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Yemen: The clones of US and Western imperialism, the Saudi Arabian led Coalition, are committing similar atrocities, as those of imperialists throughout the world for centuries, with their guidance and weapons.  The whole world is watching and doing nothing.

Note by Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.   4.24.18

Some of the most horrible atrocities are being committed in the poorest country in the Middle East, Yemen, by the richest countries in that region, led by Saudi Arabia, with the support of and weapons, supplied mostly by the US and UK.  Millions of Yemenis have been displaced; their infrastructures, houses, and means of living destroyed, and are facing widespread malnutrition and famine.  It is one of the worst current multi-state terrorisms.  It is happening in front of the whole world, which is doing nothing to stop it.  Only Iran and some of its allies are opposing this assault by the Saudi led coalition, which is intoxicated with its wealth and American and Western weapons of destruction and delivery systems.  However, being bogged down in Syria, where imperialists have created another Hell on Earth, they are unable to do anything effective against it.  Yemen is a Muslim country and the colonialist and neo-colonialist atrocities against it are being committed by Saudi led Muslim coalition.  These are even worse and more brutal than those committed by Israel in Gaza.  Most Muslim countries are either silent or are actively collaborating with the Saudis, prostituted by the Saudi money.  It is one more example of corruption of Islam by modern capitalism and imperialism.  Christianity has been corrupted long time ago.  In the Islamic World, there are contradictory processes and movements at work.  While most Islamic states and governments are being corrupted and prostituted, there is diversity of reactions among the non-state organizations, with many resisting these powerfully, e.g., Taliban and their allies in Afghanistan and Pakistan,  while others collaborating with these, e.g., religious establishments in Saudi Arabia, other Gulf monarchies, and many other Muslim countries. Continue reading

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The American empire: denial, delusion & deception

Note by Fazal Rahman  4.17.2018

In this video, Professor Jerry Kroth, Professor Emeritus (Psychology), Santa Clara University, California, addresses the nature of American Empire, its worldwide operations and tentacles, effects on peoples of rest of the world and on Americans, widespread delusions, lies, and deceptions about the reality of this sinister system and its motives, etc. Continue reading

The Target Is Your Brain 1984 Soviet Documentary

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

The war of US and NATO imperialism in Afghanistan

Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.             October 14, 2017

Sixteen years of war in Afghanistan by US and NATO imperialism is the longest in their history. In spite of their incomparable high tech military and economic superiority, and after gathering the military forces of 50 client countries there, committing diabolical atrocities, and spending close to a trillion dollars, they have essentially lost the war against the poorly equipped Taliban and their allies that have been waging an effective and experienced guerrilla warfare against the invaders and becoming stronger in the process, again demonstrating the accuracy of dialectical theories of guerrilla warfare by Mao Zedong , Vo Nguyen Giap , and Ernesto Che Guevara. Continue reading

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

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