Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Realities and the Muslim Revival, Installment 12


We discussed how the Europeans met in Germany and carved up Africa between them. However, in reality that was only a small part of what they did.

 The European powers colonized one Islamic country after the other. They did this with absolute and total disregard for the population as was the way years ago. This was done not because they were Muslims.

 This was done because they wanted the riches these lands added to their growing needs and industries.
France occupied Algeria in 1830; Britain occupied Aden nine years later.

Then they occupied Tunisia in 1881 and Egypt in 1882. The next victim was the Sudan in 1889. This was followed by Libya and Morocco in 1912. In 1915 the territories of the Ottoman Empire were split up. This was done as a reward for their siding with Germany during WW2.

Ottoman Empire or Turkish Empire lands, covered Southwestern Asia, Northeastern Africa, and southeastern Europe.

 This division was between France and Britain in anticipation of victory. After the war Britain and France set up protectorates and mandates in Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Iraq, and Transjordan.

This was felt as outrage since the European powers had promised the Arab provinces of the Ottoman Empire their independence. That one little action has to have added a lot of animosity to an already seething hatred for the West.

I would say last but not least, the Muslims in the Balkans, Russia, and central Asia were controlled by Russia.

 They forcibly became unwilling subjects of the new USSR, (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) when it was created.

 This is just a few more of the conflict, problem, countries heard from, As a result once again, these were Muslim countries that were simply annexed and now they want their freedom.

 We have really made a mess of things. It seems like the whole civilized world had a hand in causing the Muslim problem.

With this in mind, it is only right that the entire civilized world help us to right the solution.

Even after some of these Muslim countries were given their independence there were often times they continued to control their economy. This happened with the oil produced and the Suez Canal, as well as in other situations.
 
 European occupation often left a legacy of bitter conflict and hate. It is totally understandable and should have been expected.

 Another huge problem today was caused when in 1947 the British left India. The Indian subcontinent was cut up. They gave India to the Hindu and Pakistan to the Muslims.

Most of us are aware of the immediate problems that this is bringing the world today. Also things over there are so volatile between the two countries over a slew of issues. Not the least is the fact that both of these countries have Nuclear weapons.

 What is worse is that they seem only too ready to use them. Worse of all is the fact that, that particular part of the world is a hot bed for Islamists.

*Even worse is the fact they are not alone, with this combative destructive attitude. Then in 1948 the Arabs of Palestine had their home given away underneath them.

*They lost their land to the Zionists who set up the State of Israel there for the Jewish people. Of course this was done once again with the help of the west and the United Nations in this case. What a coincidence, another one of the world’s hot spots and biggest problems, and we did that too.

The loss of Palestine became a potent symbol of the humiliation of the Muslim world at the hands of the west. The west seemed to have no problem with dispossessing and placing into permanent exile, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians.

 I don’t know about you but in writing this story I am learning a slew of little tidbits. Some of these I have never heard and certainly never knew. Starting with colonialism right to the present day we have done a myriad of injustices to the Muslim people.

 As we said, it all had nothing to do with the fact that these were Muslims so we were going to take their lands. It just happened to have worked out this way.

They just, as a people happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

As you know, if we were going through industrialization today rather than three or four hundred years ago, things would be vastly different.

 Three or four hundred years ago there was no diplomacy as we know it today. There wasn’t even a thought to the natives of any country where the lands were, “discovered” by the so called civilized world. It was just claimed or possessed by the finding country.

At that time it was thought that the land belonged to those that “discovered” it, not the people that lived there. If you “discovered” something in another so called uncivilized country you just laid claim to it and took what you wanted.    Life Today The Real Story "2005"
 

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com 

Monday, December 30, 2013

Realities and the Muslim Revival, Installment 11, Payback


This is not the 20th century. We don’t have all the time in the world. These people aren’t playing games and they don’t stop.

We have to work as a goal, towards the real problem we are dealing with. We must start putting our energies towards the Muslims in these conflicts. We must figure out exactly how wide the problems are. We can head this all off, but someone has to get on the ball.

I will guarantee you that all of these conflicts are God based. They are once again due to religion. To be more specific it is the Muslim countries wanting once again to take back control of their lands.

 They are fighting because they want the Christians out of their borders and countries. Just look all over Indonesia as we discussed.

 Look at Africa, another hot spot. Not only did we arbitrarily reestablish their borders after colonization. They are all in poverty and they all involve Muslims on one or even both ends of the conflict.

 As we have discussed, these people can’t even tolerate each other. Once they are done with us there will not be an end to it as some might think. They will just turn on each other.

Right now It appears that all the on going new conflicts can be blamed on and narrowed down to one word. As we explained and talked about in detail, no one today or in the history of civilization even knows if he exists. We are of course talking about God.

 We have talked about the many unexplained mysteries of the world. Many of these have been attributed to unknown civilizations and forgotten knowledge. We don’t even have the technology today, to duplicate some of these feats.

Excuse me but isn’t this World War Three? The entire world appears to be in conflict. I am reading a book called, “World Conflict”, By Steven Strauss. Let me give you some quotes.

 Some are from World Leaders that will illustrate just how, not with it, these people really are. They really don’t get it or do not want to admit it.

I’m in a section on war and poverty and listen to all this worthless garbage. Now this all sounds nice, expert, and what the people want to hear. But they unequivocally missed all the boats.

This is a larger part of why we have so many problems today. Now listen to some of this.

According to a report by Radio Free Europe journalist Anthony Georgieff, the center of War and Peace Research in Uppsala, Sweden issued a report that stated most conflicts today occur within a country’s own borders.

This conflicts with the past when wars were fought between different countries. This little bit of worthless information is just that. You just stop, learn what we have been saying, and look at all these conflicts in those terms.

These so called world leaders have got to see reality. They have to see what is really going on in order for us to successfully deal with this

. They have to take all these worthless, ridiculous figures and apply them in a helpful, useful, practical way. They must realize how many conflicts are involving Muslims.
 Look at all these conflicts, look at the Middle East. Look at Bosnia, look at Chechnya, you will find what we have been saying all along.

*We are witnessing an attempted religious revival. It is normal, but certainly not healthy, not at this stage of civilization.

The Muslims have had enough, of what I at least have to agree with has been years of misuse and abuse of Muslim lands.

 One just has to look at the history of the last two hundred and forty years.

You can only come to the conclusion that, yes we have made many mistakes. As we said, this by no means calls for or justifies what is happening in the world today.

 All these coldly brutal and deadly activities many of them have resorted to must stop.

We discussed how the Europeans met in Germany and carved up Africa between them. However, in reality that was only a small part of what they did.

 The European powers colonized one Islamic country after the other. They did this with absolute and total disregard for the population as was the way years ago.

 This was done not because they were Muslims. This was done because they wanted the riches these lands added to their growing needs and industries.

France occupied Algeria in 1830; Britain occupied Aden nine years later. Then they occupied Tunisia in 1881 and Egypt in 1882. The next victim was the Sudan in 1889. This was followed by Libya and Morocco in 1912.

 In 1915 the territories of the Ottoman Empire were split up. This was done as a reward for their siding with Germany during WW2. Ottoman Empire or Turkish Empire lands, covered Southwestern Asia, Northeastern Africa, and southeastern Europe.

