Got Justice? Closing Reflections 2018!

Fundamental Types of Justice
  • Victor's Justice
    Resistance to victors, occupiers, oppressors, tyrants, is always a crime regardless.
    • Atrocities victors, occupiers, oppressors, tyrants commit are not crimes;
    • atrocities victors and vanquished both commit in common, or when there is stalemate, are glossed over in the name of fairness;
    • atrocities the vanquished commit are crimes.
    • Justice is in hanging the vanquished, occupying their lands, balkanizing their territories, remaking their laws, saddling them with war reparations, creating permanent client-state, stationing victor's troops permanently in the vanquished or occupied territories in the name of peace.
  • Victim's Justice
    Destroy and burn everything in sight.
  • Sovereign's Justice
    Only the King shall wear the crown.
    • “When the King asked him what he meant by infesting the sea, the pirate defiantly replied: 'the same as you do when you infest the whole world; but because I do it with a little ship I am called a robber, and because you do it with a great fleet, you are an emperor.'” --- The City of God against the Pagans, Page 148.
    • “Every nation, in every region, now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.” --- George W. Bush Jr., speaking before the United States Congress, 09-21-2001
  • Hinduism's Justice
    None on this earth. Fated. Karma. Rebirth into higher form when good, into lower form when bad.
  • Judaism's Justice
    Eye for an eye. Vengeance.
    • “And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life, Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.” --- Exodus 21:23-25 King James Version (KJV)
  • Christianity's Justice
    Turn the other cheek. Forgiveness. Repentance.
    • “38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:
    • 39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
    • 40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.” --- Matthew 5:38-40 King James Version (KJV)
  • Islam's Justice
    Eye for an eye but do not transgress Allah's limits. Forgiveness. Repentance.
    Fight only the oppressors, cease if they cease, and when they cease, be forgiving and merciful toward them just as you wish Allah to be Forgiving and Merciful towards you; otherwise kill them if they persist, and continue fighting them to your very end.
    • “2:190 Fight in the way of Allah those who fight you but do not transgress. Indeed. Allah does not like transgressors.
    • 2:191 And kill them wherever you overtake them and expel them from wherever they have expelled you, and fitnah is worse than killing. And do not fight them at al-Masjid al- Haram until they fight you there. But if they fight you, then kill them. Such is the recompense of the disbelievers. 2:192 And if they cease, then indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.
    • 2:193 Fight them until there is no [more] fitnah and [until] worship is [acknowledged to be] for Allah. But if they cease, then there is to be no aggression except against the oppressors.
    • 2:194 [Fighting in] the sacred month is for [aggression committed in] the sacred month, and for [all] violations is legal retribution. So whoever has assaulted you, then assault him in the same way that he has assaulted you. And fear Allah and know that Allah is with those who fear Him.
    • 2:195 And spend in the way of Allah and do not throw [yourselves] with your [own] hands into destruction [by refraining]. And do good; indeed, Allah loves the doers of good.” --- Holy Qur'an, Surah Al-Baqarah, 2:190-195
    • “5:32 Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land - it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one - it is as if he had saved mankind entirely. And our messengers had certainly come to them with clear proofs. Then indeed many of them, [even] after that, throughout the land, were transgressors.
    • 5:33 Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth [to cause] corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land. That is for them a disgrace in this world; and for them in the Hereafter is a great punishment,
    • 5:34 Except for those who return [repenting] before you apprehend them. And know that Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.
    • 5:38 [As for] the thief, the male and the female, amputate their hands in recompense for what they committed as a deterrent [punishment] from Allah . And Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise.
    • 5:39 But whoever repents after his wrongdoing and reforms, indeed, Allah will turn to him in forgiveness. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.” --- Holy Qur'an, Surah Al-Ma'idah, 5:32-34. 5:38-39
  • Got Justice on Earth?
But of course!
The divine prescriptions have obviously failed man. Or, perhaps man has failed them.
Below are some futile reflections on achieving justice on earth given that sovereigns have always existed, and always shall exist. One tyrant can only be replaced by another. One sociopath by another.
So long as man's power exists to make war, to transgress another man's limits, injustice will continue to raise its head regardless of what's written in lofty divine books.
The journey of the descent of man from the tree-top to the ground continues...


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When justice comes to pass, as it surely will – how does one administer justice to monumental criminals for their monumental crimes?
