Jesus, Gaza, and the Murder of Useless People

Jesus was a Palestinian Jew born in Bethlehem.  He grew up in Nazareth and was executed as a criminal in Jerusalem. It is because of him that we celebrate Christmas.  But it is in spite of him that what we celebrate is the opposite of what he stood for.

The different stories of his birth, told by Mathew and Luke in the New Testament, which are the bases for Christmas, are not filled with sugar plum fairies and sleighs filled with useless, unnecessary consumer goods.  There’s nothing about a Jolly Old St. Nicholas or baked ham or candy canes.  No gifts to return in a frenzied rush that replicates their purchase.  No credit card bills that come due in the new year.  No “Jingle Bell Rock” with Brenda Lee or “White Christmas” with Bing Crosby.

Just a poor child’s birth to fulfill a prophecy that out of life would come death and out of death would come life.  That hope was improbable but possible with faith.

These birth narratives, which tell of a nativity that concludes with the grown child’s suffering, public crucifixion, death, and Resurrection – a story that lives on with the suffering of so many innocents – are, as Gary Wills puts it in What the Gospels Meant, “. . . far from feel-good stories.  They tell of a family outcast and exiled, hunted and rejected.  They tell of children killed, of a sword to pierce the mother’s heart, of a judgment on the nations.”  They are stories of rejection, massacre, and a desperate flight from death at an early age.  They are not what most people now consider to be the essence of Christmas since a radical Palestinian Jew’s story has been almost totally erased by the glitz and greed of getting and spending to fuel an economy geared for war and killing.

Mathew and Luke’s birth narratives are replicated again and again throughout history, presently and most conspicuously in Gaza and the West Bank, as the massacre of the innocents continues under today’s King Herod, Benjamin Netanyahu, the client king of Washington, not Rome, while U.S. politicians, including Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., who claims to be a defender of children and opposed to U.S. war policies, support this genocide with rhetorical justifications that the Trappist monk Thomas Merton called the unspeakable:

It is the void that contradicts everything that is spoken even before the words are said; the void that gets into the language of public and official declarations at the very moment when they are pronounced, and makes them ring dead with the hollowness of the abyss. It is the void out of which Eichmann drew the punctilious exactitude of his obedience . . .

To the shock of so many of Kennedy’s early supporters, he claims, among other unspeakable assertions, that the Israelis have been the innocent victims of the Palestinians for 75 years, and they “could flatten Gaza” if they chose to, but instead have kindly used high-tech explosives “to avoid civilian casualties”; that they are not committing genocide intentionally. Indeed, his defense of the indefensible Israeli war crimes is widely shared by the compromised political leadership of both parties in Washinton, D.C., a place Kennedy is hoping to reach as the top of the heap, but he is contradicting all his talk about spiritual renewal and healing the divide, and it is especially galling and hypocritical as we try to celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace.

While the genocide of Palestinians is being documented every ongoing day now, the Gospel stories are different in that they were written after the fact and were not based on eyewitness testimony but are narratives of deep symbolic faith significance, historically wrong in places, but told to signify religious truths of the early Christian faith community.

Once there was a mother and father with their child on the run to safety in Egypt; today there are millions of Palestinian refugees on a bombed-out unarmed road of flight to nowhere but a dead-end.

A few days ago my wife and I were caring for our son’s two dogs.  Down the hill as night came on, the town set off fireworks – those bombs bursting in air (Oh how lovely is war!) – to celebrate and encourage people to buy holiday gifts, what can only fairly be described as acquisitive consumer madness that many realize yet have accepted as an essential part of the Christmas message.  As the fireworks exploded loudly, the dogs started to quake uncontrollably and we had to hold them tight to comfort them.

Yes, they are animals, but sentient animals with deep feelings; and yes, they are not children in Gaza quivering in fear as the Israelis bomb them night and day in savage attacks.  But as we held those frightened dogs, feeling their hearts beat fast as they gasped for breath, the visceral sense of what those Palestinians must be feeling, as they hold their trembling children who are butchered as useless objects, overwhelmed me.  As they are “thinned out,” as Netanyahu is reported to have said, I felt sick at heart to be living safely in a country that finances and supports such slaughter.  A country in which buying and selling is the real religion, people have become commodities, and Christmas has become the celebration of such grotesqueries.

I keep thinking of the difference between human beings and things; life and death; money and power; acquisitiveness and poverty; and, as Norman O. Brown puts it in Life Against Death, “an economy driven by a pure sense of guilt, unmitigated by any sense of redemption.”

