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In Sodom and Gomorrah, people were so wealthy that they passed laws prohibiting any underclass or homeless people from passing through their cities...

 



The U.S. is teetering on a steep cliff, about to nosedive into an abyss of disaster. If there is anyone out there who still believes that America is on its way to economic recovery and looks at the stock market as an accurate depiction of the country’s economic growth, I don’t know what to say to you, other than you’re living in La-La Land and your bubble’s about to burst.
 
The latest criminal fraud by the current Presidential Administration, known as Obamacare, is predicted to transform the U.S. into an angry, chaotic mess. We have already seen a glimpse of the impending disaster when their online exchanges debuted - only a handful of people were able to sign up!
 
As of January 1, millions of people have automatically lost their health benefits, and for those that are not kicked off of their current plans, their premiums will skyrocket. Doctors will also suffer from this reform, as many of them will be financially unable to cope with their rising costs as well - after all, they have to pay for their employees’ health care, too. Here’s a lesser-known fact: many hospitals will NOT be accepting most people’s health insurance, leading to a catastrophic number of misinformed patients being stuck with crazy high hospital bills after they find out their insurance was not accepted.
 
What will become of those who need transplants, life support, surgery? Where will mothers give birth? What about those on cancer treatments? If you thought a two-hour wait at the doctor’s office was unbearable, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. There is expected to be a massive shortage of doctors, which obviously will lead to people having fewer options. My advice? If you have to see a doctor, bring a book.
 
Thinking about all of the suffocating restrictions and erosion of civil liberties that is happening in the U.S. made me realize that this country is starting to resemble Sodom and Gomorrah. Here are a few examples of my overactive imagination:
 
In Sodom and Gomorrah, everyone was of one class - wealthy. They were so wealthy, in fact, that they passed laws prohibiting any underclass or homeless people from passing through their cities. In other words, they made travel through their cities impossible. Maybe they worked for the TSA. They also prohibited any resident of these cities from offering any assistance to the unfortunate passersby, to the point where they weren’t even allowed to sell them a piece of bread.
 
Speaking of impossible travel, the Midrash describes what happened to any visitor who was unfortunate enough to wander into these depraved cities: he was gang-raped. No joke. Wow, maybe they really did work for the TSA!
 
There is a mishna in Tractate Avot which identifies the ideology of Sodomites: “What’s mine is mine and what’s yours is yours.” No sharing or helping allowed. Here in Israel, there are tons of charitable foundations supported by the local residents. If you need help, you have a good chance of finding it. Aside from several government-sponsored programs like welfare and EBT food stamps, how much help is really available for those that need it? A single mom with a low-paying job that doesn’t even earn her enough food to eat has little options available, besides maybe a food bank.
 
The famous prophecy of Ezekiel states another very chilling resemblance between the U.S. and Sodom: “Behold, this was the sin of Sodom…she and her daughters had pride, excess bread, and peaceful serenity, but she did not strengthen the hand of the poor and the needy.”
 
Today, an increasing number of cities in the U.S. are targeting homeless people. One state representative in Hawaii actually went around town with a sledgehammer, smashing the belongings of some homeless people. A soup kitchen in Pennsylvania was threatened with jail time for handing out free meals and other necessities to homeless people. USA Today reports that more than 50 cities have passed laws making it illegal to feed the homeless- those cities include Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta, and San Diego.
 
A one-class system may be unheard of these days, but it is clear that the middle class in the U.S. is rapidly disappearing and poverty is exploding. The gap between the ultra-wealthy and the poor is growing by the day, thanks to criminal bankster policies like the Fed’s QE3. What, you thought it was supposed to help the entire economy? Nope, sorry - only the ultra-wealthy benefit from this pack of lies. Don’t take my word for it - just ask Andrew Huszar, the man responsible for managing QE2 in 2009-2010.
 
Unemployment is at an all-time high, and just getting higher by the day. And now with Obamacare, many full-time employees will be turned into part-time employees, as their employers attempt to save money on health care costs. What does the government seem to be doing about it? Nothing, unless you call continuous oppression of 99% of the people in the country something.
 
What is another similarity between America and Gomorrah? Their perverse lifestyles. It’s no secret that today’s youth have completely lost their innocence. Have you seen Miley Cyrus lately? Disgusting, to say the least. Unfortunately, she has become the latest role-model for young women, much to their naïve detriment. I read about her antics at the MTV awards a few months ago, and it left me quite nauseated - especially the fact that she is now idolized by millions of young, impressionable girls. Where have all the good girls gone? Isn’t it clear that the media is pressuring young women to rid themselves of their dreaded, ball-and-chain purity, as if it’s some kind of birth defect? Just the thought of my 13-year-old cousin watching such garbage and thinking it’s desirable to be sexually attractive to dirty old perverted men made me want to grab her from across the ocean and bring her here!
 
