About Constancio Asumen, Jr.
Mr. Asumen has most recently assumed the responsibilities of
Chairman-of-the-Board for ACE LILACS, a budding startup venture
in the marketplace of ideas. The list of previous vocations he
had engaged in before this, includes being a farmer, fisherman,
stevedore, national scholar, college professor, journeyman
laborer, freelance scribe, typesetter, proofreader, systems
analyst, software developer, cab driver, etc. He holds a masters
degree in Mineral Science & Technology (1973, Kyoto University)
with a major in Exploration Geophysics. Somewhat of the
quintessential Ivy League under-achiever, he is an embodiment of
the can-do attitude so prevalent amongst most first generation
Americans. He is an ardent adherent to the tenet that anything
worth doing is worth doing well. Mr. Asumen maintains a
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Akbar" is such a potent invincible jihad battle
cry. Translated literally as "God is the Greatest,”
no God-believing soul would dare argue against the
proposition, especially if it is reinforced with
Kalashnikov assault rifles and kindred weapons
and/or the detonation of
IED’s (Improvised Explosive Device),
PETN’s (pentaerythritol tetranitrate), and
C4 (Composition C-4) explosives.
Even the few non-believers who may be so inclined to challenge it, have
to ensure they are commensurately protected, armed, or fortified before
daring so, else it would only be a fatal exercise in futility.
Furthermore, they would not be challenging the substance of the
proposition per se, but the mission implicitly sanctioned by the battle
cry as popularly and traditionally perpetrated and prescribed for by
Many a war veteran (especially of WWII and Vietnam) have been wondering
why in the good old days Muslims, Sheikhs and Infidels were comfortable
sharing bunkers, trenches and fox holes with one another to fight a
common enemy such as the North Vietnamese regulars and Viet Cong
guerrillas, Italian fascists, Japanese militarists, and the Wehrmacht of
The blessings of a common adversary propelled the instinct for survival
to compel adherents of Islam to forge various alliances, with the
infidels both during World War II and the Cold War (also referred to in
some quarters as World War III). Such alliances, however, being
proscribed by Islam as a matter of doctrine, was necessarily both
inconvenient and transient. Marriages of convenience never last beyond
the next bifurcation in political strategy.
Like all marriages of convenience, however, the pact was dissolved once
the adversary was vanquished. So while everyone was obsessed with the
pursuit of happiness, as enshrined in the American Declaration of
Independence, albeit mostly in the form of decadent materialism’s demand
for instant gratification, the proscriptions of the doctrine, especially
of Islam, were brought to the fore.
The doctrinaire proscription on collaboration with
infidels is clear and unmistakable.
Amil Imani ha s
abundantly cited chapter and verse of the Quran to meticulously document
that the hostile relationship with infidels is integral to the tenet of
Islam with this succinct summation:
"...Islam is anything but a religion of peace. Violence is at the
very core of Islam. Violence is institutionalized in the Muslim’s holy
book, the Quran, in many suras:
"Qur'an:9:5 "Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them,
take them captive, harass them, lie in wait and ambush them using every
stratagem of war."
"Qur'an:9:112 "The Believers fight in Allah's cause; they slay and are
slain, kill and are killed...”
Just as not all Catholics subscribe to the ritual of confession as an
effective and exclusive means of atonement for ones sins, not all
Muslims subscribe to the ritual of jihad, until he runs amok and starts
killing infidels, to the familiar refrain of "Allahu Akbar."
Incidentally, amok, is the Malayan language (e.g., Tagalog a.k.a.
Pilipino, Bahasa Indonesia, etc.) word for Jihadist. Juramentado is the
Bisaya equivalent of the term. It is derived from Spanish and literally
means one who disavowed all worldly pursuits and pledged his life and
soul exclusively to killing infidels.
It might be over stretching the reliance on hope over experience to
credit Liberal ideology to have invented Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW)
as an overriding planetary danger so once again doctrinal differences
can be considered minor and pushed to the back burner for safer periods
of planetary bliss when the polar bears are no longer in danger of being
washed away and off to oblivion.
Alas Global Warming has become a religion adopted and
actively promoted by various national governments or government
including most ominously the attempt to establish a
Global Government. So
the moral categorical question of the era is: can Global Warming protect
and save us from the murder and mayhem that come with the battle cry "Allahu
To answer this question it behooves to examine both
the evolution of the Global Warming movement and the dynamics of
political marriages of convenience in the historical record, and their
attendant consequences, intended or otherwise.
Non- Aggression Pact of
1939, signed in August with a secret agenda to divide Europe into
"spheres of influence” consigned to Germany or the USSR was one classic
illustration of such marriage of convenience. Both sides knew at the
outset that the pact would be abrogated either unilaterally by one
party, or by mutual consent of both parties to the treaty, once other
political expediency demanded such an eventuality.
