Ha’azinu: Words That Serve As A Witness

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This quote by President Kennedy may or may not be real.

“said to one of the highest officials of his Administration that he ‘wanted to splinter the C.I.A. in a thousand pieces and scatter it to the winds.'”

Doesn’t matter.

There are times when words give life to a thought that the rest of us unconsciously know to be true.

This is the source of their power.

Carl Jung coined the term “collective unconscious” to describe this sense of knowledge, which is based on our biological heritage.

We don’t know that we think a certain thing, but it is there, and it may have nothing to do with our lived experience.

If we are honest with ourselves, we know that the intelligence state is not just out of control. It’s a monster.

As such, we genetically, at the cellular level, rebel against the “cult of the CIA” and all the monstrosities it spawns.

Including fake news.

This stunning clip, “Children of the Most High God,” is the most important achievement of Pastor Joel Osteen’s life.

“Praise precedes the victory,” he said.

What we say to our brains also affects us at the cellular level.

That is why: Be positive.

Words condition and create reality. Through daily practices such as affirmations, for example, you can steer the ship in the direction it needs to go.The Torah speaks often of this. In the Torah portion we read October 12, 2019 (Parashat Ha’azinu, Deuteronomy 32:1 – 32:52), Moses instructs the Jewish people to speak praise to God, but in a way that seems weird, because he is using the words as a kind of affirmation – helping them condition themselves to right behavior.

Moses’ words to the people immediately followed an instruction from God to Moses, (Deut. 31:19), in which He said:

“Write down this poem and teach it to the people of Israel; PUT IT IN THEIR MOUTHS, in order that this poem may be My witness against the people of Israel.” 

Now, this is a very strange way of telling people to praise God.

“Tell them these words, so that when they get in trouble, they will know why – the words will be a witness against them.” 

Consider that God does not need the Jews for anything. The entire purpose of the discourse is instructional.

God is presenting the Jews with a kind of concrete affirmation as a way of teaching them: The Lord Your God is good, and you will sin, and when you do it is only your fault.

More than that: “In the future, when you cheat on me with other Gods because you want that cheap thrill, know in advance that Moses’ words of praise will come back to hurt you by serving to testify to your evil ways.”

  • Deut. 32:4 – Moses praises God: “The Rock!—His deeds are perfect, Yea, all His ways are just; A faithful God, never false, True and upright is He.” 
  • Deut. 32:5 – Moses says the opposite of the Jewish people: “Children unworthy of Him— That crooked, perverse generation— Their baseness has played Him false.” 

False words are like a false, graven image: They are something people worship, they lead to horror and death, and when the perpetrators are punished, they need to know that it was their choice and their fault all along. 

We all know that all the noise about impeachment is just that. It is the elite playing games because they serve a different master. 

President Trump is allowing all the theater to play out. Not just as a way of keeping the deep state busy. But also as a way of telling them in advance: When this gets f*cked up and bites you in the future — remember that you were in it all along. 

The elite have had numerous chances to walk it back. And yet every time, they have shown that they will do the same exact stupid thing, over and over again.

The thing with the Kurds is part of the theater we are watching. We already know:

  • Only a few U.S. soldiers were moved (they didn’t leave).
  • These are communist terrorists
  • The mainstream media is using this; there’s an orchestrated “attack” meant to instill blame.

I can’t say that I understand the issue at all, nor do I understand why the President made an insensitive comment about these people (“they didn’t fight for us at Normandy”).

But I do know propaganda when I see it, made-to-horrify headlines and images like:

“Kurdish human rights activist raped and stoned”

“Kurdish human rights activist and Secretary General of the Future Syrian Party, #Hervin_Khalaf, was raped and then stoned to death by jihadists supporting Turkey near #Hasakah during the Turkish ethnic cleansing operation against #Kurds. (12:36 AM – Oct 13, 2019)

And another story.

#BREAKING: Reports: Convoy carrying civilians and western journalists targeted by Turkish strike in Northern Syria- 11 killed and 70 wounded according to @AlMayadeenLive quoting Kurdish sites8110:26 AM – Oct 13, 2019

Words are used for a lot of things.

Many of them untrue.

One day, in the realm of the spiritual for sure and in that of the physical partially — all of them will come back.

And they will bear witness to reality.

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By Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal. All opinions are the author’s own. Public domain.