Tag Archives: US imperialism

American provocations and threats against North Korea: The danger of thermo-nuclear war is real

By Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.

After the missile attack on a Syrian airbase, on the basis of phony and fake pretexts, masked with arrogant imperialist self-confidence, and repeated and reproduced in clone-like manner, by all the major media, politicians, government officials, and countless millions of ordinary people, not only in the US, but in other NATO countries, as well as in their Third World clients, the US is now undertaking extremely provocative and war-mongering actions against North Korea, which has nuclear weapons and has threatened to use them if subjected to aggression by the Americans or South Koreans.  Unlike the other victims of relatively recent US military  invasions, aggression, or intimidation, like Afghanistan, Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya, and Iran, North Korea has nuclear weapons and their delivery systems, and can wreak havoc on the aggressors and their accomplices, if cornered and pushed too far.  Nuclear weapons were introduced into South Korea by the US in the 1950s.  Thousands of them were deployed there.  North Korean development of nuclear weapons technology was undoubtedly in reaction that.  These are supposed to have been withdrawn in 1991.  Even if that is the case, US does not really need them there, as it has the ability to target any area of the world from multiple sources and locations.  Also, these can be redeployed and reassembled in South Korea rapidly.  Their storage facilities there have been preserved.   Moreover, the planned installation of the THAAD missile system (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) in South Korea poses a great new danger to the security of North Korea, China, and Russia.  North Korea has repeatedly stated its willingness for real, mutual, and equitable denuclearization.  However, the US and South Korea insist on imposing a unilateral denuclearization, one-sidedly, only on North Korea, a most unfair, unacceptable, and arrogant imperialist demand (1). Continue reading

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Biosocial and epigenetic relativity of human nature: Relative to political economy, technology, and culture.

By Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.

Written 1982.     Posted on September 7, 2015

Epigenetics and epigenetic evolution stand in relation to conventional genetics and Darwinian evolution, as Einsteinian physics stands in relation to Newtonian physics. Fazal Rahman

It is a question of the Third World starting a new history of Man, a history which will have regard to the sometimes prodigious theses which Europe has put forward, but which will also not forget Europe’s crimes, of which the most horrible was committed in the heart of man, and consisted of the pathological tearing apart of his functions and the crumbling away of his unity.”
Frantz Fanon

The Wretched of the Earth, (Fanon, 1963, p. 315).

We all live under the constant threat of our own annihilation. Only by the most outrageous violation of ourselves have we achieved our capacity to live in relative adjustment to a civilization apparently driven to its own destruction.
R. D. Laing

The Politics of Experience/The Bird of Paradise (R.D. Laing, 1967)

Abstract

This and an earlier paper (Rahman 1980) have ventured into the terra incognita and focused on the effects of social environment on the epigenetic and biosocial regulation of human nature.  Undoubtedly, there are also the effects of natural and physical environment on such regulation, which are also important to investigate.  Various research studies with other forms of life, cited in the Review of Literature in these papers, reveal how changes in the internal and external physical environmental factors cause corresponding epigenetic and gene regulatory changes in various organisms.

A dialectical theory is developed in these papers on the dialectical and relative nature and regulation of human nature, in relation to and in interactions with the politico-economic, mass psychological, and cultural systems and processes of the social environment.  The main focus is on the totally un-researched and unknown areas and effects of such regulation on the epigenetic and gene regulatory dimensions. Some recent research findings which clearly demonstrate that domestication forces and pressures and directional selection (analogous to changes in the politico-economic and cultural forces and pressures in humans) bring about tangible and heritable gene regulatory changes in some animals are reviewed and correlated with the hypotheses and discoveries of our theoretical research. It is concluded that the imperialist capitalism-science and technology-culture complex, especially in its extremist forms and advanced stages, like those of the US, gives rise to extreme imbalances in the differential socio-genetic regulation of human nature.

Destruction of the ecology of nature is dialectically related to the destruction of the ecology of human nature, both being the historical products of the co-evolution of capitalism and technology. Continue reading

Normalization of relations between Cuba and USA: the beginning of the end of 1959 Cuban Socialist Revolution

By Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.                    January 19, 2015

After surviving more than 56 years of all types of aggressive efforts by US imperialism to destroy the 1959 Cuban Socialist Revolution (CSR)-including the infamous 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion; numerous attempts to assassinate its leader, Fidel Castro; huge economic damages caused by economic embargo, sanctions, and other measures; constant CIA operations and creation and support of the so-called dissident counter-revolutionary groups inside Cuba etc.-taking advantage of the current conditions of extreme difficulties, faced by the small Third World nation of Cuba, as result of the grand betrayal of communism and socialism by the socialist giants of former USSR and China, as well as by former socialist East European countries-with which it had overwhelming parts of economic, trade, military, political and other relations-the US imperialist government has initiated actions to destroy the remnants of CSR by a new powerful maneuver: establishment of diplomatic relations and embassies, as a first step towards the subversion of CSR, as well as the following related objectives: Continue reading

Columbus Day Promotes Genocide

By Francis A. Boyle
 
 
In this brief legal document, truly honorable Professor Francis A. Boyle has described part of the history of  genocidal and other crimes against humanity by the US imperialism.  Such honesty and clarity of thought and spirit is extremely rare to find. Continue reading

Pakistan in October 2012: A nation hallucinated with the bait of Malala Yousufzai’s shooting

Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.               October 18, 2012

 

 

Introduction

Pakistanis are being flooded with “news”, “information”, articles, commentaries, blogs, and various forms of propaganda about the shooting of a 15 years old young woman from Swat, Malala Yousufzai (previously she was said to be 14 years old, but some more recent information indicates that she is 15).  It has been alleged that she was shot on the orders of Tehrik-e-Taliban of Pakistan (TTP).  So, why write another article, knowing that it would probably be wasted in the flood of propaganda, disinformation, lies, half-truths, and all types of subjective and emotional diarrhea, in which the rationality and intelligence of people, especially of the Pakistanis, are being drowned, turning them into partners and tools of the powers that are doing all that for their sinister plots and objectives, described below?  The answer is that the author is committed to doing what is necessary, regardless of the results or consequences. Continue reading

Imperialism and the historical context of the developing 2011 Egyptian Bourgeois Democratic Revolution

Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.     

Completed on February 11, 2011, posted on Dandelion Salad and other sites

Summary

The 1952 Bourgeois Democratic Revolution was launched by the Free Officers Movement of the armed forces against the corrupt and repressive monarchy of King Farouk, under whom Egypt had become the most important lever of control and domination of the Middle East by Western imperialism in general and US imperialism in particular, as well as Zionism.  The success of that revolution ended the century and a half of Mohammad Ali Dynasty rule and resulted in the establishment of a republic in 1953. Leader of that revolution, Gamal Abdel Nasser, attempted to steer it towards a non-capitalist and independent path of development; independence from the imperialist and Zionist expansion, domination, and control; transformation of property and class relation and redistribution of wealth for the benefit of the masses of impoverished people; agrarian reforms for benefit of landless and poor peasants; and leadership and unity of the Arab nations.  He was also one of the founders of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), along with Josip Broz Tito of Yugoslavia, Ahmed Sukarno of Indonesia, and Jawaharlal Nehru of India.  Under his leadership, Egypt had developed great international prestige and respect as well as a truly independent foreign policy.  However after his death in 1970, his successors reversed all his major policies, objectives, and accomplishments; stopped the further development of Revolution; and put it in the reverse gear.  Continue reading