This summer I was flabbergasted by the sudden emergence of the proposed New York “mosque” as a major national issue. It seemed to be a spontaneous uprising of sentiment, mysteriously appearing nine years after 9/11. What could explain this bizarre eruption of Islamophobia?
Well, as this article explains in detail, there was nothing “spontaneous” about the eruption of this issue. It had been orchestrated by the neoconservatives for years before. I had never heard of of the controversies over the Islamic Society of Boston’s Cultural Center or the Khalil Gibran International Academy in Brooklyn, since those never reached critical national exposure. But those two Islamophobic campaigns were, in Max Blumenthal’s words, “more about movement building than success, no less national security.”
In other words, a conspiracy. A conspiracy to build a movement. Like the Conservative Conspiracy in which I was involved in the late 1950s. We weren’t purposely “secret.” It was just that nobody was paying attention to us—yet.
So, my question is, what are they planning next, after their great success with the “World Trade Center Mosque” issue?
Let me suggest one possible answer, and I welcome your comments. I think their next goal is the effective takeover of the Tea Party movement. How else explain neocons like Bill Kristol jumping aboard that ship—they’ve never been small-government types before—and the emergence of Sarah Palin as the alleged “leader” of the movement? After all, to the neocons, domestic issues are negotiable; Israel (meaning the Likud) is not.
P.S. Another question I’ve always had is, how do people like David Horowitz have so much money? You’ll find the answer to that question in this article too. While LewRockwell.com and The American Conservative struggle for existence, the neocons have untold millions at their disposal.1:53 pm on December 20, 2010 Email David Franke