Then Lamech said to his wives: ‘Adah and Zillah, hear my voice; wives of Lamech, listen to my speech. For I have slain a man for wounding me, a young man for striking me. If Cain is avenged sevenfold, then Lamech seventy-sevenfold’ ” (Genesis 4:23-24).
Genesis is the book of beginnings and established the most fundamental tenets of law and morality that undergird human civilization. One of these is the principle of proportionality in the administration of justice – whether by men or their governments. It is the origin of the familiar modern maxim “let the punishment fit the crime,” and its ancient version “an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth” (Exodus 21:24). The story of Lamech is a cautionary tale, as my long deceased mentor on Old Testament matters, Rabbi Samuel Dresner, taught me is true of many of the stories told in Genesis. Lamech is not a hero but a villain, because he treated a wound as justification for murder. He was a victim who, by exceeding his right of justice, became a victimizer – a bully.
Now, I am not a Jew but a Christian, and so I have the benefit of all of the wisdom of Jesus Christ, Yeshua Hamasciach, in my analysis of things. I know that Lamech is the biblical counterpoint to Christ on the question of mercy and forgiveness. While arrogant Lamech claimed a right to seventy-fold disproportionate revenge, Christ taught that we have a seventy times seven duty to show mercy through forgiveness.
But my Christianity is of the Whole-Bible variety in which the Old Testament remains the Christian’s primary guide to matters of the world such as government, politics and war while the New Testament guides us in personal conduct and life within the church. The law of 70×7 mercy is not intended for the secular courtroom where government administers justice, but only for the individuals who have the choice of bringing a legal action into court or not (1 Corinthians 6:1-8).
The best balance of those two approaches is found in Micah 6:8 “He has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you but to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?” That was the scripture I adopted as the motto of my law practice, and, I think, succinctly defines the duty imposed by God on the followers of Judaism.
We have seen many examples of disproportionate punishment in this nation during the decades that the Cultural Marxists have risen to power. One of the most egregious recent examples is the obscene judgement against Alex Jones. This needs no further explanation. Then there’s the forgotten case of Adolfo Martinez, serving 16 years for burning a “pride” flag he stole from a “gay” church. These punishments are problematic enough in themselves, but what is more disturbing is that the plaintiffs allowed these results to happen without protest.
Especially in the case of the “gay” church, where is the sense of proportion, let alone the duty of forgiveness? How black-hearted must one be to let someone be jailed for 16 years for something so minor and petty without speaking out? How corrupt must one’s mind and soul be to subject the J6 defendants to the inhuman treatment they have received – all to serve a cynical false narrative?
But that is apparently the new standard for our young people after three generations of Marxist domination of the public schools. A stunning new survey of students found that 48% would approve the death penalty for “hate speech.” One doesn’t need a biblical worldview to recognize that level of inhumanity as a civilization-killer.
That brings be back around to ADL and the Jewish power-brokers who hold so many of the top slots in academia, entertainment and frankly all the social and business spheres – and who don’t make any effort to act or speak out publicly against godlessness and barbarianism. It is not antisemitism to point out their power. It is an obvious fact, and an affirmation of Bible literalism. God gave the Jews incredible brain-power, and blessed them with the very covenant by which civilization has operated since God designated Abraham’s descendants as His chosen people . He gave them the power to “create wealth” (Deuteronomy 8:18) and the right to “control the gates” (governments) of their enemies. (Genesis 22:17) It was “through [their] seed that all the nations will be blessed” promised God (Genesis 22:18) – that seed being Jesus Christ, who was not just a Hebrew descendant of Abraham but a Judean in the direct royal line of David!
As a Whole-Bible Christian I have no problem with the Jews having such enormous power. I don’t even blame them for some of the tactics for control they developed in self-defense to centuries of harassment and persecution by the Christian church prior to the Reformation (and to a lesser extent since then). Many use that power wisely and altruistically. Whenever some brilliant new medical or scientific discovery is announced from Israel, is anyone really surprised that it’s the Jews?
But every coin has two sides. I do have a problem with the many Jews who abuse their power because they have abandoned their biblical foundations. I’m talking about people like Paul Singer who funded a dossier against me by the ultra-reprobate Human Rights Campaign, because I traveled around the world teaching the truth of his supposed religion in Leviticus 18:22. And the shark-pod of Jewish lawyers at the SPLC whose only standards on “hate” issues are double standards. And all the anti-Torah Jews in Hollywood and the New York media whose lives epitomize the arrogance of Sodom! Where do these guys get off ignoring the most basic of behavioral standards that God set for humanity and still call themselves Jews? Are these specific individuals (judged only on their individual merit) perhaps of the Synagogue of Satan Jesus warned about in Revelation 2:9?
But that’s not who this article is about or directed toward. I’m addressing this to the authentic religious Jews who have the ability and authority to stand up for God’s truth, and against the bullying of the Marxists (among whom are many powerful atheistic Jews).
I’m no fan of Kanye West, and no, I’m not going along with his name change (was it slave-masters who named him Kanye or was it his Mom and Dad?) What Kanye said about going “Death-con 3 on Jewish people” was a really stupid outburst from a mentally ill man with terrible impulse control and it deserved push-back. But talk about a Lamech-level over-reaction! You have to completely destroy the man for one stupid comment? – which, while not justified, was triggered by alleged bullying by specific Jewish cancel-culture zealots unhappy with his “white lives matter” stunt? A simple acknowledgment by ADL of the context would have neutralized the venom and created a teachable moment on how stereotyping hurts the innocent along with the guilty.
But instead they exploited the confusion to go “Death con 3″ on West to strike fear in the hearts of all the bystanders – ironically bolstering the false stereotype of Jews as one monolithic entity who care only for themselves, and sowing increased resentment among Blacks whose own long history of victimhood makes them very protective of those from their community who have risen to become celebrities.
As a guy who regularly does battle against Jew-haters of the Antizionism cult, I can tell you they are practically giddy over what ADL et al have done to Kanye West – offering it up now as justification for their Antisemitism. And that’s the point of this article. When victims react out of all proportion to a wound they suffer, they stop being victims and become bullies. It has nothing to do with their ethnicity or their religion. It has to do with their humanity.