Thursday, April 16, 2009

DHS = Dumb Half-assed Smears

Ralph Peters:

In this administration's published opinion, those who've served in our military are a menace to society and the state. And DHS's racist, bigoted implication is that the only danger comes from white, Christian vets (there's not a whisper about minority violence).

Thanks for bringing us together, Mr. President.

Racism is racism. The left-wing propaganda document published officially by your government under the title "Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment" may be the shabbiest US Government publication of our time.

The report warns that "the return of military veterans facing significant challenges reintegrating into their communities could lead to the potential emergence of terrorist groups or lone wolf extremists . . . carrying out violent acts."

The document's evidence? None. It contains no hard data, no statistics. It's nothing but a racist, anti-military opinion column that might pass muster in The New York Times, but shouldn't be issued by our government.

The report adds that "rightwing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize returning veterans" who "possess combat skills." The point? Our hayseed, uneducated, unskilled, wacko vets aren't able to think for themselves and will be patsies for right-wing fanatics. Guess that's how things look from Harvard.

Then the report warns us that "a prominent civil-rights organization reported in 2006 that 'large numbers of potentially violent neo-Nazis, skinheads, and other white supremacists are now learning the art of warfare in the armed forces.' "

Which civil-rights organization? The Rev. Jeremiah Wright's? Why not name it? Why accept this bigoted hearsay? Where's the proof? Where's the data?

I can answer that one for you, Mr. Peters. There is no data. The DHS went on exactly one data point, the eight-years-executed Tim McVeigh, whom the Left likes to hold up like kryptonite when it wants to end an argument. Forget the fact that if you'd held a raffle to determine who got to push the button to execute the lowlife, charged $5 a ticket, and limited the potential buyers to conservatives and vets, you could have paid off the national debt. Well, the pre-2009 national debt, anyway.

(Says a lot that McVeigh is complete anathema to actual conservatives, while Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn and Jane Fonda, two of them actual terrorists and all three actual traitors, are still embraced and considered model citizens by the Left. "They were young and enthusiastic. Can't we just Move On?" But I digress.)

The "prominent civil-rights organization" is Morris Dees's Southern Poverty Law Center, which has practiced neither law nor poverty for quite some time. Based out of Montgomery, Alabama, the SPLC is little more than an old-fashioned shakedown organization, specializing in churning out breathless, fact-free "reports" on the looming spectre of Nazi America just waiting around the corner--if we don't get your donation right now! Dees himself is notorious for living the (very) good life on the back of SPLC donations, and the outfit is so universally known as shady, most respectable liberal organizations treat it like the bad joke it is.

But Janet Napolitano and her horde of bureaucrats in search of funding apparently thinks its output was worth slandering half the country, and every military veteran, as potential terrorists. Pathetic.

UPDATE: Via the Blogfaddah:

“DHS rushed out their report before the Civil Rights division had a chance to look it over. Why the hurry? The only relevant, imminent event was the nation-wide Tea Party.”

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