It is not the brave who give up their freedom, but those who are fearful.
In a recent interview, Argentina’s newly elected president, Javier Milei, encouraged people not to fear freedom.
He shared a fascinating insight into the Biblical story of Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt, Mr. Milei noted that only a minority of the people left. The majority stayed in Egypt for “the free fish,” and “in exchange for that fish they lost their freedom.”
One wonders what happened to the Israelites who remained in Egypt. They are now vanished and unknown.
But the descendants of those who exercised their God-given freedom and took risks have prospered, despite centuries of persecution.
The Jewish people are now the most educated of the world’s religious groups, and, despite being only 0.2 percent of the world’s population, about 22 percent of Nobel Prizes have been won by Jewish people. Freedom, it seems, has its consequences. .......