I’ve promised my blog would be a potpourri of a little of everything. Tonight we step through the looking glass into political commentary.
Since Scalia’s death, there’s been a ton of controversy surrounding the Supreme Court. Liberals are drooling at the opportunity to shift power in their direction; conservatives are wringing their hands at the possibility of the Court leaning left.
The media, even local yokel ho-hum news shows, are dredging up scenes of Biden and some argument about sitting duck nominations (or maybe the politically correct term was pre-election nominee).
I’d thought I’d seen an announcement about a nomination being made–Sandoval. I don’t know much about him, other than he’s from Nevada, he’s done some judicial work, and he’s the current Nevada governor.
Surprisingly, he is a Republican. Yet he supports abortion, same-sex marriage, green energy. It’s also rumored that he has strongly criticized Obama in some key initiatives, especially Obamacare.
I have to give Obama kudos. This would truly be a strategic, ballsy, and out-of-the-box nomination if he follows through. You pick one of your toughest critics who will also be distrusted by some of your other toughest critics, and then you promote him to a position of power and authority.
Well played, well played!
Unfortunately, Obama can’t take all the credit. This is very similar to something that happened already… in the book of Esther. Even if you believe the Bible is a fairy tale, Esther’s story has power.
Haman was a trusted advisor to King Xerxes of Persia. Haman was so trusted he was a prince among men to the King and had the authority to rule different sections of the country. But Haman had one problem–he despised the Jews (AKA the Chosen Race) because their religion would not let them participate in a simple act of acknowledging his authority, bowing down to him.
Enter Mordecai and Esther. Esther, formerly known as Hadassah, won the Miss Persia Beauty Pageant and became queen of all Persia. Mordecai, because of his responsibility toward Esther, was in the right place at the right time to overhear and report a plot to kill the king (the first whistleblower).
Haman is always trying to get rid of Mordecai and Esther. He hates them so much that he’d like to rid Persia of every last one. So he tricks King Xerxes into issuing a genocide edict.
Yet every plot of Haman gets twisted, and both Esther and Mordecai continue to grow in favor. Even when Haman plans to kill Mordecai, the king decides to kill Haman for plotting against the Jews since Esther is a Jew and for molesting the queen (even if you want to beg for mercy, it’s best to not even touch the queen’s hand).
King Xerxes promoted Mordecai the enemy of Haman twice, once with a parade and robe to honor revealing the plot and then at Haman’s death with promotion to becoming a Prince of Persia.
The King promoted Esther once to win the queen contest, once to enter his presence without bidding, and once more when she helped devise the order to allow the Jews to protect themselves. Haman had tricked the King into a planned act of genocide, and the King could not reverse even his own order stamped with his ring; however, with the help of Esther, he gave a new order empowering the Jews to resist destruction.
If a house is divided is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. — Yeshua ben Yosef