I went to the Drudge Report this afternoon as is my custom and the headlines were all about Texas and the Texas attitude that they don't like the federal government messing in all of their affairs. I personally cannot think of any reason to exalt the state of Texas but I know of some good people there so I will side with them. And I damn sure will stick up for Texas over the fedgov. Any old time. I'll sing the "Yellow Rose of Texas" before I'll sing the Obama Overture any day of the week. In reading Drudge I got shifted to World Net Daily and read their story. Here is an excerpt from it. Warning: THIS COULD PISS YOU OFF.
*The report from DHS' Office of Intelligence and Analysis defines right-wing extremism in the U.S. as "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 anti-government, 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."
None of these subjects are illegal. Not at all. They are just unpopular with our Nanny State government. You can hate anyone you wish to hate in this country but you have to keep your hands to yourself.
"[T]he consequences of a prolonged economic downturn � including real estate foreclosures, unemployment and an inability to obtain credit � could create a fertile recruiting environment for right-wing extremists and even result in confrontations between such groups and government authorities similar to those in the past," the report says.
It would seem to me that the DHS is saying that the crooked bankers and their asshole political buddies are mainly responsible for the economic catastrophe in the country. And who can quarrel with that? The bastards have wrecked our economy for the next 15 years so we may as well take a bite out of their ass once in a while. I think it is pretty swell of DHS to bring this out for the public to see. Of course, it is difficult to see just how confrontations with government groups is harmful to the populace so I reckon we can disregard such thoughts if we care to do so.
It adds that "growth in these groups subsided in reaction to increased government scrutiny as a result of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and disrupted plots, improvements in the economy and the continued U.S. standing as the pre-eminent world power."
Growth in these groups subsided when it became apparent that there were so many fucking fedgov agents out trying to hang an arrest on a private citizen that there was no longer any humor in the populace. But of late our sense of hilarity seems to have returned and we are once again ready to dance with the soulless bastards. Le Danse Macabre. Like Duke Nookem used to say, "Come get some!" We never quit but the fedgov did! And my God but it is good to know that this time we will stomp their ass. They have it coming and they will get what they deserve. It is pretty bad when your government has a greater force than your food producers. The world is upside down.
"Proposed imposition of firearms restrictions and weapons bans likely would attract new members into the ranks of right-wing extremist groups as well as potentially spur some of them to begin planning and training for violence against the government," the report continues. "The high volume of purchases and stockpiling of weapons and ammunition by right-wing extremists in anticipation of restrictions and bans in some parts of the country continue to be a primary concern to law enforcement."
I personally think the law enforcement community is pretty well divided on the subject weapons and ammo stockpiling. The LEO's are not real popular with the folks who do not like getting tasered. The LEO's who shoot unarmed civilians and claim they thought the deceased had a gun is getting to be too damn big a number. You are always going to have people who do the wrong thing, who make the wrong choice. It is just that the mistake makers seem to have all joined the police forces around the country. And that is an exaggeration and you all know that. But the pendulum needs to swing back in favor of the common man. I am getting tired of uncontrolled law enforcement. I am also getting tired of doing the same thing the fedgov is doing and getting called a fucking political radical of some sort. People all over the planet are getting ready for the lid to blow off the pot and when we start gettting ready we are called radical? They are prepping and I am prepping. Too damn bad.