Response to 'Islam in America's public schools: Education or indoctrination?'


Response to 'Islam in America's public schools: Education or indoctrination?'



Zahir Ebrahim

June 20, 2008*



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A Project Humanbeingsfirst commentary submitted to the San Francisco Chronicle today in response to their oped of June 11, 2008, written by the Chronicle writer Ms. Cinnamon Stillwell, also of the Zionist Campus-Watch organization which specializes in “Monitoring Middle East Studies on Campus” as the thought-police guardian-angels of America. This organization is founded by the erstwhile Daniel Pipes, Director of the Middle East Forum, who reports himself as:

a columnist at the New York Sun and the Jerusalem Post. A former official in the U.S. Department of State, he has taught at the University of Chicago, Harvard University, and the U.S. Naval War College. Mr. Pipes is the author of fourteen books on the Middle East, Islam, and other political topics; He has published widely in leading magazines and newspapers and his writings have been translated into eighteen languages. Mr. Pipes frequently discusses current issues on television and radio. He was appointed by President Bush to the board of the U.S. Institute of Peace, has testified before many congressional committees, and has served on four presidential campaigns.”

A previous Project Humanbeingsfirst's Open Letter to this world famous Middle East Scholar may be read here. A brief background study material is here. Project Humanbeingsfirst has an open invitation to Daniel Pipes – whenever the distinguished Middle East Scholar and terror expert on Islam is ready for a video interview with this lowly Muslim scribe on whose lofty religion and worthy heritage the Jewish scholar has acquired such formidable expertise. It's terrific that so many Zionists are experts on Islam – we can all stand to learn from them, especially when they also serve as President George W. Bush's appointees to the U.S. Institute of Peace. Blessed are such “peace makers”!

To The San Francisco Chronicle
June 20, 2008
*Revised and Re-submitted, June 24, 2008.

In reference to Ms. Cinnamon Stillwell's excellent opinion article of June 11, 2008 in the San Francisco Chronicle's SFGate, on the important subject of indoctrination of young minds in America's public schools – quite thought provokingly titled Islam in America's public schools: Education or indoctrination? (with the precise inclusion of the question mark for making it thought provoking) – Project Humanbeingsfirst cannot agree with the astute Ms. Stillwell more wholeheartedly.

That yes, there ought not to be any indoctrination whatsoever of any young minds anywhere, especially in the world's most enlightened civilization. Indeed, Project Humanbeingsfirst would go so far as to blanketly assert that this should be true of every school in America, both public and private. It unfortunately begins from the very first saluting of the flag from the tender age of five which eventually constructs brain washed automatons who “United We Stand” wrapped in the false flag of patriotism as they grow up. And it continues in the upper grades during their most formative years, and is continually supplemented in their Churches, Synagogues, and Sunday schools.

And there is certainly no need for a question mark to these following statements, of whether or not there is a “soft jihad” on the young impressionable minds – for the following is “hard-core triple X rated jihad” against all 'lesser' humanity which is visible for all to see, unless of course, one already happens to be too perversely indoctrinated to see it.

Wherein, the monumental crimes of the Jews and Christians today upon a 'lesser' peoples is deliberately justified and rationalized akin to the 'Good Germans', while teaching their young ones the cleansed and sanitized versions of the hidden doctrines from their own religious books which their own elders – from Evangelical Christian Zionists including the distinguished President of the United States, to the Jewish Zionists themselves – are hell bent on visiting upon the Muslims of the world based on the misanthropic concepts in these books that most of Christian America has now come to fervently believe as a “Christian” nation, contrary to the definition of this Republic as per its own written Constitution. Mainly, returning the Jews to Zion as “god's chosen peoples” as part of their nation's foreign policy, even at the blood drenched expense of that lands' own indigenous inhabitants still living there; and to bring on “Armageddon” in order to hasten their Christian Messiah's return to planet earth sooner as per the Biblical teachings of “Rapture”!

It is precisely all sorts of perverse indoctrination like this which commences on the American mind at a young age, and from many venues in a full spectrum immersion – from schools to television – that is at the bottom of the American people as adults, being among the most well-intentioned but also the most ignorant peoples in the World. While some among them might excel in math and science, in imaginatively designing more powerful weapons and technologies than anyone else, and certainly in arts and craft and wholesale entertainment to lead the world in leisure and pleasure, they generally have little clue of their own place in the world except at its very center! Berliners too had once felt that exact same way! Thus American peoples unfortunately make easy targets of indoctrination as the 'Good Americans' for whosoever is more able to hijack their Republic for their own tortuous ideologies of 'empire'!

From my own anecdotal personal experience, when I first entered MIT as an undergraduate in the 1970s, it was shocking for me to learn how many of the smartest people on the planet attending America's topmost science and engineering school had asked me “where is Pakistan?” as they watched the Iran hostage crises unfold and wondered where the hell Iran was too! They had not a clue why those “crazed Iranian” students led by a “crazed mullah” had suddenly turned against the Americans! Just recently the American President had made a toast to their just dethroned King of Kings, hadn't he? And before 1990, most Americans had likely never even heard of Iraq! Yet they have trivially devastated that nation a million times worse then Vietnam for the mantra of fictitious “WMDs”! And today, the Americans are poised to drop nuclear bombs on Iran with new “WMD” mantras! What makes the American public so gullible and compliant to their ruling elite? This is far more insidious than the “soft jihad” which the bright Ms. Cinnamon Stillwell fears might be subverting America. This is “hard crusades”!

