Revelation (Waḥy) and Philosophy

Philosophy is the quicksilver that revelation was sent down from on high to preclude humanity from having to touch, for touch it enough and we will surely become “as mad as a hatter”.

“A coherent philosophical footing” is an oxymoron that is bested only by the term “philosophical faith”. Philosophy is for those who have failed to attain the certainty of faith. And so the solution is to recognize the need for a stability whose only basis can be revealed knowledge concerning the world beyond the ken of human perception.

Arash Najaf-Zadeh (The European New Right – A Shi’a Response: A Radical Critique of Alexander Dugin, E. Michael Jones, and Alain de Benoist, pgs. 60-1)

When The Cyanide Pill Was Finally Bitten Down

The United Kingdom carelessly refused any serious understanding with Wilhelmine Germany. The Teutophobia of the political class was deplorable. It had been building up since the German unification. The Monarchy should have intervened and restrained the out of control anti-German clique.

Europe was humiliated at Versailles by Europeans, and a generation later it was all over.

Germany did surrender but it took with it the British and French empires.

The Flip Side of Being The Most Spoken Language

Has the globalization of the English language been intellectually beneficial for the native White English speakers [Britishers, Americans, Canadians, Australians, and New Zealanders] and other non-English speaking Occidentals?

Or

Has it rendered them susceptible to greater political manipulation?

They understand the world in the English language.

Is this understanding superfluous or deep?

Is it primary or secondary?

Look at it this way.

Many of us do not need a translator or a Routledge/Oxford/Cambridge/Penguin/Palgrave Macmillan handbook to know what is taking place in the Occident.

Familiarity with English [as far as West Asia and South Asia are concerned] and in other cases French and German outside academia is quite common.

Unlike in the West where the academia acts as a kind of suspicious intermediary, we know politics in the West like the back of our hands.

Therefore, here, political elites find it tremendously difficult to sell ‘meaningful engagement with the West’ and other related nonsense.

People are generally aware (((who))) holds the bridle of the West and who, eventually, would gain from this ‘engagement’.

Now, put the Occident in the aforementioned context.

How many in the Occident know Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Turkish etc. outside the academia?

When they read the news, how do they know that a certain anti-western leader’s words have been translated correctly?

Or that a certain country’s internal political dynamics, history, society etc. are being portrayed accurately?

The correct answers to these inquiries will reveal why it has been so easy for Western political elites to gain enthusiasts and addicts for their ‘Judeo-Christian/Rome Jerusalem/Western Civilization is superior’ fantasies.