In his classic study, Brown makes clear that it is erroneous to think that the secular and the sacred are exclusive opposites, as if the secular has replaced the “irrational” beliefs of religion with clean science and logical thinking; has banished irrational superstitions with abstract, objective, quantitative, and impersonal thinking.  On the contrary, he argues that the whole modern secular money complex – the spirit of capitalism – is rooted in the psychology of guilt and the secular sacred.  He writes:

The psychological realities here are best grasped in terms of theology, and were already grasped by Luther. Modern secularism, and its companion Protestantism, do not usher in an era in which human consciousness is liberated from supernatural manifestations; the essence of the Protestant (or capitalist) era is that the power over this world has passed from God to God’s negation, God’s ape, the Devil. And already Luther had seen in money the essence of the secular, and therefore of the demonic. The money complex is the demonic, and the demonic is God’s ape; the money complex is therefore the heir to and substitute for the religious complex, an attempt to find God in things.

Things, just like money, beyond a certain minimum necessary for a simple life of use, do not, as everyone knows, bring happiness.  This is because they are dead – excrement – the Devil’s favorite toy.

Take all those useless and superfluous objects people exchange during the holiday season.  The disposable gifts that are purchased to ease the guilt of giving and receiving.  Or such “objects” as an autograph of a famous person, an art work such as Andy Warhol’s Shot Sage Blue Marilyn that sold at auction last year for $195 million, Babe Ruth’s bat, Princess Diana’s evening dress ($1,148 million at auction), antlers over a fireplace and trophies of all sorts – the examples are manifold – they serve to confer on their owners a sacred prestige (etymology = deception, illusion) that is pure magic.  Like vast piles of money, they are talismanic protectors against death.  Their magical properties are irrational and rarely acknowledged, for to do so would reveal the absurdity of their acquisition and the pathetic nihilistic core of their owners.  They are outward signs of inward barrenness, yet for those who possess these useless objects they are magic ordure.

The more expensive the objects the more social power they mystically confer, since the message is that the owner can always give it up for a pot of gold but doesn’t have to since they are sitting on a lot more gold, which is really a pot of shit.  In other words, wealth, its possession and the avid desire for it, signifies power over people and that power includes using them in many ways, including their labor, and killing them if one chooses, quickly or slowly, overtly or deviously, directly or indirectly, for some people are useless objects, inferior people.

Such power is central to politics and warfare, as a quick glance at the wealth of war-promoting politicians will reveal.

It is central to the widespread thinking today that the world is filled with useless people who must be disposed of one way or the other.

It is a fundamental tenet of the World Economic Forum, the Gates-Rockefeller et al. crowd, and the racist eugenics promoters today and yesterday.

It is behind the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) biological weapons gain-of-function research, the Covid-19 propaganda, and the CIA’s and Defense Department’s distribution of the mRNA countermeasures (“vaccines”).

It is central to the hideously obscene profits of the medical military-industrial complex and the world-wide arms industry.

It is central to the genocide taking place in Gaza.  For the Israeli rulers, the problem is that the Palestinians exist, so they must be exterminated.

It’s still the same old story told differently down through the ages.

Hitler enacted it against the Jews.

Once long ago, it was a Palestinian Jewish boy born in a manger destined to make trouble for the rulers of the empire who had to be eliminated one way or another.  Today that child of God is any Palestinian child, destined, we are told by the rulers of Israel, to grow into a terrorist animal.

Christmas is about a birth, the birth of a boy who would become a man who sided with the outcasts, the poor, the forsaken, the gentle, and the peacemakers.  His birth and life was a rebuke to the powerful and the rich who lord it over the innocent, the killers, those who profit at the expense of others, who amass wealth and useless possessions to parade their power, a show of power which, unknown to their self-obsessed minds, is a sign of their spiritual nullity.

I have nothing against Santa.  I once sat on his lap and he seemed nice to my four year-old mind.  He was fat and jolly.  He told me I would get what I wanted for Christmas.  But he forgot to tell me what Christmas was really about.

That is what I want.  To remember.







44 thoughts on “Jesus, Gaza, and the Murder of Useless People”

  1. I posted this comment following your article at Unz:

    Curtin’s powerful denunciation of the American commercialization of Christmas makes one important error. The precedent for gift giving is found in the story of the Magi, the three wise men from the East (probably Iran), who brought gifts to the family of Jesus. The critical point is these gifts were utilized to pay for their escape from the killer soldiers of Benjamin Herod Netanyahu and their multi-year sojourn in Egypt as refugees. This part of the story of Christmas teaches that God sends us provision to help us survive the vicissitudes of this world, not for pointless hedonistic self-indulgence as this article rightly condemns.

