War on Terra: Blokes with Beards vs Girls

First in another brand new sub-series to feature on this site, a branch of the arch-theme of the War on Terra.

As eco-feminists and others have long pointed out, [part of] the problem of objectification, rape and pillage of the Earth stems from [diabolical misreadings of] patriarchal madness with regards women.

Or in this case litte girls.

Afghan bride, age 8

Afghan bride, age 8

The racist, empiricist, Lizard media have worked hard to familiarise us with this sort of story (right, picture of an 8-year-old bride in  Afghanistan, from an Evening Standard article commemorating 10 years of British forces in Afghanistan) lest we forget what the drive train of “allied” actions abroad since 9/11 were about.

Those of us in the West had better be able to stretch our minds – we’ve got it coming big time and we know it – but can our Atlantic Ocean puncturing minds stretch to encompass a culture in which men acquire brides as young as 8? The grooms are not 8, of course.

What has happened to men who, regardless of their different culture, think it alright to acquire a child bride? It is now illegal, thanks to the strident idealism of Western Forces and Hamid Karzai (yes I am being ironic) but that didn’t stop the groom of this bride – a police officer of ironic course – “interfering” with her.

We can perhaps stretch to such cultures having arisen from harsh environments in which females are house-bounded – closeted, closely guarded, like orchids perhaps, kept pure until the moment of unveiling…a fusion perhaps of queen ant and sleeping beauty. But we fall short of imagining ourselves in a culture in which it’s OK to fuck an 8-year old girl. We are of course, bending over backwards.

The purpose of the Russian oligarch-owned  Evening Standard piece is of course to promote the continued presence of UK forces in Afghanistan – which, if you Google official sources, you will easily discover was invaded “in retaliation for the terrorist atrocities of 9/11.”

In other words, then, the presence of UK forces is War on Terror – invasion (penetration) of another country. Surfacing of images such as the one above (along with burka’ed women etc), disturbing though they are, serve to reinforce the “reasons” for being in Afghanistan, should the 9/11 gag wear thin.

Google will return fewer results for Beit Shemesh, in the crucible of Western civilisation itself, where scenes such as this unfold (do watch the video on the BBC World Site:

Ultra-orthodox protestors accuse school girls of "sluttishness" in Beit Shemesh

Ultra-orthodox protestors accuse school girls of "sluttishness" in Beit Shemesh

A different context, but with obvious similarities. “Holy” men with beards unable to countenance female sexuality, this time in the form of orthodox Jewish girls going to school. As you will see from the video, their garb is hardly “sluttish”.

Ironically, of course, it is likely the case that at these extremes of Old Lizardry – where the primordial attitude of the Separate I, landing like an Alien on a Garden-of-Eden-Planet – is at its clearest – the bearded godmen are in fact quite eco-friendly. Tending orange groves, olive groves, riding donkeys and so on. The BBC article seeks to assauge the apparent ultra-misogyny by saying that it’s really a turf war between the ultra-orthodox and orthodox communities, the girls’ school being unfortunately situated in the middle. But even if we go with that, we must again ask – what on earth is going through these men’s minds? The Word of God, they will say.

Bearded goatmen in Afghanistan with child brides might not surprise you (any more). But bearded godmen in Israel throwing their own shit at school girls should. As should the news that there are deep schisms between orthodox and ultra-orthodox communities. Isn’t Israel the Jewish State, united and unitary since (Thut)Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt? Oh dear what might it mean that all is not good?

You thought War on Terror was smokescreen. Wait til you see War on Terra!

The fire will be revealed soon enough. In the meantime, be nice to your girlfriend, your mum, your wife, your sister, your daughter etc.

 

 

 

 

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The real threat to Our Way of Life: Al Bla’ira

Al Bla'ir in action

Al Bla'ira in action

Our man in the Middle East is once again in the limelight. (He is of course not our man; it remains to be seen whether he is his own man.)  He remains though, a favourite subject, touching in us perhaps the same sort of horror-admiration we might experience at the antics of some dangerous animal. The Rex Features photograph the Guardian have gone with (shown here on the right) is a good one, showing a certain telltale crystalline hardness of the left eye. We will, I suspect, be seeing rather more of that.

But let us not become mesmerised just yet.

The Guardian article is officially about the resignation of one Mark Labovitch from Blair’s Firerush Ventures, an organisation which “gives its address as a PO box in West London” and was first mentioned by the Guardian as a source of mystery in 2009. Far from being the sort of earnestly transparent, hand on heart, God-fearing business vehicle one might well expect from the man that did the right thing on Afghanistan and Iraq and Libya and is apparently tired of apologising for simply doing what he felt was right, Firerush, like Windrush, its parallel vehicle, is like something out of a William Gibson novel.

So what? 

Is this not how it goes these days? You do your bit in politics and the prize is, at top level, a multi-million pound business empire like Al Bla’ira’s, complete with regular appearances at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, “one of the most expensive resorts in the world.” (At lower level, you’re still working the expenses and second homes stuff like former Al Bla’ira girl turned women’s rights campaigner, the Rt. Hon. Harriet Harman MP.) It really is a simple matter of typing names into Google and it’s all there. Loads and loads of it. So much so that one might indeed think, well, so what? It’s the way it goes these days.

