My anonymous friend wrote:
Kumo, what is your take on Zionism? I see it as the source for all of this nonsense. They are the only group of people who truly have an "us vs. them" mentality. They are the only group of people who believe they are Gods chosen people. If you believed you were chosen by God to rule the world, just imagine all the ways you'd manipulate the masses. Zionism is the cause of this mess. Thoughts?
An intriguing question, is it not?
Before I have my say, I think we should first define Zionism and what it means.
According to Merriam-Webster:
: an international movement originally for the establishment of a Jewish national or religious community in Palestine and later for the support of modern Israel.
Now that we have defined what the word means, let's take a brief look at Zionism in history.
And, as readers of this blog know very well, there are usually two versions of history: the official and the unofficial.
So, turning to the Anti Defamation League:
Zionism is the Jewish national movement of rebirth and renewal in the land of Israel - the historical birthplace of the Jewish people. The yearning to return to Zion, the biblical term for both the Land of Israel and Jerusalem, has been the cornerstone of Jewish religious life since the Jewish exile from the land two thousand years ago, and is embedded in Jewish prayer, ritual, literature and culture.
Modern Zionism emerged in the late 19th century in response to the violent persecution of Jews in Eastern Europe, anti-Semitism in Western Europe. Modern Zionism fused the ancient Jewish biblical and historical ties to the ancestral homeland with the modern concept of nationalism into a vision of establishing a modern Jewish state in the land of Israel.
The "father" of modern Zionism, Austrian journalist Theodor Herzl, consolidated various strands of Zionist thought into an organized political movement, advocating for international recognition of a "Jewish state" and encouraging Jewish immigration to build the land.
Today, decades after the actual founding of a Jewish state, Zionism continues to be the guiding nationalist movement of the majority of Jews around the world who believe in, support and identify with the State of Israel. Zionism, the national aspiration of the Jewish people to a homeland, is to the Jewish people what the liberation movements of Africa and Asia have been to their peoples.
History has demonstrated the need to ensure Jewish security through such a homeland. The re-establishment of Jewish independence in Israel, after centuries of struggle to overcome foreign conquest and exile, is a vindication of the fundamental concepts of the equality of nations and of self-determination. To question the Jewish people's right to national existence and freedom is not only to deny to the Jewish people the right accorded to every other people on this globe, but it is also to deny the central precepts of the United Nations.
And, for a different point of view, let's see what True Torah Jews Against Zionism has to say:
Through all the years of exile, pious Jews as individuals were attracted to reside in the Holy Land because of its innate holy character and the opportunity it offered for the observance of various precepts bound in the land. Jews as a whole continue to pray that the Al-mighty return his Divine presence to the Land of Israel, by the coming of the Messiah, who will build His Temple, from whence will emanate Divine Wisdom and ultimate spiritual fulfillment of the entire human race.
Through the many years that Jews resided in the Holy Land for this purpose, they enjoyed tranquil and cordial relations with the non-Jewish population there.
The Zionist movement which was formed at the latter part of the last century, sought to endow the Jews with a nationalistic character which was heretofore strange to them. It sought to deprive them of their historically religious character and offered in substitution of faith in G-d and adherence to the Torah, and belief in their ultimate redemption by the coming of the Messiah, a nationalistic ideology and the possibility of establishing through political media, a Jewish national homeland.
During the period of the British Mandate, the Balfour Declaration, which recognized the eventual possibility of founding a Jewish national homeland, in Palestine, was affirmed to be the British government. The Jewish Agency, who then was the Chief representative of Zionist interests in the Holy Land, was entrusted with the issuance of visas to the Holy Land, thus resulting in an increased Zionist immigration from various parts of the world, which ultimately succeeded in superceding in numbers, the veteran Orthodox dwellers.
Orthodox Jewry all over the world and the Orthodox Community in the Holy Land in particular, immediately sensed in this stage of Zionist success, the threat of grave danger for the religious future of Jews. The Arab inhabitants began to exhibit open hostility to their Jewish neighbors. The British government failed to distinguish between the Orthodox community, who for generations in habited the Holy Land, and the newly arrived Zionist immigrants.
With the acquisition by the Zionist nationalists of the power to organize communities in Palestine, they formed the Vaad Haleumi Leknesset Yisroel (National Jewish Council Committee). This committee ignored the rights of the Orthodox veteran dwellers who did not recognize this validity of Jewish nationality, and whose identification as Jews was solely with their loyalty to their religious heritage. The religious inhabitants, on the other hand, shuddered at the prospects of spiritual disintegration of World Jewry, with the new rise to power of the Zionist nationalists.
The Orthodox inhabitants actively objected to being subject to the authority of the secularists. They appealed their cause to the League of Nations, who consequently granted them a "Right of exclusion" to the subjugation to the Vaad Haleumi, which rights provided that any Jew wishing not to be incorporated into the Vaad Haleumi, may remain lawfully independent if he so stated his wish in writing. Thousands of Jews did so.
Such was the case until November 1948, when the United Nations finally sanctioned the establishment of a Zionist State. We do not doubt that their success in finally realizing their goal was due in great measure to their having misled the world into viewing the Zionist cause as the Jewish cause. The formation of the Zionist state resulted in the automatic deprivation of the autonomy heretofore possessed by the Orthodox inhabitants of the Holy Land.