  2. “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. 
I’ll meet you there.” – Rumi
    It’s certainly a sign of our troubles times that this essay on the larger subject of Christmas has generated all the comments concerning who’s right or wrong in the current Israel/Palestine disaster.
    As noted, things today are far removed from the essence of the original story, with the complete secular capture of the celebration for obvious commercial purposes, as well as the underlying psychological unease such a distorted focus produces. And money, formerly a convenient medium of exchange, has also been reconfigured into another mechanism for top-down control and exploitation of the general public. The Federal Reserve’s power to create the stuff (literally out of thin air), and attach an interest-bearing debt to the process, gives it a god-like status in the mundane world. The secular Golden Throne. A completely digital central system would make the lock on humanity even tighter.
    But as with the cycle of the seasons, there is a repetitive quality to human behavior, and the rhymes of history are apparently not done with us yet.

  3. Thank you Ed. It is heart breaking to watch some of the last few social science academics and researchers I have respected morph seamlessly into Zionist apologists the moment the “topic” changed. In this case Johnathan Haidt (article linked below) who has done great work researching the connection between social media use and the ever worsening mental health of Gen-Z – seems to fallen prey to using the same irrational “words are violence” approach regarding Israel/Palestine that he has studiously critiqued for years now as it has taken over debate in college campus culture.

    In his most recent post rather than use his platform to call for a cease fire and the end to the slaughter of innocents, he uses it to suggest that critiquing Israeli policy is anti-semitism – even while making it a point during his post to explain that he is “not doing” what he is “clearly doing” as if that somehow “undoes” what he is clearly “doing.” : / Yet again, the actual physical bombing deaths and suffering of innocents is somehow less worthy of his/our attention than the “words as violence” of pro-Palestinian campus protests.

    Clearly Jewish students who might feel emotionally “unsafe” on campus today are in no way responsible for the bombing deaths of thousands of Palestinian children in Gaza – just as in no way are those dead Palestinian children in Gaza in any way responsible for the Hamas military invasion of Israel. It is amazing to witness the pretzel-like ethical contortions some intelligent people will undertake in order to fail to acknowledge such basic aspects of reality.

  4. Thanks Ed
    You speak to me and for me.
    Tyrants lacking any semblance of morality will always blame their victims.
    If they didn’t, they’d have accept responsibility for their total lack of humanity.
    Keep exposing tyrants and their arrogance, attempted deception and blatant disregard for truth and justice.

  5. Thank you for writing this. I cannot express the depth of grief I feel over Kennedy, Jr’s treason against everything he led me to believe he was. I stupidly thought he was our last great hope to lead our country away from war. Now I know he’s just another politician pandering for votes. Things look awfully bleak in this time of year which we are supposed to embrace as a time of hope and renewal.

  6. Not to be a stickler but, in fact, if there was a Jesus, he could not have been a Palestinian. There was no such thing at that time.

    Further and far more significantly, it is simply not true that there is a genocide of Palestinian Arabs occurring. There have been, if one believes Hamas, tens of thousands of dead Palestinian Arabs resulting from Israel’s effort to eliminate Hamas as a viable force in Gaza. We, of course, have no way to know whether those figures are correct but, clearly, a large number of Palestinian Arabs have died.

    Throwing around nasty words that do not come even close to being factual undermines your case. Consider: would you consider the bombing of Tokyo during WWII, which killed at least ten times the number of people that Hamas claims have been killed in Gaza, to be genocide? Of course not. The same for the bombing of Dresden. And, what about the war that destroyed the caliphate set up by ISIS? The numbers killed were substantially higher than what Hamas claims Israel has done.

    In any event, Israel is not trying to exterminate the Palestinian Arabs. That is a pretty vicious and untruthful statement. Were Israel to actually to want that result, presumably it would simply use weapons that would kill all of them in Gaza and the West Bank. It has such weapons, in fact, yet does not use them.

    The reality here is that Hamas made a decision to launch an invasion, asserting openly that it would, if it could, kill every Israeli Jew. And, the group’s original political charter asserts that intention, not even limiting it to Israel and the occupied territories. And, its attack was primarily directed at civilians, with its “soldiers” – really, drugged up murderers, using the same drugs that ISIS used when it committed such acts – committing despicable acts including mass rapes, among other crimes against humanity.

