by John Galt
April 14, 2009
The Washington Times ran this story today titled “Federal Agency Warns of Radicals on the Right” which was presented by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Right Wing Extremism. To say the contents were disturbing is an understatement. This one sentence from page 5:
”Antigovernment conspiracy theories and “end times” prophecies could motivate extremist individuals and groups to stockpile food, ammunition and weapons.”
While the sentence in and of itself is perfectly logical from a mainstream media or average person’s perspective, when taken in context of the entire paper, it tells the world that everyone or anyone who might be a gun owner just looking to protect his family, a plinker or God forbid, someone who stocks food up for emergencies like a hurricane or earthquake could be equated to “anti-government conspiracy theories and end time prophecies” or worse: Those evil militias that have taken over our nation 399 times in the last 200 years. It is a sad statement to the level of paranoia that the far left extremists running our nation exhibit about the far right extremist paranoia which has never held power, never attempted to hold power and only usually comments to the “out there” ideals instead of what used to be the mainstream. You remember the ‘old’ mainstream, right gang? That would be the Constitution, that damned piece of paper that gets in the way of an oligarchy and the extinguishing of the flame of Liberty once and for all.
If you use the logic presented in this document and the train of thought they project:
If you dare to speak the truth about the economy, you are probably a threat and need to be watched.
If you dare to speak the truth about the financial industry, you are probably a conspiracy theorist and a threat and need to be watched.
If you do not blindly accept all programs, reports and proclamations from Washington, D.C. or your state’s government, you are probably a threat and need to be watched.
If you buy freeze dried foods or more than the FEMA recommended 3 cans of tuna fish, you are probably a thread and need to be watched.
If you pray to God and acknowledge the sweet baby Jesus as your Savior, you are probably a threat and need to be watched.
If you did not vote for the current regime, you are probably a threat and need to be watched.
If you believe it is a crime to remove an 8 month old baby from the womb and kill it by stabbing surgical scissors into the base of its skull, you are probably a threat and need to be watched.
If you advocate the United States Constitution, you are probably a threat and need to be watched.
I’m sorry but being equated with a raghead Islamofacist camel jockey who uses his wives and children to carry vest bombs on to a busload of five year old children in the Middle East then prays to Mecca based on the writings of a child molesting “prophet” does not just insult me, it infuriates me. The fact that America has reached this level of distortion, the fact that we are tagging people with alternative ideas, be they of the Christian faith or other, and the fact that espousing the Bill of Rights is now being criminalized to insure political hegemony over a society should be a wake up call to those on the fence. This document, regardless of its outcome, being leaked to the media and validated by reliable news sources the day before the Tea Party protests was done so to scare people away from these events and to have their attendees tagged with the “radical nutcase” label.
Based on that reason alone, I shall try to finish my business in South Florida tomorrow and attempt to attend the gathering in Sarasota. So Ms. Napalitano, bring your camera, I’ll be the man in black.
This now brings validation to the fears of many in my opinion. The fear that everyone who was of the camp that believed that we are on the path to a police state is now a realistic possibility not because some internet or shortwave radio program told you so; we have all heard and discussed this for years on end. The size and scope of this document after the leak of the Missouri State Police report indicates that it is no longer an isolated incident but in fact that there is a coordinated effort to insure data gathering on malcontents shall continue at full speed ahead under the auspices that those who disagree with either political party and their actions will be met with massive intimidation from the State.
Unfortunately the Stasi model is not the program that will be adopted as there is enough history and information on their activities to dilute their effectiveness if such a program were implemented in the United States. Instead, the program will consist of enforcement and oversight will emanate from the school teacher via the children, the cashier at your local warehouse club, or even the clerk at the local shooting range. Worse, it could be that sweet little eighty year old lady who lives across the street from you. What the State usually does when faced with the unknown is to reward the people you interact with on a daily basis, such as a “Citizen’s Freedom Initiative” where neighbors are asked to report “suspicious” activity to an anonymous 800 number which could result in financial rewards. What a great concept during an economic downturn. Would you care to gamble on the quality of the data that eight year old provides should she see you carrying your rifle case into your home and later a case of canned corned beef?
Such a program will provide the government with immunity from criticism as they can always blame the citizen should a court eventually find their seizure of your personal property during an “investigation” into a conspiracy to commit a Federal felony charge as illegal and unjust. Unfortunately you can never recover your reputation nor your belongings once America travels down that road. You will lose your job, your savings and the trust of friends and family alike. All because you dared to advocate any one of the Amendments to our Constitution or worse, believed that the Emperor’s new clothes were covering up a future wrought with tyranny.
I am very fearful for our nation now. The radical Statists who control our society now, both Democrat and Republican, have created a nation where people who follow the example of our Founding Fathers like Franklin and Washington, Monroe and Adams, and dare to pray for the salvation of our country, can now be lumped into the same category of the ‘ragheads’ who flew airplanes into the World Trade Centers on September 11, 2001.
We, like Thomas Jefferson, are all ragheads now.