Another Skirmish for Frame of Minds
This post is a response to a comment by Moishe:
I think this allusion to the Jew as the eternal usurer stems from embedded programming, in a manner of speaking. The Jew took food off my ancestors table… the Jew (Rockerfeller) is behind neumismatic conspiracies even today…
When I read your blog and watch your videos, I then have to chuckle to myself at how facile you can be at times, when a thought from the basal ganglia slips through and spoils what is otherwise a scholastic feast of your neo cortex…
We can get into a discussion about who did what, but I’m not going to fall into that trap. I respect Christians too much to point out their mistakes of the past, and I especially refuse to criticize Christians behind their backs to avowed atheists (albeit “Bad” atheists). Sufficed to say, your knowledge of modern literature is quite good, but you are completely ignorant of the Old Testament and its derivatives, and when you cannot explain certain circumstances, you fall back to the the trusted Jewish scapegoat to fill things in.
This is not a critique on the article, rather on your encouraging response to Doug and a general trend of criticizing us Jews in the past… I also saw a pretty vile antisemitic video in your “Liked” secion of Youtube a while back, but I think you have since removed it. What a shame, such an incredible mind, but such a trashy Cantnadian…
Now some play by play commentary…
We can get into a discussion about who did what, but I’m not going to fall into that trap.
Here comes the discussion not coming, in facile terms.
I respect Christians too much to point out their mistakes of the past,…
Nice neg. Glad you are not programming me.
…and I especially refuse to criticize Christians behind their backs to avowed atheists (albeit “Bad” atheists).
No, you wreak of nobility and made your neg criticism on an atheist’s/agnostic’s blog for the whole world of whoever looks to see. The use of “Bad” atheists, is that like saying, “Bad doggie?” Gotta let ’em know who’s superior.
Moishe, at least you admit where your bread is buttered. I know shaming language when I see it. Jews are taught that zero-fourths-Jewish people are too shabby and ought to be cheated like Esau. Facts are facts. ‘Reform Jews’ even acknowledge the hostile attitude. Your emotional frame arguments are as valid as a woman’s. You seem to think your interests supersede mine, oh chosen person. All criticism that could infringe upon your group status free pass is wrong only by definition of your advantage predicated at my expense.
I may have an olive branch to offer. It seems to me Israelis are IMF tax farmed just like everybody else not with the elite. Jews are taught they are the elite, but are they? In The Matrix Neo was designated The One, but in truth he was a high-ranking tool whose strength came from his informed refusal to cooperate. I hypothesis that Judaism was engineered by and for a money alchemist elite to provide cover and support for their plans of ‘being the head, and never the tail’ by ‘lending unto many nations’, all to maximally apply one fundamental principle of social order: ‘the borrower is slave to the lender’.
Your Bible, your identity, and your code, since you say I am ‘criticizing us Jews in the past’.
The horrors. Did you just criticize me?
Go on, muddy the waters and make strawman arguments, express wronged feelings of presumed moral high ground. That song and dance does not work for me any more. I see Judaism and Feminism as correlated as much as Communism and Feminism. I see Christians as fodder for Jews. I see redneck fathers proud to have their sons die on Middle East sand. Hell, if I knew war was good for business, I just might create Christianity and Islam. I don’t know that to necessarily be true, but…
Before we get too far, you should know this is basically two posts in one. I have a curious and able mind, and I refuse to limit myself for philosophically inferior others. For the short version of my response to Moishe’s comment, where I don’t explore the nature of Judaism and Christianity for myself, jump to the end.
We the Sheeple
How convenient that exactly 30 pieces of silver, not 29, not 31, were paid by the members of the Sanhedrin in Jerusalem to have Jesus identified for crucifixion by the Romans. A Sanhedrin was a supreme Judean government body, excepting the imperial Roman authority generally disinterested in the internal affairs of subject peoples, as the Jews were. The particularly powerful Sanhedrin in Jerusalem at least was comprised of Sadducees and Pharisees. These leading Jews surely knew that they were providing plausible confirmation per their own scriptures that Jesus was in fact the son of their god. Seems bizarre, yes?
