Why I am a Muslim by Zahir Ebrahim

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Late last night, suffering from my usual insomnia when I do my most creative intellectual work, I was 'googling' Shashi Tharoor to understand how he acquired the super-manly courage to so eloquently stand up to the racial Modi regime rapidly transforming a liberal India into a fundamentalist Hindu-only state – in the mold of the handful of courageous recovering Jews who have long stood up to the evil of Zionism's Jews-only state but with zero impact, and here too fearing the same outcome – I was pleasantly surprised to discover Dr. Tharoor's autobiographical book Why I am a Hindu. After hearing him read from it in a presentation at the Hay Market forum explaining Hinduism’s origins and its philosophical concepts, I have ordered not just that book, but also his earlier book Inglorious Empire: what the British did to India.
I first understood Hinduism being fundamentally monotheist, singular Creator of all that exists, when a Hindu mom at my children's elementary school where I used to volunteer daily, surprised me with that revelation during a deep conversation on spirituality, explaining that all the many gods you see Hindus worshiping are merely their imaginative representation of the singular root Godhead's, the Creator's, many properties or characteristics personified by man's limited imagination to make it more palatable to conceptualizing the unconceptualizable God for the human mind. For, indeed, that's also what Allah SWT's 99 names also represent, the many properties or characteristics of God, the Creator. So, for instance, while Muslims call upon Allah as the Deity with the many Names mentioned in the Holy Qur'an without using their imagination to personify those God characteristics, the Hindu is a tad more imaginative. He gives physical representation to the Creator's otherwise unimaginable God characteristics. And since they have no formal “Divine text” prohibiting them to use their imagination thusly, Hinduism as 'the way of life' has richly accumulated in its cultural moorings more than three thousand five hundred years of imaginations representing the same one Creator of all creation in differing manifestations, now totaling 33 million. Depending on what aspect of God is being called upon as the Deity, by which human mind. That rich tapestry of human imaginations still represent one, and only one, singular but unknowable Creator. And as Shashi Tharoor elegantly summed its impact, quoting someone in his presentation, it makes it easier for the Hindu mind to accept all other religions which do proclaim a Creator. And not merely tolerate them! In the Hindu mind, as Tharoor put it, another religion's conception of God becomes yet one more representation of the same Creator in Hinduism!
And that's all the difference I actually saw right there and then in my conversation with this lovely volunteer Hindu mom whose daughter was in the same 4th grade class as my brood. To me, it appeared that the Hindu mind was a bit more imaginative and unconstrained by Scripture than the Muslim mind, but was essentially calling on the same singular Creator with many different names just as Muslims call on Allah with the many names. Did that make the Hindu polytheist?
After all, Islam's Scripture, the “Divine text”, does state categorically that the Creator sent Divine Guidance through Messengers and Prophets to all peoples, all nations, and all civilizations, in their own languages and social contexts.... but stuff got lost, distorted, changed, adapted to cultures and imaginations, etc. And Hinduism appears to be the longest continuously living example of it, far older than the Semitic religions which today is grandfathered in the Judaism of the Talmuds (the Pentateuch given less importance by the Jews and more adopted by the Christians as first part of Bible) and terminated in Islam. Even reason begets just One Singular God, not polygods and polytheism, if there is indeed a Creator that can be imagined philosophically by the mind, as I have demonstrated in my chapter-length essay Some Problems in Epistemology in Section 5 titled Limit Problem of Epistemology – The Hard and Soft Limits to Knowing, using Gödel's incompleteness theorem.
Fast forward about twenty years to last night, the intellectual savant Dr. Shashi Tharoor's rational characterization of Hinduism mirrored this ordinary home-maker Hindu mom's in California, United States of America, some two decades earlier. For the life of me I cannot recall her name, but we used to talk almost daily on parenting things.
As I was reflecting on how poorly Muslims understand Hindus and Hinduism even today despite living with them for over a millennium, and ruling over them for a good part of it until the British empire took over for the last two hundred years of it, first plundering India and reducing it to servitude, and during the imperial withdrawal again decimating the subcontinent through arbitrary partitioning of it in the red blood of the natives to prevent the colossal land of 400 million peoples from ever rising to their natural level of great potential and threatening the supremacy of the white Anglo Saxon masters during their retrenchment from overt colonialism to neocolonialism, Shashi Tharoor's conversation with the program compere showed how even Hindus today are deceived in corrupting their own 'deen', way of life, in the rising racial Hindu fundamentalism.
The Hindutava doctrine closely mirrors Zionism in its quest for Lebensraum of Eretz Yisrael in far more characteristics than it does Nazism that the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, has alluded to. Modi is not a Nazi. Modi is a Zionist, and their stooge, using their methods and political instruments to resettle the Hindu Lebensraum. What Modi is preaching is no different in racial primacy and Hindu national chauvinism than Rothschild Zionism invented by Moses Hess in 1828 (see Rome and Jerusalem: A Study in Jewish Nationalism). I examined Rothschild Zionism in its thirty-one continually evolving flavors in my 2010 essay Palestine: The Struggle Forward in my quest to understand all the forces that had created the “Iron Wall” that Vladimir Jabotinsky had referred to in his demagoguery-laced justification of the morality of Zionism in his seminal 1923 article by that name.
The RSS doctrine also invented in the early 1920s at about the same time as the Zionist project was well underway, I wonder who pedigreed them then, but it's doctrinal template in that racial primacy and supremacy demagoguery hints of common fingerprints. And just like Zionism was brought to power and aided and abetted by forces outside Palestine, and which surrounded their conquest and resettlement of Palestine by an “Iron wall” which none could breach from within, and which still continues to protect the ongoing occupation and ongoing resettlement with genocidal cleansing, Modi's Hindutava has similar force-field underwriting its attempted ethnic-cleansing of India of its indigenous 250 million Muslim population. The scale is staggering. I imagine until it is all a fait accompli, and then, ex post facto, they shall come out in loud condemnation of it to pay lip-service to their “non discrimination” and “secular humanism” mantra. Even the UN is a willing accomplice by their notable silence (archived) as well as nonsilence (archived). For this international vassal for projecting the oligarchic “will to power” driving both Lebensraums, to speak or not speak is all the same.
In any case, I eagerly await Amazon sending me Tharoor's book Why I am a Hindu. As I reflect on my own belief system and activism, I have to say that I thank my stars that I am a Muslim, and I have previously explained Why I am a Muslim. Mirroring Dr. Shashi Tharoor's templated commonsense response to why he is a Hindu for the most basic reason, he was born into a Hindu home, I had written in the Epilogue 2019 of my latest book The Pakistan Decapitation Papers 2019: A Report on the Banality of Evil, on pages 673-674 of Volume II:
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But first, I wish to establish a template. I begin with thanking Allah SWT that He made me a human being (not an animal); gave me all functioning parts (not handicap); made me ba-baseerat (not an imbecile); endowed me with an intellect that searches for truth in all matters (not indoctrinated); raised me in my parents' home which made me a Muslim by socialization (could have been born in a Zionist or pagan home). My home not just acquainted me with the Ahlul Bayt of the Prophet of Islam and Imam Hussein (as) from birth as the Exemplars and Imams of Islam from whom we take our understanding of the meaning of the Holy Qur'an and the teachings of the Prophet of Islam (in principle), but also indelibly carved their love into my heart, into my very being (just as I love my parents). Beyond socialization, I am neither Shia nor Sunni, but only trying to be Muslim (minus the crippled epistemology) as human being first that I was fashioned in (ahsan-e-taqweem), and wish to die Muslim (InshaAllah). I could just as easily have been born on the other side of the railroad tracks... and deprived of these rich bounties and propensities. I am the fortunate of history. Alhamdolillah.
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Dr. Shashi Tharoor of course went on in that presentation to read from his book why he was consciously a practicing Hindu, and the degree of his own choice in the matter for being proud of being a Hindu, and the reasons for it, including the principal reason why he now had to publicly write about his beliefs in such an autobiographical book as a moral calling against the criminal doctrine that his beloved India and his beloved 'deen' were being subjected to by Hindutava. All of which, by the way, I can easily relate to and applaud him for.
As I reflect on Tharoor's courage and his engagement with that extreme evil to counter it – rather than stand aside looking from the side just as the Germans did when Hitler had come to power and was sending the Jews to the concentration camps, and just as the world does today as the Zionist Jews have turned the Palestinians' own homeland into a giant concentration camp which the British journalist John Pilger incisively titled in his 2007 missive Looking to the side, from Belsen to Gaza, and the same applies to what Hindutava chauvinist Modi has done to Kashmir and is maintaining as a giant concentration camp for the indigenous Kashmiri Muslims to the thunderous sounds of silence emanating not just from among the 1.6 to 2 billion holy and pious Muslims worldwide, but to the thunderous sounds of silence of the 7.8 to 8 billion world public at large as well – this morning I too feel compelled to simply re-title my nearly a decade old original essay written in the same mold, Islam and Knowledge vs Socialization, to Why I am a Muslim.
I am just as consciously glad for my own birth-gift as Shashi Tharoor is for his birth-gift. In my case, because my birth-affinity is to a noble world religion that empowers me to take on tyranny, primacy, evil, and there is indeed a conception of the “well-lived life” in its doctrine. Surah Asr characterizes it as the “life which is not at a loss”, or the “good-life” as Shashi Tharoor called it in his presentation, and which he averred has no parallel in Hinduism. I am proud to be part of a religion that indeed has such a conception, irrespective of the question of reward and punishment immanent in Islam. “Life which is not at a loss” naturally resonates with my moral calling as a categorical imperative, just as the “liberalism” in Hinduism naturally resonates with Dr. Tharoor as his moral calling motivating him to stand up to any subversion of it.
Why I am a Muslim beyond the fact that I was born a Muslim, just as why Shashi Tharoor is a Hindu beyond his birth-gift, why I run Project Humanbeingsfirst, why I continually seek Allah's help to empower me, to strengthen me to continually wage the greatest struggle against evil, the one within me, my own shortcomings, my own failings, which Islam has called “jihad-un-nafs”, and the overcoming of which is both the necessary and sufficient precondition for all societal good to naturally follow when it aggregates in the collective, including the society's collective jihad against all that is evil in the world, and why it's not happening, nor has it happened since time immemorial, and despite all the moral platitudes from time immemorial that mankind has memorized in its idiomatic memory as clichés to reproduce in show of piety while the world burns under the guns of primacy, is in the essay now retitled to Why I am a Muslim. While I shall be reading Shashi Tharoor's writing and be inspired by it, InshaAllah (that just means if my time is not up before then, for we all have a rendezvous with death and only God, the Creator, I believe knows when we shall leave this frail body made of dust to continue our soul's journey onward), I can only hope that he shall read mine.

