While reading that Jewish Americans, Jewish clergy, and two-thirds of Jewish politicians are solidly embracing the Iran nuclear deal:
“They strongly believe the agreement offers the best hope of keeping Iran from getting a nuclear weapon”;
We believe such opposition is misplaced, mired in the past, and is missing an opportunity to shape a more hopeful future”; an ancient heathen proverb came to mind, “Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad.”
With apologies to Zeus and other Olympian gods in the ancient Greek religion, I offer a more updated, Judeo-Christian variant, “Whom God means to destroy, He first makes undiscerning.”
“For thou hast hid their heart from understanding:” Job 17:4
Discernment is the intellectual ability to apply a general principle or standard to evaluate a particular person, group, event, or idea correctly, i.e., the ability to distinguish good from evil, right from wrong, and truth from deceit.
“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter.” Isaiah 5:20
In a nutshell, discernment is from God, and sometimes He withholds it by sending deceitful, lying spirits to confuse leaders and prevent them from making correct judgments, so that He can destroy those He means to destroy.
“I saw the Lord sitting upon his throne, and all the host of heaven standing on his right hand and on his left. And the Lord said, Who shall entice Ahab king of Israel, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? …
Then there came out a spirit, and stood before the Lord, and said, I will entice him. … I will go out, and be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And the Lord said, Thou shalt entice him, and thou shalt also prevail: go out, and do even so.
Now therefore, behold, the Lord hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of these thy prophets, and the Lord hath spoken evil against thee.”—2 Chronicles 18:18-22
In King Lear Shakespeare wrote, “Tis the times’ plague, when madmen lead the blind” iv.1.46. American Jews are blind; their leaders are mad, despising discernment and wisdom. Their reluctance to render moral judgments to distinguish good from evil prove it. American Jews have abandoned logic and reason, and their only success is in making immoral, irrational judgments.
On Twitter, the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Khamenei said that talks with the United States were a “means of infiltration and imposition of their wills.”
But American Jews could care less what the Iranian Supreme Leader has to say. They’d much rather adhere to the advice of a Yiddish proverb, “A bad peace is better than a good war,” than heed the dire warnings of a Hebrew prophet:
“For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.”—Jeremiah 8:11
In signing onto the Iran nuclear deal, American Jews have followed the counsel of Hushai over the advice of Ahithophel:
“And Absalom and all the men of Israel said, The counsel of Hushai the Archite is better than the counsel of Ahithophel. For the LORD had appointed to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel, to the intent that the LORD might bring evil upon Absalom.”—2 Samuel 17:14
The Iran nuclear deal will guarantee that “the Jewish state will be hounded until it is destroyed.”
- Well, he’s surrounded by pacifists who all want peace
They pray for it nightly that the bloodshed must cease
Now, they wouldn’t hurt a fly. To hurt one they would weep
They lay and they wait for this bully to fall asleep
He’s the neighborhood bully.
No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
Written by Jerry A. Kane.