Future Vision

The World Pan-Jewish Organization (WPJO) is a strategic project as committed to research, documentation and education about the heritage of Para-Jewish peoples and communities, including Crypto-Judaism. The WPJO is animated by a vision of a future federal Israel that would democratically unite Israel with other Jewish peoples (i.e. “Crypto-Jewish” peoples) and hence also with many other Jewish countries worldwide.

Para-Jewish peoples are other Jewish peoples than the core (rabbinically) Jewish people. Some Jewish populations were historically split off from the core Jewish people and later gave rise to a number of different Para-Jewish peoples, denominations and communities; including through conversion to Judaism in Antiquity and in later times.

Hillel says, “If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, who am I? If not now, when?”

Pirkei Avot 1:14 of the Babylonian Talmud

The eternal special relationship between the State of Israel and the United States of America as bringing redemption on the back of the Lion of Judah in Crypto-Zionist depiction in contemporary religious Alevi-Bektashi art.

The World Pan-Jewish Organization endeavors to increasingly broaden the articulation of the Israeli national interest in championing self-determination for Para-Jewish peoples around the world and thus replicating the social, economic and liberal-democratic success story that is Israel for Para-Jewish countries and Para-Jewish peoples in the Middle East and around the world.

This includes conceptually aiding in the return to the respective regional forms of Judaism/Crypto-Judaism in therefore phasing out existing religious imperialism, i.e. imperialist forms of religion that were historically, most tragically indeed imposed on Para-Jewish peoples.

This essential return to regional forms of Judaism/Crypto-Judaism in Para-Jewish communities that were tragically deprived this by religious imperialism would pave the way for free migration between all or most member states of liberal-democratic Federal Israel. Member states would become increasingly economically and politically integrated with each other, including through free migration of citizens between member states and so the vision of multiethnic, multicultural and multireligious Federal Israel is one of tremendous Jewish religious diversity and Jewish religious pluralism while obviously respecting freedom of religion for all.

The envisioned future meeting of Mashiach ben David and Mashiach ben Yosef in Jerusalem in bringing together the two jurisdictions of Judaism; the southern jurisdiction of Judah of Rabbinic Judaism as symbolized by the Lion of the Israelite tribe of Judah (“Lion of Judah”) and the northern jurisdiction of Israel of Median Judaism as symbolized by the Serpent of the Israelite tribe of Dan (“Serpent of Dan”). Please also note the giant head tefillin to the left. (Contemporary Alevi-Bektashi religious art.)

The WPJO dares envision a future where borders no longer as since time immemorial will be changed and established through warfare but rather democratically through 1) the principle of self-determination for all peoples, 2) the principle of linguistic statehood and 3) the respective wishes of local communities by means of communal democratic consultation as approved by the state that they therefore join.

The WPJO is a political project with a journalistic research methodology, strategically committed and indeed devoted to the spread of self-determination, lasting peace, liberal democracy, open society, economic and social prosperity and importantly universal emancipation for all.

Federal Israel

Theodor Herzl with his children.

A Federal Israel will be a union of member states of free peoples who will join voluntarily of their own entirely free choice and completely free volition. Will all Para-Jewish peoples and Para-Jewish countries eventually join? This should obviously be a completely voluntary decision for each Para-Jewish people and Para-Jewish country to make. Accession processes should be modeled on those of the European Union and will be strongly enhanced by the powerful economic incentive inherent in joining an increasingly economically successful union with the dynamic and highly advanced high tech state of Israel constituting the technological and economic very nucleus of this future union. There is in fact tremendous mutual economic potential in scaling the dynamic high tech economy of Israel into an increasingly growing union of economically successful member states.

Flag of Alawistan
Flag of Alawistan

While some Para-Jewish states such as Japan already exist, others will need to be created in accordance with the wishes of the people, including the wishes of the respective concerned local populations. Creating a new state is however only the beginning as the new state will need to become comprehensively democratized and liberalized indeed before fully joining Federal Israel. The accession process will indeed have to be rigorous and spanning over years as it is indeed for countries wishing to join the European Union.

Temple Emanu-El in New York City is the world’s largest Reform Synagogue.

It is very common among Para-Jewish peoples to want to reconnect with Israel and the core (rabbinically) Jewish people yet not with fellow Para-Jewish peoples! It could certainly be argued that the wider Jewish nation today around the world is a caste system of serial ethnic excommunication. The Pan-Jewish political project is however definitely not about Jewish peoples and Jewish denominations excluding each other from the union. Yet the accession process will be far from automatic in requiring years of profound and very substantial societal change prior to fully joining Federal Israel and so the essential task should be continual, increasing integration both prior to as well as continuing subsequent to accession – as in the European Union.