Matthew 27:3–10, from the King James Version (KJV) of the Christian Bible:
3. Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,
4. Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.
5. And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.
6. And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.
7. And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter’s field, to bury strangers in.
8. Wherefore that field was call, The field of blood, unto this day.
9. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying, AND THEY TOOK THE THIRTY PIECES OF SILVER, THE PRICE OF HIM THAT WAS VALUED, whom they of the children of Israel did value;
10. AND GAVE THEM FOR THE POTTER’S FIELD, AS THE LORD APPOINTED ME.
Jeremiah is referenced by Matthew, but the prophetic Christian fulfillment is a strain of Jeremiah and Zechariah. The quatrains of Nostradamus suffer the same genius.
Jeremiah 18:1–6, as translated from the Tanach or Hebrew Bible:
1. The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying:
2. Rise and go down to the house of the potter, and there I will let you hear My words.
3. So I went to the house of the potter, and behold, he was doing work on the wheels.
4. And the vessel that he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter’s hand, and he made it again another vessel, as it had pleased the potter to make.
5. And the word of the Lord came to me, saying:
6. As this potter can I not do to you, O house of Israel? says the Lord. Behold, as clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel.
The house of Israel might be interpreted as the Jewish people or as Jesus Christ. Jesus was crucified circa 25 A.D. and Herod’s Temple was destroyed 70 A.D.
Jeremiah 19:1–6, as translated from the Tanach or Hebrew Bible (brackets and space after ‘Ben-’ per source):
1. So said the Lord: Go and buy a potter’s earthen jug, and [take] along some of the elders of the people and some of the elders of the priests.
2. And you shall go out to the Ben- Hinnom Valley which is at the entrance of the Harsith Gate, and you shall call there the words that I will speak to you.
3. And you shall say; Hearken to the word of the Lord, O kings of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem; so said the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel; Behold I am bringing evil upon this place, which whoever hears, his ears will tingle.
4. Because they forsook Me and they estranged this place and burnt incense therein to other gods, which they had not known, they, their forefathers, and the kings of Judah, and they filled this place with the blood of innocent people.
5 And they built the high places of Baal to burn their children with fire as burnt offerings to Baal, which I did not command, neither did I speak nor did it enter My mind.
6. Therefore, behold days are coming, says the Lord, when this place will no longer be called Topheth or Ben-Hinnom Valley, but the Valley of Slaughter.
Jeremiah does not depict thirty pieces of silver. To get that element requires Zechariah. The connection between Jeremiah’s potter’s house, wheel, and earthen jug and Zechariah’s 30 pieces of silver is at best the idea of slaughter of the Jewish God’s flock, meaning the Jews themselves.
Zechariah 11:4–5, 10–14, as translated from the Tanach or Hebrew Bible (brackets per source):
4. So said the Lord, my God: Tend the flock of slaughter,
5. whose buyers shall slay them and not be guilty; and whose sellers shall say, “Blessed be the Lord, for I have become wealthy”; and whose shepherds shall not have pity on them.
10. And I took My [first] staff, [called] Pleasantness and I cut it off to nullify My convenant that I [had] formed with all the peoples.
11. And it was nullified on that day. And the poor of the flock that kept My word knew this, that it was the word of the Lord.
12. And I said to them: “If it pleases you, give [Me] My hire, and if not, forbear.” And they weighed out My hire: thirty pieces of silver.
13. And the Lord said to me: Cast it to the keeper of the treasury, to the stronghold of glory-of which I stripped them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and I cast it into the house of the Lord, to the keeper of the treasury.
14. And I cut off my second staff, the Destroyers, to nullify the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.
I’m still looking for prophecy about a potter’s field.
