Saturday, 24 May 2014

London's Worsening Low-paid Service Sector Employees Housing Crisis
by Jean-Pierre Ady Fenyo, Freelance Journalist.
London, May 24, 2014.





London's population of 8.3 million people, which is 13% of the UK total, includes around 3.2 million people who work in the Services Sector, which translates to roughly 85% of the working population. The GDP of Greater London is around £570 Billion, or 17% of the entire UK economy, and is larger than the combined economies of several European countries. More US Dollars are traded in London than in New York City. And London is home to the most number of foreign banks of any city worldwide; hence it attracts a very large number of the World's wealthiest people. Of the 3.2 Million who work in the Services Sector, around 2 Million work in Low-paying Retail and other type Service jobs; especially in food retail. But London's unrealistically high cost of housing in the private rental sector is harming the welfare and interests of its Low-paid type Service Sector employees, and this is already resulting in diminished quality and a rise in disgruntled employees and customers. Given that most of those 2 Million employees are migrants from other EU countries and from The Commonwealth nations; this excessively high cost of housing crisis has become the main source of conflict and related crime, especially criminals who exploit the lack of decent, safe, affordable housing units. Unless a sensible solution is found and implemented London is likely to experience a significant quality of life problem that will eventually harm the overall midterm and long-term interests of the UK as a whole. If most of the 2 Million foreigners currently working in London end up leaving the UK  ( constantly replaced by newer naive ones ) with a bitter sense of resentment and lasting anger it will harm the UK's reputation and UK business persons doing business in other European countries, as well as UK tourists, will experience increasing hostility. The national government, the City of London, other major cities governments and their various Council governments must begin to implement truly intelligent viable solutions or things will only get worse.

When it comes to housing rentals in the private sector in London, specifically as concerns those who come to London from other EU countries and from The Commonwealth nations, as well as other persons legally resident here in the UK, and who are employed in the Low-paid part of the Services Sector; there is a very serious ongoing and worsening housing-related crisis that is having a very detrimental effect on their overall welfare and lives; much of which is hidden from the surface view of the rest of London society. And it is not just a serious harm to its direct victims, but it is also, by extension, a threat to the general social welfare and health of those in London who otherwise live relatively comfortably and can afford ( or just-about-afford ) the unrealistic and unsustainable rising costs of housing  After all; you really do not want to have people suffering in poor physical and mental health, due to substandard conditions within over-priced housing, people unable to afford other essentials for fear of losing their place of sleep, rest, showers and shelter, working over your source of food and/or handling the retail of other products you buy! Right?

The idea that two working adults can afford to pay a minimum average of £185 per week, or £740 per month rent, not for a separate flat but for a room inside a House in Multiple Occupancy, where people have to share toilets and showers with strangers, and in houses that all too often become sources of domestic conflict ( between others in such group shared housing ), after a take-home pay of around £800 or less per person per month is unrealistic when you consider that their food and transportation costs alone ( eating the least expensive and least nutritious foods ) comes to around £80 per week! What this means in real-life terms is this: the majority of people working in the low-paying, high-stress, exhausting jobs that tend to be the ones available in the  majority of that which exists within the Services Sector have nothing meaningful left from their wages for any number of other important things nor for any likely eventualities: such as one partner losing their job, often through no real fault of their own, or becoming temporarily ill or even becoming long-term chronically ill! Nothing left saved for a rainy day, and very little at all for the expense of having to move from one stinky little place to another, because most of the available rental units in London are owned and/or managed by unscrupulous people who have no concern about the real welfare of their tenants, and know that the currently existing housing laws, that have not been significantly modified or changed since their introduction in the days of Prime Minister Thatcher, allow them to easily get away with abusing the rights and endangering the lives of their tenants! Especially those of their tenants who are vulnerable and have poor credit ratings or no valid credit at all ( such as those who lost almost everything during the first years of the 2007-2008 global economic mega-crisis ). In sum effect; most of these low-paid type Services Sector workers are actually living lives in constant fear of losing their jobs and/or becoming homeless! And what happens when they become homeless? Well, it is not a nice picture to say the least. Once they are found by the authorities through random pedestrian searches they are subjected to detention and even expulsion from the UK; or to ending up in a series of most horrible experiences that once they do leave the UK they will then talk about them to their friends, family and others in their country. As for those minorities within the EU that are the most vulnerable and who have come to the UK to get away from antisemitism, or other forms of racism and prejudice-based threats of violence ( e.g. the Roma, often known incorrectly as Gypsies ): they are even worse off and even more vulnerable ( I know all this from our own direct experience at the very time of my writing this )!

But let us now look at things from the point of view of the average British Home-owner. while most British Home-owners are struggling to maintain their properties, which were designed and built in ways and with materials that are no longer in accordance with the changing global weather instability and times; they are balancing their debts and expenses against the value of their property: which, as we now know all too well, has created a dangerous Housing Market Bubble that if not carefully, gradually released, will eventually burst in a most harmful way! One that would be harmful to the entire UK economy and beyond, but especially for those who are least able to absorb the initial economic shock-waves; which would include almost all of those currently working in the Retail Services Sector!

In any event; from the Home-owner's perspective there is not much room for flexibility and for being concerned about the rights, welfare and lives of those from whom they manage to obtain those high rental payments. And this makes for a very costly social conflict between the haves and the have-nots; especially between domestic haves and foreign have-nots! The legal system is saturated with case after case of incidents that might very well be real cases of Illegal Eviction acts, harassment and maliciously dishonest reporting to the Courts, but because of the virtual dissolution of any meaningful government funded Legal Aid more and more impoverished poor, under-employed and/or under-paid or unemployed people are having their entire lives…at least for their foreseeable future….being seriously harmed and even sometimes destroyed, for lack of proper legal representation! And Solicitors firms that once were able to provide relatively decent pro-bono or government aided Legal Representation to the working poor, are even sometimes now beginning to become part of the problem rather than the solution as they use unethical ways to pressure their potential clients to pay for various hidden or unexpected fees. Sometimes they are, in effect, milking unsuspecting vulnerable people by using clever but unethical tactics. And tall of this is very dangerous; in that it erodes citizens' ability and willingness to trust that their legal rights will actually be upheld and all relevant laws will be enforced. Because let us not forget that in this current chaotic economic and socioeconomic environment of low-paying jobs and excessively high rents and limited availability of housing, local politicians are under pressure to first protect the interests of landlords and home-owners over any of the rights of their current ( harassed, threatened, abused, neglected ) or former ( illegally evicted ) tenants. After all; poor, over-worked, under-paid people are not the ones who directly generate enough tax revenues for the already down-sized cost-cutting, limited budget local governments ( Councils ). What's more; given that the majority of the voting public is still made up of home-owners; there is absolutely no real incentive for the local politician and those whom they influence, such as those who work in law and law-enforcement, to seriously protect the rights and investigate the specifics of what has been happening to those unfortunate enough to become the victims of rogue landlords and/or rogue agents of landlords.

But before I continue, I must point out that not all home-owners and landlords are rogues. Even so; too many landlords and/or agents are unethical rogues, and due to the lack of proper, fit-for-purpose, up-to-the-times, housing laws, hence rental agreements, there is virtually nothing there to prevent them from almost playing 'God' with the lives of those at their mercy! Of course; all of this is very much in violation of the underlying principles of certain national and inter-EU laws, including the Human Rights Act 1998, and it all ends up costing society and the economy much more than whatever short-term profits are being made from this Perfect Private Rental Housing Storm full of Imperfect people!

