Flick Harrison on Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:20:33 +0100 (CET)

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> On Dec 8, 2016, at 06:44 , mp <mp@aktivix.org> wrote:
> The thing about people in such power positions is that they are
> often ignorant - structurally given in the organisational sense well
> explained in Manufacturing Consent - or plainly don't give a toss.
> Arab Spring? Well... what exactly was that?
> Could it have been any of these things?
> http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-arab-spring-made-in-the-usa/5484950

What is with people believing Global Research?  There’s a weird tendency of far-left economic doctrine and let’s-shut-up-about-identity-politics-and-focus-on-the-white-working-class these days, to align with Trump rhetoric.  Scary.


"Donald Trump is no saint. He was born with a silver spoon to a real estate developer father. He has enriched himself engaging in high profile real estate deals in New York and Atlantic City, and by the very nature of his profession as a real estate tycoon owning casinos, he has allegedly been involved in some shady deals.  “

That has to be the weakest perfunctory Trump-critique I’ve ever seen. 

With that formality out of the way, the article goes on to buttress every Trump ideological scaffold and dismiss every criticism of him that actually makes sense.  By the end you’re left feeling that Trump is just what the world needs to beat back the military industrial complex.  I can’t wait!  Terrific!   

Don’t worry, the article also says 9/11 was an inside job so it’s even more credible still.

And here’s a very very delightful antisemitic text, hey why not link that one in your next screed against Hillary Clinton?

From http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-doctrine-of-superior-people-the-bond-between-israel-and-world-zionism/5473831

"For centuries Jewish ‘wisdom’ was confined to textual exegesis of religious dogma – texts full of superstition and social control, as well as blind intolerance, and which produced neither reasoned arguments nor contributed to scientific and human advancement.
Jewish scholarship of note occurred among thinkers like Spinoza who revolted against the Jewish ghetto gatekeepers and rejected Jewish dogma.

Notable scientists emerged in the context of working and studying with non-Jews in non-Jewish institutions – the universities and centers of learning in the West. The majority of world-renowned Jewish scholars integrated and contributed to predominantly non-Jewish (Moslem and Christian) and secular institutions of higher learning.

Historically, highly talented individuals of Jewish origin succeeded by renouncing the constraints of everyday Jewish life, rabbinical overseers and Jewish institutions. Most contemporary prestigious scientists, including the frequently cited Nobel Prize winners, have little or nothing to do with Judaism! And their contributions have everything to do with the highly secular, integrated culture in which they prospered intellectually – despite expressions of crude anti-Semitism in the larger society."

Wow MP!  Check your sources!!

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