Beneath the notion of “war on terrorism”, the U.S. and its western allies are waging a war on an independent Islam.
The U.S. system, the main force behind the west, comes down to a strict sense of capitalism, in which the system through market, law, and military is driven to exploit the world’s resources, and either destroy or absorb any non-conforming system.
So when George Bush says he is not against Islam, he is only partly lying; he would like a subservient Islam absorbed completely into the U.S. system, which would be the beginning of the end for Islam, like a piece of food gradually being digested.
However, all is not bad for the people of Islam who face the greatest struggle of their existence, because the fundamental faith of the U.S. system is in ‘invention as a means for exploitation’.
The U.S. faith, coated over with illusory notions of “democracy”, “freedom”, and “good”, is inherently self-destructive, because exploitation itself can only eventually lead to one’s own demise. In my view, the faith of the American system is both its strength and weakness, and the reason I think an independent Islam, despite facing great struggle from its material disadvantage, will prevail over the U.S. system.
Islam is a faith in humanity. America is a faith in exploitation of humanity.
Mr. Stephen Garvey is a philosopher and writer, and publisher for Inexpressible Publications who resides in Canada.