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They Hate Us For Our Inability to Comprehend

March 22, 2016

“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society.” – Edward Bernays, Propaganda

The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I’m saying? We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.” – John Ehrlichman

Why the huge push for counterterrorism “fusion centers”, the DHS militarizing of police departments, and so on? It was never really about “the terrorists”. It was not even about civil unrest. It was always about this moment, when vast crimes might be uncovered by citizens – it was always, that is to say, meant to be about you.” – Naomi Wolf

As a silent assertion of my rights, I opted out that morning from passing through the “nudie” full-body scanners. A TSA agent instead did a vigorous pat-down and then, after running his glove through an explosive trace detector (ETD), announced that I showed a positive alert for explosives” – James Bovard

The Democrats, and in particular Hillary and Bill Clinton, are responsible as much as anyone on the right for our being sacrificed on the altar of corporate profit. They told the same lies as the right-wingers. They fed the same hate. They too orchestrated the corporate coup.” – Chris Hedges

Know Pain No Gain” – Mr. Fish

I wish I was like you
Easily amused.” – Kurt Cobain


  1. March 22, 2016 09:22

    As it was then, so it is now. Endless repetition of the mindlessly inane. Never underestimate the stupidity of sheeple in large groups.

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    • March 22, 2016 09:50

      Purchase, vote, bomb, repeat.
      If I can see it…why can’t all my liberal/unliberal pals with MFA’s?

      My t-shirt slogans are always too long…

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