“The Saudi system has to some degree turned a blind eye to some of the injustices toward women. It is not that unusual for Saudi authorities to arbitrarily crack down on the activities of women that would be considered normal and accepted behaviors in most societies. There is a mentality that is relatively pervasive in Saudi society that places blame on women for incidences in which they are the actual victims of abuse and other crimes,” Walt Peretto told IQNA in an interview,
Walt Peretto is an American writer, researcher, analyst, and sociopolitical psychologist. He writes for several online news magazines. He is also working on a book that will introduce the groundwork for sociopolitical psychology which is the study of the behaviors behind social systems and their interactions.
Following is the full text of the interview:
Q: Recently, Saudi Arabia lifted a decades-long ban on women driving as a step toward opening up the Saudi society. What do you think about this?
A: The House of Saud is the extended ruling family of Saudi Arabia and they hold absolute political power over their people. For many decades now they have been funded by trillions of US Dollars (petrodollars) that they acquire in exchange for oil. Their primary motivation is staying firmly in power without significant challenges. They do this by asserting absolute sociopolitical dominance and control over the Saudi Kingdom. When making law, the family employs conservative and strict interpretations of Islam that has resulted in women being relegated to a second class status in society. The excuse they use for banning women from driving is the notion that allowing such practices will lead to prostitution, homosexuality, the devaluation of virginity, and more. Yet, it is common knowledge that members of the House of Saud, and other wealthy members of their elites, are some of the most ‘generous’ customers in the worldwide sex trade. This hypocrisy is relatively out in the open for all to see. Lifting the ban on women drivers is simply Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s way of endearing himself to the Saudi population in anticipation of his likely ascendancy to King. For the purposes of global perspective, it is important to understand that the Saudi Arabia is firmly aligned with the Western Bloc of nations led by the United States, Great Britain, and Israel, an alliance that includes Saudi neighbors Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. This powerful Bloc is in fact the encroaching one world order that is on its way to encompassing the entire planet for the establishment of a singular global government to be managed by a relatively small pathological elite with the complete elimination of all resistance to their dictates through eugenics and intense social-engineering.
Q: Only after one week that Saudi Arabia lifted the ban, a woman living in the holy city of Mecca lodged a complaint with the authorities over an incident involving an arson attack on her car. Do you believe the Saudi society will take in this?
A: The Saudi system has to some degree turned a blind eye to some of the injustices toward women. It is not that unusual for Saudi authorities to arbitrarily crack down on the activities of women that would be considered normal and accepted behaviors in most societies. There is a mentality that is relatively pervasive in Saudi society that places blame on women for incidences in which they are the actual victims of abuse and other crimes. In other words, “they had it coming” because they could have chosen to stay home instead of venturing out in society. A small minority of Saudi men take advantage of this and feel they have a license to abuse women. The incident in Mecca has been well publicized and perhaps the authorities will give some attention to this incident as a positive gesture, but I wouldn’t anticipate any serious actions to be taken against any alleged perpetrators.
Q: Critics say the removal of the ban, which came as part of a modernization drive by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was more of a publicity stunt for the controversial son of the current king, who seeks accession to the throne at a very young age. Do you believe so?
A: I wouldn’t classify the lifting of the driving ban as a publicity stunt as much as a public relations ploy. When the time comes for Salman to take the throne---it will be in the public mind that he may be a more benevolent leader than his predecessors. This will make the transition to power a smoother process. If you take a good look at Salman’s record as a provincial leader and his time as the head of defense---you will find some harsh and erratic behaviors that are typical of Saudi political power. These behaviors are impressive to the family and have helped his ascension to Crown Prince. I don’t see any solid indication that Salman will be much different than his predecessors. Keep in mind that the ultimate goal of the regime is to remain firmly in power in anticipation of a one world system sociopolitical system characterized by a sharp reduction of the world’s population with technological, military, and psychological control by a small psychopathic elite who view themselves and their bloodlines as superior and the masses as inferior. As far as their foreign policy goes---look no further than their blatant disregard for human life in their terrorist campaign of genocide currently going on in Yemen. They see the common masses as merely servers of the elites in society. These behaviors are rooted in a mental pathology called clinical psychopathy whose traits can be purposely bred with remarkable success through selective breeding, as we can see in the extended Saudi ruling family and many other dynastic families around the world. The etiology of this disorder is a genetic underdevelopment of the amygdala and prefrontal orbital cortex in the brain which renders a person from birth as devoid of the ability to feel the emotions of empathy, guilt, or remorse. Psychopaths in positions of great power have no moral restraints and will often do whatever it takes to control and dominate mass populations and material resources for their own self-serving desires.
Q: In 1990, a major protest saw 50 women drivers travel through the streets of the country's capital, Riyadh. They were arrested and lost their passports and jobs. The strict rules in the country were enforced despite neither Islamic or Saudi law explicitly prohibiting women from driving. Why were women banned from driving in Saudi Arabia and all of a sudden it is legal now?
A: There are many techniques for dominating and controlling large populations. One method is to institute harsh restrictions upon the common people and slowly rescind some rules as benevolent gestures. This instills in the mind that time may bring forth more freedom---so the thinking is it may be worth giving such leadership an extended period of time to improve their lives. Yet psychopaths learn from an early age to read other people and become versed at manipulating the emotions and actions of others; at least those people who are susceptible to manipulation. I see the lifting of the driving ban as nothing more than a technique of manipulation. One thing the House of Saud will not tolerate is any serious opposition to their rule. This is true of almost all governments around the world. Saudi Arabia is simply a nation that employs methods of control and domination that is more socially restrictive than most. The incredible amounts of oil revenues they control makes them extremely protective of the status quo. With this wealth, they can continue their often pathological self-indulgence. In essence, there are two sets of standards in Saudi society; one for the common populace who are expected to restrict their social expression and the extended ruling family who are virtually unlimited in their indulgences and perversions.