Sunday, July 24, 2005

Mullah Nasruddin

Woman in burqa in London Posted by Picasa

I saw this photo in the Murdoch owned Daily Telegraph today and it is one of those creepy views of the world that frankly I'm not at all comfortable with. There's a paramilitary guy with a dog looking suspiciously at a woman with a baby. Happens to be she is muslim in her burqa garb. If she had of been a western woman I'm not sure if the photo would have made the daily Murdochs around the world.

How persecuted do these people feel I wonder? This photo says so much. What if the person with the baby was a Hasaidic Jew and the authority figure was an SS soldier? Why was this woman living in London? What had she escaped or optimistically hoped for, to enjoy the "freedoms of western society"?

I sense the muslims are slowly becoming the new Jews of pre-WWII Germany. Typhus and lice has been replaced by "terrorism".

For some reason the media and powers that be require an "enemy" to keep the population in a general state of fear. Not a new phenonema and one revealed by Chomsky in his essaty "Manipulation of Fear" and Mike Moore's Farenheit 9/11. This from David Williamson's scripted Gallipoli.

Camel Driver: Where you headed?

Archy: Perth

Camel Driver: You lookin’ for work?

Archy: No, I’m off to the war.

Camel Driver: What war?

Archy: The war against Germany.

Camel Driver: I knew a German once. How did it start?

Archy: Don’t know exactly, but it was the Germans’ fault.

Camel Driver: The Australians fightin’ already?

Archy: In Turkey.

Camel Driver: Turkey? Why’s that?

Archy: Because Turkey’s a German ally.

Camel Driver: Can’t see what it’s got to do with us.

Archy: We can’t stop them there, they could end up here.

Camel Driver: (After surveying the desolate landscape) And they’re welcome to it.

So in some sort of compromise I'm going to put up a tale of Mullah Nasruddin which shows, they're human, they have a sense of humour and beneath the burqa is someone just like you and I who really just wants a better place for our children to live in.

I'm no match for the power of the mass media but a small voice pointing out some of the similarites may make a little bit of difference in the grand scheme of things.

This is one of the many Mullah Nasruddin tales. There's a slew more of them here.

A neighbor who Nasruddin didn't like very much came over to his compound one day. The neighbor asked Nasruddin if he could borrow his donkey. Nasruddin not wanting to lend his donkey to the neighbor he didn't like told him, "I would love to loan you my donkey but only yesterday my brother came from the next town to use it to carry his wheat to the mill to be grounded. The donkey sadly is not here."

The neighbor was disappointed. But he thanked Nasruddin and began to walk away.

Just as he got a few steps away, Mullah Nasruddin's donkey, which was in the back of his compound all the time, let out a big bray.

The neighbor turned to Nasruddin and said, "Mullah Sahib, I thought you told me that your donkey was not here.

Mullah Nasruddin turned to the neighbor and said, "My friend, who are you going to believe? Me or the donkey?


  • The fnords are coming fast and thick these days. Now they're wearing burqas.

    By Blogger Deleted, at 7:04 am  

  • I have often quoted that piece from Gallipoli.

    It's a very opportune photo isn't it? I hope that I'm right when I say with their experience over the centuries of being in the world eye and suffering the vagaries of attack in various forms that the photo is not representational of the wider feelings of the man on the street. Like I said, I hope I'm right.

    By Anonymous Johnny The Horse, at 8:24 am  

  • I hope you're right too Johnny. Although one group conversation I heard yesterday wasn't like that at all :-(

    Harry I know vaguely the term Fnord doing a google search fnord and discordia. :-)

    By Blogger Johnno, at 10:18 am  

  • I just heard that "suspect" they shot was a Brazilian electrician on his way to work.

    Bloody hell.......

    By Blogger Johnno, at 10:58 am  

  • Fnords are little fear invokers. They play off the cues to respond we pick up in school, work and the various organizations we join. They work by associations, like that photo.

    It's going to tell the dominant class that they're bad asses responding to a threat and evoke feelings of helplessness in the underclass and the people capable of seeing them as humans.

