22nd November 2005, 22:50
by Shaykh Dr. Abdalqadir As-Sufi
The atheist-humanism that has dominated the world for the last two hundred years has now entered its final stage, a total collapse which is both inescapable and inevitable. The German historian Ernst Nolte identified the upheavals of the twentieth century as being one European civil war which he dated from 1914 to 1945. The whole period is marked by the somnambulistic working-out of three programmes. In the first stage, World War I, we saw the mass suicide of a whole generation of European men in the, now to us, incredible slaughter of the trench warfare. For four years the people watched horrified as men walked and ran, wave upon wave, into a wall of bullets and shellfire, falling over each other in the mud of Flanders in an apparent enthusiasm for immolation. The latter stages which dominated the whole of the mid-century saw two massive programmes of genocide, each pursued again with this strange enthusiasm with which godless humanism sets about eliminating its own. Alongside the statistically awesome genocide of the jews and the gypsies in the West, the even more awesome achievement in the East saw the mass genocide of a Class. Once identified as jew or bourgeois your elimination was simply an organisational affair.
Two profound changes took place in the humanist society over this time. The end of the First World War saw the complete dismantling of the European monarchic system, a process which had been initiated by the English and defined by the French. Thus, the twentieth century became the arena for the social Darwinism which proposed that man had evolved from being ruled by Divinely ordained monarchs to the great historical fulfilment that was to be Government by the People. Marshal Foch had bitterly recognised that the wars of kings saw relatively few casualties because led from the front by the monarchs, while the war of the politicians assured mass slaughter because driven from behind by the politicians of democracy. It cannot be emphasised enough that the higher the political rhetoric about the glory of democracy as the final fulfilment of human independence, the further the modern state moved towards a totalitarianism which outshone and out-achieved the state control of the fascist-communist era. In the second half of the twentieth century not an urban street or highway but is covered by video scanners. Not a metre of ground but is monitored by satellite photography. While Chancellor Hitler lunched openly with a few friends and two bodyguards at the Ostaria Bavaria in Munich, fifty years later no European leader can expose himself to the people without a vast security ring of protection. The state knows how much the citizen spends, owes and even intends. As well as the absolute documenting and monitoring of the individual by the state, there is a double process of security checking based on the financial profile and practice of each individual by the banking system.
Looking back over the last hundred years the peak achievements of this anti-civilisation must surely be the triple genocides of World War I, the concentration camps, and the Gulag. In fact, the philosopher Giorgio Agamben has insisted that the iconic module of our society today is the concentration camp. Among the christians, kingship by Divine authority came to an end in the event of the beheading of Charles I. It only became eliminated fully in the social and political framework of Britain, however, in 1688 with the overthrow of the legitimate ruler James II and the aristocracy뭩 decision to put in place a puppet king imported from Holland. Every single schoolbook in Britain informs the pupils that this was the year of the Glorious Revolution, celebrated for being bloodless. It was far from bloodless, leading in its last historical convulsion to the brutal destruction of the Scottish Highland clan system and the appalling and genocidal Clearance of the Highlands. That was the first stage of the new mercantile atheist state, then a hundred years later it led to the further genocide of the Irish Potato Famines. It is the unique and unavoidable reality of the humanist philosophy, with its myth of the democratic state, that one section of the demos has to be wiped off the face of the earth.
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24th November 2005, 01:40
Re: On Terrorism
Thanks, bro. I found many intriguing things on the website. For example, I never knew that Juhayman al-Oteibi, leader of the 1979 rebellion in Mecca, had been of Quraishi stock; or that French special forces had been permitted to enter the Haram. I shall pursue this further.