Erasing Collective Memory – War on Culture in the Middle East
ISIS destroying priceless ancient statues, Mosul museum, Iraq
The West has, since the crusades, coveted the strategically important and resource rich Middle East. However it has not succeeded due to certain reasons. These reasons can be summarized in one word. Roots!
This area, Mesopotamia, Assyria, Egypt , and the area now called Libya, is the cradle of human civilization, with a deep and rich history. In many locations of the Middle East modern cities interfaces with the remains of magnificent archeological sites, of which the people are rightfully proud. Such sites and artifacts serve as a constant reminder of the value, the worth and the responsibility to preserve their unique heritage. Resistance to Western hegemony is in no small part empowered by the deep historical roots which bind people in a common social-cultural-psychic bond.
In a harsh environment where much of the physical geography is arid, and nature can be savage and unforgiving, the individual has historically been deeply dependent on both the family, and the extended family, or the tribe for survival. This connectedness and deep emotional bonding to an extended family, the ability to quickly “close ranks” upon an intruder, the mutual support system, that allows people to survive even in hard times, provides an interesting contrast to a government welfare state; where vulnerable or jobless, may expect a handout from the state, but where alienation and broken families are a common social ill and cause of many psychic problems. A Westerner will always be surprised, upon scratching the surface as to how deep, the ties and commitment to family are in the Arab world.
Religious belief dogma has also played an enormous role in forging a collective identity, in this case, one which transcends national boundaries, but embraces most of the Middle East.
All of these factors create strong and deep roots, stability and continuity. It may be argued that they can also create stagnancy and stifle growth and change; as with every phenomena, there are positive and negative aspects of that rootedness, but that may be the subject of another article.
Keeping in mind the above, let us examine more closely the multi-layered attack upon the Middle East that we are experiencing today.
The Attack on Culture – Erasing History
With Iraq and Libya in ruins, Syria struggling for its soul, Egypt still undergoing a kind of low intensity warfare with daily attacks on police and military (they know that they cannot attack a country of 90 million directly), the military style attacks by the US and NATO are quite familiar to us.
However this war is multi-layered, so as well as military warfare, the Middle East is experiencing a cultural attack of massive proportions.
ISIS, spawned, trained, armed and financed from the same CIA/Mossad and MI6 sources that brought us Al Qaeda – the Western backed arm of cultural warfare.
By performing hideous and meaningless acts of violence, beheading, mutilating, cannibalising and broadcasting them, which cause the general public will recoil in horror, they are generating 3 designed effects:.
To strike at the roots of moderate Islamic religious belief,
to divide Muslim societies – the moderate and secular against the extremist, Sunna against Shia
and to distort the image of Islam, to shock, and to spur a reaction, (problem, reaction, solution), thus hastening a “clash of civilizations” between Muslim and Christian, one of the favourite end times scenarios of political Zionism, wherein we are, conveniently for the chosen, supposed to mutually destroy each other.
However, more recently, as well as the ongoing meaningless brutalities, ISIS has taken up a new tactic – the smashing of precious and irreplaceable ancient artifacts, and bulldozing ancient cities and archeological sites.
ISIS Blowing up a Shiite Mosque
Clearly, this has no logical explanation except the erasing of history, and the destruction of the collective memory of a people.
Whichever “entity” is planning in future to lay claim to that land, clearly doesn’t want inconvenient archeological evidence sticking out of the earth to disprove their claim. Which begs the question as to which entity has a long history of bulldozing and burying the ancestral villages and homes of Palestinians, in order to erase historical evidence of Palestinian claim to the land?
As had been pointed out by many astute observers, it is important to remember that the planners of the New Middle East, think multi-generationally. They, apparently, do not perceive or experience time in the same way that most humans do. We think of what is to be achieved in a human life span, leaving the best we can for the next generation. Do any of us usually think beyond that? Does the average person in the street care much beyond that?
They know that however much outrage and anger they elicit for such acts, the anger subsides as the people are swept along in dealing with the next incoming challenge. They only have to wait for one or two generations for the collective memory to fade…. those artifacts are no longer there, the young people have no personal memory of such things, and are too busy with their lives to care. As to who or what thinks multi-generationally, I shall leave it to the reader to ponder.
The same applies to the horrendous acts of state terror, the genocide of civilians and toppling of legitimate rulers going on across the Middle East. We who are awake, may cry out in horror and shame at the appallingly blatant war crimes and crimes against humanity. Meanwhile, much of the general public believe the media LIES and DECEPTIONS they were sold to go to war anyway, so for them the matter is done and no longer relevant – at least, as long as it doesn’t affect them.
The Elite Foundations that own the Educational system then write the history books, and tell kids how the West “liberated” Libya , Iraq or Syria” from “madmen who “threw babies out of incubators” or “gassed their own people” or “gave their troops Viagra to rape all the women” or whatever the current hogwash is. A fake history has been made, and the LIE will for the most part be passed on unquestioned.
Fast forward into the future – the actual history has been erased; the majority of young growing up have no personal memory of that war and by and large are not interested, they are already busy building their future and dealing with the challenges of the moment.
History has been erased, permanently. No-one questions,…… indeed will anyone living 20 or 40 or 100 years in the future care that much about something that no longer exists and does or affect them in anyway? This is the reasoning of the controllers.
