Tuesday, 24 January 2012

DHS: Rightwing Extremism is on the Rise


There's a new conspiracy theory in town, and this one has been created by the government.  The Department of Homeland Gestapo Security has released a 10 page report outlining the next great threat to the United States government. 

Ummmm......apparently it's us.

The report is a mix of so-called conspiracy theories described in language that makes them seem irrational.

For example:

Anti-government conspiracy theories and "end time" prophecies could motivate extremist individuals and groups to stockpile food, ammunition and weapons.

Right-wing extremist chatter on the Internet continues to focus on the economy, the perceived loss of US jobs in the manufacturing and construction sectors, and home foreclosures.  Anti-Semitic extremists attribute these losses to a deliberate conspiracy conducted by a cabal of Jewish financial "elites".

Because debates over Constitutional rights are intense, and parties on all sides have deeply held, sincere but vastly divergent beliefs, violent extremists may attempt to co-opt the debate and use the controversy as a radicalization tool.

....A correlation may exist between the potential passage of gun control legislation and increased hoarding of ammunition, weapons stockpiling and paramilitary training activities among right wing extremists.

The ten page report goes on to group together returning veterans, neo-Nazi skinheads, and anti-government conspiracy theorists as radical dangers to the United States government. 

The report concludes with a plea for information from the readers of this document to collect details about the suspicious activities of one's neighbors and immediately report them to the appropriate authorities.  It is complete with telephone numbers and contact numbers for the FBI, the DHS, and the NOCFusion email address.

This report attempts to take the  valid concerns of Americans and twist them into something crazy and extreme.  It is an effort to paint those of us who consider the Constitution the guiding document of law in our country as nutcases hiding behind trees in an attempt to pick off politicians.  It takes our very legitimate concerns about the state of our country and its leadership and trivializes those concerns into the rants of a bunch of kooks.  Decrying our veterans is a thinly veiled attack on groups like The Oathkeepers and The John Birch Society.

However, I think this piece of blatant propaganda is good news.

Why?

"They" know that we have their number.  "They" are scared.  "They" know that their limits have been exceeded and that the people are ready to stand up and say, "NO MORE."

This is a last-ditch effort on the part of an unConstitutional government to marginalize those of us who would defy the efforts to clamp down on the personal liberties this country was built on. 

Today, I intend to chatter angrily on the internet, arrange my cans of stockpiled food and organize my personal armory.  Later I might also walk the dog and participate in an encrypted conversation with a friend who is a veteran.  I also need to theorize about some more conspiracies.

Long live the revolution!

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