Skip to comments.Are You an ‘Extremist’? (Thomas Sowell)
Posted on 04/20/2009 8:14:26 PM PDT by jazusamo
While the rest of us may be worried about violent Mexican drug gangs on our border, or about terrorists who are going to be released from Guantanimo, the Director of Homeland Security is worried about "right-wing extremists."
Just who are these right-wing extremists?
According to an official document of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, right-wing extremists include "groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration." It also includes those "rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority."
If you fit into any of these categories, you may not have realized that you are considered a threat to national security. But apparently the Obama administration has its eye on you.
According to the same official document, the Department of Homeland Security "has no specific information that domestic rightwing terrorists are currently planning acts of violence." But somehow they just know that you right-wingers are itching to unleash terror somewhere, somehow.
So-called "honor killings" by Muslims in the United States, including a recent beheading of his wife by a leader of one of the American Muslim organizations, does not seem to arouse any concern by the Department of Homeland Security.
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I have a hard time believing that Thomas Sowell doesn’t know how to spell “Guantanamo,” but there it is.
We are being watched. But i don’t give a rats a$$!
Does the Obama government consider me an extremist? I hope so.
I would guess it’s the editor at JWR but it’s only a guess.
Keep looking guys, I might be thinking something you disagree with.
Shame on us for wanting to uphold the Constitution. How radical of us.
End of Sowell’s essay-—CW2 Ping
Reportedly, the FBI and the Defense Department are cooperating with the Department of Homeland Security in investigations of returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. That people who have put their lives on the line for this country are made the target of what is called the Vigilant Eagle program suggests that this administration might be more of a threat than the people they are investigating.
All this activity takes on a more sinister aspect against the background of one of the statements of Barack Obama during last year’s election campaign that got remarkably little attention in the media. He suggested the creation of a federal police force, comparable in size to the military.
Why such an organization? For what purpose?
Since there are state and local police forces all across the country, an FBI to investigate federal crimes and a Department of Justice to prosecute those who commit them, as well as a Defense Department with military forces, just what role would a federal police force play?
Maybe it was just one of those bright ideas that gets floated during an election campaign. Yet there was no grassroots demand for any such federal police nor any media clamor for it, so there was not even any political reason to suggest such a thing.
What would be different about a new federal police force, as compared to existing law enforcement and military forces? It would be a creation of the Obama administration, run by people appointed from top to bottom by that administration and without the conflicting loyalties of those steeped in existing military traditions and law enforcement traditions.
In short, a federal police force could become President Obama’s personal domestic political army, his own storm troopers.
Perhaps there will never be such a federal police force. But the targeting of individuals and groups who believe in some of the fundamental values on which this country was founded, and people who have demonstrated their patriotism by volunteering for military service, suggests that this potential for political abuse is worth watching, as Obama tries to remake America to fit his vision.
Watch it, you might become a target of project Vigilant Eagle. Wonder if they have a nice, stylized logo like other oddly inward-directed programs of the Obama administration?
Yes I am, Thomas.
I love freedom. I’m an extremist. Lock me up with the founding fathers.
“Give me liberty or give me death, or at least a beer and a cigarette (waive the smoke free laws for 5 minutes before you kill me) while I’m blindfolded before libs shoot me for being an enemy of the State.”
I’m surprised any of them would misspell that, but mistakes happen I guess.
I am a so called 'Right-Wing Extremist' of the 3 percent.
All this activity takes on a more sinister aspect against the background of one of the statements of Barack Obama during last year's election campaign that got remarkably little attention in the media. He suggested the creation of a federal police force, comparable in size to the military.
Why such an organization? For what purpose?
“Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice, moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.” “Justice too long delayed is justice denied.” “There comes a time when the cup of endurance runs over, and men are no longer willing to be plunged into an abyss of injustice when they experience the blackness of corroding despair.” “I have been greatly disappointed with the moderates.”
If that’s the DHS definition of an extremist, I’m an extremist and proud of it!
Two words. Woodrow Wilson.
If you disagreed with him loudly enough, you went to prison.
We have been here before.
I wear the label “extremist” like a badge of honor. 0’s storm troopers better come prepared if they decide to come this way.
I’m not hiding...I’ve got my Tea Party stickers, my Don’t Tread on Me stickers, and my FR stickers all on my jeep.
Come & get me!
“While the rest of us may be worried about violent Mexican drug gangs on our border, or about terrorists who are going to be released from Guantanimo, the Director of Homeland Security is worried about ‘right-wing extremists.’”
Yeah, this report would annoy me less if the foreign terrorists and the War on Terror itself had not been benignly redifined so recently. It reminds me of shortly after 9/11 when I heard naive libs say things like, “Muslims aren’t the only terrorists. What about the KKK, the IRA, and Tim McVeigh?”
It couldn’t have been more possible to be out of touch back then. As the years pass, it will get easier and easier to fall back into making no distinction between common criminals and the guys who bombed the World Trade Center in ‘93.
I have far more respect for people who disregard militia groups and foreing terrorists altogether. But to fear the former and soften on the later is lunacy.
“Why such an organization? For what purpose?”
To keep the masses contained, subservent, obedient...to keep from rising up against the admin.
My Constitutional rights are exactly that. And I will defend them...until I’m knee deep in brass.
How do you spell it?
Please disregard my last.... He did screw it up.
“To keep the masses contained, subservent, obedient...to keep from rising up against the admin.”
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Americans don’t tolerate tyranny very well, or for very long. Perhaps the idiocrat statists are feeling some paranoia, since they know they have a malevolent agenda.
Paranoia strikes deep...
The way it was spelled in quotes, in my original reply.
I'd say it would be fun to see a little live teleprompter vandalism/ civil disobedience.
A jar of moths released nearby, or maybe a few wet tea bags on the lens would be hilarious!
If you think about it, the thoughts only have 1 direction to go: oppression!
Why in the heck would the DHS consider McVeigh types among conservatives, and they don’t even blink an eye at Zero’s KNOWN terrorist associates?
The admin is making this country into what old Europe used to be like, where if you disagree with the government, you are arrested, or they make your life miserable.
2010 guys!!! It has to happen or God help us all!
No problem. I try not to play spelling police, but that one was especially surprising.
I love what Rush said today about the DHS report including college professors who blow up government buildings like the Pentagon. Include them, too! All BO’s friends!
You know, it almost makes me wonder about the hidden agenda behind sending more troops to Afganistan. I pray that it is because they are ligitimately needed over there, and not.......
.....do I dare say it?
That’s right, most of BO’s friends should top the list.
Top of the Ping to ya!
A most appropriate post for this thread, Smooth. Thanks!
Thanks for the ping jaz.
Dr. Sowell hits it out of the ballpark once again.
I have no doubt that his economic policies are intended to cause failure of the capitalist economy, and allow a transition to the model of the State controlling the people and the means of production.
Alinsky Rules are intended to produce instability in the existing foundation, and promote insecurity of the system, in order to allow a “change”.
Afghanistan may or may not be different. We’ll have to see how it plays out. But I have no confidence in his decsion making, i believe he is operating from a bad faith, un-American position, as he is a usurper, a marxist and a fascist.
The Bad News: With help from organized crime group ACORN, America has elected a moslem usurper bent on dismantling the USA and replacing it with a Communist regime.
The Good News: They wear their communism on their sleeve, so it’s easy to spot. And they can’t come after everybody. As the moslems get emboldened, as the communists overreach, we must stand against them, get louder and grow our numbers.
The commies are pussies — they depend on the laziness of the electorate. The moslems are animals, easily spooked by loud noises and shiny objects.
Hussein’s gonna find himself staring at 50,000,000 “extremists.”
As he gets booted out of office, and returned to his old job (scooping ice cream at Baskin Robbins). Yes, look it up.
Barry Soetoro of Kenya used to scoop the frozen delicacy at that popular chain. Not that there’s anything wrong with scooping sweets, but that little commie thinks it qualifies him to dismantle this country? I think not, Barry.
God bless Thomas Sowell.
I have never doubted Thomas.
Yeah, it’s Gitmo!
Well now I feel better. I'm opposed to pretty much everything the democrats do, so it's not like I'm one of those "single issue" right wing terrorists. :)
Hah! You and me both, that sure makes sense to me. :-)
How about we get a campaign of about a million letters sent to the White House warning that we are “Right Wing Extremists” bent on slaughtering the Democrats with the edge of the ballot.
A mixture of Guantanamo and Geronimo.