Basketball star LeBron James receives an offer to become the first $1 Billion NBA Star. In terms of born talent and the ability to work hard to potentialize it, he is surely blessed.
But why is he so blessed? . . .
Just over a year ago, LeBron James was asked to nominate a person or inclusion in Time magazine’s “Time 100” list of the world’s most influential people. Mr. James, who is a past Time 100 winner, nominated Jay Schottenstein, the Orthodox Jewish businessman who funded the creation and production of the ArtScroll Talmud Bavli.
A person’s heroes indicate their core value system – so LeBron’s selection says much about the man. And his nomination is, in a very real sense, a blessing. And clearly, LeBron is being blessed in return.
He should merit to use those blessings to help the Jewish people and the righteous gentiles.
Meanwhile, In Contrast, There Are Those Who Curse . . .
On the 17th of Tammuz, the same day the King of Ishmael met with BO, the Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan announced a new paradigm shift. He publicly issued a letter to leading Jewish groups demanding recompense and repair for acts committed against black people.
The letter states, in part:
This is an offer asking you and the gentiles whom you influence to help me in the repair of my people from the damage that has been done by your ancestors to mine,” he writes. “Your present reality is sitting on top of the world in power, with riches and influences, while the masses of my people … are in the worst condition of any member of the human family.”
The new paradigm shift is “and the gentiles whom you influence” – for Farrakhan, it is no longer a battle against the white man and the Jew, but rather a battle against, only and primarily, the Jew “influencer”. In Farrakhan’s new paradigm, the Jews don’t share the blame, they are to blame.
The alarming part is that there is a known relationship between Farrakhan and President BO. True, for the time being this relationship stands abandoned out of political necessity, but it indicates underlying sympathies. (Remember, BO attended a church filled with Farakhan peer Rev. Wright’s anti-Jewish rhetoric for over 20 years. )
I live in a black neighborhood with several high traffic street corners sporting large billboards with the message “Islam? A Religion of Diversity”. Someone is funding this outreach campaign, and it appears to resonate with the audience as I see more black women incongruously sporting hijabs.
Of course, black islamic groups are not a threat to topple white society, but they are yet another group being continuously propagandized and radicalized by virulent anti-Jewish propaganda. These dogs are positioned to be given leash.
And the amazing part of all this is the timing. Of all days, Farrakhan chose the 17 of Tammuz to launch his new program. The spirit of Bilam, the occult wizards who calculated the most auspicious time to curse the Jews, lives.
HaShem should continue to bless those who bless us, and curse those who curse us.
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