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The Rule of Sanity

Posted: April 20, 2010 in Unsorted

It is a hysterical watching how our stock market has been performing for the past over a year and other money market players are going insane every day. Yes, everything has gone out of order and the masks for many ugly faces have been unveiled, but the world has not come to an end. While dinosaurs had no one to rescue them from extinction, the global financial system has world governments leaping to keep it alive and breeding.

So how did everything get out of order? I have lately come to the conclusion that there must be a benchmark to doing everything, a benchmark which I call the “Rule of Sanity”, a benchmark where the standards are levelheaded. For example, you go to work and you get paid. You work harder and smarter and you should get paid more. You would not expect to go to work late every day, spend your hours gazing out of the windows doing nothing and still get a promotion.

But investors, who are no longer investing in stocks, but indeed traded their stocks in the stock market and expected their money to double within three months without making any effort. They would expect to beat the market by taking profit and avoiding losses by exiting at just the right time, while giant world renowned companies like CITIC Pacific and Lehman Brothers had a hard enough time knowing what’s going on in their organizations. Depositors expect a much higher return on TDRs and deposits from their banks with a gig of higher yield. Investors today have bought into extreme greed and have abandoned the rule of sanity – and the people (our so-called brokers and port-folio managers) who were preying on these investors have gone even more insane over the years.

Well, it is time to go back to basics and give your battered portfolio a gentle massage. Good companies are still expected to trade at unbelievable discounts and our portfolio managers are there to spot them. It is also time to take your advisor for hairy crabs (to help boost the economy if you will), and see how you can benefit from the current market with the sort of good quality investments that Warren Buffett wouldn’t mind holding for a lifetime. Revise your investment pattern to a more disciplined and committed one, one with strategy, and one that goes by the rule of sanity.

It is high time we approach positively while looking at the current financial crisis, because life goes on. Unless you are a professional investor or a fund manager whose mandate is to make money responsibly for your clients all day long, then find yourself a trustworthy advisor, stick with a mutually agreeable strategy, and let him do the work for you.

The next time you see something that is too good to be true… it probably is!
Never give up living a life you love, even under these extreme circumstances.



In 1973 the war between Arabs and Israel was about to start. Meanwhile an American Senator visited Israel on a special mission. He was chief of the Senate Arms Committee. A meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir was arranged immediately.

Golda Meir welcomed him into her home, like any common housewife welcoming a family guest. She took him to the kitchen. While seating him at the kitchen dining table, she went over to prepare tea for the guest.

As the water was kept for boiling, she came over and sat on a chair near the dining table. She opened the discussion regarding planes, missiles, and guns. In the course of negotiations, she got the aroma of the brew.

She prepared two cups of tea, and offered one cup to the Senator, and another to an American guard who was standing at the gate. On returning, she came back, continued talking with the Senator. After a discussion they settled the arms deal. In the meantime, she stood up, collected all the cups, and turned to senator and said “I agree to this deal. You can send your secretary to my secretary for written deal”.

It may be remembered that Israel at that time was facing a serious economic crisis, but the huge arms deal was settled by Meir with the greatest of ease in the history of Israel. It was quite astonishing that earlier, the Israeli cabinet had rejected the same deal, because they thought it would be so costly, that the whole nation would have to make do with a single meal a day, for years to come.

Meir knew about their stand, and said, “Your doubt are well founded, but if we win this war, and defeat the Arabs, history will remember us as the victors, and in history, once a community is know as the victor, it forgets how many eggs they ate and how many times they had food. Whether there was jam, honey, butter on the table, and how many holes they had in their shoes. Or whether the sheaths of their swords were new or old! A conqueror is a conqueror.”

Based on Meir’s solid logic, the Israeli cabinet approved the deal. Later it was proved that the decision taken by Meir was right, and the whole world witnessed the Jews knocking on the doors of the Arabs with this artillery. A war took place, and the Arabs faced a shameful defeat at the hands of an old lady.

After a gap of one decade after the war, a reporter of the Washington Post interviewed Meir, asking “Was the logic you had in your mind for the arms was spur of the moment decision or you had had an advance strategy?”

