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The know nothings were the forerunners of the neocons and Rove is their Aaron

1856 Know Nothing platform The advocacy of a sound, healthy and safe Nationality.
1856 Know Nothing platform American Constitutions & American sentiments.
1856 Know Nothing platform More stringent & effective Emigration Laws.
1856 Know Nothing platform The amplest protection to Protestant Interests.
1856 Know Nothing platform The doctrines of the revered Washington.
1856 Know Nothing platform The sending back of all foreign paupers.
1856 Know Nothing platform Formation of societies to protect American interests.
1856 Know Nothing platform Eternal enmity to all those who attempt to carry out the principles of a foreign Church or State.
1856 Know Nothing platform Our Country, our whole Country, and nothing but our Country.
1856 Know Nothing platform American Laws, and American Legislation, and Death to all foreign influences, whether in high places or low

The Know Nothing conflict erupted in huge draft riots during the Civil War and perhaps ended with the election of JFK.

The present conflict has a longer arc. It began with the first slave ships and it will not end until our prison society is a distant memory and poverty is eliminated because it is no longer necessary with a technology that can produce abundance without requiring the subjugation of workers.
America is a bold experiment in moving humanity a bit more to the good side of the spectrum of life.

The know nothings were the forerunners of the neocons and Rove is their Aaron. The Kochs are quintessential know-nothings whose interests are exactly linked to the imperial economy the neocons have sought to protect.



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