Islam is frightened of Globalization,
and America represents Globalization.
USA has been pushing globalization
for years, even though they know it
means lowering the standards of living
As should be done, USA uses too many
resources for its size, Out sourcing
means moving jobs from USA to cheaper
countries. Globalization is a rebalancing
of wealth based on best interests for
Capitalism is forcing USA to share the
power and wealth, thru globalism.
Part of this new paradigm:
Social change usually evolves from a
movement, fueled by "NEWS".
In the 1800's a series of photos by
Reis I think, spurred the development
of zoning laws, and child's rights
legislation, was the power of his
photos of the slums and conditions.
And the book about Chicago's slaughter
houses created some of the first laws for
animal rights, and food safety regulations.
The global world population has seen this
in many forms, and have established some
minimal human rights.
The decisions on these rights were spontaneous
and almost world wide.
One is the right to communicate, and the ownership
or right of "the right to know".
In the case of Iran's shutting off parts of the Internet
the world has said NO. They have a "right to Know."
And the world has been countering Iran's effects at
This is a new paradigm.
All people's "right to know".
And the citizens of the WORLD, are ready and
taking on the Iranian Intelligence apparatus.
Not governments, not armies, not politicians
or capitalists globalization.
We the PEOPLE of the World have said
to Iran's attempt to cut its people off
FROM THE INTERNET.
Use of the Internet has become a global
human right, the right to communicate,
And the people of the world have agreeded
to censorship of the Terrorist. Shutting down their
Social Change will come much sooner than it
did in the past, the Internet has expanded the effort
and speed of these social changes.
The Internet maybe the awakening of a Global
And the ability to enforce its will.
But back to the fundamentalists Islam fears.
They see the globalization from different eyes.
They see Satan coming.
Globalization has expanded sexualization
of the worlds cultures.
Some of the fundementalist keep their womans
entire body covered except for the eyes.
For them an ankle can produce an erection.
Now dump porno movies on that culture.
In some of those cultures the act of rape,
is blamed on the female.
The underlying thought is that men can't control themselves
upon even seeing a sexy/semi-exposed female.
And globalization is exposing those cultures
to porn and other upsetting paradigms.
The coming globalization scares hell out of them.
And USA and the world has it on railroad
cars coming as fast as hell.
Terrorism is a very big cultural knee jerk reaction
to globalization. A feeling their culture is at risk.
They fear the total collapse of their culture.
The men are not comfortable looking at that
For a culture where an arm can be something
erotic, its a huge shock to get porno by the boat load.
Most Muslems have taken this in stride.
And realize men can constrain themselves.
But the fundementalist are frightened
for their culture.
Of course its not exactly like that
or even sex maybe, but it gives you a
idea of how they feel about globalization,
or at least parts of it.
And its not just porn, its the whole
package, that comes with globalization.G.
Thomas P.M. Barnett on April 16, 2009
The demand here is for identity retention amidst globalization's churning advance and destabilizing embrace of traditional societies. You have to meet that demand for the connectivity ultimately to stabilize.
Yes, it's good these reformists seek to conserve Islam. The blame-the-West stuff will always be there, especially if we keep the fights close-in rather than just lie back and let the extremists bring it to us, but since the crisis is within Islam and especially within the Arab world and its culture, it's better to keep the violence where it belongs, forcing the change that must happen. Suffering the increased radicalization is worth it, because it focuses the locals' sense of what the true alternatives are. Absent that pain, the Middle East would keep on being the Middle East forever.
And that simply won't work in this world.
No culture has survived intact with
contact with a more advanced/powerful
culture, American Indians, Indians in
S. America, all succumbed to capitalism.
In Aftica the colonys were required to
pay taxes. That was a big impact on
In Africa taxation changed the family
structure, where a large family was
an asset in hunter gather cultures,
to a large family becoming a liability
as an taxable entity.
The focus changed from hunter gather
to earning money to pay taxes, and
buy food. They had to stop hunting gathering
to pay taxes on land they owned or loose
Islam's fundementalist knee jerk
reaction to globalization is to fight
back, with jahid.
Once most clutures see the
contact with globalization doesn't
mean the dissolution of their culture
they make the adjustment.
Globalization brings a humanizing
effect also, world pressure on
dictatorships to change.
And basic human rights for
BACKGROUND: MUST VIEW:
series 7 and 13