What A Tangled Web They Weave

Feb 26th, 2010 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories
Conspiracy Spiders Weaving Their Tangled Web

Conspiracy Spiders Weaving Their Tangled Web

Ayesha Siddiqa’s column in Dawn today is an excellent review of the silliness that continues to waste time and energy – not to mention providing a distraction from important issues. Of course I am referring to the conspiracy theory industry. That’s what it is, really, an industry. These are people who have figured out how to make a lot of money by hawking ridiculous fantasies and dramatic stories. Obviously, they don’t need the same evidence or facts that a real journalist would provide. Just a juicy story about a secret enemy is all that’s needed.

I COULDN’T believe my ears when responsible quarters informed me of an American-Blackwater conspiracy to isolate Pakistan.

According to this heinous plan the objective will be achieved by infiltrating the media, specifically through placing people in responsible positions in the print and electronic media. These plants will then be made responsible for freaking out ordinary people.

While some Blackwater agents are said to be responsible for making people paranoid about a secret plan to destroy Pakistan and take away its ‘crown jewels’ — its nuclear weapons — others have been given the task of exciting the populace with the idea of fighting some kind of holy war against neighbouring states and more.

This is called psy-ops, the art of instilling fear in the hearts of citizens and making them lose touch with reality and faith in their own capabilities. The biggest tool of course is the rumour mill, which is constantly in action churning out half-lies and half-truths. Anyone who cannot be bought off by the company is immediately termed a foreign agent. Such tricks are also useful in hiding the fact that it is in reality these people, who are working to isolate Pakistan, that are on Blackwater’s payroll.

There is evidence of using psy-ops in the past against ordinary folks and making them believe in some outside force conspiring to destroy them. The Germans before the Second World War are a prime example. The entire nation had lost touch with reality to a point that they stopped using rational thinking to assess the behaviour of their own leaders and held a certain kind of people responsible for the malaise they suffered from.

Resultantly, there was the famous witch-hunt through which the Jews, the ‘gypsies’, the physically disabled, homosexuals and non-conformist intellectuals were killed or forced to leave. Very soon, the Nazi military machine managed to get rid of people who would have proved to be an asset for the Third Reich.

Apparently, one of the secondary objectives of the conspirators is to create an environment which kills creative minds and pushes them to leave, hence the brain drain. It didn’t occur to ordinary Germans that their leaders, who were responsible for the First World War as well, were caught ‘with their pants down’ in the process of using military power against the rest of the world, and as such were equally responsible for the tragic state of affairs. In fact, the real conspiracy was to take away the rational faculty of the ordinary citizen.

In Pakistan today ordinary persons are being fed fear and paranoia so that they cannot think about the mistakes made by their own leadership. This is not to suggest that other nations do not make questionable plans but the fact is that painting the world in shades of black and white is in itself a conspiracy against the people.

For instance, the story about the historic American let-down does not mention that our own leadership was equally responsible for serving the interests of foreign states in return for both ‘cash and kind’. Publicly asking Hillary Clinton questions regarding the control of the ISI, for example, is nothing but superimposing the idea of the Pakistani nation’s EQ (emotional quotient). So Washington — rather than Islamabad — decides everything in Pakistan.

I haven’t been informed as yet but I suspect that there is even a larger conspiracy afoot to impair the minds of Muslims all over the world. This is done through instilling the fear of some ‘foreign hand’ behind everything that happens in their countries. Spreading such rumours gradually weakens and ultimately deadens their capacity to think of themselves as people who can control their destinies.

According to this plan, the answer for everything bad or unpleasant lies outside. The bulk of the mentally de-capacitated citizenry then gradually looks up to a certain set of leaders as ‘knights in shining armour’ who will protect them and the state.

The absence of systems in what is called the Muslim world is an eye-opener. The conspiracy deepens since people are also made to believe that their lives will only improve through installing a certain kind of programme on their national hard drive.