This division was between France and Britain in anticipation of victory. After the war Britain and France set up protectorates and mandates in Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Iraq, and Transjordan.

This was felt as outrage since the European powers had promised the Arab provinces of the Ottoman Empire their independence.

 That one little action has to have added a lot of animosity to an already seething hatred for the West. Life Today The Real Story "2005"
  

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com 

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Realities and the Muslim Revival, Installment 10, Payback


They just don’t get it, it’s sickening. Kofi Anan once said, regardless of whether the inequality is due to ethnicity, national identity, or economic class, it tends to be reflected in unequal access to political power, no sh*! Sherlock.

 Well, that sounds good to your average ignoramus, or politician, but it is way off and dead wrong again. We just have to wake up. If any of these so called world leaders are going to be able to pull it together and help the world they have got to see reality.

 They have to, if any of these conflict burdened, war ravaged starving countries are to be helped. They first have to see and acknowledge what is really going on here.

 They just don’t seem to want to admit to it or they just really don’t get it. We must as a world, be able to focus our good intentions on the right area so we can remedy the situation.

According to the United Nations another factor that fuels the fires of violent conflict today is the disturbing rise in ethnic politics. They just got through saying that the majority is not due to ethnicity.

 Isn’t religion ethnic? Didn’t they just get through saying that ethnic politics are fueling the fires? I think they are all too confused and overwhelmed. Why don’t they just think one step further and find out or just tell the world what role religion plays in all this.

 They will find out that yes, the countries are poor. One race or the other is desiring to usurp authority and take it over. Even from other Muslims, for their own faction or tribe.

Unequivocally you will find that there are Muslims on one side or the other, or both, of every single conflict.

This is not a small ordeal we face; it is time you are made aware of the gravity of what is ahead. This is not a few thousand Islamists we are dealing with, as we’ve been told.

This is an attempted resurgence involving millions of Muslims with a lot more to come. This is occurring on every level of society and it seems in every country. Not by everyone, but it’s early yet.

 I have firm confidence that what we are embarking on is not good, and can be circumvented; we have just, and simply, to focus our attentions on the right problem. We can prevent this and regardless, we will prevail.

As we have illustrated, the entire world seems to be in conflict. We have, call them what you want, religious or ethnic, wars going on all over the entire world. Make no mistake about it, this is all about God.

 Self admittedly there is not a person in the world who can with firm conviction even talk about him by name. We do not know in any capacity if he is still around. No one even knows if he exists.

 Yet we continue to fight and kill in his supposed interests. These people are not doing this to recover a country for the people, or for their life.

Their government, their interests are for Islam and Islam only. Not all of Islam only their idea of Islam, They do not even want other Muslims involved or around. This cannot be tolerated, accepted, or allowed.

 Leaders must recognize and admit what is going on today and take appropriate action. Sadly enough this is yet to be done.

 As we said, these people are doing all these wrongs supposedly in the name of Allah, Muhammad, and the Muslim people. As you know by now this is just a flat out lie. They have greatly hurt the Muslim cause.

 They have betrayed the average Muslim. They have turned their backs on the very person whose name and beliefs they are supposed to be defending. If he was to be if alive today he would put them out himself.

This is not the 20th century. We don’t have all the time in the world. These people aren’t playing games and they don’t stop. We have to work as a goal, towards the real problem we are dealing with.

 We must start putting our energies towards the Muslims in these conflicts. We must figure out exactly how wide the problems are. We can head this all off, but someone has to get on the ball.

I will guarantee you that all of these conflicts are God based. They are once again due to religion. To be more specific it is the Muslim countries wanting once again to take back control of their lands.

 They are fighting because they want the Christians out of their borders and countries. Just look all over Indonesia as we discussed. Look at Africa, another hot spot.

 Not only did we arbitrarily reestablish their borders after colonization. They are all in poverty and they all involve Muslims on one or even both ends of the conflict

  As we have discussed, these people can’t even tolerate each other. Once they are done with us there will not be an end to it as some might think. They will just turn on each other. Life Today The Real Story "2005"
  

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com 


Saturday, December 28, 2013

Realities and the Muslim Revival, Installment 9


Don’t you agree that it is time for us to realize, as a Nation, what is really happening. Everyone has to be made to realize what is really going on in the world today. Just look at the middle east and not just Syria!

 With the exception of the age old adversaries every single one of the wars and conflict going on today has to do with the Muslims. Good or bad, whatever side they’re on, they are involved. We have got to seriously deal with this or it is only going to get worse.

All the conflicts, yeah, speaking of that, didn’t we as almost a single unified Alliance of all free civilized Nations, declare war on the terrorists and terror? Wasn’t it the terrorists, Al Qaeda that declared war on us, the United States, and the west?

 Aren’t all those conflicts, other than the established ones, involving Muslims, or Muslims against Christians?

 Look at the Middle East, Africa, and Indonesia. I have heard that at any given time 33% of the world is in conflict. I continue to say it, bar none that I can see, leaders, media, governments, they don’t get it. They are looking at and concerning themselves with the wrong thing.

They to a person just don’t get it, or they don’t want us to know. It would be nice to see some on the ball frankness.

It isn’t necessary to go beyond the borders any more. As far as they, (Muslims), are concerned, the enemy is within. Most often this happens to be Christian members of their own country. However they can also be fellow Muslims of another sect. They don’t even like each other.

Something is definitely wrong with this picture. They want leadership of their countries and the world, back. They will not settle for anything less. I will guarantee you that would only be the beginning if they did.

In this book the so called experts go on to say with a straight face, and I quote, “what is more interesting is that 80% of the wars today are fought because of poverty.

They go on to say that poorer countries were found to be at greater risk of war than their richer neighbors. Indeed, most of the wars were fought by countries with severe economic problems; I mean come on get with it.

Man when are we going to wake up and get with it, of course 80% of the wars are now fought behind their own borders. Of course 30% of the wars are fought in poverty stricken countries. It doesn’t take a brain surgeon, politician, world leader, or so called expert. Just a little bit of common sense and insight, which none of these people seem to possess.

They just don’t get it; look at all these conflicts for what they really are first. Every single one of them involves Muslims.

Thirdly they go on to say that yes, ethnicity is still a factor but not as big a factor as you may believe. It is when ethnicity is tied into poverty that war results. In richer countries, these ethnic divides are more easily breached without violence and war. Boy, how far from reality can these supposed know it all's really be? They are just not waking up.

The so called experts have once again lumped all statistics and evidence into categories they are familiar with, but dead wrong. War was traditionally fought for the three reasons they stated, poverty and ethnicity as two, and the third they say, was lacking.

 They have to stop looking at things in conventional terms. There is a new variable thrown into the mix here.

 The sooner they wake up to it the quicker we’ll be able to remedy things. The three categories they covered just happened to perfectly describe the Muslim situation or do they not see that?

Kofi Anan’s take on today’s situation albeit, wrong again, is this. He acknowledges that poverty does play a role in many contemporary standoffs. He would like to see us shift our focus of attention to the lack of equality and power many domestic social groups face in the world today.

