Muammar The Mutable: Variations Of Perception Regarding Muammar Gaddafi
“The Arab world, from the marbled palaces of its leaders to the street, has been unanimous in celebrating the downfall of Qaddafi, who was reviled across the region.” – The National
In 1987, the very short lived comedy show, “Second Chance” on The Fox Network, aired an episode involving a skit with St. Peter and Muammar Gaddafi. The saint who oversees Heavens’ Pearly Gates informs the North African leader he has arrived at the wrong place and needs to be re-directed due south. The skit opens with the fictitious date of death being July 29th, 2011.
Although not exact, it is borderline uncanny in an extremely creepy way that a comedy show would correctly predict the year Libya’s former leader would die 14 years prior to its occurrence.
As we shall see in Part III, the date of Muammar Gaddafi’s death has more than just a few key astrological factors which bear many karmic and fated overtones that strongly hint the writing was on the cosmic wall for the North African ruler to leave this plane of existence during the latter part of 2011.
It was on that very day, October 20th, 2011, I was made aware there existed a sentiment shared by many which was in diametric opposition to what I naively presumed the entire world felt upon hearing the Libyan leader had died.
Since writing Part I, the feedback I have received regarding the Facebook postings I saw listed on an African man’s wall must have only been from Islamic radicals who were absolute in their political mindset of being “pro-Gaddafi”.
I beg to differ.
The vast majority of the many postings I observed were from Africans, many of whom were not even Muslim. They praised the former head of the Libyan state for his many contributions which greatly aided the African continent as a whole. Being a Gemini, the sign ruled by duality itself, I took note and looked into these positive claims, and was quite surprised none were ever mentioned by the American media as well as some of the most ominous reported accusations made during the 2011 Libyan Civil War are now being revealed to have been false.
I usually find that the Truth of a matter, in most situations, tends to be settled quite snugly at the mid-point of perceived extremes. The life of Muammar Gaddafi is comprised of extremes, many of which are dualistic opposites unto themselves. Since his death, the man is being hailed as a saint and a hero on one end of the dualistic spectrum, and a minion of the Devil and The Anti-Christ himself on the other.
There is much to ponder when reviewing the dualistic actions of the man who called himself the “Brotherly Leader” of Libya. How can one think highly of someone who gave exiled refuge to Idi Amin, the ruthless military dictator of Uganda, whose bloody rulership is attributed to the deaths of 500,000, or who financially assisted the Serbian autocrat, Slobodan Milošević, the man responsible for the ethnic cleansing of Albanians in Kosovo and Bosnia? Hitting closer to home, how can one not demonize or villify a man accused of ordering the bombing of PanAm Flight 103 which in 1988 killed all 259 people on board, 189 of them being Americans, along with 11 people on the ground when the 747 jumbo jet crashed onto the Scottish town of Lockerbie.
Conversely, there must be some goodness in a leader who was the main staple of support behind The Anti-Apartheid Movement in South Africa, who also finanically backed the election campaign of the first democraticly elected President of South Africa, Nobel Peace Prize recipient Nelson Mandela, who in honor of Gaddafi named his grandson after him. Plus, how can one deny the benefic generosity of the man who founded and began through a 10 million grant, “The Al-Gaddafi International Prize for Human Rights”, an award which bestows $250K to its yearly recipients.
Seeing all these dualistic extremes, it should be no surprise that the man known as Muammar Gaddafi was born under the sign which is most stimulated by and thrives on dualism itself, Gemini. Not only was Gaddafi born when the Sun was in the mutable sign of Gemini, on June 7th, 1942, the leader was born with a whopping grand total of 5 major planets in the sign of the Twins overall – Sun, Mercury, Uranus, Saturn, and a highly karmic 29 degree Jupiter.