The writer is an independent strategic and political analyst.

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  1. علامہ اقبال کی سازش

    محمد حنیف | 2010-03-04 ،13:19

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/urdu/2010/03/post_598.html

    اگر آپ پاکستان کا کوئی پرائیویٹ ٹی وی چینل دیکھتے ہیں تو آپ زید حامد کے نام سے واقف ہوں گے۔ آج کل وہ پاکستان کو اقبال کا پاکستان بنانے میں مصروف ہیں۔

    اس مقصد کے لیے انہیں فیشن ڈیزائنروں، پاپ گلوکاروں اور پرائیویٹ تعلیمی اداروں کے ممی ڈیڈی بچوں کی حمایت حاصل ہے۔ کبھی وہ غزوہ ہند کے نام سے ہمیں سبز رنگ کے ایف سولہ طیارہ اور کبھی ایستادہ غزنوی میزائل دکھا کر بھارت پر آخری فتح کی بشارت دیتے ہیں اور کبھی امریکہ کو اقبال کے شعروں اور ہماری قوت ایمانی سے ڈراتے ہیں۔ (شاید اسی خوف سے کئ امریکی ملٹی نیشنل کمپنیاں انکے پروگراموں کو اشتہار بھی دیتی ہیں)۔

    اپنے مشن کی تکمیل کے لیے زید حامد کو کئی روپ بھرنے پڑتے ہیں۔ کبھی وہ لال ٹوپی پہن کر وسط ایشیائی مجاہد لگتے ہیں تو کبھی سوٹ بوٹ میں عالمی بینک کے نمائندے۔ آخری دفعہ میں نے انہیں دیکھا تو انہوں نے نارنجی رنگ کی فوجی ٹوپی اور فائٹر پائلٹوں والی جیکٹ پہنی ہوئے تھے۔ مجھے لگا کہ نیٹو کا کوئی بھگوڑا فوجی ہے۔

    کبھی انہیں دیکھ کر یوں لگتا ہے کہ چہ گویرا نے اپنی جنس تبدیل کروانے کی کوشش کی ہے یا حافظ سعید نے کوئی ایسی گولی کھا لی ہے جو اس عمر میں انہیں نہیں کھانی چاہیے تھی۔ سچی بات تو یہ ہے کہ اگر زید حامد نہ ہوتے تو ٹی وی چینلوں کا کیا ہوتا؟ مولانا فضل الرحمان جتنی پگڑیاں بدل لیں، مولانا منور حسن جتنی بھی خوبصورت مسکراہٹیں بکھیر لیں، میوزک ویڈیو دیکھنے والی نسل کے لیے ان میں کوئی کشش نہیں۔ زید صاحب تو ہمارے میڈیا میں ایک ڈسکو مولوی کے خلا کو پر کر رہے ہیں۔

    ویسے راقم کو یہ سمجھ نہیں آئی کہ وہ اس پاکستان کو اقبال کا اور کتنا پاکستان بنائیں گے۔ ہمیں پتہ نہیں اقبال کے خواب میں پاکستان کے خدوخال کیسے تھے لیکن ہمارے ارد گرد ان کی جن تعلیمات نے فروغ پایا ہے وہ تو علامہ نے کسی برے خواب میں بھی نہیں سوچا ہوگا۔ ہم اپنے ہر بچے کو سکول میں پڑھاتے ہیں تو شاہین ہے بسیرا کر پہاڑوں کی چٹانوں میں۔ تو ہمارے کئی بچے یہ سبق دہراتے دہراتے پہاڑوں پر جا بیٹھے ہیں اور کبھی کبھی اپنا خون گرم رکھنے کے لیے مسجدوں، بازاروں اور سکولوں کو بموں سے اڑاتے رہتے ہیں۔ انہیں منع کرتے ہوئے بھی ہم شرماتے ہیں کیونکہ ہم نے ہی تو انہیں پڑھایا تھا کہ شہادت ہے مطلوب و مقصود مومن۔