All because of the indoctrination they encounter starting in elementary school. And as this phantasmic Christian Evangelical preacher reminds us far wiser peoples in his I am free to be a slave sermonizing under the New American Theology of Civil Submission (http://tinyurl.com/6hcpgx), it is only because of their early full spectrum indoctrination that these good American people in his flock can unquestioningly accept as adults, criminal Machiavellian indoctrination like:

My friends, you are free, you are free to respect and appreciate the authority of the government that god gives to you – Honor the King! Do it anyway, whether the king deserves it or not. All authority, all authority is an extension of god's authority!”

Yes indeed – “honor the king, whether the king deserves it or not”! So they permit murderers and usurpers of humanity to become “king”, and to lord upon them peaceably as a divine edict, while the “king” goes about his merry business of constructing a police-state at home and waging a war of aggression upon the rest of the world disguised as “war on terror” without fearing much resistance from the brain-washed Republic who “United We Stand” with him!

Surely the very conscionable and concerned Ms. Cinnamon Stillwell, as indeed all Americans, would be horrified to learn of this travesty occurring under their very noses in the modernity of the twenty-first century, and equally demand the excising of such perverse indoctrination from the American Republic along with its “king” and king-makers?

Therefore, Project Humanbeingsfirst is absolutely in favor of examining and eliminating all indoctrination of every sort, and equitably and fairly applying that standard across the board, all across America. In order to do so with insight, equity, wisdom and fairness, such that no group and no perverted “religion” may either feel discriminated against or left out from the cleansing process, Project Humanbeingsfirst highly recommends that the entire American education system, as well as its Churches, Synagogues, Mosques, Temples, and the ubiquitous newsmedia and entertainment industry be introduced to its forensic essay on this subject that entirely dismantles all indoctrination equitably, much as I am sure to Ms. Cinnamon Stillwell's and her stellar watchdog organization “Campus-Watch.org”'s great delight.

The essay is titled: Islamofascism – Zionofascism – Judeofascism – Christofascism – Neofascism etc. An equitable distribution of Collateral Language! and is available for free at URL: http://tinyurl.com/48kyml (or from the Project's website http://humanbeingsfirst.org).

As Ms. Cinnamon Stillwell's oped has rightly wondered with that question mark, if indoctrination exists in any shape or form in any discourse in the American society, not just in the teaching of Islam, but in the teaching of any misanthropic doctrine, let's excise them all with a vengeance. It is the only way to create a truly thinking-humanitarian society in America that can finally resist all blood-sucking leaches from piggy-backing upon its riches and power!

As a humble ordinary cultural Muslim immigrant whose children have grown up in America, attended Islamic schools at some point in their formative years, regularly attended Islamic Sunday schools throughout their formative years, performed their Hajj, keep their Fasts in Ramadan, while also fully participating and engaging in the American society – from competitive swimming to musical theater to community service – and who are now attending America's top ranking universities after graduating at the very top of their graduating classes in college preparatory high schools, this scribe invites the full spectrum scrutiny of how Islam is taught and how it is impacting America's young Muslims.

For indeed, this scribe has greatly benefited from the presence of Islam in America – not just in the Islamic institutional sense, but also in the very egalitarian system of some of the best practices of the United States itself, which are, interestingly enough, based in many cases on the genuine spirit of Islam! Many of America's laws and many of its social services are among the highest ideals of Islam put into varying degrees of real practice! Many a “holy” and “pious” Islamic countries can learn the practice of Islam – minus the patronizing vernacular – from this “Great Satan” (which is not to say that the Great Satan doesn't reside here too, or that it is not the permanent chief resident expert behind the formulations of this nation's multifaceted foreign policy instruments of world domination since its inception). The Muslims are as much an integral part of America as Christians, Jews, Atheists, Hindus, Chinese, and all the rest in the “melting pot”. There is no obvious a priori reason for the Muslim voices to be precluded in the defining of America. Just as there is no a priori compelling reason to believe that only the Zionists and the criminal exponents of war-mongering, primacy, Rapture, “full spectrum dominance”, et. al., should be the solely defining masters of what is Kosher in the American public's interest, and what isn't!

There is, in fact, no reason to at all believe the hectoring hegemons' interpretation of the Constitution and what it may mean, for they are also the harbingers of the police-state in the same nation whose Constitution they push in the public's faces when it suits their purpose, and call it “just a goddamned piece of paper” when it doesn't!

These are the very same peoples who gladly trade in our “essential liberties” for a “bit of [imagined] safety” – and from a Machiavellianly synthesized, fabricated, Orwellian danger at that – when the Founders of this very Constitution had willingly traded all of their own personal safety, to secure essential liberty for all! Of the 56 Founding Patriots who dared to sign the Declaration of Independence from the largest empire of the time, a majority were hounded by the British and died in abject misery!

Why shouldn't one be inspired by their interpretation of the Constitution, that “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little [temporary] safety deserve neither liberty nor safety”?

And Thomas Jefferson's, that “The constitutions of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed; that they are entitled to freedom of person, freedom of religion, freedom of property and freedom of the press”?

United States Persons are far more entitled to “exercise” that “power” which “is inherent in the people”, for getting to know each other, for learning of each other's heritage and histories – when appropriately stripped of any “doctrinal motivation” and dehumanizing propaganda value – than those who would deprive the peoples of that benefit through their tortuous self-serving interpretations and bastardization of the Constitutions when it suits them!

For indeed, in the uniquely multicultural milieu that is America today, we as much enrich each other in our vibrant diversity when we collaborate and intercourse to get to know each other, as we defeat each other and become barbarians when we blindly acquiesce to “United We Stand” with the handful of hectoring hegemons due to their full spectrum control of the soap-boxes from which they pontificate their tortuous discourses like Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists and It's not a Clash of Civilizations, It's a Clash between the Civilized World and Barbarians”!

