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Recession Is Fueling Rightwing Extremism

From an approving Reuters:

[Reuters photo and caption: A trader sits outside the New York Stock Exchange October 6, 2008.

Recession fueling right-wing extremism, U.S. says

Tue Apr 14, 2009

By Jane Sutton

MIAMI (Reuters) – Right-wing extremists in the United States are gaining new recruits by exploiting fears about the economy and the election of the first black U.S. president, the Department of Homeland Security warned in a report to law enforcement officials.

The April 7 report, which Reuters and other news media obtained on Tuesday, said such fears were driving a resurgence in "recruitment and radicalization activity" by white supremacist groups, antigovernment extremists and militia movements. It did not identify any by name.

DHS had no specific information about pending violence and said threats had so far been "largely rhetorical."

But it warned that home foreclosures, unemployment and other consequences of the economic recession "could create a fertile recruiting environment for right-wing extremists."

"To the extent that these factors persist, right-wing extremism is likely to grow in strength," DHS said.

The report warned that military veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with combat skills could be recruitment targets, especially those having trouble finding jobs or fitting back into civilian society.

The department "is concerned that right-wing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize returning veterans in order to boost their violent capabilities," the report said.

DHS spokeswoman Sara Kuban said on Tuesday the report was one of an ongoing series of threat assessments aimed at "a greater understanding of violent radicalization in the U.S."

A similar assessment of left-wing radicals completed in January was distributed to federal, state and local police agencies at that time.

"These assessments are done all the time, this is nothing unusual," Kuban said.

The Department of Homeland Security was formed in response to the September 11 attacks of 2001 and has focused largely on threats from Islamist extremists.

The report said domestic right-wing terrorist groups grew during the economic recession of the early 1990s but subsided as the economy improved.

Government scrutiny disrupted violent plots following the April 1995 bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma City by Army veteran Timothy McVeigh which killed 168 people.

"Despite similarities to the climate of the 1990s, the threat posed by lone wolves and small terrorist cells is more pronounced than in past years," the report said.

The Internet has made it easier to locate specific targets, communicate with like-minded people and find information on bombs and weapons, it said.

Extremist groups are preying on fears that President Barack Obama, the first African American U.S. president, would restrict gun ownership, boost immigration and expand social programs for minorities, the report said.

It said such groups were also exploiting anti-Semitic sentiment with accusations that "a cabal of Jewish financial elites" had conspired to collapse the economy.

"This trend is likely to accelerate if the economy is perceived to worsen," the report said.

Regular readers should recognize that this DHS report was heralded by a media propaganda campaign that we have debunked numerous times.

It started back in June of 2008…

WP Makes Up Hate Site ‘Explosion’ Story | Sweetness & Light
http://sweetness-light.com/archive/wp-makes-up-explosion-in-hate-sites-story

Still No ‘Explosion’ In (White) Hate Sites | Sweetness & Light
http://sweetness-light.com/archive/still-no-explosion-in-racist-hate-sites

Another Fantasy On The Rise Of Hate Sites | Sweetness & Light
http://sweetness-light.com/archive/another-fantasy-about-the-rise-of-hate-sites

White Supremacists Still Not On The Rise | Sweetness & Light
http://sweetness-light.com/archive/white-supremacists-are-still-on-the-rise

WP: Bad Economy May Fuel Hate Groups | Sweetness & Light
http://sweetness-light.com/archive/wp-bad-economy-may-fuel-hate-groups

Now CNN Says Hate Groups Are Growing | Sweetness & Light
http://sweetness-light.com/archive/now-cnn-says-hate-groups-are-growing

All of these stories have a couple of things in common.

* They are all ultimately sourced to Mr. Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s "Intelligence Project."

* They all cite the leaders of the same hate groups, Stormfront, the KKK, for the claims in increased readership.

* And they are all easily disproved by going to Alexa and checking the internet traffic for these websites, which shows that there has been no uptick let alone any explosion.