    Hamas, moreover, made the decision to not take steps to defend Gaza’s civilian population when, as was obviously going to occur in response to Hamas’s vicious attack, Israel responded the way that, thus far in history, every country responds to vicious attacks. Rather than protect Gaza’s population, Hamas created a tunnel system open only to its soldiers. So, if Israel has any guilt of committing genocide – which is, frankly, a rather big fat lie -, Hamas is also guilty of that same crime, as its actions made Israel’s response predictable.

    So far as who is doing the killing, we also have no way to know how many of the dead are Gazan civilians because, in fact, Hamas does not provide such information. We also do not know how many of the dead were killed by Hamas and its allies (e.g., Islamic Jihad) but, given that Hamas and its allies very frequently misfire rockets, resulting in their rockets landing inside Gaza and killing Gazans (e.g., in the parking lot at the al-Ahli Hospital), presumably a lot of Gazans are being killed by Hamas and its allies. In any event, we do not have reliable figures about civilians being killed. That is not to suggest that there are not a lot of civilians being killed. Rather, the point is that Hamas bears substantial responsibility due to starting this round of attacks, and doing nothing to protect its own population and firing rockets that land on Gazans. And, Its information does not even tell us enough to know who, in fact, is being killed.

    Be that as it all may, I have to wonder why someone chooses to use a term like genocide that, in fact, relates to horrors on an infinitely worse scale that were committed against Jews last century. Does that make you feel good to misuse such a term? Or, are you simply ignorant?

    1. Same old cop out Ad nausea
      Comparing Japan with Palestine now. 🤣
      Another intellectual; If you can’t dazzle them with your foot work, baffle them with your bull shit.
      The genocide is in the spoken intent of the aggressor as comments from BB and friends.

      1. Not a cop out. Simply stating facts. What happened to the Jews on
        In WWII was genocide. The same for the Armenians, during WWI. The same for the Tutsis. Hamas attacked, committing multiple pograms, mass raping woman, killing infants deliberately. Responding to that with force is not genocide. The war aim is to remove Hamas from power. Hamas, by contrast, openly advocates genocide, as per its founding charter.

        1. There is an international convention – the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (1948). It defines genocide at the start. Please read it.

        2. Neal are you even aware that Hiltler and the Nazis attacked their own People first before WWII was even declared. They took away those who where mentally and physically disable and sick (this even included many children) and taking away to hospitals to be killed/exterminated as useless eaters. They also took away the elderly to meet the same fate.

          Posted an article and video you might consider reading and listening to from a Holocaust survivor of WWII Vera Sharav.

    2. Good morning Neal…, I don’t know anything about Jesus….how could I ? I know little about Palestine. I do know we have a gigantic disaster we are living with! If troops were running toward us, what would we do. We could refer them to another website in effort to distract them. We could ask; ‘so, how’s the family’? The oncoming troops not find any humor in that effort.
      I don’t know what I would do…which is why I constantly request community meetings so to hone any camaraderie, alleviate tensions, share ideas, develop strategies on many topics. It appears most people are content with being fairly alone with their fears that they think no one else shares. If authorities become overly abusive, most people would simply comply, again. How do we learn to be so compliant, so obedient ? Fear is wonderful if you’re a tyrant.

      1. Not clear what you mean, Joseph. For what it is worth, I know quite a bit about Palestine, the word that the Romans applied to the region where Israel is situated.

        Be that as it may, I agree that there is a disaster occurring. I do not agree with what the blog post asserts because it is not factual and, further, it is inflammatory in a way aimed at demonizing Israel’s response to the mass raping of its women, people beheaded, families burned to death in their homes, etc., etc.. Demonizing the Israelis by applying the language that accurately describes what the Nazis did to Jews to Israel’s reply to pogroms committed against Israelis is contemptible. If you wonder why Israel could care less as to what the world thinks, such is an exhibit A. To Israelis and Jews, such is what Jew haters do and it is not based on what the Israelis have done but on preconceptions that certain people have about Jews. So, consider that using completely misdescriptive language is really a bad thing to do.

