I hope Judith Miller is really being paid well as the karma she is creating for herself will prove very, very costly.
Mr. Mirken is on the right track connecting the dots that fuel the hatred of “other.” But I think that’s the effect, and the cause goes deeper.
This is what I mean: A cursory look at history reveals that whenever elites diminish the pie so that the majority of individuals must get by on crumbs, a lot of anger and hostility brews.
Elites are very good at channeling all that anger in a horizontal direction so that people hate the Hispanic who gets food stamps while he or she gets by with a menial job and no food stamps.
Years ago, the shock jocks of right wing radio (Glenn Beck, Michael Savage, Rush Limbaugh) were described as those channeling the politics of resentment. That’s what it is.
Many who resonate with Trump see in his words, a very primitive claim to “my turf.” People who realize that their salaries are not rising as fast as cost of living expenses want someone to blame for that. And Trump holds up the target of “illegal aliens” from Mexico.
For a time, blue collar male workers blamed women with jobs… all those uppity Feminists.
When 911 was launched, it created a new scapegoat caste. And the thing about a scapegoat is that they typically are easily identifiable. Arabs often have darker skin, the men have beards, and many of the women dress in an ethnic way that distinguishes them from the dominant culture’s population.
The fact that so many Nazi masterminds were imported to the U.S. military branches (Project Paperclip) after W.W. II means that their expertise has been tapped in such items as utilizing a scapegoat for political purposes, and using lies told often as media messaging that’s seldom understood for the potent propaganda that it is.
The beauty of nature is found in its diversity. How many colors can a rose’s petals have? How many species of butterfly, each with elaborately painted wings.
It’s reminiscent of King Solomon’s words from the Bible–that for all his rich garments, he was not arrayed as one of these flowers. Our human family is made rich by all of the ethnic & racial diversity. THAT is what should be taught!
In conclusion, what I am pointing out is the hatred is really fear of the outsider. And it’s this fear churned up into a fever pitch that is used by elites to make sure that the multitudes don’t look upwards to the top of the fiduciary (and political) pyramid to thereby recognize just who’s making life so miserable for so many.
Like the citizens of Flat Lands… too many just look to the left or right, and remain psychologically trapped by this horizontal blame frame.