Skip to comments.Anti-Government Militia Groups on the Rise, (Southern Poverty) Law Center Says
Posted on 08/12/2009 11:17:45 AM PDT by SolidWood
Depending on your perspective, the rise of private, anti-government militias represents either the very best of American patriotism or is an ominous sign of a violent future. Last week, the Southern Poverty Law Center released a report showing that the militia movement is returning to levels not seen since the 1990s, when a series of high-profile stand-offs with federal agents culminated in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, which killed 168 people. According to the SPLC, the number of people who have joined what it terms "hate groups" has increased by 54 percent since the year 2000.
The SPLC identified 926 hate groups active in 2008, up more than 4 percent from the 888 groups in 2007 and far above the 602 groups documented in 2000. A list and interactive state-by-state map of these groups can be viewed here.
So why the rise in modern-day militia activity (be it termed "hateful" or not)?
"Barack Obama's election has inflamed racist extremists who see it as another sign that they are under siege by non-whites," said Mark Potok, editor of Intelligence Report, a quarterly investigative journal that monitors the radical right. "The idea of a black man in the White House, combined with the deepening economic crisis and continuing high levels of Latino immigration, has given white supremacists a real platform on which to recruit."
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Well, finally a ray of sunshine - it's about time!!!
The Sons of Liberty were a hate group according to the SPLC. If you disagree with the messiah it must be because he’s black. I wonder if you disagree with Palin it’s because she’s a woman. Nah, that could be.
Yes, yes it is.
I prefer to call it the Southern Perjury & Lie Center.
The SPLC is a racist, radical leftist group. Naturally the MSM represents everything these kooks say as gospel, portraying any actual American who stands up for his Constitutional rights as the next Tim McVeigh! It’s intimidation 101, but I’m not certain that the left will get by with it this time. Too many seniors are far too mad. And each of these people has a son or daughter unwilling to have Hussein pronounce a death sentence because mom and dad are “too old” to treat!
Thanks. I can see especially when they use a child as a plant and Sheila Jackson Lee uses a fake doctor at a meeting. Lee anc this fake doctor should be prosecuted.
Patriot militiamen are your best friends (make sure you have a semiautomatic rifle, ammo and a month of training).
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