Thus when one month later the Germans invaded Poland, and Russia took
over the Baltic countries, the world accepted it as a logical
consequence, as a matter of course, as day follows night. Likewise, when
on 22-Jun-1941, Hitler deployed
Operation Barbarossa in full implementation phase in an attempt to
sweep the Russian Front like a storm, most astute political observers
chalked it up to Cole Porter’s "just
one of those things,” the none too bizarre falling out of a
political marriage of convenience.
Yalta Conference with
both Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Winston Churchill in February 1945
was of a similar ilk. It pulled to an inconvenient, uncomfortable
embrace, otherwise mortal adversaries. It was George
Patton's genius to have
recognized that Stalinism and Americanism were irreconcilable visions of
reality and acknowledged and warned of the danger of the alliance even
in the heat of crucial maneuvers in the battlefronts of World War II.
Ironically, the Yalta Conference spawned the United Nations which
ultimately begot the Church of AGW, with its
arsenal of politically
Without denigrating the UN’s initial role as a useful vehicle for
mediation in the Cold War, when the super powers treated geopolitical
strategic calculations as a chess game played on a global scale, its
subsequent degeneration into a
den of graft and
corruption, as exemplified by the
Oil for Food Program
shenanigans, is yet another teachable instance of the falling out of a
political marriage of convenience.
The entire history of the
Berlin Wall is one of
the most appropriate metaphors for the role of the United Nations as a
mediator in the Cold War. Under the aegis of the UN, the Wall
rose and deplored by
John Fitzgerald Kennedy. With the consternation of the UN the Wall
fell on the instigation
of Ronald Wilson Regan. The commemoration of its
fall was dismissed by
Barack Hussein Obama as of no significance.
But most noteworthy of all, the fall of the Berlin Wall triggered the
disintegration of the USSR. This resulted in a host of communist
ideologues amongst the liberal intelligentsia of the West to flock into
the United Nations and its satellite institutions. This crystallized the
takeover of the environmental movement by communist ideologues of all
shades and flavors of radical persuasions.
The seminal beginning of the present-day AGW is
traceable with unmistakable certainty to the
of 1972. Said document, reads, in part:
"Principle 5: The non-renewable
resources of the earth must be employed in such a way as to guard
against the danger of their future exhaustion and to ensure that
benefits from such employment are shared by all mankind.
"Principle 14: Rational planning
constitutes an essential tool for reconciling any conflict between the
needs of development and the need to protect and improve the
In other words, a Command and Control
Economy needs to be established to guarantee the equality of outcome for
all peoples. The resources of the planet must be leveraged by a Global
Government and deployed with precision to achieve that goal. What better
tool to galvanize the support of the entire planet than a common danger
with the tragic existential implications of Armageddon. Hence AGW as
celebrated in Copenhagen came into being.
But as a counterforce to Islamic
Jihadists, Global Warming as a religion was a non-starter, or an abject
failure, at best.
Samuel P. Huntington aptly pointed out (emphasis mine),
"...The people of different
civilizations have different views on the relations between God and man,
the individual and the group, the citizen and the state, parents and
children, husband and wife, as well as differing views of the relative
importance of rights and responsibilities, liberty and authority,
equality and hierarchy...”
I indicated earlier elsewhere (emphasis added),
"...The fact that geographically and
historically Islamic cultures have been associated with repressive
governments is no accident of history. It is rooted on the proscription
of the notion of Free Will from the tenets of Islam that makes its
adherents exceptionally vulnerable and susceptible to fear and
Moreover, the notion of compassion is,
by all indications, alien to and contra-indicated by the tenets of
Islamic Jihad. By definition, the Islamic Jihadist is, ipso facto, not
interested in collaborating with infidels, much less in cohabiting the
planet with anybody but adherents to Islam.
Similarly, most if not all acolytes of
Global Warming are not really interested in saving the planet but in the
control of our purses and lives. That they make profit in the bargain,
is rather incidental.
Thus it came to pass that the exorbitant
expenditures of sorely needed government resources to pay homage to the
oracles of Global Warming in Copenhagen is just another instance of
the ruling elite disregarding the sentiments of the governed. But it has
always been my contention, since I started becoming aware of politics,
that without any exception, any nation always deserve the leadership
that happens unto them, regardless of the process (or errors) they come
There is no doubt that the subrogation
of national sovereignty to a global authority is an act that properly
falls in the rubric of
high crimes and misdemeanors. It is a category of conduct
constitutionally impeachable, by law. But with both houses of Congress
controlled by the Democrats, in the infamous parlance of Al Gore, there
simply is no "controlling
legal authority” to make impeachment even a remote possibility. It
is from this vantage that the Democrats need to lose control of the
House in November 2010.