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Hate-(Antigovernment extremists are on the rise—and on the march)-(BARF ALERT!)
Newsweek ^ | April 9, 2010 | Evan Thomas and Eve Conant

Posted on 04/10/2010 2:21:03 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather

Stewart Rhodes does not seem like an extremist. He is a graduate of Yale Law School and a former U.S. Army paratrooper and congressional staffer. He is not at all secretive. In February he was sitting at a table at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at a fancy downtown hotel in Washington, handing out fliers and selling T shirts for his organization, the Oath Keepers. Rhodes says he has 6,000 dues-paying members, active and retired police and military, who promise never to take orders to disarm U.S. citizens or herd them into concentration camps. Rhodes told a NEWSWEEK reporter, "We're not a militia." Oath Keepers do not run around the woods on the weekend shooting weapons or threatening the violent overthrow of the government. Their oath is to uphold the Constitution and defend the American people from dictatorship.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsweek.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: extremists; hate; march; racists
"But by conjuring up the specter of revolution—or counterrevolution—is Rhodes adding to the threat of real violence? Oath Keepers are "a particularly worrisome example of the 'patriot' revival," according to Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which monitors hate speech and extremist organizations. "Patriot" groups—described by the SPLC as outfits "that see the federal government as part of a plot to impose 'one-world government' on liberty-loving Americans"—are "roaring back" after years out of the limelight, according to Potok. Notorious in the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, the patriot groups seemed to fade away under the shadow of 9/11, but hard times and the nation's first African-American president seem to have brought about a revival—from 149 groups in 2008 to 512 (127 of them militias) in 2009, according to the SPLC."
1 posted on 04/10/2010 2:21:03 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Lame.


2 posted on 04/10/2010 2:23:04 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......?)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Sounds like the party line of all Fascist. If you don’t support EVERY Government edit, YOU are the problem.

I’ve got news for Thomas. The United States Government gets it’s power from the PEOPLE.


3 posted on 04/10/2010 2:24:03 PM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Newsweak is a hate rag


4 posted on 04/10/2010 2:27:03 PM PDT by GeronL (Entitlement Zombies will become real zombies when the money runs out)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Hey Newsweek most of us who actually think for themselves are very concerned about a facist socialist takeover of our country!


5 posted on 04/10/2010 2:28:02 PM PDT by doc
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To: sheikdetailfeather

The SPLC itself is an extremist organization and
perhaps the largest domestic intelligence gathering group
in the country.


6 posted on 04/10/2010 2:30:27 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Marty62

Evan Thomas’ grandfather was the Socialist presidential candidate for years.
The rotten apple didn’t fall too far from that cankerous tree.


7 posted on 04/10/2010 2:30:49 PM PDT by gigster
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Evan Thomas, author of the article and an editor at Newsweek, is the grandson of Norman Thomas, Socialist candidate for Prez in the ‘40s and a founder of the ACLU.

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree...


8 posted on 04/10/2010 2:32:22 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: gigster

Great minds think alike!


9 posted on 04/10/2010 2:33:07 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Leftists fear the overthrow of their fledgling socialist utopia. To think that this free nation has ventured so far from what the Founding Fathers risked all for. Now, talk of a "revolution" by freedom loving citizens to bring the country back to its founding principles of liberty is considered to be violent, hate-filled extremists that must be monitored and quelled.

Tea Party, Oath Keepers, etc., are not fringe element wing-nuts. They are literally millions of concerned American citizens speaking out and making a stand.

10 posted on 04/10/2010 2:34:41 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (Gun, Bible, Gadsden Flag...the definition of a hater and far right-wing extremist)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Oathkeeper and damn proud of it. You want some, Potok?


11 posted on 04/10/2010 2:39:47 PM PDT by clintonh8r (I always look for the union label. So I know what NOT to buy.)
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To: tet68

The SPLC itself is an extremist organization and
perhaps the largest domestic intelligence gathering group
in the country.

