Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Serious Domestic Terrorism Threats

Thanks to for this excellent link concerning Animal Rights extremists.

This is a .pdf document entitled “Ecoterrorism In The US”

This 22 page report details the following:

“In early 2005 John Lewis, the Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, provided testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works concerning the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) and the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) stating that these special interest extremist groups were “one of today’s most serious domestic terrorism threats.” (Lewis, 2005) Although the Southern Poverty Law Center offered considerable anecdotal evidence about right-wing group actions and the fact that this threat did not appear in a draft version of an internal document of the Department of Homeland Security. As accurate as the SPLC may be with their assertion the fact remains that the extremist environmental movement has been and is likely to continue to be a considerable threat in the U.S., and throughout the world. Since the founding of the Sierra Club in 1892 many more organizations have come into existence to affect how the U.S. and the rest of the world use the environment. As the movement grew over time there began a process by which the more radical elements of one group would depart to form another more aggressive organization. This can be seen in the progression from the Sierra Club to Greenpeace, to Earth First!, to the Earth Liberation Front. The same has occurred somewhat in parallel within the animal rights movement. The most recent developments and organizational changes have highlighted a strong correlation between these movements within the United Kingdom and the United States.”

It might seem that I’m overboard, as I toss around terms such as wacko, extremist, socialist, communist, Far Left, collectivist, and fanatic.

Today, it is politically incorrect to describe people and groups truthfully. You say those words, and you’ll be called a Nazi (if you want to know about real Nazi's, go HERE).

Unfortunately, there aren’t any other words which correctly define these types of people. And I just can’t mince words with you. I have to put it to you straight, because these people have formed a type of American Eco-Taliban. They are dangerous. On a simplified level, they are working to curb your rights to reasonably own a dog. On a more complex level, sympathizers, apologists and members of these causes are enabling domestic terrorism.

Read this report, then tell me that I’m overly sensitive to animal welfare issues. I think not.

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