Why do the madia and their political masters consistently refer to any act of political aggression as a “terror” attack and the perpetrators as “terrorists”?
Firstly, the word “terror” implies that we, the public, are terrorised. The definition of terrorised is; create and maintain a state of extreme fear and distress in someone. So by referring to the aggression as a terror attack and the perpetrator as a terrorist they are conceding that the perpetrator has succeeded in his objective.
Secondly; I am yet to see one single person, group or nation running around in an extreme state of fear and distress. Even after an attack people are indignant, outraged and even in some cases hysterical, but in an extreme state of fear and distress? I don’t think so.
Then there’s the constant political refrain (lie) that there is some sort of war going on against the so called terrorists.
If there was a war on terrorism I am afraid to tell you that we lost. The so called terrorists are stronger than ever; they have even managed to create a fully functional state, complete with parliament and army. And the thousands of tons of bombs that the “coalition” has rained down on them has only made them stronger and their recruitment drive more successful.
So it seems to me that to win a war you must throw away your expensive planes and bombs, you can park your drones and follow your enemy’s example – use terror.
Oh, and by the way; perhaps it would be a good idea to stop meddling in the affairs of Allah and to ask the Islamic nations to stop supporting “terrorists”.
An eminent team of politicians, economists and a variety of other bullshit artists have discovered a potent new drug which they have been spreading freely via the madia. Hopium works in exactly the same way as crack cocaine but its potency far surpasses that of its chemical equivalent. Both stimulate key centers within the brain and cause extremely heightened states of euphoria and unrealistic expectations. While Crack may produce mere physical addiction, Hopium produces total psychological dependence.
Hopium was developed by exploiting a well-known psychological phenomenon in which so-called intelligent beings readily abandon common sense in favor of delusion when directed to do so by a piece of paper or an image on a screen. The researchers discovered that the effectiveness of the drug is enhanced when it is spread by politicians.
The main ingredient of the drug is an Illusonicule. An Illusonicule is the smallest constituent unit of wishful thinking. Illusonicules generally aggregate together under virtual stress conditions to form a mature illusory substance called hope.
Scientists are not quite sure exactly how this transformation takes place but they have observed a similar phenomenon in which a derivative of Illusonicules called Deceptionicules aggregate to form a delusionary substance called pray. Researchers have not bothered to transform pray into a drug since this has been spread in its generic form by men in robes for centuries.
This may explain why hope and pray are often used together and sometimes interchangeably.
Hopium was designed to be used in cases of national despair such as war or prolonged economic crisis but it is regularly used in what the medical fraternity refer to as “shotgun therapy” for a variety of policy failures, corruption or stupidity.
Hopium is administered in abnormally large doses in the months preceding an election.
The use of Hopium is considered extremely dangerous when administered to certain population groups. It should therefore never be administered to the intellectually deficient, the poor, the gullible, gays or inhabitants of the third world.
There are many known adverse effects to Hopium; cerebral constipation and cogniosclerosis being the most common. Hopium is known to create psycho-illusory states in which perfectly normal people believe political promises such as “truth”, “change”, “peace” and “sustainability”.
Other side effects include desire for revolt and suicide.
Overuse of Hopium since its release has led to growing resistance. Scientists are therefore scrambling to develop substitutes or new varieties. A promising drug called Islam is currently being tested on western populations by Middle Eastern practitioners. Islam has exactly the same effect as Hopium which has led some experts believe that Islam is just another (stronger) derivative of Hopium.
Little is known about the potential side effects of Islam on the western population but they are certain to include extremist tendencies enforced through extreme violence, total loss of the sense of humor, intolerance, chauvinism, and prenuptial sodomy.
Replacing Hopium with Islam is dividing nations.
On one side, the well-intentioned politico-sentimentalists are politely stuffing all their unused Hopium down the toilet and embracing the evangelists of the new Islamic order. These Islamivangelists are fighting under the banner of freedom and are hell bent building a critical mass of support for Islam through a savant cocktail of religion and urban gangsterism with the firm intention to establish it as a cultural standard. To do this they are dispatching moles and emissaries disguised as refugees to Europe.
The well-intentioned politico-sentimentalists are admitting these ambassadors of Islam into their living room because the politicians who caused the premature death of the retirement scam are now selling the need for “immigrants” to work and pay for our children’s retirement - This fantasy is the direct result of the politician’s own addiction to Hopium. (I believe that it was a banker that first introduced the drug to them during a political party.)