It is surely a travesty of rationalism to ignore the blatant truism that teaching the world's heritage to the Americans starting when they are young, can only add to their knowledge, sophistication, appreciation, tolerance, and resilience to the mendacity of power and its incantations! It also ends their isolation from the world by making them an equal part of the world's history and heritage, rather than continually weaning them in an isolated cocoon of artificially inculcated feeling of “my country can do no wrong” with the 'lesser' humanity – “the barbarians” – jealously surrounding them and out to get them! The process to teach each others history, heritage, and great books can surely continually be improved – rather than throwing it all out just because some find it convenient to derive a calculated propaganda value from maliciously denigrating Islam in these times!

No one could so trivially fool an informed citizenry into fighting the fictitious “war on terror” as the Americans have been so fooled had they learnt about Islam earlier; had they not been so indoctrinated with “saluting the flag”; and had the Zionist and Christian religious discourse not become part of the “State” in the Machiavellian service of “imperial mobilization”! That is the Constitutional meaning of “separation of Church and State” which the likes of Ms. Cinnamon Stillwell and her Zionist sponsors deliberately mask in favor of their own tortuous agendas for the “Zion that will light up all the world”! And the actual usefulness derived by the ordinary American peoples – most of whom attend the vast system of K-16 public schools in America – for their own greater common good in learning about the great religions in their classrooms so that they can become better acquainted with each other and the rest of the world, Ms. Cinnamon Stillwell easily finds to be a fatal blow to the Constitution, and a “soft jihad” on America!

So look for those who on the one hand, deny the American public the opportunity to genuinely learn about Islam under one pretext or another, while on the other, themselves go about denigrating and maligning Islam as incestuously-anointed “leading Western scholar[s] of Islam” in order to continually create and sustain the “doctrinal motivation” to gift to the 'lesser' Americans their lifetime of “war on terror”, and thou hast found thine true enemy in “Greeks'” clothing! The real fifth columnists hiding under legal covers and biting away at the very fabric of American society under the very noses of an ignorant public!

That self-sustaining motivation to keep the American public continually ignorant is the hidden force which constructed the highly suggestive title of Ms. Cinnamon Stillwell's column in the SF Chronicle Islam in America's public schools: Education or indoctrination?, just as it did the title of Bernard Lewis' classic masterpiece of disinformation Crisis of Islam: Holy War Unholy Terror”! The “leading Western scholar of Islam” has noted in this seminal propaganda book:

Terrorism requires only a few. Obviously the West must defend itself by whatever means will be effective. But in devising means to fight the terrorist, it would surely be useful to understand the forces that drive them”.

Indeed, since this scribe also wholeheartedly agrees with the afore-quoted statements of Bernard Lewis, this humble response to Ms. Cinnamon Stillwell's own masterpiece so prominently carried in the SF Chronicle, has merely also been a plebeian exercise in “understanding the forces that drive them”!

Please visit any local Islamic school, mosque, Sunday school, or attend any class in high school on the day it is being introduced, to observe how Islam is purveyed to the young minds in America. The independent non-profit organization “Islamic Networks Group” (http://ing.org) has a regular teaching program that grooms Muslim working professionals as volunteer speakers to explain Islam to students in America's schools, to police officers, business leaders, and any American organization and institution that would like to become sensitized to Islam minus the 24x7 malignant propaganda being used to deliberately fuel the hatred of Muslims and suspicions of their institutions in order to continue the “war on terror”. Please feel free to examine their curriculum. In fact, I must insist that Ms. Cinnamon Stillwell become intimately acquainted with what Islam teaches to the young minds in America first hand! For, we shall apply the same standard of fair and equitable examination to all the “pious” and the “holy”, rest assured. That sense of honest fairplay is the ordinary people's “American way”!

Project Humanbeingsfirst.org is not affiliated with ING.org, nor with any mosque or any other Islamic institution or organization, nor speaks for them. The only organizational unit of its permanent affiliation is that which comprises only human beings first! This open scrutiny is invited by this scribe as any ordinary member of America's civil society can rightfully demand, in order to ensure their society's integrity and proper functioning; and also, as one who has immensely benefited from how Islam is taught in America first-hand, and therefore, would like to ensure that the best practices of its teachings, as with the teachings of all cultural heritages of the world, are continually improved.

Let it be known far and wide that America is not the property of the Jews, or the Christians, or any other group. It is a free nation for all who can reach its shores and become its legal denizens! These peoples, us, collectively define what is America! Not the thought-police and Zionist propaganda machinery of the hectoring hegemons – whether from Campus-Watch, the Pentagon, the White House, the Evangelical Pulpit, or the Knesset! And to prevent this right from being devilishly usurped by power and its con-artists, always was, still is, and will always remain, a continuous on-going ordinary people's struggle of every generation!

Zahir Ebrahim

Project Humanbeingsfirst.org

Email: humanbeingsfirst@gmail.com

California, United States of America.

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The author, an ordinary researcher and writer on contemporary geopolitics, a minor justice activist, grew up in Pakistan, studied EECS at MIT, engineered for a while in high-tech Silicon Valley (patents here), and retired early to pursue other responsible interests. His maiden 2003 book was rejected by six publishers and can be read on the web at http://PrisonersoftheCave.org. He may be reached at http://Humanbeingsfirst.org. Verbatim reproduction license at http://www.humanbeingsfirst.org#Copyright.

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Response to 'Islam in America's public schools: Education or indoctrination?'

Impeachment alone does not solve the problem!


Impeachment alone does not solve the problem!