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Secular Humanism: Bane of Civilizations


Secular Humanism is intended to become the “religion” of the World Order in the making. Its purpose is to disarm the populations of all resistance by removing theism from their midst; the higher moral authority that confers absolute standards and invites mankind toward hope and breaking the bonds of servitude to fellow man. It is easier to make slaves of the public mind with no higher authority other than the world government, big brother if you will, which shall rule the public mind in such a way that mankind shall come to love its own servitude. That's the agenda. It will come to naught without a doubt – for the religion of Islam stands in its way; the only impediment to achieving full spectrum control of the human species by the financial oligarchy. Its visible champions among commoners span the gamut of useful idiots from likkha-parrha jahils pretending to be the avant-garde in intellectual thought to ordinary a-religious people fed up with moral policing.
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The purpose of this pamphlet is to warn of the perfidiousness of this new “religion” behind its lure of compassion, equality, human rights, supremacy of reason over Higher Authority, etceteras. The pamphlet dives right in the midst of the Secular Humanists and challenges their crippled epistemology in the hope of getting them to realize they are being made useful idiots --- for I can't really believe that all of them are petty mercenaries or Übermensch. I like to think that they are just mistaken --- for the idea does sound rather nice to the irreligious at the most facile level. But like the syphilis ridden new bride, all one has to do is look under the virginal gown and one shall know. This pamphlet does exactly that. I have never met a secular humanist who can stand scrutiny. They tend to run and congregate among their own kind in the safety and comfort of incestuous self-reinforcement. Don't be a fool and become useful idiot agents of social engineers. Examine the premise, the axioms, and see for oneself how cunning and guile are being used to usher in one of the most subversive values among mankind. I believe most secular humanists are inclined to be kind-hearted folks in search of solutions for the issues facing mankind. Under that premise, this pamphlet is addressed to the well-intentioned ones to get them to see that the first order fundamental problem facing mankind is Primacy! This discovery is not really a classified state secret that was leaked to me. It is rather obvious and self-evident. But for some, it evidently requires heavy dosage of intellectual vitamins to glean. Here is one such vitamin regimen.
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Thank you.
Zahir Ebrahim
Project Humanbeingsfirst.org
October 22, 2019

Pamphlet Secular Humanism: Bane of Civilizations ---- From Secular Humanism To Islam - The Only Solution

