Herem and Hesed

How long nature is going to let us corrupt it before it will eliminate us?

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Question about the notion of herem, God destroying Israel’s enemies and hesed, trust in a merciful, forgiving and loving God, which I allude to in “longed since dawn Peace is reachable now”.

It seems to me that Judaism was for free market economy as soon his followers left Egypt with Moses. Because a conflict resolving God is included in the notion of hesed, I imagine that the notion of a merciful God probably evolved with the development of Jewish trade following the Diaspora after the first destruction of the Temple.

Globalization supposes global care for all. Only with care for flora, fauna and humans will today’s terrorism will be defeated.  Terrorism will not be defeated with weapons and repression, but with economic opportunity. Money should be spent to offer education for all and universal healthcare.

The matter of terrorism is not new, only the word is rather new. 2000 years ago there was already terrorism with another name.  With the sword and the cross, the notion of terrorism appeared crucially under Rome’s peace keeping.  Some regions were more peaceful than others. Troublemaking regions were became imperial provinces administered directly by Rome with the help of its legions. Cesar Augustus’ great message is that in large, uncertain and dangerous world, he brings the stability necessary to economic development.  Augustus’ peace with Rome was to establish a peaceful zone defended by the power of weapons were as the goal of America and is to continue to use weapons in a world that is fundamentally pacified and begging for human development investments.

In global terms, during the cold war, capital could only be invested, grown and freely harvested under the American umbrella, the protection of US military.  There were other free zones, not directly administered by the US, but they were also relying on US protection.  Since the East Block has disappeared, capital can be invested almost anywhere, and for a large part not under US military protection.

It is the grip on US and in Great Britain budgets which the military industry does not want to let go of.  This industry is neither nationalist nor national. It is an industry used to receive large public orders which does not want to reconvert itself and compete on the civilian applications of its research and development.       

Pacifism seems to me a very old matter which we do not want to address but that we will impose itself eventually.

In order to satisfy military spending, very large cuts are made today in public funded budgets for education, health, housing. We have aggravated bad situations instead of  developing fruitful solutions.,

I hear on the news how Afghan allies have massacred their enemies.

Had we not engaged in war that we could have invested in the well being of the poorest instead. Those who know feel allied to Osama Bin Laden would have made friends with us and would have ended up telling us where he is. We would have him as a prisoner by now.  

In other words, we slowed mobility down and consequently regional markets instead of investing in sustainable development and sound management of human and natural resources.

I wonder how long nature is going to let us corrupt it before it will eliminate us ?

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Question about the notion of herem, God destroying Israel’s enemies and hesed, trust in a merciful, forgiving and loving God, which I allude to in “longed since dawn Peace is reachable now”.  It seems to me that Judaism was for free market economy as soon his followers left Egypt with Moses. Because a conflict resolving God is included in the notion of hesed, I imagine that the notion of a merciful God probably evolved with the development of Jewish trade following the Diaspora after the first destruction of the Temple.

Globalization supposes global care for all. Only with care for flora, fauna and humans will today’s terrorism will be defeated.  Terrorism will not be defeated with weapons and repression, but with economic opportunity. Money should be spent to offer education for all and universal healthcare.


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