The cover article for the 28NOV11 edition of NW (Newsweek) was titled, “My life as a(n) (undercover) white supremacist”. But the events in the article occurred between 1991 and 1993? Yes. And the cover photograph of a burning cross silhouetting a bald head – has nothing to do with either the article nor anyone mentioned in it? Yes.
But the Left has got to keep the guilt-by-association-right-wing-extremist drumbeat going because (1) the Democrat in the White House isn’t polling well, (2) there hasn’t been any “right-wing-extremist” activity to smear the Right with lately, and (3) there will be some act perpetrated by someone in the near future, and Liberals will be able to point their finger of recent memory and say, “See, I told ya so.”
The featured FBI mole, John Matthews, spent all of 2 ½ years “palling around” with a man named Tom Posey and other “gun-toting” white men. Posey was ultimately convicted of – brace yourself – buying and selling night vision goggles! Eight pages of a feature story promoted by a concocted cover photo and no less than 22 uses of terms like “extremists”, “racist”, and “white separatist”, and all they report was a goggles bust!
Oh well! Throw in a few mentions of Timothy McVeigh and that other well known, well connected, long-time Right Wing Extremist, Jared Loughner. Although Loughner was a high school pot head who had no knowledge of or affiliation with any political organ, Left or Right, he is pictured prominently in the article beside the mug shot of McVeigh. Loughner, you see, “shared a distrust of the government” with McVeigh.
Conclusion: Lefties love government; anyone who “distrusts” government must be mentally unstable, a right wing extremist. Does this include the 88% of Americans who currently find disfavor with Congress?
Among the extremist, anti-government acts Matthews perpetrated with Posey were to (1) travel around the country with Posey in a pick-up truck, (2) attend dance parties “with the KKK”, (3) sell weapons at truck stops, and (4) “sit in church pews with would-be abortion clinic bombers”.
Conclusion: Churches are full of would-be abortion clinic bombers, and, if you really wanna be a right wing extremist, boy, you better be at that dance party tonight, or else! We gotta do our Yankee-doodle duty and keep those white-separatist women happy, by gawd!
NW grasps for authority and legitimacy by referencing the Black Separatist poverty-pimp smear mongers, the SPLC, which makes its living through distortion, guilt by association and hyperbole (see Sheriff Richard Mack v. SPLC). Their claim that anti-government extremist groups have increased 7 fold since Obama took office is supported by referencing the 88 year old (white) man who shot at the Holocaust Memorial, a (white) “Christian” group who was arrested for “plotting”, four (white) retirees arrested in Georgia for “allegedly plotting”, and of course, that “Army reject” Jared Loughner.
Conclusion: Loughner is a right wing extremist because he tried to join the Army. Oh, yeah, and he’s white.
Keeping us all safe from these bad white people, of course, is not only the FBI, but another Magic Negro! The NW article explains that Matthews’ sugar daddy, Agent Donald Jarrett, was not just an “African-American”, no. Jarrett is described in the article as a “well-built” black “who wore nice suits” and “kept his hair closely cropped”. Get that Ladies? Well dressed, tall, dark and handsome! Da black man to da rescue, and we have yet another Magic Negro brought to you by NW!
Conclusion: Without blacks at the SPLC keeping us informed, and without blacks in the FBI to watch over us and keep us safe, why, hell, we’d just shoot each other and blow ourselves up! Damn, how’d we ever get this far by keeping the black man down? Beats me, but “gun-toting” white men are not afraid of mythical right wing extremists, urban white women who read NW are. “Gun-toting” white men are not impressed with the likes of Agent Jarrett, urban white women and girls are. Why did this story run, anyway?
NW weaves a tangled web attempting to condemn what it calls “anti-government” sentiment. Ironically, even the mole, Matthews is described as disheartened upon his return from Vietnam to an ungrateful country. He watched some of his friends suffer the effects of Agent Orange and now, supposedly, he does as well. He had anti-government sentiments and was first attracted to a private militia involved in the Nicaraguan conflict in 1985. After the war ended the politics changed, and the Federal support, the National Security Council and the CIA, were nowhere to be found when the indictments started to fly. But to have anti-government sentiments is unreasonable?
Jesse Trentadue, a Salt Lake City attorney, tried for 15 years to prove his brother was “killed in a botched FBI interrogation” in Oklahoma City shortly after McVeigh’s bombing. (Matthews met Trentadue after an internet search led him to FBI documents Trentadue had posted online mentioning Matthews’ name.) Eventually, Trentadue and his family were awarded $1 million after DOJ found that the FBI and the Bureau of Prisons “had lied in court and ignored and misplaced evidence”. Fifteen years. So, why do these people “hate” the government?
And finally, Ruby Ridge is dredged up again. The FBI Special Operations Group with a sharpshooter, shot and killed one of Randy Weaver’s sons, one of his dogs, and his wife through the head as she stood in the doorway of their home holding her baby daughter. Weaver and a family friend were also wounded in the siege. The NW article describes the day thusly: “The disastrous standoff between federal agents and right wing extremists” ended “when an FBI sniper killed the wife of Randy Weaver as she held her baby daughter”.
Actually, the siege end over a week later after negotiations lead by Bo Gritz. The Weaver’s lived by themselves, on a hill, in a cabin with no electricity or running water. They had to die.
The FBI agents were there to do a job. These are men who spend 90% of their time in training. A sniper has been trained all his adult life to kill people. A sniper doesn’t have a lot of moral hang-ups. Randy Weaver had been approached by undercover agent Kenneth Fadeley who asked if he could find a sawed-off shotgun for him. For $300, Weaver later sold the undercover agent two shotguns which the agent may or may not have shortened himself. The FBI agents did not care that Randy Weaver’s family was white. They did not care that they were Christians. They did not care if the innocent family members were Americans.
Neither does the Left. They just want more government. In the end, they don’t fear us because we express anti-government sentiments; they fear us because we are white.
They need to keep up the drumbeat overlaid with obscure association (Loughner = McVeigh because he tried to join the Army and he shot some people – and he’s white); hyperbole (Posey is a dangerous extremist who got busted selling . . . goggles); and repetition (a November, 2011, article about 20 year old incidents). The shapers of public opinion know very well that irrational fear is maintained by repetition and darkness. What could threaten their illusion of power more than to know that their enemy is white?