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Tuesday, April 14, 2009


I believe there has never been a more blatant demonstration of left-wing paranoia than the obscene report issued by the Department of Homeland Security and distributed to police departments across the nation.

The Washington Times reports:

The Department of Homeland Security is warning law enforcement officials about a rise in "rightwing extremist activity," saying the economic recession, the election of America's first black president and the return of a few disgruntled war veterans could swell the ranks of white-power militias.

A footnote attached to the report by the Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis defines "rightwing extremism in the United States" as including not just racist or hate groups, but also groups that reject federal authority in favor of state or local authority.

Read it here.

To some extent this is a despicable political ploy, issued on the eve of the Tax Day Tea Party demonstrations to be held all across the nation tomorrow, but it is also an extremely dangerous move. The last time we heard this kind of nonsense issuing from government agencies was during the Clinton administration, and that led directly to the atrocity at Waco.

We are entering dark and dangerous times and the Young Messiah is leading the way.

The best fisking of the report I have seen yet is by Power Line. Check it out here.


The Anchoress, noting the way the report is being treated by the MSM, thinks she sees a larger purpose here.
[I]t seems pretty clear that its (the leak’s) purpose is meant to create a narrative. That narrative will be used to excite and frame legislation.
I think she's right, and am not surprised. Constructing demonization narratives has been pretty much the main thrust of the Obamination so far. It is dangerous, it is destructive, it is despicable, but it is damnably effective.