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  •  I said that neocons aren't racist.... (6+ / 0-)

    ...and got jumped on by other commentators.

    But I stand by my thought.

    For them, racism is only a tool. They went after ACORN because it was registering people who tended to vote Democrat, people who were lower income. If these people had been of Swedish ancestry, or German ancestry, the neocon leadership would have found some way to foment hatred of Swedes or Germans. The fact that ACORN was primarily registering blacks simply made things simpler for them; they could tap into the easily aroused fear of "those others" that is part of almost every segment of humanity.

    The same with using illegal immigration to push their agenda. We've had an illegal immigration problem for decades; but only in the last decade, when the neocons needed a distraction from their wars, their gutting of financial regulations, their attack on the middle class, their policies designed to benefit their corporate partners, has illegal immigration suddenly become a "crisis" that "will destroy our American way of life."

    Don't give the people at the top--Rove, Cheney and those who help them--the benefit of any doubt. They know exactly what they are doing. They don't simply lie, they hire the best liars that money can buy, and create lies carefully crafted to both seem plausible and be memorable.

    Death panels? Anchor babies? Such phrases are anything but spontaneous. They are carefully and deliberately created, by some of the best propagandists in the world.

    Freedom has two enemies: Those who want to control everyone around them...and those who feel no need to control themselves.

    by Sirenus on Sun Aug 22, 2010 at 07:49:42 AM PDT

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