He feels that it is inequality rather than poverty that is the driving force for conflicts today. Here again is another person heard from who has the right problem but the wrong reason for it. Why don’t we just focus our attention on the real problem, the Muslim situation? Focus on that and we will be able to take care of our current and future problems.

They just don’t get it, it’s sickening. He goes on to say, regardless of whether the inequality is due to ethnicity, national identity, or economic class, it tends to be reflected in unequal access to political power, no sh*! Sherlock.

 Well, that sounds good to your average ignoramus, or politician, but it is way off and dead wrong again. We just have to wake up. If any of these so called world leaders are going to be able to pull it together and help the world they have got to see reality.

 They have to, if any of these conflict burdened, war ravaged starving countries are to be helped. They first have to see and acknowledge what is really going on here. They just don’t seem to want to admit to it or they just really don’t get it. We must as a world, be able to focus our good intentions on the right area so we can remedy the situation.Life Today The Real Story "2005"
  

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com 

Friday, December 27, 2013

Realities and the Muslim Revival, Installment 8


Wow, I’ve been looking to talk about some other areas of the world where we were having problems and why but this really surprised me.

I just can’t believe the countries and lands that are in contention today: Except for one of the on going conflicts I think it‘s fair to say that the Muslims are involved in one way or the other, with the vast majority of them.

 What does not concern God and the Muslims still involves Religion; every single conflict involves religion in one capacity or the other. The other reasons for war seem to be trumped by what is happening with the Muslims. I can’t believe no one has put two and two together yet.

There does not seem to be anything but Religious concerns right now. Normally a country may feel a need to go to war for any number of reasons. These include but are not limited to boundary disagreements, ethnic reasons, and the big one, religion.

 I know the world doesn’t seem to want to admit it, but aren’t we fighting in the Middle East. Africa is tearing itself apart. Europe seems to be coming apart at the seams, with Kosovo and Serbia, etc. isn’t Russia having problems with Chechnya and others?

In Indonesia it is Muslim against Christian. They don’t understand why, when these people have lived happily side by side for years. I just don’t understand how they don’t understand.

I’ll tell you why, we have been trying to get heard for quite a while now. There is a lot more happening than authorities know or want to admit.

 This is not simply a war against a minority of extremists. This is a war against Islamic Nations as a whole. This is the time, and we just have to realize the gravity of the situation we are facing. These people want there Nations back.

 They don’t care who they have to kill, or alienate. This is a world insurrection of Islam; let’s call a spade a spade.

This isn’t something minor or insignificant as we are being told. We are living through a world movement, a renaissance type period.

The Muslims themselves are stretching their muscles. They are reasserting themselves. Muslims are fighting Christians all over the world. Can’t we see it? Look at the Moluccas, Papua, and the Spice Islands. Can’t we see what’s happening?

 This is not just a few, or a few thousand, or a few hundred thousand or I suspect, even a few million. This is well documented all over the world. This is the reassertion of Muslim values, and it isn’t just a small movement.

The Koran tells them they may not begin hostilities. It does tell them that they may fight in self defense or in order to defend decent values. This is right out of the Koran.

 As we said, the scary part is that Muhammad and the Koran leave it once again to the people to interpret this for themselves. This self interpretation enables them as Muslims to justify any horrendous activities.

 However, the Koran would never allow or give credence to what these Islamists are doing to their religion, God, and Prophet Muhammad. Even if it is in an attempt to right past wrongs, it is not condoned.

They are going against everything he professed and believed in. These Islamists are not furthering the cause of the Muslim people but are worsening their cause.

 Maybe that is their goal to bring about the end called for in the Bible, Koran, and Torah.

We, it seems have in the past inadvertently done great injustices to the Muslim people. They are not alone, and even have some western countries that have also been wronged in the past for company.

 What we can’t afford today especially is to all of a sudden have people think that they are going to take matters into their own hands and rectify the situation.

With civilization on this planet now evolved to the degree we have, we cannot absorb all the negative repercussions of what is about to be heaped on it.

Colonialism it seems is turning out to be the single, largest, all encompassing problem for the civilized world.

As we have illustrated and talked about this was occurring in the 17th, 18th, 19th, and even 20th centuries. When we were forming our country the European Nations were busy preparing the foundation for Industrialization.

Hopefully the end result of all this would be the prosperity of the European people.

They indulged in taking any country they deemed to be less than civilized. They annexed the lands, subjugated the natives. They set about taking from these lands whatever it was they wanted.

 The Europeans felt that they were doing these countries a favor just by being there. They were putting the people to work, even though they didn’t pay them accordingly. What they thought they were doing was bettering the people.

 They thought the natives would be better off by experiencing the superior European intellect. What they did next was what caused our biggest troubles. They gave them their freedom.

 It was the way they did it that set in motion dissent amongst the natives. This dissent has never abided and for the foreseeable future, never will.

Every single one of these countries has historically gotten along very well as both Muslim and Christian. But now all of a sudden they don’t. Officials aren’t quite sure why, we can tell you why. This so called war on terrorism is more realistically called a war against Islam itself, why can’t we see it.

Let us discuss the disintegration of Europe as we have known it in modern times. This is the final marker and warning to the western world as to what is happening right under their very noses.

 It is a little troublesome as it seems that the very countries that started industrialization and colonialism are now being torn asunder.

This is happening to them as they have done in the past with all the small once autonomous Muslim countries. They want their autonomy once again. It is the ultimate irony and the expected result in the end.
Long term European Affairs
Cyprus with a long affair between Turkey and Greece over who Cyprus belongs to seems to have no end in sight. Cyprus is an island republic off the coast of Turkey in the Mediterranean. They were given their Independence from England in 1961. You have to wonder if we can ever work this one out either.

The Basque region wants out of Spain. His is another long term conflict heard from. This is despite what the Spanish have felt and done since the Madrid train bombings. The Spanish have just increased and prolonged their problems since they still do not know how to solve this never ending long term dilemma.
Armenia vs. Azerbaijan
Slovenia Croatia Dagestan
Serbia Kosovo Chechnya
Bosnia * New and ongoing – the Ukraine Hungary
There are now 15 countries with more looking for autonomy every time. If there is an election or outcome a certain tribe faction or sect doesn’t like, there will be a conflict.

 This is a constantly evolving situation. In light of the vast number of potentially deadly weapons floating around over there it bears close watching and monitoring.
  Don’t you agree that it is time for us to realize as a Nation and a world what is really happening. Everyone has to be made to realize what is really going on in the world today.

 With the exception of the age old adversaries every single one of the wars and conflict going on today has to do with the Muslims. Good or bad, whatever side they’re on, they are involved. We have got to seriously deal with this or it is only going to get worse.

All the conflicts, yeah, speaking of that, didn’t we as almost a single unified Alliance of all free civilized Nations, declare war on the terrorists and terror?

 Wasn’t it the terrorists, Al Quaeda that declared war on us, the United States, and the west? Aren’t all those conflicts, other than the established ones, involving Muslims, or Muslims against Christians?

Look at the Middle East, Africa, and Indonesia. I have heard that at any given time 33% of the world is in conflict. .

