Ecc 2:1-3 ¶ I said in mine heart, Go to now, I will prove thee with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this also [is] vanity.
I said of laughter, [It is] mad: and of mirth, What doeth it?
I sought in mine heart to give myself unto wine, yet acquainting mine heart with wisdom; and to lay hold on folly, till I might see what [was] that good for the sons of men, which they should do under the heaven all the days of their life.
Ecc 10:17 Blessed [art] thou, O land, when thy king [is] the son of nobles, and thy princes eat in due season, for strength, and not for drunkenness!
Pro 25:27-28 It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory is not glory.
He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.
It is said, “the reward for mitzvoth is mitzvoth and the punishment for transgression is transgression.”
While in a A.A. meeting at a substance abuse facility, bored with dissecting the psychological mumbo-jumbo of the handouts, pamphlets and ”helps” they offer in vain, I found myself wondering about the twelve basic tenets of the association and why they might claim this sort of therapy “healthy,” lawful or even sane? One thing I concluded: some insane bastards put this organization together and even more insane bastards fell for it…Good intentions being taken into consideration on either side of the coin. All were headed or tailed by fools, destined for hell.
The result is a vicious cycle of addiction, overdose, relapse, imprisonment, and despair never-ending until death doth thou escape; which of course has its similarities in and to marriage rites and performances, obligations etc., of US citizens and people all over the world.
I sat there staring up at a copyrighted 1970 or 60-something circa large scroll of these tenants/steps, which are always posted on the walls of any meeting places for former, supposedly overcoming drunks/recovering alcoholics. in awe of how dumb they take people to be, or how dumb we may be indeed!
The other walls in the room and littered throughout the building along with an untold of number of A.A., N.A., and primarily Catholic and other religious handouts/books. All posters were designed to psychologically thwart the readers understanding and capture the imagination of a fool or at best a believing proponent of his/her own destiny of destruction, or worse, survival/success.
At any rate, I took pen to paper, handed out for some inane assignment of the day, and chose instead to rewrite the 12 tenants in a form that they might make sense to at least me.
Assholes Anonymous (I can think of no better time to be anonymous!); Thirteen Steps to Overcoming Assholes Worse than Ourselves.
We admitted that we enjoyed imbibing and that wine helps gladden the heart of man.
Came to believe there is a Power greater than ourselves, Who created the fruit of the vine for a purpose forbidden us in this nation until the age of 21.
We gave ourselves to Him.
We talked some egocentric bullsh*t.
We repented of sin.
We atoned for sin.
Asked forgiveness and forgave others.
Asked the same of everyone.
Tithed and gave alms.
Backslid to bullsh*t again…
Talked a final bit of bullsh*t and G-d redeemed us all quite undeservedly, much to our surprise and elation.
The unknown step. Kept the Feast of Deliverance. (Chag Y’shua)
I also wrote a forced goodbye letter to alcohol, that was more of a realization letter that I would be needing alcohol for the remainder of my life, and that I regret not having learned how to appropriately use spirits for worship and life enjoyment from an early age onward.
And so it was, I came to say good-bye to alcohol abuse, and welcome the use without fear of the same, unto fulfillment of tasks and life requirements with a glad and merry heart.
My understanding was always so broken and perverse, raised among people who claimed to be alcoholics whether recovering or shamefully enduring the affliction they consider a hereditary disease. But who were more oft than not prisoners of the system and state that devised this insanity unto a nation in shackles and chains.
Not that there is not much to say of a life of abstaining from alcohol altogether, but that it is often quite dangerous to do so in a society in which this enslavement is by order of law, widespread and status quo. And when we find this out too late, is madness indeed, for which the treatments offered are many and none useful or true.
Alcohol had been the impetus for my depression and madness rather than a source of joy or inspiration healthy/useful. It caused much pain, sorrow, hate, failure, misunderstanding, etc., in my life and in the lives of many a loved one and cherished companion lost…I never did and do not blame alcohol for any of this, however.
When I first knew alcohol, my heart rejoiced at finding pleasure hidden in me, that imbibing brought forth, though it may have been a deceitful pleasure, if not false altogether. There was a thrill of release and freedom in it, that I was glad to experience.
I had never learned it had a purpose. Alcohol was just a part very much taken for granted of the world around me; at first, a guilty youthful pleasure; at the last; a confusing/confining demand of death.
