For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.— 1 Corinthians 12:13
If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. — George Orwell
In spite of appearances to the contrary, we are all One. That’s why the place we all call home is the universe, “turned into one”. I am in the world, but at the same time, the whole world is in me, just as it is for you.
In the world of appearances some are strong, some are weak, and most are in between. Take a ride on any train in Japan and you’ll notice most of the women are average looking, some are below average, some are above, and a few are capable of infecting many men with yellow fever. When you walk through a mountainside forest here, you might come across a troop of monkeys. Notice there is only one dominant male, the alpha# male.
Likewise in human relations, there are clear differences. Liberals, however, tell you the world is a mishmash of conflicting interests. It’s chaotic out there, and it’s a wonder anything gets done. There are no real discernible dominating interests. It’s a constant game of tug of war and to say one group rules all is naively unrealistic.
But is it?
In June 2008 within 12 hours of becoming Democratic nominee, Barack Obama’s highly symbolic first act was visiting AIPAC, the America Israel Public Affairs Committee http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1369382/mir_jerusalem_can_obama_walk_the_walk/ where he told the delighted crowd, in spite of Jerusalem being internationally recognized as divided, it must be “undivided”.
If Irish lobbies had the power the Israel one has, people would write books about the Irish lobby and then get accused of hating the Irish.
During the campaign Obama’s chief political strategist was David Axelrod, a Jew. He wrote many of teleprompter-addicted Barry Soetoro’s speeches.
When Obama got elected he chose as his first staff member, highly symbolic let’s not forget, Rahm Israel Emanuel, a man who served a foreign army, Israel’s IDF during the first Gulf War.
When you hear Amerikans talking patriotically you would be excused for taking them seriously. They wave their flags and chant “USA! USA! USA!” You would think therefore that every phone call in the country would be registered by an Amerikan company, this being a clear and present question of national security. Yet, an Israeli firm, Amdocs, does precisely this, as this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7QYT3yoTAY&feature=related Fox News feature shows.
If Filipinos kept popping up in the corridors of power, people would write books about them and get accused of Filipino hating.
When Gentiles see “committees to save the world” http://www.time.com/time/covers/0,16641,19990215,00.html are made exclusively of a certain ethnicity, and do anything but save the world, some of the cattle write books and theorize as to what is going on in front of their faces at the risk of being labeled “anti-Semitic”.
Enter Yoav Shamir’s Defamation. Here is what he says http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/jan/25/israel-race about his film:
Defamation is the personal quest of an Israeli Jew trying to understand certain aspects of his society and raising issues that I, living in Israel, don’t think are discussed enough.
What is not discussed enough is the reality of anti-Semitism. In this enlightening film, Shamir takes his camera around the world investigating the extent of the most heard of accusation from (some) Jews directed at Gentiles.
We start with Shamir’s loveable grandmother who lives in Jerusalem. We meet Israeli high school students who visit Auschwitz, as well as several Orthodox Jews in Kiev, and a group of young streetwise Brooklyn blacks who mention an unmentionable publication. The real tension of the film, however, centers on the Abe Foxman (head of the Anti-Defamation League) Norman Finkelstein dialectic.
The presence or non-presence of anti-Semitism depends on who you ask. Shamir’s granny speaks like a stereotypical Jew hater. Jews love money. “Jews are crooks.” They engage in shady businesses, above all, usury. If there is anti-Semitism abroad come to Israel and work, she says, but adds, they won’t because they’re into “monkey business” abraod.
The ADL’s Abe Foxman sees an anti-Semite around every corner. The Gentiles are out to get the Jews and his job is to protect God’s chosen. He fumes that Mearsheimer and Walt, authors of The Israel Lobby http://www.amazon.com/Israel-Lobby-U-S-Foreign-Policy/dp/0374177724 , are anti-Semites in his usual Pavlovian manner.
Obama’s first act as Democratic nominee was not to visit a Finnish lobby, nor a Mexican lobby, nor a Brazilian lobby, nor an American lobby. His first act took him to Amerika’s most powerful lobby, AIPAC, an Israel lobby. Saying that is not anti-Semitic. It is not racist. It is a fact.