    لیکن اس سارے قتل و غارت کی سول سوسائٹی ہمیشہ مذمت کرتی ہے۔ لیکن یہ سول سوسائٹی اس دہائی کی سب سے بڑی سازش ہے۔

  2. In the last part of “Zaid Hamid Buries the Yusuf ‘Kazzab’ Myth – The TRUTH 6-6 (ORIGNAL)”, Mr Zaid had openly issued a “Fatwa of Takfeer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7owM_U3ySQ&feature=related” against Pakistani State. I wonder how would you defend this latest “Whiplashing by Zaid”, there may not be good Muslims in State/Establishment [Being Fasiq and Fajir doesn’t make you a Kaafir] but Zaid knows better and declaring whole system based on “Kufr” and if that is so then why Mawdudi, Mufit Mehmood and other Mawlvis signed on 1973 Constitution and Parliament adopted it.

    I am not attacking Zaid Hamid’s Faith [indeed I have quoted the the source in the very start of this thread]. You are wrong again because when Prophets [PBUT] were mocked then Allah’s help came to defend their honour in Quran.

    Above all the disease is not called Bi-Polar but it has another word “Neo-Fascism”.

    Zaid Hamid is quoting Abdus Sattar Niazi so let me quote an incident of General Ayub tenure about that Rampant Mullah Abdul Sattar Niazi
    Maulana Abdul Sattar Niazi was vociferous on the matter of riba. But he is sticking to his central portfolio. The maulana has been known to compromise his position in the past. Perhaps,public memory will recall the incident when he shaved his beard in the Wazir Khan Mosque in Lahore to evade arrest in Ayub Khan’s time and escaped by wearing a burqa [veil]. Maulana Abdul Sattar Khan Niazi http://www.senate.gov.pk/ShowMemberDetail.asp?MemberCode=300&CatCode=0&CatName=

    Nobody has the right to execute/punish anybody for the crime except State even “Mirza Yousuf Ali” [Justice must prevail as per the Law of the Land] who as per Zaid Hamid was a Member of General Zia’s Majlis-e-Shora like Dr Israr [names meaning is mystery like Israr’s deviant ideology], he speak/preach in India using Indian Democracy [Secular or whatever] and when he is in Pakistan always “discuss Khilafa”.
    However, Zaid Hamid is correct to the hilt about the Calamity of Issuing Fatwa of Takfeer [Apostasy] by Mullah against each other [same are issuing Fatwa against Zaid], instead of replying Zaid Hamid through Arguments/References [academic reply], Anarchic War Mongers Sectarians Pakistani Mullahs from every SECT [Are sects allowed in Islam] to justify their Campaign against Zaid Hamid. If we accept the Fatwas of Pakistani Mullahs [Deobandi, Barelvi, Wahabis, Jamati and Shias] against Yousuf Ali as a Genuine Fatwa then what about the “Fatwas” issued by the very same Maulvis against each other and that too of “Apostasy – Takfeer”. May Allah help and Guide all of us and have mercy on this Mullah Class. Here lies the so-called Muslim Ummah! – 1
    http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2008/11/here-lies-so-called-muslim-ummah-1.html Calamity of Takfir [Rulings of Heresy – Apostate] Here lies the so-called Muslim Ummah! – 2
    http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2008/11/here-lies-so-called-muslim-ummah-2.html Barelvi and Deobandi Maulvis on Shias being Infidels [in Urdu.] CLICK THE LINK AND READ THE LAST PART Here lies the so-called Muslim Ummah! – 3 READ AND LAMENT http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2008/11/here-lies-so-called-muslim-ummah-3.html

    Zaid Zaman Hamid assaulted!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaNN_5-t6xA&feature=related

    Zaid Zaman Hamid Assaulted! 2

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1rGwee2Rn4&feature=related

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