The Zionists grasped in the acquisition of their new powers, the opportunity to openly disassociate themselves from any identification with Jews as a religion. They systematically began to orient the minds of their generations according to the tenets of Zionist nationalism. Through the Ministry of Religions they employed part of the Rabbinate to assist them in their aims.
In addition, a very interesting movie concerning Zionism and its struggle with Ultra Orthodox Judaism (which continues to this day) can be seen here.
Now, for my thoughts.
Firstly, I must acknowledge that I am a bit biased.
I have Jewish ancestors, on both my mother and my father's side of the family. I have studied Judaism, in my neverending search for religious truth. And, I find most aspects of it refreshing and very compatible with my soul.
At one point in time, I followed the Seven Laws of Noah, adopting it as my code of conduct.
But wait! There's more.
I continued my search for truth, and my quest to find knowledge of self lead me to some very shocking revelations at literally changed my life and the way I see the world.
I found out that, for one thing, my fathers once resided in the Land of Kemet, known to the Western World as Egypt.
And furthermore, I discovered that the Jewish people didn't come from the Land of Canaan, as the Scriptures say, but that their true history begins in Exodus.
Based on scholarly and DNA evidence, I can state with 100% confidence that the ancient Hebrews migrated to ancient Israel from Kemet, bringing their cultural and religious traditions with them. Modern scholars also have found the Beta Israel and the Lemba peoples, both of whom are closely related to modern Jews.
And, as this map above clearly shows, the flow of humanity was from Kemet in Africa to Israel, and not the other way around (Indeed, the Bible tells us that the Hebrews in ancient times didn't hesitate to return to the "Motherland" when times got rough).
In other words, the forefathers of the Jewish people were Black like me. Therefore, I tend to have a soft spot for them (this also might explain why Blacks and Jews have had a very strange relationship in recent times, fighting like cats and dogs one minute, and being all buddy buddy the next).
Now, Dear Reader, don't think I'm getting all Afrocentric on you for fun and profit. I am stating these facts because one needs to understand that the Jewish people have borrowed much in the creation of their common religious life and experience. Two books that explain, in detail, how this was done are Gerald Massey's Egypt: Light of the World and Gary Greenburg's 101 Myths of the Bible.
(Per-ahh (Pharaoh) Akenten (Akhenaton/AmenhotepIV)
Along these same lines, some scholars suspect that the Hebrews learned much of their mystical philosophy from the "Heretic King" Akhenaton, who was labeled the world's first monotheist philosopher, although those who actually study the King's works will quickly understand that he was, in fact, a Monist.
But, I digress.
Getting back to the subject at hand, Zionism, in my opinion, is a movement that has significant opposition in Jewish circles, and is a movement that has no basis in fact, except to say that the cultural descendants of the Ancient Hebrews have staked their claim, and, by a combination of statecraft, persuasion, manipulation, and sometimes by naked force, have carved out their piece of the pie. Many nations and peoples have done the same thing throughout history. America has done it, Asia has done it, Africans have done the same. To dominate one's neighbors tends to be a sickness common to Mankind, and no group of people is innocent.
Ultimately, it really doesn't matter if a nation claims that God has given them this land because, as we have seen, the human perception of God, and His intervention in the affairs of mortals, changes depending on who is telling the tale.
If the Arabs are serious about retaking Palestine, they will have to fight and die in the struggle. If the Jews are serious about defending Israel, they will have to fight and die in the struggle.
Such is the way of the world, and its better if we in the United States stayed out of the affairs of others. Only time will tell who God will truly favor.
Or maybe He will turn His head in disgust away from his squabbling children, who never seem to understand that Humanity is One.
In any event, its better to be honest about what one is doing, than to cover up evil in the name of doing good.
Oops, I digress again. Better get back on topic!
As I have said previously, it is my opinion that certain Jews have been involved in very questionable enterprises. And furthermore, others teach that The Messiah will come to establish a New World Order. And its no secret that Jews were involved with some of our favorite hate ideologies: Feminism, Marxism, and Communism.
But in general, many Jews are puppets of globalist schemes, just like the rest of us. Just because they have different customs than most doesn't mean they are somehow invulnerable to manipulation and propaganda. Any serious research into Jewish life and politics quickly shows that they are just as divided, apathetic, zealous, or amoral as the rest of us. Many have been sacrificed in the name of Zionism, and I'm sure there will be other sacrificial lambs willing (or unwilling) to die for the cause in the years and generations to come.
In the Real World, As in Dreams,
All isn't, as it Seems.
Zionism is another movement, right alongside Jihadism, Racism, Imperialism, Sexism, and all the other isms, that lies, cheats, and steals in order to gets what it wants. And, like feminism and many other know-it-all-isms out there, it goes to show that blind belief, in combination with unquestioning ignorance, aids and abets such destructive ideologies to grow, to mutate, and to ravage the human mind and destroy the immortal soul.
And naturally, any movement or ideal that seeks to stifle controversy and crush dissent, must be actively examined, opposed, and criticized. Secret conspiracies and ulterior motives must be brought to light.
These are my thoughts.