I read the book of Esther this morning. It has two themes. First, women should submit to and obey their husbands. If they don’t the consequences are bad. If they do, they wield enormous influence — vastly more than “independent” women who claim equal authority to their man.
But it is the second story that I wish to focus on — racial identity.
The story of Esther does not mention God once, even though Esther part of the Bible. This is a Holy Spirit inspired story about racial identity and the necessity to understand one’s self as a member of a family — a blood line — a race. (The root word of nation is the same root word as birth and to be born. It is a blood line.)
The Jews had a peculiar knack for outraging the Goyim kings who ruled over them because the Jews did not recognize anyone as the equal of their God. This got them in trouble. Christians, too, adopted this attitude (some of them) and it turns out Christians made rather good torches for Tyrants (Caligula comes to mind).
Mordecai the Jew refused to acknowledge another man’s position as above his own. He refused to submit to the rules of his enemy Haman. This inspired the deep hatred of an arrogant man who tells King Ahaseurus that these (paraphrasing here) “wretched Jews that will cause no end of trouble to the kingdom. They don’t accept our customs and rules — they have their own. And, by the way, all their wealth will become yours, oh King, just let me kill them all.”
This is a familiar story. Many today face the choice of standing for our people or our God, or both, and being threatened with economic sanctions at work and expulsion at school. The Suidlanders in South Africa are facing the ultimate sanction simply because they are not of the race that rules that land, now.
The King, under Haman’s influence, sets a date for the slaughter of the Jews.
Meanwhile, Esther has become queen, but she hides her race. She privately acknowledged her “Jewishness,” but she was not an “Identitarian.” Her Uncle, Mordecai , says ,“Esther you need to step up and help. If you don’t you’ll be killed with the rest of us.” And so Esther had a choice. She could hide her race and pretend to be one of “them,” or she could put it all on the line. Being Identitarian in a cosmopolitan society is treason — refusing to shop Babel requires the death penalty.
Esther chose her race over the false love of a system that would gladly have exterminated her. Individualism deprives people of the wholeness they can have as part of the natural order. Esther was a woman. She was a Jewess. She chose to be a whole person instead of just an atomized “individual” and a “citizen of the world.” She put it all on the line and turned it around for her race, her blood line.
In the end, the Jews extinguished the blood lines of their enemies. They hung Haman and his ten sons. Another seventy-five thousand men, women and children died by the sword in the hand of the Jews.
This is a racial story, one of the defense of one’s blood lines and people. And it is the Bible.
Ignorant Christians will say “but it’s ‘Old Testament.’”
There is nowhere in the Bible that refers to one section of Scriptures (such as the Hebrew part) as defunct or replaced by other Scriptures.
The Hebrew scriptures have never been deprecated by the Greek Scriptures. The Hebrew scriptures (erroneously called “old Testament”) are the foundation for building nation-states.
Hyper individualism is evil; it’s roots are in the Enlightenment and it’s evil child Marxism. This has become the foundation of the Western educational and legal system. From this evil comes the idea that “gender” is fluid. From this comes the destruction of male-female marriage and the integrity of the family. To say that every man is another’s relative undermines the beauty and uniqueness of each blood line. The largest groups — nations (from a common root word “to be born”) are a source of strength and humanity to the individual, as is a man’s ties to his own soil.
Marxism (in all its guises) would de-humanize mankind and make him but tofu in the machinery of the God-State, a God-State which replaces all families and soils and blood lines and loyalties. The Christian Church, duped by the idea that nationalism is evil has not stood against this. There is no writing (scripture) that says “though shalt not be racist!” Attempts to say so are a perversion. The duty to “love they neighbor” comes down to exactly this — don’t sleep with his wife, don’t steal his stuff, don’t falsely accuse him in court, don’t murder him, and don’t covet his lands. That’s it. No more than that. To prefer another’s blood line over one’s own is not virtuous.
Man must rebel against his own dehumanization. Esther inspires us back toward our own blood lines which form a bulwark against the Evil Empire (and they are all evil).
For those who hate the Jews you are missing the message: Imitate them. Wouldn’t you like your people to have such loyalty to their own blood line as Esther did to her own? Should your people find themselves in the gravest of peril from the Empire, you must not hesitate to destroy those who would do the same to you. Do it wisely before they wipe you off the face of the earth.
Nothing intimidates Great Empires more than a individuals who defines themselves as part of a race that gives them meaning apart from the Empire. Individuals they can deal with and crush. But when bloodlines refuse to be intimidated they are a threat to Empires and Tyrants. And that is when the Empire will bring you to slaughter. When the social rules justify comparing you to Adolph Hitler (you racist! You fascist!), know they are coming for you.
Esther could have said “Oh, I’m not like them — I obey the rules.” She would have eventually been caught and slaughtered with the rest of her people.
Let us be like Esther, whole with her race. Love your people. And do not hesitate when the time comes.
1 July 2018