Psalm 92:6 – “Stupid people can’t know, fools don’t understand.”
Isaiah 29:9 – “If you make yourselves stupid, you will stay stupid!”
Forrest Gump once famously said: “Stupid is as Stupid does.” Sounds a lot like Isaiah, doesn’t it? And boy, are there a lot of stupid people doing a lot of stupid things! One of those stupid things stupid people do is exhibit a blatant anti-Semitic, anti-Yahweh stance by joining the Boycott, Divest, and Sanction movement. Israel has produced some of the most amazing inventions and innovations used by many worldwide, despite their many geography, size, and diplomacy challenges, which the stupid amongst us want to boycott.
Medical Devices That the Stupid Want to Boycott:
Let’s get a colonoscopy, but let’s not use the PillCam invented by Given Imaging. I mean, who wants to use gold standard instruments for intestinal visualization, the patient-friendly solution for visualizing and detecting disorders of the GI tract. Surely there must be another product not invented by the Israelis, says the moron.
Just let the baby sleep and forget about using the BabySense device invented by HiSense. I mean, who wants a non-touch, no-radiation device designed to prevent crib death which monitors a baby’s breathing and movements through the mattress during sleep. Or, just let the hospital patient have their sleep constantly interrupted rather than use the EarlySense continuous monitoring solution, which allows hospital nurses to watch and record patients’ heart rate, respiration and movement remotely through a contact-free sensor under the mattress. Surely there must be other products not invented by the Israelis, says the moron.
Let’s just live with pain, shall we? Mazor Robotics’ Spine Assist and other surgical robots are transforming spine surgery from freehand procedures to highly accurate, state-of-the-art operations with less need for radiation. Surely there must be another product not invented by the Israelis, says the moron.
Oh, what the heck? Who cares if my heart stops? I mean, who wants to use the optical heartbeat monitor developed by Bar-Ilan University’s Prof. Ze’ev Zalevsky to diagnose heart problems. Surely there must be another product not invented by the Israelis, says the moron.
Medicines That the Stupid Want to Boycott:
- The polio vaccine created by the team led by Jonas Salk
- The oral polio vaccine developed by Dr Albert Bruce Sabin
- Digitalis for heart disease developed by Ludwig Traube
- Streptomycin used against tuberculosis invented by Waxman
- Novocaine which makes dental work almost palatable developed by Alfred Einhorn
- Pyramidon and Antypyrin for headaches developed by Spiro and Ellege
- Chloral Hydrate, which was proposed for the treatment of convulsions by Leibreich
- Vitamins discovered by Casimir Funk
- Insulin discovered by the team led by Oskar Minkowsky
- The causes of gonorrhea and leprosy discovered by Neisser
- The August Wasserman Test to test for syphilis, and Paul Ehrlich’s arsphenamine (Salvarsan), which cured it
- The Bela Schick Test for diphtheria, which eventually led to its eradication
Surely there must be other products not invented by the Israelis to cure these diseases, says the moron.
Technologies That the Stupid Want to Boycott:
Smart Drip and Micro-Irrigation invented by Israeli engineer Simcha Blass for releasing water in controlled, slow drips to provide precise crop irrigation. Surely there must be another product not invented by the Israelis, says the moron.
Clean geothermal power plants designed, developed, built, owned, manufactured and operated by Ormat Technologies. Or perhaps the Wind Tulip, a cost-effective, silent, vibration-free wind turbine developed by Leviathan Energy. I mean, who needs clean air to breathe, eh? Surely there must be other products not invented by the Israelis.
EpiLady, the first electric hair remover. But who doesn’t love a hairy leg or two? Surely there must be another product not invented by the Israelis, says the moron.
Disk-on-Key, the ubiquitous flash drive storage devices made by SanDisk. But surely one a stack of floppy disks is so much more convenient, don’t ya think? But wait, if Intel Israel had not invented the 8088 processor (the “brain” of the first PC), followed by MMX and Centrino mobile technology, we wouldn’t need the SanDisk flash drives either. Surely there must be another product not invented by the Israelis, says the moron.
Genesis 12:2 – “I will make of you a great nation, I will bless you, and I will make your name great; and you are to be a blessing.”
Yahweh got it right: Abraham’s descendants, the Israeli people, are a blessing to all human beings and all nations.
Forrest Gump got it right, too: “Stupid is as Stupid does.” I put it this way: “The ignoramus said to the moron: Let’s just boycott all those amazing Israeli inventions and go about our merry way – we don’t need their worthless inventions. Surely there must be other products not invented by the Israelis that we can use….”
Scripture puts it this way: “These people are like irrational animals, creatures of instinct, born to be caught and destroyed, blaspheming about matters of which they are ignorant, and shall utterly perish in their own corruption” (2 Peter 2:12).
But how much more blessed we are if we thank Yahweh for all the blessings that he has bestowed upon humanity through his Israeli people.
The prophetic signs are burgeoning and not abating. We may have little time left to enjoy Yahweh’s blessings. Time is incredibly short – Yeshua Ha’Mashiach is coming soon – so be of great cheer, keep looking up, and keep maintaining an attitude of gratitude. Be sure you are believing The Truth, not The Lie. Be sure Yeshua is your Redeemer, King, and High Priest, and your sins are forgiven.