March 29, 2013
Fox, the entertainment network founded by Rupert Murdoch and Barry Diller, is working with the federal government and the Southern Poverty Law Center in a concerted effort to demonize Americans identifying themselves constitutionalists.
During an episode of “The Following,” a television drama starring Kevin Bacon, constitutionalists are portrayed as extremists in league with a group of serial murderers. The series follows an ex-FBI agent who has joined a social network of copycat killers attracted to a charismatic leader.
In the above clip featured during Infowars Night News on Thursday, two recruits are asked if they are ex-military. They respond by saying they were raised in a militia and are “constitutional extremists.”
The Department of Homeland Security has worked closely with the Southern Poverty Law Center to portray a large and diverse patriot community as a violent threat to the national security of the United States.
In 2009 a document produced by the Department of Homeland Security, under the Bush and Obama administrations, characterized patriot and constitutionalist groups as potentially violent and linked them to white supremacists.
The following year, a Department of Justice guide for investigators listed “constitutionalists” and “survivalists” alongside al-Qaeda and the Aryan Brotherhood. The guide describes members of the patriot movement as “white supremacists, sovereign citizens, tax protesters, militia members, and sometimes antiabortion or anti-environmental groups.”
The demonization process is active on the state government level as well. The Missouri Information Analysis Center, for instance, produced a report titled “The Modern Militia Movement” in March of 2009. It describes supporters of presidential candidates Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin, and Bob Barr as “militia” influenced terrorists and instructed the Missouri police to be on the lookout for supporters displaying bumper stickers and other paraphernalia associated with the Constitutional, Campaign for Liberty, and Libertarian parties.
More recently, the SPLC sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano urging the government to establish a task force to investigate the supposed domestic terror threat posed by the likes of Alex Jones, We Are Change, Oath Keepers, the Constitution Party, the Tyranny Response Team and thousands of other Americans outside of the orbit of the establishment.
“Today, we write to express similar concerns,” the letter sent by the president and CEO of the SPLC, J. Richard Cohen, begins, making a sensationalistic reference to the Oklahoma City bombing. “In the last four years, we have seen a tremendous increase in the number of conspiracy-minded, antigovernment groups as well as in the number of domestic terrorist plots.”
Cohen specifically warns about the alleged threat presented by advocates of the Second Amendment who are mobilizing in response to efforts by Obama and Congress to curtail the right of Americans to own firearms. “Because of the looming dangers, we urge you to establish an interagency task force to assess the adequacy of the resources devoted to responding to the growing threat of non-Islamic domestic terrorism.”
Earlier this year, we reported on an AMC sitcom titled “We Hate Paul Revere,” an effort to portray the silversmith patriot in a negative light.
In 2012, Deadline Hollywood reported that ABC was working on drama called “Founding Fathers, described as “Donnie Brasco set in the world of Texas militias.”
Alex Jones told Infowars.com today the violent patriot and constitutionalist narrative runs through numerous mainstream television shows. Jones said his wife reports witnessing repeated instances of constitutionalists portrayed as violent criminals engaged in terrorist activity on hospital and police dramas. The repeated meme of violent Constitution supporters sends a message that patriot groups are on par with al-Qaeda and Muslim terrorists, a point made by the SPLC’s Cohen on March 5 of this year.
A successful effort to demonize and portray the patriot and constitutionalist community as criminally insane is essential if the establishment is going to effectively and definitively undermine the political opposition. Films and television shows are essential to this effort and are being used to condition the public prior to a move to attack as a terrorist threat any effective resistance.
The fact the establishment media has produced such television shows and has created a violent mythology – including an effort to portray constitutionalists as serial murderers – reveals growing desperation as the federal government confronts and responds to a large and diverse political opposition engaged in an effort to return the nation to its constitutional roots and end the influence and criminal behavior of a globalist financial elite.