THE PANDEMONIUM, THE PERSIAN GULF AND THE PURGE

Geopolitics is all about the power of the human brain and brainpower is about deception and detection of deception. As the readers of RTM know very well, wars are fought and won in the mind and acted out on the battlefield. In the 21st century, the American empire has launched hot wars in the Middle East and trade wars with China as well as cold war with Russia. The latest tussle, according to the media is with Persia. But, the media is part of the deception game.

Threats and counter threats of war, which are transmitted through the media, are part of the deception game. Despite the threatening rhetoric between Iran and the USA, the risk of an imminent war in 2019 is low. Yet, at the same time, the issue is not likely to disappear anytime soon. Why? The biggest reason is the dollar. Iran decided to trade without the dollar in 2018. In the past, Saddam made the same decision in 2000, Gaddafi in 2009 and Syria in 2006. The empire insists that all countries trade in dollar or face the consequences.

In the Persian Gulf, the media threats alone are unlikely to yield the desired results, especially when the empire is busy negotiating an exit strategy with the Taliban and seeking a face-saving solution to hide its defeat. Secondly, Iranians know that the empire is haemorrhaging. Fear of the empire is fading fast. 18 years of wars are taking its toll. Rival powers, such as China and Russia, are playing the waiting game while China is expanding trade and influence in the region.

It is highly unlikely that Iran is the real target of the increase in military deployment in the Persian Gulf, as attacking Iran would lay to waste all that has been done since 9/11, i.e. the purging of the Sunnis and Arabs. It is the Sunni and the Arabs who have been massacred in millions, while Iran’s clout has increased in the region. Therefore, weakening Iran would create an imbalance of power in the region. Furthermore, I do not think Zionists would want more than 70 thousand Jews living in the Iranian city of Isfahan to be harmed, in case of a war.

The war rhetoric is nothing more than propaganda, intended to confuse. At the same time, the increase in military deployment by the USA in the region should not be seen as a tantrum by the aging empire undergoing a decline. There is a hidden agenda. The foreign military bases in the country mean only one thing – occupation, just like the bases in Okinawa in Japan. Arabs are occupied and the USA bases are there to protect the puppet rulers. Arab despotic rulers are going to be replaced soon as the empire intends to implement Bernard Lewis’s plan for the Middle East. Bernard Lewis advocated reshaping the borders of all Middle Eastern countries, including Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The plan is to divide the region along ethnic grounds. This will bring into existence new countries such as Kurdistan, Baluchistan, and a Shia state. All these new states would be rich in natural resources (see map below). The pandemonium, created by the media is intended to deceive the gullible public while millions more are purged in the Middle East. Fool me once ……

Bernard Lewis map of the new Middle East based on Bernard Lewis's strategy.
Bernard Lewis and the map of the new Middle East




GEOGRAPHY, POWER AND POLITICS: BOOK REVIEW OF “PRISONERS OF GEOGRAPHY” BY TIM MARSHALL

Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics

To gain a deeper understanding of the world we live in, we need knowledge of geography. Geography and politics go hand in hand, hence, the word geopolitics. Geopolitics is about international relations, as influenced by geographical factors. Geography is what makes us who we are, as Tim Marshall, author of Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics (Elliott & Thompson, 2016) says, the land on which we live has always shaped us. One reason how a young nation like the USA became a global superpower is its geographical location and abundance of natural resources found there, not excluding slavery.

In contrast, Africa with plenty of lands rich in natural resources has been unable to reap similar benefits like the developed Western nations. This enigma has always puzzled me, why Sub-Saharan Africa is underdeveloped. Tim Marshall writes that there are two logical explanations for Sub-Saharan Africa’s lack of progress and neither has anything to do with brainpower. The main reason is the Sahara Desert isolates and disconnects the Northern Africa from the rest of the continent. Competition or the lack of it played a significant role. It can be argued that it is the disruptive forces that are vital for creativity and growth as well as innovations and inventions.

Even when the outside world knocked on Africa’s doors, first the Arabs and then the Europeans, seeking trade opportunities, the rivers in Africa and the beautiful waterfalls appeared unsuitable for transporting goods deeper inland. What’s still missing in Sub-Saharan African are plentiful deep seaports that are vital for large ships carrying containers. Without suitable infrastructure in place, the development will remain slow for Africa. Corruption has allowed the region to accumulate huge debts, making the future for the people bleaker than it needs to be.

Unlike Africans, those living in the Middle East cannot blame geographical location for their lack of progress. In the past, blaming Israel for all the ills has been the modus operandi of the despotic Arab leadership, now it is clear that Israel is a problem but the bigger problem are the corrupt Arab leaders. Despite the abundance of natural resources, Arab leaders have chosen to become vassal states of Israel to secure own future and that of the corrupt elites. At the same time, they have to an extent taken the spotlight off the Israeli-Arab struggle by creating problems within each country.

Similarly, Arabs have so far failed to conquer Yemen, yet want to compete with and subjugate Persia. But Iran is defended by its geography, with mountains on three sides, swampland and water on the fourth, says Tim Marshall. Persia has seen its power and clout increase all over the region in the aftermath of 9/11. The US sanctions have encouraged Iran to become self-sufficient, including in defence. Iran’s WMD is not its nukes, which it does not have, but its ability to close the Strait of Hormuz in the Gulf through which passes about 40 percent of the world’s oil.

The second critical choking point for ships carrying oil, other than Bab-el-Mandeb near Yemen, is the Suez Canal, currently under Egyptian military’s control. The Egyptian military has the blessing of the West. It cunningly and adeptly managed to kill three birds with one stone when the Arab Spring came to Egypt, in 2011.

  1. The military helped remove the then unpopular President Mubarak from power, while allying with the Muslim Brotherhood.
  2. The gullible public was allowed to let their steam out during the protests, albeit it was an exercise in futility.
  3. Finally, the military removed the Muslim Brotherhood a year later, killing over 800 protestors. The brutal suppression taught the Egyptians where the real power in the land is – in the hand of the military.

The failures of the economic policies and costly projects with a high risk of failure, initiated by Sisi, are creating more misery for the Egyptians. Sisi is planting the seeds of a second bloody uprising. I would not be surprised if he is toppled soon. His phony elections and referendums are a cloak to give the impression of democracy, in reality, under the veil, Egypt has thugocracy. But Egypt is not alone. As Tim Marshall says; “In impoverished societies with few accountable institutions, power rests with gangs disguised as ‘militia’ and ‘political parties’. While they fight for power, sometimes cheered on by naive Western sympathisers, many innocent people die. It looks as if it will be that way in Libya, Syria, Yemen, Iraq and possibly other countries for years to come.”

Yes, I agree with Tim, the future of the Arabs is bloodier than their recent past. Why? Because, “Sykes-Picot is breaking; putting it back together, even in a different shape, will be a long and bloody affair.” Did I understand the above statement, by Tim Marshall, correctly? I mean, Israel too is part of Sykes-Picot, and if Sykes-Picot is to be undone, would the Israelis, who have dual nationalities, stay and fight a long term war. Israel has no history of fighting decade long wars similar to those experienced by Afganistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen.

Undoubtedly, it is the unnatural borders created mostly by the British, while leaving the colonies, that are the source of tension in most places, e.g. Kashmir, Middle East, North Africa and the Sub Saharan Africa. Kashmir dispute is most dangerous of them all. Control of Kashmir is considered vital for both (nuclear states) India and Pakistan, as their rivers originate from the Himalaya Mountains and pass through Kashmir. Pakistan is likely to face water shortages in the next few years. India is already experiencing drought in some states.

Ironically, the Himalaya has played the role of a protector for the other two neighbours, protecting them from each other, namely India and China. They both have huge populations and share a very long border. The only reason China and India have so far avoided invading each other is that it is practically impossible to advance large military columns through or over the Himalayas. Likewise, in the Russian Far East, it is geography that protects Russia.