On the other side are the ethnico-puritans gallantly fighting to keep their culture and their Hopium.
And lost somewhere in a cloud of crystal vapor are the no-hopers who prefer Crack to Hopium or Islam.
I have a constant high pitched ringing in my head, well not really a ringing, more of a buzzing - like a badly tuned radio. It is always there, never varying in tone or intensity - impossible to ignore. At the other extremity, I have haemorrhoids, a dull constant ache in the bottom of my being. It is always there, never varying in tone or intensity - impossible to ignore.
Somewhere in the middle is a kind of filter, or valve that separates the physical from the spiritual and the spiritual from the emotional. Although I have no hard evidence, I believe that mine is stuck or perhaps altogether missing. The result is that my emotions flow directly (from either extremity) to the physical - in this case my drawing hand.
Without any greater purpose or meaning, I have utilized a great portion of my time pondering the meaningless nature of the human/being. I understand this pursuit has no value, other than that of a distraction. To a certain extent it does give one a unique (but unqualified) perspective on the state of humanity, a sort of illusional ‘raison d’être’?
My musing often results in an elaborately constructed opinion, but because I firmly believe that opinions exist to be debated and in many cases discarded, I use my few preciously preserved opinions as starting points for new perspectives. This sometimes makes me go round in circles (which could explain the ringing in my head).
When I am not going round in circles I try to build on a lifelong endeavour to nurture some sort of radical individualism. No easy task in this structured, regulated bureaucratic world, dominated by prefabricated mentor’s hell bent on subjugating everyone and everything in their desperate bid to create docile followers of the mighty dollar.
I seem to have, over the years, developed a sort of addiction to self-torment and auto-destruction. I have known much pain and suffering - I suspect that my efforts at radical individualism may have been a significant contributing factor (which could explain the haemorrhoids).
My art is a visceralo-cerebral reaction to my own life experiences; it is an attempt to accentuate the isolation and frustration of an individual in a hostile and indifferent society. However, to do battle, unarmed and alone, with a world conscientiously oblivious to the cry of the vulnerable, is a sort of recklessness that inevitably culminates in reciprocal abandonment.
My colours run dry.
My frustration increases, proportionately to my desperation. I have become an artist, devoid of expectation - a cynical and impotent observer sitting in judgment of an absurd world to which I feel no emotional connection.
We are on the brink of social, moral and financial collapse.
This generalised bankruptcy has been brought about by inept self-serving politicians that consistency place loyalty to their party, financiers and friends above that of People and State.
Modern democracy has been transformed into a “system” that’s sole purpose is to perpetuate itself through force, influence and propaganda; the citizen is an impotent bystander. Manipulation of public “opinion” through social and mass media, statistics and political marketing has transformed public service into a machine destined uniquely to ensure re-election.
Political disloyalty to the public which it is supposed to serve has produced apathy and mistrust in the political system. Outside of their followers, Politicians have lost all credibility with the general public.
Anyone holding public office is duty-bound to be a social role model. Their conduct of public affairs and their behaviour sets the tone for the citizenry but through a never ending series of scandals, elected officials have failed miserably at being moral agents.
Democracy, the rule of the people by the people, has become nothing more than a vehicle for unbridled greed, waste and destruction by a minority purporting to represent the people.
Democracy, the guarantor of freedom has become an instrument for the suppression of the people.
This debauchery must be stopped; Politicians must be forced to behave morally and ethically or be disqualified.
This will not be an easy task, but I am hopeful that the youth will look up from their little illuminated screens long enough to understand the importance of bridling the political system.
I believe that the solution lies in removing power and money from the political equation. The political system must be based on performance and not on popularity.
Today there is no moral, academic or proficiency requirements to become a Politician; anyone who can garner the support of some likeminded (or coerced) individuals can jump on the political bandwagon. And if their popularity grows they are formally invited to become part of the political system.
I firmly believe that this ineptitude and incompetence is one of the leading causes of the current catastrophic state of affairs. Politicians should be formally qualified to hold office and should be obliged to follow regular leadership and ethical training.
Politicians must be forced to take an Oath of Ethical Conduct. They must be made accountable for their actions. Politicians must undergo regular public ethics evaluations by independent ethics committees.
