DOJ Wants to Arrest You for Terrorism for Not Liking Them Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/u-s-government-cage-liking/#tibKi4ROowxqbJkM.99
source: Larken Rose
Propagandists for the U.S. ruling class—I mean, “spokespersons for the United States government”—usually choose their words carefully, trying to use insinuation to demonize their opponents, euphemisms to deify themselves, and other spin and lies to make freedom sound bad and authoritarian power sound good. But they’re not usually stupid enough to come right out and say, “war is peace; freedom is slavery; ignorance is strength” (see George Orwell’s “1984”). In most cases, to see their true agenda, you need to read between the lines. Sometimes, however, their totalitarian mentality is put on display for all to see.
Consider, for example, this CNN article, talking about how the DOJ wants to shift its focus more to domestic “terror groups.”
Just so we’re clear, I’m a voluntaryist myself, who believes in the non-aggression principle. I abhor actual assault, murder and terrorism (which, as it happens, is committed by agents of “government” far more often than by anyone else). So if someone is actually harming or endangering innocents, I hope someone stops them, using whatever it takes. Whether or not the aggressor, or the protector, wears a badge is totally morally irrelevant. Ain’t I just an extreme, dangerous kook? Anyway, back to the story.
The CNN article starts by quoting “government” officials saying that “domestic terror groups” are a greater threat to America than ISIS or al Qaeda. Well, since those (sometimes fictional) groups are no threat at all to America, that isn’t saying much. Then the article explains how, according to Assistant Attorney General John Carlin, the DOJ has a new plan “that will coordinate the investigation and prosecution of anti-government and hate groups.” That’s already a strange thing to say, since neither being anti-“government” nor hating someone is actually a crime. But wait. It gets worse.
Carlin is then quoted as claiming that “a number of violent attacks or plots against the U.S.” were motivated by “anti-government views, racism, bigotry and anarchy, and other despicable beliefs.” Of course, that wording was chosen to: 1) make people think that not liking the federal “government” means that you must be a racist and a bigot, and; 2) make people think that it’s “despicable” to not want to be ruled by a bunch of power-happy parasites.
The only specific example given of this supposed “anti-government” violence was the shooting of two cops in Las Vegas by Jerad and Amanda Miller back in mid 2014. Curiously, just after that happened, when I tried to find out more about those supposed “anti-government extremists,” I couldn’t find anyone who knew them. In fact, despite having about 4,000 Facebook “friends” at the time—most of them anarchists—I had no shared “friends” with the two. Gee, what are the odds?
But then comes the most amazing part of the article. The feds already declare certain groups (like ISIS and al Qaeda) to be “terror organizations,” and prosecute people for supporting such groups. But there is no equivalent law allowing the feds to prosecute “white supremacists,” the KKK, or “anti-government extremists.” So, according to the CNN article, those poor federal control freaks are forced to “find more concrete charges to lock them up.” Since “domestic terrorism” is not an actual crime, in and of itself, “domestic terror groups or actors must be prosecuted with firearms or explosives offenses, hate crimes or murder.”
Wow. Those poor federal persecutors, complaining about not being able to cage people for thinking things or associating with certain groups or ideas. What is the world coming to when you can’t lock someone up until they’ve actually threatened or tried to hurt someone? Apparently we need a Federal Department of Thought Police to protect us. Of course, given their twisted Orwellian terminology, I would absolutely count as an “anti-government extremist,” which means I’m one of those people (as are many readers of The Free Thought Project, no doubt) whom the DOJ really wishes they could lock up just for thinking things and saying things. I am openly and proudly anti-“government,” precisely because “government” is always pro-aggression, anti-freedom and anti-justice. I guess that makes me an “enemy of the people” who must be destroyed by any means necessary.
