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Wed Nov 25, 2015, 09:09 PM

I've been thinking about these idiots in camouflage suits and masks doing armed intimidation

patrols around Texas mosques. Even though we have to get people like this OFF the street ASAP, I don't really blame them because they are nothing but shills, marks in a great capitalist confidence game perpetuated at the behest of the billionaires by the Fox propaganda phallus and hate-talk radio.

But it's not these idiots that should get the blame. They're just ignorant know-nothings who want to assuage their feelings of powerlessness (and possibly compensate for something small in their lives?) by DOING something, by golly! So round them up, put the drunk ones in detox and give the rest a good shaming. Because they are being used. They are nothing but huckster's marks.

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So who is really behind this Islamaphobic shit? Well, if you ever want to understand anything, follow the money. Ask yourself who stands to profit or otherwise benefit from this kind of racist crap?

- First, the Military Industrial Complex. Companies like General Dynamics, Lockheed, Boeing, Halliburton, Bushmaster, and of course people like the Koch Brothers, because wars consume LOTS of oil.

- The generals love it because when they retire, they'll be paid off with cushy jobs with these defense contractors.

- Politicians will take massive bribes and quietly vote for more defense spending at the expense of programs that actually help their constituents. The 'Donald' might even ride the crest of racism to the White House.

- The swollen corporate-owned propaganda 'news' organs will all benefit because pseudo-sophisticated pundits will get to solemnly intone pseudo-sophisticated and intelligent-sounding platitudes about the forever war and their precious ratings will stay high.

- And let's not forget the bankers on Wall Street. War is good business. Their shareholders will supposedly make lots of profits, but that money will actually flow to a few c-level and big investors.

In fact, wars are always considered a good idea by the billionaires, because any social or labor unrest is quashed in the name of patriotism, and money systematically flows upward, away from workers, away from social programs and to the top 1/10 of 1% of the people. The rest of us, everyone knows, are expendable.

As to the idiots in camouflage and masks toting their Bushmaster assault rifles outside of this Texas mosque, and the idiots in Trump's rallies who are beating up minority demonstrators, they are cannon fodder. They always have been, and as long as they let the powers that be do their thinking for them, they always will be.

The tragedy is that our children, too will become cannon fodder. Why? For more profit? And let's not forget ISIS wants this war because their ideologues want to bring down the west and if they can get the western nations to really clamp down on Islam (like these guys in Texas, and like Trump says he wants to), then they figure it will start a holy war that can avenge people Israel and the rest of the west have killed in various wars over there.

We need to step back and THINK here, folks. Peace is still a good idea.

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Wed Nov 25, 2015, 10:17 PM

1. it's only a small "" compensation n/t

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