When a person is born having a stellium of five planets in the sign of Gemini, Mutablitity is a way of life for them, with much of it altering back and forth between diametric extremes of opposition. Astoundingly, the force of Mutability which dominated the life of Muammar Gaddafi came to a full circle of dynamic completion, beginning with his humble birth in a Bedouin tent to an Arabic tribe of desert herdsmen near the coastal town of Sirte, to his meteoric acquisition of power and extreme wealth, which according to Britain’s Daily Mail, the amount frozen by just the US authorities alone in March of this year is estimated at $30 billion, and ending full circle once again at the humble origin of his birth, when Gaddafi was captured and brutally killed by rebel soldiers within the outskirts of his hometown of Sirte last October 20th.
Keeping the dualistic, mutable nature of the sign of Gemini in mind, I am now realizing the images and information I had been given by the American news media over the last 3 or more decades were almost in their entirety one sided, all of it dualisticly located at the most extreme pole of negativity. Whenever the American media relayed any information about Muammar Gaddafi, it was delivered with a sense of insidious foreboding, sprinkled with hints of evil or dark overtones.
Gaddafi was portrayed most negatively during the Reagan Adminstration throughout the 1980’s when he was dubbed “the most dangerous man in the world” by Newsweek in July of 1981 and when Reagan himself bestowed Gaddafi with a title of high negative distinction and extreme mental instablity,when the American President called the North African, “the mad dog of the Middle East”.
In describing this period of heightened villification against Gaddafi otherwise known as the 1980’s, I was pleased to find Wikipedia incorporating an adjective indicative of the planetary ruler of Gemini, the fastest moving planet within our Solar Sytem whose domain of influence includes the very concept of Mutability, itself, – Mercury:
“Gaddafi began being frequently portrayed as erratic, conceited, and mercurial in nature.”
As far as my memory can recall, the American media reported any/all images and information pertaining to Gaddafi from within the limited perspective of his international dealings only. Nowhere did I ever hear reported on the news what Gaddafi did for his people and the contributions he made for his local area at large.
Speaking of “local areas”, the natural House assigned to Gemini is the 3rd, known as the House of One’s Neighborhood, or Local Area. Having 5 out of the 10 planets of the Solar System placed in the sign which naturally rules the House of Local Areas at one’s birth, most of Gaddafi’s energies were driven to assist, influence, change, and improve his local area, which included his country, Libya, and the continent which Libya is a component of, Africa.
Before supplying the chunks of non-news reported information which hopefully will provide some additional Westerners besides myself a fuller, more balanced perspective of the highly mutable life of Muammar The Mutable Signed Gaddafi, a core foundation of his leadership must be defined and analyzed.
And it must be stated atop the Empire State Building with as many high powered megaphones switched simultaneously on as possible as I clearly state, Behold, my readers! I give you Duality in all its workings!
Muammar Gaddafi seized control of Libya in a militaristic bloodless coup in 1969. This does not mean he was the autocratic ruler of Libya during the 41 years which followed. This is a point of contention Libyans themselves have made adamently clear to me, since they find comments along the lines of Gaddafi’s long reign which spanned over 4 decades to be most upsetting. After Libya’s reigning monarch, King Idris, was ousted on September 1st, 1969, as the Sun was directly over his North Node, or Karmic Destiny, Gaddafi took full control of the country under the title of Chairman of the Revolutionary Command. Upon seizing power, Gaddafi did the very undemocratic deed of abolishing Libya’s Constitution of 1951, replacing it with a new political ideaology and manifesto for the country – his own. This new political Bible according to Muammar was called The Green Book, and within it was a term which would mark the Libyan ruling state of governance until the very present – “Jamahiriya” or “State Of the Masses”.
On paper/In theory, the Libyan Arab Jamahiriyan government was as close to a technically defined democracy as you will ever find within an actual governing body. It was when Gaddafi felt the Jamahiriyan State was ready to be instilled and self governing that he technically stepped down as Libya’s ruling autocrat, claiming from that point onwward to hold a largely symbolic role within the structure of the Libyan State. Fascinatingly, this supposed and symbolic “stepping down” occurred on March 2nd, 1977 when the Sun was exactly on Gaddafi’s South Node. (The Sun conjuncting The South Node will be definted a bit later and shall be referenced once again at another critically crucial point in Gaddafi’s life further along in the future. Try to feign some form of false fascination when we eventually arrive at that enlightening climax further along into the series.)