Russia’s weak spot has probably always been Ukraine, this is the reasons why Russia made Ukraine toothless by annexing Crimea, after the coup d’état in Ukraine in 2014. For US and NATO allying Ukraine seemed a logical strategy as Ukraine has no mountains and it borders Russia. “If God had built mountains in Ukraine, then the great expanse of flatland that is the North European Plain would not be such encouraging territory from which to attack Russia repeatedly.”

I agree with Tim Marshall that “Overall there is no one geographical factor that is more important than any other. Mountains are no more important than deserts, nor rivers than jungles. In different parts of the planet, different geographical features are among the dominant factors in determining what people can and cannot do.”

It would be an understatement to say that Prisoners of Geography is probably one of the finest books on geopolitics to read. Tim Marshall’s book is insightful, informative and encyclopedic. He has thoughtfully explained nearly every major county’s geography and to some extent political history, as well as, their potential for growth and the dangers of war they may face in the near future. After reading the book I felt like going on global travel. No doubt travelling is the best activity for restoring the mind.




OUR HUBRIS, THE FRAGILE ECOSYSTEM AND THE MIGHTY POWER OF NATURE

There is no denying that we have a habit of regularly picking fights with nature. Our hubris combined with ignorance emboldens us to challenge the laws of nature. We obtusely cross the Rubicon inviting the unforgiving forces of nature to unleash their power to re-establish the equilibrium once again. In the last hundred years, we have become more parasitic and more careless about our ecosystem. The unabated pace of deforestation globally should be worrying. Alas, we seem to be unconcerned about the consequences as if we are ignorant and blind to the destruction of our planet and our future.

Then again, we are not as intelligent as we like to think we are. The proof is that most of the discoveries and inventions we so cherish have been the result of serendipity and not necessarily the result of our higher intellect. Recently, in a moment of serendipity, I came across a fabulous book about trees. The author, Peter Wohlleben, has presented a fascinating description of The Hidden Life of Trees (William Collins, 2017). For someone, like me, who likes and enjoys nature but has no understanding of botany, this book is an ideal starting point.

Prior to reading this book I too thought of trees in terms of their usefulness, such as; to provide shade in the summer heat, and wood for furniture as well as burning fire. I never considered trees to actually have families and communicate with each other. I mean who has ever heard of trees sharing food with their neighbours. This is something, we humans do or used to do; now we have culturally evolved and apathy is replacing our generous human nature. Our values have changed, but in the forest “nutrient exchange and helping neighbours in times of need is the rule, and this leads to the conclusion that forests are superorganisms with interconnections much like ant colonies.”

Peter Wohlleben ponders; “why are trees such social beings? Why do they share food with their own species and sometimes even go so far as to nourish their competitors? The reasons are the same as for human communities: there are advantages to working together. A tree is not a forest. On its own, a tree cannot establish a consistent local climate. It is at the mercy of wind and weather. But together, many trees create an ecosystem that moderates extremes of heat and cold, stores a great deal of water, and generates a great deal of humidity. And in this protected environment, trees can live to be very old. To get to this point, the community must remain intact no matter what.” This illustrates perfectly why religions place so much emphasis on maintaining and nourishing family ties.

A tree can be only as strong as the forest that surrounds it.
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
A community can be only as strong as its weakest members.

Perhaps, this is why, in Islam, it is mandatory for every Muslim to pay 2½% charity (Zakat) on the total wealth, to help the weaker members. It seems these principles are universal; what is good for nature is good for people. Helping each other is a way of life. Peter Wohlleben professes that every tree is valuable to the community and worth keeping around for as long as possible. And that is why even sick individuals are supported and nourished until they recover. Even strong trees get sick a lot over the course of their lives. When this happens, they depend on their weaker neighbours for support. It is the law of nature that each tree, big or small, contributes towards the welfare of the forest.

The trees provide nutrients to other trees either through fungal networks around the root tips or the roots themselves may be interconnected. The roots extend a long way, and in some cases more than twice the spread of the crown, says Peter Wohlleben. The roots seem to play a vital role in numerous tasks and the scientists are discovering more and more new information each year. The book is about the life of trees and trees only; but, I could see similarities with human life.

Natural Smells
If and when the trees are under attack from certain species of insects or herbivores, they fend off the predators by releasing a scent and thus alert neighbouring trees of impending danger. However, animals have adapted to this smell and they quickly move about two or three trees further away and start feeding again.

Scent plays an important part in human life too. Scientists believe pheromones in sweat are a decisive factor when we choose our partners—in other words, those with whom we wish to procreate.

Pursuit of Equality
The rate of photosynthesis is the same for all the trees, however, it seems, the trees are equalizing differences between the strong and the weak. Whether they are thick or thin, all members of the same species are using light to produce the same amount of sugar per leaf. This equalization is taking place underground through the roots. The trees are known for sharing not only sugar but also water.

For people, sadly, some are more equal than the others. Corruption and greed of the ruling global elite prohibit real democracy, real justice and social welfare; otherwise, eliminating poverty globally is not as difficult.

Cruelty by Humans
Peter Wohlleben confesses that as a forester he had young trees girdled. This means a strip of bark 3 feet wide is removed all around the trunk to kill the tree. Basically, this is a method of thinning, where trees are not cut down, but desiccated trunks remain as standing deadwood in the forest. Thus, without bark, the tree cannot transport sugar from its leaves to its roots. As the roots starve, they shut down their pumping mechanisms, and because water no longer flows through the trunk up to the crown, the whole tree dries out.

This reminded of the way how settlers in America almost exterminated the Bison. The mass killing of buffalos was part of the genocidal policy. The intention was ethnic cleansing of the native Indians.

We can see the same happening again in Gaza. Ninety-seven percent of drinking water in Gaza is contaminated by sewage. This has become the leading cause of child mortality in Gaza. Has the blind, deaf and mute world become complicit in this cruelty against Gazans? Why is the world silent on hundreds of Gazans becoming disabled due to snipers shooting at unarmed protestors? If tactics being applied to humans are the same as in the forest, what does that say about humanity?

Protecting the Roots
I was amazed to learn that scientists are debating now whether plants can think. Are they intelligent? Peter Wohlleben confirms that “trees can learn. This means they must store experiences somewhere, and therefore, there must be some kind of a storage mechanism inside the organism. Just where it is, no one knows, but the roots are the part of the tree best suited to the task.”

Having strong roots essentially means a strong future and a less troublesome life. In the west, however, there has been a relentless war on the family. One has to wonder, why are single-parent families on the rise? Some theorists argue that the western wars in the Middle East are a war on tribal societies. Are all these wars intended to weaken the roots?

Yes, weakening the roots is a bad idea.

I am really startled by our hubris. We know very little about the life in the soil. “There are more life forms in a handful of forest soil than there are people on the planet. A mere teaspoonful contains many miles of fungal filaments. All these work the soil, transform it, and make it so valuable for the trees.” Yes, I definitely agree with you, ignorance is one of the biggest sins. We are so ignorant.

I confess this book brought to my attention a lot of new information that I was unaware of about trees and forests. For someone with no knowledge whatsoever about trees, it is difficult to verify all the information the book offers. Regardless, Peter Wohlleben has written a compelling and enlightening book in a highly engaging story format. The book is very easy to read and understand. If you are looking for a beginners guide to the life of trees then this is a perfect book for you.

There is so much to learn by observing nature. The book made me appreciate that the reasons humanity finds itself in a mess are because we do not realise that we are working against ourselves when we are disobeying the laws of nature. I was left wondering whether there is more cooperation in nature or amongst people. It is clear that there is cooperation in nature. Nature is focused on creating equilibrium and harmony rather than competition and purging each other. Trees of all sizes help keep the surface of the forest moist and this helps feed the smaller plants whose roots do not reach deep underground. Undoubtedly, nourishing the roots is essential for good health, and good health is important for Restoring the Mind.