Zahir Ebrahim

June 13, 2008



[An abbreviated version commented at Afterdowningstreet.org, June 12, 2008, 00:59 AM ]

[June 15, 2008, 1:05 AM, Dear Jason Leopold, and David Swanson - Hello, and thank you for keeping the plebeians informed on what's going on in the impeachment and other arenas. You might find the following article of interest, and perhaps you might bring it to the notable Congressman's attention if you deem it appropriate. While I understand that even the impeachment may not get anywhere, but just as the issue is still forcibly being put on the Congressional record, I believe, similarly, the full issue must also be put on the table - at least for the record. Thanks very much for all your persistent efforts in doing what's right, and your writings to keep the ordinary peoples (like me) updated. Kind Regards, Zahir Ebrahim. ]

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Let the people not forget, amidst all this hoopla and excitement over the 35 Articles of Impeachment against George W. Bush, the two-term 43rd President of the mighty superpower United States of America, that:

1) A new set of monumental criminals are ready and waiting in the wings.

2) Who will re-instate the devastated tabula rasa of innocent nations? Who will bring sanity back to the lives of the barely living who have seen DU and Daisy Cutters rained down upon their loved ones? Who will pay them fair and just compensation for their cataclysmic loss, pain and suffering?

And those today waiting in the wings have each indicated their desire to nuclear decimate Iran. Pakistan can't be too far behind judging from the continuous mantras of "loose nukes" and "terrorists" emanating at an accelerated pace from its mightiest think-tanks.

3) Therefore, unless you kill the DNA, this round of 'Roundup' is only going to temporarily do away with this crop of deadly blood-sucking weeds!

4) And while for the Americans, it has taken some 4000 to 10000 dead, some say considerably more if the paid mercenaries of the private armies are counted, plus the 3000 innocent who died on 911 under the rubble of controlled demolition, the innocent dead in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the poisoning of their habitat and their DNA with DU for all future times, has taken at least three to four orders of magnitude greater toll today, and forever mounting in the future.

As part of atonement that barely even reaches the level of sincerity that a victim can even begin to accept, first in principle, and then in execution, full restitution and compensation for all this pain and suffering must equally be on the table!

Otherwise, perhaps this impeachment exercise may fool the American public about the famed American democracy in action – it fools no one else!

Least of all the victims – from Cambodia to Iraq, and heavens forbid, now Iran and Pakistan. The impeachment of Nixon did as much for Laos and Vietnam, as impeachment of Bush will do for Iraq and Afghanistan.

5) A bunch of Zionofascist criminals can so easily hijack a superpower nation with a 'legal' coup d'etat that isn't even recognized as such – something more than just impeachment is necessary!

The system is not only broken, it was crippled at birth – for it is so easily hijackable – from Wounded Knee to Iran, with new "Pearl Harbors" cleverly used for “imperial mobilization” from the USS Maine to 911 to the new nookular '911' that President Bush keeps warning the Americans and the world about in these ominous words as late as February 13, 2008: “Good morning [America]. At this moment, somewhere in the world, terrorists are planning new attacks on our country. Their goal is to bring destruction to our shores that will make September the 11th pale by comparison.” See Project Humanbeingsfirst's Press Releases of May 11, 2008, and June 12, 2008, and its underlying fundamentals in “From Balance of Terror to Unilateral Terror on the Grand Chessboard!

Unless recognition of all of these afore-stated points is driven home as part of this 'spraying of Roundup' on this crop of monumental criminals, new set of killer-weeds lie just beneath the surface to carry on with the imperative of spreading the imperial virus of “primacy and its geostrategic imperatives”.

It is one continuous predatory imperative, from the Truman Doctrine, to the Carter Doctrine, to the Reagan Doctrine, and now to the Bush Doctrine. What did impeachment of Richard Nixon ever accomplish or deter, never mind restore to America's millions of untold and unaccounted victims in Asia and South America?

Unless the mainstream embedded newsmedia, the embedded think-tankers and policy planners, the embedded oped-writers, the embedded NYT to WP editorial chain, the embedded ABC to FOX news chain, and the 'ubermensch' masterminds from William Kristol to all the PNAC participants to Donald Rumsfeld to Dick Cheney to Zbigniew Brzezinski to Henry Kissinger to Paul Wolfowitz et. al., are equally consigned to Guantanamo Bay, all of their considerable wealth and fortunes and trusts confiscated, and the monumental criminals of humanity among them – as determined in trials similar to the one accorded to Eichmann in Jerusalem by his surviving victims and their traumatized families – are given full 'enemy combatant' protocol, America's democracy is only the Godfather's democracy!

The sons quietly takes over from the forcibly retired godfather, but with the full team intact, with all the financiers, power-brokers, policy-makers, and puppetmasters still closely holding the strings, the newsmedia still ready to toot their mantras, and all ready to go back into the global business of “full spectrum dominance” to construct the “new world order” of “one world government” after re-constituting the front faces of their family!

With that reluctant re-facing as the last fallback option of the hectoring hegemons, please mark these humble words: before this Administration is ever impeached, the grotesque reality which has been so systematically and painstakingly put in place over the past seven years, will surely see the COG machinery running this country! Before anyone can become a real threat to this status quo, and if the threat cannot be deflected someway, and no sacrificial lamb can be burnt at stake to soothe the anger of the plebeians now seeking blood, the key harbingers of such a threat will be made to “sleep with the fishes”!

All it takes is to make an offer that one cannot refuse – and the matters will end up right back on the treadmill of dog and pony show, much like the Iran-Contra riveting television entertainment that was enjoyed all over America better than any Dan Brown novel ever will be!

Having said all that – which of course ought not come as a surprise to anyone except the most Polyanish – kudos to the immensely courageous David Swanson and the untiring persistent efforts of all those who are still endeavoring to 'spray this crop of weeds'! A very special kudos to the conscionable Congressman from Ohio who is still able to muster the Chutzpah to attempt impeachment – knowing fully well that it will go absolutely nowhere! But at least it gets documented in the official paperwork of the Congress – for whatever that's really worth. A respite, however brief, is arguably still better than none!

