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The Curse of Cain

After Cain killed his brother, the Lord told him, "A fugitive and a wanderer shalt thou be in the earth."

But the natural order has been reversed, instead the Abels, if they survive, become homeless
wanderers and the Cains build their Caliphates on the tombs of their victims.

"Cursed shall you be from the earth," the Lord said, and so it has been. 

The earth under their feet may be cursed, it yields nothing but sand and thistles, but they are nomads, forgetting agriculture, remembering only their tradecraft of murder. They become worshipers of death dreaming of the green verdant fields of paradise which they can reach only if they kill enough men, women and children.

Leaving devastation behind them, dead lands, lost cultures, widows and orphans, they claw their way up to heaven on a ladder of bones.

Everything around them dies until the only green is on their flags. They are cursed from the earth and they curse the earth. Where they go, the world dies.

It is not murder that makes it impossible for Abel to live with Cain says the State Department, says the European Union and says the New York Times. It is Abel's fields and houses that provoke Cain.

The PLO formed a unity government with Hamas and the loud voice of consensus, the voice of men who imagine that they become god when they speak in a single voice, is that it was the Israeli houses that were to blame. It is not Cain's fault that he kills. It is Abel's fault that he builds.

Of the three kidnapped and murdered boys, two Israeli and one American, Jodi Rudoren of the New York Times wrote, "Palestinians... see the very act of attending (school) yeshiva in a West Bank settlement as provocation."

Abel is forever provoking Cain who rises up and kills him. And if only Abel hadn't had so many sheep, if only he hadn't built so well, if only he hadn't made the desert bloom, if only he hadn't won so many wars and if only G-d didn't appear to favor him.

Cain sows fields of corpses of the innocent for the Lord and he still does not understand why his sacrifice is not accepted and why the earth he dwells on is cursed.

Abel does his best to appease Cain with gifts of earth, but the earth is useless to Cain. What good is cursed earth to cursed men? What can a man plant in the desert? What can he harvest when everything dies at his touch? All he can offer is a harvest of death.

That is what he brings to the faintly remembered Creator he calls Allah. From Iraq to Iran, from Kuwait to Saudi Arabia, from Nigeria to Somalia, from Pakistan to Indonesia, he holds up human heads and cries, "Allahu Akbar."

As if G-d needs such petty proofs of superiority.

Cain cannot be appeased with earth. The earth is his curse. All that lives hates him and he hates all that lives. He tortures animals and raises dead crops. He kills his daughters and sisters, his mother, the source of his life and the source of his future, for the same honor that made Cain the first killer.

There is no use negotiating with Cain. There is no compromise that he will accept. Cain is his own curse. He loves death and that is all he will ever have. His acolytes cry, "We love death, you love life."

Cain was meant to wander the earth. To be a rootless nomad whose curse of death would not collect in any single place. He was not meant to build kingdoms of death. He was not meant to rule over a Caliphate of death and a culture of death.

There is no room for Cain anywhere. Where he remains there will be death and suffering. He will kill because it is all he can do. He has nothing else to offer the world, his own kind or the Creator.

The curse of the earth that he brings can only be lifted when he is removed from it. Only when Cain is driven out, will the land come into its fullness, will the people know peace and will the shadow lift from the valleys, mountains, rivers and cities of the land.

Cain seeks sympathy in his wanderings. With bloody hands, he pleads his case. Every one of his victims made him do it. From the east to the west and the north to the south, they all started it.

He kills from one end of the world to the next and it is never his fault. Each time, each Abel did it.

That is why the Lord put the mark of the killer on Cain's forehead. All were meant to know what Cain was and to move him along, prevent him from settling down, becoming offended and killing over his long lost honor, and then beginning a war that would lead to his own death and the deaths of others.

Cain was not to be killed. It was no use killing him because all men have a little Cain in them. The curse of Cain infects in many forms. Nazism, Communism and Islam are only a few examples of the disease. Instead Cain was meant to be a living example of the futility of evil. His accursed nature made him into a living symbol of death. Each thing he touched would be cursed by his existence.

When we remember what Cain is, when we know what his signs, the swastika, the sickle and the crescent, represent, then he is no threat to us.

We move him onward, we cast him out and drive him away before he kills us and we kill him and the cycle of bloodshed that he starts everywhere he goes begins again.

It is when we forget that he becomes truly dangerous. When Abel and Cain cannot be told apart, then Cain can pretend that he is the victim and that Abel was the killer. The blood soaks into the earth and he washes his hands of it and pretends that he knows nothing about it. Men begin playing detectives, they search for the root cause of Cain's crimes and try to understand what provoked him this time.

But even when the Lord does not speak to men, the blood can still be heard crying from the earth. A thousand years of blood, the blood of men, women and children from every race and every part of the world.

Cain has made a mountain of corpses. His Caliphate was built on bones. His code is cruelty and his holy book is written in blood on the flayed skins of his murdered victims.

A thousand years of blood calls from the earth. The cries of peoples long vanished from the earth warn us that we will either drive out Cain or his curse will fill our lands with blood and dust and all that we love and all that we have worked for will die at his cursed touch.


  1. "Everything around them dies until the only green is on their flags. "

    Interesting joining there Daniel. The color of the flags of the Islamofascists and the Sustainability nuts. Both offer submit or die; both practice submit and die.

    Both fly an appealing green on the outside; but deeper, a bloody red abattoir awaits.

  2. Kol Bo Gary30/6/14

    Thank you, Daniel. I can't put into words how complicit the "west" is in enabling these murderous bastards. Time has come for Israel to do what needs to be done to end the "peace" charade, and secure herself. And the nations of the world be damned as they choose right or wrong.

