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Climate Change Denial

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Those who deny climate change are under the influence of and suffer from Jahalat.

“Jahalat is boundless but teaching Jahalat is a crime against Humanity.” – jLaLi FaqeeR

And what is Jahalat, Phaedrus?

“Organized Fear is the mother of Willful Ignorance. Both rule humans through their manifest perversity.” – jLaLi FaqeeR

Willful Ignorance occurs when an individual will choose to disregard the facts that they may be aware of or simply not acknowledge them. A self-induced or externally motivated perpetuation of Willful Ignorance eventually results in the metastasization of Jahalat.

Jahalat, in and of itself, is the predictive behavioural outcome which, in turn, is the manifestation of the continual recurrence of Willful Ignorance.

“Jahalat is boundless but teaching Jahalat is a crime against Humanity.” – jLaLi FaqeeR

Organized Fear comes in many forms and is perpetrated by various interest groups for their self serving benefits. These interest groups associate themselves with cultural, ethnic, religious, economic, national and other such constructs and, in turn, create and propagate narratives to induce said Organized Fear in certain humans such that it overpowers their cognitive, analytical and rational abilities and they are unable to question these narratives. Over time, this Organized Fear gives birth to Willful Ignorance and its perpetuation results in Jahalat.

Written by Shahid Batalvi

September 24, 2015 at 7:21 pm

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Political Islam’s false sense of Triumphalism

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Surah Al-Maidah Ayat 48 states:

“And unto thee have We revealed the Scripture with the truth, confirming whatever Scripture was before it, and a watcher over it. So judge between them by that which Allah hath revealed, and follow not their desires away from the truth which hath come unto thee. For each We have appointed a divine law and a traced-out way. Had Allah willed He could have made you one community. But that He may try you by that which He hath given you (He hath made you as ye are). So vie one with another in good works. Unto Allah ye will all return, and He will then inform you of that wherein ye differ.”

In other words, if one is looking for exegetical analysis or tafseer, this ayat of the Quran is suggesting the context thusly:

The anthropomorphic divine being is saying that Quran as scripture is truth and it confirms all scriptures before it. All people, every nation has been given their own shariah, deen and mazhab with a watcher over it. You Muslims cannot question the way and the divine law of others. If the divine being wanted, he could have made everyone a single community, as in Muslims, but he did not. He is testing you. Don’t fail him. Don’t try to convert others to Islam for if that was the plan, he would have done it himself. Leave everyone alone and let them be. Only engage each other in good deeds. When you return he will tell you why he did it all this way.

“Now, what is your problem, triumphalist idiots.” – jLaLi FaqeeR

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September 16, 2014 at 8:08 pm

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Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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Who will guard the guardians?

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July 1, 2013 at 9:57 pm

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Fourth Wave – It doth not just cometh, the world be now in its throes

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India. USA. Turkey. Brazil. Protests.
Wikileaks. NSA leaks.

Fourth Wave. It is here.
Pay no heed to the words of jLaLi FaqeeR for he is a mad seer.

Fourth Wave by jLaLi FaqeeR
June 19, 2009

“The information age has facilitated access to all information, anywhere, anytime but still somewhat in a tethered i.e. wired environment when observed from a global perspective. Harmonization of wireless technology platforms combined with evolution and convergence of services and service enablers will result in the untethered availability of any information to anyone globally. This will be the great equalizer for mankind. The impact and implications of this revolution on human society are going to be exponentially greater than those of the agrarian, industrial or information revolutions as such. The fact that the impact, of the prior waves or revolutions, has taken substantial time to permeate the entire planet has been one of the key drivers of man made inequality and inequity, which in turn has led to an imbalance of access, development, production, supply, demand and consumption of our planet’s resources.

This fourth wave will permeate into human society at a relatively faster pace and will result in becoming the great equalizer for mankind. The implication is not that it solves the geo-political or socio-economic ills of human society but provides a platform that serves as an equalizer. It would be no different than the use of the “Atlatl” as early as the Upper Paleolithic age (c. 30,000 BC) by Homo Sapiens. The Atlatl, as a device, became the social equalizer in that it required skill rather than mere muscle power. Information will become available to all through the Fourth Wave as an equalizer. Best use of this information, to overcome lingering global inequality and inequity, will also depend more on skill rather than mere muscle power.

Power structure of the world will fundamentally change in the Fourth Wave. It will become increasingly more and more challenging to continue to overtly or covertly disenfranchise the mass of society from the actual control structure, from an intra-nation perspective. Global economic or political advantage, competitive and comparative, maintained through control on information will rapidly diminish and geo-political balance will evolve from an inter-nation perspective.

The man on the street uses the Atlatl (mobile device with media capture), the spear (services such as twitter, facebook and YouTube) and throwing skills (unmarked IP addresses, foreign hosted websites) to develop the equalizer against the muscle power of an entire regime.”

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June 21, 2013 at 1:34 pm

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Revelation Redux

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“Shariah means ‘path to the water source’. The first shariah was revealed by Nature to bacteria, the first sentient beings on this planet. Bacteria know their path to water.” – jLaLi FaqeeR

“Revelation is nothing more than expression of divine inspiration. All sentient beings are capable of divine inspiration. Religion may not be the cause or consequence of it.” – jLaLi FaqeeR

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April 11, 2013 at 8:27 am

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And what is Jahalat, Phaedrus?

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“Organized Fear is the mother of Willful Ignorance. Both rule humans through their manifest perversity.” – jLaLi FaqeeR

Willful Ignorance occurs when an individual will choose to disregard the facts that they may be aware of or simply not acknowledge them. A self-induced or externally motivated perpetuation of Willful Ignorance eventually results in the metastasization of Jahalat.

Jahalat, in and of itself, is the predictive behavioural outcome which, in turn, is the manifestation of the continual recurrence of Willful Ignorance.

“Jahalat is boundless but teaching Jahalat is a crime against humanity.” – jLaLi FaqeeR

Organized Fear comes in many forms and is perpetrated by various interest groups for their self serving benefits. These interest groups associate themselves with cultural, ethnic, religious, economic, national and other such constructs and, in turn,  create and propagate narratives to induce said Organized Fear in certain humans such that it overpowers their cognitive, analytical and rational abilities and they are unable to question these narratives. Over time, this Organized Fear gives birth to Willful Ignorance and its perpetuation results in Jahalat.

Written by Shahid Batalvi

February 26, 2013 at 10:09 pm

Posted in Analysis

Chasing the wrong demons

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“When you chase the wrong demons, the real ones run ahead of you in the mist, let you fall through the gap and watch you tumble down the abyss. This is how individuals die before their time, societies collapse and civilizations perish.” – jLaLi FaqeeR

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/10/2012101691833380198.html

Written by Shahid Batalvi

October 27, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Posted in Analysis