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London Terror Attack Red Herring, Real Issue is Age of Reason vs Religion

Politics / Religion Mar 25, 2017 - 03:37 AM GMT

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Politics

The British mainstream media has been obsessed over the London terror attack with 24/7 coverage of what in reality was a miniscule pinprick event that the media has blown out of all proportions as though it has any significant baring on the lives of the British people or how the British state functions. Yes for those on the receiving end of the actions of this madman have had their lives devastated but for the rest the attack has virtually zero consequences beyond the anxiety inducing fear mongering relentless press coverage, where the reality is akin to one random road traffic accident, which annually claim some 2,000 lives in the UK, whilst deaths from terrorism average just 2 per year since 2010 to illustrate the point in disparity between media fear mongering vs reality.


Nevertheless the mainstream media is seeking to pick over every detail of the attacker Khalid Masood (Adrian Russell Ajao) who used his car to kill 4 and injure more than a dozen others in his act of lunacy. The media trying to connect the dots that do not exist, with the recipients of government funding aimed at PREVENTING such events given ample air time to propagate their paid for propaganda messages with their primary objective for the tax payer funding of their organisations to continue, organisations populated with ex-jihadi's, thus effectively being paid by the government to NOT blow themselves up.

However, all of this focus and coverage of the events in London on the 22nd of March are a red herring. For it is not actions by lone wolfs or even groups of radicals that slip through the state security apparatus's surveillance net that Britain as a nation needs to worry about or focus upon, for the real threat to Britain has I have often covered over the years is the collision taking place between the 'Age of Reason' and the 'Age of Religion'. For it is not the violent actions of individuals or small groups that effects the future prospects of a whole nation such as Britain. Instead it is the insidious nature of primitive cultures soaked in ancient ideologies in ignorance of that which has come to pass subsequent to when their scriptures were written and especially the advancement in knowledge and understanding over the past 400 years. Primitive cultures and ideologies that seek to dilute the efficacy of progressive cultures such as that of Britain, as for decades the policy of governments of all parties has been to promote multiculturalism one of all cultures being equal when the reality is the exact opposite. Thus resulting in progressive cultures instead of being reinforced and promoted are instead been diluted and diminished by for want of a better word ignorant ideologies that pursue a fictional fantasy in pursuit of an eternal afterlife.

I have covered this topic many times over the years as being fundamental to the my series of articles and videos in the Illusion of Democracy and Freedom series, of why such terror events are happening and what needs to be done to diminish the risks of both terrorism and the real costs to society of the dilution of rational thought and reasoned actions such as in the following the January 2015 Charlie Hebdo attack -

13th Jan 2015 - Islamic World Transition From the 'Age of Religion' to the 'Age of Reason'

Age of Reason World Map 2015

The following map illustrates the current state of the evolution of humanity from the 'Age of Religion' to the 'Age of Reason' as peoples and nations attempt to literally pull themselves out of the iron grip of ancient superstitions towards ENLIGHTENMENT where humanity really does start to understand the true nature of the universe, utilisation of which triggers exponential leaps in development as we have seen in China that has done in 30 years what took the West 300 years to achieve.

The key point that stands out from the world map is that the most religious countries also tend to be the poorest. However, the automatic western response of sending aid to poor countries just does not work for the fundamental reason that many aspects of civil society are skewed towards of veneration a deity such as in religious schools that continuously draws resources away from education based on the 'Age of Reason'.

Where the Islamic world is concerned is primed for a reformation that the West should encourage as a matter of the utmost priority as the means of bringing about Armageddon will only become easier to obtain with each passing year which is why given the current trends I don't see the middle east region surviving beyond 2030, unless the Age of Reason starts to prevail in Islamic nations whilst also continuing its trend in all nations.