Most recently, a famous TV star was nearly burned alive when he expressed his religious-based opposition to homosexuality. Liberals everywhere had a field day as they attacked him for his unwillingness to conform to the “everything goes” mentality that the U.S. has adopted. That’s not the real issue, however. What’s worse is that his right to free speech was clearly violated. This is a huge warning sign as to the direction the U.S. is heading, and must not be taken lightly.
 
So it seems you can’t say anything traditionally-minded, or they’ll have your head for it. How are the children affected by this?
 
Parents, don’t you see what’s happening to your children? Don’t you see that their childhoods have been infected with sex and violence? Nowadays college girls are encouraged to pursue casual sex when their hormones get the best of them. Here in Israel, there are still cities that don’t treat modesty like the plague, and a girl walking around in a long skirt has no reason to be embarrassed.
 
And what about marriage? Do you think that these children will want to get married in the future? Not if Time magazine has any say in it. A few months ago, right on the cover, was a picture of a couple sunbathing on the beach, blissfully without any real-life responsibilities. The title was something like: “When not getting married means having it all.” Just look at the average age of people getting married these days- mid-30’s.
 
It seems that in every way traditional family values are being attacked in the U.S.. And I’m not even referring to Torah values. Unfortunately, most American Jews are so assimilated, that they have no idea what real Torah values are. It’s not just the spiritual side of Judaism that is being attacked; anti-semitism and hate crimes are on the rise again. Don’t believe me? DO YOUR RESEARCH.
 
One has to take a step back and look at the general direction the U.S. is headed in. If you’re honest with yourself, you’ll see that it’s definitely not headed in a good direction. I’ve read so many accounts of hopelessness, of people bracing for the worst. I feel terrible for them, because they have nowhere else to go. They don’t have a country that is thriving economically, has family-oriented communities, and affordable health care for all. All they have is a country that is crumbling at the seams.
 
Fellow Jews, it’s time to make a choice. All the Gedolim have been urging Jews to return to Israel before they won’t be able to get out of the U.S.. Could it be possible that they see something we don’t? The American Jews don’t have to drown in this decaying society- they can come home to the land that G-d Himself reserved just for them.
 
Incidentally, the whole “fire and brimstone” way Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed seems to have been archeologically proven. The brimstone is a type of sulfur, a volcanic ash that has been found coating the remains of the cities. Apparently a nearby volcano exploded and caused the lava and ash to mix, hence the rain of fire and brimstone. FYI- did you know that there is a supervolcano underneath Yellowstone National Park? It’s called Yellowstone Caldera, and if it explodes, you can say bye-bye to most of the country. Just something to think about…





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  21 Talkbacks for this article    See all talkbacks  
  1.
  County is gone
Ted Jessa7/7/2017 7:10:51 PM
     
 
  2.
  What do you think about what's happening now?
Steve7/6/2017 5:30:18 PM
     
 
  3.
  Further reply o United States of Sodom
Bill Mccaulley9/21/2016 11:33:21 PM
     
 
  4.
  reply to "United States of Sodom"
Bill Mccaulley9/21/2016 11:28:27 PM
     
 
  5.
  Agree with 11 and 15
Anonymous,12/25/2015 10:00:08 AM
     
 
  6.
  These are incredibly righteous selfless acts of kindness
Anonymous,12/20/2015 5:05:26 AM
     
 
  7.
  There are many, many, many righteous non-Jews living in America
Anonymous,12/20/2015 4:54:35 AM
     
 
  8.
  All True
sarah cenovia3/20/2015 4:02:24 AM
     
 
  9.
  US. vs. Israel
Racheli1/27/2014 12:06:54 PM
     
 
  10.
  Assumptions
Claire1/24/2014 1:20:29 PM
     
 
  11.
  Disappointed
Anonymous,1/24/2014 4:54:14 AM
     
 
  12.
  Is Sodom & Gomorrah Everywhere?
Claire1/23/2014 11:36:53 PM
     
 
  13.
  Privatized profits vs. socialized losses
Jo Randazzo1/23/2014 4:08:05 PM
     
 
  14.
  Where are your Facts?
Natan Chaim1/23/2014 2:47:22 PM
     
 
  15.
  The US Is Disintegrating
D Spero1/23/2014 12:36:37 AM
     
 
  16.
  the link about the 50 cities
Yosef1/21/2014 7:50:29 PM
     
 
  17.
  Link to USA today article
Binyomin1/21/2014 5:22:35 PM
     
 
  18.
  Gay 'marriage' - the decline of a civilisation
Mangabey1/21/2014 2:22:13 PM
     
 
  19.
  links
Racheli1/20/2014 9:53:27 PM
     
 
  20.
  Found another shocking USA Today link
Chava1/19/2014 9:51:21 PM
     
 
  21.
  Link please!
Chava1/19/2014 9:48:38 PM
     
 

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