It is quite clear from Carlin’s comments that the fascists at the DOJ are not content to only go after people who actually harm (or try to harm) others. No, if you don’t like being ruled, if you think violent aggression is bad even when it’s “legal,” if you think all human interaction should be peaceful and voluntary, then you are despicable and dangerous, and the DOJ will be looking for new excuses to lock you up. Good to know
Internal documents from an Ohio Army National Guard training drill conducted in January 2013 describe the details of a mock disaster in which Second Amendment supporters with “anti-government” beliefs were portrayed as domestic terrorists.
The Guard’s 52nd Civil Support Unit and first responders in hazmat suits conducted the training exercise last year in Portmouth, Ohio. In the terror-attack scenario, two Portsmouth Junior High School teachers follow orders from a white-nationalist leader to poison school lunches with mustard gas to advance their “right-wing” beliefs about gun rights.
“It’s the reality of the world we live in,” Portsmouth Police Chief Bill Raisin told WSAZ-TV. “Don’t forget there is such a thing as domestic terrorism. This helps us all be prepared.”
The TV station’s website described the drill as “timely.”
“Two school employees who are disgruntled over the government’s interpretation of the Second Amendment, plot to use chemical, biological and radiological agents against members of the local community.”
The father of Buford Rogers, the latest pasty terrorist for the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), asserted that the firearms found at the residence attributed to Rogers is actually his father’s – as well as the trailer itself. Jeff Rogers said: “All the guns are registered to me. He doesn’t live here and hasn’t for over year.”
Jeff explained that his son “is not a terrorist. He is not out to bomb anyone. He’s a patriot like we all should be. We are not out to blow up buildings… and none of this crap they are saying about us. We have never done a violent thing like that in our lives.”
Jeff’s wife snickered at the claims of the FBI that there were pipe bombs found in the trailer. Margaret Rogers said: “Bombs in the house, gimme a break! If there were we’d have known about it and we’d have told him to take them apart. And his girlfriend wouldn’t have stood for it.”
Jeff and Margaret explain that the FBI took piping scraps that were used to repair the plumbing, along with common household chemicals and suddenly they were in possession of alleged components of an improvised explosive device.
The FBI has transferred Buford Rogers to federal custody, charging him with knowingly and lawfully possessing a firearm.
Buford was arrested by agents from the FBI domestic terrorism squad discovered a “gun and explosive devices” inside his father’s residence.
Both local and federal authorities claim Buford was in the “planning stages” while deciding where in Minnesota he wanted to attack. They assert that Rogers was planning on attacking Montevideo whose residents total as 5,000 and is located 130 miles from Minneapolis.
Christopher Warrener, special agent for the Minneapolis FBI office, said: “Cooperation between the FBI and its federal, state, and local partners enabled law enforcement to prevent a potential tragedy in Montevideo.”
Authorities emphasize that the Rogers arrest was evidence of a “militia type” terrorist threat. MSM reported: “‘Bucky’ Rogers, MN man allegedly working on terror plot, formed group w/ anti-govt tendencies called ‘[Viper] Black Snake Militia’ per Montevideo PD.”
Minneapolis Police Chief Adam Christopher explained that Buford was assumed to have targeted local police in his militia organization and would have attacked those officers if not apprehended.
Christopher said he was “aware of threats” but declined to reveal any specifics to the press.
The Viper Black Snake Militia (VBSM) states on the website that they are “an American patriot willing to lay down my life so we may take our republic back.”
Mark Pitcavage, militia researcher for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) states that the VBSM has slowly gained ground as a credible threat with 50 active members.
Pitcavage said that there are “a whole lot of little militia cells out there with 6-8 people in there, which is what this seems to be. … It’s teeny tiny, it’s probably a group of like-minded friends who believe some of the same things.”
Having worked with the ADL in demonizing militia groups since the Oklahoma City Bombing, Pitcavage has become a watchdog for other propaganda groups such as the Center for Democratic Renewal and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).
According to the ADL, militias are “the youngest of the major right-wing anti-government movements in the United States (the sovereign citizen movement and the tax protest movement are the two others) yet it has seared itself into the American consciousness as virtually no other fringe movement has.”
