Making Sense of Nonsense!
The world as we know it is changing at a very fast pace. Open any TV channel or news site and you’re greeted with news of casualties in war, disease, poverty, economic and environmental challenges that seem to spell doomsday in the backdrop of nonsense news on fake celebrities like Paris Hilton and Kim Kadarshanian or even a bare all dress of some established celebrity. News we could do without but news that still worries us about today and more importantly, tomorrow.
How do we make sense out of this nonsense? What has been going on in “our” world, or is it really “our” world? Is there a God up above controlling the strings or is man playing God? The only security we have is our close friends and family, at a larger level humanity sees hopelessness all around. Is this the way it’s supposed to be or is there a silver lining to this cloud called “life?”
Let’s delve into a bit of recent history shall we?
The beginning of 20th century saw a World War, then the US entered a historic great depression in the 30s, but the late 30s/40s also saw America rise to the status of a global power, courtesy unlimited arms supply in World War II. What happened then set the stage for global politics and conflicts as we know them today. The United Nations was formed post World War II n 1945, originally as an alliance of “the Allies” – it was the creation of TMC (The Military Complex) which in collusion with the Zions rule the world today, banks, media and governments in their pockets. War has become a part of our lives, and it is not always fought on the battleground, it is though, on the media. The words of George Orwell in “1984” have come to life, “Big Brother is Watching” every move we make. Individual freedom has been restricted to watching the news, entertainment, the immaterial ability to “choose” leaders who are mere puppets in the hands of TMC and a Pied Piper like call to demonify the “enemies of humanity” through self created demons.
Hollywood was born soon to entertain the hungry, poor, war torn masses and to this day, I admit does a good job of the same. Soon after, till today, every country has it’s own “hollywood” from India’s Bollywood, to Pakistan’s Lollywood to provide entertainment to the slaves of TMC, you and me, who toil in jobs and businesses and need to see an attractive face, a jaw dropping body or a tear jerking story, a comedy or an “action” packed killing spree. The internet, Xbox, Playstation are spreading the same at a pre teen onwards level, too.
Post World War II, on one hand there were Americans and on the other there was Russia, Europe was allied to US, Japan was humbled and defeated by the Atomic Bomb and Asia was too poor, enslaved and weak to play any significant role.
The world also saw the beginning of religious war post the Crusades. While it was Hitler, a Christian, who inflicted unspeakable cruelty on the Jewish people due religious roots, lust for power, mental sickness (Syphilis) and “Table Talk” brutal, madness driven philosophy of ruling the world. He capitalized on anti-Semitic European feelings post World War I to gain power, propagating Jews his and “humanity’s” arch enemies he laid down the foundation of nationalistic inhumanity that cannot be compared to any era of human history and deserves no mention in civil literature. His charm and persuasive skill created the darkest chapter in human history. Luckily for humanity, Hitler’s madness didn’t stop at the Jews, he dragged other European countries and Russia into the fight and hence the Allies (except Russians) teamed up and ultimately defeated him. But by then six million innocent Jews of all ages and gender had either tasted death or seen horror that defies the worst of nightmares.
In parallel, pre and post World War II the globe saw many European colonies get independence, the rise of nationalism at a micro level and the quest to seek identity in smaller groups than larger goliaths. Turkey once the centre of the Islamic Caliphate came out of faith and embraced development. Today it is the only Muslim majority country to boast a developmental mindset and widespread positive recognition by the Allies. Turkey was seconded by the GCC especially UAE for being the leader in innovation and positive apolitical development. Many in the West frown at both Turkey and UAE and leave no stone unturned to aim their guns at them often for reasons that exist in good quantum “back home” – An article by Johann Hari on “The Dark Side of Dubai” was squarely targeted at discrediting not just Dubai but the Arabs and the region. Some just couldn’t take the fact that there are some among the Muslim leadership who are actually at par or smarter than their Western counterparts…
It was such a movement that led to the division of the South East Asian subcontinent to East & West Pakistan, Bangladesh and India in August 1947. Except for a sandwiched Kashmir and an Ocean’s apart East / West Pakistan twins it appeared a do-able proposition. 65 years down the line, none of these countries can claim a stable law and order. India can boast economic development but at what cost? Earlier this year, “The Hindu” reported “Neo-liberal policies fine-tuned to global capitalist accumulation are increasing poverty, mass deprivation and unemployment besides undermining food security in India” as quoted by economist Patnaik. Ruled by corrupt politicians, and in the balance, honest Army officers, India and Pakistan share not just culture and religion, they also share the same evils.
