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The 1990s are Back, Glenn Greenwald is Worried About Angry White Racist Militias
Publius' Forum ^ | 2/24/09 | Warner Todd Huston

Posted on 02/24/2009 7:41:29 AM PST by Mobile Vulgus

Glenn Greenwald of Salon.com seems to think that Bill Clinton's nonexistent boogie men, "the militias," are back. Why are they back? Because all white people are angry, racists that are mad that Obama got elected, of course. What else could have dredged up this fantasy from the depths of the liberal's worst nightmares of the 1990s? Somehow, though, it's a bit hard to imagine Greenwald's main premise considering the fact that millions of those same white Americans Greenwald so fears actually voted for Obama.

But, in an effort to scold Fox News for airing Glenn Beck's recent "War Room" segments, Greenwald indulged in precisely the same sort of behavior he claims Beck does, namely that of making wild, unsubstantiated claims about the "other" side.

Greenwald imagines that militias are again on the rise because Barack Obama is "an exotic other occupying the White House" and because the U.S. is a "declining imperial power," these things upsetting to gun-owning, white folks, apparently. Greenwald also scoffs at the "militia movement" that Clinton talked about in the 1990s because they "completely vanished" once George Bush became president in 2000, that this shows they really had no principles he says.

But, here is what he ignores: that this so-called militia movement didn't really exist in the way that the conspiracy minded Clinton White House tried to pretend that it did. The reality is that the Clintons, they of the "great right wing conspiracy" theory, saw enemies under their beds at night. And it’s no wonder because the Clinton's bed had enemies IN it, much less under it...

Read the rest at Publiusforum.com...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: mediabias; militia; salon
Is this Greenwald guy an idiot, or what?
1 posted on 02/24/2009 7:41:29 AM PST by Mobile Vulgus
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Sounds like he might be “lost in the sauce”


2 posted on 02/24/2009 7:44:38 AM PST by NC Angeleyes
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To: Mobile Vulgus

You are going to see a lot of this now. The 10th Amendment stuff and the BC issue. Unless conservatives break the back of TV news by cancelling cable and sat tv then we are headed towards serfdom. The newspapers are going under and we can counter the web and radio but all the TV netwroks will shill for Obama including Fox. O can start lining up Americans with firing squads and the TV news would justify it.

10 million conservatives cancel TV service then they might start to wake up. Hit them in the wallet.


3 posted on 02/24/2009 7:45:59 AM PST by Frantzie (Boycott GE - they own NBC, MSNBC, CNBC & Universal. Boycott Disney - they own ABC)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Is he related to the equally weird Leftist Mandy Greenwald, who now has an administrative job in the BO putsch?


4 posted on 02/24/2009 7:46:02 AM PST by kittymyrib
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To: Mobile Vulgus

“hordes of overwhelmingly white, middle-aged men from suburban and rural areas who convinced themselves they were defending the American way of life from the “liberals” and “leftists”.

Well, its a start.


5 posted on 02/24/2009 7:48:30 AM PST by SonnyBubba
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To: Mobile Vulgus

“....same sort of behavior he claims Beck does, namely that of making wild, unsubstantiated claims about the “other” side. ....”

Ummmm, let’s see, the MSM has been bashing every Christian, conservative and capitalistic ideal for at least 40 years!
Gosh, talk about double standards! The radicals are for free speech, only if they agree with it!


6 posted on 02/24/2009 7:48:38 AM PST by mikelets456
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To: Mobile Vulgus

I hope I dont miss the militia meetings, I missed out on the Vast Right Wing conspiracy meetings./s


7 posted on 02/24/2009 7:49:13 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Mobile Vulgus

I wonder, Does Mr. Greenwald own a gun? It may come to the point where he wishes he had if these phantom “militias” actually exist.


8 posted on 02/24/2009 7:50:13 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

First: Yes, Greenwald appears to be an idiot, or what.

Second: I, for one, did not “vanish” during the Bush administration. I fought anti-gun, anti-freedom, laws just as hard for the past 8 years as I did during the time of slick-Willie.


9 posted on 02/24/2009 7:51:37 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Original article discussed yesterday here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2192279/posts


10 posted on 02/24/2009 7:53:27 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

What a clown.


11 posted on 02/24/2009 7:55:46 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Frantzie

Maybe a return by Mark from Michigan is in the offing. Wouldn’t surprise me for some Marxist Dem to phony up a militia ID get a good, hard to locate shortwave and spout enough craziness to make everyone to the right of Nancy Pelosi look like Adolf Hitler. And would the network newsies pick up that story? You bet they would.


12 posted on 02/24/2009 7:57:36 AM PST by xkaydet65
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To: cripplecreek

The real threat is muslim militias lurking in the sticks.