Imam Hussein (as) Safinatun Nijaat for Pakistan

The Pakistan Decapitation Papers Epilogue 2019
Arba'een, Karbala, 1441 A.H. 19 October 2019
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It is befitting to close The Pakistan Decapitation Papers 2019 on the singular solution that beckons the Summun, Bukmun, Umyun Pakistani nation. The solution is in front of us all --- and yet the long ingrained prejudices among us Muslims, divided into our myriad sects and maslaks of birth, living off of crippled epistemologies in the religion of empires past and present, prevent the solution from percolating to the top of the conscious mind. If we can't think it, speak it, reflect upon it, strategize upon it, we sure as hell can never effectualize it, making our dysfunction a self-fulfilling prophecy. And sure enough, it only leaves hell behind in the wake of its ample sounds of silence.
Millions are gathering for Arba'een in Karbala and there is little if any mention of the largest peaceful gathering on earth by Pakistan's intelligentsia, press, talk show talking heads, rulers, political leaders, and various and sundry two-bit opinion makers who seem to get all the air time in the world to spew gibberish couched in erudite discourses.
But first, I wish to establish a template. I begin with thanking Allah SWT that He made me a human being (not an animal); gave me all functioning parts (not handicap); made me ba-baseerat (not an imbecile); endowed me with an intellect that searches for truth in all matters (not indoctrinated); raised me in my parents' home which made me a Muslim by socialization (could have been born in a Zionist or pagan home). My home not just acquainted me with the Ahlul Bayt of the Prophet of Islam and Imam Hussein (as) from birth as the Exemplars and Imams of Islam from whom we take our understanding of the meaning of the Holy Qur'an and the teachings of the Prophet of Islam (in principle), but also indelibly carved their love into my heart, into my very being (just as I love my parents). Beyond socialization, I am neither Shia nor Sunni, but only trying to be Muslim (minus the crippled epistemology) as human being first that I was fashioned in (ahsan-e-taqweem), and wish to die Muslim (InshaAllah). I could just as easily have been born on the other side of the railroad tracks... and deprived of these rich bounties and propensities. I am the fortunate of history. Alhamdolillah.
Can you, dear reader, relate to that template? Surely, you must, for all must know what it means to be the lucky of history! While we each might have different gifts, and some might think it is just chance, and it may well be as it does look like chance which side of the railroad track one is born, nevertheless, none can really be devoid of the feelings of gratitude for being born the lucky of history, especially when we see many others less fortunate than us.
This gratefulness to my good fortune, nay, to Allah SWT's Gift to me as per my belief system, is what drives my work in Project Humanbeingsfirst. The cup of thanks is still more than half empty however, and there is a lot more to add to it. I pray to Allah SWT to increase me in toufique to rise beyond moral clichés, beyond truthful words on parchment, beyond my own self-ascribed limitations. To the extent that there is anything of worth and truthfulness in my jihad-bis-kalam, the preceding almost 1400 pages and more than half million words are part of it. It is my little jihad, my little truth-jihad, if I may be permitted to borrow the phrase from my fearless internet-confrere, Kevin Barrett of the United States of America, whose book is titled Truth Jihad: My Epic Struggle Against the 9/11 Big Lie (MashaAllah). For the courage and inspiration to wage my own little truth-jihad ever since the very day of September 11, 2001, I thank Allah SWT that he endowed me with the intellectual and emotional psyche and the character disposition that enabled it. It separates me from all the rest of human beings watching from the sides. Alhamdolillah. I do have a little sense of satisfaction in that lonely life-lived, despite the exercise being ineffective in anything I have done in this path over the past two decades. That indefatigable exercise however, has put me behind the lines of those unparalleled front runners among mankind throughout history who have arisen to the next levels and way beyond in their truth-jihad. The unparalleled and unsurpassed leader of all of these beautiful men, women and children, is of course Imam Hussein (as). I pray to Allah SWT that I am able to take the next baby-step in the path that led Imam Hussein (as) to nafs-e-mutmahinnah: “O soul that art at rest! Return to your Lord, well-pleased (with him), well-pleasing (Him)”, Surah Al-Fajr, 89:27, 89:28, يَٰٓأَيَّتُهَا ٱلنَّفْسُ ٱلْمُطْمَئِنَّةُ ٱرْجِعِىٓ إِلَىٰ رَبِّكِ رَاضِيَةً مَّرْضِيَّةً .
I fear however, that I shall forever be deprived of that journey and that destination, as only the soul untouched by evil or cleansed of evil, can even embark on such journey. What evil is that? It is the evil in the nafs. Which is why, in Islam, Jihad-un-nafs is the highest form of jihad.
But one can dream can't one? Without the dream, and the desire to achieve that dream, there is sure to be no outcome. With the dream, there is at least the motivation for continuing to the next level of truth-jihad, to Jihad-un-nafs. This is the hardest of all levels – for it entails fighting with one's own self, with one's own demons, with one's own failings, with one's own ungratefulness to the bounties and responsibilities that being the lucky of history has bestowed upon one, and which weakens and nullifies one's good efforts, deprives one of spiritual ascendance. However, it is also a failing that is overcome in a single day, in a single instant, with Allah SWT's grace. This may sound very Christian, but man's own will is also part of this.
The unparalleled example of this transformation in history, at least in the context of Imam Hussein (as) as the Safinatun Nijaat (Innal Husseina' misbah-ul-huda wa safina-tun-nijaah”) and the exercise of free will to climb aboard, is Hur ibne Ar-Riyahi. The fearless General in Yazid's Army who was responsible for interdicting the journey of Imam Hussein and his companions from Mecca to Kufa, at Karbala, a place whose timeless sanctity is writ large even today as the Arb'aeen gathering in millions is evidence.
General Hur's metanoia was almost instantaneous. It transpired in just one evening as the history of Karbala records, on the evening before Ashura. General Hur was the first Martyr on the very next day, the Day of Ashura, as that painful narrative of history informs us. But on whose side? On the side of Imam Hussein (as), fighting against Yazid's army that he had led as its commander-in-chief until the previous evening only! InshaAllah. I pray to Allah SWT, that like General Hur ibne Ar-Riyahi, I, and all who aspire the same, die a Muslim by firmly coming on board the Safinatun Nijaat despite our many failings. May Allah SWT, with the Wasilah and Shafa'at of His Favoured Ones, those who Allah Says in the Holy Qur'an are the Means of Approach unto Him, the Delineators of the Straight Path, accept my prayers and guide me and all who seek it, on that journey of self-cleansing one's own taghoots within.
who is he that can intercede with Him but by His permission? 2:255
من ذا الذي يشفع عنده إلا بإذنه ۚ
O ye who believe! Do your duty to Allah, seek the means of approach unto Him, 5:35
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَابْتَغُوا إِلَيْهِ الْوَسِيلَةَ
Show us the straight path, 1:6;
The path of those whom Thou hast favoured. 1:7
اِهۡدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الۡمُسۡتَقِيۡمَۙ
صِرَاطَ الَّذِيۡنَ اَنۡعَمۡتَ عَلَيۡهِمۡ
Caption Holy Qur'an Verse of Shafa'at, Verse of Wasilah, Verse of Path of Favoured Ones (see Wasilah in the Holy Qur'an)
And this ardent prayer, this burning desire, brings me to the dysfunction of Pakistan, to her corrupt rulers, to her dystopic predicament, to her house niggers, her uncle Toms and aunty Thomases, to her servile classes who have made Pakistan a slave state, rental state, vassal state of the global powers that be. Surely, their crimes are not worse than General Hur's before his metanoia! Imam Hussein (as) is the Safinatun Nijaat – the Ship of Refuge – for Pakistan.
Like General Hur, the only hope for Pakistan, in my never to be falsely humble view, is for her rulers, her generals, her establishment, at least just one individual at the top in that sorry corrupt inept lot, to experience the profound metanoia of siding with truth for a change; siding with justice for a change; siding with what is right, and what Allah SWT has ordained of man as his destiny when He fashioned mankind in ahsan-e-taqweem: to say NO to taghoots, to taghooti systems of control, to servitude to fellow man, to his systems of corruption and co-option, to his rule by villainous power as superpower, and to his rule of servitude of nations.
That metanoia, that transformation, that ability and courage to say NO, to not bow before the Yazids of our time at any price, to prefer death with honor over life with indignity, to seek the grave before one becomes a slave, to not have the jackboots of tyranny, corruption, falsehood, ineptness, stamped upon a nation's face, can only be brought about by Imam Hussein alayhis-salām (عليه السلام), the courageous grandson of the noble Prophet of Islam (peace be upon him), the noble son of the Prophet's virtuous daughter Hazrat Fatima (salamullah alayhe) and Islam's foremost defender and Imam, Imam Ali (alayhis-salām).
That unparalleled pedigree and nobility of Imam Hussein, all Muslims of all faiths and maslaks in all times (except the reigns of the Nasibis and the murderers of Imam Hussein), have revered and honored. Imam Hussein belongs to all Muslims. Nay, to all humanity in need of saying No to tyranny! Love of Imam Hussein is made incumbent upon all Muslims: 'Say: “No reward do I ask of you for this except the love of those near of kin.”' (Surah Ash-Shura 42:23) It can only be an imbecile nation, whatever her belief system, who shall refuse to learn from Imam Hussein how to live and die with dignity without ever transgressing moral bounds; without ever hurting a single soul who isn't out to get you, and thus demonstrating the unparalleled implementation of the Qur'anic Guidance to mankind in Surah Al-Maeda 5:32.
For that cause We decreed for the Children of Israel that whosoever killeth a human being for other than manslaughter or corruption in the earth, it shall be as if he had killed all mankind, and whoso saveth the life of one, it shall be as if he had saved the life of all mankind. Our messengers came unto them of old with clear proofs (of Allah's Sovereignty), but afterwards lo! many of them became prodigals in the earth., 5:32
مِنْ أَجْلِ ذَٰلِكَ كَتَبْنَا عَلَىٰ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ أَنَّهُ مَنْ قَتَلَ نَفْسًا بِغَيْرِ نَفْسٍ أَوْ فَسَادٍ فِي الْأَرْضِ فَكَأَنَّمَا قَتَلَ النَّاسَ جَمِيعًا وَمَنْ أَحْيَاهَا فَكَأَنَّمَا أَحْيَا النَّاسَ جَمِيعًا ۚ وَلَقَدْ جَاءَتْهُمْ رُسُلُنَا بِالْبَيِّنَاتِ ثُمَّ إِنَّ كَثِيرًا مِنْهُمْ بَعْدَ ذَٰلِكَ فِي الْأَرْضِ لَمُسْرِفُونَ
Caption Holy Qur'an Verse of saving humanity
Come experience Arba'een with that motivation. Come to the teaching of Imam Hussein alayhis-salām (عليه السلام) of what Islam's kalima means in practice. And Allah SWT shall inspire all who wish to strive to live the claim they have made from birth, and make it daily: la illa ha illal la, to actually live it. InshaAllah.
Say NO to illa in practice rather than in lip-service. The tea shall be thrown overboard in that very instant. That is the way out for Pakistan. This book has unequivocally demonstrated it.

