times), but at that time I couldn't separate Israel from Judaism, and now I can--
I don't defend America anymore either, because so many government agencies and so many lawmakers are so 'out of control'.
I am saddened to see what has become of the country my ancestors founded--
some of them. Or helped to found it; I don't have any ancestors who were wealthy enough to be 'founding fathers', but I had some who fought in the Revolutionary war--
as far as Israel goes, I know too many Jews who aren't happy with how the Palestinians have been treated--
and there are Jews who don't think the country is headed in a good direction.
As for loving any country but my own, I do love a country I lived in for several years that has nothing to do with America or Israel--
but I wouldn't be happy if they did anything violent either--
I won't defend violence. I really want to 'side' with people who are Godly--
and many Godly Jews are not happy with Israel.
The bottom line is which authority do *we* honor? For me the only authority worth respecting is God's authority, and I try to treat others with respect to please Him. I don't respect the authority of any man/woman. But the laws of God demand that I treat others as I would have them treat me.
As for Monsanto, it isn't even an American company--
it's a global giant--
so if a person is unhappy with Monsanto, they are not attacking America--
I try not to 'hate', but I am very unhappy with what I consider the rogue element in the American government.
And I think the rogue element has overpowered the constitution-respecting aspects of the American government/American population--
it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--
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