Coming to the Jews post WW2, before they could wipe their tears from the holocaust, a new chapter was unfolded by TMC, the 60s saw an unholy war erupt between the Arabs and the Jews who had a new found homeland in “Israel” (meaning “God Shines” according to the Jews) – this God turned out to be the God of wrath, to this day and beyond, the Israel – Palestinian conflict has not seen the light of peace. Millions have died for among Muslim history there is no evidence of victimization of Jewish people but this conflict resulted in the opposite, the Arab and Muslim world watches with awe as Israel flouts UN resolution after resolution, takes revenge of one of their deaths by 10,000 of the Palestinians.
Later on JFK was elected as a model President of the USA, he dared go against TMC by refusing to escalate to full scale war in Vietnam and paid the price with his life as his successor Lyndon Johnson gladly embraced the same costing billions of dollars to the American taxpayer yet the same in revenues to TMC.
Around this time oil boomed in the Gulf of Arabia, poverty and fight to survive was replaced with opulence and resources beyond compare. The Americans and Allies cashed in on the opportunity and established themselves militarily, politically and in terms of development work. Hence the Allies expat population enjoys to this date preferential treatment in every sense of the word in this region and “your wish is my command” remains pretty much the status quo.
Then came Afghanistan in the 70s/80s, a last of the cold war “war” that saw another band of Islam drawn into it, “The Taliban” literally seekers of knowledge, but practically a narrowly indoctrinated group of young men prepared to fight a crusade against communist Russian forces by the Pentagon through their military counterparts in Pakistan, the infamously famous ISI. The University of Nebraska files show the extent of hate and terror that the Taliban were taught against the Russians, learning to count with guns and worse. The Taliban fought long and hard and drove the Russians out of Afghanistan thus saving America from a Communist strong hold near South Asia and the Middle East.
1979 also saw the liberal Mohammad Raza Pehalvi, the Shah of Iran toppled by an Islamist Khomeni regime, not very different from the Taliban in outlook. In a year’s time a US ally Saddam Hussain fought Khomenised Iran for 8 long years in what was known as the Iran – Iraq war. Iran persisted and does to this day, for good or for worse America has a potential threat in this region.
Saddam attained lunacy akin to his cousin Qaddafi in Libya. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely, there is an element of truth in this when one analyses the “Green Book” of Qaddafi and the lust for power of Saddam, both had family members and secret police protecting their interests and used state wealth as “their” wealth. Saddam went on to intrude into oil rich Kuwait, a fatal mistake drawing GWB Sr to “Operation Desert Storm” in the 90s that not only saved Kuwait but also firmly established US troops on Middle Eastern soil – at their expense, as saviors and heroes.
During this backdrop missionary Islam kept spreading specially in Europe, an alarming trend indeed! The pro Muslim influence in Europe and Americas had to be curtailed, so the next epic war of wars was prepared and started. However, was the Islam that was spreading really Islam? 1500 years ago the man who propagated Islam, Muhammad Saws, wasn’t so much about rituals to a deity then about human to human interactions of respect, equality and love. Something the Muslims of today are a far cry from, intolerant, divided, distasteful, egoistic maniacs who snap at any provocation, no matter how small. Perhaps the TMC considered this a solid opportunity to exploit!
The early 2000s saw Osama Bin Laden, an unknown, infamous and almost nonexistent Saudi who had set up shop in arid Afghanistan as a spiritual Jihadi leader of the Taliban. He was blamed for attacks on US assets in MidEast. That didn’t raise his TRPs but a series of horrifying plane attacks on US soil on September 11, 2011 that most notably left the twin towers of the symbol of Capitalism, the World Trade Centre razed to the ground brought unimaginable fury from TMC, GWB Jr (George W Bush Junior) announced within days of the attack that it was “Al Qaeda” (a rechristened global Taliban inspired force under Osama bin Laden) that was to blame. Osama was asked to surrender, he chose to fight. One wonders why would a leader choose to fight a war destined to defeat against an enemy armed to the teeth compared to Osama’s ill equipped Stone Age warriors. Whatever the logic or even insider connivance, the “games” began; media coverage of pounding of Afghanistan in all possible “War Sutra” positions filled every drawing room, coffee shop and public place. Ultimately the Americans “freed” Afghans from the same people they rose to fight the Russians! In tandem GWB declared Iraq, Iran and North Korea as the “Axis of Evil” an honor which was later bestowed upon Yemen and Syria as well.
