31.3.10

A Bunny, A Ba, And The Boy Next Door



The Book of Bunny Suicides: Little Fluffy White Rabbits That Just Don’t Want To Live Any More, by Andy Riley (2003), is an excellent example of dark humor that strikes just the right combination of pathos and innovation. Although there exists both written and oral records in history suggesting that suicide has been in man’s behavior repertoire from primitive times on, the word ‘suicide’ did not exist until the seventeenth century; instead the phenomenon went by more descriptive appellations reflected in Latin phrases, such as vim sibi inferre (to cause violence to oneself), sibi mortem consciscere (to procure one's own death), and sua manu cadere (to fall by one's own hand) and in Early English phrases such as self-murder, self-destruction, and self-killer—all phrases emphasizing suicide’s association with the act of murder.



According to Suicide Basics:


Near the end of the nineteenth century, Émile Durkheim's Suicide (1897) established the field of sociology by offering the first comprehensive theory of suicide. Durkheim's theory postulated that two basic social forces exist and interact within any society—regulation and integration. Societies that were chaotic and confused produced "anomic" suicides; societies characterized by excessive constraints were likely to develop "fatalistic" suicides; societies in which the individual felt alienated and separate would have "egoistic" suicides; and in societies in which there was overidentification with the values or causes of a person's group, the suicides would be "altruistic." Durkheim's theory stimulated a continuing array of sociological statistical investigations. It has been modified in innumerable ways, none of which seriously challenged his basic underlying theory. In both the Old and New Testaments suicide is mentioned in a forthright manner, neither condemning nor condoning the act of suicide, if one were to go by the relevant passages: Samson brought the temple of the Philistines down upon himself in order to kill his captors (Judg. 16:28–31); Saul, facing capture, disgrace, and torture in a defeat by the Philistines, fell on his own sword (1 Sam, 31:1–6); and Abimelech, not wanting the disgrace of being killed by a woman, killed himself (Judg. 9:54); Ahitophel chose to hang himself after he supported Absolam's unsuccessful revolt against King David (2 Samuel 17:23); Judas Iscariot simply "went and hanged himself" (Colt, 1991 p.153). Islam condemns suicide with great severity, calling suicide a rejection of the Divine Will, which is expressed in many different ways and to which humans must submit themselves at all times. {It's only politeness that makes this last statement sound like anybody has any real say in the matter since willingly or unwillingly, sooner or later, they all come to realize it is God's Will}. {Since the main underlying causes behind suicide have been effectively identified as far back as 1897 and they all appear to be readily manageable, there appears to be no reason for suicide (of any kind) to be prevalent in today's societies, yet it continues to plague them; or did I just forget what planet I am on?} In an attempt to prevent suicidal passengers from leaping onto train tracks, the East Japan Railway Company installed a large, stainless steel mirror in one of its Tokyo subway stations. The purpose of this innovative method of prevention is to make people see their reflection in the mirror and think twice about their suicidal behavior.






While Mirrors are a modern attempt to make those bent on suicide reflect deeply before proceeding, the Ancients were known to try Persuasive Poetry as a deterrent. Ba is the Ancient Egyptian word for Soul, and a relatively well-known ancient poem by an unnamed writer known only as 'The Eloquent Peasant' is said to have been commissioned by King Meri-ka-re to write a poem in order to dissuade people from committing suicide. The manuscript The Dispute Between a Man and His Ba, dated between 2000 and 1740 BC , appeared on papyrus in hieroglyphics (a sample of which is shown here) and it relates a conflict between a Man, who wants to commit suicide to escape a society that had fallen to ruin, and his Ba because his soul threatened to leave him should he commit suicide. His Ba informs him that to die without any hope of Resurrection and to be consigned to a life in pergatory would be worse than the most unbearable living conditions, and the man finally convinces his Ba not to leave him.



You might be wondering 'What does she mean by this suicide mish-MASH?'--well, Steve, it was only a matter of time before I got around to you.



M.A.S.H. was a popular tv series in the 70's and the lyrics to the M.A.S.H. theme song, Suicide is Painless (Mash Theme Song) by Mike Altman and Johnny Mandel go something like this:






Through early morning fog I see Visions of the things to be The pains that are withheld for me, I realize and I can see... (chorus) That suicide is painless, It brings on many changes And I can take or leave it if I please... And you can do the same thing if you please.

August 2, 1981 (July 29, 1981?) was heralded around the globe as the day of the 'Fairy Tale Wedding' between Lady Diana and the Prince of Wales. And while all the televisions were tuned in to watch the spectacle and the pageantry of the Princess that finally (as it turned out many years later almost) got her Prince and watch the Parade, the Carriage Ride and gaze in wonder upon the Bridal Dress and feel priviledged to see the Church Ceremony; somewhere in a little hamlet across 'the pond' in New York City, a quiet middle class neighborhood was roused from slumber by the wails of a little boy bemoaning the loss of his Big Brother.

Not nearly as rare a spectacle as the Royal Wedding since little boys often lose their Big Brothers, but the day Steve was discovered having committed suicide the entire neighborhood block woke up dead that morning.


Surah 16 Nahl (Bees)
أَمْواتٌ غَيْرُ أَحْيَاء وَمَا يَشْعُرُونَ أَيَّانَ يُبْعَثُونَ 16:21
16:21 (created beings) They are Dead, not Living, and they sense not when they will be Raised.

Painless? Perhaps barely a footnote in the annals of History unless you get clued in to the background story, maybe true-- maybe a fairy tale, or perhaps life on another planet.

Because, you see, on the planet Earth the story of the girl and the Boy Next Door typically goes something like this:

He is erudite and handsome and worldly and she is a little shy, pretty and urbane. They walk home from school together as children, and share their peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and inside jokes about the other kids. One day they grow up and realize they are so close knit they seem to be opposite sides of the same cloth and they seal the deal with a little garden wedding of their own and live happily ever after.

Screeech---here is the same story about the Boy Next Door in the alternate Universe where I am from:

Yes, he is handsome and fully aware of his beckoning good looks, but nothing about him conveys that he has every right to be conceited; not his deliberate leisurely gait, his always crisp and clean yet understated attire or his quiet tone of voice when speaking to his mother. He keeps to himself and is rarely seen hanging around the neighborhood since he is a young man at the first light of manhood, about 20 years of age or so; he always has some place to go, exciting people to see, something worthwhile to do. He is the first born son to an elegant English woman and a connected Italian-American man.

The girl next door is barely coping with her teenage angst, she is under some sort of informal house arrest because her father woke up one morning in a cold sweat having dreamt that a man had kidnapped her--his younger daughter. Why that would be a problem is beyond her since she has 5 other siblings and she is only a middle child; but she keeps busy by cracking jokes with her mother at the kitchen table, watching back-to-back Star Trek episodes and keeping her nose in a book, since her siblings relentlessly taunt her about her awkward looks. She gets the biggest room in the converted attic which happens to have the best greenbelt view of all the rooms and looks out onto the main street.

On the eve of August 2, 1981 she is having trouble falling asleep and while she is typically an even-tempered, even mellow, and emotionally a generally happy kind of girl, she is flooded with sadness. Tears well up in her eyes and she can't figure out why, nothing in the day could have triggered it. Her days were all pretty much the same: wake up, go to school, study really hard, cheer on the home team, practice with the other majorettes, or take in a few laps with the track team and then the usual routine at home (see above). She's tired and wants to sleep but she moves to the window and looks out. She finds herself standing there, looking, looking, looking for what?--everyone is asleep.

Nothing is moving in the street, the stultifying summer air doesn't even rustle the leaves. It's nearly 2 am and she is agitated, anxious, confused and most of all sad. Then she sees his car inching around the corner and realizes why--it's Steve, the Boy Next Door and he is coming home for the night. His car is moving at a very slow rate, turning the corner for home with the same lassitude as someone moving through the bog; it must have taken Steve an agonizing number of minutes just to round that corner for home and his was the house on the corner.

She sees him pull into his garage and when he gets out, he's all just shadow and he quietly goes into his house. She is having trouble breathing and the blood runs cold in her veins and her head hurts, she thinks she should ease up on the soda pop; but nothing breaks her vigil. She waits.

