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The focus of this site is on research, education, and dissemination of information on imperialism, in its contemporary forms, which is the greatest problem and danger mankind and human nature have faced in their entire history on this planet.

Almost all the groups and web sites on imperialism, in the US, the West, Russia, and other countries, mostly post empirical articles that include above-the-surface facts, appearances, and symptoms, without going deeper into their essences and law-based regularities, which can only be done by making the transition from the empirical facts to their theoretical bases.  Moreover, the mass psychology of academics, students, authors, and readers is conditioned by various varieties of positivism, which further mutilates their outputs and assimilations.  Knowledge and use of dialectical logic or thinking, which are essential for comprehending the developmental dynamics of various phenomena and events, are very rare, indeed.  Among other things, the creator of this site has been focused on the further development of theories on imperialism, incorporating new developments of reality and its knowledge and information into them.

The nature and effects of imperialism are multidimensional and very complex.  And yet, in spite of the crucial importance of imperialism in all human affairs, as well as in the areas of humans-nature relationships, overwhelming majority of mankind, both in the imperialist centers and their Third World peripheries, is shockingly ignorant of even the simple and elementary concepts and facts in this regard.  Currently, there are no institutions for research, study, information, or knowledge of imperialism in the entire world, and students are graduating, with advanced degrees, from the so-called institutions of higher learning, totally ignorant of this greatest problem of contemporary international and national reality, as no authentic courses on it are being offered at them.  If the subject of imperialism is included in some courses, it is  distorted and subjectivitized by academics, whose mass psychology is, by and large, conditioned under capitalism and imperialism.  This is not only true of the imperialist centers, but also of their victims, the various Third World countries, which are mesmerized by the glitter of “development” and “technology” of the former, and the educational institutions and models that have produced them, and are in a frenzy to imitate them blindly, to catch up.

Previous historical forms of imperialism existed under relatively much less developed forms of capitalism or other social systems.  Current forms of imperialism are, both qualitatively and quantitatively, different, from the previous forms, as these operate under highly developed forms of capitalism and technocracy.  However, all these forms of imperialism share the same basic essence: domination and exploitation of the natural and human resources of the weaker and less developed nations by the relatively more powerful and industrially more developed countries, through which the latter enrich and empower themselves even more, on the expense of the former, as long as such predatory relations are allowed to continue.

Almost all the major politico-economic, military, cultural, mass psychological, social, ecological, and human nature problems have been created, accumulated, and developed by centuries of the most sinister developing combination and association of capitalism and technocracy, which have mutually reinforced and empowered each other into the contemporary forms of imperialism that have already inflicted great damages on all the life supporting systems of the planet; ecology of nature and of human nature; lives and livelihoods of billions of people throughout the world, through warfare, invasions, colonialism, and neocolonialism-most recently, in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Libya, and Syria; and on democracy itself.  These forces are now threatening the very survival of mankind, as well as most other forms of life, on this planet, by pushing towards the Third World War. This is no exaggeration and all the concrete facts and events are leading in that direction.  This is undoubtedly the most dangerous period in all human history.  Unless mankind in general, and part of it in the imperialist centers, in particular, wakes up in time from its routine somnambulism, and stops this sinister rush to the abyss, it is doomed to end up there.  The first step in the wake up process would be the cognition of imperialism, in all its complexity.

Dehumanization and inhumanization, under capitalism and imperialism, happen automatically, on mass psychological, cultural, epigenetic, and biosocial levels,  across classes, races, genders, political orientations, and religions.  Their types and degrees are variable.  However, almost everyone is affected to some degree.

Rehumanization and dealienation and dereification of humans and their nature will only become possible under real socialism (Marxist socialism, and not the various phony versions being peddled in the West, as “socialism”).  Even under real socialism, such rehumanization, dealienation, and dereification will be a progressively gradual and intergenerational process, after millennia of dehumanization, inhumanization, alienation and reification, under various class divided politico-economic systems.

Accurate comprehension of one’s own human nature and what might be happening to it, as well as their causes and effects, is one of the most difficult and complex tasks, and very rare.  To somewhat lesser extent, that is also true of accurate comprehension of the human nature of others in one’s own society or other societies.  However, it is possible to make the transition, from the interrelated empirical facts and observations of history; political economy; mass psychology; culture; international relations and events; policies and actions of war and peace, justice and injustice, equality and inequality; and the general character structures in the given populations and their leaders, to their essences, where they originate and are constantly reproduced, with regularity.  As stated above, it is one of the most difficult and complex tasks, which only extremely rare minds can accomplish accurately, discovering various laws that govern these processes and phenomena.

