WEDNESDAY, JUL 11, 2012 10:14 AM EDT
Tea Party Nation goes extreme
The Oath Keepers are the last line of defense against tyranny, apparently
This article was originally published by The Southern Poverty Law Center.
The Tea Party Nation, one of the more extreme factions of the Tea Party movement, has dipped deeper into the conspiratorial waters of antigovernment lore, most recently promoting the Oath Keepers and other antigovernment “Patriots” as the last line of defense for Americans increasingly confronted with “a government verging on evil.”
In a post published over the weekend on the Tea Party Nation’s website, regular blogger Alan Caruba painted a dire picture of the threats to freedom that lie in wait under President Obama, whom he calls a “red diaper baby” and a far-left functionary “raised from birth and mentored to embrace communism.”
“Obama’s disregard for the Constitution, its separation of powers, and Americans suffering greatly from his policies, suggests that he is not beyond making the greatest grab for power using a bogus ‘national emergency’ or manufactured ‘crisis’ to declare martial law,” Caruba wrote. He goes on to cite three recent executive orders as proof positive that Obama is setting up the nation to abandon its constitutional mandates and wage an all-out campaign against freedom.
And that’s where the Oath Keepers comes in.
Founded three years ago by former Army paratrooper and Yale Law School graduate Stewart Rhodes, the group operates under the defiant banner of “Not on our watch,” plying thousands of politically disaffected men and women with ideas of a totalitarian “New World Order” looming on the horizon. The group is composed of active and retired military and law enforcement personnel who vow to uphold their oath to the Constitution and disobey orders they deem to be in conflict. Inherent in the group’s “Ten Orders We Will Not Obey” is a roster of far-right conspiracy theories involving domestic prison camps, the dismantling of the Second Amendment and more.
Caruba is also the communications director for the anti-New World Order American Policy Center, so it’s no surprise that he would repurpose the Oath Keepers’ paranoid talking points. “The biggest question facing Americans is whether the members of our military and our law enforcement authorities would obey [Obama],” Caruba wrote. “My bet is that they would not.”
In a series of articles last year, Caruba lashed out at immigrants, Muslims, the LGBT community and, of course, Obama. In one of those articles, he likened Obama to Casey Anthony, the single mother from Florida who had just been acquitted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter. He has also been a perennial opponent of Agenda 21, a benign multinational agreement signed 30 years ago to protect the environment that has increasingly been compared on the far right to a blueprint for the New World Order.
In the interest of accuracy, something missing in large measure from this article, I am not the Director of Commuinications for the American Policy Center, although I served in that capacity for ten years until 2004. I remain an advisor to the APC. -- Alan Caruba
If you take a close look at the history of Hitlers clime to power he had to build his army of 2000 from people of a criminal background. Like when prisoners had the right to vote in the 2008 election he will need to find people who will kill for him without question. We must vote him out of office before it’s to late.
The Southern Poverty Law Center is back in the news in regards to the Sikh shooting in Wisconsin. This is very scary because of their involvement with law enforcement in the Oklahoma City Bombing.
Operation PatCon which included Waco, Ruby Ridge, and the Oklahoma city bombing, was a Clinton era attempt to lure conservatives into confrontation, then to come down with the full fury of the US government.
More on the SLPC:
Guthrie was murdered in his prison cell the day before he was scheduled to tell federal law enforcement officers of his role in the bombing, which was financed by a string of bank robberies that were conducted with the knowledge, assent and involvement of the FBI and the SPLC of the notorious Morris Dees.
This is why I think the Southern Poverty Law Center is up to no good in the Sikh shooting.
Morris Dees, Southern Poverty Law Center, worked closely with German agent Andreas Strassmeier and Richard Lee Gutherie, bank robber for McVeigh and Nichols who committed government assisted suicide in jail just before he was going to testify and expose Morris Dees for criminal involvement in Oklahoma City Bombing. SLPC had a number of agents in Elohim City.
Pamela Geller has the details over at Atlas Shrugs:
The communists over at the Southern Poverty Law Center, one of the gravest threats to freedom in the United States, as named in the AFDI Threats to Freedom Index, try to suppress the truth about the SPLC's subversive and dangerous ties. But this conference is revealing -- and comes as no surprise to longtime Atlas readers. The SPLC's Mark Potok and his paid stooges never met a jihadi they didn't like. The SPLC doesn't even have a category for Islamic jihadi groups or Muslim Brotherhood groups, whose stated goal (according to an internal, captured document) is to eliminate and destroy Western Civilization from within. The greatest threat facing our nation, our people, our world, and they are shilling for them and smearing those of us who are fighting for the preservation of our freedom.
Flloyd Corkins held for attempted murder at FRC
One WND columnist, however, said there’s enough evidence to begin demanding that pro-homosexual organizations like the Southern Poverty Law Center stand down from their campaign of labeling organizations as “hate groups” simply because they adhere to the biblical perspective of marriage.
Columnist Matt Barber, who is affiliated with the Liberty Counsel Action advocacy organization, told WND he had predicted such violence would be inflicted on Christian organizations if left-leaning groups such as the SPLC continue to spread labels such as “hate group.”
“I want to formally call on the SPLC to retract its reckless hate-group smear of Christian organizations like the Family Research Council,” he said. “This was intended to dehumanize Christian organizations and smear as hate the biblical view of sexual morality.
“I pointed this out months ago in a column I wrote for WND, titled ‘Liberal Violence Rising,‘ where I basically predicted this sort of thing.”
He said the danger is when “less-than-stable, left-wing extremists” share the view of the SPLC and say “a hate group is just like the KKK. I’m a hero if I go and take out a bunch of folks.”
He said the man who attacked FRC today apparently had either referenced Chick-fil-A or had products in his possession from the restaurant chain.
Before a gunman shot a security guard at the FRC, the Southern Poverty Law Center had posted the FRC on its "hate map."