Home from Kuala Lumpur: Observations on November 22nd
It is November 22nd in the United States. To those of us old enough to remember, that date will be inextricably linked with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. Old shopworn debates will be revived on the Warren Commission, conspiracy theories, ballistics, and grassy knoll gunmen. What will be left undiscussed is the most important aspect of what happened in Dealey Plaza 48 years ago: the linear line which can easily be drawn from November 22, 1963 to the events in New York City on September 11th, 2001, and now what would appear to be the impending character of an American-Israeli attack on Iran. This latter event is one which Leon Panetta warns will have “unintended consequences.” In terms of these looming consequences, perhaps all that remains to be determined in another American Presidential Election Cycle is the date when this insanity will proceed, and whether or not the go-ahead for the Apocalpyse will be sanctioned by Barack Obama or a GOP Neo-Conservative sock puppet like Newt Gingrich. Michael Collins Piper’s Final Judgment remains as one of the best ways to connect the dots of this linear high-speed progression to the depths of Hades itself.
As for a war with Iran, the latest must-read is Mehdi Hasan’s missal for The Guardian (UK) entitled, “If You Lived in Iran, Wouldn’t You Want the Nuclear Bomb?” The logic of the piece leads to the inevitable conclusion: Yes.
I have just returned from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The purpose of my trip was two-fold. First, I had not had the opportunity to travel in Southeast Asia for almost 40 years, and wanted to add Malaysia to my list of places visited. Second, I had successfully procured a meeting with Matthias Chang of Future FastForward and the Perdana Peace Organization.
Meeting Chang is quite an experience. We covered his role of leadership in the Malaysian humanitarian aid mission to Gaza, his prison experience of a year and a half ago, and his observations on developments both Malaysian and global. His predictions of global economic tsunami in his Trilogy appear to be well on their way to fulfillment, paralleling my own forecasts of the last eight years of an American-Israeli-Iranian military conflict. One can well argue that the two trends are symbiotically linked to each other.
Chang’s observations on Corporate Media in Malaysia in his office conversation with me mirror my own brief experience in Kuala Lumpur with newspapers like the New Straits Times and The Star. In terms of hard news, prescient analysis, and spirited debate in the Letters to the Editor section, forget it. Like their American counterparts, Malaysian thinkers and political activists of every stripe are absolutely dependent on alternative media and the Internet for the real stuff.
I decided to test my own theory (and Chang’s) about Corporate Media Controversy Avoidance and Management by writing a Letter to the Editor of the New Straits Times regarding the Seksualiti Merdeka (“Sexuality Merdeka [‘Independence’]”) controversy festering in the print dailies during my sojourn in Kuala Lumpur. For the uninitiated (which included me prior to the last couple of weeks), Seksualiti Merdeka is the LGBT (Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgendered) rights organization operating in this definitively Islamic country in Southeast Asia. A public demonstration of the organization was shut down by the local police a couple of days into my 2 week visit. You can begin to monitor the issue and the controversy over the actions of the police by clicking here.
The New Straits Times did not disappoint me. To my knowledge, they didn’t print what I submitted. Fair enough, but the Malaysian establishment is kidding itself if they ignore the larger implications of this movement in their country. You can destroy a nation militarily, through economic manipulation with global central bankers, or through cultural subversion. Take your pick. Where it comes to Seksualiti Merdeka, an investigation of their funding, and their relationship to certain Western NGOs and anti-Islamic elements in the United States and Europe with ties to Jewish and Israeli interests globally, would be a great place to begin.
