Infanticide by proxy

How long will it be, before the nature of the war that Hamas is waging against Israel finally sinks into people’s heads? The answer of course is never! If I were to be generous, I would allow that the lack of understanding is due to the alien nature of the morals, standards and thinking of radical Muslims. Unfortunately this will not wash as people from all cultures throughout the ages have proved that there is no limit to the depth of the depravities that humanity has and is able to sink to.

Therefore the only conclusion is that the repeated Pavlovian reaction of European people to the continuing events in Israel can only be the result of either a refusal to acknowledge, or an inability to comprehend (probably a combination of the two) the realities and nature of the tactics employed by terrorist organizations the likes of Hamas. The first, probably owing to the basic underlying anti-Semitic sentiment in all societies, the second, because of ignorance and stupidity.

It should be clear even to the most liberal moron that Hamas could never defeat Israel in an open military conflict. Therefore it would seem futile and pointless to engage in repeated periods of rocket fire, provoking Israeli retaliation. But to under estimate your enemy is the greatest mistake that any strategist can make, knowing your enemy on the other hand is the greatest advantage to be had.

Sun Tzu a brilliant Chinese general who lived over 2,400 years ago at the time of Confucius, wrote in his book `The Art of War´ that all war is basically deception and however much the technology changes, whatever the differences in population or resources, the underlying principles remain the same and there are certain rules that need to be observed.

The leadership of Hamas are no fools and they understand perfectly how, when and where to engage for maximum result. Furthermore they are familiar with and adept at manipulating the weak minded, appeasing, liberal Westerners, who are their real targets. The scenario is so tried and tested that it is almost boring, it is however effective.

The Arabs in the West Bank and Gaza have come to be perceived as the underdogs, an image cultivated over many decades with the propaganda being aimed at the sympathies of a receptive European audience who are more than eager to accept it owing to their own historical relationship with Jews. The terrorist leaders of these ne’er do well supposed underdogs, (who receive more financial help per capita annually than all truly deserving peoples do) have learned their lessons well.

The single greatest crime and mistake ever to be committed by the international community was made forty years ago. This was to set the scene for everything that has followed since and this is why it is not Israel but the Arab countries, the UN and its member states that are directly responsible together with their bedfellows, Hamas, for the death of women and children in the past and at present in the unallocated areas of the Palestinian Mandate set up by the League of Nations in 1922, known as Gaza and the West Bank.

In October 1974 the Arab League summit designated the PLO as the “sole legitimate representative” of the Arabs who had for political reasons decided to call themselves the “Palestinian people”. Following this, in November 1974, the UN General Assembly further legitimized the PLO by granting them observer status. The PLO had as its Chairman, Yasser Arafat the founder in 1959 of the paramilitary terrorist group Fatah; he was also President of the PNA.

Arafat the father of modern international terrorism, responsible for civilian-aircraft hijackings and terrorist attacks (in 1969 alone, Fatah is recorded to have carried out 2,432 attacks on Israel), accused of mass corruption (secretly amassing a personal wealth estimated to be1.3 billion dollars) is viewed by the majority of the Arabs in Gaza and the West Bank regardless of political ideology or faction as a heroic freedom fighter and martyr.

This mass murderer and thief, whose organization was legitimized by the international community was then further rewarded in 1994 by being given the Nobel Peace Prize! The lesson was well learned and so no wonder that the so called `Palestinians´ have since been lead and represented only by people and organizations of the same ilk. The latest is Hamas (who brought the added ingredient of radical Islamism), being voted into power by people who can no longer conceive of being represented by genuine politicians who may actually have their interest at heart.

They murder their own women and children by proxy to successfully gain the sympathy and support of the world, playing into the desires of those who can finally express their vile anti-Semitic feelings under the guise of supporting the poor `Palestinians´ against the cruel injustices of the Jews. This enables them to publicly vent their poison without fear of being seen for what they really are; ignorant Jew hating scum.

The world in a moment of weakness brought on by an uncharacteristic, temporary pang of conscience saw the need for reestablishing a Jewish homeland after nearly two millennia of persecuting and killing them, but it seems it has since repented.

The only refugees are the Jews who after 1,700 years of universal persecution finally got a legally constituted sovereign country to flee to, but where, for the past sixty six years have had to fight for its continued existence. Israel has never fought a war of aggression, only of self defense.

1947-1949, against Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. June 1967, against Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Algeria. 1967-1970 against Egypt, USSR, Jordan, Syria and the PLO. 1973, against Egypt and Syria. 1982, against the PLO. 1982-2000, against Hezbollah. 2006, against Hezbollah and 2008, against Hamas. Not to mention reprisal operations between the 50s and the 60s, the Suez crisis and the intifadas of 1987 and 2000.

The western media, the international community and all the so called humanitarian organizations are willing participants and complicit in the murder of every woman and child by playing their part in the distasteful propaganda show. They actively encourage these tactics by the orgy of images which are eagerly served up over and over again and which are just as keenly watched. This is the most inhumane and reprehensible con trick being perpetrated on those few who mistakenly feel sorry for the `Palestinians´ by cynical and devious people, habituated by the world to use self emulation to their own advantage.

The glaring questions are: Why are politicians, correspondents, humanitarian organizations and so called good people not outraged with Hamas? Why is there no hue and cry to bring the leaders of the `Palestinians´ to account for these crimes? Why is there no international effort to deny excessive coverage of these events in order to bring the murders to an end instead of encouraging more death by deliberate and repetitive exposure?

Alas owing to the deep rooted propensity of the world to believe anything and everything as long as you blame the Jews, the deceit has worked and where just fifty years ago Israel was regarded with admiration, it is now reviled proving yet again the sagacity of Sun Tzu that war is indeed deception!

To treat a democratic sovereign state defending itself with unprecedented self control, on equal terms with terrorists and murders is not only to distort reality but a deliberate concerted effort to support a lowlife hell bent on destroying the Jewish state. The UN and the international community continue to compound its original mistake. To give the Hamas leadership airtime and validity to enable them to peddle their lies says all there is to say about the European media, governments, health organizations, educational institutions and NGOs and their values.

Israel should not engage in measured reasoned dialogue with media organizations and representatives of governments whose sole aim is to twist the facts to suit their pro Arab agendas. The setting up of the State of Israel has backfired in as much that now all and sundry can focus their anti- Semitic bile thinly veiled as humanitarian concern for the vermin (and I do not mean the rats but the Arabs) infesting the cesspit known as Gaza and the West Bank.

The peoples of the so called free world are undermining a state which is their most important ally because they are incapable of rising above their historically ingrained hatred of Jews. If Israel was not a humanitarian caring and responsible country it would have waged real war on this scum a long time ago (as indeed most other countries would have by now) the outcome of which would be the complete annihilation of this morally bankrupt filth. Israel has and will continue to stand alone and will survive to the chagrin of the rest of the world.

It is not in the interest of Hamas to change their tactics of murder by proxy, for should they do so they would be relinquishing their most deadly weapon; the desire of Europeans to view Israel and the Jews as nasty evil people.

“We don’t just report a story,”

BBC World News Show (the acronym stands for Balanced Broadcasting Corporation) is finally coming ‘out’ and admitting what has been obvious to all, namely, that it had ceased to be a news agency a long time ago and had re invented itself as a reality show with its own political agenda. They never tire of repeating their latest catch phrase, `live the story´ or of boasting that “We don’t just report a story“.

Just exactly when they came to the erroneous and curious conclusion that it was the opinions of their pro Islamist, left wing, liberal correspondents that should be broadcast instead of the news, I can no longer remember. But since that time they have indeed had to be balanced. It requires nice judgment to present world events rewritten as semi fiction in order to promote your own jaundiced version, to be politically correct, multicultural, deniably anti-Semitic, and be servile to the hostile domestic Muslim population while sounding sufficiently none gender specific.

Balance is the name of the game and to the simple minded (the target audience) the BBC World News Show has the appearance of presenting all sides of every fantasy they peddle. They also offer variety to the masses, not of course in content but in presentation. Whether it is John Soapinyourhole with his ‘Global’ program, bumbling and stumbling in search of a coherent sentence, who by the way, has just been rewarded for his inability to speak fluently by being made North American correspondent or Stephen Sucker with his sickeningly sycophantic show entitled ‘Loose Talk’ who seems to think that the more loudly and emphatically he speaks the more veracity and balance his words will have.

Just recently I became very confused, I thought that I was watching a sketch from Monty Python or Not the Nine o’clock News, but in fact it was meant to be absolutely serious.

