I received positive and negative emails about these rare commentaries. Some people are grateful that I touch on certain ‘controversial’ issues and others tell me that it’s not good business to talk politics but, there are extremely powerful people who can influence others in far off lands whether we live in San Jose, Costa Rica. San Jose, California or, Timbuktu.
The Pope for example can influence hundreds of millions of Catholics around the world . . .
And there are more important things in life than “business” and as you well know this website wasn’t started as a business . . .
began because of my love of Costa Rica, the people who live here and my desire to share this passion for this land of stunning scenery, sunshine and smiles with family, friends and the rest of the world.
But Costa Rica – a Catholic country – is not immune to what happens in the rest of the world and what would happen if the Pope suddenly announced that: “Protestants and Jews were born only to serve Catholics. They have no place in the world – only to serve the Catholic people..?”
There would be riots in the streets and outrage expressed on the front page of all major newspapers in every city on this little planet called Earth . . .
If Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that: “The sole purpose of Jews is to serve Muslims,” and “Muslims were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world — only to serve the People of Iran…”
Apart from watching the images of mushroom clouds from some of Israel’s 200+ nuclear weapons floating over Iran’s capital and hearing the screams of millions of dying Iranians, what else would be going through your mind?
I consider myself a spiritual and tolerant person, but loathe fanaticism of all kinds because it’s clear to me that the main cause of massacres throughout the ages – including today – is fanaticism, whether religious or political. So, last week it was interesting to see the former Chief Rabbi of Israel – let’s call him the Jewish Pope – publicly quoted in the Jerusalem Post
“The sole purpose of non-Jews is to serve Jews,” and “Goyim were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world — only to serve the People of Israel…”
Rabbi Ovadia Yosef adds that with gentiles, like any person — they need to die, but [God] will give them longevity. Why? “Imagine that one’s donkey would die, they’d lose their money.”
“This is his servant… That’s why he gets a long life, to work well for this Jew,” Yosef said and . . .
And none of this is mentioned in any major US newspaper?
How do you feel about that?