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Thread: BOHICA! SPLC Special Report: Return of the Militias

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    http://www.splcenter.org/images/dyna...econd_Wave.pdf

    The 1990s saw the rise and fall of the virulently antigovernment "Patriot" movement, made up of paramilitary militias, tax defiers and so-called "sovereign citizens." Sparked by a combination of anger at the federal government and the deaths of political dissenters at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, and Waco, Texas, the movement took off in the middle of the decade and continued to grow even after 168 people were left dead by the 1995 bombing of Oklahoma City's federal building — an attack, the deadliest ever by domestic U.S. terrorists, carried out by men steeped in the rhetoric and conspiracy theories of the militias. In the years that followed, a truly remarkable number of criminal plots came out of the movement. But by early this century, the Patriots had largely faded, weakened by systematic prosecutions, aversion to growing violence, and a new, highly conservative president.

    They're back. Almost a decade after largely disappearing from public view, right-wing militias, ideologically driven tax defiers and sovereign citizens are appearing in large numbers around the country. "Paper terrorism" — the use of property liens and citizens' "courts" to harass enemies — is on the rise. And once-popular militia conspiracy theories are making the rounds again, this time accompanied by nativist theories about secret Mexican plans to "reconquer" the American Southwest. One law enforcement agency has found 50 new militia training groups — one of them made up of present and former police officers and soldiers. Authorities around the country are reporting a worrying uptick in Patriot activities and propaganda. "This is the most significant growth we've seen in 10 to 12 years," says one. "All it's lacking is a spark. I think it's only a matter of time before you see threats and violence."

    A key difference this time is that the federal government — the entity that almost the entire radical right views as its primary enemy — is headed by a black man. That, coupled with high levels of non-white immigration and a decline in the percentage of whites overall in America, has helped to racialize the Patriot movement, which in the past was not primarily motivated by race hate. One result has been a remarkable rash of domestic terror incidents since the presidential campaign, most of them related to anger over the election of Barack Obama. At the same time, ostensibly mainstream politicians and media pundits have helped to spread Patriot and related propaganda, from conspiracy theories about a secret network of U.S. concentration camps to wholly unsubstantiated claims about the president's country of birth.

    Fifteen years ago, the Southern Poverty Law Center wrote then-Attorney General Janet Reno to warn about extremists in the militia movement, saying that the "mixture of armed groups and those who hate" was "a recipe for disaster." Just six months later, Oklahoma City's federal building was bombed. Today, the Patriot movement may not have the white-hot fury that it did in the 1990s. But the movement clearly is growing again, and Americans, in particular law enforcement officers, need to take the dangers it presents seriously. That is equally true for the politicians, pundits and preachers who, through pandering or ignorance, abet the growth of a movement marked by a proven predilection for violence.





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    ... may wish to "explain" what BOHICA for those that are not as seasoned... (though it may not be "PC" for some folks :what - though I am sure they will understand the concept.

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    Recently another here asked for an explanation of prima facie. I am sure that, if they are truly interested, they can find an explanation.

    Either we are equal or we are not. Good people ought to be armed where they will, with wits and guns and the truth.

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    So does this mean we've been upgraded from a "mob" to a "militia"?

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    I love militias. They are the only things I've found that make me look liberal by comparison.

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    jadedone4 wrote:
    ... may wish to "explain" what BOHICA for those that are not as seasoned... (though it may not be "PC" for some folks :what - though I am sure they will understand the concept.
    Barrak Obongo Hates Its Country America

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    *sigh* and here I thought we were done with this "Obongo" and "B. HUSSEIN Obama" crap once the election was over. Silly me.

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    Must have a PC mouse in his pocket or is using the Imperious 'We'.

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    I meant "we" as in"we, the members of this forum".

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    It's only hate driven by politics when "right-wingers" do it. But when an avowed Obama supporter kills women during a Latin dance class in Pittsburgh, leaves a racially charged memo, then he is just labeled a lone crazy guy who only hates women. Where's the Southern poverty Law Center on this guys actions and the New Black Panther party Movement? I didn't see that mentioned.

    And why did the Southern Poverty Law center exist in the first place? Their lawsuits were against government imposed or supported segregation and discrimination etc. So the Southern Poverty Law center by it's own definition is an anti-government group.

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    Silly me, I thought we are all soveriegn citizens? Oh well, but ya see, they MUST demonize all the crazy people that attend town hall meetings to voice their TRUE opinions. What about the lefties telling the ACORN pukes and the Union dicks to PUSH back twice as hard, bussing them in and letting them in the back door. S is fixin to HTF.
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    Join your local Militia!!!!

    If you don't have one form one.....

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    You guys do know what DNC stands for these days, don't you?



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    I thought we were already a 80-90 million strong Miltitia. What changed?

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    Almost a decade after largely disappearing from public view, right-wing militias, ideologically driven tax defiers and sovereign citizens are appearing in large numbers around the country.

    "Almost a decade after largely disappearing from public view, antigun thugs, ideologically driven costumed tax feeders and unconstitutional rights violators are appearing in large numbers around the country."

    Don't get too excited by this, all you SHTF'rs. It's only the SPLC. A fraudulent organization largely run by one wackjob.

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    What would anybody expect? The way of life we were told about and lived or

    supposed to be living is being torn apart all over. Most people believe the main-

    stream media when they go off about one thing or another. And all the politicians

    care about is taxing everybody and everything more so that they can have their

    pork barrel programs and line their pockets. Lord i sound like a militiaman, lol. :what:

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    Has anyone noticed that "Militias" seem to exist only when the democraps are in power? I dont recall hearing any hullabaloo about them during the Bush years...
    "You can teach 'em, but you cant learn 'em."

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    Huck wrote:
    Has anyone noticed that "Militias" seem to exist only when the democraps are in power? I dont recall hearing any hullabaloo about them during the Bush years...
    You don't remember Bush calling the border watchers "vigilantes"?

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