He is a quiet man from a quiet family, she knows she can't hear anything inside the house; but she sees (her house is two doors down and her line of sight is blocked by a neighbor's house--so how is it possible she thinks she sees what's going on in their home?). 
His father is there, Steve is upset but he doesn't disrespect him; somehow she knows it's not about curfew at his age. She hovers. Steve is despondent; tonight Steve broke up with his girlfriend not because he didn't love her but because tonight Steve was being 'invited' into the family business. She wants to get out of the house and do something but doesn't know what to do (imagine her banging down some mafioso's door during the wee hours of the morning)--everybody will think she is crazy!

Once the father and son thing is over, his father retires to bed and Steve lingers in the living room. He waits--she thinks, an hour maybe 2, she is still up. 
She didn't know Steve liked Chemistry. He takes a chemistry textbook with him and goes and sits in his car. 
He reads. She thinks she is overreacting and lies back down in bed but still no sleep. She has a waking dream that she is floating above the city and she is very sad and knows now why she is crying--Steve would rather die than join the family business. 
Sometime between 4 am and 6 am, Steve decided to close all the doors to the garage and stay in the car and set the engine to run idle while he quietly leafed through a chemistry textbook; a final consideration to allow his mother the sliver of a thought that it may have been an accident (he didn't leave a note...maybe he just fell asleep while reading in the car?)

وَيَوْمَ نَبْعَثُ مِن كُلِّ أُمَّةٍ شَهِيدًا ثُمَّ لاَ يُؤْذَنُ لِلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ وَلاَ هُمْ يُسْتَعْتَبُونَ 16:84
16:84 And one day We Shall Raise from every Community/People/Nation a Witness/Martyr** and then the disbelievers will have no leave, nor will they be able to make amends.


 وَيَوْمَ نَبْعَثُ فِي كُلِّ أُمَّةٍ شَهِيدًا عَلَيْهِم مِّنْ أَنفُسِهِمْ وَجِئْنَا بِكَ شَهِيدًا عَلَى هَـؤُلاء
وَنَزَّلْنَا عَلَيْكَ الْكِتَابَ تِبْيَانًا لِّكُلِّ شَيْءٍ وَهُدًى وَرَحْمَةً وَبُشْرَى لِلْمُسْلِمِينَ 16:8
16:89 And one day We Shall Raise from every Community/People/Nation a Witness/Martyr** from their midst (among them) and We will make you witness over them (the Witnesses); and We Revealed the Scripture to you Expounding (Making Clear) every matter and a Guidance and a Mercy and a Blessing (Glad Tiding) to the Believers (Faithful).

Which part of my life is worth repeating? Maybe the part where we get to find out who bears the brunt of the bigger joke, me or Michael (pbuh)?

Because, You See, Michael, that 'man' that my father thought absconded with me in his dream way back in the 80's, he had described him to me and the rest of our family when he woke up that morning. I will not give up the details of your physical description (my dad took them to his grave and I am pretty sure i did too), but he basically looked just like the Michael who insisted we have lunch together in 1992--that's why I refused vehemently, but since it was Imperitive--what else could I do? (I suppose if one must be kidnapped what better Guardian/Kidnapper than Michael) 

The same Michael that ordered way too much food for two people and proceeded not to eat any of it, because He had been Asked to give me some News. You never spelled out exactly what it was, only that it wasn't Good--I wondered whether the entire charade was just a play for Time and that you were sullen for no other reason than that you just don't eat.

So, will You be the One to tell me the Joke is on me, or do I get to have the last laugh? (I couldn't make this stuff up even if I tried).

**It appears that a noncontrovertible prerequisite to holding this office (of Witness/Martyr) is to Never have anyone's blood on your hands (anything to the contrary and know that someone is lying to you sister/brother)

Sea, Earth, and Sky








26.3.10

Mad, Glad, And Sad

How often does the word 'bipolar' appear in syndicated crossword puzzles? (NY Times 25.03.2010)

المص 7:1
كهيعص 19:1
ص وَالْقُرْآنِ ذِي الذِّكْرِ 38:1

7:1 Alef.Lam.Mim.Saad
19:1 Kaf.Ha.Ya. 'Ayn.Saad
38:1 Saad. By This Recitation Worthy of Remembrance...


قُلْ مَن كَانَ عَدُوًّا لِّجِبْرِيلَ
فَإِنَّهُ نَزَّلَهُ عَلَى قَلْبِكَ بِإِذْنِ اللّهِ مُصَدِّقاً
لِّمَا بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ وَهُدًى وَبُشْرَى لِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ 2:97
2:97 Say: "Who can be an Enemy to Gabriel? He Imparted It to your Heart by God's Authorization; Certifying what is 'between their hands' (prior Revelation); a Guidance and Glad Tiding to the Believers."
مَن كَانَ عَدُوًّا لِّلّهِ وَمَلآئِكَتِهِ وَرُسُلِهِ وَجِبْرِيلَ
وَمِيكَالَ فَإِنَّ اللّهَ عَدُوٌّ لِّلْكَافِرِينَ 2:98
2:98 Whoever is an Enemy to God and His Angels and His Messengers
and Gabriel and Michael, (know) that God is an Enemy to (Does Not Support/Is Against) the Unbelievers.

مَا ضَلَّ صَاحِبُكُمْ وَمَا غَوَى 53:2
53:2 Your Companion is Neither Crazy Nor Deluded
وَمَا يَنطِقُ عَنِ الْهَوَى 53:3
53:3 And Does Not Speak Of his Own Accord
53:4 نْ هُوَ إِلَّا وَحْيٌ يُوحَى
53:4 He is Revealing What is Revealed
عَلَّمَهُ شَدِيدُ الْقُوَى 53:5
53:5 Someone Mightier Has Taught him


{-Do you Remember when we all landed in the psych ward and all we could think to do was send out for pizza?
-Yes, but I still don't know how You got the broken D# key to play through Fur Elise or how on Earth you managed to check into a secure ward with a lit cigarette in your hand without anyone asking you to put it out--I should have held on to the number you gave me, but I wouldn't have known what to say.}

22.3.10

A String, A Ring, A Modulus Thing

I worked Moses (pbuh) into AP History just so we can transition into this peregrination (did you guess Peregrine Falcon (a relative of the Eagle; stated to be the fastest animal on the planet in its hunting dive, the Stoop... )?*

Recall Moses has a penchant for meeting colorful characters (some of whom were mentioned earlier in Today Is Monday, Frieze Groups and Fish and Man and His Prime ), but the truly most colorful character he encountered was known as Al-Khidr (whose name literally translates to The EverGreen, because he was considered to be a fount of New Knowledge that leads to Growth/Development).

In Chapter 18 The Cave, Moses travels in search of a juncture 'where the two meet' and he inadvertently bypasses it when his travelling companion forgets to relate an experience he had when his 'fish' disappeared on him. Here we pick up the string whereby hangs the tale:

قَالَ ذَلِكَ مَا كُنَّا نَبْغِ فَارْتَدَّا عَلَى آثَارِهِمَا قَصَصًا 18:64 note: 64 mod 18 = 10
18:64 He (Moses) said, "That was specifically (precisely) the effect that we are looking for! So they retraced their path (followed back on both their footsteps; and variably--they both cringed at the implications)
فَوَجَدَا عَبْدًا مِّنْ عِبَادِنَا آتَيْنَاهُ رَحْمَةً مِنْ عِندِنَا وَعَلَّمْنَاهُ مِن لَّدُنَّا عِلْمًا 18:65
18:65 Consequently, they found Our servant (not specifically named in the narrative, but oral tradition holds that they met al-Khidr (Mr. Green)); We had Given him a Mercy from Us (Our Mercy) and Taught him Knowledge of Our Way ('the DNA') (variably, Given him Inherent Knowledge from Us; ie., it was in his DNA)
قَالَ لَهُ مُوسَى هَلْ أَتَّبِعُكَ عَلَى أَن تُعَلِّمَنِ مِمَّا عُلِّمْتَ رُشْدًا 18:66
18:66 Moses said to him, "(May I) Possibly follow/accompany you to learn/know (what you know of) the Rational/Righteous/Mature Knowledge?
قَالَ إِنَّكَ لَن تَسْتَطِيعَ مَعِيَ صَبْرًا 18:67
18:67 He (al-Khidr) answered, "You cannot be patient with me.
وَكَيْفَ تَصْبِرُ عَلَى مَا لَمْ تُحِطْ بِهِ خُبْرًا 18:68
18:68 And how can you be patient with what you have not Landed News of (Encompass within your Ken/Understanding)?"
قَالَ سَتَجِدُنِي إِن شَاء اللَّهُ صَابِرًا وَلَا أَعْصِي لَكَ أَمْرًا 18:69
18:69 (Moses) Said, "You will find me, God Willing, patient and I will not disobey you in any matter."
قَالَ فَإِنِ اتَّبَعْتَنِي فَلَا تَسْأَلْنِي عَن شَيْءٍ حَتَّى أُحْدِثَ لَكَ مِنْهُ ذِكْرًا 18:70
18:70 (Khidr) Said, "Should you follow/accompany me do not ask me about anything until I reveal to you/tell you of its Truth."
فَانطَلَقَا حَتَّى إِذَا رَكِبَا فِي السَّفِينَةِ خَرَقَهَا قَالَ أَخَرَقْتَهَا لِتُغْرِقَ أَهْلَهَا لَقَدْ جِئْتَ شَيْئًا إِمْرًا 18:71
18:71 So, they set off until they espyed (stayed behind) a ship (boat) and he (Khidr) breached her (scuttled it). (Moses) said, "You vandelized it! Why did you drown it? Her people (owners) had not done anything wrong (j'ita shayan amran)."
قَالَ أَلَمْ أَقُلْ إِنَّكَ لَن تَسْتَطِيعَ مَعِيَ صَبْرًا 18:72
18:72 (Khidr) said, "Did I not say you cannot be patient with me?" note: 72 mod 18 = 0
قَالَ لَا تُؤَاخِذْنِي بِمَا نَسِيتُ وَلَا تُرْهِقْنِي مِنْ أَمْرِي عُسْرًا 18:73
18:73 (Khidr) said, "Do not shame/blame me including (having) forgot (not to question); and do not stress/urge me in intractible/(complicated or 'tangled up') warrants (decrees, affairs, matters...)." {It is not clear who is speaking, but if it is Moses, then it would read: (Moses) said, " Do not blame me for forgetting (not to question), and do not strain me in an difficult (hard to bear) matter."}
فَانطَلَقَا حَتَّى إِذَا لَقِيَا غُلَامًا فَقَتَلَهُ قَالَ أَقَتَلْتَ نَفْسًا زَكِيَّةً بِغَيْرِ نَفْسٍ لَّقَدْ جِئْتَ شَيْئًا نُّكْرًا 18:74
18:74 So, they set off until they found (came by) a boy (ghulman) and he (Khidr) killed him (the boy). (Moses) said, "You killed an innocent soul without it having committed evil against another soul!"
قَالَ أَلَمْ أَقُل لَّكَ إِنَّكَ لَن تَسْتَطِيعَ مَعِي صَبْرًا 18:75
18:75 (Khidr) said, "Did I not say you cannot suffer to be patient with me?"
قَالَ إِن سَأَلْتُكَ عَن شَيْءٍ بَعْدَهَا فَلَا تُصَاحِبْنِي قَدْ بَلَغْتَ مِن لَّدُنِّي عُذْرًا 18:76
18:76 (Moses) said, "If I ask you about another thing, then no longer befriend me (allow me to accompany you) however much I reach for excuses (say I am sorry)."
فَانطَلَقَا حَتَّى إِذَا أَتَيَا أَهْلَ قَرْيَةٍ اسْتَطْعَمَا أَهْلَهَا فَأَبَوْا أَن يُضَيِّفُوهُمَا
فَوَجَدَا فِيهَا جِدَارًا يُرِيدُ أَنْ يَنقَضَّ فَأَقَامَهُ قَالَ لَوْ شِئْتَ لَاتَّخَذْتَ عَلَيْهِ أَجْرًا 18:77
18:77 So, they set off until they came upon a village of people whose people did not suffer to open their doors to host (welcome) them; and there was a wall about to gush (dart) and he (Khidr) set it (repaired it); (Moses) said, "Had you wished you would ask for recompense (or variably, 'you did not have to fix it, it would be their just wages (for such an unwelcoming township)')."
قَالَ هَذَا فِرَاقُ بَيْنِي وَبَيْنِكَ سَأُنَبِّئُكَ بِتَأْوِيلِ مَا لَمْ تَسْتَطِع عَّلَيْهِ صَبْرًا 18:78
أَمَّا السَّفِينَةُ فَكَانَتْ لِمَسَاكِينَ يَعْمَلُونَ فِي الْبَحْرِ
18:78 (Khidr) said, "This is the parting between me and you (here is where we part company); so, I shall inform you the interpretation of what you could not suffer to be patient with; the ship belonged to poor (indigent) people who worked the sea (made their living fishing/shipping).
فَأَرَدتُّ أَنْ أَعِيبَهَا وَكَانَ وَرَاءهُم مَّلِكٌ يَأْخُذُ كُلَّ سَفِينَةٍ غَصْبًا 18:79
18:79 So, I wished to damage it (hide it with a defect) since a King was after them forcibly taking every ship/boat."
وَأَمَّا الْغُلَامُ فَكَانَ أَبَوَاهُ مُؤْمِنَيْنِ فَخَشِينَا أَن يُرْهِقَهُمَا طُغْيَانًا وَكُفْرًا 18:80
18:80 And the matter of the Boy, his parents are Believers and we feared he would exhaust (kill) them both in his tyrranical disbelief.
فَأَرَدْنَا أَن يُبْدِلَهُمَا رَبُّهُمَا خَيْرًا مِّنْهُ زَكَاةً وَأَقْرَبَ رُحْمًا 18:81
18:81 So, we wanted their Lord to switch him for one better than him, charitable and closer to Mercy.
18:82 وَأَمَّا الْجِدَارُ فَكَانَ لِغُلَامَيْنِ يَتِيمَيْنِ فِي الْمَدِينَةِ وَكَانَ تَحْتَهُ كَنزٌ لَّهُمَا وَكَانَ أَبُوهُمَا صَالِحًا
فَأَرَادَ رَبُّكَ أَنْ يَبْلُغَا أَشُدَّهُمَا وَيَسْتَخْرِجَا كَنزَهُمَا رَحْمَةً مِّن رَّبِّكَ
وَمَا فَعَلْتُهُ عَنْ أَمْرِي ذَلِكَ تَأْوِيلُ مَا لَمْ تَسْطِع عَّلَيْهِ صَبْرًا note: 82 mod 18 = 10,
18:82 And the matter of the wall; it belonged to orphans living in that (inhospitable) city and beneath it was buried a treasure that belonged to them; and their father was an Honest/Good man. Consequently, your Lord Wanted that they reach their full potential and reclaim their treasure/wealth; a Mercy from your Lord. And I only performed my Warrants (carried out the Order) because they were Illuminated with Patience (with Patience Shining on it (making them clear))."

Recall that the major story that runs through Chapter 18 is about the Cave Dwellers and that the theme in Chapter 18 has to do with Time Travel. If one were to follow this line of reasoning, then it is just as valid to assume that Moses's encounter with Khidr also relates an experience having to do with Time Travel.

Several elements regarding Moses's experience in this chapter confirm this. The first is his first companion's experience with how he saw their 'fish' take to the 'sea' in an 'astonishing/tunneling' manner when they were first near the 'junction' they saught, but he was remiss in telling Moses about it. On remembering to recount what happened to Moses, they decide to 'retrace' their 'footsteps'. It is interesting that the word 'ksasn' is used which means 'story', indicating that they retraced their path as one would recount a story 'word-for-word.'

The junction ('where the two 'seas' ('rivers/bodies of water) meet') that Moses was looking for must have had a profound or vital significance since in Sign 18:60 he established he would never stop looking for it no matter how many years, even if it takes Ages. On learning this, immediately the reader is given to understand that there is more to this point of conjuction than the meeting of two bodies of water, and it may be that Moses is talking about a juncture in the 'Rivers of Time.'

