Friday, March 5, 2010

Rage On The Right? Of Course It’s NOTHING To Do With Racism

This whole country has gone completely nucking futz with hate. This rise in hate, conspiracy theories, racism, and more prominently in my opinion, closet racism has taken off, not just because we have a Democratic White House but primarily because we now have a black President.

New SPLC Report: “Patriot” Groups, Militias Surge in Number in Past Year

“There are already signs of radical right violence reminiscent of the 1990s. Right-wing extremists have murdered six law enforcement officers since Obama's inauguration. Racist skinheads and others have been arrested in alleged plots to assassinate the president. Most recently, as recounted in the new issue of the Intelligence Report, a number of individuals with antigovernment, survivalist or racist views have been arrested in a series of bomb cases."

Rage On The Right States:
“The signs of growing radicalization are everywhere. Armed men have come to Obama speeches bearing signs suggesting that the "tree of liberty" needs to be "watered" with "the blood of tyrants." The Conservative Political Action Conference held this February was co-sponsored by groups like the John Birch Society, which believes President Eisenhower was a Communist agent, and Oath Keepers, a Patriot outfit formed last year that suggests, in thinly veiled language, that the government has secret plans to declare martial law and intern patriotic Americans in concentration camps. Politicians pandering to the antigovernment right in 37 states have introduced "Tenth Amendment Resolutions," based on the constitutional provision keeping all powers not explicitly given to the federal government with the states. And, at the "A Well Regulated Militia" website, a recent discussion of how to build "clandestine safe houses" to stay clear of the federal government included a conversation about how mass murderers like Timothy McVeigh and Olympics bomber Eric Rudolph were supposedly betrayed at such houses."

“Last year also experienced levels of cross-pollination between different sectors of the radical right not seen in years. Nativist activists increasingly adopted the ideas of the Patriots; racist rants against Obama and others coursed through the Patriot movement; and conspiracy theories involving the government appeared in all kinds of right-wing venues. A good example is the upcoming Second Amendment March in Washington, D.C. The website promoting the march is topped by a picture of a colonial militiaman, and key supporters include Larry Pratt, a long-time militia enthusiast with connections to white supremacists, and Richard Mack, a conspiracy-mongering former sheriff associated with the Patriot group Oath Keepers.”

And who is helping to fuel all this hateful propaganda?

My poor father, republican that he was would probably shit himself over the disgrace his party has become. They do nothing but cow tow and pander to racist bigots and have nothing to rely on but fear tactics and the ignorance of the simple minded.


  1. Am sure you're aware of the Coffee Party. Went from a few thousand to over 85000 members in under 7 days on Facebook. I think that their numbers are greater than that of the tea baggers on Facebook. Anyway, the young woman that came up with the idea had to shut down one of her websites in addition to coming up with some form of monitoring the Facebook page because of death threats from tea baggers. In light of what I've read as far as comments, the threats are real compared to those imagined by Orly Tatters.

  2. I have heard of the Coffee Party, but haven’t been there to see the site. But that just goes to show how hateful some of these Teabaggers can be. I know we enjoy poking fun at their expense but I’ve never seen anyone make any kind of death treat against any of them. Unless you count those Orly claims as death threats, though I did see some of them on her website and the were not actually direct “I’m going to take you out” kind of threats, but more like a “you should be taken out” kind of statement.

    It’s insane how crazy and hateful some of these idiots really are. I was at a healthcare rally last summer and as I walked around to my seat with my “pro reform” sign some gnarly gray haired old lady jumped up out of her chair right up into my face and started to cuss me out. I was shocked and just said; My, My are we being nasty!” She was no doubt another one afraid the big bad government was going to try and take over her Medicare! Which also goes to show the ignorance of most of their arguments.

  3. I visited Chalice Jackson's photo page today on her Patriot Hearts Network site.
    Hundreds of rally photos, yet I couldn't locate a single black person anywhere.
    Just lots of overweight white people who apparently have no jobs, but love their social security and Medicare.