In a few years a frantic hype of WMD (weapons of mass destruction) was created to label Iraq as on the verge of doing bad bad things to “the Allies” – another war was started ending with the hanging of Saddam, ex friend turned foe of TMC.
Iran teamed up with Russia, China and South American Venezuela to give the Americans a tough time, with guaranteed oil exports to the communist bloc it created a “protector” from the US / Israel / Allies dominated unipolar world and showing blind ambition for nuclear weapons putting the Allies much at dis-ease.
This decade has seen Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt followed by Libya get “freedom” from corrupt leadership, the same movement is actively in progress in Syria. Bahrain had a Shia, Iran supported uprising but soon quashed due the Allies fear of strengthening Iran with any support for that would logically destabilize the whole region even further as Iran spreads it’s arms like an octopus just about anywhere it could.
Whilst TMC focused on profiting from conflicts the Chinese profited from economics, they learnt from the Japanese that what doesn’t destroy you only makes you stronger, through economic efforts the Japanese slowly moved from nobodies, to copy cats to innovators, the South Koreans followed suit and the Chinese encouraged profit seeking American and European businesses to “outsource” cheap production from China which they happily did and in the process passed on their “family jewels” innovation, know how, capacity building, marketing tactics and above all, intellectual property.
Today China is the single most important economic threat to the Western world, China’s prosperity is in stark contrast to Europe and America’s continuing and deepening recession, it is true that one nation’s loss is another’s gain, in this case it’s just that the gain of one nation is the loss of many!
Future Opportunities & Potential Conflicts in the Region
The Arab Spring is not a “passing phenomenon” by TMC, it is the start of change in maps and power corridors in the region, the oil rich Gulf countries are apprehensive
North Korea armed with Nuclear Arsenal is the communist blocs bad cop to the West, while China and Russia play good cop to avoid any military conflict yet assert their power.
The religious divide is ever increasing, with media “in the face” of billions of humans the message is clear, stay in your tribe / sect / faith and you’re safe, the Norwegian Crusader Anders Breivik makes no effort to hide that it is Islam and specifically Muslims in the West that he is targeting. And he is not alone.
The French issue over headscarves left a bad taste in the mouth, you can allow a woman to walk naked but you can’t let her cover her hair/face? Should she be a nun you stay mum! Should she be Muslim you cry wolf! That doesn’t in anyway condone the separatist ideologies that the Muslims living in the West follow till today, their own mini worlds disintegrated with the social fabric, ironically in Islam Muslims are forbidden to live under Non Muslims unless they have no choice, and no Muslim today can claim that as a reason! Yet they not only live among Non Muslims they try and force their values on them, marry off their daughters by force, abuse their wives and children, all in the name of fictitious “Hadith” and their own whims and fancies. I ask, Why?
The future may well see trickling to mass migration of Muslims from the West to the East, overtly for religious reasons, mostly incompatibility and covertly to save their social welfare for their own “kind” then the immigrants, who believe in reproducing incessantly compared to an almost negative population graph of the host countries.
Economically if the West cannot sustain itself, there will have to be a third World War, this time, just to survive.
Add to this the environmental menace, loads of air-conditioning and pollution thinning the ozone layer, factory and waste destroying lands and oceans.
Is there a way out of this self created plight, I think so, world leaders need to be persuaded to join hands to meet common challenges and shed their man made differences of race, color, caste, nationality, I’ve outlined the complete plan at www.facebook.com/ahappyworldfor those who believe the future can be changed.
Imran O Kazmi
Chief Thinking Officer / Transformational Consultant, CRS Cube/Strategy2Action
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Parting tune for if music could somehow capture the plight of our world today it is this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6e4mxuppx4