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The first is an absolutely true statement, that the SPLC is an extremist organization. The only support I saw in the article for it’s theses was the quote from the Southern Poverty Law Center — and the quote is a statement of opinion. The whole article is a joke for anyone that knows what the SPLC is.

Shocking that they have got away with this kind of nonsense in main stream media articles . . . for the LAST 80 YEARS.


12 posted on 04/10/2010 2:41:10 PM PDT by Woebama
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Today's extremists are yesterdays debaters - people who readily understood there are usually two sides to an issue, even three or four or five. Today's extremist is anyone who disagrees with Obama: his Unions, and his radical shadow government and those closest to him, and the MSM will immediately slam the person/organization who dares to dissent.

Sarah Palin would have been the poster gal for WWII or the early feminist...however, showing her mettle today lets loose foul invectives of the worse kind regardless of gender.

I think Sarah shows a grand femininity - so unlike the infamous NOW gang and other empty feminist organizations. She has succeeded in uniting conservatives across the country...not members of parties, just plain old Americans who feel and are oppressed by the un-American Progressives...the enemy within we have been so warned about.

13 posted on 04/10/2010 2:42:47 PM PDT by yoe
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To: Woebama
The whole article is a joke for anyone that knows what the SPLC is.

A representative from the SPLC was on Mike McConnell's radio show today. Mike pointed out that the SPLC was basically saying that all "hate" groups are on the right. The representative refused to associate anarchist groups with the left, and went so far to say that even though the New Black Panthers are on their "hate" list, they are not part of the left! Eventually, the representative grew more and more shrill and condescending and HUNG UP during the middle of the interview.

The SPLC is all leftist, all the time. I personally downgrade any article that uses them as a source for anything.
14 posted on 04/10/2010 2:56:43 PM PDT by LostInBayport (2010 - The Second American Revolution. The first shot was fired 1/19/2010 -- here in Massachusetts!)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

Isn’t it great when rich Andover grads can advocate for any loony dem idea when they never have to pay any price themselves ?


15 posted on 04/10/2010 2:57:02 PM PDT by major-pelham
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Newsweak, Marxist strong.
16 posted on 04/10/2010 3:00:00 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

All the statists are afraid now - they’ve gone beyond what the overwhelming majority is willing to take in the behind. If they figure out how to steal the election in November this time, we’re in for a lot of Waco’s and Ruby Ridge’s in the twenty-teens.


17 posted on 04/10/2010 3:00:26 PM PDT by major-pelham
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To: Earthdweller

“...Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which monitors hate speech and extremist organizations...”

Do they monitor themselves??


18 posted on 04/10/2010 3:01:32 PM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded, my brains fell out.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Screw Newsweek. What they mean by ‘anti-government’ is really ‘pro-liberty.’ Evan Thomas is a piece of human garbage just like his grandfather.


19 posted on 04/10/2010 3:12:03 PM PDT by VR-21 (Up the leviathan state!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

REPEAT after ME....Newsweek is an ally of the OPPRESSORS!


20 posted on 04/10/2010 3:24:05 PM PDT by goodnesswins (The PLANTATION Party is at it again (the DEMS) ....trying to make slaves of everyone)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

“Anitgovernment”: a word that couldn’t be found in the MSM’s lexicon from 2000 - 2008.


21 posted on 04/10/2010 3:26:09 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/1980)
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To: Jagdgewehr

Thats the best part of it, the millions of people that know no amount of MSM “evil extremist” stereotyping will ever change their sense of the proper direction and the right things to do.


22 posted on 04/10/2010 3:30:26 PM PDT by Eye of Unk ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act" G.Orwell)
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To: goodnesswins

Evan Thomas admitted years ago he and the media are totally biased.

How good of a reporter is he even? I wouldn’t say the Wardman Park Marriott where CPAC was held is in “downtown” DC. It is in Northwest. I wouldn’t trust this article based on that error alone.


23 posted on 04/10/2010 4:20:16 PM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: sheikdetailfeather

“Rhodes says he has 6,000 dues-paying members, active and retired police and military, who promise never to take orders to disarm U.S. citizens or herd them into concentration camps...”