        1. Good morning Neal….my real message was, is…I think the glorious people in D.C. will turn on America ! And citizens will be like the proverbial sitting ducks, only with bullseyes painted on their chests. The point is, I don’t see anyone concerned about very much and if there was even more of an emergency than presently, good grief! So I encourage people to gather, share how they feel about their experiences, develop a closer trust so to feel more freely with their expression, gather ideas, strategies, become literally one ! With this Red Sea issue and the Strait….another false whatever? Another set-up, another lie increasing tensions, geographic area of wars increase and will it be our turn to be the recipient of….,? Too many lies, history has too many variations….WHAT IS….violence, suffering, death, elsewhere there is apathy, confusion, cluelessness and distracted citizens. I think we are distracted from our individual selves ! My only connection with Palestine is from my friend Hanna ( John he was called ) who I met in 1965. I also met members of his family; their definition of family, I was told, is a bit different that how we view only a biological family. I cannot speak about that. Hanna told me much and I never questioned him, I never doubted him. He passed only 5 years ago. He deserved better than his new life in Pennsylvania ! I’m sure he would have never left Palestine if the conditions were not so violent and insane !

          1. Joe, one thing I know for sure about the dispute between Israel and the Palestinian Arabs is that the Palestinian Arabs have always held out for everything. You should consider that perfection is paralysis. Consider in this regard that the Palestinian Arabs could have had 3/4 of the proverbial loaf if, in 1939, they had accepted by Peel Commission proposal, 2/3 of the loaf in 1948 had they accepted the UN vote, 1/3 of the loaf had they accepted the 2000 proposals and slightly more had they accepted the 2008 proposal. Their refusal to reach compromises has led to needless suffering for all involved. Consider also that the Jewish side accepted such proposals even though, in fact, they certainly hoped for something closer than what had been provided for in the 1922 Palestine Mandate.

            In 2000, the Israeli-US proposal met every single publicly stated demand of the Palestinian negotiator, including supposedly Arafat. Rather than end the dispute, Palestinians returned to the position asserted before 1939. Such is documented by numerous writers and, moreover, was confirmed by the Saudi Ambassador to the US, in an article in the NewYorker that was posted on the Saudi embassy to the US website, back in the 2000’s.

            Now, you can say that in a world of perfect justice, Jews could have stayed in Europe, but that was not possible given the massacres that began in Europe beginning in the last quarter of the 19th century and continuing into the 20th century, culminating in the horrors of WWII and even continuing, with massacres of Jews returning to their former homes, after the war. So, of the Jews who survived past WWII, more than 90 percent lived in lands they were not born in. That means, they fled from the Russian Empire, Poland, Germany, France, Italy, etc., etc. That is not what most of them wanted, you can be sure. So, in the world of perfect justice, Jews would also have had something a whole lot better than what the 19th and 20th century brought them.

            In the case of the Palestinian Arabs, one ought read about the backgrounds of their leaders including, most particularly, their most significant leader in the period pre-dating WWII. Haj Amin al-Hussayni was the most significant such leader, as he was the Mufti of Jerusalem and, further, a political leader of the most radical of the Palestinian Arab factions. He was widely revered.

            He spent his time during WWII in Germany, broadcasting a version of Islamic teaching to the Arab world which melded Islam and fascist teachings. Moreover, he visited concentration camps and knew the numbers being murdered by the Nazis as they were occurring and, further advocated (including in writing) that all Jews within reach of the Nazis be pushed into Poland, where the death camps were situated.

            In addition, he and has his faction made a deal with the Nazis, one that was frustrated by the defeat of the Nazi North Africa corp in the second battle of El Alamein, by which his faction, with direct support from the Nazis, would kill all Jews in Palestine.

            He was, further, indicted as a war criminal from WWII but escaped to Egypt, where he was greeted as a hero by the Muslim Brotherhood leadership, with the leader of that movement adopting him as a hero with ideas to be adopted by that movement.

            So, when you read Hamas’s – a group that came out of the Muslim Brotherhood – original charter, you will find materials that come from al-Hussayni, including paraphrasing portions of the infamous forgery known as the Protocols of the Elders of Zion and the Hadiths (i.e., traditions) of Islam in which there is a call for Muslims to kill all Jews. (This Hadith, you will find, was repurposed from an end of the world into a political program.)

            All of this is very well documented by well known scholars. Be that as it may, if you wonder at the all or nothing approach from the Palestinian Arabs, it finds much of its source in Haj Amin al-Hussayni. If you wonder why Israelis do not see the Palestinian side as peace loving, consider what Hamas advocates and the roots of its beliefs.

            1. Thanks for the response Neal….When I was very young, I saw a WWII documentary on television. I felt shocked and wondered if what I saw on TV is happening now. Air planes were dropping many bombs on the planet.

              Palestine, Israel, other areas of the Middle East, Africa and other nations, Ukraine, the world is in turmoil ; I think many people have become impatient with the Empire.

