#theworldtocome (continued…)

The struggle in Syria is inseparable from the struggle in Palestine. Oh God, thank you for inspiring me to write again. It has been some time. I must say this, for all the political pundits out there trying to draw quick conclusions and make premature correlations. Points:

1) Calling Hamas a terrorist organization for resisting Israeli occupation is like calling the Founding Fathers of America a bunch of terrorists for refusing to submit to the arbitrary imperialism and social customs of the British Empire.

2) The Muslim Brotherhood does not represent the Muslim diaspora in belief, practice, expression or ideology.

3) ISIS, Al Qaeda & Al-Nusra Front: all these out-of-the-blue islamists who spring up into our news feeds every once in while are not representative of the Muslim people, the Arab people, the Palestinian people, and they are likely all pawns of colonialists being paid off to take legitimacy away from moderate, liberal, secular and socially conscious arab resistance movements. 

4) The American government is a battleground: you have to blame political actors not only the institution. Obama’s America is different from Bush’s America. Know where to place the blame.

5) There is a significant Israeli lobby presence in America that holds enough weight in both the public and private sectors to pressure politicians into certain decisions. 

6) Democracy is a means to a greater end: a world where all men are self-sufficient; Republicanism seeks to prevent individuals from achieving a state of self-sustenance. 

7) Saudi Arabia is an artificial creation based on a family name – oil wealth is concentrated in one family; which I believe is responsible for much of the wide-spread socio-economic misery in the Middle East.

8) Saudi Arabia & Israel are reliant on fundamentalism and self-idolatry. 

cursin’ on the mount!

I would define zionism as the accumulation/compression of all possible prejudices against humanity into 1. It justifies murdering palestinians, theft of land, nationalization of religion, exclusivity, elitism, anarchical-capitalism, and abuse of global military, propaganda and banking systems.

This is to be distinguished from Judaism – a beautiful, peaceful religion, in which even I myself seem to find some solace every now and then.

There is a huge difference.

Zionism is murderous.

ADL

I think liberalism is often understood as a progressive ideology, but the roots of this word are rooted in classical liberalism and the philosophical pessimism of Thomas Hobbes as much as it is in the idealism of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

While I do believe that progressivism and liberalism have some objectives in common, I do believe that competition, free markets, and realism are important elements missing from the former.

I do agree in redistribution of monetary funds to rebalance the market, but I also support individual rights and have a respect for labor, and the american virtue of self-reliance and individualism.

However, fundamentalism creeps its way into every philosophy, and liberalism has been twisted into two groups: you are either a libertarian anarchist or an environmentalist scientific materialist.

The problem is that we have a society of capitalists who seek to make money off the work of others, instead of a society where individuals prosper off their own self-determined economic routes.

On one corner is the religious dogmatists, and in the other, the irreligious fanatics. All who suffer live in the middle; representing a minority of moderate, secular-spiritual persuasion.

Usury and anarch-capitalism will be defeated. All fundamentalism, be it zionist, christian, islamist, ideological – will be defeated.