Kashmir: ‘I Am More Afraid Than I Have Ever Been’: A Personal Account From Kashmir

Kashmir: ‘I Am More Afraid Than I Have Ever Been’: A Personal Account From Kashmir

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Genocide / Ethnic-Cleansing in Kashmir in progress today – not some crimes against humanity that happened in yesteryears that the world can do nothing except make resolutions of “never again” – while the pathetic world watches from the sides once again
Pakistan that had made Indian Occupied Kashmir its raison d'être for enmity with India for 72 years, is not inclined to militarily intervene to save the Kashmiris whom she has claimed as her own peoples for 72 years, unless she is herself attacked by India (see Border war on Pakistan)

'I Am More Afraid Than I Have Ever Been': A Personal Account From Kashmir

"Now I know there is no place for a Kashmiri Muslim anywhere – we carry a dual baggage that nobody has the heart or will to accommodate or welcome."
'I Am More Afraid Than I Have Ever Been': A Personal Account From Kashmir
A woman, whose family car was allegedly damaged by security forces after clashes with protesters, sits outside her house in Srinagar, August 10, 2019. Photo: Reuters/Danish Siddiqui
12/Aug/2019
“I would like to write one of those sophisticated stories in which even though nothing happens, there’s lots to write about. That can’t be done in Kashmir. It’s not sophisticated, what happens here. There’s too much blood for good literature.”
~ Arundhati Roy,
The Ministry for Utmost Happiness
Two weekends ago, my WhatsApp was flooded with rumours stating our phones and internet are going to be cut off. That something drastic was going to happen, potentially a war, so we should stock up food. This was followed by instructions not to take these rumours seriously – that they were spread by miscreants who enjoy chaos. We also heard of a notice instructing all tourists to vacate Kashmir immediately. As if the tourism here was already booming.
Monday morning when I woke up, the first thing I felt was the air. It was not normal – there was an ambiguous stench, a combination of terror, fear and blood. I am not exaggerating – the air here feels different. One needs to live here to understand these nuances. I checked my phone and realised everything we had been told not to pay heed to had come true.
Our phone calls, text messages and internet were barred, and we couldn’t contact anyone or visit them. This is the 21st century, and our government, which claimed we were an integral part of India, chose to decide things for us, and silenced us. It was forcing us to spend our days in worry and anxiety, the breadth of which ranges from worrying about our homeland to the condition of all those we love.
Over the course of the day, I head several things that were happening which we had no way to confirm. Our news channels were cut off; our phones were not working. By evening, we got to know that Bills revoking Article 35A and 370 of our constitution, which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir, had been introduced, voted for and decided on in a day in parliament.
I recognised the stench of that morning – doom. It was not war they were preparing for, though that might have been better. They brought us under the direct control of the Centre, when they had already been controlling us through military occupation. (This is the largest democracy in the world – joy.)
I knew the people would not take this lightly. To change the mood, my uncle asks me if we bought goats for qurbaani on Eid. I say, “Hum toh qurbaan hi ho gaye, ab aage kya karien?(We are already sacrificed – what else is left to do?)”
We were under curfew, and there was an eerie silence that wails in war-torn places. No shops were open – we had no means to buy essential commodities including food and medicine. It was the week of Eid-ul-Adha, one of our biggest festivals. The eternal hoping heart I have, I told my family that they would relax restrictions on Eid. They reply, “Yeli ni teman sean parwah che, saani Eenz hinz kya aasi? (When they don’t care for us as a people, why would they care for our joy?)” Hope is no match for that kind of truth.
My helper Faraz*, who hails from Kupwara (one of the most volatile places in Kashmir) hasn’t seen his family for a week. He tells me listlessly that his wife had no money on her and has three children to feed. The men in my family pace the room endlessly – there is nothing to do. It make me think of young boys and girls captured in their houses, with gunshots for background music, life and youth rotting away. No wonder drug abuse and PTSD among other mental health disorders are here in abundance – what else can you grow here? They have and continue to rob us of our identity, of self esteem, or of our minds and our faculty to think and feel normally.
Friday arrives and so does dread. I go to my grandmother’s house to watch the news. A prominent Indian news channel claims normalcy in the Valley and peaceful occurrence of Friday prayers. I am enraged. All I heard in my Mohalla were slogans of “Hum kya chahte? Azadi!” and “Naara e taqbeer, allah hu akbar” being chanted in the mosque after the Friday namaaz. I can hear the protests. I can hear the gunshots.
In the evening I find out there have been casualties and pellets are being fired by the army. My relative and neighbour had been hit while they were standing at their gates, not protesting. People have been hit while they have been inside their houses. My neighbour was hit in the eye and is in the hospital. Another helper, who braved the curfew to see me, tells me there are multiple casualties in Eidgah.