A zero tolerance attitude must be instituted for ethical transgressions; anyone found to be guilty of even minor ethical misconduct must be permanently disqualified from holding any public office.
In order to judge their performance Politicians must be made to make a public statement of objectives which are to be reviewed through public performance evaluations by their peers. Any substandard performance or failure to reach stated objectives must be corrected through training.
Overhauling the political system to avoid sliding back into chaos and disorder is critical to ethical governance. The root causes of our political, social and financial breakdown must be addressed.
A society based on perpetual debt (i.e. that will never be paid back) is certain to fail at some point. An economy based on perpetual growth (required to repay debt) is not sustainable. Strict restrictions on contracting debt must be put into place and debt based economy to be phased out. Now.
To make sure that your money is being spent correctly, all financial transactions and investments of public money must be approved by an independent finance committee and an ethics committee.
An ethical government that has the interest of its citizenry at heart should have complete control of the Pharmaceutical, Agroindustry and Armament industry. The only way to achieve this is to nationalise all three. This is what I mean by taking money out of Politics. And if you take money out of the game you also take power out of it.
Lobbying is the mechanism by which outside interests can influence government policy in favour of non-public interests.
It is the reason why the agroindustry is legally allowed to poison the public and destroy the environment for the sole objective of making profit. The pharmaceutical industry has used lobbying to extort trillions from social security coffers (i.e. paid for by you and me). And the military-industrial complex influence on government is the direct cause of millions of dead, maimed and homeless.
Lobbying in all its forms is akin to corruption and detrimental to public wellbeing and must be prohibited; any attempt at influencing public officials be punished by lengthy terms of imprisonment.
Once these harmful industries are under control, government should enact laws that protect the people from industrial greed - Only natural environment friendly products to be allowed in the human and animal food chain; any activity in which people purposely harm their health (i.e. smoking) should be excluded from health service allocation; and a strict defence only policy must be mandated meaning any aggressive military action outside of national boundaries to be prohibited.
There are many other possible improvements that can and must be made; I invite my readers to add them to the comments section.
We need change. Not the typical political adjustment sold as change but a real fundamental renaissance of the political system.
We can start by making all persons holding political office publically adhere to the following Ethics Manifest.
The Ethics Manifest
There is so much hoopla about racism lately that I feel it is time to don my hobnail boots and boldly cross this minefield to find the truth.
God created racism if you are to believe the Talmud, which divides mankind between the three sons of Noah, stating that "the descendants of Ham are cursed by being black, and depicts Ham as a sinful man and his progeny as degenerates." The Old Testament also echoes this standpoint.
Nothing being as ambiguous as religious fairy-tales, the subject has been hotly debated for over two thousand years without any sensible outcome. Since nobody can definitively interpret this ancient gobbledygook, anyone’s interpretation is valid. And that is the core of the problem.
The other God, Science, has more definitive and convincing basis for racism.
Just recently, Carsten De Dreu, a Dutch Professor suggested that ethnocentrism (racism) may be mediated by a hormone called oxytocin. Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins asserts that ethnocentric-strategy phenotypes influence racist behaviour, and the guru of modern evolutionary theory, William Hamilton, concluded that racism (ethnocentrism) is a perfectly normal human reaction.
Always eager to exploit ambiguity to their advantage, Politicians have decided, in spite of religious and scientific validation, to legislate racism out of existence. The result is that any utterance, gesture, statement or act that could be even remotely perceived as “racist” could land you in jail or with empty pockets.
So to avoid ending up destitute or behind bars, savants have renamed racism as “Ethnocentrism” and threw the unpalatable “R” word to the journalists and politicians.
Like all ism’s, linguistically the word is a general abstraction that does not imply any positive or negative meaning without additional context. It is exactly this ambiguity that has led to it being hijacked by the politico-sentimentalists and used as a derogatory label to be slapped onto anyone not having the same convictions or (especially) onto their arch rivals, the politico-realists.
Politicians of all persuasions not being capable of original thought and being much worse than religious scholars at making sense of ambiguity use racism to explain away the planet’s sociological woes. And because the media hounds have their snouts firmly up every political backside, racism is to be found everywhere and anywhere.
Indiscriminately throwing the term “racist” about is akin to cluster-bombing a kindergarten; the bomber thinks he is eliminating evil while the bombed are naïve uninformed victims.
