April 15, 2009
Now that the corporate media, the “conservative” bloggers and news sites have taken notice of the Department of Homeland Security’s leaked document on “rightwing extremism,” denunciations of the government are flying fast and furious. Neocons such as Michelle Malkin and establishment insiders such as Newt Gingrich are outraged. Hypocrisy is on parade.
|Malkin, Gingrich, Weiner, Hannity and the rest really do not have a problem with government assessments formulated in secret, so long as they are directed against their political enemies.|
“I couldn’t believe it was real,” declared Malkin on her blog. According to the darling of Fox News, “the piece of crap report issued on April 7 is a sweeping indictment of conservatives.”
She wastes no time blaming Obama and the Democrats for the report. “In Obama land, there are no coincidences. It is no coincidence that this report echoes Tea Party-bashing left-wing blogs… and demonizes the very Americans who will be protesting in the thousands on Wednesday for the nationwide Tax Day Tea Party,” a reference to the grassroots anti-tax movement started by Libertarians hijacked by Glenn Beck and the Fox News conservatives.
One has to ask, where was Malkin when the government was demonizing and snooping on antiwar activists under the Bush regime? Not a word of indignation issued from Malkin when the FBI and DHS “collected extensive information on the tactics, training and organization of antiwar demonstrators and has advised local law enforcement officials to report any suspicious activity at protests to its counterterrorism squads,” as the New York Times reported in 2003 after Malkin’s neocon fellow travelers in the government illegally invaded Iraq and eventually murdered over a million Iraqis. She did not voice outrage when the government shut down nearly two dozen antiwar, anti-globalization web sites on October 7, 2004.
Malkin did not express righteous indignation over “Left-Wing Extremism: The Current Threat” prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy in 2001 or “Leftwing Extremists Likely to Increase Use of Cyber Attacks over the Coming Decade” issued on January 26 of this year.
The same applies to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who tweeted his opposition to the DHS document. “The person who drafted the outrageous homeland security memo smearing veterans and conservatives should be fired,” Gingrich demanded. He didn’t demand such action when DHS officials spied on the DC Anti-War Network and collected and disseminated information regarding political demonstrations and labeled peaceful advocacy groups and other activists as “extremists.”
No defense of Alex Jones was forthcoming from the ranks of the neocon conservatives when bloggers and commentators on both sides of the false right-left construct attempted to link him to the cop killer Richard Poplawski.
Michael “Savage” Weiner dedicated a large portion of the first hour of his radio program yesterday to an attempt linking the document to the “communist” Obama administration. He didn’t explain why the communist Obama has packed his administration with CFR members and Wall Street bankster operatives, but then Weiner believes the CFR and Bilderberg are irrelevant and are basically bingo gatherings for rich people.
Malkin, Gingrich, Weiner, Hannity and the rest really do not have a problem with government assessments formulated in secret, so long as they are directed against their political enemies. The exposed DHS document is little more than a partisan political cudgel for the neocons and “conservatives” now “out of power,” that is to say on the sidelines until the next insider selected Republican is installed in the White House.
Malkin and crew are not philosophically opposed to a police state running roughshod over the rights of the people, so long as the victims are on the “left.” The DHS document is simply an excuse to bitch and moan about Democrats, who are at the end of the day no different than the Republicans, as demonstrated by the Obama administration’s continuation of the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, Obama’s support of wiretapping in violation of the Fourth Amendment, and the seamless transition between administrations in regard to facilitating the globalist plan to crash the global economy and allow the banksters to abscond with the nation’s wealth.