So instead of the mainstream media's obsession with the 'class of civilisations' nonsense or fearing Islamification instead it is Islam that fears the West for what it represents - ENLIGHTENMENT, and it is this that is resulting in schools being blown up across Afghanistan and Pakistan, hundreds of school girls being kidnapped in Nigeria. Islam, Muslims, even Christians, Jews and Hindus FEAR the truth of what Western Secular Education reveals. Whilst western civilisation has over 400 years painfully detached itself from the Christian death cult, other death cults across the middle east still crave the end of the world so that they may ascend into paradise for eternity for the Islamic world is literally living on borrowed time as Islamic nations are not just sinking but imploding into chaos and anarchy promoting huge waves of migration to Europe and North America.

The Islamic Reformation for most of the worlds muslims could happen far more quickly than the West's 400+ year long march towards secularism that firmly put the Christian death cult in its box. An Islamic Reformation within the next 30 years would result in a world where today's slogans of Islamification and Fundamentalism just would no longer be relevant, for Islam or Judaism or the many other 'religions' would not have to go through the painful process of discovery from Galileo to Darwin to Einstein to Planck to Watson and Crick, for the knowledge already exists! It would be totally unnecessary for Islam to be blind as the first century of the Christian Reformation was that was forced to open its eyes over several centuries.

The bottom line is that what we are witnessing with Islamic fundamentalism are violent reactions to the beginnings of the Islamic Reformation where despite being unimaginable today, the Islamic world could within a few short decades come to mirror western societies in terms of economy, secularism, freedom and democracy. The best thing that the West can do is to FOSTER the Islamic Reformation through SECULAR EDUCATION INITIATIVES. The West's universities are breeding grounds for enlightenment and western governments should stop supporting dictatorships such as that in Egypt or those states that ferment religious ideologies such as Israel and Saudi Arabia which through their actions are acting as a Resistor to the Islamic Reformation.

And earlier still articles -

Furthermore over a year ago I again warned that the crisis that Europe faces was unlikely to get any better over the coming years as Europe faced increasing waves of migration from Africa in the millions of people per year of alien cultures and ideologies as illustrated by my article of 12 Nov 2015 - UK BrExit Referendum as European Union Faces Migration Catastrophe and excerpted video :

And Harry Dent this month (March 2017) arrived at very similar conclusions that it was not Trump nor Brexit that the West needs to worry about but the persistence and spread of ignorance.

This is About So Much More Than Trump and Brexit - 23rd Mar 17 - Harry_Dent

It’s now clear to me that globalization has peaked for years, if not decades, to come and we’re going to have to regroup around regions and countries with common cultural and religious values before we can globalize again in a new, more bottoms-up network economy.

The best global graph of the major different cultures comes from The Global Values Survey out of a recent article by Will Wilkinson. This shows nine distinct global cultures around two variables that I find very meaningful. On the x axis is survival (conformist) versus self-expression (individualistic) values. On the y axis is traditional (faith) versus secular-rational (scientific) values.

Take a look at this…

If you go from the bottom left of the chart to the upper right, you’re going from less progressive and affluent to more progressive and affluent. From the upper left down to the lower right, you see the best representation of the blue/red – aka progressive/conservative – divide globally (the line I added to this chart shows this clearly).

The two groups that are the most rational and self-expressive are Protestant Europe and the English Speaking (often called the British offshoots).

Catholic Europe and Confucian East Asia are more on the rational side but less self-expressive.

The least progressive on both values is the African-Islamic group.

The East Europe/Russian Orthodox are more rational but low on self-expression.

Latin America is more traditional but more expressive.

You can see here why there is such a clash between the more affluent Christian cultures of Europe and the English-Speaking groups versus the African-Islamic ones. They’re quite literally on the extreme opposite sides on both value dimensions.

The bottom line is that societies can only prosper, develop and hold a competitive advantage through fostering and becoming more progressive rather than remaining or becoming more regressive which is the domain of religious ideologies that pander to a utopias of several thousands of years ago that never existed! After all this is why so many from regressive nations seek to migrate to progressive nations such as Britain that they see as an Elysium, a paradise on earth compared to their own nations stuck in downwards spirals of over population, corruption and in the grip of unbending religious ideologies that seek to dictate thought and actions of the masses.

