What just happened? Did you feel what I felt under my feet this past Tuesday? It was far more than a tremor; it was a seismic shift on a fault line more significant than the San Andreas…the tectonic plates of human nature clashing in the twilight hour. We are at destiny’s doorstep…
While the empty shadow of deception cowered in the White House Situation Room, greatness commanded the center light in the hallowed House Chamber to address the American People…heart to heart. While the bitter narcissist hid from view, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took the high ground on Capitol Hill to stake his claim as the undisputed leader of the free world. Forty standing ovations sent the message loud and clear. America loves Bibi Netanyahu the man!
What the Prime Minister found remarkable in the dust-up over a speech that hadn’t even been given yet, as he told his AIPAC audience the day before, I found even more fascinating in the response of his detractors both during and after. I wondered how my Liberal Jewish friends felt about themselves when the 86-year-old Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel managed to get himself front and center for one of the most important moments in American and Jewish History, and they couldn’t bother to turn on the TV! And then of course, we were all treated to Nancy Pelosi effectively demonstrating why she is the former House Speaker!
Benjamin Netanyahu is everything they are not, and they all hate him for it! From Obama to Pelosi and folks like Bill de Blasio and even Mika Brzezinski, the only thing “Progressives” hate more than freedom itself, are those who actually stand up and fight for it! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a person more self-entangled in despair over something so clearly honorable in my life! This, my friends, speaks volumes about who these people are and what you and I are up against!
“I’m more horrified about what happened in terms of the political destructiveness of it. The way Netanyahu used the Republicans, or they used him to undermine the Democrats and make the president look bad. And I thought it was a side show and a conversation that should be had in the White House. And between world leaders. And with the Republicans. But the way they used this platform was really disturbing. And disappointing.” ~ Mika Brzezinski*, from the network that brought you Al Sharpton! :-)
Listening to Mika’s feeble attempt to paint Netanyahu’s speech as an exercise in “destructiveness” suggests to me that someone needs both a history and a geography lesson! Bibi himself provided the history lesson that sailed clean over Mika’s head at the very beginning of his speech. On the eve of Purim, he connected the Persian Potentate Haman’s plot to destroy the Jewish People, foiled by Queen Esther 2,500 years ago, to the Persian Potentate plotting the very same thing today; Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei. And he invoked the Biblical tie to Moses by calling attention to the bust of Moses on the Chamber wall opposite his spot at the podium at the very end! Freedom…
For the geography lesson, let’s go to the map of the region Bibi calls “home” today shall we?
It’s one thing to think of yourself as a leader standing on the sands of Martha’s Vineyard, golfing at Camp David, cowering in the Situation Room…or giving us leg on Morning Joe. It’s quite another to demonstrate leadership when you are defending your people on a tiny patch of white in a sea of red, surrounded by guns, rockets, mortars and the threat of nuclear missiles pointed at your head by those who’ve sworn to annihilate you!
Add to that, the devastating absence (and worse) of leadership in the Church itself when the Vicar’s voice excuses and defends the very same Evil! Whatever remains of freedom in our world, there is only one “head of state” that I see standing on the world stage to defend her. God Bless Benjamin Netanyahu! And may God deliver us from the grip of her enemies! Amen…
* Mika’s hatred for Netanyahu is inherited…her father is one of the architects of the “Arab Spring” responsible for the Map above!!