But what is the real solution? The national government cannot really risk doing anything that would inadvertently cause the value of properties to drop, or even to stop rising enough to meet inflation! Why? Because of the astronomic private debt that is attached to the current rising value of properties throughout the major cities of the UK; especially those cities where jobs are to be found at all. If property values were to fall then un-paid debts would begin to rise and many millions would suddenly find themselves seeking and yet unable to afford existing rental rates. All of which would eventually cause chaotic disaster. And thus the answer cannot be found in government-backed new housing construction schemes alone; as that will only really cater to those families who can afford to buy into such mortgage schemes. Nor can local governments afford to allow poor people to remain in those areas where their mere presence risks bringing down the value of existing properties; hence the shocking reality of councils actually actively involved in pushing poor families to move not just outside of Greater London, but even further away, up to 200 miles away!

And then there is the cumulative effect of this whole mess; which is gentrification and socioeconomic cleansing ! Because that is really what it all amounts to. The local political leaders quietly instruct the Judges, Solicitors, and senior law-enforcement people to indirectly, and sometimes very directly, discourage poor people from seeking to have their rights protected and upheld in Court,  so as to pressure poor working class people to go away! Either to move back "home" to their country of origin; but usually only after some years of struggling from one housing nightmare to another, or to move out into areas where things are now becoming like inter-ethnic conflict zones of crime, depression and perpetual poverty.

This is the real picture of what is really going on.

So then, is there any real solution at all? The answer may seem at first rather naive to some, but it is actually quite simple: local, city and national government must deliberately create truly affordable, non-luxury, housing units within pre-existing structures that are specifically designed, constructed, maintained for those who are employed in the Retail Service Sector ( regardless of whether they are foreign or not ), and even for their dependent partners, if any, ( as happened to me ), as well as for those who have worked for at least a minimum of some number of years and yet find themselves unemployed at present ( let's say five; to be within reason ). Such special housing units, to be located within government-owned ( taken-over ) buildings that are located in relatively safe areas, within short commuting distance to and from work, must be deliberately de-linked from the rest of the Private Housing Market. In effect; there would have to be legislation to not only provide for the funding of such special low-cost housing units ( strictly for use by those working in the low-paying Services Sector jobs ), but laws that would make it totally illegal for any Real Estate Surveyors and Assessors to include them as part of any of their statistics and related market research. By de-linking such special, low-cost, ultra-efficient, non-luxury housing units from the rest of the housing market both sides, service sector employees and landlords of private homes, can have their overall interests insured. True; such units will mean that the shadier side of the private rental sector will soon dry up, but, hey, don't we all want a sustainable economic model for our major cities ( City States ) ?!

Jean-Pierre Ady Fenyo is a Writer, Freelance Journalist, Poet and Philosopher of Ethics. He is the son of a Holocaust Survivor and was raised to have a Social Conscience. He was made famous in New York City in 1987, when he was written-up in The New Yorker magazine ( August 17, 1987 ). He is fluent in six languages and has traveled and lived in many countries. He and his wife are currently experiencing many of the terrible things that this particular article is about; including an illegal eviction, threats by other people within an HMO, and an inability to find relatively affordable and safe housing.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

AN OPEN LETTER TO Mel Gibson


AN OPEN LETTER TO MEL GIBSON, THE ACTOR/DIRECTOR AND APPARENTLY TROUBLED PERSON:


Mel. 

The World and Life today are increasingly overwhelmingly over-complex; and we are all at the risk of inadvertently ruining lives without actually understanding how and why we ever got into any mess we just happen to be in.

Granted.

True Wisdom and Reason have never been so scarce and yet so needed as they would be today. And when we think of all the suffering that humanity, that individual persons, in all their uniqueness and infinite potential for good, have suffered because of horrifically violent conflicts that began with mere words, expressing false ideas, then it is easy to lose hope that we will ever truly merit calling ourselves Homo-Sapiens, and that we will ever survive long enough, as a species amongst other living creatures on this planet, to evolve into the very beings our souls must yearn to be!

Mel Gibson, I say; how has it come to this?