Perhaps the Southern Poverty Law Center is now writing the Department Of Homeland Security’s reports.

By the way, isn’t it ironic who the Obama administration is using the DHS to attack its enemies.

Just like the left always claimed the right would do.

(Thanks to everyone who sent this in.)

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, April 14th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

37 Responses to “Recession Is Fueling Rightwing Extremism”

  1. jobeth

    I’m listening to Bortz right now. This goes along with a new paper from Dept of Homeland Security that classifies all who disagree with the NATIONAL Government or hold the State or local government above the nat government, OR anyone who is critical of the current WH to be a right wing extremist!

    Thats us folks. I’m going to Bortz’s and or Michelle Malkins web site right now to find out more.

    Just a heads up….He’s mentioned “chat” on the web…AKA us…conservitive web blogs etc.

  2. texaspsue

    No kidding jobeth. It appears that if you work hard, pay your taxes, care about your fellow man, etc. and try to have a voice or Conservative viewpoint, you are now pegged a “right wing extremist/militia member”. http://hotair.com/archives/200.....extremism/

    Unbelievable! God help us!

  3. Gila Monster

    Jobeth mentioned this above, the DHS report relaying to law enforcement agencies across the US to be on the lookout for right-wing dissenters and extremist groups. I believe Roger Hedgecock may have been the first one to bring this up, his commentary on WND follows;

    Disagree with Obama?
    Gov’t has eyes on you

    Posted: April 13, 2009
    1:00 am Eastern
    © 2009
    On Feb. 20, 2009, Missouri’s Department of Public Safety issued a report to all law enforcement in the state entitled “Missouri Information Analysis Center Strategic Report: The Modern Militia Movement.”

    The report linked people holding conservative views on immigration, abortion, the U.N., the New World Order, etc., to dangerous and violent “militias” that Missouri law enforcement were instructed to be on guard against. Conservative opinions were demonized and made the subject of law enforcement scrutiny.

    The report was leaked. National and state public reaction was strong and negative, and Missouri retracted the report and apologized.

    This victory was short lived. The substance of the report is back, this time distributed to “federal, state, local, and tribal counterterrorism and law enforcement officials …” by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as an “assessment” dated April 7, 2009, entitled “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.”

    The entire assessment is available at the Roger Hedgecock website.

    The assessment states it was “prepared by the Extremism and Radicalization Branch, Homeland Environment Threat Analysis Division” and “coordinated with the FBI.”

    It admits that “The DHS/Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) has no specific information that domestic right wing terrorists are currently planning acts of violence.” Nonetheless, it states that “right wing extremists may be gaining new recruits by playing on their fears about … the economic downturn and the election of the first African-American President …”

    The report elaborates that …”right wing extremists are antagonistic toward the new presidential administration and its perceived stance on a range of issues, including immigration and citizenship, the expansion of social programs to minorities, and restrictions on firearms and use.”

    So, if you disagree with Obama on amnesty for illegals or stand up for the Second Amendment, you are branded a “rightwing extremist” by the Department of Homeland Security and become the subject of scrutiny by some 850,000 local and state law enforcement personnel.

    The assessment goes on to link concerns about the economy, and the stockpiling of emergency food supplies and weapons and ammunition to violent militias and extremist “rightwing” groups. In my state of California, the state government urges all citizens to keep emergency food supplies in case of earthquake. And who isn’t concerned about the economy?

    Most disgusting of all, it targets veterans for increased law enforcement scrutiny.

    “Returning veterans possess combat skills and experience that are attractive to rightwing extremists. DHS/I&A is concerned that rightwing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize returning veterans in order to boost their violent capabilities.”

    What’s the evidence for this? None. The assessment admits that membership in “rightwing extremist” groups is in decline and asserts that no increase in such violence has been detected. But it might happen. So “intense scrutiny” is advised as the “DHS/I&A will be working with its state and local partners over the next few months to ascertain with greater regional specificity the rise of rightwing extremist activity in the United States …”

    This report smacks of profiling and harassing American citizens based on their political views, and specifically based on their opposition to the Obama administration’s proposals.

