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Peaceful Dissent and Government Witch Hunts

Peaceful Dissent and Government Witch Hunts
by Anthony Gregory

As most readers of this are probably aware, the Campaign for Liberty has been singled out, along with a few other political groups, in a leaked Missouri state government report, "The Modern Militia Movement." The document tells state officials to be on the lookout for violent extremists while conflating them with pretty much anyone who criticizes the government. Perhaps most troubling, the information apparently comes from the Department of Homeland Security, meaning that similar documents could be circulating in states other than Missouri.

The brush with which this report paints critics of the federal government is so absurdly broad that it should not have to be taken seriously. The report lumps together violent white supremacists with the diverse and broad coalition behind Ron Paul, a man who has called racism "simply an ugly form of collectivism, the mindset that views humans only as members of groups and never as individuals." People who favor peace and cooperation among nations are thrown together with belligerent nationalists. Militants who saw George W. Bush as their savior and loved the war on terror are associated with those of us who saw Bush's reign as a long period of attacks on social peace, international harmony and freedom. We who criticize the Federal Reserve, fiat money, and inflation – many of whom were inspired by great Jewish economists like Ludwig von Mises and Murray Rothbard – are conflated with peddlers of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. Promoters of social harmony and cooperation are branded as antisocial promoters of conflict. The wide net cast catches both domestic terrorists and anyone who happens to favor constitutional government, oppose international bureaucracies, question the IRS, CIA, FBI or United Nations, subscribe to libertarian politics or oppose the military draft.

This should all be too ridiculous to address, but police carrying out nationally directed profiling have not been known to be the most nuanced in their investigations. So there is some legitimate concern for freedom activists of all stripes.

The report's categorization of so many different types of people as potential threats to domestic peace takes on a distinct flavor in these Obama years, targeting tens of millions of conservative-leaning Americans who wish to peacefully live their lives in freedom – people who take their Second Amendment rights seriously, people who oppose the staggering growth of government in modern times, people who do not fit into a politically correct mold of good citizenship. It is thus a dangerous report, but it is not anything qualitatively new in the history of the American Republic. Sometimes the fear-mongering was simply stupid and counterproductive; but many times it meant severe attacks on the civil liberties of peaceful Americans.

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According to this

According to this interesting link


The SPLC(an organization similar to ADL, in that they seem to hate and smear almost any group or individual seriously opposed to illegal immigration, labeling them falsely as "anti-immigrant even when they support legal immigration" including RP and CB and RP and CB supporters)seems to be behind the MIAC report.

Best piece I've read all week

all month, all year! In it's entirety, this needs to go viral.
I will be sending this along!
Thanks Kevin.

They had to do SOMETHING..

Because you see, the recent communist take over has now united all the formerly warring factions of 'patriots' -- we no longer have the anti-Ron Paul republican rinos.. they are sufficiently afraid of what is now so clearly apparently happening they are not preoccupied with fighting amongst ourselves. They have joined in the fight. The fight has gone mainstream thanks to the audacity of people like Kissinger who dare to admit that he likes that Obama is making it easier for the takeover.

We have the Obama administration to thank for uniting us... and they are now demonizing anyone who says End the Fed, which originated with Ron Paul. I am shocked at the number of people writing to me to ask what they can do.

Now you even hear Beck, Limbaugh, and Savage talking about the world order, and the new G20 currency and world socialism - in the mainstream!

Those who have infiltrated and taken over our government know that we have never been more educated or united in the cause of freedom. You see all kinds at these tea parties..

- They have controlled our money for a very long time
- They have controlled our educational system and succeeded in brainwashing enough children -- this election proved that
- They won't stop there -- and are now planning to control our guns
- And the last straw, now someone has sent me a bill that would control the food

If we let this happen folks, it's over... I mean the food? They know that if they control the money, the guns and the food, that's the end of it all for freedom.

I couldn't believe it when I read the following. Our right to grow and eat our own home grown food could be in serious jeopardy. We could soon be forced to use dangerous chemicals - even in our backyard gardens! Monsanto is behind this -- they are into GMO.

House and Senate Fast-Track Bills to Ban Organic Farming House and Senate bills to kill all organic farms (FAST track bills in 2 weeks)

House H.R. 875 http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-875
Senate S 425 http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s111-425

Jane Aitken, 35-Year Veteran Teacher
Ron Paul 2008 Consultant
GOP Woman of the Year 2009
Founder NH Tea Party Coalition (NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY FAKE 2009 GROUP)
Founder USPEINetwork @ Yahoo (Nat'l Edu Activism Group)
Board Coalition of NH Taxpayers

Ah, but don't you know?

They ALREADY HAVE been controlling the food. Remember the all-out Stevia ban? As it is, only just recently has it been allowed to be labeled as a SWEETENER, rather than just a dietary supplement......and that's only because Coca-Cola and Pepsi-Co started whispering in the FDA's ear.
How about the lies spread about "tropical oils", and the ubiquitous use of high fructose corn syrup. It's population control.

Although, yes, I do know what you're saying. What was already a bad food situation will be made even worse by this bill.

Get your seeds/cuttings and everything ASAP, is what I say.

"There is no news. There is only the truth of the signal. What I see. And, there's the puppet theater the Parliament jesters foist on the somnambulant public." - Mr. Universe, Serenity

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6th anniversary of war


All Quite Along the Western Front... history repeats istself, providing the elite time and experience to sharpen their control.

written perfectly

it really points to the strategy used to quell dissent.

when we killed indians, we didn't call them people, we called them savages.
when we killed jews, we didn't call them people, they were dirty vermin and "killers of God."
look at what we are doing to middle-easterners. they aren't people. they are "Terrorists."

how else, is government going to divide the people but to categorize us as "homegrown terrorists?"

looks like they ran out of definitions

Who you calling "we"?

I've been around a long time and don't recall killing any Indians or Jews. Or anybody else, for that matter.

Did you? If not, YOU shouldn't be using "we", either.

I'd think that, here on the Daily Paul, we could get away from collective guilt, ancestorial guilt, and other alternatives to individual responsibility. Please stop pushing that button.

(But I agree with you that labeling and dehumanizing a group is a typical, and possibly necessary, step on the way to making war on them and/or attempted genocide.)

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"Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job."

That means: For each job "created or saved" about five were destroyed.

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First they Ignore you,

then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win."
-- Mahatma Gandhi


...if people stop feeding the game will the game stop. Until then we will continue to do the same thing over and over and over again.

When people would sooner fast unto death as get another cellphone there will be peace. For the moment humans are not awakened to what is really possible. This body is not permanent, energy and ideas are.

But enjoy your nice slave pens on Monday of the BS Gregorian calendar.

So the next step is us winning?

I see this possible only if we take into consideration that it is they who are in a financial mess and their only hopes of survival is taking advantage of dumbfounded Americans.

Interventionism has made them a LOT of enemies worldwide.

No, they are still in the ridicule stage.

Fighting comes next. Those who are left standing at the end of the fight are the "winners".

I'd say they have moved to the 'fighting' stages.

They stopped laughing, I think, after the bailouts. They know that Joe Q. Public is going to hate them, and they want to stop libertarianism in its tracks, to prevent us from effectively spreading the word.

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