The Republican Party and the Talmud
Here is my interview with Jonas Alexis of Veterans Today.
Veterans Today: You have recently examined Philip Maymin and Zakhar Maymin of the libertarian site Lew Rockwell. They write in their recent article “The Babylonian Talmud vs. the Colorado GOP”:
“If Colorado’s GOP establishment had learned from the Talmud…they would have picked 33 delegates for Cruz and one to someone else.”
What’s going on here? Has Lew Rockwell become Talmudic? Or they Talmudic all along?
Michael Hoffman: My guess is that Mr. Rockwell is probably not too familiar with the Bavli (Babylonian) Talmud. I won’t try to read his mind regarding why he published the absurd article in question. What I will say is that websites like his and The American Conservative, are interested in gaining some cover for their Libertarian or “Conservative” views, and hence, they publish puff pieces for the Talmudic-supremacist ideology. It’s a kind of prostitution, and since you reap what you sow, by plying their readership with propaganda for the Talmud, which is mainly a rule book for self-worshiping bureaucrats, they sabotage their own mission; their compromise with Talmudism becomes the poisoned chalice that corrupts their entire enterprise. This may not be so critical with Mr. Rockwell’s operation, since the capitalism he promotes pursues the idol of money without compunction. In the case of The American Conservative magazine however, which is one of many groups who imagine they are going to uphold rabbinic Talmudism and western civlization, the compromise is a lethal one.
Veterans Today: The authors of the article ends up by saying:
“Remember the Talmud and beware unanimity. It often masks evil.” If we “remember the Talmud,” what does it tell us about the Goyim? How does it “mask evil”?
Hoffman: The article is a joke on the goyim. The fact is that unanimity is insisted upon in many facets of Talmudism. For example, in the matter of informing on the criminal activities of one’s fellow Talmudists, one commits the crime of the moser by breaking ranks and relating such activities to gentile police forces. Talmudism demands a strict and suffocating unanimous assent to thousands of its petty halachos (rules and regulations). The idea of dissent from what Chazal, the corporate Talmudic legacy, has decreed, is completely alien. Yitzhak Rabin, the late prime minister of the Israeli state, was murdered by a Talmud student because he broke the unanimity demanded of all Judaic people.
Where the Talmud enthusiasts will play semantic games (pilpul) is by means of their claim that the Talmud is just a series of Socratic-style debates. The truth is very different: Halachah (dogmatic rabbinic law) is comprised of the traditions found in the rabbinic Mishnah and Gemara and derivative texts. Those texts as a whole comprise the Oral Law, what Josephus termed, paradôsis (“tradition”). Agreement on which texts have halachic status is by majority decision. While certain dogmas are inviolable (the superiority of the Judaic male and the inferiority of the goy, for example), other aspects of halacha reflect a situation ethics beholden to the zeitgeist, as the legal authority (and anti-Black racist) Moses Maimonides established in his Mishneh Torah. He declared that in a time and place where adherents of the Talmud are supreme (such as in the Israeli state now), goyim may be oppressed openly and at will.
Exceptions to these bigoted rabbinic laws are permitted where Judaics are in subjection to the goyim and where news of Judaism’s discrimination toward, and second class status of, the goyim, would cause an uprising of “potential animosity” (mishum eivah) toward Judaics. Therefore, to avoid a rebellion by the goyim, devious exceptions to the rabbinic law are made in public, for the sake of pacifying (i.e. “mipnei darkhei shalom”) gullible gentiles.
To maintain, as the article in question does, that Talmudic ethics would guarantee the fairness of Republican politics, is pure chutzpah. Underhanded schemes can be endorsed as long as a majority of halachic authorities agree. The law in Talmudism is made not by a legislature, but by majority judicial decision. It is true that this majority rabbinic consensus need not be unanimous. However, it is so arrogant and far-reaching that it abrogates to itself the power of God. Jefferson’s concept of inalienable rights that cannot be violated by man’s government because they are God-given, is alien to Talmudism. This is most famously demonstrated in the portion of the Talmud Bavli where the rabbis overrule God, and God is made to say, “My sons have defeated me! My sons have defeated me!” (cf. Bava Metzia 59b).
Who can plumb the depths of a megalomania that portrays God himself celebrating His intellectual inferiority to the Pharisees of Babylon?
In Talmudism, God must submit to the majority decision of the rabbis. Are we supposed to believe that because the decision need not be unanimous, that this perverse jurispridence has something to teach the Colorado GOP?
Former British Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, who is widely regarded in the Establishment media as a "liberal humanist light unto the gentiles,” singled out this portion of the Talmud for praise in his review of Jonathan Rosen’s book The Talmud and the Internet. Rabbi Sacks wrote, “Rosen loves, as do I, that extraordinary moment in the Talmud in which God is outvoted on a point of Jewish law and celebrates the fact that His children have defeated him.” (The Guardian, Dec. 21, 2001).
In the Babylonian Talmud there is nothing of the principles of our American Republic as the Founders envisioned it. Thom Jefferson execrated the Talmud with unremiting hostility. It is a fraud on the American Libertartian and Conservative movements to pretend otherwise. If Lew Rockwell is what he claims to be, then he will invite someone with genuine knowledge of the subject to reply and refute the disinformation and misdirection which he published. (End quote from Veterans Today).
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