What makes human beings do these things?
From the Threshold perspective, a coherent pattern and purpose can always be found, however complicated and/or random a situation may superficially appear to be. So, assuming the Paris attacks on 13.11.15 were the work of IS (Islamic State), what layers of significant factors behind the immediate horror and pain can be uncovered?
And will an examination of these layers reveal a pattern and logic more useful for understanding what’s going on than all the primitive, partisan, ‘us versus them’ rhetoric and propaganda currently being pumped out 24/7 by the world’s news media? For ultimately, blaming and vengeance are immature, reflexive, counterproductive responses that only perpetuate situations of mutually destructive conflict and suffering. Of course, such outcomes may well suit the self-serving purposes of some leaderships.
Humankind as a whole, under the present world status quo, is obviously in deep trouble. So, if we want to comprehend what’s going on behind and beyond the grisly details and frantic reacting, we need to think outside of the news media mindboxes with which we’ve all been fitted.
For the news media corporations, along with the news agencies which feed them their round-the-clock selections of events and opinions, are all controlled by organisations which have their own partisan interests in stoking up conflict around the world. And that may be for financial gain or in pursuit of some fantasy agenda of global supremacy or in seeking some kind of vengeance. Whichever it is, the general aim is to at least maintain the current status quo of wealth, authority and privilege enjoyed by existing ruling elites around the world.
‘How, in the 21st century, do young men become dedicated killers and torturers?’
This is the title of an article in the blog https://clearsthepath.wordpress.com, which starts out with the following approach to the subject.
Consider the state of mind and body of vigorous young men, fired up with a potent mix of:
(a) testosterone-driven sexual urges throbbing away within a tradition-bound culture of male dominance and the general suppression of sexuality and sexual fulfilment.
The result is widespread frustration and a deep discontent due to the enforced bottling up of this seething unreleased energy. And that problem is compounded by a lack of opportunity for balanced, intimate relationships with females, and the resulting pent-up emotions and inhibitions.
Such deprivation also tends to result in chronic muscular tension, and a callous lack of sensitivity to other people’s feelings.
(b) a natural youthful, passionate idealism and a hunger for some meaningful inspiration in this life, even extending in some to a willingness for self-sacrifice and martyrdom… and all being firmly guided towards an empowering, shared sense of righteousness and mission which can then be militarised. For this attitude can easily be justified when set in the context of a world of blatant Western decadence, greed, corruption, depravity and hypocrisy, with those being targeted broadly labelled as ‘infidels’.
Also, these potential recruits find the idea of dedicating themselves to ‘sacred’ work more appealing than the promise of material and financial rewards. And the ideology of a focused, unified cause seems more inspiring than any pleas for moderation and compromise from their own disunited cultures, long fragmented into rival, competing factions.
This is where the challenge of creating counter-narratives to the IS message arises, and of how to present them to young minds more effectively than the IS recruiters’ enticing combination of the intimately personal and the idealistically global bid for glory. For in the internet age, young people, male and female, are more attuned to active ‘horizontal’ communicating with their peers around the world than to the passive ‘vertical’ mode of being talked down to in uninspiring ways. So, any artificially contrived counter-narrative is likely to be perceived as a shallow and insincere gesture… and will be rejected or ignored.
A further source of anger and frustration, especially for young Muslim males, would be the unacceptable feeling of impotence at their inability to directly attack the arch-enemy, the apparently invincible Jewish State of Israel. For they know that it’s being protected by an unlimited supply of corrupt money power, as it pursues its own rival long-term agenda of global supremacy, as set out way back in biblical times, for example in Deuteronomy, Ch 2.
Nation states = protection rackets = humanity’s ‘dark era’ masculine aspect
The aim of IS appears to be to conquer, forcibly convert to Islam and rule over all other nations worldwide, through establishing a global Islamic state, a caliphate. However, this clear and seemingly simple, medieval ambition bears a striking resemblance to the even older Jewish ambition for an exclusively Jewish homeland, today known as Zionism.
At this level of thinking, it can be appreciated how each nation state represents a fragment of humanity’s collective masculine aspect – something not to be confused with the physical gender of individual males and females, each of whom is a unique combination of the universal masculine and feminine principles.
So, although their styles are very different – one more masculine, one more feminine – both offer a simple, clear, direct and ‘spiritually’ justified message. And such messages are more likely to appeal to young, idealistic, potential followers than the muddled, confusing and less attractive prospects on offer in Westernised, multi-choice, consumer ‘democracies’.
For all nation states are essentially territorial protection rackets in which the racketeers, ie the ruling elite gang, forcibly collect taxes as their protection money and provide just enough ‘welfare’ to prevent public discontent becoming a revolutionary threat to their dominant position.
It therefore follows that the primary function of state institutions, including the police and the armed, civil and secret services, is not to protect citizens but to defend and maintain the authority, wealth and privileges of the ruling elite and their hierarchy of dependents.
Which contrasts sharply with the common fantasy image of the State as the benevolent, paternal guardian and provider to its loyal subjects.
Territoriality, meanwhile, can be recognised as a trait of primitive humankind and animals, which, in the globalised, high-tech, interconnected world of the 21st century, is resulting in major geopolitical and commercial conflict, suffering and ecological damage. For ultimately, no groups or individuals have any exclusive ‘divine rights’ over any parts of this planet, whatever historical, traditional, ‘official’ or biblical claims they may make and then justify with ‘laws’ they may ‘pass’ and try to enforce.
