What goes around comes around
I spent the day chasing down DHS spokespeople, who have been tied up preparing for a very important homeland security event later today: The First Lady is coming to visit their Washington office. Priorities, you know.Seriously? Michelle Malkin believes her shitty little conspiracy theories deserve more attention than protecting Michelle Obama? The first lady?
Importantly, though, this is our little moment of zen. Consider Michelle Malkin then:
As war unfolds, Iraqi sleeper cells and al Qaeda operatives aren't the only threats we face on the domestic front. Homegrown environmental radicals cast their own fatwah on America this week. And they're not just talking about lighting tea candles while they sing Bob Dylan tunes in their Birkenstocks.ARRRGGGGHHHHH! Tea candles. Environmentalists are out to destroy America. Destroy the environmentalist movement before they destroy us. Every means necessary. Boo-yah!
These anarchist menaces are deadly serious about undermining national security through physical and economic harm. [...]
These green saboteurs aim to destroy our livelihoods and our military in the name of "peace." Our government must treat them as enemy combatants, not misguided imbeciles, and use any means necessary to stop them in their terrorist tracks.
Michelle Malkin now:
They were very defensive — preemptively so — in asserting that it was not a politicized document and that DHS had done reports on “leftwing extremism” in the past. I have covered DHS for many years and am quite familiar with past assessments they and the FBI have done on animal rights terrorists and environmental terrorists. But those past reports have always been very specific in identifying the exact groups, causes, and targets of domestic terrorism, i.e., the ALF, ELF, and Stop Huntingdon wackos who have engaged in physical harassment, arson, vandalism, and worse against pharmaceutical companies, farms, labs, and university researchers.Tea bags, not tea candles!
By contrast, the piece of crap report issued on April 7 is a sweeping indictment of conservatives. And the intent is clear. As the two spokespeople I talked with on the phone today made clear: They both pinpointed the recent “economic downturn” and the “general state of the economy” for stoking “rightwing extremism.” One of the spokespeople said he was told that the report has been in the works for a year. My b.s. detector went off the chart, and yours will, too, if you read through the entire report — which asserts with no evidence that an unquantified “resurgence in rightwing extremist recruitment and radicalizations activity” is due to home foreclosures, job losses, and…the historical presidential election.
In Obama land, there are no coincidences. It is no coincidence that this report echoes Tea Party-bashing left-wing blogs (check this one out comparing the Tea Party movement to the Weather Underground!) and demonizes the very Americans who will be protesting in the thousands on Wednesday for the nationwide Tax Day Tea Party.
Anyone who believes that Malkin and people like her ever wanted to limit it to only the ELF and ALF, should just follow her own link
No one would ever suggest that the Grist online magazine is fair and balanced when it comes to reporting on the environment, but its bias toward environmental extremism is most evident in its December 27th blog posting, “‘Eco-terror’ and the ELF,” by David Roberts: [...]ALF, ELF, PETA, Greenpeace, Gristmill. Where, exactly were they trying to be specific?
It is perfectly proper for the FBI to monitor groups such as PETA and Greenpeace, particularly because of Greenpeace’s long history of direct action against shipping and other facilities.
Michelle Malkin, enjoy the small taste of how legitimate environmentalists have felt for years.