Friday, October 30, 2009

Roger Ailes of Fox News As "The Puppeteer" & Today's "Agitator" Nativist Racist "Drummer" Tom Tancredo

Update: 1:20 PM Oct. 30, 2009

The Drummer

"It was not out of modesty that I wanted to become a drummer. That is the highest thing, the rest is a trifle."—Adolf Hitler, 1924 before the Munich People's Court when Hitler was on trial for Treason for organizing the 1923 Putsch.

Painting "The Agitator" by George Grosz German painter 1928.

and from "The Drummer Of The Third Reich" from The Face of The Third Reich by Joachim C Fest

This ceaseless repetition of identical themes was not merely the expression of his fixations, but also his deliberate technique:

"The chief function [of propaganda] is to convince the masses, whose slowness of understanding needs to be given time in order that they may absorb information; and only constant repetition will finally succeed in imprinting an idea on their mind. Every digression in a propagandist message must always emphasize the same conclusions. The slogan must of course be illustrated in many ways and from several angles, but in the end one must always return to the assertion of the same formula. Then one will be rewarded by the surprising and almost incredible results that such a persistent policy secures. The success of any advertisement, whether of a business or a political nature, depends on the consistency and perseverance with which it is employed." Adolph Hitler

Fox President Roger Ailes' History Of Race-Baiting
from Media Matters
Fox News' rhetoric echoes Ailes' long history of race-baiting
October 27, 2009

Under its president, Roger Ailes, Fox News routinely employs racially charged appeals to foment opposition to the Obama administration and other progressive figures, such as Glenn Beck's comments that President Obama is a "racist" and "has a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture." Before launching the Fox News Channel, Ailes worked as a media consultant for several Republican campaigns where evidence shows he similarly appealed to racial fears and biases for political gain, and as executive producer for Rush Limbaugh's television show, during which Limbaugh made several controversial statements.

and from Media Matters article here are some highlights of Ailes career of race baiting & his smear campaigns:

Ailes' political and media history is littered with race-based appeals

As Nixon campaign consultant, Ailes reportedly looked for a "Wallaceite cab-driver" to bring up race at televised town hall meetings.

Ailes on 1988 strategy against Dukakis: "The only question is whether we depict Willie Horton with a knife in his hand or without it."

Ailes' 1989 attacks on Dinkins for Giuliani "prey[ed] upon the fears of the Jewish community."

Ailes produced Limbaugh's television show.

Racist & Nuts: Tom Tancredo suggest retaliation in the form of bombing the Islamic sacred cities of Mecca & Medina.

Fox News under Ailes routinely engages in race-baiting

Beck caps off week of race-baiting by calling Obama a "racist."

Hannity just can't "get over" his Rev. Wright obsession.

Rev. Wright redux: Media use Jones controversy to revive Wright smear.

After asking, "Do the Obamas have a race problem of their own?" Hannity continued to smear Barack and Michelle Obama.

Ignoring Obama's statement on award, Hannity suggested that Obama "associated" himself with Farrakhan.

Morris: McCain "doesn't have to" engage in Willie Horton-like campaign because O'Reilly is already doing so.

Hannity smeared Gates as anti-white radical by distorting 1994 interview.

Conservative media figures falsely suggest that Reich proposed excluding white males from stimulus package.

O'Reilly tease: "[S]hould white Americans be concerned about Judge Sotomayor?"

Beck: Sotomayor "sure sounds like a racist here."

Reporting on Sotomayor, "identity politics," and "the immigration debate," Fox shows video of apparent immigrants in detention.

Tom Tancredo suggested that after next terrorist attack on the US the President should respond with a retaliation in the form of a nuclear strike on Mecca & Medina.
So for instance does that mean that during WWII in retaliation of Italy's part in that war the US and its allies should have bombed and obliterated Vatican City.

Is Tom Tancredo so consumed with hate towards all Muslims (or is he just playing to his base) that he is willing to risk total war with a number of Muslim nations since the bombing of Mecca & Medina would be seen as a declaration of war on Islam & all Muslims. Osama Bin Laden would approve for it would mean total war.

The other issue here is once again this attitude which was prevalent under the Bush Regime of collective guilt. If a sniper fired at US troops in Iraq the US soldiers obliterated the neighborhood or town or just arrested people at random roughing them up , humiliating them , beating them ,verbally abusing them, taking them in for questioning using Harsh Techniques keeping them incarcerated for months or years even though these people had nothing to do with the sniper .

US soldiers are still getting involved in these "Actions" of reprisals which remind one of the reprisal killings and torture done by Saddam , by the Former Shah of Iran or even the German soldiers under the Nazi Regime.

And some Human Rights groups and the United Nations special Raporteur has suggested that the Drone attacks conducted by Obama may also have been just a matter of retaliation. They kill one of ours we kill a hundred of theirs.

