If Architecture was psychological warfare then this wins the Global Prize for Psychological Warfare by Experiential Design.
If the Zionists ever get their way and grab Mecca as their Temple, then all the destruction they would have wanted to do has already been completed. All that would be required is an Israeli Flag and a change of call to prayer.
During my time off from facebook I decided to look at one of my favourite subjects and collect Pins for Islamic Art on one of my Pinterest accounts. I have a great love for it, throughout the centuries – Islamic Art and Architecture. I stumbled across some Artists from Saudi – some institutions in Saudi that are currently promoting Arabian Modern Artists – and I did not like what I have seen. Some of the Photography is OK, some of the paintings are sort of Dadaism – but disturbing. Monochrome. But most of it is ugly and it appears that in their haste to be “Modern” the Saudis have actually become victims of Zionism. Out of a naivety no doubt, as any rush to develop at such a fast pace is always going to pose problems. This is a subject I am getting back to after a few years – I first started to study it when first expanding my activism for Palestine to the greater conflicts of the MENA Wars – as ISIS was rampant in all the social media groups at the time. And I discovered not only the tragic ugliness of modern Saudi Urban Design, one of the ugliest in the entire world in my opinion but the destruction of Heritage across the Levant due to Da’ish (ISIS) and connecting the dots and realising that Zionism has manipulated it all was a very fast and simple connection to make. It is, in fact, crystal clear.
Only Zionism stands to benefit from such destruction and the destruction of all that is Islamic in Mecca and Medina – giving way to Architecture designed by a British company for the site of Mecca has yet again broken my heart today looking at the scar and what has to be the ugliest monstrosity of architecture I have seen globally. I think it will take thousands of years actually to beat it. I am also a recent Revert to Islam. And I am – like many Reverts and even Non-Muslims hungry to soak up Islamic History and Culture – and Art and Architecture – which for Centuries has been the most scientific and the most beautiful ancient architecture I have ever seen in the world. It is breathtakingly beautiful, from a simple Moroccan tile, to the great Mosques stretching from the Levant to the other side of Asia. From the Calligraphy, old and new, to the modern art. Most of which is so absolutely breathtaking, I wish I was 17 again. Because to plan a life and career in order to travel and see most of it would be a life spent in such beauty and awe and amazement – it would lift the soul, lighten and brighten and spiritually bring one as close to heaven as it is possible to get on this earth. And that is not said because I am a recent Revert, I thought the same about Islamic Art and Architecture decades ago. When the concept of Reverting would have been something I would never consider.
I am an artist. I have an Education in Art. I also have an Education in Spatial Design. Colour and Form. Architectural Design. So I am not one of these people who is just taking aim at the Modern Art and Architecture in Saudi and shooting it down as the ugliest and most soul destroying thing this planet has seen in a thousand years and more for the sake of just insulting it – I happen to have an educated opinion.
We – as humans are directly affected emotionally by our surroundings. It is why, in most of the West, Interior Design is such a great movement. From the Professional Designer to the man and woman on the street – we all like to relax in spaces that make us feel better. And there is a science to it. A proven science behind it.
Colour – each colour emits a light wave more powerful than a microwave. And each colour directly affects our mood and emotions. Some colours can even be used as torture. Blood red, for example, is used sparingly in nature and always surrounded by plenty of greens and blues. A poppy growing in a field is a bright and jolly thing, but if the entire field was the colour of the red poppy without a break and no other colour, you would not be able to look at it. Physically – your eyes would involuntarily move away, and you would start to get stabbing pains in your brain and central nervous system. It is why Surgeons are protected and able to rest their eyes in theatre while operating – the gowns, the walls, indeed the drapes covering the patient are all in a specific colour of green – the exact opposite of the blood red on the colour spectrum, to rest the eyes and absorb the colour wave of the blood red. Enabling them to focus on the job at hand without any involuntary eye movements and without any discomfort or loss of common sense throughout their central nervous systems. Other colours can literally produce Joy – they cause the brain to start producing positive hormones. The yellows the yellow ochre, the orange colours. Other colours are good for Therapy. It is advised if you are suffering from emotional stress or from bereavement to paint your walls in a room of your house a shade of violet – it actually absorbs the negative emotions and soothes your emotions. In a very powerful way.