Like a cluster-bomb, racism is unidirectional. The bomb cannot be thrown back at the bomber; when you are labelled a “racist” no amount of Skip will wash the stain out. And as we all know if a lie or rumour is repeated often enough it becomes truth.
In much the same way as a cluster-bomb, the term “racist” rarely targets just one individual. Whole communities, or those of different skin colour as a whole are tainted with the same brush.
Also, racism comes in many flavours; from the closet racists to the skinhead fanatic diehards reminiscing over their long gone moustachioed hero’s and everything in-between.
Faithfull to a uniquely human quirk, cross-association of ideas, the term “racist” means different things to different people. It just depends on which side you are on. Politico-sentimentally induced altruism spread through the mass-madia has conditioned westerners to favour any underdog designated by politicians or the mass-madia above even their own wellbeing. It is therefore not surprising that it is now a universally accepted truth that, due to the shenanigans of our white forefathers unscrupulously enslaving Africans, all whites are racist towards blacks; and by cross-association of ideas, all others not of the fairer tint.
Why is everyone making such a fuss?
Whichever way you look at it race is a natural discriminator invented by God himself. For our ancestors it was essential to survival, and even today it is one of the three characteristics most often used by the madia and by authorities in brief descriptions of individuals (the others are age and sex).
My feeling is that the politicians are at a loss to explain and correct our social disintegration so they create diversions in the form of bogeymen to keep the public occupied while they desperately search for a solution.
The so-called victims of racism, namely the blacks, should get their minds onto culture, education and honest work rather than expressing their collective lack of self-confidence through a culture of crime, drugs, violence and gangs.
And a final thought; History has proven that racism declines proportionally to the level of integration within a group.
Friday September 1, 1939 Poland was invaded by the German Army.
Instead of fleeing like rats from a sinking ship the Polish youth volunteered en-mass to join the Free Polish Army while their leaders quickly set up a Government in exile, first in Paris then in London.
From here the Free Polish Army made a significant contribution to liberating occupied Europe and also their motherland.
Exactly the opposite has happened in Syria.
All youths of fighting age have abandoned family, wives and children to seek “refuge” in Europe.
Since 2012 Haytham al-Maleh self-proclaimed leader of the Syrian opposition has tried unsuccessfully to set up a Government in Exile. Nobody is even thinking of setting up an Army in Exile to fight for the liberation of their country.
Pertinent questions are generally ignored by politicians because they have a horrid tendency to inject reality into their smoke and mirror acts. The way I see it, the American politicians, under the influence of Trouble Makers for Profit Inc., have led their western lackeys to join in the “let’s oust Assad for no reason orgy”. Since it is a classic American style orgy, nobody knows who is fucking who and the participants, all dazed and drugged by the Opium of conflict, end up fucking themselves while the Allahrists look on in baffled amazement.
The Syrian youth of fighting age are torn between three evils; join the orgy, join the Cali-fate or join the “iPhone and Mercedes Benz paid for by the European government” brotherhood.
A certain five days in June 1967 proved that even trained Syrian soldiers have no stomach for fighting so they are left with only two options; blowing themselves up in Europe in their quest for a night with seventy virgins or to skip across to Germany and join the greed society.
Neither of these options includes defending their fatherland.
And even if they did, who would lead them?
Their commanders have all eloped with Swedish maidens so no luck there. Americans are averse to looking their enemy in the eye so they will not lead the charge. France would rather send its troops to fight the Al-Qaeda bogeyman in the deserts of Africa rather than fight a real war. And the EU would rather send packets of Band-Aid and cluster bomb public latrines disguised as training camps.
So why, in face of such adversity, persist in promoting the establishment of a Free Syria Army?
Because Europe, that is the people of Europe and not the Politicians, don’t want the take-all-give-nothing freeloaders and because the west is not making any progress in its “war” against ISIS and is nowhere near ousting Assad.
The question remains. How do you get a Syrian youth out of his shinny Merc and into a uniform?
The Arabic culture respects force so one way would be to force them to fight. But that would not be “politically correct”. We could offer to ship their Merc’s to Syria. But that would be too expensive because after spending everything on bombing trips to Syria and on welcoming the “refugees” Europe is broke. We could try patriotism. But the only country your average Syrian Youth can find on a map is Germany.
So, realistically, there is no way we will get them to fight for their country because unlike Polish youths of 1936, Syrian youth are cowards who would rather leach off others than stand up for themselves, their families, their wives or their children.
