2015: the Year A Lot of Chickens Come Home To Roost?

Assassinations, Hostage-Taking, Geopolitical Violence, Economic Crises, Financial Meltdowns are all part and parcel of ancient legacies that now have become everyday realities, world-wide.

Welcome To The Future! As ancient tribalism, modern terrorism and the New World Order way of life become forever wed, through one calamitous-violent ritual after another, the whole world continues to be led down the garden path by preacher-ideologues on both sides of the aisle!

Traditionally, at every wedding ceremony there always comes a time when the preacher invites all the celebrants to come down the aisle and enter into joyful dance together to honour the sacred matrimonial bond and pledge that has been made, and the holy union that is taking place between two distinct, unique partners, who represent a rare blend of ancient traditions, cultures and historical lineages.

Yet the wedding ceremony ritual that is occurring in the 21st century between Islam & the West, seems less like a joyful celebratory dance than it does some horribly familiar been there, done that macabre death dance ritual with but one predictable outcome.

But where, when, why and how did this ritual dance of light, life and joy turn into one of such darkness, death and sadness? Some say it happened eons ago the moment the first ‘Adam & Eve’ members of the human race ever met up with other strange Homo sapien offspring’s, who were markedly different from themselves. In that instant, fear and terror were felt for what it means to be alone and separate in such a vast, unknown, threatening universe; so religious beliefs and philosophical premises, as coping devices, had to everywhere be invented in the human mind to stave off the fear and terror. Deep-set suspicions, hostilities, hatreds and intolerances were at once born within the minds of all those who had invented their own markedly-different versions of the origins of the universe, how life evolved on earth and how whole cultures-societies-civilizations came to be. Ever since, religions and philosophies have been at one another’s throats, squabbling over which one, ultimately, has ‘the way, the truth and the light’.

Still others say that, in a more modern-day political context, there is a different kind of historical antecedent to the world’s current geopolitics that continues to feed so much human fear and fuel’s today’s flurry of terror in such disparate places as: last summer’s Siege of Gaza; the siege that turned violent in Sydney, Australia’s CBD, and; more recent assassination of 12 magazine journalists in Paris.

One such pivotal historical world event in question is something that, at first glance, appears totally unrelated, because it occurred nearly 70 years ago, in 1947, during the infancy of the United Nation’s birth as a world body.

The seminal debate that was then occurring within the U.N.’s General Assembly had enormous implications. The issue was whether or not to allow the far-flung tribes of Israel to formally begin to return en mass to Palestine after an absence of nearly 2,000 years.

During the debate, there were those who challenged the dubious wisdom of the Major Powers, and their allies, who were aggressively petitioning on behalf of the repatriation of Jewish people to Palestine. Those opposed could see how the proposal was about to codify anew, the same destructive forces of European tribal colonialism that so utterly dominated and decimated the world throughout the 19th century, and then was repeated, in the aftermath of WWI, when the Middle East was carved up – some would say ‘butchered’ – like a Christmas ham, and then carved up yet again, after WWII, when the borders of whole countries everywhere were further redrawn. Of course, with every crude ill-advised carving or realignment – and the subsequent destructive, dysfunctional political-cultural dynamics that were created – little or no dialogue or involvement ever occurred with the local, indigenous tribal populations who were those most affected; the consequence of which would forever change the geopolitics of the Middle East and world as a whole.

So, in 1947, following the conclusion of yet another destructive world war of sheer madness, mayhem and terror, humanity’s potential joyful wedding dance that could have been, instead became yet another familiar macabre death dance ritual between whole religions, races, cultures and nations; invoked and spurred-on by a modern geopolitical form of ancient male-dominated tribalism that, to this day, still is the single-most destructive, driving force – on all sides of the political-economic-religious-ideological spectrum. Whether the endeavour involves sports, economics, business, politics or warfare, it may have a thin veneer of modern civilization and sophisticated ‘mateship’ about it, but the driving force beneath it all is still raw, brutal, male tribalism that whatever the intended goal or objective may be, the tribe must always dominate at any cost.

To this end, back in 1947, the tribes of the West & East were simply once again aligning themselves, as they’ve done so many times over the centuries, to ensure that one of their own tribes, long-since dispossessed and disenfranchised, was handed back “the keys to the kingdom”, to the exclusion of those ‘hated other’ tribes.

