Islam And The Comet Of Justinian

One of the more obscure present day political relationships is that between the progressive left(socialists) and Islam. This is borne out by left’s seemingly inability or unwillingness to condemn or criticise radical Muslims killing westerners, along with the now clichéd lament that Islam is a religion of peace.  So it helps to learn something about Islam and its origins and to this end the recently published book “Crusade and Jihad: Origins, History and Aftermath by Malcolm Lambert just published by Profile Books is a very useful introduction.

It must also be borne in mind that the appearance of Islam, and for that matter the institutionalisation of Christianity by the Roman Empire, coincided with a rather murky and obscure period of history during the 1st millennium CE.  There is now a very good case that approximately 300 or so years of 1st millennium history were fabricated with some evidence that this fabricated period maybe stretched out to some 700 years, spanning the period 235 CE to 935 CE.

The 1st millennium is generally associated with three catastrophic climate events or plagues, with a major catastrophe occurring during the time associated with the Comet of Justinian during the 6th century CE.  Academic research in this subject area is associated with the work of Heribert Illig, Gunnar Heinsohn and Anthony Fomenko, among many, and summarised in various articles and essays etc on the Q-Mag website and Malaga Bay.

Cutting to the chase it is possible the Roman Empire was terminated not by invasions of barbarians, but from a climate catastrophe caused by the Comet of Justinian. This climate catastrophe has been identified in tree-ring isotopes, especially the continuous series of rings in a Japanese Cedar that have been isotopically analysed and reported in various scientific papers and a book which I won’t detail here in this comment. What is in error is not the physical chronology, to wit the Libby Japanese Cedar tree-ring data, but the human historical record and the apriorism of official politicised history.

And there is evidence that the Earth also underwent a global climate catastrophe at the time because many of the circum-pacific civilisations experienced a catastrophic termination sometime during the 1st millennium CE.

If the Comet of Justinian catastrophe was global and resulted in the death and disruption of human civilisations, then the actions of the survivors would be quite specific and aimed at one goal – survival. So the purpose of my musings here is to offer an explanation for the appearance of Islam and institutionalised Christianity during those times.

One of the core beliefs Mohammed had was that wealth should always be devoted to the common good and this, more or less, makes Islam another variant of socialism and wealth redistribution. But was Islam an ideological imposition on the nomadic Arabs by Mohammed or was it what they needed to do in order to survive the Justinian Catastrophe? The point is that Islam appeared out of the middle of the 1st millennium CE at about the same time as the appearance of the Comet of Justinian.

Imagine civilisations operating on the division of labour and elsewhere nomadic peoples more or less existing at the subsistence level. Add a climate catastrophe and the various metropolitan cities and towns would simply collapse, mainly from mass deaths and the collapse of trade and markets that such civilisations depend on when organised on the division of labour. Such a catastrophe would have less effect on nomadic peoples who would be more or less self-sufficient and would constitute the bulk of the survivors.  This is not to say that nomadic peoples would be unaffected by a climate catastrophe, but that being self-sufficient would ensure that these peoples would have a better chance of surviving than town-based peoples utterly reliant on the daily exchange of goods and services that the division of labour needs; town folk simply are not self-sufficient as a result, and are the first to suffer from a natural catastrophe.

This leads to the hypothesis that the ascendancy of Islam during this period was the result of the nomadic Arabs, being more or less self-sufficient and thus the majority survivors of the Justinian Catastrophe, and because their trading systems would also have been destroyed, becoming reliant on the plundering of the surviving remnants of the Levant and Byzantine civilisations, even to the extent of taking over those ruined cities and towns, and then forcibly sharing their plunder with the rest of the survivors in their region as described, more or less, as the policies of Mohammed at the time.

It seems plausible to think Mohammed might have been the right man at the right time to organise the survival of his tribe by implementing the necessary, and compulsory, sharing of all the wealth among the survivors of the Roman and Arabic worlds in his region.

Communism or socialism is an appropriate economic system for a previously civilised people, mostly destroyed by a massive global catastrophe, to survive. Freedom becomes irrelevant when survival is paramount and all trading systems are destroyed. In this sense Islam is most certainly a socialist or communist system of social organisation, with Allah representing the cometary apparition in the heavens sent to punish humankind. It is of course to be expected that a traumatised illiterate and nomadic peoples would fabricate fantastical explanations to explain their immediate past, and subsequently codified in their oral and later, literary traditions. Consequently, once the cometary or heavenly apparition disappeared from the heavens, surviving peoples would then tend to memorialise it as an abstract idea or ‘authority’ that would return if the people started to sin again, the belief being that the just passed catastrophe caused by an heavenly apparition was to punish people in the first place. (That it was more likely an accident or unpredictable natural phenomenon would not have entered their analysis, especially in the case of illiterate nomads that most of the Arabs were probably at the time).