Presidential Candidate Tom Tancredo advocates bombing of Mecca and Medina to fight against Islamic Terrorism

The Russians are coming no the Socialist are coming, the Feminist are no the correct response according to Hate Mongers such as Lou Dobbs, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity & Tom Tancredo is the Mexicans & Latinos are coming but so are the Muslims. Muslims are out out to invade and destroy America . Mexican & Latinos also out to destroy America. Acccording these consiracy theories it is even possible that the Muslims are wotking together with the Mexicans and Latinos to undermine American sovereignty and America's traditional culture. At the very least these groups along with "Liberals" and Homosexuals Feminists, the ACLU are a threat and may possibly challenge to some minor degree White Heterosexual Male Christian privilege . To these Hate Merchants any such outsider group which wants to have their civil rights protected is seen as an attack on traditional American values . Of course these racists believe Latinos, Mexicans, Muslims and just about anyone who is not a Real American is inferior and subhuman. This is why they would see nothing disturbing about setting up minefields and machine guns along a walled border which would just mow down men women and children trying to jump the wall.( for a film reference see John Carpenter's Escape From LA )

Is Tom Tancredo's Immigration Ad Racist Fear-Mongering?Nov. 2007

Rachel Maddow -Tom Tancredo
Bay Buchanan & Tom Tancredo love Marcus Epstein, DC street racist
06_05_09 visit:

Tancredo also proposed a Bill providing for an unusual loyalty test in which Muslims must take an oath that they would "not advocate installing a Sharia law system in the United States " Would he next suggest Catholics entering or even those now residing in the US take an oath that they will be loyal to America first and the Vatican Second and would he require all Jewish Americans to swear loyalty to America first and Israel second so should Moonies swear to obey the president first and their religious leader Sun Myung Moon second- tell that one to the Washington Times!

Tom Tancredo introduced the Bill : : the `Jihad Prevention Act'110th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 6975"

To require aliens to attest that they will not advocate installing a Sharia law system in the United States as a condition for admission, and for other purposes.IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES September 18, 2008.

The 10 Worst Congressmen 6. MR. BIGOTRY TOM TANCREDO (R-COLO.) by Tim Dickinson at Rolling Stone Oct. 17, 2006

The House Immigration Reform Caucus certainly has its share of hard-core xenophobes: One member, Rep. Steve King of Iowa, calls illegal immigration a "terrorist attack on the United States" and wants to erect an electrified fence to control Mexicans like livestock. But the founder of the caucus -- and the undisputed king of Republican bigotry -- is Tancredo, a dark-horse presidential contender for 2008. "He's got the best track record in Congress," raves Gordon Baum, head of the Council for Conservative Citizens, a "pro-white" group that lauds Tancredo for protecting America from a "full-scale invasion" of Latin immigrants.
Elected to the House in 1998, Tancredo has not only led the fight to deport every undocumented worker in America -- a proposal that would cost at least $200 billion -- but has called for halting all immigration, legal and otherwise.

In one unforgettable move, Tancredo wanted to deport the family of an undocumented high school boy who was profiled in The Denver Post for his perfect grades.

The grandson of Italian immigrants, Tancredo traces his interest in politics to the eighth grade, when he played Fidel Castro in a class assignment. He urges America to reject "the siren song of multiculturalism" and depicts Islam as "a civilization bent on destroying ours." In September, when Pope Benedict XVI sparked riots by condemning Islam as "evil," Tancredo urged him not to apologize. Even the right has noted his unbridled looniness on the subject: In July, when Tancredo proposed that America respond to any future terrorist attack by bombing Mecca and other holy sites, the National Review came to an unavoidable conclusion: "Tom Tancredo is an idiot."

From his website:

Tom Tancredo

Years ago he was a lone voice in the wilderness. Speaking out against the ills of the illegal alien invasion. No one in the halls of power wanted to listen at that time. As a congressman, he once showed surveillance video of illegal border crossings to hundreds of his colleagues. Trafficking in faceless immigrants and illicit drugs. No one wanted to see it. In just 4 minutes, hundreds of members of congress, his colleagues, had vacated the room. They weren't interested. No one wanted to listen.

Years since then Tom has carried the torch. Doing whatever it takes to protect our borders, the language of our country's founders and to save our shared American culture. His championing of these tenets has gained him supporters who believe in his ideals.

The idea that America is going to lose its current or traditional culture or language is just a matter of fear mongering. Even if America would take on Spanish as an official second language this will not cause the death of the English language in America. There are many countries which have two or more official languages and they have survived in fact for some this is part of their identity .

