Lt. Gen. Boykin

The division of the Free Market,
Geo-Politics and Religious Dogmatism

Nipawin - Monday - October 20, 2003 - by: Mario deSantis


The fall of the Soviet Union caused the fall of communism and the triumph of western democracies. However, our world conflicts didn't terminate with the fall of communism and political scientist Samuel Huntington contended that the next war would be a clash of civilizations. In 1993 professor Huntington was writing

"Western civilization is both Western and modern. Non-Western civilizations have attempted to become modern without becoming Western.... Their economic and military strength relative to the West will increase... This will require the West to maintain the economic and military power necessary to protect its interests in relation to these civilizations."



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At the same time political scientist Francis Fukuyama objected to Huntington's prediction of the future clash of civilizations and predicted instead that the process of modernization had only one viable choice, that is the universality of market oriented economics: the Free Market. By the way, professor Fukuyama was one of the signers of the letter dated January 26, 1998, directed to president William Clinton from the Project of the New American Century, asking for the quick removal of Saddam Hussein.

We must understand that Huntington and Fukuyama are supposed to be the political luminaries of the doctrine of geo-politics and while they have publicly disagreed on their political predictions, the reality is that these predictions have converged in dividing our world. The Free Market is dividing people and countries between rich and poor, and religion is dividing western people from Islamic people.

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The convergency of the division of the Free Market and of the division of religions is today concentrated in the Middle East and Iraq. In fact, America has decided that Iraq is for sale to the highest foreign bidder at the expense of Iraqi citizens.

We also learn that evangelical Christian Lt. General William Boykin is preaching the war against terrorism in these terms

"The enemy is a spiritual enemy. He's called the principality of darkness. The enemy is a guy called Satan... They're after us because we're a Christian nation." On the other hand, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad told a summit of Islamic leaders "The Europeans killed 6 million Jews out of 12 million, but today the Jews rule the world by proxy...They get others to fight and die for them... 1.3 billion Muslims cannot be defeated by a few million Jews."

There is too much division in the Free Market, and in a world of conflicts we don't need academicians who become theoretical doctrinaires, and we don't need generals and politicians who become the voices of different gods.



Mario deSantis


  Pertinent articles published in Ensign
  Huntington, Samuel P. The Clash of Civilizations? Foreign Affairs Summer 1993,
  Fukuyama, Francis Has History Restarted Since September 11? August 8, 2002 The Nineteenth Annual John Bonython Lecture, The Grand Hyatt, Melbourne,
  Project for the New American century (PNAC) Letter to President Clinton on Iraq, January 26, 1998
  Docena, Herbert Will Global Donors Pick Up the Tab in Iraq? October 16, 2003 Focus on the Global South , Foreign Policy In Focus (Interhemispheric Resource Center)
  Myers, Lisa Top terrorist hunter's divisive views (PDF) October 15, 2003 MSNBC
  Sullivan, Rohan Malaysian prime minister urges Muslims to unite against what he calls Jewish domination (PDF) October 16, 2003 Associated Press,


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