Jews, used to perpetual denigration and persecution, have messianic mindset. Many accept their utter insignificance and divinize leaders like Rabin or Sharon. Leaders who already achieved prominence are the best candidates for messiahship and are most readily divinized. It is a common attitude among Israeli public that leaders are wise and responsible, thus no independent action is required on the commoners’ part. A country imbued with personal irresponsibility – the most un-Jewish attitude – is doomed. Government could be stupid, corrupt, anti-Semitic, and irresponsible; in fact, it is. Majority could be wrong; in fact, leftist-Arab majority is Israel’s enemy. Torah enjoins the Jews from following majority to evil; it follows, we have to fight the majority and its government.

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