The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Pumping Up Hatred to Fuel Wars

Feb 16, 2015

The effect of all the media fear mongering over ISIS can be seen in several recent attacks here in this country.

In one week: a white man shot and killed a young Muslim woman, her sister and her husband in Chapel Hill, North Carolina; two white men attacked and beat an Arab-American Muslim man at a supermarket in Dearborn, Michigan; and a Muslim school was burned in Houston.

A witness to the Dearborn attack said the attackers shouted insults just before they assaulted the man: “I hear ‘ISIS,’ I hear ‘terrorist,’ I hear ‘go back to your country’ and ‘raghead.’ Then all of a sudden, the man is punching this Arabic man, fists started flying.” The Arabic man’s young children watched helplessly.

The rulers of this country depend on war to enforce their control over the world. To gain support for these wars, or at least acceptance, they stir up fear, suspicion and hatred in the population.

If any workers allow themselves to be duped into that fear and hatred, they are being played for fools. Our REAL enemies, those who profit from these wars, will be laughing all the way to their blood-soaked bank!