Despite most of the world assuming Libya was run by a totalitarian regime of dictatorship, The ruling body known as The Libyan Arab Jamahiriya officially declared itself to be a “direct democracy” state where, according to Wikipedia, “the people ruled themselves through local popular councils and communes, named “Basic People’s Congresses”, where all adult Libyans were allowed to participate and vote on national decisions. These people’s congresses were, in principle, the country’s highest authority, with major decisions proposed by government officials or Gaddafi himself requiring the consent of the people’s congresses.”
This may all sound democraticly divine, but despite what was projected of their theoretical democracy, Libya’s Arab Jamahiriyan government was in many ways, the diametric opposite of a democratic state by virtue of the individual not being able to enjoy specific freedoms which are the result of living in a free and democratic society. Under the influence of Muammar Gaddafi, any given Libyan citizen could not readily exercise their Freedoms of speech, press, assembly, association, and religion, all of which were greatly restricted and tightly controlled by The Libyan Arab Jamahiriya government.
All negative inferences aside, the American public was never made aware of anything non-fear or terror based about Gaddafi and Libya’s ruling body of government during the course of his lifetime, nor did the media present anything remotely positive or constructive. Listed below are the sociological effects achieved under Muammar Gaddafi and Libya’s Arab Jamahiriyan State Government which were never reported or discussed by the American news media:
– Libya’s literacy rate rose from 10% to 90%
– Life expectancy in Libya rose from 57 to 77 years
– During Gaddafi’s rule, infant mortality rates went from 125 per 1000 live births, about average for Africa at the time, to 15 per 1000, the best rate in Africa
– Equal rights were established for both women and black people in Libya
– Employment opportunities were established for migrant workers
– Welfare systems were introduced that allowed access to free education, free healthcare, and financial assistance for housing for every Libyan citizen. In addition, financial support was provided for university scholarships and employment programs for every student who was a citizen of Libya.
– Under Gaddafi’s direction and initiation, the world’s largest irrigation project, known as “The Great Man Made River” was created. Begun in 1984 and completed in 2 different phases, both of which occurred while The Sun was directly over Gaddafi’s North Node, or Karmic Destiny, on both August 28th, 1991 and September 1st, 1996, this massive feat of construction is comprised of a vast network of pipes underground, aqueducts above ground, and over 1300 wells which provide water located deep beneath The Sahara Desert, which covers over 90% of Libya’s surface area. Libya has areas of land which are the most arid in the world, with some locations seeing an entire decade pass without a single drop of rainfall. The Great Man Made River supplies 6,500,000 milliliters of fresh water daily to the cities of Tripoli, Benghazi, and Sirte, as well as to a goodly portion of the rest of Libya – all free of cost.
Along with Gaddafi’s demands that Western oil companies share their revenues with the country whose natural resources were the cause of each foreign entity’s growing wealth, as well as broadcasting to the world that Libya was a self reliant sovereignty with the creation of The Great Man Made River, Libya’s GDP prospered under the Gaddafi years, bestowing upon the North African nation a distinct financial status which seems to grow ever more extinct these days. A status which may have posed more danger to the life of Libya’s “Brotherly Leader” than all of the dichotomous extremes of Muammar Gaddafi’s life combined.
..that of being a debt free nation.
In Part III, Brad will examine the karmicly fate filled factors which were their most powerfully significant, as well as some financial factors to gravely consider surrounding the day Libya’s dichotomously extremed former leader was captured and savagely killed, as well as will touch upon what the future may hold for that ancient African land covered almost entirely by the sands of the Sahara, yet deeply rooted with two of the most life sustaining resources of both oil and water from which to rebuild anew with.