Sunday, January 01, 2006

The Bag Of Hammers Brigade

The dog that didn't bark was what struck Sherlock Holmes as odd and led to the solving of the mystery. I think there's something odd about all these "previously unknown" terrorist organizations making the headlines, as well as some "previously unknown" victims. The newshounds aren't barking.

I suspect the goal here is to create new previously unknown groups like the "Swords of Righteousness", to kidnap and subsequently release those in the middle east sympathetic to the Palestinians. The use of "previously unknown" to describe the groups sounds better than "previously non-existent".

To my nose the strangest smell so far comes from the group named "Christian Peacemaker Teams". Four of them were slated to be decapitated on 8 December 2005. All the hostages are still swallowing their dinners. The event was put on hold due to the Iraqi elections and apparent lack of media induced outrage. They were paraded out again seemingly to benefit Paul Martin's election bid, who told the media that "nothing was more important then their safety", and then they were hidden away again and Martin went on to his next campaign stop.

I have no proof of anything, but I'm going to call bullshit on this hostage taking; this stinks of being a co-ordinated setup amoung the like minded from the get go; an anti-Israel, anti-America media event, scripted, cast and extremely badly directed. If this group exists outside of the minds of the four people held hostage I have a new target for satire, only I'm changing their name to "The Bag of Hammers Brigade", because that's how I view them.

They are not sympathetic victims caught up in the madness of war and they are certainly not heroes. They are self aggrandising buffoons, anxious to be noticed, as Lenin said of his sympathizers in the west, 'useful idiots'. Their demands aren't realistic; the release of ALL prisoners by the Americans in exchange for four delusionals? At Abu Ghraib alone that means each Christian surrender monkey is worth over thirty Onward Muslim Soldiers; and they're not. As Mark Steyn noted shortly after Kenneth Bingely's decidedly cowardly exit from life, "a war cannot be subservient to any person caught up in it".

I don't think these folks will be killed or were ever in danger of such a 'fate'. They have a psychological complex which requires them to be involved this kind of situation and allows them to enjoy it; they're living their dreams. The rest of us should be so fulfilled.

The Martyr is at the root Christian orthodoxy. Martyrs become Saints in the Church of Rome. Why are there never any Jewish Martyrs? Or Buddhist or Hindu ones? If you want to be a martyr, can't you just do it in the comfort of your own home like the rest of us? What is with the need to be noticed suffering in public?


From here.

Martyrs are created by a confusion in understanding. Often there is a promise they feel was made to them and someone else failed to live up to it. The martyr demands that promise, no matter if it was real or not, realistic or not, possible or not, be kept. The martyr is the child or teen that never grew up and lives in self-inflicted misery. They refuse to realistically analyze their own life and personal connection with God, and refuse to take self-responsibility. Think of the martyr complex in relation to the extremist Muslim and jihad, because it is their core belief and mode of operating. Then, consider it as a cultural and religious belief that maintains itself through anger and pain - and builds through this kind of dis-ease. Love and responsibility is NOT spending a short lifetime planning one's death, and the death of one's children, through blowing up and murder. They're already dead (in every possible way), but just don't know it.

Martyrdom is also a mainstay in Christianity and Catholicism. It has been a tradition since Jesus. Martyrs are being rewarded to this very day in the Catholic church (saints). The entire concept that God means suffering, fear, self-punishment, and guilt, contradicts love and trust. Ironically, a Christian motto is to treat others as you would want to be treated. Does that mean you want to treat others as martyrs, or victims? What is your idea of spirituality, or God, and how does that idea influence your daily activities, your politics, and how you treat others? Is it through love and kindness, or anger and punishment?

The profile and characteristics of a martyr:

has massive separation from God
has depression
feels hopelessness
feels powerless
lacks trust
feels love is painful and suffering
yet is afraid to feel pain
lacks intimacy
is always hiding
is anxious
is insecure
is fearful
punishes and likes to see others suffer
is into self-pity
has an overabundance of self-importance
is selfish
feels misunderstood and unappreciated
feels burdened
has no responsibility
lives for exoneration in the future, revenge, future vindication
thinks the present doesn't matter - martyrs fear reality
are cowards
deny and lie because they're never wrong (in their mind)
has no compassion for anyone else
lacks honesty
lives in denial
feels that gratitude is weakness (because that implies responsibility, and martyrs aren't responsible)
has delusions about life after death - has no idea because of their own disconnection from God/higher self
feels it's never enough, they are never satisfied

It's a lose-lose complex - unless challenged and changed.

I'm going to go and suffer now so that the rest of you don't have to. Really, the sacrifices I make for you readers and none of you appreciate it.

Italics Mine.

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