That Moses was looking for a Time conduit is further supported by his reaction when his buddy describes how their 'fish' got away (swarming or tunneling in an awsome manner) and in 18:64 Moses says, 'That's precisely the effect we are looking for!' Even more remarkable, is that the secondary meaning to Moses's exclamation is that he and his travelling companion 'cringed at the implications' of what this might mean.

It is not jumping to conclusions that Moses did in fact find this juncture and that is where he met al-Khidr. And it would not be overstepping any limits to assume that Moses's experience with al-Khidr happened outside of the Timescape in which he was born. Consider;

  1. Moses met al-Khidr at a juncture with characteristic 'strange' effects.
  2. al-Khidr is not a typical 'human' since something is inherently 'different' about his DNA and he has assimilated a great deal of Knowledge that took an inordinate amount of Patience to accrue (implies accumulation beyond a normal lifetime)
  3. About half-way through their Journey al-Khidr reminds Moses that he promised not to vex him with any questions about what he was doing and that he had already forewarned him that he would not be able to bear seeing what he was doing; and Moses admits that he had indeed forgotten. (It appears there are inherent Memory problems with this type of experience, since Moses's original travel companion had also forgotten all about the juncture when they first chanced on it and did not remember to say anything about it until Moses asked some time later.)

  4. And finally, the 'smoking gun' if you will, is that al-Khidr's actions, based on 'warrants' or 'orders' from 'Us', dealt with things that he knew in advance were about to happen and he took steps to prevent a negative Final Outcome.

  5. That al-Khidr was himself travelling Back in Time is gleaned from his telling Moses at the end of their journey that he could not have done what he did had he not had Patience Shine on them (indicating he waited some time before all of these things had already played out to go 'back' and 'readdress' them). {Suggested Reading: By the way, if you like this particular story about Moses, a contemporary take on this type of experience was described to some effect in the 1996 British Television Series Neverwhere, later appearing as the novel Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman.}
Above was the pragmatic (sensible) analysis. For the metaphysical evidence behind Signs 18:64 through 18:82 consider;

  1. The Actual Number of Signs from the time we pick up the tale that Moses intends to retrace his steps back to the conjunction and the time he parts company with Khidr is 19.
  2. The Number 19 and its significance throughout the Quran is addressed in Surah 74 al-Muddathhir, especially as it relates to those Questioning the Authenticity of the Quran:
  3. Surah 74 Al-Muddaththir (The Enrobed, Enshrouded, Hidden, Wrapped Up)إِنْ هَذَا إِلَّا قَوْلُ الْبَشَرِ 74:25
    74:25 (They say) This (Quran) is nothing but a person's saying (ie, some guy made it up)
    سَأُصْلِيهِ سَقَرَ 74:26
    74:26 He (whoever contests its authenticity) will become the Original to Endorse it **
    وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا سَقَرُ 74:27
    74:27 And do you know what it is to Endorse it (Who Taught you its Endorsement?)
    لَا تُبْقِي وَلَا تَذَرُ 74:28
    74:28 (It) will Not Keep (Remain) and Not Scatter (Not Enduring and Not Destruction/Not Living or Dying) (clearly, this refers to the Quran's Eternal quality)لَوَّاحَةٌ لِّلْبَشَرِ 74:29
    74:29 An Oasis for Human Beings (reinforced here, that the subject is the Quran becoming a Vital Source (Oasis) for Human Beings)عَلَيْهَا تِسْعَةَ عَشَرَ 74:30
    74:30 On/Upon/In/Onto It (The Quran, is) 19 (Overseeing it is 19)
    وَمَا جَعَلْنَا أَصْحَابَ النَّارِ إِلَّا مَلَائِكَةً وَمَا جَعَلْنَا عِدَّتَهُمْ إِلَّا فِتْنَةً لِّلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا لِيَسْتَيْقِنَ الَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْكِتَابَ وَيَزْدَادَ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِيمَانًا وَلَا يَرْتَابَ الَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْكِتَابَ وَالْمُؤْمِنُونَ وَلِيَقُولَ الَّذِينَ فِي قُلُوبِهِم مَّرَضٌ وَالْكَافِرُونَ مَاذَا أَرَادَ اللَّهُ بِهَذَا مَثَلًا كَذَلِكَ يُضِلُّ اللَّهُ مَن يَشَاء وَيَهْدِي مَن يَشَاء وَمَا يَعْلَمُ جُنُودَ رَبِّكَ إِلَّا هُوَ وَمَا هِيَ إِلَّا ذِكْرَى لِلْبَشَرِ 74:31
    74:31 And We Made the Owners (Overseers) of the Fire (Source/Passion) none but Angels; and We Made their Appointment (Promise) but a Sedition to the Unbelievers to Ascertain those Given the Book and Increase the Believers in (Faith) Believing; and so those Given the Book and the Believers not Doubt; and those whose Hearts are Diseased and the Unfaithful (Nonbelievers) not say, 'Why does God Want, with this Example, to Mislead whom He Wills and Guide whom He Wills?' And none knows God's Forces (Soldiers) except He; and It (the Quran) is nothing but a Reminder *** for Human Beings. {This is as obvious a 'heads up' as any since in Principle, it cautions against using the Quran to Mislead or Misguide others...a shout out to the Illiterati among the madrasa crowd.}

  4. Given the above reference to 19, it would appear this magic number is used to Authenticate the Quran. Pertaining to the topic here and the 19 Signs about Moses and his encounter with al-Khidr, it would be acceptable to think something in these Signs should Prove to be quite the Revelation. {Unfortunately, I Died before I can prove it and am not making any plans to go back just to readdress this since I never had any Qualms about Who Sourced the Quran--this calls for a stiff drink, but I don't know anybody here and would not like to drink alone.}
At any rate, the words can only take us so far. It becomes necessary to investigate the Mystical Math behind Moses and Mr. Green's meanderings (path, journey). {And then there is just so much I can do with Microsoft Excel, anyOne out there handy with an Oscilloscope and Computer Aided Design can probably see this Method to fruition...it would have been nice to participate jointly but they destroyed all my credibility on my way Up, which is just as well since I got my Ride anyhow.}



Without the benefit of a Supercomputer, or any of the talents or ancillary equipment required, I am relegated to stating the obvious:
  1. (S Mod C) function yields a 0 at the 9th element; the median=the average=9 and the Unit (1) value occurs at the 10th element (Decan?); the 1st and the 19th elements equal 10.

  2. (S Mod C)/C function yields repeating single digit, non-terminating decimal values at the Odd nth signs or elements; the 0 occurs at the 9th element; the 1st and 19th elements are equal 0.55555... (Moebius Strip (see Escher's Red Ants) or Ring?).

  3. (S/C) for the 19 Sign cycle 64-82; the median and the average and the 10th element are all the same and equal 4.055555...; as expected, the 1st and 19th elements are equivalent (clockwise) since they are equal except for a Unitary gain from 3.55555....to 4.5555....

  4. The DateTime function in the Excel spreadsheet for the (S/C) values indicate an event occured on day 3 at 1:20 PM to day 4 the same hour 1:20 PM (this probably varies with the software, but is a good indicator of relative times associated with events corresponding to Signs 18:64 through 18:82). The 9th element is the Midnight Hour after the initial event (which happens to be the average and median value of the DateTime (S/C) function).

  5. Symmetry is produced when shifting the (S Mod C)/C function by 1/C (or 1/18 in this case) to move the odd nth series of repeating single-digit non-terminating decimal values back and forth (or up and down). The DateTime function yields a 0 (Zero) Day for this function regardless of the shifts; except that the negative value produced for the -1/18 shift was hand-cranked 1 hour 20 minutes (otherwise the value was indeterminate), and it may very well be that was wrong but assuming the cusp of a new year for Day 0, the event was written in as 12/31 the previous evening at 10:40 PM. It does, however, seem consistent with the agreement between the 9th and 18th element hours for the DateTime basic function and +1/18 shift (displaying the same times only 12 hours later).

