The oath

The reason people promise to give away their souls


12th November 2009

Writing is a little like fishing. The keyboard is your boat afloat on a sea of ideas. Your knowledge is the line. Your objective is the hook.

Sometimes the fish are thick, and new ideas cascade into being one after the other. Other times, when the sea is calm, you can wait for days or weeks for a decent bite, and then all too often the good idea slips away beneath the waves of living in the mundane world.

One way to end the lull in a becalmed mind — hope this doesn’t sound too fishy — is to call upon gratitude to trigger memory of the path you always wanted to be on. This technique always works.

Then, most important, remember that all the information you possess has — every iota of it — come from other people. Which allows you to reflect on the absurdity of doing things exclusively for yourself.

The poet Edward Dahlberg said it best:

“The solitary loses his ability to be with others, for whatever he does is for himself, which is wicked.”

“Man is at the nadir of his strength when the earth, the seas, the mountains are not in him, for without them, his soul, unsourced, has no images in which to abide.”

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So there I was, fishing in cyberspace, when my line got tangled with my good friend Franz Seiler, who was webfishing somewhere on a scenic hillside in Bavaria.

Franz and I have long been angling for the same species of fish.

This is a species that is involved in a titanic number of fish stories, so it was natural that our conversation should have been about these very fishy fables.

Franz immediately laid it on the line:

“If you take part in the Kol Nidre ceremony, you start a criminal way of life, together with all the others taking part in the ceremony around the world at the same time.”

“The Kol Nidre oath is as false as 2+2=5. And in today’s manufactured reality, if you don’t believe the Kol Nidre oath, you are declared an anti-Semite. In other words, if you don't think criminal ways of life are good, then you are an anti-Semite.”

“Franz my man!” I responded. “Could you make it any clearer?”

Franz was only too glad to.

“It is not a matter of race, or tribe, as they pretend, or whatever else they say! They simply take to a criminal way of life. Think it over, what the text of the Kol Nidre means, what it means to the one who makes it a main basis of his/her life.”

“Franz!” I clamored. “Most people don’t even realize what the Kol Nidre Oath actually is, and how our favorite group renews it every year in a very solemn ceremony which they take very seriously. Even though this oath delegitimizes every promise, vow, or contract they have made in the previous year, and proclaims they will righteously act in the same duplicitous way during the coming year, they can argue very seriously that it doesn’t actually mean that.”

What exactly is the Kol Nidre oath?

According to a pro-Jewish website, it reads like this:

All vows, prohibitions, oaths, consecrations ... or equivalent terms that we may vow, swear, consecrate, or prohibit upon ourselves — [from the last Yom Kippur until this Yom Kippur, and] from this Yom Kippur until the next Yom Kippur, may it come upon us for good — regarding them all, we regret them henceforth. They all will be permitted, abandoned, cancelled, null and void, without power and without standing. Our vows shall not be valid vows; our prohibitions shall not be valid prohibitions; and our oaths shall not be valid oaths.

Later on, this defense of worshipping the right to lie is explained like this:

One who wishes that none of his vows should have effect all year should stand at the beginning of the year and say "All vows that I will make this year will be null"... as long as one does not remember at the time of the vow.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha. Dig it, Franz! The key to operating the Kol Nidre logic is to forget about it completely at the time you are making the lie. Is that Jewish philosophy in a nutshell or what?!

Franz chuckled. “Taking this vow means they cannot leave, and have to stay in these communities, as the protagonists in Kafka "Der Prozeß" or in Eric Blair "1984" live it. (Figure out for yourself what it means: Getting out of a mafia!)

“This means they cannot in matter and reality be members of any other groups! (They cannot be Germans, English people, Russians. They cannot take part in any — other — lawful life!)

“Franz my man!” I exclaimed. “Don’t hold back. Tell it like it really is. How can they declare themselves to be the only human beings, and all the rest of just cattle to be slaughtered or domesticated?”

Franz had a simple answer.

“They tend to be criminally insane, as — if you start with a wrong basis — then everything you deduce from this wrong basis, whether it is right or wrong, is — indeed — right!

“As the scholastics put it: Ex falso sequitur aliquid!”

“Franz,” I noted, “that’s the same sentiment I have posted as a motto at the top of my website, “Once you base your life striving on a desperate lie and try to implement that lie, you instrument your own undoing.”

“What about those Jewish holidays, Franz? They all seem to celebrate slaughter.”

Franz answered. “Taking part in the Purim means you say that cannibalism is right (e.g., as in Bertolt Brecht's "Soldaten wohnen auf den Kanonen"), and it means murder of inadvertent people is sanctioned as a political means.”

Purim, of course, is the so-called children’s holiday in Israel in which the featured event is eating Haman’s ears, a sorry tribute to manufactured Jewish history in the Book of Esther, which is the only book in the Bible that doesn’t mention God.

Franz then linked to a comment to an article he wrote for RealJewNews, No 23, George Orwell's Zionist Nightmare, 9. November 2009, with a few remarks added, that went like this:

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George Orwell wrote "1984" (chiefly?) in the year 1948. Did he mean that in 1948 there existed a "1984"-type of society?" His just having exchanged the numbers of the year points to this!

It is plain to see: Kafka complained about it in his novel "Der Prozeß´" without naming this basis of his complaint. The basis of his complaint is that every time a Kol Nidre ceremony is held, a "1984"-type of society comes into existence.

According to Werner Sombart and Douglas Reed, Kol Nidre has been held every year since ca. 623 B.C.; i.e. not just since Medieval or "Christian" Times, as Wikipedia tries to lie to us.

Kol Nidre is the vow, for success in life, not to stay with the truth, but to take to any sort of dissimulation possible, and to include — with Purim — cannibalism and the murder of inadvertent people as means for success.

With this, i.e. murder, as a means of political success, and cannibalism, the ones who take part in these ceremonies make sure they themselves destroy the communities formed by these ceremonies."

Kol Nidre starts with statements that are intentionally wrong. These statements are as wrong as "2 plus 2 is 5".

You do better not to trust people who induce you, try to induce you to make this the basis of your life!


George Orwell's nightmare presented as "1984" is to refer correctly not to the "Zionists" only but to the members of all communities having Kol Nidre as their basis.

This notion they try to project on all other people who do not belong to their community: You are naught, and we are all to you, we are indeed your big-brother (as in "1984")

The mistake in all of this is that it starts with a deliberately chosen provably wrong text, the Kol Nidre!

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“Franz, my man, I believe you’ve found the key to Orwell’s ‘1984’! It also seems to be the current condition of the world. This oath is a curse that is responsible for most of the manipulated misery that now afflicts all the peace loving peoples of the world.

“Because when anyone’s philosophy is based on a lie, everyone gets hurt. And this is the way the world is right now — hurting.

“This oath is directly responsible for most of the pain.”

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