The era of Religious Wars continues to heat up. Ever since the US decided it wished to lead these wars, they have only expanded in size. Originally, the US was the beacon of the Enlightenment in that it was religiously neutral thanks to our Founding Fathers who couldn’t stop the barbarism of slavery but did recognize the dangers of religious warfare. Now, the Chinese communists are carrying the torch for Enlightenment as the US goes down the path of End of Times religious fanaticism.
I am not against religions, the need for a religious basis for the mental construct of our inner minds is hard wired in humans. This is due to evolution: when the human brain expanded in size and capacity as neural paths were built in, this was due to survival of the fittest. That is, when the Ice Age crisis happened, the ones who had smaller brains or brains were probably killed (and eaten) by the smarter, more paranoid, more complex tool using humanoids.
This competition between the older evolutionary types of humans and the modern form of humans caused some considerable mental distress in the evolving humans which the brain dealt with by creating religious constructs out of coincidences, happenstance occurrences, and above all, a desperate need to feel as if the humans controlled things such as rain, ice, wild animals and each other using magic.
The use of magic to gain a feeling of control over dangerous natural processes is part of our tool-making brain. Instead of mindlessly being batted around by Mother Nature who is bloody in tooth and claw and whose rule is absolute, humans used their tool making minds to exert the illusion of control over these natural forces so that even as we suffer the stresses of the world suddenly getting much, much colder, we could still imagine we could control Mother Nature via various magical ceremonies and language usage (chanting magical formulas).
This, in turn, is probably due to the growth of the language parts of the human brain which is far, far bigger than in say, chimpanzees. We also discovered that using language on other animal life forms, we could convince them to cleave to us and work for us or stay at bay. The taming of animals is due very much to our ability to talk to them.
Alas, this part of the human brain which may be our strongest feature is also our most dangerous and treacherous part! It is very powerful and easily deluded and once deluded must remain deluded and it is part of the love/hate complex part of the brain, it is physically very much attached to this and above all, it is the home territory of our sleeping minds, that is, when we lose control of our brains at night and the mind wanders off on its own, the most active part of the brain is the parts where religious beliefs and desire to control nature resides.
Much of what passes for religions are based on this dream world. These dreams are hardwired in our brains, too, which is why many human dreams have the same basis or even imagery. The Cave of Wealth and Death is very much at the core of the human mind. We seem to instinctively know that economic power comes from this dark, hidden place and that if we get too greedy there, we are destroyed.
We don’t know exactly how this evolved but we do think that many of the deep Ice Age paintings in caves is very connected with desires to control Mother Nature, kill animals and deal with Death. So, on to today’s news as the various religious factions devoted to one of the most dangerous gods concocted by humans, heats up and threatens WWIII.
This rising religious warfare can potentially involve at least 2 billion people, many of whom belong to countries with nuclear bombs. Add to this problem is the US encouraging religious warfare inside of China while threatening China’s prosperity via wars over various Pacific Islands.
Last night, on the radio, I heard news about this as the smaller nations of Asia took their cue from the US to not negotiate treaties with China over these islands but instead, indulge in dangerous confrontational games which could lead to a shooting war which China will certainly win. Why? Well, if China goes to war with the US, China will eliminate our allies in Asia while dumping all their accumulated US debt and dollars and the US will be crippled not because of China but due to the fact that we are at war with Islam and cannot afford to fight a multi-level war where we are totally in the wrong.
China isn’t invading our space, we are invading China’s sphere of natural influence. And we are most definitely invading Muslim countries and butchering people there. And one place where our insanity is at its worse is with the Jewish invasion of Palestine. The mad god of the deadly deserts of Sinai and the Arabian Peninsula is a war god and this shows up in all the various fables and myths surrounding this peculiar god.
Unlike pagan religions where war gods are balanced by love gods and sword gods are hemmed in by domestic hearth goddesses, in this religious matrix, the male god rules all with an iron fist. And this god calls for wars, endlessly and threatens all of humanity with annihilation even as it drives humans to war.
The only peace is when one sect or another of this mad desert god wins a war and everyone is converted or dead. Unfortunately, humans like to elaborate on things so all attempts at creating this monotheistic entity falls apart. So when the Christians took over the Roman Empire and forcibly destroyed paganism as much as possible, the victory led to an immediate spit between the Eastern and Western Christians, one that endures to this day.
