Allen West: Joseph Goebbels Would Be 'Very Proud' Of Democrats'

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) on Thursday invoked a prominent figure from Nazi Germany to answer a question about Americans not being happy with the work Congress is doing or better- is not doing. 
To the people who keep defend him and agree with him I have to say this:
I really don't mean to offend you but you and Allen West are simply not intellectual enough to understand this matter. Hateful rhetoric and vitriol is something the right insists to keep using, not just because of the Southern Strategy. Most of the time because of pure ignorance.
Don't get it twisted, I don't blame you for being a right-wing conservative, you have the right to favor any political party. But you should not simply repeat what you hear on Fox News or what Limbaugh and Beck say on a daily basis. Try to look at American politics from an outsider's perspective. Try to find out what the objective political commentators from outside the US are saying! Reading an international newspaper might be a good start. From Scandinavia, France or Germany. And keep in mind that Germany is a democratic, western, capitalist, non-socialist country with a lot of politicians who are intellectuals. (On the left and the right of the political spectrum). Even though they had huge problems over 65 years ago they are well aware of what hate speech is and would condemn Allen West's remarks. He would not even be successful in Germany with his rhetoric. People in Germany are sick and tired of divisive politicians. Germany and other European countries are worried about the US being so divided becoming more and more divided. They are all well aware of what vitriol in politics can lead to and see the US on a path where it will be easy for someone with a Nazi-mentally to suddenly run the Republican party.
The Brits are not really happy for Fox News being on their TV. That's regarded as propaganda. While one could say that every other media that is not conservative propaganda must be leftist propaganda let me tell you that that is wishful thinking of conservatives. Some middle of the road media is reporting exactly what "liberal propaganda outlets" are reporting. That's something you should think about. 
In "the old world" /Western Europe the fairness doctrine is still intact whereas in the US it is gone already. That is also something you should keep in mind. Try to look at yourself from the outside and please see for yourself that the parallels between the Republican Party and the NSDAP of the 3rd Reich are MUCH more obvious than they are between the Democratic Party and the NSDAP. Again, I am not trying to convert you to become a liberal or to hate on you. I'm rather trying to make you see the bigger picture. I know it is easier to say that I am plain wrong but this is something worthy to think about and/or to start researching. History books might also be a good start to see the parallels I mentioned. 


Rupert Murdoch's indoctrination, Cameron's EU fear and the society YOU live in!

Britain has always had a huge number of EU/Euro-sceptics. Especially newspapers and magazines with a very average readership had always been instilling fear and working with World War II analogies.
If one looks at Britain's future position within the EU from an intellectual standpoint then the outlook isn't pretty at all. They can't have much say any longer when it comes to financial problems of the Eurozone. That will ultimately go against their national interest. They are profiting from a financially stable Europe. At the same time they are hoping their strong British pound will be the answer to the currently weakening Euro. While that might be okay for the short term planning it certainly will be counter-productive after 3-4 years. Britain wont be able to have much political influence any more if they are not interested in contributing positively to the Eurozone.
They may condemn Syria's actions but they wont be able to participate in talks about financial European regulations.

Sooner or later the EU will make policies which are not in Britain's best interest. The Eurozone will probably become very strong again in a couple of years and Britain will have to deal with this fact.

If David Cameron had instead decided to be part of the pact, the large group of British Euro-sceptics would have given Cameron a hard time and Britain might have had a more bumpy road ahead towards greater financial stability, which would riled up the Euro-sceptics against the EU even more. Newspapers would have trashed him and the EU a lot more pointing out they predicted it well before.
Thanks to Rupert Murdoch the anti-European Union raging of his papers.
It's alright to be conservative but the way Murdoch, who is Australian, is infiltrating European AND US-politics and society is scary. Murdoch has the global power Hitler always dreamed of. The damage Foxnews does to the British and American society will have a longlasting effect. If you own the media you own the people. People who have little access to neutral and high quality media or refuse to consume those will be the easiest to manipulate. The internet is not making it easier at all.
The internet is full of shady sources that follow a certain agenda. Everything that is loud, colorful, sensational will spark a person's interest. Following this simple psycho-logic fact many countries will have societies which will turn into uber-sceptical, xenophobic and easy to manipulate tools for the ones in power. Many of these are likely to fall for conspiracy theories or believe that aliens are among us already. Britain is a prime example how Murdoch indirectly influenced a countries society and its policy-making organs. The US is following these footsteps already. Ever since the fairness doctrine had been removed the US is clearly heading to an idiocracy. You can tell that by the extreme positions of the Republican Party and by the way the average Joe is supporting these positions although these politicians are not working in his own best interest. He will keep voting against his own interest, possibly for the rest of his life. Simply because the media-manipulators indoctrinated him that well.

Intellectuals need to make sure that they keep reminding people that they should consume different media too. Intellectuals have the duty to remind people of neutrality and that sometimes it is best to look at things from different perspectives too instead of just repeating what a commentator of a certain channel/magazine said. I know that it is almost impossible to teach people how to change perspectives but if people can change from Christianity to Scientology and back to Bhuddism or whatsoever there is still hope that people eventually try to look at other positions to.
I encourage you to speak out against mass-misinformation and remind people to change perspectives sometimes! Ask people if consuming one media outlet only is the best way to get become a well rounded person that can understand how the world is actually working!


Carrier IQ - how bad is it really?

Please keep in mind that everytime you log onto the internet your Internet Service provider is legally obliged to store your IP address you had at the specific time, the content of web pages visited, and the recipients of e-mail messages. For an unspecified amount of time. The content of your email or pictures and videos are not being saved because it would simply take up too much money to buy servers to store all this data. Your ISP does not have google's money or server farms. However, the social network you just used to update your status saves EVERYTHING! Facebook saves messages, chats, calls, pictures, video, any click and any communication!! Even after you log out of facebook your web surfing is being tracked. Facebook admitted that it personalizes content by putting cookie files on user computers that remain even when users are logged out. Watch the video below to understand how dangerous facebook is. Also keep in mind that the NSA computers constantly search for certain keywords in ANY communication. If you used a keyword in an email, chat, telephone-call, etc. they will have a closer look at your communication. 

So how dangerous is Carrier IQ on your Blackberry, Apple iphone, Nokia or Android compared to that?
According to the video that a security researcher posted, Carrier IQ gathers and logs every physical button pressed, phone number dialed, the full text of text messages, and even search data. The software can capture details about videos watched, apps used and the users' location. Carrier IQ's VP of marketing, Andrew Coward, told AllThingsD this week that "We don't read SMS messages. We see them come in. We see the phone numbers attached to them. But we are not storing, analyzing or otherwise processing the contents of those messages."

Carrier IQ's main purpose is to use this data in order for your smartphone to work the way you as a customer is expecting it. It doesn't store pictures and videos and doesn't send it to anybody because your carrier would have great trouble to transfer all these huge files, it would bring down your carrier's network. Facebook saves all this data already. The NSA is spying on your communication already. Please direct your concern about privacy breaches at them. Google did not install Carrier IQ on your Android or iphone. Sprint or Verizon did. There is a huge article over at engadget about who did it, who has it and what to do now.
However, your Carrier IQ data is your data. As long your cellphone doesn't get stolen nobody can access this data. Only a person with hacking skills could find what Carrier IQ logs. Also, keep in mind that an unlocked phone can give FULL access to anything on your phone. Furthermore, the SD-card in your phone contains all pictures and videos, it can easily be taken out by anybody and the data on it can be viewed with any sd-card reader!

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