Athens versus Jerusalem
A review of ‘Being in Time: A Post-Political Manifesto’ – by Gilad Atzmon/Skyscraper Publication
First, I must make stern objection to the subtitle of this book: “A Post-Political Manifesto“. No, dearest reader, this is no manifesto at all. A manifesto is usually instructive and Atzmon’s book is actually reflective. A manifesto is imbibed with strict political dogma, whereas Atzmon’s book is charged with a free-flowing, philosophical energy. The book is, in fact, an astute and remarkable comment on the metaphysics of our current political condition: using the age-old blueprint of Athens versus Jerusalem to unravel the dark and twisted marvels of our current political dystopia.
For over two thousand years, a war between rationalist Athens and messianic Jerusalem has ensued, but not to clear conclusion. For several millennia, this epic war has vacillated and the victor’s scales have tipped hither in one era and dither in another. The war between Athens and Jerusalem continues relentlessly into our present day, and this side of the 21st century, it is cultural philosopher and Jazz artist, Gilad Atzmon, who now updates us on this epic and raging battle where each side is struggling to occupy the very perception of humanity itself. Both sides claim to be the saviors of mankind; and currently, the Jerusalem school of thought is leading, but only because its agents have successfully infiltrated to the core, the elite leadership and governments of the Western world.
Simultaneously, Athens is presently having its victories too, as evidenced by the growing popularity of Atzmon’s elegant Athenian book – a rare publishing phenomenon in itself indeed, indicating a growing market hungry for Athenian thought. Moreover, this current Athenian awakening can also be measured by recent polls, and by the palpable bulging of an eclectic population on Social Media, unified in expressing its disgust, distrust and utter rejection of Jerusalemite rule. You could say that the various chattering masses are currently seeking the humanism and order that Athens promises because they are so very dissatisfied and disillusioned by what Jerusalem has delivered them: division, intolerance, senseless wars and hopeless human misery with no end.
One observes that since the controversial establishment of the State of Israel, the Jerusalem school has had an accelerated progress. Inside of 70 years, Jerusalemites, with feverish dedication have successfully installed their peculiar brand of anarchy through the aggressive spread of divisive Identitarian Politics, tyrannical Political Correctness, ruinous Predatory Economics, vampirical Controlled Opposition, as well as a most lethal form of warmongering Jewish Power – all simultaneously and insidiously injected into Western societies. Jerusalem has evidently delivered us nothing but endless warfare overseas and palpable instability and dystopia in our Western societies. It has brought us a non-humanistic world. It has given us a lowering of citizen morale and an increase in barbaric immorality where might over right is normalized. Jerusalem has steeped us in an absurd environment where decadent perversions are permitted, but freedom of speech is curtailed. A world where freedom of thought is punished instead of promoted.
In the philosophical arena, Athens represents Truth and Jerusalem: the Dream. Both appeal to the human condition but clearly, one is more grounded in reality than the other. Today we witness how Jerusalem’s promised Dream (of the messiah) has delivered us a convoluted and godless nightmare. It is the very sinews of this nightmare that Being In Time so meticulously and courageously explores, illuminating and dissecting the elite powers that be and the diabolical machinations behind our current socio-political catastrophe.
Atzmon’s book takes us on a most unique philosophical journey, deconstructing this ongoing nightmare with fascinating insight and intellectual rectitude and rigor. His gripping chapters are impressively substantive: dissecting each of Jerusalem’s current Jew-centric poison tentacles with astounding clarity and moral cognizance. Making sense of the maddening world we live in is what Atzmon’s book so assuredly delivers. His thoughtful deliberations on Identity Politics and other Jerusalemite maladies are stunningly profound in their clarity and logic: simple, indisputable logic. No other contemporary philosopher or political writer has ever so successfully exposed the most vital of Jerusalem’s grotesque operators: their uniquely deceptive Controlled Opposition agents. For this alone, Atzmon’s book must be read. All efforts at liberation from Jerusalem are lost without knowledge and understanding of the duplicitous nature and aims of Jerusalem’s Controlled Opposition. Without the skulduggery of the Controlled Opposition, Jerusalem cannot advance from within; cannot lasso the support of the blindsided masses. Controlled Opposition IS the enemy within, the most dangerous of all enemies. Atzmon exposes the very character and workings of these Controlled Opposition agents: using insider knowledge, facts, and a sprinkle of his own brand of wry wit.
Truly, there are too many important chapters in Atzmon’s book to break down here one by one, but I sincerely urge people seeking a humanistic and truth-based world to read this incredible book: an important document on the contemporary moralities of our current political zeitgeist; a book written by a devout Athenian philosopher glued to the mathematics of reality and to the stellar principles of humanism.
And with such rich knowledge in hand, can change be that far behind?