A Message from the Whore of Babylon.


I want to tell you all about the Whore from Babylon ...
She is unlike any other whore you have met before and am sure you have met a few...She is your creation. So look at her now.

She is no streetwalker, no sex worker, no prostitute. She is the Whore from Babylon.

I want to emphasize the word – because you relish it, you secretly relish it...

A great erection engulfs you, and you feel powerful again. And your power is measured by your erections...your would–be erections, your pseudo-erections, your make-belief erections...

Erections come in all forms. Fun and Exercise erections, Mental erections, Ideological erections, Political erections and even Religious erections. Battlefield erections, Military erections, Financial erections, Power erections, Conquest erections, Destruction erections, Annihilation erections...
My, you are truly powerful. And your sexual erections are nothing but the tip of the iceberg. Do excuse the pun...and it is intended.

Now, now, don't get me wrong. It is not that am about to castrate you or anything along these lines, even though at times it may not sound like such a bad idea after all...
Especially not a bad idea when I learn that you have not only totally ruined endless lives, but you have also raped them. You have indeed raped Life. Raped the living Breath out of us...

Some of you are so used to raping, you can't tell the difference anymore...but She does.

By Allah, by God, by the Force that moves you and I, I see you.

Some of you are short, some are tall, some are too thin, a copy of skeletons about to drown, and some too fat, you can't even see your own member, your organ and you search for it in the folds of your flabby grease. Others ? They brand it like a weapon of mass destruction. And others secretly pray that it will move up and others fear it will be caught...The Whore of Babylon has observed and studied it all...from close and from afar...

She has known the smells and heard the groans of viciousness...What can you possibly teach Her more ?

Every night, by candle light or a two cents lamp, She prepares herself to entice you...She has to.
A few hungry mouths are waiting in the darkness...in the silence. They are more important than her and than you...all of you.

The Whore from Babylon always gets her priorities right.

So she puts up with your odors, your drunkenness, your perversity, your insults, your humiliation, your slurs, your spit, your diseases, your vindictiveness, your pay-back time, your recklessness, your callousness, your indifference...your Impotence.

She puts up because she has been robbed of choice and of pleasure...

She puts up because you – as a man - are no longer important, despite your erections...Oh my, aren't you so powerful.


She has espoused a higher cause – a few hungry mouths waiting in silence, a disabled parent-- too paralyzed to move, a forcefully buried memory that she re-enacts, as you ram away…

And as she washes off your rancid sweat, your polluting semen, images flash through her mind –- a love vanished in a dungeon, or one that never returned. A husband drilled to his bones by the faithful disciples, awaiting their Mahdi Savior. A father, too limp, eaten by Death. A pair of shorts in a morgue because her son's face and body were too disfigured to be recognized. As disfigured as yours, in the shadows, in the total obscurity that surrounds her...

And as she washes off your stench--provided that she has water, you ask for more and she hears your nasal exhalations, reminding her of her "Liberation", and you ram away some more...while the wife or the girlfriend is masturbating or bonking your best friend, neighbor or your lieutenant, to the airs of your overseas love letters...from the new Iraq.

And she remembers her own, masked, the ones she trusted and considered "brothers" ganging up on her, because she bore the wrong name...

By Allah, by God, I want to laugh...Even though there is nothing humorous.

I am shrieking with a cynical laughter and I can't hold back. Because beyond the pain and beyond the misery, your truths shine through...All of you.

I hold the scales in one hand like Ishtar.

I weigh your dirt and I blow it away with one sacred breath, in the temple of my rendered nothingness. And I see your dirt being carried away, scattered away, cleansed, by the winds...

As I look into the mirror of my dressing room, by the candle light, by the two cents lamp...



N.B : A special thank you to Curt – he knows why.
And another thank you to Suki Falconberg –- for remembering the "Whores" from Babylon.

Further reading :

- What kind of sick demented human being would want to have sex with a 10-year-old?
- ‘Freedom’ to Rape Prostitutes in Iraq: Fun and Porn for the Boys
- In Syrian Refuge – Women Find Barest Survival.