Denial and cowardice seized the opportunity of anonymity to permit me to become “addicted” to drink, and a remorseful, selfish escapism from my life and its demands, which ought to have been known as willing obligation and vows to perform with zeal and ardour, but which were granted no other Way to exist in this world than that which I was taught or knew. To think, if I had been schooled in the art of either imbibing or abstaining unto the fulfillment of both my own purpose and that of alcohol, what a wonderful world it may have been, and I regret very much our mutual lost opportunity.
But remain hopeful for the remainder my days to produce something if not spot on, then close to wonderful or better.
Nevertheless, it has been an interesting “trip” and relationship we’ve shared and I’ll always be grateful for the “good times.” Auld lang syne.
If and when I use you in the future, it will be with an education of you both in the school of hard knocks and that of good, right and due appraisal. Or in the case likely to come someday, in which I am destined to shuffle off this mortal coil anyway, and so fulfill only what scripture has revealed is appropriate and merciful:
Pro 31:6-7 Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts. Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.
The GotMo’Rights are growing restless.
Mat 7:12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
I had a conversation with a gentleman about small groups of neo-nazis and their ilk, and this gentleman suggested rabble rousers like David Duke should be locked up in prison for life.
His reaction to my disagreeing with him was that I must be a communist or something.
I would never wish anyone locked up for their life. Not Mr. Duke or Hitler or anyone.
I think Mr. Duke is a very proud American, very proud of Gentile roots in America and what the gentiles have done here in the name of Christ and white pride.
Unfortunately, that is a big part of the problem in this country. It has grown out of control in delusion like that, and hard to see or appreciate our true national history, mostly hidden since its foundation…
I know nothing about Commies or Communism. Never read anything about it.
The problem with the USA is rampant idolatry that has grown to crazy proportions and has been her economy’s lifeblood for generations now.
Judaism would and does forbid this.
Jews are G-d’s chosen people and anyone who welcomes them is blessed by association.
Obviously, during the wars and times of their affliction and tribulations/persecutions of the Jew, gentiles have not learned that they brought worse curses upon themselves by doing so. And I fear many of them may never realize this much.
But as many as will or do, will find an infinite amount of reason to thank them and be proud to be associated. They are the reason our nation or any nation for that matter is or was ever considered great.
I try to do so every day, by being Jewish. It is the ONLY Way to bring any real and lasting change or betterment to any place on earth.
Rom 2:14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:
Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)
In the day when G-d shall judge the secrets of men by Y’shua Ha’Mashiach according to my gospel.
No one deserves to be locked up for life. It is the most heinous, sadistic, unforgivable sin humans practice; Life for life, tooth for tooth, eye for an eye, etc. Or, if you may forgive and forget.
Most kids end up in jail in this country because they want to be there. It is easier for them than in the world. They get three meals a day and a bed, and most importantly, an education that will serve them well in a den of thieves.
I’ve been in jail, have talked to prisoners who actually like it in jail; treat it as a life choice.
Insane to me, but that is how it is.
I don’t know anything about David Duke, and do not wish to learn anything about him. I simply read some of his book and found some facts he investigated interesting.
I was on his mailing list and he sent me his book, but his ideas are extreme and mostly bull dung…He seems to use simple people to survive and rouse rabble…PhD or not, that is an unwise move.
“Keeping the world accountable on an agreeable norm,” which this gentleman shared as his answer to our problems sounds fascist if not Nazi to me.
The founders established “freedom of choice and religion” as a way over covering their true intentions, which may be more intolerant than we know. And that may be or has been wisdom, in the long run.
Impossible as this gentleman may have claimed it to be, I know nothing about Communism and want to know less.
We are a Nation less than One G-d and the foundation of that nation, though rejected by most, is stone solid and immovable as a rock. Tried and true, tested and found “worth it.”
Our faith shall win the day.
This gentleman also claimed to be a former police officer and corrections officer. And I replied, politely as I may:
“If that is so (that you were an employee of the State) you would know the DOC is entirely corrupt, and a lot of prisons are run by the prisoners themselves, and yes are very much a life investment for them.
Yes, I agree a lot of young prisoners who do not realize this are putting on a show of bravado, and that the same often ensnares them deeply, inevitably and permanently in the web/pit of woe that is the US DOC.
There should be no prisons or jails at all in a just world.
But the US has far too much invested in their continuation. There is no escape legal from the system that has emerged over the years. It must be destroyed completely and a new form of life and way of justice implemented at once and may it be long enduring. I won’t scapegoat criminals who have been granted authority the way you mean to. I’ll only support the negation of the same and the end of tyranny imposed on a long-suffering society.