Flags of Israel and Kurdistan with sibling solar symbols.
Flags of Israel and Kurdistan with sibling solar symbols.

Integration processes should happen at divergent paces as these societal processes of change need to be careful, responsible, calibrated and successful indeed. Integration within the union should happen as multiple overlapping, expanding circles. For example, those states of Federal Israel that become ready and prepared to institute free migration between each other will do so and further member states will join this growing circle as they too become prepared and ready for this change as well.

The vision of a liberal-democratic Federal Israel is rooted in the visions of the ancient and modern prophets of Israel including indeed in the desire of reunifying the peoples of Judah and Israel after 27 centuries of being tragically apart. Universal emancipation for all will be a crucial element and so Federal Israel must become a light unto the nations in becoming a leader in every field of ethical advancement.

Queer Israel
Queer Israel

Federal Israel will expand liberal democracy in the Middle East and around the world in making this world a freer, safer and indeed more peaceful and prosperous place in universe. Federal Israel is therefore the answer and indeed the solution to the pervasive political pathology plaguing the broader Middle East and so the essential task is to transform the profoundly destructive political culture of the broader Middle East from sectarian divisiveness (asabiyyah) into unity in diversity within a growing and increasingly unified liberal-democratic union.

The entirely mutual and consensual building of this union of Para-Jewish peoples, Para-Jewish countries and Para-Jewish states increasingly federally uniting with each other and with the state of Israel should commence as an international organization of both independent states and self-governing states. This international organization as committed to profound democratization and liberalization should develop into a confederation, then a voluntary federation and ultimately a United States of Israel. Peace, freedom, democracy and universal emancipation must therefore guide this essential process of rational political redemption.

Democratic Borders

The colors show European colonial control in 1913 as superimposed on current also colonially drawn borders with only Liberia and Ethiopia (in gray) being fully independent at the time.

It is rather peculiar indeed that the question of borders is yet to be democratized. Wars have historically often been fought over control of territory and borders still remain a key issue in some armed conflicts around the world albeit surely not the only one. Irrelevant and antiquated borders also serve to fuel conflicts that are not about borders per se. Many states in the broader Middle East and elsewhere are dysfunctional and in very large part so due to having irrelevant and detrimental borders as an historical vestige of imperialism. Substantial changes in international borders are usually preceded by armed conflict along with mass suffering. So why not instead permit the respective local populations to simply peacefully and most democratically so make the initial determination about revising existing borders and drawing new ones?

Bizarre enclaves in the border area between Belgium and the Netherlands that are leftovers from feudal history hundreds of years ago.

If the people of a village in a border area is approached regarding which one of neighboring states that they indeed would prefer to belong to, the answer is usually immediate, unambiguous and indeed perfectly clear. So why not simply let the people decide locally provided that there is ultimately contiguity as well as consent from the state that they therefore join? If borders are changed and redrawn through democratic consultation, then surely it would become much easier to resolve many conflicts around the world.

This is especially acute in the broader Middle East where irrelevant borders contribute to fueling permanent instability. However, it has long been presumed that opening the question of borders no matter how detrimental and irrelevant those borders are would inevitably open a Pandora’s Box of uncontrollable worldwide ethnic conflict.

Local decision-making in the Swiss canton of Glarus.

If simply the concerned local communities are appropriately consulted about their own future, then it will be very easy to draw new relevant contiguous borders in rural areas. Slightly more complicated mechanisms such as consensus-building and local referenda may be needed in some villages, towns and cities in border areas although some locations can similarly be partitioned by residential zone depending on the wishes of concerned local residents.

The four basic principles for drawing borders should be 1) territorial self-determination for all peoples, 2) local consultation, 3) contiguity as well as 4) linguistic statehood in the sense of both a) national heritage language (e.g. Gaelic in Ireland, Scotland and the Isle Man), but also where relevant b) ethnic language (e.g. the extinct Yola in Ireland and the pre-Anglicized Scots in Scotland) in therefore drawing borders of federal subjects. However, exceptions should be allowed in accordance with local wishes although no territory should be added to any state against the wishes of that state. Linguistic statehood should be the foundational principle although the actual borders would be determined by the concerned respective local communities with the consent of the state that they therefore join.