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Pakistan's Most “Unworthy Victim”: Dr Aafia Siddiqui

Monday, September 30, 2019
The Journey of an “unworthy victim”
From This
Aafia Siddiqui - Then: 1991 about to start sophomore year at MIT

To This
Aafia Siddiqui - Now:  The Ugly Side of U.S. Law or the hubris of Imperial Mobilization awaiting its Just Comeuppance?
Caption Even the Heavens must surely weep!
The Ugly Side of U.S. Law or the hubris of Imperial Mobilization awaiting its Just Comeuppance?
By the American scholar extraordinaire, the keeper of America's conscience, and my teacher at MIT, Professor Noam Chomsky's definition, the “worthy victim” is always worthy of being mourned, celebrated, commemorated, as it is made victim by the bad guys or their allies. The “unworthy victim” is unworthy of being mourned or even worrying about, as it is made victim by the good guys or their allies.
As an example of each, the once innocent child Malala Yousafzai (that she obviously once was, before accepting the Faustian pact as an adult that had been made on her behalf by her parents when she was a child), the “worthy victim”, a victim of the evil-doers, is to be honored and even celebrated, perhaps even anointed as the “peace-maker”, and of course awarded the Nobel Peace prize as a teenager just for being shot at (non fatally) by the bad guys. Celebrating her makes the bad guys look really bad and advances the cause of empire's counter-insurgency operations against them. It also creates a hero from among the Untermenschen who can be thrust back upon them as empire's glorified representative to them. This imperial craft for colonizing the Untermensch was most impressively fashioned by the empire that once ruled the seven seas, and upon which the sun never set, Great Britannia:
'We must at present do our best to form a class who may be interpreters between us and the millions whom we govern, --a class of persons Indian in blood and colour, but English in tastes, in opinions, in morals and in intellect.' --- (Lord Macaulay, Minute on Indian Education, 2nd February 1835)
Martin Luther King Jr., examined that construction by taking it a step further for the even far more brutish legatee of Great Britannia:
'The white establishment is skilled in flattering and cultivating emerging leaders. It presses its own image on them and finally, from imitation of manners, dress, and style of living, a deeper strain of corruption develops. This kind of Negro leader acquires the white man’s contempt for the ordinary Negro. He is often more at home with the middle-class white than he is among his own people. His language changes, his location changes, his income changes, and ultimately he changes from the representative of the Negro to the white man into the white man’s representative to the Negro. The tragedy is that too often he does not recognize what has happened to him.' --- (Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope, page 307)
Malcolm X advanced that understanding of empire's Negroes one step further:
'Today's Uncle Tom doesn't wear a handkerchief on his head. This modern, twentieth-century Uncle Thomas now often wears a top hat. He's usually well-dressed and well-educated. He's often the personification of culture and refinement. The twentieth-century Uncle Thomas sometimes speaks with a Yale or Harvard accent. Sometimes he is known as Professor, Doctor, Judge, and Reverend, even Right Reverend Doctor. This twentieth-century Uncle Thomas is a professional Negro ... by that I mean his profession is being a Negro for the white man.' --- (Malcolm X, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, 1964, 1999 hardcover edition, Chapter Black Muslims, page 265.)
Malcolm X didn't just stop there. He further distinguished between the House Nigger (Uncle Thomas) and the Field Nigger:
'There was two kind of slaves.

