There comes a time in the life of every human when he or she must decide to risk “his life, his fortune, and his sacred honor” on an outcome dubious. Those who fail the challenge are merely overgrown children, can never be anything else.’ — Robert A. Heinlein
Strange times, they are, in which we live. What once was good is now deemed bad; what once was wrong, we’re told is right. Our Executive teems with administrators who, sixty years ago, would have been positioned high on the FBI’s internal security watch list. Our military kills for, we are told, humanitarian reasons sanctioned by foreign diplomats, while our impotent representatives ignore the Constitution and their own War Powers Act. Our once proud Republic has become “the Homeland”, its safety delegated to a political appointee of the President. The nation has become the United State. And, as is always the case when liberty decays, sooner or later it will declare its own citizens to be its worst enemies.
A Day In The Life Of A Homegrown Terrorist (Neithercorp Press)
There was a time when having one’s name listed in the despised ranks of those villains that governments often categorize as “terrorists” involved quite a bit of leg work, as well as an ominous running resume of death, destruction, and general mean spiritedness. Of course, if one examines the history of every modern country which eventually disintegrated into despotism, the definition of who the “enemy” is tends to become rather broad rather quickly. That is to say, the more criminal the leadership of a country becomes, the easier it is for the average person to find himself labeled a criminal by that same leadership.
Today, one does not need to blow up buildings, take hostages in political motivation, send anthrax through the mail, or even wave a gun around in a public place to be considered a terrorist threat. In fact, a man could never leave his house and still find himself under suspicion as an enemy of the state.
(Read the rest at Neithercorp Press)
Beware of Homeland Security Training for Local Law Enforcement, by An Insider
During the past several years, I have witnessed a dramatic shift in the focus of law enforcement training. Law enforcement courses have moved away from a local community focus to a federally dominated model of complete social control. Most training I have attended over the past two years have been sponsored by Department of Homeland Security (DHS), namely the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
No matter what topic the training session concerns, every DHS sponsored course I have attended over the past few years never fails to branch off into warnings about potential domestic terrorists in the community. While this may sound like a valid officer and community safety issue, you may be disturbed to learn how our Federal government describes a typical domestic terrorist.
(Read the rest at SurvivalBlog.com)
Meanwhile, Mark Levin identifies a real domestic enemy: