I was asking myself, “what the Hell is going on?” That is because both of the conservatives I correspond with were sending me tons of Islam hating e-mails. There were tasteless jokes, cartoons and rants about Muslim terrorist under every rock. These two were filling up my e-mail box with this bull shit for weeks. I did a little googling and found right-wing news services and blogs just full of this Islamaphobia crap. Spinning the dial on the AM radio I heard wacky radio hosts and their callers saying crazy things about Sharia Law. Surely something was afoot and I was glad to find others had noticed this propaganda campaign also.
The Center for American Progress smelled the heavy scent of this B.S. and did a six month-long investigation. They have now released a 130 page report and found that seven organizations are behind the anti-Muslim hate propaganda. These seven are a tightly networked group of right-wingers who have spent $42 million over the past decade to promote their racist agenda. The seven foundations who fund this propaganda are: Donors Capital Fund, Richard Mellon Scaife, the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the Newton D. & Rochelle F. Becker foundations and charitable trust, the Russell Berrie Foundation, the Anchorage Charitable Fund and William Rosenwald Family Fund, and the Fairbrook Foundation.
Remember when the media made fun of Hillary Clinton for her statement that a vast right-wing conspiracy was out to get her and Bill? It was no laughing matter but a fact. The conspiracy was named, “The Arkansas Project” and it had $2 million in funding from one of the seven conspirators above, Richard Mellon Scaife. The project was to find any dirty laundry that would end the presidency of Bill Clinton.
This video will show you how the hate talking points get to the media then to politicians to establish the lies.
This on the Sharia Law is coming to the USA myth. There are more citizens in our country originally from Mexico than citizens from all the Muslim countries put together. Should we therefore worry about Mexico Law taking over? Actually, I am in favor of making a one hour siesta during work hours a new law.
Let’s be honest about the bloody history of Christianity. We have no right to call Islam a terrorist religion. I sent this list of Christian atrocities to the two Islam bashing conservatives I correspond with. I reminded them that in chapter 2 of Mein Kampf, Hitler said: “Hence today I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord.”
The same type of conservative billionaires that are the money behind the Tea Party are the money behind the misinformation and propaganda against Muslims. The corporate owned media has collected some of that $42 million to spread Islamaphobia. Presidential candidates Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain have been making anti-Muslim statements along with many other republicans. I suspect they are getting some of that $42 million in campaign contributions. Herman Cain also serves as minister at a Baptist church in the Atlanta, Georgia where he lives. Ministers should be preaching love, peace and tolerance so Herman is the last man on Earth I would ever want as president. Then we have the middle class peons like the two conservatives that I correspond with. They may be the lowest of the low because they do the bidding of the seven hate groups for free because, like those groups, they are hate filled racists. Racism and hatred are an ugly thing but fueled by $42 million it becomes a deadly dragon that must be slayed.
I heard a talk radio caller going on about how we help the world when they have natural disasters but no one ever helps us. Such callers have a “we’re number one” cowboy mentality and never research if what they are saying is true. Fact is, the United Arab Emirates provided $500,000 to schools in Joplin, Missouri for Apple laptops for every student. The computers were needed after a tornado devastated Joplin on May 22, 2011 killing 159 people. After Katrina 151 foreign countries ponied up $854 million in cash plus $400 million in oil from Kuwait. This shows that the USA has many countries around the world including Islamic countries that will extend their friendship in our time of need.
I want that better world for my kids but I’m up against men who will sell their souls and even ones who are so brainwashed they will give their souls away. The “powers that be” include these seven organizations and are going to be hard to beat. That is because they have two deep pockets, one with unlimited funds and one to collect souls in. As for me I’m going to be that pocket of resistance. How about you? ~ In Labor Day Solidarity ~ the Elecpencil
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“a pamphlet, no matter how good, is never read more than once. But a song is learned by heart and repeated over and over.” ~ Joe Hill
In that vein I want to thank Mike Stout for the heart-felt music at the Farmer’s Market!