In Palestine, entire villages were razed, their residents terrorized by the brutal Israeli Irgun into fleeing and the villages were bulldozed and buried under tons of earth. A short time later an Israeli village is built on top of it and renamed. Who will remember three or four generations down the line? The evidence of an entire peoples existence is destroyed and buried.
Unless we deny what is staring at us in the face, it must be said that the plot here is starting to look similar
As boatloads of refugees flee from Syria and Libya to Europe, and displaced peoples traverse the globe in search of a decent life, they become uprooted from their ancestral home, identities and families, and are forced, by necessity to forge new identity. Some will succeed, some will compromise to “fit in”, some will fail, and will provide cheap labour to whoever will give them a pittance to survive or worse, fall victim to traffickers, prostitution and crime. These vulnerable people, uprooted from their homeland, communities, culture and history, then for part of the migrant workforce and the “multicultural experiment”
This, I believe is the hidden warfare, the eroding of a culture, the erasing and manipulation of history…..the gradual breaking of the backbone of a strong people …. for the invaders know from experience that previous military adventures in the Middle East – however terrible – could not secure a permanent victory. The vanquished, did not stay vanquished but had an extraordinary tenacity and a capacity to rebound, assimilate the invading culture, and yet move forward unchanged. Cultural warfare is a far more sinister and insidious form of attack designed to sever and gouge out the roots.
We are already in the crosscurrents of times of great change and transition, the hidden hand of the controllers will try to shape events according to their interests. They have already stated, in no uncertain terms, that it will take at least 10 years to “defeat” the ISIS boogeymen. So we know the plan. Well, while they are running in circles funding, doing weapons drops to arm the jihadis and at the same time “fighting” them, an awful lot of other things can be accomplished during this major distraction, including establishing a permanent presence and totally destroying the art, artifacts and archaeological sites of the native people of the land, and staking out their territory.
It is predictable that the attack will continue by the eroding of genuine culture and history on one hand and through the insertion of cheap, commercial and vulgar materialistic pseudo-culture on the other.
Social philosopher P.R. Sarkar has accurately noted that when a weak culture wants to attack and exploit a stronger culture, they must first break the cultural backbone of the stronger, older culture. Without a spine, he says, that original culture will never again be able to hold its head erect. This sort of vile psychic exploitation paves the way for the next level of war which is economic exploitation.
A strongly rooted tree cannot be toppled and blown away even by a fierce storm, what to speak of a forest of strongly rooted trees – where their proximity offers shelter and protection?
This is an attack on the root systems of the peoples of the Middle East, far more dangerous and with much more permanent effects.
Reclaiming our history
Trees do not flourish when their roots are attacked or cut off, they become sick, weak or die. A people cannot thrive when their culture is destroyed before their eyes. We must seize the chance as aware and awakened spiritual warriors to act as Guardians of Culture, Arts and History.
History is being made now. We live in momentous times of great turmoil and great change. We must not let history be written for us.
Simultaneously, with all our efforts to awaken and inform others, and applying our creative power to disable the matrix and create alternatives, we should not fail to address the cultural aspect.
“We the people” must write the history books. We must decode the lies and propaganda and encourage and enable the next children to think critically and constructively, questioning everything they hear from the mainstream media.
This is particularly true of the rapidly unfolding events that are reshaping countries under lies and totally false narratives. The next generation deserve every iota of truth we can give them. This is particularly true of history textbooks used in schools.
Here, in the Middle East, we the people will have to exert an intentional effort to consciously identify and preserve all in our traditional heritage that is good, true and beautiful and all that encourages the ethical, the subtle, the truly human and spiritual and pass it to our children.
We need to devise ways to preserve, teach and honour all traditional art forms, cultural expressions and values, while resisting the imposition of pseudo-culture, satanic- themed music and videos, and seductive but grossly materialistic promotion of the corporate world of consumer “things”.
It is our responsibility to learn, study, record and preserve the authentic history and biographies and achievements of true leaders who were demonized, simply because they wanted to keep their countries sovereign and their people free of debt slavery to the Zionist bankers. The demonization, murder and systematic humiliation of a respected leader is a humiliation of the nation – intended to demoralize, psychologically defeat and weaken the people., in preparation for further exploitation. Every child should know the underlying narrative at work.
Create! We will use crisis as an opportunity. This is what “they ” do. We can play them at their game. We can utilize this time of fluidity to reshape things in humanities favour. Unleash the powerful creative spirit of awakened souls to create OUR reality, where humanity and all its benevolent expressions are deeply treasured and valued.
Bring all this to the education of the young. We must throw out the fake garbage that passes for history. The sovereignty, pride, dignity of future generations depends on the actions we take now. We have 20 years (by which time a new generation will have reached adulthood) to totally sabotage their effort to wipe the slate clean and erase cultural memory, and to derail their plans for a new middle east..
A cultural vacuum is being generated in the Middle East. Paraphrasing the prophetic warning of P. R. Sarkar on the subject: ”If you do not fill that vacuum (with goodness, beauty and truth) something demonic will fill it”.
It is a wake up call. It is a momentous multi-generational responsibility. Can we derail this monstrosity that is coming at us full speed?
I believe with all my heart that we can.