Meir’s reply was very surprising.

She answered, “I got this logic from the prophet (of the Muslims) Muhammad (peace be upon him). When I was a student, my favorite topic was comparative study of religions. Those days I studied the life of Muhammad (PBUH). One author stated that when Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) died, there was not enough money to buy oil for a lamp, his wife (Ayesha Siddiqua [Raziallah-u-ta’ala unha]) mortgaged his battle shield to buy oil, yet there were nine swords hung on the wall of his house.

When I read this account, it occurred to me- how many people in the world would have known about the worst economic condition of Islamic state? But everyone recognizes them as conquerors of half the world. So I decided that I would buy arms at any cost; even if we would have to starve or to live in camps instead of buildings, but we would prove ourselves as the victor”.

Meir revealed this secret, but requested the interviewer to keep it “off the record”, and refrain from publishing it, because if she referred to Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H), the Jews would have revolted against her and the Muslim position would have strengthened.

Over the time, world situation changed. Golda Meir died. By this time the interviewer had given up the profession of journalism. Meanwhile another correspondent was busy interviewing 20 famous American journalists. In connection with this, he met the journalist who had interviewed Meir as a representative of the Washington Post.

In this interview, he recounted the story of Meir that drew on the life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

He said he was not ashamed to tell the story. Further, he said, “After this incident I studied the history of Islam, and was astonished to know about the savoir-faire of Arabs. Because I learned that Tariq bin Ziyad conquered Spain through Gibraltar, while more than half his army did not have complete suit of clothes. They subsisted for 72 hours at time on water and dried bread.

It was then that the interviewer agreed with Meir’s view that history counts victory; it does not count the eggs, jams and butter on the table.”

When the interview with Meir was published, the whole world learned of this entire story.

This astonishing incident is history’s wake-up call to the Muslims of the world. It teaches them a lesson; it reveals how 14 centuries ago, a shepherd, clad in a cloak and worn-out shoes became the leader of the world, and conquered four continents.

Could enormous castles, grand palaces, magnificent gardens, splendid clothes, adorned rest places of silk and sleepless, gold silver, boxes, gems and jewels, spread of savory dishes and the jingle of coins save them? The locust-swarm of Tartar forces did not reach the palace of Musta’sim Billah by trampling over Baghdad. What a terrible and astonishing scene it was in the history of Islam, when Musta’sim Billah was bound in chains, standing like a prisoner before Halaku Khan (grandson of Changaiz Khan). And at mealtime, Halaku Khan ate in simple plates, but offered plates of gems and precious metals to Caliph Musta’sim Billah, mocking “Eat from these diamonds, gems, gold and precious metals you have collected!” There stood the Sovereign of Baghdad, helplessness, powerless, lonely, destitute, saying, “How can I eat gold?” Halaku Khan replied, “Then why you have collected all this silver and gold?”

The Muslim, whose religion calls on him to make arms and rear horses, had no reply. Halaku Khan glanced at the palace doors and windows, asking, “Why did you not make iron arrows by melting these iron nets? Why did you collect these diamonds instead of paying money to your soldiers, so they could fight bravely against my forces?”

“It was the will of Allah”, replied the grieved Caliph.

The arrogant Halaku shot back, “Whatever is now going to happen with you is also God’s wish”.

Then Halaku covered Musta’sim Billah in a cloak and crushed him under the hooves of horses, and proceeded to make a graveyard of Baghdad.

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This article was not written by any conservative mullah but those words of Golda Meir are slap on the faces of all enlightened moderates (Muslim Leaders). Despite of having religious differences I salute this strong women as a conqueror of war because we appreciate brave people irrespective of their religion and we always loathe coward, Timid and greedy dogs. Curse on the faces of damn enlightened moderates who have crushed the Muslim youth under the feet of fornication, SMS culture, chatting culture, co-eduction system, women empowerment, mix gatherings, marathons, basant and other evil and filthy activities.

Complete Biography of Golda Meir, 4th Prime Minister of Israel