It may be that Matthew referenced only the older prophet Jeremiah for dramatic effect. Believers generally eschew attributions of error to their holy books, but even if Matthew made a human mistake, the fact of Jewish prophesy on the exact price of 30 pieces of silver remains, such as it is.
The prophetic fulfillment cited by Matthew does not hold. If it did, as Christianity fundamentally requires without some serious editing, the elite Jews who had Jesus crucified would have been manufacturing credibility for a messiah they themselves did not recognize. I thought we would have a smoking gun on manufactured Christianity placed in the hands of the Jews who had Jesus killed, but on further investigation we don’t.
So what do we have?
It seems only Jews for Jesus contributed to the founding of Christianity. Matthew was a Jew, right? What strikes me as strange is the payment of 30 pieces of silver to identify a man who was well known in those parts, with the miracles and all. I suppose it was done so none of the Jews on the Sanhedrin would get their reputations and political fortunes sullied. No one wants to volunteer to become a potential scapegoat. Certainly, the whole payment thing feels rather contrived.
Let us consider religion in more general terms. Judaism cast Jews as metaphorical sheep in the care of a god-shepherd, and Christianity expounds upon and expands it to all peoples. Islam is about submission to the same god of Abraham. Abrahamic religion promotes ‘sheeple’ qualities.
Religion was probably what first organized human society, and it is still going strong.
Religion is politics for the
If Christianity is not credible, why would the lead antagonist of Christianity be credible? Who is Team Antagonist in Judaism? Judaism teaches a superstitious fear no different than that found in paganism. Halloween is a meme organism evolved from All Hallow’s Eve, a former pagan-Christian observance. In the Hebrew Bible we see the evolution of the Jewish god from a peer god to The One and Only God.
Like pagan gods, the god of Abraham demanded a child sacrifice. The use of pagan, infidel, heathen, these are antagonistically self-serving terms. So is anti-Semitism since Jews are not necessarily the be-all and end-all of Semitic people in the world. Neither are the people of developed nations necessarily finished developing nor the people of the developing nations necessarily started. Vocabulary assumption is a staff for herding the masses.
Jewish theology emerged from the meme pool of paganism.
Word/Deuteronomy 18:10–14, as translated from the Tanach or Hebrew Bible (brackets per source):
10. There shall not be found among you anyone who passes his son or daughter through fire, a soothsayer, a diviner of [auspicious] times, one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer,
11. or a charmer, a pithom sorcerer, a yido’a sorcerer, or a necromancer.
12. For whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord, and because of these abominations, the Lord, your God is driving them out from before you.
13. Be wholehearted with the Lord, your God.
14. For these nations, which you are to possess, hearken to diviners of [auspicious] times and soothsayers, but as for you, the Lord, your God, has not given you [things] like these.
Mishlei/Proverbs 28:22, as translated from the Tanach or Hebrew Bible (brackets per source):
He who hastens to [acquire] wealth is a man with an evil eye, and he does not know that want will come upon him.
1 Shmuel/Samuel 28:8–11, as translated from the Tanach or Hebrew Bible:
8. And Saul disguised himself, and donned other garments. And he went, he and two men with him. And they came to the woman by night, and he said, “Divine now for me with necromancy, and conjure up for me whom I shall tell you.”
9. And the woman said to him, “Behold, you know what Saul has done, that he has abolished the necromancers and those who divine by the Jidoa bone, from the land; and why do you lay a snare for my life to cause me to die?”
10. And Saul swore to her by the Lord, saying, “As the Lord lives, no punishment will happen to you for this thing.”
11. And the woman said, “Whom shall I conjure up for you?” And he said, “Conjure up Samuel for me.”
Religion gave primitive man societal, cultural cohesion first by dread. Apparently, little minds need to wrap their little minds around social certainty. The gods were happy or angry with the weather because knowing it is was enabled little minds to determine what social actions to take.
Less little minds obviously learned the advantages of political office, taxation, and government-enforced credit redemption. Science started with priests, evolved really. The most august knowledge of that heritage must surely be money alchemy, meaning debt-slavery tax farming.