And allow me to qualify the rest of what I am about to state in my Open Letter to You: I was not there during any of the media-covered incidents when you, by your own admission, lost control of your temper and expressed things ( those which you have already admitted to, and not the ones you deny having said ) which, for the life of me, I cannot accept as appropriate from the mind of the actor who played the character of Jerry Fletcher in "Conspiracy Theory"  ( just to name of my favourites )! Even if what Mr. Joe Esterhas has alleged is only partly true, and I have no reason to doubt the veracity of his entire account; even then: what do you really, really want to believe in your heart of hearts is the actual truth about us Jews in general? How can you generalise about as diverse a grouping of people as we Jews are? How can you not see that the World is not a simple place where each group ( Religious, Ethno-Religious, Ethnic, etc. ) is a strictly homogeneous entity of people, whom you seem to think are all of the same characteristics? How is it that an otherwise intelligent and potentially sensitive person ( you could not have acted so well if you lack that capacity to be truly human ) can so easily fall prey to dangerously contrived and devised false conspiracy theories about those who too often have been victims of such horrifically defamatory, malicious lies and clever fabrications? Or do you think of yourself as too perfect to have ever been misled and influenced by people with very sinister motives?

As far as I am concerned; there are many reasons, some rather complex, others less so, for why you have fallen for a dangerous mix of half-lies, truths, myths, and BIG LIES; all of which culminate into an amalgamated Worldview that would even horrify YOU if only you had not fallen for them! After all; there is a very fine line between being truly righteous and becoming an unrighteous extremist and fanatically pursuing an agenda, whether somewhat consciously or not at all, that can only lead to one place, that can only arrive at one conclusion: TOTAL DISASTER!

Should we not all fear that, given how overwhelmingly complex the World has become, and how dangerously imbalanced things are as a result of  a failure to advance our common sense of High Ethics to match our technological abilities as a species, that we can too easily confuse confusion for evidence of any single theory about WHO is or WHO ARE to blame for the worst of things that happen? THINK ABOUT THIS Mel! THINK!

You know; having been the actual direct and indirect victim of many incidents of prejudice, including anti-Semitism ( the anti-Jewish type…because there is also anti-Semitism towards other Semitic Language peoples/cultures, etc. ), and other forms of irrational prejudice-born hate and fear…having suffered terrible things, I too could have fallen for any number of otherwise outrageous theories about WHO and WHY! And even now I have to keep reminding myself to be very, very careful about how I might fool myself into allowing others to fool me! WHICH IS WHY I have generally come to the conclusion that if it is ever a choice between a theory that suggests that one of the generally popular conspiracy theories is right ( e.g. The Rothchilds, The Fed, Woody Allen, The THIS or THAT ....etc. BS x BS ) OR that the World is actually a much more complex and difficult place to figure things out in, even for those who might seek to conspire; then I will conclude that the latter is more likely the case: that we live in a World full of otherwise mostly decent people, some of whom can also too easily be whipped-up into a ferociously dangerous frenzied wave of crazies, capable of terribly horrific things, all because there are also quite a few criminal opportunists at all socio-economic levels of society, including at the very bottom and the very top, albeit probably more so at the top! YES! I think WHAT is really going on ( don't you love that song by the late Marvin Gaye; " What's Going On " ) is that our World is a mixed-up place where, regardless of so-called race ( as far as I am concerned; we're ONE HUMAN RACE ), ethnicity, religion or religious background, there are hardcore criminals, thieves, thugs, real modern-day pirates and other types of criminal-minded fascists ( opposed to human freedom and the true inalienable rights of all persons ) who know very well just how easy it is to CONFUSE, DIVIDE and EXPLOIT, ENSLAVE and/or EXTERMINATE most other people! And I think those miserably lonely modern-day pirates and thugs, especially the ones at the top, know many very clever ways to keep the flames of conflict's fires just high enough to profit enormously from!!! YEAH! There may be a few fanatic, racist wackos from or amongst each general ethnic, religious, tribal group, BUT for the most part THE WORLD IS A MESS BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE US FAIL TO PROPERLY AND SUFFICIENTLY UNITE IN DIVERSITY AND WORK TOGETHER TO ENLIGHTEN, TO EDUCATE AND TO EMPOWER OTHERS, and do all that without causing further harm to the Natural Flora, Fauna and Ecosystems  upon which WE ALL DEPEND! Because all we really have Mel in this World is You, Me, Everybody, Love, Life and The Mysteries of The Universe!

