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CAN YOU IMAGINE?

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Clouds of pot smoke to replace Heaven
 
A not-to-be-missed event in Victoria! An exhibition of  photographs of John Lennon is now showing at the Art Gallery of Ballarat. Showing photos never before seen in Australia, this exhibition will give fans an opportunity to reflect on the extraordinary popularity of a man whose song lyrics about subjects ranging from love to spirituality and politics became mantras sung along with by millions. With respect to his probably most beloved song, the exhibition is titled "Imagine", though it is cleverly written backwards in the advertisement. Well, of course it is clever, isn't it? It surely means something profound to write the title backwards...this is an art gallery, after all.
 
I imagine it means something...imagine...imagine...

Just bloody Imagine
Imagine there's no Heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today 
Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one
 
 
This famous song appeared in 1971. 
 
As a dirge-like ode to naive collective fantasies of a highly dubious nature, surely only the most spaced-out hippies could have taken the lyrics seriously. Nevertheless, it became a popular theme: one world, united in dreamy love, not having to contend with the usual troublesome preoccupations of  life such as food production and social governance and, more particularly, national boundaries and conflicting ideologies or religion. Bob Marley took up a similar theme, with "One World" - "Let's get together and feel alright!" - and many a joint was rolled and enjoyed in celebration of the Utopian brotherhood to come, only when, of course, those tedious politicians, warmongers, and insufficiently progressive types stood aside and let it all just happen.
 
Whereas John Lennon dismissed religion entirely, Bob Marley was a casual adherent of Rastafarianism, but it was Lennon's vision of atheistic bliss which mostly struck a chord with Western youth, for whom Rastafarianism was rather too Old-Testament and obscure, especially as viewed behind a cloud of marijuana smoke. Better no religion at all - as John Lennon implied, make it easy for yourselves, ditcStoned Marleyh it all.

"Imagine" hardly warrants analysis, as the world depicted is so blatantly at odds with human nature and history. How could we possibly be expected to want to imagine a world with apparently no decision-makers in which we somehow all agree? What was to become of recalcitrants, such as stubborn believers in their religion or their national boundaries, in this utopia? Was John Lennon really imagining some kind of international Communism, without the gulags? What on earth was he thinking about?


The hippies, of course, have for some decades now been the teachers of our children, and the theme of Utopian dreaming has become embedded in the curriculum. Children are encouraged to imagine "the Other", to imagine themselves, sympathetically, as in the position of Aborigines, refugees, Oriental peoples, and other "marginalized" groups, generally those of a romantically exotic nature rather than, say, local war veterans. Along with this imagining, they are taught to "problem-solve", with the assumption that all problems can indeed be solved,  to think in groups and achieve "consensus", to believe in the power of "pacifist" thought and action, and that "nothing is impossible" if one is "positive" and sees no limits to the possibilities to be achieved, if only they are imagined and desired.

This is both unrealistic and unfair. There is too much missing in this type of education. One important missing element is a perception of themselves, our children, being ever at risk. With all the sympathy extended to special minorities, of which Muslims are becoming increasingly featured as important and particularly deserving of consideration, with "racism", "xenophobia" and "bigotry" having been long established as the most dire of all sins and the terms used to quieten honest debate, with any departure from "multicultural harmony" blamed on the beleaguered Caucasian population, how would any children - or their parents, mostly complicit in an ideologically compulsory adherence to John Lennon's absurd type of fantasy - begin to imagine that reality is not as it seems?

What if, for example, the refugees and "marginalized" immigrant groups don't like each other? What if they are historical enemies and have a deep hatred or mistrust for each other? Imagine that! What if they don't like us, the people of the "host" community? Imagine that!

What if any of them - Muslims, for example - share our idea of one world harmony? Phew, thank goodness, that's more like it.

But wait! What if their idea of one-world harmony amounts to domination of us by them and their religious ideology? What if we have to be eliminated, or subjected to oppression, taxed and humiliated if we are "allowed" to remain alive in the country we were born in?

Imagine if the "brotherhood of man" is the Muslim brotherhood
Kuwaiti Professor Abdallah Nafisi fantasizes about a Biological Attack at the White House and Prays for the Bombing of a Nuclear Plant on Lake Michigan
Al-Jazeera TV (Qatar) - February 2, 2009 - 00:09:05


Imagine if they don't share our affection for the things we are used to, and want to blow them up? If their social and economic systems which over-ride ours, and their belief in their right to loot from the people they vanquish, mean that indeed, we have "no possessions"?

Imagine if we have to "share the world" according to an ideology which condones, indeed prescribes, race-based slavery, with whatever "share" the slaves get being a lot more of the work and very little of the food?

Imagine if we "live for today" because we have lost hope for tomorrow? If there is "nothing to kill or die for" because our fondest values are abolished and our vigour gone?