The BBC World News Show was showcasing an example of their incisive investigative journalism. One of their presenters by the name of Geeta Guru Murthy was interviewing a person, allegedly a woman, with a man’s haircut dressed in a suit, flanked by another person, extremely fey, purporting to be a man with a flamboyant haircut, both of whom were explaining why the Marvell Comic character Thor had just been rewritten as a woman! Thor the Norse God was apparently, (and I quote verbatim from the dodgy duo) “too über macho”???????

Presumably this is to be followed by the rewriting of Friedrich Nietzsche`s book unter the title of Überfrau or more in keeping with the sentiments of their presenters Untermensch!!!!!!!!

Their stable of correspondents, carefully chosen for their politics, all of whose mental health is at best questionable, includes such creatures as their Canadian born Chief International correspondent Lies Duplicity whose carefully cultivated accent is calculated to mislead even the keenest of linguists never mind the Afghan and Pakistani despots amongst whom she is a preferred and welcome guest. No doubt for her unique reporting style and clarity of expression.

Then there is Jeremy Bloodwen their Welsh born Middle East Editor and spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood who has been in-bedded with (and undoubtedly bedded) various terrorist organizations for so long that he really has begun to live it rather than report on it.

Bloodwen is at present broadcasting, in endless installments, his latest production; `Clueless in Gaza at the morgue with Hamas´ a contemporary re-make of Milton’s Samson Agonistes. Bloodwen obviously suffering from OCD syndrome has to be covered in Arab blood before he can commence his balanced snippets. Either it is his head dripping with blood in the middle of a crowd of ranting Muslim Brotherhood members on the streets of Cairo, or his feet deliberately treading blood on the floor of a morgue in the Gaza strip in the middle of a crowd of ranting Hamas members.

His next masterpiece, MacBethEl a modern day balanced version of Shakespear’s great play has Jeremy in the central role of Lady MacBethEl mouthing those immortal lines “Here’s the smell of the blood still: all the perfumes of Arabia are not sweeter on this little hand. Oh, oh, oh!” Coming soon only on BBC World News Show.

Bloodwen’s balancing act between clinical insanity and an unhealthy obsessive compulsion to be marinated in the blood of terrorists betrays a state of mind keenly sought by the BBC World News Show whose policy of abandoning facts and common sense in favor of not reporting but living the reality news according to the delusions and prejudices of their inpatients has gained them great success in audience numbers.

The formula of a balanced attitude regardless of facts, moral standards and common sense, (all crying out for the truth) combined with the unhealthy mental disorders of their carefully selected and conditioned reporters living, but not reporting the news, has raised the standard of BBC World News Show from a straight news broadcasting channel to a surreal comic farce reality show. Balanced über congratulations.

Oscary Prostheticus

I always considered that I had a pretty strong stomach, until that is, I heard Pestiferous on the stand speaking at his murder trial. Not that I have ever doubted his guilt, but the transparent and disgusting charade designed to dupe no one but the mentally impaired, was more than I could bear, it turned my belly.

Pistolerocus hasn’t got a leg to stand on; he is obviously as guilty as hell and none of his lame explanations, lies or excuses can hide the facts. His performance, however, should have turned everyone against him who had harboured any doubts till now. His barrister Barry Roux, led his semi literate client by the nose, stumbling through the rehearsed red herrings and between the insincere sobs, Pissstaincus attempted to use his disability, his mother, the bullies at his school, his stumps, his supposedly fragile state of mind and his insomnia as crutches to lean on to support the image of a vulnerable victim of circumstance.

Pissonthelawcus, star of the latest court room soap, leant heavily on method acting to portray the South African version of the highly successful North American soap,`Celebrity Trials´ staring O. J. Simpson. The formula for these blockbusters is to go and kill someone preferably your wife or girlfriend then rely on the publicity seeking solicitors, the idiotic public, the immoral media and an emasculated legal system to get away with it. The only real requirements for participation are to, own a gun, find a victim and be black or disabled besides being a “celebrity”!

I could continue, but am unable to work up the interest in this tasteless circus. I do, however, have an idea which could possibly be employed by the defence. Barry Roux could argue, that Posthumouscus’s apartment had not been cleaned in some time, and as he made his way towards the bathroom on his stumps with the gun, after hearing noises, Postmortemcus broke wind, and as a result of his anus being so close to the ground, the dust cloud that was raised obscured his vision, which is why he shot his girlfriend,- mistakenly,- four times! That may stump the prosecution, a kind of legal backfire.

Well, what does it matter in any case, as long as the public is entertained? Themis the Titan Goddess of justice was usually portrayed blindfolded to represent impartiality. Perhaps its time to depict her wearing earphones with the blindfold removed, watching a TV trial acquitting Pissstorycus.

Iacta alia est

“Forward, the Armoured Brigade!”
Was there a man dismayed?
Not though the soldier knew
Someone had blundered.
I honestly tried to defy,
The urge to make reply,
By argued reason why,
Putin had cast the die,
To enter the valley of Death
Where rode the six hundred.

First of all my apologies to Alfred Lord Tennyson, to the six hundred and Caesar. I wish to state clearly that in no way do I equate the brave charge of the Light Brigade or Caesar’s crossing of the Rubicon with Putin’s military invasion and annexation of the Crimea in his continuing and relentless geographical rebuilding of the Soviet Union. I really did try my best to resist commenting on recent events in Crimea. But the blunderings of Obama the UN and the EU are more than I can bear in silence.

To those (in minority) who have at least a modicum of understanding regarding Putin’s nature, his view of himself and his vision of Russia, it was evident from the 26th of November 2013 when Yanukovych, Putin’s Ukrainian lap dog, refused to sign a trade agreement with the EU that the gloves were off and who the victor would be in the ensuing unequal struggle between a feeble, morally bankrupt divided West and Russia.

It was obvious (except to those who supposedly lead us) that not only would Putin never relinquish from his sphere of influence the base of the Russian Black sea fleet the only warm water port that the Russians possess besides Tartus in Syria, but also that he knew his moment had come to advance towards his main strategic objective, that of re absorbing all the satellite states that had managed to escape Russian domination following the collapse of the USSR.

It is only intellectual microbes the likes of Obama, his administration and the heads of British and European governments that imagined that meddling with and interfering in the affairs of countries like Ukraine would benefit them. Now, again mistakenly, they imagine that placating Putin by accepting the integration of Crimea into Russia by just tut tut tuting they can end Russian expansion. They are completely deluding themselves,Putin will not stop at Crimea he will have all of Ukraine.

I for one have not much sympathy or interest in the fate of the Slavs inhabiting Ukraine. It is not their future that is worrying but the growth of Russian power as a direct result of Western weakness and stupidity. In his speech on the eve of the annexation of Crimea Putin showed his hand clearly by referring to Kiev as the mother of Russian cities, he was of course right.

Kiev is first mentioned in Russian chronicles as Kyiv the capital of Kievan Rus in 860. But it is older by far, the site of the city was probably a Slavic settlement in the 5th century, though some historians believe it was founded by the Khazars. By the middle of the 9th century the Rus Khaganate, Varangian princes of Swedish origin ruled from the city. Over the next three centuries it vied with other principalities unsuccessfully to take a leading role as the predecessor of the modern Russian state.

Putin also made historical reference to Nazi Germany and its actions in Ukraine during the 2nd World War alluding to the suffering of the Russian people and likening the new administration in Kiev with the Nazis. He of course neglected to mention the German-Soviet non aggression pact agreed by Molotov and Ribbentrop on the 23rd August 1939 on behalf of their masters Stalin and Hitler and signed only a few days before the outbreak of war whereby Germany and the Soviet Union had secretly divided up Europe between them.

In the end the Germans were defeated and so lost all their territorial gains, but the Soviets who ended up on the side of the victors did manage to occupy half of Europe and enslave its peoples for half a century. Not least by the use of such repressive organs as the KGB to which Putin belonged as a Major.

But most of Putin’s speech was a carbon copy of the formula used by Hitler during late 1938 and early 1939, by which time, the Nazis had perfected the art of stealing neighbouring territory. They would start by encouraging political unrest inside the area. At the same time, they would wage a propaganda campaign citing real or imagined wrongs committed against local Germans. When neighbouring political leaders finally came to see Hitler to resolve the crisis, they would be offered help in the form of a German Army of occupation to “restore order.”

Only fools and liars like Obama and present British and European leaders could deny that Putin’s invasion of Crimea is identical in every way to Hitler’s actions in March 1939 with regard to Czechoslovakia and September 1939 with regard to Poland both in methodology and the spurious excuses used to justify the aggressions.