And having set up, by absolute necessity, a socialist or communist system in order to survive, the followers of Mohammed would then have, over time, become habituated with this state of affairs and established an institutionalised governing system that simply gelled into existence from habit and developed into the theocratic regimes that exist now.

But let us not forget the survivors of the recently destroyed Roman Civilisation, for they too would have slowly started rebuilding their world, but finding their ancient homes now invaded by the nomadic Arabs under the ideology/theology of Islam, apart from the invasion of other people elsewhere, would strive to regain their previous living spaces and cities, hence the Crusades and the continuing conflict between the Christian and Islamic worlds.

It thus seems plausible that the rump of the Roman and Byzantine worlds then adopted socialist or communist policies in order to survive, and instituted Christianity as an explanation for that change. Which version of Christianity is entirely another matter and definitely not gone into here. As the climate crisis dissipated and peoples returned to the humdrum of daily existence, the need for autocratic control in order to simply survive became unnecessary and people started to demand more freedoms.

But the principal reason the progressive left seem so mesmerised with Islam is because, reduced to its essentials, Islam is a purer form of socialism or communism and that by importing these ‘purer’ socialists into the hated ‘west’ social progress will be accelerated. This is probably the reason for the mass influx of Islamic peoples into Europe and elsewhere in the Anglosphere, part of the Cultural Marxist goal of re-engineering society.

And it is even more likely that the resurgence of socialism and Islam is a subconscious re-enactment of the catastrophic times of the 1st millennium that the world’s people don’t remember except as mythological abstractions. While mainstream revisionists focus on a catastrophic past preceding civilisation, see Planet Amnesia or Thunderbolts sites, it seems useful to interpret the Dark Ages of the 1st Millennium as the latest global catastrophe visited on the Earth; lesser, more regionalised ‘ice-ages’ seem to have occurred since. As Roman water works are covered by interpreted Pleistocene aged sediment derived colluvium in the Rhine River valley near Cologne, it is possible that the Roman Empire was terminated by the Pleistocene event; but then this might be an ice-age too far for some.

It needs to be considered however, because whatever it was, the Dark Ages of that millennium spawned the monotheistic religions of Islam and Christianity.

About Louis Hissink

Retired diamond exploration geologist. Trained by Western Mining Corporation and polished by De Beers.
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4 Responses to Islam And The Comet Of Justinian

  1. THX1138 says:

    “… the need for autocratic control in order to simply survive became unnecessary and people started to demand more freedoms.”

    And this explains why our current governments are enacting false flag crisis events and hoaxes, in order to create an artificial need for autocratic control, and so continue their reign, even though these people and their system have become completely superfluous.


  2. THX1138 says:

    Pardon the long post, but I thought this entire article was completely pertinent:

    The Justinian Plague of 562 A.D. an Electromagnetic Drama? |
    Oct 26, 2015

    1500 years ago a pungent world plague nearly exterminated the human race!

    Thomas Short wrote: “from 562 A.D. a plague raged for 52 years the like of which has never been seen before or since!” Conventional wisdom maintains this worldwide plague began in Ethiopia and was carried by ship-born rats to Europe and beyond. With our new knowledge of bacteria and viruses being carried by vectors far above the Earth this theory of deployment has been questioned. Our pertinent scrutiny asks not only what caused this exterminating plague, with its incredible and unmatched virulence, but whether some parallel catastrophic events had a similar foundational driver? In other words does the Electric Universe connect many of mankind’s epic cataclysmic dramas to an overriding, sometimes curiously chaotic force?

    But hang on! How deadly was this unique plague? It was totally chaotic in nature! It struck in many different seasons whilst its virulence and invasiveness changed from city to city and amongst every age group and gender it was ruthlessly indiscriminate! And, unusually, even if one survived, no immunity was guaranteed from the next episode. Death was usually within three days from multiple causes. Buboes and high fever, carbuncles and suicidal madness, but quick and immediate death. The manner of infection was also indiscriminate from touching to mere association. The mortality rate was horrific when compared to modern experiences of plague or any other pathology. Short says that in ancient Constantinople (Istanbul) alone, 10,000 people died a day when the plague struck!

