Wednesday, November 09, 2016

And so this is how the Obama era of Hope & Change really ends...America Rejected Obama & The Establishment!

Trump victory is a win for the little guy over the elite

And so this is how the Obama era of Hope & Change really ends. With the world turned upside down, and with President Obama having to pass the baton to Donald Trump.

That is going to be one helluva inauguration.

Trump stands today as the greatest disrupter in modern politics, the winner of the biggest upset imaginable, but for most of the campaign, he was not even the best argument for his own candidacy. That distinction belonged to the millions upon millions of everyday Americans who found in him the bare-knuckled brawler they were desperately seeking.

Their choice started as a surprise, as Republican primary voters turned their backs on a parade of supposedly better-qualified candidates to make the TV celebrity with the funny hair their battering ram against an arrogant establishment.

Their movement grew and spread until, early Wednesday, as the key states swung red one after another on TV maps, the last walls of resistance came tumbling down. It was a hallelujah moment, the ultimate underdog leading the forgotten masses to triumph. All the more so because Trump’s voters often took great risks and were routinely insulted and demeaned for their passion.

But they wore those insults as badges of honor, proudly calling themselves the “deplorables” and the “irredeemables.”

They would not be deterred, and today they have taken back their country.

Trump’s remarkable victory is their victory. It is a victory for democracy, for the common men and women of America.

The factory workers, the veterans, the cops, the kitchen help, people who plow the fields, make the trains run, pick up the trash and keep the country together and keep it moving — they are all now winners. As one, these cogs of our daily life rose up in a peaceful revolution, their only weapons the ballot box and their faith in the future.

This, the greatest nation ever conceived on Earth, proved once again that America is exceptional because Americans are exceptional.

Trump voters had the courage of their conviction to go against all their betters, all the poobahs and petty potentates of politics, industry and, above all, the fraudulent hucksters of the national liberal media.

And who, at this extraordinary juncture, dares say that Trump is not worthy of victory and of the salute of his countrymen? He has done what nobody thought he could, overcoming the doubts and scoffs every incredible step of the way.

No candidate in modern times and perhaps ever has suffered such abuse at the hands of the dominant culture. Virtually every day, nearly all the front pages and broadcasters in the entire country vilified him in an attempt to destroy him.

The late-night comics made fun of him like so much trailer trash, Wall Street saw him as a threat, Hollywood looked down on him and even the pope added his two cents of disdain.

It was dirty pool, against any standard of fairness and decency, but that was not the would-be assassins’ biggest mistake. It was that failing to destroy Trump, the elite smart set unleashed its contempt on his supporters.

The effect was the opposite of what was intended. Instead of demoralizing the Trumpsters, the nonstop attacks hardened them and made them more determined to finish what they had started.



MussarYid said...

Sir, you say you are a non-religious Jew? I want to tell you that, I, as a Frum Jew, want you back and want you join us once again. You are very important to the Frum Jewish People.

Kol Tuv and have a wonderful day!!!

No Longer Frum said...

MussarYid, the problem with the Orthodox establishment is the same that Hillary Clinton has: Talking the talk, not walking the walk. Everything is so corrupt: rabbis, leaders, etc. And when you weigh that against the pretended "religious truths," you must admit (only, of course, if you are sincere) that the Orthodox Judaism is absolutely bankrupt. But you don't need to go that far: The only explanation for the Holocaust is God's nonexistence. And if you tell me about gilgulim, chavlei Mashiach, punishment of sinners, etc., that would only mean that you are living a lie!

MussarYid said...

I know there are a lot of things in history that seem to point to there being no G-d in the world, but those are times when we did so bad that He just had to punish us or other things, etc. But we must trust that whatever He brings is always for the best, and in the end, we will see that it is.

And He loves all of His People so, so much. He is holding out His arms, so to speak, and waiting graciously for you individually to return to Him in truth and "hug" Him back. You are never lost and you are always one of His People. I just want you to feel the love and blessings that He sends you every single day. Do you realize how great it is just that we wake up in the morning? And that every single moment He let's us have more life?