  6. The average rate of growth of the Spiral (Radar Plot) to 2 decimal places is 1.33, or about 1/3 expansion (refer to Lusona lesson below).
If you patiently read through the preceding, this is where we give credit where it is due (apparently over 1400 years ago, Muhammed (pbuh) Was a computer genius ; Or-Else-What (swt)!): (ooooops! did I just Prove the Existence of God and make it Really Boring/Interesting for everybody? But if it merely turns out that I set the Course for the Unified Theory of Everything, it would only be nice to get some recognition so I don't have to work so hard in the future).
nth event
  1. Realization

  2. Meeting

  3. Proposal

  4. Qualification

  5. Rationale

  6. Agreement

  7. Condition/Warning

  8. First Task/Damage

  9. First Reminder (Memory problem here)

  10. Excuse/Pardon/Reason

  11. Second Task/Death

  12. Second Reminder (Memory problem here)

  13. Plea/Pardon/Promise Not to do it Again

  14. Third Task/Preservation

  15. Fullfilling the Promise (to explain) having first arrived at the Point of Departure

  16. Reason 1/Hiding to enable Thriving

  17. Emphasis on non-tolerance of tyranny

  18. Reason 2/Altering or Switching; emphasis on Mercy + Charity

  19. Reason 3/Reward****; emphasis on Mercy, Patience, Duty; Parting of the Ways and is Probably where Moses (pbuh) went back to his Timescape and al-Khidr continued along his.
How well does the Mystical Math reflect the Action in the Story?
Can we build this Spaceship one 19 Piecemeal Section at a Time?

*PS Stoop, as in "She Stoops to Conquer" and nothing more--or less.
**Classical Interpretation of 74:26 is, "He will Fling him into Hell" but I don't see how the word s.aslyhu which has a root meaning Origin or Original has anything to do with Flinging or Casting something...and the word sqr may mean Hell, but I haven't come across it that way and think it alludes to a specific type of Flame, like a blue-flame or something extremely hot...maybe even a plasma...but that's just a guess. At this Level, is a Guess as good as a Go?
***That it is a Reminder informs to the possibility that Everything contained within the Quran has already elapsed, so, Yes, We did Make and Fly a UFO which is no longer unidentified since We have indicated throughout this Blog the exact nature of it and who was flying it.
****I'm a Ring size 6 as of this writing (in case you were wondering).

21.3.10

Woman Is To War As...

...well?

كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الْقِتَالُ وَهُوَ كُرْهٌ لَّكُمْ وَعَسَى أَن تَكْرَهُواْ شَيْئًا وَهُوَ خَيْرٌ لَّكُمْ
وَعَسَى أَن تُحِبُّواْ شَيْئًا وَهُوَ شَرٌّ لَّكُمْ وَاللّهُ يَعْلَمُ وَأَنتُمْ لاَ تَعْلَمُونَ 2:216

2:216 He Ordained War* (Killing/Fighting) (among you) the while it is Hateful to you; and it may be that you Hate something and it (turns out to be) Good (Beneficial) for you, and it may be that you Love something and it (turns out to be) Bad (Detrimental) for you; and God Knows and you do not know (are not aware).

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ لاَ يَحِلُّ لَكُمْ أَن تَرِثُواْ النِّسَاء كَرْهًا
وَلاَ تَعْضُلُوهُنَّ لِتَذْهَبُواْ بِبَعْضِ مَا آتَيْتُمُوهُنَّ إِلاَّ أَن يَأْتِينَ بِفَاحِشَةٍ مُّبَيِّنَةٍ
وَعَاشِرُوهُنَّ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ فَإِن كَرِهْتُمُوهُنَّ فَعَسَى أَن تَكْرَهُواْ شَيْئًا وَيَجْعَلَ اللّهُ فِيهِ خَيْرًا كَثِيرًا 4:19

4:19 (A call) to All who have come to Believe; it is not permissible that you inherit Women (take them or their belongings) against (their will) and do not force them to give back what you have given them unless they have obviously engaged in obominations (lewdness, pornography...); and socialize with them publicly (rather than surreptitiously). If you Hate (Dislike) them it may be that you Hate something and God Makes it a (Source of/in which there is) Great Benefit to you.

but I suppose If you must insist on killing/wronging each other...

وَلاَ تَقْتُلُواْ النَّفْسَ الَّتِي حَرَّمَ اللّهُ إِلاَّ بِالحَقِّ
وَمَن قُتِلَ مَظْلُومًا فَقَدْ جَعَلْنَا لِوَلِيِّهِ سُلْطَانًا
فَلاَ يُسْرِف فِّي الْقَتْلِ إِنَّهُ كَانَ مَنْصُورًا 17:33
And Do Not Kill A Soul that God Has Made Sacred/Holy except in/for Justice and whoever is killed unfairly (with prejudice/unjustly) We Made His Avenger/Executor/Heir have authority so that his murder is not in vain and he will be victorious/avenged.

أُذِنَ لِلَّذِينَ يُقَاتَلُونَ بِأَنَّهُمْ ظُلِمُوا
وَإِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلَى نَصْرِهِمْ لَقَدِيرٌ 22:39
22:39 Permission (Leave) (is Given to those) who Fight/Kill (in defense) because they are Oppressed/Wronged; and indeed, God Can/May Grant them Victory.

الَّذِينَ أُخْرِجُوا مِن دِيَارِهِمْ بِغَيْرِ حَقٍّ إِلَّا أَن يَقُولُوا رَبُّنَا اللَّهُ
وَلَوْلَا دَفْعُ اللَّهِ النَّاسَ بَعْضَهُم بِبَعْضٍ لَّهُدِّمَتْ
صَوَامِعُ وَبِيَعٌ وَصَلَوَاتٌ وَمَسَاجِدُ يُذْكَرُ فِيهَا اسْمُ اللَّهِ كَثِيرًا
وَلَيَنصُرَنَّ اللَّهُ مَن يَنصُرُهُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَقَوِيٌّ عَزِيز 22:40

22:40 Those evicted from there homes (homelands)without Truth (Justice/Cause) except that they say "Our God (is the One True God)"; and if God does not allow people to defend against each other then Churches and Temples and Mosques wherein God's Name is Remembered (Commemorated) would fall to ruins; and God Champions those who Champion Him; truly, God is Powerful, Mighty.


*PS About War--not now--this is just an example of something that is hateful but turns out to be all for the best later on; and the flip side is that you may love something that turns out to be your undoing.

20.3.10

Cross Swords

إِنَّ الَّذِي فَرَضَ عَلَيْكَ الْقُرْآنَ لَرَادُّكَ إِلَى مَعَادٍ قُل رَّبِّي أَعْلَمُ مَن جَاء بِالْهُدَى وَمَنْ هُوَ فِي ضَلَالٍ مُّبِينٍ 28:85
28:85 Indeed, He Who Imposed Upon you the Quran Responds to You as Promised (Will Take You Back as Appointed; Repeats you (Resurrects you as Promised); Say, "He (swt) Knows who comes to Him Guided and who is in Obvious Error/Clearly Lost."

مَّنِ اهْتَدَى فَإِنَّمَا يَهْتَدي لِنَفْسِهِ وَمَن ضَلَّ فَإِنَّمَا يَضِلُّ عَلَيْهَا وَلاَ تَزِرُ وَازِرَةٌ وِزْرَ أُخْرَى وَمَا كُنَّا مُعَذِّبِينَ حَتَّى نَبْعَثَ رَسُولاً 17:15
Whomsoever is guided, indeed he is guided for his own good, and whomsoever strays, indeed strays to his own loss; and no bearer of burdens is made to bear another's burden; and We do not Torment/Punish unless We Send/Raise a Messenger.

قُلْ كُلٌّ يَعْمَلُ عَلَى شَاكِلَتِهِ فَرَبُّكُمْ أَعْلَمُ بِمَنْ هُوَ أَهْدَى سَبِيلاً 17:84
17:84 Say: "Each (person) acts/does things in their own peculiar/particular/specific way (manner); but (know that) Your Sustainer Knows which among them is on the Right (Straight) Path (Correct Guidance)."

