Truth Over Tyranny: Biblical wisdom for defeating the Technocrats.
These are my insights for defeating the Transhumanist Technocracy movement, based on the teachings of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, of blessed memory, on the weekly Bible portion.
In his commentary on Parashat Vayetse entitled “The Birth of the World’s Oldest Hate,” Rabbi Sacks traces the origin of anti-Semitism to the conflict between the Biblical Patriarch Jacob, and his father-in-law Laban.
It starts with Laban exploiting Jacob under the guise of giving him a job and family:
“Laban begins by seeming like a friend. He offers Jacob refuge when he is in flight from Esau who has vowed to kill him. Yet it turns out that his behaviour is less generous than self-interested and calculating. Jacob works for him for seven years for Rachel. Then on the wedding night Laban substitutes Leah for Rachel, so that to marry Rachel, Jacob has to work another seven years. When Joseph is born to Rachel, Jacob tries to leave. Laban protests. Jacob works another six years, and then realises that the situation is untenable. Laban’s sons are accusing him of getting rich at Laban’s expense. Jacob senses that Laban himself is becoming hostile. Rachel and Leah agree, saying, “he treats us like strangers! He has sold us and spent the money!” (Gen. 31:14-15).
Eventually, Jacob realizes that both he and his family have become nothing but property to this man:
“Jacob realises that there is nothing he can do or say that will persuade Laban to let him leave. He has no choice but to escape. Laban then pursues him, and were it not for God’s warning the night before he catches up with him, there is little doubt that he would have forced Jacob to return and live out the rest of his life as his unpaid labourer. As he says to Jacob the next day: “The daughters are my daughters! The sons are my sons! The flocks are my flocks! All that you see is mine!” (Gen. 31:43). It turns out that everything he had ostensibly given Jacob, in his own mind he had not given at all.”
“Laban treats Jacob as his property, his slave. He is a non-person. In his eyes Jacob has no rights, no independent existence. He has given Jacob his daughters in marriage but still claims that they and their children belong to him, not Jacob. He has given Jacob an agreement as to the animals that will be his as his wages, yet he still insists that “The flocks are my flocks.”
Rabbi emphasizes that while Laban tried mightily to enslave Jacob’s body, he could not enslave his soul – his inner sense of dignity, independence, and freedom:
“What arouses his (Laban’s) anger, his rage, is that Jacob maintains his dignity and independence. Faced with an impossible existence as his father-in-law’s slave, Jacob always finds a way of carrying on. Yes he has been cheated of his beloved Rachel, but he works so that he can marry her too. Yes he has been forced to work for nothing, but he uses his superior knowledge of animal husbandry to propose a deal which will allow him to build flocks of his own that will allow him to maintain what is now a large family. Jacob refuses to be defeated. Hemmed in on all sides, he finds a way out. That is Jacob’s greatness. His methods are not those he would have chosen in other circumstances. He has to outwit an extremely cunning adversary. But Jacob refuses to be defeated, or crushed and demoralised. In a seemingly impossible situation Jacob retains his dignity, independence and freedom. Jacob is no man’s slave.”
Rabbi Sacks sees this battle between Jacob and Laban as the genesis of the battle between exploitative nations and the inner-directed Jewish people:
“Laban is, in effect, the first anti-Semite. In age after age, Jews sought refuge from those, like Esau, who sought to kill them. The nations who gave them refuge seemed at first to be benefactors. But they demanded a price. They saw, in Jews, people who would make them rich. Wherever Jews went they brought prosperity to their hosts. Yet they refused to be mere chattels. They refused to be owned. They had their own identity and way of life; they insisted on the basic human right to be free. The host society then eventually turned against them. They claimed that Jews were exploiting them rather than what was in fact the case, that they were exploiting the Jews. And when Jews succeeded, they accused them of theft: “The flocks are my flocks! All that you see is mine!” They forgot that Jews had contributed massively to national prosperity. The fact that Jews had salvaged some self-respect, some independence, that they too had prospered, made them not just envious but angry. That was when it became dangerous to be a Jew.”
“Laban was the first to display this syndrome but not the last. It happened again in Egypt after the death of Joseph. It happened under the Greeks and Romans, the Christian and Muslim empires of the Middle Ages, the European nations of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and after the Russian Revolution.”
