Saturday, 3 October 2015

Why Islamic State Is Politically Unsustainable

So Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi wants to establish the Caliphate of all Caliphates, unleashing terror everywhere he can, and ruling Islamic State nations under the thrall of their terror-inducing regime. Ah, if only he was a bit more familiar with the works of Plato and Aristotle, or even a bit more cognisant of historical antecedents, he and his fellow Jihadi thugs would see that their aspirations of nation-ruling are unrealistic.

A general pattern throughout the history of military or political coups is that even when they are brutal and catastrophic for the citizens, they soon reach a point of levelling out, not least because it's nigh-on impossible to rule a country under continual internal barbarism and eradication of human rights for a sustainable period of time.
In other words, good conquerors, even Caliphs, totalitarian as they were, still allowed at least a semblance of autonomy and harassment-free administration of people. That's why, even though it is likely that these horrible terrorist groups will continue to pop up, the idea of ruling nations consistent with the backward, totalising, barbaric, freedom denying methods of Islamic State is wholly unrealistic.