What mortal punishment can ever atone for what they have done to the tabula rasa of civilians across the globe? Imprisoning them for 10,000 lifetimes in cages in Guantanamo Bay, continually torturing them stripped naked with dogs biting at their genitals to see who defecates first, tying them up in contorted positions without food and water, or putting them to death 100,000 times repeatedly, is obviously quite impractical if one is to levy on them the Biblical “Thou shalt give life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot” justice from their own books.
There is indeed no adequate punishment possible for monumental crimes – the crimes of conquerors. That only leads one to think that such monumental crimes, even the possibility of such monumental crimes occurring, must be prevented at all cost. That the traditional mantra of War Crimes Tribunal is a red herring, perhaps invented by the same monumental criminals for getting off easy if they are defeated or caught, because no earthly punishment can match their crimes.
Indeed, one can see the hypocrisy with which the Tribunals in Nuremberg and Tokyo were conducted. Just the legal definition of a War Crime was set by the victors to reflect all the “bad things they did that we didn't do” and “all the bad things we did are not war crimes for either side”. Thus the Allied carpet bombing of civilian population centers in Dresden and Tokyo, as well as the dropping of two Atomic bombs on the civilian industrial cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, were not classified as war crimes, and neither were the city bombings by the Nazi's all over Europe. President Truman obviously was not tried for war crimes for ordering the deaths of millions of Japanese civilians. But many were hung for breaking treaties and invading Eastern Europe, as well as for the Holocaust, all were declared as war crimes – neither of which the Allies themselves had done.
The Geneva Conventions that have since evolved for the “civilized” conduct of war and protection of Human Rights, does not explicitly state that dropping a Nuclear bomb is a war crime, possessing a weapon of mass destruction like a Nuclear bomb is a war crime, pursuing or adopting an aggressive policy of preemptive nuclear strikes on non-nuclear nations who cannot protect themselves for want of a similar deterrent, is a war crime, or, that war itself, is a war crime.
Thus while My Lai massacre in Vietnam is classified as a war crime, the sustained million ton bombing for a decade of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia with napalm and assorted cocktails of horrible deaths is not called a war crime. It's perpetuators in the name of ideology, American Presidents JFK, LBJ, and Nixon, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara (LBJ), and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger (Nixon), were never charged with the deaths of dispensable innocent civilians caught in a proxy war between super powers on their soil. What led to Richard Nixon's downfall? Not the million deaths he caused in Vietnam through a deceitful escalation of the war, but that he lied about his role in the bugging of his political opponent's headquarters!
Similarly, the team of President Carter and Zbigniew Brzezinski, Ronald Reagan and George Bush, all scot-free from any stains of war crimes in 1979-1988 in Afghanistan on their fine white civilized garments. Nor on the team of President Clinton and Madeleine Albright for the civilian deaths in Iraq in the 1990s under their dutifully maintained economic sanctions.
Wars fought by the West along ideological lines are not war crimes!
There is indeed no major deterrence for them, as victors in those Tribunals of WW II, for once again bombing densely populated cities in Iraq in this 2000's decade, destroying Faluja to rubble, or dropping a million tons of Depleted Uranium bombs each on both Iraq and Afghanistan that will continue to kill civilians mercilessly for generations long after the actual wars of plunder on the 'Grand Chessboard' are over.
And if eventually caught through sheer bad luck for crimes that were actually classified as war crimes, and subsequently endorsed in the Geneva Conventions and Human Rights Conventions – such as torture - they hope to play the same legal games that Augusto Pinochet and Ariel Sharon have been playing to prevent prosecution, and Henry Kissinger has been playing to not even be charged with any war crime.
Which is why the new Attorney General of the United States, Mr. Alberto Gonzalez has argued in his written memos to the White House that these Geneva Conventions on Human Rights for civilized and humane treatment of prisoners are now antiquated, and the United States should not feel compelled to abide by these treaties as it only gets in the way of fighting the “war on terrorism”.
Thus even if these monumental war criminals are eventually busted, they will at best serve out their remaining few years of life sentences in the relative comfort of “suitable” jails as the worst outcome – not in Guantanamo Bay, not stripped naked, not with rods up their assess, not as enemy combatants against humanity who should be brutally tortured day and night to extract all the secrets from the depths of their bowels, following their own Biblical “eye for an eye” notion of justice – neither to exceed nor reduce in punishment.
Indeed, Christians of all stripes will rush to show what it means to bring Jesus to these criminals with “forgive thine enemy” and “turn the other cheek”, but who remain impotent when George Bush brings his own Messianic brand of Christianity to bear: “Whether we bring our enemies to justice or bring justice to our enemies, justice will be done” with million tonnage of bombs, and brutality that knows no bounds.