A man with pellet injuries lies in a hospital bed after he was injured during clashes between the police and protesters during restrictions after the government scrapped special status for Kashmir, in Srinagar August 9, 2019. Photo: Reuters/Stringer
None of this is being covered by the media – they are deliberately interviewing people living in peaceful areas. The rest of the country is being given a rosy picture of what we are going through while we burn. What actually happens in Kashmir, what its people know and what the rest of the country knows are entirely different things.
Last evening, Faraz went to purchase mutton for Eid, so that for one day we could take a break and pretend there was still an iota of normalcy. He told us that the butcher, who had opened his shop late in the evening, was raided by young men and attacked for opening his shop when things were so dire.
At first I was furious – why couldn’t these men let us make merry for one day.
Faraz said that these men told the butcher, “Che chukka shaahedan hyund khoon kinaan? (Are you selling the blood of martyrs?)”
We were all complicit in this. You cannot make merry in a land running red with the blood of its people, where dying is a way of being alive.
People’s grit and fury shook me – they are going out on the streets to reclaim their home, with reckless abandon and no fear for their lives. And once that fear has gone, what use is the largest or second largest army in the world? There is an aching hope that maybe this mad angst can rule over tyranny and free us of this torment.
On the day before Eid, we usually celebrate in preparation for the festival with our hearts filled with joy. We were told restrictions would be relaxed on Sunday, but then the news came that the curfew had been re-imposed, with no explanation or reasons.
In my 24 years, I have never seen an Eid this heart-breaking. Everyone is distracted, uninvolved, anxious and unhappy. I don’t know if the phone lines will be open to wish our loved ones.
To top it all, rumours say the situation is going to worsen after Eid. August 15 has been volatile in Kashmir for years, and in light of recent events, I cannot even imagine what lies in store for us. I am more afraid than I have ever been. Possibly, because earlier, no matter how charged a situation was, a Kashmiri was at home in her homeland. Now I know there is no place for a Kashmiri Muslim anywhere – we carry a dual baggage that nobody has the heart or will to accommodate or welcome.
*Name changed.
This piece was filed by SMS and has light edits for clarity. Normal movement and communications have yet to be restored in the Valley.
Qurat ul Ain has completed her masters in clinical psychology and aims to practice psychotherapy in her hometown, Kashmir.





First published Wednesday, August 21, 2019 01:00 am



Letter to Pakistanis: Border War on Pakistan

August 19, 2019
We all have a rendezvous with death --- death isn't what scares us... it is being used as “useful idiots” and stooges and patsies.... Under a virtuous leader, I will join up in any righteous battle. But if a war is imposed and Pakistan is bombed, then, regardless of who the rulers are, should we make and heed a call to arms?
AOA (Assalaumu 'alekum).
Dr. Professor Noor, my friend and teacher in Electrical Engineering from UET, had been asking me for my views on what's befalling Pakistan. Here is my 0.2 cents. More important however, is the question at the end that all Pakistani common man, us, must ask ourselves and have an answer ready. Six feet under, we shall have to account for it, even though our conscience is easily assuaged above ground. Like our shrewd railway minister wisely spoke for all of us hypocrites when asked if he would resign after all the train accidents under his watch: "meray zamir per koi bojh nahin", there is no weight on my conscience!
I really think that a border war with civilian infrastructure bombing (way beyond what has become the routine LOC exchange of token fire to remind each other that we have an enemy) is going to be imposed on Pakistan and is imminent. Kashmir is merely an excuse. Before that it was the 'loose nukes', and this may well be the case again as this new exercise may just be a catalyst to resurrect that boogieman. The new threat might be, under war escalation, that our nukes are about to fall in the riled-up non-state actor terrorist hands, and...
The devil today is a very sophisticated and long range planner. Pakistani society, and Pakistani rulers, are not war-ready. Militaries don't fight wars, nations do. We don't even know the enemy, let alone have a national war-effort or war-industries and infrastructure. More importantly, we have basically been stripped off our national as well as public and individual dignity and self-respect. More educated and more learned and more establishmentarian and more well-to-do we are, more invested we are in our success, and more UNCLE TOM is our psyche, apparently.
To this day not one ruler of Pakistan, including Imran Khan, has said 9/11 was self-inflicted to launch imperial mobilization! It is as if they see nothing, hear nothing, know nothing, because they say nothing --- Summun Bukmun Umyun! Neither has Iran, her valih-e-faqih claiming to be valih-e-faqih-e-muslimeen no less, nor China, nor Russian president Putin who is a Judo expert no less, evidently know anything, see anything, understand anything (sic!). This means they are all in on it. They will make canon fodder of their own people while sitting pretty moving Divisions around from the safety of their bunkers... creating war perhaps along the Shia-Sunni national axis as that helps Zionists in their Eretz Yisrael agenda.
You can be sure that on this axis, as history be the witness, Shia will side with Shia, Sunni will side with Sunni, and brother will turn against brother under the respective flag and sound of trumpet. The history of Islam is evidence of this truth! It is unlikely to change now just because we are in the 21st century, drive cars instead of camels, and have facebook and twitter where we tend to fight armchair battles. If anything, we live in an Age of Jahiliya that surpasses all preceding ages! Chivalry is dead. So is honor, dignity, and self-respect. What is happening in Kashmir and Palestine are unforgivable. But as my “friend” Pervez Hoodbhoy analyzed Pakistan's options in his oped this weekend, Kashmir is a foregone conclusion. Here is the link, FYI:
The kamal (wondrous achievement), is not to be able to see all this, as it is self-evident like the sun shines, but to have the wherewithal to stop it before it is fait accompli.
I have no idea how to interdict this diabolical planning for world government to be headquartered in Jerusalem. Dr. Shahid Masood, Haqeeqat TV, Orya Maqbool Jan, Allama Jawad Naqvi (in dabbi dabbi awaz right now), the late Dr. Israr Ahmed's tanzeem-e-islami, etc., all think this war is a stage of Last Days Prophesies.
I think it is self-fulfilling prophecy in play. Meaning, it is planned in the superior think-tanks to use people's religious sentiments and myths and theologies to create crises and “revolutionary times”. The purpose of it is to eventually present the final solution as a means for solving all the crises: one-world government; the many rules and laws of which have already been enacted piece-meal, and in stages, as premeditated reactions to these crises ever since 9/11, across all nations of the world. To the point that today, no nation can make a policy independent of these.... all this is old stuff and I have been on that axis for a long time, almost nearing two decades.
However, the alliance of Hindu-Zionism is new and I think like everyone is saying, Modi and his RSS was brought to power by the United States and the Zionist lobby to make that happen, principally against Pakistan, to keep it occupied with India lest it interfere in the Eretz Yisrael project. Or, perhaps it is only the bad-cop ratcheting up the already unbearable pressure to extract from Pakistan whatever compliance the good cop wants --- as if Pakistan wasn't already complying with the gods' demands bent over backwards. They want our nukes by hook or by crook, but what good are these if we need their eyes to even use them? We don't own navigational satellites, and all missiles need GPS guidance telemetry to military precision if we want to hit specific targets. But we can always launch city-busters in the right general direction and they will get there... or fly there with our expert pilots, as Enola Gay did over Hiroshima. Neither the Zionists nor their sugar-daddys want that.
So, I don't think nuclear war can happen --- for the simple reason that it is suicidal; but then, if Israel can have the Samson Option, so can their recipients.
In any case, God Almighty has evidently taken a back-seat among the Muslims as we bow and scrape to the firmans of the gods du jour. Predators and primacy rule the roost. And we pretend to not understand it as we stupidly rush to our own predators for help!
Where will it all lead --- apart from the options laid out by Pervez Hoodbhoy, which cunningly ignores the fact that Kashmir is just a red herring vis a vis Pakistan. But then Hoodbhoy always gets easy visas to the United States, and is a favorite of the American Embassy in Islamabad, or so I am told. But Kashmir on its own merit is a victim of primacy just as much as Palestine, and both are pretty much a done deal from the look of it. Pakistan cannot go to war on behalf of Kashmir, even though we immediately should, just as we should have gone to war over Palestine, because, as I observed earlier, we are not a war-ready, disciplined and principled nation, like Iran is for example. And they don't seem to particularly care about Kashmir either while Palestine remains their hot-button. One would have thought that they'd see the connection between the two --- both have the same strategists, just different henchmen. I was almost expecting Iran to command its proxy army Hezbollah to launch a Save-Kashmir mission just as they Saved Syria for example. And perhaps they might be doing just that under the radar. Iran and Pakistan make natural allies ... but petro dollars and the gods have taken over, not to forget all the godfathers of Pakistan. Iran would hardly ever trust the fickle-minded Pakistani political leadership and the American-entrenched establishment to ally with us in any serious way, such as make a NATO-like full spectrum mutual self-defence pact. Iran and Pakistan together could take on any and all predators on the axis of justice and fairness, morality and equitability!
In any case, as far as Pakistan of today is concerned, and Muslims in general are concerned, I think this is where Sunnan-e-illahe can be our guide.
Allah SWT says that 1) He will replace us with a better people... and 2) as you sow, so shall you reap. But elsewhere, Allah also says: makaru wa makar Allah. He is the best of planners. I don't know what that really means: does Allah play petty games with mankind like the Athenian gods did? Does Allah have any role whatsoever to play in any of this primacy and its geostrategic imperatives great games? Here are some verses which say otherwise: “That which is left you by Allah is best for you, if ye (but) believed! but I am not set over you to keep watch!” بَقِيَّتُ ٱللَّهِ خَيْرٌ لَّكُمْ إِن كُنتُم مُّؤْمِنِينَ ۚ وَمَآ أَنَا۠ عَلَيْكُم بِحَفِيظٍ (Surah Hud, 11:86 ) Shia and Sunni understand this verse differently. I understand it entirely different from both theologies. I just understand what it says as it says it, without any socialized interpretation. What can I say! I have never had the psyche to be a conformist or 'united we stand' with narratives! The Holy Qur'an explains itself. It is its own exegeses. When it does not explain, I forego it as a consequence of my limited intelligence, abilities, and ma'arifat, rather than fall upon the pen of men long dead, who are not even mentioned in the Holy Qur'an as the scribes to go to, to understand its meaning. Then why should I use them as intermediaries of my understanding? And whatever little I can get out of the Holy Qur'an directly, is all empowering, not fatalistic, and I can hardly even live up to that!
Actually, here is the link where you find the analysis which presents the argument, from logic and commonsense, that Allah of the Holy Qur'an, as opposed to the Allah of the holy books of Muslims, has nothing to do with current affairs, nor with the prophecies of Last Days that fill old Muslim books, but the devil certainly does. After His Messenger brought mankind the Divine Guidance, it is up to mankind to follow or not follow, to be thankful or unthankful; إِنَّا هَدَيْنَاهُ السَّبِيلَ إِمَّا شَاكِرًا وَإِمَّا كَفُورًا ; Allah has categorically proclaimed Himself بِحَفِيظٍ . May be I am wrong... But the teaching of Islam is rather clear --- the guidance in the Holy Qur'an is straightforward. It is when Muslims reach for their favorite books of hadiths, history, and tafseers that they begin to separate in their understanding and start interpreting, pretty much along socialization and incestuous self-reinforcement boundaries. Here is the link:
Go figure... Dr. Shahid Masood just said the same thing in his program: that they WILL be using all this gazwa-e-hind hadiths for their purpose... he is a bit behind the times, get with it Dr. Shahid Masood---they have been doing it for a very long time! Here is a revealing link that betrays the depth of their diabolical planning capability; even it arguably be a fictional narrative like: The Prince, the divisive facts and political tactics it speaks to, and the underlying fracture points among Muslims, are real and known to all Muslims who have studied the subject with any degree of acuity:
Don't know what ordinary people like us can do... except watch from the sidelines. I don't wish to do that --- but do what? I am too smart to be canon fodder for the games of the elites. I am also too conscionable to watch from the sidelines. We must do something... what? We all have a rendezvous with death --- death isn't what scares us... it is being used as “useful idiots” and stooges and patsies.... Under a virtuous leader, I will join up in any righteous battle. But if a war is imposed and Pakistan is bombed, then, regardless of who the rulers are, should we make and heed a call to arms?
That is a question that we must ask ourselves. If we cannot even endeavor to protect what is ours when rapists come to pillage and plunder, then are we even half-human? Is it better to run away and fight another day when we are more prepared? When will that be? Tomorrow? Day after tomorrow, next year, in ten years... Kind of reminds me of Patrick Henry's famous words:
“They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house?
Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance, by lying supinely on our backs, and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot?
Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power.
Three millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us.
Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations; and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us.
The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come.
It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace²but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle?
What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?
Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”
A couple of word substitutions makes this 250 years old call to arms just as applicable to the Pakistani elites and likkha-parrha tabqa sitting on the fence and writing opeds in Dawn. They are just too invested in their self-interests to have lofty ideals such as dignity and self-respect beyond lip-service. Their entire life is spent in compromises; they are the survivors in the jungle of Pakistan, shaking all the right hands as necessary. The have-not masses on the other hand, seem to be quite primed; the public is very angry, genuinely so, and already believe in the divine destiny penned in the hand of man. You could not imagine a more potent natural motivator and propaganda system for war-mobilization if you wanted to go to a Just War. The Zionists and Christian Zionists, and evidently also the Hindu RSS of Modi, share the same template for their own divine la mission civilisatrice.
The one difference between then and now, is that they had many Patrick Henrys in their leadership which won them their independence from the evil empire of their day. I am waiting for just one... If you exist in Pakistan, please show your self now before Allah's laws, the Sunnan-e-illahe, apply to us.
Feel free to share this letter with anyone.
Zahir Ebrahim
Project Humanbeingsfirst.org




Zahir Ebrahim's Commonsense Approach to Undoing the Impact of Climate Change

In a detailed letter dated October 30, 2018 to the faculty members of the MIT Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate, a natural science faculty that appears to be among the prominent stewards of the idea of putting imperial science in the service of empire, I had briefly outlined the common man's commonsense thusly:
Of course, no sensible person, let alone a science professor at MIT, will think not to first massively plant new trees and replenish Rainforests and jungles on urgent war footings; not to first stop cutting down trees for housing for the Western world that principally uses timber for structures, and not to first stop clearing forests for cattle-feed farming and agriculture, especially in the Amazon basin and the Americas, that has pretty much drained the primary cleansing sink of human generated CO2 in the delicately balanced human-plant natural eco-system of earth.
Also, no sensible person will think not to first cut down on the pollutants created by heavy industries and multinational corporations; and not to first stop discharging pollutants into rivers and streams in the developing nations where regulations are not as strong as in the developed nations, whereby profit-optimizing multinational corporations headquartered in the West, easily get away with cost cutting short cuts of simply dumping many pollutants outside their factories untreated that they can't do in developed nations due to stricter laws and their stricter oversight.
If China is filling the air with industrial pollutants more than the United States today, the bulk of the end products of that pollution are still exported to the United States and Western countries. All the iphones are made in China but the biggest market and beneficiary is in America. The stock of the most valued company on earth, now surpassing one trillion dollars, and headquartered in California, USA, is traded on Wall Street USA. It goes up or down depending on how many iphones will be sold.
So, what sensible person will not think of first enforcing regulations at the parent source commissioning that pollution in China, before the pollution even gets manufactured downstream and is discharged into the environment 7,000 miles away?
What sensible person will not think that first all multinational corporations manufacturing or harvesting in developing nations for their lower labor costs and resource-richness, bear the cost of discharging their environmental pollutants and waste byproducts as if they were manufacturing in the advanced developed nations of the West where they are headquartered, and pay for the cleanup cost for their past sins?
After all, it is the same earth's atmosphere whether it is over China, Bangladesh, or the United States of America.
MIT in its LEES Lab under the directorship of the late Professor James R. Melcher, had focused on research and development of advanced technological devices that clean up industrial effluents and air pollutants before these are discharged into the oceans and atmospheres, like the electrostatic precipitator, etc.
These high technologies take investment on the part of multinational corporations to develop and deploy even after these have left the research labs years ago, and why should they do that when they are not forced to, due to the weak regulations and special concessions under which they usually operate in poor nations? The burden then has to be carried by the common man in these impoverished nations who must suffer that cost in all its human and national dimensions, while the stock prices of the multinational corporations go up when their profit margins are higher, and the developed nations rejoice in their economic success. That success, of greed and primacy, creates a self-fulfilling prophecy for creating more environmental pollution – why alter the recipe for higher profit margins, and economic hegemony which comes with it, when one is not forced to?
Therefore, which sensible and moral human being concerned about the environment would not address that most significant bit of the matter first, by creating regulations for responsible manufacturing and subjecting all multinational corporations to these standards regardless of where they operate their industries, manufacturing bases, and agricultural farms for global food production, irrespective of whether manufacturing and work is subcontracted to other local corporations or not, and irrespective of what local incentives they might get from tin-pot governments and banana republics who help in the rape and exploitation of their own resource-rich and yet continually impoverished nations as surrogates of the Economic Hit Men who craft these mega deals?
Which sensible intellect will not first institute accountability for this mega corruption and exploitation upon the multinational corporations by the fiat of new regulatory laws that define standards for how multinational corporations must operate anywhere in the world, despite these corporations also being the backbone of the advanced military-industrial complex of the West that lends the Global North its supremacy and primacy over the Global South?
All commonsense and goodness first principles for having a cleaner global environment for all its peoples and future generations regardless of any existential crisis today including global warming, global cooling, climate change, or aliens landing.
But, just as no sensible person would think of living in a police state just because it makes the most stable system of governance and offers the most safety from common criminals, no sensible person will also think to put human beings in growth chains and to enslave mankind to the agendas of the elites in a global police state just to get rid of the high levels of CO2 [ under the presumption of latter day imperial science that uncontrolled and unregulated Green House Gas emissions is the first cause of Global Warming ].
Well, I am happy to see that the UK Independent headlined on Saturday 16 February 2019, the commonsense observation above of planting trees to replenish rainforests on urgent war footings before human beings are put into growth-chains and the world is turned into a global police-state: “Massive restoration of world’s forests would cancel out a decade of CO2 emissions, analysis suggests!”.
The new scientific discovery being: “New findings suggest trees are 'our most powerful weapon in the fight against climate change', says scientist”.
And the punch line being: “Trees already store an enormous amount of carbon, and planting more would suck more CO2 from the atmosphere”. Duh!
That needed a scientific study to conclude?
When will imperially funded scientists pick up on the rest of the commonsense of the common man?
Oh, only after endless time spent in more scientific studies has ceded a fait accompli!
The real impact of imperial science on both brilliant as well as daft minds, is evidently to co-opt their commonsense.
Unless science is funded, great scientists evidently cannot even think in commonsense terms. A well funded scientific study is needed to conclude even the most obvious. And ten more studies shall inevitably be funded by imperial science to conclude exactly the opposite.
For more of the common man's commonsense unmasking imperial science in the service of empire, see: Global Warming / Climate Change has Become a New Religion - What's it all About?.
A comprehensive Primer on Global Warming For Intelligent People gets into even greater depth of the common man's commonsense on science.
That this co-opted behavior, of Summun, Bukmun, Umyun, is all pervasive wherever and whenever science is put into the service of empire by hook or by crook, and not just in this domain of earth and planetary science to diabolically orchestrate an earth-wide, planetary level, one world government using fabricated global crises and fear-mongering as pretexts, see: Letter to Editor Defending Science: Truly, the “hegelian mind fck” is endless! .
Sigh!




Zahir Ebrahim's Commonsense Approach to Undoing the Impact of Climate Change | Project Humanbeingsfirst.org

A Brave Look Into The Colonized Mind

Let's begin with some definitions from A Case Study in Mental Colonization. [1]
Question: What is a White Man?
White” in White Man is not about skin color or complexion. It is about attitudes towards another. First, permitting Malcolm X to describe it in his own eloquence:
'It was when I first began to perceive that “white man” as commonly used, means complexion only secondarily; primarily it described attitudes and actions. In America, “white man” meant specific attitudes and actions toward the black man, and toward all other non-white men.' -- (Malcolm X, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, 1964, 1999 hardcover edition, Chapter Mecca, page 364)
Project Humanbeingsfirst's usage of the word “white man” denotes an overarching attitude of a superiority complex which is best captured by the union of several nuanced concepts:
    • Malcolm X's aforementioned description of attitude rather than skin color;
    • the term 'Hectoring Hegemons' – the attitude of physically imposing one's self-perceived superiority complex upon another, to physically invade, conquer and enslave another in the name of god, glory, Lebensraum, or just for the opportunities to profit;
    • the term 'la mission civilisatrice' – the attitude which came to be defined by the colonizing European Christians in the preceding centuries, to rob and plunder the natives throughout the world bequeathing them the invaders' “Christian” culture as a gift of “civilization” to the “dogs” and “barbarians” to “save” them from eternal damnation as heathens;
    • the term 'Orientalism' – the attitude of prejudice, at times in the sub-text, betrayed in Western scholarship of the Orient, i.e., the East, that Western civilization is inherently superior to all the Eastern civilizations;
    • the term 'pious virtue' – the hypocritical attitude which comes about by harboring any of the above in one's psyche while pretending to be fair and sympathetic to the 'lesser people'. It is the unstated common assumption in the backdrop when dealing with the 'lesser people'. It is most easily discernible when rushing to the aid of the victims of the white man's la mission civilisatrice, sometimes with all the best intentions, but deeming the native victims inherently less worthy in comparison to when the “white man” is made victim. It is ably captured in Noam Chomsky's “worthy victim” vs. “unworthy victim” nomenclature with all its attendant semantics. Its manifestation is most stark in the differing standards for seeking compensation and punitive damages which are sought on behalf of the victims by those representing the victims, often from the victimizer's own civilization, or suitable lackeys chosen from among the 'lesser peoples' who are put up there as proxies for the “white man” now so magnanimously providing the 'lesser people' with the “white man's” justice. The end result exactly betrays that the “white man's” victims are deemed inherently superior to those from among the “barbarians”. The whole transaction is couched in “pious virtue”.
Question: What is The White Man's Burden?
The White Man's Burden appears Uniformly Distributed (Image source Library of Congress via umd.edu)

Caption The White Man's Burden appears Uniformly Distributed; Judge for yourself – The foolish 'untermenschen' better understand the insidious breadth and depth of the common ‘la mission civilisatrice’ bond among the white man (and including their ‘house niggers’ who are often more white than the white man) when they come, individually, and in groups, wearing different colored labels of Left, Right, Liberal, Conservative, Progressive, Atheist, Christian, Jew, etcetera, bearing gifts of pious virtue in various Hegelian Dialectics. Zbigniew Brzezinski justified the primacy of the powerful with “Hegemony is as old as mankind” in The Grand Chessboard only as the latter day secular version of that same white man's burden. Unless the 'untermensch' nations of the East indigenously come to our own common self-defense against these almost superhuman global forces arrayed against the world for fashioning world government from the ashes of civilization, no one else will. See The White Man's Burden. [2]
Question: What is a Negro?
Let's begin by studying the very basic types of mental servitude. Let's start with Malcolm X's version of the ‘Negro’:
Click to hear Malcolm X - Field Negro vs House Negro