There was the house Negro and the field Negro.

The house Negro, they lived in the house, with massa. They dressed pretty good. They ate good, cause they ate his food, what he left. They lived in the attic or the basement, but still they lived near their master, and they loved their master, more than their master loved himself. They would give their life to save their master's house quicker than their master would.

The house Negro, if the master said 'we got a good house here', the house Negro say 'yeah, we got a good house here'.

Whenever the master would said we, he'd say we. That's how you can tell a house Negro.

If the master's house caught on fire, the house Negro would fight harder to put the blaze out than the master would. If the master got sick, the house Negro would say 'What's the matter, boss, we sick?' We sick!

He identified himself with his master, more than his master identified with himself.

And if you came to the house Negro and said 'let's run away, let's escape, let's separate', the house Negro would look at you and say 'man, you crazy! What you mean separate? Where is there a better house than this? Where can I wear better clothes than this? Where can I eat better food than this?'

That was that house Negro.

In those days, he was called a house nigger. And that's what we call him today, 'cause we still got some house niggers runnin around here.

This modern house Negro loves his master. He wants to live near him.

He'll pay three times as much as the house is worth just to live near his master, and then brag about 'I'm the only Negro out here. I'm the only one on my job. I'm the only one in this school.' You're nothing but a house Negro!

And if someone come to you right now and say 'let's separate', you say the same thing that the house Negro said on the plantation: 'What you mean separate? From America? This good white man? Where you gonna get a better job than you get here? I mean this is what you say. 'I ain't left nothing in Africa'. That's what you say.

Why, you left your mind in Africa!

On that same plantation, there was the field Negro.

The field Negro, those were the masses. There was always more Negroes in the field than there was Negroes in the house.

The Negro in the field caught hell. He ate leftovers.

In the house they ate high up on the hog. The Negro in the field didn't get nothing but what was left of the insides of the hog.

They call them chetlands nowadays. In those days they called them what they were, guts!

That's what you were, a guteater. And some of you are still guteaters!

The field Negro was beaten, from morning till night.

He lived in a shack, in a hut. He wore cast-off clothes.

He hated his master. I say, he hated his master.

He was intelligent.

That house Negro loved his master. But that field Negro, remember, they were in the majority, and they hated their master.

When the house caught on fire, he didn't try to put it out, that field Negro prayed for a wind. For a breeze!

When the master got sick, the field Negro prayed that he died.

If someone come to the field Negro and said 'let's separate, let's run.' He didn't say 'Where we going?' he said 'Any place is better than here'.

We got field Negroes in America today.

I'm a field Negro.

The masses are the field Negroes.

When they see this man's house on fire, you don't hear these little Negroes talkin bout 'Our Government is in trouble'. They say 'thee Government is in trouble.'

Imagine a Negro, 'our Government'. I even heard one say 'our astronauts.' They won't even let him near the plant, and 'our astronauts'. 'Our Navy'. That's a Negro that's out of his mind.

That's a Negro that's out of his mind!

Just as the slave master in that day, used Tom, the house Negro, to keep the field Negroes in check.

The same 'ol slavemaster today, has Negroes, who are nothing but modern Uncle Toms. 20th century Uncle Toms, to keep you and me in check.

Keep us under control. Keep us passive and peaceful. And nonviolent. That's Tom making you nonviolent.

It's like when you go to the dentist, and the man is going to take your tooth. You're going to fight him, when he start pulling. So they squirt some stuff in your jaw called Novocain, to make you think they are not doing anything to you. So you sit there and because you got all that Novocain in your jaw, you suffer peacefully. Hahahaha.

There's nothing in our Book, the Qur'an, as you call it, Koran, teaches us to suffer peacefully.

Our religion teaches us to be intelligent. Be peaceful. Be courteous. Obey the law. Respect everyone.

But if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery!

That's a good religion. In fact, that's that old-time religion. That's the one that Ma and Pa used to talk about.

An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth, and a head for a head, and a life for a life.

That's a good religion.

And then anybody, no one resist that kind of religion being taught but a wolf, who intends to make you his meal.

This is the way it is with the white man in America. He's a wolf, and you're sheep.

Anytime a shepherd, a pastor, teach you and me not to run from the white man, and at the same time teach us don't fight the white man, he's a traitor, to you and me.

Don't lay down our life all by itself. No! Preserve your life. It's the best thing you got.

And if you got to give it up, let it be Even Steven.' --- (Malcolm X, House Negro vs. Field Negro Speech, Transcription by Project Humanbeingsfirst.org)
Pakistan's young Nobel laureate “worthy victim” of course, speaks with an Oxford accent. She lives in the UK under the protection of the massa while she is groomed to play her role as the future prime minister of Pakistan.
Because frequently occurring “worthy victims” continually refuel the necessary “doctrinal motivation, intellectual commitment, and patriotic gratification” to sustain “imperial mobilization” since “democracy is inimical to imperial mobilization” as Zbigniew Brzezinski puts it, it is not beyond empire to manufacture the “worthy victims” itself using the bad guys as stooges. The House Niggers of course shall all pretend that bad field niggers are responsible for the heinous acts and go to war on their own people on behalf of the massa.
Pakistan's exponentially aging “unworthy victim” on the other hand, sold to empire by Pakistan's ruler, Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, under the rubric of empire's laws and manufactured evidence is consigned to 86 years in prison.
That is the straightforward reality of the matter. From Aafia Then, to Aafia Now, is but one insignificant step of imperial mobilization.
More pertinently, it is imperial hubris, awaiting its Just Comeuppance!
Oh Allah SWT, have mercy on this gallant soul... has she not paid the price of her Categorical Imperative sufficiently?

