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8 years 48 weeks ago, 1:06 PM


sparticus22286's picture

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Your not even going to believe the idiotic things our own department of homeland security is researching and releasing to the press. The title of this is the acutal head line. I've been talking with ssrs10 about this and it reflects early McCarthyism of the 50's in america. Just read the article about it.

America could be facing a surge in right-wing extremism, according to a new US government report.

The Department of Homeland Security study says the election of America's first black president and the economic slump has helped racist groups recruit.

But the report says no specific attacks are being planned by extremists.

Some moderate conservatives fear the administration could use the report as an excuse to tighten gun laws and restrict freedom of speech.

Pronounced threat

The report says that high unemployment figures and home foreclosures have created a climate similar to the early 1990s when white supremacists saw a growth period.

That resurgence was stifled in 1995 after an FBI crackdown on extreme right groups following the Oklahoma City bombings which were carried out by white supremacist Timothy McVeigh.

Some extreme right websites reported a surge in membership immediately after Barack Obama's election.

The Homeland Security study says the threat posed by what it calls "lone wolves" and "small terrorist cells" is more pronounced that in previous years.

It cites an example two weeks ago when three police officers were shot dead in Pittsburgh by Richard Poplawski, who had been a member of a white supremacist group.

Some more moderate conservatives have criticised the Homeland Security study. They believe the White House could use it to justify tougher gun laws and restrictions on conservatives' freedom of speech.

The issue is being keenly debated on right-wing blogs and talk shows.

Radio talk show host Michael Savage, who runs the website Savage Nation, is asking his readers whether Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano should step down for "targeting loyal, patriotic Americans as possible terrorists".

It just blows my mind that they group all conservatives as neo-nazi's and its not just a natural shift in people who are becoming increasingly unhappy with liberal agenda's and the inability of elected democrats to fix our problems. I was really hoping that they would not play the black card with Obama but it seems like its just under the surface now. Whats next? Black listing people because there views don't match the current presidential agenda? Things like this really bother me and I don't like the path this points our country down.

8 years 48 weeks ago, 2:10 PM


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check out this rebuttal of the report:


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