Orientalism: How It Impacts America Today


There is an absence of mysticism in the West, a beautiful mysticism which allows the rest of the world to see beyond the limitations of ideological dogma.

Ideological dogma results in slavery, misery and conflict. In the west our dogmas range from capitalism to socialism, from Christian evangelism to wall street cronyism.

America is not a nation for white people. That is what Europe is for. Is that not geographically and historically correct? The presence of African Americans as well as Latino Americans and their cultures combined with the realities of slavery have created a new demographic of immigrants and indigenous that should be honored.

Diversity and individualism should be honored. Coming from Syria, being Armenian, I grew up in a household that taught me to embrace knowledge, literature, culture, and, perhaps most pressingly, to remain religiously curious, especially so as to avoid the dangers of religious fanaticism.

As I stated I am of Armenian descent, and I hold Syrian nationality. My struggle has been against zionism, imperialism, global ideological fanaticism, extreme ideological collectivism, anarchical-individualism, and such.

It seems the only taboo philosophy in the West is mysticism – and having come from the Orient, with both Syrian, Persian and Armenian influences, Islam has embodied that philosophy. And while American leftism has grown more tolerant of moderate Islam, there is still a great deal of backlash against leftist-Islam in the West and especially in the Middle East, where the dogmas of Sunni-inspired capitalism, Wahhabism and royalist are rampant.

Mystic Islam is a brand that promotes moderation in expression, unity in nation, and individualism within boundaries of ethics. The ethic is merely to remain loyal to God, so as to refrain from becoming too mentally self-absorbed to the extent of losing ones identity for the sake of

If this creed is upheld, the individual and the nation prosper and remain intact. Economically, politically and socially there would be no dogma. Te dogma of democracy, capitalism, socialism, Wahhabism, etc – would fall subservient to moderate Islam – thereby preserving nationalism and individualism.

I’m america we are inching closer and closer to this reality but it will require as much economic redistribution and socialism mixed with capitalism as possible to rebalance historical wrongdoings.

God, Allah


Have faith in God.

Do not let the doubts of others creep into your mind.

Trust in your heart.

Unplugged


Tonight has been a special night. I haven’t felt like this in years. Thank God I do. I haven’t felt this free in a while.

What happened was strange.

I kind of experienced a mental breakdown.

It started with these mental storms that I could not handle. I couldn’t stop thinking. I couldn’t.

I did not have control of my mind. It was as if my mind was a slave to itself. Whatever it wanted to do, it would, and I would let it.

But suddenly it hit me.

After hours of laying in bed and thinking and thinking and thinking, it clicked.

My mind was enslaved by the things I wanted. As a result, it could not be itself. It could not be what it was intended to be – a faculty for reasoning, knowledge, wisdom, beauty, meaning, and happiness.

But I was not giving my mind those things. Instead, I was feeding it meaninglessness.

It was like a trade off. If I wanted to continue desiring certain things, whatever they be, then I would have to sell my mind (soul) to meaninglessness.

Kind of reminds me of the movie the Matrix.

In the movie, humanity was enslaved to a system that satisfied their desires. That system is called the Matrix. Those who did not unplug themselves from the Matrix – or, the fake world – were slaves to their desires, whereas Neo, Trinity and Morpheus (and their gang) were not. They were free.

They became free when they discerned the meaningless of the physical world and all the pleasures that come with it. True existence, they realized, lies in the spiritual world, or the world of the forms, as the ancient Greek philosopher Plato calls it. The world of the forms is where we find things like compassion, love, patience and other virtues.

But that’s not to say that the physical world doesn’t matter. It does. What I am saying here is simply that the intangible world means much more. It has much more meaning.

Therefore, the spiritual world should always sit higher on our priority list than the material world. Otherwise we become shallow, and ultimately, meaningless. It’s sad really, to think that we human beings, distinct from other animals with our free will, can reduce ourselves to animals and become enslaved to instinct and impulse.

What I decided tonight is that I prefer to be unplugged. I prefer to be free and enlightened instead of ignorant and enslaved. I prefer chasing truth over money, meaning over material, virtue over vice.

Just remember, it’s okay to have fun and enjoy the physical world too. But never let your desires alter your perception of reality. If ever you feel like a choice you are about to make is going to negatively alter your perception of reality, it’s because it is.