Open Letter to Pakistani Judicial Minds: Reclaiming Dr Aafia Siddiqui
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Dear Hon Chief Justice of Pakistan and Her Best Judicial Minds:
dr-aafia-at-her-mit-graduation - The Only Truth About US Justice is that Justice is in the Service of Empire!
Pakistan's destiny appears to be to blindly stagger from crisis to crisis. So, arguably, there is never the best moment to do anything but the present. All things must be done in the present when tomorrow shall only be the harbinger of some new existential crisis – which today already presages the looming Muslim on Muslim World War. Therefore, while we are managing our present crises and worrying about our future ones, I wish to draw your attention to finally reclaiming one of Pakistan's own – Dr. Aafia Siddiqui.
The following oped is now almost a decade old. Do something please --- and I outline below how to proceed for those of greater and finer judicial acumen. If Pakistan's best judicial minds, her best soldiers of truth and justice, fear calling a spade a spade to the point of summun, bukmun, umyun, then who, or what, can the ordinary plebeians seeking justice on earth look towards? Death? It, obviously, ends injustices for all --- the kamaal is to have it end for the living, wouldn't you agree?
Dare to tug on the loose yarn of the absurd cloak to unravel the entire garment of global deceit forcibly inflicted upon all mankind today?
Thank you for your consideration,
Zahir Ebrahim
Project Humanbeingsfirst.org

FLASHBACK: Remembering Aafia Siddiqui in 2011 – 38 years old, frail victim of Imperial Mobilization
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” --- Martin Luther King, Jr.
The following letter accompanied this Flashback emailed to many lawyers, professors, jurist doctors, et. al.
Dear friends and teachers, AOA (Assalaam O Alekum - may peace be with you).
A frail woman is teetering at the very edge of existentialism. I write you In great sadness and with much anguish, for “only the dead have seen the end of war” (Plato). Those silent on this case are just as silent on all cases from Palestine to Pakistan, Afghanistan to Iraq. Aafias are the victims of every war. Taking a stance on this one, our contemporary, is taking a stance on every Aafia from time immemorial.
While we can do nothing about the dead (except lament, or, for the professional academic, write books upon books and treatise upon treatise to get tenure as professors and win accolades for one's scholarship), there is something we can do for the living.
Please read the legal concept outlined below in the Editorial. It was set as an international precedent at Nuremberg by the Military Tribunal in which Robert Jackson, the chief prosecuting counsel for the United States, argued culpability of all Allied destruction of Europe resulting in the slaughter of millions of innocent civilians, on the doorstep of those from whose first crime of aggression, “all the evil that followed”.
That concept is also a key construct for ascertaining legal culpability and for apportioning criminality in both secular law, as well as moral law, where first cause is held more culpable than its effects. This is almost universal, and a legal truism. Those who claim to be Jurist Doctors, cannot but be aware of it.
See my layman's argument below. If argued in proper legalize by those skilled in that profession, it can surely enable refreshing a legal precedent for contemporary times of the here and the now which is entirely clouded in the villainous calculus of “imperial mobilization” (a term from Zbigniew Brzezinski).
Zahir Ebrahim,
Project Humanbeingsfirst.org

