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Wed Dec 16, 2015, 01:23 AM

2. Thanks, appreciate the supportive and thoughtful comments.

 

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My Perspective

Why is there such a lack of compassion among the white community now, today, here in the USA?

Setting aside what must be the obvious motivation, the aspect of protecting their position in society (IE White Privilege).

Has Empire really been outgrown?

I would first point out that our current military middle east ventures demonstrate that we've not given up ambitions of empire, we're just covering those tendencies over with a veneer of "International Involvement", protecting our interests, right?

We're REALLY interested all right, and those interests are represented by the petroleum beneath the sands of the middle east.

What's the connection, how do international Interests in the USA effect behavior of our "News Media?"

Our news media is generally supportive of broad national policy.

So if those policies include military intervention in support of our middle east interests (and they do), our token "media reporting" will reflect those policies. Will continue to do so, as has always been the case.

Specifically, if our so-called "news media" goes looking for "Islamic Terrorists" within our borders in support of our broad national policies of middle east military intervention, we can be assured that those "Islamic Terrorists" will be found. Or at least SOMEONE will be (eagerly!) labeled as such.

As has been the case since the events of 9-11.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/123016212

From the opening paragraph of that post:

"Ever wondered why the Intolerance so easily observed today has always existed, why it's completely acceptable to so many among us, considered to be simply the "Social Norm"? Even among we "Non-Participants", right?

Targets of this aggression change across the decades, of course, but doesn't it seem peculiar that all of us DON'T understand that bigotry, racism, presumed white privilege of today, they're all interconnected?

And that those "Accepted Behaviors" are actually descended from a literal "lineage" of ambitious, repressive policies that brought about and perpetuated Slavery early in our national history, why haven't ALL OF US considered that?

Truth be told, effects of Centuries Old Colonialism are still being "Echoed" in the damaged results of our current society."


Our current news media is simply following along in the footprints of our broad military goals, our "national interests" as historically represented by the same Colonialist (Empire Building) behavior mentioned above.

Thanks.

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