Skip to comments.Right Wingnut Incitements to Violence Are Being Acted Upon THE FBI AND SECRET SERVICE NEED OUR HELP
Posted on 03/09/2009 10:16:59 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
As you all know, Skyewriter recently wrote about the dangerous incitement to violence and direct threats at Free Republic. I also posted and directed you to Skywriters blog. Skyewriter and I were deluged with gun bloggers and other right wingnuts (and just nuts) who denied that this was a direct threat.
One week after Skywriter posted and I directed those on my blog to the post, the Daily Kos posted on the same topic. They detailed a thread in which the wingnuts were ranting, no doubt with white froth at the mouth, about our duly elected President who enjoys exceptionally high approval ratings in this country and who most of America thinks is doing a great job. You can see the post here.
Daily Kos Noted that while wingnut talk like this is nothing terribly new, it is more of the same started by Sarah Palin at her divisive qand hateful rallies and similar to Alan Keyes call for action to stop President Obama.
But it is not just a question of a Republican leadership and moral vacuum. Where is the media? CNN is more interested in showing homes paid for by the USPS than exposing this clear and growing danger to a man who was elected by a clear majority of this country and who the majority approves of to this day. The rest of the media is equally irresponsible in failing to cover this story and Fox is the grandaddy of them all as they are constantly whipping up the angry white men out there with their no fact based news. The garbage that they spew is delusional. Talk about hijacking democracy!
Today the Daily KOS posted a follow up because like Skye and me, they reported that thread at the Free republic to the FBI. Contrary to all of the nastiness that Skye was subjected to that what she quoted on her blog was really nothing, the FBI and Secret service do think it is something indeed. You can see that post here. Here are some excerpts from the FBI about the wingnuts:
"The number of threats to Obama as an individual, not the office, since election day is unprecedented. The Secret Service typically handles this stuff exclusively, but has had to look elsewhere for help."
"The FBI monitors and investigates all the white supremacist groups and websites and the guy I know in NY told me that Obamas election has turned into the best recruiting tool they have ever used. Membership is up for the first time in I dont know how long, and new hate websites are emerging every week. Some of the websites actually call for Obamas assassination in their title!"
"The only solace I can offer is that, typically, these assholes are usually just that: a bunch of bored blowhards, terrified by the pace of a world that is passing them by, who have nothing better to do than complain, blame others for their shitty lives and spew their hatred and pitifully ignorant views online."
"This is not to say that Obama isnt in constant peril "
Im preaching and this has all been said before. I guess Im just venting because the level of ignorance in this country actually still astounds me. We act horrified and shocked at the uneducated peasant masses blindly following crazy Muslim clerics when we have essentially the same thing going on here.
I could not agree more. It doesnt matter whether the wingnuts are right wingnuts or left wingnuts. This is not acceptable and puts the people making the threats against President Obama in the same position as Osama bin laden - flat out murderers.
According to the post, the FBI (and I know the secret service as well) has requested our help in exposing the militia groups and the wingnuts threatening our democracy.
He also invites us to help expose these morons whenever we can. Distasteful as it is to have to venture into the belly of the beast, lets keep an eye on the wingnuts and report any and every instance of hate speech, particularly threats of violence, whether against our President or anyone at all. The Secret Service and the FBI actually do investigate these people, as The Red Pens recd diary from yesterday attests. Reporting them works. So lets keep the heat turned up. While well probably never change their minds, we can at least stigmatize the hell out of them, make it less attractive to fence-sitters to be associated with them, and make their lives a little more miserable than they already so clearly are.
Here is the contact page for the US Secret Service.
Here is the contact page for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
These people are blind, ignorant racists for the most part who cannot stand the fact that an African American family is in the White House. As for the rest of them, from what I have read, they seem to be buying into the socialism/marxism/communism rants of people like Limbaugh, Beck, Coulter and all of the other Republicans who are spreading the same garbage in a desperate attempt to hang onto their dittohead base. As far as I am concerned, if they do not step up and denounce this behavior, should anything happen, they should be investigated and/or prosecuted for their part in whipping up a crown of wingnuts who dont read and apparently cant think too clearly either.
It that is racist, then I must be a racist.
Would be hard to prove though.
Whipping up a crown of wingnuts?
Aw, it’s just heart-warming to see how happy they are at the thought of reporting people to the FBI.
Funny, as far as I can tell Limbaugh and Coulter say the same things for the same reasons that MalcolmX and Martin Luther King did. Rely on yourself, create your own future, don’t look for a hand out, hold on to God and your religion to help keep the family together.... umhum...
I think that makes Liberals the Racists; and the haters, and the perps of violence.
Liberals have more in common with Nazis than any thing remotely American.
It doesn’t bother me that an african american family is in the White House.
It bothers me that an ANTI American family is in the White House.
Strike the word family.
The children are blameless.
I don’t know of anyone here who has espoused violence against the President himself. That would be stupid and counter-productive.
Many here have espoused self-defense in the face of the violence and destruction that is being perpetrated against our country.
I wish I could post the gif of Daffy Duck with the Screw and Ball.
These people are definitely hysterics. They need to check their lithium levels.
Either this is made up, or the FBI is getting awfully colloquial in their communications.
.. Racism is the lowest, most crudely primitive form of collectivism. It is the notion of ascribing moral, social or political significance to a man's genetic lineage -- the notion that a man's intellectual and characterological traits are produced and transmitted by his internal body chemistry. Which means, in practice, that a man is to be judged, not by his own character and actions, but by the characters and actions of a collective of ancestors. ...-Ayn Rand
A word to the wise should be sufficient but I fear for this site.
spreading the same garbage in a desperate attempt to hang onto their dittohead base
These people are living in a fantasy world. Enormous wealth held by Americans in all walks of life is being destroyed while Zero ignores it, focusing instead on enacting his radical agenda. It will be Zero himself, not Limbaugh or Coulter or FR, who incites the backlash.
Wow Jim! Do you think they submitted ME? (not that I care)
These idiots want to stifle us and intimidate us. We’ve got to get over our fear of liberal wacko retribution (using Obama’s Gestapo intimidation) on us. These leftists are playing on our fears because they are sensing a revolt. Our First Amendment right to say what we want can’t be infringed upon here IMHO.
'The number of threats to Obama as an individual, not the office, since election day is unprecedented. The Secret Service typically handles this stuff exclusively, but has had to look elsewhere for help."
'The FBI monitors and investigates all the white supremacist groups and websites and the guy I know in NY told me that Obamas election has turned into the best recruiting tool they have ever used. Membership is up for the first time in I dont know how long, and new hate websites are emerging every week. Some of the websites actually call for Obamas assassination in their title!"
'The only solace I can offer is that, typically, these assholes are usually just that: a bunch of bored blowhards, terrified by the pace of a world that is passing them by, who have nothing better to do than complain, blame others for their shitty lives and spew their hatred and pitifully ignorant views online."
'This is not to say that Obama isnt in constant peril ' "
This is led as though it is the FBI writing. Somehow, I doubt that very much. Perhaps it's the language or the political posturing...?