LEO’S SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH

“Although our goal in life is self-growth,
our pursuit of life is predominantly for truth;
the truth of everything.”

(Restoring The Mind, 2017)

The truth is most of us live for the sake of living. We lack a true understanding of life and the powers that influence our lives. What I mean by powers are the unseen entities that interpose to push us towards a particular direction in life. These mysterious forces are beyond our comprehension and control. Some call them destiny or fate. At times, hints and signals (intuition or gut feelings) tell us to change paths. When we hesitate to submit, we experience anguish and distress until we surrender to the path we are being guided to. It is worth wondering, do we choose the path or the path chooses us?

Sufi poet Rumi believed that all paths lead to the Beloved. The wise and learned people of the past, such as Aristotle, Buddha, Rumi and Ghazali have all shared their insights and observations on this essential topic. More importantly, it is the teachings of Prophet Jesus and Prophet Muhammad that we need to follow to achieve wholeness in our lives. Yes, what we all desire is wholeness, we desire to be complete. It is the inner self that instigates demands for wholeness.

Being successful in worldly terms is no guarantee that our inner self is gratified. The famous Russian writer, Leo Tolstoy in his famous book Confessions (1882), has described how he became insipid and incapacitated as he struggled to move forward, feeling desperate to know the answers to life’s basic questions, such as; who am I? Where have I come from? Where am I going? Why am I on this planet? These basic but stimulating questions ultimately propelled him to search, ponder and eventually find a way out of the impasse.

For those who are not familiar with the name Leo Tolstoy (1828 – 1910), he is the author of War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1877). Despite the success, he “came to believe that he had accomplished nothing in life and that his life was meaningless.” Although he was successful in other areas of his life, spiritually he felt starved. He was hungry for truth – the spiritual truth. His spiritual hunger was demanding answers.

“I searched all areas of knowledge, and not only did I fail to find anything, but I was convinced that all those who had explored knowledge as I did had also come up with nothing. Not only had they found nothing, but they had clearly acknowledged the same thing that had brought me to despair: the only absolute knowledge attainable by man is that life is meaningless.”

To make his life meaningful, he sought answers. Being born into a rich family and a successful career as a writer granted him access to highly educated and knowledgeable people. He held discussions with top European philosophers but their empty words failed to provide him with a satisfactory answer. He visited the religious elite but after witnessing their private lives, he detested their hypocrisy. For Leo, the privilege only exposed the vanity of those in top positions. Most rich people seemed to live for their epicurean lifestyles.

The truth is, not much has changed over the last two hundred years. The rich and powerful are still full of vanity, and the present-day religious elite are no different from those who lived in his era. This is one of reasons for the decline in the church attendees in the west. Perhaps this also explains why the masses are not complaining about their spiritually hollow atheistic busy lives spent worshiping mammon. Encroachment by secularism over the last few hundred years has only exasperated the situation. Most of us have no appreciation now for the power of truth. We have stopped searching for the truth and have become spiritually dejected.

The solution lies in undertaking a self-discovery journey as Leo Tolstoy did, but this is no ordinary voyage. It is an expedition not for the weak hearted. It requires painful and uncompromising introspection. I must admit, Leo Tolstoy was resolute in his purposeful introspection. He struggled for years in search of the meaning of life. But truth has its own way of manifesting and demonstrating itself and its powers. As for Leo, this was a matter of life and death as if knowing that the fundamental truth (death) leads to the real truth.

He states that “My question, the question that had brought me to the edge of suicide when I was fifty years old, was the simplest question lying in the soul of every human being, from a silly child to the wisest of the elders, the question without which life is impossible; such was the way I felt about the matter. The question is this: What will come of what I do today and tomorrow? What will come of my entire life?” His path was calling him to change his whole perspective on life.

During his teenage years, Leo had learned that there is no God. When he reached fifty, he began to question and research on the purpose of life, his own life. But Leo’s fallacy was that he kept looking for answers outwards rather than inward. The answers came when he started to look outside of the circle of his friends, colleagues and most of all the elite and educated class that he belonged to. He found the answers not among the rich or the educated but among the poor working people.

The truth manifested when Leo realised that the “uneducated working people, whom we look upon as animals, do the will of their master without ever reproaching him. But we, the wise, consume everything the master provides without doing what he asks of us.” The poor and the educated did not experience the same suffering he was undergoing. They had faith which protected them from such affliction.

The whole time, the cause of his suffering was the evil that was inside him. He was searching for solutions that did not include changing what is inside his heart. Only when he accepted this truth and brought piety into his life that he found relief. “I understood the truth that I later found in the Gospel, the truth that people clung to darkness and shunned the light because their deeds were evil. For he who does evil hates the light and will not venture into the light, lest his deeds be revealed. I realized that in order to understand the meaning of life, it is necessary first of all that life not be evil and meaningless, and then one must have the power of reason to understand it.”

“I was occupied with the thoughts and observations I have described, my heart was tormented with an agonizing feeling. This feeling I can only describe as a search for God.” Leo finally came to realise that we do not see things as they are; we see things as we are. Thereafter he began to change his life, cleansed himself of all the vices including gambling, women and alcohol.

Having found his path, he could not accept religion without questioning everything that the religion represented, especially the rituals. “When I took part in the most common and what are regarded as the most important of the sacraments: baptism and communion. Here I was in conflict with nothing incomprehensible but with matters that were quite easy to understand; it seemed to me that these acts were deceptive in nature, and I was caught in a dilemma-I had either to reject them or lie about them.”

Each Christian sects of the day they considered all other sects to be a heretic, and still do till this day. Clergymen of all denominations proclaimed that “theirs was the true belief and all the others were erroneous, and that the only thing they could do for the others was to pray for them.”

Whereas I enjoyed reading Leo’s criticism of the unnecessary and burdensome (manmade) religious rituals, I became confused when oddly, he justified the rituals; “and then I understood it all. I am searching for faith, for the force of life, but they seek the best means for fulfilling what people consider to be certain human obligations. And in meeting these human duties they perform them in an all-too-human fashion.” In my view, the truth has to remain pure.

However, truth is a rare commodity in this time and age. I cannot help feeling concerned about the human complacency with regards to the common people and the stubborn egotism of the elite to manipulate the masses and indoctrinate the masses away from the path of truth. Once we are away from the truth, we invite spiritual hollowness into our lives and thence suffer the same agonising pains Leo underwent. We cannot compromise on truth, for it is the truth that sets us on the path to restoring the mind.




THE GENOCIDAL SPECIES: BOOK REVIEW OF “THE ORIGINS OF VIOLENCE” BY JOHN DOCKER

We are nasty, cunning and indeed dangerous predators. We seek to conquer and dominate everything, even the mind.
(Restoring The Mind, 2008)

I am feeling reluctant to subscribe to the idea that the history of humanity is the history of violence. In my view, the glass is half full. As social beings, we are compassionate, altruistic and are resiliently benevolent, not only towards fellow beings but also towards other species. This, however, does not mean the human species is not the most deceptive, cunning and ruthless genocidal killers. We have the most powerful brain amongst all species and we are by far the most superior of all species in our humaneness and in our genocidal behaviours.

History shows that genocide and tyranny have always been an indispensable building block of all major empires. Despite their claims to the contrary, empires become genocidal as soon as they start on the path of colonisation. Genocide can be interpreted as a process of removal of the population and colonisation of the area by the oppressor’s own nationals. Maybe, this is the purpose of wars, to uproot people? According to John Docker, the author of The Origins of Violence, Religion, History and Genocide(Pluto Press, 2008), ‘genocide’, derives from the Greek word genos (tribe, race) and Latin cide (as in tyrannised, homicide, fratricide).