It is a thought provoking fact that early in 1938 during the `Anschluss´, after the German troops had marched into Austria on March 12th, a plebiscite was finally held on April 10th and the Fuhrer garnered 99.7% approval. In Crimea after the Russian troops had marched in, a plebiscite was held for the `Anschluss´ between Crimea and Russia, and lo and behold Putin garnered 99.7% approval! What a coincidence!

At present the massive Russian military build up in armoured divisional strength has taken place seven miles from the borders of Eastern Ukraine while Molotov, oh sorry I mean Sergei Lavrov, is assuring the imbecilic Catherin Ashton and the equally incompetent John Kerry that Russia has no intension of invading Ukraine! Putin has certainly learned his history lessons better than his opponents.

Putin’s megalomania is growing in proportion to his territorial gains. In the meantime the reaction of the American administration lead by Obama, of the British government led by nobody and that of the European parliament led by everybody has been to scurry around aimlessly and whisper to each other in corners about vague threats of economic sanctions which nobody has the least intention of carrying out whilst soiling their underwear at the thought of having to take any real action to curb the ambitions of this ex KGB upstart turned international thug who is more than a match for any of them.

The charge of the Light Brigade took place during the battle of Balaclava on the 25th of October 1854 during the Crimean war. At the battle the British army was commanded by Lord Raglan. The Light Brigade which consisted of the 4th and 13th Light Dragoons, 17th Lancers and the 8th and 11th Hussars was commanded by Major General James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan. Also present that day was the Heavy Brigade made up of the 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards, the 5th Dragoon Guards, the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons and the Scots Greys. The Heavy Brigade was commanded by Major General James Yorke Scarlett. The two brigades were the only British cavalry force at the battle. Overall command of the British cavalry resided with Lieutenant General George Bingham, 3rd Earl of Lucan.

Lord Raglan issued an order for the cavalry to advance rapidly to the front, follow the enemy and prevent them from carrying away the guns. The order was drafted by Brigadier Richard Airey, and carried by Captain Louis Edward Nolan to Lucan. When Lucan asked what guns were referred to, Nolan is said to have indicated with a wide sweep of his arm the mass of Russian guns at the end of the valley about a mile away and not the guns that Raglan had intended. The reasons for his misdirection are unknown as he was killed in the ensuing battle.

In response to the order, Lucan instructed Cardigan to lead his command of about 670 troopers of the Light Brigade straight into the valley (this was the hollow famously dubbed the “Valley of Death” by the poet Tennyson part of whose poem ´The charge of the Light Brigade´ I paraphrased as the introduction to this article). Lucan himself was to follow with the Heavy Brigade.

The Light Brigade set off down the valley with Cardigan out in front leading the charge. Almost at once Nolan was seen to rush across the front, passing in front of Cardigan. It may be that he then realised the charge was aimed at the wrong target and was attempting to stop or turn the brigade, but he was killed by an artillery shell and the cavalry continued on its course. Despite withering fire from three sides that devastated their force on the ride, the Light Brigade was able to engage the Russian forces at the end of the valley and force them back from the redoubt, but it suffered heavy casualties and was soon forced to retire.

Lucan failed to provide any support for Cardigan, and it was speculated that he was motivated by an enmity for his brother-in-law that had lasted some 30 years and had been intensified during the campaign up to that point. The troops of the Heavy Brigade entered the mouth of the valley, but did not advance further. Lucan’s subsequent explanation was that he saw no point in having a second brigade mown down and that he was best positioned where he was to render assistance to Light Brigade survivors returning from the charge.

The Light Brigade was annihilated, after regrouping, only 195 men were still with horses. The futility of the action and its reckless bravery prompted the French Marshal Pierre Bosquet to state “C’est magnifique, mais ce n’est pas la guerre.” (“It is magnificent, but it is not war.”) He continued, in a rarely quoted phrase: “C’est de la folie” — “it is madness.”

Varying accounts of who blundered and why and how to proportion the blame between Raglan, Airey, Nolan, Lucan and Cardigan have occupied military historians to the present day. (Though the above is the official line the real reason for the charge and why it took place as it did is far more interesting but is not the subject of this essay.) No such dilemma will exist about where to apportion blame for the lack of any military action during the present conflict in the same theatre.

The blame rests squarely on the shoulders of the American and European peoples. It is they who are responsible for electing the non entities who lead them and it is their lack of interest and inability to learn from events that had cost the lives of so many of their grandfathers not so long ago. As indeed they were responsible for the rise of the last collection of criminals.

As for the Russians, Putin’s popularity has never been so high, it is the Russian people who show a total disregard for their neighbour’s well being and who are busy sanitising the Stalinist era during which so many European peoples as well as their own were tortured and murdered.

There will always be the Putins of this world, thugs and bullies who understand only one language. But there will not always be the Churchills or the De Gaulles to shake the lethargy out of the masses. It seems that no matter what is done to them, the general population is no better than a ventriloquist’s doll whose eyes and gestures are manipulated by the puppeteer while it mouths the words of its master.

I do not advocate a Light Brigade type of charge into the Russian guns, but at least a heavy show of force is definitely called for with the conviction to use it if necessary in the face of Russian military aggression, as dialogue is meaningless unless it is from a position of strength, and it is only America that has the military strength to be able to intimidate Russian forces.

Caesar’s words as he led his legion across the Rubicon and towards Rome on January 10th 49 BC indicated that he was aware of the magnitude of his actions and that there was going to be no turning back from that moment on. Putin, who make no mistake is no Caesar, also took a calculated gamble, with the difference that he is not facing a Pompey, the odds are completely in his favour for he is facing no one.

The West will rue the day for its inaction, as its irresolute mumblings will not have gone unnoticed by Putin and will dictate his future dealings as well as act as a spur for his ambitions. America and Europe have stumbled from mistake to mistake in ever growing follies in their dealings with Putin to this, their greatest error yet.

Putin will not hesitate to employ either economic or military weapons to achieve his objectives while he feels that there is no appetite or hardware for resistance. He will continue to manipulate the weak minded Western leaders with empty gestures and disingenuous diplomacy the tried and tested methods of Her Hitler and Comrade Stalin. Should push come to shove, and it will, it is not going to be his nerves that will fail.

A century and a half ago the Crimean War was directly caused by Russian demands to exercise protection over the Orthodox subjects of the Ottoman sultan. Today Crimea was invaded because of Russian demands to exercise protection over their subjects in Crimea.

Crimea is lost. Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Moldova and Georgia had better look to their borders, while to the East, Kazakhstan may also be on the list. There are plenty of Russian subjects in all these places. This is only the beginning.

Renaissance at the Vatican

Pope Obama met and coalesced with President Francis at the Vatican. The pauper Pope and the populist President have proselytized, undergone metempsychosis and transubstantiation and have emerged as a neophyte hybrid. This metamorphosed metaphysical mutation, named Popident Obramcis by geneticists, immediately acquired ecumenical currency. With the two faces of a newly stamped coin, one side depicting the likeness of Brancis the reverse the image of Farack it instantly became valid lucre worldwide. The faithful and the faithless can equally trade in this bullion.

The composite parts of Obramcis rose from poverty to opulence and power in a mystical alchemical process converting what was base into something supposedly noble. Of course this new creature possessing metaphysicality is not empirically verifiable but that is of little consequence to the narcoleptic masses.

The liberal media; inheritors of the NKVD the Stasi and AVO as the arbiters of what opinions and sentiments are correct and legitimate and without whose endorsement all contradictions of the official doctrine are punishable by the irredeemable stigma of being branded reactionary, right wing or worse a non conformist, (conditions devoutly to be wished for) immediately blessed the creature Obramcis with validity.

This symphysical animal is just the latest manifestation of a world where the words husband and wife are ‘too gender specific’, where everything is inclusive and marriage means two males sodomising each other and where there are no distinctions left worthy of notice. Everything has fused into a meaningless amalgam and to distinguish between opposites or acknowledge differences is a heinous crime as indeed is any attempt to try to rouse the populace from their collective narcosis.

A legion of psychoanalysts, life coaches, psychologists, psychiatrists, gurus, spin doctors consultants and further endless lists of charlatans and bottom feeders prowl society vigilant for anyone who may dare to affirm any distinction between good or bad, right or wrong, male or female, black or white, able or disabled, talented or untalented, intelligent or stupid, cultured or ignorant, attractive or ugly, east or west, guilty or innocent, up or down, life or death, literate or illiterate, stylish or tasteless, subtle or blunt, big or small, peace or war, real or fanciful, fat or thin, moral or immoral, adult or child, teacher or student, victim or aggressor, patriot or traitor, honest or corrupt, brave or cowardly normal or abnormal, sane or insane.