    This used to be called “democracy” and “free speech” protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution. But under Obama, “Homeland Security” has become an instrument of oppression of opposing points of view.

    http://tinyurl.com/d5z9g8

    The WashTimes also has a story on the DHS report here;

    http://tinyurl.com/cqrqqg

    Actually, this doesn’t surprise me in the least, coming from a Napolitano led government agency tasked with defending our borders and enforcing immigration policy. As the former Governor of my home state, Janet tried to play the middle of the road pol in order to garner moderate voters but her actions betrayed her. She really is a die hard leftist, a perfect fit for the Obamination administration.

    • JohnMG

      I think an honest reassessment is in order here. The real radicals, those on the left, are the ones departing from the basic tenets of our Constitution. Somehow they have managed to high-jack the mantle of “mainstream American values” from those of us who are aligned with our founders’ intentions, and we have been labeled extremists for holding these views. Government agencies are being used as the “hammer and tongs” with which to subdue the dissenting voices.

      One other thing I’ve noticed is the left’s tendency to portray current and past members of the military as suffering from psychological disorders, and encouraging, and in some cases advocating, that all service members be subjected to psychological screening upon return to civilian life. Be aware! One of the questions on a Federal 4473 Form, the form that must be filled out prior to a NICS check for firearms purchase and ownership, deals with whether the applicant has ever been adjudicated mentally deficient. How hard will it be for some compliant bureaucrat in the Obama administration to declare that any applicant having been under the care of a psychiatrist for any reason, be disqualified on this basis?

      Now, I ask you, who is/are the radical extremist(s)? I think we already know.

    • proreason

      JohMG: “Now, I ask you, who is/are the radical extremist(s)? I think we already know.”

      Bizarro world. Looney tunes.

      Imagine, the President of the United Stated, the PRESIDENT, ENCOURAGING this kind of a report. Imagine.

      It makes anything ever said on this site and any other conservative site pale in comparison.

      The President of the United States encouraged a report that portrays military veterens of the United States as dangerous lunatics.

    • GuppyNblue

      Tick tock… thats us folks!

      Our questionably legitimate government has taken a stand against those of us that fought for and cling to our constitution. While this administration makes every excuse for our enemies and apologizes to the world for our history, we become marginalized and made the enemy.

      But next time you vote, you’ll really sock it to em, right?

  4. RightWinger

    Notice also how the timing of this so called “report” just happened to coincide with the Tea Party rallies being held across the country today. This just gives the propagandists at CNN, the Slimes and the rest of the MSM, something to cite to make the protesters look like right wing extremists.

    I of course will be attending a tea party today, so that must mean that I am an extremist. Imagine a time when supporting the Constitution and protesting excessive taxes and government spending would be considered extremist.

  5. Liberals Demise

    SOCIALISM…………COMMUNISM………….TAXATION W/O REPERSENTATION…………….ATTACKS ON AMERICAN VALUES………….CRIMINALS IN CHARGE…………….VOTER FRAUD………….ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION……………

    All of the above is being perpetrated on the American citizens each and everyday!!
    All of the above is what is fueling dissent against the very government that is “suppose” to protect the very freedoms they now want to abolish!!
    When the “LEFT” have a difference of opinion it is called, “For the good of the nation”.
    When the “Right” has the same difference of opinion it is called, “EXTREMISM!!!”

    Well….if that be the case……Let us call it for what it truely is:
    AMERICANS ARE PISSED OFF AT A NON RESPONSIVE ELECTED OFFICALS WHO POO POO THE SAME PEOPLE THEY WERE ELECTED TO LOOK AFTER!!!!
    OUR SUPPOSED PRESIDENT BOWING TO KINGS!!
    OUR SUPPOSED PRESIDENT SHOOTING THE MIDDLE FINGER IN THE FACE OF THE NATION HE IS THE HEAD OF>>>>>>WHILE OVERSEAS!!!