The present understanding of “war crimes”, and any ex post facto construction of “war crimes Tribunals” is indeed anemic to say the least. It sets no precedence for prosecution of monumental Criminals (with a capital C) from among the victors of WW II. It presents no deterrence against committing crimes against humanity. Just witness Ariel Sharon – although indicted for war crimes against the Palestinian people in Lebanon for the massacres in Sabra and Shatila camps, and the Israeli Knesset itself held him accountable – yet he now roams as the famous “man of peace” and is committing new monumental crimes against humanity on a daily basis in occupied Palestine. His attack on the city of Jenin in 2003 was only mildly rebuked as he continues to boast: “Don't worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it.”
The “war on terrorism” and all its sponsors in the American Govt. – from the President down to the last advisor in his cabinet – all directly responsible for every single civilian and innocent death – and yet remain undeterred by any fear of accountability as they continue to wantonly wage even more horrible death and military occupation on civilian populations.
The people in the American nation, without fear of accountability or remorse, reelected the same war criminals for a second term who now talk of attacking Iran.
There is so little deterrence indeed, that the Neocons can blithely and publicly disclose their PNAC plans, Brzezinski can blithely accept responsibility for the destruction of Afghanistan as “some agitated Moslems”, and subsequently even print his new imperial quest in the book “The Grand Chessboard”, the White House can publicly disclose on its web site the National Security Council strategy of preemptive nuclear strikes on non-nuclear nations in contradiction to its earlier pledges to protect non-nuclear nations from nuclear strikes by anyone including the United States if they signed the NPT and did not seek this nuclear deterrence of their own!
No fear whatsoever.
Not having succeeded in deterring and preventing any barbaric Criminals from executing their monumental Crimes upon humanity once again, a new model for Monumental War Crimes Tribunals must be developed for the benefit of preventing new victims.
It must pack the power punch necessary for real deterrence of monumental war crimes by the next set of potential imperial conquerors in the future, ensure as fair a sense of restitution and compensation to the victims as humanly possible, and implement enormous national and international level retribution and punitive damages on the aggressor nation.
It must make the price for war crimes so high indeed, that nations and their peoples will be forced to rein in their own governments or become bankrupt into slavery for generations in posterity in paying compensations and punitive damages!
Entire nations must be held liable and called to account for creating and supporting these war criminals from among them. All those with “United We Stand” and “We support our troops” stickers on their cars are as much war criminals as the leaders they support.
Excuses like: 'I did not know', 'I was misled for waging a war in self-defense on another's soil because I am stupid and cannot think properly', or 'I reelected Mein Fuehrer President a second time because god talks to him' must not absolve the self proclaimed “naive” and “misled” war-mongering people of their own complicity in the monumental crimes, nor from paying compensation and punitive damages to their victims for generations.
They must pay the due ransom in order to reclaim their innocence only generations later. Such ransom, in trillions of dollars and no less (in 1950's dollars when it actually had some value), to be paid for generations by the culprit nations directly to the victims and their successor generations – for at least 200 years or however long it takes for all lingering effects of the injustices to physically, mentally, socially, and psychologically disappear. If we go by the example of the Jews, perhaps add another zero to that number as the former victims still continue to suffer from the 'victim complex' and continue to lash out to create new victims of their own in Palestine and in the world by being the key 'ubermensch' masterminds behind “imperial mobilization” and “all the evil that follows” its barbaric implementation.
The cleanup, reconstruction, and rehabilitation costs must all be borne by the culprit nations – with the restitution taking precedence over any domestic spendings.
Monumental crimes require monumental punishments. Only then can it deter.
If one is deemed smart enough to be entrusted a weapon to make war, one must also be deemed smart enough to know when not to do it - when the cost for doing so is made monumental!
Such principles as outlined above compel people to hold their leaders accountable – rather than adopt a laissez faire attitude that it does not concern them, or that they do not have control over their government, or there is no choice, or that they will be reviled and interned if they protest too loudly.
The consequence to not protesting efficaciously and allowing the injustices to prevail in their names now incurs a monumental penalty. Antiwar protests are not a career or a fun outing over the weekend with the family. It is a serious life and death struggle – as much a struggle for the people of the aggressor nation as for the ones at the receiving end of the warfare in remote nations!
