In Whose Name?

The best of times and the worst of times as Dickens so clearly stated in his writing, is as true a description of today as it was when written so many years ago.
The hidden agendas of the rich and powerful are only different in scale and are just as stale therefore as week old bread.
There is no new torture presently being inflicted upon groups of afflicted people, no new methods of trapping and butchering fellow members of one species – there is simply the industrialisation of an old process.
The industry of inflicted psychopathy that is warfare, has reached new levels of efficiency. War makes money for those who invest their money in war.
War has always relied upon leaders. War doesn’t just happen. Masses of people first have to be rendered mad by conditions of attrition and existential threat, real or manufactured, then soldiers have to be drawn from the masses under the anaesthesia of patriotism, religion or some other tribalism of ‘my and not my’ or ‘my and enemy’. Then the leaders lead by threatening death (physical or reputational) to those who don’t follow.
Support for war is continually garnered from general populations by perpetuations of madness inducing fear, strict emergency legislation to curb dissent, rationing of essential supplies and the overt and covert demonising of enemies.
Leaders lead to war then sue for peace.
Leaders could lead to peace, but that would bankrupt the war industry and its supply chains.
The USA declared war upon ‘terror’ in 2001.
Normally, an adversary in war would have a physical territory from which attacks would be launched.
The 2001 declaration of a global war against ‘terror’ by the USA has failed to eradicate the enemy, but this war has cauldronised the Middle East, let loose the wind of regime change that has deepened into the whirlwind that we now reap.
The deliberate destabilisation of countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Yemen, Libya for resource and geopolitics has blown back to destabilise Europe, whilst the asymmetric war industry now has an asymmetric Commander in Chief.
The global politics between America, Russia, Britain, China and Europe is now so smokey it seems that even the mirrors of the deep global governments’ bureaucracies have cracked and clouded.
God may or may not have ordered war in the past. In the Qur’an the inner war to be the most Human that a person or a culture can become is the final warfare that is ordered by God for Mankind.
So what would God say about the physical war on ‘terror’ declared in His Name in 2001?
‘Not in My Name’, is what He is saying.

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About Andrew Dettman

Counsellor, poet, cabbie, diction worker. Ministrant.
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