A similar effect is caused by what we term as Designers by “Form” – or the shape of objects and rooms and spaces. As with colour – our brains are pre-programmed over thousands and millions of years to react to certain colours – blood red, the red of a poisonous berry, there is nothing we can do to re-program our brains. Our Central Nervous Systems are going to react. Bright yellow and black stripes – the colours of a stinging Wasp or Hornet – in nature you do not see those colours or patterns in many places or on many objects. Most people, when shown the two colours together striped like that will think of a Wasp – and get subliminally stung. So there is a central nervous system reaction. Similarly – the shape of everything has just a monumental effect on us. Sharp objects will repel. Round curves will appeal. In a large public foyer of a public building, it is possible to create a very large space, with no interior corridors or partitioning and make crowds of thousands of people walk the way you want them to walk as a Designer simply by using Colour and Form. If you want all the people to turn left as they enter a building, you don’t have to put a barrier to stop them from turning right. You just adapt the shape on the left and the right and add some colour and or form which repels slightly the way you don’t want them to walk, and everyone who enters the building will walk the way you want them to walk. This can be seen in airports for example. And most commonly in Supermarkets and Super Stores, where every aisle and every bit of colour and form is used to make you walk a certain way and stop and look at things you don’t want to buy, and buy them.
It is subliminal. Totally and it is being used in ways and to levels that the vast majority of humans are completely unaware of. And who can say that a Supermarket Foodstore is an attractive place – an attractive space you’d love to spend all your time in in the West? If you were put in the exact same Space but with nothing in there for sale – just as objects, you’d want to get out. It’s as simple as that. It can be done attractively though for Spatial Design for crowd control etc. It can be done in an incredibly attractive way. Supermarkets are just cluttered with thousands of products all vying to compete with each other so it’s a completely different type of design.
Humans have been designing for thousands and thousands of years. And Design and Architecture has evolved, simply because humans feel comfortable and pleased in a Space – so that type of Space has become more prolific. And in fact, when you study it very deeply on cause and effect when it comes to emotional benefit – the best Designer by a million times is Nature. And the proof of that can be seen these days by the Scientific Researched Proof that a great medication for Stress, in fact, one of the best of all – is nature and getting out in it. Or just by looking at Photography of it. Not as good as being out in it for real, but some images will do a great job of a short fix if you can’t go on a nature ramble instantly you feel stressed.
This type of Design, Colour and Form is used in the Design of Hospitals – Schools and Public buildings, it’s used everywhere in the West and the Mechanics of it have been known for a long, long, long time. So knowing all of this – before even without bringing into the equation – the destruction of Heritage and History in Saudi Arabia in their Modernisation Program – the Destruction of Islam in fact and everything related to it, let’s just focus on the actual “Colour and Form”. And we are going to start with the “Form” – the shape of things. And the effect that it has on you when you look at it. And for that, we shall use a Saudi Photographer who has been documenting the changes. The images are much more recent and the structure is a lot more finished than when I last focused on this a few years ago in 2014/15. And the effect on me when looking at it – well, I wouldn’t go there. And I am a recent Revert, so one day if I can I should go there. But for the effect the “Form’ will have on my emotional wellbeing, I will be dreading going. And I will be packing some things in my bag to focus on, so I don’t have to look at it. And to concentrate on why I am really there if I ever get there, will be really difficult. Because my Central Nervous System will be overwhelmed with the Ugly effect. It’s as if the beast itself has scarred the landscape. And everything I had ever imagined, the soothing sand colours, punctuated with souks and stalls selling the purest wares on sale, from perfumes to spices to calligraphy and all things one would expect – has been replaced with a Beast that is enveloping a Scar. A Beast so big over a Scar so huge, there is nothing left of anything else. Nothing. It must be overwhelming to finally get to the Kaaba and see it is actually there. Stood defiantly in the middle of the ugliest Beast over lording the Ugliest Scar in the entire World.
