It is now a commonly used tactic of oppressive government officials to bolster the achievement of goals that can not be justified via normal, truthful or accurate means.
In this instance Mark has generated the entire scenario around a totally unfounded premise of activities by a totally non-existent "white racist tea party militia."
Another case in point...
On July 14, 2010 after ATF headquarters in Washington D.C. received an update on Fast and Furious, ATF Field Ops Assistant Director Mark Chait emailed Bill Newell, ATFs Phoenix Special Agent in Charge of Fast and Furious:
Bill can you see if these guns were all purchased from the same (licensed gun dealer) and at one time. We are looking at anecdotal cases to support a demand letter on long gun multiple sales. Thanks.
The F&F example is clearly stating their desire to use examples of violations of regulations that occurred on THEIR orders so as to justify creating more regulations and restrictions.
Mark Chait, a poster boy of the current communist regime.
COL Kevin Benson, Jennifer Weber, rising stars on the horizon? .
Great and interesting points I had not considered. Thanks. I have to include that tactic on my list. I guess it’s a version of “build a strawman, attack it in the controlled press, destroy enemies and create distractions from the failing economy and slow-motion communist putsch.”
(Even the undeclared kind, where federal agents are suddenly and quietly told to "pick people up"...and they do.)
They are very stupid and arrogant to believe they can calibrate, control and crush the outflow of angry hornets from the nest they are nudging. They greatly underestimate the numbers, motivation, and stinging power of the hornets.
They greatly overestimate their power to turn the USA into the USSA, and the FBI into the KGB. Even if they are quite a ways along that continuum, (see Fast and Furious etc), they are probably dangerously overreaching.
Even Hitler was smart enough not to invade Switzerland, the land of "One German, one shot." Our would-be commissars are truly clueless about our latent capabilities, and theirs.