Recently, Judicial Watch received documents through the FOIA, which are, to say the least, frightening. The documents are from the Department of Defense and detail what should be considered when looking for terroristic threats. They include, but are not limited to people who speak of “individual liberties, states’ rights, and how to make the world a better place.”
The document describes extremists as, “a person who advocates the use of force or violence; advocates supremacist causes based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, or national origin; or otherwise engages to illegally deprive individuals or groups of their civil rights.”
The documents also refer to “Extremist Ideologies”. What do they consider “Extremist Ideologies”? Well, for one, the colonists who fought against King George. Yes, the patriots of the Revolutionary War were extremists. The Confederates were also extremists. Confederate soldiers did not enter the war to defend slavery. Neither did the North. Most slaves in the South were owned by wealthy plantation owners and the common foot soldier could have cared less about them.
Slavery did not affect the majority of people in the South, but overbearing tariffs on trade did. The Southern states did a brisk trade with the British, but the Northern textile mills wanted the cotton and wanted to protect the higher prices they charged for their goods. To the vast majority, this was an abridgement of their freedoms.
So the American Revolution was an example of extremism and the start of the Civil War was extremism. But guess what is not extremism. 9/11. The documents refer to 9/11 as “an historical event.” Not surprising, since the source quoted by the DOD documents is the Southern Poverty Law Center. (SPLC) They put out an interesting list of hate groups. The list will startle you, unless, of course, you are familiar with the SPLC. This training material used for reservists at a Pennsylvania base was put together from information of the SPLC.
So Christians are extremists? Remember the time Billy Graham hid a bomb in his shoe while flying to Reno? They do make a slight mention of Islamists, but by and large, they focus on Christians. This is not an accident. Homeland security has done the same thing. They provide money to the states for training in several areas, including the sovereign citizen movement, or at least, what they consider the movement to be. I exposed this in an article that I published in April of this year. This is a letter I received from Ron Trowbridge, Undersheriff of Prowers County, Colorado.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org To: email@example.com Subject: CSP Training Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2013 10:30:22 -0600