A Portrait in Political Blindness


How is Middle Eastern terrorism born?

The very, very basic formula is this:

-Government undermines interests of the people, or another country attacks and invades, subjugating the people.

-People slowly have their homes, property, jobs, and rights taken away, if they had any of those things to begin with.

-Are poorly educated, if educated at all.

-Often are oppressed minorities themselves.

-They try and try to improve their lot and they can’t, often asking what is going on and why.

-A Jihadi group shows up and gives them an answer…there is a holy war predicted in the Qu’ran, waged by wealthy infidels in the west at the behest of the Jewish elite. They want to destroy your land, your people, your heritage and Islam, to kill you, rape your women and corrupt your children. This is why you are enslaved, embattled, poor, out of work, being besieged by these misfortunes. Want to change your life and earn favor with Allah? Here’s a gun.

Now let’s travel thousands of miles away, to a different people in a different land. We are in rural Alabama, talking to poor white Southerners. Who are they and how do they live?

-Corporations and government undermine their interests, people feel “invaded” by new cultural forces, new demographics, and new social rules for survival.

-People lose their homes, jobs, money, and prospects.

-Poorly educated, if they are educated at all

-Are oppressed by virtue of their social class or geographical isolation, may possibly be older or disabled.

-They try and try to improve their lot and they can’t, often asking what is going on and why.

-A right-wing group (League of the South, KKK, Phineas Priesthood, etc.) shows up and gives them an answer…there is a holy war predicted in the Bible, waged by liberals, secularists, atheists, and foreign invaders. They want to destroy your land, your people, your heritage and Christendom, to kill you, rape your women and corrupt your children. This is why you are enslaved, embattled, poor, out of work, being besieged by these misfortunes. Want to change your life and earn favor with Jesus? Here’s a gun.

Can you tell me what the difference is?

 

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