The War on Mali: “The Fragmented Totality” that characterizes the Imperialist System

February 2013 Interview with Heart of Africa

This week on Heart of Africa, Kudakwashe hosts renowned award winning author, global geopolitical analyst and sociologist, Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, in a discussion on the “War on Mali – The Illustration Of Fragmented Totality”.

Mahdi introduces the crucial concept he terms “Fragmented Totality”, and gives a very in depth analysis that reveals how the War on Mali, currently spreading across the Sahel, is an ideal example of how the Fragmented Totality manifests itself.

It would be beneficial for the reader to take time to listen to the show to fully grasp this vital concept. As usual Mahdi was very generous with knowledge. He recommends that listeners also watch the video snippet of Network – Money Speech. The audio is included. The transcript is below at the end.

The video shows how the world systems – all under one interwoven system – are governed by “by-laws” of business. They are not viewed as nation systems built by people or democratic civilisations, but nation systems built by corporations driven to build monetary dominions of “Petro-dollars, electro-dollars, multi-dollars, reichmarks, rands, rubles, pounds and shekels”.

Encapsulating all this, Fragmented Totality is how the present crises across Africa and the world, including wars, revolutions, and the recession in Europe and America, appear disconnected, and yet are very connected and interwoven under one system. On the surface, these crises appear like they have different roots, causes, agendas and outcomes, and yet are all part of and exist in that one system.

Fragmented Totality is also tied to a reification of a false consciousness that is very deceptive in nature, leading to distorted perceptions about motives and activities that lead to crises, in this context, the recolonisation of Africa.

There are similarities between the first Scramble for Africa and the ongoing second Scramble for Africa. Mahdi explains that the causes and effects of both scrambles are the same, but the modes of achieving them are now different, and more advanced. For example, colonisers today outsource their work to Africans or ‘African’ organisations like the African Union. This gives a perception that such initiatives have an ‘African’ orientation.

Click here to Listen to the programme

Among other accomplishments, Mahdi recently authored The Globalization of NATO (available from Amazon and Global Research) and the forthcoming book “The War on Libya and the Re-Colonization of Africa”. The discussion on How Globalisation Of NATO Is Affecting Africa is available on this site.

Heart of Africa is broadcasted live every Wednesday night at 2100 hours Central Africa Time (British Winter Time) or 2000 hours Central Africa Time (British Summer Time), on It is dedicated to examining matters that affect Africa from a Pan-African Christian perspective, as we envisage the revival of the African dream. Comments and questions welcome here or via twitter @HeartOfAfrica55. All rights reserved.

Network  – Money Speech Transcript:

You have meddled with the primary forces of nature, Mr. Beale, and I won’t have it! Is that clear?

You think you merely stopped a business deal. That is not the case. The Arabs have taken billions of dollars out of this country, and now they must put it back! It is ebb and flow, tide and gravity. It is ecological balance.

You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples. There are no nations. There are no peoples. There are no Russians. There are no Arabs. There are no Third Worlds. There is no West. There is only one holistic system of systems. One vast and immane, interwoven, interacting, multi-varied, multi-national dominion of dollars. Petro-dollars, electro-dollars, multi-dollars, reichmarks, rands, rubles, pounds and shekels.

It is the international system of currency which determines the totality of life on this planet. That is the natural order of things today. That is the atomic, and sub-atomic and galactic structure of things today.

And YOU have meddled with the primal forces of nature. And you will atone.

Am I getting through to you, Mr Beale?

You get up on your little twenty-one inch screen and howl about America and democracy. There is no America. There is no democracy. There is only IBM and ITT and AT&T, and DuPont, Dow, Union Carbide and Exxon. Those are the nations of the world today.

What do you think the Russians talk about in their Councils of State? Karl Marx? They get out their linear programming charts, statistical decision theories, mini-max solutions, and compute the price-cost probabilities of their transactions and investments, just like we do.

We no longer live in a world of nations and ideologies, Mr Beale. The world is a college of corporations, inexorably determined by the immutable bye-laws of of business. The world is a business, Mr Beale. It has been since man crawled out of the slime.

And our children will live, Mr Beale, to see that … perfect … world in which there is no war nor famine, oppression or brutality. One vast and ecumenical holding company for whom all men will work to serve a common profit. In which all men will hold a share of stock.

All necessities provided. All anxieties tranquilized. All boredom amused.


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About the author:

An award-winning author and geopolitical analyst, Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya is the author of The Globalization of NATO (Clarity Press) and a forthcoming book The War on Libya and the Re-Colonization of Africa. He has also contributed to several other books ranging from cultural critique to international relations. He is a Sociologist and Research Associate at the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG), a contributor at the Strategic Culture Foundation (SCF), Moscow, and a member of the Scientific Committee of Geopolitica, Italy.

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