    Placing this dreadful scourge aside, and examining parallel events, we find some remarkable coincidences! During this plague period from 519 A.D. to 605A.D. no less than nine highly visible comets were seen. Weird blood coloured flashing skies and strangely multiple Suns often accompanied this scenario! Also associated were ten incredibly destructive earthquake storms (e.g. Antioch 200,000 dead) and seven worldwide mega famines. Accompanying this were totally chaotic and unseasonable weather with cataclysmic inundations by water, wind and tempest.

    At this stage I emphasize these famines and other dramas were not normal occurrences. For instance on several occasions Short notes the famines were so devastating that women horrifically ate or sold their own children!

    In the widespread earthquakes whole towns were swallowed up and lakes formed and cities burned (methane seepage?) Are these parallel events associated? The possibility of an EU connection should be considered. For instance, what drives the virulence of bacteria? Stimulation of growth and degradation by ions, neutrons, electrons and the spectrum of electromagnetic radiation are claimed from various sources. Thus what place do not only solar events have to play in bacterial invasiveness but possibly the presence of certain types of mankind’s classically dreaded comet?

    Comets, although they travel fairly well defined elliptical orbits, are virtually undecoded phenomena. Some pass by the sun harmlessly, some disintegrate and break into many sections (a la Shoe Maker levy 9).Others graze by the sun with little known effect, whilst occasionally some bury themselves in the sun and appear to translate to CMEs on the opposite side. The factors governing this seemingly, but probably not, chaotic behaviour is a mystery.

    However, we have come to understand they are negatively charged concretions travelling through the Solar System, somewhat like a mobile z pinch. They must therefore interrelate to other electrets. But the methodology of this behaviour is merely speculation If a comet can in some cases cause a C.M.E to blossom from the Sun or a Shoemaker-Levy 9 cause destruction on Jupiter, can it equally, under certain, unchartered harmonics, effect the earth? Certainly anecdotal evidence from Short’s chronicles suggests just this inferred behaviour of these nine spectacular comets! Equally we are satisfied that Earthquakes are shaped in some way by electrical phenomena, possibly Telluric currents undergound reacting to a positive or negative lack of stimulus?

    As Wal Thornhill has often noted,” Earthquakes are like underground thunder and lightning.” Can they be encouraged by the electrical influence of a comet, glow mode planet, hypo or hyper active Sun on Earth, which itself [is] an electret?

    Finally, weather is more and more being seen as electrical phenomena, certainly by EU advocates. In addition, Chaos theory maintains that outside attractors establish a new harmonic! These constantly adjusting, perhaps radically adjusting, electromagnetic influences are the central cause of heavily chaotic, unseasonal and extreme weather. This in turn causes dramatic famine and drought.

    From all these possibly related events Short quotes: “two thirds of all people died” Here is a summary from one of his primary sources, Chronicle Magdeburg: “This plague was preceded often by the appearance of several Suns at the same time. Other times the Sun was quite darkened. A comet appeared a whole year together, darting forth its beams like swords. The Heavens seemed all of a flame and several other meteors fell.”

    Nowadays we automatically dismiss this evidence from a bygone era as fanciful, exaggerated and primitive. Comparatively, many geologists equally dismiss the idea of catastrophic formations of Earth’s landscape from Strabo’s ancient chronicle, “Geographies”. Perhaps we should be wiser and less arrogant! Perhaps we should study more of these old sources in search of unravelling EU phenomena?

    Peter Mungo Jupp


  3. THX1138 says:

    … and a follow-up about the follow-up plague!

    The Hundred Years War The Fires of Tamatea and 1348 AD. |
    Jan 1, 2016

    Mankind’s greatest killer plague: What controls human destiny?

    Around 1340 AD began a series of wars between England and France that lasted over a century. It was made famous by Shakespeare in his inventive but glorious Saint Crispin’s day speech by Henry the fifth at the Battle of Agincourt:

    “For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
    Shall be my brother; be he never so vile,
    This day shall gentle his condition;
    And gentlemen in England now a-bed
    Shall think themselves cursed they were not here,
    And hold their manhood’s cheap whiles any speaks
    That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.”

    The Hundred Years War saw the battles of Crecy, Agincourt and Poitiers immortalised.

    Lest you think this was a gentlemanly war of rightful kingly succession, as history portrays it, think again! Much of Europe was warring at the same time. Spain, Portugal and other independent areas of France were indulging in rape, pillage, piracy and destruction. This was no genteel war of Knightly romance and honour bound adversaries. This was a ruthless war! Routiers (land pirates) and companies of independent mercenaries slaughtered the population, sacked the cities and laid waste the land. But these brutal wars were not confined to Europe. They were on a worldwide scale!

