A star appears over Gaza

Fiat Lux
Torah, Genesis 1: 3

The tragic and wonderful  
ability to understand the truth
Yulian Semyonovich  Semyonov
“You are ordered to Survive”

By Dimitris Konstantakopoulos

Dorian Gray wished one day that the portrait made of him by his friend might grow old, but that he himself might remain young and beautiful.

It was his version of the deal with the devil that Faust made.

Israel, and with it all the world, made its own accord with The Devil, and obtained, for many years, a portrait to gloat over, namely the situation of the Palestinians. And seeing it we believed that the Palestinian problem was solved (essentially).

The people without a homeland defeated the people of the homeland they claimed and in which they also lived; it was their homeland, but they were a minority of the population.

And when Abraham’s recent “normalization” agreements with the Arab states were made, it was considered so self-evident that the Palestinian question was solved, that no one was particularly interested in looking into the effects of the agreements on this question and vice versa.

How the story ends

In Oscar Wilde’s novel, Dorian Gray’s wish works. He doesn’t age at all. He remains as wonderfully handsome as he was when his friend painted him. But it becomes harder and harder for him to suffer looking at the ever-more repulsive portrait of himself as it is transformed, reflecting the metamorphosis of his soul. He starts to go crazy looking at the painting. Terribly worried about his friend, the painter who painted the portrait implores Dorian to go to confession. But Dorian gets angry, fights with him and kills him. Of course, not only does this crime not improve his condition, but leads to a paroxysm of rabies possessed. He locks himself in the room where the painting is and, with the knife that killed his friend, begins to stab and tear his portrait. In a little while a wild cry is heard all over his neighborhood. When his servants finally enter the room they will see the hideous, mangled corpse of a stabbed man. They’ll recognise him only by his rings. Next to him the portrait has again acquired all its original beauty.

The new prophet

Little by little the Palestinians were forgotten, as were the portraits and the terms of the contract Israel and the resti of the world had concluded with The Devil. They killed the one who remembered them and wanted to find a way to break the contract, just as Dorian Gray did with his friend: only he was assassinated before the eyes of all the world. The rest of us continued, with very few exceptions, our labours. Business as usual.

But we are talking now about the land that gives birth to the prophets. There’s a whole school of them in her soil. One of them stood out. Embroiled in religious messianism, he hoped that he would be the one who would realize the dream of his forefathers by founding the Great Israel.

This country, with its capital Jerusalem, would include at least all the land extending from the river to the sea, perhaps the island also off its coast. It would dominate the entire region that some American admirer of the Prophet called the “wider Middle East.” There was a small problem, the existence of the Palestinian people, but surely this human dust could not prevent such a grandiose plan, which not only comes from the depths of the centuries, but also heralds the Kingdom. One way or another there would be a solution to this problem too, by a man who once said that he does not think much of American presidents, and who has survived six or seven of them; one day he even went uninvited to Washington to speak to the Congress.

And of course, the ambition of such people cannot be restricted, by definition. Did ever Alexander the Great, or Napoleon, or Hitler impose a limit on themselves in their ambitions? The mentality and mechanism are always the same  based on one of the main characteristics of the socio-psychological structure during the lifespan of “Homo Sapiens”, coming into a paroxysm under late capitalism.

The first golden opportunity

The sudden extinction of the” Empire of Evil ” was the golden opportunity for the Prophet. For Rabin, it was a great opportunity to conclude an agreement on very favourable terms with the Palestinians. But for our Prophet, it represented the great opportunity to begin laying, persistently and patiently, the foundations for the implementation of the ingenious Regional Plan drawn up by Odet Yinon, inspired by the ideas of Karl Haushofer, but without the typical German stubbornness of the latter, a product of the historical development of his country.

But the student surpasses the teacher. When Yinon writes that not only socialism but humanism itself has been overcome, he foresees, long before the Soviet Union collapses, the fronts of the world counter-revolution, and is placed, in advance, in the place of its avantguarde. At the same time, he lends a global significance to his own regional plan.

This will later become one of the great weapons of the new Prophet, one that will allow him to ally himself with the most seemingly heterogeneous forces that are directed against the achievements of the modern era, expressing much broader trends that are inevitably produced within the world system.

His initiatives are often not even taken officially by himself; others are promoting them and are putting them in the strategy of others, and in America’s politics in particular. An organic unity is established between his own rather extremist plan and the most radical plans for building the new American century.

He will fund a team under former US Deputy Defence Secretary Richard Pearl to produce the Clean Brake strategy, where the need for an exit from the commitments made by Israel in Oslo is expressed clearly and also are described the broad lines of the wars which will follow later in Iraq and Syria. Then all that will be crystallized in the plan for a New American Century and the neoconservative plans for the change of all regimes, if not states, of the Middle East and even North Korea.

After all, our Prophet belongs to a race that has an unparalleled ability to understand the world in its entirety. Lenin and Trotsky also had this ability and they put it in the service of the world revolution. The same ability now connects our Prophet and those who follow him in the wave of a Global Counter-Revolution. His own dreams of the Great Israel go hand in hand with the dreams of the American Empire, expressed, after the fall of the USSR, by the Republican ideologue Charles Krauthammer: “We are in the position of Rome after the destruction of Carthage.” It is the time when the great theorist of both Jewish and American revisionism, Samuel Huntington formulated his programme of war of (against) civilisations.

Only, of course, that somewhere here the analogies with the pioneers of the Soviet Century stop, not least because the Prophet has flaws. The power that slowly gathers convinces him that the world is not spoiled, even if he succumbs to some temptations.

He forgets that the diamond, in order to cut History, must be 100% clean, and cannot have the slightest admixture. In order to do so in the past, the French had to find someone whom they called Incorruptible. But in our age, you see, the dominant civilisation, the power of money and finance, cannot decompose people without itself disintegrating.

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