February is officially Black History month….and MLK.Jr is black history….we all know this giant for his work in civil rights and voting but few Americans know him for the anti-war activist that he was.
As an anti-war activist myself I was most impressed with his speech against the Vietnam War….
This is the speech that I refer to….read and learn…..
Mr. Chairman, ladies and gentlemen:
I need not pause to say how very delighted I am to be here tonight, and how very delighted I am to see you expressing your concern about the issues that will be discussed tonight by turning out in such large numbers. I also want to say that I consider it a great honor to share this program with Dr. Bennett, Dr. Commager, and Rabbi Heschel, and some of the distinguished leaders and personalities of our nation. And of course it’s always good to come back to Riverside church. Over the last eight years, I have had the privilege of preaching here almost every year in that period, and it is always a rich and rewarding experience to come to this great church and this great pulpit.
I come to this magnificent house of worship tonight because my conscience leaves me no other choice. I join you in this meeting because I’m in deepest agreement with the aims and work of the organization which has brought us together: Clergy and Laymen Concerned About Vietnam. The recent statements of your executive committee are the sentiments of my own heart, and I found myself in full accord when I read its opening lines: “A time comes when silence is betrayal.” And that time has come for us in relation to Vietnam.
The truth of these words is beyond doubt, but the mission to which they call us is a most difficult one. Even when pressed by the demands of inner truth, men do not easily assume the task of opposing their government’s policy, especially in time of war. Nor does the human spirit move without great difficulty against all the apathy of conformist thought within one’s own bosom and in the surrounding world. Moreover, when the issues at hand seem as perplexing as they often do in the case of this dreadful conflict, we are always on the verge of being mesmerized by uncertainty; but we must move on.
And some of us who have already begun to break the silence of the night have found that the calling to speak is often a vocation of agony, but we must speak. We must speak with all the humility that is appropriate to our limited vision, but we must speak. And we must rejoice as well, for surely this is the first time in our nation’s history that a significant number of its religious leaders have chosen to move beyond the prophesying of smooth patriotism to the high grounds of a firm dissent based upon the mandates of conscience and the reading of history. Perhaps a new spirit is rising among us. If it is, let us trace its movements and pray that our own inner being may be sensitive to its guidance, for we are deeply in need of a new way beyond the darkness that seems so close around us.
Sadly his words fell on deaf ears….as anti-war seem to always accomplish.
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Howdy lobotero. It galls me that black folk embrace the religion of their oppressors.
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Xtianity sucks. It never ceases to amaze me why people permit and tolerate this utter and complete narishkeit\non sense. The Title of this scatterbrained narishkeit serves as evidence of plucking a verse taken totally out of the contexts of its containing sugia\sub chapter. This Goy disgraces the good name of Goyim. “What an idiot!” – Hermione, ‘Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone’, 2001.
The sugia which contains this aborted p’suk\verse/ … ישעיה ח:יט-ט:ו. How does the conclusion of that sugia understand the opening thesis statement of that same sugia? The sugia opens with rebuke:
דרשו אל האבות ואל הידענים המצפצפים והמהגים … search to medium witches and their like who make chirping and speak narishkeit. T’NaCH exists as the earliest codified format of Jewish common law. Xtianity in 2000+ years remains ignorant of this fundamental fact.
This religion infamous for its criminal auto-da-fé war crimes against humanity, starting in the 15th through 19th Centuries. Napoleon utterly despised and detested the Catholic arrogance and abuse of power. He freed the Jews falsely imprisoned into the ghetto gulags only to have the church force the Jews back to wearing the garments of disgrace and ghettos immediately after Russia and Britain and Austria defeated Napoleon’s army at the battle of Waterloo.
The Talmud, written and codified about 1000 years after the sealing of the T’NaCH. This latter codification of Jewish law — too a common law system of jurisprudence. During the Middle Ages, most especially after publication of the Rambam code which perverted the priority of logic over law, Jewish commentaries on the Talmud emphasized the learning of law books over the practice of law. Post Rambam, Jewish societies in g’lut witnessed a marked deterioration and decline that continued till well after the Shoah. The Reform rebellion against the T’NaCH, Talmud. and Siddur, perhaps the nadir of g’lut Jewry – the result of false imprisonment of the Jewish people for a period of time approaching 4 Centuries of ghetto starvation and oppression.
Church narishkeit theology its unstable grasp of T’NaCH “scriptures”, perhaps served as the basis by which the church felt compelled to foist a completely Greek notion – Heaven vs. Hades (These unlettered goons do not know how to learn common law.) – as the foundation of the xtian notions touching “faith”. The vile auto-da-fé public torture and murder of innocent Men women and children, not a single European Courtroom has ever condemned these repeated war crimes against humanity. The church burned victims alive on pyre fires as a show,,, attempting to depict perverted ideas touching the flames of Hell – to terrify ignorant peasant spectators, and assure their obedience to church authority.
European courts have a long tradition of imposing State power over the feudal serf populations; they have never sought to rule any land of Europe with justice. Recently the EU has attempted to foist an International Criminal Court (ICC) upon Israel. This jester fool court, like Brussels and the UN, assumes that Jews remain in the pre-1948 status of stateless refugees populations, which have no country of our own. This places the church on par with Brussels and its jester idiotic ICC court – none of these “official bodies” has the least bit knowledge that the T’NaCH stands as the first common law codification of Jewish common law.
