It has been oft said that it’s not paranoia if they really are out to get you.
With that in mind, consider a document from the Department of Homeland Security entitled “Rightwing Extremism.”
And if you are – let’s see – upset about the past election or the economy, strongly opposed to abortion or to uncontrolled immigration or to gun control or just don’t like Obama, i. e. “are antagonistic toward the new presidential administration and its perceived stance on a range of issues, including immigration and citizenship, the expansion of social programs to minorities, and restrictions on firearms ownership and use,” then you might be one of those dangerous “rightwing extremists.”
Oh, and if you are too far right of center for Obama’s tastes, you are a hater, too:
Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.
Wow. I share Michelle Malkin’s amazement at this government document.
This report begs the question of why was it produced. I don’t expect a knock on the door from the Feds tomorrow, but I am scratching my head trying to find a legitimate reason for this smear job of a report produced by the Obama feds. We know from history that when totalitarian regimes smear political opponents or other unwanted groups, political repression and worse is on the way. So what is the purpose of this piece of government-produced propaganda?
Meanwhile, I intend to join other “rightwing extremists” for a tea party tomorrow. If you live in the U. S., there is likely one near you. Come join us. Maybe you’ll be filmed by Obamatrons doing surveillance on dangerous rightwingers.
MORE: If you think I’m hard on this report, you should read HotAir’s take. I heartily agree that the DHS report is an “attack on normal political dissent.”
UPDATE: The backlash against the report has already begun. The American Legion has written Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano a little note.