And then the Catholic Church was shattered into many parts that hated each other and fought like devils which is why our Founding Fathers cut the ties between Church and State. Islam did the same thing: the same year of great victories led to internal warfare that split the religion in two and the two have fought like devils ever since. They endanger world peace today just as all the other expressions of this desert war god threatens world peace.
Here is the latest news about all of this: Riyadh will build nuclear weapons if Iran gets them, Saudi prince warns. The US has decisively sided with the Sunni warlords of the Arabian Peninsula against millions and millions of Shi’ites. The Saudis are some of the most religiously intolerant people on earth.
Recently, they came into Bahrain to crush the Shi’ite uprising there. The Yemen wars against their Sunni rulers are driven by angry Shi’ites who hate these people for good reasons. The British sided with the Sunni desert warlords during WWI when trying to chop up the dying Ottoman Empire.
Worse, the British also needed Rothschild funding for WWI so they promised Palestine to the European Jews. So this brought into play one of the oldest expressions of this mad desert god into international imperial politics. The Saudis are not scared of the Jews who have no claims on Mecca, they very much have a problem with the Shi’ites who do have claims on Mecca. Since the Sunni oppress and abuse Shi’ites, considering them to all be traitors to the concept of Islam, that is, unity in faith, and the Shi’ites consider the Sunni to be traitors to Mohammed, this faith clash has only one end: a war of annihilation.
This is the problem with the religious part of our brains: it can slide easily into absolutism. When economic doctrines were debated during the last 200 years, instead of a process of resolving issues via philosophy and debate eroded rapidly into religious mania as leaders of various economic factions hooked into the addictive parts of the human brain where religion resides.
Turning leaders into gods exactly like the Buddhists, Christians and followers of Islam did, failed as the economic doctrines collapsed. This desire to turn humans into gods is very deep and quite delusional but imposing human gods is a tricky business as the Roman Emperors discovered when they tried to turn their own wretched selves into pagan gods.
We were reminded about Mother Nature’s vast and terrifying powers the other day with the Near-Earth asteroid passeing over Atlantic Ocean. Humanity should unite to run a sensible space program to track and then remove dangerous asteroids. These asteroids can instantly annihilate us. Period. Worse than WWIII. Instead, even as we figured out in the last 50 years how terrifyingly dangerous asteroids are, we spend most of our energy and money on war equipment for fighting economic and religious wars.
Barely in US news due to religious restrictions on our information flows, another flotilla is sailing from Greece which is being wracked by IMF/EU riots. The Jews are very upset that anyone would lift their religious siege on the remaining Muslims living in tiny corners of this religious dictatorship imposed for alien European invaders.
The Jews have to use the US diplomatic power in the UN to keep up this ethnic cleansing regime. So, Livni tells UN chief: Gaza flotilla a ‘grave provocation’. The main body of the UN is against the Jewish efforts to starve and destroy the people of the Gaza Ghetto. Israel’s Jews and their representatives in our government who work for them, not us, are very upset that the Palestinian people are going to the UN to demand they be called a country instead of leaving them to languish as a stateless people under the control of hostile foreign invaders.
Since the US supports the spitting up of China along religious lines not to mention splitting all countries along tribal lines, it is no surprise that the Palestinians can and will demand the same. Since all our diplomacy is based on hypocrisy, the US will reflexively say one thing and then do the opposite. The flotillas, run by civilians, disturb the warlike followers of the ancient desert god.
Already, the attempt to scare off civilians from going to Gaza by killing them by shooting them in the back when they struggled in hand to hand combat with the IDF in international waters has failed. More brave people defy the IDF and the US military and come in anyways. The Jews itch to simply kill everyone but are restrained by hypocritical cant by the US which pretends to be some sort of neutral force for good in the world, not the leader of rising religious wars.
ATHENS — Activists are engaged in a harsh confrontation with Israeli authorities days before the international “Freedom Flotilla II — Stay Human” sets sail toward the Gaza strip in an attempt to break the naval blockade Israel has imposed since 2007.
The flotilla will include 10 ships that have already reached Athens. Two are cargo boats carrying medical aid and construction material. The rest are passenger ships carrying hundreds of people, among them politicians, writers, religious leaders, people from the fields of art and culture, as well as 10 members of the European Parliament and 10 MPs from France, Norway, Sweden, and Spain.