They are described as having “extreme anti-government ideology, along with their elaborate conspiracy theories and fascination with weaponry and paramilitary organization, lead many members of militia groups to act out in ways that justify the concerns expressed about them by public officials, law enforcement and the general public.”
Buford is being painted as an extremist militia member who has white supremacist ties based on Facebook postings which state: “The NOW [New World Order] has taken all your freedoms the right to bear arms freedom of speech freedom of the press.”
Margaret said that her son’s Facebook page is being used against Buford. She asserts that her son would never have committed a violent act, as the FBI and MSM claim he was planning.
Because Buford had congregated in the past with his brothers in camouflage clothing and held signs explaining about government surveillance using RFID chips, authorities say that he was a domestic terrorist.
The FBI have turned their attention to militia groups, labeling them as right-wing extremists bent on enacting domestic terrorism.
Militias are proposed to be “paramilitary groups that follow a military-style rank hierarchy. They tend to stockpile illegal weapons and ammunition, trying illegally to get their hands on fully automatic firearms or attempting to convert weapons to fully automatic. They also try to buy or manufacture improvised explosive devices and typically engage in wilderness, survival, or other paramilitary training.”
The FBI states that they are targeting “the government itself – including law enforcement personnel, representatives of the courts, and other public officials, along with government buildings. When caught, most militia extremists are charged with weapons, explosives, and/or conspiracy violations.”
As conspiracy theorists, militias “often train and prepare for what they foresee as an inevitable invasion of the U.S. by United Nations forces. Many militia extremists also wrongly believe that the federal government will relocate citizens to camps controlled by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or force them to undergo vaccinations.”
In response, the FBI is conducting intelligence and surveillance operations on militia groups, conspiracy theorists, and those deemed “extremists” to devise “tactics and trends” with the combination of “coordinated law enforcement efforts, and an informed public is the most effective way to counter the threats posed by domestic extremists.”
This story probably isn’t going to end well: Joshua Michael Hakken and his wife Sharyn Hakken are on the run in Florida after kidnapping their own two children from Sharyn’s mother this morning. Patricia Hauser has had legal custody of her grandchildren, four-year-old Cole and two-year-old Chase, since 2012, when Joshua and Sharyn lost custody for displaying pot in front of their sons at an “anti-government rally” in Louisianna.ABC Action News has more:
Investigators say Joshua Michael Hakken, 35 entered the home of Patricia Hauser at 14040 Shady Shores Drive around 6:30 a.m. Hauser is the maternal grandmother of Chase Hakken, 2, and Cole Hakken, 4. It’s believed Hakken’s wife, 34-year-old Sharyn Hakken was waiting outside.
Investigators did not know if the children were taken at gunpoint and it was not clear if the mother was directly involved in the abduction.
Reporters were told at a Wednesday afternoon news conference the State of Louisiana took away the parents’ parental rights and gave Hauser temporary custody.
Joshua Hakken tied up Hauser, took the children and fled in Hauser’s 2009 silver Toyota Camry, which was later found a few blocks away.
According to investigators, the couple lost custody of the two boys after an anti-government rally in Louisiana. The father was charged was possession of marijuana in the presence of the children.
Afterward, Joshua Hakken tried to take the children, reportedly at gunpoint, from a Louisiana foster care facility, but was thwarted, according to the sheriff’s office.
There aren’t a lot of details out there right now, so it’s possible that the Hakkens really were a danger to their kids. But it will be just so goddamn awful if all of this is the result of them using some marijuana at a rally in front of their kids.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, the Hakkens run an engineering firm in the Tampa area. Their parental rights were terminated by a Louisiana court yesterday.
Update: More on Hakken’s June 17, 2012 drug charge that may have gotten his kids taken away, from the Time-Picayune police blotter: “Joshua M. Hakken, age 34 of 3609 S Sterling Avenue, Tampa, FL, was arrested for Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a minor.”
Update II: Florida media outlets are really playing up the anti-government angle. This is at the top of theOrlando Sentinel‘s home page.