We might cough, if not exactly choke, chewing over news of Al Bla’ira’s lucrative deal with the Israelis, allowing Kuwaiti mobile phone company Wataniya to launch a network in Gaza. We might remember, as we explore its curious flavour, that someone called Tony Blair was once the British Prime Minister who did the right thing invading Iraq, was advised on Middle Eastern affairs by the colourful, multiply arrested Lord Levy, went on to become Middle East Peace Envoy and later, spokesperson for the Quartet appointed to oversee diplomatic relations in the Middle East. We might wonder why the Middle East Peace Envoy would say, “You cannot rule out the use of military force against Iran if they continue to develop nuclear weapons.” Or why the Quartet Representative would condemn as ‘deeply confrontational’ the Palestinian request of the United Nations to recognise an independent Palestinian state. You might, as the curious flavour turns rankling and foul, start to wonder if, while it is quite simply and frankly how it goes these days, you’re just gonna swallow it anyway.

This is where it gets interesting

Blair was elected into power by popular vote. In that distant era, people genuinely believed in him. Extraordinarily, people continue to believe in him – and Brown and Harman and Cameron and even Mandelson – to this day. I don’t believe (in) Tony Blair.

But I do believe in Al Bla’ira. Here is a baseless (“PO Box in West London”) and secret global network, linked by a powerful religion in which it’s followers believe “because they believe it compels them to believe in it.” Here is an organisation evidently opposed to our way of life – “openness, democracy, freedom and the rule of law.”

How do they get away with it?

What is happening now in the world at large is an ordering, a separation of light from dark, of that which ascends from that which descends. This is always happening, has always been happening. If you like, we can avoid any ring of prophecy and the like and say simply say that this separation process is currently particularly noticeable. Ironically, the hallmark of this fundamental separation is its exact opposite – mixing, concealment, masquerade – which is exactly the mission of Al Bla’ira. Here indeed is an organisation of darkness masquerading as the light.

In idle moments when I have other more pressing and probably more boring things to do, I try to imagine what goes on inside the mind of Al Bla’ira’s shadowy leader. Does he really genuinely believe he is doing the right thing? From our point of view he is possessed by dark forces, which keep him from the light, perhaps as a crack addict or paedophile is kept from the light. Or is he fully cognizant of the great damage he is wreaking upon human values in being a Peace Envoy that rattles the sabre? If he is, then is he able to do it because he truly believes there are no consequences? He is in this case literally godless, on a far grander scale but not unlike the unfortunate Reece Donovan, sent down recently for pretending to help the broken-jawed Malaysian student in riots in Barking, East London, while really stealing from him.

Al Bla’ira is playing havoc with our ethics on a far grander scale. Indeed, it is a threat to Our Way of Life. Thus far, its behaviour seems to demon-strate that there are no consequences. Crime pays. And the bigger the crime, the bigger the pay. But they get away with it because, ultimately, we still sort of want them to…

I am making two arguments here.

1. Outer reflecting Inner. It will only be when we each examine our own shadow, our own dark masquerading as light, that this diabolism will cease in the world at large.

2. One ring to rule them all and in the darkness bind them. Al Bla’ira is doing the Devil’s work, which is simply the binding together of That Which Must Descend.

Which is not to say, do nothing. But nor is it for me to say what to do other than, whatever it is, you enquire ruthlessly, brutally, as to whether it is dark masquerading as light.

Assuming, of course, you’d rather go up than down…

Return to innocence for under 13s

Inner children may take heart from this outer metaphor:

Children 12 years old and younger soon will no longer be required to remove their shoes at airport security checkpoints, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told Congress on Tuesday. The policy also includes other ways to screen young children without resorting to a pat-down that involves touching private areas on the body.

Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/2011/09/13/3906868/dhs-new-airport-security-policy.html#ixzz1Y0yr4TRw

 

Triplespeak Masterclass

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair

Repeaters, pyramid men, corporate golems, civil servants and other Agent Smith wannabes will do well to take note of this absolute gem of triplespeak, issued by a master-repeater. In a BBC Breakfast interview on the tenth anniversary of 9/11, recalling those short, intense, dust-cloud and Giuliani-filled moments between the planes hitting the towers and the remarkable discovery of a Quran and a passport bearing the name Mohammed Atta in the glove compartment of a car in the car park, former British prime minister Tony Blair said of radicals:

[They] believe in what they believe in because they believe their religion compels them to believe in it.

Breaking this out into a diagram we have:

Doublespeak explained - unbreakable triplet of inverted transcendence

Which is, structurally, a device comparable perhaps with the water molecule, or perhaps heavy water (H3), in terms of solidity and durability.  Dynamic too: the sense of agency flows around and around, moving from They, to What They Believe, to Their Religion and back to They. Here, Blair is telling us that Nothing Can Be Done, which is the perfect TripleThink premise to his next statement, that the War on Terror would only end,

when we defeat the ideology.

Ideally, he should have left it at that, his words diabolically (tribolically?) ringing in the air. But the hoop is launched with a fatal wobble – perhaps, in a funny old way, evidence of some last shred of goofish goodness:

I think it will take a generation, but the way to defeat this ideology ultimately is by a better idea, and we have it, which is a way of life based on openness, democracy, freedom and the rule of law.

Avoiding Blair’s mistake, I will do as the Guardian article I have quoted from, and leave it, ringing like a Tibetan bowl, at that.