Sunday, June 21, 2009 Posted by Shattered Paradigm
The report is in the form of a slideshow presentation entitled "Terrorism Awareness and Prevention" and you can see the entire report for yourself here.
The presentation start out by examining foreign terrorist groups, but quickly transitions to pointing out the "domestic terrorists" that the Virginia state police need to be watching for.
So who are those domestic terrorists?
According to the report, the following are potential domestic terrorists.....
*Anyone who believes in gun rights
*Anyone who is pro-life
*Anyone who is concerned about "constitutional issues"
*Anyone who is opposed to globalization
*Anyone who is opposed to world trade agreements
*Anyone who is opposed to U.S. military intervention around the world
*Anyone who considers themselves to be a "sovereign citizen"
*Anyone involved in large cash transactions
The categories above are basically equated with al-Qaeda, Hamas, Hizbullah, the Ku Klux Klan and radical neo-Nazis in the report.
It would be frightening enough if this was an isolated report.
But it isn't.
This is actually just the latest in a series of government documents that lists large numbers of Americans as terrorists.
For example, earlier this year a Department of Homeland Security report got a lot of publicity for demonizing military veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan.
Posted below is a list of 14 characteristics of a "domestic terrorist" that were pulled right out of that stunning report.
According to the Department of Homeland Security, you just may be a domestic terrorist if.....
*you are a U.S. military veteran returning from duty in Iraq or Afghanistan
*you believe in "end times" prophecies
*you believe in state or local authority
*you are against abortion
*you are against illegal immigration
*you believe in the 2nd Amendment
*you criticize any of the free trade agreements the U.S. has made
*you are against same-sex marriage
*you believe that an economic collapse is happening
*you think that the U.S. may declare martial law someday
*you believe that the U.S. is creating detention camps
*you stockpile food, ammunition or weapons
*you believe that illegal immigrants are taking away American jobs
*you believe "New World Order" conspiracy theories
Do any of those apply to you?
If so, then the Department of Homeland Security thinks that you are a potential terrorist.
But wait, there is more.....
On February 20, 2009, the State of Missouri issued a report entitled: "MIAC Strategic Report: The Modern Militia Movement."
That report actually labeled Americans who supported presidential candidates Ron Paul, Bob Barr, and Chuck Baldwin as "dangerous" and referred to those Americans as potential terrorists.
In addition, the report targeted individuals who hold particular political ideologies as being potentially dangerous.
The report instructed police and other government officials that the following political views are "dangerous" and could signal a potential terrorist:
*Anyone opposing abortion
*Anyone opposing illegal immigration
*Anyone who believes that the New World Order is a threat
*Anyone who is against the North American Union
*Anyone who is against the income tax
*Anyone who has a negative view of the U.N.
So what is the big deal?
The big deal is what the U.S. government does with "terrorists".
American "terrorists" are instantly stripped of their citizenship under the Patriot Act and can be held indefinitely without a trial.
American "terrorists" forfeit all of their rights under the Patriot Act and can be tortured just like an "Islamic" terrorist can.
Are you ready to be treated like a member of al-Qaeda for your pro-life beliefs?
Are you ready to have all of your rights taken away because you attended a TEA party?
The truth is that if the American people do not stand up against this type of demonization, then they are going to get the tyranny that they deserve. Contact your representatives in Congress and on the state level and demand that whoever was involved in these reports needs to be fired.
For official government reports to specifically target and demonize peaceful people who have a particular political viewpoint is beyond despicable. We must work peacefully within the system to change it, or else we are going to wake up one day and find that we have completely lost the constitutional system that we once loved.