The hermaphroditic Obamcis, the synthesis of Brancis and Farack was not permanent and being without substance, it dissolved as quickly as it had formed having briefly bathed the world in a golden glow of benevolence, goodness and mercy leaving the great unwashed aching for more, it vanished in a brilliant flash of light ascending on high to join Enoch, Elijah, Christ and Mohammad. Praised be Obamcis.

Eurow

Angela Merkel was the third German head of state ever to have been invited to London to address both houses of Parliament. She did so, as was predictable, on the subject of the European Union and like all politicians she spoke at length using fine words without saying anything at all.

The only two truths her speech contained were, one; that both pro and anti Europeans would be disappointed by what she had to say and two; that of all the countries in the Union the United Kingdom had the least need to demonstrate its commitment to Europe!

It is high time that the latter of the two statements was forcefully articulated to the so called pro European countries which continually express their hypocritical criticisms of the British resistance to capitulation to the corrupt and self seeking European Parliament and Commission.

Churchill’s vision of the European Union was not some federal Parliament dictating to its member states, laws and rules for the benefit of a handful of Banks and International Financial Organisations. Rather it was of a union of independent sovereign states each with their distinct laws currencies and customs.

As regards the attitude of countries the likes of Italy, Spain and France clamouring to sell out their national identity and sovereignty for easy money and institutionalised corruption while criticising the United Kingdom for being anti European, perhaps a brief history lesson is called for.

It is apt that on the anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War that these servile Euro fetishists be reminded that if it had not been for the sacrifice of hundreds and thousands of British lives not once but twice during the course of the last hundred years, there would not be a free democratic Europe for them to mismanage and destroy.

It was the United Kingdom often standing alone that withstood the onslaught of various totalitarian ideologies and dictatorships that the rest of Europe succumbed to all too willingly. It was certainly not Franco’s Spain, Mussolini’s Italy, Petain’s Vichy France or Hitler’s Germany that secured a Europe for later generations but Great Britain, which again thankfully stands apart, rightly suspicious of the meddling of Brussels.

British politicians should point out to the so called pro Europeans that they should examine their own history before opening their mouths.

The origins of present day radical Islamic movements

Part Two:
Redicalisation

Animosity towards western countries was already prevalent amongst both the Sunni and Shia Middle Eastern countries after the First World War. The occupying western powers began the modernisation of these countries by the setting up of non religious schools and institutions which fuelled these feelings.

The secularisation of the ex Sunni Caliphate by Atatürk in 1923 set the scene that brought about the rise of radical Islam and its conflict with the Judeo Christian world in the west. His creation of a Turkish national republic and a modern, secular society formed a major part of the inspiration and acted as a catalyst that impelled the Islamist movement amongst the Muslim intelligentsia in Egypt during the early twenties.

The separation of church and state is the distance in the relationship between organized religion and the nation state. The greater that distance the less power and influence can be exerted by the clergy and the more freedom there is from religious dogma. It is this process that is termed secularisation.

The Muslim Brotherhood was founded in 1928 by Hassan al-Banna, along with six workers of the Suez Canal Company to promote the implementing of traditional Islamic sharia law and renewal of an Islamic ethos of altruism and civic duty, in opposition to British imperial rule and to political and social injustice. After Banna launched the Muslim Brotherhood, branches were set up throughout the country each running a mosque, a school and a sporting club, its membership grew rapidly.

The organisation initially focused on educational and charitable work, but quickly grew to become a major political force, playing a prominent role in the Egyptian nationalist movement particularly in the fight to rid Egypt of British colonial control and cleanse it of all Western influence, while promoting their particular version of Islam.

The organization was to return Egypt, the Middle East, and eventually the world to “proper” subservience to Islam as ordained by Allah. “Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qur’an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest aspiration.” Motto of the Muslim Brotherhood (Al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun in Arabic). Its most famous slogan, used worldwide, is: “Islam is the solution.”

Links to the Nazis began during the 1930s and were close during the Second World War, involving agitation against the British, espionage and sabotage, as well as support for terrorist activities orchestrated by Haj Amin el-Hussaini in the British Mandate of Palestine, as confirmed by a wide range of declassified documents from the British, American and Nazi German government archives, as well as from personal accounts and memoirs from that period. Reflecting this connection the Muslim Brotherhood also disseminated Hitler’s Mein Kampf and The Protocols of the Elders of Zion widely in Arab translations, helping to deepen and extend already existing hostile views about Jews and Western societies generally.

By the late 1940s, the group is estimated to have had 500,000 members in Egypt, and its ideas had spread across the Arab world. At the same time, Banna created a paramilitary wing, the Special Apparatus, whose operatives joined the fight against British rule and engaged in a campaign of bombings and assassinations.

During the early twenties, prior to the rise of the “Brotherhood” there appeared a group of Muslim scholars who identified events in Turkey as the beginning of what in their eyes was a dangerous historical process. The most influential amongst them being Sayyid Qutb an Egyptian author, educator, Islamic theorist, poet, and later to become the leading member and ideologue of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood in the 1950s and 60s.

Author of 24 books, including novels, literary arts critique and works on education, he is best known in the Muslim world for his work on what he believed to be the social and political role of Islam, particularly in his books Social Justice and his Islamic political manifesto, Ma’alim fi al-Tariq (Milestones). His magnum opus, Fi Zilal al-Quran (In the shade of the Qur’an), is a 30-volume commentary on the Qur’an.

Qutb together with other Muslim intellectuals realised that the process of secularisation which had begun in western societies five hundred years earlier had now begun in the Islamic world with events in Turkey and was gaining momentum.

They knew that for the first time in the 1,500 years of Islamic rule a Muslim country had removed power from the church and separated it from the state. This process coupled with the activities of western countries in modernising the Middle East and the apparent weakness of Muslim countries to resist, constituted the beginning of the end of the control of Islamic clerics over the people and their lives.

Sayyid Qutb is the one man who could be considered the ideological grandfather of Osma bin Laden and the other extremists who surround him. Even though most of his observations and criticism were levelled at the Muslim world, Qutb is also known for his intense disapproval of the society and culture of the United States, which he saw as obsessed with materialism, violence, and sexual pleasures. He has been described by followers as a great thinker and martyr for Islam.

Qutb travelled through America from 1948 to 1950 where he aimed for further studies in educational administration and worked in several different institutions including what was then Wilson Teachers’ College in Washington, D.C., Colorado State College for Education in Greeley, as well as Stanford University. He also travelled extensively, visiting the major cities of the United States and spent time in Europe on the return journey to Egypt.

He was shocked at what he considered the moral and spiritual degeneracy he observed, stating that “No one is more distant than the Americans from spirituality and piety.” Many Western observers see him as a key originator of Islamist ideology and an inspiration for violent groups such as Al Qaeda. Qutb’s first major theoretical work of religious social criticism, Al-’adala al-Ijtima’iyya fi-l-Islam (Social Justice in Islam), was published in 1949, during his time in the West.

In the meantime the Muslim Brotherhood had not been idle; in November 1948 police seized an automobile containing the documents and plans of what is thought to be the Brotherhood’s “secret apparatus” with names of its members. The seizure was preceded by an assortment of bombings and assassination attempts by the “apparatus”. Subsequently 32 of its leaders were arrested and its offices raided. The next month the Egyptian Prime Minister, Mahmud Fahmi Nokrashi, ordered the dissolution of the Brotherhood for attacking British and Jewish interests.

On December 28, 1948 Egypt’s prime minister was assassinated by a Brotherhood member a veterinary student named, Abdel Meguid Ahmed Hassan, in what is thought to have been retaliation for the government crackdown. Banna denounced the killing, but he was subsequently shot dead in 1949 by an unknown gunman believed to have been a member of the security forces. Al-Banna was succeeded as head of the Brotherhood by Hassan Isma’il al-Hudaybi, a former judge.

In 1952, members of the Muslim Brotherhood were accused of taking part in arson that destroyed some “750 buildings” in downtown Cairo — mainly night clubs, theatres, hotels, and restaurants frequented by British and other foreigners, that marked the end of the liberal, progressive, cosmopolitan Egypt.

1952 also saw the end of colonial rule following a military coup d’etat led by a group of young officers calling themselves the “Free Officers”. The Brotherhood backed the military coup that overthrew the monarchy; the Ikhwan played a supporting role. Anwar al-Sadat who became president in 1970 and was one of the “Free Officers” was in liaison with the Brotherhood. They initially co-operated with the new government, but relations soon soured as the junta was unwilling to share power or lift martial law and clashed with the Brotherhood.