Polish youths loved their country and their culture enough to die for, while Syrian youths would rather die for an iPhone and Social Security.
The latest Star Wars movie passed the billion-dollar profit gate a week after release. That says just about everything you need to know about our floundering society. Or does it?
Given the meteoric rise in gender fantasy over the past few decades and the fact that reproductive freedom is considered a fundamental right in the USA, it is not surprising that in the home of the brave, the idea that boys have a right to be pregnant someday just like girls do, and girls have a right to father children just like boys do is fast replacing Star Wars as the principal discussion-du-jour.
Of course, to me and the three or four other bigoted transgender sceptics still in existence, this is undisputable proof of the final death throes of humanity.
The fundamental right to reproduce has already resulted in a society of obtuse land whales, led by a cohort of techno-narcissistic fools, military industrial gunaholics and agroindustry terrorists, so I can’t for the life of me understand why someone would think that transgender reproduction will improve the situation.
In my unending quest for universal understanding of the human psyche, and driven by a deep concern for the future, I initiated a quick research program.
Since most of humanities greatest errors began with a good idea, the logical place to start was the head.
The American Psychiatric Association, those white coats that specialise in human insanity, have carefully categorised all the diagnosticable mental disorders in their Bible “The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders”. I was not surprised to find within that repository of collective psychiatric wisdom a disease called “Gender Identity Disorder” or simply GID which, once you sift through the Greco-Latin mumbo jumbo simply means that those suffering from GID are mentally imperfect.
While mental imperfection is not per se incompatible with life, Darwin found that it was a major contributor to the negative modification of the species. Negative modification, or in layman’s terms, perpetuation of the weakest of the species is the opposite of “survival of the fittest” championed by Darwin. You can guess where this will lead to.
So, contrary to popular belief Transgenderism is a recognised mental disorder. And if you believe Darwin, it is also detrimental to evolution. One would therefore be correct in thinking that we should not partake in this madness.
But, typical of the contemporary zeitgeist if something is bad, wrong, harmful or destructive it must be good. The lust for genetically modified organisms (GMO), agro industrial poisoning and planned environmental destruction proves this point. So it is therefore logical to want to modify the very fundamental purpose of the human being; natural reproduction and perpetuation of the species.
Because we live in a world powered by democracy; minorities have more rights than majorities and we are therefore obliged to pander to the whim of every obscure minority on the planet (except Rhino’s and Tigers). The transgenders are a minority - correct as of this morning, but forgive me if it turns out to be a majority by this evening because its popularity is spreading quicker than Ebola in an African meat market. So because they are (for now) a minority and they have all sorts of rights, the government must divert money from homeless shelters and healthcare programs into solving the transgender reproduction problem.
Armed with their “technology can fix everything” attitude, scientists are hard at work trying to find ways to reverse the immaculate work of millions of years of evolution.
From a purely techno-physiological standpoint it would be easier to do a brain transplant that to give a man a set of functioning ovaries and a woman a set of functioning gonads. Even easier to just put them all into specialised “re-education centres” - not the Soviet or North Korean models but more like a reset button found on certain electronic devices.
Or because Transgender is a disease, a pill could be invented to cure it before it spreads and infects our children.
In my quest for greater existential knowledge and higher understanding I have taken to reading the ingredients notice on everyday products laying about my house.
This pastime is not for the fainthearted. Since I embarked on this journey of discovery I have turned into a psycho-paranoid wreck; I have developed facial twitches, uncontrolled trembling and severe abdominal cramps associated with sporadic explosive diarrhoea. I have nightmares, hallucinations and I have also developed a pronounce stammer.
You find the darndest things added to your favourite food, shampoo or wet wipe.
Putting your hand into your refrigerator, grocery cupboard or even your bathroom cabinet is like reaching blindfolded into Sadam’s chemical weapons stash. Some ingredients are so toxic that I am surprised that the containers are able to resist. Others would make Monsanto’s R&D chief tremble with fear.
And we happily put these noxious things onto and into our bodies.
Before my last functioning neurones were irretrievably lost to this madness, I decided to understand why we readily give our hard earned disposable income to the purveyors of mass destruction, otherwise collectively known as the agroindustry.
My research inevitably led me to Farcebook; that intellectual wasteland and infinite repository of useless information.
