The 'Hatemongers' Are Among Us
By Jeff Gates
Hate is a harsh word. As the counterpoint to love, hate
reigns supreme among those emotions that the faith traditions seek to expunge
from the human heart. Hate, we’re told, is the face of evil seen in plumes of
smoke and ash on 911. Yet hate also serves a purpose for those adept at
In the aftermath of that horrific event, hate, we’re
assured, is a desired emotional state. Yet induced hate led us into two
unwinnable wars. Hate may yet take us into Iran. Or Pakistan.
That hate is also bankrupting us both financially and
This 4-part series identifies those who induce us to
hate—and describes how.
As the “how” of hate-mongering becomes transparent, its
common source will become apparent. With transparency comes accountability.
That’s when you can watch for hate to emerge yet again to shield those who hide
behind the toxic charge of “anti-Semitism.”
With the shared knowledge of how hate is evoked and
sustained, those provoked to hate can say with confidence “Never Again” to
those complicit in inducing this evil.
Timing is Everything
Hate can be personal or geopolitical. Those who induced us
to war in the Middle East made it personal.
The murderous provocation of 911 was emotionally wrenching and intensely
personal. As a people, our gut reaction ensured that support for the war would
In the aftermath of that mass murder on U.S. soil, Martin Peretz, editor of
The New Republic, summed up the
situation: “We are all Israelis now.”
So now we can all be persuaded to hate Muslims—even if we’ve
never met one.
The shared mental environment was flooded with what then
seemed like plausible justifications for the invasion of Iraq: Iraqi WMD; Iraqi ties to Al Qaeda; Iraqi
meetings with Al Qaeda in Prague; Iraqi mobile
biological weapons laboratories; Iraqi purchases of yellowcake uranium from Niger.
We now know that all those rationales were fixed around a
preset agenda. Yet a critical mass of false beliefs sufficed to take us to war.
For those skilled at inducing hate, consensus beliefs need not be true, they need
only be credible—and only for a limited time.
With a corrupt consensus ruling the day, anyone offering
proof that Iraq
was not a threat was dismissed as unpatriotic or soft on terrorism.
This 911-prompted hate fest started with Iraq, a former
ally, as a U.S.-led invasion kicked off The Clash of Civilizations. The bravado
of “bring ‘em on” quickly became “shock and awe” as a vicious invasion was
pursued with a relaxed “Aw Shucks” attitude supported with a media campaign
comprised of photo ops of a commander-in-chief nonchalantly clearing brush at
his home in Crawford, Texas.
became “We’re still the world’s biggest and baddest in the war-waging business.
Just you watch.”
And watch us go broke as America
led an Atlantic coalition that, like Israel, alienated much of the
An Invalid War
Plus there’s anotAfgher strategic problem: our reason for
was “invalid.” That’s the assessment of Defense Secretary Robert Gates. He
should know. After the invasion, the invalid storyline quickly shifted to
“Saddam the Evil Doer” as our rationale.
How can the rationale be invalid? If we’re all Israelis now,
surely that entitles us to invade lands belonging to Muslims, kill them,
transform them into refugees and, with impunity, create widespread outrage
among the broader Muslim population.
Let’s fast-forward to nine years after a high-profile
slaughter in Manhattan
and survey our success in the stark light of hindsight. Are we more secure? Are
we more prosperous? Are Americans facing a brighter future? Are our children
proud of the outcome?
has occupied Palestinian land for more than six decades. The September 13th
issue of Time magazine captured the Israeli sentiment: “Why Israel Doesn’t
Care About Peace.”
Israelis are too busy prospering to care. Outraged Muslims
are a nuisance but they’re now largely marginalized and, for the most part,
manageable. Is that what happened to us? Have Americans become Israelis?
Not long ago an internal poll of friendly foreign
intelligence agencies ranked our best and worst allies — those who behave as
friends to the U.S.
versus those who are clearly foes. Israel ranked dead last as a
reliable ally. Though their brazen theft of technical and industrial secrets is
well known among those in the know, the broader U.S. public remains deceived or in
Most Americans still see Israel as an ally. The facts
confirm that’s a dangerous delusion.
Meanwhile Mossad agents are recruiting Arab-Americans to spy
on their neighbors in the U.S.
Though Tel Aviv is called on the carpet three times as often as other nations, Israel still ranks third in the aggressiveness
of its U.S. operations,
behind only China and Russia.
That ranking may well be out of date with Israel now first in foreign operations on U.S. soil.
Other Telling Signs
Zionist Jews deployed terror and intimidation to occupy
Muslim lands long before Harry Truman was induced in 1948 to recognize an
extremist enclave as a legitimate nation state. Disputes over land remain at
the heart of the expansionist agenda for Greater Israel.
On September 7, Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, asked
that the U.S. settle a
dispute over the Israeli expansion of settlements that threaten to derail Mideast peace talks. Those talks have dragged on since
1967. Settling those disputes would disrupt the Zionist agenda.
In a telling rebuke, on September 12th, Tel Aviv rejected a
proposed visit to Israel by
the foreign ministers of France,
Spain, Britain, Germany
Why? These senior diplomats sought a remedy to that dispute in order to achieve
a long-evasive peace.
Therein lies Israel’s
strategic strength. Absent this sustained provocation (43 years and counting),
hatred might subside and peace may become a possibility. That’s a danger Tel
Aviv works hard to avoid.
September 12th also saw the release of a new report
indicating that 2,066 new homes would be constructed in the West
Bank as soon as the temporary freeze expires September 26th.
Meanwhile back in the U.S., Americans remain unaware of
how many contracts for Homeland Security were awarded to Israeli firms or to
firms owned by pro-Israelis. Nor do Americans realize how many Homeland
Security outlays have been directed to Jewish community centers.
That’s all the more reason for Zionists—both Jewish and
Christian—to create an uproar about an Islamic Community Center planned for
construction two blocks from the 911 site in Manhattan.
And all the more reason for a Christian-Zionist preacher to
designate the ninth anniversary of 911 as “International Burn a Koran Day” at
his 50-member church.
The Koran gambit gained global attention, stoked by a media
dominated by Jewish Zionists. High profile political personalities ensured that
this hate-mongering stunt was kept in the forefront of international news
coverage in the lead-up to the anniversary of modern history’s best-known
JEFF GATES is author of Guilt By Association, Democracy
at Risk, and The Ownership Solution. Visit Jeff's web site for more information.
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(Issue # 17, April 26, 2010)