FRONT PAGE CONTRIBUTOR
Does The US Welfare System Benefit Jihadists?
We Can’t Say The Russians Were Liars On This One.
Our government, our media and the increasingly auto-beclowning supporters of our current national Zeitgeist strive manfully athwart ratiocination to rapidly disconnect the dots on The Boston Marathon Terror Bombing. Like the brilliant government bureaucrat who classified the Major Nidal Hasan’s Fort Hood Jihad Spray-Job as workplace violence, they aren’t lying per se. They’re just bull-(radio edit). Like the evil Jack Nicholson character in A Few Good Men, their operational assumption with respect to the American People is “You can’t handle the truth.”
The truth we supposedly can’t handle, quite simply is this.
State officials confirmed last night that Tsarnaev, slain in a raging gun battle with police last Friday, was receiving benefits along with his wife, Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, and their 3-year-old daughter. The state’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services said those benefits ended in 2012 when the couple stopped meeting income eligibility limits. Russell Tsarnaev’s attorney has claimed Katherine — who had converted to Islam — was working up to 80 hours a week as a home health aide while Tsarnaev stayed at home. In addition, both of Tsarnaev’s parents received benefits, and accused brother bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan were recipients through their parents when they were younger, according to the state. The news raises questions over whether Tsarnaev financed his radicalization on taxpayer money *
And the details make it even more shameful. Switch to decaf before you read on. I’d just hate it if my five or six constant readers got mad as hell and couldn’t take it anymore.
In 2011, the Russians contacted the FBI because they believed that Tamerlan Tsarneav was somewhat more violent and prone towards hatefulness than your average Chechnyan. The US government then placed Tamerlan Tsarneav on a terror watch list. Republican Senator Susan Collins tells us about how well this worked for us.
“This is troubling to me that this many years after the attacks on our country in 2001 that we still seem to have stovepipes that prevent information from being shared effectively,” she said.
And just how could the US Welfare System benefit jihadists? That’s a pretty hard-core accusation -even if I say so myself. The first and easiest explanation involves giving an already radicalized jihadist a means of support and funding that leaves him with a lot of spare time. An EBT Card may not pay as much as a full-time job, but it also isn’t demanding 40 hours of your time. The physical capitol used to bomb the Boston Marathon finish line doesn’t require innovative financing from a Wall Street tycoon. CNN claims it can be done on a $100 budget.
The real resource requirement here is one that subsistence on welfare would give the Tsarneavs plenty of. The Tsarneavs needed a lot of time on their hands to plot, organize and perform reconnaissance. Being on welfare meant that they had no time constraints and nowhere that anyone expected them to be. The generosity of the US Welfare System gave Tamerlan Tsarneav the very things he needed to make The Boston Marathon Bombing happen. It made things almost easy for him.
Another way in which our welfare system could possibly help harden the hideous resolve of a new, fledgling jihadist involves the concepts of honor and respect. The system does everything in its power to destroy self-respect and independence. It attempts to force you into the borg. The story of Food-Stamp Recruiter, Dillie Nerios is almost enough to make *me* hate Amerika and I was born here.
In fact, it is Nerios’s job to enroll at least 150 seniors for food stamps each month, a quota she usually exceeds. Alleviate hunger, lessen poverty: These are the primary goals of her work. But the job also has a second and more controversial purpose for cash-strapped Florida, where increasing food-stamp enrollment has become a means of economic growth, bringing almost $6 billion each year into the state. The money helps to sustain communities, grocery stores and food producers. It also adds to rising federal entitlement spending and the U.S. debt.
So the State of Florida sends this woman around to create greater welfare dependency. This is done so that money can be taken from current taxpayers and future generations. This is then transferred to grocery store magnates and agri-business conglomerates that truly benefit the most from our dishonestly entitled “War on Poverty.”
For me, I’ve worked for our government long enough to assume the properly jaded attitude of cynical existential indifference to the typical fraud that increasingly comprises the so-called “American Dream.” If I were younger, from a foreign country and filled with lies about what America is supposed to represent to humanity, I could be seriously disillusioned. If I were also convinced that this nation was engaged in a war to persecute my religion and was already paranoid enough to read Alex Jones for anything other than comic-relief, this would only add to a sullen attitude of hatred and contempt.
What would I come to believe about a nation where “Rhode Island hosts SNAP-themed bingo games for the elderly. Alabama hands out fliers that read: ‘Be a patriot. Bring your food stamp money home.’ Three states in the Midwest throw food-stamp parties where new recipients sign up en masse?” Oh well. Who is John Galt? Why not hate and detest the false advertizing that is Postmodern Amerika?
So does America’s Welfare System create Jihadists in a vacuum? No. But it certainly could engender the type of hatred and contempt for worthless humanity that makes it possible for a dehumanized and brutal egoist to be brainwashed into blowing up 8 Year-Old boys without the slightest lilt of remorse or regret. America’s Welfare system dehumanizes man. Dehumanized men are more likely to commit crime. The Russians certainly told us this was coming. After seven decades under Communist tyranny; they certainly were the ones who would know.