And much more...

And just in case you are inspired and/or "erected " – this post was written to the sound of "Babylon Mood" by the unbeatable Iraqi, Oud/Luth composer/artist, the late -Munir Bashir.

Found a close enough extract on youtube.

Sculpture : Iraqi artist, Adel Rasheed.

Comments

Yes Layla this is what occupation and colonization does. i feel you...
Iraqi Mojo said…
Suddenly the Arabs and leftists are concerned about Iraqi women. It's about time.

Revealed: The women who suffered Saddam's tyranny

"Wives were forced to watch their husbands hanged before being placed in the electric chair, were burned with acid, tied naked to ceiling fans, sexually abused. In several cases, women were poisoned or used as guinea pigs for chemical substances at a plant near Samarra believed to be making chemical weapons."
Anonymous said…
one jewnazi-lover (=iraqi mojo) quoting another jewnazi-lover fisk). What a perfect nazi duet!...
Anonymous said…
Wrong - the whores of Babylon are the Rabbis, Preists and Mullas who sent those soldiers and death squads, tought them to hate and kill - Khomayne worshipers, Oil worshipers, zionist gold calf worshipers - all who worship murderoues white gods, jewish gods, all those forked tounges who go against God are the whores - they sold their souls and got some oil for it.

They hate for a reason - it makes them rich and powerfull, they are proud of their hate and spread as much of it as they can - rape is and they know hell is waiting for them, deaper they dig - they make the world a better place each time one of them dies.

Iran's mullas are sreaming for more hate and more death squads, Israelis Rabbis are teaching more racisim and corruption world wide and the "Christian" Popes and priests are already getting ready for more hate mongering - Iraq is lucky for theit next victims will face worst.


The Richest Man In Babylon by Thievery Corporation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmWGaKgXnHM


There is no quidance in your kingdom
Your wicked walk in Babylon
There is no wisdom to your freedom
The richest man in babylon

Your beggars sleep outside your doorway
Your prophets leave to wonder on
You fall asleep at night with worry
The saddest man in Babylon

The wicked stench of exploitation
Hangs in the air and lingers on
Beneath the praise and admiration
The weakest man in Babylon

There is no hope left in your kingdom
Your servants have burned all their songs
Nobody here remembers freedom
The richest man in Babylon

Si la lou babylon go 'dain
Babylon gon' be rich again
But to we don' sick again
But no we no weak again
Babyloooon on on on on
(Rasta scat)
Sal la lou ca uba whoa
Si la douba douba do wa bay
??
Si la loo babylon come 'round
You better know you better understand
'Fact you know you better hear what they say
Babylon this is your final day
Babylon this is your final call
Read the writin' it's on the wall
Said United we stand
And together we fall
And if I know that
You're not 'gon catch me in a rat pack
We not go fallin' on your death trap
No way...
Anonymous said…
doesn't this post just make u want to die????
Anonymous said…
plz everyone, this article is one that requires lots n lots of posts, just a quite sombre reflection will suffice
Anonymous said…
sorry i mean't ISN'T one....
Anonymous said…
Iraqi Mojo said...

Suddenly the Arabs and leftists are concerned about Iraqi women. It's about time.

Revealed: The women who suffered Saddam's tyranny

"Wives were forced to watch their husbands hanged before being placed in the electric chair, were burned with acid, tied naked to ceiling fans, sexually abused. In several cases, women were poisoned or used as guinea pigs for chemical substances at a plant near Samarra believed to be making chemical weapons."

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iraqi mojo u twit why do keep posting the same link in every article u moron......the article was published in 2004
Anonymous said…
one jewnazi-lover (=iraqi mojo) quoting another jewnazi-lover fisk). What a perfect nazi duet!...

--

fisky is a gd journalist, not upto the standard of chomsky but not too shabby either
Anonymous said…
heres my top 4 political analysts/journalists:

1. noam chomsky
2. layla anwar
3. john pilger
4. r fisk
Anonymous said…
jr,

except for No 2 your taste is disgustingly tasteless...
Anonymous said…
iraqi mojo said...

