Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Small Man of Faith
As a general rule, the position of "Chief Rabbi" in Israel has nothing to do with Torah and everything to do with the appearance of Torah. A chief rabbi's primary job is that of a political puppet, to look and sound rabbinical while parroting the kind of moderate mamlachti crap one expects to hear from a "religious" functionary of the state. So it should come as no surprise that Chief Rabbi, Yonah Metzger would use his position to perpetuate Shabak lies. During his recent interview with Ynet, Metzger regurgitated the left's most recent blood libel of alleged "right-wing" death threats against Central Command Chief, Gadi Shamni, and warned that "words can lead to murder".
Really, Rabbi? I never heard you condemn the leftist sickos who make public statements about "castrating settlers" and gunning them down. How about taking Ynet and the other media outlets to task for their daily vulgar characterizations of the Jews in Judea and Samaria? And what about the violence that the government uses against Jews when they send their capos to destroy Jewish homes?
The position of Chief Rabbi is an obscene joke. Naturally, Metzger had nothing to say about the sin of expelling Jews and destroying their homes. Heaven forbid, that he should take a principled stand on matters of Halacha. Metzger is a fraud, and a small man of even smaller faith.
And who is this mysterious underground? "The Orange Ones", we are told. (Whatever happened to the Sicarri?) It all sounds so damn scripted. What a load of nonsense. Orange-the color of a moderate protest movement that cried and danced as their homes were bulldozed. Orange- the color of dignified, repectable protest. Orange- the face of displaced people who are still homeless.
The Shabak wants to demonize everything "orange", so that the movement is associated with violent extremists, instead of mamlachti types who danced with the same hesder soldiers that tore down their homes. In short, they want to replace the closeups of children with tears running down their faces, with images of Rabin and his assassination. After all, as every leftist knows, if you opposed the treason of Oslo, you're guilty of Rabin's murder. Kind of like blaming the rape victim.
In a tyrannical government, the show doesn't need to look good. The same underhanded games work time and time again, because the people are tired, frightened, weak, apathetic, confused, stupid, selfish, or some combination of the above. Rabbi Kahane (may G-d avenge his blood!) often cited an old Yiddish maxim to highlight this point. "Der oylem iz ah Golem".
"The masses are asses." Indeed, they are.