A strong antagonist provides convincing relief to a monotheistic God of conveniently centralized and superlative supernatural authority. As the protagonist supernatural might of Abrahamic religion evolved, so too did the antagonist might, for the yucks.
Is it possible that clothing earthly endeavors in devilish supernaturalism would condition humans to greater depths of sheepledom as labor livestock? If the priests of money alchemy did not slyly infer a bravery to meet their designs, perhaps another sect wished to challenge them in terms that would not be lost on the great unwashed.
Jesus stridently denounced the Pharisees and scribes according to Matthew 23:29–33 (KJV):
29. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because you build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchers of the righteous,
30. And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.
31. Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.
32. Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers,
33. Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
Some English versions of the Christian Bible use the phrase ‘brood of vipers’ rather than ‘generation of vipers’. (Cf. Matthew 12:34.) Interestingly, the upper crust of Jewish power, the Sadducees, are not castigated. Jesus criticizes the Sadducees along with the Pharisees less harshly in Matthew 16. The Sadduccees publicly test the knowledge of Jesus in a scene depicted in Mark 12 and Luke 20 without triggering much ire. A closer look at the Sadducees is forthcoming, but suffice it to say that the Sadduccees would have had the means and inclination to use Pharisees as cat’s-paws (cf. Matthew 16:1). Criticism in the New Testament of the Sadducees as Jews, at least by name as far as I know, is neatly limited to a disbelief of divine resurrection (Matthew 22:23, Mark 12:18, Acts 23:8). Sounds quite rational.
Besides the Pharisees and scribes being generational broods of vipers, there is another false Jew reference in the New Testament.
Revelation 2:8–9 (KJV):
8. And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;
9. I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
Revelation 3:7–9 (KJV):
7. And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;
8. I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.
9. Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
Revelation also depicts a second beast servicing the first, and the infamous number attributed to Satan.
Revelation 13:15–18 (KJV):
15. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
16. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17. And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is sex hundred threescore and six.
Verse 15 suggests in our modern context a futuristic Orwellian television. Verse 16 makes another blasé reference to slavery. Slavery was normal in Roman times and before all the way to Abraham.
The mark as an identifier is not really all that imaginative. In Roman times, identifying tattoos were etched on slaves, criminals , and soldiers; and branding marks were seared into cattle and slaves. Any high-IQ financial engineer could have seen the utility of marking people to identify and control their credit accounts.
How would you represent the number 666 graphically? The mark as a number offers an intriguing possibility, but placing it in the proper context of ancient enumeration is in order.
So-called Arabic numerals had not yet been
invented discovered by the Hindus. The single radix system with a first class zero, the naught, would have to wait another six centuries. What predominated in biblical times was the Babylonian sexagesimal numeral system. This system uses a combination of base 10 and 6 as sub-bases to synthesis a base-60 system with few symbols.
Each base-60 digit was represented with a group of symbols of two possible types. The little wedge represented ‘one’ and was used from 0 to 9 times (i.e. sub-base 10) in each compound digit. The big wedge represented ‘ten’ and was used from 0 to 5 times (i.e. sub-base 6). Zero was probably first evident by the absence of any sub-base-10 symbols, the little wedges, in the presence of one or more sub-base-6 symbols and gradually garnered explicit use in the base proper, but not as handy multiplier padding relative to the unit or one multiplier (i.e. units column). They used incremental compound digit sizes to represent the lowest base-60 multiplier at least. Don’t quote me on the details, but that’s the rough idea.
Minutes, seconds, and degrees as widely used today came from the ancient sexagesimal system. Sixty is handily divisible by each length of a 3-4-5 right triangle and plenty of the other smaller numbers too. Could be Sumerian voodoo at work.
