my thoughts on the world written at the eve of the new millennium (1/1/00) - seems still relevant today
Farithal Sahari 2000
Ijal @ http://uia2k.tripod.com
handle, pet, fondle, caress, open, read, and wonder
“Universities have to grow to be centers for the cultivation of the creative and adventurous minds. While pursuing specific interests, our minds must never be …. ‘barbarized’ by specialization. We must remain alive to ideas from other disciplines and the general philosophis temper of the time”
years alive! I feel terribly excited – really fortunate to still be able to
see the sun and the blue sky. Throughout this existence, I’ve read such a many
books, watched such a many movies, drank such a many colas, slept such a many
hours, and followed such a many events…
power! Yet, knowledge does not come cheap. States spend billions for education;
teachers put tiredless efforts to educate. And, students become debtors in order
to be educated. Do not mistake information as knowledge. It does not reside in
the books you are reading, nor in the Pcs you are using. It is embodied in you;
it is taught and learned by you, used and misused by you.
sure, knowledge is power. Presently, two kinds of knowledge viewed as supremely
essential are TECHNOLOGY KNOW-WHO and TECHNOLOGY KNOW-HOW. The former is to
ensure you can land on a job and the latter to ensure, once you have gotten the
job, you will not be kicked out of the job for being too dumb.
has his own dreams: to have a good job, a good mate, a good house, a good life.
Unfortunately, all that demands hard work plus smart head. Thus, it is wise to
begin each day renewed with optimism:
I’ll do my best
No sweet without sweat
While there is life, there is hope
the end one may find that those days were their
Life has its ups and downs
from individual’s life, I see that we live in a ‘permissive society’ that
strangely has minority they call ‘fundamentalists’. In this society’s
eyes, fundamentalists preach that only their path is the sure way to salvation.
In fundamentalists’ world, there are no uncertainties. Those not following
their prescription deserve to be punished. Logically, the ‘non
fundamentalist’ society advocates the opposite position, liberalism. Due to
this, hedonistic culture is allowable, interest-based economics is natural, and
genocide is tolerable.
illustration of the ‘openness’ of the society is seen in case of
‘erotica’ versus ‘pornography’. The latter is viewed as bad whereas the
former labeled as ‘good’. One is the use of the freedom of expression while
another its abuse. One is defined as art whereas another as crime. The fact is
both are the different ways of looking at a similar thing. Hence, in a
permissive society ‘nudity’ can be legal as well as illegal.
society, its religion is materialism and its god is money. It is a materialistic
society because in its citizens’ view:
more valuable than the man who wears it
Food is more
valuable than the man who eats it
more valuable than the man who dwells in it
Work is more
valuable than the man who does it.
For them the
(divine) God is dead! In the vacuum, money is the supreme deity, affirming what
Karl Marx once said, “this alien essence (money) dominates him (man) and he
beautiful that the world society today is professing one, similar religion?
is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion” – Voltaire
and democracy are the bulwarks of this ‘religion’. The collapse of communism
has made capitalism and democracy triumph, and stronger than ever. They face no
challenge whatsoever; hence post-communism era is called the ‘end of
history’. Now, capitalism and democracy are the kings. They believe that they
are the one who can chart the world, control and destroy. They are the Ya’juj
and Ma’juj. They are preparing the road of Dajjal’s ascension.
the ‘end of history’.
Satan/Dajjal (borrowing Ayattulah Khomenei’s word) announced:
America can lead the world. America remains the only global, universal
civilization in the history of mankind…without a vibrant American
civilization, barbarism, violence, and dictatorship will increase across the
on my table. Little ants eat my bun. Little ants...little ants…I squeeze
you…I kill you…I hate you…hate you…my bun-contaminators…
happens on my table.
genocide of the little ants
ants are you angry?
ants what can you do?
ants where are your voices?
TO BE TERRORISTS!