By Mathew Maavak
I am a product of 9/11. I landed at Heathrow airport that morning and my world would never be the same again. By 2pm, my cousin in London woke me up with the news that the Twin Towers had crashed. I burst out laughing. I thought it was a prank over Kuala Lumpurís Twin Towers. A catatonia of disbelief took over when I switched on the TV. It riveted me for hours. I could feel the anger welling up; seeing in person the culmination of Islamic trends from top down. From the treatment of minorities to the call for Jihad.
On Sept 12, a bus was ferrying me to the University of Leeds, where I would be studying propaganda, psyops, crisis and security-related matters. They were subjects that could be applied to anything, including ways to fatten up your employerís bank account.
That bus journey perhaps never quite ended. While it veered through a scenic England, one that I wanted to behold since a child, my eyes were glued to the Times.
Journeys can be winding, and along that route of stumbling blocks and blocked trails, one could be forced to take the path of peril, where the junk of disinformation has to be discarded for a sliver of a fighting chance. Stooges of power can follow the path to destruction.
Along that journey, 9/11 was seen as an Islamic product, and not just of the fundamentalist variant. It was an opinion shared by many which the politically correct media omits. A little further down the path, the US, led by a Crawford Cowboy, was to be blamed for this fiasco. Then Iraq replaced Al Qaeda.
Saddam Hussein, and his large army were taken out more easily then a bunch of terrorists, once supported not only by the US but Europe and Islamic nations during that Jihad against Moscow. Many capitals, from London to Kuala Lumpur, wanted the Red Menace beaten back. They are playing a similar game now. Never forget that. This is not a Texan rodeo show.
In the meantime, as the journey progressed, Osama bin Laden, Ayman al Zawahiri, and Mullah Muhammad Omar vanished into the sands of Afghanistan. No pilgrim can find them, though some act of restitution need to be committed soon to mollify an increasingly suspicious global public.
And here is where the journey takes an unexpected turn. The anti-war drums of Old Europe are becoming silent; a damp squib stands a better chance in drawing attention. And that part of the world immersed in ďAsian ValuesĒ makes Fox News look like a parody for our entertainment.
Historically, there is nothing new under the sun. To perpetuate power, you need to create a bogey, an ďother side,Ē rendering a malleable, moveable herd that condones mass slaughter, provided they arenít the victims. When they do, the remaining herd propels the same historical impulse.
They could cheer on when Christians were being torn apart by lions in Old Rome. They stood by when the Nazis were gassing Jews and Gypsies in Old Europe. During that 2,000 year gap, the slaughter continued.
And they are silent as Americans vent their disgust over the Bush administration. Isnít this the best time to extricate the US out of its war madness?
The United States was essentially a European creation. Its society was a testbed for something called the New World Order. That is not a conspiracy theory; that term is found on official US emblems, inspired by Old Europe. When the US was formed, Old Europe had its vast colonies and it needed a prosperous, mobile citizenry to rule those colonies. Power relents when profit rolls. Stability was needed on home soil. When colonies go, society has to be reordered into tiered units of labor. That canít be done easily, not overnight.
First you need to strike the fear of hell - consistently - and people will relent. There are now anti-terrorist measures springing up all over Europe. This is the same Europe that had introduced detentions without trial, extrajudicial executions, limited freedom of speech and national ID cards for societal control, decades back in their colonies. The excuse was law and order, and guess what? Terrorism! Local tyrants like this aspect of the colonial legacy. Itís especially bad in Islamic countries. They donít care about any rights except the right to rule, all tutored and propped by Old Europe, and later through the United States.
This 9/11 journey takes another twist. What is Old Europeís role in this war on terror? The stupidity of the Bush administration - the latest fiasco being Hurricane Katrina - reveals a distinct lack of mooring in its foreign policies and interventions. You really canít fight a major war with your backyard left vulnerable. For one, thatís where terrorists can strike.
Who controls US foreign policy while dissembling concerns over human rights, human dignity, and humans? How could a nation of many smart citizens have a retarded foreign policy?
Power is perpetuated through instruments. The United States can be used to consign ten of thousands of its men, and later women, to their deaths in distant wars. The UN can help along when soccer spectators are massacred in Haiti.
Here is a question Americans should ask Neo-Cons and their politicians: Screw your patriotism, your kill Hugo Chavez for Christ, and your babbles of freedom.
ďWhose foreign stooge are you?Ē
For, at the rate we are heading, the historical impulse to create a mass, well-oiled units of labor will inevitably reach its desired culmination. The US and the colonies were the first laboratories.
Next stage? Well, social security, welfare and personal freedom are being stripped down in Europe. Itís surveillance superstructure is being beefed up. Only Al Qaeda is missing from the radar, though it provided the excuse. Patsies will die as surely as the sun rises while virgins await their martyred heroes.
The European elite cannot quite understand the likes of Cindy Sheehan in their treasured laboratory. The US has a dialectical history that no advanced nation can match. It is peopled by descendants of those fled the tyranny of elite oppression. The battle for our future may well be fought by the men, women, and - if there are any - brave politicians of the United States.
If this battle is not fought, God help us all.
Go get them. Sink the Bismarck!
Sept 10, 9pm
Copyright@Mathew Maavak 2005
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