              So while watching this WWII documentary, I wondered if there would be a day when I walk outside, will I look up and see a squadron of planes dropping bombs on me? All of this was quite scary to a very young me.

              It did not happen. Can it…, and during this period of planetary, violent chaos ?? This is one reason I think people might consider developing a relationship with their neighbors in place of the practice of shunning, which appears to be a hobby of many people !

        2. I would recommend the following links to help sensitize Neil to the perspective of the Palestinians as having endured 75 years of violent dispossession dehumanization in humiliation at the hands of the much better organized and wealthier Zionist jews. It wrote this is a conflict between the rich and the poor and we all have to ensure that the rich are not able to purchase our loyalties in support of their atrocities against the poor:

    3. Neal you seem to believe the entire outlet of Main Stream Media in every country which is completely owned by Blackrock from newspapers, radio stations, and news tv stations. For decades are media worldwide has been using psychological warfare to instill fear and obedience in society so when the time came everyone would follow mindlessly without questioning our Politicians and unelected Health Officials the Covid narrative. And now we have those same People who believe everything their told without questioning the ethics of our Politicians about Ukraine and Israel where tones of financial equity is being constantly funded to these causes of war, destruction, and genocide of innocents in Palestine. Where is the Truth in what you claim? Jesus has never forced People to come to him in belief. He has always asked them to come to him by their own free will/willingness. Not to be forced by others. The UN, WHO, NATO (NATO is nothing but military war machine), Govt and Big Pharma force others to trust them out of Fear. This is not “Free Will,” this is enslavement. Enslavement to greed, power, money, things, medical tyranny, and war. There is more to this war in the Middle East than meets the eye that is being created by Mainstream Media and our Politicians to the point that is could cause a WWIII that will become a nuclear disaster that will effect all life on Earth. The whole world’s society has been constantly used as a medical experiment for Big Pharmaceutical Companies and the Military, especially in the last three years with Covid bio injectables known as a weapon to cause Democide – which is a much larger scale of Genocide. My own family members, friends, and associates have already fallen victims to these injectables with their very lives. Who will notice and morn the millions of victims from the Covid injectables since there are those who still are taking the shots and wearing the dirty face diapers on their faces to show their blindness to obedience of the Govt (Communism/Socialism) who don’t even realize they have given up their very freedom in order to serve their God of Communism – a false God. WWI, WWII, Covid, Support of Ukraine, and Support of Israel’s genocide of Palestine’s is all based on the exact enslavement of Communism.

      Lord Jesus spoke, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

    4. I lived in Israel for many years as part of the ultra Orthodox community. In the year 2000 I was baptized into Christianity. I’ve discovered exactly what Neal says. That the belligerent bellicose attitudes of American Christians far exceed those of the Israeli jews. In fact I believe American Christians are using Israel as a kind of Christian crusader state to humiliate Islam. When I lived in Israel Israelis would frequently cite the very things Neal mentions about American atrocities against Germany and Japan in world war ii to justify their own policies. The fact is Israel is the bastard child of America’s own evil war crimes and savagery.

  7. Your comments about Kennedy apply to many of us. I was contacted by a member of his staff after I contacted the campaign in response to a fundraising email that I can’t agree with his position on this conflict. You aren’t getting any support from me. I had hopes, having so respected JFK’s and RFk’s worldview. The staffer said that even the people who work for Jr. are in shocK. I wonder if that is why Dennis Kucinich left. I always found him to be a kind and reasonable man.

  8. Cheers. Be well. Year of the Wooden Dragon 2024!


    Imagine, now, the Native Tribe of Palestine being decimated in all the hi-tech, drone-razzing, smart-bomb dropping, dumb-bomb carpeting, mowing of that lawn glory played out second by second, yet we are primed for the Christmas Shopping, for baby Jesus, when Jesus was a Palestinian!

    Here, Vanessa Beeley contacts her Gazan friend: Gaza – a personal account: In the last few days I have managed to make contact with a dear friend in Gaza – this is their story

    “My lands,” he said, “are where my people lie buried,” and “One does not sell the earth upon which the people walk.”

    —Crazy Horse chose to continue fighting after other chiefs such as Red Cloud and American Horse had chosen to seek peace with the United States.