Here is what I said, for the record:
The Editor New Straits Times 31,
Jalan Riong, 59100,
Kuala Lumpur FAX (03-2056-7148)
To the Editor:
I wish to second the concerns raised by Jeremiah Tan to the New Straits Times on Monday, November 14th, 2011, in his Letter to the Editor entitled, “Stop Gay Culture in Showbiz, Too.” Malaysia, and Islamic culture globally, are at the same risk of infiltration and subversion as the older Christian culture in the United States was 50 years ago. The America of today bears no resemblance whatsoever to the country I knew as a young boy. Homosexuality, lesbianism, heterosexual promiscuity, abortion, drugs, and pornography, are now standard operating procedure in the United States. The Hollywood industry of John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart, Gregory Peck, and Fred Astaire has been replaced by a Hollywood in the moral and cinematic sewer. Elton John is a poster boy for what has happened in the Western world generally. Who was, and is, behind this tragedy in my country? The answer will never be found in Corporate Media in the United States for obvious reasons. But your readers will find the answer through Google search, and consulting American conservative cultural commentators like Dr. E. Michael Jones of Culture Wars.
The overwhelming political, logistical, cultural, and financial force behind all of this in the United States is clearly the domestic Jewish Lobby and its minions. Just as the Zionist monolith has hijacked American foreign policy, and Jewish banking usury has destroyed the American middle class with the Federal Reserve Board, fiat money, and fractional reserve banking, the cultural cancer metastasis already cited comes from the identical source.
Malaysians and faithful Moslems take the advice of a traditional Christian and Pat Buchanan political conservative from America: Beware.
San Antonio, Texas U. S. A.
On to a second observation about Malaysia, this one involving the presence of American, British, and Australian expatriates I encountered in two different hotels in downtown Kuala Lumpur. The identical theme was being sounded repeatedly in low-key conversations over drinks and food in comfortable surroundings. It was something on the order of, “I don’t have good feelings about what’s going on right now.” The spectrum of thoughts being expressed ranged from the overwhelmingly anxious to the enshroundingly ominous. Economic cataclysm, societal meltdown, and World War III were the three (3) leading fears of the Western faithful.
My reassuring thought to each and every one of them who confided in me: Don’t worry. Between Barack Obama, the Congress, the GOP Presidential Contenders, and the American National Security Establishment, your worst fears are guaranteed to transpire. Have another Carlsberg, or another Tiger. . . . [the two most popular beers in peninsular Malaysia].
During my time in Kuala Lumpur (“Muddy Estuary“) I had a great time getting away from American media and the NFL Gladiator Empire Cult on Sunday afternoons. In addition to talking to Matthias Chang and a contact on the faculty of the International Islamic University of Malaysia about Christian Zionist eschatology, I went to some great places in this most fascinating city. I discovered the relatively new Kuala Lumpur City Gallery on Merdeka Square’s south end, the National Art Gallery , St. Mary’s Cathedral , Plaza Low Yat, the Islamic Arts Museum, Central Market, the National Monument, and the National Mosque among others. I met a lot of great people on the streets, the KL Monorail, the National Museum, and in the endless shopping malls and kiosks. Malaysia has much to offer, and a great future if it can continue to distinguish between sharks and minnows. Let us trust that it will.
Late at night in my hotel room, I went back to my own roots, in reading. In the wee hours when I wasn’t sleeping all that well, I poured over George Washington’s Farewell Address, some of the warnings of Thomas Jefferson to the American people, the Gospel of John, the Olivet Discourse, the Book of Romans, and John’s Apocalypse. For the “I don’t have good feelings about what’s going on right now” crowd of Western expatriates in Kuala Lumpur, I recommend these treasures for the deeper reservoir of truths that would really explain what has happened to them, and to the dying cultures and Empires they represent. Their predicament stands as a warning to the good people of Malaysia.
Finally there is my return to my home in San Antonio. In my first Sunday back at Immanuel Lutheran Church in the Alamo City, there was a envelope and a note waiting for me after the conclusion of the Liturgy and the celebration of the Lord’s Supper. It serves as a reminder that there is a faithful, albeit embattled remnant left in America in these dark days and nights. The note read:
Ever since your very first day with us on September 10th of 2006, we have grown in our great appreciation of you for all that you are, and bring to us. If God’s will continues in our favor, we hope to have you with us at least until the end of this millennium!! We hope that’s not asking too much–of you or God!!!
During these last three Sundays without you, we have come to appreciate you even more, and have extended [Pastors] Appreciation Month to all of November.
Your Loving Congregation at Immanuel Lutheran of San Antonio.