After the attempted assassination of Gamal ‘Abd al-Nasser, in 1954, a member of the secret apparatus of the Brotherhood was accused by the authorities of being the perpetrator of the attempt on Nasser who then abolished the Brotherhood and imprisoned and punished thousands of its members.

Qutb’s role was important, because there had been an ideological vacuum in the Muslim Brotherhood since its leader Hasan al-Banna had been assassinated in 1949, and in 1952, Qutb was elected to the leadership council of the Brotherhood.

An important conerstone of Sayyid Qutb‘s work was his use of the Islamic concept of jahiliyya. This term is used in Islam to characterize the days before Muhammad’s revelation, and before him it primarily just meant “ignorance” (of Islam). But after him, it also acquired more explicitily the concept of “barbarism” (due to a lack of Islamic principles):

“Thus, a society whose legislation does not rest on divine law (shari’at allah) is not Muslim, however ardently its individuals may proclaim themselves Muslim, even if they pray, fast, and make the pilgrimage.”

“How must the Islamic resurrection begin? A vanguard must resolve to set it in motion in the midst of jahiliyya that now reigns over the entire earth. That vanguard must be able to decide when to withdraw from and when to seek contact with the jahiliyya that surrounds it.”

Qutb thus brought about a new way for modern Muslims, dissatisfied with their condition, to look at society. He provided an ideological framework in which they could use principles of Islam, rather than Western categories like capitlaism, socialism, democracy, etc., in order to fight against what they perceive as unjust government.

After the failed attempt to assassinate President Gamal Abdul Nasser in 1954, the Ikhwan were blamed, banned, and thousands of members imprisoned and tortured. The group continued, however, to grow underground.

Many members of the Brotherhood were held for years in prisons and concentration camps during Nasser’s rule. In 1964 there was a minor thaw when Qutb was released from prison only to be arrested again along with his brother Muhammad in August 1965, when he was accused of being part of a plot to overthrow the state and to assassinate the President and other Egyptian officials and personalities. The trial culminated in a death sentence for Qutb and six other members of the Muslim Brotherhood and on 29 August 1966, he was executed by hanging transforming him into a martyr for many people across the region.

His writings, particularly the 1964 work Milestones, inspired the founders of many radical Islamist groups, including Islamic Jihad and al-Qaeda.

Qutb’s work had advocated the use of jihad (struggle) against jahili (ignorant) societies, both Western and Islamic ones, which he argued were in need of radical transformation.

This framework later bore fruit when President Sadat was assassinated in 1981 after signing a peace agreement with Israel in 1979. The group responsible was Jama’at al-Jihad (“Society of Struggle”), started and run by Muhammad Abd al-Salam Faraj, a former member of the Muslim Brotherhood who felt that the organization had become too passive. He wrote a short book called, The Neglected Obligation (al-Farida al-Gha’ibah), which relied heavily on Qutb’s ideas.

A member of this group, 24-year-old artillery lieutenant Khalid Ahmed Shawki al-Islambuli, and four other members shot Sadat while he was reviewing a military parade. At the time, al-Islambuli shouted “I have killed Pharoh,” a reference to the fact that they considered Sadat a non-Muslim leader. During his trial, he said “I am guilty of killing the unbeliever and I am proud of it.”

The five men were all executed, today, Muhammad al-Islambuli, the brother of President Sadat’s assassin, lives in Afghanistan and was working with Osama bin Laden. Another member of that group was Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri, who was Osama bin Laden’s second-in-command and is considered to be the current head of al-Qaeda, al-Zawahiri only spent three years in prison after he was convicted and has only become more radical in his views.

Like Qutb, Faraj argued that acceptance of a government was only possible and legitimate when that government fully implemented shari’a, or Islamic law. Contemporary Egypt had not done that, and was thus characterized as suffering from jahiliyya. Faraj makes his case that jihad is not only the “neglected obligation” of Muslims, but in fact one of their most important duties:

Why? Because the lack of jihad is responsible for the current situation of Muslims in the world. Their social, economic and political woes are due to the fact that they have forgotten what it means to be Muslims, as well as how to fight against the infidels. Words and preaching won’t be enough, because only force and violence can destroy “idols.”

In 1997 Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mustafa Mashhur told journalist Khalid Daoud that he thought Egypt’s Coptic Christians and Orthodox Jews should pay the long-abandoned jizya poll tax, levied on non-Muslims in exchange for protection from the state.

As it transpired it was among the Shia Muslims in Iran not the Sunni that the dream of radical Islamists of a resurgent Islamist state became reality when in 1979 Ayatollah Khomeini returned to Iran on February 1. Mass purges of supporters of the Shah began, and hundreds were executed. A revolutionary court set to work almost immediately in a school building in Tehran. Revolutionary courts were established in provincial centres soon after. The Tehran court passed death sentences on four of the Shah’s generals on February 16, 1979 and all four were executed by firing squad. More executions, of military and police officers, SAVAK agents, cabinet ministers, Majlis deputies, and officials of the Shah’s regime followed.

In March of 1979, a referendum was held regarding the new form of government to be established in Iran. Only one form of government, the Islamic Republic, appeared on the ballot, and was approved by 98% of the voters in non-secret elections.

In May 1979 Ayatollah Khomeini created the Pasdaran (Pasdaran-e Enghelab-e Islami, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps or Revolutionary Guards or IRGC). The Pasdaran was conceived as a force loyal to the Revolution and the clerical leaders, as opposed to the regular army which was thought to be loyal to the civil government. Soon after, Khomeini also ordered the creation of the Basij volunteers. These two groups were to function both as internal police protecting the government, and as a politically reliable army against foreign foes.

The IRGC was also used to foment revolution and “resistance” abroad, particularly in Lebanon, where it helped to found and train Hezbollah. The creation of the Iranian Islamist state fuelled and accelerated the growth of radical militant sects. It was used as proof that the clock could be turned back and that the west had no stomach for the fight.

We are now almost a century on from the onset of a historical process in the Islamic world which will take place regardless of the present set backs. The only question is what price we are willing to pay because of cowardice by allowing fanatical, repressive and regressive forces to delay it. It is not the first time in history that the refusal to acknowledge reality has been adopted in a desperate effort to avoid facing action. Apeasement has been tried many times throughout history but has always failed.

Today in Turkey the erosion of modern secular laws and institutions continue steadily with ever growing repression and violence being used against the population to a background of show trials of the military.

In Britain the birthplace of European democracy, degenerate sharia courts exist openly, catering to an alien sub culture determined to eradicate long standing and hard fought for values, while effete governments and citizens retreat before backward and nonsensical ideologies mumbling a kind of verbal incontinency about human rights and multiculturalism having been poisoned by the bankrupt mantras of the liberal socialists.

Europe is lurching headlong into a Teutonic economic dictatorship with the individual countries clamouring to sell their sovereignty at cut rate prices free-falling into the abyss of the lowest common denominator seemingly disinterested in or feigning ignorance of the global struggle surrounding them.

While the Muslim world in the Middle East is torn apart limb by limb as one country after another is drawn down into chaos, people who had expectations only a hundred years ago of climbing out from the cesspit of Islamic domination dare not open their mouths as they watch the west surrender its own freedoms won for them by the suffering and blood of their fathers and mothers.

Africa and Indo China are under siege from murdering fanatics exploiting poverty corruption and incompetence.

In Asia vast countries like Pakistan and Afghanistan have been converted into failed states harbouring the terrorists who use them as bases and hiding places between missions.

The retrograde, repressive and fanatical views of religious Muslims have succeeded (by the use of violence and propaganda) momentarily to halt a process in the Islamic world which in the long term will be inevitable. They will fail; it is only a question of time.

Naturally the west which was the example to the likes of Qutb of how theocracies may be brought down over time had to become an enemy and by extension the country which has influenced the world the most since the decline of the British had to be seen as the greatest evil of all, namely; America, “the great devil”.

The principal target of present day radical militant Islamic sects are Muslim countries and their objectives are to force them into a very specific and narrow acceptance of Islam which rules out any chance of power slipping from the hands of the clergy through the influence of western secularism . As part of this process the west is demonised and identified as the source of all evil.

There are many other complex factors involved in the events which are unfolding in front of a western public watching with eyes wide shut unable to grasp what is really happening whilst floundering in a kind of self deprecating narcosis busily dismantling their own freedoms and believing in all the fatuous and empty slogans not only of the intellectually bankrupt socialists and so called liberals but the propaganda of the Islamists to boot.

The fifteen hundred year old hatred between the Sunni and Shia Muslims has yet to come to a head. And while we indulge ourselves in self delusions and appeasement Iran will get the Shia bomb. When that happens both the Shia and Sunni radicals will be armed with atomic weapons. It is important for people to read what the stated objectives of present day radical Islamists are with regard to non Muslim countries.

