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    There are, in increasingly frightening numbers, cells of angry men in the United States preparing for combat with the U.S. government. They are usually heavily armed, blinded by an intractable hatred, often motivated by religious zeal.

    They're not jihadists. They are white, right-wing Americans, nearly all with an obsessive attachment to guns, who may represent a greater danger to the lives of American civilians than international terrorists.

    The Southern Poverty Law Center, which has been tracking hate groups for 30 years, released its latest report on the growth of these organizations this week. Its findings were, to say the least, alarming. The center divides its subjects into militias, which are mostly groups of weekend warriors who train for combat against imaginary foes; hate groups, which target minorities; and "patriot" groups, whose beef is with the U.S. government. Patriot groups first began surfacing after the massacre of a bizarre sect by federal agents in Waco, Texas, in the early 1990s. They showed their teeth in 1995, when a patriot adherent blew up the federal building in Oklahoma City.

    Since then, the patriot movement has been growing at a blistering pace, especially following the election of President Obama in 2008, according to the report. From just 149 groups in 2008, the number jumped to 512 in 2009 and has been rising sharply since. In 2012, it hit 1,360. Now that Obama is seriously pushing for tougher gun laws, further growth is a near certainty. The result? There's no knowing, but some kind of serious attack is increasingly possible.

    Patriot groups are motivated by a host of anti-government attitudes, but their primary focus is guns. They are convinced that the government is out to seize their weapons, even though most legislation is focused on keeping guns out of the hands of criminals or restricting the types of weapons that can be sold. Many are also united by belief in an outlandish one-world government conspiracy theory positing that the United Nations is poised to strip away American property rights and impose socialism on us all.

    What can be done to reverse this tide of belligerent ignorance? Not much. The typical patriot acts within his free-speech and 2nd Amendment rights, and in fact most patriot activity consists of venting steam by meeting with like-minded Neanderthals and firing off blog posts threatening civil war. Yet such blather tends to get under the skin of the Timothy McVeighs of the world. These groups should be closely monitored, with resources adequate to the task, even if it means shifting some homeland security money from the hunt for foreign terrorists.

    Copyright © 2013, Los Angeles Times
    This is quite possibly the best piece of writing I have ever read.

    Voting people out of office that has the same mindset as the writer of this LA Times article is going to take a very long time. There is a huge mountain of stupidity of the voting public that will have to be scaled.
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    Perhaps a map of the homes of all these journalists is in order. LOL. Watch them $#@!.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kathy88 View Post
    Perhaps a map of the homes of all these journalists is in order. LOL. Watch them $#@!.
    Great idea! Just like when they released records of people who own guns publicly!

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    outlandish one-world government conspiracy theory
    LOL - This is funny.

    If people only had the slightest idea of how much "UN mandated global governance" they have to comply with each day.

    Just another one:

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    I compiled a "brief" history of events since October 2008 that are defining the global currency war and the role that gold is playing:

    Tin Foil Hats, Economic Reality and the Total Perspective Vortex

    Also, have you contacted your Congressional Rep and asked them co-sponsor Ron Paul's Rep. Paul Broun Jr.'s HR 1098 77: Free Competition in Currencies Act?

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    What can be done to reverse this tide of belligerent ignorance?
    obey the damn constitution! its pretty simple
    Insanity should be defined as trusting the government to solve a problem they caused in the first place. Please do not go insane!

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    LA? meh............sink or swim

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    Theye have erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

    Theye kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies

    Theye have combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution,

    For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

    For cutting off our Trade with parts of the world:

    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

    Theye plundered and destroyed the lives of our people.

    Theye are at this time transporting Armies of Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy of a civilized nation.

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    SPLC is a hate group. The marxist groups always accuse others of what they themselves, are guilty of.

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    OH THANK GOD! I'm not white, I'm Tejano hispanic with most of the other similarities. If I was white... I'd be like "erghmehgherd... I'm a patriot". Time to collect some serious welfare checks and take some jobs from the white man.
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    I will be repeating this for the next four years, until Hillary or Michelle (or both) are in office:

    Tea Party and GOP: angry, mean, straight, white men. Divide and conquer, demonize and attack. The talking points are out, and the narrative is rolling.

    ...increasingly frightening numbers, cells of angry men in the United States preparing for combat with the U.S. government. They are usually heavily armed, blinded by an intractable hatred, often motivated by religious zeal.

    They're not jihadists. They are white, right-wing Americans,
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    I hope once the Kochtopus buys this rag, the first thing they do is $#@!can the entire editorial board.

    Today, William Diamond's drum again beats the long roll. We do not seek a civil war, but one is being thrust upon us. If we do not now stand, then when will we? We must defy these intolerable acts, whatever their source, and challenge the collectivist revolutionaries to come work their will upon us if they do not like it -- and they most assuredly won't. We must give a final rattle of the tail before striking. They may pass whatever "laws" they wish, then watch what happens when they try to enforce them. The next moves will be up to them. May God have mercy on their corrupt, heathen murderous souls, for they are unlikely to receive any in the ghastly civil conflict their tyrannical appetites seem to crave.
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    corporate-Fascist media... how adoring Goebbels would be proud of the LA Times. Let's look how the military works with media...

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