Having just returned from a 3 week trip to Israel for the High Holy Days I was very much left on a spiritual high.
Having told told everyone in Israel that I was going back to to Canada, the land of snow and ice, I was unpleasantly surprised to land in a winter snow storm on October 27 th !!
However thinking about life in Israel over the coming weeks I was left feeling comforted both to face my own situation and to think about how those might be coping with other more pressing issues.
Living in another country and having promised not to comment on Israeli politics one is frequently left with not a lot to comment on despite one’s immediate inclination.
The election south of our border has changed that a lot.
First let me say that I was not surprised with the results.
Not that I am an ardent Republican, but rather that the slanted and often biased reporting left me feeling that things were not as they actually were.
Is this how empires collapse ?
Are those in a center of power lead to think they are right ? Is this a modern version of the emperor’s new clothes ? If those demonstrating now think that they are welcome in Canada they are not !!
One can not change the rules after ones’s expected outcome has been lost.
A British evolved into Canadian Parliamentary democracy does not work that way.
From a university political perspective those who complain the most about something are those who thought that way in the first place !!!
If anything power is now being exercised in ways and means not previously seen.
How we react or adjust is an altogether different matter.