Let us first look at Sodom and Gomorra 2008.
"$39 billion: The Wall Street bonuses for the big five investment banks last year"
"$70 BILLION to Go For Wall Street Pay and Bonuses" Caroline Waxler (Businesssheet.com)http://www.
In 2007, Wall Street\’s five biggest firms — Bear Stearns, Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, and Morgan Stanley — paid a record $39 billion in bonuses to themselves.
That\’s $10 billion more than the $29 billion loan taxpayers are making to J.P. Morgan to save Bear Stearns.
Those 2007 bonuses were paid even though the shareholders in those firms last year collectively lost about $74 billion in stock declines — their worst year since 2002. These company executives are still fiercely fighting to protect their pay.
When the government last bailed out Chrysler in 1979, the unions took a hefty pay cut and Lee Iacocca cut his pay to $1 per year until all the loans were paid back. That was about 30 years ago.
Today we don\’t see rich giants like Andrew Carnegie that is considered to be the second richest person in history with a net worth of over 300 billion dollars (today\’s value). After he grew rich he gave most of his money to charities and educational organizations. He established public libraries throughout the United States and more.
Most Americans are mad about this issue. Government with the Socialism act now protects and supports Capitalism.
Before you get mad at them remember that your negative reaction adds to the negativity in the world. If someone picks a fight with you and you respond with a fight, you create war. Look for what you can do positively and not for what you can object and negate.
This absolute selfishness and consciously (and legally) taking the money of millions of tax payers for the top few is Sodom and Gomorra 2008. The level of the desire for the self is at peak not just in the Wall Street but all over the world.
The fall of investment banking in New York affected all money markets around the world. We shouldn\’t blame THEM or the government. We should blame ourselves. It is our small acts of selfishness and disregards of the care for other people have accumulated throughout the years to hit us back in the face.
We do not need a Jedi master like Obi-Wan (Star Wars movie) to sense that "there is a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices cried out in terror…"
There is a cause and effect system.
When we accumulate enough money to feel "secure" we forget our purpose in life (Deuteronomy 8:18)
וְזָכַרְתָּ, אֶת-יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ–כִּי הוּא הַנֹּתֵן לְךָ כֹּחַ, לַעֲשׂוֹת חָיִל
לְמַעַן הָקִים אֶת-בְּרִיתוֹ אֲשֶׁר-נִשְׁבַּע לַאֲבֹתֶיךָ, כַּיּוֹם הַזֶּה
"But you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He that gives you
power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore unto your fathers, as it is this day"
The covenant is channeling and using the Light of the Creator to do for others. When we forget about "the Snake", who is the master of illusions, he opens his big mouth and swallows our energy.
Like the snake with a forked tongue of half truth and half lies, they tempt us and take our energy. "The bull
has been swallowed by the Snake"…
Our own selfishness increases the power of the negative force that surrounds us. It feeds "the Snake" and when it grows he has no mercy. He wants more and drains our energy. This is the secret of the law of entropy. (It works only on physical matter)
This is Sodom and Gomorra 2008. We created it and it is banging at our doors.
This is the darkness and also the hope. The Torah reveals us the seed of Mashiach in this parasha. In the darkness of Sodom God hid his most precious gift to us, Mashiach seed.
Lot carried it with him. His father, Haran who was an idol worshipper, was free from the influence of negativity so God used him to carry the seed and pass it to Lot. (Haran converted and turned righteous later).
Lot\’s name is Lamed, Vav, and Tet. The Lamed is the connection above as it is built from Caf and Vav, The Tet is the letter of Tov (Good, Ohr Tov of the first 36 hours of Creation), Lamed and Tet has the value of 39 (Tal and the value of the Milui of the first three letters of the Tetragramaton). Vav is the seed of Mashiach and is protected in the middle of the name.
The Ari in sefer Halikutim reveals the deep secrets. After the "escape" from the destruction, Lot and his daughters found rest in a cave, where the daughters made their father drunk and extracted the seed form him in order to create continuation for the existence of the world.
The first born daughter lay with her father we read,
"וַתָּבֹא הַבְּכִירָה וַתִּשְׁכַּב אֶת-אָבִיהָ, וְלֹא-יָדַע בְּשִׁכְבָהּ וּבְקוּמָהּ"
"And the first-born went in, and lay with her father; and he knew not when she lay down, nor when she arose"
Later the younger daughter did similar action and we read,
"וַתָּקָם הַצְּעִירָה וַתִּשְׁכַּב עִמּוֹ, וְלֹא-יָדַע בְּשִׁכְבָהּ וּבְקֻמָהּ"
"And the younger arose, and lay with him; and he knew not when she lay down, nor when she arose."
It looks like the same verse but with one huge difference. The word "וּבְקוּמָהּ
" (Arose) of the first one has the letter Vav with a special dot above it. The second one "וּבְקֻמָהּ" is missing the Vav.