Fear the Engine that Could

[22-03-2015 02:46 PM]

AMMONNEWS -By Abdulillah - Things seem to be moving as expected in the Middle-East. Continued turmoil, continued enmity between brothers and neighbors, and worse, how we have elicited the aide of outsiders to aide in our regions demise, all out of fear.

Presently; with almost surreal humor, we see in Iraq,the Americans, the Iraqis (who fought a long war with Iran), the Saudis, and many other Arab nations working with the Iranians to defeat Da’aesh, the newly self-declared representative of Sunni Islam. So much fear has this small entity sowed in the hearts of these nations, we see them cooperating in its defeat. A good thing; but we forget what actually started this entity in the first place was the fear and enmity between these same nations and people.

Meanwhile, the major road blocks to any peace in the region in this writers opinion, such as the Palestinian/Israeli conflict, going on its 67th year, is broomed under the carpet out of sight, out of fear that the Jewish lobby in the USA and elsewhere will call in their note.

Worse, the likelihood for its reincarnation has disappeared with the reelection of Mr. Netanyahu for his fourth term as prime minister of Israel. This after he polarized his right wing base with fear-mongering that the “Arabs are coming!The Arabs are coming!”, as if they have never been there before his own genealogy existed on that land, and his call to “Build on their land they don’t exist anyway”, won him his place of honor amongst the best at political maneuvering and fear-mongering. But what would you expect from a megalomaniac whom the likes of Hitler, Stalin and McCarthy would bow to.

He along with his benefactor, and major US congressional money launderer, and breaker, Sheldon Adelson, have taught the best in the US Congress, as well as other political megalomaniacs of the world, that thesiege mentality syndrome works to win an election! It works with Whites and the religious right in America who see themselves as being overrun by Blacks, Hispanics, and whoever they perceive to be today’s threat. It works for the European Whites and their religious right who see them-selves being overrun by those scarf wearing, loose modest clothes wearing, bearded Muslims.

McCarthyism is well and strong in the world today. Tomorrow, I expect to see the headline thatproclaims that the gas chambers and ovens of Auschwitz are open and running again. Witch and Jew hunting is being replaced with Muslim hunting and Islamaphobia. And they wonder why they have their young dashing off to join a group like Da’aesh.

Then of course we have our own turmoil to speak of. Yes we the so called Arab nation. We have succumbed to our own fear-mongering, onlythe cause was not of a different people, but of indifference, subjugation and fear of losing powerby our leaders over the past 100 years.

Worse is how we as a people have bought into this for the last 100 years because of our own innate fear that the young will change our region so much that we will lose our traditions and culture. Yes it makes you chuckle and then cry as to how we have been duped so well. But let’s not be too hard on ourselves; just look at the mighty West and the Israelis and for that matter the Russians.

Fear works, it’s the engine of discrimination, and it’s the engine of hate and the engine for war.It pits brother against brother and nation against nation, and humanity against the earth and the environment we live in. The worse of humanity is thriving, even after these long millennia on earth.

I may sound pessimistic, but that is how it appears today. After the First World War we declared it the “War to end all Wars” but we followed it up with World War II, Angola, Kosovo and Myanmar, and from what I am seeing today, I see World War III not too far off.

For those who believe the rapture is coming and who will be only ones to go to heaven, and who welcome this War, I can tell you, your fear is the only thing that will take you to the other eternal flame.

However; first, you and yours, along with the many innocent others will suffer and be tested. So don’t be in too much of a rush, not much else will be left for you to declare as your own after it’s all settled and done with.
It’s really time that we stem the tide for rushing into war, because this go-around will make it look like WWI and WWII were child’s play. We will screw up this earth so bad, even more than we are presently doing, that living on it will be untenable for even the hardiest of humanity.

Notice how anyone with a bullhorn, or in our case today a twitter account, and a radical idea can influence so many people in such a short time. Social media, the internet and other technological advances has made it such that the craziest “Chicken Little” can persuade a lot of people that their way of life is being jeopardized. They can make normal change and progress, or people of different color, gender or creed look like an act of war.

We also seem to have taken an immunity shot against speaking out against these people as well. We don’t confront them or dispel their fear and hate rhetoric, we simply shrug our shoulders assuming they will get whatever they have off their chest and we will be done with them. On the contrary; they are winning because they are committed evil-doers who’s black hearts have died long ago, while we sheep sit and watch them run the and our world into the ground.

We will soon be ripe for a complete takeover by anyone who will proclaim himself the peace maker, only he will be another megalomaniac. Because of our own apathy and ignorance, we will reach for them like those flocking towards Da’aesh and Mr. Netanyahu and his benefactors today.

We will look back at these times, if we are still alive, and ask where we went wrong, and what has happened to our children. When did we let so much fear engulf our souls, and how did we inculcate this apathy into ourselves and our children.

Well it won’t be hard from where I am sitting to figure this out. When we let ignorance followed by fear prevail, we cannot dispel evil thoughts and people. Look not so far back at Yugoslavia after its break up and the murder that took place and before that WWI and WWII where we used the crudest of weapons, like chemical gas, followed by atomic weapons to murder each other. Today however we don’t have to do much to kill and murder, its easy sit back with a cup of coffee and fly a drone over and watch on TV how in a plume of fire and smoke, we can snuff out life. Tomorrow we will have robots doing this for us while we swipe our fingers across a smart phone screen, while we are sitting on a beach.

People we are in trouble and this trouble is worse than one can imagine. This trouble is wrapped in fear and excessive pride and ego. It’s wrapped innocently with technological advances and weaponry so devastating that the mind cannot grasp its vast destructiveness. We must act collectively work against it as a human race;otherwise we are doomed by our own hands and methods. It’s really not hard; it just means that we don’t accept the darkness of the Chicken Little’s of the worldthat sow enmity and fear of each other.

As Yann Martle, wrote in his book “The life of Pi”; “I must say a word about fear. It is life's only true opponent. Only fear can defeat life. It is a clever, treacherous adversary, how well I know. It has no decency, respects no law or convention, shows no mercy. It goes for your weakest spot, which it finds with unnerving ease. It begins in your mind, always ... so you must fight hard to express it. You must fight hard to shine the light of words upon it. Because if you don't, if your fear becomes a wordless darkness that you avoid, perhaps even manage to forget, you open yourself to further attacks of fear because you never truly fought the opponent who defeated you.”

God Bless Jordan and Its People

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