13 posted on 02/24/2009 7:58:04 AM PST by Califreak (1/20/13-Sunrise in America)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

He must be going to stormfront too much.


14 posted on 02/24/2009 7:58:08 AM PST by WakeUpAndVote (INGSOC started 1.20.09)
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To: Mobile Vulgus
an exotic other

"Other" and "Othering" are favorite terms of the Left, always applied to nonwhite "victims" of "racism."

The best was when several leftist sites denounced the "othering" of the Virginia Tech shooter.

15 posted on 02/24/2009 8:04:46 AM PST by denydenydeny (People in dictatorships long for truth while pampered, decadent people in the West long for myth.)
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To: Mobile Vulgus
These Marxist "useful idiots" can not believe
that it could be the lack of content of his character
and not the color of his skin.

MLK

shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach Adonai

16 posted on 02/24/2009 8:04:51 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 78:35 And they remembered that God was their ROCK, And the Most High God their Redeemer.)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

— “the militias,” are back. —

From his lips to God’s ears, as the saying goes.


17 posted on 02/24/2009 8:09:25 AM PST by seatrout (I wouldn't know most "American Idol" winners if I tripped over them!)
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To: Mobile Vulgus
Liberals will do what it takes to keep the lie alive - because it works for them. The lefts’ fantasy of the “vast right wing conspiracy” was the closest our culture's come to creating the Nazi “Jew”.

Hillary spilling the beans about the "vast right wing conspiracy" so the idea could be turned into a joke was a miracle. We were closer than some would believe.

18 posted on 02/24/2009 8:17:39 AM PST by GOPJ (The MSM will trumpet every hard luck housing story they can find to undermine Santelli.)
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To: Mobile Vulgus
The militias in the 1990's were overwhelmingly non-racist (and even took it to the point of holding public demonstrations in one case, against racism, which was deemed by other militias to be overstepping the bounds of proper militia activity. But we all appreciated their point and their frustration at the anti-militia smears.)

It would be surprising if the militias did not return. We need them. Not that they can do much constructively by themselves, but they are a necessary element, a piece in the jigsaw puzzle, in turning this country around and saving it from the path it is on. Armed deterrence, and the demonstration of firm resolve it reflects, is going to be needed when push comes to shove.

19 posted on 02/24/2009 8:29:50 AM PST by Liberty1970 (Democrats are not in control. God is. And Thank God for that!)
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To: WayneS

Please tell me you didn’t fall for this prancing schoolgirl’s rhetorical tantrum.

His comparison of the right’s reactions to Bush vs. Clinton is as breathtakingly vapid as those who maintain there is some internal contradiction to being pro-life and pro capital punishment.


20 posted on 02/24/2009 8:31:17 AM PST by papertyger
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To: papertyger

No offense, but WTF are you talking about?

Did you even READ my post?


21 posted on 02/24/2009 8:35:10 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Just wait til you see a real militia Glenn.


22 posted on 02/24/2009 8:36:39 AM PST by Sir Gawain (With Obama's "tax cut" I can afford a torch and a pitchfork in just TWO WEEKS!)
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To: WayneS

None taken.

Your second point seemed to accept the validity of greenwhatever’s accusation conservatives went to sleep during the bush administration.


23 posted on 02/24/2009 8:42:25 AM PST by papertyger
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To: papertyger

By denying his claim I somehow validated it?

I clearly stated that I did NOT “go away” during the Bush administration.

So, how exactly does that statement validate his accusation that I “went away” during the Bush administration.


24 posted on 02/24/2009 8:45:26 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: WayneS

Please pardon the missing question mark.

I will try to make up for it by providing one random question mark in th?is post.


25 posted on 02/24/2009 8:47:47 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: WayneS

No, by saying “I, for one, did not ‘vanish’” you could be understood to be contrasting yourself with those who supposedly *did* vanish.

That is a tacit acceptance of his duplicitous premise.


26 posted on 02/24/2009 9:05:30 AM PST by papertyger
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To: papertyger
That is a tacit acceptance of his duplicitous premise...

No, it is not.

It is OVERT acceptance of the fact that I am only able to speak for myself, and not for others.

PLEASE - Feel free to speak for YOURSELF; but do NOT accuse me of saying, thinking, or doing something that I was NOT saying, thinking or doing.

27 posted on 02/24/2009 9:13:08 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: WayneS

Whatever you say, sport.

Don’t blame me if your writing can’t keep up with your meaning.


28 posted on 02/24/2009 9:17:39 AM PST by papertyger
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To: papertyger

You’re the one with the reading comprehension problem, not I.


29 posted on 02/24/2009 9:23:31 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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