People must feel compelled to acquire control over their governments and forever remain vigilant to what their government does in their names, in turn holding politicians, institutions, media, and press accountable for presenting a true and accurate picture of what transpires in the corridors of power. For not doing so also has a price associated with it. Living in a democracy is a privilege, as well as a responsibility. With responsibilities also come accountabilities.
It is the peoples job to ensure by any means necessary, by creating new institutions and new laws if necessary, and by abrogating old laws and old institutions when necessary, that the power entrusted to their government by them is only wielded in what the people deem to be in their nation's best interests, and in conformance with international laws for peaceful and equitable co-existence with other nations on the planet, even when these other nations be composed of weaker 'lower order life forms' or aliens from outer space.
Social and political Darwinism by parasitic leaders must extract a monumental penalty from their entire nation! A responsibility for which now ordinary people are held liable, draining essential wealth from their own social spendings and livelihoods to pay for generations in restitution costs.
Or else all pretenses to civilized existence be universally abandoned in favor of “Daarth Vaider Darwinism” – remembering that political pecking order continually evolves and is always supplanted by a new barbarian more vicious than the one it replaces.
Thus motivation towards equitable co-existence, of necessity for self-preservation, is a powerful impetus for heralding genuine non-fiction people powered Democracies (with a capital D) throughout the world, by setting the example first in the United States of America itself.
Such is the justice that shall be genuinely wrought by the innocent victims of this war on terrorism for a real non-fiction “Never Again”, for the benefit of all of mankind.


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I often wonder if Jesus really has the power to wash away the sins of mass murderers of humanity who commit these monumental crimes in his name or to bring his arrival sooner? Is there some special exclusion clause that makes these monumental criminals exempt from Divine Justice?
Hmmm, perhaps I am in the wrong religion - my God assures us of Divine Justice - take a misstep in this life and you shall pay in the next. Kill one innocent person and it is akin to having killed entire humanity.
Wow, I dare not commit murder or become a suicide bomber out of sheer desperation while I am Muslim, or else I will have eternal damnation to look forward to.
May be I should become an Evangelical Christian first if I ever get mad enough? Or perhaps a Christian Zionist? Or maybe just a Zionist? For then I will be in the company of George Bush and he will surely save me. Doesn't he walk with the lord and communicate with him directly?
Na, such a hypocrite 'religion', whatever the name, and such a hypocrite 'savior', whatever its name, is not for me!
I just as soon take my chances in Islam where at least the God claims He is the "Most Just". For what other philosophy is there that is so firmly rooted in justice? Which other god has the same emphasis on justice? Perhaps the humanist's god? But they have no god, and with them, justice denied in the world, is justice denied period. But in Islam, there is a promise of fair justice that keeps a victim's hope alive. But I generally tend to be too impatient. Justice meted out elsewhere is also justice denied here - even when there is the firm promise of it in the future - I like to see it administered right here and now, for the victims too are right here and now.
But how is it even possible to punish for 100,000 murders? Rigorous imprisonment for 100,000 lifetimes with dogs snapping at the genitals 24x7 in a small hell hole in Guantanamo Bay seems so inadequate, even if taken straight from the Old Testament Commandment of eye for an eye, for we certainly don't want to exceed in the punishment, eye for an eye is just fine. But the problem is that the butchers of a hundred thousand, or a million, with devastation of entire civilizations, and directly responsible for “all the evil that follow[ed]” from their first aggression, with Depleted Uranium everywhere that will continue killing for untold more generations, the total crime can be in millions of 'human units'. Never mind the collateral 'environmental units'. Which is why I refer to their crimes as monumental. But the cowardly murderers will be dead in a few years, if not right off the bat the first day they see the dogs sniffing at their crotch as they are tied upside down and their heads dunked in their own urine and a rod up their hidden cavities - all the stuff meted out by the imperial soldiers of fortunes to innocent Muslim civilian prisoners arbitrarily held in prison camps dotting the destroyed landscapes of Iraq and Afghanistan in the most inhuman condition imaginable - eye for an eye, punishment from their own books.
How to administer it? For once administered, only then will it deter future monumental crimes. Otherwise what did the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunals ever deter?
Indeed, what earthly punishment can any genuine war crimes tribunal ever implement on a monumental war criminal to affect justice?
These bastards will croak in a day, they are already in their 60s.
How can one subject a monumental war criminal to an explosion of each Daisy Cutter that he authorized dropped, and each missile that he authorized fired, in accordance with the eye for an eye justice?
True eye for an eye justice is infeasible in modern times, isn't it? Which is why shouldn't modernity forcefully deter, and make impossible, monumental crimes before they occur?
