Grandpa, Tell Me Again About That Awful Mr. McCarthy, The Naughty J. Edgar Hoover & How Wrong It Is To Blacklist People For Political Belief

Conservative? The Dept. of Homeland Security is watching you.
Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.
Also, someone seems to have seen a few too many made-for-tv-movies from the '70s.
(U) Disgruntled Military Veterans(U//FOUO) DHS/I&A assesses that rightwing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize returning veterans in order to exploit their skills and knowledge derived from military training and combat. These skills and knowledge have the potential to boost the capabilities of extremists—including lone wolves or small terrorist cells—to carry out violence. The willingness of a small percentage of military personnel to join extremist groups during the 1990s because they were disgruntled, disillusioned, or suffering from the psychological effects of war is being replicated today.
You fellers who liberated 61 million people, giving your last measure of devotion? The administration considers you a threat. Michelle Malkin has more. I am amused to note her alarm that some Lefty groups have taken to comparing the Tea Party movement to the Weather Underground, however. Shucks, that just means the organizers all get presidential friendship and tenure at major universities, right?

Update: Directly related --Andrew Klavan on the march of Shut-uppery. Not certain he's right about net neutrality ('s complicated), but his overall point is enjoyable.

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