Anthony McIntyre's focus
on the issue of an Islamic Civilisation as opposed
to Western Civilisation misses the point entirely,
in my opinion.
The 'expansion of democracy' is exactly what the
ruling class have been doing, the oppressed don't
want any further expansion. The Earth cannot tolerate
any increase in 'democratic expansionism' as envisaged
within the mindset of Civilising missionaries.
Western Civilisation has given us alot, genocidal
rampages, Earth devastation, a world population
in chains to money. Civilisation has brought us
all these 'benefits' and the proposall from ex-revolutionaries
is to expand these benefits? Surely, the struggle,
that is so succintly outlined in Bobby Sands poem
"The Rhythm of Time", shows the conflict
very clearly. The conflict has always been between
the oppressed and so called 'Civilisation'. 'Civilisation'
is not a neutral concept, it is a method of organising
society, it is the imposition of a way of life by
a ruling elite, who always 'know best'. 'Civilisation'
has always been about the project of hegemony and
the imprisonment of life within its world view.
across the globe are responding in whatever way
they can to cope with this "Great Civilisation",
whether rebelling or trying to escape it. The solution
to authoritarianism is not to embrace and promote
one form of tyranny over another but to be truly
"Civilisation" is the core of the problem,
whether Islamic or Western, "Civilisation"
is the driving force of oppression it is based on
the concept of expansionism and control as it aims
to be the dominant and all encompassing way of life.
No human freedom can exist within its orbit as every
form of life is mere fodder to feed the all devouring
ever expanding Empire of Civilisation. The crisis
we are in today is due to the fact that the juggernaught
we have been prisoners within is now on its last
Irish Republicans, like any other revolutionary,
must seriously consider the histories of Empires
and Civilisations and realise that we are part of
a global problem. The only solution to this problem
is for revolutionaries to assist in the acceleration
of the demise of Empire/Civilisation. It should
go without saying that this does not mean its replacement
with another Empire but an entirely different way
of life. To continue with the disasterous path we
are on is no option at all.
The tried tested and failed proposals to change
Captains on the ship of 'Civilisation' has led to
failure after failure. We must tackle the core issue.
We must identify the enemy and go for it. The Irish
struggle has generally been about this battle (conscious
or not). As we clearly see, an Ireland run on the
same basis as any other existing country within
the orbit of Empire is no difference at all and
not worth the life of one revolutionary.