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As I have mentioned in some recent posts, 21st Century civilization (if I may call it that, regardless of how uncivilized it is) now has to deal with a rise in actual aggression in the name of fighting “microaggression.” And there is the “Islamist threat,” such as it is. I think that both phenomena are related.
And it isn’t just because so many among the world’s population are poisoning their brains with Big Pharma drugs, Big Agra’s corn-poison and other chemicals as well. People world-wide, in developed countries and those not-so-developed, are so heavily intoxicated on propaganda, religious and political, they are really brainwashed and acting in a very threatening manner toward others, and I don’t like it.
For starters, the new Orwellian culture we are enduring and suffering in Amerika now seems to consist of young people who feel “traumatized” and “triggered” by the slightest word or phrase uttered, or the most innocent picture, video, or symbol that causes them so much anguish they call the police or 911. Or worse, they shout and disrupt, or physically assault, other young people who are minding their own business as a way to get attention. Even college administrators and faculty members are kowtowing and defending the aggressions and disturbances of other people’s peace. University staff who don’t play along will be shown the door by the kooks in control.
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But not all the young people are in college, thank God. There are those roughly 35% of the young people who either decided to delay college or opt out entirely, or those who were in college but dropped out, who actually work to provide for themselves. And some of those are married and have families already at a young age. But I digress.
But what is it now that’s causing all these young people to need a “safe place” or a safe room, as though everywhere else is unsafe? Why are they so terrified of just about everything (or say they are)? And why are those who are activists behaving so angrily and behaving so uncivilly and belligerently toward others?
And I ask myself, what was it that my generation (I’m in my 50s) did to these young people? But then, I look at my generation and I see many among them acting irrationally as well.
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One thing I have observed is that 9/11 really did change things. The college-aged young people at age 18-24 (or in their later 20s) were born from 1991-1997. That means that they were between age 4 and 10 when the September 11th attacks of 2001 occurred. So, all the post-9/11 government and media propaganda and fear-mongering not only had a lasting effect on many adults, but must have really affected those who were little kids at that time. No wonder some of them have an irrational need for a “safe room.” The little ones must have had nightmares, not really as much because of the actual events of 9/11 but more because of the 2001-2003 repeated reminders of the 9/11 events and the constant scare tactics of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and all their mainstream media minions in propagandizing Americans to support another new war against Iraq in 2003. Many of the younger supporters of war at that time probably didn’t even know there was a previous U.S. government war on Iraq in 1991, the “Persian Gulf War.”
Add to that bit of terrorism inflicted by the Washington bureaucrats the “global warming” propaganda and fear-mongering of the Al Gore activists (who are still at it!). I clearly remember during the 2000s how the schools were implementing the global warming fanaticism into their everyday school curricula and imposing all that on impressionable little kids who were already terrorized by their society’s constant Islam this and Saddam that bunch of stuff. And I recall news articles on how school kids were waking up at night having nightmares because of the in-school global warming terror that was being foisted on them.
So I can understand what particular factors might be influencing the young people of college age now, in their irrational feelings of paranoia, their feeling traumatized by every little thing and their need for a “safe place.” They have been not only conditioned to react to every little thing and fear this or that, but they have also been brainwashed by years of the government and media’s fear mongering following 9/11 and associated with global warming. Their brainwashing causes them to act in an unthinking and irrational way, combined with the ideologies being instilled in them by their school teachers and college professors (such as “black lives matter but white lives don’t,” and “microaggressions,” etc., etc.), as well as their pop culture icons and idols, many of whom are on the Left.
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But since 9/11, many of the “adults” were also in some ways brainwashed, by hours and hours of post-9/11 government propaganda TV-watching, day after day, and for years. No wonder the South Carolina debate-goers were booing Ron Paul when he mentioned the Golden Rule. “Christian” America no longer believes in the Golden Rule, that if you don’t want people breaking into or bombing your home then you shouldn’t do it to them. And when Dr. Paul or others brought up the history of pre-9/11 U.S. government interventionism, invasions and occupations of foreign countries, that makes people very uncomfortable. It’s difficult for people who love their country to acknowledge their own government’s criminal acts against foreigners which had done nothing but provoke the foreigners. But denial of the truth is much more unhealthy.