Some guy named Pennycook (I kid you not) from Waterloo University (you can’t make this shit up) has become famous for his research into why some, read most, people believe in pseudo profound bullshit. Translated into English it simply refers to those little inspirational messages that pollute Farcebook and other scrotal media.
At first I did not see the link with product ingredient notices, but armed with perseverance and intense belief in my mission, I continued to read his article. After many a sleepless night, it slowly dawned on me; there is a cause and effect relationship between them. Agro-industrial products filled with toxic ingredients causes chronic and irreversible neuronal degeneration which results in decreased intellectual proficiency. The inflicted then turn to the production or sharing of pseudo profound bullshit on scrotal media.
Through the spread of pseudo profound bullshit the cognitively challenged masses become ripe for all sorts of abuse. And if there is one predator that has the specialist ability to infiltrate the spongiform remnants of brain-matter in humans it is marketing - otherwise aptly known as collective brainwashing.
Armed with marketing, you can sell anything.
Marketing and selling rely on that mysterious but indispensable component called strategy, and strategy in turn relies on that other smoke and mirrors profession, Statistics.
There are many cogs in the wheel of consumer bliss.
Contrary to popular and scientific belief, marketing is not based on high moral principles or concern for the consumer well-being. That is why it is so widely used by politicians.
Thanks to incessant use, marketing has become an involuntary natural human reflex, like breathing or projectile vomiting. Marketing works by first supressing rational thought and then creating a warm fuzzy feeling in the residues of the human brain, which in turn stimulates an irresistible urge to acquire something. Or in the case of religion, political promises and pseudo profound bullshit, the irresistible compulsion to believe.
Agroindustry’s sole purpose is to make money. Not surprisingly they use marketing to achieve their objectives. And they are so single-mindedly focused on success that they have convinced the politicians - those upright pillars of virtue, guardians of our health, wealth and happiness - that it is acceptable to put dangerous chemicals in food and in health products.
Agroindustry marketing has resulted in absurd, irrational and downright bizarre behaviour.
A woman would rather pour toxic waste from a bottle adorned with a picture of an avocado, than to actually rub a real avocado freshly picked from a tree on her head. Mothers will plaster cream from a tube containing poisonous substances on new born babies ….. because marketing said so.
And marketing said so because statistics prove that this is what consumers really, really deep down in the depths of their collective beings want more than anything else.
Marketing, by its very nature is designed to compel one to consume more and more.
And when you lay in your hospital bed contemplating the chances of surviving over indulgence of your last ready-cooked meal laced with legally introduced poison, all your Farcebook friends will send you pseudo profound bullshit in the form of prayers and inspirational messages.
And here is a message for those of low cognitive availability; don’t go thinking that BIO is the solution either. BIO suffers from marketing as well. Just as all roads lead to Rome, all products bought in a commercial environment came from the entrails of the agroindustry.
There is no salvation in sight. Marketing induced neuronal degeneration has spread faster than an Aids virus in a Nigerian brothel. With political permission, banking collusion and good old fashioned greed, the agroindustry keeps adding more toxic chemicals to our products. And all we can do is send each other pseudo profound bullshit in the form of prayers and inspirational messages on Farcebook.
Next time I see that my BIO butter contains apparently harmless Hexopathermethylohydrosulfurouslactate I will be secure in the knowledge that statistically it is what I desire and that because I want it, it is good for me.
While both religion and democracy evolved from a need to control the masses, they are totally incompatible. They are basically two diametrically opposed political systems.
Since humans started walking on two legs they have imagined that, hiding somewhere in the universe or in the body of a cow there is a supreme being that is responsible for their existence, and that they should worship this divinity.
Crowding is one of our most primitive instincts. Also high on the list of primitive instincts is collective hysteria, also known as faith or communal naivety, so it is not surprising that belief in and worship of the elusive divinity was easily institutionalised. In the absence of the superior being, anyone desirous of exercising power over his cronies could claim to represent the divinity and formulate elaborate rituals and laws to ensure his hold on power.
And once one of the bipeds understood that no matter how farfetched his divine story, other likeminded souls would easily follow and they would readily recruit others to the cause by persuasion or death.
You can see where this is going.
The faith peddler was more successful in marketing his fantasy than the local monarch hawking security and taxes. The preacher had unconditional followers while the King had weapons so an uneasy alliance lasting many centuries ensued.
