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About the Servant–Founder

On November 27ᵗʰ, 2017, I received the following telegram: “The National Department of Logistics would like to inform you that you may now edit the name of your head of state on your Settings Page.”

All of the following information relates to an online game on LinkNationStates.net and other websites. For clarity, the Federation exists only in my over–active imagination. Although I am a Levite (Hebrew/ʿIḇəriyṯ, לֵוִי, Lēwiy, “joined”), a bar mitzvah (modified Hebrew, בַּר מִצוָה, bạr miṣwāh, “son of commandment”), and the child of two Ashkenazi (Hebrew, אַשְׁכְּנַזִּי, ʾẠšəkənạzziy, i.e., descended from Yiddish/Yiyḏiyš–speaking European Jews) parents, I do not practice Judaism (Hebrew, יַהֲדוּת, Yạhăḏōṯ).

Mōšẹh ʾẠhărōn hạ-Lēwiy bẹn Hẹʿrəšẹʿl in my LinkISO (International Organization for Standardization) rendering, Mosheh ʾAharon haLeyviy ben Heʿrsheʿl in Linkmodern Israeli (Hebrew, יִשְׂרְאֵלִי; LinkMP3], Yiśərəʾēliy) and Linkmodern Ashkenazi, Mosheh ’Aharon haLeṿi ben He‘rshe‘l in the LinkAmerican Library Association, Mōšeh ʾAhărōn haLēwî ben Heʿrsheʿl in the LinkSociety of Biblical Literature, Môsheh ’Ahǎrôn haLêvîy ben He‘rshe‘l in LinkStrong’s Dictionary, Mosheh Aharon haLeviy ben Heʿrsheʿl in LinkPan–Sephardic, Mosheh Aharon haLevi ben Heꞌrsheꞌl in LinkSimplified Sefardi, Mosheh Aharon haLévi ben He‘rshe‘l in LinkAdvanced Sefardi, Mosheh ꞌAharon haLeivi ben Heꞌrsheꞌl in LinkAshkenazi, or Mōšɛh ʾAhărōn haLēwī bɛn Hɛʿršɛʿl in Linktechnical (Hebrew and Yiddish, מֹשֶׁה אַהֲרֹן בֶּן הֶערְשֶׁעל), the founder of the Federation, uses Romanizations of my own and my father’s Jewish or “covenant of circumcision” (Hebrew, bəʾrīṯ mīʾlā or בְּרִית מִילָה LinkMP3) names. Mūsaỳ Hārūn bin ʾal-Šādin (مُوسَى هَارُون بِن الشَادِن LinkMP3) is the variant Arabic/ʿArabiyyaẗ variant rendering.

Moses (מֹשֶׁה, Mōšẹh) is Hebrew for “drawn from water.” Aaron (אַהֲרֹן, ʾẠhărōn) has an unclear etymology but translate from the Hebrew as “high mountain,” as “bearer of martyrs,” or possibly as “exalted or lofty one.” Bẹn (בֶּן) is Hebrew and Yiddish for “son” or “son of.” Ibn (اِبْن) and bin (بِن) in Arabic, bar (ܒܪ) in Syriac/Suryāyā, and iben in Maltese/Malti are Semitic cognates.

Hẹʿrəšẹl (הֶערְשֶׁעל), my late father Harold’s Jewish name, is Yiddish for “little deer” and a diminutive (through the Yiddish, על, ʿl) of the considerably older Yiddish, Heʿrəš (הֶערְשׁ), or, in German, Hirsche―“deer.” I translated the Yiddish “Hẹʿərəšəʿl” (הֶערְשֶׁעל) and the German/Deutsch “Herschel” (LinkMP3) or “Hirschel” (LinkMP3) into the Arabic “al-Šādin” (الشَادِن, “the fawn”).

Selecting this Hebraic–Yiddish name is, in part, an act of nonviolent resistance. Some Western communists from Jewish backgrounds, especially Trotskyists, have chosen Anglo-Saxon “party” names. For instance, the Palestinian–born Jewish neo–Trotskyist, Yigael Gluckstein or Ygael Gluckstein (Hebrew, יִגְאָל גְּלוּקְשְׁטָיְּן [LinkMP3], Yiḡəʾāl Gəlūqəšəṭāyyən), became Tony Cliff (1917–2000). It goes without saying that I would never rebuke them for their decisions. Cliff, who borrowed liberally from Rosa Luxemburg’s thought, is a man I particularly respect. Notwithsanding that sentiment, I have chosen my bəʾrīṯ mīʾlā over my birth name―Mark Alan Foster.

