A Hard Rain is Gonna Fall

Some months ago the Department of Homeland Security issued a memo.

I reproduce excerpts from the key findings here (emphasis mine):

The DHS/Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) has no specific
information that domestic rightwing terrorists are currently planning acts of violence
, but rightwing extremists may be gaining new recruits by playing on their fears about several emergent issues. The economic downturn and the election of the first African American president present unique drivers for rightwing radicalization and recruitment.

Threats from white supremacist and violent antigovernment groups during 2009 have been largely rhetorical and have not indicated plans to carry out violent acts. Nevertheless, the consequences of a prolonged economic downturn—including real estate foreclosures, unemployment, and an inability to obtain credit—could create a fertile recruiting environment for rightwing extremists and even result in confrontations between such groups and government authorities similar to those in the past.

Rightwing extremists have capitalized on the election of the first African American president, and are focusing their efforts to recruit new members, mobilize existing supporters, and broaden their scope and appeal through propaganda, but they have not yet turned to attack planning.

The current economic and political climate has some similarities to the
1990s when rightwing extremism experienced a resurgence fueled largely by an economic recession, criticism about the outsourcing of jobs, and the perceived threat to U.S. power and sovereignty by other foreign powers.

The possible passage of new restrictions on firearms and the return of military veterans facing significant challenges reintegrating into their communities could lead to the potential emergence of terrorist groups or lone wolf extremists capable of carrying out violent attacks.

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.

….

In the wake of a man in Chicago murdering police officers because he feared the government was going to take away his guns, the murder of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas, and now killings by a White Supremacist at the Holocaust Museum, I submit that it is fair to conclude one thing: While the DHS may not be aware of any specific plans for violent actions, such plans are quite obviously on the drawing boards.
Further, having sufficient bloody proof, one must wonder how many more are ready to execute about which the DHS is similarly ignorant.

Tub O’Limbaugh, pathological liar Sean Hannity, blithering imbecile Beck, yammering spunky ignoramus Malkin…all of them…were apoplectic:
That ginned up DHS memo was a goddamned liberal attack on the opposition using a bunch of fantastic bullshit!
It was dirty, sneaky, underhanded!
How DARE they whore out the Department of HOMELAND SECURITY to make a politically motivated attack on the god-fearing, America loving right?
How DARE they malign our brave veterans?

!!! (insert outraged indignity) !!!

Those bastards, and again ALL of them, are tripping over their willful blindness to argue that these murders are the isolated acts of lone madmen. Glenn Beck bears no responsibility for appearing on television night after night and yammering nonsense – utterly delusional horseshit – about how the bad government is taking away all of your rights, selling out to terrorists and destroying this once proud country with goddamned evil socialism.
It is not Beck’s fault, they say, that he’s making incredibly stupid, uneducated people who haven’t the foggiest fucking idea what socialism is very, very angry.  That they hate blacks, and people named Hussein already…well, Beck didn’t say anything about Barack Obama, except that his policies are DESTROYING AMERICA!!!
Loofah O’Reilly merely called Dr. Tiller, “Tiller the Killer.”  Invoked the Holocaust.  Said, when Tiller was acquitted of misdemeanor charges that he had “gotten away with MURDER!”
He never said, “I ask you to MURDER Tiller the Killer.”  So, he bears no responsibility when someone guns down the doctor in church.
The fat piece of shit Limbaugh, along with that fucking WOP Tancredo and the homophobic grease stain Gingrinch…they’re merely objecting to “reverse racism” – taking away the rights of The White Man in order to favor Non-Whites.   That shouldn’t provoke anyone who’s a member of a White Supremacist organization to do anything rash. It’s NOT their fault that god made some people fucking batshit crazy!

These motherfucking slimey putrid eel shit sons of whores are lighting fires in the minds of desperate wingnuts, and then pointing at the chaos they create as proof of their premise. And they are being permitted to use the PUBLIC AIRWAVES to do it.
Something is very fucking wrong here. It goes totally through the looking glass and rubs feces all over itself when you hear these blitheringly myopic, self-contradicting morons start hollering about Liberal Media Bias.
They really will say anything…and they seem to have demonstrated the axiom that if you say it long enough and loud enough, people will believe it. This supercalifragilistic bullshit is getting out of fucking hand.

Shepard Smith has been the counterweight of perspective on Fox news insofar as such a thing is possible – a single gram of sanity balanced against the megatons of sputtering foolishness. Shephard gets mail…from stupid, pissed off yammering wingnuts with no hesitation whatsoever at expressing hate, racism, xenophobia, ignorance and poor grammar in a single sentence. From people who think Joe Scarborough is a douchebag for all the wrong reasons (there are plenty of good ones). From Fox News viewers:

Things are going to get very ugly, very quickly. The time has come to make it very fucking clear to anyone who is prepared to fight to save their America that’s it’s NOT YOURS. IT’S OURS. And taking up arms against the people is going to get you slapped down fast, pimp walked into court, and locked up in a cell between Abu Bin Bomber and some guy who lost his temper and murdered three fuckwits for calling him nigger.
It’s time for the Department of Homeland Security to step up and do the job they were designed to do – secure the homeland, against ALL threats, foreign AND DOMESTIC.
Warrantless wiretapping has to be good for something besides listening in on diplomatic phone sex (which is how Michelle Malkin really earns the big bucks…turns out Kissinger has a fetish).

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  2. So far, Obama and the Democrats have yet to make any substantially controversial changes. Just wait until that happens, if it ever does. Ever wonder why Democrats tend to be much more centrist, more compromising and just plain pussies in office verses the way they were out of power or on the campaign trail? Perhaps we’re seeing why Democrats are much more willing to disappoint their “base” than Republicans are.

    The right’s lunatic fringe is well armed and have no qualms about using violence as a “problem solving mechanism”. Physical force is part of conservative ideology; from corporal punishment, to the Death Penalty, to the use of military might and the “right to bear arms” to fend off “oppressive” government. You’ve also got a national culture so saturated in violence, it’s just what comes to mind when thinking of how to deal with your enemies. Then you got all kinds off completely irresponsible political-wrestling-entertainment personalities that (intentionally or as an accidental side effect of their ratings seeking routine) wind up encouraging the lunatics into action with their hyperbolic bullshit.

    One need only say the word “Kennedy” to invoke the image of what might happen to any Democrat who pushes “too far”, even if they’re elected, like Obama, to do so. Don’t think for a moment Sheppard Smith gets more mail from whack-jobs than your average Democratic politician and don’t think that doesn’t stick in their subconscious and prevents them from taking political risks.

    In the unlikely event Obama and the Democrats actually do take bold steps, the nut jobs and tea baggers will shift into high gear. By the way, anybody who attended the Fox’s Tea Bagging convention is probably under surveillance now because that’s exactly the kind of event the writers of this document would be monitoring.

  3. I want them identified, lined up and shot.

    I know. I scare me, too.

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