Since modernity and its civilized harbingers have continually failed at that endeavor, I guess one would, after all, have to rely on Divine Justice to get real justice now wouldn't one?
I pray every time I remember my God, which these days is not too often any more, to execute His promise of Divine Justice. For it is indeed only such a promise that keeps me a bit sane every time a child falls with a bullet to his head in Palestine and I see another Zionist happy, another wedding party blown to bits and a Neo-con from the Pentagon stating they do not keep track of Iraqi and Afghani civilian casualties. But enough digressing.


Begin Excerpt
Some reflections and musings
In my own mind, I often see myself shouting at the perpetuators of these monumental crimes inflicted upon humanity in the name of “war on terrorism”: 'You are despicable war criminals and I publicly call for your indictments for war crimes against humanity in an open public trial conducted by the victims, as the one held for Eichmann in Jerusalem.' But I cannot imagine what punishment on earth would atone for “Shock and Awe” bombing entire civilizations with depleted uranium bombs, murdering tens of thousands of innocent civilians including defenseless men, women, and children, and depriving many more of their kin, breadwinners, and loved ones. What does 10,000 years of rigorous imprisonment in Guantanamo Bay mean anyway – these guys are already in their 50s, 60s or 70s. Shouldn't punishments match the crimes? Isn't is as unfair to punish a black child who steals chocolates with the 'three-strikes and out for years in jail' law, as it is to ask perpetuators of monumental crimes to simply vacate their posts by the fancy names of “impeachment”? What do you think?
Monumental crimes must deserve monumental punishments.
We know what monumental crimes look like. We have seen them rehearsed not just over the past couple of years, but continually over several millennia of human history. Thus most people, possessing even a modicum of humanity, and an iota of commonsense, must easily recognize monumental crimes. But what is a befitting monumental punishment that can be awarded for these crimes? There can be no adequate atonement and compensation made once monumental crimes have occurred, try as a nation may for generations. Impeachment and getting the criminals out of office is hardly sufficient (though rather necessary if only to hold up the pretense of an advanced civilizations' justice at work). This begets the axiomatic truth that monumental crimes must be prevented from occurring to start with. One cannot wait until the receipts for the ordering of such crimes are found, as the perpetuators seldom leave one behind, and generally maintain the alibis of “plausible deniability”. By the time people wake up to their deeds, the bomber bays have already dropped their payloads.
To stop these handful of misanthropes who command the vast armies of State to indulge in their various ideological fantasies, before they can commence their monumental offenses against humanity, is a responsibility jointly shared by all human kind. But a responsibility more closely shared by the people whose leaders engage in it, especially when they live in a democracy.


Indeed. We may have descended from the tree-top, we have yet to lose our tail.
Only the dead have seen the end of injustice. The living must continue to endure it.
Happy New Year 2019!


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Letter to Tariq Banuri, Chairman HEC, On Global Warming From Zahir Ebrahim

December 12, 2018
Dear Dr. Tariq Banuri,
Hello. This is my second letter to you. Perhaps you haven't got around to reading the first one yet that spoke to your new role as the chairman of HEC. It asked you to rethink public education for Pakistan from K-18 and beyond from first principles. I look forward to receiving an acknowledgment after you get to my letter dated December 02, 2018. It is titled: Strategy of Clean Break - Abolish HEC and Rethink Higher and Lower Education.
In reviewing your credentials as an ordinary Pakistani concerned with the dismal failing of Pakistan's education system, and as I wondered why Syed Babar Ali, OBE, chose to import a scholar from the United States to lead HEC --- couldn't they find anyone competent in Pakistan --- I was most impressed by your enormous contributions to empire. Especially, by your being part of the climate change team that was awarded the Nobel prize for controlling cow emissions, I mean CO2, aka global warming. You list, inter alia, the following notable publications on your webpage at the University of Utah (I reproduce these here for my own future reference):
CONTRIBUTION TO OFFICIAL PUBLICATIONS
  • 2011                Climate Change, Durban, and Rio+20, Paper presented at UNDP Conference on Climate Change, Algiers, 11-13 October 2011
  • 2011                Contributor, World Economic and Social Survey 2011 (Technological Change and Sustainable Development)
  • 2011                Contributor (and Main Author of Section on Sustainable Development), UN System-wide Study on the Implications of the Fukushima Disaster
  • 2011                Main Author and Editor, Secretary General’s Report to 2nd Preparatory Committee Meeting of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development
  • 2010                Contributor and Convenor, Technical Note on Global Green New Deal for Climate, Energy, and Development
  • 2010                Main Author and Editor, Secretary General’s Report to 1st Preparatory Committee Meeting of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (http://www.uncsd2012.org/content/documents/N1070657.pdf).
