• Books: Bury the Chains by Adam Hochschild, Endless War: Hidden Functions of the "war on terror" by David Keen, Capital Vol. 1, Tin Drum by Günter Grass, What is Islam? by Shahab Ahmed, Desiring Arabs by Joseph Massad, Spies, Soldiers and Statesmen by Hazem Kandil, La Condition Humaine by André Malraux, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, Imagined Community by Benedict Anderson, Culture and Imperialism by Edward Said, The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon, The Richness of Life by Stephen Jay Gould, Children of the Alley by Naguib Mahfouz, The Mass Psychology of Fascism by Wilhelm Reich, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, 1984 by George Orwell, Noli me Tangere by José Rizal, Age of Extremes by Eric Hobsbawm, ذهنية التحريم لصادق جلال العظم, Karl Marx by Francis Wheen, وليمة لأعشاب البحر لحيدر حيدر, Candide by Voltaire, النزعات المادية في الفلسفة العربية الإسلامية لحسين مروة, Listen Little Man by Wilhelm Reich ..
  • Films: Alexanderplatz by Rainer Fassbinder, Clockwork Orange, Apocalypse Now, The Battle of Algiers, films by P. P. Passolini, Persepolis, Midnight Express, 1984, Papillion, Gangs of New York, Sophie Scholl, Life of Brian, Ivan the Terrble, Battleship Potemkine ...

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

It is not the first time, but it always makes me laugh

"The evidence now shows that Anjem Choudary is one of the most dangerous men in Britain."

When we do it it is fighting for "freedom and democracy", when they do it is radicalism and terrorism.

We advocate and impose economic and political policies on backward people, in an alliance with the Saddams, Assads and Ben Alis, championing it as "freedom, democracy, way of life, etc" in order to maintain stability so that capital thrives and our geopolitical interests and preserved. 

We organise wars and mobilize Muslim and non-Muslim leaders who we define as moderates because they work for our interests and the interests of their respective classes at home an globally, we mobolize our resources and troops to spread our way of life by dismantling the social fabric of fragile societies, causing the deaths and dislocation of millions, and when those very same economic policies, social relations of power breed resistance against the barbarism of the Western powers (including the Russian one), we call that resistance, whether progressive or reactionary, a danger to our civilisation. 

We control most of the media, some of it is owned by oligarchs, but we remind you everyday that that we live in a democracy. We plunder our public resources and give them to the bankers, we preside over the biggest inequality, and probably, the biggest shiphoning of money through tax havens, we continue to perpetrate the plunder and 
subjugation through global institutions as well as the so-called NGOs and our local clients and friends who also buy our weapons. 

That is what amuses me. A state that has engaged in terrorism for at least the last two hundered years and on a 
daily basis, with almost full sanction or passivity of its own subjects, calls anyone which tries to rival its terrorism a terrorist. 

If you have read this and you think I am an extremist, I would say to you fuck off.

Note: two small examples of this "liberal democracy" they repeat as nauseam: 1. In some chains in Britains, you are not allowed to join a union. You sign a contract that stipulates that before you commence work. 2. Between a third and a half of my my own pension is invested in corporate debt. 
That is the criminality that people every 4 years sanction through their vote besides the biggers crimes of course (the wars, the bailouts, the cuts, the privatisation, enslavement through loans and debt of students and of poor countries, etc. etc)

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