Blayne asked for my comments on the situation in the Middle East. I have been thinking of posting something on this for some time but have been preoccupied with other things.
On the surface it appears that the situation in Tunisia, Egypt and now Libya is a revolt of freedom loving people seeking true democracy. Others like Glenn Back are warning us that this same situation occurred in Iran when the Shah was overthrown. The world along with the press rejoiced that the way was being paved for true democracy. Instead they were all fooled and Iran was taken over by a religious tyranny that counts the worth of a female as one half that of a man and returned to covering women with veils and stoning to death people for various crimes.
Which is correct? Is the Middle East headed toward greater freedom or a giant religious dictatorship that could spread to Europe?
First, an important ingredient that has influenced the current actions has been mysteriously overlooked by the thinkers of the day as well as the press. I wrote about this in the Keys around eight years ago. Here are some things I said:
Bush was wise to tackle Iraq first because success here can lead to much greater power to seal the door elsewhere. The destruction of one point of the Triangle of evil will be a dramatic blow indeed. The other day when I heard Bush address the nation and state that the goal was to bring freedom to the Iraqi people I felt the mind of Christ through the Oneness Principle and knew that Bush was being contacted and responding to higher will. He is not perfect, of course, in responding to higher impression, but he received the correct message on this.
March 22, 2003
Unless we make some great mistakes in the near future, this war will be seen as a turning point in history and for the disciples of the world it will be seen as a partial closing of “the door where evil dwells” and an opening of the door to the externalization of the Hierarchy.
April 9, 2003
Few people realize the great good that will be accomplished if the Bush Administration is successful in overriding all the enemies of freedom at home and abroad and establishing a free society in Iraq… If Iraq can become a successful democracy then other Mideast nations will follow. One of the best candidates to be first could be Iran. It could turn from being an “Axis of Evil” to a partner in cooperation. There are many citizens and students there watching Iraq, and if it becomes a successful democracy, the demands of the common people for similar freedoms will become overwhelming. July 27, 2003
If Bush succeeds in creating a democracy in the Middle East and the work is not undone by his enemies he will create an effect as powerful as the emancipation of the slaves. We are in danger now because of pressure from do-gooders to turn over power prematurely and run the risk of loosing many of our gains. If, on the other hand, success can be gained and a true democracy established a domino effect will be created that will eventually transform the Middle East and even lead to a resolution of problems facing Israel there.
Jan 26, 2004
The world press has downplayed the movement of Iraq toward democracy because they have always hated Bush and do not want to write anything that makes him look good. The hate is still there. Just the other day Bush had to delay a visit to Europe because of the danger he could be arrested for being a war criminal.
Even so, the youth of the other nations in the Middle East are aware of the increase of freedom in Iraq and this has given them a greater hunger for it themselves.
Iran claims to have democratic elections, but so did Saddam Hussein. There is testimony surfacing that the elections are rigged. Certain citizens are not allowed to vote and the count is thought to be tampered with.
Here is my current thinking on the matter. There has for some time been a great struggle in the Middle East between light and dark with darkness gaining the upper hand. The Brotherhood saw an opportunity to assist and inspired Bush to overthrow Saddam Hussein and set up a democracy in the hopes of creating a domino effect. The success was not sure a sure thing but the hope and plan was that the demand of the people for a greater voice would grow over the years.
This part of the plan has been a reasonable success as the desire to be rid of oppressive leaders has increased along with the desire for democracy.
But now the people are making their power felt the brothers of darkness are not taking this lying down, but trying to take advantage of it. They see the possibility of doing to the whole Middle East, and possibly Europe, what they did earlier to Iran.
The Brotherhood of Light realizes there is great risk involved but it is better the revolutions take place now before Iran and others have the atomic bomb.
In the next few months and possibly years we will see a struggle between light and dark in the Middle East and no one from either side knows exactly how the dust will settle in the end. If we can get one more democracy out of the deal then this will pave the way for more democracies over a period of time. Even if the forces of light succeed, it will take quite a few years for the Middle East to make the transition that is envisioned.
Even though revolutionary forces in Iran have been suppressed they are still alive and a lot of people there are willing to risk their lives for greater freedom.
And do not overlook China either. A lot of the common people there are starting to make waves and eventually there will be major changes in that country.
Copyright 2011 by J J Dewey
4 thoughts on “Democracy or Tyranny?”
I see this Middle East problem as one of the greatest flash point in all the world. If there was anything direct I could do to help, I would. Perhaps my prayers may get used to strengthen someone over there on the ground who can help.
This is why I wrote this on the Keysters:
[A] … possibility is that we are in fact seeing the battle of Armageddon
taking place right before our eyes. Imagine for a moment that revolts in the
Middle East like that Egypt will result in some form of democracy instead of the
radical Islamists taking over. If some form of democracy starts to spread in the
Middle East then I would see that as Christ winning the battle of Armageddon in
preparation for creating a world suitable for his return.
I sense that the positive momentum created in the birthing of free-Iraq is playing out as powerful karmic ripples at this time. The BOL has been instrumental in introducing and supporting the Internet and World-wide-web which is becoming an instrument for rapid communications for grass-roots .liberty-lovers. The db and its agenda to render the US impotent due to financial woes and unwarranted attacks based on false-misleading-implanted conspiracy rumors of negative propaganda have been fruitless in spite of the db’s efforts because the uprising are not being sponsored directly by the US or the UN but instead the people themselves.
The work the US has done in Afghanistan and Iraq to disperse the worst of the terrorist-cells has been significant in countering the db plan to build the religious fanatic power-base which could move into the rebellions and assume power once liberated.
I understand the law of karma and therefore see a most positive outcome in the middle east..
There is certainly much to hope for the MIddle East and as I watch this play out I see that the dark brothers are not standing by twiddling their thumbs. I saw yesterday on Glen Beck that a certain powerful Muslim spoke to a million people in Egypt last Friday and the Google exec who claims to have helped started the revolution was pushed aside and not allowed to speak at this rally. Hopefully the people will move toward the light and years to come we may see greater freedom in those ancient lands. My thoughts and prayers are with them.