    To mention a few, we see the fall of the Khmer Empire in Angkor in the 14th century by invading Thai armies (and curiously a shift from Hindu to Buddhist use!) In China 1368 AD saw the re-establishment of rule by the Han (from a hundred year Mongol dynasty). Indeed throughout the Pacific, as Nunn explains, we see the mass abandonment of habitation and warlike resettlement! From the Maori of New Zealand, the Solomon’s, Hawaii, Easter Island and many others we see confusion and panic! South America and Africa also possess abundant examples of the warlike fall of dynasties around this time!

    Like most of the history of war, and indeed Mankind, it is written under the assumption that we largely control our destiny, even if by unworthy means! Dictators, greed, stupidity, religion, anger and all the spectrum of human frailty and folly are dragged in to explain the unfolding of historic events. This, as if human factors alone, can explain war, population movement and civilizational aggrandisement and decay!

    On closer examination it is spectacularly apparent that other factors were at work. Not only in Europe, with its “Hundred Years War”, but globally in parallel occurred deadly epidemics, famines, earthquakes and chaotic and colder weather excesses with gross flooding and more powerful and more frequent tempests! Changes in ocean levels and sinking and reclamation of land were common! Accompanying this were cosmological events that may give a clue to the cause behind these catastrophic events! Violent events that are not matched today! This period has been named the “1300 AD event”, by geoscientist Professor Patrick Nunn and he marks it as the beginning of the “Little Ice Age”. This was the “Wolf Minimum”, the successor to the “Medieval Warm Period”.

    In parallel, with this “1300 AD” geophysical event, the harsh world famine of 1339 AD unfolded. It lasted seven years and is known as “the famine before the plague.” But then the deadliest plague in human memory was unleashed and played its part in shaping the gruesome warlike episodes in human folly! This world plague, that roughly began around 1348 AD and reoccurred over forty years, is noted as the worst in human memory including the plagues of Thucydides’ around 450 B.C. and the Justinian plagues, around 500 AD that have already been covered in previous articles. It totally eclipsed these previous disasters in death tolls! Perhaps up to eighty percent of the world’s population perished!

    Due to its closer proximity to modern times, written anecdotal accounts [c]ite curious phenomena that can be directly attributed to a primary cause that I suspect is buried in an Electrical Universe explanation! The catastrophic beginning of the “Wolf Minimum” was the first phase of the “Little Ice Age (1280 AD to1340 AD). Famine, floods, earthquakes, storm and tempest and heavenly fire were to enter the conundrum that drives human direction! Can we draw an explanation from the “Electric Universe”?

    We are taught in science that mere association does not prove causation. Nevertheless association of war, famine, drought, earthquakes, plagues, floods, tempests and unseasonal chaotic weather often appearing with electrical dramas such as comets, fiery pillars in the sky, heavily destructive lightning events, nation spanning fiery events, all these mingled phenomena, must give us pause to reflect. Are all these co mega-dramas in some way linked by a common driver? Does our Solar System and beyond orchestrate, if you like, a cornucopia of natural events that sends nature into chaos? Significantly is plague and war just a manifestation of a constantly changing and adapting electromagnetic variance? Can we scientifically establish a connection between what we see as mere human follies and the relentless attack of bacteria and viruses, to cosmic events? Let us at least track an opening to deeper understanding of the connections!

    Henrik Svensmark has conclusively shown that cloud cover, and hence precipitation of rain and snow, is modified by cosmic ray (protons and other atomic nuclei) flux. In addition this flux is itself modified (effect reduced) dramatically by CME’s from the Sun which is proportional to the number of sunspots in the solar cycle. High sunspot count six times more CMEs! Thus more CME’s less rain or drought due to cosmic ray effect reduction. I hope you got that! Of course the bigger question is what drives CME’s and arriving cosmic ray flux. But certainly precipitation, floods, winds probably earthquakes, volcanoes and Tsunamis are moderated by solar influences. In times of a quiet Sun the world is mercilessly bombarded by cosmic rays and heavy flooding occurs.

    What else might affect weather and compel usually minor plagues to become shockingly invasive, deadly and worldwide? In fact do cosmic rays affect bacterial virulence? It is now understood that positive ions (e.g. cosmic rays) do encourage bacterial virulence!