Imagine if the "brotherhood of man" is the Muslim brotherhood, the Ikhwan, the "brotherhood" of an intolerant political and religious cult which  makes decisions about our lives and fate up to and including the time when they fall into murderous infighting?

Imagine there is "no Heaven" because your religion is forcibly wiped from the face of the earth, its concept of Heaven banished and replaced with a "paradise" no decent person would want to enter, a kind of brothel for unsavoury characters? But while hell is still with us - John neglected to imagine hell away - hell is still there, still horrible, but not for dreadful sinners, no; instead for anyone who is an "unbeliever" of a distasteful "god" called Allah and his prophet-of-no-prophesies, Mohammad.
 
 
Just one world
I hope someday you'll join us  - And the world will be as one 
 
Imagine if there is "no" religion, because the only "religion" which is permitted is an ideology pretending to be a religion but having no qualities which to your mind constitute a religion, instead only a mishmash of contradictions, logical fallacies, threats and cruel judgments?

Imagine tiny children being taught to hate, to develop a hatred so profound, so intense, reaching out into all the corners of the world, for people who have been born of different races and religions and who pose no danger to them?

Imagine hundreds, thousands, of people with the same supremacist ideology of Hitler being given the power to educate the children of people who don't like you, and worse, your own children? If you recoil from the hatred and lies your children are taught at school but have no power to prevent it?Taught to hate

Imagine long-gone punishments like amputation, stoning and beheading becoming part of everyday life for what we would call indiscretions, or for no reason we can see at all?  

Imagine "all the people" in a world without borders; unlimited immigration of people who despise us and a never-ending "baby boom" creating ecological havoc and economic backwardness?

And imagine all these people "living in peace", the "peace" of conquest, of denial of individuality and human rights (indeed, evaporation of the very concepts), the "peace" which occurs when dictators have their way and the people are subdued. And, lastly, a "one world" where tyranny is so absolute that the idea of a "free world" accepting persecuted refugees or dispensing disaster relief is gone, and the only global governing  entity in existence reminiscent of "United Nations" status enforces that global tyranny?  

You may say I am a downer.
But I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us -

...and that the free world will wake up to the dangers facing us because of foolish dreams we have not been able to shake off, because of an ill-conceived view that we have  a right to be naive, our belief that the "progress" we take pride in as our own cultural triumph will yield only beneficial results, our belief that "pacifism" will soften the hearts of antagonistic people, our denial of the very existence of hatred and evil: because despite all our freedom, our collective imagination is not serving us well. It embraces the yin but not the yang; it is unbalanced; it is worse than useless, a slave of political correctness.

I am not saying we should terrify our children. And of course we have a right to enjoy dreams and hopes and work towards them. But we need to use our imagination to prevent catastrophe and to prepare for trouble even as we try to make the world a better place. Mostly, we need to be aware that we are not the only people with the power to imagine utopia. It is just that, unfortunately, in line with the enduring story of mankind, some other people's keenly-sought utopia just happens to incorporate a nightmare for the rest of us.

All you need to ever know
 The Koran, a book so precious to Muslims that for many it is the only book they ever read

And they didn't even have to go to the trouble of imagining it. It is the prescribed utopia of their "holy" book, the Koran, a book so precious to Muslims that for many it is the only book they ever read: now that is truly unimaginable.
Last Updated on Thursday, 12 March 2009 05:08  

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Lest We Forget the Battle of Tours

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History - Violent Jihad

Australians celebrate and revere Anzac Day on April 25th each year in remembrance of our brave soldiers who fought in two great world wars to secure our freedom. Every Australian identifies with the slogan “lest we forget” and in services held around the country people reflect on the battles and men who died to secure our freedom. Yet across the world in France, there is one remarkable battle which helped form the Europe we know today and allowed the development of civilization based on Judeo Christian principles. This one famous battle has become known as the battle of Tours and effectively stopped the Muslim advance into Europe. After the death of Mohammed in 632AD, Muslim armies exploded out of the Arabian peninsula to conquer much of the Middle East, expanding across north Africa. From there they crossed into Spain in 711AD and eventually controlled much of al-Andalus by 715AD. It was the victory at Tours by Charles Martel that stemmed the tide and eventually the Muslim marauders were expelled from Spain in 1492 when the last outpost at Granada fell to King Ferdinand of Spain. 

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Shivaji’s Coronation Laudatory Landmark

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History - Infidels' Resistance

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was born, lived, fought and won battles against religious and social oppression in the 17th century Bharat or India. He was a shining star in the Indian firmament and is renowned as a champion of the downtrodden and depressed masses. He was and continues to be an icon for the classes and masses alike and is seen as a rallying point for peasants oppressed by foreign rulers, Pathans and Moghuls alike. Sexually exploited women found in Shivaji Raje a protector, a benefactor and flocked to his Hindavi Swaraj to find solace and feel liberated under his saffron flag. 