I know, a lot of times the Frum people don't "practice what they preach", so to speak, but that means that they are doing something bad. It doesn't mean Judaism is bad. And you can do better than they do. There is no limit really to the G-d given potential we have and so we can reach extremely high heights - even if others don't try to.

Either way, could we please keep up a discussion together? Thanks.

Have a wonderful, wonderful night!

Bypasser said...

"...It doesn't mean Judaism is bad..."

ovs said...

Trump's win is proof of God's existence in my eyes. His ascension to the presidency defied all odds, yet he pulled through at every obstacle. I know UOJ predicted his loss, but I am sure that he is elated now that he is elected.

MussarYid said...

Totally. You can take nearly anything as a proof for His existence. He does exist and He is the All-Powerful.

Wherever you look, you can "see" Hashem, so to speak. However, you can also not "see" Him if you don't want to.

But we are told in our Holy Torah that we WILL find Hashem if we search for Him with all our heart and Souls. This applies to everybody at all times! He is always there! It is just up to you to "see" Him and feel Him.

Kol Tuv everyone!!

Epikoros said...

Nice try, ovs and MussarYid, but you need to realize you are addressing someone who finished the Talmud and many ethical Jewish works. And then became non-religious, an epikoros in your parlance.

(For those who don't know: A Talmudic epikoros should not be equated with an epicurean -- although that is what the Talmud intended -- because anyone who rejects the Divine origins of the Torah is pronounced an epikoros -- not necessarily someone who runs after sensuous pleasures.)

You were told there is Hashem (God) who runs the world. (BTW, every religion says so about its God/s.) Therefore, when you encounter misery and crime you say that Hashem punishes the world -- you just don't know the exact reason. (And hope you realize how Christian your depiction of Hashem as a loving-hugging God is; and UOJ's prediction was not wrong either: The percentage of voters who favored HC over Trump is greater.) Nothing new. That's the way religious folks think: Their life is a long movie with a happy end. They refuse to realize the life isn't a movie, and the end may not be that happy...

We, however, believe that people wake up not because Hashem "gives back souls every morning," but because that is how our human biology works. That same biology says we are wired in a way that we hunger after believe in a higher authority. Simple. Hitler, according to your worldview, would also daily get his soul back. And Nazis were defeated not because Chassidic Rebbes shaved off their holy beards and escaped to Eretz Israel where they would pray at the Wailing Wall for the welfare of their Chassidim whom they abandoned in Europe. The Nazis were physically eradicated by the Red and US Armies. When you pray at the Wailing Wall, you are praying, well, to the wall...

Instead of preaching "Jesus (sorry -- Hashem) loves you" how about debunking your local rabbi, shaliach, or community leader as a crook? Publicize his/her name her. Cleanse your Judaism and try to rid yourself of the Charedi Fascist ideology. Then we'll talk more.

MussarYid said...

Not true Epikoros. Hashem is loving like that. The goyim based their thing off of ours. And no, the things such as waking up etc. are not just nature. They are each incredible gifts. By the way, my life will end happily if I serve Hashem properly. I will go to Heaven and Olam Habah and enjoy spiritual good - unlike people who go after their desires and abandon Hashem. They will burn in Gehinom.

You are not letting yourself live. Only when you truly serve Hashem are you actually living. Your Emunah must just have been too shallow. I am sorry, but if you gave it up just for anything like you are saying, then Y'no..... Your arguments hold no weight. Hashem controls the world and knows the truth - and you know the truth in your heart too. It is more of a question of whether you will admit it to yourself or not...

Oh and if you have gone through Shaas before, Shkoyach. Because that is very beloved in Hashem's Eyes.

Kol Tuv!

MussarYid said...