So Mel; I'd like you to answer me: WHAT'S GOING ON?!

Jean-Pierre Ady Fenyo is an Independent Philosopher of Ethics and other things who currently resides in London, England, and who has Researched Conflicts and studied the principles and methods of Non-Violent Conflict Resolution.  

For the issue see: http://www.thewrap.com/movies/article/joe-eszterhas-letter-mel-gibson-36949

News Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGD2qIeNNVE

MY COMMENT AT YouTube News Video (look at bottom of screenshot)

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Some Words born of Love to a Friend

We are all like snowflakes drifting in the wind....some of us are more unique on the surface, but we're all the same deep within!

The Universe and World around us are one half of what shapes our outer selves while the force of goodness deep within us reacts to these external forces; and it is the meeting of these two forces that give us our unique outer shells!

Our Souls desire to be at One with All that is Truly Loving, Kind, Understanding and Accepting...for our Souls are of the same Eternal Source as the Souls of all Creatures big and small; but our Living Bodies and the World upon which they depend is Imperfect and presents ever-changing situations: some which are Challenging Opportunities to Grow and become Enlightened to the Eternal Truths that our Souls knew countless times before...and had to forget to be able to be reborn again and gaze in awe at IT ALL!...and some which are Unpleasant Obstacles and potentially Lethal Threats! It is the truly Wise Person who understands all this without having to rely on pre-existing Dogma and Ideologies!

Your particular desire to be able to Impact upon the World...in the hope that you might make it better, for yourself and others, and in the need to feel some legitimate sense of Empowerment in a World that is too often ruled by people whose false sense of Power is gained at the expense of countless Other People...they are those whose false sense of power comes from denying others their own right to Self-Empowerment...and yet your desire to be Unseen and Anonymous is due to your upbringing and your inklings as to the nature of H'SH'M. For if We are truly created in H'SH'M's Spiritual "IMAGE" ( actually the right word is "LIGHT" ) then it is only natural that We should seek to be at ONE with H'SH'M by Being As Much Alike to H'SH'M as We can possibly be!

Alas; this Life-long Quest for Greater Oneness and Acceptance, i.e. LOVE, must Truly Begin with Accepting the LOVE that is Already Being Shared! And even the most Lonely, Wretched of Us can Accept the LOVE of H'SH'M.

The Fear and Anxiety that We may feel, some of Us sometimes Too Often so; is the Fear and Anxiety of being Rejected and Un-Loved! And it is this Fear and Anxiety that wrecks havoc on Our Lives; on our Brains and Bodies and the People around Us!

To rid Ourselves of this Fear and Anxiety We must Truly allow Others to share our LOVE, vice versa! And Acts of Genuine Kindness, both Material and Spiritual, are The Only Way to Self-Empowerment, to the Real Power; the Power of the Force of LOVE that, IF WE ALL WOULD GENUINELY SEEK AND ACCEPT IT, would bring about World Peace, Health and Sustainable Prosperity!

Blessed are Those of my friends who accept me in my imperfection! Cursed by their own negativity (no need for me to curse them: for it is neither my right nor my will to do so) are those who reject the Real Me on account of: 1. Who I am not able to be. 2. Who I would never want to be. 3. Who I may YET be able to be! For it is by Being True to our Innermost Self that We can ever be FREE! And without True FREEDOM, i.e. Inner Freedom, Outer Social Freedom is impossible! To be FREE to BE YOUR TRUE SELF does not come from Imposing the Force of Your Own Insecurities on Others! DO UNTO OTHERS AS THEY TRULY WANT or LEAVE THEM BE!