Ethiopia is a federation of regions, most of which are linguistic states.

The concept of linguistic statehood was born in early independent India in the 1950’s as a democratic and peaceful way for creating new states of the young South Asian federation and was with much success implemented in Ethiopia when it became a federation of linguistic states in the 1990s and so the system of linguistic statehood should be applied within the European Union as well and indeed around the world. In recent decades were other states than linguistic states created in India through democratic process which of course is perfectly democratically legitimate provided that there is appropriate local consultation. This democratic mechanism should become part of codified international law and thus increasingly be applied worldwide. A new convention of international law is therefore needed for the purpose of democratically determining the process of redrawing borders and creating new states. Potential border warriors will quickly find out that this democratic mechanism is much more effective than warfare and so this will obviate many existing and many future potential armed conflicts.

Comparison of alphabets in the year 1689.

Spoken human languages should all be written with one single universal, strictly phonetic spelling system and humans generally should be educated and trained to spell precisely the way they speak. That will crucially very much facilitate the learning of languages and will lead to more intelligible non-native pronunciations. This will organically allow for both uniting and splitting literary languages as per universal criteria that must also be the basis for linguistic statehood. At present many current literary languages are actually mere literary dialects while other current literary languages unfortunately serve to suppress yet other languages, including related distinctive languages infrequently used as literary languages.

The Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR) is an administrative region and federal subject in Ethiopia where many small languages are geographically concentrated. Its borders were specifically drawn by the government of Ethiopia so as to create such a region. The SNNPR is composed of administrative zones drawn in accordance with the language map.

Most small spoken human languages are used in remote indigenous regions where often large numbers of demographically small languages are geographically located. Unions of linguistic cantons need to be established in such regions that will therefore express linguistic statehood through cantonal government.

The other main source of international instability is modern totalitarian political ideologies and associated political movements that have caused enormous amounts of completely unnecessary mass tragedy. The new international convention should therefore as a matter of principle simply outlaw all totalitarian political movements. Seriously aspiring towards the abolition of war requires developing international law and creating these new legal tools for conflict resolution and conflict prevention.

Logotype of the Muslim Brotherhood, the world’s most dangerous Islamist movement.

Islamism along with the other major totalitarian political ideologies (Nazism, Communism, Ba’athism etc.) have caused terrible and entirely unnecessary tragedy and therefore completely outlawing all modern totalitarian political movements as a matter of principle is simply the most effective way and in many countries the only effective way of dealing with this very severe global problem. Thus Islamist organizations would not be individually outlawed by governments but would rather be found illegal by the courts on the advice of the office for the protection of the constitution as the one that was famously established in liberal-democratic West Germany.

Logotype of Boko Haram

Dictatorship remains necessary and legitimate in some countries precisely because a majority of voters might quite realistically bring totalitarianism to power through the ballot box. However, the most effective way for obviating the need for enlightened despotism is precisely by completely outlawing totalitarianism under codified international law. This will not be a restriction of liberal democracy but rather its defense and one of its central pillars. This must of course apply irrespective of ethnicity and religion and the comprehensive ban should therefore include all forms of totalitarianism including Ba’athism, Communism, Fascism, Gadaffism, Islamism, Juche, Kahanism, Nazism and [Burmese] Slorcism [of the former SLORC]. The basis for totalitarian warfare and terrorism is laid with public agitation intended to create public support for totalitarianism. If organized totalitarianism however is completely outlawed then this will make it much easier to prevent its future spread and will therefore also prevent the outbreak of future armed conflicts as caused by totalitarianism.

Flag of the Islamic State
Flag of the Islamic State

The two primary causes of armed conflict in modernity, namely totalitarianism and the practice of changing borders through violence would essentially disappear by outlawing organized totalitarianism under codified international law and instituting a democratic system of linguistic statehood & local consultation in thus appropriately expressing the right to territorial self-determination of every people as part of codified international law. This would ultimately quite effectively serve to pacify most current violent conflicts as well as for the most part indeed prevent outbreak of future new armed conflicts.

Redeeming the Lost of Israel

Bnei Menashe Jewish girls celebrate Purim dressed as Queen Esther in the city of Karmiel in northern Israel.

While it is true that the EN generally including Mandaeans and Brahmins even today retain sacerdotal hereditary status, peoples whose ancestors were admitted into the sacerdotal nation of Israel but were tragically later lost to religious imperialism are certainly entitled to return to their own respective traditions of Judaism/Crypto-Judaism or for that matter if they so prefer to another form of Judaism/Crypto-Judaism as derived from the original jurisdiction of the united Israel.

