Better is not hardwired in creation for triumph, but goodness is!
The IDF and the US Army belong to the most modern. They can do things no one dreamed of a year ago. Yet, having been dealt a good hand doesn’t mean you’re gonna win, as the many diverse next statements say too.
“[Sometimes,] the race is not won by the swift, nor the battle by the strong.” (Ecclesiastes 9:11)
Swatting a mosquito is hard because its central nervous system is so much simpler. Our impulse to flatten might need to cross six synapses while the mosquitos ducking may have to pass only three times from nerve to nerve. (Luckily, they’re stupid and always drop, so hit lower, and you got them.)
Attackers have the initiative of searching for holes in any defense.
A little sugar in a gas tank may stop the sophisticated engine.
It’s much faster to harm and destroy than to heal, build, or rebuild.
Empty vessels make the most noise.
One sentence can hold six lies. Each might take six paragraphs to debunk.
A lie can travel around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes.
The news, obsessed with the bad, can uphold an unending flood of hatred and false claims more easily than a continued exposure of the good truth.
Unless one believes in life after death, this world is utterly unfair. Often, the hardest workers earn the least, the most decent are the least honored.
Chamas likes to murder with impunity; we must avoid war crimes.
“Regret, the fire brigade, and the ambulance always arrive too late.” Saying by chacham Louis Karel Nieweg (my mother’s father).
Only posh missiles ($60,000 each) can intercept their cheap, primitive rockets ($600 each). Yet, Israel is working on a laser-based system to take out rockets and drones at a projected cost of merely $2 per interception.
Advanced listening apps can’t hear old closed telephone and TV circuits.
One primitive Chamas anti-tank mortar might sink an aircraft carrier.
The super-tech security fence was breached by bulldozers and paragliders.
But luckily, 20 million Jews can make a difference to 8 billion Gentiles.
Might doesn’t make right. It might not even win. But goodness does. Because evil is foreign, impeding and slowing down the human brain.