Genocide, Docker says, has “two phases: one, destruction of the national pattern of the oppressed group; the other, the imposition of the national pattern of the oppressor.” This is what happened in Australian and North American lands. The profound difference between the colonised and colonisers could not be more transparent than in the apartheid state of South Africa. Now we are witnessing similar genocide in action on television screens “the never-ending cruelty of Israel’s oppression of the Palestinians.” Ilan pappé once wrote that “the Israelis, seek always to establish a ‘metaphorical palimpsest’: ‘the erasure of the history of one people in order to write that of another people’s over it’.

What is genocide?
Genocide, Docker writes involves“a coordinated plan of different actions aiming at the destruction of the essential foundations of life of a group. Such actions involve considerations that are cultural, political, social, legal, intellectual, spiritual, economic, biological, physiological, religious, psychological and moral. Such actions involve considerations of health, food and nourishment, of family life and care of children, and of birth as well as death. Such actions involve consideration of the honour and dignity of peoples.

The oppressed are usually either killed or put in jails, for long periods without trial, especially those who resist the colonisation. In Australia, there was policy to take away the children from the aborigines and use them as slaves, disguise as civilising the natives; in other cases “taking away continuing opportunities of procreation.” The fate of the Indians in the Americas was not much different.

Doing God’s work
In my 2007 article, I argued that “we have an innate tendency for building empires, magnificent, powerful and bigger empires. An empire is paramount to human life.” Furthermore, that “an empire represents our inner desire for the ideal self. Whatever we want to achieve within us, we also wish to achieve in the outer world; an empire is nothing more than a mirror image of the endeavour for self-actualization in the outer world.” Docker highlighted a different perspective, a darker view, the problem he believes “building an empire involves expropriating other people’s territory and enriching yourself at their expense. Aggressive generals are held to be the embodiment of valour and excellence. Teachers of philosophy give the cloak of tradition and authority to folly and crime.(Philus in Cicero, The Republic, Book Three).”

Historically speaking colonisers have always seen themselves as history’s true heirs, and hence focused on superseding. The USA is the largest empire in the history of mankind, built on land that originally belonged to the native Indians using the slaves from Africa. As for the white colonial settlers, like the empire builders before them, they saw themselves as “the chosen people” doing God’s work. Docker points out that this myth of “chosen people” is a recurring theme in history. The white settlers had no remorse whatsoever about the culling of the heathens (natives), whether they be Aborigines in Australia or Indians in the Americas or even the Africans.

The author points out that the “international law has been, and in some respects still is, conceived and continuously refined not to protect the colonized from conquest or colonization or empire or war but rather to regulate conquest and colonization and war amongst the powerful nations at any one time.

Ancient Europeans, such as the Athenians and Romans also saw themselves as superior from those over whom they ruled as colonisers. Bible too tells stories of the chosen people. It seems every rising power has to inject this false belief in their subjects for some reason, that they are the chosen people and are blessed by God or the gods. However, as Docker explains “the view of oneself as chosen is always precarious, because chosenness may be claimed by another group, looking to other gods. It may be felt that people are only chosen for a while, that they may fall into divine disfavour, and God or the gods may elect another people to be sanctioned as chosen. In world history, there is constant competition amongst groups to be chosen and be known as chosen.

In modern times, we have the Zionist Israelis claiming to be the chosen people. Docker is unconvinced and does not shy away from telling the harsh truth. In his view:

“The Zionists, who created the modern state of Israel in1948 and who since that time have dominated Jewish organizations and community thinking across the globe, did not take away from the Holocaust a historical lesson that different peoples should live in amity, share a polity and learn from each other, be cosmopolitan and international. Nor did they become interested in nonviolence, as in Gandhi or, in Jewish tradition, Josephus. They did not look back to Moorish Spain, to the living together in the one land ofJews, Muslims and Christians, as an inspiring example of what a society could ideally be. To the contrary, theZionists have kept on working towards achieving a European nationalist and settler-colonial ideal that they had conceived in the 1890s: they have kept on working towards genocide of the Palestinians, to subjugate, reduce, displace, expel and kill them whenever and wherever within Palestine-Israel they can, in order to replace them with their own colonial settlements and exclusive society. They refuse to the indigenous of Palestine, the Palestinians and Sephardim and Oriental Jews, equality, dignity, sharing, interaction, mutual respect. The Zionists, since the 1890s, have seen themselves as European culture-bringers, before whom the rights of the indigenous peoples of Palestine are of no account.”

One would argue that the occupation has slowly eroded the humanity of the Zionist oppressors. This means that there is a price to pay for building empires.  The price is the health of the soul. Socrates the famous Greek philosopher warned against the corruption of the soul. For when the soul becomes corrupted, we lose the sense of right and wrong; justice becomes just an empty and meaningless word, especially when it comes to the oppressed then it is defenestrated altogether.

The author prudently affirms that the main danger to human life comes from other humans. “The same peoples can be alternately barbarous and civilized in their attitudes and actions; so-called ordinary or normal people, commit genocide and massacres.” This means that violence is part of human life, “rather than violence being abnormal, it is an intrinsic characteristic of human activity.

In Docker’s view, Gandhian thought provides hope for the world. I disagree with his conclusion; I feel it is in our nature to be violent, yet at the same time, we are inherently merciful and humane. We utilise politics to divide us and thereafter unleashing fury and savagery as if our humaneness is only skin deep. Once all is over and done with, we return to religion to unite us, heal us and protect us from our demons. Religion plays an important part in healing as we seek repentance after the madness has ceased. It is likely that one of the reasons for a high number of PTSD related suicides among western military veterans is secularism.

As Rumi says we are born of love.  Our most dominating feature is love for life. The army is only violent during wartime. Our powerful brain pushes us to seek dominance over anything and everything. It is in our nature to compete and to challenge. Human life thrives on competition and challenges. However, there is one power that is more seductive to us than everything else; the power to be creative and to restore the mind.




MUD HOUSES, BREXIT AND DE-DOLLARIZATION

It is often said that we are doomed to keep repeating history until its lessons are learned. The laws of nature or if I may say the lessons nature is forced to teach are never pain-free. Seldom have we witnessed anyone go unpunished in the international arena for failing to learn from the past. The question I am pondering is, does each repeat become more or less painful. In one of my previous article, I have argued: “that the geopolitical position of Pakistan has been both a curse and a blessing.” This probably is its fate, being a curse and a blessing.

Pakistan is a developing economy. In the 1950s and 1960s, most of the rural population lived in mud houses. Maintaining these mud houses was an arduous task. The occupants were required to check and repair any weakness or holes on roofs and walls each summer, just prior to the arrival of the monsoon. In Punjab, this was called (pocha), a kind of plastering made out of mud and hay. The task was often made less painful when neighbours helped each other in applying pocha. The positive thing about this annual pocha and these mud houses was that the rooms were colder in the summer and warmer in the winter.

It is intriguing that the Pakistani leadership has been busy with this so-called pochas for many decades. It all started with General Zia in 1977. For two years General Zia applied pocha and prepared Pakistan for the monsoon (regional upheaval). There are three examples of history repeating itself and pochas applied in Pakistan:

  1. General Zia takes reins of power in 1977 and after two years the USSR invades Afghanistan.
  2. General Musharraf takes reins of power in 1999 and after two years the USA invades Afghanistan. General Musharraf too applied pocha and prepared Pakistan for the monsoon (regional upheaval).
  3. PTI party won the elections in July of 2018 and took hold of reins of power, some allege with the blessings of the establishment. History indicates that there will be another upheaval in the region after two years, in 2020.

Due to whatever reasons, it was not viable for the army to retake the reins of power once again in 2018. Some argue that the so-called establishment in Pakistan encouraged the election victory of PTI, a party run by Imran Khan. In other words, the army still continues to play an influential role (albeit behind the scenes) in Pakistani politics and its foreign policy. Was PTI brought to power in 2018 for the purpose of another pocha to prepare Pakistan for the monsoon or upheaval that will be unleashed in 2020?