My point is that without the exact wording of the original text of Revelation, the structural representation of 666 is uncertain. Structure conveys meaning for Caucasians. I don’t see that six hundred threescore and six natively fits into the sexagesimal system, having its compound digit range from 0 to 59. It would be ‘11|6’, as in 11(x60) + 6(x1). That would be a big wedge and a little wedge in the x60 position and six little wedges in the x1 position.
Without luck or divinity, the construction could not be six hundred sixty-six, a clean base-10 construct. If we were to suppose an elegant simplicity of original expression, we could infer the juxtaposition of three ‘6’s, but that does not hold up. That’s important for the weirdly intriguing possibility I came across online, but now with learning about the later development of Hindi-Arabic numerals, I have to think it is a total coincidence.
I just can’t see my way past 30 pieces of silver, Noah’s ark with breeding stock in every land-based creature, the stealing of inheritances, the debt slavery, and heredity of Chosenness, and the blasé reference to chattel slavery of bondsmen. I think St. Paul nailed the proper relationship between a husband and a wife, especially considering the theory of evolutionary psychology had yet to be conceived.
The viability of emotional arguments are exactly what makes politics by superstition possible. It would be really easy to see the Devil’s work in hurtful situations, but remember that humans put on pretenses on purpose. It’s called dissimulation. It is the crux of the Yin, the essence of female hypergamy and financial engineering.
Thus, it is very interesting from a base-10 perspective that a hexagram can be constructed not only with two equilateral triangles overlapping with reflective symmetry about the same center point, but also with six smaller equilateral triangles arranged about a circumference.
Certainly, interesting coincidences are unavoidable, which is why Nostradamus is a well-known figure. The equilateral triangles could represent the multiplying seeds of equalism. We could manufacture a whole dogma on this, and you can no doubt find such specimens online, all redounding to the success of Yin over Yang.
Hiding the truth in the lies to varying degrees is a proven strategy of propaganda. It is the kaleidoscope of frames nested in and overlapping with frames that keeps sheeple blinded by magic to the mundane trickery of the magician. The bugaboo of extraterrestrial craft visiting earth is a recent quixotic windmill, and if there were any truth to it at all, what better way to hide it than to addle the masses into purveyors of well-researched hysteria?
Truth may be stranger than fiction, but not if you go looking for that kind of truth. Truth has a bias all its own. That is the virtue of rationalism and the Reality Principle.
I wrote a poem to commemorate the creation of the two previous paragraphs:
Ghouls and lice,
And superstitions so nice,
That’s what domesticated little minds are made of.
Religion is politics by seduction.
Beyond the Wizard Props Behind Stage Curtains
Our leading Jews from 2,000 years ago were Sadducees and Pharisees.
Who were the Sadducees? One Dr. Allen Ross offers an intriguing summary:
One of the major difficulties in describing the Sadducees is that all that we know about them comes from their opponents. They themselves left no written records of their history, their organization, or their views. They appear on the scene just before the great schism between the Hellenizers and the Hasidim, and they disappear as a group in the great destruction of 70 A.D. But judging from the comments in the New Testament, the Mishnah, and Josephus, they do form a formidable group.
From the same source:
The Sadducean party was generally the party of the wealthy aristocrats. This is not actually stated in the sources; but it is a reasonable conclusion given the fact that they lived near the Temple and saw more of their needs fully satisfied by having their lives intertwine with the nobility.
The American-Israeli Cooperative Project (cha-ching) describes the Sadduccees thusly:
The Sadducees rejected the idea of the Oral Law and insisted on a literal interpretation of the Written Law; consequently, they did not believe in an after life, since it is not mentioned in the Torah. The main focus of[ ]Sadducee life was rituals associated with the Temple.
The Sadducees disappeared around 70 A.D., after the[ d]estruction of the Second Temple. None of the writings of the Sadducees has survived, so the little we know about them comes from their Pharisaic opponents.
Oral law is not centrally controlled and can evolve, like supposing the US Constitution is ‘organic’.
According to the group’s entry at Wikipedia, the Sadducees ‘were a sect or group of Jews that were active in Judea during the Second Temple period, starting from the second century BCE through the destruction of the Temple in 70 CE.’