    The point of using them is to reinforce a kind of distributed operant conditioning. Some of it is intentional. Most is just knee jerk. A militarized society depends on the destruction of moral sensibilities. Fear and rage make people highly susceptible to that.

    When something is prevalent to the point of saturation, you don't see it anymore.

    Regarding the Brazilian man the cops shot: any brownish skin will do when the goal is to "send a message". Light skinned people will know they're stil bad asses. Darker skinned people get a reminder of where they stand.

    By Blogger Deleted, at 9:08 pm  

  • I saw the picture, you are right. But how long you may relax when the whole humanity is being terrorized by a self inflicted ans staged terror to justify atrocities?
    IMPERIALISM BY TERROR: Islam as a Scapegoat

    Terrorists are those who lie, cheat and attack other nations by falsified data and manufactured evidence. Muslims are not terrorists. British government is.

    “Islamic terrorists” slogan might seem rational for those true believers who are willing to vilify Muslims to steal their oil, subjugate their government and crucify their radical intellectuals. Otherwise, after 4 years of the so-called War on Terror why there is No Confession, No Details of what Happened, No Declarations, No Convictions, No Details of What Happened, How did it happen?. Putting innocents tribesmen behind the Bars in the most barbaric ways did not produce one real criminal; torturing people did not produce one real or imaginary confession. Scaring innocent law abiding Middle Eastern to death and putting 15000 of them in various jails, violating their basic human and constitutional rights did not produce one criminal.

    All were innocent of any wrongdoings and had nothing to do with 911. Even Bin La Din declared he had nothing to do with 911. It is time to stop this sham, this fraud, this cover-up for attacking Afghanistan and blowing up Iraq. End this fake war on terror and start searching the excising bulk evidence and find the real terrorists who used Islam as a cover for their crime against America and murdered 3000 ordinary people for controlling oil resources of the Middle East.

    Since 911 the world has been duped in believing that Middle Eastern Muslim men were the perpetrators of crime against America and therefore they must be collectively punished. That is why two countries are brutally invaded, hundreds of thousands of Muslims are massacred, millions of families have been driven to homelessness all because of a lie. Now the London Terrorists are manufactured by the British Intelligence to increase the popularity of Blaire, impose draconian laws on Britons and curtail Civil liberties of whoever looks “Middle Eastern”, the real terrorists must be exposed in order to end this historical madness.

    Four years have past since the Tragedy of 911was maliciously blamed on the Muslim World. No one questioned the fact that in the multifaceted and divergent Muslim World 99 percent have not heard of Al Quadae and had nothing to do with it. Moreover no one questioned the fact that Al Qaeda was a CIA Data Base formed solely to oppose communism. similar to Muslim Brotherhood formed by British intelligence decades ago. No one questioned the fact that except couple surveillance photos nothing is known about the so-called hijackers who hijacked those planes by “Box Cutters”, a weapon unknown in the Annals of Hijacking. Then the Crusade against Islam started.

    Amidst the war cry for revenge the truth was lost and the investigation stopped. No one looked for the real perpetrators of 911. The Case was tried by the mass media ,. Overnight an army of no-nothing academia and pundits were created as “Terror Experts”. Then the propaganda machine began the war cry . The so-called “War on Terror” was coined, marketed and sold to the world and now after hundreds of thousands death , millions of Tons of WMD bomb drops on the middle East in a Tsunami of Death we are assumed to accept that the war is over and swallow the newly invented phrase of “ global struggle against violent extremism” over night. It is not coincidental that the U.S. administration coined the new slogan before the London Bombing and start marketing it right after.

    It is high time to tear the curtain of deceit and expose the imperialism of terror which under the guise of the “war on terror” has terrorized the world for the past four years. It is time to question the facts as they unfold by the media and distinguish news from propaganda and political spins from academic discussions. The same way Mohammad ATTA was known and protected by Pentagon anti terrorist task force, Haroon Al Rashid, the so-called mastermind was protected by MI5.

