Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Are You a Terrorist?: Part 3

Attorney General Eric Holder thinks you might be a terrorist. Yesterday he said, "The threat has changed from simply worrying about foreigners coming here, to worrying about people in the United States, American citizens -- raised here, born here, and who for whatever reason, have decided that they are going to become radicalized and take up arms against the nation in which they were born."

Previously, Various Curiosities has blogged the Project Megiddo, and surely everyone remembers the MIAC report. Even Glen Beck, who all but called us terrorists for starting the tea party movement when he still worked for CNN, got a taste of his own medicine from MIAC.

Let's review what circulated, and is probably still circulating, among the country's many Information Analysis Centers as evidence of terrorist or anti-government militia activity:

- Owning gold bullion

- Displaying historical U.S. flags

- Opposing abortion

- Talking about the documentary Zeitgeist

- Being interested in animal rights

- Being a lone individual

- Making numerous references to the U.S. Constitution

- Defending the U.S. Constitution

- Claiming driving is a right, not a privilege

- Refusing to identify yourself to an authority figure

- Attempting to monitor the actions of police

- Being bald

- Being a nice guy

- Wearing Levi jeans

- Communicating predominantly by cell phone, email or text message

- Looking normal in appearance

- Renting a car

- Staying in a hotel or apartment

- Renting a storage facility

- Using cash to make large purchases

- Using pre-paid cellphones or hand-held radios

- Owning large amounts of medicines, alcohol, or baby formula

- Gaining support for a cause by holding meetings, public rallies, or demonstrations

- Gaining support for a cause by using websites, posters, leaflets, or underground press publications

- Possessing a photo-copy of your drivers license, passport, social security card or birth certificate

- Possessing or purchasing GPS technology

- Displaying bumper stickers and other paraphernalia associated with the Constitutional, Campaign for Liberty, and Libertarian parties

- Supporting Congressman Ron Paul

- Supporting former presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin

- Supporting former Congressman Bob Barr

- Opposing the implementation of a North American Union

- Walking, biking or driving near 'potential targets'

- Taking photographs of 'potential targets,' including bridges, power plants or government buildings

- Being a property-rights activist

- Trying to influence government or social policy

- Undermining confidence in the government

- Using a sketch pad, camera, map, binoculars or scuba equipment

(list via Liberty Forest)

Any of that sound familiar about you? If so, go ahead and turn yourself in to the Department of Homeland Security. Yeah, right. Basically, all this does is make it so that anyone who poses any kind of threat to the illegal, unconstitutional, corrupt powers-that-be can be placed on a suspect list and, at best, discredited in the public eye, and, at worst, held at Guantanamo or some other torture-chamber-of-a-prison outside of the borders of our country.

"Get real," you say, "We live in a country where government changes hands without bloodshed." Really? Power in America never really changes hands, the public face only changes while the cronies stay. "People that attempt to deny us our rights get punished and no longer can be in any position of authority." We wish. Jay Nixon, the Governor who approved MIAC Report, is STILL Missouri's Governor, and has been appointed to Obama's Council of Governors.

"But at least we still have the Bill of Rights... Right?"

Ha. If anyone ever really threatens their power, that person's rights disappear, and, if enough of us threaten their power, we all might wind up in 'FEMA' camps.

In reality, a terrorist is someone who uses violence against civilians to make them live in fear of the terrorist. The arguments that someone who wants to be free and have rights is a terrorist is unconscionable. Far more arguments can be made that our own government uses terror tactics against it's own people.

No, if you meet any of the criteria in the list above, you are not a terrorist. you are quite normal. But you might want to start thinking about the motives of someone with the power to imprison you who makes such a list.

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