And having also said that, the Articles of Impeachment introduced by the good Congressman from Ohio cannot absolve the United States Congress itself of its own culpability and equal willing participation in the supreme monumental crime of “imperial mobilization”.

One given to reflection and study well understands how the American peoples are continually fooled, indoctrinated, and managed. One need only read the following Project Humanbeingsfirst report “Weapons of Mass Deception – The Master Social Science” to get a good understanding of both “Manufacturing Consent” and “Manufacturing Dissent” among the larger plebeian Western society by its ruling elite. The Congress however, comprises the ruling elite. They are generally the third category of peoples identified by Hitler, as those able to think critically who are purposefully trained in the ways of empire, or co-opted to join and participate in the running of 'empire' with the allure of its riches. The Congress isn't “the crowd of simpletons and the credulous” of the American masses.

Therefore, it is more than slightly disingenuous to lump the fabricated 'misleading' of the Congress with the genuine misleading of the American public. The Congress wasn't misled – unless it comprises only full spectrum C grade morons from Yale, an arguable premise which I refuse to accept – it was, and still is, just as complicit in every single supreme crime that the Congressfolks now solely apportion to their leader.

From the very control of the purse strings that funds the war-mongering, to the passing of oppressive laws and unchallenged acceptance of Executive Orders that now enables the police-state, to the granting of carte-blanche to bomb Afghanistan and Iraq to smithereens – the Congress willingly did it all! If an ordinary plebeian like this scribe can narrate it all in his 2003 book as the DU bombs on Iraq were falling, and can take a bold stand at his own front door and say NO to the State's security apparatus, it takes Congress another 5 years to come to that conclusion, ex post facto – when all the faits accomplis have already been constructed and the “Mission [truly] Accomplished”?

Either this scribe is so ingeniously smart that he knew it all, in which case he and half a million other ordinary peoples in America who said NO to George W. Bush from 2001-2002 onwards until today at considerable risks to themselves, should be the Congress – the new Peoples' Congress. Or the House and Senate are equally complicit in the aiding and abetting of supreme crimes against humanity. They could well have said NO when ordinary peoples in America dared to say NO! Look at this picture of a 10 year old saying NO in February 2003 along with tens of thousands of ordinary Americans!

The Articles of Impeachment that the honorable Congressman from Ohio imputes solely to his President, equally apply to impeaching every single Congressman and Congresswomen, except, to this scribe's humble knowledge, Congresswoman Barbara Lee for her uncommonly courageous solo stand on the very first imperial mobilization to Afghanistan immediately after 911 – when she alone stood up to boldly say NO!

That first enabling seed, that green light to bomb Afghanistan and the passing of Patriot Acts without even reading them, enabled it all. And the blame, as per the precedent set at Nuremberg – all culpability for aggression, and “all the evil that follows”, is to the first aggression and to its enablers – rests jointly with the nation of United States of America and its entire ruling elite who together railroaded “the crowd of simpletons and the credulous” of the American masses no differently than Hitler after his “Operation Canned Goods”.

It is further remarkable that none of the Articles of Impeachment introduced by the Honorable Congressman from Ohio even suggest a controlled demolition on 911, or that it could have been an inside job and another 'operation canned goods' as no other rational explanation suffices. The Articles continue to mimic the same premise as untenably asserted by both the White House and the Pentagon from the very day of 911, that it was an invasion from abroad, rather than perhaps an insidious coup from within.

What kind of clever wool pulling is this Impeachment game which isn't even all that clever? I suppose the audience for it is exclusively the American public!

No offense is intended to the honorable Congressman from Ohio in this scribe 'calling a spade a spade'! Once again, Project Humanbeingsfirst humbly thanks even this brief respite if it can be effectively afforded to the miserable victims, playing whatever games necessary as permitted in the existing system!

Just don't let it fool anyone that it amounts to anything more than what it really is.

Thank you.




The author, an ordinary researcher and writer on contemporary geopolitics, a minor justice activist, grew up in Pakistan, studied EECS at MIT, engineered for a while in high-tech Silicon Valley (patents here), and retired early to pursue other responsible interests. His maiden 2003 book was rejected by six publishers and can be read on the web at http://PrisonersoftheCave.org. He may be reached at http://Humanbeingsfirst.org. Verbatim reproduction license at http://www.humanbeingsfirst.org#Copyright.

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Impeachment alone does not solve the problem!

Open Letter to Palestinian Intellectuals from Project Humanbeingsfirst

Open Letter to Palestinian Intellectuals

Zahir Ebrahim

Project Humanbeingsfirst

June 08, 2008*

Footnote, June 28, 2008.

Quote Citation Correction, March 02, 2010

(* Earlier versions submitted to Palestinian websites cited below. No interest todate shown by any of them, nor by any Palestinian! This Open letter was also published by Scoop, AFP, and PMC)



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To: Palestinian Remembrance Authors, Architects, Documenters, Scholars and Intellectuals

From: Project Humanbeingsfirst.org

Date: June 08, 2008.

You have some very good websites. Thank you for the stellar documentation work. It is certainly useful, and in a just and moral world, these narratives and documentations of the Nakba would make good evidence in a fair court room. Among these stellar websites which appear to carry authentic accounts include: palestineremembered.com, plands.org, al-awda.org, badil.org, alnakba.org, and many more narratives which can be found on this links page. The most significant and substantive work done in documentation of the Nakba, in the humble view of Project Humanbeingsfirst, is by Dr. Salman Abu Sitta of Palestine Land Society. His new book “The Return Journey, The way to return Home” – A Guide to the Depopulated And Present Palestine Towns And Villages and Holy Sites – is a masterpiece of factual compilation that would be hard to challenge in any fair and moral court of law on any planet.

