Friday, October 18, 2013

I Discuss The Jews With The Driver In The Corner



(from Beverly Hills Stories)

Sensitive? Read this first: Dear Google    

- Can I ask you something?
- If it's not personal.
- No. About the Jews. You're Jewish, but you're calm. All the Jews here in Beverly Hills are nervous all the time. They're dishonest. And unbelievably cheap. Can you explain it?
- Sure. They don't believe in beauty. They live for doing. They never stop doing. They're nervous between the time they finish one thing and begin another. They don't exist outside of doing things, and existing enough only to know they don't exist confuses them.
- You've confused me.
- They exist, but only in relation to things. They exist in a property relation. The property relation is an attachment to things. It is not a necessary relation.
- Why not?
- When you stop doing things you can rest in the beauty of the world as a whole. You can never rest in relation to particular things.
- Why not?
- Because things destroy each other. They have to be protected. They wear out. They wear you out, because only a thing can have a relation to things. So you are reminded you are a thing that has to be protected and wears out. If you are the thing that goes by the name "Money Worshiping Beverly Hills Jew" you want to increase the number of things you are attached to.
- But what does attachment mean?
- It means feeling safe having things around you.
- Why?
- Property is something to hold onto in a changing world.
- But you said we can never rest in relation to things. Things wear out, have to be guarded.
- Yes. That's why people who live exclusively in property relations have to keep on gathering more things around themselves. Getting more things, and money which symbolizes the ability to collect things, they seem to be becoming safer. When they stop for a moment they're nervous about founding their security on things which are unreliable. They go back to work making money, the only time they really feel safe.

- Have you seen this?
- What is it?
- Demons called up by devil worshippers.
- You think Jews don't just worship money, they worship the devil too?
- The best trick the devil played is making people believe he doesn't exist.
- You believe in the devil?
- If you look on the internet you'll see.
- Why do I need to look on the internet? The most characteristic thing human beings do is destroy each other. They force each other to become things, become unable to love. What job is there for the devil to do? If there was any species that could never offer employment to the devil it's ours. What we need is a god to save us from ourselves. Have you seen any on the internet?

- Here's the problem. Social life rewards honesty and punishes dishonesty. This is called enforcement of being good. But social life also rewards dishonesty and punishes honesty.
- Why?
- Because pretending to be honest also gets you the social reward for being good. And being dishonest allows you to profit from deceiving people.
- We have reasons to be good and bad. Everyone knows that.
- We have social reasons to be good and bad. Because we are educated by society when we are too little to know what we are doing, be conscious of our learning the rules, we ascribe to a god our reasons for social behavior: a good god, or "God" when we are honest, a bad god, "the devil" when we are dishonest.
- Honesty is religious.
- Social honesty is religious. Personal honesty is something else. In personal life the truth is our material, our tool for problem solving and invention. A lie restrains our creativity.
- So truth in social life is rewarded and punished, but in private life only rewarded?
- Yes. Do you see what this means?
- Tell me.
- We live with others to learn from each other, but we pay a heavy price: we learn that honesty which is always good in private life is only sometimes good in social life. From the perspective of private life, social life as a whole, rewarding both honesty and dishonesty, confusing us about what it means to be honest, seems to be the devil's work we've collectively taken over.
- Which is why he can't get a job.*

- Sometimes people can be too smart.
- People like me.
- The devil doesn't want to work for us, he wants us to work for him.
- Worship him.
- Yes.
- So you still think the Jews worship the devil.
- Some of them.
- For example, your strip-club friend, the real estate speculator?
- You know him?
- Yes. A couple weeks ago I was walking on my way to Starbucks when by chance I passed his house as he was riding up on his bicycle. I'd already met him with our host one midnight at the market. He insisted I come to his sister's house for the Jewish festival feast of the tabernacles. First he had to take a shower. He showed me in, put me out on the balcony to wait. I'm telling you this, because first I hear shouting from inside, "Police"! "Stop where you are!".
- He's a volunteer Sheriff. He does that stuff all the time.
- Then he appeared completely naked out on the balcony, said "Nice to see you're Ok", and went back to the shower.
- So he's a homosexual. I wondered about him. He pays the girls to let him rub them, but doesn't want any more.
- He's protecting his public life from private life.
- I don't understand.
- Do you know how the Jews became famously good at making money?
- No.
- They gave themselves complete flexibility negotiating the dangerous waters of honesty and dishonesty in public life. They kept their private lives separate. Your friend the speculator...
- He's not my friend.
- Of course, he's no one's friend. The Beverly Hills Jew, let's call him, in the service of making money has gone further, has eradicated private life. He wants to keep a distance from girls. He wants his contact to be deniable, to himself and others, wants its meaning to be negotiable.
- I showed him the video of UC Davis students sitting quietly down on a campus square being pepper sprayed by para-military units.
- They were ordered there by the University Chancellor. I'm familiar with it.
- Do you know what David said?
- What?
- "Better nip them in the bud."
- Childhood and youth, formerly sanctified preserves of private life, used to be exempt from adult American glory in the massacre of human nature. No more.
- And you don't think that's devil worship?

- If there was a devil he might keep me company. I have more than 10,000 social media connections, but haven't got a single email in the past week. I am the world's worst networker.
- What are you doing wrong?
- Do you know why I criticize the Jews?
- No.
- They guard the border between being in-the-network and out. They keep record of the rules of the crossing, guide the passage across the boundary. And they are not doing their job.
- I don't know what you're talking about. What border?
- We were talking about it: between public and private. The Jews are the sanctuary for the rules keeping private life safe from public life. Our world has always been the devil's creation: social life equally motivated by honesty and dishonesty, honesty of private life under threat of vanishing. In private life you share. In public life you trade. Networking is all about trades. You send messages so you can receive messages.
- You don't send messages.
- I do. They aren't answered.
- Why not?
- I can't reward for completing the trade or punish for not. I'm always a stranger across the border, and networkers don't share with strangers. Any relation to a stranger out of the network other than complete disregard depends upon private life being preserved from infection of public life. It is natural to care about any human being, but in our devil's world most people don't.
- And Jews care about people outside their network? Weren't you saying the opposite?
- They are carriers of practices that keep you capable of it.
- And they aren't practicing.
- No.
- What are the practices?
- Ways of keeping in mind that the distinctions we make in life are unimportant.
- What's important?
- Love.
- Doesn't sound like Judaism to me.
- You can blame the Jews for that.**

* We humans are the only species that organizes itself to hunt, spy on, manipulate and kill each other.
** Blame seeks to educate ritualists to adjusting the rituals they practice. Ritual practice is learned without self-consciousness, and adjustment of ritual is done by eliciting passionate, unselfconscious response. If people are open to reason, you don’t blame, you argue, you persuade. When people, because of the completeness of their ritualistism, are not capable of being reeducated by either blame or reason, you detach yourself with laughter and pity, and when you’ve had enough of that, turn your back and go elsewhere.