Leaders are born, raised and recognized.
It is in a nation's best interests to seek and cultivate the
successive generations of the nation's best leadership material. However, in an age of small minded men, genuine leadership
material is deliberately passed over to make room for the functionary who does the bidding of the influential, the powerful
and the rich. People become deluded with the image of leadership and the nature and character of leadership disappears from
such societies. Such is the case in America and Israel.
Mitt Romney has the demeanor of a happy - go - lucky businessman. His face indicates nothing which inspires confidence,
nothing which indicates that he is a witness to a nation in a tailspin toward the dust bin of history and none of the confidence
that he and the team he selects will, with the help of God, reestablish America on a solid, rational course to recovery. Likewise
Bibi Netanyahu and Ehud Barak, for all of their apparent knowledge of history and real politic, military experience and concern
for the Jewish people, demonstrate a lack of genuine leadership.
Vision is not a quality easily faked. Just look at President Obama. He is the con man all villains strive to emulate.
He plays successfully to those utterly brainwashed and to those who believe that they will gain unearned wealth from his regime's
takeover of private property and private initiative and labor. But his leadership ability is merely a projection on a screen
of human mediocrity.
Bibi Netanyahu has
the ability to project great concern with his solemn tones and quiet dramatizations of Israel's resolve to act independently
to defend the Jewish people. However, their is no solid character we can see in action. Nothing in the face or the actions
of this man indicate that he has the backbone of a leader of a nation which desperately needs a leader who sees the situation,
takes stock of the exigencies at hand and is determined to take the proper corrective action to remedy the existential conditions
which are developing with every moment which he fakes his competence. He cannot even keep his next in command, Ehud Barak
from taking independent action to sell off Judea and Samaria, unless this was simply a calculated event to prove Abbas's
resistance to any peace initiative. In any case such childish leadership will never work with foes who are playing for total
victory and are playing for keeps. Besides this play has been staged for decades and no one in his right mind thinks it is
anymore than a political ploy for some chump change from weak minded supporters. The longer this play goes on, however, the
more numerous and sophisticated become the weaponry of Israel's enemies and the amount of money Israel must pay for parity
and superiority. In any case, Israel is another example of a people which passes over genuine leadership material to satisfy
base appetites and human proclivities in a nation with a long history of failing to cultivate real leadership.
Love is a word which is bandied about , trivialized and misrepresented.
Love is a force which transcends every aspect of a person's life. It is the very life force inherent in leadership. Often
passion is mistaken for love because it is more visible, but men with passion are less effective in leadership positions than
those whose hearts are imbued with a sense of mission which supersedes the self interest found in most leaders, no matter
how great their display of passion. Passion is an energy of the body. The sense of mission is born of spirit. Spirit has the
ability to see, to know, to act with great tenderness and alternatively to move with the speed and ferocity of an almost supernatural
being. There is more in the quiet of the spirit than in all the calamitous expostulations and faked moments of deep consideration
in the ham actors parading around on the political stages of the world. Men of spirit is what God asked Moses to find and
men of spirit are what the world has passed over in the quest for unjust gain and for political influence. This charade of
leadership has brought Israel and America to the existential edge of the world without anyone who really knows what to do
next or how to find anyone with the knowledge of what the next step should be. All these two great nations have at the moment
are fakers pulling the strings of fakers. It may well be that only when these nations' tail spins are seconds from crashing
their societies into the earth that the leader will be allowed to enter the stage, address the people and take charge.
Vision is a quality of the spirit. It is linked to humility and
has the power to see through veils of illusion and into the physical manifestations of the consequences of the right and appropriate
actions required in any situation. You can't fake this, but you can keep it out of the spheres of influence.
