Modern Day Purim (And No Trump is Not the Bad Guy)

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I do not believe that it is a coincidence that the true beliefs of the Democratic Party have reared their ugly face at this exact moment in time.  The anti-Semitic display of some members is not really shocking because we knew where they stood before they were elected.  What is truly disturbing is the excuses that Nancy Pelosi has come up with, defending the vile comments, as well as the “brushing under the table” attitude the rest of the party has decided to embrace. 

On the Jewish calendar, we are currently in the month of Adar.  In this month, Jews around the world celebrate the holiday or Purim.  To give you a brief synopsis of the holiday, it begins with the antagonist, Haman.  Haman hatches a nefarious plot to rid the 127 provinces of all the Jews living under the king of Persia, Achashverosh.  With the help of divine presence, Esther and Mordechai, the protagonists, uncover Haman’s plot and convince the king to end the proposed annihilation of the Jewish people. That is the story in a nutshell. There is another factor I want to throw into the equation.  That is the right to self-defense.  Let's take it step by step.

 We have three factors in this equation right now. We have the anti-Semitic branch of the government.  We have a Jewish holiday that coincides with the news coming out of the hill about the anti-Semitism.  We also have a very heated and contentious debate on gun rights in America.  Add all three together and again, I don’t believe it’s a coincidence. 

When Achashverosh, the king of Persia decrees open season on the Jews, it takes a few advocates to convince him to change his mind.  But not only does the king change his mind, he also takes it one step further.  He demands that the Jews defend themselves and fight back. Now think about this.  The Jews are told they will be killed and then they are told to defend themselves.  Read it for yourself in Book of Esther, Chapter 9: 

The Jews struck down all their enemies with the sword, killing and destroying them, and they did what they pleased to those who hated them. In the citadel of Susa, the Jews killed and destroyed five hundred men. They also killed Parshandatha, Dalphon, Aspatha, Poratha, Adalia, Aridatha, Parmashta, Arisai, Aridai and Vaizatha, 10 the ten sons of Haman son of Hammedatha, the enemy of the Jews. But they did not lay their hands on the plunder.

11 The number of those killed in the citadel of Susa was reported to the king that same day. 12 The king said to Queen Esther, “The Jews have killed and destroyed five hundred men and the ten sons of Haman in the citadel of Susa. What have they done in the rest of the king’s provinces? Now what is your petition? It will be given you. What is your request? It will also be granted.”

13 “If it pleases the king,” Esther answered, “give the Jews in Susa permission to carry out this day’s edict tomorrow also, and let Haman’s ten sons be impaled on poles.”

14 So the king commanded that this be done. An edict was issued in Susa, and they impaled the ten sons of Haman. 15 The Jews in Susa came together on the fourteenth day of the month of Adar, and they put to death in Susa three hundred men, but they did not lay their hands on the plunder.

16 Meanwhile, the remainder of the Jews who were in the king’s provinces also assembled to protect themselves and get relief from their enemies. They killed seventy-five thousand of them but did not lay their hands on the plunder. 

 The Jews already had weapons to defend themselves and they did so like their lives depended on it.  Now, do not get me wrong, I am in NO WAY WHATSOEVER calling on Jews around the United States to become vigilantes and kill Democrats.  That is not what I am saying and I am vehemently opposed to this idea on all levels.

What I am saying is that maybe it is time for the Jews of America to wake up and do 2 things. The first is to leave the Democratic Party.  Maybe it is time to realize that the Democrats do not care about your well-being but about your vote.  They pander, talk a big game, but when it comes time to supporting Jews in America, they brush it under the table like they are doing right now with the anti-Semitism raging from their party. The second point I would like to make is that maybe it is time for Jews around the country to embrace the Second Amendment. Anti-Semitism is building and it is coming from a party that does not condemn it but attempts to make it disappear. I do not think another Holocuast will happen again.  I think there are to many good Americans out there who would not allow it to happen.  But I do think if the Democratic party does win in 2020, the uptick of anti-Semitism we see now will be miniscule to our current situation.

The Second Amendment is for everyone no matter your background.  It is time that Jews embrace it and not be afraid of the gun or what those around them will think of them for owning a firearm.  It is time for Jews to enter the Second Amendment arena and become supporters of gun rights instead of staunch advocates for gun control.   

We can learn so many lessons from the story of Purim.  For starters, we understand that hatred will stem its ugly face in anytime period.  We also understand that it can come from the higher ups in government, those who are supposed to ensure that we as sovereign citizens are protected.  We can learn that your voice makes a difference.  Two people, Mordechai and Esther changed the will of a king, ensuring that a people are defended.  Advocacy is real and it works.  Your voice is important and you should use it as often as possible.

Lastly, the ability to defends one life despite the edicts of those in power is a guarantee from God and not from man.  The Democratic Party is playing a game it will not win.  Their obvious anti-Semitism is front and center and now the country can clearly see it.  Owning a gun, learning the basics, and training with it will help ensure not only the survival of the Jewish people but also the survival of our country. Again, it is time for the Jews of America to stop supporting those who mean us harm or those who do not care if we are harmed. 

It is time to say Never Again because those two mean nothing if you are not willing to do something about it.


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