Norman Finkelstein is a Brooklyn-born Jew whose parents survived Auschwitz. He is a “self-hating Jew” because he criticizes Israel. One of his books, The Holocaust Industry http://www.amazon.com/Israel-Lobby-U-S-Foreign-Policy/dp/0374177724 alleges the top tiers of Jewry exploit the suffering of Jews in the Second World War and gain financially. As Orwell says, speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is revolutionary. Thus, Finkelstein couldn’t get tenured at DePaul University.
Foxman and Finkelstein’s views are opposite. Who is right? Foxman is Atlas holding a perceived anti-Semitism at bay. Finkelstein laughs at such a proposition and points out how American Jews sit atop the pyramid.
Finkelstein is right. If there were anti-Semites hiding behind every tree Jews wouldn’t have it so good. For a tiny percentage of the population they control much of the political economy.
Anti-Semitism is like global warming. Make much ado about nothing in order to garner funds, public sympathy and support. If you can’t find it, invent it, give it life, spread the news, get the masses to watch reruns of Schindler’s List.
When Foxman spews the liberal model of politics which says the world is a chaotic mess at best, with no one party, or group, holding overriding power, he is lying. Many thinking people throughout the world cannot help but mention Jewry once in while because these people are remarkable; they stand out. Ordinary Jews are much like ordinary Gentiles. But the guys at the top of the pyramid are extraordinary power brokers. Anyone with a functioning brain can see Obama is a puppet. One of his puppet masters is David Axelrod. And no, he’s not Welsh.
One of Defamation’s weaknesses is overlooking the meaning of Semite. A simple click http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=semite&searchmode=none to the Online Etymology Dictionary reveals something almost no one mentions: Arabs are Semites because they are descended from Shem, one of Noah’s three sons.
The term “anti-Semite” is meaningless without mentioning Arabs, the Palestinians. In Operation Cast Lead the score was Gazans: 1,400 dead; Israelis: 13 dead. Sure you can mention the rockets, the rockets, the rockets. But the rockets are really flying pipes. Israel has the real rockets and the real killing power. If the Saints beat the Colts 777-77, it would hardly be called a game. It would be a slaughter. Likewise with Israel’s latest assault on the world’s largest open prison, Gaza, a most horrific act of anti-Semitism. Because Israel got away with this crime the ADL notion of universal anti-Semitism (English translation: anti-Zionism) doesn’t hold much water. Israel does anything it wants.
Another issue one should consider is the Holy Name “Israel”. The Tribe of Israel disappeared in the 8th century when Assyria invaded Samaria. Modern Jews are descended from the Tribes of Judah and Benjamin*. Would it not be more appropriate to call “Israel”, “Judea” or “Bibi”?
Speaking of Israel, the Hebrew for this wordhas a corresponding number, 541, attached to it because of gematria, the ancient tradition of bonding a number with a letter of the alphabet, in this case, the Hebrew one. Five-hundred and forty-one is a star number as we see here http://www.biblewheel.com/Gr/GR_541.asp. Beautiful, isn’t it?
Yoav Shamir’s Defamation raises a lot of interesting issues, many of which our dumbed down, fluoridated, chemtrailed world would rather not touch. Yet, until we do, we can expect to see more violence in the Middle East. We are not all created equal in terms of appearances. But the extent to which this has gone in today’s world is insane. A dose of reality is called for.
Mr Shamir, excellent job!
We are all different, and many of us are at each others’ throats, but my father, our father, is One. He is also a beautiful Star http://www.biblewheel.com/gr/GR_13.asp reminding us of the wonderfully mysterious mathematical beauty underlying the world’s madness.
*Arthur Koestler http://www.amazon.com/Invention-Jewish-People-Shlomo-Sand/dp/1844676234/ref=reg_hu-wl_item-added and Shlomo Sand http://www.amazon.com/Invention-Jewish-People-Shlomo-Sand/dp/1844676234/ref=reg_hu-wl_item-added disagree.
#”Alpha” is derived from the first letter of Hebrew “aleph” http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=aleph.