That is until around 506 BC when someone sitting on his Athenian latrine reading Cleisthenes latest blog had the bright idea to involve common people in affairs of state. He called it Demokratia and immediately gave it the definition of “rule of the people”.
This theory was quite enticing to the people who had already bought into the concept of religion.
Demokratia was sold much in the same way as religion, persuasion or death. And many a monarch lost his head to persuasive democracy.
Some monarchs agreed to play democracy if they could keep their head and their home. This gave birth to a bastard called Constitutional Monarchy.
It is human nature to meddle in other people’s affaires.
So the few remaining monarchs and democrats started meddling in the affairs of the church and the church reciprocated by meddling in the affairs of state. The separation of church and state became a political necessity to avoid civil war.
Religion lost their power to democracy and power is a potent motivator. Fear of losing power an even more potent motivator.
Muslims never developed a taste for democracy. They prefer Caliphate and Sharia.
Ever since Muhammad donned his ceremonial Bisht to celebrate the taking of Mecca, Muslims have dreamt of one great sandy Caliphate. Contrary to popular belief they have no interest in non-Muslim countries; once our Social Security dries up, they will return to the desert.
Since Caliphate is a political concept based on the religious principles of Tawid (unity of Allah), and Risalat (Prophethood), it is to all intents and purposes basically a religious dictatorship.
But Islamists insist that it is a democracy built on religious belief and are marketing it using the well proven ancient method of religious recruitment; persuasion or death.
The difference between Cleisthenes’s democracy in which the people elect their leader and the Caliphate is that Islam’s leader elected himself for a single term in office which would last from the creation till the end of the world.
This ingenious combination of religion and democracy neatly solves the paradox of two diametrically opposed political systems.
Problem is that, like his buddies Elohim, Buddha, Shiva and Huitzilopochtli, Allah does not communicate directly with his followers. This mutism has created a power vacuum. According to uncle Abdul, every person in an Islamic society enjoys the rights and powers of the caliphate of Allah. This means that the power vacuum can be filled by everyone wearing a Shora or Kufi. Everyone is politically equal (an important ingredient missing from Karl Marx’s recipe for disaster).
Claude’s law of power states that money equals power and religious money equals religious power so the likes of the gold draped Salman ben Abdelaziz Al Saoud is more equal than Salman the goat herder.
Of course no family is perfect, and Islam is no exception. Bickering over philosophy, history and camel dung cigarettes has divided Islam. There are now more varieties of Islam than in a box of licorice Allsorts.
However divided the Islamic world, they are perfectly united over one thing; the Caliphate.
Woe betide anyone who messes with Allah, Muhammad or the Caliphate.
Because politicians cannot resist meddling in other politicians affairs, even if the other is a religious dictatorship, many wars were held. And because the faith must be extended to all non-believers and persuasion was no longer working, death was the only alternative. More wars were held. The result was always the same; dead believers and dead non-believers.
One day some new world marketing graduate decided that because democracy was losing market share to religious dictatorships a new campaign should be started to persuade the religious dictatorships that they should abandon their wicked system and join the money religion.
While the offer seemed attractive, this would mean separating religion and state. Rules are rules and no exceptions would be tolerated.
Islam fears the separation of Mosque and Caliphate more than pigskin underwear.
The result was predictable to everyone except democratic leaders. Islam would stop at nothing to keep their beloved dictatorship with its imaginary leader. They would fight with subversion, money and bombs to keep the devil democracy out of the sand pit. They would happily die for Caliph, Sharia and camel dung cigarettes.
If democracy wants to put an end to this war, the solution is quite simple; stop meddling in Allah’s affairs. They care nothing for Cleisthenes’s democracy, constitutional monarchy, pork sausages, anorexic models, porn stars or liberty.
And no amount of armed persuasion will change that.
[kog-ni-oh-skleh-roh-sis] from the latin cognitiōn meaning knowledge and sklḗrōsis meaning hardening.
Like arteriosclerosis, a condition in which the hardening of the arteries impedes blood flow to vital organs, cogniosclerosis is a condition in which hardening of the ideas impedes cerebral function.
A concurrent medical term for cogniosclerosis would be chronic cerebrospinal arterial insufficiency. Basically this means that not enough blood flows to the brain to fuel the process of logical thought resulting in the inability to translate ideas into actions.