"May The Stars Shine in Your Favour as Soon as You Dare to See Their True Light!" - JP Fenyo, The Free Advice Man.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

The INCREDULITY FACTOR and FASCISM

The problem with society-in-general is what I would call THE INCREDULITY FACTOR ! Here's what I mean: when enough of the majority of the people of any given society arrive at a point where they forget how Fascism creeped into place the last time then people start to assume that Fascism could not happen again because...well...the horrific things it causes TAUGHT US TO BEWARE OF FASCISTS and "SOMEONE", among those in positions of Authority, is working to PREVENT FASCISM's RESURGENCE! Well; that's a serious problem! Because the best environment in which Fascism can easily begin to take place is one in which almost everyone thinks that it is impossible! They will even Ridicule and sometimes even Neglect or Attack anyone who tries to Blow A Whistle and Warn them! And that's what I mean!

One of the methods Fascists use is to CLAIM TO BE THEMSELVES THE VERY OPPOSITE! That they are the True Anti-Fascists and that the LIBERALS are the REAL FASCISTS! This was done, albeit in a somewhat different fashion, in both Italy and Germany, at the time Fascism began to creep up! Prior to that period the term Fascist was not used in reference to Authoritarian Dictatorships that came either in the form of Monarchies or in the form of Robespierre and The Jacobins, who held a Reign of Terror on Paris at during the French Revolutionary period! Robespierre was, in a sense, a Fascist! As were the Ancient Greek Spartans! Fascism is defined by both Nationalist Militarism and Autocratic Rule or even partial-Autocracy! Invariably it tends to disintegrate into total terror, because at the very core of almost everyone is the desire to be Free and to have Inalienable Rights!
Fascism disintegrates and turns into outright terror because people start to yearn for their own personal Freedom, Liberties and Rights and will begin to Resist, to Oppose Fascism...which the leader and their Ruling Class will do anything to suppress...and this eventually is why it disintegrates into a terror. Also; in any Fascist society there is always some competition for the Mantle of Power at the top level; and the constant fear of one's fellow Fascists causes Paranoia and outright violent conflict among the ranks! Hence Fascism is something we must always strive to prevent! BUT TO DO SO EFFECTIVELY means heeding the Warnings and Advice of a Relatively Democratic society's Non-Violent, Non-Conflict-Profiteering, Non-Conformists! The Self-Educated Geniuses who fully understand what are the root causes of Poverty, Strife and Violence.

It can be said that Fascism, made up of One Group of Criminal Thugs headed by a Charismatic Leader, comes into power to Bring A Violent End to any Terror of Outright Chaotic Anarchy caused by other groups of criminal thugs and then proceeds to Rule by Subtle forms of Terror, calculated to Intimidate The Masses into Passive Submission, and then it begins to Disintegrate into Very Obvious Constant Terror and ends up being Overthrown by people who seek to bring about a True Democracy. But the problem is that OVER TIME the Masses begin to Forget HOW FASCISM, like a Toxic Parasitic Fungus, begins to take hold and spread and eventually takes over! The Problem in our times: Violent Overthrow of Fascism is less and less possible and formation of True Democracies is also less likely!

HENCE we have an increasing number of Plutocracies that deliberately create Idiocracies for the Masses! And Plutocracies are, in a sense, nothing but another form of Fascism; except that the Ruling Gang of Thugs and Their Criminal Overlord are High Class Criminals who can afford to use even more Subtle methods of Intimidation and, if need be, Deliberate Disenfranchisement of any who would seek to bring about True Democracy, i.e. Social Democracy!

UNFORTUNATELY many of today's youths sense that things are not as they are mean to appear and that things are not going well, but this growing social paranoia, resulting from actual threats, leads to such levels of insecurity and frustration that they begin to grab desperately for anything and anyone that seems to provide an answer! And there many dangerously charismatic fools out there who know how to use Anarchist Rhetoric and Propaganda to attract these youths and mislead them into a dangerous, viscous cycle of conflict with those who work in Law Enforcement. This then creates a dangerous cycle of senseless conflict between to forces comprised of Adrenaline-addicted fools and Adrenaline-addicted enforcers who usually tend not to see what is really going on!