The choices we shall be offered are submission or surrender but certainly not peace.

Neither Western culture nor its foreign policies or any of the accusations levelled at it is responsible for the rise and success of radical Islamist thinking. It is a reaction within Islamic culture to the begining of the end of backward, outdated and cruel religeous oppression.

Radical Islamist movements have no future and will fail, but unless we are carefull and do not disengage from trying to reason or negotiate with them they will cause us harm from which it will be difficult to recover. They must be made to understand clearly that there is no room for them either in people’s minds or hearts or societies, that they will be opposed at any cost and defeated.

I end with the words of Winston Churchill one of the greatest statesmen of all time, and without doubt unequalled in recent history, he wrote this in 1921:

“Civilisation is confronted with militant Mohammedanism. The forces of progress clash with those of reaction. The religion of blood and war is face to face with that of peace. Luckily the religion of peace is usually the better armed.”

“Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen: all know how to die. But the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science – the science against which it had vainly struggled – the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.”

“The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property – either as a child, a wife, or a concubine – must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.”

He also said:

“Victory will never be found by taking the line of least resistance.”

The origins of present day radical Islamic movements

Part One:
Atatürk

(The word Islam means submission, surrender or peace depending on your interpretation)

In order to clearly identify and understand the causes of the rise of present day radical Islamic movements and their attack upon western societies we must look at the problem in the correct historical context. To examine this it is essential first to look at events in Turkey at the beginning of the 20th century.

The importance of Turkey in world events since the fall of the Ottoman Empire after the First World War and the subsequent founding of the secular Turkish Republic in 1923 by Mustafa Kemal Pasha later to be known as Atatürk is rarely understood by most people.

Kemal Pasha was without doubt by far the greatest leader in the Muslim world to have emerged in modern history and once the Muslims manage to rid themselves of the dangerous religious retrograde fanatics and their strangle hold, he will be recognised as such by all Muslim societies.

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Mustafa Kemal Pasha was born in 1881 in Salonika (now Thessaloniki) in what was then the Ottoman Empire. As a child Mustafa finished primary school in Saloniki, going on to secondary education at Rucholigè School. He succeeded in entering the Military School (Harbiye) where he completed his studies with flying colours, after which he was accepted into the School of the General Staff. In December 1905 he was commissioned as General Staff Captain.

Throughout his studies Mustafa Kemal consistently proved himself a diligent student. Whilst at military school in Saloniki, he distinguished himself in mathematics and literature. Just like his comrades, he harboured the same feelings of disgust towards the political regime of the Sultan and did not hesitate to take part in the secret activities going on at the General Staff School, directed towards the overthrow of the Yildiz Regime.

Between the years 1905 and 1918 Mustafa Kemal was deservedly awarded high ranking posts in the military chain of command. He became Chief of General Staff of the army that was sent to put down the uprising of the l3th April 1909 and proved to have special qualities in the organisation and management of this army. In 1910 he led the Turkish Forces during military manoeuvres in the Province of Picardy in France. In 1911 he fought in Tripoli against the Italians, and in 1914 whilst serving as Military Attaché in Sofia, he successfully drew the governments attention to the catastrophic results connected with Turkey’s entry into the war with Germany and its allies.

During World War I he fought against the Allied Forces at the Dardanelles, the Russians on the Mus Front in the east and against the British in Syria and Iraq. At the time of signing the Armistice Declaration on the 30th October 1918 he remained at the head of his troops, a command given to him by the German General Liman von Sanders. In the years between 1918 and 1923 Mustafa Kemal was at the forefront of the Turkish War of Independence and involved with the eradication of the antiquated institutions of the Osmanic Empire and in laying the foundations of the new Turkish State.

In 1921, he established a provisional government in Ankara. As President of the Great National Assembly, Mustafa Kemal fought the Forces of the Entente and the Sultan’s army which had remained there in collaboration with the occupying forces. He succeeded in driving the Allied Forces back to Izmir and on the 24th July 1923 the States of the Entente were obliged to recognise the territorial integrity of Turkey in the Treaty of Lausanne.

From 1923 to 1938 his main work lay in leading the Turkish State and its people in the direction of a truly modern state, developed by the most rational means available during this period. The Sultanate had been abolished in 1922, whilst the Khalifate continued to exist.

On the 29th October 1923 at the Proclamation of the Republic this institution was likewise abolished and resulted in the termination of other theocratic institutions on which the Khalifate was founded. By the same token all similar types of organisations and theological institutions which had regulated the role of the individual and society in general were closed. Finally by amendment to the constitution, the principle of secularism – that all so important factor was introduced as an anchor of the new democratic and republican constitution.

For the first time in history, Islamic law was separated from secular law, and restricted to matters of religion. Mustafa Kemal said: “We must liberate our concepts of justice, our laws and our legal institutions from the bonds which still hold a tight grip on us, even though they are incompatible with the needs of our century.”

On 1 March 1926, the Turkish penal code was passed. It was modelled after the Italian Penal Code.

On 4 October 1926, Islamic courts were closed. Establishing the civic law needed time, so Mustafa Kemal delayed the inclusion of the principle of laïcité until 5 February 1937.

Ottoman practice discouraged social interaction between men and women in keeping with Islamic practice of segregation betwwen the sexes. A clue as to how he was planning to tackle the issue had been stated in his journal of November 1915;

“Social change can come about by (1) educating capable mothers who are knowledgeable about life; (2) giving freedom to women; (3) a man can change his morals, thoughts, and feelings by leading a common life with a woman; as there is an inborn tendency towards the attraction of mutual affection”

He needed a new civil code to establish his second major step of giving freedom to women. The first part was the education of girls and was established with the unification of education.

The new Turkish civil code passed in October 1926 was modelled after the Swiss Civil Code. Under this code women gained equality with men in such matters as inheritance and divorce. Mustafa Kemal did not consider gender a factor in social organization. According to his view, society marched towards its goal with men and women united. He believed that it was impossible for men to achieve progress and to become civilized if discrimination continued. During a meeting he declaimed:

“To the women: Win for us the battle of education and you will do yet more for your country than we have been able to do. It is to you that I appeal.
To the men: If henceforward the women do not share in the social life of the nation, we shall never attain our full development. We shall remain irremediably backward, incapable of treating on equal terms with the civilizations of the West.”

In 1927, the State Art and Sculpture Museum opened its doors. The museum highlighted sculpture, which was little practised in Turkey owing to the Islamic tradition of avoiding idolatry. Mustafa Kemal believed that “culture is the foundation of the Turkish Republic.” and described modern Turkey’s ideological thrust as “a creation of patriotism blended with a lofty humanist ideal.” He included both his own nation’s creative legacy and what he saw as the admirable values of global civilization. The pre-Islamic culture of the Turks became the subject of extensive research, and particular emphasis was laid upon Turkish culture widespread before the Seljuk and Ottoman civilizations. He instigated study of Anatolian civilizations–Phrygians and Lydians, Sumerians and Hittites. He also stressed the folk arts of the countryside as a wellspring of Turkish creativity.

On 1 January 1928, he established the Turkish Education Association. The Association supported intelligent and hard-working children in financial need, as well as making material and scientific contributions to the educational life.

In the spring of 1928, Mustafa Kemal met in Ankara with several linguists and professors from all over Turkey where he unveiled to them a plan of his to implement a new alphabet for the Turkish language based on a modified Latin alphabet. The new Turkish alphabet would serve as a replacement for the old Arabic script and as a solution to the literacy problem in Turkey. When he asked them how long it would take to implement the new alphabet into the Turkish language, most of the professors and linguists said between three to five years. He was said to have scoffed and openly stated, “We shall do it in three to five months”.

On 1 November 1928 he introduced the new Turkish alphabet and abolished the use of Arabic script. At the time literate citizens of the country comprised as little as 10% of the population. The creation of the new Turkish alphabet as a variant of the Latin alphabet was undertaken by the Language Commission and as he predicted the country’s adaptation to the new alphabet was very quick, literacy in Turkey jumped from 10% to over 70% within two years.

In 1931, he established the Turkish Language Association for conducting research work on the Turkish language. The Turkish Historical Society was established in 1931, and began maintaining archives in 1932 on research work about the history of Turkey.

Beginning in 1932, the “People’s Houses” opened throughout the country in order to meet the requirement that people between the ages of four and fourty had to learn the new alphabet as mandated. Turkish women were taught not only child care, dress-making and household management, but also skills needed to join the economy outside the home.

