Rebbe Nachman teaches that the reason people are far from Hashem is because the lack self-composure. In other words, they never pause to ponder where their lives are going and what they're doing in the world. He urges people to stop and think: what is the purpose of lust and bodily appetites and all the amenities of this world? Once one asks himself such a question, he stands the chance of finding the truth.
A hedonistic society is a society that is far from truth. It takes a hedonistic society to acquiesce to outright tyranny. "Let me enjoy my round of golf, my all-you-can-eat steak dinner, my box seat to the playoffs or my mahjong game. Don't confuse me with the facts - I don't want to hear..." The hedonistic society doesn't let truth get in the way of indulgence; that's why Washington, DC bends to Cuba and Iran yet bashes Israel. Hedonism, though, leads to decay - decay first in national values and then in national preparedness. Ultimately, the hedonistic society is destroyed - a hard, cold undisputable historical fact. Not even that concerns the hedonist, because he cares solely about his immediate gratification with no regard for the future.
The emuna battle here in Israel is to remove our people from the clutches of hedonistic influence and return them to their roots as Torah-observant Jews with the awe of Heaven shining from their faces. We live meaningful lives for we live with the light of truth, that same truth the Creator revealed to two million of our people on top of Mount Sinai on the 6th of Sivan, almost 3327 years ago. In that respect, no matter who is elected here or whatever government comes to power, we focus on Hashem and His Torah, doing our best to do His will. If we don't, we too are liable of falling into the trap of hedonism, Heaven forbid.
In light of the above, we commend the courage of Admiral Bill Gortney, Commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and US Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) who revealed that North Korea has mastered the ability to miniaturize its nuclear bombs so they can be fitted onto their latest mobile KN-08 intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), which are capable of reaching the continental United States.
The hedonists conveniently forget to tell their people that North Korea is Iran's ally. North Korea has helped Iran build nuclear weapons (yes, hedonists - they already have it), while Iran has helped North Korea develop intercontinental ballistic missiles. Both are a threat to New York City, Los Angeles and all points in between.
It therefore takes a super-hedonist and a narcissist as well to appease a tyrannical enemies bent on destroying the hedonist himself.
I pray that America wakes up before it's too late. The clock is ticking. For those of you who are asking, Israel is still the safest place on earth for a Jew. Come home to the Land of Emuna.