Also, let me share with you the following true, beautiful story:

After the Holocaust, there were unfortunately some survivors who lost their faith due to the tremendous suffering they endured. Tragically, there were survivors who became bitter and completely left the Torah, proclaiming that there is no Judge or justice in this world, G-d forbid.

There is a moving story about one such survivor. A religious Jew was traveling to Eretz Yisroel, and found himself seated in the airplane next to a secular Jew who spoke bitterly about the holocaust. “My parents, wife and children were all murdered,” he complained. “They were completely innocent. How could G-d allow such terrible things to happen?” He concluded that there could not possibly be a G-d if this is what happened to the world. The religious Jew tried to change his companion’s perception of the holocaust, but to no avail. After landing in Israel, they each went their separate ways.

The religious Jew was in Israel for the High Holidays. On Yom Kippur, during the short recess after Shacharis, he took a walk around the block of the shul. As he was walking, he noticed an obviously secular Jew walking on the other side of the street, carrying several packages. It pained him to see someone desecrate Yom Kippur. And then he suddenly recognized the person as his flight companion.

He ran across the street and greeted the non-religious Jew. “We are about to say Yizkor in shul,” he explained. “Won’t you do this much for the departed souls of your dear parents, wife and children? Won’t you come inside and say Yizkor in their memory?”

At first the non-religious person refused to hear of it, but it wasn’t long before he conceded. As he entered the shul, the friendly gabbai (sexton) welcomed him warmly and patiently helped him through the Yizkor prayer. He asked for the exact Hebrew names of the stranger’s martyred father, mother and wife. Then he asked him for the names of his children. Crying openly, the stranger said the name of his eldest son. The gabbai paled and asked him to repeat the name. The stranger repeated the name once more. The gabbai exclaimed: “That’s my full Hebrew name!”

The shul erupted in pandemonium. It turned out that the gabbai was a young child during the Holocaust. He managed to escape deportation and hid out in the woods until he finally reached a safe haven. After the holocaust, he came to Eretz Yisroel, thinking that he is the only surviving member of his family. After asking a few more questions, it became clear that the middle-aged secular Jew was none other than the gabbai’s father.

After witnessing the open Hand of Providence, the father turned around completely and became fully religious. He now firmly believed that there is a G-d who plans everything that transpires, although His Face is sometimes painfully hidden.

Epikoros said...

MussarYid, next time you steal someone else's story, quote the link: http://nikolsburg.org/Torah.aspx?TID=335 (The Midrash Mishlei 6 teaches you: "וכל האומר דבר בשם אמרו מביא גאולה לעולם" -- the Redemption will come if you quote your sources.) /Is not it cool that we teach frummies their own Torah? :) /

In every yeshiva students are taught that the reason people abandon Judaism is because they want to engage in debauchery. As the Talmud says: עבדא בהפקירא ניחא ליה (Gittin 13a). That is, of course, untrue. Many people leave Judaism because they don't see God in it. They are not looking to eat pork or visit sluts. And they understand men like MussarYid because at one point they were like them. (Of course, he cannot understand them because he never was in their shoes.) So we can only smile when MussarYid idiotically writes, "By the way, my life will end happily if I serve Hashem properly. I will go to Heaven and Olam Habah and enjoy spiritual good - unlike people who go after their desires and abandon Hashem. They will burn in Gehinom."

Many members of my family, for example, were murdered by Nazis. These Jews were extremely religious, big baalei chessed. Germans didn't even waste rounds on their small kids -- they smashed their heads over tank tracks. According to your Fascist ideology, these Jews did not "serve Hashem properly."