Nothing has changed in the intervening 70 years, just as it hasn’t changed for 2,000 or more years. As the tribes of the West, in 2015, feel evermore threatened by all the violent blowback since 9/11, and the West’s avowed unending ‘War of Terror” continues unabated against all its tribal enemies, media courtiers in both the West & East, through their myriad organs of propaganda, constantly cajole the vassal masses to join ranks with them to do battle against all those they’ve chosen to type cast as the new ‘barbarian hordes’.

The cajoling doesn’t ever take much, though, because young vassals are the same the world over: always so full of the follies of youth; always so ignorant of the ways of the world and deceitful guiles of their tribal elders; always filled with so much unbridled testosterone and an unquenchable hunger for adventure, no matter how dangerous or foolhardy; who can so easily be turned into cannon-fodder to do any insane thing.

On one side of the aisle of this cajoling spin, are those ideological preachers, in places like the United States, who, prior to 9/11, were already waiting in the wings – champing at the bit – ready to take centre-stage with their new world order ‘Manifest Destiny’ manifesto – A Project For A New American Century – that laid the groundwork and provided the hair-raising blueprint for everything that since has happened in the world as though it were a scripted movie. On the other side of the aisle, are still other ideological preachers, equally adept and zealous, who have their own sweeping manifestos that continue to drive all the insanity and their own view of how the world should be.

As everyone continues to jostle for a favoured place on whichever side of the aisle, it’s really just another rehashed ‘Roman Legions against the Huns’, ‘Crusaders against the Infidels’ view of the world. U.S. President George Bush aptly framed this viewpoint on the eve of 9/11, when he declared to the tribes of the world, “You are now either with us or with the terrorists.”

Then as now, the same ancient seeds of tribal-human ignorance, fear, devastation and ruin were sown that, since time immemorial, has torn the world asunder and fomented the same rage and terroristic violence that today threatens to once more engulf the world.

In 1947, the U.N’s dissenting voices tried to warn its fellow member states that the radical proposal before them would open up a Pandora’s Box of unrest and a host of similar political, cultural, religious ‘right of return’ demands of millions of other displaced people who would seek hegemony over their own once ancient sacred homelands. They contended that to create yet another Western European empire-building power, that this time was to be placed within the very heart of the Moslem World, was an unwise, provocative, incendiary action that could only but foment a violent reaction, world-wide. All such dissenting arguments obviously didn’t prevail, given the still primitive state of humankind’s development,

Yet, however still unconscious that U.N. process was back in 1947, it would reveal some fundamental, unresolved, unaddressed imbalances in the affairs of every nation, whether well-established or newly budding, who had ever conquered, dispossessed and dis-enfranchised its own ancient First Nation Peoples. Some long-overdue basic wrongs had to everywhere be righted in the affairs of humankind.

But when the U.N. chose to only honour rights specific to the tribes of Israel – despite centuries of their Diaspora throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, North & South America – they failed to include the same exacting rights specific to the Arabs & Palestinian tribes of the region, not to mention many other’s similar rights throughout the world. A host of ancient Christian & Jewish biblical parables and prophecies were cited as justifying principles, to the exclusion of ancient parables and prophecies of other holy books of wisdom like the Koran.

At that point, a lot of ancient chickens were once more coming home to roost. An irreversible collision course of titanic proportions was set once the Western World cast a blind eye, and gave its moral acquiescence, to Israel’s sole tribal ‘Rights of Reclamation’. Wittingly or not, a fatal die was cast and approbation given to all the terroristic carnage, whether tribal or state-initiated, that since has spread to every corner of the globe.

Now, nearly 70 years later, one could argue that the world’s guilty and innocent citizenry, like it or not, have simply been lumped together and inherited the Sins of Their Fathers and ensuing chaos that, especially since 9/11, has been sown and the whirlwind of terror that is being reaped.

Pandora’s Box now is flung wide open. The so-called ‘War on Terror’ has long-since become a full-blown ‘World War of Terror’. Tribes of former, displaced, disenfranchised peoples throughout the Middle East, Africa and Asia – and wherever else their Diaspora has scattered them – continue to viciously war against still other displaced, dispossessed tribes who, in turn, viciously war against whatever Western tribal power or its peoples are perceived to be the primary source of their anguish and plight.

Yet how many tragic, dreadful copy-cat assassinations, violence and sieges – perpetrated by state governments, zealous ideologues, lone-wolves or one-off nut case’s – must yet follow on the heels of Gaza, Ottawa, Sydney, Paris, New York and elsewhere before the root causes of all the horrors are addressed?