Meanwhile there are entities Way Up The Food Chain who profit from conflict, and who are forced by one another to continue doing so!

Sunday, 8 May 2011

"Greenwich Village Days"

Enough BS! OBL was An Enemy of Humanity & An Enemy Combatant!

People can be so Selfish-Minded! WHEN it happens to them or their loved ones they, rightly so, want psychotic fanatic murderers to be brought to Justice, when/if possible. Clearly OBL was exactly the kind of psychopath who our Navy Seals and Special Forces had justified reason to fear might press a button and detonate something. There are those who would rather believe the False Conspiracy Theorists who want people to believe that there is no Al-Qaeda, or any other similar terrorist groups, seeking to harm US! But it is interesting to note that most of these particular doubters, skeptics and deniers did not lose a loved-one or manage to survive such cowardly and totally unjustified attack. It's similar to how people who have never been homeless tend to assume that anyone who is homeless is somehow a lazy bum and/or mentally ill person, rather than someone who has been the target of sick people who know how to use the new technologies and entities (e.g. Internet Databases, tracking systems and Private Mercenary-type Background Security Check companies, etc.) to totally disenfranchise anyone who any wealthy person or group with serious power, money and influence can target (mostly for political purposes)! Most people fail to see the World in a Psychologically Self-Aware manner and thus fail to have empathy and feel solidarity with victims of both Criminal Thugs and Criminal Thugs who happen to be Psychotic Fanatics! OBL not only declared war on US, but he actually ordered, hence 'caused', the mass murder of thousands of wonderful, innocent people on 9-11, and many others elsewhere. OBL and ASSociates murdered thousands more of those he claimed to be the champion of! And OBL and ASSociates indirectly caused the death of hundreds of millions of poor people throughout the World; consequence of the Severe Global Economic Instability that followed the 9-11 attacks! True: there are sick, selfish, Conflict-Profiteering individuals and groups who exploit these horrific attacks on US and our loved-ones! And they too are a major threat to our relatively Wise, Liberal, Democratic Civilisation! Just because there are those in our midst who allowed these psychotic fanatics to murder US does not mean that they had to create them directly! OBL and ASSociates are not entitled to the kind of legal protections we must afford non-combatants; for they were combatants! OBL was their psychotic fanatic Commander and those who are/were brainwashed by him need to be denied the means, ability and opportunity to cause US further harm! Most of the World's Muslims are against OBL and the horrific things he and his ASSociates cause(d). Those who seek to make the War Against Terrorists into a perpetual pseudo-War On Terror ("War On Terror" is an illogical term: one cannot win a war on sick attitudes that may always reappear...we can only win The War on Terrorists)...anyway...those who seek to make this a permanent war are only able to do so by falsely pointing the finger of blame on true Muslims...people who know that terrorism is forbidden! Of course; many ask: then why are most terrorist acts done by people from within Muslim societies?? It is a fair question. But the answer is not what one would expect! The answer is this: Muslim societies did not have the same lengthy period of time to evolve and progress the way predominantly Christian and Jewish societies have! First of all; Islam arose almost 500 years after the rise of the faith created by John The Baptist and almost 1800 years after MOSES was Inspired by H'SH'M (G-D) to bring US The TORAH (Ten Commandments)! Secondly: there actually was a Golden Era of mixed Islamic-Jewish Science and Intellectual Progress in some parts of the then Islamic World; especially in Moorish Spain, Egypt and a few other places, BUT this Golden Era...at a time when Europe was in the Dark Ages...was destroyed and the Islamic World, for the most part, was set backwards by the Crusades! Thirdly: the Arab Islamic tribes, until the post-World War Two Era, were set back by