So I was going to write today about the Tea parties, about the fall of federalism and the rise and acceptance of socialism in the United States and about how information learned every day leads me to believe we are truly heading down an Orwellian path. I was. But then I found out I’m most likely on a homeland security watch list. But if I am, I’m probably on page 4,576,788 – and my name is probably misspelled. And joke’s on them anyway, cause my life is pretty boring. Don’t get me wrong, last month’s community forum on a park playground got pretty raucous – but on whole, boring.
Sometimes it makes me laugh to see what people think of conservatives. My friends are continually shocked and amazed that I can form coherent sentences or that I go to the movies (although, admittedly – nothing with Sean Penn). If you want a real idea what the new regime thinks of conservatives, well, here’s this little gem from the report on right-wing extremism from Homeland Security.
“Right-wing extremists have capitalized on the election of the first African American president, and are focusing their efforts to recruit new members, mobilize existing supporters and broaden their scope and appeal through propaganda, but they have not yet turned to attack planning,”
You can find more here: http://www.thelibertypapers.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/hsa-rightwing-extremism-09-04-07.pdf
Don’t get mad. It made me laugh. Because we’re all subject to some stereotypes that are ridiculous. While it’s true I haven’t yet turned to attack planning (besides the fleeting plan to maybe-someday-egg-the-office-of-the-nearby-county-supervisor), I am seeking to broaden my appeal through propaganda.
Are you convinced?