“There is enormous pressure exerted on the Greek government by Israel and the United States. It is by now certain that they are going to use all technical and administrative means to discourage us. Their plan will not work. We are ready, and we will begin in a few days,” Vaggelis Pissias, a member of the coordinating committee who was physically abused during the previous trip by Israeli authorities but prepares to sail again, told IPS….After similar talks with the Turkish government two weeks ago, Israel has managed to cancel the participation of the Turkish Islamic organization the Turkish Foundation for Human Rights and Freedom and Humanitarian Relief (IHH) in the flotilla. IHH was preparing to send back the MV Marmara boat. During the previous flotilla in May 2010, the Israeli navy attacked the boat, killing nine Turkish civilians…
…Jane Hirschman of the U.S. delegation told IPS an anonymous complaint was filed when their boat docked in Athens. “Someone, using only a Greek first name, reported to the Greek Coastal Guard that our ship is not seaworthy, meaning that now we are expecting them to carry out an inspection on our boat. We managed to collect info and trail the source of the report, and it is sure it came from the organization called ‘Israeli Law Center.’”
In a similar case, Cherna Rosenberg, a 68-year-old citizen of both Canada and Israel, filed a complaint on June 2 in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Toronto against the Canadian Boat to Gaza. The complaint charges the initiative with collecting funds for and providing material support to Hamas, which governs Gaza and was declared a terrorist group by Canada in 2002.
Many nations wish for strong ties with the US since this means we will spend tremendous sums of money protecting them with our very expensive military and better still, we will let them run international trade deals with us that destroys the US internally but enriches our ‘allies’. This bizarre imperial business is a direct outgrowth of the Spanish War and then WWI. It was ramped up greatly by our WWII victories.
To maintain international power, we sold off our own economic well being and turned ourselves into a perpetual war machine. We can’t stop war spending. It only increases. Since we also can’t tax the rich, we have run this on deficits for most of my life and this, in turn, is bankrupting us.
Even as we see our Knesset debate what social services to cut and how to restrict spending in the US, our religious wars expand and our government worries about the poor, weak Palestinians calling themselves a ‘nation’. So ignoring the pure hypocrisy of calling Gaddafi a war criminal, the US endorses ethnic cleansing and the killing of civilians seeking to stop the Gaza Ghetto starvation policies.
Declaring Hamas a ‘terrorist organization’ when all they are doing is fighting alien invaders of their own country is highest hypocrisy when the US bombs Libyans in support of one tribal group seeking to overthrow Gaddafi.
Desperate to stop civilians from bringing in civilian goods to repair damage caused by Jews bombing Gaza, Israel Warns Foreign Journalists: Joining Gaza Flotilla Is Illegal. This is beyond laughable. The US howls with rage whenever China tries to control reporters. Here in the US, pesky reporters who tell us the real news about Israel are fired. Actors who are against the barbaric cutting of baby penile parts are hounded ruthlessly and fashion designers in Europe who get drunk and say stupid things are put in prison, but in our Constitution, we have the Freedom of Speech and this emphatically means reporters get to cover the news.
It is NOT illegal for our reporters to go into other countries or on the high seas and report what is happening. Our empire should protect our own reporters but instead, if the Jews wish to censor the news, they strong arm our Knesset Congress into breaking troth with our own Constitution and stand back and let Jews attack and brutalize or kill reporters even in international waters!
This is intolerable. The US government should warn Israeli/American dual citizens that they are covered by the Constitution even if they are in the Middle East. They cannot have one rule of law there and demand civil rights here. This is a very dangerous game since Christians here hope to kill the Constitution and remove the barriers between Church and State and the only thing holding this back is the sad fact that Christian hate each other just like Muslims hate each other.
The brave civilians defying US/Israeli religious powers of war are using the media and the law to force the hypocrites to hew to international standards; Gaza flotilla organizers demand Greek police provide security for ships.
Meanwhile, in the terrorist state of Israel (remember: terrorism is supposed to be evil and invading other people’s countries is wrong) Israeli army takes down section of West Bank barrier – The Washington Post:
The rerouting of the fence near Bil’in, after long delays, was a rarecase in which Israeli defense officials have been forced to change plans by a court order…The removal of the barrier came four years after the Israeli Supreme Court ruled on a petition by villagers that the route of the fence did not serve security needs, but cut through village farmland for purposes of expanding the adjacent Israeli settlement of Modi’in Ilit, a fast-growing town of ultra-Orthodox Jews…Col. Sa’ar Tzur, the regional brigade commander, told reporters that the new route would restore some 140 acres to Bil’in, leaving about 50 acres of village farmland beyond the new barrier route. Villagers say that the actual area of seized land is much larger than that, including parts of Modi’in Ilit.