"Suddenly the Arabs and leftists are concerned about Iraqi women. It's about time."


iraqi mojo, since when did you ever care about iraqi women?
Anonymous said…
Layla needs a straitjacket.

Mofo needs four point restraints.
Anonymous said…
Poignant metaphors overlayed with snapshots of brutal reality. Very well said, Layla.

Rape, and "sex" with a "whore" is rape, is about dominion which is power. Because you not only control that person for that moment in time, but everything they will ever do or become. However, you also hold control over anyone who comes into association with this person, now and for always. Therefore, to rape an entire nation is the ultimate power trip. And the most disgusting of all possible crimes. Because the life of a rape is much longer than the moment of a murder.
yeah well thats what occupation ad colonization does. they are blood suckers, they absorb everything and take it to their country, they make millions out of the blood of inoccent people, rape women , children and men and they call it democracy. this is corruption, pure corruption of their corrupted minds. this is not democracy. it is corruption that is the nightmare that keeps democracy a dream.

history is full of such examples. no matter how long an occupation lasts, they will eventually leave like dogs. one man kicked the brits from india with his refusal to the principle of violence, one revolution of the iraqi people kicked the brits from iraq, and vietnam? boy thats a thick subject. they couldnt wait to leave vietnam after 13 years, they started throwing their airplanes in the sea to make space for more soldiers to get on board.

"the use of direct force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations."

-David Friedman
Anonymous said…
Salam Layla,

Interesting choice for the title of your post "Whore of Babylon".

As I am sure you know, the "whore of babaylon" is identified in the Book of Revelations which are supposedly a series of prophetic dreams given to the prophet John.

And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:

With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.

So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.

And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:

And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.


This "whore" has been identified by many researchers as a description of the USA, especially after it occupied Iraq in 2003 and became the owner to the title "babylon".
Anonymous said…
Well I think this post and all the comments are ridiculous. terror is the machine of war and now that armies do not have female followers as they used they are exercising terror on anyone they find or on the women now in their armies - see American women soldiers raped or pregnant.We have seen the exercise of women as feminists trying to counteract all this and therin lies revealed a hatred of men. Sure to god women as compared to the men you describe Layla are often as ugly. It is a senseless and degrading post you have written. As a constant reader of your posts I feel bound to criticise. I am sorry for the disgusting criminals, ignorant men like cheney who cowards themselves provoke all this death and fear
because they are insane, or fearful of revenge of their mistakes. As people of the world we must protest but if balance leaves us who will maintain it? We are the weapons of hundreds who have suffered in the past, we must remain accurate and sharp and focused on reality. Jocelyn
Layla Anwar said…
Iraqi mojo

Did you sniff the bone I threw your way a few days ago ?
It had stripes and stars on it...

hahahahahahaha

fucked up mojo
Layla Anwar said…
Layth,

Clever observation...

You seem to get it...

Th whore of Babylon is none other but the biblical prophesy...the one you mentioned.
Anonymous said…
Layla, a friend of mine recently returned from syria w/absolute horror stories of the little girls sold into slavery (short 'marriages' then resold). here is her interview on raising sand radio. so tragic it is hard to fathom.

annie
Layla Anwar said…
horror....An R is missing

rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Layla Anwar said…
Jocelyn.

Hello,

Sorry, I understood NOTHING of your comment...It made NO sense.

You seem to be ticked off by something...hahahahaha. Am not sure what it was/ is.

Or maybe I do know...lol
Layla Anwar said…
To all the rest,

It is a pisser explaining oneself all the time...

The whore who has experienced the dirt of the so called "clean" ones --- is NO whore...

She turns into Ishtar...undercover, who knows the truth and is cleansed by it...and the real whores are the ones who pleasure from her condition...
She is cleansed by the truth of what she sees...

