The Evolution of

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Government Styles

Moshiach

Toward

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  • The role Democracy is playing in introducing Moshiach's governance.

  • Why there are no longer able leaders in the World

  • The role of the individual in the transition from Government to Moshiach.

are about

These Slides

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Dictatorship

  • Was the predominant government style in the old world. 
  • The World has been slowly rejecting it. 
  • These dictators are forcing themselves on the people,
  • Looking after their own interests only, 
  • Are often lunatics. 

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Democracy

  • Ah, that's much better.
  • The people are in control to vote who they want in power.
  • If one Prime Minister doesn't perform, we'll get rid of him and appoint another.

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Communism

is also about removing the power from the top

in favor of the bottom working class.

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Prime Ministers

have essentially replaced kings

But have restricted powers and tenure.

 

But PMs are also diminishing in value...

  • No real leadership
  • Duplicity
  • Corruption
  • Political correctness

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Lately they're even a joke.

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to SEE Gentile Kings.

There's a Rabbinical Edict

To go out with the masses and watch them when they come around.

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Sounds like a nice outing.

Why is Jewish Law getting involved here?

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Compare & Contrast

between them and Moshiach.

Because we need to

  1. To Realize how unworthy the kings and PMs are of royalty (whether it's their wickedness or just not being made of royal material).
  2. Compare them with the ultimate royalty destined for Moshiach. 
  3. Put both extremes in perspective and start longing for the tables to speedily turn.

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No More Kings!

  • The prevalent Government Styles have ousted the notion of King, Monarch and definitely Dictator.
  • Prime Ministers are gradually loosing royal qualities – even more reason to restrict power at the top.

So the trend's been

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King Moshiach

going to fit into this trend, when he comes?

Mmmmm...  How is

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Democracy

On the other hand, is

(or any other regime we'd tried)

working well?

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Struggling

With

  • Diminishing leadership at the top
  • The people themselves don't know how to run governments. They just have needs. Many divergent needs...
  • Life becoming more complex
  • Drastic and frequent changes ―

to say the least. Perhaps already broken.

Democracy is

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Alternative Solution.

Any ideas?

Need an

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Someone

If we put political regimes aside for a moment,

 

we need

to sort out all the mess and handle all the complexities.

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Moshiach.

That "Someone" will be

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At the point

of his arrival,

the world is still thinking Physical.

 

Moshiach cannot just be the "Cheese" that's going to "do business" with the "Chalk".

True, 

the Primary wow about Moshiach is his Spiritual Qualities.

 

But 

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Statesman:

Hence Moshiach

will (must) be a great

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Statesmanship Qualities

  • Honorable ancestry  royal material (it runs in the family)
  • His special power of speech will make him unbeatable in warfare
  • The might within his counsel will be greater than any other king's physical might.
  • His wisdom – greater than King Solomon
  • His greatness – more than the Ministering Angels.

Here's a brief summary of what Moshiach's

More

on these – in a future topic covering Moshiach's Persona

will look like:

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Away

from current

Governments

With such Statesmanship on one hand,

and such volatility elswhere,

 

There'll be a natural shift

Toward

Moshiach.

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once there's enough buy-in into Moshiach to take on the much-needed, international, leadership role?

What do you think will happen

Bloody Revolutions?

WW3?

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Democracy.

When there's demand by the People, things naturally change to suit.

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Moshiach together with the People will effect the required changes:

 

  • Rewriting constitutions, 
  • Reforming Governments,
  • Re-executing treaties
  • Re-establishing relationships

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Deeper Connection

between Moshiach and the People.

There's actually a much

That'll be covered in a separate topic coming up (Moshiach's Governance Style)

Here we are only describing the simple connection, how it appears on the surface.

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Consistent with the Trend

of removing absolute power at the top:

  • That trend hinges on misuse of power and/or inability to exercise it wisely
  • The trend gives the key to the People
  • Moshiach will make a perfect match for best use of power.
  • The People are those who will choose and want Moshiach at the top.

So Moshiach becoming a king is actually

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Summary

  • World leaders are diminishing in value with the Coming of Moshiach.
  • Democracy is struggling to produce answers to modern-day complexities.
  • But Democracy has empowered the simple citizens to determine leadership.  
  • This will be the vehicle to enable the transition from current world politics to Moshiach and his administration in a "smooth" manner, as this transition is dependent on the People's buy-in.

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Overview

Era What's Cooking
Dictators Unworthy rulers. As soon as the People wake up, they won't last too long
Democracy The Community gathers strength and overthrows those power freaks. Now the people control the Government
Pre-Moshiach Prime Ministers are declining, complexities are increasing exponentially... People look for alternatives
Moshiach People find Moshiach a compelling alternative and opt for him as king.

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World to Come

of Communism & Capitalism in the

Appendix

Flavors

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כל ישראל יש להם חלק לעולם הבא

All Jews have a share (the same equal share) in the World to Come.

 

Sounds like Communism...

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כל אחד ואחד נכוה מחופתו של חברו

Each person is scorched by the canopy of his fellow.

 

Sounds like Capitalism...

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References

Rabbibical edict to see Gentile Kings - Talmud Berachot 58a:  "One should try to run and greet/see..." -- to the extent that even if it involves transgressing another Rabbinical edict (Magen Avraham, Orach Chaim 224:7 and Rambam, Laws of Mourning, Chp.3).
Seeing Gentile Kings in order to contrast them with Moshiach (if he merits to see the latter) - Magen Avraham, Ibid.

Moshiach will have honorable ancestry - Me-am Loez Commentry to Psalms Pt.1 p.293

Moshiach winning wars with his mouth - Isaiah 11:4, Likutei Moharan Pt.1 2:1
Moshiach's might is within his counsel - Me-aam Loez to Isaiah p.144
Moshiach greater than King Solomon in wisdom - Rambam, Laws of Repentance 9:2
Moshiach higher than the Ministering Angels in Heaven - Midrash Tanchuma, Toldot 14.
Moshiach sorting out all international and national issues - Isaiah 2:4: "וְשָׁפַט בֵּין הַגּוֹיִם וְהוֹכִיחַ לְעַמִּים רַבִּים / And he shall judge between the nations (= international issues) and reprove many peoples (= national issues of many countries)" -- see MALBI"M on this verse.

All Jews have a share in the World to Come - Talmud, Sanhedrin 90a

Each person is scorched by the canopy of his fellow - Talmud, Bava Batra 75

Governance & Moshiach

By Itamar Hatzvi

Governance & Moshiach

The evolution of Government Styles (Dictatorship, Democracy, and Communism) in preparation for the ultimate reign of Moshiach.

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