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Jeffrey Levine
CFO | Seeking a just world I Author

How do civilizations die?

How do Civilizations die? An obsessive and Irrational world

Civilizations die due to irrationality of thought and ideas and failure to address challenges. The United Nations and its focus on climate change and Israel are examples of how obsession and irrationality are causing problems. We must fight against evil and bring the world back to rationality to prevent civilization’s decline.

The world is obsessed with climate change and Israel. This includes the UN, the media, and many governments.

They are blind to the truth.

I recently watched a film, Climate: The Movie.

The film exposes the climate alarm and the dark forces behind the climate consensus. It debunks global warming and suppresses rationality.

Now, let’s get back to Israel again, with the world’s obsession and irrationality.

Imagine if the world and mainstream media would focus more on these types of IDF achievements instead of false claims of famine in Gaza.

If I read these headlines, I would also be anti–Israel. How sad. Maybe this is an April Fool’s joke.

BBC headlined, “Gaza hospital in ruined after two weeks Israel raid,” and they have a link to a video Watch – scene of destruction at Gaza El-Shifa hospital.

Source – Screenshot of BBC – 2 April 2024

Yet here is the truth.

Former Israeli PM Naftali Bennett on the SHIFA HOSPITAL OPERATION:

“Amazing battlefield achievement.

The IDF has just completed a 2-week operation on a Hamas command centre that Hamas embedded within the Shifa Medical Center.

Hamas used staff and patients as human shields to cause maximum civilian casualties as to create more criticism and pressure on Israel.

The results are remarkable:

– the IDF evacuated 6,000 civilians to keep them safe.

– 200 Hamas terrorists were killed.

– 500 Hamas terrorists have been captured.

– *No civilian was killed*. Not one.

This is unprecedented in urban warfare.

Our military is learning and improving by the day.

These results undermine the false claim that the IDF is targeting civilians.

If we didn’t care about innocent lives, we’d have bombed the whole complex without risking the lives of our own fighters.

Israel will continue until we remove Hamas and bring the hostages home.

I’m proud to be Israeli and proud of the IDF, a beacon of light.”

Posted by Hillel Fuld

Legal Position

According to international law,  Shifa lost its protected status after Israel provided more than adequate notice to Hamas to stop using the hospital as a shield for military operations and to vacate the hospital. Israel could have lawfully bombed the hospital but chose an infantry assault to minimize civilian casualties and did minimize casualties.

How do civilizations die?

In his essay, Rabbi Sacks explores the notion of civilizations’ decline, attributing their demise to two primary causes. The first cause he identifies is the prevalence of irrationality in thought and ideas and the subsequent failure to confront and address the challenges posed by such irrationality effectively. This theme resonates deeply with the challenges we face in navigating the complexities of modern society.

Reflecting on this theme, I am reminded of a profound message I encountered in my life journey. It was emblazoned on a T-shirt I once saw:

“Government is not the solution to our problems; it is the problem.”

This quote, often attributed to Ronald Reagan, encapsulates a sentiment shared by many who perceive the limitations and shortcomings of governmental institutions in addressing societal issues.

This week, we’ve seen the United Nations condemning the irrationality of the actions, resolutions, and so forth, taking and just supporting pure evil and not denouncing Hamas terror and calling for the immediate release of the hostages.

I want to rephrase what Ronald Reagan said.

“The United Nations is not the solution to our problems; it is the problem.”

Not only is it the problem in dealing with the Israel-Palestinian conflict, with the distortion of facts, lies and truths and how they promote hate and evil of  UNRWA and the United Nations organisations.

Climate Change

Not only about Israel but also the whole climate change story.

I have embraced the importance of ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) and wrote a book titled “Upgrading ESG: How Businesses Can Thrive in the Age of Sustainability.”

https://www.upgradingesg.com/book

Recently I watched a film about debunking the whole climate change. The movie claims  there’s no such thing as global warming, and everything’s just made up, and widespread knowledge is suppressed.

While the UNSDGs are very noble, over-focusing on one of them, climate change is a tragedy to the detriment of every other one. It’s a travesty of justice, and it makes our place and this world a worse place.

The implications of climate change extend far beyond environmental concerns; they also encompass social and economic dimensions. Embracing the principles of ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is crucial for addressing these multifaceted challenges.

While the focus on climate change within the SDGs is indeed prominent, it’s essential to recognize that each goal is interconnected and contributes to society’s overall well-being. Obsession of the significance of climate action in favor of other goals would be shortsighted and detrimental to our collective future.

However, it’s equally essential to maintain a balanced approach and address various issues beyond climate change. Social justice, economic equality, education, healthcare, and peace are integral to sustainable development. Overemphasis on one aspect at the expense of other risks exacerbating existing inequalities and perpetuating injustice.

Indeed, society’s obsession with a singular issue can lead to tunnel vision and neglect of broader challenges. We must strive for a holistic understanding of issues’ interconnectedness and work towards comprehensive solutions that address the root causes of global problems.

Ultimately, the fate of future generations hinges on our ability to confront these challenges with rationality, compassion, and collective action. By embracing the principles of ESG and the UN SDGs in their entirety, we can pave the way for a more sustainable, equitable, and resilient world for all.

Conclusion

Moreover, as I contemplate the state of the world and the persistent presence of injustice, inequality, and suffering, I am reminded of the poignant question posed in the Psalm of the Day:

“How long will this evil last?”

This refrain, echoing throughout history, underscores the enduring struggle against injustice and oppression that pervades human existence.

Drawing from these reflections, I am compelled to title my thoughts on the matter as “The Emperor Has No Clothes.” This apt metaphor encapsulates the stark reality of societal decay and moral decline, where the façade of authority and power conceals underlying weaknesses and inadequacies. It serves as a poignant reminder of the need for honesty, integrity, and moral courage in confronting the challenges that threaten the fabric of civilization.

As we confront the complexities of our times, let us heed the lessons of history and strive to confront the irrationality of thought, challenge the status quo, and uphold the values of justice, compassion, and truth. Only then can we hope to stem the tide of decline and pave the way for a brighter, more just future for all.

About the Author
Jeffrey is a CFO | Seeking a just world I Author -living in Jerusalem. He is a young grandfather who has five kids and seven grandchildren. Jeffrey is promoting a vision for a better and fairer world through https://upgradingesg.com and is the author of Upgrading ESG - How Business can thrive in the age of Sustainability
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