And I suppose this US abandonment of Israel truly sets the stage for a biblical drama:
Israel, alone, threatened by the nations surrounding it: newly elected Islamist Egypt, who is remilitarizing the Sinai in contravention of the peace
treaty with Israel; Syria, who admits to having biological weapons - and threatening to use them against Israel, and Iran.
It's either this is it - that we are truly at the denouement of world civilization, where the victor determines the course the world will take and
the loser subordinated, and eventually eviscerated, or geopolitical reality is just coming as close to biblical prophecy, and extra-canonical
predictions in Rabbinic texts, such as the Midrash and Zohar, on purely coincidental grounds.
It's disheartening that this propaganda works so well, that this hatred of Jews - or rather, Judaism - fuels so much of the political agenda of the
worlds elite. And what is especially hard, for me in any case, is the widespread ignorance of this fact: that people have no clue of what I'm talking
about. And yet anyone trained in philosophy, philosophy of religion in particular, it should be abundantly clear how alone Judaism stands relative to
the spiritual traditions of the world; that the Jews are different and 'separate' philosophically: that they are ostracized and hated for their
theological beliefs, which challenges the views of the 'mystics' and metaphysicians who want to impress their doctrine of the indeterminate void
onto the socio-economic fabric, in moral relativism, anarcho-socialism (I see communism as being the more likely government of choice) destruction of
the family unit etc.
No view epitomizes this antimony better than the ancient Gnostics, who mythologized their hatred by regarding the Jewish God "demiurgus" - the false
urge i.e the urge towards separation.. YHVH - or Jehovah, the Gnostics argued, is a false God only befitting the worship of an ignoramus - because He
is a God of "being" - which is subordinate to, and transcended by, the state of 'non-being', which is the Father of Christianity. This squares
with the Sufi, Taoist, Buddhist, and Hindu approach to spiritual meaning. The indeterminate, Wholly Other, beyond the conditions of created reality,
and so in direct opposition to a God that commands a certain way of living - is the only "God"; in Christian thought, this God is theologized and
invested with providential ability. In Sufism, this God - this same indeterminate state - determines itself in the Quran and the sayings of the
prophet. In the East, it's detheologized: in Hinduism, it's mostly reduced to metaphysics, with cyclical periods of expansion and contraction; in
Buddhism and Taoism, it is more secular, more atheistic....
People don't think anything of this religious stuff. And that's probably because they've been trained to see the world in purely materialistic, and
not in metaphysical terms. But to the philosophical elite, it is clear that there is common agreement between the various civilizations of the world:
only one group poses a difficulty: the Jews. There religion is iconoclastic. They separate themselves from gentiles, just as their religion seeks to
discover rules of meaning in the minutiae of created existence; in logic, in determining right from wrong, in lifes many complex situations; in social
reality, with nation states - symbols of separation within the created order...
To put it pithily. The Jews seek unity within the context of multiplicity, while Gentile religion seeks Unity in negation of multiplicity; the former
unites the indeterminate with the determinate, while the latter seeks the indeterminate to stay so by not acknowledging determinate reality.
I don't see why we can't both get along - why the world cant be shared by both