How should such return occur and what does this right practically mean? Judaism and the nation of Israel are a global tribal federation and so leaders of Para-Jewish peoples and Para-Jewish communities partly or entirely lost to the Jewish nation should indeed encourage this return. As Judaism is a tribal Fourth World religion, individual belief must not necessarily be required as part of collective return for lost local communities and by extension of partly or entirely lost Para-Jewish peoples. Leaders of such Para-Jewish peoples and communities should thus by various means encourage voluntary, collective, consensual and highly ethical return of local communities to their own regional forms of Judaism/Crypto-Judaism.

American-Israeli rabbi Michael Freund who leads the global, Israel-based Pan-Jewish “Shavei Israel” organization meets with Nigerian lawyer Remy Ilona who is an eminent Igbo Jewish intellectual leader and author of books about the Para-Jewish heritage of the Igbo people.

This is a highly sensitive process and therefore needs to be handled with utmost care and much cultural sensitivity. The process must be strictly voluntary and non-imperialist, an individual person must be fully able to opt out of the process, individual belief must not be required in collective return and only highly ethical methods should be used. This transition will however require an extensive process of education spanning over years and not least careful training of new local religious leaders with exceptional personal judgment.

There are however several diplomatic dimensions to this. Leadership within Para-Jewish peoples in this process must be supported with great sensitivity. There is a diplomatic dimension to forming new states in accordance with the wishes of the people including local consultation. Also there is no doubt that accession to Federal Israel will require extensive diplomatic engagement.

So what will eventually be the size of the land of Israel, the Promised Land, the Land of the future? The land of Israel will simply geographically correspond to the size of Federal Israel. This means that Para-Jewish countries that eventually join Federal Israel will indeed turn out to be part of the promised land of the future, the unified land of Israel.

Redemptive History

Jewish Holocaust survivors arriving in the port city of Haifa in the land of Israel in 1945.

Jewish redemption is essentially a political process with an important religious dimension as is appropriate in the context of Fourth World decolonization. Indigenous Jewish redemption as a political process is hardly something that happens all at once. For some Para-Jewish peoples the required societal transition processes will likely be faster while for others more time may be necessary. As can be observed throughout the history of the European Union and its predecessors such processes simply require a lot of political time. Much can be learned in this regard from the history of European integration, political processes that historically have clearly been to slow.

Jewish redemption has two political dimensions; the first is about democratically unifying the ancient sacred, tribal Fourth World nation of Israel; the other is about providing global leadership in creating a new global system that will be able to effectively resolve the many existing chronically unresolved global problems in the current dysfunctional international system. There is no doubt that this requires thinking innovatively and ethically so, indeed beyond many current paradigms. Jewish redemption therefore is about providing innovative ethical leadership.

Integration Processes

Apostasy laws in Muslim countriesThe broader Middle East suffers from a highly pathological political culture and these very severe problems unfortunately all originate in pre-modern political Islam, including a long history of culturally enforced Islamization such as by systematically in public space shaming both overt non-Muslims and those regarded as ‘heterodox’. The depth and severity of the regionwide problems in the broader Middle East can hardly be overstated as the problems are extremely severe indeed and there are unfortunately no quick fixes.

The former Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini, supreme political leader of the Palestinian political movement inspects Muslim SS troops in November 1943.

There are however historical examples that are relevant and applicable indeed to the situation in the broader Middle East. Europe was once war-torn and devastated by totalitarianism yet incrementally created and built a structure that eventually became the European Union which despite its undeniably severe structural dysfunctions managed to effectively stabilize and democratize much of Europe. Integration was gradual and both integration and accession were and are still crucially based on economic incentive structures both individually and collectively. Democracy and economic incentive structures thus managed to bring peace to much of the once war-torn subcontinent. This is not to say that the European model can be simply reapplied as it is in the broader Middle East, but rather that there are indeed important lessons to be drawn from the history of European integration.

Islamist protestor in London expresses his ideology’s totalitarian perspective on liberty in 2006.

There are therefore two maps that will need to be very substantially altered. The first map is the political map in the region, but changing the political map will not be sufficient unless the cognitive map (which is the second map) is changed as well. New relevant states with relevant borders will be needed that are able to sustainably claim the loyalty of the peoples on their by no means easy paths to freedom and democracy. Relevant states with relevant borders are the beginning as democracy is definitely about the loyalty of the state towards its people. In dictatorships the people answer to the state while in democracies in contrast the state answers to the people.