This plan to shove the Arab States into the Levant to redesign it started with Da’ish (ISIS) you thought – well you thought wrong. This Plan to abolish the Beauty, Light and Peace of Islam started when the British started planning it all. It started before 2002. And in my opinion, it was deliberate. The entire Design of Mecca is designed to be an “Experience” – one to Pre Program every Muslim who goes there so when they leave they are “Disturbed”. In fact – in my opinion, if anyone was asked to design Architecture that could spiritually and emotionally “Disturb” a human more, then the Architecture and Design of the New Mecca could not be better at that. It’s like a giant Multi-Storey Carpark built in 1960 – one that requires a Demolition Order on it. Most of this type of Architecture in the UK – though none of it quite so ugly – have either been destroyed and blown up or is synonymous with the worst parts of cities and towns. And by the design of this – once you get there-there is no escape from it. It reminds me of a Freak Show at a Theme Park – an indoor Roller Coaster that has freaky things in it to make you scream and feel uplifted when you finally come out, something you pay to go on to upset yourself and feel thankful you live in a world where that isn’t real. With Mecca – you are trapped inside this monstrosity until you can get out. When you can walk around the full circuit and leave. I don’t want to go there. Ever. And for the first time EVER – having listened to many Muslims from many Countries state on social media that for them, to be near God no longer requires them to visit Mecca – I understand them, and I agree. I’d rather look at a picture of what it used to be, and I’d rather time travel in my mind, back to a time before this epic and total abhorrence was built. I don’t blame the Saudis though, I blame the UK, as it was a British Architect that designed it. And it was US Contractors that built it. I blame Saudi only for not insisting that one of their own Architects was not employed to have overall control of the Design.
Saudi – you could vastly improve it by changing the colours. The colours and the lighting. And you could vastly improve it in a lot of ways. And I suggest you start employing some people that know how to do that immediately. But there is absolutely NO WAY that anything other than your money should EVER go into the Levant for Re Building – and if you drag your British EVIL Allies into it with you – or those EVIL American destroyers, well, expect World War Three and the entire Muslim World turning on you in ways you have not yet experienced. And MBS – with the sense of humour in your Time Magazine Article – you grew up in this Modern MONSTROSITY – what difference would you know? You want Sunni Islam to dominate the Shia of Iran and Persia. I suggest STRONGLY that you start travelling. And that you go to Iran and some of the Asian Islamic Countries – and that you stay off your Super Yacht and you stay OUT of expensive Hotels. And that you start experiencing what the landscape of ancient Cultures can do for lightening and brightening. Because I have taken a trek through the so-called Art of Saudi – and the so-called Design of Saudi from your most esteemed institutions, and I have not seen a thing of beauty except some Portraiture Photography. Faces. Old people’s faces. That is literally the ONLY thing of beauty I have seen, in hours and hours of trawling through your so-called Cultural and Art Institutions and your so-called Art. There are no words to describe it. It’s not Fundamentalist. It is – it’s Fundamentalist. But it is also totally fucked up. But then it is hardly surprising really is it – there is nothing beautiful or lightening or brightening surrounding any of you over there to evoke any superb art. So the only work any of you can create is DARKENING.
Gulf States have destroyed the Levant with Da’ish (ISIS) – but if Trump gets his way and Saudi wades in with the British and Americans to Rebuild the damage – then what ISIS has so far done will be a tiny drop in the ocean of destruction. MBS – you need to sign up to UNESCO and go and Intern there for a couple of years before your country can EVER get their hands on any Rebuilding. You definitely have to send Al Turki off for a couple of years to do that. In fact – I am starting to worry about what harm could come of Libya in your hands. I hate the French right now due to their involvement yet again in the Tri- Partite bombing of Syria last week, for the Zionists. But architecturally – and with regard to Heritage and making the Spaces Spiritually Enlightening – they are safer than the UK and USA and the Gulf States. UK and USA as far as I am concerned, have scuppered every single chance they have ever had in Re-Building any of the Countries they put ISIS into.
For everyone that wants to see what I am talking about – just follow the link. If Architecture was Psychological Warfare then the new Mecca would win Global Prize. And nothing I think could really top in a century. Or more.
Reminds me of a Chess Board – the Big Ben Clock Tower looks King flanked by Rooks and Bishops, and the miniature afterthought to Minarets like the Pawns after Check Mate in a long run game. All set on a floor of overdone monochrome black and white. Some of the smaller buildings plus the electric lighting is definitely Vegas and Disney World.