January 22, 2013
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم. وَالْعَصْرِ. إِنَّ الإِنسَانَ لَفِي خُسْرٍ. إِلاَّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالْحَقِّ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالصَّبْرِ
… By time, Indeed Man is at loss, Except for those who have believed and done righteous deeds and advised each other to truth and advised each other to patience.
Scientists are lost when they try to measure the progress the civilization has made and they will say things that do not make sense to conclude after that we are progressing and have reached the culmination of the human civilization.
Measuring the evolution of humanity is an easy task and is measured in terms of the attainment of the goals of humanity or in failing in attaining these goals. This progress could not be measured by the height of towers or highrises. We say that the progress of humanity received a serious blow in 1492 when the savage invaders triumphed over the civilized indigenous. Another blow was the occupation of Palestine in 1948, not to mention what happened in that interval. We might even more correctly say that these two incidents were but parts of the slow devolution of humanity and regress of civilization.
The triumph over the indigenous changed this encounter between the Native and the Settler into something totally devastating whereby humanity – as such — was deprived of getting acquainted with its originality, as it were, through a culture and a civilization that were beneficial to human beings to the benefit of a civilization that was destructive and socially and spiritually inferior. The details of such an encounter will cause your hair to stand on end for there is nothing like it to compare it to. It is the darkest spot in the history of humanity .
Do you know for example that the Natives used to bring presents to the settlers and that those same natives were mercilessly killed after they delivered their gifts ?
Do you know that in Massachusetts the use of guns was banned except for killing the wolf and the Indian and that they used to kill the wolves with poisoned meat and the Natives by distributing to them small pox contaminated blankets which caused the total extinction of four native nations ?
What to say about feeding their dogs with native children flesh ? Not to forget what they did the Black Africans they kidnapped from the African shore whom they chained and whipped and killed and threw overboard as a meal to the sharks?
Shall we add more ? Shall we add Hiroshima and Nagasaki on which they experimented their newly found weapon? What about Vietnam and Iraq ? What about Palestine and Afghanistan ? What about Guantanamo and what about Syria ? And what are they doing to Syria and how is what is happening in Syria an expression of democracy and a revolution? Why are they raping women and hanging children in Syria under the eyes of all and in front of all ? Why are they destroying Syria while calling for the toppling of the so called dictator, and who are they and who is the dictator ?
Let us see in comparison how a Native from Lenape Nation addressed the white settlers on one occasion. The Native said to the settlers, “We want to live peacefully with you as we lived with other people before. And if one day we thought of waging war on you, we will let you know beforehand and show you the reasons for doing so. In case you show convincing reasons or compensate us for the losses that pushed us to declare war we will give up on fighting you. And if one day you decided to wage war on us we hope that you will let us know and show us the reason behind it, and in case we fail to convince you and compensate you for your losses, then your war will be justified, otherwise you will have no right to declare this war.”
Now you can judge for yourself and compare the Natives ‘ conception of war with what is happening in Syria or Iraq right now, and you can – according to this — determine who is civilized and who is not. No doubt that humanity has drifted and sailed very far from any reasonable, sensible , moral behavior like the one coming from the Native Indigenous to the point that we ended up in the arena of a circus were predators prey daily on the weak while no one objects.
But this is only one part of the picture because this regression in civilization — that had started much more than 500 years ago — was reversed recently in the Islamic Revolution of Iran and in the victory of Hizbullah over Israel where a more humane civilization and a more ethical one defeated the civilization of might and fight and deception and greed. And not only this but we can say that in this tug of war it is morality and high ethics that defeated the predators more than the use of weapons or physical material force. This defeat is also that of the predators’ culture , and from here comes the importance of such victories. A new horizon and opportunity of reversing the regression of civilization is presenting itself whereby all people are called upon to support this change and to secure total and continuous defeat to the savage of the west and put humanity again in the direction of progress.