Monday, July 3, 2017

Biblical Babes: Rebekah

James, I don't know whether to call it ironic, but you often put me in the mood to pick up my trusty King James Version, the one my uncle gave me when I was seven years old, with a gilt edge and my name engraved in gold letters in the corner of the red leather cover, adorned with both a Cross and a Star of David. Sorry Jeremy, you can keep your NIV, the KJV is the only Bible for me.

Your readership seems to overlap with those of the seduction community (AKA pick-up artists) as well as those who advocate a return to patriarchy. In light of that, I thought it would be fun to seek your thoughts on some of the Bible's great love stories. Let's start with Abraham's son Isaac, and his niece Rebekah:

Genesis 24:15 - 25
And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder. And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her: and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up. And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher. And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink. And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking. And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels. And the man wondering at her held his peace, to wit whether the LORD had made his journey prosperous or not. And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden earring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold; And said, Whose daughter art thou? tell me, I pray thee: is there room in thy father's house for us to lodge in? And she said unto him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor. She said moreover unto him, We have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in.
My thoughts -- men like to see a woman willing to do work, particularly if it is to benefit his own comfort, a cool drink on a hot day, a tidy home, a well cooked meal. The idea of an arranged marriage is not totally abhorrent to me, especially now that I am a parent, but I truly believe there is a genetic predisposition to rebelliousness in Europeans that would prevent it from taking hold among our people. There may be cultural components among Asian and Subcontinental people that assists, but the DNA has a strong effect.

James, what are your thoughts?

How do you rate the camel-watering seduction technique?
Getting to know, or forming an opinion of another person’s qualities in a work setting has resulted in some very stable relationships in the retail food business. Whether you are a man or a woman, seeing a potential mate engaged in their trade provides an authentic measure of their character, quite the opposite of “dating,” which tends to be a waltz to the bottom of our beings in search of the lesser angels of our nature.

Would you trust your brother to find a wife for your son?
I would trust him to find a prospect, but never to make the actual purchase.

I am not even going to ask if you would trust your uncle to find a wife for you.
I would definitely trust my uncle to find a wife for me, even sealing the deal and making the buy. Out tastes in women are that much in alignment. I have brought a couple girlfriends to family functions were my Uncle Fred and Aunt Patsy were in attendance. When he hugged the more well-curved of the two he grinned and would not let her go and my aunt slapped is shoulder and said, “Fred, let the poor thing go!”

He then patted me on the back and asked, “Friend or sleepover friend.”

“Sleepover,” I answered and he patted me between the shoulder blades so hard it hurt and said, “You’ve turned into a good judge of women.”

Have you given any thought to the despicable Semitic practice of cousin marriage? My Pakistani Sunni neighbors have confirmed to me that cousin marriage, or uncle-niece marriage is the norm there.

I have spent little wattage ruminating upon the breeding practices of that strain of humanity. I am more interested in how local varieties of humans have reproduced for good and ill. I do find it fascinating that the advent of Christendom, facilitated in some instances of conversion via the wives of kings, princes and chiefs to whom sissy holy men of the Christian orders were permitted access as they were not seen as a sexual threat, brought to European royalty the practice of cousin marriage. Many people do not realize, that by the eve of the Great War in 1914, that virtually the entire ruling class of the nations of Europe were related by blood. This curious impulse to keep power within family blood lines by inbreeding has contributed to the degeneration of numerous nation states throughout history and finally brought about the ruination of all of Europe in the Two Acts of the War of European Suicide. It is also noteworthy that one develops inferior dogs from wolf stock by inbreeding. This fact leads me to believe that such cultural patterns serve the purpose of human domestication, though have no evidence for this at hand.

Buy James's books because they are full of sage advice on love:
On Bitches

(c) 2017 James LaFond & Lynn Lockhart


  1. I have heard from a Nepali that Pakistanis also marry between brother and sister. Don't know if this is also a norm, but he was genuinely disgusted. He said, " How can you do that? You play together!"

  2. I have heard from a Nepali that Pakistanis also marry between brother and sister. Don't know if this is also a norm, but he was genuinely disgusted. He said, " How can you do that? You play together!"

  3. When you marry your cousin, and your parents were cousins, and your cousin's parents were may as well be a sibling or half sibling genetically. They also have "joint marriages" which is the way they say polygamy, so both my neighbor's fathers have older families with earlier wives. I could easily see a marriage occurring between true half sibs in that case, and my neighbors come from wealthy, educated families in a big city.

  4. I have heard Catholics claim the opposite, that their church forbade and eliminated cousin marriage in Western Europe, permitting the rise of of IQ, altruism and civilization.

  5. Koanic, I think you are right, hbd chick has covered this extensively. Western Europe has lower cousin marriage than Eastern Europe and both have very low levels in comparison with the Middle East. I think James is referring to the aristocratic and royal families, which sought to concentrate power and wealth in their families.

  6. Is it time for me to post that picture of the Schwartzenegger/Shriver kid again?

  7. Yes, email it to again and we can post it here on the BlogSpot as a graphic!

    Thanks, Shep.