Haven’t felt like doing much writing, despite much going on the middle east and my new life in London.
I honestly can’t remember when the news was more depressing than this, with war between Israel and Gaza, Iraq and Syria having their own citizens murdered, victims mostly Christian. Meanwhile naive one-sided white middle class people who don’t know much about middle east history put on kefiyah scarfs and join pro-Palestinian rallies with Muslim people in UK and Europe, and make a nuisance of themselves outside Tescos, but choose to ignore the bigger picture of the often turbulent middle east.
“Boycott Israel” says your average liberal, leftist, vegan for Palestine, from their iPhone which contains memory chips and 3G technology developed in the only democracy in the middle east. During the time of the Nazis, Hitler’s Germany had a similar idea to boycott the Jews of Europe.
This got me thinking about the names of today’s enemies of decent civilisation.
HAMAS the terrorism group who run the Gaza strip, their name comprises of an acronym in Arabic. When transliterated into Hebrew, these five letters are pronounced “חמס” the word for violence.
ISIS is the group currently wiping out the Iraqi Christians at the moment, which bizarrely also a pagan god of Egypt long before Islam.
I was reading a while back also that some churches in Norway were set of fire by members of some heavy metal bands. Most heavy metal music I have heard has a lot of lyrics about revenge, bitterness, anger, darkness and hatred towards God. I want to Finland about 11 years ago, the Nordic countries seem to be the metal capital of the world. Some of the more extreme metal bands contain lyrics and culture related to Norse gods like Thor. This got me thinking this part of the dominant religious system in this region over a thousand years ago.
Its ironic how evil can be around in society for millennia only to come back with a similar legacy that the world has forgot.