Friday, October 5, 2007

A War We Can Not Afford To Lose

I promised in my last post to give you a more detailed accounting of my recent activities which have kept me away from my blogging, for the past two months, and here it is, in part.

Let me begin by saying, we're in big trouble. When I say this, I am referring to both America and Israel. I am fully aware that this is not what people want to hear, nor is it what I would like to report, but it's the truth, and the truth is what we must face, if we are to survive.

I am, by nature, a very optimistic person, a "the glass is always half-full" type individual, so you can be sure that when I say, we're in big trouble, I believe it, passionately. I would love to tell you that the future looks bright, but I must call it like I see it, and it's not good. I believe fervently, as I stated in my earlier post, that America and Israel have both reached a fork in the road, and our destinies will be determined by the choices we make now. The good news is that there are people, intelligent, dedicated, and informed individuals, (like all of you, my faithful blogging friends), on the front lines of this battle, who are fighting the good fight, and with G-D's help, it's a war that we will win.

We must sound the alarm. We must awaken a complacent, self-serving, spoiled population, that has become fat and lazy, so-to-speak, accustomed to ease, and lulled to sleep by the false prophets of our day, namely, the leftist media, fat-cat, self-promoting politicians, liberal universities, and the corporate machinery, which fuels them all, bent on achieving their globalist agenda. This fight will be broad, much broader than the struggle between those on the right and those on the left, Republican or Democrat, religious or secular. To break it down to a least common denominator, the war we must fight is the original struggle, that of good verses evil, and it's a war that we can't afford to lose.

Over the past two months, I have been neck-deep in political muck, in preparation for next year's presidential election, here in America. I have spoken with representatives for all of the lead conservatives, in the Republican party, and with just over a year remaining before the election, I remain undecided in my choice of candidates. I have received, no less, than three, on some days, upwards of seven calls, per day, from Washington, D.C., from leading conservatives, and I have yet to receive any definitive answers to the issues of paramount concern to me. Politicians are expert at giving indirect answers to direct questions. I want direct answers, to direct questions. Is this so much to expect? I don't think so, and I'll be breaking-down the questions I asked of them, and some of the answers I received, candidate-by-candidate, but enough for now. I'll share more details from my recent discoveries as I outline them, in upcoming posts.

We have been given a great opportunity, as bloggers, to be on the front lines of this war, and hopefully to impact it's outcome. I am greatly humbled to be included in this very tight circle of brave soldiers, my fellow bloggers, my good friends, and my comrades in battle. Remember the pen (or, in this case, the blog), is mightier than the sword. All of you are my heroes. Your posts are far more eloquent and powerful than mine, and I am honored to know you all, and in my simplistic way, I will attempt to be worthy of the encouragement and support you have all given to me. Together we will fight the good fight, and we will win, with G-D's help.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

To All My Faithful Friends

Well, I'm back. I really don't know where to begin. I never intended to be away so long, but circumstances dictated it. I apologize to all my faithful readers, and I want to thank you all for your patience and loyalty. I would like to especially thank so many of you who continued to come by during my extended absence. Among those I would like to personally thank are, my good friend, Freedom Fighter, over at JoshuaPundit, John (of "This Ain't Hell, But You Can See It From Here" blog fame), my good friend, Mr. Bagel, from way down under, Rav Rafael, over at, El Blog de Rafael V. Rabinovich, Kobayashi Maru, and to my good friend, Ha-Mikdash, also to everyone else who faithfully came by Aaron's Rod. Your loyalty and friendship were most encouraging, and you will never know how very much it meant to me.

I had thought, and posted, that I would be back before the New Year, but I had posted to quickly. Circumstances, as I said, prevented it. In that earlier post, I had promised to fill you in on the details of my absence, and to "take-off the gloves, and come out swinging", well, the gloves are about to come off, and I can only hope you will still love me when they do. I promised more details of just what I've been up to over the past two months, but for now, I can only ask that you trust me. I'm not free to reveal all of the details at this time, but soon, I hope to.

Those of you, my friends, who have followed my blog, know of my tremendous love and concern for Israel, and of my dedication and patriotism for America. I find myself constantly torn between these two great loves. I sometimes think my body is in America, while my heart is in Israel, but I remain totally devoted to both. Over the past two months, I have been trudging through a political muck. With the presidential election approaching next year, I have devoted my energies and most of my time, toward the political arena here in America, but at the same time, incorporating my pro-Israel agenda into my conservative politics. It is with the gravest concern, that I write this, my first of many up-coming posts intended to herald an alarm for both America and Israel. It is with great conviction that I say this, both, America and Israel, have arrived at junctions, which depending on our choices over the course of the next several months, may determine our destinies. Does this sound too dramatic? I only fear that I may not state my concerns dramatically enough to awaken a public, that has been systematically and intentionally lulled to sleep.

I am still very pressed for time today, so this short post will have to suffice as a teaser until my next, when I will attempt to elaborate further.

Again, thanks to all my wonderful friends for your encouragement and loyalty during my absence. Your the best.