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Goodbye then London, I knew you well.

Something quite remarkable happened in London in the first decade of the new millennium. The number of white British people in the capital fell by 620,000 - equivalent to the entire population of Glasgow moving out.
The consequence, as revealed by the latest census, is that white Brits are now in a minority in London, making up just 45% of its residents.
London also has a Muslim Mayor, these are not prejudices but facts
So where have the white Brits  gone to - and why did they leave?
Answers in no more than 500 words please.
In London you see the dissolution of locality what one witnesses is compulsive facadism and glittering developments that would put Trump to shame
In Jameson words what has taken place in  London is the voluntary abdication by the indigenous population of locality to supposedly superior aliens, and although, for expressing the view that you seldom hear Englsih accents in London these days, you would be 
hung drawn and quartered at worst or at best put in the stocks to be pelted
by journalists from a leftist media, it is best to say of London goodbye old girl
I knew you well.


London has a wall around it...it is called the M25

London's status as an island was separate from the rest ob Britain was establisehed by the
opening of the M25 orbital motorway 120 miles of  tarmac,
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attended by snipers  helicopters and heightened paramilitary replaced the symbolic remnants of the Roman wallImage result for Roman wall


God is pure thought within itself, not the inarticulate stammering of the mystic.

Replying to the objections of those who make of Plotinus a mystical enthusiast,
Hegel says that for Plotinus ecstasy was ―pure thought which exists in itself [ 
bei sich) 

Plotinus had the idea that the essence of God is thought itself and that the essence is present in thought.‖…It follows from this that the One
is not, as one might think at first, the region where philosophic thought leaves off in order to be transformed into the inarticulate stammering of the mystic.

The reality of the One corresponds to the affirmation of the essential autonomy of the spiritual life when this life is comprehended in itself, not through isolated fragments but in its concrete fullness. That is why Hegel was right in saying that ―the thought of the Plotinian philosophy is an intellectualism or a lofty idealism.

Philosophy, and intellectual contemplation, which arefor him peculiar to the Occident, and the desire for mystical union beyond thought, which
for him belongs to religion and is Oriental, be kept separate

 Hegel defined Islamic philosophy. He had written:
 We…see an utter inconstancy of everything; and this whirl of all things is essentially
Oriental. But at the same time, this is certainly also a complete dissolution of all that pertains to reasonableness, in harmony with the Eastern exaltation of spirit, which allows of nothing definite.


Philosophy - a rare plant that sees mystical union as beyond thought

Philosophy received its original impulse in Greece and, from this impulse, it has retained the love and the passion for freedom.

It follows  philosophy is a rare plant in the whole of humanity, indeed we may even call it a fragile plant; and there has not been, so far as I know, any philosophy named and characterised precisely in this way elsewhere than in our Western civilization.

Philosophy, and intellectual contemplation, which are peculiar to the Occident, and the desire for mystical union beyond thought, which

for a maoirty of thinkers belongs to religion.

The present conflict between Jews Christians and Muslims


 Does it stem from Billy Graham and the Mecca of hamburgers and coca cola

At present Europe, America, and what were called the ―white Dominions‖ have convinced themselves that they 
 are confronting in Islam generally and in Iran particularly the most philosophical of Islamic cultures at present - something deeplyirrational. 

Because the Anglo-American imperium supposes that violent regime change,shock and awe, and bombing back to the Stone Age are the necessary responses to this irrationality, we need to look again at what reason is. As Henry Corbin put it forty years agoin the Preface to one of his works on
Shīite Iran 'The spatial distances between humans are being more and more reduced in our day, at least if measured in terms of time; concurrently we hear talk of an ―acceleration of history.‖ On the other hand, the
real universes those by which and for which men live and die, which never can be
  forgotten. 

The greatest, problem standing in the way of our comprehending the Islamic tradition is that it would require our making actual again forms of philosophy from which most of us seem to want to escape or ignore. 

In the third/ninthcentur Nuslims  were immersed in the teachings of the Quran and lived in a
universe in which revelation was a central reality.

Muslims considered Greek
philosophy itself to have been rooted in prophesy, and in contrast to how the West was to view Greek philosophy later, Muslims continued to identify the origin of theGreek philosophical tradition that they were now mastering with revelation.

  its genesis twelve hundred years ago to today, Islamic philosophy… has been
one of the major intellectual traditions within the Islamic world, and it has influencedand been influenced by many other intellectual perspectives, including Scholastic theology

The life of Islamic
philosophy did not terminate with Ibn Rushd nearly eight hundred years ago,  by Rather, its activities continued strongly during the later centuries, particularly in Persia and other eastern lands of Islam, and it was revived in Egypt during the last century.
endeavours to help us learn something from what established and what threatenedthe autonomy of philosophy across the religious divides in the Middle Ages which might beapplied to the present conflicts between Jews, Christians, and Muslim

Our capricious Gods

Beyond this is the realm of God's freedom, in virtue of which he could have done the opposite of everything he has actually done. This gives rise to positions which might even lead to the image of a capricious God, who is not even bound to truth and goodness.God's transcendence and otherness are so exalted that our reason, our sense of the true and good, are no longer an authentic mirror of God, whose deepest possibilities remain eternally unattainable and hidden behind his actual decisions. Oh my God|!

