Colonialism, Spreading Hedonism, and Social Decay


Long ago, English lords used to designate the political landmarks of the world by pointing with their fingers. The English were among the most knowledgeable nations about the world;


Colonialism, Spreading Hedonism, and Social Decay
Long ago, English lords used to designate the political landmarks of the world by pointing with their fingers. The English were among the most knowledgeable nations about the world; they had influence from Australia to Central Asia, and from the Indian subcontinent to Iran, the Middle East, North Africa, Egypt, and the Americas
The English learned from their experience that this region (the Islamic world) holds vast reserves of oil and gas, securing the world’s energy future. Geopolitically, it occupies a crucial position between the East and the West, before the invention of airplanes and rapid transportation.
To ensure their presence, they needed to consider Islam and find ways to undermine religious consciousness and obscure Islam in this region. They correctly diagnosed that the persistence of religious awareness and the unwavering spirit of Islamic faith among the people would hinder their ambitions.
It’s important to note that when we discuss English, we shouldn’t overlook the roles of other European countries. While France, Italy, Portugal, and Belgium also played a part in colonization, during that era, the English were at the forefront. Throughout history, the role of a nation emerges in its political and social trajectory, and at that time, it was the English who ruthlessly practiced colonization and imperialism.
When they reached Islamic lands, they devised strategies to detach the younger generation from religion. They pursued two main paths:
The First Path: Spreading hedonism and opening the way for moral decay. All heavenly religions impose restrictions on indulging desires, especially Islam, which has more intricate rules than other religions in this regard. These rules and constraints are necessary to refine the human spirit. If desires are given free rein, humans would degrade to the level of animals. Thus, achieving human growth requires curbing these impulses.
This introduction reveals that the easiest way to confront religions is to unleash desires within society, any society, allowing the flourish of corruption and moral decay.
Indeed, this was the path they followed and executed. One of their prominent actions was the degradation of women, particularly by promoting licentiousness. They also propagated addiction to alcohol. Additionally, they worked to weaken the bonds of modesty between men and women, liberating them from any constraints in this regard.
The advancements in civilization and new scientific inventions, such as cinema and radio, facilitated the widespread dissemination of debauchery and hedonism in society. These developments made it easier for colonial powers to carry out their mission without much effort.
However, it’s crucial to distinguish these practices from the realm of knowledge and thought. Some mistakenly attribute the spread of hedonism to science itself. In reality, science served another purpose in the service of colonialism, which we’ll elaborate on in the next point.
What becomes evident from historical events is that the first path primarily involved a cultural movement that promoted intellectual and practical corruption, sexual decadence, and the normalization of debauchery.
Consequently, it’s inaccurate to claim that only educated classes fell victim to corruption due to Western campaigns in this direction. In countries like Iran, we find that corruption affected various strata, including the illiterate and middle classes.
Furthermore, the comfort-oriented consumer lifestyle exacerbated the climate of corruption. It seamlessly integrated with the existing plan, reinforcing the social practices that perpetuated moral decay.
The second path manifested through the scientific and intellectual movement. As the influence of new scientific thought reached Islamic lands, it naturally attracted others. However, this scientific progress became a means to detach people from their religious beliefs. It served as a pretext to extinguish the flame of religious faith within souls and eradicate religious consciousness.[1]
One of the cultural invasion methods involved a concerted effort to divert young people from firmly holding onto their faith. Faith, which preserves civilization, was targeted. Interestingly, this cycle resembles what occurred in Al-Andalus centuries ago when they inundated the youth with corruption, hedonism, and intoxication.[2]
The american power is the idol that has been worshipped in contemporary history by many people, including a significant number of Muslims. This power has transformed into an authority that controls everything related to cultural, political, and economic affairs concerning Muslims. It subtly guides nations toward its interests that stand against the muslims’ interests, whether knowingly or unknowingly.
Worship implies obedience without debate or questioning—precisely what arrogance, led by the United States, imposed upon people. Through various methods, they steered societies toward this idol.
Manifestations of polytheism and idolatry executed by arrogance, particularly the United States, are evident in numerous examples. These include the propagation of corruption and immorality among nations by colonial apparatuses. The dissemination of consumer culture, which increasingly lures people into its swamp, serves the interests of Western corporations, the beating heart and driving force of the arrogant camp. Another aspect of idolatry is the expansion of political power for Western arrogance through compliant regimes and military presence, often justified by various pretexts…
These examples represent manifestations of polytheism and idol worship, standing in complete opposition to the monotheistic order and the way of life prescribed by Islam for Muslims.[3]



The Islamic World and Cultural Invasion, Al Maaref Islamic and Cultural Institution


[1] The revolution’s leader conversation with a group of collage and university students 28\9\1369
[2] The revolution’s leader conversation with the workers in the media field and heads of educational departments 26\3\1370
[3] The Supreme Leader’s appeal to the pilgrims of the Holy House of God, 26/3/1370
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