The syndrome continues to this day, with the hatred directed towards the modern state of Israel:
“In her fascinating book World on Fire, Amy Chua argues that ethnic hatred will always be directed by the host society against any conspicuously successful minority. All three conditions must be present.
 The hated group must be a minority or people will fear to attack it.
 It must be successful or people will not envy it, merely feel contempt for it.
 It must be conspicuous or people will not notice it.
“Jews tended to fit all three. That is why they were hated. And it began with Jacob during his stay with Laban. He was a minority, outnumbered by Laban’s family. He was successful, and it was conspicuous: you could see it by looking at his flocks.
“… As Amy Chua notes, Israel in the context of the Middle East is a conspicuously successful minority. It is a small country, a minority; it is successful and it is conspicuously so. Somehow, in a tiny country with few natural resources, it has outshone its neighbours. The result is envy that becomes anger that becomes hate. Where did it begin? With Laban.”
Let’s take a look for a second at how hatred of Israel could become unleashed by today’s Transhumanist Technocrat Tyrants.
They are pushing hard for Digital ID, Social Credit and CBDC.
https://www.freedomdefenseresourcecenter.com/category/digital-id-and-social-credit/. If they succeed, then they will be able to control what people can buy – and what we can’t buy. And of course, these dictates will be based on their own particular ideology – and hatreds.
If they want to crush Israel with BDS, then they could simply prevent people from buying goods made in Israel.
If they want to defund Israeli charitable organizations, they could simply prevent people from donating to them.
If they want to stop people from making Aliyah, they could simply prevent people from buying tickets to Israel.
In case you have any doubts the Jews are in the sights of these tyrants, you have only to look at the crusade the globalists have been conducting against us for decades:
“The Secret War Against the Jews: How Western Espionage Betrayed The Jewish People”
“A hugely controversial work that exposes a series of scandals from Oliver North to the British royal family, The Secret War Against the Jews reveals as much about political corruption inside Western intelligence as it does about Israel. Using thousands of previously top-secret documents and interviews with hundreds of current and former spies, Loftus and Aarons, both veteran investigators, Nazi-hunters, and authors, present a compelling narrative.”
“The authors demonstrate that numerous Western countries, especially the United States and Great Britain, have conducted repeated and willful spying missions on Palestine and later Israel over many decades. While on the surface these two countries and others profess to be ardent allies of Israel, they work, in fact, through their intelligence services to betray Israel’s secrets to the Arabs. Their motive: oil and multinational profits, which must be attained at any price through international covert policies.”
“The pageant of characters appearing in this narrative is vast and shocking. This is not only a compelling work of history, but also a volume whose grave allegations will be debated for years to come.”
But we all know that the Jews are merely the “canary in the coal mine” when it comes to tyranny. They come for us, and then they come for you. The “new Jews” are the “unvaxxed.” The “election deniers.””MAGA Republicans.” Really, all Americans. Really, anyone who wants to be free.
As dismal as this all sounds, there is hope. Rabbi Sacks reminds us that freedom ultimately wins. Jacob is the paradigm for the perserverence of the free soul:
“…Jacob stands for minorities and small nations everywhere. Jacob is the refusal to let large powers crush the few, the weak, the refugee. Jacob refuses to define himself as a slave, someone else’s property. He maintains his inner dignity and freedom. He contributes to other people’s prosperity but he defeats every attempt to be exploited. Jacob is the voice that says: I too am human. I too have rights. I too am free.”
“If Laban is the eternal paradigm of hatred of conspicuously successful minorities, then Jacob is the eternal paradigm of the human capacity to survive the hatred of others. In this strange way Jacob becomes the voice of hope in the conversation of humankind, the living proof that hate never wins the final victory; freedom does.”
I would add only this: the Jewish people is a tiny minority among the nations, yet we have never relinquished our freedom. Yes, individual Jews have given up, and replaced their Judaism with Communism, Leftism, Wokism, and other forms of tyranny. But as a group, we have kept the faith.
Today, there are many other people besides Jews who are being threatened by the Trans Tech Tyrants. Literally billions. There are a heckuva lot more of us than them. We just have to waken our “inner Jacob” and fight to retain our personhood.