The explosive turn of events in the mid-east this past week serve as a reminder of the forces of materialism run amok; the catalyst this week for the ever-present and growing dysfunctional-divide between radical fundamentalism—in both East and West, is a cheaply made, bargain-basement type video that is stereotypically reminiscent of “The Life of Brian”—a spoof on the life of Christ made by the Monty-Python crew back in the late 70’s; although this recent flick is a truly sicko vehicle made with the intention of actually denigrating an entire segment of this world’s population. Yet, the extreme and violent reaction—not understandable from a general Western vantage-point—and growing ever more widespread and violent than in similar conflicts stemming from western insensitivity in the recent past, is indicative and symptomatic of something larger and cataclysmic in scope: Materialistic jihad’s/crusade’s.
It all stemmed from invading ancient sacred lands for oil monopolization back in the ‘90s and after 9/11 has snowballed into a bitter hatred between two conflicting forces and value systems, yet with one commonality: worship of the Lords of Materialism. The jihad has evolved into i-phone and i-pad coordinated attacks against a West that it loathes, yet it strikes back embracing the very means that it detests; although, as witnessed through very vivid round-the-clock imagery from the Tech-Overlords in the West these new, young jihadists, relish in their newfound tech-privy efficiency—oh how they love to record their savage acts of carnage. Oh, but how the West has taught them well; children from a young age (in the west) becoming proficient in how to totally obliterate their “enemies” via the latest Playstations (Mario does Cairo) and their eastern counterparts learning “first-hand” as well, in real-time and real-life situations with real explosions in the family hearth. My, oh, my…what a two-edged sword indeed!
In the West, its all politics as usual—let’s see who can get the best political fodder out of the situation. All of it, from BOTH sides of the conflict, just keeps feeding the tension and the anxiety and the hatred…and above all, the bitter ignorance of it all! There will be no “winners” in the long run, and oh, yes, we’re in this one over the “long-haul” (crusades and jihads in former centuries lasted hundreds of years), that is, of course, unless we all don’t wake up and smell the coffee before we truly do manage to “delete each other out”!
I have to admit; I’m pissed off—thoroughly disgusted with the ignorance from both aisles of the grand divide of East and West. I don’t watch cable TV anymore—it’s just inundated, channel after channel with catering to the lowest, basest common denominator of people’s instincts—just to make the quick buck and to keep the ignorance going round and round for the vested interests that be in both Capitalistic and Theocratic cultures.; all this occurring as the “Gods of Materialism” claim an entire global populace, as people “everywhere” scramble to get their iphone 5!