  • 2009                Main Author and Editor, Secretary General’s Report on Climate Change and its Possible Security Implications (http://daccess-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/N09/509/46/PDF/N0950946.pdf?OpenElement)
  • 2009                Contributor, World Economic and Social Survey 2009 (Climate Change and Sustainable Development)
  • 2009                Co-author, DESA Policy Brief, Global Green New Deal for Sustainable Development, New York: United Nations
As an ordinary layman, but not completely bereft of all commonsense that is now typical of our national ethos, I have been writing about this issue of “global warming” since at least since 2008, when I wrote this response to a Financial Times article in Dec 2008 in which the FT editor used “global warming” as one of the three justifications for enabling world government. I straightforwardly demonstrated that the premise as well as the evidence was based on sophistry in all three cases, and I especially explained the “global warming” mantra as an imperial scam laced in pseudo science for pushing an elitist political agenda in an addendum. Ten years later, I wrote the following open letter to 22 MIT climate scientists, and I would like to share it with you: https://print-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2018/10/letter-climate-mit-religion-or-science.html
Here is a brief snippet from the letter:
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To: The 22 distinguished faculty members of the MIT Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate who wrote a letter to President Trump
Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 12:00 pm
Dear respected 22 MIT Professors and Scientists of Climate@MIT :
Hello.
You collectively signed a most carefully worded letter to President Donald Trump over a year and half ago (dated March 2, 2017) in which you stated that you did not share the views of your colleague Dr. Lindzen who had previously written a letter (dated February 23, 2017) to the President asking him to withdraw from the UN climate convention, and that in your, and other overwhelming majority of scientists' who have devoted their professional lives to the careful study of climate science, collective view, the risks to the Earth systems associated with increasing levels of carbon dioxide are almost universally agreed by climate scientists to be real ones.
I found your short letter particularly careful in its omissions. You carefully chose not to make any observation on your beliefs on the actual cause of this increase in CO2 levels, nor advocate any solutions. In your letter you made it clear that your collective view disagreed with your colleague's call to withdraw from United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Whilst you explicitly raised the alarm on the potential dangers of high levels of CO2, your omissions make it un obvious to me just from reading your letter whether you also believe that the CO2 levels are man-made, and must be regulated down by international programs such as the Carbon Credit scheme, and the UN Agenda 21. In this letter I presume that you do. I invite correction on any misimpressions of which I am sure there may be a few. None are all knowing, including yourselves.
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So, I must ask once again, in all the humility that is the station of a common man harboring no illusions of the √úbermensch and their imperatives, but still must ask due to its import in discerning motivation and intent which are never divorced from one's work:
Are climate scientists, especially those at MIT including yourselves, genuinely innocent of knowledge of the unhidden forces driving transformation towards Global Governance from the elite top? A global empire that has been the dream of all conquerors throughout world history? And that all of you are equally complicit in providing one of the many enabling pretexts?
The spirit of primacy which fuels every sociopath's dream of ruling the world remains quite untamed.
If anything, our Technetronic Era has made it not just possible, but quite practicable, for a handful of people to control the world and rule all humanity. This was already much anticipated, even speciously dignified, and also planned. Surely you are more than literate in Zbigniew Brzezinski's clairvoyant classic Between Two Ages: The Role of America in the Technetronic Era; Bertrand Russell's equally seminal prognostications of the impending future in The Impact of Science on Society; H. G. Wells' similar self-serving predictions in The New World Order; Carroll Quigley's troublesome confirmation of the secretive role of the handful of financial super-elites behind the pyramid of political power in the West and the affairs of the world, in Tragedy & Hope: A History of the World in Our Time; etc. The bibliography is extensive and blueprints modernity rather accurately.
The instinct for primacy remains unabated. At the top of its hierarchy in our Technetronic modernity is the instinct for intellectual primacy from which supremacy and hegemony follow. Science and scientists are part of that primacy. That's just self-evident.
As someone once said, we may have descended from the tree top, but we have yet to lose our tail. This appendage is clearly visible in all the technological barbarism the super militarized state regularly visits upon the √úntermenschen without its freedom loving free peoples and brilliant scientists batting an eye.
Have you been to a zoo lately? Just watch the primates for a while on your next visit with your children and grandkids --- others remain quite unconcerned as the alpha male beats up his closest reach. Our reach is much greater, but little else appears to have changed.
