Skip to comments.Officials see rise in militia groups across U.S.
Posted on 08/12/2009 7:36:24 AM PDT by TaxPayer2000
WASHINGTON Militia groups with gripes against the government are regrouping across the country and could grow rapidly, according to an organization that tracks such trends.
The stress of a poor economy and a liberal administration led by a black president are among the causes for the recent rise, the report from the Southern Poverty Law Center says. Conspiracy theories about a secret Mexican plan to reclaim the Southwest are also growing amid the public debate about illegal immigration.
Bart McEntire, a special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, told SPLC researchers that this is the most growth he's seen in more than a decade.
"All it's lacking is a spark," McEntire said in the report.
It's reminiscent of what was seen in the 1990s right-wing militias, people ideologically against paying taxes and so-called "sovereign citizens" are popping up in large numbers, according to the report to be released Wednesday. The SPLC is a nonprofit civil rights group that, among other activities, investigates hate groups.
Last October, someone from the Ohio Militia posted a recruiting video on YouTube, billed as a "wake-up call" for America. It's been viewed more than 60,000 times.
"Things are bad, things are real bad, and it's going to be a lot worse," said the man on the video, who did not give his name. "Our country is in peril."
The man is holding an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle, and he encourages viewers to buy one.
While anti-government sentiment has been on the rise over the last two years, there aren't as many threats and violent acts at this point as there were in the 1990s, according to the report. That movement bore the likes of Timothy McVeigh, who in 1995 blew up a federal building in Oklahoma City and killed...
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Where do they get their money? How does Dees profit from the SPLC ? How does the Governement enable them, and to what degree is the taxpayer involved? ,.. Inquiring minds want to know.
What BS. And ordinary citizens launching a general grass roots movement agtainst a government that is destrroying the nation is not a Militia, nor does the 1/4 black president's color have anything to do with it. It's Obama's, and traitors like Nazi Pelosi, Barborea Boxer, Harry KKK Reid, and their Marxist theology that are the reason for this uprizing.
Simply follow the link posted here, right click on the picture and save to your computer. Then, upload to your iPhone. It's that simple!
They also see a corresponding drop in "homeless". Imagine that.
I think the federal government has a new enemy,the American people and the states.We created the fed and we can end the fed and they need to get that through their head.
So, now anyone who does not kneel and knuckle to the Socialist movement is a “Right Wing Radical?” If we object to the hired help taking over the asylum, then we are “Right Wing Radicals”? If we object to the hired help not realizing that they are the hired help, then we are “Right Wing Radicals?” If we object to the hired help spending 4 times what the revenue is, then we are “Right Wing Radicals”?
Sounds like we need a call to arms to me. Spark anyone?
One alleged example of a lone-wolf offender is the 88-year-old man charged in the June shooting death of a guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. ................................. What about the raicals of the late 60’s who are still walking among us and influence our Great leader? The loners who shoot recruiters, the loners who throw grenades into the officer’s tent? The postal employees? All militia? I doubt it.
“Bart McEntire, a special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, told SPLC researchers that this is the most growth he’s seen in more than a decade”.....
Hey! Big Fart Bart!.....Why don’t you put as much effort into investigating ACORN?.....
Community organizing, community activism, like-minded concerned citizens banding together for political clout, bringing people together who feel oppressed by the current rulers, funny how it depends on who’s got the media on your side.
The article is correct, SPLC complains about Militias every time a democrat is in the white house, but they never complain about the reasonable animal rights terrorists or environmental activists when they break and burn things, or “community organizers” in general.
How does Dees......
1/4 Black? Hardly.
He is 1/2 white trash
He is 1/20 black african and the rest Omani Arab.
So, they are admitting they are left wing Obamites, who lump all right of center conservative citizens into "right wing militias, opposed to paying taxes hate groups". If this doesn't tell you that Obama is organizing his brownshirts faster than you can think, nothing will. he is preparing for a 'civil war' and will create that "spark" when he feels he's ready. Prepare for roundup time people. Anyone without "the mark" is going to be running for the hills, unable to do banking etc.
>>> Southern Poverty Law Center <<<<<
SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER (SPLC)
* Monitors the activities of what it calls “hate groups” in the United States
* Exaggerates the prevalence of white racism directed against American minorities
[SPLC Founder Morris] Dees is known to be the architect of one of SPLC’s most effectiveand most controversialtactics: exaggerating the prevalence and capabilities of racist and extremist rightwing groups operating in the United States in order to frighten supporters into donating money to SPLC.
In 1996 Dees wrote, along with reporter James Corcoran, Gathering Storm: America’s Militia Threat.
In recent years, Dees has worked to provide legal representation for illegal aliens. In 2005, for example, he represented two El Salvadorans in a lawsuit against the vigilante group Ranch Rescue, which was charged with using force to keep these illegals from sneaking across the Mexican border. Dees and SPLC won the case and achieved, as settlement, the transfer of the group’s 70-acre property and headquarters to the plaintiffs. “Certainly it’s poetic justice that these undocumented workers [now] own this land,” Dees said.
I was basing his 1/4 as follows, white mother, black granny and 1/2 black/Arab father.
bump for later
“Hey! Big Fart Bart!.....Why dont you put as much effort into investigating ACORN?..”
They quit investigating left wing radicals like Ayers 30 years ago.
That's Racist! He is half white, too!
Conspiracy theories about a secret Mexican plan to reclaim the Southwest are also growing amid the public debate about illegal immigration.
Get a hold of LaRaza, Morris, they got your 'conspiracy theory'.
“Certainly its poetic justice that these undocumented workers [now] own this land, Dees said.”
Yeah, if you are an anarchist.
By the way, this “militia” crap which everyone knows to be an exaggerated lie is guaranteed to get the Rats thrown out of office again.