Sunday, March 4, 2012

Are You A Right Wing Extremist?

report by the Department of Homeland Security on "right wing extremism" states that it has "no specific information that domestic right-wing terrorists are currently planning acts of violence," but "right-wing extremists may be gaining new recruits by playing on fears about several emergent issues." In other words, they are concerned about the beliefs and not the actions of  law abiding American Citizens. According to the Department of Homeland Security, you may be a "right wing extremist" if you are concerned:

"(about) the loss of US manufacturing capability to China and India." 

"(that) a world government would usurp the sovereignty of the United States and its Constitution, thus infringing upon their liberty." 

"that illegal immigrants were taking away American jobs through their willingness to work at significantly lower wages," 

"(about) restrictive gun laws" 

Even those who are in complete disagreement with the said beliefs should be troubled that the federal government is attempting to paint its non-violent critics as dangerous. And perhaps the most offensive aspect of the report is that we are warned about "disgruntled military veterans." The great irony of this report is that it will be fuel the very anti-government sentiments that the Department of Homeland Security is so concerned about.

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