I continue to say it, bar none that I can see, leaders, media, governments, they don’t get it. They are looking at and concerning themselves with the wrong thing. They to a person just don’t get it, or they don’t want us to know. It would be nice to see some on the ball frankness. Life Today The Real Story "2005"
  

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com 



Thursday, December 26, 2013

Realities and the Muslim Revival, Installment 7


We have opened a Pandora’s Box of new problems especially in Africa. First, Why we can’t say that we did not expect the problems that followed after attacking Iraq because we did.

We for some irresponsible reason chose to ignore them. At this point someone must sit down and look at the myriad of potential problems getting ready to erupt. We must ensure that we have the ability to handle them.

We must also now figure out how we will prioritize resources in order to do so. We had proven ourselves grossly inadequate as an Administration of accountability and responsibility. We are now unnecessarily fighting on an additional front while the Afghan situation is only going to get worse.

 The Afghan warlords are being left to carry on their tribal wars as they have done for centuries. The problem now is that we do not have the forces and resources available to keep potential insurgents from crossing into Afghanistan.

 Nor do we now have the ability to keep the warlords in line as we must. We are finding our ability to change their economy from one operating on opium income to something agriculturally productive and legal less than stellar.

We have still not been able to do enough to teach them and give them the tools and equipment to make a legal living. We must get in gear quick. we are killing valuable time we will never get back.

Okay, let’s talk about Africa for a bit. There is not a continent on earth more torn apart with mindless bloodshed and ruthless murder than Africa. Military dictators readily steal money and goods intended to help the starving people.

Their callous, senseless greed combined with famine and poverty was a recipe for disaster. This is especially true when talking of the Horn of Africa. Except for Libya, who has its oil reserves to thank, they are all having serious problems. The other countries in the region, especially Ethiopia, Somalia, and Eritrea, have been dealing with corruption, poverty, and war.

Ethiopia was governed for years under Haile Selassie. Despite financial aid from the U.S. Ethiopia has remained an underdeveloped undemocratic country. By 1974 the frenzy for an end to oppression, poverty, and corruption, had peaked.

The army was able to seize more and more control from Selassie. Selassie was eventually stripped of his powers and imprisoned. It was in prison where he was murdered by coup leaders in 1975. After bad came worse, he was replaced by Haile Mengistu who crushed thousands of political opponents, and began a reign of terror.

 Thousands of young men and women turned up dead in the streets. The process of elimination was well organized. However, even as he was murdering his own people Mengistu had two other problems. He had a border dispute with Somalia, and a long standing dispute with Eritrea to contend with.

With Eritrean’s attacking from the North, Somalis in the South, and counter-revolutionaries to fight in the middle, all assets were diverted to fight the enemies. Because of all this, Ethiopia had one of the lowest standards of living in the world. Then things only got worse in 1984 when famine struck.

 Other countries were hesitant to help because they feared Mengistu would just steal the food for his men and this is what did happen. In 1995 they got a new government under Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. The new government inherited 6 million people, starving, both physically and financially.

Eritrea who is right next door to Ethiopia has worse problems. Britain saw fit around 1943 to divide the country between its neighbors; they gave the coast and highland areas to next door neighbor, Ethiopia. Then they gave the Muslim northern and western lowlands to Sudan.

In 1962 a civil war ensued that lasted for 30 years. Finally with the overthrow of Mengistu, Eritrea was given its independence. Eritrea and Ethiopia ended up in a brutal, vicious, war. During the war were there were 100,000 killed, one million displaced.

There were also hundreds of millions of dollars that went from much needed financial help in the form of food and rebuilding the countries infrastructure and redevelopment to war. In December 2000 the two countries ended hostilities by signing an internationally brokered peace agreement; we’ll see how it goes.

Most of us know of Somalia because of Blackhawk down and their still on going war with terrorists. However, well before that Somalia too had been victimized by colonization. The British controlled the northern part while the southern part was controlled by Italy.

Italy had gained its foothold in an 1888 agreement with the Sultan of Hoya in exchange for protection. Of course Italy lost their share during WW2. For some reason Britain ended up making it one country. Italian and British rule had of course made these two distinctly different countries so it too was disastrous.

Major General Muhammad Siad Barre assumed leadership eventually. He reigned supreme, and ultimately became a tyrant. Like all dictators he eventually ended up unleashing his private armies on his enemies, things got even worse.

 His forces began terrorizing the citizens, treasuries were looted, and clans were systematically targeted and murdered. Somalia’s Roman Catholic priest was gunned down. People were being tortured and murdered.

Soon after that 450 who were demonstrating against the murders of their leaders and they too were killed.
Things were beginning to get very desperate so in steps America. Over the next two years 50,000 Somalis would be killed in factional fighting and another 200,000 died of starvation.

 Then on October 3, 1993 a Ranger helicopter trying to feed starving Somalis, went down. The next day there were two helicopters down and 18 dead Americans. The Ethiopian war has killed or displaced millions. Relief efforts have been thwarted, and Somalia is ruined.

Enter Sierra Leone, according to Amnesty International, civilians continued to be arbitrarily killed, mutilated, raped, and abducted. The perplexing thing is that this was a year after the agreement between the government of Sierra Leone and the United Front was signed.

This situation seems to be particularly sinister and underhanded. Against President Sankoh the rebels knew they didn’t stand a chance. So they formed an alliance with Liberian leader Charles Taylor. Together they launched a war against the Sierra Leone government.

As the rebellion got underway a group of soldiers arrived in the Capital of Freetown in 1992. Supposedly this was to demand better pay and conditions. However, it was found that their mission was to overthrow the government. Due to rapidly deteriorating social conditions, the coup was extremely popular. The RUF, (revolutionary United Front), overran titanium and Bauxite mines, that were the major source of state income.

Unlike most wars where civilian casualties are an unfortunate by product of war, the RUF deliberately targeted civilians for murder and mutilation.

They indiscriminately did machete lacerations to the head, neck, arms legs, and torso. We also can’t overlook the gouging out of one or both eyes, rape, gunshot wounds, acid injections, genital mutilations, and any other kind of torture or mutilation they could think of.

They also liked to use amputations as their favorite tool of terror. They used the shirt sleeve method where the arm is amputated close to the shoulder, and the long sleeve method, where the arm is amputated at the wrist.

 Human Rights Watch found civilians with hands, arms, feet, legs, ears, buttocks, any number of fingers, all amputated by machete. This was all pointless, horrible, nightmarish torture.

They also used children to do their killing. One teenager recited how he would cut out the heart and lungs of his victims to eat. The children too were abused by the rebels, and were a favorite to use because they were particularly ruthless.

 Practically half of the countries 4.5 million inhabitants were displaced by the war. Another 500,000 were refugees in neighboring countries. While at least 50,000 died in the fighting this is still not the end of it. This while there is also an estimated 100,000 mutilation victims. The economy is in ruins.

The national infrastructure needed to run the country had collapsed. It is just one more casualty of colonization.
Okay, Liberia, founded in 1822 by freed African American slaves became a Republic in 1847; you might think this country at least must be okay. After a military coup in 1980 Samuel Doe became President in 1986.

 In 1989 violence erupted, and he was dragged into the street and shot. Guerillas killed 250,000 people, and more than one million were displaced, and yet another colony heard from.

