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Jouranl Entry – StarDate 298991.8

In recent days we have witnessed further examples – as if they were needed – of this Kakistocracy government.

The words of Oliver Cromwell, on April 20, 1653, to dissolve what became known as the Long Parliament, ring true today as we suffer under a Teflon prime minister and, for the most part, a troop of players not even fir for A Comedy of Errors.

Cromwell’s speech (remember that the speech was given in 1653 therefore the English spelling and use are somewhat different from today):

"It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonored by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice; ye are a factious crew and enemies to all good government; ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money.”

“Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess? Ye have no more religion than my horse; gold is your God; which of you have not barter’d your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth?”

“Ye sordid prostitutes have you not defil’d this sacred place, and turn’d the Lord’s temple into a den of thieves, by your immoral principles and wicked practices? Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation; you were deputed here by the people to get grievances redress’d, are yourselves gone! So! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors.”

“In the name of God, go!”

I see so much of today’s Knessert in Cromwell’s words.

More is the pity that Israel does not have a Cromwell. Someone with the courage of his convictions, to stand up and fully shoulder the burden of setting this country back on the path of a moral and honorable presence.

To sweep away the decaying, useless clowns that tramp the corridors of power, seeking only their glorification and with not a single care for the country.

Let’s face it, this Kakistocracy is by our making. And just as we made it, so we must ensure that it is swept away with all the trash, garbage, junk, or whatever name you choose to give to SHIT!

It's time for decent people to say ENOUGH, the RED LINE has been crossed.

I have been so balled over by Lucy Aharish’s YouTube clip, not only have I watched it many times, I have forwarded it to various friends and acquaintances, so powerful is it.

Lucy Aharish, the first Muslim Arabic TV presenter and Israeli TV anchor, gives a powerful monologue:

“A Change Is Gonna Come” This song by American singer-songwriter, the late and truly great Sam Cooke released in mid-February 1964.

Arguably Cooke’s version is the marker, while Jennifer Hudson's rendition displays the raw feelings of the text and her emotions.

I was born by the river In a little tent Oh, and just like the river, I've been running Ever since It's been a long A long time coming, but I know A change gon' come Oh yes, it will It's been too hard living But I'm afraid to die 'Cause I don't know what's up there Beyond the sky It's been a long A long time coming, but I know A change gon' come Oh yes, it will I go to the movie And I go downtown And somebody keep telling me "Don't hang around" It's been a long A long time coming, but I know A change gon' come Oh yes, it will Then, I go to my brother And I say, "Brother, help me, please" But he winds up knockin' me Back down on my knees, oh There been times that I thought I couldn't last for long But now, I think I'm able To carry on It's been a long A long time coming, but I know A change gon' come Oh yes, it will

And yes, in Cooke’s lyrics from 60 years ago, I see the struggle we have here today in Israel.

“A Change Is Gonna Come” for Israel, a change that moves the country back to a liberal democracy.


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