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Response to Martin Eden (Reply #18)

Sun May 9, 2021, 12:32 PM

19. Thank you!

Very good!

As I was writing the section about stone and brick, it reminded me of my conversations with Rubin Carter, about the ancient allegory of the Tower of Babel. On the surface, that story is commonly viewed as a theory on why people speak different languages, yet it has a much more important meaning at a higher level. It speaks of societies that seek to exhalt themselves to the highest level, to take credit for everything, to be on the same level as "God."

The wording relies upon the symbolism of specific words and phrases, such as "moving from the east," as the east symbolizes the universal energy/life force/God. They travel to the Plain of Shinar -- a lower level of being that the Mountan of Humanity (That King reached the top of, to see the Promised Land). "Stone" represents God's Truth, which they replaced with man-made brick.

Of course, throughout human history, there are numerous example of empires attempting to build a tower that rises to God's level. Rubin said that this was the future of the United States, unless its citizens would reach an internal higher level of being. That the inability to understand one another would not be based on what language people spoke, but rather something akin to what we find today, when trying to talk to members of the Trump cult. Indeed, have they not replaced the truth with Trump-made lies?

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