Drug rehab is also bull dung and drug legalization is worse. Legalization would only make government richer and people poorer. What may be wisdom to support is the end of a war on drugs without legalizing them or making drug dependency more of the norm than it already is.
Your ideas seem more and more fascist and Nazi as we go, no wrench in machinery intended.
I don’t turn to any source for knowledge or authority but G-d and Torah/Bible…and my own conscience.
The UN is for bastards of no account. How shall they be trusted with the mission of “accountability check?”
We owe the nations zero account, respect, and promise. They are but to collect tribute and willing converts from.
The Founders true intentions were Zionist and Right and remain so.
(At this point, the gentleman quoted some Confucius nonsense.)
Confucius has evidentially confused you beyond repair. Only repentance and atonement may clear your conscience and Way of return to the One G-d of Israel.
Faith winning the day is what happens day to day. In the end, only the Faithful will count or matter whether held accountable to your standards or not, which I assure you are completely without merit. Until men realize this much, they are without hope.
For it does basically come down to be Jewish or be damned.
The reward for mitzvah is mitzvah, the punishment for transgression is transgression.
Judge not and be not judged. Imprison not and be not imprisoned…
The DOC is extremely wicked and criminal. Only a fool should gauge otherwise.
I do not mean to insult or attack you verbally, but this is something I feel very passionately about.
There is no rehabilitation in these methods. Stoning would be more humane.
I am not competing with you or practicing one-upmanship. I’m just telling it like it is and you are being deceptive and worldly-wise and failing at even that, as surely as all must and will.
I am commanded to ‘come out of her.’
Speak not about other gods or religions to me or the conversation ends there.
I am in nowise tolerant of foreigners or my own practicing any religion besides Judaism.
I know fascists and those who pretend to be peaceful beatnik liberals, but are churl; blemishes who attack fascism at every opportunity but are more deranged and perverse than the worst fascist may have ever been.
Again, be a Jew or be damned.
To be a Jew is to be saved, to be noble and liberal, perfect in G-d though imperfect in a world of chaos and opinion striving to win the day.
To do so is to sink to the level of the basest creature that ever existed and yet learn nothing even from that.
Gnaw on something and be defiled and defiling for your trouble.
Accept nothing but the Truth in G-d and Y’shua Ha’Mashiach and you stand on sacred ground; immovable though exiled, faithful and blessed though cursed by the world, no matter what the world do to you or ask of you, or demand of you, it does not affect you in the least.
You are lukewarm at best. And to be wavering is to be lost…
I must be careful and ask much of my associations in the world.”
And I left his company with this bit of Scripture and a warm adieu.
Rev 3:15-22 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and [that] the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
What Our Nation must needs be is free because of a Law written upon our hearts, our “conscience also bearing witness that we are the children of G-d.”
We must no longer permit the statutes of men to rob us and our nation of our mutual heritage, using the laws of men to defraud, disinherit or disown one another.
Restoration comes through worthy heirs, whether numerous as fifty stars or as few as two (Caleb&Joshua/Hosea). Children are a gift from G-d and restore their elders not vice-versa A man or woman believing and practicing Judaism may be the salvation of their home by setting an right and good example for their children, but ultimately judgment and is rendered by our children.
Mat 12:27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast [them] out? therefore they shall be your judges.
Act 20:32 And now, brethren, I commend you to G-d, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.
Rom 8:33-34 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of G-d’s elect? [It is] G-d that justifieth.
Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of G-d, who also maketh intercession for us.
1Cr 3:12-23 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.
If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
Know ye not that ye are the temple of G-d, and [that] the Spirit of G-d dwelleth in you?
If any man defile the temple of G-d, him shall G-d destroy; for the temple of G-d is holy, which [temple] ye are.
Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with G-d. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
And again, The L-rd knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.
Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours;
Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours;
And ye are Christ’s, and Christ is G-d’s.
1Cr 4:6 And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another.
How far we have strayed in this day and age because the people are “governed” by the government of men; a lot of unworthy bastards and churl having each his pocket picked by the former or latter, unto a nation of robbers, destitute and robbed thereby of all worth and meaning in life.
What we need is not the end of social security neither the rebuilding of it. We need a fresh start, by restoration unto worthy heirs; an automatic dole unto people who don’t work, but are assigned duties that build up homes and heritage national according to the worthiness of the heirs themselves, who are our salvation, hope, and faith.
