This essay is a spiritual observations and interpretation with a some philosophy about the state of democracies around the world. The questions I will try to answer is why democracies are seriously challenged around the world and what is the ultimate solution.
Before I continue I’d like you to take note that nothing in my words have intention to show or support political left or right. You may accept or reject my views and teaching and that’s okay. Please feel free to express your opinion and questions in the comments section below.
What is democracy?
Democracy is derived from Greek words. ‘Demos’ meaning ‘People’ and ‘Kratos’ means ‘Power’, “Power of the People”. This means that “The People” elect their representatives to the institutions that make laws that govern and protect them.
The Internet made the world smaller. People share information in light speed throughout the internet. Each one of us can connect and see immediately what is going on in the farthest place on earth in real time.
In our times we find the most powerful and influential people at the top of governments around the world. Some leaders are just ‘puppets’, ‘robots’, ‘programmed’ and activated by other people or groups of interest and power.
Let’s go back in time in order to understand the evolution of governments.
In ancient history with the development of agriculture, surplus and trade, humans gathered into cities. The kings were those people with physical strength and soldiers that could protect the cities and collect ‘protection’ taxes. Some cities grew to empires as powerful kings tried to expand their territory and collect more taxes. The system of king’s worked for thousands of years. Then with the advancement of education and communication, the common people could gather together and rise against the kings/tyrants and form a government of the people or new form of tyranny. Empires broke into territories, governed by kings or democracies or different forms of communism (shared resources and power). Communism was about the welfare of all people but it turned out to be like a group of tyrants controlling the resources and labor of people. Communism took away the faith from people so they won’t develop hope in supreme being to save them from slavery to those at the top.
Democracy in theory is a great system of governance but the citizens that elect their representatives stay powerless citizens until the next election. Humans are defined by their desires and those at the top always want more, for themselves and those who help them get to the high position.
‘Absolute power corrupts absolutely’ is a known and true quote of a British politician. As politicians gets power they won’t let it go easily. That’s the beginning of the corruption in democracies around the world. Politicians look for money to maintain their level of influence, control and increase it. They seek and or accept support from rich people or groups. They sell themselves and their public position to the powerful supporters.
As the rich ‘employ’ more ‘agents’ in the government, they establish deeper levels of control and influence. They dictate laws and policies that advance their agendas. As they grow their influence over the government, they feel like kings and the people are their inferior subjects. They are so arrogant and confident with their power that they will do votes fraud and other ‘dirty’ tricks to achieve their goals and put their candidates in power.
They are the new Pharaohs of the world. They may look like common people but they behave like kings having politicians and other positions of influence under their control. They reach and control generals in the armies of the world to have military backup. They buy and control all kind of media channels to influence the thought process of people and ‘recruit’ them to promote their agenda that at the end will hurt those who support them.
Kabbalah teaches us that we were born as vessels with desires to grow and prosper. It is only obvious that there will be some great vessels with desire to do more than others. These kind of big vessels without the faith in God and the morality of the Bible/Ten Commandments won’t stop until they have full control over the world as Pharaoh wanted. The evil at the top have great thirst to increase power and dominate all smaller vessels. They will use anything and anyone they can to achieve their goals. When they have all the money that they can have, they go to the next level of controlling lives.
We read in the Torah about Balak asking Balaam to use his evil powers to weaken and stop the Israelites so he can destroy them. The Israelites were saved because the Holy Torah was placed in the middle, protecting all of them.
The evil have no respect for smaller vessels. They will bring darkness to the small vessels and swallow them. They use, break and disposed them as they wish. They instigate wars just to bring darkness, lower the resistance of people and dominate them without hesitation. They lie, deceit and will use the forces of the negative side to advance their power and control. The lack of God in their actions is the first indication that they are from the negative side. Most of these Pharaohs worship the Devil and all that is related to death because their strength comes from killing others materially and physically. They control the food production and health services of the world, two major areas related to life and our existence.
To increase chaos in the world they make governments go to war and create instability that gives them greater opportunity to buy more influence and control. They reach a level that almost no leader in the world is out of their reach.
The world is now at a point of history that the corruption of governments and elected officials brought different levels of destruction to their countries. Darkness spread and the ‘Pharaohs’ rise to take control and dominate the people. Nowadays, we are not sure if the democratic process of choosing leaders of nations followed without fraud.