There has been great violence at this flash point because the Palestinians tried to stand their ground as illegal ‘settlements’ are deliberately erected on their land. The UN has condemned this invasion of Palestinian lands but the US backs this so the Security Council prevents anyone from stopping the Jews so the only barrier to this theft of Palestinian farmlands has been brave civilians outraged by all of this, joining the Palestinians.
This, in turn, has brought out the brute in the Jews who lust to take things by force so they even kill peaceful foreign demonstrators. Again: the deal is, if people are too scared to show up and defy the Jews, then the Jews can steal with impunity. But alas for them, people do insist on showing up and when they are brutalized by religious maniacs on the Jewish side, they learn to not like Jews in general.
This, in turn, causes the violent and hateful Jews doing these things to feel paranoid about ‘anti-semitism’ even though their very actions create this monster! Telling the Jewish community that being intolerant thieves is very bad for them all simply raises howls of ‘anti-semitism’. So people just give up and underground, especially in Europe where Jews have passed laws forbidding religious discussions in public, anti-semitism is growing very fast indeed.
Recently, the Dutch vote to ban ritual animal slaughter, so Jews and Muslims unite to fight this. Other ritual, ancient (and often barbaric) things are also being outlawed such as the recent attempts at passing a law to stop circumcision in San Francisco: Lawsuit Seeks to Block SF Vote on Circumcision Ban.
The need for circumcision is typical of the religious mind: it is meaningless in reality, this part of the male body evolved because it was successful! If there was a religious ceremony for removing the appendix, it would make some medical sense. But removing an important part of the male sex organs is pure dream world insanity.
Cloaking this with medical beliefs is also typical. Science is firm on this: the male foreskin evolved for good reason! It protects the penis which, unlike in say, horses, can’t retract deep inside the body! The naked male hangs out and is very vulnerable. Just as female cutting of the sex organs is evil, so is cutting vital parts of the male sex organs. Why humans cut or mutilate the sex organs is bizarre but no surprise: sex is very much attached to religion.
Here is a typical example of the hysteria this issue arouses in the Jewish community: Marmur: Circumcision and bigotry – thestar.com. This writer claims, as usual, that ‘Christian anti-Judaism has in modern times been hijacked by secular enemies of religion. It’s manifest as anti-Semitism, often in the guise of pseudo-science or out of feigned commitment to human rights. Male circumcision is usually maligned as “genital mutilation.”’
So, according to supporters of this primitive magical rite sneer at us that calling genital mutilations ‘genital mutilations’ is a crime? The Jews were once famous for the ability to debate. This has degenerated into name calling and rank insanity. This loss of sanity is serious. Instead of being a beacon for liberalism as great Jewish thinkers in the past, modern Jews are increasingly intolerant, irrational and vicious.
A very bad combination of traits for a minority religious tribal group. The Jews who supported civil rights in the US has turned around and now support no civil rights not even freedom of speech as they fight off people who want to stop this tribal dominance games being played by Jews all over the world.
Israel’s expansion of Jewish settlements in east Jerusalem and the eviction of Palestinians from their homes there is a form of ethnic cleansing, United Nations investigator and US academic Richard Falk told the UN Human Rights Council as it prepared to pass resolutions condemning Israeli behavior in the West Bank.
The “continued pattern of settlement expansion in east Jerusalem combined with the forcible eviction of long-residing Palestinians are creating an intolerable situation” in the part of the city previously controlled by Jordan, he said…Israel declines to deal with Falk or even allow him into the country, accusing him of bias against the Jewish state.
Locking the door and expelling any civilians or diplomats who insist on seeing what is going on there and talking about it is typical of totalitarian states like North Korea. North Korea Closes Universities For 10 Months so the government can force the students to work in factories, etc. How terrible that place is! But then, this is what Israel and the US are becoming, bit by bit. Going down the road of assassinations, robot killing machines, preventing free speech, attacking civilians who film the police or military while they commit crimes of aggression: we are moving down the wrong road here!
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