22 of the Eleventh Month 5769
This morning on the bus, I was held hostage by the bus driver's choice of radio listening pleasure.
I don't know who it was. All of the leftists in Israel pretty much sound the same.
The host was ranting and raving about the elections, and how horrible the results were, and how much worse the country is going to be under a right-wing, nationalist government.
"Don't worry," he began sarcastically. "Katzeleh (National Union leader Ya'akov Ka"tz) will make sure that the government will implement what the Torah says, keeping all lands under Israeli control," all the while, making degrading distortions of the MK-elect's nickname.
He really made it sound like this was such a grave and horrible thing. It's one thing not to know what the hell you're talking about. It's another to know what the Torah says, and then to fight against it actively.
Amaleq knew the power of HaQadosh Baruch Hu (The Holy One, Blessed Be He) They knew of his actions for the sake of Israel, and at the expense of the Egyptians. They knew of the parting of the Red Sea. Yet, they attacked nonetheless. In a way Amaleq's role is to attempt to undo the work of The Almighty, regardless of the impossibility of such a task.
Later on in the program, the host continued his rant.
"Now we have Baruch Marzel and Itamar Ben-Gvir, KAHANISTS, as advisers to a member of Kenesseth [Dr. Micha'el Ben-Ari]! KAHANISTS! KAHANISM is illegal! Look what's happening!"
The fact that Ya'akov Ka"tz and Micha'el Ben-Ari were democratically elected, that Baruch Marzel was deemed "kasher" years ago by the leftist, Israeli high courts, are unimportant.
In the words of The Kalashnikover Rebbe,
"You are allowed to vote, but only from the options they allow you to choose from."
I think that sums up the left-wing in Israel, and elsewhere, pretty well.