This Jewish sect of moneyed power was publicly active more or less only in association with Herod’s Temple, the one where Jesus chased out money changers (financial engineers). This period of public exposure neatly encloses the lifetime of Jesus of Nazareth.
Sadducees promoted Hellenism:
The rise of the Pharisees may be seen, to some degree, as a reaction against the Greco-Roman culture favored by the Sadducees, who were allied with the phil-Hellenic Hasmoneans. The Hellenic influence increased under Herod, who built a Greek theater, an amphitheater where Jews wrestled naked with Greeks, and a hippodrome in or near Jerusalem.
Did Hellenism mean intellectualism for the elites and circus for the dull masses? Leading out in the open has it’s risks, which is why women instinctively seek relations with the #1 authority figure at all times.
Could there be some sort of actual Illuminati? Even if the current global elite are not related to the ancient Sadducees, is it conceivable that Judaism would cultivate debt-slavery by some Jewish derived elite because that is the nature and essential design of Judaism? Ought we accept the inevitability of a synagogue of Satan, of marks on our foreheads and hands, and of servitude in credit credit economy, a labor camp without walls or identifiable human masters?
Yay, a New Religion!
We are told a council comprised of Sadducees and Pharisees had Jesus killed. These leading Jews paid thirty pieces of silver to Judas Iscariot who later committed suicide. Let’s take a look at who the Pharisees where. We know they are stereotyped as standing on street corners for public accolades, because Jesus was racist or something, but what else?
American-Israeli Cooperative Project tells us who the Pharisees were:
The most important of the three were the Pharisees because they are the spiritual fathers of modern Judaism. Their main distinguishing characteristic was a belief in an Oral Law that God gave to Moses at Sinai along with the Torah. The Torah, or Written Law, was akin to the U.S. Constitution in the sense that it set down a series of laws that were open to interpretation. The Pharisees believed that God also gave Moses the knowledge of what these laws meant and how they should be applied. This oral tradition was codified and written down roughly three centuries later in what is known as the Talmud.
The Pharisees also maintained that an after-life existed and that God punished the wicked and rewarded the righteous in the world to come. They also believed in a messiah who would herald an era of world peace.
Pharisees were in a sense blue-collar Jews who adhered to the tenets developed after the destruction of the Temple; that is, such things as individual prayer and assembly in synagogues.
So besides the fact that my US Constitution is presumed to be ‘organic’ and subject to interpretation (by who has the power to act on their interpretations), besides the debt slavery from gaawwwdd, we have belief in an after-life and messiah for the lower-class Jews. That really seems to grease the skids for a newfangled churchianity designed to be really, really inclusive.
Maybe Jesus was genuinely a political enemy of the ‘money-lenders’, or maybe the Sadducees wanted aversion to banking to be part and parcel of this new religion. What is really interesting is that the Prophet Muhammad had a similar contention with religious practices but at a shrine in Mecca about six centuries later. It happens to be the case that war is good for banking business, especially if the warring factions don’t have their own bankers.
Our man Dr. Ross has provided his remarks (endnote tags removed) on who the Pharisees were:
Of the three “sects” that Josephus lists, Pharisees, Essenes, and Sadducees, the Pharisees appealed to him the most. He had great respect for the Essenes with whom he lived for three years; but he joined the Pharisees. He had little respect for the Sadducees. Trying to determine the nature of these three groups is a very difficult task, for the literature about them is incomplete and at times confusing.