In relation to academia in the Western and other capitalist countries, one can hardly overemphasize the sheeple nature of overwhelming majority of the pet academics, who are, to variable degrees, financial beneficiaries of and enslaved to the politico-economic powers of capitalism and imperialism. They are, overtly or covertly, apologists or advocates of capitalism and imperialism. Relatively few, who dissent from the mainstream and proclaim themselves to be socialists or even Marxists, end up doing more harm than good to the theories and knowledge of Marxism, Leninism, Socialism, Communism, and Revolution, by phony and distorted “creativity”, eclecticism, psychologism, academic prestige-mongering, and excessive subjectivism. Unfortunately, overwhelming majority of students, lacking any knowledge, information, or critical research of their own, are easily mislead and brainwashed by the above-mentioned types of academics. Authentic, real, and dedicated socialist and Marxist academics are very rare in the academia, as, with very few exceptions, ones who get there somehow and maintain their integrity, get tossed out, on one phony pretext or the other. Also, the current generation of students, with relatively few exceptions, is, more than anything else, career-and-money-oriented. They look up to the successful academics or other successful professionals, within the system, and hope to become like them. Real political, philosophical, and spiritual truths and integrity are of no or secondary or phony importance to them. They have no passions or ambitions for their discovery or for identifications of the real nature and causes of innumerable evils, injustices, inequalities, and monstrosities of their system or society. Almost all their intellectual and other energies are devoted to career-building and money-making, within the system. They have even turned the so-called social media, like Facebook and Twitter, into time-wasting exchanges of pictures, shallow and meaningless tweets, and tiny little chirps about huge and complex social, political, economic, and international problems, which only consist of knowledgeless and informationless individual opinions or feelings. Such mass psychology of the current generation of students is very different than that of the students of 1960s, who were not only seeking such truths, but organizing into large movements and taking actions for changing the system and society, instead of fitting into those.

I am fully aware that Homo dollarus has been most effectively immunized against all true and profound analyses, writings, truths, justice, real higher human qualities and values, and real and true meanings of interrelated facts and events.  Homo dollarus is addicted and dedicated to slavery to the capital and capitalists, worship of things, money, and the power based upon these, as well as to shallowness, superfluity, and various types of hedonism.  Anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist, leftist, socialist, and Marxist analyses, ideas, and words trigger immediate negative Pavlovian reactions in it. However, I am dedicated to doing what is necessary, regardless of the results.  That is why I continue to write within this sinister social, cultural, and mass psychological reality.

Articles with the following links illustrate the essence, new theories, and purposes of this site:

https://imperialismandthethirdworld.wordpress.com/2015/09/07/biosocial-and-epigenetic-relativity-of-human-nature-relative-to-political-economy-technology-and-culture-by-fazal-rahman-phd/

https://imperialismandthethirdworld.wordpress.com/2015/03/29/multidimensional-and-complex-nature-and-effects-of-imperialism-on-democracy-society-nature-and-human-nature-updated-by-fazal-rahman-phd/

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6 responses to “About

  1. The Second Oscar – Mandela March in New York City 2015

    We will be having our 2nd Oscar – Mandela Protest March on Monday, June 22, 2015. We will start marching peacefully at 9 AM from Hunter College on East 68th Street and Lexington Avenue, to East 43rd Street and Lexington Avenue. We will then go East (turning left) to end up at the Ralph Bunche Park on First Avenue (across from the United Nations).

    We will be at the park until 5 PM. We will be giving out flyers and talking to people about who Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera is. We will also be educating the public about Puerto Rico’s colonial relationship with the government of the United States (US).

    Most people don’t know that every year, usually on the Monday after Fathers’ Day, the United Nations holds its hearing about the decolonization of Puerto Rico. The petitioners will usually join our protest after this meeting.

    The UN determined in 1960 that colonialism is a crime against humanity. Since then, the UN has issued 33 resolutions asking for the US government to immediately decolonize Puerto Rico. The US government has ignored these resolutions. What kind of democracy is that?

    The US government tries to keep these hearings a secret. What we are trying to do is to get them out of the closet. The UN is in its 3rd decade trying to make the world colony-free. Please help us!

