The Department of Homeland Security has issued an “assessment” that warns “right wing extremists may be gaining new recruits by playing on their fears about several emergent issues.”
The report compares present trends to a climate that spawned the various anti-government military militias of the 1990s (translation: during the last reign by a liberal Democrat President). There is no mention of what if any activities these extremists were suspected of in the past decade, as if there were no hidden factions that loathed George Bush. They existed, but they would mainly fall under the heading, “left wing extremists”, and would thus have been of little concern to the DHS and beyond the scope, as they say, of this report.
The DHS further advises that, while there are righties who are “hate-oriented” (the militia types), the feds are also keeping an eye on “those that are mainly anti-government, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely.” Imagine that? A failure to embrace big, smothering government control of … um … well … everything.
Let us not misunderstand the underlying message of this “assessment” and the intent of its publication. American citizens who are not pro-Obama are members of society who pose a “threat”. The DHS knows this because of its analysis of “right wing extremist chatter on the Internet”. (Such as the post you are reading here).
You are not a Conservative if you oppose Obama’s radical vision, his Socialist agenda, or his apologies for America when he stands on foreign soil. You are not a Patriot if you believe in the Constitution as our enduring foundation, or if you would fight to preserve the First and Second Amendments.
What are you? You are a Right wing Extremist Threat. It says so in the DHS “assessment”. It says “the historic election of an African American president and the prospect of policy changes” are stirring the right. It says our chatter focuses on “the perceived loss of U.S. jobs” (yes, it actually says “perceived”). It says the winds of extremism are blowing because you are “antagonistic toward the new presidential administration and its perceived stance on a range of (social) issues.”
Oh, and this. You are on the DHS radar because your “rightwing extremist views bemoan the decline of U.S. stature.” Shall we assume that a left wing extremist bemoans the expansion of U.S. stature?
I think we know the answer. We hear it every time the White House teleprompter rolls.
Every April millions of Americans observe Patriots’ Day. But at the DHS, every day since Jan. 20, 2009, has been Right wing Extremist Alert Day. Get used to it.