    Saint Nick ain’t some pushover:

    Saint Nicholas of Bari and the Three Poor Girls: There was a man, once rich, who had fallen on hard times. Now poor, he had three daughters of an age to be married. In those days a young woman’s family had to have something of value, a dowry, to offer prospective bridegrooms. The larger the dowry, the better the chance a young woman would find a good husband. Without a dowry, a woman was unlikely to marry. This poor man’s daughters, without dowries, were therefore destined to be sold into slavery, or worse.

    Word of the family’s misfortune reached Nicholas, who had the wealth inherited from his parents. Coming in secret by night, he tossed a bag of gold into the house. It sailed in through an open window, landing in a stocking* left before the fire to dry. What joy in the morning when the gold was discovered! The first daughter soon wed.

    Not long after, another bag of gold again appeared mysteriously. The second daughter was married. The father, now very anxious to know who the secret benefactor was, kept watch during the night.

    A third bag of gold landed inside the house and the watchful father leaped up and caught the fleeing donor. “Ah, Nicholas, it is you!” cried the father, “You have saved my daughters from certain disaster.”

    Nicholas, embarrassed, and not wishing to be known, begged the man to keep his identity secret. “You must thank God alone for providing these gifts in answer to your prayers for deliverance.”


  9. Very few people today, even among those claiming to be Christians, understand what’s occurring in this latest Middle East conflict.

    To understand what’s really going in the Middle East, it’s absolutely essential that the peoples known as Israelites, Edomites, and Ishmaelites be correctly identified.

    We’ve recently posted Parts 1 & 2 of my two-part series entitled “Israel, Edom, & Ishmael: Three Keys to Understanding the Bible & Current Events.”

    “Israel, Edom, & Ismael, Part 1” can be found at the bottom of our Broadcast Library page at mission to israel dot org.

    Take our 10-question “In Defense of True Israel” Survey in the right-hand sidebar and receive a free copy of the book “Israel’s Identity: It Matters!”


    I wonder if the following quotations (all of them from recognized Jewish authorities) have something to say about the Zionists’ claims to alleged fulfilled prophecies and the never-ending Middle East conflicts:

    “Strictly speaking, it is incorrect to call an ancient Israelite a ‘Jew’ or to call a contemporary Jew an ‘Israelite’ or a ‘Hebrew.’” (Richard Siegel and Carl Rheins, eds., “Identity Crisis,” The Jewish Almanac, (New York, NY: Bantam Books, 1980) p. 3.)

    That sentence is the opening sentence of the First Chapter entitled “Identity Crisis” of the 1980 Jewish Almanac. That today’s Jews are not genetic Israelites is also admitted in “The Jewish Encyclopedia,” the “Encyclopedia Judaica,” “The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia,” “The Standard Jewish Encyclopedia,” and by many of their historians.

    According to three Jewish encyclopedias and Flavius Josephus, the entire Edomite nation was forced into converting to Judaism and became known as Judahites at the time of the high priest John Hyrcanus (Maccabaeus):

    “…in the days of John Hyrcanus (end of the second century B.C.E.) … the Edomites became a section of the Jewish people.” (“Edom,” Encyclopaedia Judaica (Jerusalem, Israel: Encyclopaedia Judaica Company, 1971) Volume 6, p. 378.)

    “They were then incorporated with the Jewish nation….” (“Edom, Idumea,” The Jewish Encyclopedia (New York & London: Funk and Wagnalls Company, 1904) Volume V, p. 41.)

    “…from then on they constituted a part of the Jewish people, Herod [King of Judea] being one of their descendants.” (Cecil Roth and Geoffrey Wigoden, “Edom (Idumea),” The New Standard Jewish Encyclopedia (Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1977) p. 589.)

    “…they submitted to the use of circumcision, and the rest of the Jewish ways of living; at which time … they were hereafter no other than Jews.” (Flavius Josephus, “The Antiquities of the Jews,” Josephus, (Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1960) Book XIII, Chapter IX, Verse 1, p. 279.)

    We keep hearing that if we don’t bless the modern State of Israel (which America has been doing since at least 1948) that we will be cursed. However, it seems it’s been just the opposite, Since 1948, you name it, and there’s not an area in America wherein she hasn’t become worse off.

    Could it because America has identified the wrong people as Israel.

    Today’s Jews are not the only ones with an identity crisis.

    For more, see free online book “The Mystery of the Gentiles: Where Are They and Where Are They Now?” at https://missiontoisrael.ORG/mystery-of-gentiles/index.php

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    The “antisemite,” Jesus, often said
    that scribes and Pharisees the Jews misled.
    He showed them all a better way instead.