    Most people also don’t know that the United States government takes out 14 times more money than what it invests in Puerto Rico. But, that is what colonies are for!

    This savage exploitation impedes Puerto Rico’s ability to provide opportunities for Puerto Ricans in Puerto Rico. That is why there are now more Puerto Ricans living away from Puerto Rico than in their homeland.

    Oscar López Rivera has been incarcerated for 34 years for his struggle to decolonize Puerto Rico. Since colonialism is an international crime, international law gives Oscar the right to use whatever means necessary to decolonize his homeland. Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 27 years for doing the same thing as Oscar. This is why we say, Oscar López Rivera is our Nelson Mandela!

    United Partners for Puerto Rico Decolonization invites the public to be part of the tsunami of people that will be necessary to make the US government comply with the UN resolutions. These annual protests in Puerto Rico and at the UN are absolutely necessary, because, those who maintain colonies, don’t believe in justice for all!

    José M López Sierra
    787-429-1981
    http://www.TodosUnidosDescolonizarPR.blogspot.com

    • The time is getting closer for Puerto Rico’s liberation. The US allied political parties and leaders have created a severe economic crisis there and are imposing new taxes, austerity measures, and large cuts in public spending and higher education. I just read that there were large demonstrations there against these. It is very important for the decolonization organization to link up with those causes and demonstrations. I hope you are already doing that.

      Fazal Rahman

  2. Why does Puerto Rico have a higher voter turnout than USA?

    Puerto Ricans have a voter turnout of about 80%. The United States (US) citizens have a voter turnout of about 50%. What accounts for this 30 % disparity? Could it be that Puerto Rican believe in democracy more than US mainland citizens?

    Puerto Rico is a colony of the United States since 1898. Since that time, Puerto Ricans who have wanted to decolonize their country have been either assassinated or imprisoned. Many Puerto Ricans are terrified of independence for Puerto Rico as a result of 116 years of repression.

    Since colonialism is always for exploitation, there are no opportunities in Puerto Rico for Puerto Ricans. That is why there are now more Puerto Ricans out, than in Puerto Rico. Therefore, Puerto Ricans are desperate to find a political solution to our eternal colonialism!

    Most Puerto Ricans believe that decolonization can be achieved through the electoral process. But the electoral process is ultimately under the control of the government of the United States. Since the US government has ignored 33 United Nations resolutions asking it to immediately decolonize Puerto Rico, and it has maintained incarcerated Puerto Rico political prisoner Oscar López Rivera for 33 years despite worldwide support to free him, there should be no doubt that the US government will never allow decolonization via the electoral process. If it were possible to do it that way, we would not have it!

    The better way to decolonize is for that 80% of the Puerto Rico voter turnout to instead protest in the streets to demand our inalienable right to self-determination and independence, and insist that the UN do the decolonization in conformity to international law. After all, colonialism is within the jurisdiction of international law and never under national law. That is why it is a crime against humanity to have a colony under international law, but not so under US law.

    José M López Sierra
    http://www.TodosUnidosDescolonizarPR.blogspot.com

  3. Dear Partner,

    Since the United Nations determined in 1960 that colonialism is a crime against humanity, there is no longer a need for plebiscites. The solution is to give Puerto Rico her sovereignty.

    But being the United States government does not want to, it continues to advocate the use of plebiscites to find out what Puerto Ricans want. Even if 100% of Puerto Ricans would want to continue being a US colony, Puerto Rico would still be obligated to accept her sovereignty to then decide what she wants to do.

    The only thing these plebiscites are good for is to divide Puerto Ricans. A Puerto Rican didn’t invade us to make us a colony. When will we understand that we need to unite?

    This is why we must peacefully protest at least 3 times a year until Puerto Rico is decolonized!

    José M López Sierra
    http://www.TodosUnidosDescolonizarPR.blogspot.com

    • Estimado Jose Lopez:

      Thank you for the national liberationist comment. You are absolutely right to insist on the decolonization of Puerto Rico. Among other things, if the Yankees are not kicked out, they will further erode and destroy the native culture, mass psychology, national identity, self-esteem, and language. Yes, it is necessary to organize demonstrations for the liberation of Puerto Rico in the US, as well as in Puerto Rico. However, it will take a lot more to accomplish that great goal. It will require a politico-military organization in Puerto Rico, with competent, dedicated, and passionate leaders and members. Why would any Puerto Rican want to stay within the US?

      In Solidarity,

      Fazal Rahman

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