Editorial: Dr. Aafia Siddiqui and Justice in the Service of Empire
The Only Truth About US Justice is that Justice is in the Service of Empire!
First Article on Thursday, February 11, 2010 | Letter to Editor Friday, February 12, 2010 | Oped Saturday, February 13, 2010 | Last Updated February 26, 2010
Turned down by all newspapers in the world, from The New York Times to Pakistan's Dawn and Daily Times
Yvonne Ridley's anguished opinion 'Truth about US justice' appeared in Wednesday's edition of Pakistan's prominent English Daily, The News, on February 10, 2010, and also appeared worldwide before then.
Ms. Ridley bemoans the travesty of justice in the US court's pronouncement of its guilty verdict on the frail, tortured daughter of Pakistan, Dr. Aafia Siddiqui. The veteran journalist is perhaps unaware of the import of the following revealing words of a US Supreme Court justice which were uttered in 1951:
“To those who would paralyze our Government in the face of impending threat by encasing it in a semantic strait-jacket, we must reply that all concepts are relative.”
This lesser known utterance by the highest lawman of the United States came right on the heels of the victorious Allies administering the absolute victor's justice at Nuremberg to the defeated Nazis with these famous words of its chief prosecuting counsel for the United States, Robert H. Jackson:
“... we are not prepared to lay down a rule of criminal conduct against others which we would not be willing to have invoked against us.”
Indeed, if there is one monumental statement made at Nuremberg, it was possibly this:
“... the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole”.
In other words, Justice Robert H. Jackson averred that all the destruction of civilian cities from Dresden, Hamburg, ... to Tokyo in Allied fire-bombings which deliberately killed millions of innocent civilians, was not culpable crimes against humanity because its sin and criminality was absorbed by the Supreme International Crime of the first aggression!
Culpability for “all the evil that follows” is always solely apportioned by victors to the account of the first aggressor (the one who is defeated).
Even the aggressor's pretext for its first invasion of Poland as its own preemptive self-defense against terrorism (the Gleiwitz terrorist incident aka Operation Canned Goods), was outright rejected at Nuremberg as merely the self-inflicted inside-job to synthesize a Machiavellian pretext for extending German Lebensraum. As Hitler had put it to his Generals in Bavaria:
“[I will] give a propagandist reason for starting the war [and don't] mind whether it was plausible or not. The victor will not be asked afterward whether he told the truth or not. In starting and waging a war it is not the right that matters, but victory.”
Justice Robert Jackson unequivocally affirmed that the Nazi quest for full spectrum dominance of Europe was illegal by international law, under any pretext:
“The intellectual bankruptcy and moral perversion of the Nazi regime might have been no concern of international law had it not been utilized to goosestep the Herrenvolk across international frontiers. It is not their thoughts, it is their overt acts which we charge to be crimes.”
And in order to ensure that these legal words of immense import were never re-semanticized for “imperial mobilizations” by future 'ubermensch' Reichs, but rather, that these concepts remained inviolably “encas[ed] in a semantic strait-jacket”, the very definition for the word 'aggressor' was ab initio proposed by Justice Robert Jackson as a state which first initiates:
“invasion of its armed forces, with or without a declaration of war, of the territory of another State. ... If certain acts of violation of treaties are crimes, they are crimes whether the United States does them or whether Germany does them, and we are not prepared to lay down a rule of criminal conduct against others which we would not be willing to have invoked against us.”
That is quite an objective measure in international law for ascertaining who is the most guilty aggressor party, and who to fry first for crimes against peace, for monumental crimes against humanity.
So, even if Dr. Aafia Siddiqui is actually guilty as charged (for the sake of argument); is indeed the heinous mastermind of Al-Qaeeda (a Hegelian Dialectic which is examined elsewhere); or even if she was merely a dupe recruited by the Talibans/Al-Qaeeda as their waterboy (just as the CIA recruited Muslims from around the world to fight as the lauded Mujahideen against the USSR with proclamations of “god is on your side”); by the same yardstick as was used to hang the Nazis while awarding medals of bravery to the Allies who killed millions of innocent civilians in the defense of Europe against the aggressor, all the evil which has followed from the terrorist acts of an individual in aiding and abetting the militant-response against the invasion forces in Afghanistan is similarly legally subsumed by the monumental acts of state terrorism! The superpower's utilization of the 911 terrorist incident to “goosestep the Herrenvolk across international frontiers” is little different from the Nazis'.
Therefore, in any fair justice system interested in bringing real criminals closer to their day of accounting, before Dr. Aafia can be charged for her criminal conduct of responding to the invading forces in Afghanistan by her frail physical might, the leaders of the 'free world' and their financial supermasters seeking their own “Lebensraum” must be put on trial for their “supreme international crime ... [of] goosestep[ing] the Herrenvolk across international frontiers.”!
To anyone with even half a brain, but one which is not entirely uncongenial to reflection, it must have been rather obvious from day-one that in the light of public revelations of the egregious circumstances of Dr. Aafia's bizarre capture and the subsequent orchestration of her show trial (instead of simply assassinating the accused if she was such a diabolical threat to mankind), any “justice” administered to Dr. Aafia Siddiqui would only be comparable to the proclamation of the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland: “off with her head”.
It must also have been apparent to those inclined to perusing statecraft rather than watching television or reading newspapers for their knowledge of current affairs, that the show trial of Aafia Siddiqui was designed primarily to serve an agenda of the state. Namely, one of calculatingly exercising the “high degree of doctrinal motivation, intellectual commitment, and patriotic gratification” deemed necessary for a “sustained exercise abroad of genuinely imperial power.” A careful reading of Zbigniew Brzezinski's The Grand Chessboard makes the political science and the various mantras behind “imperial mobilization” abundantly clear.
Therefore, at least for these abnormal people who actually try to comprehend the forces which drive terrorism, both the pirate's as well as the emperor's, there is nothing surprising in the guilty verdict, nor in the conduct of the servile Pakistani rulers leading up to the verdict, and nor in the utterances of the US Ambassador to Pakistan, Ann Patterson. To have expected anything else after all the careful preparations that went into enacting this puppetshow, the show trial and its attendant media demonization of Dr. Aafia, only betrays immense naiveté of the inner-workings of empire.
In my view, the prima facie 'Truth about US justice' is that “justice” is in the service of empire, as it always has been! The madam Ambassador of the United States to Pakistan has only executed the core purpose of her diplomatic post rather faithfully in the service of her empire.
Justice in these times, like everything else, including science, politics, history, literature, cinema, news (which is often indistinguishable from cinema), and of course political-science, is continually put in the diabolical service of empire. The only veritable truths are the imperial proclamations of the white man – from who did 911 to Global War on Terror to Global Warming to Global Epidemics to Global Financial Collapse to Global Governance. These history-constructions by incremental faits accomplis are the sine qua non for one-world government and cannot be constrained in any moral or legal “semantic strait-jacket”.
It's not like the beleaguered Pakistanis don't know it – we even have the East India Company's achievements to guide us – but apparently, we, the 'untermensch', never quite seem to learn its lessons. And that's really the only pernicious secret of the enduring hidden strength of the golem behind all its guns and butter offerings to its victims before slaughtering them. The veritable strength of its 'Samson locks': our own price!
The former Director of the ISI, Brig. Tirmazi, narrated the following about us Pakistanis in his 1996 book Profiles of Intelligence:
'... It would be fair to ask what we [the ISI] did to counter the US machinations? Well we did not, and could not do any thing beyond reporting to the highest authority in the country. There are reasons for our inaction:
One, neither the ISI nor the IB is designed or equipped to counter the machinations of a Super Power.
Two, an important factor is our own price. A lot has been said and written by some of our American friends about the price of a Pakistani. Dr. Andrew V. Corry, US Counsel General at Lahore, once said, Price of a Pakistani oscillates between a free trip to the US and a bottle of whisky.” He may not be too far wrong. We did observe some highly placed Pakistanis selling their conscience, prestige, dignity and self-respect for a small price.' (page 45, emphasis added)
That evergreen description however has not captured the grotesque reality of the English-enabled intellectual Negroes flourishing in Pakistan today. Their “price” is not measured in such pecuniary terms.
Given this tortuous backdrop of modernity, the point of the unsubtle resignation request made by the courageous Ms. Ridley to show some moral backbone among the errand boys and girls of empire, even as it is merely being rhetorical, is entirely meaningless even in its rhetoric for two reasons: 1) it is a moral request in a global governance system which is beyond good and evil, one which brazenly asserts “hegemony is as old as mankind”, and which puts morality itself directly in the service of empire; and 2) given that the highest-order-bit of the systemic disease among the 'untermensch' has apparently already been apportioned as our national destiny!
Crises are defining moments for nations, and for a people. Some rise to it. Others fall before it. Pakistan as a nation has evidently decided the latter course of action – and this is palpably apparent from the statements of Pakistan's own Ambassador to Washington:
'“Foreign relations are not discussed in poetry, ... Saddam Husain’s last speech was also full of poetry but it could not save him or his nation”', and that 'relationships between nations are based on ground realities'.
Read its full deconstruction in: Bringing back the lost Zen to Pakistan
While it is true that most in Pakistan are very upset by what has befallen Dr. Aafia Siddiqui as yet another victim of “imperial mobilization” – only one among the millions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine, Pakistan's Tribal-Belt, all along the 'arc of crisis' in the “global zone of percolating violence”, etc. – the handful who did publicly protest this latest visitation of empire's justice upon a frail tortured woman in a nation of almost 200 million, did so only symbolically.
While many an English-enabled 'house Negro' only expressed faith in empire's Justice.
The English language Pakistani press is full of their editorials which span the gamut of intellectual servitude from heaping scorn on any public expression of empathy with the victim, to outright blaming the victim. And this combined show of moral bravado despite the fact that Dr. Aafia has become the inextricable symbol of the summation of all the abhorrent injustices purveyed upon women in wars – from rape to rape – and no mere words can ever capture her indescribable agony!
Yet, most Pakistanis among the 'field Negroes' daring to express a modicum of moral outrage only displayed our fine moral tenor from the comforts of our living room. Just as we did when Iraqi women were being raped, tortured, and disappeared in the service of empire not too long ago. Then we returned back to our daily grind.
Symbols of morality, like talismans, are no match for hard orchestrated events of “imperial mobilization”. And especially when arsonists are running all the fire brigades in a nation where its masses are more closely tied to their daily bread than to matters of state or national survival. The apathetic public well understands that many more arsonists eagerly await in the wings to take the place of their predecessors. The masses are well aware that the Pakistani elite, the ever patriotic praetorian guards, and their coterie of miserable sycophants have already learnt that while one's abject service to empire can sometimes be hazardous to one's existential wellness, it also routinely calls for new faces in many a chief's seat and presents the fabulous opportunity to loot and plunder anew in the name of patriotism.
Therefore, Ms. Yvonne Ridley's impassioned moral hint to the distinguished American Ambassador to Pakistan:
'She should then pick up the phone to the US president and tell him to release Aafia and return Pakistan’s most loved, respected and famous daughter and reunite her with the two children who are still missing. Then she should re-read her letter of August 16, 2008 and write another ... one of resignation.',
will only deprive madam Ambassador of a well-earned livelihood and comfortable retirement for no fault of her own. She merely faithfully discharged her service contract to her own empire. And it will do nothing for Pakistan either, for we, as a nation, are serving exactly the same interests. When these aren't even our own!
I humbly recommend instead that madam American Ambassador be the next in line to be awarded the glorious Freedom Medal by the White House. President Obama has already received his Nobel Peace Prize.
Thank you.
Zahir Ebrahim
Project Humanbeingsfirst.org