Otherwise, you get what we have had for generations unworthy, a nation dependent upon witchcraft and mob rule.
Give people what they need but know when to say “enough.” People will be worth more when given what they need but are denied privileges undue and unnecessary. Disallow vain aspirations but nurture realistic ones. A nation unwilling to sacrifice this much for itself will never be able to sacrifice unto G-d what may redeem all.
There was a time when the sale and ownership of land and property was appropriate, needful and justified, but suburbia; much less urban sprawl was never the point. The opposite was true, in order to minimize this absurdity and even outlaw it. Men lived, died and subsisted upon a single plot of land, however great or small. A deed meant something; a heritage was built upon a worthy foundation.
Poverty was often the mark of success, until our collective conscience was thwarted by our own straying from the Truth.
For honor is the only thing which separates man from a beast in such instances, and keeps fallen man from sinking in the mire of fear and self-loathing, whether of failure or bloodguilt.
Rom 8:12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors,
Ne. 26:31 But the laborer in Zion shall labor for Zion; for if they labor for money they shall perish.
D&C 30: 11 And your whole labor shall be in Zion, with all your soul, from henceforth; yea, you shall ever open your mouth in my cause, not fearing what man can do, for I am with you. Amen.
D&C 68: 30 And the inhabitants of Zion also shall remember their labors, inasmuch as they are appointed to labor, in all faithfulness; for the idler shall be had in remembrance before the L-rd.
Now, the Word created the world or “universe.” The world, for its part, after the fall, turned about and endeavored to recreate the word according to its then and now fallen nature.
Hence and therefore, the Word stated it is the Spirit that matters, the flesh which profiteth none, and we who are born of the Spirit that may condemn or redeem, must judge the spirits and for such, G-d has given us the Rule of His Sovereign Word, Law and Covenant. He who regards not the One the L-RD sent regards not the L-RD.
Now the L-RD hath made our carders whom, when the chips are down, have shouldered the burden and carried on in order to prove them the children of His circle.
Throughout history, wherever men granted Liberty undue them would found and establish a governing body, there would be your rabbis, priests, and disciples.
When and wherever this freedom was jeopardized, there you would find your terrorists, extremists, what have you; be they red coats, Nazis, communists, Islamists, etc.
Worst enemies by far, being humanist left-wing bitter roots, long suffering for no more reason than spite and hatred for the noble and the good.
On the counter-offensive or preemptive striking we find our United American/Russian and other allied minds and forces, made up of mostly ironical, jovial, nonsensist, tea-party over throwers, fundamentalist Christian and orthodox Jewry; the exasperated believer and beleaguered debtor/adherent often victimized, caught in the fray, doing their best to maintain dignity and devotion in a world out of motion and step with its leader and lord.
True Rabbis formed the first Parliament who respected the Servant’s Mission.
What I believe the L-RD wants to do locally will be the example set for the world globally, but may not alway be possible save for in the minds and hearts of a few.
Nobility and Royalty born legitimate and not in vain, but unto the renewal of all that we have ever cherished and esteem “worth it.” The difficulty in sharing this with the unbelieving and scornful world, being the reason why it is not established in fact and often indeed, making for the nonsensical excusing of our temporary delight in such things as we ought to abhor and disassociate ourselves with, but in which we find temporary relief and delight.
Sacrificing daily as we grow, live and or die to that which never did nor ever will really nourish our collective soul at all for that which may do much more than.
This is one major reason poverty must be eradicated at least locally among those who choose the L-RD and Zion’s welfare at the exchange or price of delusion and illusion, gaining respect and admiration one for another daily in doing so, and willing to give up that which is unnecessary for that which none may live without. Having no consideration for appearance outward nor beauty vain, but respect for right judgment and reverence of deeds and acts of which follow signs and beget wonders, and give at least space for miracle and awe.
This restoration depends not upon worldly wealth and invention but upon the agreement of souls worthy working together, united as one man unto the fulfillment of the everyman through covenant awareness and kept vows, heart’s service and the recognition of the honorable but distinctly different and separate.
And that instead of an\ Goshen oppressed by the powers that be in the world, the world may look to Goshen and Jacob’s Abode for signs, approvals, and authority in everything and anything we may choose to do as a nation under One G-d, the L-RD of Hosts.
