Friday, November 07, 2008

Yes we can

I never understood the Shabbatai Zvi phenomena . . . until now.

6 comments:

Joclyn said...

Y'know, Obama never said that he is the messaiah, unlike this Zvi person.

Anonymous said...

I assume that the post is comparing the followers of Zvi to the followers of Obama. Both involved mass movements whose members were willing to follow him anywhere with a religious blindness in a way that they hadn't followed anyone else before. I think in both cases there was a perception, perhaps a true one, that things were just so bad that people just emotionally and perhaps irrationally followed someone, anyone, who promised hope, change and deliverance.

Joclyn said...

Both candidates promised change. One promised hope, and neither promised deliverance.

Ephraim said...

Very succinctly stated :)

Anonymous said...

Focus on the "followers", not the leaders.
--KC

Anonymous said...

I dont get it. What deoes the link have to do with Zvi? A lot of people watched the election and voted, so what?