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CSM: Bedell Was A Rightwing Extremist

Some despicable reportage, even by the lowly standards of the crackpot cultists at The Christian Science:

John Patrick Bedell: Did right-wing extremism lead to shooting?

Authorities have identified John Patrick Bedell as the gunman in the Pentagon shooting. He appears to have been a right-wing extremist with virulent antigovernment feelings.

By Peter Grier Staff writer
posted March 5, 2010

Washington — John Patrick Bedell, whom authorities identified as the gunman in the Pentagon shooting on Thursday, appears to have been a right-wing extremist with virulent antigovernment feelings.

If so, that would make the Pentagon shooting the second violent extremist attack on a federal building within the past month. On Feb. 18, Joseph Stack flew a small aircraft into an IRS building in Austin, Texas. Mr. Stack left behind a disjointed screed in which, among other things, he expressed his hatred of the government.

Details of Mr. Bedell’s case are still emerging. But writings by someone with his same name and birth date, posted on the Internet, express ill will toward the government and the armed forces and question whether Washington itself might have been behind the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks

You would even think that the ‘reporters’ at the Christian Science Monitor would have noticed that ‘9/11 Truthers’ are to a man (or whatever they are) radical left-wingers.

But why let such details get in the way of a hit piece?

According to the Associated Press, an Internet posting made by someone using the name JpatrickBedell expressed a determination to see justice served in the case of Marine Col. James Sabow, who was found dead in his California home in 1991. Authorities have ruled this case a suicide, but it has become a cause célèbre among extremists who consider that ruling a coverup by the government.

The posting expressed general hatred of Washington and added that exposing the Sabow case would be “a step toward establishing the truth of events such as the September 11 demolition,” according to the AP.

The Pentagon attack and the destruction at the IRS building in Austin, Texas, come at a time of explosive growth in extremist-group activism across the United States, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks such organizations.

The number of US extremist paramilitary militias grew from 42 in 2008 to 127 in 2009, according to a just-released SPLC annual report.

So-called “Patriot” groups, steeped in antigovernment conspiracy theories, grew from 149 in 2008 to 512 in 2009 – an increase that the SPLC report judges as “astonishing.”

Of course the Christian Science Monitor would quote the ubiquitous propagandist (and Huffington Post columnist), Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s laughable Intelligence Project.

As we have shown time and again, Mr. Potokk simply makes up his facts just like the CSM seems to do.

For the record, here is Mr. Bedell’s supposed Wikipedia posting that so many of our watchdog, like the CSM, are selectively referencing:


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

My hope is to use the creativity of markets and advanced technology to transcend the destructive regimes that have fastened themselves upon the world. I have dreamed for an number of years of creating v:production econosystems, which I hope to apply to the creation of v:security service econosystems using new and economic mechanisms and information technology.

I have a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and studied biochemistry at San Jose State University. I’ve studied electrical engineering with the goal of creating microsystems for molecular analysis.[1][2][3][4] You can see a proposal to use aluminum anodization as an adsorption method for DNA molecules on CMOS chips at v:DNA_integrated_circuit/proposal_import_2007 (which originates from an unsuccessful DARPA proposal to create a "microMIRV" interoperable with standard firearms ammunition), and a proposal to use xenon difluoride to create a picoliter-scale computer-controlled device for sorting biomolecules (available at v:Capillary_electrode_array/proposal_import_2007), including DNA and protein molecules. My goals include the discovery of a protein sequence for the diamondase enzyme, enabling the creation of macroscale diamond structures, and the creation of self-assembled macrosystems with CMOS DNA-integrated circuits. The scale of these and other projects have led me to develop financial instruments representing information as a tool to manage large projects that are very knowledge-intensive.

I am determined to see that justice is served in the death of Colonel James Sabow, as a step toward establishing the truth of events such as the September 11 demolitions and institutions such as the coup regime of 1963 that maintains itself in power through the global drug trade, financial corruption, and murder, among other crimes. My work to develop information currency is an effort to create a framework for information management that uses financial markets to create the economic signals (prices) that will effect complex human actions in the real world based on specified information. My desire for justice led me to violate what I think is one of the most unjust laws, cannabis prohibition, by growing 16 cannabis plants on my balcony in Irvine, CA from March 2006 to June 2006. I’ve posted the Orange County, CA District Attorney’s complaint for this offense at http://cannabis.wikia.com/wiki/JPatrickBedell_2006-06-06_cannabis_felony_complaint .

One desired result of my effort is (will be) billions and billions of carefully cultivated, highly valuable cannabis plants growing throughout the United States with complete security of property. I have posted the image to the right in order to illustrate the use of cannabis as a monetary system using digital financial instruments. There are two information currency units in each of the PDF417 codes pictured. One of the information currency units is drawn from a series with "one gram cannabis" with the underlying asset, and the second ICU in each code has as its underlying asset the URL http://www.mises.org/humanaction/pdf/humanaction.pdf and the SHA-1 digest value of the file at that location (fd8205cb8b4793d43b57ba6f6c7367aa700c307a). This is a way of associating the work of Ludwig von Mises with financial value, which may be a tool to implement his ideas in reality. I hope someday to see full-reserve banking and observance of Article One, Section 10 of the US Constitution.

I apologize for the graphic content of some of my contributions, but detailed evidence is sometimes necessary to address important matters. I am very disturbed by the fact that Col. Sabow’s civilian superiors and their successors have been able to continue their narco-mercantilism. For historical comparison, I might resemble the odd German still complaining about the murders of the Night of the Long Knives in 1938(?). Of course, Wikipedia didn’t exist in 1938!

I am looking for collaborators for ongoing commercial and intellectual efforts. Email to jpbedell at mises.com is welcome!

The closest thing to any conservatism here is the passing reference to the Tenth Amendment of the Constitution. But even the Devil can cite scripture.

Of course Mr. Von Mise and his followers, tend to be course, crackpot "Libertarians."

Which is to say, liberals who who want to smoke dope and not pay their taxes.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, March 5th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “CSM: Bedell Was A Rightwing Extremist”

  1. U NO HOO says:

    Didn’t Obama say, “We’re five days from FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE IN AMERICA?”

  2. proreason says:

    “Which is to say, liberals who who want to smoke dope and not pay their taxes.”

    I’m confused. Are there other forms of liberals?

  3. NoNeoCommies says:

    If they aren’t careful, they will “create” homegrown terrorists by continuing to publically assault their values.

    Oh wait, that only works with FOREIGN “extremists”.

  4. GetBackJack says:


  5. mr_bill says:

    Hmmmm, this guy is the second nutbag from California to carry out an act of violence against the government and his motivations were quite similar to the last one. The way I see it, it may be time to excommunicate California to prevent the social necrosis from spreading any more than it already has.

  6. Liberals Demise says:

    Are we witnesses to the #1 cancer in America?
    Liberal speak-think?

  7. artboyusa says:

    Went to UKC…’nuff said.

  8. caligirl9 says:

    Um, I graduated from SJSU and live in the Bay Area (UC Santa Cruz is over the hill from me) and I can honestly say there are no right-wing extremists living in the Bay Area LOL If you are anything other than left of center on either of those campuses, and you talk about it, they are very uncomfortable places.

    Bedell’s little Wiki entry looks pretty darn normal for the Bay Area, too. Which is why I am so darn out of place around here!

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