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Bestseller Author Excoriates Israel

Aug 12, 2006 04:52 PM
by Frank Reitemeyer

Norwegian bestseller author Jostein Gaarder (Sophie's World, an easy-to-understand overview of Philosophy, close to the theosophical point of view) speaks out what the silent majority thinks about Israel.

His position on the Jews - the same position every great thinker and poet had: from Shakespeare, Paracelsus, Böhme, Leibniz, Kant, Goethe, Schiller, Fichte, Schelling, Mozart, Wagner, Pushkin, Carlyle, Chamberlain, Blavatsky, Steiner - is also close to the theosophical point of view, for Gaarder says:

1. "We do not believe in the notion of God's chosen people. We laugh at this people's fancies and weep over its misdeeds. To act as God's chosen people is not only stupid and arrogant, but a crime against humanity. We call it racism."
- Jostein Gaarder,

2. "But the long-pent-up torrent has now diverged into two streams-Eastern Occultism and the Jewish Kabalah; the traditions of the Wisdom-Religion of the races that preceded the Adam of the "Fall"; and the system of the ancient Levites of Israel, who most ingeniously veiled a portion of that religion of the Pantheists under the mask of monotheism. 

Unfortunately many are called but few chosen. The two systems threaten the world of the mystics with a speedy conflict, which, instead of increasing the spread of the One universal Truth, will necessarily only weaken and impede its progress."

- Blavatsky: Collected Writings, vol. VII:253

3. "Zionism is regarded as a danger... the accounts of butchery of the inhabitants, of intolerance, and of rushless destruction of cities." 

- Talbot Mundy, "The Lama's law",  Ohio, Isis Books 1995, p. 6

4. "Hence the modern warriors who achieve such feats (with the modern improvement occassionally, of shooting their enemies out of the mouths of big guns) walk, most undeniably, "in the ways" of the Lord of the Jews, but never in the ways of Christ."

- B:CW VIII:263

Theosophy rejects also the Rothschild conspiracy (B:CW III:164, III:207, II:105) of terror, socialism, nihilism, communism, internationalism, Freemasonic World Republic, globalism, League of Nations, United Nations etc. and their "would-be benefactors" (HPB, B:CW VII:159):
5. "Theories of internationalism, being based on local point of view, can accomplish no more than to reduce all nations to one dead-level of suppression, leading ultimately to explosion more terrific than the outbursts of Vesuvius - matter seeking to imprison force. 
It is the Universal Law that makes possible the playing of Beethoven's magic compositions by orchestra of a hundred pieces. To compel the first and second violins to use their bows simultaneausly, would accomplish a result as futile in degree, and in its way, as any effort to bind the nations in one man-governed league. It is enough, and difficult enough, that nations should govern themselves; and they will never attain harmony by all striving to be the first violins. Order is attained by listening, self-government, and work; and not by listening to the next piece in the orchestra but to the universal symphony."

- Talbot Mundy: "Universal", The Theosophical Path, January 1924, Reprint: "The Lama's Law. Talbot Mundy in 'The Theosophical Path'", Ohio, Isis Books 1995, pp. 41-42.
6. "Surely it is not the living Mahatmas but "the Biblical one living God," he who, thousands of years ago, had inspired Jephthah to murder his daughter, and the weak David to hang the seven sons and grandsons of Saul "in the hill before the Lord"; and who again in our own age had moved Guiteau to shoot President Garfield that must have also inspired Danton and Robespierre, Marat and the Russian Nihilists to open eras of Terror and turn Churches into slaughter-houses."
- B:CW VI:19


7. "Yet the professed object of the Russian Nihilists, as constantly brought forward by the arrested leaders of the deadly secret organization called "the terrorizing faction," is the salvation of the Russian people. "The idol we sacrifice to is not self, not personal passion, nor profit," says Goldenberg in his confessions, alleged to have been written prior to his committing suicide in the Petropavlovskaya Fortress (November 1880), but "the good of society in our beloved Russia." Often, and unjustly indeed, has the Russian populace been suspected of secret sympathy with their would-be benefactors and redeemers; whereas the truth is that these modern Sardanapali, who, prior to perishing themselves, never fail to destroy dozens of innocent victims, were ever abhorred by the lower classes. For long years have many of these educated young men and women, masqueraded in the garb of working people or peasants, and adopting the ways and language of the working classes of Russia, mixed with their "younger brethren." By sowing dissatisfaction and filling their heads with revolutionary ideas, they hoped to bring about the much desired result-a revival of the days of terror in our own century-but with no effect."
- B:CW III:159
8. "We feel that the time is approaching, and that we are bound to choose between the triumph of Truth or the Reign of Error and - Terror."

- Mahatma Letters No. 49,

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