لِكُلِّ أُمَّةٍ جَعَلْنَا مَنسَكًا هُمْ نَاسِكُوهُ فَلَا يُنَازِعُنَّكَ فِي الْأَمْرِ وَادْعُ إِلَى رَبِّكَ إِنَّكَ لَعَلَى هُدًى مُّسْتَقِيمٍ 22:67
22:67 For Every (Each) Nation We Appointed Religious Rites they must follow; so do not let them dispute with you in the matter; and pray to your Sustainer (Call on God) that you are Guided on the Right Path (Straight Way)

وَلِكُلِّ أُمَّةٍ جَعَلْنَا مَنسَكًا لِيَذْكُرُوا اسْمَ اللَّهِ عَلَى مَا رَزَقَهُم مِّن بَهِيمَةِ الْأَنْعَامِ فَإِلَهُكُمْ إِلَهٌ وَاحِدٌ فَلَهُ أَسْلِمُوا وَبَشِّرِ الْمُخْبِتِينَ 22:34
22:34 And for Every (Each) Nation We Have Appointed a Religious Rite (Ceremonial Manner) by which to Pronounce/Remember God's name over what He Provides/Blesses them with of Beasts and Cattle; and your God is One God so Follow/Submit to Him; and give glad tidings to the humble/unassuming/respectful.

18.3.10

Kiss And Tell

Draft--I was working on Rings but nooo, I have to take a time out to deal with monkey business since it seems I woke up on the Planet of the Apes today...

A smart monkey never monkies with another monkey's monkey--Unknown

Never kiss a monkey!--Unknown

But why stop at monkeys...

Women are like elephants to me: I like to look at them, but I wouldn't want to own one.
--W. C. Fields


...this quote thrown in because Elephants love Nuts...

And the subject of kissing is only a dilemma if you are a monkey...

If you kiss her, you are not a gentleman
If you don't, you are not a man...
--Unknown


I would prefer not to have to post on this subject (the Law) but since I woke up on the Planet of the Apes this morning, I figured that's my queue ('cue' that is) to put an end to all the monkey business...I mean who makes this stuff up and how do they get so many people to go along with it...(ooohhhh, ILLITERATI!)

زُيِّنَ لِلنَّاسِ حُبُّ الشَّهَوَاتِ مِنَ النِّسَاء وَالْبَنِينَ وَالْقَنَاطِيرِ الْمُقَنطَرَةِ مِنَ الذَّهَبِ وَالْفِضَّةِ وَالْخَيْلِ الْمُسَوَّمَةِ وَالأَنْعَامِ وَالْحَرْثِ ذَلِكَ مَتَاعُ الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا وَاللّهُ عِندَهُ حُسْنُ الْمَآبِ (3:14)

3:14...the desire for women...it's a good thing and no bans on it (there are guidelines, however, as to which women are permissible for such ardor--that's a homework assignment)

وَاللاَّتِي يَأْتِينَ الْفَاحِشَةَ مِن نِّسَآئِكُمْ فَاسْتَشْهِدُواْ عَلَيْهِنَّ أَرْبَعةً مِّنكُمْ فَإِن شَهِدُواْ فَأَمْسِكُوهُنَّ فِي الْبُيُوتِ حَتَّىَ يَتَوَفَّاهُنَّ الْمَوْتُ أَوْ يَجْعَلَ اللّهُ لَهُنَّ سَبِيلاً (4:15)

...punishment for totally overboard behaviour (al-fahishat==pornography or lewdness; nowhere is a simple kiss interpreted as lewd except on the Planet of the Apes) appears to be house arrest when it comes to crimes of passion....nothing about lopping off ears or noses (which would answer the question where do noses go when people kiss?)

وَالْمُحْصَنَاتُ مِنَ النِّسَاء إِلاَّ مَا مَلَكَتْ أَيْمَانُكُمْ كِتَابَ اللّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ وَأُحِلَّ لَكُم مَّا وَرَاء ذَلِكُمْ أَن تَبْتَغُواْ بِأَمْوَالِكُم مُّحْصِنِينَ غَيْرَ مُسَافِحِينَ فَمَا اسْتَمْتَعْتُم بِهِ مِنْهُنَّ فَآتُوهُنَّ أُجُورَهُنَّ فَرِيضَةً وَلاَ جُنَاحَ عَلَيْكُمْ فِيمَا تَرَاضَيْتُم بِهِ مِن بَعْدِ الْفَرِيضَةِ إِنَّ اللّهَ كَانَ عَلِيمًا حَكِيمًا (4:24)

...if you desire women (free, unmarried) court them openly (pledging a dower) and do not make them chattel (secret lovers for nothing)...(go over homework notes prior to engaging in this activity)

سَلْ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ كَمْ آتَيْنَاهُم مِّنْ آيَةٍ بَيِّنَةٍ وَمَن يُبَدِّلْ نِعْمَةَ اللّهِ مِن بَعْدِ مَا جَاءتْهُ فَإِنَّ اللّهَ شَدِيدُ الْعِقَابِ (2:211)

...as opposed to misdemeanors like lapses in judgment when it comes to social mores involving sex (like kissing, petting, etc.) that do not have any punishment ascribed to them other than say house arrest until you get your hormones under control; and those doling out punishment are reminded to be merciful since that's how they would want to be judged, however, harsh punishment is incurred for Changing God's Laws- is Punishable to the Fullest Extent of His Reach (just ask B'nai Israel)...

...if the stoning, lashing thing comes up it applies to cases of adultery (infidelity by a married man or a married women) and it would seem the married ones get the full punishment but you need 4 honorable sober citizens to testify that they saw the act with their own eyes (Photoshop and Video special effects do not count) before imposing any punishment and again, it is reminded to temper judgment with mercy (and consider special circumstances like one spouse forcing the other to stay in a bad marriage by some coercive means, etc.) because God is Merciful and that's how you want to be doled out your own hard won punishment; and if the infidelity is with an unmarried partner they only get half what the married participant gets (or some other merciful sentence)...and if the adulterers are so careless as not to be aware of 4 sets of sober prying eyes following them around...but there is an out, if the cheated on spouse has no witnesses that the infidelity took place and swears to God 5 times that it did, and it turns out to be false, they incur damnation on the Fifth Swear...and if the contesting spouse swears by God they are innocent 5 times and it turns out to be false, they also incur God's damnation on the 5th Swear...so ultimately, best to leave such matters in God's hands... (Personally, I would not want to test this one out and best be sure not to bear false witness Five Times in the Sight of God, so don't say you were not all warned, best to go for counseling and divorce is always the less painful out.)

did I get it right? do I get an A!

Oh, Man! I can't even keep up with the Monkey business on this here Planet...
Re; The talk show host sentenced to death for practicing sorcery in Saudi Arabia..

Predicting the future and all such is perfectly acceptable, even Moses has been documented as having practiced 'sorcery' , as did Solomon.

Unless the poor fellow caused some sort of dissension between bonded couples, what harm is there or are the Saudis given to changing God's Words and refuse to learn a lesson from B'nai Israel...
I really would rather be dealing with Rings right now...

13.3.10

AP History

"Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it".--George Santayana

{History 101 Recommended but not Required}

I still choose to remain apolitical, but I would like to help Hillary out with a new perspective:

Pulled from Saturday, March 13, 2010 The New York Times front page footer (yes, it did appear below the fold);



'Clinton Rebukes Israel'
"In a phone call to Israel's prime minister, Secretary of State Hillary
Rodham Clinton bluntly criticized a housing plan in East Jerusalem."


Our Secretary of State is tied up with Protocol, but here I suffer not from such pretensions, and can see the reason everyone was out to down my Spaceship was because theirs' are all so bogged down with their own massive doses of industrial-strength hypocrisy (and short memory).

Surah 61 Saff (Row, Qeue, Tier, Rank, Dilineated)كَبُرَ مَقْتًا عِندَ اللَّهِ أَن تَقُولُوا مَا لَا تَفْعَلُونَ 61:3
61:3 The Biggest Abomination in God's Presence (Sight) is that you say what you (yourselves) do not do (i.e., Hypocrisy).

And while it Holds True that God Loves His Creation, under such circumstances it is fair to say:

Surah 26 Shu'arah (The Poets)قَالَ إِنِّي لِعَمَلِكُم مِّنَ الْقَالِينَ 26:168
26:168 He Said, 'I Detest your conduct (Hate/Am Appalled/Repulsed/Utterly Disgusted by your works/actions/deeds)."
Does This Bit of History Sound Familiar? Do you see any Parallels?