    THERE ARE MORE OF US………THEN THERE ARE OF YOU!!(and we are outraged)

    • jobeth

      LD, the only thing I would change in your list is

      “TAXATION W/O REPERSENTATION”

      We have representation…it’s just stupid and incompetent….

      oh, wait a minute…I changed my mind…I DO agree with your statement after all.

  6. U NO HOO

    “Recession Fueling Left-Wing Extremism, U.S. Taxpayer Says”

    That is the true headline.

  7. Confucius

    This is why Democrats are so dangerous.

    1. They are irrational. When Democrats were out of power, they said dissent was patriotic; now, it’s hate-speech. The country voted for a black President; still, the country is racist. We are told profiling is bad; yet, it’s okay to target political groups.

    2. They are unable to examine their own actions. The Democrats accuse right-wing groups of potential riotous violence; yet, it is they who target and stalk executives and their families. The Democrats accuse right-wingers of racism; yet, it is they who are constantly engaging in such behaviours.

    3. They are delusional. The report states there is no evidence that hate-groups are on the rise; yet, the Democrats are mobilizing entire sections of government for “self-defense.” If these thoughts were ever uttered by an individual, they would be institutionalized. These are delusions of paranoia and grandeur.

    4. They have no respect for the rule-of-law. This report is a passive-aggressive run around the First Amendment to silence free speech by intimidation. It’s a tyrannical abuse of power.

    Democrats are dangerous. Very dangerous.

  8. jobeth

    Listening to Fox this morning and they had a story on a Tea Party group who had applied and was granted a local DC permit to protest in Washington DC….

    As they tried to disembark from the bus, the FEDS…The Secret Service…told them “No”…they could NOT demonstrate there…They were moved on!!!!!

    THE FEDS!!!! NO PROTESTING!!!!

    As far as I am concerned this is big. HOW DAMN DARE THEM!!!!

    They seem to never refuse demonstrations of the illegals, blacks, or any other goofy cause.

    Why this one? I think its crystal clear!!! We are losing our rights…one by one!

    1st Amendment

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. ”

    Me? My family and I are off to TWO Tea Parties today! Long live the American Constitution!!!!!

  9. JayDickB

    Leftest politicians and commentators often use the tactic of making factual-sounding statements that are contradicted by real facts. Clinton did it. Obama does it. Many others do too.

    They often accuse their opponents of perpetrating misdeeds they themselves are guilty of; usually, their opponents are not guilty.

    They get away with this because the average citizen-voter is not well enough informed to know they are lying and because the press seldom contradicts them.

    We need more aggressive conservative politicians that will call out these lies. We also need more web sites that point out every singly lie the leftests tell. Even if the statements involved are not material, everyone needs to know that some politicians don’t know or don’t care about the truth.

  10. Colonel1961

    Here’s something from the LA Times, who include the phrase ‘…steeped in insanity.’ in their headline:

    ‘Go to a hobby store. Buy a scale model of a U.N. One-World-Government Black Helicopter and a tube of glue. Toss the model kit. Sniff the entire tube of glue. You’re all set for the party.’

    This is journalism? What an incredible insult. Did he ever say that about the Code Pinkers? (Rhetorical)

    • Barbie

      To the average taxpayer:
      You (the average taxpayer) go to work everyday and work very hard to earn your check. You didn’t have an easy time of it – finding your way into a profession, surviving, paying rent and mortgage and credit cards on time, but on average you did. You raised your kids to have values.

      Every paycheck you see your hard earned money taken by the government and distributed in a way you’ve no say over. But you did it anyway because you believed in your government and you recognize there are needs out there – there are poor people who maybe didn’t get a great break. You give to charity, because you’ve a kind and concerned heart.