In Angola, a long established colony of the Portuguese they clamped down on resisting colonies by killing, capturing, and exporting even more slaves.

Portugal would not cooperate with a peaceful decolonization so rebel groups emerged. The Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), The National Liberation Front (FNLA), and Dr. Jonas Savimbi’s National Union for Independence (UNITA) were formed.

 The US and Zaire Supported the FNLA, South Africa backed UNITA, and the communist Nations helped the MPLA. So once again the table has been set for mass mayhem and murder.

So, even after the Portuguese were tossed out and as a result of outside meddling, the killing still continued. There was upward of one million dead. In 1994 the United Nations sent in peace keeping forces. Under the agreement, Savimbi was made the Vice President and his forces were allowed to join the Angolan army.

 Despite the concessions Made, Savimbi refused any future participation and negotiations stopped. At this point in time, Angola’s civil war has the distinction of being the longest in history, thank you Portuguese colonizers.

Talk about slaughter and mayhem for the world to deal with as a result of colonization. Let’s talk about Rwanda for a minute.

 The Hutu’s and Tutsi’s had lived together, and gotten along well with each other for years. However, as a result of the way in which Belgium had run the colony, contention had been built in and exploited.

 The name Tutsi refers to a group of people rich in cattle. When Belgium needed help running the colony it used the better educated wealthier Tutsi’s. As a result the Tutsi ended up having a monopoly on public life.

They were confronted with economic problems and the ever increasing corruption on the part of the government. As a result country leaders started demanding reforms. They especially wanted the return of the more than 600,000 refugees who happened to be mostly Tutsi’s.

 In response the Hutu authorities in charge declared that the country was too overpopulated to permit their return. The stage had been set once again for horror. Rwandan Tutsi opposition forces crossed the border from Uganda on October1, 1999.

 The President and his closest colleagues began portraying all Tutsi’s as the enemy in order to turn the Hutu against them. They managed to do this even though they had been living together in peace for years. The result of this was slaughter.

 The organizers of genocide planned for the Tutsi’s had gained control of the state political apparatus, and so the genocide began. This was genocide in its truest form a true systematic premeditated murder of a distinct group of people.

The Rwandan genocide was unique in that rather than hiding the fact of what they were doing, they were quite open in their goal of Tutsi extinction. When all was said and done there were up to one million Rwandans murdered by their fellow citizens. Answers to on going investigations are due in 2008.

The instability to Burundi’s future lies in the fact of colonialism. One of the missteps in forming new countries was in dividing the Hutu’s and Tutsi’s between two distinctly different countries, Burundi and Rwanda.

 Sadly this was not the first or last time the western countries would be totally insensitive to the plight of the lands and people of their colonized countries.

They were eventually given their independence and of course chaos ensued. Following was a coup where 100,000 were killed in ethnic fighting. They were mostly Hutu’s, who in turn killed Tutsi’s.

 This was the beginning of a cycle of retaliatory violence killing tribesmen of both tribes, civil war was on. A ceasefire was brokered in 2000 by Nelson Mandela. This resulted with South African peacekeepers being sent in 2001. But Africa being Africa, what’s next is anyone’s guess.

The Democratic Republic of Congo was another victim of colonialism. Here the British once again saw it fit to change borders. They displaced local populations, in order to create the countries as they thought they should be.

 The British left in 1960, elections were held and Patrice Lumumba was elected as Prime Minister. With the help of the CIA, the army chief of staff carried out a successful coup.

 He was removed and they got Mobutu who began his 30 year reign as one of the most autocratic and corrupt dictators in the world. He was well also a crook, stealing billions from the national treasury.

Despite his corrupt regime he continued to get U.S. support as well as from the World Bank. In 1991, Mobutu adopted a new constitution, and scheduled multiparty elections.

Well, as usually happens during elections in Africa, opposing parties emerged. Chaos ensued and Mobutu ended up killing 100 student demonstrators.

This event provoked International outrage but elections went on anyway. Mobutu, who lost decided to fire the new Prime Minister. Mobutu had dominated the country for thirty years by pitting rival army factions against each other. He thought he would do it once again but he was wrong, it didn’t work this time. Events beyond his control will bring him down soon.

Then tiny Rwanda felt compelled to invade its huge neighbor. They did this in order to flush out the Hutu extremists who carried out their genocide.

 The Zaire army fled, and the Rwandan army along with anti Mobutu forces then pushed to the Capitol of Kinshasa. Mobutu was removed from office and at the time of his death, was one of the richest men in the world.

 Soon after, the Lawrence Kabila era began. He changed the countries name from Zaire to the Democratic Republic of Congo. He banned opposition parties, arrested the former elected Prime Minister, and, angered and alienated their allies. Of course, war erupted, a massive seven country war.

Then in January 2001, Kabila was assassinated. Then in February that year the U.N. Security Council approved a plan to have all fighting factions withdraw and be replaced with U.N. peace keeping forces throughout the country.
 They are still embroiled in turmoil and to my knowledge, we are still watching. These, like all the other problems we have been talking about are ours. They are all of ours, and it’s up to us to figure out how to fix them and I believe we have. Life Today The Real Story "2005"
  

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com 




Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Have a laugh and learn: A little Christmas cheer




Check out Merry Christmas said in more than 150 Languages including Iraqi! Is yours missing? Contact the site and add it!   Merry Christmas in 150 different languages 

Now: When four of Santa's elves got sick, the trainee elves didn't produce toys as fast as the regular ones, and Santa began to feel the Pre-Christmas pressure.

Then Mrs. Claus told Santa her Mother was coming to visit, which stressed Santa even more.

When he went to harness the reindeer, he found that three of them were about to give birth and two others had jumped the fence and were out, Heaven knows where.

 Then when he began to load the sleigh, one of the floorboards cracked, the toy bag fell to the ground and all the toys were scattered.

Frustrated, Santa went in the house for a cup of apple cider and a shot of rum. When he went to the cupboard, he discovered the elves had drank all the cider and hidden the rum.

 In his frustration, he accidentally dropped the cider jug, and it broke into hundreds of little glass pieces all over the kitchen floor.

 He went to get the broom and found the mice had eaten all the straw off the end of the broom. Just then the doorbell rang, and irritated Santa marched to the door, yanked it open, and there stood a little angel with a great big Christmas tree.

The angel said very cheerfully, 'Merry Christmas, Santa. Isn't this a lovely day? I have a beautiful tree for you. Where would you like me to stick it?'

And so began the tradition of the little angel on top of the Christmas tree.

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com

Realities and the Muslim Revival, Installment 6


Western people are often bewildered by the hostility and rage that many Muslims feel for their culture. This was because of their very different experiences.

 They found this to be both liberating and empowering. The Muslim response should not have been unexpected. Because the Muslim world was so widespread and strategically placed that it was the first to be subjected in a concerted, systematic, manner to the colonization process in the Middle East.

 This was also the problem for India, Arabia, Malaya, and a significant part of Africa.

 Muslims in all these places very quickly felt the brunt of the modernizing assault; they would not and will not come into the modern world easily or willingly.