    Bombings in London are the latest manifestation of a rotten culture of ignorance and intolerance which is blinded to the facts and tries to manufacture scapegoats in order to justify its imperialistic design to control the world. Blair is using the London tragedy to promote himself and his policies of repression. Megaphones of paid pundits and hired agents are already echoing Blaire’s comeback speech “

    British terrorists who colonized the world now are blaming the so-called radical Islam for the incident of their own making. Notwithstanding that Al Mohajiron, Muslim brotherhood, Fadaiyan Islam, Muslim Fundamentalists are creation of British intelligence.

    In the same manner that in 911 a CIA Security training Exercises was underway to cover the actual event, * A security training exercise. This variant has already been flagged by skeptics. In it the dupes were offered good money to be "the enemy" in a security training exercise played out in the underground and were naive enough to believe the recruiter. They would have been engaged as actors and told they were only required to carry the backpacks to certain destinations to see if they could get them through the security people under training who had been given the “profile” of a suspect. They would also have been told that, for security reasons, they were not under any circumstances to talk to anybody else about the exercise. As a further precaution they would have been told they’d only be informed of their destination when they were briefed at Kings Cross station. They would probably have been told to meet back at the station for a debriefing. Such exercises are a normal part of security training, but we might question whether, in the atmosphere generated by Britain’s role in Iraq, four young Muslims would have been happy to take part.

    A consultancy agency with government and police connections was running an exercise for an unnamed company that revolved around the London Underground being bombed at the exact same times and locations as happened in real life on the morning of July 7th.

    The fact that the exercise mirrored the exact locations and times of the bombings is light years beyond a coincidence. Power said the drill focused around 'simultaneous bombings'. At first the bombings were thought to have been spread over an hour, but the BBC reports just today that the bombings were in fact simultaneous.

    The British SIS or one of their private companies offshoots could have hired Mr. Power and Visor Consultants to run the exercise. The exercise fulfils several different goals. It acts as a cover for the small compartmentalized government terrorists to carry out their operation without the larger security services becoming aware of what they're doing, and, more importantly, if they get caught during the attack or after with any incriminating evidence they can just claim that they were just taking part in the exercise.

    This is precisely what happened on the morning of 9/11/2001. The CIA was conducting drills of flying hijacked planes into the WTC and Pentagon at 8:30 in the morning. It is clear that at least five training exercises were in operation in the days leading up to and on the morning of 9/11. This meant that NORAD radar screens showed as many as 22 hijacked airliners at the same time. NORAD had been briefed that this was part of the exercise drill and therefore normal reactive procedure was forestalled and delayed. That is why the Jet interceptors did not shoot the planes. That is why no black boxes were ever found. That is why the implosions which actually brought down the buildings was never reported. Prison

    This is not speculation. Kermit Roosevelt admitted on NPR radio that in 1953 the CIA and British intelligence carried out a wave of bombings and shootings in Iran. He then went on to brag about how they subsequently blamed the bombings on Iran's Prime Minister, Mossadegh. Do you understand, these people brag about what they do 40 years later? We would find out about what happened later, but by that time many innocent Muslims would be murdered and many other would be witch- haunted just to keep the hate engine of the British Empire running.

    By Blogger InsurgentMind, at 1:41 am  

  • Dear People:

    We at Sophia Perennis have just published a new book of Nasrudin stories entitled Tales of Nasrudin: Keys to Fulfillment (paperback, 125 pages, 105 stories; $18.95; £13.50; also available in hardcover.)They were translated by Ali Jamnia; each story has commentaries by Ali Jamnia and/or Charles Daniel and/or Charles Upton (me). The commentaries do not pretend to be exhaustive -- how could they be? But they do start the ball rolling toward a greater understanding of the multidimensional quality of these tales. If you're interested in purchasing one or more copies, just get back to me. (We grant a 40% discount to resellers on orders of 5 or more.)

    Charles Upton, for Sophia Perennis

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:24 pm  

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