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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-04-13 09:47 AM
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Everyone acted alone. Move along, now.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-05-13 04:10 AM
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1. Of course.
And if you disagree you will find yourself on a secret list somewhere. You will be subjected to special surveillance, you know, for the good of the nation, lol.

They hate us for our freedumbs.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-06-13 12:03 AM
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2. Poll says only 24% of Americans today believe that Kennedy was killed by Oswald, acting alone.
16% are unsure.

The rest--60%--believe the death of President Kennedy was attributable to a conspiracy.

This was the lead in to an interview of Oliver Stone by Amy Goodman on Democracy Now, in part on the 50th anniversary of the assassinaton (which itself was only months after the civil rights March on Washington, whose 50th anniversary we marked recently).

http://www.democracynow.org/2013/11/5/oliver_stone_on_h...

So, 76% of Americans are some kind of lunatic conspiracy theorist fringe, or so we sophisticates in the 24% are supposed to believe.

Stone was saying that our fear of Communism was always disproportionate to "their" actual threat to us. By "their," I think he means nations that were at the time officially Communist.

Oddly, he doesn't seem to put that thought together with the witch hunts of domestic Communists, including in the military and in Stone's very own industry. The very same witch hunts that supposedly led then film industry union leader Reagan to switch from Democrat to Republican.

Hmmmm.

Anyway, I think their worry in the Thirties to the Sixties of American Communists was great. Perhaps not as great as their worry about Russia, et al., but still great.

Are they worried now? Yes and no. Worried enough for the surveillance/security state, yes. Worried that a rebellion will ever reach the 1%? Probably not.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-06-13 02:12 AM
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3. The national security apparatus appears to have
changed its priorities from communism to terrorism to protecting the interests of the wealthy elite.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-06-13 04:14 AM
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4. No change. It's all been about protecting the interests of the plutocrats.
That's what the fear of communism was about. And the fear, both real and ginned, of the terorists, which got us things like Homeland Security and the Patriot Act. And which now is being used to excuse the NSA by terrorizing us about terrorists.

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