There was two kind of slaves.
There was the house Negro and the field Negro.
The house Negro, they lived in the house, with massa. They dressed pretty good. They ate good, cause they ate his food, what he left. They lived in the attic or the basement, but still they lived near their master, and they loved their master, more than their master loved himself. They would give their life to save their master's house quicker than their master would.
The house Negro, if the master said 'we got a good house here', the house Negro say 'yeah, we got a good house here'.
Whenever the master would said we, he'd say we. That's how you can tell a house Negro.
If the master's house caught on fire, the house Negro would fight harder to put the blaze out than the master would. If the master got sick, the house Negro would say 'What's the matter, boss, we sick?' We sick!
He identified himself with his master, more than his master identified with himself.
And if you came to the house Negro and said 'let's run away, let's escape, let's separate', the house Negro would look at you and say 'man, you crazy! What you mean separate? Where is there a better house than this? Where can I wear better clothes than this? Where can I eat better food than this?'
That was that house Negro.
In those days, he was called a house nigger. And that's what we call him today, 'cause we still got some house niggers runnin around here.
This modern house Negro loves his master. He wants to live near him.
He'll pay three times as much as the house is worth just to live near his master, and then brag about 'I'm the only Negro out here. I'm the only one on my job. I'm the only one in this school.' You're nothing but a house Negro!
And if someone come to you right now and say 'let's separate', you say the same thing that the house Negro said on the plantation: 'What you mean separate? From America? This good white man? Where you gonna get a better job than you get here? I mean this is what you say. 'I ain't left nothing in Africa'. That's what you say.
Why, you left your mind in Africa!
On that same plantation, there was the field Negro.
The field Negro, those were the masses. There was always more Negroes in the field than there was Negroes in the house.
The Negro in the field caught hell. He ate leftovers.
In the house they ate high up on the hog. The Negro in the field didn't get nothing but what was left of the insides of the hog.
They call them chetlands nowadays. In those days they called them what they were, guts!
That's what you were, a guteater. And some of you are still guteaters!
The field Negro was beaten, from morning till night.
He lived in a shack, in a hut. He wore cast-off clothes.
He hated his master. I say, he hated his master.
He was intelligent.
That house Negro loved his master. But that field Negro, remember, they were in the majority, and they hated their master.
When the house caught on fire, he didn't try to put it out, that field Negro prayed for a wind. For a breeze!
When the master got sick, the field Negro prayed that he died.
If someone come to the field Negro and said 'let's separate, let's run.' He didn't say 'Where we going?' he said 'Any place is better than here'.
We got field Negroes in America today.
I'm a field Negro.
The masses are the field Negroes.
When they see this man's house on fire, you don't hear these little Negroes talkin bout 'Our Government is in trouble'. They say 'thee Government is in trouble.'
Imagine a Negro, 'our Government'. I even heard one say 'our astronauts.' They won't even let him near the plant, and 'our astronauts'. 'Our Navy'. That's a Negro that's out of his mind.
That's a Negro that's out of his mind!
Just as the slave master in that day, used Tom, the house Negro, to keep the field Negroes in check.
The same 'ol slavemaster today, has Negroes, who are nothing but modern Uncle Toms. 20th century Uncle Toms, to keep you and me in check.
Keep us under control. Keep us passive and peaceful. And nonviolent. That's Tom making you nonviolent.
It's like when you go to the dentist, and the man is going to take your tooth. You're going to fight him, when he start pulling. So they squirt some stuff in your jaw called Novocain, to make you think they are not doing anything to you. So you sit there and because you got all that Novocain in your jaw, you suffer peacefully. Hahahaha.
There's nothing in our Book, the Qur'an, as you call it, Koran, teaches us to suffer peacefully.
Our religion teaches us to be intelligent. Be peaceful. Be courteous. Obey the law. Respect everyone.
But if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery!
That's a good religion. In fact, that's that old-time religion. That's the one that Ma and Pa used to talk about.
An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth, and a head for a head, and a life for a life.
That's a good religion.
And then anybody, no one resist that kind of religion being taught but a wolf, who intends to make you his meal.
This is the way it is with the white man in America. He's a wolf, and you're sheep.
Anytime a shepherd, a pastor, teach you and me not to run from the white man, and at the same time teach us don't fight the white man, he's a traitor, to you and me.
Don't lay down our life all by itself. No! Preserve your life. It's the best thing you got.
And if you got to give it up, let it be Even Steven.” -- (Malcolm X, House Negro vs. Field Negro Speech [3] Transcription by Project Humanbeingsfirst.org)
In his autobiography, Malcolm X further fleshed out the modern Negro who thinks like the massa. He is black, brown, red or yellow in skin color, but is pure white in mind color:
Caption Uncle Tom of yesteryear (The Unknown Transformation of Malcolm X - Palestine: Seeking The Enemy Within)
'Today's Uncle Tom doesn't wear a handkerchief on his head. This modern, twentieth-century Uncle Thomas now often wears a top hat. He's usually well-dressed and well-educated. He's often the personification of culture and refinement. The twentieth-century Uncle Thomas sometimes speaks with a Yale or Harvard accent. Sometimes he is known as Professor, Doctor, Judge, and Reverend, even Right Reverend Doctor. This twentieth-century Uncle Thomas is a professional Negro ... by that I mean his profession is being a Negro for the white man.' -- (Malcolm X, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, 1964, 1999 hardcover edition, Chapter Black Muslims, page 265. See The Unknown Transformation of Malcolm X [4])
Well, that description of the colonized mind turns out to be not all that modern, even though it accurately captures the modern Uncle Tom among all peoples. Witness the following statement in his speech before the English Parliament in 1835, by Lord Babington Macaulay who devised the new education policy for the Indian sub-continent – the Jewel in the Crown of the British Empire:
'We must at present do our best to form a class who may be interpreters between us and the millions whom we govern, --a class of persons Indian in blood and colour, but English in tastes, in opinions, in morals and in intellect.' -- (Lord Thomas Babington Macaulay, Minute on Education, 2nd February 1835)
Martin Luther King Jr. also offered a timeless description for the Negro which today transcends skin color and complexion in its empiricism:
'The white establishment is skilled in flattering and cultivating emerging leaders. It presses its own image on them and finally, from imitation of manners, dress, and style of living, a deeper strain of corruption develops. This kind of Negro leader acquires the white man’s contempt for the ordinary Negro. He is often more at home with the middle-class white than he is among his own people. His language changes, his location changes, his income changes, and ultimately he changes from the representative of the Negro to the white man into the white man’s representative to the Negro. The tragedy is that too often he does not recognize what has happened to him.' -- (Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope, page 307)
Question: What is “Intellectual Negro”
Many more complex shades of the ‘Negro’ have been cultivated in modernity than the ones Malcolm X and MLK had been exposed to. One new shade that I have been grappling with for some time is the “Intellectual Negro”. This new shade of the servile Negro which escaped the experiences of the civil and human rights struggles of the American black leaders, has become ubiquitous among Muslims today, especially among Pakistanis, Afghanis, and Arabs. Indeed, among all nations along the 'arc of crisis' in the 'global zone of percolating violence'.
This kind of Negro is familiar to us under the nom de guerre 'fabricated dissent', a pernicious variant of 'native informant'.
This Negro, the “Intellectual Negro”, is very sophisticated, and often very intelligent with advanced academic and/or public credentials. This Negro will appear to hector (to play the bully) the white man and the white man's establishment, while still managing to echo the white man's core-axioms.
In other words, the intellectual Negro will appear to be an outspoken voice of dissent in favor of the downtrodden and the oppressed, typically from the 'left-liberal' nexus, but will still devilishly manage to echo the massa's core message. The 'right-conservative' nexus that usually align openly with the massa class and its primacy imperatives, also dabble in engineering consent among the minority in their own flock who refuse to tow the massa's line, by playing WWF wrestling with the massa.
These cheer leaders round up their respective flock around the core-axioms and presuppositions of the massa while playing vigorous dissent with the massa. This WWF exercise requires considerably more intellectual prowess and sophistication than typical propaganda with big lies.
For instance, while vehemently critiquing the empire's war on terror and its devastating impact upon the innocent victims across many civilizations, the intellectual Negro will craftily manage to echo the empire's core message that Al Qaeda is the global terrorist menace which carried out the 9/11 attacks on America.
That retention of the core-axiom of empire from which all the evil that followed after 9/11, and which enabled all its subsequent aggressive wars and crimes against humanity that he critiques, reduces the intellectual Negro to an absurdity. But he is treated as the most avant-garde in intellectual thought and praised by both, the hegelian instruments of the white man instrumenting its dissent-space, as well as the brain-washed field Negroes themselves to whom he laboriously carries the white man's burden displaying much personal anguish.
Thus, the facade of hectoring, i.e., challenging the visible narratives of power, serves the function of appearing to be on the side of the 'field Negro', but in reality he is still a 'house Negro' without speaking in that ‘we’ vernacular noted by Malcolm X.
