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The
Zahir Ebrahim
Modernity
Reader
2013





Modernity Simplified to the level of a 'poor-man'
(i.e., one with limited ability, or time, or even inclination, to carefully read, reflect, and reason about the period one lives in)





About the Author
Zahir Ebrahim, an ordinary researcher and writer on contemporary geopolitics, current affairs, and uncovering historical truth, a minor justice activist, grew up in Pakistan, studied EECS at UET (Lahore), MIT, and Stanford University (graduate studies via SITN), engineered for a while in high-tech Silicon Valley, California (see his two dozen engineering patents at http://tinyurl.com/zahir-patents ), and retired early to pursue other responsible interests. Zahir's 2003 maiden book of protest against the criminal military invasion of Iraq, titled Prisoners of the Cave, was rejected by numerous publishers and can be read on the web at http://PrisonersoftheCave.org. Zahir turned passionately to justice activism in the aftermath of 9/11 and has absolutely nothing to show for ten years of strident due diligence in which he has systematically taken on both the pirates and the emperor, unmasking their full spectrum Hegelian mind-fcks across the board, to no avail. Zahir writes exclusively for Project Humanbeingsfirst which he founded as The Plebeian Antidote to Hectoring Hegemons. He still persists, spending his time between California and Islamabad. Zahir may be reached at http://Humanbeingsfirst.org. His bio is available at http://ZahirEbrahim.org. Verbatim reproduction license of his writings at http://humanbeingsfirst.org#Copyright.





What others say
“you are a completely stupid fool, a disgrace to humanity”
Paul Craig Roberts, United States Former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, anointing Zahir Ebrahim, Dec 06, 2008 (Chapter 29)





To confront, or be co-opted?





A divine irony or just comedy?
The land of the free that nurtured a most pernicious Hectoring Hegemon also nurtured their Antidote!





Oligarchic Primacy for One-World Government
And Its Global Imperatives
“Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as 'internationalists' and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure – one world, if you will. If that's the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.”
David Rockefeller, Memoirs, 2002, pg. 405 Proud Internationalist, Chairman The Council on Foreign Relations, Chase bank





“In short, the ‘house of world order’ will have to be built from the bottom up, rather than from the top down. It will look like a great ‘booming, buzzing confusion’ to use William James’ famous description of reality, but an end run around national sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece will accomplish much more than the old-fashioned frontal assault.
Of course, for political as well as administrative reasons, some of these specialized arrangements should be brought into an appropriate relationship with the central institutions of the U.N. system, but the main thing is that the essential functions be performed.”
The Hard Road To World Order, The Council on Foreign Relations, Foreign Affairs April 1974 issue, pages 558-559





“We are at present working discreetly with all our might to wrest this mysterious force called sovereignty out of the clutches of the local nation states of the world. All the time we are denying with our lips what we are doing with our hands, because to impugn the sovereignty of the local nation states of the world is still a heresy for which a statesman or publicist can perhaps not quite be burned at the stake but certainly be ostracized or discredited.”
Arnold Toynbee, The Trend of International Affairs Since the War, International Affairs, November 1931, page 809





“I have never believed that there is a secret United Nations plot to take over the US. I have never seen black helicopters hovering in the sky above Montana. But, for the first time in my life, I think the formation of some sort of world government is plausible.
A “world government” would involve much more than co-operation between nations. It would be an entity with state-like characteristics, backed by a body of laws. The European Union has already set up a continental government for 27 countries, which could be a model. The EU has a supreme court, a currency, thousands of pages of law, a large civil service and the ability to deploy military force. So could the European model go global?
... the most difficult issues facing national governments are international in nature: there is global warming, a global financial crisis and a “global war on terror”.
... a change in the political atmosphere suggests that “global governance” could come much sooner than that.”
And now for a world government, Financial Times, Dec. 8, 2008





“We are living through exceptionally difficult times. Financial crisis and its dramatic impact on employment and budgets, the climate crisis which threatens our very survival --- a period of anxiety, uncertainty, and lack of confidence.
Yet these problems can be overcome, by a joint effort, in and between our countries. 2009 is also the first year of Global Governance with the establishment of the G-20 in the middle of financial crisis.
The climate conference in Copenhagen is another step towards the Global Management of our Planet. Our mission, our presidency is one of hope, supported by acts, and by deeds.”
Herman Van Rompuy, EU Council President, press conference Nov 19, 2009





