Islamic Diaspora

Diaspora, defn:

A diaspora is a large group of people with a similar heritage or homeland who have since moved out to places all over the world.

The term diaspora comes from an ancient Greek word meaning “to scatter about.” And that’s exactly what the people of a diaspora do — they scatter from their homeland to places across the globe, spreading their culture as they go. The Bible refers to the Diaspora of Jews exiled from Israel by the Babylonians. But the word is now also used more generally to describe any large migration of refugees, language, or culture.


From Wired magazine.

These are the outflows from just the first half of 2016, the top 19 countries for refugee outflow.  Note that the top 16 out of 19 are ME and Africa nations.  Unshockingly, war creates refugees.  The ongoing Syrian conflict seems to be still generating ~ 1 million refugees per year.  And the greatest outflows are from majority muslim countries.  This is an undesirable side-effect of US endless (and futile) “war on terror”.  Look below to see the percentage of the 21.3 million refugees that are children– over half.

The US accepts only a tiny fraction of the global refugee population– and is hugely complicit in generating the global flood with its truly awful foreign policy.  US is also contemplating a border wall to choke off immigration from south of the border, although mexicans and south americans are nearly all economic refugees, and not from war zones…or muslim.

But this is why non-action on Syria is not an option.  What US FP has done in MENA is basically create a factory for mass production and dissemination of “radical islamic terrorism”.  Consider that some tiny fraction of the ~ 100 million muslim children could become radicalized– what is .01 percent of a hundred million?  Ten thousand prospective terrorists embedded in their host populations.  Just one terrorist can do horrific damage.

Terrorism is a demand for justice in an unjust world.  Thats why a solution for the ME and Africa is critical over the next 30 years.  The choice btwn secular democracy and islamic government in majority muslim nations was never an option– the only option is a choice between different forms of islamic government.

Thats why the islamic diaspora of the 21st century is going to change the world in ways we cant begin to imagine.  It will spread islamic culture and the Quran all over the world.

To paraphrase the immortal Sewell Wright– migration is gene flow. .. and meme flow.


The Cloud and the Land

I don’t think I’m very smart…I’m just extragood at pattern recognition.  And there seems to be a global pattern of insurgency, resistance, rebellion and self-determination emerging.  Anti-establishment sentiment– whatever you want to call it.

In America, Trump and Sanders have tapped the vein.  In MENA its ISIS and Nusra– Trudeau in Canada, Corbyn in the UK.  Greece, Spain, Portugal.  Al-Shabaab in Somalia and Boko Haram in Nigeria.  The top down control systems are banging themselves to pieces and the resultant chaos fields are high growth petri dishes for revolution, insurgency, civil war.  Why is this happening?  What has changed?

Its the cloud– billions of globally connected nodes, tides and ebbs of information.  The cloud has changed the power distribution.

And what of the land?  Right now its supersaturated with weapons in MENA.  And right in the middle– Israel– with ~200 nuclear warheads, a hairtrigger hyperparanoid temper and an apparent deathwish.

The global geopolitical landscape is deforming under the influence of the cloud and demographic shift– we are entering an age where the cloud moves the land.  And things will never be the same again.