Humble people with vision have the ability to transmit their thoughts
and ideas without teleprompters. They are extemporaneous orators and naturally move people who hear and see them. Their natural
concern for those they lead is self evident and needs no explanation. They earn confidence because they are sincere and sincerity
is a language of the heart which all people understand. The true leader is a threat to established interest groups who prey
upon their respective populations for unjust gain. People trust a true leader because their words ring true with a dimension
which resonates in the souls of all people and unifies their objectives into the vision inspired by the genuine leader. The
leader become the people and the people's trust strengthens the leader with their mandate. The leader remains an independent
actor, but the people's mandate gives him additional power, greater confidence and resources to act for the greater good
of his people.
Captains of industry have
leadership qualities which are effective, but on a lower octave. Their dream, passion, charisma inspires their employees with
contagion and just the right amount of salary, bonuses and benefits. This is how cars are built that compete for the world's
market share. It is the way products are built and sold.
But Zionism is another kind of product !
Unlike tangible products such as cars and stereo systems, food stuffs and condominiums; Zionism is an existential
product involving changing world view and lifestyle and a move to a land far away and less developed socially, politically
and economically than America.
Zionism is a product
that has been vastly undersold. Theodore Herzl marketed Zionism as a safe haven for the Jews. Many Jews ignored his sales
pitch because America became the better, safer and more prosperous safe haven for the Jews. However, there were Jews who left
affluent lifestyles and put their visions of Zionism in the trenches much the same as America's Founders endeavored to
establish the free American Republic. In a short time after Israel's War of Liberation, many of these idealistic fighters
left Israel. For David ben Gurion the Zionist dream was for a country like all the rest, with murders, con men, burglars and
prostitutes - of course of the socialist persuasion. In America, as well, the dream of the Founder / Fighters of the Free
American Republic was superseded by the dream of the robber barons who sold the dream to steal the harvest of energy, wealth
and freedom of the progeny of the heroes of America's Revolutionary War and the most inspired Constitution applied to
date. Immigrants fleeing tyranny in the nineteenth century scarcely noticed the difference at first. So subtle was the difference
between the dream and the reality of America. Today the robber barons are more in control and less visible than ever. And
Israel, too, suffers from a lower level of leadership.
TZIONUT - ZIONISM
- THE PRODUCT
ZIONISM IS NOT JUST THE SECURING
OF A SAFE HAVEN FROM ANTI - SEMITISM. Zionism is the fulfillment of the Covenant which God made with Israel in the Sinai Desert
after freeing the nation from slavery in Egypt. The modern Zionists marketed Israel as a piece of real estate where King David
ruled and modern Jews can exercise self - determination. This was no small product at a time when pogroms and a Holocaust
threatened the people of Israel with annihilation, but it was also a misrepresentation of the comprehensiveness of the product.
Zionism, developed to its maximum potential, would yield a harvest of universal benefits that would exceed the wildest expectations
of any utopian socialist. This is why I named by book - in - progress, "Jutopia".
America, too was born with a potential which was sabotaged by its take over by robber barons.
Yet Americans who still sing the nationalistic songs sing, "...and crown thy good with BROTHERHOOD, from sea to shining
sea". The dream of brotherhood, which is the dream of all good people in America, Israel and else where can be addressed
by the Zionist Dream of Israel's Founding Father as He presented it to Moses and Israel. The benefits enumerated in the
Torah in chapter 26 of Leviticus and chapter 28 of Deuteronomy and other passages are selling points for the Real Zionist
dream. Unfortunately, this greatest of all products is being sold by an inferior and inept management team. With just under
half of its originally intended market share realized, this truly heavenly product is in danger of going belly up because
of nothing else but mismanagement.
John Lenon's song, "Imagine". He at least had some aspects of the ultimate vision of Zionism, though he didn't
know it at the time. Today's leaders in Israel would do well selling stocks, bonds, precious metals and derivatives. What
Israel needs is more than the captain of industry, Israel needs the aspect of the prophetic animating the souls of a visionary
leadership which can enlist the cooperation of the Jewish people as well as the God of Israel.