Duh ! Do I always have to explain everything ? And me who thought you were smart....lol
Layla Anwar said…
Thanks Annie...

More horror stories...
Do you think Hollywood will ever make a film out of them ? Or maybe we are not " sexy " enough...
Anonymous said…
Ms Layla - I am a native american, having been born in Michigan USA, 46 years old. I am thankful daily for having been born on this piece of land, but I am more and more ashamed of the gov't that runs the place. I only read a piece of one of your blogs, but the empathy I feel when I read it bothers me the way the atrocities the rotten white christian extremist terrorists (i.e. George Bush, DICK Cheney, David Addington, et al) have visited on innocents in your side of the world. I wish I could put peace on this poor earth, but the greed the humans in power have in their souls seems to be beyond help and healing. Right now I live in Florida USA - we could be virtual pen pals - arigg@cfl.rr.com. peace from a fellow human being, sent sincerely amy
Anonymous said…
Layla, the whore of Babylon is YOU!!!!!!!!! You know it, and I know it! But you can carry on fooling the Bushites!!!! Believe me, no sweat of my back!!!
And the best artsy fartsy asshole was from Irak, I agree, ONE DAY YOU will be kissing my ass!!!!!!!!!! Yes, I repeat, ONE DAY, you will be kissing my KEMALIST ASS!!!!!!!!!
In case you prefer to kiss Ahmedinedajabad's???!!!!
I am sorry that you are the one who has to make a choice!!!?=?==

Must be the intelligent requirement of being an Italian pisi, or the hateful kurdish barzani, or edan mcneil, or karl marxxx who was never right,
take a break, or time out to decide,MUSTAFA KEMAL ATAT√úRK is THE man for the region, and NOT your US fed Saddam!!!!!
Anonymous said…
Layla, I donot know WHAT you craddled, but WE rocked the ROMAN EMPIRE!!!! Remember, we FINIHED the ROMAN EMPIRE, we sent them to where they belong! Oooops, was it where you came from??!!!!Or your brother's???!!!! Next, I will be sending the details of my burrial!!!!!!!
Then, as usual, YOU will be kissing my KEMALIST ass!!!!!
Cause you donot deserve nothing else!!!!!!!!!
NUR
Anonymous said…
Really, you can KISS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
NUr
Anonymous said…
Really, you can KISS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
NUr
Anonymous said…
Or if you prefer, you can kiss Putin's !!!!!

Because you are such a disgrace, YOU have to decide!!!!!
NUR
Anonymous said…
Really, I am so glad that ATAT√úRK did what he did!! I know YOU will never understand!!!! But just moan and groan! IraQi people know OTHERWISE!!!!
NUR
Anonymous said…
okay Layla, I don't really know what you may think I am pissed off about, but its possible that I am just too tired of all this insane world which is invading everybody. And I certainly do not mean to criticise like the insane above here! I feel there is some better way to write this post about the whore of B, but so what?....regrets! Jocelyn
Layla Anwar said…
jocelyn,

nur is a drunken hallucinating idiot.
And sorry you still are not making sense...
And if you think there are better ways to write about "it", then write one yourself and do remember that this is my blog and I write the way it comes to me . I am not here to tailor it to the readers likes or dislikes !
NUR you bitch you slut in the streets of amman, you 1 cent slut i am glad you are still alive and kicking. are you wider than before? i guess you are.

in case you didnt know, you fucking name is an arab word. so if you hate arabs that much then change your name before spreading shit out of your dirty mouth.

aznus cirem, sikerim NUR
Good one Layla, as usual, and i think you did hit some yankees at their right point..see their(anonymous) comments, yelling at you. it is a proof of their shame, their guilt and most probably they would be those same people who abused those poor 10 year olds..

shame on them..

keep on writing..

can i translate this one and put it in my blog..with the due credit and link to your blog?

salute
rajeeve chelanat
Layla Anwar said…
Hi Rajeeve,

Thank your for your comment. Sure, you may translate it if you wish.
Best wishes
desert demons said…
I love your writing style .

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