The Trials of Democracy in the 21st Century


Criticism without an alternative is obsolete. Democracy is the only method of government that isn’t absolute. Human nature isn’t absolute.

I have no qualms with free speech; I do believe in respect too. I am a moderate and a follower of the Supreme therefore I do not associate with any ideology or religion except for God and a political ideology of anti-opinion pro-constant change. Human nature like God is an enigma and slavery is akin to ideology, religion, and power.

For critics of democracy, what is your honest alternative?

Libertarians echo grievances without offering alternative to majoritarian democracy.

The only alternative is consensus democracy but ultimately I do not believe this model will even appeal to Americans nonetheless actually work.

It has got to be understood that criticism with no alternative is premature. Churchill once said, democracy is the worst form of government; except all other forms.

This sentiment accurately captures the imperfections, necessity, and ultimately triumph of democracy over all forms of dogma; even those within democracy that seek to stifle it.

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We cannot be free in Syria until we are free in Palestine because both barricades of slavery have the same master: Israel.

And by freedom it does not mean anarchy against the very force that has stood loyally against Israeli expansionism since 1948.

Egypt’s agendas have always echoed the policies of their masters, America and Russia.

Saudi Arabia is a kingdom in the 21st century which has stood for nothing but the preservation of its arbitrary rule at the expense of the national sovereignty of the Arabian peninsula’s communities and the proper distribution of its vast economic resources.

Jordan has been a quiet lapdog of England and America. It basically echoes the sentiments of its Gulf neighbors.

The only two countries which have stood against Israeli imperialism in the Middle East have been Iran & Syria.

The defeat of the USSR eliminated one major influence in Middle Eastern affairs, but it carved a wider path for the Americans.

Standing against Israel, today, means standing against the imperial policies of America.

The end of Bush’s presidency and the ascension of a democrat has brought immense hope but the influence of Republican ‘expansionist’ policies remains.

Until this force wains, the Middle East will not be completely free. Nor will the American people, who must deal with the duality of their nation’s exceptionalism.

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Had an interesting conversation with a dear friend of mine on the issue of the debate between religion and science, atheism and theism. 

While I sought to avoid all the useless rhetoric which leads to no answers – I sought to reconcile what I believe to be two perceptions that are not all quite that different. What I have noticed as a common denominator amongst so-called atheists is a disdain more-so for the morose attributes of religion rather than the philosophy and intellectualism behind it. In reality, even in today’s modern world, religion is a tool for control, power and crime (as expressed through politics), which does nothing to improve the image of the philosophy behind theology in the first place. 

Social liberalism grew largely out of the resistance movements against monarchism, despotism, authoritarianism, and socio-economic control. Since most of these ‘tyrants’ in history were in fact justifying their actions through religious dogma, it only makes sense that individuals would be repulsed by the idea altogether. But just as there have been religiously dogmatic tyrants, there have also been irreligiously dogmatic tyrants. And in the midst of it all, we’ve even had tyrants who could not make the decision for themselves, such as Hitler, who in one angle portrays himself as a God-fearing messiah, and in other, an anti-judaic anti-christ. Stalin and Lenin worked to disenfranchise religion entirely from the socio-political scene. 

Ultimately, each individual ought to be free – atheist or not. In the end it seems to me what matters are the virtues of life that are carried in philosophy altogether. Religious fanatics will claim you cannot be good without obedience to organized religion; atheists claim you can be ABSOLUTELY moral without the help of God. Both seem quite extreme. I sympathize with the atheist however, because religious dogma is terrifying. Yet, I do believe that without God, man falls prey to hubris, which eventually leads to power-grabbing, and an obstruction of human liberty and dignity. 

Ultimately, I must say I am devoted to the Abrahamic God – and I believe all truth and beauty resonates from Him. The wonders of philosophy, morality, existentialism, and secularism as well – all of these resonate from that wonderful truth which is perfection – the Lord of the worlds. No, I do not traditionally welcome the Christian anthropomorphic version of God, and I do reject the evangelical and fundamentalistic zionist interpretation of God – seeing both of these as equally dogmatic and detrimental to individual liberty, dignity, and truth. 

I am a muslim and a jew. I believe in the message of Allah. I do so philosophically, however not ‘religiously’. I submit to God – not to one man’s devious understanding of God. 

 

References:

http://www.salon.com/2013/02/23/10_celebs_you_didnt_know_were_atheists_partner/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialflow


Sometimes we forget the horrors of slavery. We forget the horrors of our own suffering. I remember though. I remember very well. Now even, I fear it. I want my truth. I want my freedom, Lord.


This country needs an immigration overhaul. Human rights are being violated in America as immigrants are forced to work less than humane jobs and in some cases forced to not work at all. How the hell are human beings supposed to be free and happy if they are forced to live subhuman lives?