Abbas Jihadism
The purportedly “moderate” Palestinian dictator Mahmoud Abbas engages in Neo-Nazi Jihadist incitement to genocide against the Jewish people during a Palestinian terrorist campaign (the “knife intifada”) in 2015.

The communal return of local communities to regional forms of Judaism/Crypto-Judaism also crucially involves significantly altering the cognitive map and this in turn will be very much conducive to democratization and liberalization. However, the union will initially need to focus on creating and stabilizing new states. Therefore the union will initially be akin to NATO and only later akin to the EU, yet eventually also akin to the US. While there are indeed Para-Jewish peoples in many parts of the world, the broader Middle East is the core area and whose region-wide political pathology outside of Israel as rooted in Islamic history in its meeting with totalitarian modernity increasingly plagues the entire world. The Palestinian issue is merely one local symptom of this region-wide political pathology which is founded in the regional political culture whose essence is putting hatred before self-interest, meaning that hatred is the political compass and that hating others is typically given priority over promotion of self-interest of the people in the sense that the hatred is effectively permitted to define the self-interest of the movement or the state.

Gigantic Iraqi bronze sculptures of totalitarian former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein with Islamic domes resembling the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem as military helmets. The Ba’athist Saddam Hussein committed genocide against the Kurdish people in 1986-1989 during the al-Anfal campaign as named after the al-Anfal (“the spoils of war”) 8th chapter in the Quran.

Therefore profoundly shifting paradigm in the region requires very substantial regionwide change which certainly will not be achieved overnight. The broader Middle East is a region where remarkably many seemingly ‘normal’ human persons would simply like nothing more than to become a new Saddam Hussein. This is the sad nature of the brutal political culture of this politically highly dysfunctional part of the world. This is not to say that change is somehow intrinsically and inherently impossible but rather that achieving sustainable change requires profound changes in both the regional political map and the regional cognitive map.

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as mayor of Istanbul and later convicted Jihadist agitator and self-appointed Islamist dictator of Turkey expresses his perspective on democracy.

Creating and building a new elaborate regional political architecture of relevant states with relevant borders is therefore a very vital prerequisite for subsequently commencing regional civilian integration within the union as based upon individual and collective economic incentive structures for transformational social processes such as democratization and liberalization as indeed in the European Union itself.

Unity in Diversity

Ethiopian-Israeli Kessim (Ethiopian Jewish priests) in prayer in Israel.

Liberal-democratic indigenous-sovereign Israel is highly ethnically and culturally diverse in therefore also reflecting the multiethnic and multicultural character of the globalized Jewish people itself. Yet as it turns out however, the [rabbinically] Jewish people is not the only Jewish people, but rather the core population in a much broader, yet also highly diverse spectrum of Para-Jewish peoples and Crypto-Jewish communities around the world.

japanhebrewThe Median Judaism that developed out of 8th century BCE Judaism of the northern Kingdom of Israel whose population was deported to and near what is now Kurdistan has however developed among Para-Jewish peoples around the world in highly diverse ways in therefore also very much reflecting global cultural diversity. This tremendous richness in cultural diversity throughout the wider Judaism is truly beautiful and also needs to be recognized as an asset in the process of Pan-Jewish democratic unification. Median Judaism outside of West Asia includes e.g. the Pashtun Pashtunwali Judaism in South Asia, the Igbo Odinani Judaism in West Africa and the Japanese Shinto Judaism in East Asia as all ultimately founded by the Maggid (“Magi”) Kohanim.

As Diaspora Jews increasingly return to Israel so will they also bring along the tremendous religious diversity of Diaspora Jewry. Not only has American Jewry been crucial in the development of Jewish religious diversity within the Jewish people but they have acted so inspired by the cherished values of American religious tolerance in therefore recognizing religious diversity as an asset rather than a problem. In fact, religious tolerance as based upon the strong values of liberty and democracy is part of what has made America succeed and it is here where the anti-religious Europe once more fails and once more descends into the hell of totalitarianism, then Nazism and Communism, now Islamism.

Ethiopian-Israeli Jewish demonstrators participating in Israeli democracy.

Religion is part of the human zoological condition and entirely irrespectively so whether it is known as “religion” or something else such as “ideology”, “philosophy”, “nationalism”, “lifestyle”, “civilization”, “cosmology”, “ethnicity”, “culture”, ”identity”, “politics” or just “worldview”. What destroys coexistence however are imperialistic forms of religion such as now Islamism and in the 20th century Nazism and Communism. Therefore communal return to regional forms of Judaism/Crypto-Judaism in Para-Jewish countries and among Para-Jewish peoples will also have the significant benefit of helping defeat and undo the scourge of Islamism in the broader Middle East.