There are many socioeconomic forces that are converging to unleash havoc by triggering the collapse of the markets and banks. One of the biggest causes will probably be the Brexit. Although China and Russia have made much progress in their endeavour for de-dollarization, the dollar is not likely to be dethroned without a big push. Brexit will be just in time to create and provide such a push. An economic global chaos triggered by Brexit will eventually push the dollar off the cliff. Maybe this was the true purpose of Brexit, to dethrone the dollar as global reserve currency.

De-dollarization means the collapse of the USA as a sole hegemonic superpower of the world. Will history repeat itself? Will the USA go quietly, like when the USSR collapsed from within, in December of 1991? Unlikely! Should the world be worried about how the USA will react to the dethroning of the dollar? Yes, very much so. Chinese and Russian Presidents have recently warned their nations to prepare for a war. The year 2020 is surely predicted to be an eventful year. Future is very hard to predict and the truth is we do not know the future. Nonetheless, we should expect a monsoon or an upheaval in the near future, maybe in 2020 or soon after.




THE FIVE HUNDRED YEARS CIRCLE IS NEARING COMPLETION

Undoubtedly, the human mind is very powerful, but this power of the mind requires freedom to achieve its full potential. This freedom for the masses is perceived as a threat by the ruling elite. Thus, the ruling elite everywhere has been suppressing and subjugating the masses since antiquity. They control all spheres of human life and subvert human progress. However, the so-called progress promoted by the media is leading us into regression. The education system which is controlled by the elites is dumbing down the masses. People are becoming less healthy and more unintelligent.

This war on humanity is so pervasive; it is destroying every part of human life as well as the planet itself. Probably, the most important question of our time is; why?

  1. Why is the agrochemical industry bent on destroying the fertile farming lands, especially the topsoil, with chemical fertilisers and pesticides?
    1. Why are all foods contaminated with pesticides?
  2. Why is the deforestation so widespread?
  3. Why are multinational corporations pursuing a policy of total ecocide and polluting the oceans?
  4. Who wants to destroy the family systems and are launching a war on tribalism?
    1. Who is promoting gender confusion?
    2. Who is promoting individualism? Hedonism? Gambling? Alcoholism and drug use?
    3. Why is mental depression reaching epidemic levels globally?
  5. Why does the pharmaceutical industry intend to have everyone dependent on their drugs for life?
    1. People everywhere are taking more and more medical drugs and not getting healthier. Who is benefiting from these drugs?
  6. Why is every country in debt?
    1. Why is everyone being forced into debt through the usury system?
    2. Why has the fiat money system con successfully robbed everyone of real money i.e. gold and silver?
  7. Who wants to suppress the human mind and not allow true freedom?
    1. Why are we spoon fed so much poor quality knowledge and useless information?

Surely, the above misrepresents the true image of human nature. We as humans possess some animalistic traits, but animals are not known for maleficence towards own species which may result in total annihilation, and neither are we, humans.  Something surely is amiss here; something unnatural is going on here.

In the past, I use to think that all this is because the global ruling elite manifests fear of the masses; they perceive that it is easier to control an ignorant and dumb rabble. Then, after reading others blaming greed and more profits, for a short period of time, I too began to subscribe to the idea of profiteering. However, I am now convinced that all this is not for profits or for controlling the masses. The reason it is not about greed is that we have borders and trade restrictions. If there were freedom of movement then that would lead to a huge economic boom everywhere, hundreds of trillions of dollars annually worth of business increase. Besides, money is only a tool, in this case, used for control.

The fact is we have not reached where we are in a single day. It has taken us hundreds of years to reach this point. My thesis is that this story begins around the year 1500 AD and this 500 years’ time period holds a dark secret. The proximity of the events listed below is not a mere coincidence.

  • Johannes Gutenberg’s printing press became operational in 1450
  • The Ottomans conquer Constantinople in 1453
  • Christopher Columbus reaches Americas 1492
  • Vasco da Gama reaches India in 1497
  • England gives birth to a new form of capitalism in 1500
  • Persia decides to become predominantly Shi’a in 1501.
  • The schism in the Christian world results in the creation of the Anglican church in 1534

By taking a closer look at the above listing, it is easy to see and understand a deeper connection between them. They also reflect the current global affairs. In other words, the U.K, USA and the Middle Eastern nations are connected by this dark secret.

Explanation of the Dots

The Ottomans and the printing press
The Ottoman Empire became a victim of hubris, soon after conquering Constantinople. The Ottomans planted the seeds of their own destruction by issuing a Fatwa banning the printing press. By the time the Fatwa was lifted some 270 years later, the damage had been done and this allowed their European and Western competitors to catch-up.

The Ottomans forgot the golden rule, that power becomes the servant of whoever pursues knowledge. When the Ottomans turned their back on the modern invention (i.e. printing press), at the time, their trajectory was still pointing upward and their empire continued to expand for some time as their competitors were divided and weaker. Another possible explanation for the delay in their collapse was that despite the ban on the printing press, the book publishing and book writing never stopped in the Ottoman Empire. It took more than few centuries for Europeans to finally defeat the Ottomans in 1922. However, even before the total defeat of the Ottomans, part of the land that was under their rule was promised, on 2 November 1917, to the Zionists (now Israel). Israel’s hegemony over the Middle East or over the Ottoman lands gives an indication to the true nature of a bigger plot.

England and America
In 1492, Christopher Columbus reaches the Americas and about the same time, England’s capitalist elite begin a policy of driving the peasants off the land, which by the 1700s reaches industrial scale. The English peasants continued to protest and revolt against the capitalists for hundreds of years argues Martin Empson, in his book, ‘Kill all the Gentlemen’ Class struggle and change in the English countryside, (Bookmarks,  2018). This probably led to the capitalist and socialist divide. Karl Marx the famous socialist did not agree with separating the workers from the ownership of whatever they produced. He believed that;

“Labor is as much an act of personal creation and a projection of one’s identity as it is a means of survival. However, capitalism, the system of private ownership of the means of production, deprives human beings of this essential source of self-worth and identity. The worker approaches work only as a means of survival and derives none of the other personal satisfactions of work because the products of his labor do not belong to him. These products are instead expropriated by capitalists and sold for profit.

 In capitalism, the worker, who is alienated or estranged from the products he creates, is also estranged from the process of production, which he regards only as a means of survival. Estranged from the production process, the worker is therefore also estranged from his or her own humanity, since the transformation of nature into useful objects is one of the fundamental facets of the human condition. The worker is thus alienated from his or her “species being”—from what it is to be human. Finally, the capitalist mode of production alienates human beings from other human beings. Deprived of the satisfaction that comes with owning the product of one’s labor, the worker regards the capitalist as external and hostile. The alienation of the worker from his work and of the worker from capitalists forms the basis of the antagonistic social relationship that will eventually lead to the overthrow of capitalism.” (http://www.sparknotes.com/philosophy/marx/themes/)

My argument is not against capitalism and I am not a socialist either. I prefer the mixture of the two; a system that fulfills the needs of both the workers as well as the capitalists. The middle path is provided by the Islamic system. One of the basic tenets of Islam is to give 2½% zakat of your total wealth to the poor and needy every year. For the Western elite, this is too much to give away. Hence, they are using Islamophobia to keep their public ignorant of any alternative to the current system. The key difference between the Western and Islamic system is that in the Islamic system the movement of capital is in both directions; whereas the Western capitalists prefer the capital moving towards their directions only.

It is not just about finance, A. Ralph Epperson, in his book, The New World Order, argued that there is a religion in America today; it is called the Humanist Religion.

“Humanism: a modern, nontheistic, rationalist movement that holds that man is capable of self-fulfillment, ethical conduct, without recourse to supernaturalism.

Some call this religion Secular Humanism, and the word Secular is defined as “of relating to worldly things as distinguished from things relating to church and religion.” The word is connected to the Latin word saecularis, meaning worldly.”