      And, everyday for years and years and years you’ve watched protestors – the Code Pink, the this left-wing organization, the ‘that’ left-wing organization – out there yelling loud and proud about their rights. And you’ve listened patiently. Because you believe people have a right to protest and express their discontent.

      Yet the moment you – the taxpayer this country depends on every day – the moment you question, the moment you want to say what your beliefs are – you’re treated like garbage like by this LA Times writer who equates the person who goes to a tea party with a glue-sniffing druggie.

      You – the taxpayer this country depends on – You are maligned, insulted, spat on (and these same people have their hands out more than eager to take your tax dollars). And to top it off, you are placed on the Obama DHS enemies list as terrorists and extremists- when they don’t even call real terrorists that name. I don’t understand how you (the average taxpayer) KEEP from being rip-roaring angry. I really don’t. This is strictly my personal opinion and maybe it’s not as eloquent as it could be, but I’m outraged. even if you’re not. by the disrespect you – the average taxpayer and hard worker -get in this country.

      This is yet another attempt by Obama and his divisive administration to shut up any opposing voices. Disgraceful.

  11. TNpatriot

    Ok one thing I noticed in the above article and all others on this subject is they all use the term “right-wing terrorist groups.” Was I dreaming when I read the article saying they would no longer label muslims as terrorist?
    So now the only terrorsit in their eyes are right-wingers? Wow

  12. BannedbytheTaliban

    This is just more liberal propaganda to spread hate and fear (so much for abandoning the ways of Bush). They don’t need government/union thugs to stop us; they will simply incense the populous against anything right wing and convince the mush-heads that only government will protect them from the vast right wing conspiracy. That way they get to stay in power for as long as the majority of the electorate is a vapid mindless hoard of zombies. And since they control history education in our schools, I’m sure they will be there for a long time.

  13. catie

    That buffoon potok was quite pleased with himself in yesterdays Washington Times. That clown basically said we need to make sure we look at every returning veteran but I guess what he meant was every returning white veteran. You know according to this A$$hat, people join the military so they can learn a trade to take back with them to the militias. I honestly thought blood was shooting out of my eyes.
    Well, I went up to the main drag with my daughter wrapped up due to the rain for 15 minutes and had my own little tea party. I got a lot of thumbs up, no nasty calls or anything. I am heading to Woodbridge right now to attend the one in PWC.
    Proud Extremist!

  14. proreason

    They want to discourage us.

    But they are doing the opposite.

    We are competant. They are not.

    And we are patient, but the patience is quickly coming to an end.

    We need not ask for God’s help. They are the ones who will be needing it when justice is served.

    • Liberals Demise

      A-M-E-N, pro!!!!

    • jobeth

      Just came back from two Tea Partys in my town. One at noon and one at 4PM

      We are a small town but we had a great turn out in both. About 1000 for each Tea Party

      Know what…The folks there were determined to be heard but they were polite, friendly, animated and they made me so proud to be a part of that group.

      And when all was finished…there was no trash left behind. The town square was as clean as it was when we got there.

      Tell you a lot about the people we are. We love our country, city and even our little town square. Think about what it always looks like when the lefties leave a protest site. Trash and more if they get too rowdy.

      Anyway there were a lot of really great signs and we had a great time getting a lot of frustration off our chest.

      And we are planning on coming back in July and talk about Labor Day. I expect a better turn out on Holidays and once Obalmy has ticked off the fence sitters. It’s coming.

      Hope some of you all had a chance to go to a tea party in your area.

    • Liberals Make Great Speedbumps

      jobeth,

      I attended the Tea Party in Cincinnati yesterday. 4000+ was the estimated attendance and a very orderly crowd. Some great signs were there also. Marched to City Hall to present a petition to the Mayor to reject any stimulus funds. I couldn’t see because of the crowd but I don’t think the POS even came out to receive it. Care to play guess the party affiliation?

