The LA Times published an article recently on how America is at risk of another terrorist attack, but not from jihadists:
“There are, in increasingly frightening numbers, cells of angry men in the United States preparing for combat with the U.S. government. They are usually heavily armed, blinded by an intractable hatred, often motivated by religious zeal. They’re not jihadists. They are white, right-wing Americans, nearly all with an obsessive attachment to guns, who may represent a greater danger to the lives of American civilians than international terrorists.”
The image they chose to go along with their article was a picture of a group of white men protesting gun control legislation outside the Albany, New York capitol building and holding up signs championing the 2nd Amendment. If the international terrorists to which the article refers protested like these “angry, white men,” we’d have world peace.
Of course, their main primary source for their fear-mongering was none other than the Southern Poverty Law Center.
All you have to do to show up on their list of “hate groups” is be white and appeal to the U.S. Constitution as a source of authority. Then, all of a sudden, they lump you in with Timothy McVeigh and David Koresh.
They claim that these “patriot” groups all believe in world government conspiracy theories. And for this reason, they all “bitterly cling to their guns and religion.” I don’t know of any group of people who bitterly clings to their guns more than our own government, namely Homeland Security. Perhaps they’re stockpiling guns, tanks and billions of rounds of ammo because of their beliefs in “patriot” conspiracy theories. They believe that all the angry, white men are planning to wage war against the U.S. government. It’s the “vast, right-wing conspiracy” that Hillary Clinton talked about.
It’s OK to be a paranoid conspiracy theorist if you work for the government. If you’re a civilian, that’s all the probable cause the government needs to label you a potential domestic terrorist.