Afghanistan. Why Are We In Afghanistan Again?


YouTube – Why Are We In Afghanistan Again? 

Hit ’em in the balls – USA’s (new) ‘wonder drug’ – Tony Benn is right or wrong!

‘Shag ’em-out’ and ‘peace and love’ – get them hooked – Drugs of the Psy-ops! Viagra for Warlords – the ‘recreational drug of choice’ in forming the ‘new utopia of Afghanistan and the taming of the hoards’.  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7800549.stm 26/12/2008 http://politicalmusic.wordpress.com/2008/12/26/viagra-lure-for-afghan-warlords/ And other stuff – like Swiss Bank accounts, see below… 

The paradox of religion is that although so much of it’s substance is demonstrably false, yet it still exists in all societies.

How can such a force in society be extracted from a tissue of illusions?

One answer is that virtually all forms of sacred rites serve the purposes of communication. In primitive societies ceremonies can offer information on the strength and wealth of tribes and families. For example: a group gives a ritual dance and individuals indicate their willingness to give military support to a leader. In more advanced society’s military parades, embellished by the paraphernalia and rituals of the state religion serve the same purpose.

To sanctify a procedure or statement is to certify it beyond question! This certification, the heart of all religions is granted to the practices and dogmas that serve the most vital interests of the group. The sacred rituals for the supreme effort and sacrifice prepare the individual. Overwhelmed by shibboleths, special costumes, and the sacred dancing and music, so accurately keyed to his emotive centres he has a religious experience. He is ready to reassert allegiance to his tribe and family, perform charities, consecrate his life, leave for the hunt, join the battle and die for God and Country. “Deus Vult” (God wills it) was the rallying cry of the First Crusade. Ref, ‘An Adult’s Guide To God’s’, Part 2.

“For nationalism has a traditional and highly elaborate ritual of its own. Revolutionary democracy can offer nothing to compare with the royal processions, the military parades, the music pregnant with associations, the flags, the innumerable emblems, by means of which patriotic sentiment can be worked up and the real presence of the motherland made manifest to every beholder”. And, “In time, it is true, experience teaches him that magic formulas and ceremonial gestures do not give him what he wants. But until experience has taught him – and he takes a surprisingly long time to learn – man’s behaviour is in many respects far sillier than that of the animal”, Huxley.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7451165.stm 

British Ask: `Will Obama Forgive Britain for Torture of His Grandfather?’

http://annietheamp.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!79A30FF0D668A106!2880.entry 

Bankrupt Britain – Credit Crunch 

“Seven years after the Taleban were removed from power, the worry is that for many Afghans the promises of a better future seem to be becoming a distant dream”. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7451165.stm 

Air Strikes http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7582170.stm 26/8/2008 

Afghan victory played down  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7653116.stm 5/10/2008 

We can’t win the war in Afghanistan http://news.uk.msn.com/Article.aspx?cp-documentid=9935688 5/10/2008 

Is Alquaeda Winning: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/isalqaedawinning/pip/z8oht/ 5/10/2008 

“Domestication of the Taliban” http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7661845.stm 13/10/08 

Christmas 2008. Swiss Bank Accounts – Child Abductions – Social Chaos http://www.channel4.com/news/themes/fight_for_afghanistan 

http://luckyme0.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A18BF3FCC5E126A2!4281.entry

“After 13 years, eight of them involving bloody fighting in Helmand, Britain’s war in Afghanistan is finally over” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-29744972

About luckyme0

My First family, second marriage, bringing up my 18-year-old twins, boy, and girl. I am a third generation Humanist, who has some old handwritten information and notes; collected over many years. Someone may find the articles interesting, or helpful. They could bring back a little ‘reality’, after being ‘shocked’ and ‘brainwashed’, by some malicious group, or institution (REBT Therapy). People should know better, than to do this, to our very young, and the ‘obviously’ vulnerable! Go to easily accessible, non-superstitious knowledge that is not charlatanism! https://charleslizzy.com/2011/08/06/independent-schools-inspectorate-isi-marketing-spirituality-buzzword-or-maybe-even-for-you-to-shiver-at-the-something/ The blog has given me an incentive to order my thoughts, learn, and read up again, after a few non-thinking years of (very silly) imagination and passion. Why not, get your own key to a ‘door’, customise it to suit you, and it can be, all of your very own! Don’t believe, or be led by someone else’s; inherited, stupid, and a very likely (past, and not of today’s) ‘totally preposterous reality’s’. Only some interest in the ‘really big questions’, keeps life above the level of a farce, and very little else! KEEP THINKING! Some of the posts may need some correcting. Interests: REBT Counselling, Atheism, Secularism, Humanism, Psychology, Reading, Popular Science, School Ethos, Philosophy, History, Family, Parenting, Psychology, Horse Riding, Sailing, Rescue Boat Driver, Skiing (Teppichswinger), TV Documentaries, Motorbike Cross Country Riding, Volunteer Sports Stewarding, Writing, Primitive Man, Pre-history, Social Anthropology, British Humanist Association, BHA, Meaning of Life, The Big Questions, Where am I, What am I, Why am I, Hippie Love, Knowledge, Education, Globalisation. Favorite quote: “The world belongs to those who, at least to some degree, have figured it out.” Carl Sagan, ‘The Demon Haunted World’, ‘Contact’, and other famous books DVD ‘Cosmos’. The warning of another and horrendous, “Age of Superstition”. “Isn’t there something deeply absurd in the presumption that children ought to inherit beliefs from their parents. It can be deeply damaging, even lethally divisive. A ‘them’, with an ‘against us’, mentality” – Professor Richard Dawkins. “The will to believe is stronger than mere reason in the vast majority of people” – Dr J.Brown, Army Psychologist of the 1960′s. Humans will believe in almost anything, in fact, they seek it! Why? “98% of us, trained to be just good consumers, let’s train our children to be the 2% who have their very own creativity and discernment”; quote by a famous surreal artist. “The lack of reason brings forth monsters”. “Global interconnectedness is lethal against mass religion, nationalism, racism, and other destructive memeplexes. Let us connect everybody they hate it in restrictive regimes”; from the ‘meme learning group’, Richard Brodie’s book, ‘Virus Of The Mind’ (Richard Brodie a designer for ‘Microsoft Word’). Following on, J.Bronowski, and ‘The Ascent Of Man’ TV series, and a book http://www.bbcshop.com/science+nature/the-ascent-of-man/invt/9781849901154/ with the last DVD in this series, ‘The Long Childhood’ being especially revealing. ‘Prehistory’ and the ‘Making of the Human Mind’ by Colin Renfrew, with P.Wilson’s, ‘The Domestication of the Human Species’, and Nigel Spivey’s, TV series and book, ‘How Art Made The World’, offers some further explanations. Latest reading: Jared Diamond http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jared_Diamond
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