FORGETTING, UPROOTING AND CULTURE OF DEATH
Eugene Narrett, Ph.D
Our culture’s dominant institutions create fragmentation, disease, alienation, illiteracy and poverty. Family Law is to families as abortion is to birth; justice disappears beneath judicial activism in fealty to a gigantic and intrusive State, a process lubricated by the dogma of “relativism.” The practice of medicine gives way to disease management by the insurance and pharmaceutical cartels and government. Education destroys facts, memory and memorization, degrades youth and fosters generic persons to ape lifestyle options that may be inserted into any region. A new world nightmare of artifice and rootlessness is largely in place.
Those who care and try to remain informed and alert are in the position of Hamlet who realizes that “before I could make a prologue to my brains, they had begun the play” (5.2.31-1.), they being the warders conducting him to death. The corrupted wills of those who rule make reason serve their appetites and, via media and politics conjure the satyr, death, “incorpsed and demi-natured” by “witchcraft” in the beast they ride (ibid. 4.7.82-105). They are envenomed with envy of the true king they have displaced and whose memory they strain to bury, turning honorable mourning to feasting and intoxication. Down the long slide we go perhaps because our leaders cursed whom they should bless.
Our computer screens often tell us that our “virtual memory” is too low. Far worse is that cultural and historical memory has long been abraded. Our ability and desire to remember has been dwindling under the ideologies that long have shaped the West. Modernism, from Machiavelli and the Renaissance, the resurgence of pagan attitudes, styles and ambitions has meant hacking away at the past, especially the Scriptural past and especially the Jewish root that uniquely stresses memory as the lynchpin of national and individual identity, charity, property and grateful wonder for a gracious transcendent Creator (cf. Deut. 26).
The rulers of the modern world tell us in myriad ways that “yesterday’s gone.” History above all must be re-written and suppressed. This means burying Judaism and the Jews whose faith and life, like that of the Creator and Eternal One centers on remembrance.
The root teaches an attitude of joyous obedience not to the State or a charismatic despot but to the Creator. Nothing could be more inconvenient to the Groups creating a New Age and World religion in which they will be the gods, the Alphas, with everyone else ranked below, mostly at the bottom of the pyramid.
Forgetting was central to the disturbing film 2001, a Space Odyssey. The computer Hal was cast as an anxious navigator whose concerns about the mission were resolved by removing his “memory” and command of the voyage. A similar lobotomy has been and is being performed on the West. As it proceeds Israel is being airbrushed from maps, school and College text books and lectures. The West disintegrates apace for a branch that attacks its root is a branch that will wither and die. A providence that demands that Jews disappear or convert is a dead-end that negates the Creator.
A new trend has been emerging in Academia as an ostensible alternative to political correctness: a celebration of what is called Darwinism wed to a Greek view of freedom. This occurs coast to coast, in Colleges touting the Liberal Arts and “great conversation” of the West (Judaism is absent), at major universities, journals and think tanks. There is a push to enforce evolution as dogma, negating creation and “the laws of nature’s God.” Anyone to whom this phrase has significance as bedrock of our identity and polity should take note: as Israel’s borders are collapsed so are America’s and those of other nations (Deuteronomy 32:8-9; 33:25-9). Tyranny will rule an amnesiac and rootless world.
A friend recounted a recent example of this trend. A senior academic gave a speech on the history of science emphasizing medicine and the empirical method. He began with remarks about ancient Babylon and then jumped straight to Plato and Aristotle. For him there was nothing relevant in the intervening 1600 years.
To demonstrate the ignorance in this omission some brief empirical notes will suffice.
The historicity of the Hebrews and ancient Israel is well-established by various records from numerous cultures: the Amarna tablets dating to about 1500 BCE; the stele of Mernepta recounting the battles of Rameses II c.1250 BCE with many people including Israel correlate with the period when Israel under Joshua twice conquered Goshen (northern Egypt east of the Nile); the obelisks of the Kings of ancient Ashur (“Assyria” in the Greek mis-pronunciation and geographic mis-location) list kings of Israel and Aram, like Omri and Ben Hadad (mentioned in the Scriptures) with whom they fought. The Moab stone describes the conquest of Moab by the tribe of Gad and the cities, Ateret and Dibon they rebuilt (Numbers 32:2-3).  The Assyrians left a relief carving of the royal fortress city of Lakish, Sennacherib left records of his siege of Jerusalem alluding to his lack of success, and thousands of l’melekh (“for the king”) seals for storage vessels indicate the tithes and preparations for war in Israeli sites from the 8-6th centuries bce.  The altar built on Mt. Ebal by the Children of Israel under Joshua has been largely excavated and is visible this day. 
These and more records demonstrate the historicity of Scriptures as well as the ancient Israelites, collectively termed “Jews” after the Assyrians conquered and dispersed most of the inhabitants of the northern kingdom leaving the kingdom of Yehuda (“Judea”).
This historicity bears on the origins of science and shows that the “enlightened” worship of the self-worshipping Greeks is evolutionary humbug and/or racism, is newspeak of a most insidious kind: that imposes itself by force because it doesn’t have or want the facts.
