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.
Make this stuff real.
mention of the “black” president
is an obvious attempt to paint
all those who oppose fascism
"Poetic justice" hasn't been served yet.
If there are "hate groups" in America, Dee is head of one of the larger ones.
Those militia groups are all infiltrated by the FBI and the ATF. Many times as leadership doubling as 'agent provoceteur'. Otherwise, just taking notes and taking names.
Keep that in mind.
With history as my witness,
the left fully intends to use the power of the state
to punish, incarcerate, and/or kill all those that oppose it.
here we go....setting the stage to blame talk radio and all the Bitter Clingers out there when all hell breaks loose after they cram thru Obamacare. Still blaming those guys who disappeared from the shortwave band around 1997.
This article is complete BS. Smear tactics and propaganda campaign. At best trying to scare the people who are still on the fence that we’re nuts and they should stay far away from our opinions; at worst setting up the people who disagree with current push and policy, and laying further groundwork for the need for marshall law and rounding up the dissenters.
How long has it been evident that pushing us to our limit and declaring marshall law has been the goal? Since at least November 4, right?
God help us.
although I must say, whenever my wife meets new people and the subject comes up that she is a Michigan native, more often than not the other person will respond by asking “can you hook me up with the Militia?” I’m just sayin’...
History repeats. Amazing how the left, following almost exactly in Hitlers (who was a socialist) footsteps, tries to paint the right as "Nazis".
If the general public can't see Obama and the rest of those rats for what they are by now, we're doomed.
(I sure am getting a lot of "service temporarily unavailable" screens today) Traffic that high here?
They have to play the race card. That is all they know. They can’t debate the real issues. How sickening.
They have to play the race card. That is all they know. They can’t debate the real issues. How sickening.
The Southern Poverty Law Center. What an erroneous name. It has nothing to do with Southern poverty or Law. Just another extremist Leftist organization. Why don’t they just call themselves the Red Brigades or The USA Bolshevik Society? Ya know..something more appropriate?
Probably still under denial of service attack.
It isn’t enough to shut it down, just enough to be annoying.
Is it starting? dunno.
It makes no difference what race he is, but for clarification he is 1/2 white trash and 1/2 arab trash.
Race has nothing to do with his ideas which are really not his ideas. The policies he is pushing came from white barney frank (fannie/freddie), white hillary (deathcare, it is her plan after all, that’s how she got the sec of state gig), white emmanual brothers, white nazi pelosi, white harry reed. Hell if I was a black pol in dc, I’d be pretty pissed that a guy who looks like me is surrounding himself with all those white devils. Just sayin.
New York Jews. And where was the SPLC when the Black Panthers barred white folks from voting?
>>>> If there are “hate groups” in America, Dee is head of one of the larger ones. <<<<<
Read up on Dees at one of the links I posted above.
Dees is a disreputable money grubber with little concern for anything or anyone other than himself.
And he’s a demonstrable liar, i.e., a perfect leftist.
IT’S OZERO’s fault!!!
There's been a few times i've been unable to log onto FR for half the morning lately. This morning I'm getting a lot of "service temporarily unavailable" (due to high volume or maintenance)screens. Don't know what it is. Nothing on my end(port attacks etc.) as far as I can see.
Southern Poverty Law Center always agitates for collectivism, generally by implementing the same “fear tactics” it accuses other groups of using. It’s most successful tactic is in conflating Right-Libertarian social thought (high individualism, liberty, contempt for powerful authority) with totalitarian/authoritarian groups (”freedom is fascism!”). Pro-gun groups get lumped with neo-nazis, people who want our current immigration laws to be simply enforced are grouped with xenophobes who demand racial purity in America, etc.
It is a twist on the classical strawman strategy - rather than refute the arguments of the sane opposition, conflate the sane with the insane, and then pretend that easy refutation and exposure of the insane opposition is sufficient to also combat the sane opposition. A fictional parallel between libertarian-Republican groups is fabricated between KKK, skinheads, neo-nazis, and other genuine fringe elements of hate. The SPLC
King of the Hate Business
What is the arch-salesman of hate mongering, Mr. Morris Dees of the Southern Poverty Law Center, going to do now? Ever since 1971, U.S. Postal Service mailbags have bulged with his fundraising letters, scaring dollars out of the pockets of trembling liberals aghast at his lurid depictions of hate-sodden America, in dire need of legal confrontation by the SPLC. Nine years ago, Ken Silverstein wrote a devastating commentary on Dees and the SPLC in Harper's, dissecting a typical swatch of Dees' solicitations. At that time, as Silverstein pointed out, the SPLC was "the wealthiest civil rights group in America," with $120 million in assets.
As of October 2008, the net assets of the SPLC were $170,240,129. The merchant of hate himself, Mr. Dees, was paid an annual $273,132 as chief trial counsel, and the SPLC's president and CEO, Richard Cohen, $290,193. Total revenue in 2007 was $44,727,257 and program expenses $20,804,536. In other words, the Southern Poverty Law Center was raising twice as much as it was spending on its proclaimed mission. Fundraising and administrative expenses accounted for $9 million, leaving $14 million to be put in the center's vast asset portfolio.
But where are the haters? That hardy old standby, the KKK, despite the SPLC's predictable howls about an uptick in its chapters, is a moth-eaten and depleted troupe, at least 10 percent of them on the government payroll as informants for the FBI. As Noel Ignatiev once remarked in his book "Race Traitor," there isn't a public school in any county in the U.S.A. that doesn't represent a menace to blacks a thousand times more potent than that offered by the KKK, just as there aren't many such schools that probably haven't been propositioned by Dees to buy one of the SPLC's "tolerance" programs.
>>>> Race has nothing to do with his ideas which are really not his ideas <<<<<
I’m still wondering how he gets his regular marching orders and instruction from Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn.
They get contributions from various sources, and they also get money from "civil rights" lawsuits. When a civil rights lawsuit is filed against a governmental entity, federal law has the legal costs of the plaintiff being paid whether they win or lose.
How come they never ask me to join?
Look for them to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on gun owners. Particularly if more people go to protests in "open carry" states openly carrying.
>> The stress of a poor economy and a liberal administration led by a black president are among the causes for the recent rise...
A big 10-4 on that. Add the socialist sodomy of hardworking freedom-loving taxpayers, thieving of private property for the benefit of government and their cronies, a nosy meddling anti-bill-of-rights government, “free speech for me but not for thee” attitude, a supposedly adversarial press that is in bed with the regime, and I think we’ve got it!
>> the Southern Poverty Law Center says
Ah, the usual suspects. What the heck, I think I’ll write them and ask for a list of organizations and contact info — save me searching when it’s time to sign up! :-)
>> “All it’s lacking is a spark,” McEntire said
McEntire, you’re not very perceptive. There’s more than a spark — the FUSE has been lit and it’s burning furiously. Actually, I have to praise the restraint of the so-called “militias”. I’m surprised they haven’t already popped.
Probably for the same reason they never ask me. I'm the enemy, a wealthy white conservative business owner, who obviously makes all his money off the backs of exploited laborers.