The shocking indifference of the oracle of the underworld

The shocking indifference of the oracle of the underworld

and now what do we do? After Hassan Nasrallah’s last incendiary speech, should we panic, laugh, have a fit of anxiety, and constantly flirt with vile Lebanese political distortions? Or is it better to start by identifying and understanding the opponent who set fire to Lebanon and made it a mere carrion?

For many years, we have been used to seeing and hearing Hassan Nasrallah’s speeches, motivating to all intents and purposes. As for the commemoration of Ashura, they are distinguished by certain formalities. The man on screen is dressed in complete black, the serious and gloomy look of an apocalypse angel, his index finger threatening like a death trumpet heralding the end of time.

In this Ashura commemoration (2022/1444 AH), Hassan Nasrallah did not fail in his own tradition of acting. Frozen, even when angry, the Secretary-General of Hezbollah remains emotionally silent. The timbre of the sound rises or falls, always monotonous, and often as sharp as lightning. the words merge or shout; They stem from the depths of his being without transgressing the categories of thought or images of the soul. They are there confirming the reality of the present moment. The general impression is that the man who is speaking knows what he is doing. Everything is controlled, without any emotion of any kind except the emotion of enemy hatred, real or imagined. Not the slightest pity comes to soften the virulence of discourse and to humanize it. Is he mentally ill? Would he rather be a sociopath? These are questions that may interest psychologists. Sociopaths are, in principle, impulsive and messy in their transition to action. On the other hand, psychopathy is not at all like that. With him, everything counts. The dynamic of hatred, which is its raison d’ĂȘtre, is not burdened with any glimmer of hope, or Irian peace, or coexistence, or the primal love of life, or no less natural goodness, which can be found everywhere. Even in our world the fiercest monsters. Just watch a mother lioness, hyena or tigress taking care of her cubs. None of this is in the Agent of God, as he himself recently declared. As for his populist lieutenants, Christians in particular, they would rather be a sociopath. The imagination of this elected and enlightened class. The mental life of these inspiring men, or for this select class, is a long river of tears blackened by unbearable mourning.

Therefore, Wahi Allah threatened to practice scorched earth if we “dared” to attack Lebanon’s oil and gas wealth. He granted himself, by the right of God, this role, and no one assigned him this task of extermination, while two weeks ago he was angry at the position of the Lebanese state, which hopes for an honorable solution to the path of the maritime borders. We recall that Hassan Nasrallah did not show such interest in Lebanon and its people when he stored a shipment of ammonium nitrate in Beirut Port in the middle of residential neighborhoods. His eyelids did not waver when Beirut exploded, hundreds of innocents were killed, tens of thousands were injured, and hundreds of thousands were left roaming. Spreading death seemed to be a natural task for him while waiting for the return of the Hidden Imam, ruler of the world and master of time.

Where does such an ideology originate? There is a set of converging clues that intertwine with many philosophical and religious currents. First there is the ancient knowledge and millenarian doctrine of Christian traditions tainted by Neoplatonism and ancient indwelling. Above all, there is a radical duality between the ancient religions of Iran as well as the Manichaean religions. There are also certain branches of Septman Shi’ism, including the Nizari Ismailism, not to mention the occultistism of the Western Middle Ages. Other effects can also be called up. Where could such a tangle of influences occur? Historical geography refers to the northern Levant, between the Mediterranean and Mesopotamia. Born in the sixth century Paulician sect[1]It is often confused with the Masalites of northern Syria. This radical new Manichaean sect would eventually form a militarized state around the city of Tafrik in Armenia. The Eastern Roman Empire destroyed this kingdom in the 9th century and dispersed the Paulicians into Asia Minor and the Balkans. Traces of the cult will be found under various names: Athingans of Asia Minor, Bogomiles of the Balkans, Patarins in northern Italy, Cathars in southern France, not to mention the spiritual Dolcinians of Piedmont in the 13th century. In the East, Islam in this same region of the Levant would establish contact with these Paulicians or their heirs. The Shi’ism of Septman reflects these diverse influences between the Nizari Ismailis and the Qarmatians, who engaged in political assassinations and spread terror. The famous Assassin sect is an offshoot of this Persian Ismailism centered in the fortress of Alamut, and would collapse due to the Mongol invasion of Hulagu (1258). As for the Carmatians of Bahrain, the bloodthirsty and the Alfie, the Fatimids will crush them mercilessly. It is difficult not to discover in the ideology and culture of the current Iranian regime, of which Hezbollah is an integral component, the echoes of these old dualistic and Manichaean schools of extreme political violence whose malign missionary goal was to recruit martyrs. .

If the Shi’a of Septman calms down for the Ismailis now, the imam is not hidden but real and visible in the person of the Aga Khan, it is not the same for Iranian revolutionary thought, which exploits Twelver Shi’ism. The imam is still hidden there but remains the unseen and undisputed master of the world, the master of time. In the ideology of the Iranian Islamic Revolution, the chain of command begins from the cosmic entity, the imam as the shadow of God, and becomes immanent on earth through his deputy, the theologian of Qom (Wali al-Faqih) Currently, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. In the third hierarchical position there was Qassem Soleimani, who would have succeeded Hassan Nasrallah in the posts of Senchal or satrap (marzipan) for the miserable colossal project of the empire on behalf of the jurist )Wilayat al-Faqih).

This long line of sons makes it possible to remember that all these historical sects have always spilled abundantly in human blood and spread chaos. They all ended up beating them with violence. This leads us to ask whether Hassan Nasrallah, according to his feelings, is ready to sacrifice Lebanon and its people to carry out his threats? The answer given by historical and ideological filiation is positive. Yes he will.

[1] Paul of Samosata lived in the third century AD. He was an advisor to Queen Zenobia of Palmyra but also Bishop of Antioch. He was condemned as heresy by many local councils, but was not removed from his episcopal functions until Emperor Aurelian’s campaign against the princes of Palmyra. His teachings will remain in northern Syria within the dualist and Manichaean sects, including the Paulicians.

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