As hordes of displaced, dispossessed peoples, from one war-torn tribal area after another, flee for their lives – seeking refuge in whatever new hostile-alien lands, looking for a safe haven and some glimmer of hope for a new life – what new host country, that is prepared to receive the ever-longer streams of refugees, will address the fundamental cause and solution to the world’s ever-growing massive Diaspora phenomena? Who will come up with a credible solution to the disastrous cultural, political, economic, societal catastrophes – not to mention extreme racial strife, and mounting violent backlash against all the immigrant-refugees – that have also now been unleashed within the new host countries and their citizenry, and can only but continue to grow as things further deteriorate? Where is the blame to be placed for the on-going disintegration of the essential principles of Western Civilization and its ‘Brave New World’ reality? Is it to be squarely placed upon the shoulders of all those politicians, bankers, financiers and industrialists who are the sources of so much of the dynamics that are producing all the terror in the world? Or is the blame to be deflected yet once again to those who are simply the victims and by-products of all the mass- produced terroristic conditions?

At the end of the day, it’s not Terrorism, or even Climate Change, that is the greatest threat to human civilization’s collective survival and well-being. For though these threats to world peace and stability grow in intensity and magnitude – and continue to fuel the rise of evermore fascist, reactionary, repressive, corporate-run governments and regimes – yet a third, even greater, danger over-shadows not only the problems of the refugees and citizenry of their new host countries, but the habitats and survival of literally every living thing upon the planet. This third threat is Population Explosion that world government’s seldom even mention in the same breath with terrorism or climate change. The world’s government’s seemingly either totally asleep at the wheel or impotent to do anything about this uncontrolled explosion while whole ways of life, once much beloved – the historical architectural, human and cultural heritage, time-honoured societal infrastructures, and traditional agricultural-industrial-business practices – continue to disintegrate; the dramatic loss of which are deeply-grieved and create untold mass anxiety, frustration, despair and free-floating rage.

One glaring example of so many of these explosions of world population, and the violent chaos that is being created, is Israel’s perpetual siege against the Palestinian people and their entire way of life in the Occupied Territories. Israel’s apparent desperate need to constantly expand and create one illegal settlement after another, on lands that rightfully belong to someone else, due to ever-burgeoning numbers of Jewish immigrants and refugees, one case writ large.

Another example is the widespread diminution of human dignity and disrespect for life itself, as reflected by evermore ghastly revelations of: barbaric forms of torture and grisly state executions; gross violations of human and civil rights, and; collapse of once widely honoured codes and standards of human decency; now commonly committed by governments once thought to be highly-civilized, cultured and beyond reproach.

Yet a third by-product of population explosion is the enormity of the unrelenting pressures of a corporate-run new world order way of life that now everywhere dominates; this meaner, crueller form of world rule one that allows an exploitative corporate elite class, and all who would support it, to flaunt with impunity whatever once long-established local-regional-national standards and regulations of commerce, or codes of human conduct. Their disruptive policies, and the cold, uncaring, indifferent new world order way of life they promote at every turn, continue to create a widespread disintegration of time-honoured cultures, heritage, mores and value systems. As each day and year goes by, this monstrous political, economic, cultural deterioration knows no limits or boundaries.

So is there any wonder that so much rage and frustration more and more manifests in places like Sydney, Ottawa, Paris, New York and other once-hallowed corporate-cultural CBD’s of the Western World?

In today’s evermore chaotic, disintegrating old world order, everything is connected and everything is related. One tug of the Great Spider Web of Life violently vibrates us all!

Get used to it! Whether the issue is between the rich and the poor, the strong and the weak, or the haves and have not’s, what drives every clan system, ‘Old Boy’s Network’, ‘Birds of A Feather’ Mob, is still the same ancient primal instincts and tribal impulses.

The Tribes simply stick together! No operative, evolving higher consciousness is at work! No ethics or morality is involved! No right or wrong argument is to be won or lost! Whichever tribes are the most powerful – dominate. The only question ever asked by the preacher-ideologues on either side of the aisle is: “Are you one of our tribe, ready to pledge your allegiance to the death, or are you one of those hated other tribes?”

Bu if to really be alive means less about pledging one’s allegiances to this or that tribe – and more about simply being a tiny part of a universal life-affirming wedding ceremony than some death dance ritual – one must take to heart that age-old matrimonial pledge, “For Better Or Worse, In Sickness Or in Health”, because we really are all in this together!

Otherwise, what else is there? Death Constantly Stalks! Time is Fleeting! Life Is Short!


Jerome Irwin lives in Australia.