From the gentleman at Infowars comes the following;
“A new study funded by the Department of Homeland Security characterizes Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority,” and “reverent of individual liberty” as “extreme right-wing” terrorists.
Called Hot Spots of Terrorism and Other Crimes in the United States 1970-2008 produced by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism at the University of Maryland (a liberal enclave of thought situated within spitting distance of the “Beltway” and in the Peoples Democratic Republic of Maryland). The organization is reported to have been funded to the tune of 12 million dollars thanks to DHS monies.
Apparently THESE are the folks that are a danger to our “American” way of life:
– Americans who believe their “way of life” is under attack;
– Americans who are “fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in orientation)”;
– People who consider themselves “anti-global” (presumably those who are wary of the loss of American sovereignty);
– Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority”;
– Americans who are “reverent of individual liberty”;
– People who “believe in conspiracy theories that involve grave threat to national sovereignty and/or personal liberty.”
The 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center bombing was not mentioned in this report. (PDF)
So here’s my take on this turn of events. I have spent the majority of my life working, raising my children, paying taxes, volunteering, going to school, getting a degree, voting and not committing felonies. What I’ve gotten for that so far is more taxes, less liberty, less representation. Having been laid off for almost a year my unemployment benefits are gone, my spouse has now been laid off as well. Thanks to this government and this president our jobs are gone, our savings will soon be gone and as we’re older Americans our next step will be a short walk off the long pier of “death panels”.
Tell me again how I’m a danger to this country. Tell me how because I and my spouse worked hard, raised our children and obeyed the law that we’re terrorists. Tell me, please why it is that Occupy Wall Street terrorists and anarchists are the ones who are holding America together. Tell me, again how the Department of Homeland Security who think its appropriate to feel up grandmothers, intimidate cancer patients and abuse disabled children get to say who’s a greater danger to this country. Please explain to me, from your Ivy Tower, how less liberty equals more freedom.
In answer to the above statements my reply is:
My way of life is “under attack”.
I am an American, not a member of a Global Community. My people came here because they didn’t want to live in Europe! They fought in two World Wars because they didn’t want European stupidity to cross the pond. So I’m anti-global and nationalistic, thank you.
Why would I not be suspicious of a central government that passes laws that the majority of citizens oppose, that go out of their way to destroy business and enslave citizens. Just what exactly am I supposed to support here? More taxes, more regulation, less liberty, less freedom just so everyone is exactly the same. Mr and Mrs Obama need to move out of that big house and into a house in Prince George’s county. One with a drug dealing pimp and prostitute on the corner. Their children need to go to sub par schools and they need to be shopping at the Piggly Wiggly for arugula and pate.
Everybody needs to be the same, let’s do that. We can all dig ditches for the government one day and fill them in the next. The same kind of living quarters, public transport, the same food, drink (bread and water-except bread isn’t good for you anymore so I guess it’ll have to be Tofu and water). No TV’s, no smart phones, no computers, no refrigerators, no washers and dryers unless everyone in the country has one and they all need to be exactly the same. The same clothes, the same food. If by chance you have a talent it must be stifled, not everyone has that same talent and if even one person doesn’t that talent it can’t exist. If this is the direction of the country sign me up for the first space voyage anywhere else. Whether we fly into a star or suffocate in the void of space makes little difference. Watch the destruction of the Republic or dying in the silence of a vacuum. Really not much of a choice.
I’ve done this before ( in different post on this very blog). If I’m such a danger come and get me. You can find me easy enough, you’re the government. Spend a couple thousand dollars tracking me down to my house in the suburbs, in fly over country. Make sure you bring the press too. I’ll run around the yard like OJ Simpson did in his SUV. That should make for some breathtaking “reality news” footage, I’m old so the running won’t last long, one or two laps at best. Besides putting me in jail with all the rest of the terrorists will get me three squares, plenty of time to read and it’ll be climate controlled. Put me in solitary with a deck of card and we have the makings of an awesome time.
I’m am animal, an animal I tell you. Arghghghjhghjghghghjghghghgh.