Turkish education became a state-supervised system, which was designed to create a skill base for the social and economic progress of the country. Turkish education became an integrative system, aimed at alleviateing poverty and used female education to establish equality.

Several hundred “People’s Houses” and “People’s Rooms” across the country allowed greater access to a wide variety of artistic activities, sports, and other cultural events. Mustafa Kemal supported and encouraged the visual and plastic arts, which had been suppressed by the Ottoman leaders, who regarded depiction of the human form as idolatry. Many museums opened, architecture began to follow modern trends, and classical Western music, opera, and ballet, as well as the theatre, also took greater hold. Book and magazine publications increased as well, and the film industry began to grow.

In 1932, the Koran in the Turkish language was read before a live audience and broadcast over the radio. It took till 1935 for the version that had been read in public to find its way into print. He believed that the understanding of religion was too important to be left to a small group of people. His objective was to make the Koran accessible to modern people, and therefore to translate it into modern languages.

The University Law of 31 May 1933 introduced mixed-sex education to the academies, colleges and universities in Turkey. In 1933, he ordered the reorganization of Istanbul University into a modern institution and later established Ankara University in the capital city.

In 1934, he commissioned the first Turkish operatic work, Özsoy. The opera, which was staged at the People’s House in Ankara, was composed by Adnan Saygun and performed by soprano Semiha Berksoy.

On 5 December 1934, Turkey moved to grant full political rights to women, ahead of several other European nations. The equal rights of women in marriage had already been established in the earlier Turkish civil code. Women’s place in Mustafa Kemal’s cultural reforms was best expressed in the civic book prepared under his supervision.

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Eighteen female MPs joined the Turkish Parliament with the 1935 general elections.

Mustafa Kemal said that: “There is no logical explanation for the political disenfranchisement of women. Any hesitation and negative mentality on this subject is nothing more than a fading social phenomenon of the past. …Women must have the right to vote and to be elected; because democracy dictates that, because there are interests that women must defend, and because there are social duties that women must perform.”

During his lifetime, he adopted thirteen children: a boy and twelve girls. Of these, the most famous is Sabiha Gökçen, Turkey’s first female pilot and the world’s first female fighter pilot.

On November 24, 1934 the GNAT bestowed on “Mustafa Kemal” the surname “Atatürk” meaning ‘Father of the Turks’. He died on 10 November 1938. Born Mustafa his rise can be traced through his name; 1896: Mustafa Kemal, 1911: Mustafa Kemal Bey, 1916: Mustafa Kemal Pasha, 1921: Gazi Mustafa Kemal, 1934: Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.

From 1922 to 1938 as leader of the Nation he had done more for Turkey than anyone since the Islamic conquest of Anatolia by the Seljuks in the latter half of the eleventh century when they started expanding into eastern Anatolia.. Atatürk in two decades had returned their identity, had laid the foundations of a modern European state and freed the Turkish people from the shackles of Islam.

Today the pro Islamist government of Turkey led by Tayyip Erdogan is busy quietly dismantling piecemeal all of Atatürk’s achievements, as the rest of Europe sleepwalks through history.

It is fitting to end with his words:

“I have no religion, and at times I wish all religions at the bottom of the sea. He is a weak ruler who needs religion to uphold his government; it is as if he would catch his people in a trap. My people are going to learn the teachings of science. Let them worship as they will; every man can follow his own conscience, provided it does not interfere with sane reason or bid him act against the liberty of his fellow man.”
“For nearly five hundred years, these rules and theories regarding civil and criminal law of an Arab Sheikh and the interpretations of generations of lazy and good-for-nothing priests have decided the civil and criminal law of Turkey. They have decided the form of the Constitution, the details of the lives of each Turk, his food, his hours of rising and sleeping the shape of his clothes, the routine of the midwife who produced his children, what he learned in his schools, his customs, his thoughts-even his most intimate habits. This theology of an immoral Arab [presented as Islam] is a dead thing. Possibly it might have suited tribes in the desert. It is no good for a modern, progressive state… …These are only the chains by which the priests and bad rulers bound the people down.”

Part two to follow.

Lobatus Interruptus

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Antonia Lobato has been damp between her legs ever since she first caught sight of Fernando Alonso. Antonia was chosen to commentate on formula one motor racing since its discovery by the Spanish in 2004. Their interest was not kindled by love or appreciation of the sport, but by the fact that it was back then in 2005 only nine years ago that Fernando Alonso became the first Spanish driver ever to win a world championship. There is no strong tradition going back through the years of national interest in the sport (as it does not involve the torture of animals) and as a result they have no understanding of what the sport should be about.

Miss Lobato has been regaling her ignorant, partisan public with her boring trivia ever since. When not talking twaddle about who holds the record for “looking to the left” or “cleaning their visors”, she is babbling about who is in “olé” position with a pee. This spectacle is as far removed from the true Grad Prix as Antonia Lobato is from a real sports commentator. Welcome to the Alonso show! Everything but everything revolves around one driver with the entire reporting team soiling their underwear with joy at any misfortune that may befall the rest of the participants.
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This pathetic circus which long ago had ceased to have anything to do with sport or motor racing is a sad shadow of what used to be an exciting dangerous competition between sportsmen in front of a crowd of knowledgeable enthusiasts. Not a frenzy of advertising and consumerism where the “event” has to be heavily sold to a public who would not recognise a real motor race if it ran over them.

The team of latter day door to door salesmen employed to repeatedly and excitedly explain to the Pavlovian public why they should be watching such a unique spectacle are all dressed in fancy dress costumes (usually the colours of the car manufacturer for whom Alonso is currently driving) which is set off with a Palestinian scarf. Every race, every lap in fact every minute is “historic”!

While Antonia’s team are busy talking faster than the cars are moving (in case someone notices that there is nothing actually happening on the circuit) about every trivia imaginable and selling razor blades, sanitary towels and the race of course, punctuated by banal interviews with the latest and greatest drivers of all time, where they shamelessly exhibit their cartoon English, she is busy preparing herself for “the interview” or better described as oral sex with Alonso.

Antonia by now is usually highly excited, head shaved and polished as smooth as a baby’s bottom, and full of the same content. Excreting bodily fluids from all orifices, pupils dilated, heart pounding in a state of “premature journalistic investigation” she approaches her knight in shining “amor” fondling her microphone. Next comes what passes for an intimate and in depth interview usually in a semi reclining position with Antonia leaning close with her eye lashes flapping like a fishwife’s tongue. It is at this point that all decent people should change channel or switch off.

Incredibly, Alonso manages not to vomit all over Miss Lobato (not that she would care) and seems to emerge fully clothed and unscathed from the experience, while she is left panting heavily with eyes glazed in a post orgasmic coma. Her death grip loosens on her microphone she cleans and tidies herself up a bit and clearing her throat staggers off with knees shaking hoping that maybe this time she will bear him a son.

But even more distasteful than this public exhibition of unrequited lust is that Miss Lobato has promoted and contributed to the nation wide disease of misusing sport for the exact opposite of what ought to be its virtues. All the rest of the competitors are referred to as opponents or enemies, with constant bitchy sarcastic remarks about their characters or abilities. It is not just Antonia and the rest of the retarded reporters in this circus but all the so called sporting events have been reduced to a cross between marketing hysteria and the Nürnberg rallies in the thirties with the winners exhibiting unacceptable euphoria instead of humility and dignity, nationality counting for more than ability and cheap ridicule of the losers. A collective schadenfreude!

This is not celebrating sporting events for the love of the sport but as nationalist rallies for flag waving and fuelling dangerous tendencies. In true sport the public supports both the winners and the losers and it is not nationality that counts but ability. Many years ago in the forties it was Ascari then in the fifties it was Fangio who was on everybody’s lips or before them the great Tazio Nuvolari who held the 350cc motorcycle world championship for five years while simultaneously competing in the Grand Prix which title he also took in 1932 and nobody cared whether they were Italian or Argentinian it was the man and his ability that counted.

Great champions and racing drivers are not made solely by the number of wins, or the shrill hysterics of nationalism but a combination of many factors not least of which are the character of the driver and the quality of the competition. Alonso is probably one of the best drivers around at present; this however, unfortunately does not amount to much.

If I said (and I do) that for all his wins Schumacher is not one of the great champions of the sport, and that Gilles Villeneuve who never won a World championship title was by far a greater racing driver, nobody in Spain would understand or accept why I said it no matter for how long I tried to explain yet it is the truth. It is only numbers that matter to the Lilliputian accountants who run, partake in and commentate on the ruins of a sport never to return.

D’ya know wha’ I mean??????