The Northern Kingdom of Israel and the Southern Kingdom of Judah.

The Pan-Jewish movement must not and should never engage in missionary activity but should rather support all denominations of Judaism irrespective of whether these denominations originated in the Southern Jurisdiction of Judah or the Northern Jurisdiction of Israel in assisting Para-Jewish peoples/communities that were tragically lost to religious imperialism to reintegrate with the sacred, Fourth World Pan-Jewish nation. There should therefore be open inclusiveness and friendly acceptance towards those returning or otherwise joining various forms of Judaism and so religiously tolerant Israel will need to embrace Jewish religious diversity as a value and a democratic asset in the process of building the union leading towards ingathering the Diaspora and building a Federal Israel.

Israel’s May 14, 1948 ( Hebrew calendar 5 Iyar 5708) declaration of independence restored indigenous sovereignty in the indigenous land of Israel.

Religions and other worldviews zoologically perform many social, emotional and intellectual functions and it is highly inaccurate indeed to claim that ostensibly “non-religious” worldviews are generally somehow intrinsically and inherently “better” than “religious” worldviews. Imperialistic forms of religion appear as mentioned however among both “religious” and “non-religious” worldviews. Indeed, imperialistic forms of religion/non-religion are what have plagued both wings of the wider Jewish nation and turned much of Pan-Jewish history into tragedy. Putting an end to that tragedy is the task of Zionism and so the Zionist task and challenge therefore crucially needs to be significantly broadened so as to include the peoples of the Northern Jurisdiction as well.

The reestablishment of indigenous sovereignty in the indigenous land of Israel should be affirmed as merely the first historical phase in Jewish political redemption as democratic Zionism needs to become the movement of every Para-Jewish people wishing to be part of it. Democratic borders are the solution in this regard as democratic borders and outlawing totalitarianism are indeed the ticket to world peace. Democratic Zionism as a political movement has always sought peace with open eyes even as knowing that its offers for peace would be automatically turned down in therefore repeatedly exposing the rejectionist nature of ideologically genocidal Anti-Zionism.

The attainment of peace is in fact very much central to the process and promise of Jewish political redemption and while complete abolition of war may or may not be attainable in the foreseeable future, Zionism is a peace movement and so bringing peace to the world is a political challenge and a crucial Israeli national interest indeed. Those still committed to the destruction of Israel and the Jewish people will however not make lasting peace with Israel as long as they hold (and propagate) those very genocidal, rejectionist goals of theirs. Therefore the world cannot bring peace to Israel – but Israel and Zionism rather need to bring peace to the world as universal emancipation (including the ongoing vegan revolution), democratic borders and marginalizing totalitarianism are essential indeed in the process of Pan-Zionist democratic reunification around the world.

Societal Transition

Adolf Hitler and the German Nazi NSDAP political party came to power in 1933 in then liberal-democratic Germany through free elections and democratic procedure.

Democratization and liberalization are by no means an easy process in societies severely lacking in pre-existing democratic values. Democratization and liberalization are typically devised as a high-risk process in therefore throwing the dice by typically holding much premature elections and subsequently merely watching how this plays out electorally and later in governance. This unduly risky approach is typically extremely inappropriate in countries severely lacking in democratic values since this tends to rather set back the process of democratization and liberalization as voters tend to elect political forces (whether authoritarian or totalitarian) that are opposed to liberal democracy or which at least at some point in time will favor reversion to some form of dictatorship and typically so due to a dysfunctional presidential system of government. Yet it is true that quickie democratization is sometimes successful but where it is not the consequences can be most severe and extremely counterproductive indeed. The process of democratization and liberalization in such countries including in most of the lands of the broader Middle East will therefore importantly need to be carefully planned; incrementally and meticulously implemented and yes crucially monitored and verified at every stage of the process.

WW1 could have been averted had the 1906 Austro-Hungarian ‘United States of Austria’ plan been timely implemented.