Politicians all suffer from varying degrees of cogniosclerosis and it is therefore thought to be species specific. I doubt this theory because politicians are generally also inflicted with a disease called bulimia mediaosa (insatiable need for exposure) and they are therefore highly visible and thus more readily diagnosed.
Although the World Health Organisation has not issued a bulletin on the spread of cogniosclerosis to the western military fraternity, all the signs point to an international outbreak. If confirmed, this could result in the loss of trillions in unnecessary military spending. And the problem will not get better anytime soon; not only is cogniosclerosis incurable, it is also progressive (meaning that it gets more severe with time).
Soldier’s toys have evolved little since Hitler’s little party.
Since soldiers don’t have much to occupy themselves with if there is not a war going on, they spend a lot of time learning from past battles. They call this “strategizing” or improving their strategic capability. They are also taught the love of big expensive toys and the myth that the bigger the gun the stronger the army. A more recent phenomenon has emerged; toys are controlled remotely. Soldiers in armchairs stare at computer screens and using video game technology drive planes and tanks. They are no longer confronted with the unpleasantries of war; blood, gore and gunpowder smoke.
The military is obsessed with the word “strategy”.
Everything is referred to in terms of strategy they have a strategic command, strategic missiles and strategic policy. Then there is the GTIS (Gay and Transvestite Integration Strategy). This over-use of the word roused my suspicion of an outbreak of cogniosclerosis amongst the western military commanders.
With so much strategy going around, it is inevitable that because of their intercestious relationships with politicians the military have infected them.
The political variety of cogniosclerosis is well known and is caused by a lack of ideas while the less known military strain is caused by lack of foresight. When cross infection occurs then the result is blindness to the obvious.
Military crave war more than sex.
And this has dire consequence for the safety of millions.
And since everyone is weary of starting another destruction party (like only the Germans can organise), politicians keep the military happy by starting little wars in remote countries. And everyone was happy with this arrangement.
Then the likes of Arafat, Ben Laden and Baghdadi come along and change the rules. Problem is that they changed the rules after the politicians and the military were infected and cross infected with terminal cogniosclerosis. This created much confusion in the military since the uniformed soldiers that they were used to fighting now wears robes and sandals and calls himself a terrorist. And horror of horrors there are even women in their ranks.
Because this new breed of enemy did not graduate from some traditional military academy their reading skills are severely impaired. Especially when it comes to reading the Geneva Convention. And because they don’t play video games they revel in the sight of real blood and gore.
Since the industrial military complex favours peddling their wares to established countries and dictators, the terrorists did not have access to proper soldier’s toys, better known as military hardware. And because they felt out of place; not understanding the accepted rules of engagement or having proper dress sense and armour clad vehicles, they declined the invitation to the “theatre of operations” and started small local shows in bars and theatres and planes around the world.
This vulgar and uncivilized behaviour was totally unacceptable and something had to be done. The politicians needed to keep the military happy so they declared war on terrorism. Even though this terrorism could not be clearly defined or even located on a map. They were everywhere and nowhere.
Any enemy being better than no enemy, the military dusted off their most sophisticated strategies and plunged headlong into battle.
At this point it is useful to remind the reader that military strategy is based on the type of weapons available and not on intellectual prowess. The best image that comes to mind is a blindfolded general wearing boxing gloves trying to play chess with a Bedouin goat herder.
The result is that the military have brought their toys to the terrorist’s theatre, which happens to be near Aunt Fatima’s house and little Mustapha’s school. And because social welfare benefits are better in Paris than in Palestine, Fatima and little Mustapha come to Europe when our military toys destroy their playground.
Because of rampant cogniosclerosis the military have not been able to adapt their weapons or their strategy to this new type of warfare. They continue to fight mosquitoes with howitzers.
Absurd and futile.
Out of frustration, or pure boredom, the so called “western coalition” has rained bombs on desert towns and cities in the Eastern Mediterranean Theatre of Operations for the last twelve years in a vain hope of flushing out the enemy.
Little Mustapha’s daddy and his cohorts have long understood how to dodge shells and bombs and stubbornly refuse to surrender. Instead they sow death and mayhem in our streets.
Cogniosclerosis has one weird side effect, it destroys the patient’s ability to see the obvious or to do simple arithmetic.
Military intelligence now has become a perfect oxymoron. And we only have cogniosclerosis to blame.