    This greatest plague was universally recorded by peoples of the world from India to Asia, Europe and beyond! Short describes from his sources: “But In France in August 1348 AD was seen the terrible comet Negra! And in December a great pillar of fire was seen reaching above the sky… There were many and great worldwide earthquakes, tempest, thunder and lightning and many towns, villages, mountains and thousands of people were swallowed up. Courses of rivers were changed and chasms in the Earth sent forth fumes and bloody water! Comets, meteors, fire beams, corruptions of the air and the heavens were on fire.”

    This accompanying plague to the “1300 AD event” sometimes left a third of mankind alive sometimes as little as one in sixteen alive. The incredible figure of twenty four million dead in the Eastern world alone is noted by Short from his sources! Not only humans but cattle and other farm animals plus even fishes. Was this indeed just a bacterial plague? Some have contested this traditional view! Some have argued for a pestilential irradiation.

    A curious passage from Short gives us pause to think:

    “The plague began in Cathay (China) from an igneous vapour, or sulphurous fire, breaking forth from the Earth or falling from heaven, which utterly consumed men, beasts, houses, stones and trees to the very ground; and stretched forward rolling along on smoking balls of stinking, pestilential fire for seven hundred miles of the continent for fifteen days!. It so infected the air of these places that millions of insects and small creatures died and stank. The plague rolled on and killed a victim within three days! Buboes and boils appeared quickly within the groin, armpits and stomach”.

    Curiously, the timing of this event may be related to Maori legend of the fires of Tamatea. This was around the time the Maoris settled New Zealand. On the South Island is evidence of giant fires and Mega Tsunamis that burnt the forests and wiped out the now extinct giant Moa bird. Carbon dating of these burnt remains primarily cluster around the mid fourteenth century. An interesting coincidence! According to Bryant, Maori legends talk of fire from the heavens and the extinct giant Moa bird as one who was destroyed by a strange fire. Here there appears to be evidence for an airburst that flattened trees in a manner similar to the Tunguska event. The remains of fallen trees are aligned radially away from the point of explosion out to a distance of 20 to 40 miles. Bryant maintains local Maori legends in the area tell about the falling of the skies, raging winds, and mysterious and massive firestorms from space. Tapanui, itself, translates as “the big explosion.”

    As if in verification, but on a far less certain time scale, Australian mythology concurs! “The local sand hills along the South Australian coast were raised by Marnpi and Tatta, two of their ancestors. A great fire, coming from the ocean, spread far and wide on the sea-coast, and seemed likely to envelop the whole country in its flames.”(Thanks Rens Van der Sluijs) and also to the Wotjobaluk, of Central-Western Victoria, who tell of the deadly “Mungan’s fire”! It filled the whole space between the earth and the sky, precipitating floods, and collective madness! Men went mad with fear, and speared each other, fathers killing their children, husbands their wives, and brethren each other. Then the sea rushed over the land …” Again hard to date but commensurate with the chaos of the “1300 AD event” and accompanying Tsunamis.

    This mythology matches in many ways the quotations of sources from this period. Normally we condemn them in the light of our scientific enlightenment which advocates uniformitarianism or the slow but steady ascent of mankind. No catastrophes.

    So how do we conclude this appraisal of the “1300 AD event”? The anecdotal evidence clearly opts for cosmic interference with the Earth causing floods, plague, chaotic cold eras, famine, drought and significantly, collective madness (war). But this scenario is scientifically backed by Nunn and his myriad of analytical measurement sources regarding the Pacific basin, South America and elsewhere. Other mythological sources such as the “Fires of Tamatea” also lend credibility to a cosmic source of disruption.

    The French archaeologist Claude Schaeffer puts it nicely:

    “Perhaps it is good, at present, to establish only the reality of those crises and tremendous upheavals during the last millennia and leave the study of the causes to later research. For the historian and the general public are not yet ready to accept the thought that the earth is a much less safe place than they were accustomed to believe. With the removal of the troublesome warlords in some of the modern nations, with Hitler, Mussolini and the Communists finally removed, they think eternal peace and security will automatically be attained on earth everywhere. It is true that the very recent earthquake disaster in the usual Mediterranean area have again slightly shaken that belief. But men are not easily convinced to face reality and to accept the results of objective research. They prefer to live in their imaginative world. And perhaps all the better for them. However these great crises will explain better than before, the historical development of the most ancient civilizations and its mechanism, and they will definitely take out of the hands of man the command of the great historical happenings we thought he possessed.

    Peter Mungo Jupp



  4. And a quite left-of-field remark, my family ancestry can be traced to the Deventer region in The Netherlands around 1326 AD. Before this year no records existed. Rather chaotic times.


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