The West’s Descent Into Madness Began On September 11
April 12, 2012
We always hear about “those crazy Russians” and “those crazy Middle Easterners.” Hollywood films are full of these stereotypes. Whenever a war in the Middle East breaks out or a massive terrorist attack takes place, the West’s response is focused on psychology instead of politics. “Those people are just crazy,they’ll never get it together, they’ve fought over land and religion for millennia.”
The stigma of madness is used with great effect by the mass corporate media. People who look deeper into the roots of the conflicts of the Middle East and use their knowledge to counter the popular Western perceptions are painted with the same “crazy conspiracy theory” brush.
The men of the East are rarely humanized. Only the men of the West are immortalized as heroic and noble. The Eastern man is demonized by the West because the West is perpetually at war with the East–Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Iranians, Arabs, Pakistanis, Afghans.
From a sociological and political perspective, the West’s mythology of the East is necessary because otherwise the people of the West, who are kind, generous, and gracious, would not support their civilization’s warfare against the East. But from a humanitarian perspective, Western mythology is a total disaster. It is driven by madness and a lust for domination, not reason.
We can’t expect one civilization to understand another civilization when powerful transnational and private interests do not want understanding, mutual respect, love, and brotherhood to become the highest aspirations of all mankind.
As long as the East is identified with irrationality, religious extremism, and barbarism while the West is identified with reason, science, and democracy, no progress can be made on the path to world peace. Both civilizations must lay down their arms, abandon their crude mythology, and work together in common faith to make the world a better place for all members of our beautiful planet.
II. The West Is Mad