Friday, June 12, 2009

Some Feed Lone Wolves

"...lone wolves and small terrorist cells embracing violent right-wing extremist ideology are the most dangerous domestic terrorism threat in the United States."
- Homeland Security department

It is from a report of the Homeland Security department that the likes of Sean, Rush, and Glenn used to blast the Obama administration for supposedly trying to smear merely obnoxious right-wingers as potential terrorists. The fact is, the sentence above is true. Anyone who does not agree with this statement has not been paying attention. The Tim McVieghs, Eric Rudolphs, James von Brunns, Joseph Paul Grahams of America are the most dangerous domestic terrorists.

Violent right-wing extremists are the abortion-crazed zealots who see murder of those who help incest and rape victims get abortions as justified, Neo-Nazis who openly call for killing all Jewish people, Klan idiots who burn crosses on lawns of "misbehaving" black people, Second Amendment "defenders" who would blow up federal buildings and their day-care centers to emphasize in blood their righteous indignation.

I defend the right of these crazies to say what they will. But I also expect a responsible government to keep an eye on them, to take seriously their threats, and to guard against them acting on their crazed beliefs.

All of that has NOTHING to do with peaceful right-wingers who can use their self-evident liberty to petition, argue, sue, persuade, protest, holler, complain, whine, call the President socialist, call a Supreme Court nominee racist, etc., etc., etc. ad infinitum. And I reserve the right to point out the idiocy of blow-hards like Sean, Rush, Lou D., Glenn, Newt, Michael S., Bill O., etc. etc. ad infinitum who feed the Lone Wolves raw meat every day on TV and radio.

Eugene Robinson said it better than I have.

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