|The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released a report titled: Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.|
The report was prepared by the Extremism and Radicalization Branch, Homeland Environment Threat Analysis Division and coordinated with the FBI
There have been a number of reports similar to this in the past.
But, this report really focuses on the current economic crisis and how it, along with political strife, can aid the recruitment efforts of extremist organizations.
I'll let you read it and decide how much rings true.
However, the most disturbing part of the report is the mention of veterans and how they are portrayed. Read below:
(U) Disgruntled Military VeteransOf particular note is the mention of veterans as "disgruntled, disillusioned, or suffering from the psychological effects of war."
This thinly-veiled reference to PTSD does nothing to paint veterans in a good light... in the minds of many. It just reinforces the "wacko warrior" image veterans have fought so long to dispel. -- Larry Scott at VA Watchdog dot Org
Update: Huffington Post claims that Michelle Malkin and redstate are coming unglued over this Homeland Security report. I hope this gets pushed out in the open. Perhaps we can have a national discussion on it. Possibly stop the vitriol from the likes of FAUX News, Glenn Beck and Ru$h Limbaugh, however, I doubt it will stop people from hating and the sick ones from killing.
Think Progress has more.
From Crooks and Liars:
Malkin's headline wails:
"The Obama DHS Hit Job on Conservatives Is Real"
So, I have a question for Malkin: Are you saying that mainstream conservatives are now right-wing extremists?
Because, you know, the report -- which in fact is perfectly accurate in every jot and tittle -- couldn't be more clear. It carefully delineates that the subject of its report is "rightwing extremists," "domestic rightwing terrorist and extremist groups," "terrorist groups or lone wolf extremists capable of carrying out violent attacks," "white supremacists," and similar very real threats described in similar language.
Nothing about conservatives. The word never appears in the report.