Imperial Colonial European powers, and this itself helped create this dangerous and psychotic extreme anti-Europeanism! And finally: the Justified Need to provide us Jews a safe-haven secular homeland (Israel), following the horrors of The Holocaust and Ages of Horrific, Totally Unjustified, Brutality of Pogroms and other Murderous, Genocidal Anti-Semitic attacks in Europe, Czarist Russia and elsewhere, was exploited by Nazi-Infiltrated Pan-Arabist Ultra-Nationalists (Baathists, Nasserists, etc.) and other anti-Jewish extremists, thus creating a very un-Islamic (i.e. contradictory, in terms of the very Teachings/Edicts of Islam) attitude within Arab and non-Arab Muslims! Such that Muslim societies have only had a few decades to begin to become healthily introspective and self-critical! Unfortunately what OBL and ASSociates have done has contributed to a severe split within most Muslim societies; for which the rest of the World also is paying a very high price!
So: to those doubters, skeptics and deniers who think Al-Qaeda is simply a fabrication created to distract us and allow thugs from within our own societies to trample upon our Constitutional Rights, Freedoms and Liberties I say this: 1. These psychotic fanatic murderers are very real, are seeking to create a pseudo-Islamic Global Caliphate by means of barbaric forms of violence, and are very much of their own making! 2. There are Conflict-Profiteers in all societies who seek to exploit these attacks...who deliberately weaken our ability to protect ourselves from these psychotic fanatic murderers. 3. Your unrealistic attitude about these things actually helps to further harm both our Socio-Economic Interests/Welfare and our Socio-Psychological Welfare, i.e. our remaining Freedoms, Liberties and Individual Rights! IN ORDER TO DEFEAT Al-Qaeda and other similarly psychotic fanatic murderers WE MUST DO ALL THREE THINGS: 1. Restore All Our G-D-given Individual Human Rights, Freedoms and Liberties, 2. Help Encourage and Strengthen those, the silent majority of truly Moderate Muslims, i.e. Real Muslims, who have, until now, lived in perpetual fear; afraid of both the kookoos in their own midst (i.e. these Psychotic Fanatic Murderers) and of those Conflict-Profiteers in our midst who seek to Perpetuate War Forever (for Profit), and 3. Have our best trained Special Forces and the forces of Moderates locate and, if possible, capture and bring to face Public Court Trials, or, if not possible, cut off the snakeheads of these groups that use clever brainwashing techniques on bored, un-imaginative, weak-minded, susceptible youths!
I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO ADD THIS HERE:
I CONDEMN IN THE STRONGEST TERMS POSSIBLE THESE BARBARIC AND TOTALLY UNJUSTIFIED ATTACKS ON EGYPTIAN COPTS AND THEIR EGYPTIAN COPTIC CHURCHES! EGYPTS COPTIC COMMUNITY ARE DESCENDANTS OF MOSEAN JEWS AND AS SUCH THEY HOLD IN THEIR TRADITIONS MANY PRICELESS VALUES!
And here are two comments I made today to a conversation of comments at The New Yorker's recent facebook posting concerning Pakistan's lack of trustworthiness:

Also: is our government, and every other major government on Earth, infiltrated by actual Nazis and other anti-Semitic Fascists who harm the reputation and interests of the majority of wonderful and decent Federal officers and officials who truly abide by Our Great Constitution? Could that be the reason we, the working poor and working middle-classes, have to suffer from all manner of criminal thugs and psychotic fanatics??

IF we leave...entirely...(I support the withdrawal, pending actual conditions, of most of our troops)...then we will leave the region open to being taken over by the forces of other powers; who have their own competing interests against ours! The World Is A Mess and Unilateral Acts, however Well-Intended in Appearance, can have Very Negative Consequences that can easily force US into even worse conflict! What we need is truly Wise and Super-Intelligent people, of a High Ethics, to Restore Sanity and Security to Our World! As Albert Einstein put it: "One cannot solve problems at the same level of intellect that caused/created them in the first place!" Where are the World's True Geniuses?

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