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Military teaches colonists were 'extremists' Training documents say discussing liberty also a dange

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Military teaches colonists were 'extremists'

Training documents say discussing liberty also a dangerous  sign

 

       
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The colonists who came to the New World and built the foundations of what now  is the United States were “extremists,” and discussions that include mention of  “individual liberties” are a dangerous sign, according to the U.S.  government.

The  education materials that originate with the Department of Defense depict  conservative organizations as “hate groups” and cite the Southern Poverty Law  Center, which was named in a federal court case for having identified the Family Research Council as a “hate group” simply  for adhering to a biblical perspective on homosexuality.

 

That identification, by his own account, led Floyd Lee Corkins II to arm  himself and enter the FRC offices in Washington with the intention of killing as  many people as he could.

The documents were obtained by Judicial  Watch, the government corruption monitor.

JW said it obtained the records under a Freedom of Information Act request  that was launched months ago. The request asked for records “concerning,  regarding, or related to the preparation and presentation of training materials  on hate groups or hate crimes distributed or used by the Air Force.”

The 133 pages make up a January “Defense Equal Opportunity Management  Institute” “student guide” called “extremism.”

For example, it warns: “Nowadays, instead of dressing in sheets or publically  (sic) espousing hate messages, many extremists will talk of individual  liberties, states’ rights, and how to make the world a better place.”

And it adds: “In U.S. history, there are many examples of extremist  ideologies and movements. The colonists who sought to free themselves from  British rule and the Confederate states who sought to secede from the Northern  states are just two examples.”

The 9/11 attacks by Muslims who killed nearly 3,000 people are called a  “historical event.”

Traits of extremists include attacking an opponent’s character, name-calling,  sweeping generalizations, no proof of arguments, viewing the opposition as evil,  arguing through intimidation, using slogans or buzzwords, assuming moral  superiority and doomsday thinking.

“[A]ctive participation…with regard to extremist organizations is  incompatible with military service and, is therefore prohibited,” the  educational materials read.

According to Judicial Watch: “In April 2013, following a terrorist shooting  at the Family Research Council (FRC) headquarters that occurred in August 2012,  Judicial Watch filed multiple FOIA requests to determine what, if any, influence  SPLC’s branding of hate groups had on government agencies. On its website, the  SPLC has depicted FRC as a ‘hate group,’ along with other such mainstream  conservative organizations as the American Family Association, Concerned Women  for America, and Coral Ridge Ministries. At the time of the shooting, FRC  president Tony Perkins accused the SPLC of sparking the shooting, saying the  shooter ‘was given a license to shoot … by organizations like the Southern  Poverty Law Center.’”

The report said the document was obtained from the Air Force, but it  originated in a Department of Defense office and is “therefore thought likely to  be used in other agency components.”

Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said the Obama administration has a nasty  habit of equating basic conservative values with terrorism.”

“And now, in a document full of claptrap, its Defense Department suggests  that the Founding Fathers, and many conservative Americans, would not be welcome  in today’s military,” he said. “And it is striking that some the language in  this new document echoes the IRS targeting language of conservative and tea  party investigations. After reviewing this document, one can’t help but worry  for the future and morale of our nation’s armed forces.”

The lesson includes: “All nations have an ideology, something in which they  believe. When a political ideology falls outside the norms of a society, it is  known as extremism. When extremists take their ideology to the next level and  believe that it is the only right ideology to follow, it becomes supremism.”

The report repeatedly quotes from the SPLC, including using its definitions  verbatim.

WND reported earlier, however, that  Corkins had used SPLC’s list of “hate groups,” including the Family Research  Council, to identify those he wanted to kill.

Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin, now an executive for FRC, said the  problem continues.

“Nothing has been done regarding the dangerous and potentially deadly actions  of SPLC,” he said recently as the anniversary of the shooting attack approached.  “SPLC is now connected to terrorism in federal court. Yet no one in the  mainstream media seems to care. When will the media hold groups like SPLC  accountable?”

Corkins was subdued after shooting building manager Leo Johnson in the arm  and injuring him. A video of the attack shows Corkins entering the building and  approaching Johnson, then leaning over to place his backpack on the floor. When  he straightens up, Corkins points a semi-automatic handgun directly at Johnson  and fires.

Despite being wounded in the arm, Johnson was able to subdue Corkins after a  brief struggle.

It was in an interview with FBI officers later when Corkins fingered SPLC as  his inspiration.

Asked by the FBI how he picked FRC to attack, Corkins stated, “It was a, uh,  Southern Poverty Law, lists, uh, anti-gay groups. I found them online. I did a  little bit of research, went to the website, stuff like that.”

FRC said that when Corkins later pleaded guilty to a charge of domestic  terrorism, SPLC “was connected in federal court in this first domestic terrorism  conviction in Washington, D.C., under the post 9/11 law.”

“Floyd Corkins admitted his intention to ‘kill the people in the building and  then smear a Chick-fil-A sandwich in their face,’” FRC explained. “The Southern  Poverty Law Center has thus far refused to remove Family Research Council as a  ‘hate group’ from its target map.”

Boykin has suggested he would like the U.S. government and its agencies to  discontinue using, citing or working with the Southern Poverty Law Center. And he said the  media should stop citing SPLC.

According to the government’s sentencing memorandum in the case against  Corkins, the “mass killing of innocent civilians” was averted narrowly by “the  heroic intervening actions of Leonardo Johnson, a building manager/security  guard who was seriously injured as a result.”

See  “Jihad in America: The Grand Deception,” which exposes the threat to Americans  that is hidden in plain sight.

Among the counts to which Corkins has pleaded guilty is an Act of [Domestic]  Terrorism while Armed.

In an FBI interview of Corkins after he was taken into custody, an agent  asked Corkins, “What was your intention. … You’re … a political activist you  said?”

Corkins responded: “Yeah, I wanted to kill the people in the building and  then smear a Chicken-fil-A sandwich on their face.”

FBI: “And you, what was your intention when you went in there with the  gun?”

Corkins: “Uh, it was to kill as many people as I could.”

Key to the case, according to the government’s document, was that, “He had  identified the FRC as an anti-gay organization on the Southern Poverty Law  Center website.”

FRC officials repeatedly have explained they adhere to a biblical perspective  on homosexuality, but are not “anti-gay.”

See the video of the attack:

           

WND also has reported that under  Obama, the federal government repeatedly has portrayed conservatives and other  critics of the progressive agenda coming from the White House as extremists.

WND previously reported DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano made terrorists  portrayed in a public service announcement look Caucasian.

The PSA depicted a typical woman terrorist as Caucasian, in her late 20s or  early 30s, with brunette hair, stylish clothing, high heels and a shoulder bag.  A man? About the same age, short hair, wearing a shirt and slacks and familiar  with technology, as he’s wearing an earpiece cellphone. And Caucasian.

The PSA asks that people watch out for those types of individuals and report  them to authorities.

As WND reported, a West Point study  released by the U.S. Military Academy’s Combating Terrorism Center linked those  with “fundamental” positions, such as opposing abortion, to terror.

The study, “Challenges  from the Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far-Right,” says the  major far-right threats are from “a racist/white supremacy movement, an  anti-federalist movement and a fundamentalist movement.”

Author Arie Perliger cites “anti-abortionists” as an active threat for  terrorist activity.

“The anti-abortionists have been extremely productive during the last two  decades, amassing 227 attacks, many of them perpetrated without the responsible  perpetrators identified or caught,” Perliger wrote. “And while, in both cases,  the 1990s were more violent than the last decade, in the case of anti-abortion,  the trend is much more extreme, as 90 percent of attacks were perpetrated before  2001.”

Herb Titus, a constitutional law  professor, former dean of the Regent University School of Law and distinguished  fellow with the Inter-American Institute for Philosophy, Government, and Social Thought,  says it’s an attempt to link conservative thought with violence.

“Professor Perliger has adopted the strategy of many left-wing members of the  professoriate, concentrating on the behavior of a few in order to discredit many  who hold similar views but who do not engage in any form of violence,” Titus  said.

“His theory is that of the iceberg, that which as seen may be small, but it  hides what is a much larger threat just below the surface. Obviously, the  professor disagrees with those who favor small government, cutting back of  federal government encroachments upon the powers of the state and to discredit  this movement focuses on a few gun-toting militia,” Titus said.

The federal government also has issued reports under Obama describing  returning veterans, those who support third-party candidates for president and  oppose abortion and support the Constitution as potential terrorists.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/08/military-teaches-colonists-were-extremists/#rRBjsjjzOwv2LLlO.99

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Comments

1.
Coin TossComment by Coin Toss - August 24, 2013, 12:08 am
This is what happens when you have a politically correct military.
Oh, and by the way, politically correct military forces don't win wars.
2.
rdgrnrComment by rdgrnr - August 24, 2013, 5:19 pm
I'm surprised they don't recommend getting rid of guns.
Democrats are pussies.
And you can't have pussies running the military.

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