Leviticus, the third of the five books of Moshe demonstrates extensive knowledge of contagion and hygiene. There are extensive discussions of skin ailments and methods of treatment. For example, people with rashes, irritations or lesions must wash and wash or burn their clothing, bedding and bandages. Those who come into contact with them or their bedding also must wash and, like the sick undergo periods of quarantine. The recognition of leprosy as a contagious bacterial disease is millennia in advance of Greek-based “science” and explains the ban on inhabiting houses where the bacteria and fungi involved in its spread on surfaces and objects.
The Jews also understood the anti-bacterial qualities of hyssop. Scholarly works in medical journals demonstrate that salts and juice from the tissue of non-kosher animals are toxic to plant and cellular growth.
An enlightened person, if they are honest must concede either that the Scriptures demonstrate extensive empirically-based healing and preventive medicine and/or divine inspiration.
The Torah’s correlation of sacred and every day aspects of illness that so affrights the “enlightened” progressive mind shows an insightful awareness of the interrelation of body and soul, of humanity and godliness; most disturbing to worshippers of the Greek idea is that the methods of diagnosis and treatment and the description of creation and life’s origin contained in Torah long pre-date Greek attempts to account for the origin of life without a Creator. An infinite Creator Who does not apply infinite control and allows creation to be affected by free will choices is antithetical to the pagan Greek social model of slavery, pride and a-historical fatalism; modern academics dwell on this reservation.
As with medicine, Scriptural scientific wisdom includes astronomy, time and the origins of the universe. Plato and Aristotle realized that matter cannot be its own ultimate cause. But rather than concede that the Jewish model of divinity and creation explained the world better than theirs they fudged the issue. As was his wont, Plato devised an anthropomorphic metaphor for creation, “a spindle in the lap of Necessity” (envisioned as a goddess) while Aristotle posited an impersonal, purposeless “prime mover.” In 1990, a conference of physicists at Columbia University agreed that the description of creation in the opening verses of Genesis is the only ancient account that correlates with modern astronomy. Genesis tells us that there was no time before creation and Hebrew itself identifies space and time in relation to each other, as 20th century science learned to do. Design by chance does not stand up to scientific scrutiny. The age of the universe can be accounted for by Jewish interpretations of “a divine day” as derived from the similes in psalm 90:4, and the number of stars (“He calls them each by name; not one of them is missing” Isaiah 40) approximate the permutations of the twenty-two letters of the aleph-bet.
Similarly, Thales, the first of the pre-Socratic philosophers is known for principles that show direct borrowing from Genesis. His famous sayings were that water preceded and supports earth, that darkness preceded light and that “soul is diffused throughout the universe.” Thales (active 582 bce) came from that part of the Promised Land now called Lebanon (Deut 11:24) shortly after the Babylonian destruction of Solomon’s Temple in 586 bce. His name is derived from Hebrew as are his principles. Anaximander, his contemporary, is reported to have said that “the Unlimited is the first principle of things that are.” 
My friend told me that in touching on the history of medicine the Professor asserted a gap from Galen (c. 100 CE) to William Harvey (1590). This suppression of history would have been caught by junior high school kids thirty years ago; Maimonides (1135 – 1204) was considered the greatest physician and perhaps the preeminent scholar of the middle ages, retained by the Caliph as his physician and advisor for the last thirty years of his life. He is being airbrushed from history as the Children of Israel and their land is being erased from the map. It is not incidental that Maimonides definitively identified the commandments in the Books of Moshe and arranged them topically in his Mishne Torah (“Review of the Torah”) regarded as a supreme work of scholarship. But history too is being erased: “yesterday’s gone” down the “memory hole.” And eugenicist cadres want to cancel the Torah principle that “blessing pertains to birth.” 
My friend said that the lecture ended with throwaway remarks about our vestigial tail and former habit of swinging from trees. This enlightened dogma urges young people to be animals, reflexive and disconnected from the past. The new group of world servers can’t abide science; their methods are telepathy, indoctrination and the purging of humans, truth and memory. Their lies will crumble just as will the war processes they foster. As the Almighty states of redemption, “in its time, I will hasten it.” The time hastens when the nations scatter the Jewish people and divide their land. 
3:14-16; Leviticus 26:42 among many similar assertions. “…the God
of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob has sent me to
you. This is My Name forever and this is My remembrance from generation
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Eugene Narrett received his BA, MA and PhD from Columbia University in NYC. His writings on American politics and culture and on the Middle East and geopolitics have been widely published. These include four books, the most recent being WW III: the War on the Jews and the Rise of the World Security State (2007) which examines the historical roots and purposes of the war on terror as a late stage in the undoing of the West. His previous book, Israel and the Endtimes (2006) lays the basis for these questions.
Dr. Narrett has appeared on scores of radio programs, both major networks like WABC, Radio America, Eagle Forum Radio and Westwood Communications, as well as regional and local stations. He has been honored for his essays on art and literature and on behalf of the pro-life movement.
Since receiving his doctorate in 1978, Dr. Narrett has been teaching literature and art and creating interdisciplinary courses in the Humanities. He lectures on a variety of topics relating to western civilization, geopolitics and the multi-faceted war on the family that is a striking feature of the postmodern west.
See his web site, www.israelendtimes.com for information on booking a lecture and for contact information.