My title, as fictional head of state, is ṣạdiyq or tzadik (Hebrew, צַדִּיק [LinkMP3], righteous one). It is an alternative appellation for a rẹbbiy or rebbe (Yiddish, רֶבִּי [LinkMP3], rẹbbiy), the Yiddish rendering of rạbbiy or rabbi (Hebrew, רַבִּי [LinkMP3]), “my great one,” “my master,” “my teacher,” or “my mentor.” The collective operates as a radical democratic ṣạdiyqiym or tzadikim (Hebrew, צַדִּיקִים [LinkMP3], a dynasty of “righteous ones”). In their deliberations, members of this fanciful, syncretistic Jewish, or dynasty of ethical monotheism (Hebrew, מוֹנוֹתֵאִיזְם הַמוּסָרִי [LinkMP3], mōnōṯēʾiyzəm hạ–mūsāriy) are informed by the Bahá’í Faith, by Islam (Arabic, إسْلَام [LinkMP3], ⫰Is°lām, “peaceful surrender”), by Sikhism (Guramukhi Punjabi, ਸਿੱਖ ਧਰਮ [LinkMP3], Sikha Dharama, “disciple’s nature”) by Antifa Luxemburgism, by intersectionality, by world–systems analysis, and so forth.

The Federation is based upon principles derived from LinkMarxism–Luxemburgism and LinkBhaskarian critical realism. These two have been synthesized into LinkThe Institute for Dialectical metaRealism™ and LinkThe Collective to Fight Neurelitism™.

Finally, here is my profile page on NationStates.

Ššālōm ʿălēyəḵẹm (Hebrew/ʿIḇəriyṯ, שָּׁלוֹם עֲלֵיְכֶם), ssalāmu ʿalaykum (Arabic/ʿArabiyyaẗ, سَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُم), šlama ʿlok (Syriac/Suryāyā, ܫܠܡܐ ܥܠܘܟ), sälamə läʾə–nanətä (Geꞌez/Gəʾəzə 🙵 Amharic/ʾÄmarəña, ሰላም ለእናንተ), sliem għalikom (Maltese/Malti), salām bah šumā (Persian/Fārsī, سَلَام بَه شُمَا), ʾâpa kū salāma (ʾUrdū, آپَ کُو سَلَامَ) or āpa ko salāma (Hindī, आप को सलाम), tuhāḍē laꞌī salāma (Guramukhi Punjabi/Guramukhī Pajābī, ਤੁਹਾਡੇ ਲਈ ਸਲਾਮ; or Shahmukhi Punjabi/Šāh Mukhī Panǧābī, تُہَاڈے لَئِی سَلَامَ), sàlāmǔgěinǐ (Chinese/Zhōngwén, 萨拉姆给你), anata-ni-sarāmu (Japanese/Nihongo, あなたにサラーム), salāmūnā (Pashto/Paṣ̌tū and Sindhī, سَلَامُونَا), tōmāra sālāma (Bengali/Bāṅāli/Bānlā, তোমার সালাম), sizə salam olsun (Azerbaijani/Azərbaycanlı), asalaamu calaykum (Somali/Af-Soomaali), salam kwako (Swahili/Kiswahili), salam bagimu (Indonesian/bahasa Indonesia), salam a yu (Lingwa de Planeta/Lidepla/LdP), selamun aleyküm (Turkish/Türk Dili), salam sejahtera (Malay/Melayu), salutations to the comrades, 𑁣 ☮ ② Ⓤ ⒶⓁⓁ,

Mōšẹh ʾẠhărōn hạ-Lēwiy bẹn Hẹʿrəšẹʿl ☭ ⚑ ★ (Hebrew/Yiddish,מֹשֶׁה אַהֲרֹן בֶּן הֶערְשֶׁעל)
LinkMarxist–Luxemburgist democratic communism, LinkBhaskarian critical realism, LinkThe
MarkFoster.NETwork Publications Portal
, and LinkDialectical metaRealism. Founder of
Antifa Luxemburgist Communist Collective and LinkDemocratic Communist Federation.
Ḏikr: LinkYā Bahāˁ ʾal–ꞌAbhāỳ, wa–yā ʿAliyy ʾal-ꞌAʿlaỳ! (Arabic, !يَا بَهَاء لأَبْهَى، وَيَا عَلِيّ الأَعْلَى)

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