Posted by Esdraelon on 21 April, 2009 at 6:30 am. 13 comments already!


Folks, in this societal climate of political correctness where the Word and Thought Police are cruising around looking for offenders off their ‘usual suspects list’, it seems that only those to the right of center have the distinction of being the favorite whipping boys.

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano was forced to rethink the wording of a controversial government report after veterans groups and Republican lawmakers charged it suggested veterans of the Iraq or Afghanistan wars could easily turn into right-wing extremists. This, they said, was offensive.

The report, published April 7, detailed what DHS called a resurgence of “right-wing extremism brought about by the current economic downturn and the election of the nation’s first black president.” It was prepared by the Office of Intelligence and Analysis.

The report also described those who belong to groups that advocate for conservative perspectives on issues such as immigration reform, gun rights and abortion were extremists.

Among the most prominent groups raising an objection was the American Legion. The group’s president wrote a letter to Ms. Napolitano reminding the DHS Secretary American veterans should not be considered the enemy.

“I think it is important for all of us to remember that Americans are not the enemy. The terrorists are,” David K. Rehbein wrote in the letter.

Mr. Rehbin, the United States is no longer allowed to use the word ‘terrorist’, ‘war on terror’, etc, it’s “man-made disaster”. The change in language started with, guess, the new Secretary For Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, and is filtering out across the other Administration posts as well. Napolitano said in Germany: In my speech, although I did not use the word “terrorism,” I referred to “man-caused” disasters. That is perhaps only a nuance, but it demonstrates that we want to move away from the politics of fear.

Let’s just remember that Napolitano dug in her heels in defense of the original report but has been dragged backwards, kicking and screaming by the Republicans and other organizations who see the slant and intent of this report, especially the American Legion.

Back to the report:

Critics, however, pounced on the “assessment” and claimed the report was not meant to assess a threat because no credible evidence to show such a threat existed. Opponents argue the report was meant to marginalize those who disagree with the Obama administration’s policies.

“This is an outrageous ‘assessment’ of extremism, and it gives the appearance that the administration is politicizing homeland-security issues to generate fear about people and groups that disagree with their policies,” said U.S. Rep. John Carter, R-Texas. “Genuine threat assessments are one thing, but there is a line that distinguishes between an actual threat versus citizens simply exercising their constitutional right to free speech in speaking out against this administration’s reckless public policies.”

Folks, you and I are ‘extremists’ if we favor reform that stops the flow of illegal undocumented ‘immigrants’ across the United States/Mexican Border. You and I are ‘extremists’ if we favor being allowed to ‘keep and bear arms,’ and go out and buy a firearm in anticipation of the proposed restrictions the Obamanation has waiting in the wings. You and I are extremists if we believe that an unborn child has the right to life at least sometime in their development. Veterans are ‘possible extremists’ because…um…they are veterans, and the scum of the earth to left wing ideologists.

From the Homeland Security Report:

“Most statements by rightwing extremists have been rhetorical, expressing concerns about the election of the first African American President but stopping short of calls for violent action. In two instances in the run-up to the election extremists appeared to be in the early planning stages of some threatening activity targeting the Democratic nominee, but law enforcement interceded.”

‘Concerns’, ‘appeared to be’ you know folks, this reminds me of the movie “Minority Report” where the government had developed this system that allowed them to see crimes before they happened by using telepathy. Has the government developed some comparative technology for Janet Napolitano that we don’t know about? Nah, its simply left wingers and Democrats trying to secure their hold on congress spreading fear throughout the populace in the hopes that this fear will send those sheep back to the voting booths in the next election to pull the ‘D” for democrat. I don’t think it could be more obvious and would be laughable if it were not so reprehensible and dangerous to civil liberties.

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