Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Distorted Science of Fiction Becoming the Deranged Science of Reality

"Science allows us to communicate across the seas and fly above the clouds, to cure disease and understand the cosmos, but those same discoveries can be turned into ever more efficient killing machines."
"The wars of the modern age teach us this truth. Hiroshima teaches this truth. Technological progress without an equivalent progress in human institutions can doom us. The scientific revolution that led to the splitting of an atom requires a moral revolution as well."
U.S. President Barack Obama, Hiroshima memorial, May 27, 2016

There will never be agreement on dropping two atomic bombs on Japan to end World War II. The devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was horrendous, the very thought that one country could and would unleash such a monstrosity of destruction on another, difficult to comprehend, much less the fallout in hideous and monumental loss of life and its lingering effects. To that fateful decision and its aftermath, and to the revelations of the reality of the Holocaust, humankind should logically hang its collective head in shame.

Yet 'never again' expresses the repugnance felt at the moment, and that moment passes into history and it is humankind's great affliction that history has been a poor teacher in the philosophy of life and values and human rights and the forbidden journey to the wastelands of technology enabling wars of greater destruction of life and property. And ultimately the destruction of innocence, for the nuclear genie has escaped and no one is ignorant of what it can accomplish in full destructive mode.

And though we may gain knowledge through scientific enquiry about details of the cosmos, it is the details about the human mind and how readily it becomes amotionally deranged that presents the danger to life and existence itself on a scale the mind cannot absorb. Human genius has managed through the perseverance of enquiry and engagement in scientific endeavour to uncover many mysteries of the world we inhabit, but the ultimate mystery of the human mind remains obscure.

President Obama made no allusions to Islam when he spoke those sentences condemning what we have been able to do to one another. He would be, and is, the very first voice in defence of Islam. His denials that Islam in any manner is responsible for the carnage taking place internationally with one jihadist group after another all over the globe manifesting Islam as a killing machine has gained him no plaudits. But the truism that not all Muslims are terrorists, but most terrorists now are Muslims is undeniable.

As reasoning creatures, we are unreasonably passionate, emotional and capable of the most incredibly grotesque barbarism. Growth in the evolution of technology has taken us beyond what scientific imagination could ever conjure. Yet the emotional growth of human nature has stalled, remaining primitive and destructive; a combination and a relentless path that takes us inevitably to oblivion. Large-scale destruction is now a potential while our moral evolution remains mired in primal fear.

We are confronted with the reality of Islam, a religion which has several distinctions; even while its precepts as a jealous monotheistic colossus bent on destroying all other religions of a human construct has become evident, it is growing exponentially in an increase of the faithful, though its psychic power over many of those who cling to the primary aspect of its ascent through jihad, exercising psychotic violence leave us with helpless dread.

The forward-thinking multicultural progressives of the West utterly refuse to condemn an Islam whom its own adherents describe as the religion of peace, when it is the prevalence of Islamists around the world exercising their prerogative to do the work of Islam, declaiming "God is Great!" while they engage in endless slaughter of their own and of non-Muslims that furnish evidence to the contrary. The massacres whose horrors raise the gorge of civilized people are held to have nothing to do with Islam, impressions of reality to the contrary.

The very civilized people against whom Islamist jihad targets their violent rage, stoically and supinely deny that the violence that occurs relates to Islam let alone that it emanates from Islamic scriptures held to be sacred by those willing, eager and prepared to become martyrs for Islam. Islam's values impressing the impressionable faithful with the glory of suicidal slaughter in the name of Islam reflects the religion's anti-religious-pluralism, misogyny, homophobia, and hatred of Western views of human rights and laws upholding them.

Aided by modern technology produced by the West, advantaging the backward social, academic, philosophical, scientific Islam of this era's ability to forward its incendiary messages through websites, social networks and mosques -- promulgating hatred and otherness from the pulpit, inciting the faithful to protect their faith from "Islamophobia", which evil has ostensibly been the cause of jihad -- successfully inculcates hatred, revenge, and death.

With the advent of readily accessible weaponry capable of permitting one jihadist to create a scene of mass murder with few constraints since he is convinced he is merely performing a blessing in the name of Islam by destroying lives unworthy of existence, how long a reach can it be before some Islamist psychopath is availed of weapons of mass destruction in an era of three-D machines capable of replicating tools to achieve mass murder in short order?

In a world where a mass religion with few moral, let alone human-rights constraints have been inscribed in its sacred texts that compel the faithful to believe implicitly that the ultimate form of worship is to sacrifice existence itself to the greater glory of the wisdom of Islam which demands full and total submission in loyalty to its message of imperial domination, by what method could the march of this religion be successfully halted?

A religion where existence is not hallowed, where the lives of the faithful are as expendable as those of non-adherents, where only the religion itself achieving its goal of final domination over all life on Earth has meaning, what is the response that will save all life on Earth? Recalling that the end goal is fully requited reward to those whose faith is beyond reproach in the intensity of its fundamental submission, glorying in Paradise, while all others are destroyed.

As grim a narrative and proposed track toward the future as any deranged mind could ever conjure.

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