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Why Domestic Extremists Matter

If you haven’t noticed, a lot of internet users with nothing better to do have their undies in a twist over a couple of recently-leaked government documents which have the audacity to suggest that far-right extremist hate groups are a potential security threat, and/or that the membership in these hate groups by military veterans might be cause for concern. Some people are getting really quite hysterical about the whole deal, claiming some kind of illegal, unconstitutional conspiracy by the administration of that socialist Kenyan usurper guy in Washington. “Veterans are a security threat, now?” they cry, incredulous.

Yes, no, maybe so. The problem here is that few of these bleating sheep really understand what domestic extremism is, or why it’s important, or how it works. A lot of the time, this is because they are unwilling to admit that they really are an extremist, and this is true for people on both sides of the political spectrum. Either way, it works like this…
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Published in: General, History, Security | on April 16th, 2009 | 2 Comments »