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My early years (Continue 7)

I don’t remember much of my first five years in Africa; maybe the trauma of my typhoid disease erased most of my early memory.  Mother BREAST FED ME FOR THREE years, as she did with my brother later, and she was very protective and kept a close watch over her first-born child. I had a hard birth and the physician didn’t expect me to live more than two days; I would not breast feed and in desperation, mother forced milk into my mouth.  Mother told me that I was made to spend my days on the counter top of the shop and I used to drill holes in the Nestle milk cans.  I tend to corroborate Amelie Nothomb hypothesis that lack of palate sugar voluptuousness is a main factor for slow brain development.  Most probably, mother didn’t indulge me with chocolate or sweet condiments; thus, I took my revenge destroying valuables or maybe to licking the sugary Nestle.

On the other front of verbal development I had a “boubou” or a very young African mute as personal friend or “body-guard”. I have a picture with Boubou sitting on his heels while I am riding a small tricycle.  It is natural for babies to learn easily all languages, including sign and eye languages; I assume that I communicated well with “boubou” and we had great friendship and affection since maybe my first fully developed language was the mute related language.  I can assume that verbal communication in three other languages simultaneously might have been very hard; Lebanese/Arabic, French and “Bambara” (the main language in Mali).  Not that comprehending multiple languages is difficult for babies but the people are difficult to understand for the contradictory meanings they convey.  Not that homonym and synonyms and all the “yms” in languages are serious obstacles to a baby’s flexible mind, but the minds and emotions of mature talking people are insurmountable barriers for clear directions.  I guess that I have set the grounds for plausible sources of my verbal unintelligible adventure.  I went to school at the french Brethren for only three months before I fell dangerously ill and managed to learn the multiplication tables.  An African helper would take me on his bicycle to school.

Why my parents decided to leave Africa?

My parents had a very prosperous business and were very liked in Sikassou; they had to sell their business and house in 1961for cheap after the Independence of Mali from the colonial power France:  Dad was too afraid to end up in prison if he were caught smuggling out his hard-earned money.  They sold their properties to the White French Brethren who paid the money but my folks never received a dime.  It seems one of my “uncles” who received the money on behalf of my dad invested the money for his own benefit and lost his money again.

The English language uses “uncle” to represent any older relation to the family but Arabic has special names to discriminate the sort and relative side in the relations. For example, my mother has five sisters “khalaat” and their husbands are called “3adeel” (the number 3 is used in Arabic internet to represent a special Arabic vocal close to aa); dad has five sisters “3amaat” and their husbands are “sohor”. Thus in Arabic specific names differentiate among these uncles; even the real close uncles, from the mother and father sides, have words of their own.

All of us, kids, were born in Mali and were transferred to Lebanon in order not to be exposed to the numerous tropical diseases.  In actuality, we were not saved physically or emotionally or mentally from other kinds of diseases that plagued our development and we had to suffer the consequences of hard decisions that our folks were faced with.

When dad opened a shop in Lebanon then he had to close it within three years because clients would not repay their accounts.  Mother used to go with her sister Therese to Downtown Beirut to shop for dad and she enjoyed that part in the business very much.

Christians of the Orients: they are you!

The plight of the Christian sects in the Middle East, (December 20, 2008)

I am not a religious person and this essay is political in nature.

The world community must have had news of the mass immigration of native Christians in Iraq during the Bush Junior “conquest” of Iraq.  The impression is that they are fleeing because of the newly established confessional conditions in Iraq and a few recurring massacres.

For the political analyst, the plight of the Christian sects in the Middle East is planned and executed by Israel with strong support of the US administrations. 

That plight started before the civil war in Lebanon in 1975, a war which “theoretically” ended after hundreds of thousands of Lebanese immigrating and most of them Christians, considering the ratios in the population.

Only these “nitwits” of a few factions within the Christian Maronite sect allied with Israel when it invaded Lebanon in 1982 and aided Israel in securing the southern strip of land, a third of Lebanon and which Israel was forced to vacate in 2000.

The remaining two dozens of Christian sects are fundamentally nationalists and consider that the Middle East region is their proper nation, since they were the original inhabitants and were the bedrock in the establishment of the first Christian communities for two thousand years.

Why is it that Israel and the uncivilized US administrations want to force-vacate (transfer) the Christians from the Middle East?

Remember Gaza; Israel vacated its isolated settlements in the Gaza Strip in 2005, so that it could execute its genocide without worrying about the few Jews there.

Since then, Gaza has been famished and cut-off from the world and returned to pre-historic conditions, with the main support of the Bush Junior administration, simply because apartheid Zionism wants a racist Jewish State and regard the native populations as inferior in nature as Hitler viewed the Jews, the Arab, and many other non-Germanic “ethnic” communities.

Israel want to dislodged these patriotic Christians from the Middle East in order to hoard for itself all the sympathy and support of the “western” States and prepare the ground for a massive genocides against the Muslims, if the next US President is foolish enough to wage a war against Iran.

The Christian communities in Rome and Europe were initiated by Near Eastern Christians; many Middle Eastern Christian sects in Syria and Iraq disseminated the doctrine of Christianity in all Asia and reached China.

They translated their unified Testaments into Chinese, Hindi, Persian and the other languages in Asia, before the Arab expansion in the 7th century.

These Christian sects were critical factors in the formulation of the fundamental doctrine of Islam during Prophet Muhammad message in Mecca, before the Prophet Mohammad settled in Medina.

As Prophet Muhammad  had to administer the first Islamic City-State in Medina, he had to legislate and build a structure for the Arabic tribes and clans in the Arabian Peninsula.

Actually, the largest and most powerful tribe “Taghleb” and its main clan the “Ghassassinat” near Damascus were already Christians and the prophet Mohammad fine-tuned his religious instructions from these Christian tribes.

The Byzantine Empire was basically re-structured since the year 325 by the Christian sects in the Middle East.  Thus, the early Christian civilization in Europe was initiated by the Middle East Christian sects.

Europe had to wait another thousand years for the Jesuits and the other Christian orders to venture into Asia.

Unfortunately, the European Christian religious orders were used politically by the emerging colonial powers in the code name of civilizing the “barbarians” and aborigines who are not “Christians”




December 2008

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