"Edgar Morin says: "The domination of the West is the worst in human
history in its duration and its global expansion. "The hatred of the West has two main sources. First this mysterious and
wonderful rebirth of memories that nobody expected. Slavery was abolished there a hundred and twenty years ago. The last country
to have done so is Brazil in 1888. Colonialism was also ended, about fifty years ago. And yet it is only now that this memory
of injuries, the memory of the horrors committed are waking people up to full awareness of the past. They are now claiming
reparations and claiming repentance. Let us not forget the extraordinary scene in December 2007 when Nicolas Sarkozy arrived
to sign a number of contracts in Algeria. President Bouteflika told him in advance: "First you apologize for SÚtif," the massacre
of May 8, 1945 when thousands of Algerians, women and children were executed by the French army while demonstrating peacefully.
Nicolas Sarkozy replied that he had not come to indulge in "nostalgia". Bouteflika replies: "Memories before business". And
the agreements were not signed. A radical new force in history has irrupted: the demand that memories be taken into account.
Morin and Ziegler. www.
JC: On the hatred of the West: Here are some interesting references
on France and her motivating influences and cosmic energies [signs]. Notable, the Norman conquest was completely initiated
by astrological energies of Leo. It removed the ruling class to the greater extent replacing it with a French monarchy, aristocracy
and clerical hierarchy. This brought about a transformation of the English language and culture of England. By subjecting
the country to French rule it linked England much more closely with Europe. Frances personality conflict with the United States
is also accounted for by Thomas Jefferson.
“The day that France takes possession of N. Orleans fixes
the sentence which is to restrain her forever within her low water mark. It seals the union of two nations who in conjunction
can maintain exclusive possession of the ocean. From that moment we must marry ourselves to the British fleet and nation.”
Letters of Thomas Jefferson 1743-1826.
Her personality influence must be accounted for as DK indicates
and we might also note his indication that present endeavours should "not lead to forgetfulness of the past". However we should
place this in context with the fact that DK insists that France goes forth into the future and cease living in the past, albeit
Although France is not directly included with Russia, America and
United Kingdom as being successful colonists and being less nationalistic and exploiting in their approach to "subject races"
she can be seen as a successful colonist. I think we can say that all these countries are roundly condemned and criticised
by moderates and liberals for their 'crimes and racism'. DK merely indicates a country does not forget past major wars, with
the French being the Napoleonic. He merely indicates current opportunity based on past achievement and does not condemn, for
example, the Boer war of Great Britain with all its atrocities, concentration camps and slaughter of women and children.
He says in fact that Great Britain is a stronghold of the forces
of light and capable of defeating Nazism. So context and esoteric understanding is usually not as clear as the modern exoteric
historian may portray events or accountability. France has given more than she has taken and this holds true if we account
for her to "strike one of the major blows for the release of humanity from bondage" and for her 'resistance' during WW2 and
her useful part in the European Union which is post "when the time to make peace treaties arrives, it will become clearer
which way France will go and whether she will work for the peace and security of the whole in love and with wisdom, or for
France with intellectual brilliance and selfishness. DN 76."
JC: It is true that she is not without selfishness, far from it,
building a nuclear programme for Iran was one such instance of this and France was second only to Russia as a supplier of
military equipment to Iraq resulting to her writing off 4 billion dollars in debts left unpaid. These words of Sarkozy account
for much that refutes the above distorting words of Edgar Morin and Ziegler.
Nicolas Sarkozy said: "Yes, the colonial system was deeply unfair,
contrary to the three founding words of our republic: liberty, equality, fraternity," he said, adding there had been crimes
and victims on both sides in Algeria's war of independence.
"Certain nations, because of their international character and the
multiplicity of races which compose them, are normally more inclusive in their thinking and planning than are the others.
They are more prone to think in term of humanity as a whole than are the others. Such nations are the United States, the British
Commonwealth of Nations and the united Soviet Socialist Republics. Many nations and races constitute these three Great Powers
- the central triangle at the heart of the coming new world. Hence their opportunity to guide mankind at this time and their
innate responsibility to act as world leaders. Other races have no such inherent capacity. They are not, for instance, successful
colonists and are more nationalistic and exploiting in their approach to "subject races". PH 68.
Be it remembered also that the glory of the empire which was France
is but the guarantee of a glory of divine revelation which lies ahead in the future; it will never be theirs until they cease
living in the wonder of their past and go forth into the future. DN 51.
It was the Leo force in Great Britain which attracted originally
the Leo force in France and led to the Norman conquest in the 11th century. DN 82.
This enabled France to stage the great French Revolution and strike
one of the major blows for the release of humanity from bondage. This has twice occurred during the Piscean Age: once at the
signing of the Magna Charta at Runnymede and again at the French Revolution. DN 75.
