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Now, the Feds don't like me!

Well, while piracy is gaining a foothold of respect in the media, the government has officially listed 'right-wing extremists' as a threat. Here's a link to a prominent blogger, and her article has a link to the downloadable report. Why link a blogger? Because the media won't report this yet. It took over a week for any media, liberal or conservative, to report on the MIAC report that labeled me a domestic terrorist. It will take some time for the media to report this too.

What are some of the marks of right-wing extremists? Well, copied and pasted from the report are these marks:

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.

Ok, hate-orientation is bad, but hate is an emotion, a thought---something you can't prove/disprove. I'm all for not seeing a resurgence in the Klan, but I'm not a big fan of the Black Panthers or the Nation of Islam either.

Where's the danger? read the last line: It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration. Ok, I'm opposed to abortion. And who is opposed to immigration? I'm opposed to illegal immigration. I don't think you'll solve that problem without an amnesty program, but I'm still opposed to it. And is this report alleging that people who want Americans to have the jobs in America to be a threat to national security?

And how about rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority? Uh-oh. Texas Governor Rick Perry is a dangerous right-wing extremist.

There's more gems to found in this mine:

During the 1990s, rightwing extremist hostility toward government
was fueled by the implementation of restrictive gun laws—such as the Brady Law
that established a 5-day waiting period prior to purchasing a handgun and the
1994 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act that limited the sale of
various types of assault rifles—and federal law enforcement’s handling of the
confrontations at Waco, Texas and Ruby Ridge, Idaho.

So, if you thought that a now-expired law was a bad idea, that burning down a building with women and children in it, that shooting an unarmed woman that's holding a baby is excessive force, you're an extremist.

And I'll close with this one: (although, you can email me, and I'll email you the PDF of the document, so you can see it all)

Rightwing extremists were concerned during the 1990s with the perception
that illegal immigrants were taking away American jobs through their willingness to
work at significantly lower wages. They also opposed free trade agreements, arguing that
these arrangements resulted in Americans losing jobs to countries such as Mexico.

That's right! If you opposed NAFTA, you are a dangerous, right-wing extremist! Better watch out for this guy:

  1. Well, I don't think NAFTA has been good for America - and I never have.
  2. One million jobs have been lost because of NAFTA, including nearly 50,000 jobs here in Ohio.
  3. But what I refuse to accept is that we have to stand idly by while workers watch their jobs get shipped overseas.
Who is this dangerous right-winger? Well, he made a speech in Lorain, Ohio, on February 24, 2008. The full text is linked here. Mr. President, I've got to warn you: The Department of Homeland Security finds you to be a dangerous, right-wing extremist. They'll probably have people watching you, day and night.

Of course, we're getting used to that, aren't we? You've probably already got my Blackberry PIN. Message me sometime, Mr. President, and we'll figure out a way out of this mess. Bear with me though, I've got a Pearl, so I have to type slower...

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