The Fall and Fall

Today, the West’s leading nation is a full-blown projection of a picture that was precisely drawn in the past – a century and a quarter earlier – by its own outspoken leaders fighting for justice within their own borders, writes SYED IQBAL ZAHEER.

 

A close survey and critical examination of the Western history, its social and economic philosophy, military endeavors, civilizational achievements, and other parameters of judgment, especially in the past hundred years, has led us – long in the past – to the hopeless situation of having arrived at opinions about it that are hard to change, hard to challenge.

True, we are influenced by Islam, but we do not judge others by Islamic values. We do not even judge them by religious values. After all, Western peoples are, by any order of preference, declaring not religious. So what’s the point in dragging them into the courtyard of the Noble House? And what’s the point in trying to judge them by values profound? For the great majority of them, there is no distinction between profane and profound.

Quite a few decades ago, we ended up as critics of the West, judging not by Islamic values, but by its own standards; by what the bearers of the burden were and what they are; by what they promised and what they delivered; by what they say and what they do; by the hope they stirred and the dreams they shattered: dreams not only of the misconstruing millions and billions, victims of the “Western Dream,” but also of their own Voltaire, Rousseau, Kant, Mill, Goethe, the founding fathers, and, in fact, even Marx and Engels. They swear by democracy, but as China has observed about the recent election of a certain country as: “The … election was ‘full of lies’ and a farce that exposed the ‘hypocritical nature’ of its democracy.” In the words of another commentator, “The world’s great beacon and agent of democracy, human rights, justice, and freedom … American Reality has never matched the doctrine…”

Contrary to all expectations, now they seem to be bubbling with ideas that, if allowed a free reign of execution, they could fulfill the dreams of, and outclass Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, and many Hulagu Khans, the Mongols, and many others who slaughtered humanity in the past. At present, they are engaged in what Noam Chomsky (to whom and his class, the West is deaf), has described as “the most extreme terrorist campaign of modern times,” and the sickening part is that they do it in the name of wiping out terrorists, whom they themselves created through crafty policies, executed by their proxies and, define it as you will, they themselves are paramount terrorists.

They promised virtue but delivered free sex; they promised women’s liberation but ended chaining them to the economic wheel that crushes them as it rolls; they promised art and craft, but ended up the most warped of body and soul; they promised purity of thoughts and intentions, but produced examples of disgusting porn and obscenity in art, literature and music. They promised freedom to the oppressed, to the humble, to the weak; but granted it to the vulgar, to the filthy, to the depraved, to their lie-manufacturing leaders.

They promised fraternity, freedom, and growth unparalleled, to the peoples of the world, but gave them violence, bullets and bombs dropped on the heads of innocent: peasants, shopkeepers, women and children, wiping out hundreds of thousands of families on the pretext of an evil, that has no existence but in their own stony hearts.

They have systematically turned everything profound into profane. They loot Museums and cry over ruins when fell. They cry over stones but have no tear for the millions they slaughter. Their eyes are dry, but their mouths are wet, and tongues lolling, waiting to pounce on the weak to tear their flesh and bones apart, to take away their mineral resources.

They promised honest brokering but stole lands from the trusting and unsuspecting to give those who promise to build an exclusive Holy Empire, for a Holy people, upon a Holy Land. The Holy Empire is built on lies, deceit and cunning, as the foundation stones, for a Holy People of rotten souls, who do fund-raising by selling fake ashes of their forefathers to white-wash their sepulchers.

Today, West’s leading nation is a full-blown projection of a picture that was precisely drawn in the past – a century and a quarter earlier – by its own outspoken leaders fighting for justice within their own borders:

“… the great Kansas populist orator Mary Ellen Lease put things to an angry crowd in 1890 (in following words):

“Wall Street owns the country. It is no longer a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, but a government of Wall Street, by Wall Street, and for Wall Street….Our laws are the output of a system which clothes rascals in robes and honesty in rags….There are thirty men in the United States whose aggregate wealth is over one and one-half billion dollars. And there are half a million looking for work….The people are at bay, let the bloodhounds of money who have dogged us thus far beware.”

(Listen to) “Another sterling populist speaker of the time … (who spoke in similar vein); Ignatius Donnelly … at the People’s Party national convention on July 4th, 1892, in terms that seem hauntingly familiar in our current New Gilded Age:

“We meet in the midst of a nation brought to the verge of moral, political, and material ruin. Corruption dominates the ballot-box, the Legislatures, the Congress, and touches even the ermine of the bench. The people are demoralized…The newspapers are largely subsidized or muzzled, public opinion silenced, business prostrated, homes covered with mortgages, labor impoverished, and the land concentrating in the hands of capitalists….The urban workmen are denied the right to organize for self-protection, imported pauperized labor beats down their wages, a hireling standing army, unrecognized by our laws, is established to shoot them down….The fruits of the toil of millions are badly stolen to build up colossal fortunes for a few, unprecedented in the history of mankind; and the possessors of these, in turn, despise the Republic and endanger liberty…We have witnessed for more than a quarter of a century the struggles of the two great political parties for power and plunder, while grievous wrongs have been inflicted upon the suffering people. We charge that the controlling influences dominating both these parties have permitted the existing dreadful conditions to develop without serious effort to prevent or restrain them…. …They propose to sacrifice our homes, lives, and children on the altar of mammon; to destroy the multitude in order to secure corruption funds from the millionaires….” (A Nation Brought to the Verge of Ruin, Paul Street, Counterpunch, Oct. 2013)

Hopelessly chained to the love of the dollar, they behave as if they have no will of their own, acting upon orders, whensoever pressured by the will of the wealthiest of global presence: those who promise endless wars, until the slavery of Goyim is fully realized – on the rotting carcasses of millions and billions.

They promised to be agents of freedom, democracy, and justice, but embrace every tyrannical dictator outside their own realm, and coax him to fire his guns from their shoulders to mass-murder his own citizens.

They raided, slaughtered, and annihilated countries in the name of democracy but within themselves, practice oligarchy run from behind the scene by fat-bellied Shylocks.

In sum, the West stood up, but only for a few moments, then it chose to fall – into the dark pits whose space quality is to be measured by the exhuming stench that now engulfs the globe from all sides.

They fall and fall.