Do you know what a catch 22 is? Here is the Wikipedia explanation:
A catch-22 is a paradoxical situation from which an individual cannot escape because of contradictory rules. An example would be:
To apply for a job, you need to have a few years of experience. But in order to gain experience, you need to get a job first.Recently I have been living catch 22’s. I thought I would bring a couple to your attention. First let me show you a comment that I received, that I was not going to post, but then realized it was a beautiful catch 22. Here is the comment (I left off the name to protect the guilty):
So-and-so has left a new comment on your post "NIBIRU CATACLYSM IMMINENT":
Blog owner I suppose you think you are helping people but seems to me that all you are doing is breaking people's hearts. I have read through many your posts going back years. Every two months Moshiach is coming. You always have your 'solid' reasoning and your inside information. You keep everyone in a state of terror as we brace for a brutal judgment and the death of billions. It's pretty insane and pretty cruel too.My reply:
First I want to tell this reader how honored I am that he wants to give me credit for Hashem’s plan. I really can’t take the credit, though; it is Hashem’s infinite intelligence, wisdom and mercy that I am trying to get across to my readers.
But, let us review what has transpired. I have been screaming for the past 50 months that all Hashem is telling us is that we need to turn to Him and follow His ways and all our problems will be solved. Each time there was an opportunity for Moshiach, according to Hashem’s messages, I expounded on the theme: “Let us all turn to Hashem and Moshiach will be crowned.”
This has happened throughout history, it is not just during my blog days. In 1948 and 1967 all the Arabs were out of Israel. There were Rabbis who said this is a golden opportunity for Moshiach to come. What happened? The Erev Rav running the country invited the Arabs back trying to be politically correct to the world. It was politically suicidal since Hashem told us in the Torah that He would provide us a non-people a vile nation when we were not following His will (Deuteronomy 32:21). We got all the present troubles in Israel due to our lack of turning to Hashem and we delayed Moshiach time and time again.
Back to my blog. When I told of possible times for Moshiach, I got complaints when it didn’t happen. From whom did the complaints come? The ones who did not follow Hashem’s instructions on how to succeed. CATCH 22. The ones who killed the opportunity are the ones who complained that it didn’t happen. Wait a minute! That means that one who is accusing me of “breaking people's hearts,” is the one who is “breaking people's hearts.” ANOTHER CATCH 22.
I have had three separate dear readers write to me within the past couple of days telling me don’t blame yourself if you can’t get Hashem’s messages across to people. Hashem is giving us an extremely simple way to solve all the world’s problem including our own personal problems. It is so much easier to use me as a scapegoat when it doesn’t work for the person who is not using Hashem’s flawless advice and causing it not to work (another guess what?). I wanted instead to tell you my answer to those individuals who are trying to ease my burden:
I thank you for your thoughts, but I have one very big problem. I feel the pain of the people in this world and the frustration they have in trying to cope with all the craziness. Especially, since I know beyond a shadow of a doubt the simple solution to all their woes.
As good as I have it, and I must say Hashem takes such good care of me and my family (bli ayin harah), I can't feel comfortable when I see all the hardship of my extended family – you, my dear readers and all your loved ones.
For me, I do not need to do this blog. For everyone reading my blog, I must continue.
I am sorry, but I cannot in good conscience ignore anyone or anyone's problems. We are all in this together, and everyone’s’ problems are my problems too.
Above you stated: “You keep everyone in a state of terror as we brace for a brutal judgment and the death of billions. It's pretty insane and pretty cruel too.”
I have been saying for quite a while that Hashem sees that we are not turning to Him on our own, so His plan, that is obviously working, is to make this world so scary that we are forced to turn to Him (the old no atheists in foxholes bit). It is not insane, nor cruel since Hashem knows that the results will be to help the good people of the world and bring them the goodness He has planned all along. The only one who will find it insane and cruel will be the evil ones who aren’t interested in Hashem or His perfect solution.
Why am I so concerned about all this to bring it up? Good question. We have more opportunities to bring Moshiach and solve all the world’s problems. When? Tomorrow night!!!! I have already written about Log B’Omer being a very good possibility for Hashem to crown Moshiach. I have also given details of the importance of counting the Omer and leading us up to Shavuot, an extremely promising time for Moshiach to take over. All I need to do is continue my ranting and raving by saying: “WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF THIS EVIL UPSIDE-DOWN WORLD, WE WANT MOSHIACH IMMEDIATELY!!!!! (I did change the last word, my ranting and raving is getting more forceful).
Perhaps it will change the attitude of the people who only put out complaints due to their own lack of effort. If I could reach all the skeptics and tell them: “Stop breaking people's hearts,” I could possibly hold off the next CATCH 22. Only with Hashem’s help and everyone reading this, I can’t do it myself.