Jabberwocky
“Twas brilling, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe,”

The walrus and the carpenter
“The time has come,” the Walrus said,
“To talk of many things:
Of shoes–and ships–and sealing wax–
Of cabbages–and kings–
And why the sea is boiling hot—
And whether pigs have wings.”

The above are verses taken from two poems written by the Rev. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson better known by his pen-name as Lewis Carroll. I chose these because they are fun and because I am fond of the book they come from. Also because in the first, the words only sound as though they are real and in the second, the words describe nonsensical things and yet both are unforgettable and pleasurable to hear.

In contrast the reverse is true of the subject of this essay; the assassination of thought and what used to be the English language. While some of the following may also be unforgettable, it is not however, in a pleasurable way, and reflects a lack of vocabulary, understanding of semantics and in consequence an inability to express ideas.

What I cannot reproduce here is the ubiquitous rising inflection which has infected the entire English speaking world. The only way to try to convey it in print is by adding four or five question marks at the end of the sentence????? It is a kind of “d’ya know wha’ I mean”, without words.

I shall begin with two of my pet hates, first; “off of” what in the name of all that is holy is this? “Take it off of the shelf”, or “get off of the train” It is “take it off the shelf”, get off the train”. This irritating gibberish is so prevalent that it is almost impossible to find people who have not succumbed to it.

Then there is, “this moment in time”, what else can a moment be but part of time? “I can’t at this moment in shoes”? Or “I can’t at this moment in a ham sandwich”? What happened to “now” or simply “I can’t at the moment” where did this relativistic reference originate, and could we as a result of the supposed indivisibility of the space-time fabric have, “at this moment in space”? But who really cares, it is nonsense!

Bellow are some examples of Misuses, Malapropisms, and Incorrect prepositions, Meaningless coinages, Redundancies, Incorrect pronunciations and general nonsense in common use.

A list of typical misuses employing a topical subject like Syria;

“going forward” (“the future of Syria looks very bad going forward”)
“it’s all about” (“the future of Syria is all about death and destruction”)
“concerning” (“the future of Syria is very concerning”)
“underestimate” (“you cannot underestimate the danger to the region posed by the Syrian crisis”) instead of overestimate.
“at the end of the day” (“at the end of the day the future for Syria looks very bad”)
“so” (“So, if one considers the crisis in Syria…”)
“in terms of” (“and in terms of Syrians not being happy in terms of their future”)

Here is a sentence you are likely to hear nowadays, followed by its correct alternative:

“So; in terms of going forward, it’s all about how at the end of the day you can’t underestimate how concerning the Syrian crisis is????? (Rising inflection)

Instead of:

“Syria’s future is very bleak.”

More words misused and flogged to death:

“icon” “iconic” – significant / characteristic / famous / fairly well known / important . .
“massive” – large / a little more than usual / extensive / impressive . . . .
“drama” – happening / incident / dispute . . .
“crisis” – difficulty / nuisance / problem . . .
“row” – disagreement / discussion / debate . . .
“adorable” – spoiled and over-dressed ‘celebrity’s’ brat / cat / toy dog . . .
“celebrity” – (female) nonentity with botox smile and falling out of her clothes – (male) shaven-headed, tattooed nonentity – also possibly falling out of his clothes
“if” – enquiries into if Al Shabab was involved
“gay” – gay marriage (meaning a lively and happy marriage ceremony between a man and a woman)

Common irritants.

The compulsive and obsessive use of the word ”awesome”.
The intrusive “r” as in “drawring” as opposed to drawing or “sawr it” for saw it.
Saying “ekcetera” instead of etcetera.

Meaningless coinages
“metro sexual”, “multi cultural”, “islamophobic” “homophobic, “transgender”, “life coach”, “upwardly mobile”, “gender conscious”, “politically correct”, “on going”, “out reach”, “height challenged” “emotional intelligence” “out source” “human rights” etc. etc.

Malapropisms:

“diffused” – ‘the crisis has been diffused’
“mitigate” – ‘his attitude mitigated against their coming to an agreement’
“beautified” – ‘the Pope has beautified Mother Theresa . . .’ (This was not a slip of the keyboard; the solecism was repeated several times in one article.)
“exasperate” – ‘the strong east wind will exasperate the chill factor’
“nostalgia” / “nostalgic” – cannot mean anything other than ‘homesickness’ / ‘homesick’ (see the etymology of the word)

Incorrect prepositions:

“different to” (for ‘different from’) has now almost been superseded by the American, and equally absurd “different than”
“averse to” has almost universally replaced ‘averse from’ (see etymology of ‘averse’)
What about the endemic “must of” and “could of” etc.?

Redundant prepositions:

“listen up” / “park up” / “meet with” / “continue on” etc.

Universal misuse of subject and object pronouns:

“who’s there?” “it’s me.”

Meaningless terms intended as insults:

“homophobic” (see above) / “racist” / “fascist” / “reactionary” /. . . .

And as for BBC pronunciation!! -

harASSed for HARassed / riSPITE for RESpit(e) / kiLOMitter for KILometre /
forMIDable for FORmidable / HAIch for H etc. etc.

Redundancies :

gather together
absolutely necessary
postpone until later
unexpected surprise
very unique
past history
close proximity
foreign imports
temporarily suspended
free gift

some commonly confused words
venal – venial
imply – infer
historic – historical
and of course,
Hellenic – Hellenistic

Some quotes from the BBC:

used by a reporter referring to a newspaper carrying a story on Merkel’s victory “an iconic front page”
whilst talking about the end of the production of the VW type two van “an iconic vehicle”
news “coming out of” military sources or government sources
we shall be able to “interact with our food”
a shadow employment minister talking about insurance for workers: It was very “negligible” of the company not to take care of that lady’s insurance…

The meaning of certain expressions which have had people befuddled in recent times:

“peace initiative”…………..War
“peace process”……………War
“peace negotiations”……….War
“peace talks”……………….War
“peace”………………………War
Once you grasp the basic concept it becomes really quite easy. You just say the exact opposite of what you mean, and while on that subject I would like to wish all radical Muslims, health, long life, prosperity and all the best.

I think that will suffice to briefly illustrate what you may think is no more than mildly amusing mistakes or perhaps just a refusal to accept what some people refer to as an “evolving living language”. Nothing could be further from the truth. The inability to express concepts correctly or precisely is neither a natural consequence nor a development (the meanings of evolve in this context).

Francis Bacon wrote; “Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man and writing an exact man.” Of course he was well practised in all three, and therefore had the ability not just to think but to order his thoughts and express them clearly.

Some of the above may be described as bad habits or as ignorance, even as fashion, but none of it is desirable or beneficial. This is not a trivial subject dealing only with personal dislikes but effects fundamental issues concerning education, politics, morals and values through the manipulation of the mind.

Advertising, the news media, and what is euphemistically referred to as the education system all deal with controlling and influencing or (perhaps better expressed) restricting peoples thinking and behaviour by the selective re engineering of their vocabulary.

Orwell addressed this subject comprehensively in his prophetic masterpiece; Nineteen eighty four, in which “Newspeak” was to supersede “Oldspeak” (or Standard English) by 2050:

“The purpose of Newspeak was not only to provide a medium of expression for the world-view and mental habits proper to the devotees of Ingsoc” (today’s politically correct liberal socialists), “but to make all other modes of thought impossible. It was intended that when Newspeak had been adopted once and for all and Oldspeak forgotten, a heretical thought – that is, a thought diverging from the principles of Ingsoc – should be literally unthinkable, at least so far as thought is dependant on words……..to give a single example. The word free still existed in Newspeak, but it could only be used in such statements as ‘This dog is free from lice’ or ‘This field is free from weeds’. It could not be used in its old sense of ‘politically free’ or ‘intellectually free since political and intellectual freedom no longer existed even as concepts, and were therefore of necessity nameless…….reduction of vocabulary was regarded as an end in itself, and no word that could be dispensed with was allowed to survive. Newspeak was designed not to extend but to diminish the range of thought, and this purpose was indirectly assisted by cutting the choice of words down to a minimum”.

The only counter measure to the onslaught against the freedom of the mind is, reading and reading and more reading in order to be able to think independently, followed by conversation and writing to be able to marshal and express thoughts clearly to others. This coupled with an informed appreciation of art (one of the highest expressions of human consciousness) in all its forms, which stimulates emotions through all the senses, will go a long way to forming a person able to resist the effects of the systematic mutilation of language and by extension the mind.

Humour is also an essential ingredient to a healthy and well developed intellect and a perfect note to finish on. The following gems I overheard from ex–pats living here.

“I know a lot of Spanish words it is just my vocabulary that is the problem”

“I am going into hospital tomorrow to have a prostrate operation”