Except on Earth! In this world, and on this planet, where only power dictates and not its victims seeking redressal and justice, it is going to take a bit more than just documentation and narratives to get one's homes and lands back. As those given to even a modicum of reflection and empiricism well understand, among humanoids, power is only known to respect power – as “Hegemony is as old as mankind” – and justice in this system on such a vast national scale is only that which is administered by the victors to the vanquished.

Indeed, to begin with, it is gonna take a much deeper understanding of how sophisticatedly the Palestinian Nakba has been fueled, the intellectual capital that drives it, and why merely documenting stories and narratives is great for your antagonists, who, while you tell heart wrenching narratives, go on constructing political and structural faits accomplis that are subsequently irreversible. Without concomitant coddling of power-structures and playing with astute devilish efficacy on the 'Grand Chessboard', the ever spreading Der Judenstaadt is a fait accompli that has now made a Palestinian homeland less and less viable, except as “reservations”. Overtime, while these might be sugar-coated to look less like self-governing reservations, and more like segregated 'Black' minority neighborhoods that become part of Israel proper, a Jewish state in all of Palestine is now irreversible by virtue of practicality.

To make the point clear – who does not know how the Native American Indians' lands were settled in the previous New World, or how California was taken from Mexico? All the documentation in the world – and yet, faits accomplis are a powerful reality that may not be overcome or reversed without power and its incantations on one's side! With the passage of time, even power cannot reverse an existent reality on the ground without bloodshed – imagine a Mexican peasant today knocking on one's million dollar door in Sunnyvale California wanting his great grand-father's orchards back!

Time is on the side of the Zionists – give a hundred more years, or perhaps only twenty, even the Palestinian vacant lands documented by Salman Abu Sitta will have Zionist homes, farms, and state-parks with every Jew in the world planting his tree there! Try giving a California or Colorado state-park back to an American Indian were he to come calling with all the documentation in the world!

As the Palestinians continue to narrate and document, continue to assert slogans like: “Our DATE is 60 years LATE, we shall return.”, the Land of Canaan is becoming Eretz Yisrael. Obviously Palestinians know this well in their own spilled blood and tears and need not be informed by a non-Palestinian, even a friend.

And yet – how do the Palestinians react? Precisely – they only react! Not anticipate, not preempt, not strategize, and not comprehend, but react. That, and lament! And react and lament precisely as expected by their antagonists. Thus they face systematic elimination from their own homelands with each new Katsuya rocket one baby-step at a time!

Perhaps it's time to do things differently?

To catch a mere glimpse of the enormous intellectual and political capital that hands the Palestinians their Nakba even as we speak, and why Palestinians continue to lose despite having “HAQ” and “Claims” on their side as the world complicitly spectates “looking from the side” without lifting a whit of a finger to come to their fellow-brethren's assistance, please see: “Celebrating Israel's 60th Birthday in the 60th year of the Nakba

And to further glimpse how your own good and honest intellectuals and ruling elite have continually let the Palestinian peoples down because they are entirely outclassed by a far superior devilishly calculating foe who is easily able to co-opt them into selling themselves short, please see: “2008 Orwell Prize for the Palestinian Narrative of Nakba – Making a fool of Palestinian intellectualism”.

The solution? Perhaps the direction in which to find it is pointed to here: “Letter to Palestinian Think Tank on 'Palestinian options as the Nakba turns 60'”, and here: “Letter2 to Palestine Think Tank on 'Take 10 and give back 1 if the Palestinians behave, then repeat!'”. A conquest and an oppression originally begun in the intellectual–political space, will also only be concluded there. The Zionist masterminds apparently understand this far better than the Palestinians. And therefore, always appear to be better prepared across the board.

With every new “peace process”, and every stone and rocket launch, the Palestinians have lost more, using the method: take 10 during “revolutionary times” and give back 1 if the Palestinians behave, then repeat! Anyone can hopefully do that math to get the total sum!

This is also why the exponents of Israel entirely control the global discourse on Israel-Palestine throughout the world, even among the ruling elite in the Muslim nations, not to mention among the Palestinian ruling elite itself, none of which reflects either any deep comprehension of the manifest reality on the ground, or the aspirations of the Palestinian masses. These are the Masters of Discourse, and a far more formidable foe across the world's Jewry than the Palestinians seem to apprehend – as they continually losingly engage the foot soldiers among their antagonists and not the real power-wielders!

Israel Shamir notes in the English Introduction to his new book [Ed. see citation correction] the following veritable truth which must by now be self-evident to all who are able to comprehend the power of the concept of “Der Judenstaadt” on the global Jewish psyche which carries upon its bent backs, the weight of three thousand years of history (Jewish History, Jewish Religion):

The new Jewish elite did not fully identify with Russia but carried out a separate policy. It had a fateful effect in 1991, when over 50 % of the Jews (as opposed to 13 % of the Russians) supported the pro-Western coup of President Yeltsin. In 1995, 81% of the Jews voted for pro-Western parties, and only 3% for the Communists (as opposed to 46% of Russians), according to the publication by the Jewish sociologist Dr. Ryvkina in her book, Jews in Post-Soviet Russia (1996).

In ever-expanding America, the Jews did not have to kill or remove the native elites; they became its important part, controlling discourse and wielding considerable financial clout. They still do not identify with the goyish America: they force the Congress and the Administration to send billions of dollars to their Israeli offshoot, they forced the US to break Iraq to pieces, and now they are trying to let America fight their war in Iran, though it brings disaster to America. They do discriminate against other Americans; otherwise 60% of the leading positions in the media would not become Jewish.

Jews of France do not identify with France, either. “Their identification with Israel is so strong, it overshadows their ties to the country they live in,” writes Daniel Ben Simon in Haaretz. This dual loyalty was made very clear to me by a Jewish doctor in Nice. “If the choice is between Israel and France, there's no question I feel closer to Israel," he said, without a moment's hesitation. He was born and bred in France; he went to medical school in France; his patients are French; he speaks French with his wife and children. But in the depths of his heart, he feels a greater affinity with the Jewish state.

