November 13, 2009
On October 17, Obama’s attorney general, Eric Holder, attended an Anti-Defamation League’s American Heritage Dinner. Holder called for the passage of The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Hate Crimes Prevention Act. A few days later, on October 22, the law was passed by Congress. Obama signed it into law on October 28. Holder said the impending passage of the legislation would be a “marvelous step of progress” and would result in what Rev. Ted Pike characterizes as stage two, “a massive national campaign to train lawyers to become hate crimes prosecutors.” Holder promised to begin using the act the moment it became law.
Holder admitted that he has enjoyed a long term relationship with the ADL. “I first began convening meetings with members of the ADL in the early 90’s when I served as the United States Attorney in Washington, D.C.,” Holder said, according to a transcript of his October 17 speech. “The Obama Administration could ask no better partner than the Anti-Defamation League as we jointly strive to attain the ideals of equal opportunity, equal rights, and equal justice for all. Members of the ADL — I salute you.”
Rev. Pike notes that the bill will used to prosecute people who are opposed to homosexuality and critics of Israel. If we examine the rhetoric of the ADL, however, we soon realize the powerful organization has a number of other people and organizations on its hit list — most notably individuals and organizations in the patriot and constutionalist movements. The ADL habitually conflates these movements with “militias” and “white supremacists” and warns they pose a threat to the country.
It is now known that the ADL played an instrumental role in the creation of MIAC’s “The Modern Militia Movement” report. The document lists support for Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin, and Bob Barr as a sign of involvement in the militia movement. “Almost the entire Missouri report is composed of cursorily re-worded documents publicly available on the ADL’s web site,” notes the A Race Against Time blog. Researchers have discovered that specific portions of the document are copied nearly verbatim from ADL sources. “If the rest of the Missouri document was based on information provided by the ADL, you can be sure the section on Paul, Barr, and Baldwin was as well.”
The ADL and its ideological twin, the Southern Poverty Law Center, were deeply involved in the creation of the Department of Homeland Security’s “rightwing extremist” report. Americans for Limited Government filed a FOIA request to get the sources the document used and found the fingerprints of the ADL and the SPLC all over it.
Department of Homeland Security boss Janet Napolitano showered kudos on the ADL during a conference held on April 22, 2009. “In recent years, the Department has placed our employees in your advanced training school to educate us on the tactics used by extremists and terrorists,” Napolitano admitted.
Both the ADL and the SPLC have manufactured a cottage industry around the bogus threat of the “modern militia movement” and specialize in going after key individuals and leaders of the constitutionalist, Libertarian, and patriot movements.
Alex Jones is a favored target of the ADL-SPLC propaganda and demonization project. A Google search of the ADL website produces dozens of references to the radio talk show host, most related to the Pittsburgh cop killer and admitted white supremacist Richard Poplawski. Poplawski posted comments on the Infowars website.
On a page entitled “Terrorism Strikes America,” posted the day after the September 11, 2001, attacks, the ADL quoted remarks made by Jones, including a comment stating an obvious fact: Osama bin Laden was a CIA asset. Alex Jones’ comments are listed along with comments made by radical Muslims, a Christian Identity group (praising the attack), David Duke, Thomas Metzger of the White Aryan Resistance, the American Nazi Party, and other racist groups. Including Jones on this page is an obvious attempt to link him to racists and crackpot white supremacists.
Other ADL targets include the Oath Keepers and Three Percenters, who are according to the ADL “both part of an anti-government extremist movement that has grown since President Obama took office, promote the idea that the federal government is plotting to take away the rights of American citizens and must be resisted. The two groups are apparently trying to make inroads in the U.S. military,” a mischaracterization that plays right into the DHS “rightwing extremism” document that claims returning veterans pose a violent threat.
According to the ADL, Joe Banister, Tommy Cryer, Pat Shannan, Dave Von Kleist, Jack McLamb, Greg Dixon, Ted Gunderson, and Michael Badnarik are “extremist speakers” who also pose a threat to the country.
All of the above will likely become targets of the Justice Department and its boss, Eric Holder, who played a key role in covering up the Clinton Administration’s premeditated murder of 76 people, including more than 20 children and two pregnant women, at Waco on April 19, 1993.
The so-called Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Hate Crimes Prevention Act will be used against people who criticize homosexuality. It will also be used to go after individuals and organizations the Anti-Defamation League has targeted for elimination.
Getting rid of the “racist” (for opposing illegal immigration) Lou Dobbs is merely the beginning. The Justice Department, the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and the Pentagon have more fish to fry, namely the growing constutionalist and patriot movements. The ADL has spent years tirelessly characterizing these movements as racist and extremist. Now that Congress has passed and Obama has signed the “hate bill,” we can expect the government to begin going after patriots and closing down “hate radio” venues such as the Alex Jones Show.
This article was posted: Friday, November 13, 2009 at 5:15 am