True Jews may be trusted to know, as Moses did when to say “Enough” and be satisfied with no more than that which the L-RD sees fit to grace them with, necessary and never vain.
This is why their heritage and culture is so eternally meaningful, blessed and productive.
They are ever-yielding a harvest, yea, an abundant crop of meaning and worth for the world by their obedience, Way of Life, and keeping of covenant with G-d.
Even, and sometimes especially so, when they are oppressed and brought low by their enemies or by their own folly and waywardness, through a higher awareness brought about by devotion to daily ritual and routine, they continue to grow and produce more than any other nation or people may boast of, often quite by accident, an harvest of marvels, as if awakening every day from a dream to a newly born creation. They know not why or how it is so, they simply have faith that it will always be and knowledge that it ever has been so, which they may be and ought to be reminded of at any time by opening the Book or Torah scroll, which like the ark, is at the center of their Kingdom eternal; G-d in their midst as well as within their hearts.
Mark 4:26-29 ¶ And he said, So is the kingdom of G-d, as if a man should cast seed into the ground;
And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how.
For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.
But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.
Whenever reality does not live up to our beliefs or expectations, we tend to relapse in our behavior and cling to our delusion or swear by that which is worthless and deny that which is of eternal worth. We don’t just close our eyes, we veil our hearts.
And we abandon our very selves in favor of a stupefaction which enables us to escape what is and preferably and sometimes pleasantly persist in an ignorant man’s bliss. If the cost of sustaining this become violent or criminal we either become so ourselves or close our eyes to what is so in order to protect our privilege and ensure our lot; knowing the price is our condemnation and the eventual loss of our freedoms, when even an iota of strength and intention righteous may guarantee the opposite and win and achieve our justification lasting in the eyes of our Creator.
Alas, it is written, “What mortal has seen such a wondrous way?”
I know we have and may.
We all and one must have at least glimpsed and felt such glory as our very own possession at one time or another. And then again it is also written, “Blessed are they who have not seen and yet believe.”
In the “land of dreams” this has been an especially sacred awareness and at times a weighty responsibility/obligation to we who have all too often received the gift of Liberty in vain. Not necessarily unto our condemnation, but unto difficulty in sustaining a freedom justified, a reward due, and a people saved; of which, the latter result no man may boast of having gained or won, though each may indeed bask in the Glory of; on the contrary, we most oft have willfully and blasphemously lost or turned away from in enmity, or at best, in ignorant folly.
It is sad to see people, especially Jews sell themselves out for less than they deserve in giving into worldly delusions that separate us from G-d and one another.
Seeking equality in a whore’s maze of lies is anything but equity and a far cry from fulfillment of self, though we may get what we want for a season or more, in the end we find, we lose what we need.
Luke 9:25 For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?
To seek Zion’s good, a even forced gathering of the peoples to be no more than Jews labouring for Zion’s sake is to bring to G-d all you ever wished or promised to and fulfill who you are in Him at the cost of no more than forsaking idolatry and destroying altar stones that threaten to take over the space our heart of flesh may now occupy leaving us without life nor care in the world, unmotivated by anything more than the loss of something you were already sabotaging by agreement unholy and self-serving in the world; a glory short-lived and meaningless, unworthy of possessing or of passing on to your children or theirs.
Like I said, there really is no longer any enemy barring our way into the Promised Land other than the lies we have told and try by any means necessary to support.
There is a world that depends on us entering and bringing forth justice on a global scale, and this is a Heritage and Honour you could not have dreamed of passing on to your children, much less accomplished in many lifetimes, which is yours but for the agreement’s sake. Covenant blessing.
The singular redeeming excuse within us is that we willingly gave ourselves to madness as a means to an end. Now we are not handicapped by our own humanity that keeps us from reaching that end, nor may we assure without violence the means any longer of our existence or right to exist. Justification means all.
We must untie, severe, and cut off, where necessary, bring in, unite , protect and defend, where proved wisdom.
Embrace and renounce. Behold and forsake.
Because that is what our true Heritage is all about. Mashiach points out that a man would have to be strong and violent to protect earthly riches, etc.; whereas, to become a Father in the sense that Abraham is Our Father, we would have to renounce the world and its glories fleeting and ephemeral, leave our homes, nations, families and all that we may know and feel comfortable with and seek G-d’s favour alone, all to be rewarded with an eternal weight of Glory, a family whose numbers outmatch those of the stars in heaven or the sands upon the world’s seashores.