A friend recently mentioned this blog as being one-track. He's got a point. I seem to be perpetually obsessed with things Jewish. This perception is interesting. However it's my opinion that this blog is actually about something else altogether. There's a far more elegant definition that neatly incorporates all the other disparate pieces I write (which inexplicably fail to mention Jews).
This blog is about hypocrisy. It's about the gap between truth and representation. In a discussion of the sacred and the profane, which is to say that which must be said and that which mustn't, I merely ask why might a subject be profane, and says who? If one's prepared to concede that certain topics are profane it stands to reason that a mere discussion of the why and wherefore of that designation, is, in and of itself, profane. Proscriptions of profanity wouldn't last very long if everybody sat around discussing them all day.
Why are certain subjects so defined? Why may they not be discussed? Says I, we may not discuss certain subjects because were we to do so their false nature, the gap between their actuality and misrepresentation, would be laid bare. This is the only reason a subject is profane.
Who has the power to declare a subject profane? The answer is in the question, ha ha - it's the powerful obviously. Things are declared profane to protect a power structure. No subject will be classified profane to protect the weak or the innocent or those subject to the powerful. Not in this world.
Where were we? Oh yes, this blog is one-track and obsessed with things Jewish. The comment is itself an acknowledgement that one really oughtn't to be talking about such things. Which is to say, the subject is profane. Hmm... interesting no?
Try this easy experiment - discuss Jews at a social situation in something other than platitudes. Actually, don't - it's social death. Instead discuss any other group of people. Discuss Muslims. Discuss Roman Catholics. Discuss Buddhists. Discuss Chinese. Discuss Italians. Discuss gays. Discuss stamp collectors. Discuss the Country Women's Association. Say any goddamn thing about any goddamn people - except Jews. This is the profane subject non-pareil.
Somehow, miraculously, the obvious function of what is and isn't profane is turned on its head. Somehow we hold the absurd belief that we may not discuss things Jewish because the Jewish are the weakest, the most innocent, the most subject to the powerful.
Let's get real. What is and isn't profane is defined by the media. Control of the media grants one the power to define the profane. And we may not discuss things Jewish because the Jewish media has declared the topic thus. The power structure that is being protected is Jewish banking, the single most powerful structure in the world.
Wonder at the breadth and depth of the effort that has gone into this designation of profanity. The media, all of it, must sing from the same song-sheet. The other forums of discourse - educational establishments and houses of government - must also obey the rules. The staggering size of this effort is undeniable evidence of the fear of the power structure of public exposure. By their own actions they're telling us that truth and fearlessness can bring the edifice down.
Of course this blog is profane. If it was anything else I'd view it as intellectually dishonest, and chickenshit with it, ha ha. Not here. Not me. And not you either. The weapon to bring down those who would keep you enslaved is right there, waiting for you to grasp it. The weapon is truth. Only fear stays your hand. But it's their fear, not yours. It's been implanted in your head as a pre-emptive shield. In truth, it doesn't exist. It's a figment of your imagination, a delusion. To merely see it for what it is, is to cast it off. Between darkness and daylight; truth and delusion; fear and fearlessness, you don't need me to tell you anything. The answer is obvious and undeniable, and you knew it then and you know it now. A blink of the eye and you're there.