The recognition of the importance of the rights of humanity, as
a whole, came to  the world via France. It marked a climax and high point in the evolution of the nation. Since then Capricorn
and Pluto have produced crystallization and the death or obscuration temporarily of the then emerging soul aspect (speaking
symbolically) and the note of France has not been a selfless one. The forces of the soul are working, but France is as yet
predominantly governed by personality and by the selfish aspects of the Leo influences. France, as yet, matters to herself
more than humanity matters and the question is: Can she achieve the terrific task of decentralizing herself, of sacrificing
herself for the common good and of relinquishing her dreams for France in the vision of the whole and so tread again more
fully the Path of a World Savior? There are as yet no signs of this; when the time to make peace treaties arrives, it will
become clearer which way France will go and whether she will work for the peace and security of the whole in love and with
wisdom, or for France with intellectual brilliance and selfishness. DN 76.
Engrossment with present attitudes should not lead to forgetfulness
of the past. France should not forget the Napoleonic wars, nor Great Britain the Boer war. All nations have much in the past
which is apt to be forgotten, particularly if the lessons of greater spiritual growth have been learnt. DN 77.
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
French President Nicolas Sarkozy arrived in Algeria
on Monday to seal more than $7 billion in trade deals and seek to improve an uneasy relationship still overshadowed by controversy
over France's former colonial rule.
Recent hostile comments from Algerian officials about Sarkozy's
refusal to apologise for killings during the 132-year colonial period initially stirred fears the business-focused state visit
could be scrapped. But Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika told Sarkozy last week the statements did not express the Algerian
position and he remained welcome to visit.
The two leaders met for talks at Bouteflika's official residence
in Algiers. Later, in a speech to French and Algerian business leaders, Sarkozy sought to clarify France's view of the past.
"Yes, the colonial system was deeply unfair, contrary to the the three founding words of our republic: liberty, equality,
fraternity," he said, adding there had been crimes and victims on both sides in Algeria's war of independence.
The French president said deals worth more than 5 billion euros
($7.33 billion) would be signed with Algeria on Tuesday, including tram lines, railways, dams, petrochemicals, power stations
and a civil nuclear energy cooperation accord.
The expected agreements include a Total contract for a petrochemical
plant and an Alstom deal for a power station. Algeria's often strained political ties with France have little impact on extensive
trade links that have made France the biggest investor in Algeria outside the gas and oil sector.
France had two-way trade with Algeria of more than $8 billion in
2006. In 2005, Algeria provided 16 percent of France's natural gas supplies and 6 percent of its oil supplies. The colonial
past is a sensitive subject for the current Algerian leadership, most of whom took part in the revolutionary struggle against
France invaded Algeria in 1830 and a century later was host to more
than 1 million French settlers. A war begun in 1954 by Algerian fighters cost hundreds of thousands of lives -- Algiers says
1.5 million -- before independence in 1962.
Sarkozy has defended his refusal to apologise, saying leaders should
focus on the future, but Algerian leaders are adamant that deeper ties with Paris, including a friendship agreement, depend
on French efforts to address concerns over the past.
The latest spat erupted when an Algerian minister said a relationship
of equals was not possible with Sarkozy because he refused to apologise for the past and that the French leader had been elected
thanks to a "Jewish lobby" -- an indirect reference to Sarkozy's Jewish mother and a widespread belief in Algeria that he
is backed by Jewish groups in France. France 24.
The danger of "Imperil," as
the Master Morya has called it. This is somewhat erroneously interpreted as irritation by the neophyte, but
it is not in fact irritation in the ordinary connotation of the word. The surface ripples of ordinary irritation and the evanescent
angers to which all disciples are prone are relatively of small importance. They pass and, in the sum total of the soul's
attitudes to the personality, evoke no response or registration whatsoever. What is referred
to is the reaction of the disciple to world evil. This produces uncertainty as to the future, annoyance at what is being done throughout the planet by non-disciples, criticism of national and international planning
and a general atmosphere of unhappiness, plus a sense of superior knowledge. All this is expressed in a negative, unconstructive manner. To this many disciples are today prone; they
need to realise that world affairs are not and cannot be moulded or determined by any hierarchical knowledge in the possession
of the disciple. World affairs and conditions have necessarily to be based upon the demand
and the point in evolution of the mass of humanity, working through their representatives, chosen or imposed,
in every country. This demand can be and is affected, modified and spiritualised by the attitude and the teaching of disciples
everywhere who are vocal and of humanitarian instinct. If, however, the will and knowledge of disciples in all
nations were to condition world affairs and control entirely the political, economic and social life of the people, it would
produce a far more serious cleavage than now exists, for instance between the rich and the poor, or between the classes and
the castes. It would produce a pronounced line of demarcation between the Kingdom of God and the kingdom of men.
This would run counter to hierarchical intention, which is rapidly healing the existent breach, and thus offset the
work which Christ set out to do on Earth. This point is often overlooked by well-intentioned disciples. It is humanity which
determines its own destiny. Disciples point the way, indicate the vision, set a needed example and emphasise the ancient landmarks.
Dec 9, 2008.