In Palestine, the Jews have no compassion for the natives. They travel by segregated roads, study in segregated schools, while a Jew consumes ten times more water resources than a goy, and has an income seven times higher. Thus, the Jewish separateness remains a fact of life for many Jewish communities.

While the Palestinian intellectual and revolutionary need not adopt the discourse of European anti-Semitism – cousins as they are of their oppressors – they do need to comprehend the immense psychological and sociological power of that discourse, and the power of the world Jewry in sustaining the Jewish State because of it. The significance of this statement is made evident by the fact that this discourse prevailed upon not only the very Evangelical Christian American President George W. Bush, but also the Christian Prime Minister of Germany, Angela Merkel, the Christian Prime Minister of France, Nicholas Sarkozy**, the Roman Catholic Christian Prime Minister of Italy, Silvio Berlusconi, and the Christian Prime Minister of Britain, Gordon Brown, along with the Queen of England, representing the world's most powerful Christian coalition of Western Hegemons, to pay homage to Jewish Zionistan on May 15, 2008. None showed up, even in false courtesy, to offer their feeble condolences for the Nakba to what remains of the Palestinian Reservations!

What may that suggest to those given to reflection on power? Not just military power, but the power that fuels its many manifestations, including occupation? The prime-movers ain't the overt incantations! And Palestinian intellectuals to politicians to its ruling elite have continually failed to recognize it over the past sixty years – by virtue of there not being a single JINSA or AIPAC or AEI or CFR or RIIA or Rothschild or Rhodes or Time and Newsweek equivalent among the Palestinians (and among its other victims worldwide)!

Sixty years have passed in intense suffering, one day, one year, and one election in the United States and the European nations at a time. In none of those days, years, and elections, have Palestinians understood power, or its incantations. Khalid Amayreh, writing from Ramallah for the Palestinian Information Center, was finally forced to admit the reality of this power, but still only in its outer visible superficiality without penetrating the deep depths to which his observations actually hold:

In comparison to the madman in the White House, Europe may look less bellicose, less confrontational and less unreasonable in its overall approach to contentious international issues. However, when the issue is the Palestinian plight, the US and Europe look very much like tweedledee and tweedledum.

In recent months and years, European leaders from Germany’s Merkel, to France’s Sarkozy, to Britain’s Brown and Italy’s Berlusconi were shamelessly pandering to Israeli savagery to the extent of embracing relentless Israeli criminality against the Palestinian people , including the ongoing genocidal ethnic cleansing in the occupied Palestinian territories, particularly in the Gaza Strip.

True, the European tone of speech often sounds less odious especially when compared with the unmitigated saber-rattling coming from Washington. But, in the final analysis, the outcome in both cases is similar. In fact, the US and Europe collaborate and even collude to effect the same unethical goals often by playing the old game of Mutt and Jeff (good cop and bad cop), with their persecuted victims, whether in Palestine, Sudan or Iran.

Please accept the humblest condolences from Project Humanbeingsfirst to all Palestinians on their on-going Nakba – and if the Palestinians labor under the misperception that they can reverse their catastrophe (only) on moral, legal, or prior ownership-claims grounds with unimpeachable documentation and narratives displayed on elegantly constructed websites and in loudly rehearsed annual Nakba conferences, they are sadly mistaken. Only more ignoble “Peace” and other Orwellian Prizes and prestigious Chairs await the Palestinian intellectual and politician. Unless the real thinkers among them – your good selves – astutely rise to the challenge of shrewdly leading your beleaguered peoples, just as Theodor Herzl once did his peoples, by intimately apprehending power and its incantations, and harnessing it!

Zahir Ebrahim

Project Humanbeingsfirst.org



Quote Citation Correction, March 02, 2010: Israel Shamir had emailed me a chapter with an advertisement of his 2008 book Masters of Discourse. When I finally acquired that book recently, and discovered the chapter was missing, I searched and located it verbatim in his earlier book Our Lady of Sorrow: The Collected Essays from the Holy Land By Israel Shamir, BookSurge May 03, 2005, Pages 163-164, online here.



**Footnote, June 28, 2008: An alleged assassination attempt was made on Nicholas Sarkozy at the time of his departure on June 24 2008, from Israel's most closely guarded institution – the Ben-Gurion Airport. That same day, Israel, the United States, and Iran, all denied rumors of the launching of full spectrum attack on Iran, as narrated by the Jerusalem Post “US, Israel, Iran all flatly deny attack rumor”. (See Jpost, Haaretz, Atimes here, Globalresearch here here here here, armchair scenarios here here, Iran's ineffectual bravado “the response would have no time and space limitations and would be quite devastating” here which is analyzed by this scribe in unpublished Letter to Editor to Tehran Times and Press TV, and finally, visit the famous conscience of the US military brass and the IAEA brass who “will quit” if US attacks Iran – some good will that do for the millions of 'wretched of the earth' on the receiving end of a nuclear holocaust! Instead of such glorious words of vacuous bravado and courageous acts of soothing the conscience after the fact, please refer to Project Humanbeingsfirst's forensic headsup warning and the outlining of the only effective deterrent solution-space which can actually prevent all predatory attacks on all underdogs, re-ushering in the “sublime irony” in which, once again, “safety will be the sturdy child of terror and survival the twin brother of annihilation.”)