Money manipulation and central banking: humanity’s darker feminine aspect
Counterbalancing the predominantly masculine power of the nation state has been the growth of the predominantly feminine, global, profit-driven financial business, symbolically named Mama SCAB, the Syndicate of Central and Arch –Banks (the arch-banks being the IMF, World Bank and BIS). SCAB is the financial arm of the global Zionist/Jewish movement, which is ruthlessly pursuing a global supremacist agenda, as explicitly set out back in tribal, Old Testament times.
So, here we have two polar opposite, extremist factions within the one human species:
(a) the worldwide, subtle, behind-the-scenes control SCAB has acquired through its exclusive legalised ‘right’ to manipulate the world’s money supply, and
(b) the extreme, gross violence and ambition of IS.
Also, both, in this long-running three-way Middle Eastern conflict, seem to treat the ambivalent, compromised and confused, ‘Christian’ Westernised world with contempt. And this they demonstrate, each in their own distinctive way, by continuing to pursue tribal/medieval territorial ambitions, regardless of whatever inter-national ‘rules’ the UN may set in acting on behalf of the world’s nation states.
Cosmic transition, earthly turbulence
Viewing this world from a yet higher level, it becomes clear that the universal masculine and feminine principles are locked in conflict at this transitional phase of cosmic evolution. All of which is explained in simple straightforward language in Notes from the Threshold*.
Government politicians just about everywhere can then be clearly seen as powerless puppets who have no choice but to make it their priority to implement the agenda of their sponsors, the hidden ruling elites on whom their reputations and career prospects depend.
Consequently, politicians continuously try to straddle the polar opposite pulls of humanity’s masculine/state/political tendency against its feminine/financial/economic tendency, as is evident from reading between the lines of the so-called ‘news’. An obvious example would be State prosecutors trying to penalise a commercial corporation for some transgression.
Today, one very evident result of this ongoing transition is the increasing desperation of certain groups of males all over the world, as they try to retain their ‘traditional’ status of dominance over females. But they are now swimming against the unstoppable tide of cosmic change, even though some females feel moved to support this increasingly violent resistance.
As a consequence, humanity is now experiencing the shock and horror of numerous displays of extreme violence. Which raises the inevitable question, ‘Where do we go from here?’
The only viable solution: transcend old divisions and reunify
If we don’t ask searching questions – of ourselves and others – we don’t find out much of any real value in this life. And, in the immediate aftermath of the Paris attacks, such seems to be the case with the tightly controlled mass media, State and commercial. Despite wall-to-wall coverage, the content seems to be virtually all reaction – mostly in terms of ‘us versus them’, whether angry or reflective – and no coherent comprehension of the bigger picture context.
Which can be seen to conform closely with the Zionists’ subtle strategy of setting its enemies, ie the rest of humankind, against one another in hostile, fear-driven, mutually destructive conflict. This would then leave Israel as the supreme controlling world power – as proposed in Deuteronomy and elsewhere. And the basic formula for such mass mind control is ‘ignorance, fear, divide and rule’.
In practice that works out as, first, demoralise the people to be controlled, then manoeuvre them into a stressful crisis mentality. Thirdly, normalise that situation so that they’ll willingly submit, out of relief, to being ‘saved’ under the guise of some simple sounding solution.
From that thought the further question arises as to whether the extreme apocalyptic visions that have been cleverly fed into both IS and certain Christian sects are actually elements of yet another devious Zionist propaganda trick in this futile three-way battle for supremacy.
So, what next?
Here are two challenging questions for humankind, which appears to be collectively sleepwalking, in a nightmare of fear and anxiety, towards ever greater trouble and suffering:
(1) How extreme does the IS merciless violence and domination have to become?
(2) How extreme does the counterbalancing Zionist deviousness, ruthless manipulation through money trickery, bribery and blackmailing, and the stifling of the Palestinian people have to become? …in order for humankind to wake up and realise how easily we’re being misled, and where we’re thus heading?
For it’s clear which way cosmic evolution is heading. It’s shifting towards an era of ascent out of matter in which the universal feminine principle takes precedence over the masculine in all beings, female and male. Which implies the inevitable demise, in this globalised world, of all redundant, descent era institutions, including nation states, the global, profiteering, ‘debt money’ banking system and all divisive, supremacy-preaching religions.
So, a whole new working balance, based on radically different assumptions and principles, is required, and will have to be carefully designed to harmonise with the ongoing process of cosmic change. And that involves transcending the tangled and deadlocked mess in which fragmented, divided and ruled humankind presently finds itself trapped. Which implies that much healing work needs to be done on ourselves as individuals in order for this to become possible – work such as rediscovering how to foster that elusive quality in human relationships known as trust, while not getting bogged down in blame games and vengeance.
A practical and inspiring vision of a way out of the current troubles and into creating, over the next few generations, a more balanced, sane and healthy world for all humankind is offered in the One Humanity (OH) section of Notes from the Threshold.
* Notes from the Threshold – a free PDF download from www.pathwayinitiatives.co.uk that’s neither religious nor political, but does include various familiar examples as evidence of what’s going on, otherwise largely unreported and unconnected, at different levels of this world.
Blog including various articles: https://clearsthepath.wordpress.com