Re: Theos-World - US Karma
Oct 17, 2001 05:28 PM
by Frank Reitemeyer
Peter, sorry for the delay but I was busy and still try to get my theos-talk
Thank you for the complete quote. My much corrupted quote was indeed very
misleading, my apologies to all readers and HPB.
I have learned that a most recently and high emotional theme is difficult to
discuss so you may be right that the quote may be regarded as unwise.
I for myself have no trouble to discuss anything at anytime but I accept
that others think otherwise.
Since you ask and for clarification I think that the whole essay of HPB is
highly interesting as she contrasts the modern statues of your civilization,
like the Eiffel tower or the Statue of Liberty with the statues of ancient
times. She observes a difference to the inner meaning of the statues. In
ancient times a tower, unlike the one in Paris, was regarded as a sign of
non-materialism and not of "commercial enterprise" as HPB explains.
One is also reminded to the tower of Babylon. One is also reminded to the
struggle within Jewry at the turn to the 20th Century, on the one side the
high bankers, tending more to assimilation with their hosts and of lower
orthodox believe - the Rothschilds. On the other side the orthodox
believers, the Zionists, under Theodor Herzl, believing in a physical nation
of Israel, non-assimilation and in the "chosen people" myth.
Theodor Herzl in his "Diaries" points to this inner Jewish struggle in the
chapter "Address to the Rothschilds" (my re-transl.), where Herzl warns the
banker Jews that in case of non-support of Israel the tower of the
Rothschilds will be destroyed, in worst case by violence and that would lead
into a global crisis.
Herzl's Diaries were published first in Germany 1922/3, many years after the
first congress in Basel in 1897.
The World Trade Center was a Rockefeller business. End of July 2001, only
some weeks before the terrible and monstrous attacks, Mr Silverstone got
control of the Twin Towers. To me this in not an answer but an additional
Hope this helps to make my point more clear. My intention is not to bother
> --- In theos-talk@y..., "Peter Merriott" <nous@b...> wrote:
> I'm not sure why you felt that was a useful passage to qoute from at
> time. If you had qouted the complete passage you would have found
> HPB is
> referring to the Eifel Tower, not the New York Statue of Liberty.
> "Just back from under the far-reaching shadow of the eigth wonder of
> World - the gigantic iron carrot that goes by the name of the Eifel
> Child of its country, wondrous in its size, useless in its object, as
> and vacillating as the Republican soil upon which it is built, it has
> one single moral feature of its seven ancestors, not one trait of
> atavism to
> boast of. The architectural Leviathan of 1889 is not even - in the
> of usefulness - on a par with the New York Statue of Liberty, that
> rival of the ancient Pharos. It is simply one of the latest fungi of
> modern commercial enterprise, grown on the soil of cunning
> speculation, in
> order to attract numberless flies - in the shape of tourists from the
> points of the world - which it very conscientiously does..." (CW XI
> [Footnote: This essay... was written by HPB soon after her return
> from a
> trip to France and the Island of Jersey where she stayed from four to
> weeks. Compiler of Collected Writings]
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