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Ransomer of Captives from the Muslims

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History - Tolerance Myths

Perhaps some readers might be interested to know that January 28 is considered a feast day among Catholics – actually 2 feast days are celebrated on the same day – one is of ST Thomas Aquinas, the great medieval theologian and philosopher who adapted Aristotle to the western Judeo-Christian worldview. . It is also the feast day of a lesser known person – St Peter Nolasco, the great ransomer of captives from the Muslims.

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Islamic Pirates

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History - Violent Jihad

Barbary Corsair
Somalian Islamic Pirates & Lessons from History
 
The dramatic rescue of the American cargo-ship captain Richard Phillips from the hands of Somalian Islamic pirates by the U.S. Navy—killing three pirates, holding him hostage at gun-point, through precision-targeting—warrants a review of the U.S. struggle with piracy and hostage-taking in North Africa, which ended two centuries ago.

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The Battle of Broken Hill

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The First Islamic Terrorist Attack on Australian Soil
 
On January 1, 1915 two Broken Hill men, both former camel drivers, armed themselves with rifles, an homemade flag bearing Islamic insignia and a large supply of ammunition and launched a surprise attack on the Picnic Train about 3 kilometres outside Broken Hill.

The train carried about 1200 Broken Hill residents to Silverton where a picnic to celebrate the new year was to take place.

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Jihad Galore

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History - Tolerance Myths

Jihad Galore and the Toledo Whore

Battle of Higueruela

Alhambra - GazelleHow often in conversation with a Muslim, do they quote Spain as the crowning achievement of Islam, where Muslims, Jews and Christians lived in harmony for about 800 years?

And when you mention the killings and massacres, you are told that the Spanish Inquisition was much worse.
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Yet in 1066AD, in a single day, muslims murdered over 4,000 Jews because Vizier Joseph ibn Naghrela had risen to a position greater than them, and of course, this upset the Muslim sensitivities. [2]

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Arabs Hated The Quran

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History - Stolen Heritage

 
How the Arabs Hated The Quran
 
Old Quran

Wh y are you a Muslim?
Musli ms in general love to hear the above question because it has a simple and readymade answer in their minds besides it gives them the opp or t u nity to propagate their religion and talk proudly about Islam.

 

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Lepanto Anniversary

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History - Imperialism

Decisive Victory for the West

At this time of year, it is timely to remember one of the greatest victories of the west against the Islamic world. On the 7th October in 1571, Don Juan and the Holy League, led by Admiral Doria, defeated the larger Ottoman fleet in the Battle of Lepanto, saving Europe from the Turks and militant Islam. The Holy League was a coalition of different armies - of the Republic of Venice, the Papacy (under Pope Pius V), Spain (including Naples, Sicily and Sardinia), the Republic of Genoa, the Duchy of Savoy, the Knights Hospitaller and some others.

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Muslim Jerusalem

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History - Stolen Heritage

Jerusalem - Coat of ArmsWhy do Muslims insist that Jerusalem is their Holy City?
When Mohamed and his faithful followers moved from Mecca to Medina, they found themselves among three Jewish tribes/clans (BANU-L-NADIR, BANU KAINUKA and BANU KURAIZA)  which settled there some time after their expulsion from their homeland and also living there were  two Arab, pagan tribes.

Mohammed, who at this stage needed more followers, decided to win those tribes over and convert them to his newly invented religion.

Islam was yet not as fully developed as we know it today, and Mohammed was still having his sessions with Allah (the Medina period revelations).

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Killing of Banu Quraiza

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History - Imperialism

Did Prophet Muhammad order Killing Surrendered Jews of Banu Quraiza and Khaybar?  A historical Analysis

In the post 9/11 era of this modern-world, Islamists around the globe are busy with ‘damage control utopia’ in order to correct the image of religion Islam. We all know that the nucleus of Islam are: Quran, Hadiths (Sunnah) supported by Islamic histories and biographies recorded by various famous Islamic scholars and historians.

What Mecca?

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History - Early History

A great tragedy of the Islamic control of our universities and political correctness plus the fear of extreme violence if anyone dares question the roots and claims of Islam is ...that nobody dares question the roots and claims of Islam!!!  I want to stimulate interest and offer this summary of information on Mecca from (LINK) which discusses some problems with Muslim claims in a comparison of evidence supporting Islam/Christianity. 

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Yahweh or Hubal

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FlagThere is a very strongly entrenched view among majority of Westerners today that the three main monotheistic religions Judaism, Christianity and Islam share one common God and therefore despite the obvious differences, the core foundation of these three religions is the same. 

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