21 of the Ninth Month 5766
The following reported by Arutz 7 is indicative of one of the reasons why, in retrospect, I might have wasted my time and NIS 48 per year registering and maintaining my membership in the Likud Party, for the sake of Moshe Feiglin:
Likud Trying to Keep Feiglin Off List of Candidates
21:27 Dec 21, '05 / 20 Kislev 5766
The Likud Party has postponed by one week the vote on a list of candidates in the coming election and is preparing a new law that would forbid Moshe Feiglin from running, according to the Mabat television news program.
Agriculture Minister Yisrael Katz said the delay is aimed at Feiglin, head of the Jewish Leadership faction who won 12 percent of the vote in this week's primaries which chose Binyamin (Bibi) Netanyahu to lead the party. Mabat said that Netanyahu is preparing a new law blocking the candidacy of anyone who served three months in jail. Feiglin served time in prison in the 1990s for his civil disobedience actions protesting the Oslo Accords.
No matter what decent Jews with Yirat Shamayim (Fear of Heaven) try to do to change the system internally, the sick system just keeps on finding ways to remain sick, like passing laws at will which prevent anyone they don't like from being picked for the team. "He's got freckles." "He's too short." "He believes in Torah and misswoth."
Welcome back to elementary school.
Unfortunately, this is not a game.
Rabbi MK Benny Elon's famous (or infamous) "Po'alim bifnim" (working within) has yet to show any signs of working.
Prof. Paul Eidelberg's cries for how turn Israel into a real democracy continue to be mostly ignored (and feared?) by the left AND the right.*
(*This is not a cricism of Prof. Eidelberg, but rather of the chronies in the gov't and of the numb populace who refuse to listen to him.)
To Moshe Feiglin I say: It was worth a shot. People who laughed at you at first, later called you "dangerous." Now they refer to you as someone who can no longer be ignored. You received and took the opportunties and publicity you could to bring some important issues to the foreground.
My time and few hundred sheqqels were certainly well-spent for you and Manhigut Yehudit (Jewish Leadership) to accomplish even that.
But, let's face it, the people who [really] run the government are evil, and will not let you, or, for that matter Benny Elon or Paul Eidelberg, change anything.
It's time to throw the baby out with the bath water.