The reason you guys voted for Trump instead of UOJ is because you are all Fascists. You hate "goyim" and immigrants ("And He loves all of His People" [gentiles excluded]), take out pictures of women from your "kosher" newspapers, and worship God that "sanctions" that. So hide well that second secret smartphone, MussarYid, that is sticking out of your pocket right now. How else would you view your porn and sites like this one if not for it? And at theunorthodoxjew.blogspot.com we post things that are lashon harah (hearsay) and are forbidden for you to read or view. Didn't your Torah instruct you in Numbers 15:39: "ולא תתורו אחרי לבבכם ואחרי עיניכם אשר אתם זנים אחריהם" -- do not go after your heart and your eyes that persuade you to go astray (do not click this link!). If we are Achers here, do you really think you are rabbi Meir? So why did your Hashem allow crime and thousands of cases of child abuse within Jewish communities in the 21 century? Oh, Jews did not "serve Hashem properly." You are a hypocrite, MussarYid.

One last thing, dimwit, and you may troll yourself into Shabbat if you wish. It doesn't matter for us if we burn in hell or if Hashem, Chaim Kanievsky or your local meshichist rabbi is happy we finished the Talmud. We simply don't believe this nonsense. And you Gandolph may continue to live in your fantastic Middle Earth or Dungeons & Dragons. Just remember that according to your dogma every time you visit theunorthodoxjew.blogspot.com Christ (sorry -- Hashem) is unhappy with you. Long live UOJ!

Chonco said...

Shkoyach, Epikoros, well said!!
I am fed up with these Mussar Yids from my yeshiva years.

MussarYid said...

It can be hard sometimes to see G-d in Judaism. But that does not mean that He isn't there. Otherwise you would be trying to say that just because you can't feel or see Him, He isn't there, Chas V'Shalom! Since you can't see or feel somebody across the country, they don't exist?!

And it is not 'my Torah' it is all of ours! Hashem gave it to us all!

I think I sort of now understand the saying of HaRav Yisrael Salanter zt"l when he said that an unlearned person without good middos is an unarmed robber, but a learned person without good middos is a robber fully armed. You are being a such person. You are hiding behind your learning (though you obviously didn't totally understand or take to heart what you learned, otherwise you wouldn't be like this) such as an armed robber hides behind his weapon (see Gemara Bava Metzia).

Gut Shabbos!

Epikoros said...

Are you are back, MussarYid? Decided to read and view more lashon harah despite the warnings? You aren't afraid that your pure precious soul will get defiled here? It will. You are desecration your own Torah right now. And the Talmud you attempted to quote says something else. Take a look at Bava Metzia 22a. (You keep forgetting to quote your sources properly.) The ethical Mussar people like you screwed up my entire life and lives of countless Jews I know, and you try to talk about "good middos"? What a humbug.

Chaim said...

MussarYid go back to Borough Park! Epikoros is right you amhooretz! You are a disgrace!!!!!

Epikoros said...

There is nothing money cannot do: Kaminetksy-Greenblatt Heter for Adultery: The Rabbinical Leadership is Greatly Embarrassed and Hopes for Collective Amnesia.

Torahdikke said...

Epikoros, he likely just does the same thing I do: Go straight to the comments and don't read the lashon hara blog at all.

Oh, and MussarYid, you speak as if you are a naive, simple 7 year old! Just put things straight: Hashem commanded us to do certain things and to serve Him. And if you don't - such as you don't - you are a rasha. Simple as that, Apikores.

And please be silent Chaim (TRYING to be polite here....)

Torahdikke said...

And yes, I am talk into YOU Epikoros

Epikoros said...

Torahdikke (MussarYid), the very first comment here was made by MussarYid, which proves you wrong: There were no comments for MussarYid to read. Then the issue of images, sidebar content, etc. Most frum filters have banned theunorthodoxjew.blogspot.com anyhow. But there is no secret that thousands of Orthodox Jews secretly read this blog. But, unlike us, they watch porn too: Frummies always have double standards.

The second point you made was also wrong (if that is what you meant): not serving God doesn't automatically make one an epikoros, see the Rambam in Avodah Zarah 2:5. By the way, it is also forbidden to engage in any conversation with an epikoros as the Rambam writes there (ואסור לספר עמהן ולהשיב עליהן תשובה כלל). So MussarYid once again violated his faith by addressing me. If you guys don't know the laws, who will teach you the Torah if not epikorosim -- the Kaminetksy-Greenblatt gang from the previous post? :)

Torahdikke said...

