The big problem our world has… do you hate it too?

This old world of ours always seems to be suffering some sort of problem, and has been for thousands of

This old world of ours always seems to be suffering some sort of problem, and has been for thousands of years! Either we are at war with one another, or some country has over-run another, in fact some countries have ceased to exist because of the greed of a neighbour. But the strange thing is, most of the troubles of this nature are brought about by a very small nucleus of usually evil minded people, who through the force of personality or brutality, take over, and run the lives of the rest of us. Usually there is one charismatic man, with maybe a hundred or so like-minded followers, who destroy the existing leaders and take the reins of power from them. Once ensconced, they expand their little empires, by attacking neighbouring states, with for the craziest of them, the idea of ‘world domination’ in their minds. Thank goodness all of them (until now at least), have eventually failed, with the powers for good winning out.

This ISIS crowd are a modern case in point – I imagine their happy little band started out with a few muftis or whatever they call themselves, fanatically looking for a cause and once they found it (domination of the world and destroy all non-believers), all they had to do was to convince a few thousand others, perhaps less fanatical at first, but easily wound up to the required mental state, and look at the world now (and it’s only just beginning, unfortunately).

Go to Central Africa 30 or 40 years ago and you’ll find the name Idi Amin. He was another one, filled with evil but charismatic enough to have been able to take over the whole Congo, and convince the western powers to give him unlimited sums of money, supposedly to develop his country. It was many years before he was eventually removed, and went to live somewhere in the middle east with more cash in his personal account than the GDP of some countries.

A generation further back and Germany becomes the centre of trouble, with another man of charisma, and his few cronies, convincing the people of that great country that they were the master race, to which all other peoples should be subservient. He managed to last for some years, and even attained the office of Chancellor of the Reichstag, through the use of brilliant oratory powers and the underhand treatment of any one who tried to stand in his way, before he was eventually knocked off his perch by the rest of the world, because he attempted world domination by brutal means.

Napoleon was another such character, not so much filled with evil, as an over-riding desire for power. He was one who very nearly succeeded in his efforts, had it not been for his disastrous adventure into Russia, meaning he was exposing himself on two fronts, (very much as Hitler did), as well as over-extending his lines of communication, the further he advanced into Eastern Europe.

The one common denominator that seems to save us from these tyrants is the fact that they really believe that they are better than the rest of us; until we eventually find a charismatic leader of our own, who is ready and willing to fight back – someone with the power of good behind them, but with the same arrogance as the men they are against. Churchill appeared at just the time he was needed to defeat Hitler, and Napoleon was eventually beaten by Wellington, a military mind as efficient and powerful as his own, but without the desire for world domination.

ISIS are the modern equivalent of these people, different from their predecessors in that they don’t try to convert their enemies to their way of thinking; their desire is to wipe all Christians, in fact any religion other than their own, from the face of the earth, and they intend to do so in the most brutal and primitive ways, involving beheadings and the mistreatment of women, amongst many other despicable acts. Let’s hope our charismatic leader appears soon, to lead us to victory!


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  1. They can trace the evolution of all these terrorists groups back quite easily, and there is no debate, the rise of these groups began after we invaded Iraq and exicuted Sadam Hussein. The West created it own long term problems by being involved in that illegal war, there were NO chemical wepons

    • I agree with David, remember Britain was involved in three wars in Afghanistan before they left, then Russia decided to have a turn, and then the USA couldnt stop having a go. And they all lost .

    • June Castle When the poms got kicked out of Afghanistan in 1843 they were chased as far as the Khyber Pass to make sure they left.

      They then focused on the Great Game and encouraged Russia to invade Afghanistan. It was either 7 or 9 times Russia/USSR attempted to take over the Afghan government. And the story goes on. These big governments must have somewhere to sell the arms they produce.

  2. Agree with all said, but would like to add how this lot cleverly use the Internet to recruit the gullible around the world, often those who are not happy with their lot and the young who are looking for excitement. The world wars used to fill that gap once upon a time, as well as actually unite people against the common enemy. But this war is actually dividing people and will continue to do so because religion is behind this one. We need more than just a good statesman/woman to solve this dilemma. Even if they (the West) eventually overcome ISIS, it won’t stop there I fear.

  3. And do you know how Isis got most of their weapons and armoured vehicles to begin with? Those stupid Americans left it behind when they pulled out of Iraq.

  4. Pamela  

    In general arabs/moslems decended from Ishmael and Jews/Christians, etc decended from Isaac, Sarai’s (Sarah) son. See the prophecy regarding Ishmael in verse 12.

    Genesis 16
    Hagar and Ishmael

    16 Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. And she had an Egyptian maidservant whose name was Hagar. 2 So Sarai said to Abram, “See now, the Lord has restrained me from bearing children. Please, go in to my maid; perhaps I shall obtain children by her.” And Abram heeded the voice of Sarai. 3 Then Sarai, Abram’s wife, took Hagar her maid, the Egyptian, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan. 4 So he went in to Hagar, and she conceived. And when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress became despised in her eyes.

    5 Then Sarai said to Abram, “My wrong be upon you! I gave my maid into your embrace; and when she saw that she had conceived, I became despised in her eyes. The Lord judge between you and me.”

    6 So Abram said to Sarai, “Indeed your maid is in your hand; do to her as you please.” And when Sarai dealt harshly with her, she fled from her presence.

    7 Now the Angel of the Lord found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, by the spring on the way to Shur. 8 And He said, “Hagar, Sarai’s maid, where have you come from, and where are you going?”

    She said, “I am fleeing from the presence of my mistress Sarai.”

    9 The Angel of the Lord said to her, “Return to your mistress, and submit yourself under her hand.” 10 Then the Angel of the Lord said to her, “I will multiply your descendants exceedingly, so that they shall not be counted for multitude.” 11 And the Angel of the Lord said to her:

    “Behold, you are with child,
    And you shall bear a son.
    You shall call his name Ishmael,
    Because the Lord has heard your affliction.

    He shall be a wild man;
    His hand shall be against every man,
    And every man’s hand against him.
    And he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.”

  5. The difference between the historical personages you mention and ISIS is that none was driven by a religious ideology that requires its adherents to take over by stealth or violence and implement sharia law in every square metre of planet earth. It’s only the delusion of thinking you are acting in the name of a god that can make good people do evil things. The sooner people escape the god delusion, the better off we will all be.

  6. Nancy Brenton  

    Pamela, I too believe this goes back to the time of Ishmael.

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