Saturday, July 16, 2011

Not the same

Lazer's back with more word-spasms. This time he's on about one of his favorite talking points, about how Native Americans and Jews share a mystical connection or something. As proof, he has an email from a Cherokee guy named Blue Otter: 

That night after the lecture, as I was blissfully sleeping in the Chief's "luxury suite," (as he calls it, and I did find it to be very commodious)... I dreamed that wherever you go on earth, there is a square 7' x 7' patch of what looked like "rain" that constantly follows and covers you. That was an interesting dream! I know it's true...
Shalom, Gah gey you e,Blue Otter
Blue Otter's dream is remarkable. The minimum size of a kosher Succa is 7 tefachim by 7 tefachim. Our sages tell us that this is the smallest area befitting for the "Clouds of Emuna" to hover (in the words of the Zohar, tzila demehaimnuta). May we all be worthy vessels of the Divine Presence, amen.

Ok, a few things:

A- How did Blue Otter know Lazer's rain-cover was exactly 7x7? Was there a tape measure in the dream? Did a voice speak to him? I'm not disputing that this may be what he dreamt, but I'm curious about the transmission of information.

B- It sounds obvious, but you seem to be missing it: rain and clouds are not the same. In the same way that wheat and bread are not the same. Some wheat is used to make bread, and some bread is made from wheat, but not all the time in either case. Same thing. Living in San Francisco, I can attest that quite a lot of clouds do not lead to rain.  Unless "Clouds of Emunah" also lead to "Puddles of Emunah," I think you may be reaching here just a little.

1 comment:

Conservative Aoikoris said...

You know, I think this guy isn't really a Cherokee, anyway. I never heard of any "Central Tennessee Cherokee Nation," I thought the only organized Cherokee groups are in North Carolin and Oklahoma. So I looked it up and found this:

No Recognition for Central Band of Cherokees

The group known as the Central Band of Cherokee, located in Lawrenceburg, Tenn., will not be receiving federal recognition if a “Proposed Finding Against Acknowledgment”, filed Monday, Aug. 16 by Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Larry Echo Hawk, holds up.

The 407-member group recently received recognition from the state of Tennessee, but BIA officials state, “The evidence shows the petitioner is a voluntary association formed in 2000 of individuals who claim but have not documented Indian ancestry.”

In other words, it seems highly likely that this "Blue Otter" is some kind of paleface wannabe.