The Mosaic tax code is strikingly similar to the American tax code. Both are voluntary, that is, both offer alternatives to choose from: according to the Mosaic code, one can choose to pay the tax or suffer "utter desolation"; under the American system, one can choose to pay the tax or suffer "utter desolation." . . . That the Mosaic code is an elaborate tax code should not surprise us; for, it was written by a race of tax collectors. . . .
Abram, the first Jew or Hebrew (he fathered the Jewish God . . . ) went to Egypt and became a major tax-collector (or tax farmer) in exchange for prostituting his wife, Sarai, to the pharaoh. The Bible, of course, does not describe it in such indelicate terms. . . When Joseph went to Egypt, he became the head tax collector over all Egypt, subordinate only to the pharaoh and priests [Genesis 41:39-45] . . . Thus, it is entirely possible that, from the time of Joseph to the time of Moses, the Israelites were employed in Egypt primarily as tax collectors. The story of how Joseph was sold into slavery was probably fabricated for the purpose of "justifying" his career as a tax collector for the pharaoh.
Can fanaticism alone account for the persecution of the Jews? It is now my conviction that it is responsible for hardly any of it. In this connection I call to mind Genesis, chapter 47. We have all read the story of the years of plenty and the years of famine in Egypt, and now Joseph with that opportunity made a corner of broken hearts, and the crusts of the poor, and human liberty -a corner whereby he took the nation's money all away, to the last penny; took a nation's livelihood all away, to the last hoof; took a nation's land away, to the last acre. Then took the nation itself, buying it for bread, man by man, woman by woman, child by child, till all were slaves; a corner which took everything, leaving nothing, a corner so stupendous that, by comparison with it, the most gigantic corners in subsequent history are but baby things; for it dealt in hundreds of millions of bushels, and its profits were reckoned by hundreds of millions of dollars, and it was a disaster so crushing that its effects have not wholly disappeared from Egypt today, more than 3,000 years after the event. . . .
I am convinced that the persecution of the Jew is not in any large degree due to religious prejudice. No, the Jew is a money-getter. He made it the end and aim of his life. He was at it in Rome. He has been at it ever since. His success has made the whole human race his enemy.
The practical application of the Cabalist knowledge is manifested in the use made of it, through the ages, by Jews to gain influence both in the higher spheres of Gentile life and over the masses. Sovereigns and Popes, both, usually had one or more Jews as astrologers and advisers, and they frequently gave Jews control over their very life by employing them as physicians. Political power was thus gained by Jews in almost every Gentile country alongside with financial power, since Jewish court-bankers manipulated state funds and taxes.
. . . no other minority in American history has ever hijacked so much money from the American taxpayers in order to invest in a "homeland." It is as if the American taxpayer had been obliged to support the Pope in his reconquest of the Papal States simply because one third of our people are Roman Catholic. Had this been attempted, there would have been a great uproar and Congress would have said no. But a religious minority of less than two per cent has bought or intimidated seventy senators (the necessary two thirds to overcome an unlikely presidential veto) while enjoying support of the media.
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