From Yahweh to Zion: Jealous God, Chosen People, Promised Land...Clash of Civilizations 1st Edition
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- Paperback : 492 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-0996143042
- Item Weight : 1.36 pounds
- ISBN-10 : 0996143041
- Product Dimensions : 6 x 1.11 x 9 inches
- Publisher : Sifting and Winnowing Books; 1st Edition (January 2, 2018)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #536,414 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Having read only the teaser and the Amazon preview, I surely believe him why many "Choosens" don't want us "Gentiles" to undesrstand what drives them.
There goes a saying that the one who does not understand history, is deemed to repeat it.
The history of the "Chosen" is so much intertwined with that of the "Gentiles", that one never can understand the one without the other. Understanding this may be tantamout to end the accelarating spiral of repetitive history we face up to day, culmintaing towards "armageddon" in a foreseeable future.
At school, I used to be bored from all those seemingly unconnected details of history. But this book spins a red thread through thousands of years of events uncomprehensible otherwise, giving meaning to all those interconnections. I literally devoured it, within a few days, fascinated, from the first page to the last.
I use to post yellow notes on the edge of all my books, where I find important thoughts, potential "heureka" style challenges to my hitherto thinking, or to note contradicting view. Many good books carry a dozen of them, but this book costed me three stacks of post-it notes.
For long, I suspected, that the Lord were a gambler, and the name of the gamble is evolution. In this book we learn, how Yahweh's people strive to be the winner in that game - for already three thousands of years now. They have realized, that the level of evolution moved from cell to individual, to tribe, to people.
But, in my opinion, they have missed that eveolution also moved from a material focus to a spiritual one. It was no one else than Jesus of Nazareth who told them - for sure not the first one, but he delivered this message right into the center of their live. So I read' the chapters as a developping history of dialectic spiritualism - in stark contrast to the dialectic materialistic teaching of the bolshewists. When the demiurg, after finishing the creation of matter, developped spiritual feeling, the Yahweh style jealousy was complemented by a loving heart, as Schiller rhymed it:
"Brothers, above the starry canopy -There must dwell a loving Father".
Is this book anti-semitic?
Well, I would not refute the idea to classify it as an evolutionary step beyond Douglas Reed's "Controversy of Zion" - which is labelled "anti-semitic", according to wikipedia. Compared to that, it shows much more detail, but also tries to stick to strictly neutral diction. But, above all, it's written by a memeber of the chosen people themselves. So, by "their" definition, it may not be blamed as "anti-semitic", but as "self-hating" - an accusation, which the author himself frankly anticipates.
Somewhere along reading, I arrived at the conclusion, that "chosenness", "equal human rights" and the "Kantian imperative" can never go all three together. So, yes, one may drop "chosenness", and call this "anti-semitic". Or one may drop equality, ending up in an Orwellian-bolshewist style Leviathan of working "Goyim", commanded by a "Chosen" intelligentsia. Or one may drop the Kantian imperative, thus dropping logic reasoning in political practice, be it in the form of common sense, in the form of effective conduct of government, or in the form of a consistent workable state of law.
The last choice we know as "political correctness" as practised all over the West and exaggerated to imbecility and threatening collapse in contemporary Germany, built upon Art 139 of the German Basic Law aka "Grundgesetz".
There is so much dazzling political correct shouting out there, that some decent, well elaborated, non-aggresive backlighting as delivered only can provide a positive contribution towards an integral picture of truth and towards international understanding of peoples.
Finally, If we accept that demiurgic materialism is not an end, but an evolutionary level to pass by, we all - individuals, groups, peoples, societies, the whole humanity - face the decision to opt for jealousy or love. Towards a wise choice, Laurent Guyenot's book at hand is a great enrichment.
For the gentile, to learn the signs not only of pathocratic individuals, but also of pathocratic structures - thus becoming empowered to foil pathocracy. And to assure the right way to go ahead.
For the chosen, to make a personal decision guided by love, not hate. If all of them were aware what's going on, maybe, the idea of "Exodus" could gain a new, different, peaceful momentum - just look at the cover image.
If this succeeds, armageddon will not be the end of the world as we love it, but more akin the creative destruction of old thinking of conflict, as layed out in the "Götterdämmerung" by Richard Wagner.
So I hope, my Budapest Synagogue guide will read this book, too, to understand why any Gentile WILL try to understand his People. And, maybe, even tell some of his brethren.
Sad to see that I only can attribute five stars here.
If it were possible to submit proposals for the Nobel Peace Prize via Amazon, I would do so, too.
Well, ony if the author feels well among that many peers carrying this Prize in pathocratic abuse, of course.