In other words, Humanism is synonymous with saying, man is God. The problem is, man has always worshiped God(s). While Atheists continue to promote the Out of Africa Theory which describes the man as Homo Sapiens, others argue that man has always been Homo Religious. Epperson, however, ascertains that there has been a relentless attack on the religions in the west as well as in the east. Communists and capitalists, he argues, both have waged war not only on religion but also on humanity. More than 40 million people were killed or sacrificed in the USSR and more than 60 million in China in the name of communism.

Manifesto of the Communist Party was written by Karl Marx and Fredrick Engels in 1847. Fredrick Engels was an industrialist from Manchester, England. But this is not England’s only contribution to the world for which humanity had to pay a heavy price. England has wholeheartedly backed ideologies such as Freemasonry, Zionism and Darwinism. London and Washington’s superpower status has allowed them unprecedented opportunity to destroy cultures and promote something unique to the world, and what they promoted is:

  1. Debtism
  2. Usury based Banking System
  3. Gambling
  4. Hedonism and Consumerism
  5. Alcohol and Drug Addiction
  6. Destroying Traditional Family Systems
  7. Gender confusion
  8. Vulgarity
  9. GM Foods

The above is clearly intended to suppress and subjugate the human mind. The West has been conquered and their lack of fortitude tells the whole story. But the question that keeps popping up is, why? Why destroy the human mind? Who is behind it all? It cannot be the God-fearing people.

A. Ralph Epperson alleges that most if not all of the Western ruling elite are Satanists; they worship the Satan and are members of secret societies such as Freemasons, Skulls and Bones and Illuminati. If Epperson is accurate in his account, that means the Western ruling elite may have sold their souls to the devil. When I say the ruling elite, I mean those invisibles’ who are pulling the strings, not the puppets we see in the media. Epperson’s book might explain why the ruling elites are devoid of conscience?

The Anglican Church and Persia’s Shias
The Anglican Church which was created in 1534, is supposed to represent a religion, but its critics argue that it has shown no backbone or resistance to the onslaught on religion by the modern atheist culture. It is not surprising when some critics argue that the Anglican Church is in line with the evangelicals, it never challenges capitalists or Zionist on human degradation and the demeaning of women (undressing) as well as gender confusions. It simply does not lead but follows the modern western atheist culture. Compared to the Catholic Church, the Anglican Church has done the least to protect the Christians against modern deviation from the teaching of Jesus.

Jesus would be horrified if he came and saw what is being done in his name. The Anglican Church is giving a seal of approval for things which Jesus disapproved. Who benefitted the most from the Anglican Church’s unreligious behaviour?

Persia declared itself a Shia state in 1501, a few decades before the birth of the Anglican Church. Persia then for centuries exercised a policy of persecuting the Sunni from the land and tried to make Persia a predominantly Shias state. Ever since, it has remained a peripheral part in the mainstream Islamic discourse, operating in its own orbit. Why would they do that? Why would they separate from the mainstream? Who benefits if the Islamic ummah is partitioned?

If you look at the map of India and the Middle East, you realise, in the year 1500, Muslims ruled from the Mediterranean to Burma. In 1501, Persia’s declaration of Shia state splits the lands between Sunni rulers on either side with Persia’s Shia in the middle; a huge wall of partition, in the centre of Muslim lands.

One thing is very clear; Persia is predestined to play a major role in the end times.

Hindu and Zionist Alliance 
In 1497 Vasco da Gama reaches India. My feeling is India too is predestined to play a major role in the end times. India is strengthening its alliance with the Zionist state of Israel. The two will soon launch a big war on their neighbouring Muslim nations. Zionist India will try to crush Pakistan between Zionist India and Persia. The fate of the Arabs will be similar too. Muslims will be forced to unite or face total annihilation.

The current war on Muslims lands will only intensify. The war is good versus evil. It is a war on any doctrine or religion that is perceived as an existential threat to the current system. The purpose of this system is to constrict the mind in order to suppress it.

The Religious Await
All over the world, people of all different religious backgrounds are in wait, expecting the arrival of a powerful figure; whose coming has been predicted in various sacred texts centuries before. Each religious group recognises this figure by a different name. However, it is likely this one figure, when he arrives in his physical form, shall try to convince each and every group that he is the one for whom they have been waiting.

  • To Zionist Christians, he will claim to be their Jesus (the second coming)
  • To Zionist Jews, he will claim to be their Messiah
  • To Shias, he will claim to be their Mahdi
  • To Hindus, he will claim to be their Krishna
  • To Buddhists, he will claim to be their Buddha

For the Muslims, he will be the Al-Masīḥ ad-Dajjāl (Anti-Christ). It is my belief that the above-mentioned events of what happened around the year 1500 played an integral part in preparation for the inevitable arrival of the Al-Masīḥ ad-Dajjāl (Anti-Christ). This indicates that the Al-Masīḥ ad-Dajjāl has already been unchained, and his influential role in corrupting the minds of the leaders in England, America, Israel and Iran cannot be discounted.

Al-Masīḥ ad-Dajjāl (the Anti-Christ)
Dajjāl (Arabic: دجال) is an adjective of Syriac origin.[1] It is also a common Arabic superlative form of the root word dajl meaning “lie” or “deception”.[2] Al-Masīḥ ad-Dajjāl, with the definite article al- (“the”), refers to “the deceiving Messiah”, a specific end times deceiver. The Dajjāl is an evil being who will seek to impersonate the true Messiah.
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Masih_ad-Dajjal)

In Sahih Muslim (2942 a) it is described how a companion of the prophet, Tamim Dari, met Al-Masīḥ ad-Dajjāl (full Hadith is copied below). Tamim Dari is the only human being to have ever seen the Al-Masīḥ ad-Dajjāl chained. A second Sahih Muslim Hadith (2937 a) (also copied below) tells of Al-Masīḥ ad-Dajjāl’s rule lasting 40 days; the first day will be like a year, the second day like a month and third day like a week. Imran Nazar Hosein in his book, Jerusalem in the Qur’an (Masjid Dar Al Qur’an, New York, 2002), interpreted these two Hadith and concluded that the First day is when England ruled as the most powerful nation in the world, the second day relates USA dominance and the third day is when Israel will take over as the global hegemon.

P.S. Zionism was created with the intentions of fulfilling the prerequisites or the prophecies, like bringing the Jews to Palestine, so that the one-eyed Al-Masīḥ ad-Dajjāl’s (Anti-Christ) coming can be realised. He will not come until his minions have delegitimised themselves; his appearance will be the final act.  It is prophesised that the Anti-Christ would make his first appearance on the world stage in Isfahan, a historical city in Iran.

Anas b. Malik reported that Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said:
The Dajjal would be followed by seventy thousand Jews of Isfahan wearing Persian shawls.
Reference: Sahih Muslim 2944

The Deception and the Deceived
Over the decades and centuries, slowly and gradually, the Satanists (minions) have climbed the echelons of power in the most major powerful countries. Power and a corrupt mindset have allowed them to stealthily bring into effect the kind of social engineering we have witnessed over the last century.

It is amazing how the Asians were saddled with communism; the Middle East is paying the price of Zionism and the West is devouring itself Humanism. Humanity is suffering under Satanism.

Q: Minions of which religion(s) are behind the current destruction of the planet and the mass murder and suppression of humanity?
A: The religion of Al-Masīḥ ad-Dajjāl’s (Anti-Christ).

The true religion is there to unite the people while the purpose of politics is to divide. Minions of Al-Masīḥ ad-Dajjāl play politics with families and are waging a war on tribal areas of the Middle East. The global hegemonic system that has taken 500 years to gain its full power is run by the minions of Satan, they are working hard to appease their lord; Al-Masīḥ ad-Dajjāl’s (Anti-Christ). We are living in unnatural times. The evil we face is unnatural and extraordinary. We cannot expect emancipation of the human mind till this malevolent rule is over.