    • Liberals Demise

      I saw a couple of signs that stood out:

      1) BOW TO AMERICAS WISHES
      NOT SOME KING

      2) WE DIDN’T BRING OUR GUNS………THIS TIME!!

      3) Obamas a joke…..We’re Broke!!

    • jobeth

      “2) WE DIDN’T BRING OUR GUNS………THIS TIME!!”

      Love that one! LOL

  15. I have a real hard time picturing myself as a right-wing extremist…

    When did it become extreme or anti-American to believe in fiscal responsibility and personal accountability?

    I resent being compared or connected to Timothy McVeigh in any way, shape or form.

    • jobeth

      Of course you are right…

      However I’ve decided to wear it as a badge of Honor and a humor filled poke in the eye of the lefties.

      I put a sign in the back window of my van that says:

      Fair Warning
      I’m a
      64 yr old great-grandma
      And a Right Wing Extremist!!!

      I attend Tea Parties!

  16. Arctain

    Today, my government labeled me an Extremist…

    – I served my country in the military
    – I own, collect, and shoot guns
    – I encourage others to own, collect and shoot guns
    – I am a member of a gun club
    – I have encouraged others to join a gun club
    – I believe that abortion destroys human life
    – I am dissatisfied with the current President and his administration
    – I engage in conversations of a political nature dissatisfied with the President and his administration
    – I participate in protesting the President, his administration, and other like-minded politicians
    – I believe that all powers not specifically invested in the federal government are the responsibility and right of the local and state governments, being closer to the needs of the citizens, and thus, being more likely to act on the will of the citizenry.
    – I believe that the money I pay the government in taxes is my money, and that they have a responsibility to spend my money wisely.
    – I believe that if they do not spend my money wisely, then it is my responsibility and right to demand, vigorously, that they either spend it wisely, or be removed from that responsibility.
    – I believe that we are a sovereign nation, generous in spirit; but if you enter our nation illegally, we have a right and a duty to forcebly remove you.
    – I believe that the rights I have are God-given, inalienable in nature, and thus cannot be surrendered, superceded, or otherwise abdicated, by any government or person
    – I believe that I have the right and responsibility to defend these rights

    —-

    My government labeled me an Extremist today because I believe these things… I’m glad they did. It puts me in the same company as our Founding Fathers.

  17. xdannyh

    Didn’t take long for the DHS to morph into the Gestapo

  18. Liberals Make Great Speedbumps

    “It said such groups were also exploiting anti-Semitic sentiment with accusations that “a cabal of Jewish financial elites” had conspired to collapse the economy.

    I thought Barney Frank might be Jewish but never had a clue about Pelosi and Reid. Who’d have thunk it?

  19. Rusty Shackleford

    I’ve said it many times over the years: Lefties refuse to let you label them and yet they are as prolific a bunch of labelers as they make the right wingers out to be. They come up with words like “family-centric” and “gender-neutral”.

    That’s fine, I guess if you need to do that. Most of us were happy with the English language as it was.

    But they also like to make things up….or remanufacture the truth to say things like “The protesters were angry about IMMIGRATION” when in fact it’s ILLEGAL immigration that has not just the right-wing concerned, but a whole heapin’ helpin’ of other folks as well.

    And, we, as conservatives, cannot sit down and have a relaxed, logical conversation with any of them before the accusations of racism, greed, wishing-for-war, etc start getting thrown at us in great thundering, emotionally charged silliness.

    It’s like trying to talk to a snack machine, only the snack machine will probably understand.

    I have learned that this is due to the “floating polynomial” nature of liberals. That is, their thought process consists of a large number of “logic bubbles” where the logic inside one bubble never interfaces with the logic of any of the other bubbles and they can have as many, or as few, as they want. Plus, the fact that if they have a job, it’s ok for you to give up YOUR money…but they are both oblivious to, or are outraged that anything happen to THEIR money.

    Thus, a liberal wants to save the world, as soon as possible, on YOUR money.

