February 08, 2009, 11:30 PM PST
Thank you for your perspective in the Dalit Voice Editorial of February 2009 on Israel-Palestine ( http://www.dalitvoice.org/Templates/feb2009/editorial.htm ). You asked a very pertinent question, which although specious as an argument for the justification of conquest of another's homeland, is an interesting question: 'The Jewish scriptures may say that “god created Israel”. Which god?'
I would like to offer the following short passage from Leo Strauss's 1928 essay that lends a bit of insight into your question “Which god?”
Excerpt from page 202, Leo Strauss, The Early Writings 1921-1932
'Political Zionism has repeatedly characterized itself as the will to normalize the existence of the Jewish people, to normalize the Jewish people. By this self-definition it has exposed itself to a grave misunderstanding, namely, the misunderstanding that the will to normality was the first word of political Zionism; the most effective criticism of political Zionism rests on this misunderstanding. In truth, the presupposition of the Zionist will to normalization, that is, of the Zionist negation of galut [exile], is the conviction that "the power of religion has been broken". Because the break with religion has been resolutely effected by many individual Jews, and only because of this reason, it is possible for these individuals to raise the question on behalf of their people, how the people is to live from now on. Not that they prostrate themselves before the idol of normality; on the contrary: they no longer see any reason for the lack of normality. And this is decisive: in the age of atheism, the Jewish people can no longer base its existence on God but only on itself alone, on its labor, on its land, and on its state. ...'
And there you have it. In simple language which peels off the philosophical-gibberish of “will to normality” and such, straightforwardly speaking: god gave the Jews the land grants, anointed them as the 'chosen peoples', and then Nietzsche killed god, and now it's up to the Jewish people who “can no longer base its existence on God but only on itself alone, on its labor, on its land, and on its state”, in order to construct their own future “because the break with religion has been resolutely effected by many individual Jews” who must now lead their flock!!!
I would additionally like to offer a correction. Political Zionism was not created in 1896-97 with the publication of 'Der Judenstadt', but in 1828 with the laying of the foundation of Reform Judaism with Rothschild money under Moses Hess, which seeded the idea that Jews need not wait for the 'Jewish Messiah' in order to return them to the 'Promised Land'. That was old fashioned “cultural Zionism”, awaiting for the Messiah as prophesied in the Jews' holy books, to which almost all non-atheistic moral Jewish peoples have always subscribed, even if they only be cultural Jews, or non-practicing Jews. And the rather impatient “political Zionism” which can't wait for a 'Messiah' because god is dead, has been redefined in almost every generation as the guidepost for the flock, and has taken many forms. It took this particular virulent form in 1897 at the World Jewish Congress. And that was the atheistic ethos behind Yitzhak Shamir's tortuous imperative: “Neither Jewish morality nor Jewish tradition can be used to disallow terror as a means of war, ... We are very far from any moral hesitations when concerned with the national struggle”. But its antecedents are traceable to the Rothschilds' desire to return the 'Jewish tribe' to their homeland and to reconstruct the lost empire of Solomon, to rebuild the Temple, and to rule the world as promised by god before he was killed off by atheism. The Rothschilds are the biggest private financiers of the state of Israel, second perhaps only to the United States tax payers and to the tribute being extracted from the German people for the abhorrent HolocaustTM for a hundred years until 2039. And that desire for conquest is intimately tied into the orchestration of one-world government by the Rothschild-Rockefeller controlled private central banks – all of them privately owned and operated by the 'god's chosen peoples'. See Monetary Reform Bibliography on http://humanbeingsfirst.org
The Palestinians are merely the poor canary in the coal mine – what is happening to them today will be the fate of many a goy tomorrow!
So Dalit Voice was so right to ask the question “Which god?”
The answer should now be obvious. The god that coins money out of thin air (creating something out of nothing), and controls its expansion and contraction at will, to subjugate all nations. It was no idle boast: “give me control of a nation's money supply, and I care not who makes its laws”.
The accurate identification of “which god” also allows that god to be killed off by the sacrificial lambs.
Letter to Editor: Dalit Voice's 'Which god?' February 08, 2009