Trustworthy but Not Trusting

If there is one thing that stirs me most deeply, it is watching someone betray the trust of another by humiliating them publicly. This is to me the epitome of senseless predatory behavior; all you could possibly gain from it is a moment’s amusement, and perhaps a transitory sense of superiority. Meanwhile, you increase human misery and destroy most friendships.

Do you think Sacha Baron Cohen is funny? Then you have suffered the influence of predatory desires. Or perhaps you are simply predatory by nature. There’s not much self-deprecation or empathy in his humor, but lots of predation and abuse of trust. Let’s unravel this: Cohen is Jewish. The humor he promotes is very funny to Jews. It’s almost guaranteed that he is Ashkenazi, a word that means his DNA is at least partly Khazarian. Not Hebrew at all, but he likely descends from that nation which, in 900 AD, wholly converted to Judaism and pretty much borged the Jewish identity. The Khazars were a low-trust race.

Meanwhile, the vast majority of Europeans, particularly those in the north, are high-trust people. It’s partly a matter of culture, but cultures arising in single racial societies always reflect genetic traits. Here’s a tidbit for you: socialism works in high trust-societies, but it fails completely in low-trust societies. You can have functional socialism, where workers and managers are generally cooperative with each other, only when the majority are on the same sheet of music about what should be the long-term results — economic stability and prosperity for all. When you introduce the presence of elitist predators, every economic system breaks down. This explains why, after a generation or two, most European societies became somewhat hostile to Jews, having seen the predatory behavior that exploits their high-trust societies.

Cohen represents a kind of humor that arises in social predators. You are encouraged to laugh at how others are humiliated simply because you aren’t the victim. There is zero empathy. I can’t allege that Cohen is consciously promoting this; it’s probably just his Jewish cultural background. Now, it should be well understand that the broadly American identity arises from that high-trust European common culture, but the reason the Khazars were able to embrace Judaism so easily is because the Hebrew people were also notoriously low-trust (but not as predatory as Khazars).

That’s one of the paradoxes of biblical revelation: God knew He was offering a high-trust covenant to a people who were inherently low-trust. The Covenant of Moses fundamentally demands that people develop a penchant for high-trust social relations. It’s never quite worded like that, but we get a potent spear point warning over and over in the Law of Moses that you must become trustworthy and honest in your dealings with your fellow Israelis, even while you maintain a high level of cynicism about how well others will rise to the challenge.

And while they might encounter Gentiles with an instinct for trustworthiness, they were not to quickly trust anyone outside the Covenant. Nor were they to be predatory with Gentiles, either. Now, the intent in Moses was that people should observe Gentiles with caution, but recognize when someone acted with high moral trustworthiness — like the Good Samaritan. But the Jews twisted this into a racist hatred for anyone who wasn’t Jewish. Their predatory instincts are lauded in the Talmud, and they collude with each other to defraud Gentiles of life, liberty and property. That attitude is reflected in the False Messianic Expectations.

I’ll say it again: The Talmud encourages this clannish predatory behavior against Gentiles, but Moses warns against it. See this PDF and this short book on the subject of Talmudic behavior (both written by Jews). You’ll learn, for example, that the ADL (in partnership with Mossad) has been spying on American citizens so thoroughly that the US government has borrowed from their data.

If God commanded better of Israel through Moses, it obviously must be possible to overcome that inherited tendency. Thus, it is possible that people immigrating to the USA, regardless of their background, could embrace the high-trust ethic behind the US legal system. A great many do. But it’s very easy not to do that, and we see how local cultural islands arise where low trust predatory behavior dominates, and policing those communities is very tough.

But of course, there are some cultural minorities who come equipped with an elitist approach, versus the thoughtless instinctive predation. These elitists infiltrate positions of leadership and authority in order to tweak the system in favor of their own kind, all while pretending they can be trusted to promote the general welfare (which defines the whole point of the ADL). High-trust folks from Northern European stock are easy victims to this kind of thing.

The reason I’m so sensitive to this matter of trust and betrayal is simply because I’ve suffered so much from it personally. It’s my nature to want to trust others, and it has caused me endless suffering. On the other hand, when I walk in the heart-led way and I’m actively trying to extend and read what my heart’s sensory field can tell me, I find a large number of people around me are quick to open up and trust me. It is as if they were dying to find anyone that won’t hurt them. We face a social starvation for trust.

This, at a time when almost everything we encounter from the system is predatory in nature. Let me encourage you to be more like the Biblical Law the Jews abandoned: Be more trustworthy, and far less trusting.

About Ed Hurst

Avid cyclist, Disabled Veteran, Bible History teacher, and wannabe writer; retired.
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4 Responses to Trustworthy but Not Trusting

  1. sooner8728 says:

    Trust is essential to any relationship and civilized society.


  2. feeriker says:

    Yes, points very well taken. I’m inclined to say, based on my own personal observations and experiences, that the more our (American) society has been introduced to non-Northern European immigrants over the last half century, the more low trust American society has become. This extends even to America’s churches, as they clearly are a reflection of, rather than an alternative to, the temporal culture amidst which they operate.


  3. Jay DiNitto says:

    I often wonder what the covenant would’ve looked like if it was made with a different type of people. Another story I’ll get to someday.


  4. Ed Hurst says:

    The primary difference, I suspect, would be a different range of expressions. It would be substantially the same code, but cast in a different flavor. You have high-trust people in the tropics, but somehow they never arise in desert or semi-desert. The contextual emphases would be different with a high-trust folk.


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