    Plus, they are the FIRST to say “there ought to be a law” but are the last to think that law should apply to them.

    Liberals invented the double-standard. Liberals will argue incessantly about “peace” and “love they neighbor” while beating a suspected animal-abuser to death.

    Liberals refuse to be held accountable because they consider themselves “above it” and laws are made for people who aren’t them. This stems from the exercise that they find themselves in jail and therefore the law is unjust and unfair because they see the person who follows the law not going to jail too. And they take special satisfaction when people like Pelosi, Frank, Reid, etc, their leaders, break the law and aren’t held to task because it reaffirms to them that they are on the side of right.

    Yeah, Ann Coulter was right, as she so often is, A liberal with a brain would be, well, a conservative.

    Finally, when I go to a website that has liberal opinions and a conservative offers a logical, reasonable but opposing viewpoint, the flaming by liberals of said viewpoint and of the person who posted it is rife with racial slurs (cracker, honkey, etc) and emotional recklessness, and usually no logical counter argument. And oh-so-often, if the counter argument IS civil, it is replete with “facts” from the MSM. So…why argue with a liberal? You cannot change their mind any more than you can convince a dope addict that they have a problem.

    The real joy, though is to say to them, “well, we’ll see how that turns out and I predict (insert your prediction here)” and then 6 months, a year, two years later you tell them, “Remember when I told you this would all blow up in their face? Well, what happened?” And then listen to them try to present a logical basis for why the whole thing went as predicted.

    Rush has been doing this for years. And yet, the liberals will never concede that the man was ever right. The logic bubble they had for that issue has long since burst and gone away and they are on the new thing, whatever that may be. Forgotten is the issue that was so important.

    Writers of conservative text often say it, that liberals focus on the “important” issues on an emotional basis. Conservatives know that this is no way to run our lives, our households or the government. Yet we are seeing point blank, the things that happen when an overly emotional, adolescent mindset gets into power.

    We have heard nothing but idealism since January. Hell, long before, of course but they KEEP spouting this idealism and now have taken action to make sure YOU cannot satisfy your own ideals by enforcing theirs.

    This, again, is another definition of socialism and..well…a police state in the making. Thankfully, again, I fly free. If I have to leave, I will. I can start all over…it’ll be tough but I’ll be damned if I let this administration dictate to me what is my responsibility. When did liberals get so all fired up to “serve the nation”? Well, that’s just another way to say, “serve the government in which THEY believe”. For if they knew and understood what it meant to “serve the nation” they would 1) be conservatives and 2) If they were so fired up about it, would go enlist and dona uniform…or at the very least, become a civil servant.

    There is no hope for liberals but now….you can’t even go about your own life without them sticking their fingers in your lunch. So…I guess they are deserving of a little of their own medicine and time will prove that the supposition that Tea Party members are “whackos and nutjobs” really won’t pan out. And yes, they are scared.

    Scared of the truth.

  20. artboyusa

    So we’re all “extremists” now, huh? Okay, fine. You want extreme, I’ll give you extreme…

  21. proreason

    Extremism? Lenin called his opponents extreme.

    Here is the core of the issue. The generation destroying debt isn’t the worst part.

    NO DEBATE IS ALLOWED. With a tiny majority, but control of all branches, a small group of political radicals if forcing their extreme socialist agenda down OUR throats. OUR representatives are not even allowed to read the bills. If there is a debate, perhaps the liberal position will prevail, but not in the extremist form it is being implemented in today.

    But this country DOES NOT CUTOFF DEBATE. That is the radical, extreme position. Not ours.