As I stated in my recent letter to one of the more aggressive PR spokesperson for Climate Science, who is also the uber skeptic of all normal skeptics of global warming mantra, and I reproduce that thought here because of its relevance to all scientists everywhere:
As much as uber scientists might like to believe that they are Mr. Spock, science for us earthians is not divorced from social science, specifically political science, social psychology, and psychology, since those doing science are social beings, given to all the same failings and limitations of human beings. This include primacy, co-option, greed, the banality of evil, will to power, and the list is long.”
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If that short snippet tickled the reasoning cells in your neuronal circuits, please continue reading the full letter and its enclosure detailed report demonstrating the political science behind the pseudo science of global warming here: https://print-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2018/10/letter-climate-mit-religion-or-science.html
As I often remind myself first, and many high-flying distinguished academics and scientists who echo imperial truths couched in the gobbledok of science, let's not be like the scientists of the Third Reich surrendering to the “Sieg Heil” du jour, such that, under some new victor's justice, an Operation Paperclip would be needed to save our skins.
There is a lot to be learnt for those who have studied at Harvard and MIT et. al. --- it takes virtually twice as many years to unlearn the imperial truths implanted in one's mind before one can learn the Socratic ones.
I look forward to receiving your comments on my letter to climate scientists, and what you might think as my misperceptions. I understand you have matters of great national importance to attend to, but if two plus two is making five instead of four, then, there is nothing more urgent than to learn to do simple arithmetic correctly before one can lead any institution. As the patron saint of modern science stated the fact of the matter for all times: “In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual”.
And yet we see the churches of science resurging into prominence in the twenty-first century.
I take the liberty of cc'ing Pakistan's preeminent physicist Pervez Hoodbhoy who, like yourself, is very much an imperial establishmentarian scholar who accepts and re-pitches all constructs of empire in toto to Pakistanis in the guise of a gadfly, and another preeminent establishmentarian physicist of Pakistan, Mujahid Kamran, who unlike both of you, is in the opposing skeptics camp to anything empire.
Please take the time to read the open letter to MIT scientists, all of you, even if it be from an ordinary common man. It is our children and grandchildren whose education you have commanded. That gives me the right to ask who you are and what you stand for. The last time I checked, as I buried my father, the maggots eat us all without making any distinction, patricians and plebes alike, theists and atheists alike. But for the well lived life, whether theist or atheist, the search for truth has forever remained the holy grail of the honest intellect. Here I don't speak of the esoteric and spiritual truths upon which consensus is not possible. Here I simply mean separating religion from science and focussing on the science where consensus is driven by the empiricism of the scientific method alone. Minimally, that takes ma'arifat of the domains that fund big science, it is not as pristine as it is made out to be, and ma'arifat of those who participate in it for their own self-interests. None of them are Mr. Spock.
Best Regards
Zahir Ebrahim
Project Humanbeingsfirst.org


Letter to Tariq Banuri On Global Warming From Zahir Ebrahim

Strategy of Clean Break - Abolish HEC and Rethink Higher and Lower Education

To: Dr. Tariq Banuri, Chairman, Higher Education Commission, Islamabad, Pakistan (HEC Federal Government)
Cc: Academics of Pakistan, Chief Justice of Pakistan, Army Chief of Pakistan, Prime Minister of Pakistan
Subject: Strategy of Clean Break - Abolish HEC and Rethink Higher and Lower Education
Date: December 02, 2018
Dear Tariq,
I hope you don't mind my dispensing with the formality of addressing you with your titles and accolades, of which I am sure there must be many, and those around you must drown you with the proper feudal etiquette daily. As the new man at the helm of academic affairs in Pakistan, before you make the nation suffer your own good intentions, as one of the nation, I must be straightforwardly blunt, with no disrespect intended.
You have accepted to lead an inept and corrupt institution that has mostly wrecked havoc upon Pakistan's higher education. I believe you recognize this fact. I say this because of the news report which stated: “It is notified for the information of all concerned that any correspondence from any HEC official to any past chairperson of the HEC including Dr Attaur Rehman, Dr Javed Leghari and Dr Mukhtar Ahmed has to be personally approved by the chairman. No exception,” (Daily Times, July 30, 2018) And therefore, you are someone, one may easily surmise, who has jumped into the frying pan to save its contents that were set on fire by your predecessors from whose legacy you wish to make a clean break.