Unfortunately what many immigrants from the Regressive nations fail to realise is that they are also bringing along with them that which they sought to escape i.e. authoritarian ideologies that dictate what can and cannot be done, lack of freedom of thought and expression which is inbuilt in all religious ideologies and so slowly over time replicate communities that exhibit the same characteristics as that which they sought to escape from.

The only solution is as I have often stated is for the reinforcement of progressive ideas through secular education in an attempt to over time diminish religious ideologies that should only reside in the home or places of worship and that the state and wider communities should NOT give any deference or ground towards regressive ideologies i.e. through the public celebration of religious festivals.

The good news here is that children are hard wired to want to fit in, to want to be like all od the the other children which gives secular states through progressive programs to foster all schools to be MIXED, that are not populated with or concentrate toward a particular regressive religious ideology. Unfortunately socialism and the policy of multiculturalism has resulted in thousands of schools throughout the UK such as the city of Birmingham are highly segregated, which instead of fostering progressive integration foster differences and pander to religious fantasies as being based on fact. So the schools are the starting point to undue the damage done during the past 30 years of multiculturalism schools must be forced to become MIXED for children will always seek to fit in with their peers, so if their life experience is of living and being educated in a segregated environment then that is how they will be as adults, conditioned towards segregation, seeing those from outside of their community as the other.

So whilst it might take a generation but the multiculturalism damage of the past 30 or so years can be undone!

And where progressive ideas are concerned here is the latest from the Hubble space telescope that paints a picture that is far beyond the comprehension of those who wrote the holy books and scriptures thousands of years ago that many people still take as being the literal truth, which in reality tend to at complete polar opposites to the nature of reality as we understand it to be today.

Hubble detects super massive black hole kicked out of galactic core

An international team of astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have uncovered a super massive black hole that has been propelled out of the centre of the distant galaxy 3C186. The black hole was most likely ejected by the power of gravitational waves. This is the first time that astronomers found a super massive black hole at such a large distance from its host galaxy centre.

Image credit: NASA, ESA, M. Chiaberge (STScI/ESA)

The images taken by Hubble provided the first clue that the galaxy, named 3C186, was unusual. The images of the galaxy, located 8 billion light-years away, revealed a bright quasar, the energetic signature of an active black hole, located far from the galactic core. “Black holes reside in the centres of galaxies, so it’s unusual to see a quasar not in the centre,” recalls team leader Marco Chiaberge, ESA-AURA researcher at the Space Telescope Science Institute, USA.

The team calculated that the black hole has already travelled about 35 000 light-years from the centre, which is more than the distance between the Sun and the centre of the Milky Way. And it continues its flight at a speed of 7.5 million kilometres per hour [1]. At this speed the black hole could travel from Earth to the Moon in three minutes.

Although other scenarios to explain the observations cannot be excluded, the most plausible source of the propulsive energy is that this supermassive black hole was given a kick by gravitational waves [2] unleashed by the merger of two massive black holes at the centre of its host galaxy. This theory is supported by arc-shaped tidal tails identified by the scientists, produced by a gravitational tug between two colliding galaxies.

According to the theory presented by the scientists, 1-2 billion years ago two galaxies — each with central, massive black holes — merged. The black holes whirled around each other at the centre of the newly-formed elliptical galaxy, creating gravitational waves that were flung out like water from a lawn sprinkler [3]. As the two black holes did not have the same mass and rotation rate, they emitted gravitational waves more strongly along one direction. When the two black holes finally merged, the anisotropic emission of gravitational waves generated a kick that shot the resulting black hole out of the galactic centre.

“If our theory is correct, the observations provide strong evidence that supermassive black holes can actually merge,” explains Stefano Bianchi on the importance of the discovery. “There is already evidence of black hole collisions for stellar-mass black holes, but the process regulating supermassive black holes is more complex and not yet completely understood.”

The researchers are lucky to have caught this unique event because not every black hole merger produces imbalanced gravitational waves that propel a black hole out of the galaxy. The team now wants to secure further observation time with Hubble, in combination with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and other facilities, to more accurately measure the speed of the black hole and its surrounding gas disc, which may yield further insights into the nature of this rare object.

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