    Moreover, there are many other radical practices of the ultra-left cabal that has siezed control of the political process:

    Demonization of all oppostion. Bush’s policies, Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, and now veterans and us, This is orchestrated by the POTUS. Nothing like it has ever happened in our country. NEVER.
    – Early stages of restricting Constitutionally protected freedoms.
    Reversal of National Security policies 47% of the country believes keep us safe. No debate. No compromise. Reversal by fiat.
    A power grab by the government unprecedented in history. Siezure of private businesses. Firing of executives. Government inflamed hatred towards business in general.
    Bald-faced lies. The highest government officials call w-4 adjustments “tax cuts”, but the “cut” is in withholding, not taxes. Flagrant lies about future deficits. Flagrant lies about earmarks. And many many more.
    Incessant finger-pointing. Apparently, everything that can ever go wrong is somebody else’s fault
    Slander of past administrations on the world stage
    Hyperbolic incentivization of class warfare
    Singling out of individuals for punishment when no laws have been broken
    Constant attention paid to marginalizing 47% of the country. No attention paid to representing the entire country
    High government officials publically disputing the Constitution
    Stated intent to sieze income of producers and redistribute it to non-producers
    Obvious implementations of radical practices from Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals”
    – Attempt to force veterans to pay for their own combat-related health-care
    Demonization of the military
    Unprecedented intrusion into the private sector. Without debate.
    Unprecedented corruption in appointed officials, including refusal to punish tax crimes committed by the Secretary of Treasury
    A mad rush to totally alter the US’s political process in 100 days, with a 53% majority

    Oh, it’s not just a thing or two.
    It’s not just about the money.
    It’s not like we are seeing a measured movement to more liberal policies or liberal leaders gently persuading the country to change hundred-year old policies.

    The radical extremists sit in the highest offices in the country and they don’t give a shit about what the country thinks.

  22. curvyred

    The more I think about the timing of this “release/report” the more I think it was a concerted effort by the DHS to marginalize the Tea Party Movement.

  23. joeblough

    The other side won the presidential election. And when I say the other side, I mean an ocean or morons who think that America, capitalism and freedom as we understand the word are the main problem in the world.

    This is all going to keep getting worse, much worse.

    There’s nothing particularly controversial about what’s going on. Nor is it hard to discover. One need only believe one’s eyes and ears.

    The only matter in question is what normal Americans will do about it.

    In any case, the factions in power know the extent of their enmity toward America and the American philosophy of life. They are not naive about themselves. The idiots that dominate the establishment corporate media may be naive about them. (It seems that your average reporter is dumber than a sack of hammers). But the main players in power are not naive about themselves.

    They know that they are deeply, fundamentally and radically opposed to the American way of life and America’s dominance in world affairs. And they know just as certainly that their actions will generate an answering enmity and opposition among a large fraction of the American public.

    They are eagerly making preparations to hold on to power and control as that happens — using the normal organization and mechanisms of the American gov’t. You can bet on it.

    They really believe that average Americans are no better than or different from the Taliban or al Queda. And they are fully capable of acting on that belief.

    This may or may not strike you as alarmist. But one has to consider that DC is now full of people who do not consider the excesses of Lenin, Stalin and Mao to have been inappropriate or even particularly regrettable. And whatever one might say about those three, the idols, exemplars and mentors of our alleged “representatives” in DC, they were not unrealistic with respect to how to gain and hold on to power. Nor were they particularly sentimental about the sufferings of their people.

    Ralph Peters is probably right about Napolitano in this matter. She let slip her real views about things when she should have kept quiet. But since this stuff is her real inner truth, she can’t help but reveal it from time to time. See: THE VET ‘THREAT’ — Ralph Peters — NY Post

    That’s who’s running the gov’t folks.

    What’s to be done?

    That’s the only meaningful question left. What’s to be done?

  24. proreason

    Did you see this in the DHS “right-wing terrorism” report…

    “”lone wolves and small terrorist cells embracing violent rightwing extremist ideology are the most dangerous domestic terrorism threat in the United States.”

    Really?

    Gee, here I was getting kind of concerned again about unsupervised jihadist cells getting lucky and getting a dirty bomb……and it turns out that my fellow S&L’ers are what I should be worring about.

  25. mybrotherkeeper

    Fire Napolitano!




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