Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Lamed Vav

Roger L. Simon has a piece at PJ Media titled ‘The Last of the Just’ in Belgium, which includes a video of a Belgium town hall meeting in which one man, and one man only, stands up to denouce the installation of two new town council members who are Islamist and proponents of Shariah Law.  As Simon notes, and as the video illustrates, not one other individual stands to support this man’s denunciation.  Not one.  In fact, all those attending appear to be as docile as sheep, while the president of the council orders the man to “Shut up!,” “Get out!,” and one spectator avows to the man ““Sir, this is democracy.,” as if, because it is “democracy,” it somehow justifies majority mob rule.

Simon wonders if this Belgium man is one of the Lamed Vav of Jewish talmudic tradition, one of the thirty-six.  I don’t know the answer to Simon’s wondering, but I do think that this Belgium man is one of “The Remnant,” as described in a story by Albert J. Nock titled Isaiah’s Job, which I previously mentioned here.

The line of differentiation between the masses and the Remnant is set invariably by quality, not by circumstance. The Remnant are those who by force of intellect are able to apprehend these principles, and by force of character are able, at least measurably, to cleave to them. The masses are those who are unable to do either.

I do not know if this Belgium man is one of the Lamed Vav, or “The Remnant,” but I do know, that like this Belgium man, I will stand in defiance and speak boldly against those attempting to restrict my freedom, and yours.

More on the Lamed Vav here.

Link to Simon’s piece via Neanderpundit.

Posted by John Venlet on 12/26 at 09:20 AM
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