The Liberation Theology advocated by Chicago Pastor the Rev. Jeremiah Wright is nothing new. It was taught at the graduate theology school I attended for three years back in the early 1980s, as the biblical right to “throw off the yoke of oppression.”
Certainly the European settlers who came to America — mostly convicts, whores and thieves banished from Europe, along with a contingent of religious zealots and others seeking refuge – placed a yoke on the Native population. Now, after 400 years of “Manifest Destiny” followed by 5 years of “Restoration of Native American Spiritual Sovereignty,” to quote the Reverend Wright, those chickens indeed are “coming home to roost.”
A telling documentary narrated by Kevin Costner, “500 Nations,” spells out the sins of these European transplants and their “Manifest Destiny” at the expense of Native Americans, Native spirituality (since proven Israelite) and the Land. Not one treaty signed between the U.S. Government and 500 Native tribes was honored by the government. Not one. Native peoples have known for centuries that the government cannot be trusted for this reason. While a particular administration may have Native American concerns in mind, the Corporataucracy of government responds without human feeling or long after the fact and congressional aide’s assistants reply with “form letters.”
Failure to be ‘brother’s keeper’ damns America
We have written earlier that the real sin at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was not the cowardly choice to disregard wholesale humanity and the sacredness of blood with the A-bomb, but that Ephraimite Europeans and Americans decimated their own brothers, clans of M’nashe who migrated East into Burma, Thailand, Korea, Vietnam and Japan. With the recent positive ID of Native tribes, including the Apache and Navajo, with Israelite East M’nashe, the Indian wars have also proven to be fraticide.
The BIBLICAL context of that oppressive yoke dealt specifically with the everlasting enmity between two other brothers, Jacob and Esau, both grandsons of Abraham and sons of Isaac. The Esavite descendants were promised — at a future time — that they would throw off the yoke of Jacob.
Why Wright should be answered
The question Wright has put before the American public and the world — which could not be heard by most over the din of racism three years ago — is the plight of the Palestinians and how much of the hatred of America is traced to the perceptions that America is playing favorites in the Middle East? Since that is the motive traced to both World Trade Center bombings, as a matter of national security, President Obama has had to distance himself from these radical views.
But rather than run from the question or raise up a false banner against an imagined demon of fear, ANSWER THE MAN!
The answer: Palestinian state by pre-1967 lines usurps Birthright
The Reverend Wright has charged that the Palestinian plight is part of his list of victims deserving liberation. Since this is envisioned in the framework of a Palestinian state THAT USURPS THE BIRTHRIGHT OF JOSEPH, the biblical answer may be:
The Bush-era plan which advocates a Palestinian state in the birthright territory of Joseph:
1) Attaches a curse to America for aiding and abetting the wholesale theft of Jacob’s birthright — the territories of Joseph — to give to the House of Esau. The prophet Obadiah wrote that when Jacob would return to this region, Jacob would find it occupied by the House of Esau. So once again the media has been manipulated for more than 30 years to brainwash Americans into believing that this region is “Israeli-occupied Arab or Palestinian territories,” when the reality is the area is “Esau-occupied House of Joseph territories.” To be politically correct, it has been “Israeli-administered territories.”
TAMPERING WITH A BIRTHRIGHT MERITS THE BLACKEST OF BLACK ROADS NOT TO MENTION TAMPERING WITH THE BIRTHRIGHT. THIS CURSE — FROM PRESSING ISRAEL FOR A PALESTINIAN STATE IN THE BIRTHRIGHT REGION — IS THE SPIRITUAL ROOT OF OUR NATION’S ECONOMIC DEPRESSION.
2) Spells the certain death of every Palestinian who remains in the territories of Joseph (the head and crown region in the outline above explained in detail at www.torah-voice.org) as well as the millions of Palestinian refugees who would return to this region. This is because the prophet Obadiah, himself an Edomite, also warned his own people that when Jacob would return to his possessions, the House of Esau (about 1.5 million Palestinians living in Joseph’s territories) would perish to the last man, woman and child.
Palestinian, Israeli disengagements mutual
Elsewhere in our website, (see the Zechariah Plan), we have outlined the biblical Palestinian state and the region to which the Palestinian people must be transferred in order to save their lives. The plan modeled after a much more humane and abbreviated version of the Cherokee Removals — its international precedent, would require mutual disengagements of Israelis and Palestinians.
Elsewhere in Scripture the “yoke of oppression” is part of the judgment of Grandfather against His own people, Israel, for not obeying the Torah to which they swore at Mount Sinai. This oppression would occur in every land throughout their years of exile until they repented and returned to Grandfather and His Law, which is today as it always has been “binding on all of your generations.”
Are the people ready for the Land?
So another dimension to the Liberation Theology argument is whether these “oppressed” Palestinian people are entitled to live in the region until the House of Joseph gets it act together, reconciles among itself and prepares itself to return to its possessions. Ironically, this will require “prideful and arrogant Ephraim” (Hosea’s words), to humble itself by recognizing the very Native American spiritual sovereignty their ancestors attempted to quash and the authority of the Torah it counted as a strange thing, which led to its exile in the first place.
Reverend Wright, the Liberationists have no biblical grounds on which to stand without the Wisdom of the Fear of the Creator and the Understanding that comes from Torah. That Wisdom and Understanding promises a liberation of the Palestinians to better lands, homes, orchards, farms and businesses (see the Zechariah Plan at www.torah-voice.org), but the possessions of Joseph are not for negotiation and are set-aside for the Return of the House of Joseph to be reunited with the House of Judah on the “mountains of Israel.”
Maggid ben Yoseif