Samuel Huntington at Harvard University Asserts
“The underlying problem for the West is not Islamic fundamentalism. It is Islam, a different civilization whose people are convinced of the superiority of their culture and are obsessed with the inferiority of their power. The problem for Islam is not the CIA or the US Department of Defense. It is the West, a different civilization whose people are convinced of the universality of their culture and believe that their superior, if declining, power imposes on them the obligation to extend that culture throughout the world. These are the basic ingredient that fuel conflict between Islam and the West.” --- Samuel P. Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations And The Remaking Of World Order, 1996, pgs. 217-218





Bernard Lewis at Princeton University Asserts
“It is difficult to generalize about Islam. To begin with, the word itself is commonly used with two related but distinct meanings, as the equivalents both of Christianity, and Christendom. In the one sense, it denotes a religion, as system of beliefs and worship; in the other, the civilization that grew up and flourished under the aegis of that religion. The word Islam thus denotes more than fourteen centuries of history, a billion and a third people, and a religious and cultural tradition of enormous diversity.” --- Bernard Lewis, Crisis of Islam – Holy War and Unholy Terror, 2003, pg. 1
“But Islam, like other religions, has also known periods when it inspired in some of its followers a mood of hatred and violence. It is our misfortune that we have to confront part of the Muslim world while it is going through such a period, and when most – though by no means all – of that hatred is directed against us.” --- Bernard Lewis, Crisis of Islam – Holy War and Unholy Terror, 2003, pg. 25





The FBI Training Presentation Asserts
Caption As reported by Wired on September 14, 2011, an FBI training presentation titled “Militancy Considerations” measures the relationship between piety and violence among the texts of the three Abrahamic faiths (the god's chosen people obviously coming out on top!!!)
Caption As reported by Wired.com on September 14, 2011, an FBI training presentation titled “Militancy Considerations” measures the relationship between piety and violence among the texts of the three Abrahamic faiths. As time goes on, the followers of the Torah and the Bible move from “violent” to “non-violent.” Not so for devotees of the Koran, whose “moderating process has not happened.” The line representing violent behavior from devout Muslims flatlines and continues outward, from 610 A.D. to 2010. In other words, religious Muslims have been and always will be agents of aggression.





A Gestalt Shift in PERSPECTIVE is Required in the Public Mind to Understand the Predator
Caption A Gestalt Shift in PERSPECTIVE is Required to Understand Primacy.  Can the innocent child staring at the fishbowl in wonderment ever view the fish from the tom cat's perspective? What might it take to do so? (Image courtesy of Desiree L. Rover's Presentation on Vaccinations, Aug 2009)
Caption Can the innocent child staring at the fishbowl in absolute wonderment ever view the fish from the tom cat's perspective? What might it take for him to do so?





The Predatory Mind
“We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of.” --- Edward Bernays, Propaganda, 1928, pg.1
“we are in process of developing a whole series of techniques which will enable the controlling oligarchy who have always existed and presumably always will exist, to get people actually to love their servitude!” --- Aldous Huxley, The Ultimate Revolution, 1962 speech at UC Berkeley





The Public Mind
“What a man believes upon grossly insufficient evidence is an index to his desires – desires of which he himself is often unconscious.
If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts [or worldview], he will scrutinize it closely, and unless [and at times even when] the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it.
If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance with his instincts [or worldview], he will accept it even on the slenderest evidence.” --- Bertrand Russell, Proposed Roads to Freedom, 1919, pg 147





Opening The Public Mind
“Aspire to be like Mt. Fuji, with such a broad and solid foundation that the strongest earthquake cannot move you, and so tall that the greatest enterprises of common men seem insignificant from your lofty perspective. With your mind as high as Mt. Fuji you can see all things clearly. And you can see all the forces that shape events; not just the things happening near to you.” --- Miyamoto Musashi (Quoted in Political Ponerology by Andrew M. Lobaczewski)





Driving The Public Mind To The Dizzying Heights Of Mt. Fuji





The journey of a thousand miles begins with a baby-step





To All Who Care
And, for my children — to lend them courage to reshape tomorrow's world
Or tomorrow's world will be an age of Jahiliya far worse than today's





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