03 August 2017

The Fable of Democracy

11 Menachem Av 5777

Maybe, if Israeli Jews will begin to understand that they don't really live in a "democracy" - maybe, maybe - they won't be averse to considering the option of a Torah monarchy.

In a democracy, the rule is by the people through elected representatives. Can any Israeli name their elected representative whom they can contact personally about an issue or concern? The answer is "no", because in Israel, we elect parties, not individuals. No one is accountable and there is no way to rid ourselves of individuals we do not support. Only the party can do that. 

There is no direct election of either the Prime Minister or the President. And anything decided by the Knesset can be struck down by the High Court who also aren't elected. Therefore, no democracy.

Not only is there no democracy, there are no civil rights. When people can be plucked from their homes in the middle of the night and locked up for months on end without charge under "administrative detention"; when the police can single out individuals and forbid them the basic right to peaceful public protest; when a Defense Minister can take over a beit midrash, kick out its students and install security forces on bogus assumptions that it is a source of "violent behavior", (and so much more) then no one is guaranteed their civil rights and Israel is not a democracy, because no people would choose to live this way!

3 comments:

  1. Wow! You're not kidding!!

    Lehava activist detained at LGBT demonstration.
    Thursday, August 03, 2017

    A Lehava activist was detained by police on his way to demonstrate against the Gay Parade in Jerusalem.

    Lehava is an organization based in Israel that strictly opposes Jewish assimilation, objecting to personal relationships between Jews and non-Jews, as well as to homosexual relations which are proscribed by the Torah.

    The activist told police that he intended to express a legitimate protest but one policeman told him that he is "on the police blacklist."

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  2. The govt. is one big JOKE and its on us!

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