Skip to comments.Chill Out About the DHS ‘Right-Wing Extremist’ Memo
Posted on 04/21/2009 12:24:45 PM PDT by AJKauf
After eight years of the paranoid opposition biting at the heels of President Bush, rejoicing at any possibility of evildoing in an attempt to vindicate their bitterness, it is now President Obamas turn to feel the hyper-partisan heat. Michael Savage and the Thomas More Law Center are suing Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano after her department issued a memo warning of right-wing extremists. Parroting the claims of those who say the use of the term radical Muslims is bigoted, will lead to civil rights infringements, and is part of a political-religious crusade, we now hear that the term right-wing extremists is part of a political offensive aimed at destroying free speech.
The Drudge siren blared when the Washington Times report was published and within hours there was a mad dash by TV and radio hosts, blogs, and commentators to use the report to take aim at the Obama administration. They sunk their teeth into the portion of the memo warning that right-wing extremists could be motivated by issues like illegal immigration, gun control, abortion, or loss of U.S. sovereignty; they claimed that the Obama administration was viewing conservatives as dangerous radicals. Their quick and efficient drawing of arms, though, did not follow a quick and efficient reading past the first page of the three-page article....
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I bet this guy becomes a guest on the Michael Medved show real soon....this is someone the failing RINO Salem Radio Network (the GOPs Air America) would have on their shows
The author could have stopped right there. Yes, it is.
That, however, has very little to do with the substance and application of this particular report. With the other two he cited we were speaking of acknowledged, self-named radicals that may be accused of a penchant for violence because they have already employed it. I watched as anarchists took over the streets of Seattle for an unforgettable week, smashing windows, pushing burning dumpsters toward other human beings - these are the groups named on the "equivalent" report on the left.
There is no equivalency here. Timothy McVeigh does not stand for all military veterans. The author, a security specialist, is occupationally inclined to view all potential threats with the same jaundiced eye but that simply isn't going to let this one pass. Of all people he ought to know better.
I am V’Ger.
We are NOT terrorists.
MUSLIMS, on the other DID and CONTINUE TO DO all of the foregoing. THEY are the Terrorists.
If Napolitano and her puppeteer in the Oval Office don't understand this, they should look for another job - one more in keeping with their peculiar “talents”, like Court Jesters.
To back up his assertion that “The threat of right-wing extremism is not an imaginary threat, dreamt up in the minds of Democratic Party mullahs seeking to silence their critics.” Ryan Mauro reference a usnews article from 2005 that in turn references a report by the $PLC (Southern Poverty Law Center).
$PLC is a group dedicated to monitoring the activities of ‘hate groups’ in the US and exaggerating white racism.
Training for what? He went to Indonesia, as a civilian, to get training from Muslim fundamentalists on making ANFO bombs.
But the report also outlines several motivations DHS claims leads to becoming a "right-wing extremist." Did Timothy McVeigh claim any of those motivations for his actions?
McVeigh didn't cite any of those issues as motivating factors. And he didn't get his bomb making training in the military. Ms. Napolitano, in spite of being a US attorney on the McVeigh case, seems to have remained more ignorant about T. McVeigh than your average couch potato with a TV set.
She's going to be a great Homeland Security Secretary! /s
I promise not to use caterpillars if I do question them. ;^)
Well there are always spiders, we can use them can’t we?
As long as you handle them. ~8-O
"The threat of right-wing extremism is not an imaginary threat, dreamt up in the minds of Democratic Party mullahs seeking to silence their critics. In December, a murdered right-wing extremist, said to
be have been infuriated by President Obamas election victory, was found to have acquired components for a dirty bomb. Prior to that, two skinheads were arrested before acting on their plan to kill President Obama and go on a killing spree that would take the lives of 88 people, including 14 African-Americans who would be beheaded. In July 2005, the Southern Poverty Law Center reported that about 60 right-wing extremist terrorist plots had been foiled since the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. The memo is correct in warning that the current political and economic environment could result in an increase in such activity."
When so-called "right wing" extremists start bombing and murdering people, you can be sure that they're not Conservatives, and in fact, they're not right wing at all. They're much more likely to be leftists. The left is the side that is intolerant to the point of murder. The left is the side that gets physically violent when they disagree with someone. The left is the side that wants to use power to control and tyrannize people. The left is the side that is racist. The left is the side that is destroying the country and ignoring the Constitution.
The Right is much more likely to peacefully protest at TEA parties and send lots of mail and make lots of calls to our representatives and senators with reasoned arguments about the Constitutionality of laws and bills.
In short, we're sane, and they're not.
And give McVeigh a stinkin' rest. He was no more a Conservative than Bill Ayres is.
Text correct by me.
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