But wearing a black robe and sporting a white wig does not transform an ignorant ass, who sports strong prejudices, into an educated human being. All European courts, throughout history, labor to impose the power of the State upon subject populations. The Rome treaty does not determine “international law”, despite the noise the ICC shouts to the contrary. The absurd attempt to ram the Rome treaty down the throats of Israel – Bunk. This attempt to isolate Israel and force feed it with foreign European court rulings … fools the Jewish people of the State of Israel, we do not compare to Foie Gras – idiots.
Common Law stands on the יסוד of precedents. The Gemarah learns each and every Case\Rule Mishna by making a study of precedents. The Gemerah style – Difficulty\Answer – challenges all possible precedents which the sages sought to learn and understand a specific Case\Rule Mishna. As mentioned above, the study of the Talmud, by which virtually all later commentaries on the Talmud, made it their priority to study law books rather than Jewish common law jurisprudence – to what does this ירידת הדורות compare?
As a young yeshiva bochur, whenever some rabbi would express comparable cavalier attitude of absolute ignorance and dogmatically preach ירידות הדורות, this would invariably turn my stomach. Something on par with the Nazi dogmatism of Untermensch! Rabbinic yabber as if ירידות הדורות, existed as a fore gone conclusion, completely out of our hands – to control and change. Many rabbinic authorities clung to this vile dogmatism when I lived in Beit Shemesh. This disgusting dogmatism promoted by many rabbinic moron authorities, greatly contributed to my decision to leave that city permanently.
Many Orthodox rabbis fall into the trap, which so characterizes Xtian theology & narishkeit, specifically – rabbinic authority hinges upon their reading, external knowldege, of classic sources. But any person with the Will to read rabbinic literature, makes that person no more an expert upon common law jurisprudence than it does Xtians who bang their bibles on table, like as repeatedly did Jimmy Swaggart. Fear of Heaven eventually defines the reputation of all public figures. Swaggart’s arrogant balloon pooped when the public realized that he consorted with paid for sex prostitutes. Something like Khrushchev’s condemnation of Stalin … which resulted in Mao’s rejection of the Soviet socialist alliance with China.
The long bloody criminal history of the church abuse and perversion of power, ‘Fear of Heaven’ now bites this criminal deviant religion, and Xtian priests and preachers have no where to hide or run. Reactionary Xtians can now only pretend to preach “the Good News” in the hopes that their flocks remain ignorant and totally unaware of the repeated, in almost every generation, church war crimes against humanity. Alas “by their fruits you shall know them”, this rebuke – it exposes the disgrace of the church for all eyes to see.
The blood of the tortured and murdered, does not cease to cry out for justice. The church – Catholic, Protestant, Mormon etc – bears the mark of Cain for all eternity. The preachy preach “Good News and great commission” stands in the shadows of church war crimes guilt, repeated over and again against humanity. Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Pol Pot, Idi Amin Dada, Nicolae Ceausescu, Syngman Rhee, and Augusto José Ramón Pinochet, these criminals cast their nets of torture rape and mayhem, and then they died in a generation perhaps two; but church criminal guilt has defiled humanity with non stop cruelty, murder, and death for 2000+ years!
The the call of the shofar blasts – Fear of Heaven. Who living today makes the choice to ignore the call of the shofar, which sounds the din for Justice? Till now Goyim have paid scant attention to the blowing of the shofar every Rosh HaShannah; the fast of Yom Kippur has remained totally ignored. The blowing of the shofar – defines the faith, also known as: ‘Fear of Heaven’. Before any common law court declares the guilt of a Capital Crimes Criminal – the sages blow the shofar. The voice of the shofar, it combines with the blood of Abel. Both plead to HaShem, they cry for justice.
Let’s learn. Shall bring a slightly removed precedent, then shall over shoot and bring a precedent slightly distant. Then the target enemy bracketed by precedents, shall fire for effect, and slaughter enemy forces without remorse or mercy.
ישעיה ז:ז-ט. As HaShem commanded the Moshiach anointing of Shaul and David, so too HaShem commands the Moshiach anointing of all kings of Yechudah and Israel. For a man, even a king, to assume that he determines victory in war, all prophets have denounced this impudence as foolish and most unwise. The over-shot: ישעיה מא:א-ז. Standing before the revelation of HaShem in this world, the tumah Yatzir Ha’Rah calls upon the Names of other Gods. Both Xtianity and Islam shout and declare — They represent the true faith! Both this and that declare alien foreign Names as the One God!
Fire for effect: יעיה נב:ג This sugia teaches its mussar in one verse. The vanity of false rabbinic authorities results in g’lut. But the righteous justice of HaShem weighs the hearts of Israel, like as when prophets anointed kings as Moshiach. Do we make t’shuvah for assimilation? This question stands in the scales of justice all post 1948 and 1967 Jewry. In 1948 and again in 1967 HaShem anointed Israel with the holy oils of geulah. Now stands the generations born there after, shall we make the Torah the written Constitution of our Republic? Shall we restore the lateral common law Sanhedrin Federal Courtrooms by rebuilding the 6 Levitical Cities of Refuge? These questions, they judge each and every generation of bnia brit Israel who walk before HaShem today.
Any organized religion is a waste of time and energy….no way to justify their existence. chuq
Chuq, seriously. Why do you still allow that mentally ill troll Mossker to leave comments? Time to Spam him.
It pisses me off to see him on your blog.
It REALLY does!
Best wishes, Pete.
It is getting to me…I try to be fair but sometimes it is just too much….chuq