I’m no fan of Muslims. I believe Muslims should be no more welcome in this country than Christians are welcome in Muslim countries. I am convinced that mixing these two religions will only lead to national disunity, stress and even dissolution.
Nevertheless, I have to admit that the mainstream media’s subtle but growing distrust and antagonism for Muslims is a little “too convenient”; a little “too effective”; a little too “hyperbolic” to convince me that anti-Muslim criticism is completely honest or “innocent”.
So, I sometimes wonder if my “natural” distrust for Muslims renders me subject to being “played” by others who also profess distrust for Muslims.
The following video offers some evidence to suggest that anti-Muslim sentiments are being artificially fanned or even initiated in order to produce support of Israel or US policy or global oil producers . . . or somebody.
I don’t know if the video is fundamentally true or if it’s just another propaganda piece of the sort that it claims to criticize. My point is that the real wars are currently being fought moreso in men’s minds than on conventional “battle fields”. The primary weapons are propaganda rather than bullets and bombs.
As a result, trying to identify the real “bad guy” is increasingly difficult. Or maybe all government actors are “bad guys,” and it’s increasingly difficult to accurately identify a “good guy”.
We live in a time where it’s not merely hard to discover the truth, it’s almost as hard to know your friends as it it to know your enemies.
But there is a silver lining to our confusion. Insofar as the various gov-co’s find it necessary to try to deceive us with their propaganda, they implicitly admit that they don’t have enough force to subject us to their will. They are dependent upon our willingness to believe their lies. Insofar as we learn to educate ourselves and recognize the various gov-cos’ lies, we diminish their power. Insofar as we educate ourselves and others to recognize the various gov-cos’ lies, we free ourselves, our neighbors and our nation.
3 minutes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgRJ9mW_hAQ