Posted by: quiscus | September 15, 2011

September 15, 2011

1.  Ridiculous:

“FBI Teaching Counter-Terror Agents Anti-Muslim Fear

The FBI is teaching its counterterrorism agents that “main stream” [sic] American Muslims are likely to be terrorist sympathizers; that the Prophet Mohammed was a “cult leader”; and that the Islamic practice of giving charity is no more than a “funding mechanism for combat.” There is widespread anti-Muslim bigotry being taught as fact to agents in training, which seems to be fostering an operational environment where Muslims are targeted for investigation simply for being Muslim.”

http://news.antiwar.com/2011/09/14/fbi-teaching-counter-terror-agents-anti-muslim-fear/

2. “TSA Agent Speeds People Through Security For $10”

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/more_sports/queue_bawl_AAjmpWRq8AIEhRMU98iopL/0?utm_source=SFnewyorkpost&utm_medium=SFnewyorkpost

3.  “During Great Inflations, Societies Turn On Themselves” And Prosecute Minorities … And We’ve Got A LOT Of Hidden Inflation”

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/09/inflation-causes-problems-hidden-inflation.html

4.  Morons:

“9/11 and Americans’ Remarkable Incapacity for Self-reflection

When Lois Griffin gets elected mayor of Quahog by pandering to the stupidest and most meaningless references to 9/11, audiences roar. But when that same scenario is replayed over and over again in a largely successful attempt to separate people from their intellect, their conscience and their instinct for self-preservation, no one apparently even knows what’s happening. Never Forget! Shriek the flag-wavers and cheerleaders of empire, as if such a thing were even possible.

For the past ten years, every march to war, every Free Speech Zone, every step in the criminalization of dissent–the whole ball of wax has been accompanied at every turn by the mindless repetition, the fear-and-fascism-drenched threat not to question or even think too deeply, because “9/11 changed *everything.*” There is a blunt and chilling meme floating around facebook and other internet fora, subscribed either to the Palistinians or some other victims of empire’s vented rage to avenge the events of that day: “Your 9/11 is our 24/7.”

Yet Americans so lack the capacity for self-reflection that we apparently prefer to continue to see ourselves as eternal victims instead of the initiators of one insane war after another. In all of the parades, all of the cheers, the self-congratulatory pomp and circumstance with which Americans greeted the supposed murder of Osama Bin Laden (seen instead with horror by much of the world), there was nary a glimmer of the careful introspection one might expect from mature adults. Instead, there seems to be this constant recapitulation of the above scene from Family Guy. No questions asked, no effective movement against the wars, no real interest at all in grasping the long range consequences of the actions of our government. Nothing, really, beyond the throwaway line, “How much will it cost so we can feel safe again..?”

http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=26559

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