The first stage is establishing democratically relevant states with relevant democratic borders as irrelevant states are often a serious obstacle to democratization and liberalization while irrelevant borders tend to lead to violent conflict and/or other types of instability. One way to effectively implement this is to turn a current state such as Iran into a confederation of relevant states with relevant borders, a confederation that can subsequently be seceded from and even dissolved altogether if member states so prefer and decide. This gives rise to states with democratic borders, states that are loyal to their people and that is an excellent beginning indeed in the process of making a state accountable and responsive to the needs of its people. It is however always vital to emphasize that liberal democracy simply cannot exist without open society as an electoral political system is not liberal democracy in the absence of open society which crucially includes the right to express blasphemy. Yet liberal democracy is itself a process of perpetual change and so the best aspects of liberal democracy therefore need to be appropriately enhanced and developed indeed.

Sayyid Qutb (1906-1966) was the preeminent intellectual leader of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood in his time and remains the most important and most influential thinker within Sunni Islamism, a.k.a. Qutbism.

Countries that have been significantly influenced by the modern totalitarian political ideology of Islamism do however require comprehensive denazification. All forms and expressions of organized Islamism need to be outlawed and Islamism therefore turned thoroughly marginalized and discredited indeed. This means freedom for pro-democrats but not for anti-democrats. Genuinely pro-democratic opposition forces should be free to express and organize themselves but anti-democratic opposition forces such as Islamists (and even so if in political disguise as often the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood around the world) should however specifically *not* be accepted, respected or tolerated.

The reformed PKK has become a highly effective and highly intellectually sophisticated democratic movement in having developed a range of useful tools and effective methods for ethically democratizing tribal mass societies significantly lacking in democratic values. The PKK approach is however founded in feminism and seeks democratization and liberalization through a bottom-up approach by empowering human females, bringing democratic decentralization to local communities and locally mainstreaming ethical diversity and legitimate difference including respect for LGBTQI. The reformed PKK movement has developed the appropriate civilian tools and methods that are not only grounded in democratic values but crucially are highly effective in sharing democratic values with local communities through grassroots social change. In short, the PKK is not only an important force for democratization in the Middle East but has also developed effective ethical solutions to the persistent societal dysfunctions of the broader Middle East.

The flag of the YPJ women's brigade of self-governing PKK-controlled Syrian Kurdistan.
The flag of the YPJ women’s brigade in self-governing Western (ex-Syrian) Kurdistan.

The approach of primarily relying on national intellectual elites for democratizing society has failed in many countries fundamentally lacking in democratic values and so the communitarian feminist approach of the reformed PKK movement needs to be affirmed and recognized as the solution to the failure of democratization and liberalization in tribal mass societies severely lacking in democratic values. Politically premature elections are thus not the solution but are rather part of the problem itself and so democratization and liberalization must not be unduly rushed but should rather be allowed to take its time as of need in implementing effective, verifiable social change in perceptual attitudes on the grassroots level. This must include effective methods for phasing out structural prejudice, including importantly phasing out anti-Jewish prejudice. The successful approach of the reformed PKK movement is tailored for democratizing tribal mass societies by democratizing the local communities themselves. Therefore the PKK approach needs to be applied in tribal mass societies around the world not only because it is effective and necessary but also because it is highly ethical indeed.

Most local Kurdish communities that are at least nominally Muslim are descended from those among the Alevi/Bektashi, Yezidi and Yarsani Crypto-Jewish denominations who were involuntarily Islamized. “Ezidi” means “Yezidi” in Kurdish and the word “Yezidi” is actually the proper term in the closely related Zazaki language which is spoken among ethnic Kurds alongside the Kurdish language. Both “Ezidi” and “Yezidi” are however ultimately derived from “Yehudi”, the Hebrew term for both “Jew” and “Jewish”. There are also Kurdish nominally Muslim clans who are descended from involuntarily Islamized Kurdish Rabbinic Jews such as the prominent Barzani kohanim clan (known in Hebrew as Barzillai) who are documented as early as in the Hebrew Bible.

Aiding local communities in freely communally returning to their own regional forms of Judaism/Crypto-Judaism needs to be part of this crucial process of democratic change in Para-Jewish countries. Yet the reversion process is not exactly an instant one. When a Crypto-Jewish community becomes aware of its Jewish ancestry and Para-Jewish heritage, this typically results in communal re-adoption of Jewish identity of some kind or another although there are Para-Jewish peoples such as the Pashtuns who have historically always retained Jewish identity. The communal reversion of local communities to their own regional forms of Judaism/Crypto-Judaism should therefore be performed using the successful methods of the reformed PKK for bringing social change to local communities throughout the broader Middle East and beyond.

