In the July issue of American Free Press, Pat Shannan reports on a recent Homeland Security study that claims to identify domestic terrorists. The AFP article is reposted below, but above Shannan’s writing are three direct quotes from the DHS-funded, University of Maryland-conducted report “Hot Spots of Terrorism and Other Crimes in the United States.” These three short selections from the over thirty page dossier are of particular relevance to national anarchists; respectively, they each describe the terrorist nature of the “extreme right-wing,” “extreme left-wing,” and “ethno-nationalist/separatist” groups. Read the full report on the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Reponses to Terrorism’s website. -NATA-NY
“Extreme Right-Wing: groups that believe that one’s personal and/or national “way of life” is under attack and is either already lost or that the threat is imminent (for some the threat is from a specific ethnic, racial, or religious group), and believe in the need to be prepared for an attack either by participating in paramilitary preparations and training or survivalism. Groups may also be fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in orientation), anti-global, suspicious of centralized federal authority, reverent of individual liberty, and believe in conspiracy theories that involve grave threat to national sovereignty and/or personal liberty.”
“Extreme Left-Wing: groups that want to bring about change through violent revolution rather than through established political processes. This category also includes secular left-wing groups that rely heavily on terrorism to overthrow the capitalist system and either establish “a dictatorship of the proletariat” (Marxist-Leninists) or, much more rarely, a decentralized, non-hierarchical political system (anarchists).”
“Ethno-Nationalist/Separatist: regionally concentrated groups with a history of organized political autonomy with their own state, traditional ruler, or regional government, who are committed to gaining or regaining political independence through any means and who have supported political movements for autonomy at some time since 1945.”
DHS says pro-lifers, gun owners, preppers, freedom activists are all a threat
By Pat Shannan
American Free Press
A new study funded by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) depicts Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority,” and “reverent of individual liberty” as “extreme right-wing terrorists.” The $12M report, entitled “Hot Spots of Terrorism and Other Crimes in the United States,” was produced by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism at the University of Maryland.
According to this report, the new “terrorists” in this country are the Americans who love liberty, hate unconstitutional government edicts and fear the bureaucrats running Washington, D.C.
Not unlike the 2009 Missouri Information Analysis that labeled as potential terrorists Ron Paul supporters, libertarians and anyone displaying pro-freedom bumper stickers or storing food or gold or silver, the DHS report will almost certainly get national distribution to law enforcement agencies at every level.
Second Amendment advocates are at the top of this “terrorist” list, but a mere “pro-life” bumper sticker might be enough to make one suspect in the eyes of a dumbed-down cop who forgot his oath.
Consider the dilemma of law-abiding Robert Baillio of Shreveport, La., a licensed-to-carry weapon owner, who was pulled over for having two pro-gun bumper stickers on the back of his truck. In Louisiana, a gun owner does not need a license to keep a weapon in one’s vehicle. The cop never asked for Baillio’s drivers license, registration or proof of insurance. He only wanted to know if he had a gun, where it was and if he was a member of any pro-gun organization. Baillio answered all the questions honestly but promptly had his weapon confiscated anyway. When Baillio asked the officer if everyone he pulls over gets the same treatment, the officer said “No” and pointed to the stickers on his truck.
The DHS report displays another Orwellian reversal of thought by saying, “Extreme right-wing groups want to bring about change through violent revolution rather than through established political processes.”
Then it defined its anti-right wing stand: “The extreme far right is composed of groups that believe one’s personal and/or national way of life is under attack and is either already lost or that the threat is imminent and believe in the need to be prepared for an attack either by participating in paramilitary preparations or survivalism.”