SCENE 3. THE SWORD

Having seen the primacy of ideology in human affairs, and of malignant ideologies in particular to War and Peace, we are faced with:  What to do about it.  Again an anciet cue:

I come not to bring peace, but a sword.”

— Jesus, in Matthew 10.34, New Testament

By that He meant ideological ferment.  And so it must be for us.  And we have the two-edged Sword of Ideopower:  One edge is Reductive Nullification, the other edge is Juridical Nullification.  These are set forth under the Three Pillars section of Page 1. Clash of Ages: Modern War, Peace And Arms Control In The Bronze Age, of website PACIFICUS.

That directly reflects Hobbes’ definitions of WARRE and PEACE, which we have seen in Home Page, with clarification, which we repeat here for convenience and emphasis:

For W A R R E consisteth not in Battel only, or in the act of fighting, but in a tract of time, wherein the Will to contend by Battel is sufficiently known; and there the notion of Time, is to be considered in the nature of Warre, as it is in the Nature of Weather.  For as the nature of Foule weather, lyeth not in a Showre or two of raine, bu in an inclination thereto of many days together:  So the nature of Warre consisteth not in actual fighting, but in a known disposition thereto during all the time there is no assurance to the contrary.  All other time is P E A C E.

The ‘inclination’ and ‘disposition’ to war are crystallized and distributed in war’s ideological foundations, which rationalizem, legitimize, motivate and unify “the Will to contend by Battel.”

How to wield that Sword in the Case of Global Islamic Jihad is provided in Pages 7A. ENDING ISLAMIC JIHAD, Page 7B. NULLIFYING ISLAMIC JIHAD, Page 7C. CREATING ISLAM, and Page 7D. ANTI-JIHADIC OPERATIONS — of website PACIFICUS

IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT IDEOLOGIES OF MASS DESTRUCTION — IMD’S — BOTH SECULAR AND RELIGIOUS — BE DEALT WITH DECISIVELY, AT THEIR FOUNDATIONS.  SANCTIMONIOUS SAVAGERY CANNOT BE EXCEPTED.

IT IS TIME TO GO BEYOND PUTTING OUT FIRES — AT GREAT COST IN LIVES AND TREASURE — TO PUTTING OUT THE INCENDIARY IDEOLOGIES THAT LIGHT THEM.

The November 2009 issue of the Arab Reform Bulletin, published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace ( http://carnegieendowment.org ), contains an article by a major expert, Omar Ashour, entitled “Post-Jihadism and the Inevitability of Democritization,” which prompted this writer to submit the following Comment, which the Bulletin posted.

Comment on Arab Reform Bulletin

Stephen Edward Seadler says… [November 12, 2009 – 12:39 PM] A commendable, well-done report. However, such Intra-Islamic debates have been going on for 1400 years, and jihad roils on evermore, as called for in the Koran, now augmented by modern technology and weapons. Presently, thousands of jihadi websites, increasing in numbers and ferocity, call for jihad against the enemy, which comprises all infidels, including Muslim infidels, e.g., moderates and de-radicalizers. Starting this Armistice Day I began emailing the following to jihadi websites: “Extensive excerpts from Modern and Classical Koranic scholarship from original Arabic documents are provided on Pages 7B and 7C of website PACIFICUS at http://pacificus.org. They prove overwhelmingly that the Koran was a purely human creation with no divinity whatsoever. That De-Sanctifies and Nullifies the foundations of Islamic Jihad, reducing it to just another violent manmade ideology, and its acts to secular, Unholy, and criminal in nature…Your best course is to cease the Jihad, and take the lead in reforming and modernizing Islam, thereby embarking Islam on a great new Era.”

That is what us necessary to put out at last the 1400-year-old incendiary ideology  from the Bronze Age that is so increasingly and massively threatening planet Earth in the 21st Century with its ongoing Age of Catastrophic Terrorism.

 

Copyright (c) 2009 by Stephen Edward Seadler

 

 

 

 

 

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