Eh, MussarYid is just as much of a Shmo as you are. You claim to know all this stuff when ur probly just checking it up. He does the same probly...

Oh, and ur point about people ruining ur life is not true. Only u ruined ur currently filthy life. So just shut ur mouth....

I didn't mean that dude. I meant that not serving Hashem makes u automatically a rasha...

And, to the "porn" thing - I DO NOT look at that rishus. MussarYid might, but I certainly don't, rasha.

P.S. MussarYid, always wishing people a good day when u don't mean it? Ain't that sort of like gineivas daas? Is that Mussardikke?

Epikoros said...

A couple of points, Torahdikke-MussarYid (you are one and the same). Unfortunately for you, I know the stuff I quote. That's why I got a real semicha from a major yeshiva. And it's funny that you prophet claim to know who ruined my "filthy" life. (A nice choice of words for someone calling himself Torahdikke or MussarYid.) Being a demagogue, you cannot address the points I make, so you start calling me names. That is what your Torah taught you, right? Let me, an epikoros, teach you some Talmud again:

יומא דף פ"ו ע"א: מי שקורא ושונה... ואין דבורו בנחת עם הבריות מה הבריות אומרות עליו אוי לו לפלוני שלמד תורה אוי לו לאביו שלמדו תורה אוי לו לרבו שלמדו תורה פלוני שלמד תורה ראו כמה מקולקלין מעשיו וכמה מכוערין דרכיו ועליו הכתוב אומר – באמר להם עם ה' אלה ומארצו יצאו (יחזקאל ל"ו:כ').

So you are the one who needs to "shut ur mouth" as you put it. (And learn some English too.) Had you really cared that much about your Torah, Torahdikke, you wouldn't have spent time here. Go learn the Torah you don't know instead of leading a double life.

MussarYid said...

Sorry Torahdikke, but Epikoros is completely right. You cannot call anybody bad names, no matter how far from the Torah they are! Epikoros is still a heilige Yid, Baruch Hashem.

Torahdikke said...

Shut up MussarYid.

Epikoros said...

MussarYid and Torahdikke keep posting their silly replies from the same IP address, which shows they are one and the same person. In psychiatry we call this condition dissociative identity disorder. MussarYid identity plays a good cop, and Torahdikke identity plays a bad cop. This person's morality is so perverted that Torahdikke identity even concedes that MussarYid watches porn, although the latter gave Torahdikke no apparent cues to such conduct. But it's important to realize that all Orthodox people are like that: At first they try to persuade you to keep their bankrupt religion, and when you don't listen to them, they are ready to murder you.

People like MussarYid-Torahdikke are imbued with an extremely toxic and unfortunately contagious Fascist ideology. I learned in many yeshivas and know firsthand how much they hate those who are not like them. (Publicly, of course, they try to stay politically correct and hide their xenophobia, racism, sexism, etc.) Although I totally despise someone like MussarYid-Torahdikke, I will surely save this person if necessary because even though I am an atheist, I'm not immoral. MussarYid-Torahdikke, however, will follow the advice of his Torah and murder people like me just because we don't believe in his God.

The Rambam says: "There is a commandment to murder epikoroses who reject the Torah and Jewish prophecy. If possible, they should be slain publicly with a sword, if not -- destroyed cunningly, until their murder is arranged." (והאפיקורוסין והן שכופרין בתורה ובנבואה מישראל מצוה להרגן אם יש בידו כח להרגן בסייף בפרהסיא הורג ואם לאו יבוא עליהן בעלילות עד שיסבב הריגתן -- הלכות רוצח ד:י) This Orthodox ideology is the same that dangerous ISIS has. That's why it's not an accident that Orthodox Jews in Israel fly ISIS flag in Bet Shemesh. Take a look at this photo of an ISIS thug who uses a sword to behead an "infidel" (and if you are bold, take a look at these images as well: 1, 2, 3). That Koranic ideology is what the Rambam tells Orthodox Jews to do too. For Orthodox Jews it's heretical to say the Rambam was wrong. But siding with the Rambam makes them just like ISIS. If frummies are given an opportunity to have a fully religious Jewish state, they will murder anyone they deem atheist!