 Lets look at the results to all this and see what we are dealing with as a direct result of colonization, and modernization. It appears to be single handedly the main culprit to our problems with Islam.

Let us start by talking of Afghanistan. There are so many places to start this conversation of what we are up against world stability wise it really is a shame.

 As far as getting the point across I think this is a good visual start. We know why the United States was compelled to attack Afghanistan and were aided by much of the civilized world.

 We knew what we were up against having observed the Russians in their unsuccessful bid to defeat Afghanistan. This was only partially due to the ferocity of the Afghan people. We watched for years as the Russians battled futilely with what seemed as an endless amount of combatants. 

This in fact was a never ending supply of Muslim combatants. We knew that Afghanistan was constantly being resupplied with fighters primarily over the wild mountainous region along the Afghan Pakistan border. 

We knew that these fighters were indeed coming from virtually every Muslim country on the planet. This as we know is the nature of Muslims. As a result of this we knew in fact what to expect when we made the decision to go in. 

Our mistake was trusting and relying too much in the Afghan tribesmen.

With this in mind, why I ask, do we even make believe we believed the ridiculous excuses from President Bush? He says that he was justified in going after Iraq. He also says that it was better to draw out potential fighters and fight them in Iraq than to have to fight them on American soil.

 If you didn’t know it before, I hope you know it now, we already did that. We already drew them out by going after Afghanistan. There was positively no justifiable thing to do with Iraq beyond monitoring activities within the country and on its borders. This would simply have been in order to monitor proliferation of weapons or knowledge.

If simply removing Saddam was the goal we know for a fact that we should have been exploring other alternatives towards that goal as we can be sure there was.

 All we have succeeded in doing is increasing the difficulties ahead by going into Iraq, more than two fold. The main reason for this is now not only did we give Islamists a new place to fight and render their services. We now have another front still draining our much needed efforts.

 We knowingly did this with the knowledge that we would get additional problems from inside the country. We also knew that it most certainly could come from across any one if not more of their borders.

We have opened a Pandora’s Box of new problems we saw take shape as the so called Arab spring turned middle east breakdown we in fact started. Life Today The Real Story "2005"
  

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

During the nineteenth century in the name of modernization Europe was taking over the world



During the nineteenth century in the name of modernization Technicalized Europe had become the leading power and was taking over the world. 

Religious differences and spiritual ideals must not be allowed to impede the progress of society. Scientists, Monarchs, and government officials insisted that they be free of ecclesiastical control. 

Thus the ideals of Democracy, toleration, human rights and secularism were not simply beautiful ideals dreamed up by political scientists. They were, at least in part dictated by the needs of the modern state.

 It was found that in order to be efficient and productive, a modern Nation had to be organized on a secular, democratic basis.

 It was also found that if a society organized all their institutions according to the new rational and scientific norms, they became indomitable. 

Thus the conventional agrarian states were no match for them.

This all had fateful consequences to the Islamic world. Trading posts and consular missions had been established in Turkey and the Middle East. This had undermined the traditional structure of these societies long before there was actual Western rule.

 This was an entirely different kind of colonization. The new colonial order transformed the lives of the citizens of these colonized countries permanently.

 It was directly responsible for establishing a polity of dependence. It was impossible for the colonized lands to catch up with the institutionalized west.

 Old institutions had been fatally undermined and Muslim society itself was divided between those that had become westernized, and everyone else. 

*What had been a living civilization with its own integrity and identity was gradually being transformed into a group of dependent states. 

As a result they were inadequately prepared to deal with the situations put before them. Europeans had come to believe that their culture was not only superior at the present time but had always been at the forefront of progress.

 They often displayed a superb ignorance of world history. Indians, Egyptians, Syrians, all suffered greatly because of the arrogance of at least the British. 

They felt that they had to be westernized for their own good. This was because they thought of their society as being far superior.

The British thought of themselves in every way superior to the Muslims. They also believed at the time that one of the problems that they had to deal with was overcoming Islam itself. 

During the crusades a very negative feeling for Muslims arose. Muslims themselves had little time or energy to develop an understanding of God in the traditional way.

The year 610 saw Muhammad receive his first revelations for his new religion. By the year 622 Muhammad had many converts to his new religion. 

With these converts he made the first trek from Mecca to Medina. This march is what is traditionally thought of as the beginning of Islam. When Muhammad died just 10 years later he had the satisfaction of knowing his new religion of Islam would survive.

 The new religion finally gave the Arabs a sense of belonging and equality to Judaism and Christianity. They believed that along with the other great religions of the world, or so they thought and hoped for. 

The Islamic world had been convulsed by the modernization process. Instead of being one of the world leaders, Islam was quickly and effectively placed as secondary to European civilization.

 Muslims were exposed to the contempt of the colonialists who were enamored with the modern way of things. They were so impressed by themselves that they were often appalled by what they could only see as backwardness, inefficiency, fatalism, and corruption of Muslim society. 

They assumed the European culture had always been progressive. As a result they failed to realize that they were just seeing a premodern agrarian society. 

They themselves were just a short time ago, also an agrarian society. They often took it for granted that westerners were inherently and racially superior and they expressed their contempt in many ways. 

Western people are often bewildered by the hostility and rage that many Muslims feel for their culture. This was because of their very different experiences. They found this to be both liberating and empowering.

 The Muslim response should not have been unexpected. Because the Muslim world was so widespread and strategically placed that it was the first to be subjected in a concerted, systematic, manner to the colonization process in the Middle East. 

This was also the problem for India, Arabia, Malaya, and a significant part of Africa.

 Muslims in all these places very quickly felt the brunt of the modernizing assault; they would not and will not come into the modern world easily or willingly.

 Lets look at the results to all this and see what we are dealing with as a direct result of colonization, and modernization. It appears to be single handedly the main culprit to our problems with Islam.
 Life Today The Real Story "2005"
  

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com  

Monday, December 23, 2013

Realities and the Muslim Revival Installment 4




In 1884 at the request of Portugal, German Chancellor Otto Von Bismarck held a world meeting. He called together the major western powers of the world to negotiate questions and confusion over the control of Africa.

 Bismarck appreciated the opportunity to expand Germany’s sphere of influence over Africa. This was because he desired to force Germany’s rivals to struggle with one another for territory.

 At the time of the conference, 80% of Africa remained under traditional and local control.

What happened was the same thing that had been happening to all colonized Muslim lands. It resulted in a hodgepodge of geometric boundaries that divided Africa into fifty irregular countries.

 This new map was superimposed over the one thousand indigenous cultures and regions of Africa. The new countries as had been the case in the past, lacked any rhyme or reason whatsoever. 

Thus giving no consideration at all to how all these people would deal with the new situation that was forced on them. It divided coherent groups of people. Worse was the fact that it merged together disparate groups who did not have anything in common and did not get along.

14 countries were represented, Austria-Hungary, Denmark, Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden-Norway, Turkey, and the United States. Of these fourteen Nations, France, Germany, Great Britain, and Portugal were the major players in the conference.

 They were controlling most of colonial Africa at the time. At the time of the conference only the coastal areas were colonized by the Europeans.

Following the conference the give and take continued never once taking the inhabitants into consideration. By 1914 the conference participants had divided Africa among themselves into 50 countries. 

