The Lord first tipped me off to the Beans as Israel identification in a scene where the land she inherited from her daddy is revealed as a key element of the plot. Beans wants to keep it by any legitimate means. The Mayor wants to acquire it by any means whatsoever. The plot of Rango generally revolves around the town's water shortage problem. The Mayor is causing the shortage as a means of acquiring all the land, so he can build "the future", in his words, a future of his own design. Without water, the residents move away. The Mayor, pretending to be kind and generous, buys their vacated and nearly worthless land at a discount. The hold-out landowner who interferes with his plan is Beans. In this scene, Rattlesnake Jake and Mayor John work together in a shakedown ploy, working Beans over to persuade her to sign over the deed to the land. The scene begins in Mayor John's office as he pours a glass of cool water for himself and one for Beans.
Mayor: I appreciate how difficult this is for you, Beans. But you're making a practical decision.
Rattlesnake Jake: Decisions! Decisions!
Mayor: There's no need for any more suffering. Your family's ranch is nothing but a waste land now. Sign the deed and relieve yourself of your father's burden.
Beans: My daddy was not a burden! [Without taking even one sip of the water, she throws it into the Mayor' s face] Keep your blood money and I'll keep my land!
What first caught my attention was the disconnect between what the Mayor said and Bean's response to it. If you assume this is just an innocent cartoon and nothing more is meant, you'll miss it. However, when you're clued in to the array of antichrist agendas embedded in this clever animated feature such a disconnect is like a red flag thrown on the field of play! Beans said, "My daddy was not a burden!" The Mayor never said or even suggested that he was. He said, "your father's burden," referring to the land her daddy conferred as an inheritance. Why did she say that? This query of mine had been prompted by the Lord and He immediately began to answer.
The land Beans inherited from her daddy represents the promised land, the heritage of the legitimate children of Israel. The Mayor and Jake seek to deprive Beans of her inheritance. The parallel in the Rango drama should be obvious. The Lord has made it very plain to me over the past couple decades how it is that, for His chosen people, the people and the land are bound together. The land occupied at present is a portion of the land promised to the children of Israel by the God of their Fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Jerusalem itself is land promised to Benjamin. Israel's struggle is to survive, and her survival and identity are bound to the land. Pressure is continually being brought to bear to persuade the people to "sign over the deed" and vacate. A current ploy involves the creation of an independent state within their borders, a Palestinian state.
UN recognition of a Palestinian state receives public approval in Europe (The Guardian - 9/11/11) "Polls in France, UK and Germany show the majority of people back recognition of a Palestinian state by the UN"
One of the ways pressure has been brought to bear is through external control of Israel's water resources.
The Jordan River: Declining, Disappearing, Endangered (REVOLVE - 8/23/11)
When the Mayor told Beans, "There's no need for any more suffering," allusion is made to the suffering endured today by those whose hearts are bound to the land. Yet, there is need for more suffering until the Lord's own purposes are fulfilled.
When Beans refused the Mayor's offer to buy the land, she did so saying, "Keep your blood money and I'll keep my land!" Calling whatever price the Mayor offered "blood money" implies that if Beans would have accepted the offer it would have meant becoming an accomplice to murder through betrayal. The only way this makes sense is to see Beans as Israel. Many have taken and are taking such blood money to sell out the chosen people unto death, betraying those in particular who dedicate their lives to claiming the promise made by the God of their Fathers.
The reference Beans made to blood money for land also hearkens back to the betrayal of the Mashiach by Judas in the Garden of Gethsemane. The silver Judas received for the deed ultimately purchased the potter's field, a graveyard. (Matthew 27 and Zechariah 11) Another after the pattern of Judas is coming, with this animated feature Rango adding its attestation to that of the Bible and many other witnesses! Based upon this coming betrayal, the very life of the remnant of Israel truly is at stake.
Here's an interesting observation. Beans as Israel, the chosen people, is a fitting match as she is the most obvious SRA/DID chosen one in Rango's cast of characters. (See Part 14)
O seed of Israel His servant, Sons of Jacob, His chosen ones!1 Chronicles 16:13
You'll note that the Mayor casts aspersions on the character of Beans' daddy when he calls the land conferred upon her as an inheritance, "your father's burden." Mayor John implies that, with the inheritance, her father cursed her instead of blessing her. Is this not the way Israel's inheritance is so commonly presented, maligning the God of her Fathers? Even among Jews it is sometimes heard in despairing tones, "Please G-d, next time choose someone else!"
Throughout the movie, Beans defends her daddy's character even at times when no attack is present, which highlights this element as one that means something. Her daddy's fate was rumored to be as one who, in Merrimack the banker's words when taking care not to offend Beans, "did not get drunk and fall down a mine shaft."
Another scene featuring Beans as Israel occurs when she freezes while Rango is in the company of some who are familiar with her condition.
Rango: Why does she do that?
Furgus: It's a survival reflex.
Doc: Her switch is just broken.
Rango: Well, that's an inconvenience.
Beans: [unfreezing with a start] It is not a rash! It is a birthmark!
That Beans should have a birthmark suggests Israel's birth right, who holds the land as part of her identity and that is, as suggested, required even for her survival. From the devil's perspective, Israel's survival is an inconvenience. He campaigns to claim the birthright for himself.
I'm going to show even more convincing evidence of this identity link, and then another scene that seems to be the real point of featuring this role.
The following scene really "sealed the deal" for me in coming to a full conviction about Beans in the role of Israel. This revelation insight had and continues to have an emotional impact on me. In this scene, Rango had just met Beans in the desert and he's going to discover her name and how she acquired it.
Rango: Uh...so, what's your name?
Rango: That's a funny kinda name.
Beans: What can I say, my daddy plum loved baked beans.
BAKED BEANS? Oh no! Her name is a cryptic reference to cremation in the ovens of concentration camps during the holocaust! This is confirmed when, after a couple more lines of dialog, Rango begins to sample the contents of one of the many jars on her wagon.
Rango: Mmmm. Spicy!
Beans: You're eatin' his ashes!
Rango: Ooh! [spitting] You carry his remains?
Beans: No! His ashes. He loved to smoke. They never found the body.
Rango: Oh! Well, I'm sure he had his reasons.
Beans: What are you implyin'?
Just what is being implied? Consider the images from Buchenwald Concentration Camp - ThirdReichRuins.com. Think about it. Images that I've seen in pictures and movies of the smoke and ashes coming from the chimneys of cremation ovens will never depart from my memory. Offended? I am! Deeply! The giving of the name "Beans" to the character playing Israel must be a huge source of amusement for those who are in on the sick joke.
If you visit and read the Buchenwald page I linked you'll learn about the infamous wife of the camp commandant, Karl Koch. Her name was Ilse. The name of the actress employed to voice Beans? Isla Fisher. Hmmmmm. I have to think this too was intended to make a connection.
Now, being clued in to how Beans represents Israel and how Rango represents the lawless one provides insight into a dramatic sequence of enormous significance! The scene with dialog presents the coded events of a coming season that can hardly be over-valued! If you're not onboard with and actually pretty familiar with what I lay out in the Beyond the Veil series, this may go over your head. It is a scene that will be witnessed by the Bride, who has a key role to play!
In the next post... Lord willing!