No Torah - no Ability to decide. I had to stop reading in the middle of the article, bc i am fed up with this Baalei Gaiva, called the government. They do everything wrong. But we cannot expect anything from sinners. Today it's even worse. In our time only Hashem can act on our behalf and clean this evil from the earth. They are so disgusting, alone their physical feature, their unrefined way of expression, their lies constantly, their gaiva build on nothing, their sick way of behaving and acting, their ego that shamelessly destroys the world. They reached a level where they are almost completely evil. They have no shame anymore to antagonize the Torah publicly. It's so embarassing to live under such a government.... may Hashem have mercy on us!
At the conclusion of Tractate Makkot is the story of the Sages seeing foxes emerging from the Holy of Holies, at which they began to weep.Then Rabbi Akiva began to laugh.Why do you laugh the sages asked.Why do you cry Rabbi Akiva replied,for there are two connected prophecies. One that foxes would come forth from the Holy of Holes and secondly that we would yet rejoice in Jerusalem. If I had not seen this terrible first prophecy come to pass, I would not know that the second would also be fulfilled. To which the Sages replied you have consoled us.You have consoled us Rabbi Akiva.Allow me to add it seems to me that the foxes emerging from the Holy of Holes is an apt metaphor for the erev rav and their rabbis and the evil Xtians. Secondly, the horrible predictions at the end Sotah also seem apt now. Who could have thought this possible in their worse nightmare.Yet if I didn't see all these fulfilled I would not now know that the Redemption is at hand.Shabbat Shalom.
Inon, I see you feel strongly about this… I agree 100 percent… Yitzchok
Many thanks for all the thoughtful and informative comments.Shabbat shalom and chodesh tov!