Fanaticism-Power and Limits of Fanaticism

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Photo: Marc Chagall (1931 - Jews worship the golden calf 1931)-Fanaticism: pride and vanity, ignorance, contagious excitement. Photo: Marc Chagall (1931 - Jews worship the golden calf 1931)-Fanaticism: pride and vanity, ignorance, contagious excitement.

Power and limits of fanatic doctrines.

The power and the strength of a community does not only depend on the members or components and on their number, but very much on the economic component, but even more on the doctrine that prophesies and that everyone carries out. Let's see therefore how a fanatical doctrine (and we see even today with the Isis) often increases a community's power.

Today they are trendy, perhaps more than before, their influence on power has great practical importance, so a nation or group of fanatics has odds of success in war, this is a major impediment to democracy and democratic peoples in general; it has more success than a nation where there is a large population of wise men.

Consider this in the light of history.

It is possible to note that cases in which fanaticism led to success are much more known than those in which they failed, because these events remained in the dark.

Certainly a too quickly examination can mislead; it is obvious that if we stay on our guard is easy to avoid it.

A classic example of the fanatic power was that of Hitler's national socialism, but today we have to remember that the maximum fanatic power example is represented by the history of Islam.

Muhammad did not ever add anything to the knowledge and material resources of the Arabs, yet few years after his death they had acquired a vast empire by defeating the powerful neighbours; the religion founded by the Prophet was material and essential element to the success of the nation.

 Fanaticism during Muhammad's life and for some years after his death, joined the Arab nation, called force at battle with the promise of paradise to those who died fighting against the infidels.

Very soon, sooner than any religion, fanaticism was ousted from the Government, as always when a fanatical doctrine governs.

But wars are caused, they exist, and in all fanatic doctrines their leaders, must have done wrong calculations.

Reasons are manifold: pride and vanity, ignorance, contagious excitement.

When a people is kept in a confident ignorance its belief, its bellicose feeling can easily pass by rulers to those who manifests as such.

The hysteria and megalomania do the rest and are very contagious, and governments are not protected by any special immunity.

 The attitude of complete obedience imposed to subordinate individuals is the enemy of intelligence, where members of a people must accept a doctrine obviously absurd, even the best become dumb or aloof.

So there will be an intellectual lowering level that quickly become counter-productive.

And here is the time to summarize the situation of fanaticism.

 

Cohesion requires a faith, a complex of habits, a fundamental feeling, or even better a merge of all three; without something like this the community disintegrates and ends up falling into the hands of a tyrant, who inevitably will be destroyed.

If the world in a near future gives birth to people of fanatics against the democratic peoples, final victory will not go certainly to the first, but to those who support democracy and equality among peoples.

The ultimate power of limit demeaned is that of boredom and disintegration, of attrition and not least the desire for convenience.

 

"If your knife has a short handle

stretch it with a stick.

Make the drop become Ocean.

A rock, a mountain range

the whole world your master.”

 ( free movement Sufi Muslim maximum)

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Some people cling so strongly to their beliefs that they cannot accept or share the ideas of the others.

Now, let’s have a closer look at the power of belief, and its ability even to harm people.

It is easy to prove that beliefs are almighty and lead to any kind of power.

For example: armies are useless if soldiers do not firmly believe in the cause for which they are fighting, or, if mercenaries do not trust their commander to be victorious.

Similarly, law is useless if people fail to comply with it.

Religious beliefs often turned out to be more powerful than the State.

Therefore, we can assume that beliefs are the crucial power underlying social relations.

Beliefs are traditionally considered to originate in the mind, however, this refers exclusively to their recent origins: in fact, at a deeper level, there is always a power acting in the name of some doctrine.

Today we tend to reject the ability of reason to influence our actions, yet, the scientific progress indicates quite the opposite. 

Scientists actually prove that a certain intellectual attitude may lead to military power and wealth, which were the aims of everyone, therefore this new intellectual attitude prevailed over the obscurantist one, in spite of the power of tradition, the control of the Church and feelings pertaining to the Catholic theology.

Before completing our Declaration of Human Rights, I would like to stress that men need to start a great thought revolution against the injustices, but especially against the so-called "philanthropists"; i.e. those who declare their love for humanity, their intention to improve the fate of men with the purpose of contributing to the wellbeing of mankind, but inevitably end up establishing fake profit-making bodies and organizations.

All over the world, including Italy, women and immigrants are paid less than men performing the same tasks, although the Declaration of Human Rights states that salaries should be equal, regardless of the workers’ gender, nationality or ethnic group.

However, it is not so! ...

In summary, according to our Declaration of Human Rights: the first thing is Life, then Love, Death and eventually the Pursuit of Truth...

 

And this is the fifth right within the Pursuit of truth: every educational environment, from nursery schools to kindergartens and universities must lay the foundations for an atmosphere suitable for meditation and relaxation.

 

Meditation and relaxation do not belong to any religion or belief.

It is a form of science, which improves the health of our emotional sphere.

Learn the importance of silence and attention, become the witness of yourself and be aware that you are not your mind, but something beyond it. This awareness - and not just a slavery to work – will precisely lead us to the search for truth.

However, people tend to waste and spend almost one third of their life on schools, institutes, and universities without a proper knowledge of silence and especially of themselves.

In this paragraph I shall talk about animist nomadism and its myths: over the course of history, it is rooted in the Period of Origins, when neither the State nor the Class Properties existed, while the Law of Life ruled over the world, intended as the Word which conveys the interests of the Weak, together with rationality, novelty and true spiritual paternity.

"Spirituality" should not countervail the body and the matter; the concept of Spirit has been pathologically divulgated by the developing religions, however, we intend Spirit as a form of love for each kind of matter, for all the bodies even without blood ties, since they all share the same Cosmic Origin, they all belong to the same cosmic body.

In this sense, within nomadic animism, hospitality is extremely important: any foreigner (without any blood tie) is sacred, the outcasts are gladly welcomed, because they are the "future God" which brings novelty and happiness (as evidenced by all the nomadic, Hellenic, Jewish and Native American traditions.)

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