Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The DHS "Report"--Yup. They Wrote It

Yesterday, I picked up a nugget from McCain. However, the "report" from DHS was so over-the-top that I suggested to him that it might be a parody--or a fake. (See the combox on McCain's post.)

It's not.

The “report” (PDF file here) was one of the most embarrassingly shoddy pieces of propaganda I’d ever read out of DHS. I couldn’t believe it was real.

I spent the day chasing down DHS spokespeople...

Well, the press office got back to me and verified that the document is indeed for real.

...One of the spokespeople said he was told that the report has been in the works for a year. My b.s. detector went off the chart, and yours will, too, if you read through the entire report — which asserts with no evidence that an unquantified “resurgence in rightwing extremist recruitment and radicalizations activity” is due to home foreclosures, job losses, and…the historical presidential election.

In Obama land, there are no coincidences. It is no coincidence that this report echoes Tea Party-bashing left-wing blogs (check this one out comparing the Tea Party movement to the Weather Underground!) and demonizes the very Americans who will be protesting in the thousands on Wednesday for the nationwide Tax Day Tea Party.

Given the ultra-PC/LeftOWacky politics of Madistan, this should have some impact on the security arrangements for tomorrow's TEA Party, no?

Who are these "terrorists"?

Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration

(Frankly, I have a hard time envisioning Barbara Lyons wearing a bandolier of .50cal and another of hand grenades, but hey........And I've never been told that the authors of the 9th & 10th Amendments were actually proto-terrorists, plotting the fall of G Washington.)

The report is actually a "projection"--that is, the authors impute to others what their own actions and thoughts are.

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