It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Come on man.. No one is pulling the strings.
There is a power so organized, so subtle, so complete, and so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it." - Woodrow Wilson
The three aims of the tyrant are, one, the humiliation of his subjects; he knows that a mean-spirited man will not conspire against anybody; two, the creation of mistrust among them; for a tyrant is not to be overthrown until men begin to have confidence in one another -- and this is the reason why tyrants are at war with the good; they are under the idea that their power is endangered by them, not only because they will not be ruled despotically, but also because they are too loyal to one another and to other men, and do not inform against one another or against other men -- three, the tyrant desires that all his subjects shall be incapable of action, for no one attempts what is impossible and they will not attempt to overthrow a tyranny if they are powerless. - Aristotle
Divide and conquer - King Philip II
The phrase is attributed to Philip II, king of Macedon (382-336 BC), describing his policy toward the Greek city-states. In politics, divide and rule (also known as divide and conquer) is referring to a strategy of gaining and maintaining power based on the fact that many smaller opponents are easier to manage than one larger one.
The strategy includes:
* breaking up power alliances into smaller chunks that are easier to subdue/manage
* preventing small power groups from linking up and becoming more powerful
Effective use of this technique allows those with limited power to control those who collectively would have had a lot more influence.
If your enemy is secure at all points, be prepared for him. If he is in superior strength, evade him. If your opponent is temperamental, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant. If he is taking his ease, give him no rest. If his forces are united, separate them. If sovereign and subject are in accord, put division between them. Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected. - Sun Tzu, the Art of War
It is a natural result of our policies. You can witness these conflicts on a personal level in your everyday life and then extrapolate simple experience into a basic understanding of the REAL (not imagined) forces at work in Western Cultures..
On an individual level, if you and I lived together, I might smoke and drink and do my laundry at 11pm when you have to be at work by 5am.
You might feel that I am killing myself, my smoke that blows into your window upsets you and that I make too much noise when I am buzzed and screaming at the boxing match on TV. Since the washer and drier are just down the hall from your room, my laundry keeps you up when you need to be sleeping too!
I am not a bad guy.. I don't hurt people purposely, I don't steal, I don't wish you any harm.. I have a different lifestyle and different priorities and they are getting in your way. I make you uncomfortable and unhappy because I bring things into your life that you don't want to deal with.
Want to live with me?
If I DEMANDED that you be required to live with me but that I can not be forced to respect your needs, how would you feel?
No scale it up to a vast scale, where a social and political system are exploited by alien cultures in order for them to force your lifestyle to serve their interests. It's the nightmare houseguest writ large. While most cultures around the world do NOT accept the influence of outside cultures so easily, Western Cultures are being strong armed by invading cultures.
The most amazing aspect of it all is that the West is bedeviled for these open policies while simultaneously having those very policies exploited in order for outsiders to force their own cultural values on the host.
The west is "racist, hegemonic and imperialist".. while supporting investment in infrastructure, education and agriculture in 2nd and 3rd world nations on a level never before seen and having the most accessible societies that have ever existed.
If anything, the conspiracies are coming from the outside!
Originally posted by ModernAcademia
White Americans believe anti-white prejudice is a bigger problem than anti-black bias, study finds
(visit the link for the full news article)
Anti-white prejudice - considered almost non-existent in the '50s - is now perceived among white Americans as a bigger problem than anti-black bias
The numbers suggest "that whites also linked the decrease in anti-black sentiment over the last half century to an increase in anti-white bias over the same time period," the authors wrote.
Blacks also saw an increase in anti-white bias, although in much, much smaller numbers: from 1.4 to 1.8.
Originally posted by Maslo
Have you ever seen white people nerd-rage about the fact that rap music is mainstream?
That has to do with the quality of the genre than racial prejudices, IMHO. I doubt people would rage if for example, jazz was mainstream..
Casting a black guy to play a role of a nordic god described as "the whitest of the gods" is quite rage-inducing..
Originally posted by Newbomb Turk
Originally posted by Fiberx
the Host culture is being torn apart by the demands of outsiders.
Our policies of multiculturalism are a failure and if we are not careful our roots and cultures will be swallowed by what is largely a flood of 3rd world cultures (these are the people that do not integrate most often). Once this happens the nations that suffer this fate will collapse (if the incoming cultures were effective they wouldn't be flooding into western nations for food and safety!! Just logical.)
Unfortunately I think it is largely too late for our shared cultures to survive.
That's what happened to ancient Rome.
Originally posted by Adillin2012
reply to post by Skewed
And your point is? This comment has nothing to do with the study. It just seems like you're trying to claim that all African Americans teenagers respond in an ignorant manner.
And to everyone complaining about anti-white bias: cry me a river.edit on 25-5-2011 by Adillin2012 because: (no reason given)