Roosevelt met with a group of “Rousal” before his scheduled golfing trip. He was introduced to Rumi. This is a Persian poet, and author, born around the year six hundred. So, why did Roosevelt meet with ibn Saud?
A poet of tremendous talent, Rumi wrote forty-five plays, most of which were never performed. Although some of his works are now considered contemporary classics, all were deeply rooted in reality. He was a deep mystic who channeled his vast psychic energy through his mind. And he could see into the future.
Upon learning Rumi’s death, Theodore Roosevelt (no relation) was deeply touched by his own need to connect to his own spiritual side. He began to read Rumi’s poetry. He studied a number of Rumi’s works. After studying Rumi’s works deeply, he decided he wanted to become a Rumi teacher. This was the beginning of The Search for the Other Side.
Why did Theodore and his friends travel to Rumi? Because, as they said, Rumi spoke directly to Roosevelt and indirectly to Theodore. Rumi put together a string of messages that pointed to Rumi being the “old man” of the American Left. Some of these messages were intriguing, some were puzzling.
Many of Rumi’s messages spoke of left-handness, or perhaps left-brainery. That is, he could speak to left-handers but not right-handers. This was one of his major points of contention with fellow-conservatives. Rumi’s biographers maintain that Rumi was a religious mystic and he used his images to communicate a spiritual message to Roosevelt. They maintained that Rumi was attempting to convince the President to go along with him to Germany.
Wasn’t this a little strange? Isn’t President Theodore Roosevelt supposed to be the “in general” intelligent person? Isn’t he the “decider” in charge? Why didn’t he just say that he believed in socialism? Rumi fans everywhere believe that Theodore and Rumi met because Theodore Roosevelt was left-handed!
Of course, if you read the book by Nosaintick, you will learn that Rumi was not a fanatic. He said he only wished to help America and Russia along in their greatness, and that communism was not his goal. Rumi also said he did not want war, and that he did not think that Russia would go that far. However, he did warn America not to get too close to Russia. Then why did Roosevelt meet with ibn Saud? There must have been some purpose.
One possibility is that Rumi wanted to compose a play about Theodore Roosevelt and asked Theodore to read a part of it and act in it. This could explain Rumi’s “secret meeting” with Theodore. Theodore certainly did have time to read Rumi’s famous “Book of Changes” and act in one of his famous “Rumi plays”. So, Rumi’s “left-hand man” must have been Theodore Roosevelt himself. Was Rumi trying to make Theodore a socialist, or a terrorist, or an actor and singer? Who knows?
Another possibility is that Rumi wanted to help Roosevelt understand the Russian Revolution better so that he would not be caught dead with his left hand tied behind his back while in Russia. Some people speculate that Rumi wanted the Tsar to leave power because he did not like the way Rumi was treated after Rumi wrote the “iencies.” In other words, Rumi publicly spoke out against the autocratic government of Russia. This may explain why Rumi visited Russia several times between 1812 and 1814, but never went back to Mecca.
Whichever the case, the “left-hand man” theory seems to fit the most into the puzzle. Rumi was indeed a Muslim poet, but his poems had much more in common with the Arabic and Persian poetries of the time. One can only imagine what Rumi must have thought about the Russian Revolution when he was dying and telling Roosevelt what it was like to live through it.
Roosevelt met with Rumi while they were on a train headed for Europe. They talked for over an hour. Then Rumi took off his “khatib,” or turban, which he usually kept on his head at all times during their meeting. He lowered it over his eyes and walked slowly toward the leader. Finally, Roosevelt lifted the turban and showed him the white pearl earring.
After Rumi’s death, Roosevelt wrote that he considered Rumi the most important poet of all time. Why, he asked, did Rumi meet with Theodore Roosevelt? Wasn’t Roosevelt simply seeking an Arab friend? Now that Rumi has been canonized, we might have an answer for that question.
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