  3. Joseph Conrad speaks for me: "Exterminate ALL the brutes!"

  4. Magnificent writing, spot on.

  5. The New York Times today had a mirror-imaging article, although it failed to work, anyway. The story itself was factual, and did not fail to include the implausible assertions of the Palestinian mother who lost her child after he escaped from the house.


    Maybe something along these lines should be sent to them. Stop this with the moral equivalency. Blame must be assigned, and assigned correctly.

    Facts are stubborn things, and that the fault does not lie with Israel, is a stubborn FACT. It is a fundamental fact that, if you don't understand this, you understand nothing that the two "sides" are not the same and do not have the same respect for life and horror at terrorism,

    It is, of course, wrong, to blame Israel fror the situation. But it is also not good enough to be even-handed, especially if it is false. Being even-handed is not the same thing as being fair.

    Blame must be assigned where it belongs..And accepted.

    On;y then, can there be hope.

  6. Alphamail30/6/14

    America is a Judeo-Christian nation. We live and die together. Christians have no faith without the Old Testament while Jews would not survive in America without the love and full support of Christians.

    While the blood of Christ guarantees my forgiveness and place in heaven I tell my fellow Christians to beware of judging Jews for they are God’s chosen. Whether it is two hundred or two hundred thousand, countless Jews will get to heaven before the first Christian crosses heaven’s threshold.

    Christians and Jews will stand side by side worshipping our glorious Father for all eternity, so we need to stand together now.

    And at this moment all Christians as well as all of U.S. society, need to appreciate Israel’s incredibly holy commitment to their children.

    Today in San Francisco some small child will be raped and it will appear on page three of the Chronicle. In Detroit a young teen will be mowed down by gunfire while the nation yawns. In San Diego a child will be kidnapped and it may or may not make the news.

    In Israel three teens were abducted and killed and the entire nation weeps and mourns as if every citizen was the parent. An entire country grieves over three lost children. United they stand.

    Isn’t this what God asks of us? Isn’t this sanctity exactly what the world is missing? Doesn’t their reverence for life and children give us all even more reason to love and support the nation of Israel and our common battle against those who would destroy our faiths and our way of life?

  7. SuzyQue30/6/14

    Very powerful, Daniel.

  8. Anonymous1/7/14

    Cain leaves the presence of the Lord, Cain does not ask for forgiveness, Cain does not care about his brother, Cain does not care about the demands of God. Cain only cares that he is not killed. Cain is unstable and unreliable and ultimately vicious. He will not bring the sacrifice that is desired and required. And that is the great divide.

  9. Of course, the muslim's prayer spot = Cain mark.

  10. Anonymous1/7/14

    There's a Cain in the White House. He's also a reverse Midas - everything he touches turns to shit.

    1. Anonymous1/7/14

      Maybe the election theme was really "Yes we Cain!"


  11. Your best work Daniel, right there.

  12. Anonymous1/7/14

    Maryam Rajavi of Iran is an interesting character. She claims that fundamentalist terrorism cannot survive in a modern age.. Since it looks fairly healthy in my view, is she simply saying we have to wait until they all kill each other ? and how many innocents will they kill in the meantime? She also fails to account for their birth rate.
    Meanwhile, our hapless leader expresses his condolences for the three dead boys and fails to mention that one of them is an American.. No sense riling up the true believers, who mostly wouldn't care anyway, or losing a very few American Jewish voters.

  13. Anonymous1/7/14

    Beautifully written. The problem with the West is that it's too "smart" and "progressive" to believe in stories like Cain and Abel -- I wonder how many on the left would even know who you're talking about? If they bothered to read more, they would find a description of themselves in Isaiah 5:20-21, "Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight."

  14. And when Cain murders 3 of Abel's sons, Abel will rise up and destroy Cain and his sons.

    May their blood be avenged!

  15. Anonymous1/7/14

    According to that towering intellectual called jeff bush, this could be another an 'act of love' like the illegal invaders who chose the US and ignore the rest, the terrorists fancied three kids in Israel instead of Madrid, Moscow or Boston. Maybe next time will be our sons and daughters the "loved ones"... My thoughts are with the families of the victims.

  16. Anonymous1/7/14

    Now you are hearing in comments that Israel's response to the 3 boys killings is disproportionate with the Gaza air strikes. They say 6 "Palestinians" have died and that should have been more than enough. How does one respond to that? Proportionality is not about body count. It is about going after the infrastructure that made the killings possible.

  17. Anonymous1/7/14

    Daniel, this is one of the most beautiful and powerful pieces you have written. PM Rabbi Meir Kahane of blessed memory was right: They must go. That's the only way anyone can live in peace.

  18. Anonymous1/7/14

    Thankyou. Reading this article was an 'ah ha!' moment for me.

  19. "Instead Cain was meant to be a living example of the futility of evil. " - Fabulous...just fabulous. Thank you.

  20. Incredible!
    Daniel, you have a gift!

  21. Anonymous4/7/14

    Very well and powerfully stated.

  22. Cain offers the improper sacrifice. He is cursed eternally for his rebelliousness. In turn, inflamed with jealously towards his obedient brother, he commits murder. His progeny, Ishmael, another product of failed human reasoning by his father Abraham, is cursed to be eternally against every man. We are witnessing the outworking of these tragic choices. Without this perspective, there can be no resolution to the current and imminent threat to our way of life. With it, there is clarity, commitment and purpose.

  23. This is a great column


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