Christendom has largely disparaged them. But now the tendency in scholarship is to take the view that the Pharisees have been misrepresented in at least some degree in the Gospels, especially in Matthew and John, which, we are told, reflect the growing antagonism between Christianity and Judaism after 70 A.D.; moreover, it is now commonly held that the Pharisees had no part in the death of Jesus, but in fact Jesus may have been a Pharisee Himself.…
…Judaism in a real sense arose from and found its directing guidelines from Pharisaism–so there is lineal descent. Although Rabbinic writers do not call themselves Pharisees (they use the term hakamim, “sages”) the lines are there. Sandmel suggests that there may have been at some point a subtle but perceptible shift from the use of Pharisees to sages. He says that the original movement disappeared in time, but the impulse behind the movement endured. The Pharisees were committed to the validity of the Scriptures as well as the oral torah. They were progressive, open to reasonable change. Rabbinic Judaism is what Pharisaism developed into; there was the ascendancy of a non-political academy, and the rule shifted from Sanhedrin to the sages. But Judaism is not the same as Pharisaism; there were many other components that contributed to the formation of Rabbinic Judaism. Any discussion of the Pharisees, then, becomes a dangerous area of debate in theology and biblical criticism.
I hypothesis, I said hypothesis, that the ‘organic’ progressivism found in the postmodern United States and the West may may share a heritage with the creation of Judaism and Christianity.
Regardless, faith is very different than rationalism. White-man rationalism is a patrimony that comes from the Greeks, who inspired Hellenism, and the French and British, who inspired the Enlightenment. The timing of these rationalist social movements at the constructive beginnings of Western Civilization 1.0 and 2.0 is correlation, and I argue the reason is causality: rationalism leads to prosperity. The Reality Principle is stronger than the Pleasure Principle, but only with superior practitioners, which most people are not but let nature do her work for another millennium.
How effective has Abrahamic religion been at controlling frame of mind? Hmmm…
Thoughtcrime Judge for Yourself
This is about honor, courage and about love for America. And remember this, Mr. President: My son and the others died heroes and it’s better to die the death of a hero than it is to live the life of a coward. If you are responsible for the death of my son, I forgive you, I love you. I also love America.
Note the video in the linked source Web page. In the interview Mr. Woods effectively denies himself ownership of his emotional capacity for anger, it would appear in service to God or Government. The video clip starts off slowly but ends strong.
It’s only 3:19 long after the quick ad. You might watch it to compare and contrast with this fictional Jem’Hadar banzai charge:
Dear Moishe, you are a smart guy, but you won’t be blowing subversive smoke up any of my metaphoric orifices. Brother fought brother in the American Civil War because the fundamentals of how we live are fundamental, brother. I yearn for my freedom, don’t have my freedom, and I sure as hell won’t stop questioning how the world is actually run because it makes you feeeeeeel uncomfortable.
Malachi 1:2–3, as translated from the Tanach or Hebrew Bible (brackets per source):
I loved you, said the Lord, and you said, “How have You loved us?” Was not Esau a brother to Jacob? says the Lord. And I loved Jacob.
And I hated Esau, and I made his mountains desolate and his heritage into [a habitat for] the jackals of the desert.
The Chosenness of Jews makes me uncomfortable, not because I believe it, but because enough very intelligent Jews do, along with an army of mentally indentured Christians. I pretty much don’t like being oppressed by anyone, but let’s start at the top, shall we?
Alright, boyz, hit it!
Note the static occult artwork in the video is from the cover of the live album All the World’s a Stage (1976), but the song “Tom Sawyer” is from the studio album Moving Pictures (1981). Without inference to the band Rush, Satanic symbolism and messages in ways subtle and grotesque have been popularized by rock acts employed with the moneyed Establishment, notably during the 1980s. If the objective was to turn youth away from Christian values, it worked perfectly. If the objective was to exhaust Christians from chasing windmills, it worked perfectly.
The moneyed elites restlessly work for centralized control. The Pope has even advocated a world fiat currency. On 24 October 2011, officials at the Vatican, under Pope (eggs) Benedict (arnold) XVI, now chillin’ large, released a document calling for the creation of a central world bank because the IMF lacked adequate power over the world’s money supplies. It was a call for one world currency. Like women with their survival needs met, whoever the globalist elites are, they always want one simple thing: more.
—‘Reality’ Doug, 15 April 2014