Posted by Darth Venomous @ 22:57
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.
I see. So the Founding Fathers were themselves radicals & extremists.
Nice to know I’m in such honored company.
(U) 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.
Anti-government? Anti-this government. Check.
Prefer state/local government over some tin-plated bureaucrat with a pathetic comb-over trying to tell me how to live my life, what vehicle I can drive, how much gas mileage it has to get, how much so-called “pollutants” it dumps into the atmosphere, paper or plastic, etc? Check.
Opposition to immigration? Yeah, the illegal variety. Check.
Opposition to abortion?. Yeah, absolutely. Check.
Yep, guess that makes me an “extremist”.
Or one majorly pissed-off, had-it-up-to-here with-a-bunch-of-socialist-pussies American citizen.