Besides the teen and 20-something young people in America who had grown up being bombarded with fear-mongering and propaganda by the government and media after 9/11, there are the young people in the Middle East who have been terrorized by actual bombs and bullets, as well as being propagandized by years of supposedly “Islamic” ideology. Many of them also were little kids during and after 9/11.
Many of those young Middle Easterners had suffered during their own growing up years, not as much at the hands of their “Islamic” authoritarian elders raising them, but being terrorized by all the bombs, invasions, occupations, murders and assassinations, renditions, torture at the hands of U.S. government forces and other Western government war criminals. So those Middle Eastern young people, now in their teens and 20s, grew up in fear and terror of when the next drone will pass over them, when the next bomb will be dropped in their neighborhood, when the invaders would break into their home, rape their mothers and shoot their fathers, and if they will actually survive all that criminality. I don’t think that many Americans can understand or empathize with them, being such narcissistic “Exceptionalists,” and also being so propagandized by the U.S. government and media. (But I could be wrong.)
And no, I am NOT defending “Islamic terrorists,” but one reason many Americans don’t have an understanding of what it’s like from the perspective of those whose lives are terrorized and tortured by invading armies is that most Americans have never experienced such violence against them. (Except those victims of American police violence, of course.) Another reason why most Americans actually don’t care to understand the perspective of their government’s foreign victims is that most Americans are ignorant and go by the propaganda fed to them by their government’s well-trained media sycophants. Most Americans are also ignorant of what their own government had done to those Middle Eastern foreigners prior to 9/11.
So traveling from Middle Eastern countries to Europe now, there are thousands of young people, many of them Muslim and male, who grew up being either the victims of or in fear and terror of the U.S. government’s massive campaigns of violence. And now they supposedly fear ISIS.
Now, I know that a lot of commentators and talk radio crusaders are expressing concern that many of those migrants or refugees might be Islamic jihadists who want to do more of what was done to Paris, and might come here to the U.S. and commit jihadist violence. But supposedly, many of them are not unmarried but actually do have wives and kids they left behind, assuming that the rest of their families will be welcomed when these new arrivals settle somewhere in Europe. Apparently, such a travel is very difficult, grueling and dangerous, and a good reason why females and children might not be able to endure such a trip.
To me, the refugees’ expecting to settle somewhere in Europe isn’t very realistic. European countries are welfare states, with massive redistribution of wealth schemes just like in America, which negatively affect productivity, housing and employment. Eventually, they will probably have to go back to Syria, Iraq, and so on (and I have heard that many of them are from other countries as well, not currently being victimized by so-called ISIS).
But just what will be left in Syria and Iraq after the so-called ISIS takeover? How will the ruling forces of Islamic State rebuild what they and others destroyed? And also, the “fanatics” are destroying many historic buildings as well. And I’ve been hearing that some insiders and disgruntled “former ISIS” participants are saying that with the higher-ups of ISIS, it really isn’t a fanatical imposition of Islam into society and culture there, but “it’s all about money.” In other words, they are really just criminals, stealing wealth and property from others not any different from the typical gang, or the mafia, or, more like a typical government racket in most countries. But given the history of U.S. government bureaucrats in those three-letter agencies, I think we can guess the answers to the questions as to who is breeding the jihadists, who is training them, and so on (besides the Saudis, that is).
But I think that there really are Middle Eastern Muslims who really are brainwashed to follow Islam in the same kind of zombie-like way as the American youngins seem to be brainwashed, propagandized and terrorized to believe in global warming, to believe ideologies such as “hate white people” and “hate males,” “rape culture,” “black lives matter,” and act like destructive, uncivilized creeps. Those college campuses are now breeding grounds for future culture jihadists who will see their violence against others as justified, in the name of this or that ideology.
So who are the world’s worst terrorists? In my view, government bureaucrats, government worshipers,government fanatics and jihadists. And if there are any identifiable culprits in breeding all the aforementioned creatures, I would say it’s mainly the bureaucrats of the U.S. government, their enforcers and soldiers, and all the little minions who obediently follow them.
This article originally appeared at Scott’s blog.
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