    Then, Pharisees arranged a deicide.
    Now, Netanyahu wages genocide.
    Are they God’s chosen people? You decide.

  12. John 4:23 KJV — But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
    -Jesus of Nazareth.

    “In spirit and in truth”. Seems like we’ve missed the mark on both of accounts, eh?

    I pray for the paradigm shift which comes with Repentance, the radical changing of the mind- Metanoia is the term.

    Romans 12:2 KJV — And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

    And nothing short.

  13. So we’re directed by multiple persons to other websites to find truths? In another time during my life I might find it amusing.
    If we were facing a firing squad, someone might tell us to read the bible. Then someone else might say, which bible, which version. Good freaking grief we have a gigantic problem !

    1. Correction: “and never ends because discovering truth is a process, never an end state for us mortals.” – because we all see through DaGlass DARKLY!
      Merry Christmas!

      1. Thank you Crush….well, I personally, at this moment cannot provide anyone with tangible proof that the earth is not flat ! If I researched this, even if I knew and provided proof…it would be another diversion from something more important…like facing what is immediately in front of me-us ! I know, I know….go to this link and make a donation, dip my fingers in a water jar and bless myself, fast for 3 days, then lie to my loved ones and myself ! By the way, TorahJewsagainstzionism have yet another version of something.

  14. to the author. please leave the “@gmail…” off, if you can. that is sn old email. or just don’t publish. mesnt as a plea to make sure rfk reads your letter.

  15. thank you, so, so much. My fervent hope is that this letter reaches RFK Jr.

    I hope someone can give him a sacred bear hug or shake him, I don’t care as long as he wakes up from his blindness in this. Your letter might go along way in this mission.

    I want him to be our president and I want our president to detest all that is happening right now in Gaza, and to go to their rescue.

    thank you again.

  16. DaSynagogue of Satan would be unable to do anything without the aid and willfully ignorant cheerleading of churchianity with a seared conscience – both are servants of Satan!
    The journey begins here – – and never ends because discovering truth is a process, never an end state for us mortals.

  17. Hi Ed. You said; ” It’s still the same old story told differently down through the ages.” Everything has become so terrible some people are defending one government as being ‘better’ than another government. Who said humans need governments ? Why can some people live cooperatively and others cannot; some people want external control over their lives, some people want to control others lives. Are we even able to ‘imagine’ something more wholesome or are we truly content with marching in place in quick sand and spending time justifying this way of living. Yes…the same old story told differently by many people and so who is the authority on story telling? I worry what will happen when another huge surprise occurs. Will we be more prepared as a community due to voicing our real concerns and feelings in the present and realizing we are the same and in the same dilemma? I think we have a gigantic problem that we refuse to attempt to deal with.

    1. You fail to mention the “genocide” perpetrated by Christians on the Indigenous people all over the planet. In particular the papal bulls telling Christians that they can take anything from people who never heard of Christianity. A quote from one of the original papal bulls that was translated into the English language.

      “…We [therefore] weighing all and singular the premises with due meditation, and noting that since we had formerly by other letters
      of ours granted among other things free and ample faculty to the aforesaid King Alfonso — to invade, search out, capture, vanquish, and subdue all Saracens and pagans whatsoever, and other
      enemies of Christ wheresoever placed, and the kingdoms, dukedoms, principalities, dominions, possessions, and all movable and immovable goods whatsoever held and possessed by them and to reduce their persons to perpetual slavery, and to apply and appropriate to himself and his successors the kingdoms, dukedoms, counties, principalities, dominions, possessions, and goods, and to convert them to his and their use and profit — by having secured the said faculty, the said
      King Alfonso, or, by his authority, the aforesaid infante, justly and lawfully has acquired and possessed, and doth possess, these islands, lands, harbors, and seas, and they do of right belong
      and pertain to the said King Alfonso and his successors,…”

      This all happened within the last 600 years. It is said that there was in excess of 5 million Indigenous people living in the U.S. when Columbus “discovered” the Americas, but by the early 1900’s there was less than 250,000 Indigenous people left alive.

      Then there were the crusades to slaughter any non-Christians. In one case it was Muslims in the Middle East.

      Today we have the Zionists trying to exterminate Muslims in the Middle East by the current Europeans and their descendants.

      When will this all end?

      P.S. I did find your article enlightening. Does war exist so the rich can make money from death and destruction?

      1. Why you didn’t go all the way to Jesus?
        I guess, no Jesus, no Christianity.

        “Does war exist so the rich can make money from death and destruction?”
        Do you think only money matters?

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