The conflicts and fight between Right and Left is beyond the control of people. The Pharaohs push their agenda because they have unlimited money and access to resources. They buy politicians and private armies to create chaos.
As we read above the first kings had easy control until their empire grew and they had to appoint governors and feudals to control and enslave the masses. With the distribution of power the kings became weaker.
“וַיֹּאמֶר, אֶל-עַמּוֹ: הִנֵּה, עַם בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל–רַב וְעָצוּם, מִמֶּנּוּ”
“הָבָה נִתְחַכְּמָה, לוֹ: פֶּן-יִרְבֶּה, וְהָיָה כִּי-תִקְרֶאנָה מִלְחָמָה וְנוֹסַף גַּם-הוּא עַל-שֹׂנְאֵינוּ, וְנִלְחַם-בָּנוּ, וְעָלָה מִן-הָאָרֶץ”
“He said to his people, “Behold, the people of the sons of Israel are more and mightier than we.”
“Come, let us deal wisely with them, or else they will multiply and in the event of war, they will also join themselves to those who hate us, and fight against us and depart from the land.”
The Bible tells us that Pharaoh ordered the killing of all the children to control the population growth of Israelites. He feared that the masses will grow beyond his control.
Like the Pharaoh of the Bible, the new Pharaohs want to ‘dilute’ the population in order to have stronger control and be able to slave them.
Larger population always threaten the power of kings because the ‘common’ people have strength in their numbers against the rulers. For example the French revolution, Bolshevik revolution and others. Small and divided population is easier to control and that is the main risk that we have today coming from the Pharaohs of our times. They need to reduce the population otherwise they won’t be able to rule.
Most people are busy taking care of their lives and family, not awaring of the new Pharaohs of the world. I won’t go into how to identify them because it’s too late to try and stop them using the tools of this world. They are too powerful and untouchables.
The simple conclusion is that while there’s evil and greed in the world, democracies and other forms of socialism are destined to fail.
The ultimate solution
The ultimate solution is in one word, monarchy. One kingdom and one king to be exact. The King Mashiach is the only king that have the power of the Endless with him. He will bring peace and unify the people under a new spiritual system. A system that would bring fulfilment to every person on earth. This energy would radiate from the third and eternal Holy Temple in Jerusalem to the whole world.
Not like a human kings, King Mashiach doesn’t need to ‘tax’ or enslave the people to maintain control. He will remove all evil from the world and provide for all.
The danger of complete failure of democracies around the world is very real and we cannot stay passive. The only thing we can do is to study Zohar, pray and act with kindness toward all good people. We should stay away from bad and evil people. The Zohar and our positive and kind actions to others are the only ways to ‘charge’ our protection shields. The Zohar is our Noah’s Ark and we should work to earn the merits to be on its board.
The prophecy of Zechariah (Ch. 13:8) tells us that only one third of the people would remain alive. There are other difficult prophecies but we shouldn’t focus on them because as we learn from the Bible, God looks for opportunities to bring mercy to the people and cancel decrees. With our Zohar studies we bring more light of mercy to the world and can change the outcome of the prophecies.
Most important is to take personal responsibility on our own actions. We do not have Moses to lead us out or slavery to freedom. All paid and rich rabbis and spiritual leaders are in the best case teachers but not redeemer. Only by studying and following the Zohar we can be safe.
King David in Psalms chapter 91 teaches us the value of trusting God, YHVH.
“יִפֹּל מִצִּדְּךָ אֶלֶף וּרְבָבָה מִימִינֶךָ אֵלֶיךָ לֹא יִגָּשׁ.”
“A thousand may fall at your side And ten thousand at your right hand, But it shall not approach you.”
No matter how big is the chaos that may happen around us, the forces of evil won’t be able to hurt us. The words “it shall not approach you” tell us that if we have the merits, the protection is absolute.
Rabbi Ashlag of blessed memory, left the world on the holiest day of the year, Yom Kippur. He asked that the prayer to start earlier than usual. When the cantor finished the last verse of Psalms 91, God took his Holy soul with the promise;
“אֹרֶךְ יָמִים, אַשְׂבִּיעֵהוּ; וְאַרְאֵהוּ, בִּישׁוּעָתִי”
“With a long life I will satisfy him And let him see My salvation.”‘
We shouldn’t be afraid of death but do everything we can to earn greater merits with the study of the Zohar, Tzedakah and kind actions toward others.
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