MussarYid-Torahdikke is your typical Orthodox hypocrite. This person knows that according to the Orthodox religion one is not allowed to visit sites like theunorthodoxjew.blogspot.com and make foolish squabbles with people who reject his Judaism. And still he violates his own faith! Batya Ungar-Sargon recently wrote a very important article about these wolfs in sheep's clothing. MussarYid-Torahdikke behavior is yet another sign the Orthodox establishment is getting more and more putrid from the inside. The day their second secret smartphone will no longer be secret is rapidly approaching.

MussarYid said...

#1, Yes, I acted as Torahdikke. It's true - but that is not who I really am.

#2, I DO NOT watch porn. It's rishus. Unlike some people you might have encountered I actually want to try to be a Tzaddik.

#3, I would not want to kill you or anything like that, Chas V'Shalom. You are a heilige Yid, and HaKadosh Baruch Hu would never want somebody to kill you. I don't believe in killing apikorsim like that.

#4, As I have tried to say before, don't let how some Frum people act ruin your association with Hashem or Judaism. They are going AGAINST what we are supposed to. I only wish there were more people who are how I want to be and how you used to be.....

And, #5, I must admit that you are a very smart man. We need somebody like you. And if you would like to, we can keep up a friendly conversation on my blog achsameach.blogspot.

Kol Tuv my friend!

Epikoros said...

It seems that besides changing identities you also enjoy changing genders (Elaine). On the other hand, your comments under the guise of Torahdikke are very important because the mask often says more than the face: "Rasha," "Shmo," "Only u ruined ur currently filthy life," "MussarYid might [watch porn]," "always wishing people a good day when u don't mean it [is] sort of like gineivas daas." You probably know the Talmud in Yoma 72b says a learned person cannot be a pretender, which is an abomination (אמר רבא כל תלמיד חכם שאין תוכו כברו אינו תלמיד חכם... נקרא נתעב). Unfortunately, your comments also show that your inner struggles and subconscious confusion are far from being over, and they are, perhaps, the reason you blog...

You now say: "I don't believe in killing apikorsim like that." This should be a tremendous problem for you because you pick and choose what you feel comfortable to accept in Orthodox Judaism. Listen, even the Talmud in Avodah Zarah 26b sanctifies annihilation of heretics: המינין והמסורות והמומרים היו מורידין ולא מעלין. Will you now say that you don't believe the Talmud too? (The Talmud is the foundation of Orthodox Judaism.) And if, despite the warnings, you keep visiting this blog, you certainly do not care about the clear prohibitions of lashon harah and certain imagery innapropriate for Orthodox Jews (both male and female). Why are you like that mouse in Chullin 9:6 whose one half is ritually clean, while another one is unclean?

This is the heartbreaking difference between UOJ atheists who cherish moral values & intellectual freedoms and religious people -- because you never even follow your own doctrines to the end. Stop living a lie: visit daatemet.org.il, read the articles there (although they will certainly shake your spiritual stability), try to think objective and not discard anything you consider heretic at first glance. Because if you don't do that, you"ll inevitably end up joining a form of ISIS, although it may have a heimish Jewish name.

MussarYid said...

It was nice talking with you Epikoros. Hopefully, B'Ezras Hashem, you will turn your life around and use your awesome knowledge for good things.

Have a great night, my friend, and may Hashem help you in all your endeavors.

Refoel Berel (that's my real name, not Elaine...).

MussarYid said...

You taught me some valuable Mussar lessons, mein chaver. Thank you for everything!

Gut nacht, and goodbye Epikros(for now). You were right about this blog, though I don't even read it.....