09 November 2016

The Morning After - On The Outside Looking In

8 Marcheshvan 5777

As of this writing, a winner has yet to be declared in the US presidential election, but Donald Trump is ahead in both the popular vote and the electoral college. There is no need to wait to see who succeeds to know that there are no winners in this election cycle. 

This time around, all the dirty laundry was aired and there was no longer even an illusion of a good guy versus a bad guy. Both of these people are "bad guys". The only illusions left are those built up in the minds of individuals who can't accept the reality that Eisav is thoroughly bad and will be completely destroyed. 

The world will have its tikun when all evil is removed from it and that includes both Eisav and Yishmael - all save those righteous individuals who abandon idolatry and attach themselves to Hashem and to His people. Because in the World of Mashiach, there will only be one nation - Israel.

Derech Hashem, Part II, Chapter 4 - Israel and the Nations, Paragraph 7

[7] In the World-to-Come, however, there will be no nation other than Israel.

The souls of righteous gentiles will be allowed to exist in the Future World, but only as an addition and attachment to Israel. 

It is also telling that the American public has no real choice left. This says, to me, that its fate is sealed.