Thursday, May 19, 2005

Domestic Terrorism

My first thought when I read the article titled “FBI, ATF point to threat of domestic terrorism” was finally, someone was paying attention to the fervor the religious right is causing. After reading the article my only thought was, what the fuck? When did vandalism become terrorism? From the article

Of particular concern are the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) and the Earth Liberation Front (ELF).

John Lewis, the FBI's deputy assistant director for counterterrorism, said animal and environmental rights extremists have claimed credit for more than 1,200 criminal incidents since 1990. The FBI has 150 pending investigations associated with animal rights or eco-terrorist activities, and ATF officials say they have opened 58 investigations in the past six years related to violence attributed to the ELF and ALF.

Huh? How many lives have these people taken? Zero. None. Nada. How many lives have right wing extremist taken in that same time period. Hundreds. Al-Qeada. Thousands. Comparing the vandalism of the ELF and the ALF to terrorism is demeaning those that lost their lives though actual terrorism. Tell their loved ones this. I’m sorry, but this burnt up SUV is the same as your dead loved one. I’m sorry, but this mink coat with red paint on it is the same as your dead loved one.

Don’t get me wrong, these acts of vandalism are wrong. But they in no way equate with terrorism. This is simply Nixonian type propaganda. They are smearing the left by painting us with the enemy and are using law enforcement to do it. Its pure bullshit.

The article goes on to say this.

In the same period violence from groups like the Ku Klux Klan and anti-abortion extremists have declined, Lewis said.

Of course it has, these fuckwits are now running the government. This attack on judges is going on because the racist religious right runs the other two branches of government. Then they will have total control and guess what, liberal and even moderate judges already appointed will start turning up dead. Why? Because fuckwits like James Dobson, by the way, who is no different than the radical clerics running the madrassas’ in the Middle East, will have whipped up the radicals enough to kill. So, you tell me who the real terrorist threat is.

BTW, when I ran this though spell check, it suggested I replace fuckwits with buckets. Found it kinda funny, thought I’d share.

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