The human machine, however, was built to face challenges, the human mind is resilient and nature is resilient too. All the necessary tools we need are within us to recover from any damages caused.  We must not feel forsaken. One of the biggest deceptions we face is to make people feel hopeless and helpless.

The cultural dystopia created by the minions of darkness will soon be replaced; the dawn of a new beginning is imminent, it always is; just like the day follows the night. The end for the minions of darkness is near. The human mind is built for creativity. It cannot remain suppressed for too long, just like we cannot stay underwater for too long. It is all about the controlling and suppressing the mind and then restoring the mind.

References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johannes_Gutenberg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safavid_dynasty#Rise_of_Sh%C4%81h_Ism%C4%81il_I
http://www.sparknotes.com/philosophy/marx/themes/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_banking#England

Zionists call the shots in the Anglican Church

Head of Anglican Church gives grant to ‘Zionist organisation’

Hadith 1

Amir b. Sharahil Sha’bi Sha’b Hamdan reported that he asked Fatima, daughter of Qais and sister of ad-Dahhak b. Qais and she was the first amongst the emigrant women:

Narrate to me a hadith which you had heard directly from Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) and there is no extra link in between them. She said: Very well, if you like, I am prepared to do that, and he said to her: Well, do It and narrate that to me. She said: I married the son of Mughira and he was a chosen young man of Quraish at that time, but he fell as a martyr in the first Jihad (fighting) on the side of Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ). When I became a widow, ‘Abd al-Rahman b. Auf, one amongst the group of the Companions of Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ), sent me the proposal of marriage. Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) also sent me such a message for his freed slave Usama b. Zaid. And it had been conveyed to me that Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) had said (about Usama): He who loves me should also love Usama. When Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) talked to me (about this matter), I said: My affairs are in your hand. You may marry me to anyone whom you like. He said: You better shift now to the house of Umm Sharik, and Umm Sharik was a rich lady from amongst the Ansar. She spent generously for the cause of Allah and entertained guests very hospitably. I said: Well, I will do as you like. He said: Do not do that for Umm Sharik is a woman who is very frequently visited by guests and I do not like that your head may be uncovered or the cloth may be removed from your shank and the strangers may catch sight of them which you abhor. You better shift to the house of your cousin ‘Abdullah b. ‘Amr b. Umm Maktum and he is a person of the Bani Fihr branch of the Quraish, and he belonged to that tribe (to which Fatima) belonged. So I shifted to that house, and when my period of waiting was over, I heard the voice of an announcer making an announcement that the prayer would be observed in the mosque (where) congregational prayer (is observed). So I set out towards that mosque and observed prayer along with Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) and I was in the row of the women which was near the row of men. When Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) had finished his prayer, he sat on the pulpit smiling and said: Every worshipper should keep sitting at his place. He then said: Do you know why I had asked you to assemble? They said: Allah and His Messenger know best. He said: By Allah. I have not made you assemble for exhortation or for a warning, but I have detained you here, for Tamim Dari, a Christian, who came and accepted Islam, told me something, which agrees with what I was telling, you about the Dajjal. He narrated to me that he had sailed in a ship along with thirty men of Bani Lakhm and Bani Judham and had been tossed by waves in the ocean for a month. Then these (waves) took them (near) the land within the ocean (island) at the time of sunset. They sat in a small side-boat and entered that island. There was a beast with long thick hair (and because of these) they could not distinguish his face from his back. They said: Woe to you, who can you be? Thereupon it said: I am al-Jassasa. They said: What is al-Jassasa? And it said: O people, go to this person in the monastery as he is very much eager to know about you. He (the narrator) said: When it named a person for us we were afraid of it lest it should be a devil. Then we hurriedly went on till we came to that monastery and found a well-built person there with his hands tied to his neck and having iron shackles between his two legs up to the ankles. We said: Woe be upon thee, who are you? And he said: You would soon come to know about me. but tell me who are you. We said: We are people from Arabia and we embarked upon a boat but the sea-waves had been driving us for one month and they brought as near this island. We got Into the side-boats and entered this island and here a beast met us with profusely thick hair and because of the thickness of his hair his face could not be distinguished from his back. We said: Woe be to thee, who are you? It said: I am al- Jassasa. We said: What is al-Jassasa? And it said: You go to this very person in the monastery for he is eagerly waiting for you to know about you. So we came to you in hot haste fearing that that might be the Devil. He (that chained person) said: Tell me about the date-palm trees of Baisan. We said: About what aspect of theirs do you seek information? He said: I ask you whether these trees bear fruit or not. We said: yes. Thereupon he said: I think these would not bear fruits. He said: Inform me about the lake of Tabariyya? We said: Which aspect of it do you want to know? He said: Is there water in it? They said: There is abundance of water in it. Thereupon he said: I think it would soon become dry. He again said: Inform me about the spring of Zughar. They said: Which aspect of it you want to know? He (the chained person) said: Is there water in it and does it irrigate (the land)? We said to him: Yes, there is abundance of water in it and the inhabitants (of Medina) irrigate (land) with the help of it, He said: Inform me about the unlettered Prophet; what has he done? We said: He has come out from Mecca and has settled In Yathrib (Medina). He said: Do the Arabs fight against him? We said: Yes. He said: How did he deal with them? We informed him that he had overcome those in his neighbourhood and they had submitted themselves before him. Thereupon he said to us: Has it actually happened? We said: Yes. Thereupon he said: If it is so that is better for them that they should show obedience to him. I am going to tell you about myself and I am Dajjal and would be soon permitted to get out and so I shall get out and travel in the land, and will not spare any town where I would not stay for forty nights except Mecca and Medina as these two (places) are prohibited (areas) for me and I would not make an attempt to enter any one of these two. An angel with a sword in his hand would confront me and would bar my way and there would be angels to guard every passage leading to it; then Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) striking the pulpit with the help of the end of his staff said: This implies Taiba meaning Medina. Have I not, told you an account (of the Dajjal) like this? ‘The people said: Yes, and this account narrated by Tamim Dari was liked by me for it corroborates the account which I gave to you in regard to him (Dajjal) at Medina and Mecca. Behold he (Dajjal) is in the Syrian sea (Mediterranean) or the Yemen sea (Arabian sea). Nay, on the contrary, he is in the east, he is in the east, he is in the east, and he pointed with his hand towards the east. I (Fatima bint Qais) said: I preserved it in my mind (this narration from Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ).

Reference                                                          : Sahih Muslim 2942 a
In-book reference                                          : Book 54, Hadith 149
USC-MSA web (English) reference           : Book 41, Hadith 7028

Hadith 2

An-Nawwas b. Sam`an reported that Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) made a mention of the Dajjal one day in the morning. He (ﷺ) sometimes described him to be insignificant and sometimes described (his turmoil) as very significant (and we felt) as if he were in the cluster of the date-palm trees. When we went to him (to the Holy Prophet) in the evening and he read (the signs of fear) in our faces, he (ﷺ) said:

What is the matter with you? We said: Allah’s Messenger, you made a mention of the Dajjal in the morning (sometimes describing him) to be insignificant and sometimes very important, until we began to think as if he were present in some (near) part of the cluster of the date-palm trees. Thereupon he (ﷺ) said: I harbor fear in regard to you in so many other things besides the Dajjal. If he comes forth while I am among you, I shall contend with him on your behalf, but if he comes forth while I am not amongst you, a man must contend on his own behalf and Allah would take care of every Muslim on my behalf (and safeguard him against his evil). He (Dajjal) would be a young man with twisted, contracted hair, and a blind eye. I compare him to `Abd-ul-`Uzza b. Qatan. He who amongst you would survive to see him should recite over him the opening verses of Sura Kahf (xviii). He would appear on the way between Syria and Iraq and would spread mischief right and left. O servant of Allah! adhere (to the path of Truth). We said: Allah’s Messenger, how long would he stay on the earth? He (ﷺ) said: For forty days, one day like a year and one day like a month and one day like a week and the rest of the days would be like your days. We said: Allah’s Messenger, would one day’s prayer suffice for the prayers of day equal to one year? Thereupon he (ﷺ) said: No, but you must make an estimate of time (and then observe prayer). We said: Allah’s Messenger, how quickly would he walk upon the earth? Thereupon he (ﷺ) said: Like cloud driven by the wind. He would come to the people and invite them (to a wrong religion) and they would affirm their faith in him and respond to him. He would then give command to the sky and there would be rainfall upon the earth and it would grow crops. Then in the evening, their pasturing animals would come to them with their humps very high and their udders full of milk and their flanks stretched. He would then come to another people and invite them. But they would reject him and he would go away from them and there would be drought for them and nothing would be left with them in the form of wealth. He would then walk through the waste land and say to it: Bring forth your treasures, and the treasures would come out and collect (themselves) before him like the swarm of bees. He would then call a person brimming with youth and strike him with the sword and cut him into two pieces and (make these pieces lie at a distance which is generally) between the archer and his target. He would then call (that young man) and he will come forward laughing with his face gleaming (with happiness) and it would be at this very time that Allah would send Jesus, son of Mary, and he will descend at the white minaret in the eastern side of Damascus wearing two garments lightly dyed with saffron and placing his hands on the wings of two Angels. When he would lower his head, there would fall beads of perspiration from his head, and when he would raise it up, beads like pearls would scatter from it. Every non-believer who would smell the odor of his self would die and his breath would reach as far as he would be able to see. He would then search for him (Dajjal) until he would catch hold of him at the gate of Ludd and would kill him. Then a people whom Allah had protected would come to Jesus, son of Mary, and he would wipe their faces and would inform them of their ranks in Paradise and it would be under such conditions that Allah would reveal to Jesus these words: I have brought forth from amongst My servants such people against whom none would be able to fight; you take these people safely to Tur. And then Allah would send Gog and Magog and they would swarm down from every slope. The first of them would pass the lake of Tiberias and drink out of it. And when the last of them would pass, he would say: There was once water there. Jesus and his companions would then be besieged here (at Tur, and they would be so much hard pressed) that the head of the ox would be dearer to them than one hundred dinars and Allah’s Apostle, Jesus, and his companions would supplicate Allah, Who would send to them insects (which would attack their necks) and in the morning they would perish like one single person. Allah’s Apostle, Jesus, and his companions would then come down to the earth and they would not find in the earth as much space as a single span which is not filled with their putrefaction and stench. Allah’s Apostle, Jesus, and his companions would then again beseech Allah, Who would send birds whose necks would be like those of Bactrian camels and they would carry them and throw them where God would will. Then Allah would send rain which no house of clay or (the tent of) camels’ hairs would keep out and it would wash away the earth until it could appear to be a mirror. Then the earth would be told to bring forth its fruit and restore its blessing and, as a result thereof, there would grow (such a big) pomegranate that a group of persons would be able to eat that, and seek shelter under its skin and milch cow would give so much milk that a whole party would be able to drink it. And the milch camel would give such (a large quantity of) milk that the whole tribe would be able to drink out of that and the milch sheep would give so much milk that the whole family would be able to drink out of that and at that time Allah would send a pleasant wind which would soothe (people) even under their armpits, and would take the life of every Muslim and only the wicked would survive who would commit adultery like asses and the Last Hour would come to them.

Reference                                                          : Sahih Muslim 2937 a
In-book reference                                          : Book 54, Hadith 136
USC-MSA web (English) reference           : Book 41, Hadith 7015

Hadith 3

Anas b. Malik reported that Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said:
The Dajjal would be followed by seventy thousand Jews of Isfahan wearing Persian shawls.

Reference                                                          : Sahih Muslim 2944
In-book reference                                          : Book 54, Hadith 155
USC-MSA web (English) reference           : Book 41, Hadith 7034




THE ERA OF DECEPTIONS

The human brainpower thrives on challenges and one of the ultimate challenges is deception and the detection of deception. To protect and shield our weaknesses from our adversaries, we emit misinformation. Information and control of information are all done through propaganda. In times of war, propaganda is deployed to deceive the enemies. Thus, we can say that war is all about deception. The wars are planned and won in the mind; therefore, deception and war require creative brainpower.

We live in the age of mass misinformation and 24-hour news. By having access to so much information at the click of a button finding the truth has become virtually impossible.  In the absence of truth, uncertainty rules over the horizon. Uncertainty is the precursor to anxiety.  Recently, for many, anxiety levels were elevated when the mainstream media started discussing the threats of a nuclear war. All the while, the USA and Russia traded undiplomatic dialogue on the Syrian situation. Was the hype justified or was it intended as part of the perpetual fearmongering? Why are we being bombarded with fear through the media constantly? Is it to keep our minds in a permanent state of anxiety and mental paralysis?

Whatever the reasons, we are prevented from seeing the truth. The truth is the USA and Russia are playing a good cop / bad cop routine in Syria. This means the risk of a nuclear war is minimal in reality. A nuclear war may be inevitable one day in the near future, but for now, it is not imminent. The reason for this is that nuclear war is not the first option in any war, it is the last option. If and when nuclear missiles start flying, the results cannot be controlled. A nuclear war would significantly weaken the superpowers; this is not in the best interests of the bankers, who seem to have an agenda of their own.

With the launch of the YuanPetro, the USA and China’s tariffs wars, and India’s move towards digital currency, as well as the USA being unable to free itself from the Middle Eastern quagmire, we can, to some degree of certainty, assume that the currency/economic/trade wars are already showing results. The outcome of these wars can easily be predicted, as everything is pointing to the demise of the dollar and with it the US hegemony. This way the bankers continue to retain full control over all sides, prior to and after the wars.

The fearmongering is intended to keep the masses ignorant of the political and economic games being played by the puppet masters, and the media is in bed with the puppet masters. We are deceived into thinking by the propagandists that the USA and Russia are fighting a traditional good versus evil war, hiding the fact that the bankers control both sides. Then who is the enemy? It seems the enemy, as far as the elite are concerned, are the masses. Hence, the masses are subjected to ever-increasing doses of fearmongering, anxiety and propaganda. About 10 years back, terrorism was used as a propaganda tool to create fear. Now things have evolved and a nuclear war is fast becoming the biggest threat. It is the masses that are the target of this propaganda and will be the victims of any nuclear attacks.

The bankers have spent more than a century trying to reach this point of total and absolute control of the world. They are now so near to achieving their ultimate prize by soon establishing a one world government and one single currency. Are we to believe that the elites will be willing to give up all their powers, by allowing a nuclear war? The Russian, Chinese and the Zionist west are all kowtowing to the bankers.

What we are witnessing in the media is nothing more than fear and anxiety filled entertainment. It is all a deception. Obviously, the upheaval that is underway in the Middle East will continue till the whole region is secularised and westernised. The secularisation process taking place in Saudi Arabia is shockingly fast, dangerously too fast. The Saudis are the key to any global nuclear war. The fall of the Zionist Saudi regime will start the countdown. Because, any serious challenge or a threat to the usury based global financial system will come from no other than an Islamic government (I do not mean Zionist backed terrorist groups).

One thing is for certain, in order to maintain their control for as long as possible, the Zionist elites will delay the nuclear war as the last option. For they may one day decide to go with a big bang! Only when the gatekeepers of progress are removed, we will witness the full emancipation of the human mind and human potential. We will then be moving towards a new era of human progress and understanding of the human mind. We will be restoring the mind. The masses will become either knowledge rich or knowledge poor. We will be able to unleash the full potential of the human brainpower and see a huge progress.

You can read more about the power elites in my June 2007 article.

The title: THE CLASSES THAT SUBVERT PROGRESS