· In Germany Jews were persecuted with growing intensity from April 1933 onwards.· In Israel Palestinians were persecuted by Israelis with growing intensity from 1948 onwards.· Most Jews were banned from working in the public sector, from higher education and from working in the media.· Most Palestinians are banned from working in the public sector; from higher education and from working in the media and regularly denied access to their places of worship (image right: so the kid gets detained for simply wanting to go someplace nice and quiet to genuflect).
· The Nuremberg Laws in effect deprived German Jews of citizenship.
· Since 1948 Palestinians are deprived of Palestinian or Israeli citizenship.· Jews banned from the professions; mass violence against Jews on 9-10 November (and longer in many parts of Germany).· Since 1948 Palestinians banned from professions; mass violence against Palestinians is condoned since the World view is shifted to believing Palestinian claims to their own homeland are subservient to the needs for a Jewish state (never mind that Jews were living freely and never persecuted in Palestine prior to 1948).· Jews forbidden to own businesses. Jews forced to live in designated apartment blocks marked with a huge J over all entrances.· Palistinians were forcibly expelled from their homes and businesses and forced to live in camps (Read Dir Yasin, Gang of Four, Sabraa and Shatilla).· Following the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union (June), mobile killing units (SD-Einsatgruppen) went into action behind German lines, slaughtering the Jews
· Palestinian territories are invaded and mass killings ensue but somehow it’s okay because it’s done by the Israeli Defense Forces.· Jews forbidden to leave Germany and German controlled territory and ordered to wear a yellow Star of David.· Palestinians as the one pictured here are forbidden to leave ‘Occupied Territories’ and forced to ‘carry papers’ and banned from their own houses of worship.· Deportations of Jews from Berlin and other German cities to 'the East'. In practice, this meant that they were taken to 'killing fields' in Latvia and Belarus. Some were dumped in ghettos in Poland.· Palestinians are forced to flee their homelands due to escalating violence in order to have any hope for a better life; those who cannot are routinely terrorized by ‘Jewish Settlers’ to force them to move off their land; large population is dumped into refugee camps in surrounding countries where they are not welcome.· Routine mass gassings start at Chelmno. Start of the 'Final Solution’· Palestinian homes routinely bulldozed in order to clear out lots for illegal Jewish settlements in what is now called ‘Occupied Territories’; routine aerial bombings over civilian targets for a very quick ‘Easy Answer’ disguised as counterstrikes to terrorism; Israel seals off territories from media or harasses and sometimes executes third parties trying to bring balance to the situation because that’s the ‘Easy Answer.’

History, can only take us so far, and we are eventually forced to look at the consequences of such monumental History:

Current Events:
The fastest-growing Jewish community in the world is in Germany, especially in its capital Berlin. Some tens of thousands of Jews from the former Eastern Bloc have settled in Germany since the fall of the Berlin wall. The experiences during the Nazi era, a cosmopolitan and anti-nationalistic post-war education, and the political movement of the Sixties have created an atmosphere of tolerance in Germany which is still missing in many post-communist states.






Given:


The above Current Event as the natural outcome of the Jewish History in Nazi Germany:


Guess:


What can we expect to be the natural outcome of the Palestinian History in Zionist Israel?

Lemma see if We Kant Solve for the Answer Just Hume...


Always remember to lead with the left, thusly:





Some like white meat, others
prefer dark, but according to my friend Dave, "Parts is
parts!"


Zionists believe they are 'God's People' and favored by Him to the exclusion of all Others because their Moms uphold tradition and cook Seder meals and light candles on weekends; for this reason God only acknowledges this side of Abraham's family and wants to give them exclusive rights to a land that has been historically co-inhabited by not only Jews but also all the Other kinfolk prior to the Hitler years.

Get_Fuzzy July 19, 2012  Horror Movie Pitch--Moving Furniture
You are a Jew if your Mom is a Jew, sometimes if your Dad is too, but none of the Others are special because their Moms are not Jewish and rather than lighting candles we have caught some of them moving about the furniture; the tables, the chairs and the lamps (we will not talk about the monuments or land parcels).

We think this is a story some guys cooked up over a game of backgammon but somehow it found its way into the Bible depending on which version you may be vaguely familiar with since it has been written and rewritten often enough to deter further investigation into the roots of this creative elitism (read biggotry, racisms, yada yada).


"Great wits are sure to madness near allied;
And thin partitions do their bonds divide."
--John Dryden, Absalom and Achitophel

The apparent trouble is rooted in the very fact that there is not to be a distinction or segregation at all because We have information that God loves the Moms that move about the furniture just as much as the ones that light the candles (and granted the one Mom with the furniture routine rights to a spaceship whenever He makes her think she's about to get whacked!)
Surah 90 Al-Balad (The Country, Soil, Land)

لَا أُقْسِمُ بِهَذَا الْبَلَدِ 90:1
90:1 I/We DO NOT Divide/Section/Partition In This Country/Soil/Land
وَأَنتَ حِلٌّ بِهَذَا الْبَلَدِ 90:2
90:2 And you are Free In This Country/Soil/Land
وَوَالِدٍ وَمَا وَلَدَ 90:3
90:3 And the Parent and Whatever Offspring
لَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا الْإِنسَانَ فِي كَبَدٍ 90:4
90:4 We Created Man (Humanity) in Pain
أَيَحْسَبُ أَن لَّن يَقْدِرَ عَلَيْهِ أَحَدٌ 90:5
90:5 He Figures/Thinks No One can Over Power him
يَقُولُ أَهْلَكْتُ مَالًا لُّبَدًا 90:6
90:6 He says/boasts, 'I have spent/decimated wealth/money to start.'
أَيَحْسَبُ أَن لَّمْ يَرَهُ أَحَدٌ 90:7
90:7 He thinks/calculates No One Watches/Oversees/Assesses him...

And then cross with the right-- try to follow:

According to an article by Ian Black, Middle East Editor, Doctoradmits Israeli pathologists harvested organs without consent which appeared in The Guardian, Monday 21 December 2009 (check it out, the lead Pathologist's name is Hiss):
"Israel has admitted pathologists harvested organs from dead Palestinians, and others, without the consent of their families – a practice it said ended in the 1990s – it emerged at the weekend...

The story emerged in an interview with Dr Yehuda Hiss, former head of the Abu Kabir forensic institute near Tel Aviv... specialists at Abu Kabir harvested skin, corneas, heart valves and bones from the bodies of Israeli soldiers, Israeli citizens, Palestinians and foreign workers, often without permission from relatives.

The Israeli military confirmed to the program that the practice took place, but added: "This activity ended a decade ago and does not happen any longer."Hiss said: "We started to harvest corneas ... whatever was done was highly informal. No permission was asked from the family."..."

According to the same article, Palestinian organs were also forcibly harvested from Palestinian prisoners. I shudder to think what else is going to be reported 10 years from now as to what else they’ve been up to these days...(no anti-Semitism involved in this story since both Jews and Palestinians are Semites).


But the point has to do with Parts and just how much more special the Jewish variety of Man is compared to the Non-Jewish counterpart that they can displace/oppress an entire population because 'God said so?'
Based on the evidence in this article apparently not so different since the dehumanized Palestinian human parts are perfectly acceptable organ substitutes for the Israeli Jew (Orthodox or Reform) in need of a cornea or some other organ they have harvested by some unsavory means.

And that's why from the Aerie Perch Over Your Heads if your brothers' parts are good enough to meld with your flesh, there is absolutely no reason not to hear the pitter patter of their little Palestinian feet running about in your dwellings--after all 'Parts is Parts!'; no reason to be so selective and He better not catch any Palestinian by-products in any non-Palestinian bodies or else 'You have some 'splaining to do Lucy!'
And the reason for the organ fest? Is it to improve the quality of life at the devastating cost to that of another or perhaps hope to prolong your life in a futile attempt to escape the inevitable Judgment.

How Judge You?



أَلَمْ نَجْعَل لَّهُ عَيْنَيْنِ 90:8

وَلِسَانًا وَشَفَتَيْنِ 90:9
وَهَدَيْنَاهُ النَّجْدَيْنِ 90:10

فَلَا اقْتَحَمَ الْعَقَبَةَ 90:11وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا الْعَقَبَةُ 90:12

فَكُّ رَقَبَةٍ 90:13

90:8 Did We not Endow him (the Human) with Eyes (sight)?

