Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I'm an 'extremist'. Nidal Hasan is a 'victim'.

That’s it. In a nutshell, that is why I’ve started this blog. Because it’s either decry and expose the lunacy that has descended upon this country or crawl up into a fetal position in a drug-induced oblivion in a dark corner of my garage. There is no middle ground. Not anymore.

When speaking plainly and logically about the Ft. Hood terrorist attack that killed 13 American soldiers in cold blood brands me as an Islamophobe, or xenophobe, or Muslim-hating racist, or any one of a number of epithets politically correct dhimmis hurl indiscriminately to brand all dissenters and preclude any logical debate, then free speech in this country is dead. Especially in light of the fact that they can do it with the near unanimous complicity of the mainstream media – the once vaunted and now sadly farcical ‘Fourth Estate’.

“Let’s be careful not to jump to conclusions”, our President said in the wake of the terrorist attack. Yup, the same man who, in the absence of any evidence at all accused the Cambridge police department of ‘acting stupidly’ when they arrested his close friend, Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates. No, no, we mustn’t be too hasty now.

Just because Nidal Hasan pulled two handguns in the midst of a crowd and yelled ‘Allahu Akhbar’ (God is Great) before murdering 13 and wounding 38 ‘kuffars’, we should still give him the benefit of the doubt. I mean after all, he was the victim of ‘teasing’ after the 9/11 attacks. Imagine that, a member of the US Army that claimed America was waging ‘war against Islam’ was actually criticized for that view?

I heard he even had a religious bumper sticker ripped off his car on base. Victimized again. No wonder he snapped. Ironically, the bumper sticker read ‘Allah is Love’. You just can’t make this stuff up.

Yet no one, save for few brave bloggers, have the nerve to buck the PC paradigm and proclaim this man a terrorist. America has lost its will and lost its way. Somewhere between the iconic newsreels of the 1940s that proudly and unapologetically chronicled our victories against the evil axis powers and the mealy-mouthed, near apologetic tones of the news coverage of the despicable jihad-murders at Ft. Hood, America has lost the certitude of how truly great a nation it is. Instead, it is placing its head on the altar of Political Correctness and Multi-Culturalism for our enemies to eagerly lop of with a gleaming scimitar.

For Nidal Hasan, the government reserves the benefit of the doubt.

For me, there are no such reservations. You see, I own a gun (or two..). I’m opposed to illegal imigration. I believe in strict adherence to the US Constitution. I have a yellow Don’t Tread On Me Gadsden flag on the pole in my front yard just below Old Glory and a few DTOM stickers on my SUV next to my Ron Paul for President stickers. This makes me a ‘Rightwing Extremist’. Says who? Says none other than The US Department of Homeland Security in their April of 2007 report entitled: Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment. (Linked here at

The report even cautions against veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq who might be disaffected and thereby susceptible to recruitment by nefarious rightwing extremist groups. I’ll leave you to attempt to fathom the suicidal logic employed by a government that would demonize returning vets as potential extremists while steering clear of even considering the thought of labeling Nidal Hasan an extremist.