On Pathocracies.

November 6, 2011 at 1:06 pm (Uncategorized)

Definition of Pathocracy

Definition: pathocracy (n). A system of government created by a small pathological minority that takes control over a society of normal people (from Political Ponerology: A Science on the Nature of Evil Adjusted for Political Purposes, by Andrew Lobaczewski).

Does any of that sound like the world we live in?

As a medical student, I am intrigued with the choice of words; with how ‘pathological’ is the adjective used to describe the subject. Pathos, whether in a cell or in a society, is something that we have shamefully accepted as our modus vivendi; we are diseased when we do not fight against the tyrant in our neighbourhood or the international bully who is metastasizing from afar.

”Let those fight in the way of Allah who sell the life of this world for the Hereafter. Whoso fights in the way of Allaah, be he slain or be he victorious, on him We shall bestow a vast reward.

How should you not fight for the cause of Allaah, and of the feeble among men and women and children who are crying, “Our Lord! Bring us forth from out of this town whose people are oppressors! Oh, give us from Thy presence some protecting friend! Oh, give us from Thy presence some defender!”

Those who believe do battle for the cause of Allaah; and those who disbelieve do battle for the cause of idols. So fight the minions of the devil. Lo! the devil’s strategy is ever weak.”

(The Qur’an 4:74-76).


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