by Ian Buckley
fallen land of Arda where the servants of Morgoth are
worshipped" - J.R.R. Tolkien
Despite all the
predications, the attack on Iran has not yet come. So there
is a sense of a pause, an interregnum, as we wait on the eve
of another bitter and nihilistic rampage. The United States
remains a grim golem1 that stalks the
world, particularly the Arab and Muslim world. Dry
statistics are there to tell us of several hundred tank
buster planes stationed here, a multitude of Apache attack
helicopters scattered there and of dozens of cruise missiles
stored almost everywhere.
But why, sirs,
do you need such an array of weaponry? After all, the USA
is a Continental power, with neighbours that are quiescent
and unthreatening. But we should note that the United States
was, and remains, what we might term an immature state
formation, with heavy doses of both violence and Puritanism
featuring strongly in its brief history. Self-evidently, the
Book of Joshua was the guiding light of American expansion
westward, long before the hijacking of a nation by US Likud.
The distance between Sand Creek and Deir Yassin is not all
that great, except in terms of geography.
noticeable too that the Thatcherites, Reaganites and
neo-cons who have bedevilled us for too long were at least
as influenced by old Puritan ideas as they were by Judaic
thought. Of course, the two have long been entwined, part of
the same tree, as in the rise of capitalism. This
puritanical impulse can be illustrated by Britain's present
Chancellor, a dim Scottish Presbyterian by name of Brown,
who cuts back on health care - several hospitals face
bankruptcy - while ensuring that so-called defence spending
remains high. British Expeditionary forces are placed at
vast expense in Afghanistan, Iraq and maybe next in Iran,
but back home hardly anyone can find a dentist. Rotten teeth
and a rotten government!
Now Blair in
one of his recent keynote speeches stated that he wanted to
spread the blessings of 'modernity' and 'civilisation' among
all those poor, benighted and fanatical Muslims. But what
sort of civilisation does the West offer - and offer,
moreover, using the stern persuasion of those aforementioned
Apache helicopters and Cruise missiles? Is it the
civilisation of the real West anyway, or an Ersatz
non-civilisation of money-grubbing, falsity, trash
and violence? Drink-fuelled thuggery and drug warfare haunt
large parts of most British - and American - cities.
Spreading civilisation is it, Mr. Blair? Start on your own
a 'Wild West' style pub shootout left two men dead in a drug
gang incident. At the University of Liverpool a few months
earlier, the body of murdered prostitute was found stuck in
a bush. Professor Peanut of the Chemistry Department
probably walked past the strangled hooker as he pondered
upon some abstruse problem or other.These are but vignettes
of the new primitivism that falsely masquerades as
'civilisation', if only in the mouths of deceivers like
Blair. And this barbarism that ludicrously passes itself off
as modern, Western civilisation is exported to those who
never wanted or desired it.
Just days ago,
worshippers at a Baghdad mosque were massacred by American
troops.These 'uncivilised' ones were lovers of the Ahl
al-Bayt 2, while their oh-so-civilised GI
slaughterers were most likely devotees of sado-porn, trash
food and bone-crunching football games. 'Weer goin
duSIVILEYEZUM', as e.e. cummings satirically commented on an
earlier American mission to 'civilise' yet another part of
But I would say
this to Muslim and Arab world : Bush and Blair hate your
freedom. They hate your freedom from social atomisation.
They hate your freedom from large-scale commercial
chicanery. They hate your freedom from usury, which has,
incidentally, reduced most of their own citizens to the
status of drudges, if not modern-day slaves. In fact, the
West is so completely brainwashed by now that hardly anyone
has even heard of the term 'usury', though the practice was
once (rightly) forbidden by Christianity as it still is by
Islam. How very inconvenient that last detail is for the
But you can be
sure that a gaggle of Gordon Geckos is waiting in the wings,
should all those economic conscripts from Alabama and
Kentucky manage to 'stabilise' Iraq. The militarisation and
official regimentation of American society is a growing
problem. A failing country can offer little more to its
young men in the dreary, forsaken towns than the chance to
become a soldier or prison guard. Truly a land ruled by the
'servants of Morgoth'! I have written before on the vast and
burgeoning prison population in both sides of the Atlantic.
No further comment is required, except to state that every
passing month brings a new record for numbers incarcerated.
desperado steal trifling, low-value items, such as video
tapes, then the State of California could quite possibly
jail that miscreant for life. This procedure is popularly
termed Three strikes and you're out, but even one
offence could be counted as three in certain circumstances.
Puts all the fuss about Sharia law into some
perspective! Mote and beam, as they used to say..
consider the planned provocation of the cartoons. To the
'servants of Morgoth', profits are sacred, not Prophets. Any
quasi-religious devotion they do have is reserved for
'the Zionist Entity' - to borrow a term that was once
popular with Arab radicals like Gamel Nasser and Georges
men in charge of the corporations and 'big business
friendly' governments of the West are not so secure that
they do not feel unease. Setting faith and culture above
money is a cause of fear for them. How can you control or
manipulate someone who puts religion before cash?
People of the
Muslim world, these 'civilised' men hate your freedom, and
they fear your example!
legendary animated monster of Loewe ben Bezalel, a precusor
of Frankenstein's creature.
2 The Family of
the Prophet of Islam