90:9 And a Tongue (speech) and a pair of Lips?

90:10 And Gift him with Salvation?
90:11 (Does) Not Storm (rush into, break into) Into Difficulty (Obstacles); (or; Say: 'Break (through) the Obstacle!')


90:12 And Who Taught you what is an Obstacle/Difficulty? (Do you know what is Difficult?)
90:13 Freeing a Neck (Disengagement from Oppression)...


So, the remedy for this particular situation is both the Punishment and the Salvation, which is to release others from their enslavement/oppression or disentanglement from a neck==tight spot/bottleneck/jam. Stubbornly continuing in the present vain is simply to remain in a stagnant log jam, but it is more difficult, yet expected on account of the God-Given gifts of Sight, Hearing, Speech (and all the other Parts), to Storm into the More Difficult choice which is to release the strangle hold on others and in so doing redeem oneself from their own contrived self-righteousness.
The next 7 Signs mention that it is also more difficult to feed the needy, care for the orphans and feel compassion, but that is what is expected from those on the Starboard side. As for those choosing the easy path and remaining on the Larboard side, they will experience the 'Fire' (ie., torment) encircle them since they are only postponing the inevitable.


يَوْمَ تَشْهَدُ عَلَيْهِمْ أَلْسِنَتُهُمْ وَأَيْدِيهِمْ وَأَرْجُلُهُم بِمَا كَانُوا يَعْمَلُونَ 24:24

24:24 A Day their Tongues and their Hands and their Skins Testify as to what they did

وَقَالُوا لِجُلُودِهِمْ لِمَ شَهِدتُّمْ عَلَيْنَا قَالُوا أَنطَقَنَا اللَّهُ الَّذِي أَنطَقَ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ وَهُوَ خَلَقَكُمْ أَوَّلَ مَرَّةٍ وَإِلَيْهِ تُرْجَعُونَ 41:21

41:21 And they ask their Skins, 'Why do you Testify against us?' and they say, "God enables us to communicate as He Gives speech to all things; and He created you at the first, and unto Him you are returned. "

تِلْكَ الدَّارُ الْآخِرَةُ نَجْعَلُهَا لِلَّذِينَ لَا يُرِيدُونَ عُلُوًّا فِي الْأَرْضِ

وَلَا فَسَادًا وَالْعَاقِبَةُ لِلْمُتَّقِينَ 28:83

28:83 That House of the Hereafter We Make it for those who do not desire superiority upon the Earth and do not cause corruption and the Final Outcome (Hereafter) belongs to the Watchful/Guarded/Vigilant.

قَالَ مُوسَى لِقَوْمِهِ اسْتَعِينُوا بِاللّهِ وَاصْبِرُواْ

إِنَّ الأَرْضَ لِلّهِ يُورِثُهَا مَن يَشَاء مِنْ عِبَادِهِ وَالْعَاقِبَةُ لِلْمُتَّقِينَ 7:128

7:128 Moses said to his People, "Believe in God and be patient; indeed, the Earth (belongs) to God and He Bestows it (gives it as an inheritance) upon whomever He Wills of His Servants, and the Hereafter (Final Outcome) belongs to the Watchful/Guarded/Vigilant."

PS So as to remove any doubt as to whose speaking voice this is, I will refresh with my interpretation of this post--this is me writing in my speaking voice; "There is just so much gefilte fish anybody can eat and sooner or later they're all gonna wanna run out for kebab!"

8.3.10

inside, it was another story....

ok, the above attempt at humor by coloring what actually transpired inside does not make me a liar, but rather reflects wide creative license; would you rather I tell how it really was when It All went down and make everybody cry?...let's start by saying I observed proper procedure and announced to Mission Control exactly who it was coming in...at least 3 times before You cut off the transmission...is there anyOne out there brave enough to repeat what they heard?

PS Posted 19.03.2010
There is always a young'un who likes to cry at the Movies, so since you asked:
يَتْلُو عَلَيْهِمْ آيَاتِنَا وَمَا كُنَّا مُهْلِكِي الْقُرَى إِلَّا وَأَهْلُهَا ظَالِمُونَ 28:59
28:59 And never does your Lord Destroy a City (Town) until He Raises in her Mother a Messenger to Reveal to them Our Signs and Never Do We Destroy the City Unless its denizens are (remain) Oppressive (Lost, Wrong-doers).
(You have the option to have a drink, I had to take the News stone cold sober and kept a lid on it from 1992 through 2007, by your reckoning).
وَزَيَّنَهُ فِي قُلُوبِكُمْ وَكَرَّهَ إِلَيْكُمُ الْكُفْرَ وَالْفُسُوقَ وَالْعِصْيَانَ أُوْلَئِكَ هُمُ الرَّاشِدُونَ 49:7
49:7 And know (be aware) that God's Messenger is among you and were he to follow you in your government (how you conduct your affairs), you would surely fail (be damned/accursed); but God has endeared the Faith to you and has beautified it in your hearts, and has made disbelief and lewdness and rebellion hateful to you; such are they who are righteous.

7.3.10

Fell? Fall? Fallen?

Masonic Symbol
All Seeing Eye
I took the elevator.
Surah 28 Qasas (Stories)
28:68 And your Lord (Sustainer) Creates Whatever He Wills and Chooses what is Best for them (Creation); All Praise Is Due to God (Almighty); He Is Above what they associate with Him (ascribe to Him as partners).
Matthew 10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. (The Sword of Truth...which can be rather unsettling)

4.3.10

Naval Ordnance Labs FDA

More Poor Spelling, I Gather...Making a Stronger Case for Literacy NOL White Oak, MD. Buildings Situated To Read In Hebrew: Led On From In.Tel.

Why I bother:

9 Surah Taubeh (Repentance)
9:122 وَمَا كَانَ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ لِيَنفِرُواْ كَآفَّةً فَلَوْلاَ
نَفَرَ مِن كُلِّ فِرْقَةٍ مِّنْهُمْ طَآئِفَةٌ لِّيَتَفَقَّهُواْ فِي الدِّينِ
وَلِيُنذِرُواْ قَوْمَهُمْ إِذَا رَجَعُواْ إِلَيْهِمْ لَعَلَّهُمْ
9:122 And the believers (are) not (to) go on expedition as a whole (take
to the field
or venture forth/go abroad in their entirety) without a
person/soldier of each/every range (squad/brigade/command/squadron/choir)
of them to (stay behind) to learn/understand (expatiate/jurisprudence) of the
faith/religion/persuasion (so that) to portend/warn their people if/whether/as
long as they return to them; that they might perhaps bewarned/mindful/vigilant/safe/alert/forewarned/become wiser.

(But I do draw the line at being called a liar--not nice.)

I had to look up 'expatiate' and according to Encarta Dictionary it means 'to speak or write about something at length.' See? I have been doing exactly what I was supposed to be doing all along--what have You been up to?

On a lighter note, here is one man's take on Sign 9:122:

A man's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another drink. --W.C. Fields

And here is the practical take on it from personal experience of what I believe:

'Ya know, the kids are not likely to believe those 'blue' flashes in the sky are meteors or their neighborhood substation shorting out forever.
Lunch was interesting today, having a handsome young American male of African heritage stare at me fixedly from behind his dark sunglasses the entire time. I know I am not his type so what could bring on such interest?
Then the 'blue' flash on my way home from work and some guy in a white SUV and some kind of police sticker in his driver's side window and a big ol' Star of David hanging from his rear view mirror powering by past me--I've driven under more hazardous conditions.
I still made it to the shop in time to complete a transaction and then wend my way to a coffee-tasting focus group, where they let me go early and paid me generously for my 20 minutes of time and my digital collage (and while I know Michael specializes in entirely different media, and he is quite accomplished at it, must I see the artwork, hmm?).
Then back to my neighborhood to deposit the welcomed stipened and trek through the mall to sample my favorite See's candy to distract myself from (what I have come to euphemistically call) the headache I had all day, only to see the kids on their way somewhere and ask me for some chocolate of their own (they gave me a hug because they were thrilled to see me, or they really wanted that chocolate).
And then shop the groceries since it appears, no matter what happens or what level I'm on, I am still on the hook for dinner--so, What else Ya got?--oh, and I do remember; where's that book You borrowed?'