It is interesting that Sarkozy should have made two relevant statements on two separate occasions that the Palestinians haven't been able to connect. On June 24, 2008, earlier on the same day as the “assassination” attempt, at the Israeli Knesset: “There can be no peace without stopping settlement, ... There is a proposal backed by many members of your Knesset for the adoption of a law that would encourage settlers to leave the West Bank in exchange for compensation and relocation in Israel,”. And in 2004 in a candid interview, as narrated in May 2007 by Raanan Eliaz, a former Director at the Israeli National Security Council and the Hudson Institute, Washington D.C., Sarkozy stated: “Should I remind you the visceral attachment of every Jew to Israel, as a second mother homeland? There is nothing outrageous about it. Every Jew carries within him a fear passed down through generations, and he knows that if one day he will not feel safe in his country, there will always be a place that would welcome him. And this is Israel.”

Raanan Eliaz went on to explain Sarkozy's own distinguished Jewish heritage, and thus his own visceral attachment to Israel: “Sarkozy’s sympathy and understanding is most probably a product of his upbringing. [It] is well known that Sarkozy’s mother was born to the Mallah family, one of the oldest Jewish families of Salonika, Greece. Additionally, many may be surprised to learn that his yet-to-be-revealed family history involves a true and fascinating story of leadership, heroism and survival. It remains to be seen whether his personal history will affect his foreign policy and France’s role in the Middle East conflict. In the 15th century, the Mallah family (in Hebrew: messenger or angel) escaped the Spanish Inquisition to Provence, France and moved about one hundred years later to Salonika. In Greece, several family members became prominent Zionist leaders, active in the local and national political, economic, social and cultural life. ... During the Holocaust, many of the Mallahs who stayed in Salonika or moved to France were deported to concentration and extermination camps. In total, fifty-seven family members were murdered by the Nazis. Testimonies reveal that several revolted against the Nazis and one, Buena Mallah, was the subject of Nazis medical experiments in the Birkenau concentration camp.”

Unless the Palestinian mind forensically comes to grip with the grotesquely manifest reality of the Zionist power-base in the West which deliberately supports the Israeli enterprise – that a) Israel is not only capable of launching nuclear wars in the world with the West's blessings on all sorts of tortuously disingenuous pretexts from the Lavon Affair to the “kidnapped soldier” in 2006 that decimated Lebanon, to the Sarkozy assassination that was to be blamed upon Iran for launching its nuclear decimation but fortuitously forestalled due to perhaps other power-plays elsewhere; and b) every Jew on the planet indeed has a visceral attachment to Israel that while incomprehensible to a non-Jewish mind, is nevertheless as real as Israel's vast nuclear arsenal, and just as impactful – the relevance of the heroic struggle put up by their intellectual and political ruling elite for reclaiming their homeland is forever relegated to writing more documentation, great narratives for which they will be lauded with even more “Orwellian” applause, and great Chairs in West's hallowed institutions of great prestige and learning!! This is surely a way better deal accorded to the Palestinian ruling elite than was accorded to the native American Indians!

It is a sorry fact and speaks volumes to the co-option of the Palestinian ruling elite, that no Palestinian institution, no Palestinian website, nor any of the well known Palestinian Intellectuals who make so much noise in the West about the Palestinian plight and the Right of Return – many of whom were emailed this humble Open Letter – showed any interest in it. Ironically, the sole exception todate is the Palestine Media Center website of the PLO – an ineffective and entirely co-opted political institution of the beleaguered peoples – which chose to reprint the Open Letter on June 11, 2008, two weeks before Sarkozy's speech to the Israeli Knesset, and apparently without any of the PLO leaders reading it. This is the same institution that has never heard of Machiavelli, that rushes into variously constructed “Peace Processes” without understanding their Machiavellian import, and which also rushed to embrace the lip service of Sarkozy's June 24, 2008 statements to the Israeli Knesset with the following effusive spineless words while remaining entirely ignorant of his true afore-quoted overarching Zionist perspective and the contents of this humble Open Letter already on their own website: 'Hailing visiting French President Nicholas Sarkozy as a “true and brave” friend of the Palestinian people, President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday called on Europe for a more active role in the Middle East peace process in addition to its economical supportive role. “Your positions, your initiatives are those of a friend. You are a friend, you have the interests of this region at heart,” Abbas told Sarkozy at a joint press conference'!!!

Palestine – Rest In Peace – until the Creator raises a new generation among both the Palestinians and the Jews, unencumbered with the baggage of the Nakba and the Diaspora, much as was necessary among the Hebrew peoples during their Exodus after their leaving the oppression of the Pharaohs and for which they wandered aimlessly until their older generation had mercifully passed away, and much as both Ariel Sharon and Elie Wiesel have independently recognized at various times, as their own inability to not be monumental barbarians or to maintain sanity despite the tortuous weight of three thousand years of cultural history upon their backs.

The Palestinian mind in the comfort of the Diaspora however is yet to recognize their own limitations – a postmortem to forensically and shrewdly understand their predicament appears to be a far cry as they continue to struggle ineffectually from the safety of their Diaspora homes while their kith and kin, all humanity's kith and kin, continue to be smothered and systematically annihilated on the ground. The only words that can even begin to capture this bizarre twist of fate for this lowly scribe, are of their own arch nemesis: “I still curse the killers, their accomplices, the indifferent spectators who knew and kept silent, and Creation itself, Creation and those who perverted and distorted it. I feel like screaming, howling like a madman so that that world, the world of the murderers, might know it will never be forgiven.”




The author, an ordinary researcher and writer on contemporary geopolitics, a minor justice activist, grew up in Pakistan, studied EECS at MIT, engineered for a while in high-tech Silicon Valley (patents here), and retired early to pursue other responsible interests. His maiden 2003 book was rejected by six publishers and can be read on the web at http://PrisonersoftheCave.org. He may be reached at http://Humanbeingsfirst.org. Verbatim reproduction license at http://www.humanbeingsfirst.org#Copyright.


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