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Thursday, December 31, 2009
Homegrown Hatred and Terrorists
Ku Klux Klan
Radical Traditionalist Catholics
Then we have the religious extremists groups such as the Army of God that promotes (and praises) bombings of abortion clinics and the murders of abortion doctors. As well as groups like Christian Identity, Christian Patriots and the Lambs of Christ. All of who believe their acts of domestic terrorism are justified because, “they are on a mission from God”. (So of course that makes it okay.)
Paul Krugman published an article in the New York Times on June 11, 2009 called “The Big Hate”, (Read article here) where he outlined how right-wing extremism is being systematically fed by the conservative media and political establishment. He also stated; “Yes, the worst terrorist attack in our history was perpetrated by a foreign conspiracy. But the second worst, the Oklahoma City bombing, was perpetrated by an all-American lunatic. Politicians and media organizations wind up such people at their, and our, peril.” And he would be right on the money with that one.
So, what about the extreme (and delusional) views of people like Orly Taitz and the Birthers? Are they likely to sprout another Timothy McVeigh? Unfortunately for all of us they very well could. In an earlier post I talked about how Orly Taitz is not only inciting hate and sedition on her blog, but also calling for armed revolt against our government and most especially against President Obama.
My question is what is the motivation of this treasonous Moldavian immigrant Orly Taitz? Born with communist and Israeli roots, and harboring extreme anti-Arab and anti-Muslim sentiments, could her hatred of Obama be rooted in the fact that his father was a Muslim and her belief that he is Muslim as well? She calls him a communist and claims he’s guilty of treason, but isn’t that is exactly what she is?
Is it all just because of her hatred for Muslims? She continually fuels the anti-Muslim phobias of all of these simple-minded right wing racist extremists, (then collects them as clients as she goes). As with other, (as Paul Krugman put it) “all-American lunatics” that have committed horrific acts of domestic terrorism there is no telling what may happen as a result.
Could she really be hoping that something horrible happens? Is she some kind of communist terrorist infiltrator, on a mission to encourage the simple minded among us into attempting an armed revolt on our government, or God forbid that some whack job follower of hers tries to make an attempt on Obama himself. Or is she just incredibly friggin stupid as she continues to call for her followers to form armed militias and says “It might be time now”.
I hope the Secret Service and the FBI have her on their watch lists.