Yeah. That’s real hateful, isn’t it? Hateful to tyrants. It’s a good thing the turds at Newsweek weren’t around in 1776...no telling how they would classify the founding fathers for daring freedom.


24 posted on 04/10/2010 4:29:55 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Anti-Constitution pols and bureaucrats are on the rise - and on the run.
25 posted on 04/10/2010 4:32:21 PM PDT by TigersEye (Duncan Hunter, Jim DeMint, Michelle Bachman, ...)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
So Newspeak, which is only slightly less left-wing than Pravda, discovers "hate" which seemed strangely missing during the Bush admin despite weekly anti-Bush protests and countless lefties urging the death of Bush and Cheney. Now the lefties are trying to make Americans believe old, church-going Mrs. Smith down the street is a home-grown terrorist because she went to a Tea Party to protest high taxes. Hypocrisy is a title leftists wear proudly.

Incidentally, a few days ago Cincy talk-show host Mike McConnell got Mark Potok so incensed by McConnell's critical questioning about hate groups, (Potok wrote a book where all the haters are right-wing and claimed on the show that the Black Panthers were a right-wing org.) that he hung up on him. Potok couldn't take a questioner who wasn't groveling before him.

26 posted on 04/10/2010 4:36:45 PM PDT by driftless2 (for long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion)
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To: goodnesswins
REPEAT after ME....Newsweek is an ally of the OPPRESSORS!

OK, here goes...

Newsweak is a seditious yellow rag in the tank for the de-facto 0bama regime!

I tried but it doesn't come out the same. I suppose I should give up any hope of becoming a teleprompter puppet.

27 posted on 04/10/2010 4:40:29 PM PDT by TigersEye (Duncan Hunter, Jim DeMint, Michelle Bachman, ...)
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To: TigersEye

NAH...we’ve got to hit them back Alinsky like...just call the DEMS and Socialists what they are .... OPPRESSORS....(like the hippies did in the 60’s)...it’s short, simple, and truthful...


28 posted on 04/10/2010 4:56:19 PM PDT by goodnesswins (The PLANTATION Party is at it again (the DEMS) ....trying to make slaves of everyone)
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To: goodnesswins

I like Looters. The only place I encounter lefties is on Youtube and they go nuts if you call them Looters.


29 posted on 04/10/2010 5:15:08 PM PDT by TigersEye (Duncan Hunter, Jim DeMint, Michelle Bachman, ...)
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To: TigersEye

Yeah...I like that too! Looters AND Oppressors!


30 posted on 04/10/2010 5:16:21 PM PDT by goodnesswins (The PLANTATION Party is at it again (the DEMS) ....trying to make slaves of everyone)
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To: goodnesswins

Regime is another word they hate now too. I started calling it the de-facto 0bama regime when 0bummer and the state dept. started calling the government in Honduras a de-facto regime. If they hate it I use it. lol


31 posted on 04/10/2010 5:24:41 PM PDT by TigersEye (Duncan Hunter, Jim DeMint, Michelle Bachman, ...)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

“the nation’s first African-American president seem to have brought about a revival”
The leftist scum just can’t seem to let go of this red herring. The right doesn’t give a hoot about the color of the great zero’s skin. It’s the color of his philosophy(RED) we are pissed about.


32 posted on 04/10/2010 5:34:13 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Marty62
I’ve got news for Thomas. The United States Government gets it’s power from the PEOPLE.

Evan Thomas (and Newsweek) would argue with that. They believe the U.S. government gets its power from the media.

Just ask them.

33 posted on 04/10/2010 5:44:43 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

The barking poodles at Newsweak are terrified of citizens with guns. The image of Mussolini hanging in the Piazzale Loreto makes them wake up nights in a cold sweat. Traitors and dictators are always one step away from earning their just rewards.


34 posted on 04/11/2010 6:26:53 AM PDT by sergeantdave
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