These vulgar Negro types, spanning the full gamut of the colonized mind so ubiquitous among the Western educated likkha-parrha jahils ruling the Muslim mind today as the surrogate of the Mighty Wurlitzer, are employed or co-opted by the massa to cunningly manipulate the perspectives, and consequently the behavior, of the field Negros. [5]
Several examples of how this cunning is accomplished across Muslim cultures, especially among the Pakistani House Niggers, are described in the FAQ: What is an Intellectual Negro? A Case Study in Mental Colonization. The massa's skilful cunning that the house niggers copy for the want of a few crumbs from the massa's table, is dissected in The dying Songbird. [6]
What fundamentally causes this malfunction of the human psyche such that neither the massa class nor its vile surrogates harbor any moral compunction before the fact, nor any shame or remorse after the fact, as they continue to exercise their unfettered primacy upon the public mind rather openly?
Here is a bold look into the Sociopathic mind and what ought be done to preempt its primacy imperatives before it is fait accompli.
Question: What is the Sociopathic mind
A few years ago I accidentally stumbled on to the study of modern psychopathy and sociopathy. My first exposure to the latest developments in this field was to a book called Political Ponerology by a polish social scientist, Andrew Lobaczewski. Subsequently, my interest and study in neuroscience also contributed a measure of deeper understanding of the involuntary impact of DNA and neuro-biochemistry on pathological behavior. What had immediately attracted my attention to Lobaczewski's study however, was the bold claim made by its author and the editor of the English version of the book, that Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Jimmy Carter's National Security Advisor (1976-1980, d. 2017), had tried to suppress its publication.
Now, why would the late Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski want to do that --- apart from the fact that he is himself a Polish Catholic immigrant to the United States and has been the key architect of The Grand Chessboard - American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives (which is also the title of a book which he wrote in 1996) since 1972, when he founded the Trilateral Commission with International banker David Rockefeller?
So, like a child who is always curious when someone says “don't”, I read the book. Followed by other works on the subject, such as Martha Stout's The sociopath next door.
None of you in Pakistan are likely aware that the recent advances in psycho-sociology in the study of evil, betray that there is an element of it in a significant number of cases which may transcend moral choice.
Hitherto, good and evil have always been viewed from moral and religious perspectives. And it is still true for the vast majority of “normal” people.
But empiricism has also shown that it has never been true for the vilest psychopaths among mankind throughout history who have felt no internal need for the abstraction of good and evil.
Now a new empirical theory is evolving which is lending powerful explanation for these observations which appear to be as old as mankind. From time immemorial, it is a fact that remorseless fiends have risen to become leaders of men. Just like a snake bites, and a lion rules by might is right, which are also not moral choices for the beasts – because to exercise their primacy, for food, for hunger, or for territory, is in the very nature of these creatures.
Psychopathy is now being viewed in new light as a physical/emotional/neurological disorder where the person is physiologically unable to feel empathy, unable to feel remorse. The neurological or cellular material which generates empathy is suspected to be entirely missing in them, or severely atrophied for some reason.
The psychopath is often highly intelligent, very ambitious, very cunningly deceptive. He is able to disguise his primacy instincts with an affable smile and platitudinous nod to morality. As some might cynically observe in Pakistan, he often comes in uniform, with a broad smile, or with sajda (piety) stamped upon his forehead. And it is evidently independent of caste, color, ethnicity, creed, sex, sexual orientation, and political affiliation (which changes easily in any case).
These abnormal people don't appear prima facie abnormal. In fact, they tend to gain easy acceptability among their peers, sometimes even well liked, and often have the instincts to rise to the top of their profession by any means necessary. As they say in popular vernacular in Hollywood movies: sleep their way to the top!
But in reality, the sociopath next door adopts any method that will get him or her to the top in whatever he might be interested in. The notion of shame, remorse, hesitation, etc., which normal people feel when transgressing moral limits, or when caught, is alien to their nature in the same way as it is alien to a snake which strikes the unsuspecting victim that happens to come in its path.
No one really expects the snake to feel remorse, or admit guilt, or resign from its hunting ground in a show of moral gravitas that it bit an innocent doe.
Well, it is being discovered that the most audacious psychopaths, often the sociopath next door, are physiologically equally unable to feel remorse.
What is most frightening about this is that the number of such abnormal people who prey upon normal people from their perches is disturbingly higher than previously thought by sociologists.
The number disclosed in the book Political Ponerology is 6%.
According to these insane demographics, about six people in a hundred are potentially psychopathic. He or she will prey upon you as nonchalantly as the rest ninety four might step on a harmless bug while taking a walk in the park. But while you won't go to the bug's funeral or show any hypocrisy in the matter, it's only a bug after all, the psychopath will come to your funeral with a dozen roses and a wet handkerchief.
And these psychopathic people typically also tend to be the ones who invariably rise to all positions of power in society – from corporate to political to religious to yes, education too, all across the power spectrum in modern institutionalized society in every corner of the world.
They tend to congregate together in a fraternal bond and support each other just like a pack of wolves. They wash each other like Peter and Paul. How they actually recognize each other is rather obvious – even brief associations can betray who shows moral compunction and who does not.
Most normal people for whom good and evil are moral choices, even when they might choose evil, feel the guilt-pangs of that choice which manifests in a number of anxiety inducing ways from superficial guilt to stress, to PTSD.
And for all normal people, even if they were some how habitually desensitized through long years of immersion in the banality of evil, their physiological makeup is not averse to feeling remorse. And once it is brought to their attention and explained how they are complicit in the evil, they at least feel some guilt, some remorse, some anxiety, some shame.
That ability to feel shame, remorse and pangs of conscience is what makes us characteristically human.
I am not really making any of this up as I go along. Just outlining here my understanding of this fascinating subject which uncannily appears to meet the acid test of empiricism. Please refer to the cited books if even your own everyday commonsense observations disagree with any of this.
What is apparent to me, and should be to you as well, is that the rulership of Pakistan, like the rulership of most nations including the United States', are outstanding empirical evidence of this psychopathy lending great substantive import to these new researches into the study of evil. There is neither any moral compunction before the fact, nor any shame or remorse after the fact.
The only sensible way to control this evil is not to talk to it, or try to tickle its conscience – for that would be as effective as trying to talk to a viper to stop “dussing” (Urdu word for a snake striking a prey) or to feel guilt or remorse afterwards.
The only rational and effective approach to deal with psychopaths (those who look the part) and sociopaths (those who don't) is to detect and preempt them before they “duss” and cause their disproportional havoc; to seek legal entitlements under appropriate laws and statutes rather than with platitudes. If some laws are wanting to deal with this abnormal group effectively, than appropriate ones have to be legislated. While the natural predatory instinct of the rest of the normal ninety-four percent population can be modified to live by self-policed ethical standards, principally by nurturing them through education systems and expecting the same at all tiers of social intercourse, the remaining six percent shall always require legal dispensation, both before and after the fact.
This report on Whistleblowing Masterpiece of Plagiarism in Pakistan, underwrites the raison d'être of these differing approaches to be developed simultaneously for both these markedly different types of dysfunctional people to extract Pakistan out of its ethical morass. [7]
However, what causes their victims, the masses, to accept becoming such easy morsels of these sociopaths? Especially the Muslims who have been amply endowed with Great Divine Guidance to overcome all sociopaths among them? What causes their mass dysfunction?
One of the psychological forces that so easily disarms its victims appears to be the commonplace notion of Waiting for Allah. In that dissection of fatalistic eschatology, I take a bold look into the believing mind and how its resignation to fate is cunningly harvested by the Mighty Wurlitzer playing its specious epistemological tune on religion. [8]
The Machiavellian machinery of the Mighty Wurlitzer, which is now global and ubiquitous across all cultures and civilizations controlling virtually every domain of human belief systems, and consequently aggregate human behavior, is systematically deconstructed in a detailed report on psychological warfare operations on civilian populations using all aspects of modern media and official narratives. Pakistanis, while harboring a more healthy skepticism of power than their Western counterparts, must still pay particular attention to this diabolical cunning that is making their mind on virtually every matter pertinent to their lives and times. In the age of universal deceit, to learn the truth is a revolutionary act – the ultimate jihad. [9]
Footnotes
[3] Malcolm X, House Negro and Field Negro speech, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ_VWpJj0Dw




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