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Americanism and the new american paradigm note this paper is 99 opinion and inspired by Noam Chomskys 1997 lecture in boston on Propaganda And Control of the Public Mind The year was 1989 the cold war had subsided and America was looking for a new paradigm a new reason to keep people on our side The beauty of the Cold War was that you could blow the communist whistle and americans would be up in arms about the situation And for a while it worked Take the cuban missle crisis for instance JFK had a meeting with the president of mexico and asked for their help in combating the communist russian tentacle that was cuba The mexican president refused saying that if he announced that Cuba was a threat 400000 mexicans would die laughing And that was somewhat true the idea that a little nation like cuba that could hardly keep clothes on its citizens back being a national threat was poprosterous But that was how firm a grip the concept of the Cold War had on america But that had worn off until recently During the Cold War America gave six billion dollars only dont ask them that theyll never admit to it to a small guerilla group in afganistan Maybe youve heard of them they call themselves the AlQueda Nevertheless the AlQueda was going to be used to help us combat the russians and minimal fighting followed but nothing ground breaking Now call it a twist of fate call it a conspiracy call it whatever you may but i think its rather amusing that the same guerilla group we funded in the 80s is what is pushing citizens deeper into the concept of Americanism Let me explain that a little better Take all of the countries in the world only the most fundamentalist of countries has such a concept Here as free as we may seem you would
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