Friday, 18 November 2016

On Neurophilosophy – Understanding the Negro Mind and Behavior

        This is the first installment of the series; Neuro-philosophy of the Negro Mind. This installment focuses on Black people and their conceptualization of Morality (or lack thereof). The dominance of cultural relativism in Western Academia and media circles has guarded the flawed principles of Political Correctness from being critically examined. It has also delegitimized objective examination of cultural differences and causes of such differences. The following piece on Morality and Abstract Thinking is a terse, easy-to-read commentary informed by the personal observations and experiences of Gedaliah Braun (PhD), who has lived and interacted with Black people in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, and the United States for over 30 years. He explains how the ill-behavior that characterizes the spectrum of black Criminal behavior, including persistent aggression, positive enjoyment of the suffering of others, normalization of rape; is related to a lack of moral consciousness that results from the archetypical African language that is void of abstract concepts. It also describes how the resultant defective thinking process disadvantage Black Africans who are rendered unable to either create or sustain an industrial economy when left on their own devices; and also why they despise education, and tend to litter without any compunction. It also explains why limited thinking capacity and inability to properly plan for the future has led to widespread poverty among Blacks, and high prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) including HIV/AIDS.
        I would also like to thank American Renaissance for granting the permission for reproduction of this research. A few minor modifications have been made, including editing and subtitling to allow for easy scanning.
Black Africans roasting a monkey. The recent Ebola outbreak has been traced to consumption of poorly-cooked bush meat.

Monday, 4 January 2016

AlShabaab and Donald Trump – Building the Fifth Column

Al-Qaeda perceives the American political system as foundational to its National Integrity. By assaulting it, Al-Qaeda's affiliate, Al-Shabaab, hopes to undermine it. Remarkably, counter-terrorism analysts have also observed that Islamists are able to achieve most of their objectives (and goals) when the Democratic Party rules the US, as compared to administrations led by the Republican Party. The leftist (liberal) inclination of the Democratic Party drives Democrat-led administrations to inadvertently support Islamist projects, especially when it sacrifices national interests on the altar of multiculturalism and political correctness, which decrees toleration of Islamism. On New Year day of 2016, Al-Shabaab released a video documentary aimed at widening the racial rifts in the US, besides gaining followers among the African-American population. Likewise, it projected Donald Trump as an enemy of Islam, and the intention of this calculated move was to vilify the Republican Party by casting it as an enemy of Islam; as well as stealthily entreating American Muslims and Black Americans to vote for the Democratic Party in the upcoming elections.
Poster of the Terror recruitment video: The Path to Paradise - Episode 2

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Fated Future: On Ethno-Terrorism, Politics and the Future of Kenya.


Kenya is a fragile state crippled by tribalism, corruption and ethno-terrorism, which have operated concertedly to erode the basic pillars of the state, besides gravitating it towards state failure. Lack of nationalism in Kenya (even Jomo Kenyatta was unsure of it), and politicization of Patriotism, largely owe their existence to a clique of political elite who have consistently endeavored to safeguard their blinkered interests from legitimate political competition; and the need by Partisan Interests to hold and utilize state power and privileges to suppress Political Opposition, in addition to incapacitating the Intelligentsia.
Kenyan woman runs past shacks set on fire during the 2007-2008 post-election violence. Photo credit: IrinNews.org

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Forecasting the Past: Remembering Jama`at al-Muslimin – Precursor of the Islamic State and its Rivalry with Al-Qaeda

The ascendancy of the Islamic State from a trivial Al-Qaeda affiliate in Iraq into a global jihadist organization that has dominated both the Middle-Eastern and North-African Islamist landscapes has puzzled Intelligence Agencies, International Organizations and International Policy Makers alike, across the world. Nonetheless, understanding its rise within the historical perspective of Global Jihad and Al-Qaeda’s strategic projections to create a global caliphate would demystify most of the mysteries cloaking the Islamic State. This is due to the fact that the Islamic State arose from the ashes of one of the most extremist factions within Al-Qaeda - Jama`at al-Muslimin (JaM). JaM formed the core matrix of Salafist-jihadists -  more radical than Al-Qaeda leaders - who would inspire the radicalization ethos and brutal tactics presently being used by the Islamic State to respectively radicalize impressionable Muslims in the West as well as maltreat and dehumanize their rivals (both combatants and non-combatants).
The rise of the Islamic State in 2014 was unprecedented in both global and regional realms. This is principally due to its rapid ascendancy to military dominance over the Syria-Iraq Theater of War, its proto-state structure and its ability to rapidly gain affiliates – mostly at the expense of its rival transnational Islamist-Jihadist organization, Al-Qaeda[1].
The western world was instantaneously shocked and perplexed by the military successes of ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also abbreviated as ISIS if Levant is substituted for its Arabic equivalent, Al-Sham) starting from February 2014 and culminating in its capture of Mosul in June 2014 whence it announced itself as the most dominant fighting force in both Iraq and Syria. Likewise, ISIL has also horrified the world with its widely self-publicized brutality and savagery[2].
Islamic State has shocked the World with its Publicized Brutality. Photo Credit: Reuters

Monday, 19 October 2015

Strategic Schema of Al-Qaeda: Nascence, Islamic Revolution, the “Bear Trap”, and Post-Cold War Global Strategic Repositioning.

This is the First Installment of the Serial Strategic Schema of Al-Qaeda.
The strategic schema of Al-Qaeda - and by extension, its insubordinate and rival offshoot, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria/Levant (ISIS/ISIL) – is a culmination of the processes of evolution of Modern Islamism and Offensive Militant Jihad; coupled to pragmatic political maneuverings, rational social actions, combat experiences, and, national and sub-national events (both within and outside its controls); which have shaped the development of its pertinacious struggle for the actualization of its definitive end goal - the establishment of a Supranational Caliphate that would subordinate all Muslims under a Salafist-interpreted Sharia constitution.
Al-Qaeda arose from a series of events which impregnated Afghanistan and the Middle East with the zygote of Salafi-jihadism,[1] whose long gestation period ended with the Disintegration of the Soviet Union;[2] while its infancy was characterized by a series of Terror Attacks across Asia, Americas, Europe and Africa including the most notable Twin Bombings of the US Embassies in Nairobi and Dar-el-Salaam in 1998[3].  It precocious puberty was hastened when Al-Qaeda in Iraq (which had malformed into the Islamic State in Iraq) overran expansive swathes of territories in both Syria and Iraq; and in that way, established the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria in mid-2014[4].
Now Al-Qaeda is strategically mature, ready to destabilize the global order and foment unmanageable chaos. Its maturity is qualified by the fact that it has dragged the US into chronic conflicts in multiple theaters of war, and is some instances (Afghanistan and Iraq), defeated the US in War.
AlQaeda in Somalia