We can do itThis social change needs crucially include communal transition to ethical, healthy and sustainable veganism with a universal transition to vegan agriculture. The economic change will also require ending reliance on fossil fuels for import, export and domestic energy production and so Middle Eastern countries with a lot of open space such as deserts and mountains should compensate for phasing out fossil fuel production by the use of many of those open areas for producing solar energy on a vast scale. Fossil fuel has become the curse of the Middle East in funding Islamism and Jihadism worldwide while posing a most severe obstacle to the introduction of liberal democracy in effectively perpetuating regional medievalism. Human societies and non-human societies importantly need to be integrated in respectful coexistence, meaning that forests need to become part of cities in greening almost every possible urban public space including through the greening of the walls of buildings (growing plants on the walls) and planting parks on rooftops as connected by simple bridges functioning as promenades in creating a new city top level devoted to nature and leisure in cities. City streets should be dug out to create subterranean traffic arteries for electrically powered vehicles with trees being planted above with pedestrians and bicyclists remaining above ground. The broader Middle East needs massive reforestation on a gargantuan scale while at the same time respecting the spaces of its non-human societies.

The Israel-Kurdistan special relationship is not only an eternal covenant between states but is crucially also a profound bond between the peoples themselves.

Communal Jewish identity offers a powerful Foundation for returning to regional forms of Judaism/Crypto-Judaism. Accession to Federal Israel will provide a powerful incentive for democratic social change including crucially reversion to regional forms of Judaism/Crypto-Judaism while phasing out imperialistic forms of religion. However, communal reversion as part of grassroots democratic change requires a supportive, consensus-building and well-trained human infrastructure in therefore consensually aiding the necessary social change as required for accession to Federal Israel. The entire transition process will likely among most Para-Jewish peoples in the broader Middle East require at least ten years. Once the reversion process is completed and liberal democracy implemented with democratic values being strongly anchored in local, regional and state public opinion, then will this along with the necessary economic and social reforms make such qualified member states of the union eligible for accession to Federal Israel. The process of accession to Federal Israel is demanding and extensive, yet respects diverse cultures and brings them together for a greater purpose and shared interest in the common good. The economic incentive structure inherent in future accession to Federal Israel will therefore be very powerful indeed in affecting communal grassroots change and consensually bringing democratic values to Para-Jewish societies in the Middle East and around the world.

Bureaucracy is a scourge in Western-modeled civilization.

Culturally anchored mass transfer of resources between generations exists in human societies worldwide and so the Western welfare state is but one cultural expression of this zoological structure in human societies around the world. Yet Western social and administrative models are typically characterized by overbearing bureaucracy, arbitrary legalism of paragraphic law and almost complete disregard for individual cognitive diversity. Therefore a vastly more intelligent welfare state should not condescendingly perceive and stigmatize human citizens as weak recipients of charitable assistance but should rather empower the supposedly weak to become far stronger by affirming, embracing, enhancing and developing cognitive diversity as the foremost national economic resource.

Virtual reality emerges.

The world is on the path towards a virtual reality (VR) society with virtual classrooms, virtual offices, virtual supermarkets, virtual cities, virtual neighborhoods and even virtual factories. The central operative force in both evolution and economic history is specialization and this will become further enhanced as virtualization increasingly becomes a force for economic globalization in effectively creating a vast global VR labor market. As Capitalism fades into Talentism with advanced individual cognitive capability becoming the by far most important national economic resource, Federal Israel will need to learn from the structural shortcomings of traditional Western administrative models in developing a lean, smart and socially intelligent federal administration with minimum human administrators as human administrative leaders will increasingly become redundant and supplanted by social technology worldwide. This crucial administrative change obviously also needs to be brought to member states of the union in the years of transition prior to accession to Federal Israel.

There are many Para-Jewish peoples around the world in addition to the core (rabbinically) Jewish people itself.

New Jerusalem, the future capital of Federal Israel should therefore become the world’s first virtual national capital, yet physically centered in the Old City of Jerusalem which should also contain the non-virtual parts of the very lean and smart federal administration. The VR New Jerusalem should be a virtual version of ancient and historical sections of Jerusalem but the virtual federal capital should importantly also include virtual versions of other ancient and historical cities from across the many member states of the future Federal Israel. The VR New Jerusalem should therefore as appropriately realize an ethical high tech version of the ancient prophetic vision of a cloud-based (“heavenly”) Jerusalem on earth that will most crucially indeed strategically help put an end to the clear and present danger of global warming threatening bio-diversity on this planet.