Note by Fazal Rahman
Excellent article by Professor James Petras, factual, logical, wise, and pessimistic about the sinister reality in the headquarters of the Devil’s Hell that this planet has been transformed into by the Homo dollarus of capitalism and imperialism. In spite of my efforts to recover my optimism in the good part of human nature and its potentials, the increasingly sinister reality counteracts these. Although the fears that Professor Petras talks about have been globalized, these have been created and radiated from this Center of the Devil’s Hell, the US of A. I am aware that there are many insightful and knowledgeable individuals here, who know what is going on and are doing whatever they can to build a movement against it. However, they are like small springs of fresh water, which the immense toxic ocean drowns into itself.
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By Fazal Rahman, Ph.D. April 12, 2018
This is an excellent documentary, produced in the USSR in 1984, which documents some of the sinister capitalist-imperialist propaganda and various other techniques of brain-washing, mind-numbing-and-dumbing, animal and human experimentation, etc., by various institutions of American capitalism and imperialism, both domestically and internationally. Based upon diabolical applications of the discoveries of science and technology, and the research work of huge armies of psychologists and other scientists and technicians, such brain-washing has been globalized and is incomparably more effective in some areas, like advertising and mind-numbing-and-dumbing, than it was in Nazi Germany. It has been going on throughout the history of this country, and has been growing and becoming more effective. The election of a predatory, narcissistic, unstable, racist, and psychopathically militaristic oligarch, Donald Trump, to the presidency of a country that can unleash anthropocidal World War III, is the logical outcome of such mass psychology and culture, which in their turn are ultimately produced by the political economy of extremist imperialism, characteristic of US of A. Such mass psychology and culture can provide a fertile soil for the growth of fascism, under the right conditions. Continue reading
Posted in American Society
Tagged advertisement, brain-washing, capitalism, dehumanization, Donald Trump, false consciousness, Fascism, human nature, mass psychology, mind-dumbing, mind-numbing, US imperialism, USSR
Fazal Rahman, Ph.D. November 8, 2017
In the following 2012 article, “Let’s Spread the Word: Wetiko” , the author Paul Levy discusses a psycho-spiritual disease of the soul that has been wreaking havoc throughout human history that Native Americans call wetiko. During 2013, he also wrote the following book on the same subject (1). It was received very favorably by thoughtful and critically thinking readers, who were searching for the causes of dehumanization and inhumanization in the modern societies. Such books and writings are very rare, indeed, as vast majorities of billions of wetikos (people inflicted with wetiko, including authors and researchers), are totally unaware of being inflicted with this most devastating disease of the Human Soul and Human Spirit, and, instead, consider themselves to be most developed forms of human nature, while, in reality, they have become the most deformed and mutilated forms of human nature. The erosion of Human Soul in modern societies, starting with those in the West, is very real and is also becoming universal, spreading like wildfire everywhere, including the East. Continue reading
Posted in Human Nature
Tagged Alnoor Ladha, capitalism, dehumanization, Diseases of human soul, imperialism, inhhumanization, Jack D. Forbes, Martin Kirk, Native Americans, Paul Levy, wetiko
Mental illness is widespread in the US
The following articles show that 20 percent adults (1 in 5) and 20 percent children (1 in 5) in the US suffer from mental illness. These estimates are based on people who have sought treatment from the mental health establishment. However, there are countless others who also have mental illnesses, but have not sought such treatment. Hence, the actual percentage must be much higher. As indicated in one of the articles below, it is also rising in the college students. Moreover, most of those who are considered to be “normal”, within the norms of this sick society, are, in fact, even more mentally ill- like most political, government, and corporate leaders, and countless millions of their subordinates and celebrity worshipers- than those who are diagnosed as such. Unsurprisingly, the incidence of mental illness is higher among the homeless and prisoners.
Even though there are no studies to discover the deeper social causes of such high rates of mental illness in this country, it is certain that these are ultimately related to the political economy of capitalism and imperialism, and the culture and mass psychology, which originate from that. Deep down, it is the extreme forms of capitalism and imperialism, as well as racism that results from them, which are making vast numbers of people mentally ill in the US. Continue reading