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Ron Paul Video: IMAGINE! China Invades America!

Some of the readers on the site have expressed concern that I have been focusing too much on U.S. foreign policy instead of Islamophobia.  However, I believe that bombing, invading, and occupying Muslim lands–our foreign policy in a nutshell–is the Greater Islamophobia.  It represents not just the apex of Islamophobia but is also the main source of it.  It is the result of Islamophobia and it results in Islamophobia.  It perpetuates a vicious cycle of hatred.

Studying anti-Japanese sentiment during World War II–without recognizing the connection to the war itself–would be seen as absurd.  Similarly, talking about Islamophobia–without placing that in the context of the so-called War on Terror–would be foolish.  It is impossible to explain “why they hate us” without taking a critical look at “what we do to them.”

No sane person would argue that American Indians fought white people–even engaging in violent acts that could be classified as terrorism against civilians–because of their inherent hatred for white people or because of their religion.  Clearly, they hated white people because white people invaded their land, killed them, and occupied them.  Similarly, with regard to Muslims today, the standard answers to the question of “why they hate us”–such as “they hate us for our freedoms” or because of their religion–will in the future not be taken seriously.

Ron Paul is the only well-known presidential candidate to recognize this fact.  As a liberal/progressive, I may strongly disagree with Dr. Paul’s domestic policies, but I also recognize that all the other presidential candidates from the two parties are–and will be–warmongers.  One may cast out Ron Paul as a fringe candidate, a libertarian “nut”, etc.–this fact alone speaks volumes about how widespread warmongering is among our political class and national discourse that I, as a liberal and peace-loving voter, cannot find anyone else to vote for.  In the last election, my choice was between one warmonger who hinted at war against Iran (John McCain) and another warmonger who hinted at war against Pakistan (Barack Obama).

[Note: I'd like to point out that I am not sure who I will vote for in the upcoming election (I'm ambivalent toward Ron Paul), and--to be extremely clear--LoonWatch has not endorsed any candidate.]

In any case, there is a Ron Paul video going around called “IMAGINE!  China Invades America!”  Let’s leave aside the standard flame-wars about Ron Paul and instead focus on the subject matter in the video:

If you understand this video, you will have understood almost everything you need to know about Islamophobia.

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  • Solid Snake

    @Roger
    “I think the definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over again and expecting a different result”

    Lol nice Im guessing you saw the Farcry 3 demo. if not go to youtube and type in farcry 3.

    As for me I will not vote, There is no choice only the illusion. Paul wont win, third parties will not win. corporations and foreign interests groups ultimately decide the winner. I wont vote because not voting will be my way of not contributing to the killings, wars, and corruption.

  • Roger

    I think the definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over again and expecting a different result. I am voting for Ron Paul because he is the only candidate that I mostly agree with. I do not agree with his stance on abortion but the principle is what is important. He always votes to limit the Federal Government and to return power to the States as the Constitution allows. Those powers not delegated by the States to the Federal government are reserved to power of the States. When you have States rights being trumped by the Federal government you have a problem. He voted against the civil rights act because he felt it caused more racial disharmony than it helped. Everybody can agree something had to be done. The idea that he was opposed to was that of having people split into groups i.e. African-Americans, Muslim-Americans, Caucasian-Americans etc. This allows us to be apart and different from each other and splits the people. We are all Americans.

    To say our policies have no blow-back is absurd. If your neighbor keeps dumping his trash in your yard you would get pissed and probably seek some sort of retaliation. This is the only policy that makes sense. The problem is we have been killing people for so long we are accustomed to it. An irrational fear of something. There is another video out about everyone fearing our 8,500 nuclear weapons and our ability to deliver them anywhere in the world. The argument is absurd against returning our troops home.

    Ron Paul 2012

    Obama lied to Medical Cannabis patients. The DEA is raiding Americans as we speak and seizing their homes, assets and businesses.

    I would be more concerned with the freedoms that have evaporated under the so called “Patriot Act” and the Defense Authorization Act.

    Additional food for thought. Imagine if Obama is your guy and he does not win.

    Who would you rather have for president?

    Mitt Romney-Does anyone really know what he will do to us?

    Santorum- His policies on abortion and Gay marriage make Ron Paul look liberal.

    Newt Gingrich-I think I will move to Canada

    Ron Paul-My choice for president.

    You might want to hedge your bet at the very least and vote for Ron Paul in your state primary.

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