Torah portion Shemot (Exodus 1-6:1)  contains many events, encounters, titles and words, even sequences of verbs containing truths of life’s structure and divine intention. I will touch on a few of the most salient ones and how, in the case of one vivid incident they relate to a uniquely dispositive parsha, Chukat (“statute”), Bamidbar  19, the parsha of the parah adumah temimah or “perfectly red heifer.” Read the rest of this entry »
The Milken Archives: a Treasure House of History and Spirit
There are many trails by which one may explore human creativity and spirit. One of the best ways to grasp and enjoy the essence of a culture and people, to immerse as in a mikva, in the ways that human energy shapes the stream of time into the logic of history is to study a society’s music. The Milken Archives  is a unique project successfully engaged in this discovery. The Milken Archives founded by Jewish activist Lowell Milken , has amassed a large collection of documents which display the language, melodies and chants of Jewish Americans throughout the ages to present the history of the American Jewish community. Browsing through the Archives is a vital, delightful and very educational experience. Read the rest of this entry »
“Men must endure / Their going hence, even as their coming hither;
Ripeness is all. Come on.” [King Lear 5.2.9-11] Read the rest of this entry »
The synchronous destruction of the world’s major currencies by Central Bank counterfeiting shows, like charts of the exponential increase in the past two years of high-frequency trading, that, as the Midrash teaches, “Esau, he is unstable.” The geopolitics of instrumental reason serving an overweening will to power via total media coverage and control show that “game [is] in his mouth” and that this gaming covers an increasingly enmeshed and terrorized world “like a hairy garment.” The coverage is just about done and the target audience impoverished to the level of fear and dependency. Read the rest of this entry »
The TRUE CONFLICT OF CIVILIZATIONS in which we suffer and the West dies is the conflict of its ruling elites and their fictions, the pathocracy that is the postmodern State. The pathocratic State, a cancerous growth from and image of its host culture, uses the bogie of jihad, enabling it with money, weapons, diplomatic apologetics and prestige, to undermine its host [the West] & to justify increasing ‘security measures’ that displace civil rights. This is the pathocratic means of making an impoverished world collective the sociopaths will rule for their own pleasure: the thrill of dominance trumps even the wealth they extract in managing the game.
Many people remain blinded by endemic violence in the Islamic world particularly as it is magnified by the media, notwithstanding media and academic apologetics for that violence. They similarly are dazzled by the iterations of Samuel Huntington’s tome touting a ‘clash of civilization’ between Islam and the West as the core fact of our times. The entire industry of ‘pragmatic and tough-minded experts’ that sustain this apocalyptic haze confounds the true dialectic of our time: the CONFLICT WITHIN WESTERN CIVILIZATION a series of crises nurtured and managed by Western elites with the help of bought and owned local clients. First some background so this ugly truth can be seen in context. Read the rest of this entry »