I applaud that noble sentiment of Herculean firefighters. However, as all firefighters must know, sometimes a half-baked termite-ridden structure has to be burnt to the ground in order to protect the dwellers, surroundings, and rebuild what is sensible, pertinent and useful to those who own it. In our case, the public, who are owners of the state and its institutions. Without our tacit acceptance for rulers to govern, there is no governance, only rule of might is right. Even an economist must understand this abjad of civilization that isn't measured in monetary terms.
One must also understand the system, and system properties such as interconnection between components which lend it important overall behavior characteristics. Without understanding the complete system and why it continues to fail, the system can never be reengineered to not fail again by focussing on individual components even with an infinite supply of good intentions.
FWIW, here is my 358 page report that shows why the system fails and will continue to fail no matter how many distinguished Hercules are imported from the West to clean the Augean stables:
I reproduce some passages that pertain to your role as the new supremo of HEC:
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I wonder if this superhero's tenure is also going to turn into another Alice in Wonderland show as everything else in HEC and Pakistan are --- Wrapped in Absurdities!
Not if the new head of HEC reads this report with patience, and at least the due diligence with which it has been written, acquires ma'arifat into the systemic problem of higher education in Pakistan, that it is not individuals, but the system that needs fixing. High quality papers don't just happen by magic. High quality papers require high quality research, and high quality projects to conduct such research in, and high quality professional interest with high quality love of learning to conduct such research, and high quality leadership under whose direction and mentorship research is led, and high quality in work ethics and personal integrity to not take short-cuts for pecuniary gain and accolades, and high quality in system egalitarianism rather than system cronyism that make seeking careers in academe both satisfying and rewarding rather than bastion of mediocrity to hide under.
Can the imported Pakistani superhero from the United States fix all that without the gestalt shift outlined in this report? Do we need Western imported Herculean superheroes to clean the Augean stables, or one fearless and competent local intellectual at the top who does not care for his own self-interest but for his nation? Just one such Pakistani is sufficient. Does that person exist in Pakistan? Otherwise, a hundred thousand successful and prized academics imported from the Untied States and the West are useless! HEC already experienced the tyranny of good intentions of Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman that has made a wreck of Pakistan's higher education! When house niggers preside over the destiny of a nation, they will always have imported saviors and other house niggers come rescue the field niggers. The end result is that nothing will ever change except for window dressing at best. To understand mental colonization and this non politically correct taxonomy which is well established, but infrequently employed to study the long-festering problems Pakistan faces, see [19], [19a], [19b], [19c], [19d].
The basic issue once again comes back to loss of ethics and integrity among Pakistanis. We are taught from birth, it seems, to be opportunists. We use others to get ahead. We are honest only until we are caught (or when it pays being honest)! And surely, the best scam is to appear to be a noble opportunist in the National Interest. U-turns are now legit. I think I am back in Alice in Wonderland! At least, Alice can always wakeup from her silly nightmare.
Pakistan, Pakistan, Pakistan! Integrity challenged across the board.
And yet, for all Pakistanis, it is still dil dil Pakistan, jaan jaan Pakistan.
However, despite that noble song which still sings on its own in many a broken Pakistani heart, until that pernicious disease is recognized as the fundamental first-cause of Pakistan's cancerous problems across the board, in every sphere of our existence, nothing is ever gonna get fixed in Pakistan regardless how many superheroes are imported from the West, and how many U-turns our illustrious leader and his circus clowns teach the public to make. Should be obvious. It is self evident.
If Dr. Arshad Ali has no real case of plagiarism against him other than his student Atif Mehmood's; if HEC's new superhero, Dr. Tariq Banuri, wants his own dream team in place and wishes to get rid of legacy to start afresh, surely there is more ethical way to terminate the contractual services of Dr. Arshad Ali. Otherwise, I see little difference in opportunism, except for scale: one is of the pirate, and the other is of the emperor. It may be pertinent to end this study of Dr. Arshad Ali's strange case with the foundational thought that anchors the latter day Western civilization to its Hellenistic and Roman imperial roots. It is even ubiquitously on display in Pakistan as the epitome of ethical values that are actually cherished in Pakistani society, as opposed to those that we so religiously pay lip-service to:
When the King asked him what he meant by infesting the sea, the pirate defiantly replied: 'the same as you do when you infest the whole world; but because I do it with a little ship I am called a robber, and because you do it with a great fleet, you are an emperor.'” --- The City of God against the Pagans, Page 148
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Kind Regards
Zahir Ebrahim
California


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