Great Britain took Egypt, Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Botswana; they also controlled Nigeria, and Ghana. France took much of western Africa, from Mauritania to Chad plus the Republic of Congo.

 Belgium took the Democratic Republic of Congo; Portugal got Mozambique in the east and Angola in the west. Italy took Somalia and a portion of Ethiopia. Germany took Namibia and Tanzania, while Spain got the smallest territory, Equatorial Guinea.

Then in 1920 Britain and France carved up the Middle East between them. They divided it into protectorates and mandates. What a mess we have created.

 It really is unbelievable the way this all came about. Our level of ignorance as to what we did and our responsibility for it can not be denied. 

These colonization projects only made a more silent process of westernization official. This had been happening since Europeans had been establishing a cultural and political dominance. 

This was of course, during the nineteenth century in the name of modernization.

Technicalized Europe had become the leading power and was taking over the world. Religious differences and spiritual ideals must not be allowed to impede the progress of society.

 Scientists, Monarchs, and government officials insisted that they be free of ecclesiastical control. Thus the ideals of Democracy, toleration, human rights and secularism were not simply beautiful ideals dreamed up by political scientists.

 They were, at least in part dictated by the needs of the modern state.

 It was found that in order to be efficient and productive, a modern Nation had to be organized on a secular, democratic basis. 

It was also found that if a society organized all their institutions according to the new rational and scientific norms, they became indomitable. Thus the conventional agrarian states were no match for them.
Life Today The Real Story "2005"
  

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com 

 

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Realities and the Muslim Revival Installment 3





Just like the life of every civilization in History is cyclical so too is the life of every religion in History.

 As far as Islam goes, yes we are fighting the so called extremists for now. Make no mistake about it, in the end, they are all family.

 When it comes right down to it, they will come together. We will reluctantly as we might be, find it necessary to take on Islam as a whole.

Let us remember World War 2 and the lessons it should have taught us. Sure, we were fighting the Germans. There were still a few German citizens willing to risk their own lives, and go against their own people. They did this in order to help as many Jews and allies as possible.

 They did this because they had a conscience, knew right from wrong, and ultimately did the right thing. This is exactly what is going to happen with the Muslims.

Let’s talk about Islam a little bit. This is just to give us a little background on why we are having some of the problems we are having with some of the Muslims.

 I think it will give a lot of you a new understanding of the situation. I know a lot of this surprised me. You really can understand why some of them feel the way the do.

However this by no means justifies their actions. They can get themselves on the right track as a country first. Then they can go about settling their difference hopefully under direction, and civilly.

Throughout recent history the west, primarily European Nations have been consolidating their countries. They have been putting an end to colonialism.

I’m just realizing something, with what we are about to discuss. I’m going to say what should have been a good thing for Muslims appears to have been the beginning of the end for them.

In the early nineteenth century when colonization was at its peak there was a general malaise and disquiet in the Muslim world. The French had colonized Algiers in 1830 and in 1839 the British colonized Aden, (now part of Yemen).

 Then between the two of them they took over Tunisia (1881), Egypt in 1882, the Sudan in 1898, and Libya and Morocco in 1912. To me what is worse is what the Europeans did to Africa.


The Berlin Conference was held in 1884 -1885 to discuss how they were going to divide Africa between them. This factual blunder really amazed me. The Berlin Conference was Africa’s undoing in many ways.

The colonial powers superimposed their domains on the African Continent. In no time the entire African continent acquired a legacy of Political fragmentation. One that could neither be eliminated nor made to operate satisfactorily.

In 1884 at the request of Portugal, German Chancellor Otto Von Bismarck held a world meeting.

 He called together the major western powers of the world to negotiate questions and confusion over the control of Africa. Bismarck appreciated the opportunity to expand Germany’s sphere of influence over Africa.

 This was because he desired to force Germany’s rivals to struggle with one another for territory. At the time of the conference, 80% of Africa remained under traditional and local control.

What happened was the same thing that had been happening to all colonized Muslim lands. It resulted in a hodgepodge of geometric boundaries that divided Africa into fifty irregular countries.

 This new map was superimposed over the one thousand indigenous cultures and regions of Africa. The new countries as had been the case in the past, lacked any rhyme or reason whatsoever.

 Thus giving no consideration at all to how all these people would deal with the new situation that was forced on them. It divided coherent groups of people. Worse was the fact that it merged together disparate groups who did not have anything in common and did not get along. Life Today The Real Story "2005"


James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com 


Saturday, December 21, 2013

Realities and the Muslim Revival Installment 2



Friday, December 20, 2013

Realities and the Muslim Revival Installment 1



Amazing, just amazing, I found out when doing the research on the one God, why he was created in the first place.

The very reason the one God came into being in the first place, the God supposedly loved and strictly believed in and adored by the Islamists, is the very thing they are using for an excuse to be against the west and for killing us.

 Capitalism!  Can you believe it? 4000 years ago the Middle East specifically, was changing to a market economy. The idea of the one God like other great religious adaptations at that time in mans history, was born and developed during a spirit of aggressive Capitalism.

 This was done specifically to fill the new needs of man. This is the very thing the Islamists are supposed to be against. So by definition they are not only against civilization, but against God himself.

This was another God change to reflect mans current dilemmas and current needs. The new beliefs reflected the changing social and economic systems of the times. Doesn’t this all sound familiar?

What is happening here today and in the world is once again a natural cyclical occurrence, albeit unsavory, but natural. We for some reason consistently fail to recognize the reality of every single problem we face today and I just do not understand why.

The Muslim Religion is going through right now with the Islamists extremist exactly what the Christians went through during the Crusades with the hard-line Christians.

I know this might sound pretty ridiculous to us. Particularly in light of the horrors and atrocities they are committing against God and man. They seem to think in some perverse way that they have God on their side.
They could not be more wrong.

We as history buffs and certainly those of us that are Christians want to be precise but we tend to be overly sensitive sometimes. We like to think of the Christian Crusades as a noble Holy cause. We tend to believe it was fought for the furtherance and reinstitution of Christianity.

 Boy, I don’t know about you but in researching this did I ever learn how wrong I was. Also, we learned just how much we were like these Islamists Jihadists.

Bernard, A French monastic reformer, urged the crusaders to show their love for Christ by killing the infidels.   Bernard wanted the infidels driven from the Holy land. That of course is Jerusalem the birthplace of Christianity.

 Just as Bin Laden wanted the infidels driven from what he considered Muslim Holy land all of it.
We must remember that it is unbridled subjectivity that fails to critically examine its prejudices.

 If this is allowed to take place it will lead to the worst excesses and abuse of any Religion. Bernard did with the Christians just as Bin Laden is doing with the Islamists. They use the emotionalism of love for their Religion to severely repress the intellect.

They get followers to abandon the compassion for humanity. That is what is known as the hallmark of any Religion of God. You need intelligent subjectivity not severe emotionalism. We all know that cooler heads prevail.

The west, as the Mideast feels they are doing, were fighting their way back onto the international scene. They were trying to regain prominence. We have to remember that it was the crusades that marked a coming together of hard line Christians.

