You guys didn’t really think I was going to let this topic go by without covering it did you? I had to let myself calm down a little bit to be honest. Because it is this type of hate speech that is becoming an identifying trait of the modern day far left liberal politician. Today’s target is Janet Napolitano. And that means that you already know where I am going with this post. Janet is a far left loon. There are many far left loons currently serving in the United States Congress and federal government today. And this is why I keep warning my liberal friends and readers that they may want to start distancing themselves from the Democratic party now, before the real main stream America (as opposed to the made up one that the MSM keeps telling you exists) gets them completely figured out. Because once that happens, I can’t protect those who stood up and supported the policies these whackos were executing….
So here is what happened that has my ire, although not my surprise. About 2 weeks ago, the Department of Homeland Security decided that they were going to issue a report on “radical right wing extremists” in the United States who may be a threat to the United States Government. The Report was titled: Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment. There was a little bit of a blowup because returning veterans were among those listed as potential threats. But a thorough read of the document gives a much better idea of how dangerous this document really is. You can find it here:
It is about 10 pages long so read it some other time when you have a half hour to kill. A couple of things struck me about this document, and not all of them are along the lines you may be expecting. First and foremost, I think that it was clear that the DHS was NOT saying that returning veterans are right wing extremists. Despite the belief that this was the case, it simply doesn’t say that anywhere in the document. What it does say is that some vets returning from war struggle to re-integrate into society and that some of those are disgruntled with the United States government. I believe both of those things to be true. I know that I initially struggled to reintegrate (which I have come to realize is a natural reaction, switching from one mindset to another is difficult), and I am sure as hell disgruntled with government . The key to the report was that DHS believed that those soldiers were targets for right wing extremists groups recruitment. That is a far cry from calling vets extremists.
The second thing that I noticed heavily in the report was that if you are an American that feels as though government regulation has restricted your 2nd Amendment rights, you are an extremist. The report points to the stockpiling of guns or ammunition as extremists activities and that these actions are the first steps in planning terrorist activities against government facilities and personnel. Personally I disagree with this one. I believe that the government has intentionally and tactically eroded our 2nd Amendment rights. And as a result, the ratio of criminals with gun power to regular folks with gun power continues to change. I believe that if they had the ability, the government would take away guns completely. And the stockpiling of weapons and ammunition is not a move towards extremism, it is merely a reaction to government’s increasing restrictions.
And for the record I don’t believe that the increase in guns is meant to EVER be used as a tool for aggression against the United States government…. but I do think there are plenty of people who are starting to feel as though we might need them in a defensive fashion. I hope all those feeling that way are wrong, but I know the “better safe than sorry” mantra is starting to look wise.
Overall the worst thing about the report was that it attempted to link anyone who is critical of government with extremists skinhead groups and militias. Additionally it pointed out that Timothy McVeigh was a returning veteran unhappy with government. It is irresponsible to create these links and disseminate that information to the general public as a government mandate. I liken it to past reports that stated blacks in America are extremists who will act out against government, while offering proof by pointing out the actions of radicals like black panther party members. It led to mass discrimination by ignorant local officials who took it to mean that ALL blacks were that way. Only now, ALL means a different group of people: You and Me and anyone else who isn’t lining up to praise the socialistic and fascist moves being taken by our government today.
The bottom line for this report, in my opinion, is that it was not nearly as bad as the folks at Fox News made us think that it was. But that does not mean that the report was not a bad thing. And here is why it is bad. Secretary of Homeland Security Napolitano was making an opening attack with this report. Notice first of all that someone critical of government is now branded a “right wing extremist”. Interesting that when those on the left were rioting in the streets and calling government murderers, terrorists, and claiming that George Bush was a tyrant and a dictator, they were not branded extremists. They were merely concerned Americans who were exercising their 1st Amendment rights.
The question is why has this step been taken? We are seeing those critical of government labeled as extremists all over the place these days. That CNN bulldog sent out to the Chicago Tea Party referred to those gathered as being organized by anti-government extremist network Fox. And now even Napolitano and the DHS is referring to those critical of government as extremists.
I will tell you what I think. I think this is a calculated move to begin swaying a gullible public to believe that anyone who speaks out against the government is both a radical extremist and dangerous. And once that is accomplished it becomes OK when the government starts to take action against anyone speaking out against the government. After all, who would oppose the corralling of a radical extremist? At least half the public believes that it was OK to send folks to Gitmo and hold them there with no trial for years because they were extremists. Does your opinion of supporting such an action change when you are the one labeled extreme? (Don’t answer that, I have a post coming up in the next couple of days on this topic so save your thoughts for that).
This of course, shows Napolitano for what she is, a left loon, drinking the kool-aid, making batches herself, actually. Do we really want someone defining radical extremism domestically who cannot keep straight the facts surrounding the biggest terrorist attack on American soil in history? She replied to questions about treating the northern border similarly to the southern one, stating, “Yes, Canada is not Mexico, it doesn’t have a drug war going on, it didn’t have 6,000 homicides that were drug-related last year. Nonetheless, to the extent that terrorists have come into our country or suspected or known terrorists have entered our country across a border, it’s been across the Canadian border. There are real issues there.” CTV reported that Napolitano was asked if she was referring to the Sept. 11 hijackers. She said: “Not just those but others as well.” Perhaps the Secretary of DHS missed the 9/11 Commission’s report that the 9/11 attackers did not come through Canada. Can’t say that I am confident that she will help restore American relationships with her allies, lol.
So where do this leave me? It leaves me knowing this: I am extremely unhappy with the current path of government. I do believe that the 2nd Amendment is being trampled on by our government and that it is an increasing problem. And apparently that makes me an extremist. And because I am writing this blog and enticing so many people to come and read it and discuss the inadequacies of government, that probably means that I am an extremist leader. But if the definition of extremist is being a person who believes in the Constitution, and who believes that my freedom of speech allows me criticize government and rally people to hold government accountable, then I have but one thing to say…
Remember, Remember the 5th of November…