to anti-gun Arlen Specters defense in 2004 when he was down in the polls against pro-gun Republican Pat Toomey. Specter won and continued to push for gun control during his years in the Senate.

He also supported and openly campaigned for anti-gun New Jersey governor, Christine Todd Whitman.

The evidence is clear. Not only is Rick Santorum refusing to reveal where he stands on important Second Amendment issues, he has a long record of supporting anti-gun legislation and politicians.

Please call Rick Santorum and demand he apologize for his past support of gun control.

His Iowa office: 515-421-7224
His South Carolina office: 855-206-7425
His New Hampshire office: 603-518-5199

Gun owners have serious unanswered questions from many of the Republican Presidential candidates in Iowa -- Santorum, Romney, Gingrich and Perry.

Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich have anti-gun records that rival Santorum's record.

All four have refused to return their National Association for Gun Rights Presidential Surveys.

My experience tells me that they are hiding anti-gun positions.

For Freedom,

Dudley Brown
Executive Director

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