Press TV Debate: Dumbed-down West brainwashed into hating refugees

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Press TV has interviewed Kevin Barrett, an editor with Veterans Today from Madison, and Lawrence J. Korb, a US foreign policy analyst from Washington, to discuss the new anti-refugee sentiments in the United States.

Barrett maintains the United States is “so dumbed down” that a significant segment of its population, brainwashed by the neoconservative narrative, believes the “only way to unite a society is through hatred of an external enemy.”

The neoconservative thinkers have been pursuing a program to whip up hatred of Muslims and foreigners in general, he says, adding that the narrative has resorted to anti-Muslim sentiments after the end of the Cold War to identify the Islam followers as the new enemy.

Barrett argues: “The primary beneficiaries of this of course have been the military industrial complex,” noting that the US has also attempted to strengthen the position of Zionists in the Middle East through demonizing Muslim nations.

Pointing to the United States’ role in the Middle East region, he notes, the regime change policy has caused insecurity in Iraq and Syria and forced the people of both countries to flee their homes.

The United States has destroyed nation-states in the Middle Eastern and African countries like Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Libya and Sudan, but Washington refuses to shoulder its responsibility to the people who lost their countries as a result of the US foreign policy.

Korb, for his part, opines that US President Barack Obama will veto a new bill against refugees, adding that the anti-refugee sentiment dates back to the 19th century when people of different nationalities fled horrible situations in their homelands and tried to come to the United States.

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  1. Someone in an article this weekend wondered out-loud how Americans can allow the current events to happen so passively and here how Americans can be dumbed down .. I laughed a bit and wondered why its a mystery. ?? Feel free to come by my hood in a very large well known metropolitan area were most walk, and the demographics tend to be mostly under 40. Its pretty darn obvious. Doesn’t anyone feel like the movie “Night of the living Dead? The only thing that matters to a large percentage of our society is whats on that damn little toy they have. Its the most pathetic thing ive seen in my entire life. . Although have one myself i loath the day that thing was invented. And you don’t think TPTB don’t know this?

  2. Can anybody tell us who are those “immigrants”, of what religion, their number, former occupation, and how did they manage to pass the customs, and with what money did they acquire accomodation, and how and where are they allowed to work? I keep hearing of migrant invasion, of “savage Muslims” wanting to “rape White Europeans” , “to throw acid on their faces”, and “to destroy western civilisation”. Scott Bennett is spreading some of this hysteria on “truthconnections” addressing Ole Dammegard.
    I was once prosecuted and fined over 2 thousand francs for employing a foreigner who was legally married to a French national and had the right to work, and who I was employing in all legality. He was arrested by the Police at the Windsor Hotel in Paris where I was the Manager and jailed. The Police threatened to strip me naked if I did not shut up when I went to bail him out!
    How come was it now so easy for “migrants” to INVADE Europe and CONQUER AND CORRUPT THE WHITE MAN’S VALUES???

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