Postscript: The Curious Case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui and Imperial Mobilization
Justice is a delicacy best served cold, preferably in cold blood, in full service to the Hectoring Hegemons!
September 26, 2010.
This Postscript to Project Humanbeingsfirst Editorial of February 13, 2010, was written the day after Dr. Aafia Siddiqui's sentencing by a US Court to 86 years in prison
“It is my judgment that Dr Siddiqui is sentenced to a period of incarceration of 86 years,” --- U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman
Ugly Side of U.S. Law? - Aafia Siddiqui
Caption Harmless innocence Melt, Flours of all hue, and without thorn the rose (Milton, Paradise Lost): Is this merely the Ugly Side of US Law? The matching facade of Pakistan’s outrage over Dr. Aafia Siddiqui's Treatment
“Nothing is more certain in modern society than the principle that there are no absolutes, that a name, a phrases, a standard has meaning only when associated with the considerations which give birth to nomenclature. To those who would paralyze our Government in the face of impending threat by encasing it in a semantic strait-jacket, we must reply that all concepts are relative.” --- Justice Vinson, U.S. Supreme Court, 1951 AD
First, Alice in Wonderland: Justice is a delicacy best served cold, preferably in cold-blood, in full service to the Hectoring Hegemons – just ask jurist doctor Rafia Zakaria, General Secretary, Board of Directors Amnesty International USA: Zahir Ebrahim Responds to Rafia Zakaria's and Amnesty International's Call for 'prosecution of Taliban leaders for war crimes'!
But simple minds will choose to not understand this – that mantras alone can't efficiently enable “imperial mobilization”:
    • Successful social engineering also requires actual defining acts of terror that can believably foster “conditions of a sudden threat or challenge to the public's sense of domestic well-being”, and cleanly separate time into a “before” and an “after”.
    • The New Pearl Harbor of 9/11 was necessary to shatter “the public's sense of domestic well-being.” It immediately accomplished that separation of time into epochs, and instantly cemented the long running mantra of the new boogieman du jour, the “The Roots of Muslim Rage.” Bernard Lewis had planted that seed in the Council on Foreign Relations' Foreign Affairs magazine a full decade before 9/11, self-servingly concluding: “It should now be clear that we are facing a mood and a movement far transcending the level of issues and policies and the governments that pursue them. This is no less than a clash of civilizations.”
    • As Hitler too had well understood, mantras must be backed by real acts of fabricated terror in order to realize their full potential as effective PROPAGANDA which can mobilize a nation to do what they would normally not accept to do.
    • And it also needs recruits, preferably young angry men and women whose “Muslim Rage” can be harvested, especially for suicide missions.
    • The hectoring hegemons need that “empire's justice” which has been juridically administered to the poor Pakistani scapegoat Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, so that it becomes more and more believable to blame future acts of fabricated terror on “radicalized Muslims”, “home grown terrorists”, “Islamofascism” et. al., in order to continue to justify the on-going baby-step construction of domestic police-state.
    • The entire world must be eventually governed as a global police-state because: “World government could only be kept in being by force.”
    • To anyone with even half a brain, but one which is not entirely uncongenial to reflection, it must have been rather obvious from day-one that in the light of public revelations of the egregious circumstances of Dr. Aafia's bizarre capture and the subsequent orchestration of her show trial, any “justice” administered to Dr. Aafia Siddiqui would only be comparable to the proclamation of the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland: “off with her head”.
    • It must also have been apparent to those inclined to perusing statecraft rather than watching television or reading newspapers for their knowledge of current affairs, that the show trial of Aafia Siddiqui was designed primarily to serve an agenda of the state. Namely, one of calculatingly exercising the “high degree of doctrinal motivation, intellectual commitment, and patriotic gratification” deemed necessary for a “sustained exercise abroad of genuinely imperial power.” A careful reading of Zbigniew Brzezinski's The Grand Chessboard makes the political science and the various mantras behind “imperial mobilization” abundantly clear: The Only Truth About US Justice is that Justice is in the Service of Empire!
“It's all in the wrist”
(scene from James Bond's Octopussy)
007 OCTOPUSSY Kamal to Simpleton after beating him: 'It's all in the wrist you know' - James Bond to the same Simpleton after beating Kamal Khan at his own game: 'It's not really in the wrist you know'
Caption “It's all in the wrist”, said Kamal Khan in Roger Moore's 007 Octopussy, as he proceeded to repeatedly put wool over his simpleton victim's eyes with his clever sleight of hand. But James Bond wasn't living in a fool's paradise of “the crowd of the simpletons and the credulous.” He knew smoke and mirrors scam when he saw one. Beating Kamal Khan at this own game with a slyer wit, he blandly observed to the marveling simpleton after pocketing his winnings: “It's not really in the wrist you know!”

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