Would these Nativist insist that everyone speak English and if you don't you get fined or arrested. Let's see them try that in an Italian neighborhood or Ukranian or Polish or in "China Town". So what if they speak their native language amongst themselves in private or in public. Next thing you know they'll be policing the English language so that regional dialects from New Jersey to the deep South or West Virginia or Pennsylvania would all be forced to take proper English classes from whom- a new Yorker , a Bostonian fellow. Sorry but language is supposed to be a living thing not set in granite. Countries have tried this have usually have been less than successful or even hasten the decline of a language.

Tancredo Ventures Further Out on the Fringe by Rob Waters on October 8, 2009

The "Conservative Movement " in the United States has adopted various proven propaganda techniques which have been used by advertisers, dictators and demagogues such as Hitler.

One of the techniques is first simplifying a message and then repeating it over and over. For instance Lou Dobbs says Immigrants are an invasion force and then Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Chris Wallace, Rush Limbaug, Bill O'Reilly and Tom Tancredo & Pat Buchanan repeat it word for word . Then to back it up they have these phony so-called unbiased experts on illegal-immigration on their programs to present their dubious studies and conclusions combined with anecdotal evidence . The fact is these experts belong to organizations such as F.A.I.R., NumbersUSA & other anti-immigration groups which are backed financially for the most part or at least are given a large amount of "Seed Funds" by a small group of individuals such as John Tanton (- more about him next time).

During the Bush/Cheney years we saw the technique of simplifying a message to a sound bite which could be repeated and easily remembered - the more imaginative the better such as "smoking gun in the shape of a mushroom cloud" . But repetition was crucial and that it be repeated by various members of the media and not just a few obvious shills so if you get the Washington Post & The New York Times and reputable TV network journalist who were "trusted" repeating the message like an ongoing "Mantra" which would become irresistible to those who knew only what these messengers were telling them and did not realize they should always check other sources. Of course if the majority in the Media, the Press are involved then how does one question the source.

Repeating sound bites -

War On Terror

Saddam has Weapons of Mass Destruction
Saddam has Atomic bombs which he is willing to use(oops- so does the US , Britain, France, India, Pakistan, China, & Israel)
Saddam was connected in some way to 9/11,
Saddam is a brutal dictator
Saddam uses torture(oops)
Saddam controls the Media & the Press(oops again)
Saddam is evil incarnate ( compared to whom the US CIA & its Military run by Cheney the Sadist watching torture tapes for laughs)
"we don't want the smoking gun to be in the shape of a Mushroom Cloud"
Pre-9/11 mind set
America does not torture
torture is not torture
- enhanced interrogation techniques are not abuse or torture (Cheney rewrites laws and the dictionary & historycause he's God-or sent by God or the other guy)
torture worked
using torture thousand of American lives have been spared,
Halliburton, KBR and Blackwater and other outsourced or contracted out companies are "real Americans" "true Patriots"
anyone criticizing Bush is aiding & abetting the "enemy"
Freedom of dissent is not permitted in War Time

Then with "Conservative Movements" attacks on
Barack Obama:
is too radical
knew radicals
is not a US citizen
is a secret Muslim, Obama is a Manchurian candidate
is a socialist
making America unsafe
is an appeaser
has no ideas
unable to create good policies
doesn't understand the enemy
hates Israel
FEMA camps are real
hates America
hates all white Americans,death panels
& ACORN caused America's financial meltdown,
Obama=Hitler/Mussolini/Stalin/Lenin/ Pol Pott or the Anti-Christ,
is a tool of The New World Order
is a Reptilian from inner earth

Race & Immigration
" they do not share our values"
Muslims have a culture of death
All Muslims are taught to hate America, the West and Christianity
Muslims want to take over America from the inside

Illegal-immigrants -undocumented citizens or workers
Mexicans Latinos
"they do not share our values"
disease ridden
have no morals
criminals by nature
inferior to whites
want to reconquer part or all of continental America
sexually perverted
a drain on US economy
stealing jobs from "Real Americans"
destroying America's traditional values

Anyway I'll leave you with this final thought as it were.

Will the current "Conservative Movement" be willing to be patient and bide their time till they are able to take power legally by elections or impeachment. If they over excite their base then violence may become prevalent at which time a "strong man or strong woman" as a member of the Conservative Movement or someone willing to be their puppet would be forced to take action to save the nation.

The other contingency is that in response to a prevalence of violence and a national crisis in which the nation is on the verge of a break down of civil society President Obama would be forced to take control-even this would be a good outcome given the mindset of the current Conservative movement. In this way Obama would be fulfilling the right's attitudes and prophecies concerning Obama's True Agenda even though this was not part of his plan. This would prove once and for all that "liberals" or the Democratic Party are not up to the job of defending and protecting America from threats without or within.

also see: Why I Urged CNN to Take Dobbs Off the Air by Richard Cohen at hate Watch Splc on July 28, 2009

and : from : SPLC President Calls on CNN to Remove Lou Dobbs from Air, Cites Newsman's Support for Extremist-Inspired 'Birther' Claims, July 24, 2009

and so it goes,

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