by Hamid Nazhm
CRYING Out in horror and outrage and calling foreigners names and being an agitator is what some get up to in every community and not only at times of danger. I am thinking here of the popular newspaper and Tee Vee entertainers (“columnists” and “commentators”) who inveigh against muslims and islamic societies because of their perfectly understandable revulsion for the attacks in New York and Washington on 11 September 2006–and who proceed from that to beller about a “war between cultures.” I can just see them standing on the beach in Massachussetts in 1620 and hollering:
“We got to defend our superior way of life — if these pig-farmers get ashore there goes the scalping-parties!”
The trouble is that this sort of thing isn’t much use and only reaches certain classes of the mentally-damaged (mostly those wholly possessed by their greed and their lusts), and it is actually a tragedy when real changes in history are at hand. The unmet need is to look into what is really happening and to decide specifically what things we must not accept as well as what to welcome, in this case specifically from islam. Unfortunately as in the case of our current events-entertainers prejudice and the refusal to do the work of thinking (laziness) — and unconscious dread of the end of their world as they have known it (fear — of personal death mainly) — makes them believe that they have to yammer and call names (anger.)
In other words they are simply indulging themselves in their passions for the sake of certain neuro-chemical emotional satisfactions, and this puts them precisely and not “metaphorically” on all-fours with the sexual-experimenters and dope-addicts and empty people who buy new cars every one or two years.
What is at stake now is the fact that for the first time since the tiny handful of colonists were clinging onto our eastern shores our America is within an ace of destruction. And this is happening to us for a whole host of reasons that have nothing to do with muslims and islam. One of the chief culprits is our unwise political games with money and the economy, not to mention that the majority of Americans are today completely illiterate on the subject of their Constitution. For most I daresay “equal rights” (we won’t even mention obligations here as I do not write about obscenity) comes down to a question of “how much free money can I get off the government?”
The new human moral and social vision which will emerge as the long first centuries of the first age of the new eon get underway will be in the end equally unacceptable to muslim, christian and jew alike. And yet these new things will represent the faithful working-out of our insoluble problems.
For this reason and for the sake of the future which already exists in a specific form, it is a very good thing that a key number of men and women of all classes and conditons throughout the world have long-since entered into communication, much of it on levels not to be described nor even describable now. They are maintaining and operating the actual procedures which will keep human being intact in such a way that we will one day enter together into that state of “paradise” which the so-called prophets have long perceived.
[Emmett R Smith
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[1 August 2006]