 This is also what marked the end of the dark ages. They were an aggressive and martial people. As a result they wanted a martial Religion.

This is just as the Islamists have turned their Religion into a martial Religion.

During the Christian crusades the Christians were getting together in the first cooperative act of the west. As we said, this was a sure sign that Europe was recovering from the dark ages.

 They were an aggressive and warring people as the Muslims in general appear to be.

 The Christian Crusaders as the Islamists Jihadists are doing fought for the love of their leaders in the crusades. The same as the Islamists are fighting for their Jihadist leaders because it certainly isn’t for God or the Muslim people.

The Christian Crusaders original intention was to march to Jerusalem. They wanted to recapture Jerusalem for the Christians.

 However, during the long terrible march they decided that they would make it worth their while. They started killing every Jew and Muslim they came across. When they arrived in Jerusalem they did take the city.

 Also during the interim they fell on the Muslims and Jews with zeal. They massacred them with a brutality that shocked even their contemporaries. From here on in they looked at Muslims and Jews as enemies of God.

There is such a parallel here between what is going on with the Islamist Jihadists and the Christian crusades that it is scary. This by no means justifies or diminishes what they are doing, but it does put it in context.


James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com

Thursday, December 19, 2013

A history of God, Installment 4



Belief in God, believe it or not, started around fourteen thousand years ago. I know myself, I was always led to believe, and inclined to think that belief in God was started by the Jews. I was led to believe that they had a patent on God and everyone else was wasting their time, wrong. Years ago people believed spirits resided, as many of us still do, in places and things such as rocks, mountains, plants, and other beautiful objects of nature.


The Arabs called this Jinn, various tribes around the world knew this as Manna, and Latin’s, as Numina. All religions revered nature as being close to God. Atheists, which are looked down upon by the three great religions, also believe in this and revere nature.

 So you see, you are all right, and just differ in the respect that atheists do not feel the need to carry knowledge any further as some of us do. It all depends on how much of an explanation one needs to understand his or her role on the planet and in life.


 Depending on a persons needs they will go to, and find what they need in many of various religions. Atheists believe that life on this planet is a very rare but natural occurrence, as naturalist, evolutionist, and many of us others do.


Some people only have a need to carry the process further and assign these creations to the doings of a God, and further, to a vision by an identified prophet.


*At one point in time every religious faith including, Jews, Muslims, and especially Christians, were thought of as atheists. This was because their beliefs did not agree with existing beliefs in practice at the time.


Nonbelievers, (atheists), until very recently, were very rare. During Abraham’s, time, virtually everyone believed. With the advent of ever improving fields of science being able to explain many of the great mysteries of the world many people all over the world have of late, been moving away from their belief in the one God.


What most people fail to realize, is that another perfectly natural and cyclical occurrence, is unfolding right now. It is one, of many that is happening all at the same time.


 One is feeding the other and God willing, everything will work out favorably. Once again, Christians and Jews, due to the increasing unease about their surroundings are beginning to look to God for answers.


All the bombings, killings, terrorism, and many, many, problems in our Governments have become too much for most to bear alone. This is especially true in the U.S. with a multitude of systematic moral inequities right here at home.


 This is due in large part to our moral degradation and our perceived inability to do the right thing. People are more and more turning back to the one true God in ever increasing numbers or moving away all together.


Shortly, further on in this discussion I am going to blow your collective minds away. We will be pointing out something that has happened to both the Jews, and the Christians, and is now happening to the Muslims.


Yes, what we are conveniently calling terrorism is once again, a natural occurrence. The big problem now is that the shoe is on the other foot.


 With the stakes certainly being much higher, and the weapons and means, a lot more violent we cannot allow this to happen. I believe it would be more accurate and in line with mans cyclical history to stop calling the blight facing the entire world today terrorism. It would be more accurate if we started to start calling it what it really is, an”Islamist Jihad”.


As we discussed, with the early belief that spirits resided in naturally beautiful places in nature. Civilized man has always sought to get as close to nature as he could. Man has always believed that this would bring him closer to God. This, as my fellow Americans well know, is how Native Americans felt.


This in particular is what makes this Islamist Jihad so particularly disturbing. It’s not that they don’t care about human life, including their own. It is that they are willing to destroy the very planet that they believe God created for them.


 They do this with the absolutely ridiculous belief that they are going to be rewarded once they die and go to heave. The unbelievable part of this is that they expect 42 virgins, and rivers of gold, or something like that.


Come on people of the world, this planet, this world, this land, is all we are going to get. For the sake of the generations to follow us, we must take care of this. That includes helping the families left behind by the Islamists. They more often than not are left morally and financially destitute. The Islamists leave behind, ruins, and very often, land that is no longer viable for human habitation.


We have mentioned that man has always sought out his own roll in life on this planet. It must also be noted that in forming the three great modern religions he has assigned natural earthly phenomena, stratospheric positions in all 3 faiths, (Muslim, Christian, and Jewish). This is not just another coincidence.


 All those of faith, non faith or believer on any kind of level all believe in the natural earthly phenomena. We are one with the earth and the universe and everyone regardless of their belief shares this belief.


The Bible, the Torah, and Koran, can each be read by hundreds of people, and every one of these people would leave with a different understanding. This is not only condoned but self interpretation is encouraged. This is so you can find the answers to your questions and satisfy your personal needs.


 The 3 holy books sometimes leave questions unaddressed, unanswered, and purposely vague, as religious leaders do not have the answers themselves.


All 3 religions have a heaven which of course is the universe around us. They all have a hell, which only makes sense, is a depiction of the earth’s core. I believe, as many of you do that there is a purgatory and we the living, are in it right now.


What stinks is that due to our own negligence and irresponsibility we are creating a living hell on earth. 


This belief in the celestial system once again makes all religions and atheists in general agreement. Minus, of course, the belief of the one God that many feel looks over everything.
 
 
 Does this lack of belief in Gods role thought by Muslims, Jews, and Christians, also make Buddhists and other non-believing religions, atheists?
 
 Since they too believe that every form of life has a natural occurrence. I, like many of you, believe life on earth is a natural but rare occurrence.
 
 I believe this, with the addition that God, as we think of him, stepped in and made man in his own image. We will expound on this shortly. 
 
Belief in what is considered today as the one true God began as the God of Abraham 4000 years ago. This is true for the Koran, Torah, and Bible. 
 
We talked about the fact that all 3 Holy books are often vague and explanations often non existent due to lack of answers. Many of you will be astounded, I’m sure, when you hear what I and many others believe the ancient writings of Genesis and other scriptures, are really telling us.
 
 
 When you stop and think about it you to will agree, there is a God, but... Religion and the lies we call History
 
Let’s talk something over first. I have to say once again, that the process of researching is absolutely phenomenal. You always hear people say that what they found out is not what they expected to find when they started.
 
Boy, did we ever prove that to be right on. In researching we just gave absolute and unequivocal credence to our theory of what is really happening in our society. 
 
 We also found that we were right as to who we are really fighting, and what their real goal is. The stupefying part of all this is that our leaders just don’t see, or get it. Life Today The Real Story "2005"
 
*Next in instalments we will cover today's realities and the Muslim revival

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com