“Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.” So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.”
Jewish Diaspora is a view of one world. It is all Jewish: Eden to Babylon to the Old Colossus at Rhodes to the New Colossus in America and then to Russia and China, until the primacy of Judaism is established.
Theories of history, discussed by Harvard historian Daniel Lord Small in his book On Deep History and the Brain (an attempt, in my view, to root the Jungian collective subconscious of the species, not only culture or civilization in a Freudian sense, in the neuro-biology of paleohistory), have a way of forming the lens through which we see the world. One such theory is that of the exile from the land of the plenty after the fall of Man: Eden. This is the theory of regression from the state of perfection. The other is the Hegelian philosophy of history, of the dialectically didactical, yet non-Socratic and non-Kantian and, therefore, our unenlightened materialist and modern progression to perfection.
The fall has led to the spread of man around the earth through Shem, Ham and Japeth, the sons of Noah of the Great Flood of the Genesis, the First Book of Moses, believe the Jews. Scarcity, in my hermeneutics of the Jewish faith, becomes the basis of economic science, the raison d’ être of the species, transforming homo sapiens into homo economicus, and thus the principal cause of migration and human toil (work): the first chapter in any text book of economics on the Theory of the Firm and its relationship to technology, the Cobb-Douglas production function and later the economist John Hicks, a staple of the calculus of all economic output. And, therefore, as one creationist story of civilization goes, we are all Jews, homo economicus, Abrahamic or not.
In this theology of regression is couched progression, because the belief of science and technology, economic science included, in its capacity to manage scarcity, hopefully ad infinitum, produces the Hegelian modernity of heaven on earth. The planet becomes the Eden, the paradise lost and the paradise expected to be regained.
This theory has a powerful influence on the dynamics of geopolitics. The small Jewish population of the world, which is between 12-18 million including converts (Wikipedia; all adherents must be converts as required by the faith, unlike in Hinduism; also, see footnote in comments), self-ordained as the chosen descendants of YHWH by his covenant with Abraham, feel free to roam the planet for its safekeeping for their god. This is the real Jewish diaspora, the descendants of the Israelites of the Genesis, a Jewish gene established firmly in genetics and tracing back to the fertile crescent of the Near East to about 15,000-10,000 years ago.
The Jewish people are migrating to China from the Near East and the United States after migrating out of Europe at the end of World War II, coopting progress since the days of Egypt (the Ark where the stone tablets of Moses from Sinai are stored is of Egyptian origin and speculated to be beneath the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem where the ancient Temple of Solomon had once stood). They are also increasing in numbers in India. This is the Jewish diaspora, diaspora because, we, the Jews say, are condemned by god to be in exile forever.
I argue elsewhere that this exile of the few will only end with the extinction of the species as a whole, as had other species before, because of the biology of evolution since the magnificent and unexplainable cosmological accident that is the earth, creation (Genesis 1:1-1:19), and hence our imperfect cultural, scientific and technological progression along the way.
At claim is the theory of history and at stake is civilization itself.