Hegel on the Arabs and philosophy

Hegel seened only interested in the Arabs as receiving Greek intellectual culture and passing it on to the West. 

Nonetheless, he recognised their intellectual genius, the love of philosophy, and something of the character of the result. Hegel says:Philosophy, along with all the other arts and sciences, flourished to an extraordinary
degree…[It] was fostered and cherished among the Arabians…In the Arabic
philosophy, which shows a free, brilliant and profound degree of imagination, Philosophy and the sciences took the same bent that they had taken earlier among
the Greeks…Consequently it is the Alexandrian or Neo
-Platonic Idea which forms the essential principle or basis of the Arabian as well as of the Scholastic philosophy,
and all that Christian philosophy offers…[I]t will be found that the main dogmas of
this philosophy have much in common with those of the Scholastics
1590s, "of or pertaining to Scholastic theologians" (Churchmen in the Middle Ages whose theology and philosophy was based on Church Fathers and Aristotle)


Hegel says nothing, however, about what the Islamic philosophers changed in the Hellenic deposit so as to deliver it to the Latins in a different form than that in which they had received it. 

The most important of these transformations is characterised by Alain deLibera in terms of establishing the philosophical known world as a scientifically constructed totality over against what is made known by religious revelation. 

As de Libera puts it, the Arabs mediated the texts of Aristotle to the Latins 
 Bréhier shared Hegel‘s negative view of what both ofthem called the ―Oriental‖ and in
terms of which Hegel defined Islamic philosophy. He had written:
 We…see an utter inconstancy of everything; and this whirl of all things is essentially
Oriental. But at the same time, this is certainly also a complete dissolution of all thatpertains to reasonableness, in harmony with the Eastern exaltation of spirit, whichallows of nothing definite.

 Bréhier follows Hegel closely when he treats Islamic philosophy, something he does briefly
under the rubric of ―Philosophy in the East
,


 For him The Islamic concept of divine arbitrariness stands in sharp contrast to the concept of a rational order of development which the Greek philosophers introduced into the world.
Hellenistic thought, profoundly neoplatonised, had surreptitiously crept.
  This is a very different view of philosophy from that which Aquinas found among either his Christian or his pagan Hellenic sources and sets the point of departure for the
SummaTheologiae, providing what moves him to establish for Latin Christians the basis of a secular humanism.


Hegel‘s treatment becomes deeply problematic— 
not to say polemical










What created our current PC and liberal mind set?

Can we erect a bridge between the metaphisc of yesterdad and today


The past is no longer opposed to the present, the past conditions the present


There is nothing more significant about a philosophy/mode of thinking say our current day. Spiritual life can only be described as a reality which has developed gradually…

For there is a unity in the evolution of the mind which makes all doctrines necessarily successive aspects of the same idea. Between them no real and complete opposition is possible: their diversity and opposition are reabsorbedinto the un
ity of history. 

So on to the present day secularised humanisn


PC, Liberalism than how it situates itself within or in respect to what encapsulates it.

The mode mode of human living, reflection, speaking,and writing
vis-à-vis 
 that in relation to which it emerged and has developed.

So what enshrines and undergirds PC and present day Liberalism.

Are the sanctimonious, holier and prolier than thou, as they preach from the giddying heights of mount moralm doing no more than espousing theoris and opinions
for their assertions are not facts.

Was the Liberal concensus born out of the  60s, when undergrads were fed a Liberal diet by acadenics...and was the ensuing PC culture a growth from this illiberal 
liberalism?


 One might argue that Education from the 60wwas thus no longer directed toward people who were to be educated with a view to becoming fully developed human beings, but to be certain kinds of thinkers (Liberals) specialists, in order that they might train other specialist (Liberals)

Wait...but why wait?

It is coming to a brain near you. Yes, Neuralink wants to develop so-called "neural lace" technology to implant tiny brain electrodes that may one day upload and download thoughts, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal
This is already happening with electrode technology to treat chronic medical condiImage result for brain matrixtions.

The requirement to set thinking aside in order to make room for faith

See Benedict XVI, ―Faith, Reason and the University‖: ―

Dehellenization first emerges in connection with the
postulates of the Reformation in the sixteenth century. Looking at the tradition of scholastic theology, the Reformers thought they were confronted with a faith system totally conditioned by philosophy, that is to say an articulation of the faith based on an alien system of thought. 

As a result, faith no longer appeared as a living historical Word but as one element of an overarching philosophical system. 

The principle of sola scriptura - Latin: by Scripture alone
 on the other hand, sought faith in its pure, primordial form, as originally found in the biblical Word. 
Metaphysics appeared as a premise derived from another source, from which faith had to be liberated in order to become once more fully itself. When Kant stated that he needed to set thinking aside in order to make room for faith

Khoury quotes a work of the noted French Islamist R. Arnaldez, who points out that Ibn Hazn went so far as to state that God is not bound even by his own word,and that nothing would oblige him to reveal the truth to us.


Thus, we may surmise, contributing to our notion that Muslims are moved irrationally and that their world is incomprehensible to us

Education was thus no longer directed toward people who were to be educated with a view to becoming fully developed human beings, but tospecialists, in order that they might train other specialist

source:

 https://www.academia.edu/11651642/9_11_AND_THE_HISTORY_OF_
PHILOSOPHY