March 13, 2013
The establishment media wasted little time after the Southern Poverty Law Center sent a letter to the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security demanding the mailed fist of the state crack down on Americans expressing opposition to an increasingly tyrannical federal government.
“There are, in increasingly frightening numbers, cells of angry men in the United States preparing for combat with the U.S. government. They are usually heavily armed, blinded by an intractable hatred, often motivated by religious zeal,” a Los Angeles Times op-ed claimed on March 8, a couple days after the SPLC letter went out warning of another Oklahoma City terrorist bombing.
MSNBC did its part on March 6 by ramping up the paranoia of another Oklahoma City bombing.
The rant published in the second-largest metropolitan newspaper in the country – following up on the heels of the grand lady of Mockingbird propaganda, the New York Times – doesn’t mince words:
“They’re not jihadists. They are white, right-wing Americans, nearly all with an obsessive attachment to guns, who may represent a greater danger to the lives of American civilians than international terrorists.”
Despite the ethnic diversity of the patriot movement, the LA Times engages in brazen racism and deliberately singles out white people. This feeds into the SPLC’s absurdist propaganda arguing folks actively resisting constitutional violations perpetuated by the federal government – from the trashing the Second Amendment to the Fourth and beyond – are intimately linked to a minuscule and entirely marginalized white supremacist movement. By raising a fantasy specter of Klansman armed with AR-15s gunning for black and Latino people, the SPLC and the establishment media are actively colluding in an attempt to demonize and eventually destroy an increasingly effective political opposition.
As we noted in our response to the SPLC letter, posted on the same day the LA Times op-ed piece appeared, it is “hardly surprising the SPLC has decided to exploit the growing and diverse movement opposed to a raft of recently proposed unconstitutional firearms laws and label the movement extremist and akin to domestic terrorism.”
Nothing petrifies urban liberals more than defenders of the Second Amendment, especially when they demonstrate with brandished firearms. “Patriot groups are motivated by a host of anti-government attitudes, but their primary focus is guns,” the Times argues. “They are convinced that the government is out to seize their weapons, even though most legislation is focused on keeping guns out of the hands of criminals or restricting the types of weapons that can be sold.”
The LA Times sheepishly decries the fact government is unable to do much “to reverse this tide of belligerent ignorance” on the part of “like-minded Neanderthals” who shelter and encourage “the Timothy McVeighs of the world.”
Instead of a direct police state crack down and mass internment of white people in concentration camps, the editorial staff of the Los Angeles Times suggests a new COINTELPRO-like program designed to monitor Americans upset by continual government usurpations and attacks on the libertarian principles enshrined in the Constitution.
“These groups should be closely monitored, with resources adequate to the task, even if it means shifting some homeland security money from the hunt for foreign terrorists,” they write. As we noted, the groups and individuals singled out by the SPLC include Alex Jones, We Are Change, Oath Keepers, the Constitution Party, the Tyranny Response Team and thousands of other Americans.
Left unmentioned here is the obvious fact the real enemy of government all along has not been a largely fantastical al-Qaeda and a comical Saudi hooked up to a dialysis machine in an Afghan cave, but a considerable and growing domestic patriot movement determined to prevent the incremental move toward authoritarianism and tyranny.
In 2011, we pointed out the government’s attempt to reconstitute its elaborately fashioned Arab and Islamic terror meme into a “white al-Qaeda” threat. “Prior to the events in Norway [Anders Breivik’s murderous terror attacks], the Department of Homeland Security released a propaganda video characterizing white middle class Americans as terrorists and members of white al-Qaeda, a term designed to conflate the image of the CIA-created Islamic terror group and ‘rightwing extremists’ in America,” we wrote.
The overriding absurdity of the LA Times editorial is the obvious fact that it is not merely white people who are determined to restore America’s constitutional heritage.
It is people of all ethnic persuasions.
Alex Jones breaks down the “white al-Qaeda” meme during the terror attacks in Norway: