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GLENN: Well, now we have the report from DHS on rightwing extremists. You will see in this report why I didn't run to get this on the air because this report is extremist. This report will show you the things to come. It is phenomenal that this is a government document.
The federal ‑‑ sorry. The Department of Homeland Security is warning law enforcement officials about a rise in rightwing extremist activity, saying the economic recession, the election of America's first black president and the return of a few disgruntled war veterans could swell the ranks of white power militias.
Okay. Let's just make sure that we understand this. The economic recession, the election of Barack Obama, the first black president, and a few disgruntled war veterans would swell the ranks of white power militias. Okay.
Who doesn't have a healthy understanding or fear of white power militias? Is there anybody within the sound of my voice? There probably are. They're everywhere, aren't they? Look at them. I don't know anybody who doesn't say, "Oh, well, white power? Oh, you're in a white power militia." I don't know anybody that's like that. Do those people exist? You bet. Are they a danger? You bet. But the report goes on. A footnote attached to the report of the Homeland Security office of intelligence analysts defines rightwing extremism in the United States as not just including racist hate groups but also ‑‑ see if you fit into this category ‑‑ any group that rejects federal authority in favor of state and local authority. Wow, it's a good thing that our founding fathers got out of Philadelphia. Otherwise they'd be an enemy of the state. That's what we were founded on! I guess that makes Rick Perry an extremist. Now the governor of Texas who came out and said, you know what, the states don't answer to the government. The federal government has no right to jam things down our throat and try to go around the governor and to the legislature and force us to take money and programs, et cetera, et cetera that we don't want. You are an extremist if you believe that federal authority should not be subservient to state or local authority. It may include groups or individuals that are dedicated to the single issue such as opposition to abortion or immigration.
So if you are against immigration or abortion, oh, they're now watching you because you might be an extremist. Really? See, I think if I'm against abortion, that's just a political point of view. If I'm loading up a gun and I'm going to shoot abortion doctors in the head, then yes, I should not only be watched. I should be jailed. But I think there's a difference. Call me crazy. What do I know? I'm ‑‑ what did the New York ‑‑ what did the Los Angeles say, that everybody who goes to these tea parties is insane? Thank you. So what do I know? I'm not just stupid now. I'm insane. I think there's a difference between being antiabortion and killing abortion doctors. Fine line, I know. I also think there's a difference between being against immigration and being against illegal immigration, but even being against immigration doesn't make you a killer or a threat to our country. It just makes you wrong.
The White House has distanced itself from this report. Why? Why? Take a stand. You either agree with this or you don't. You don't distance yourself from it. It's either right or not. "The president is focused not on politics but rather taking the steps necessary to protect all Americans from the threat of violence and terrorism regardless of its origins."
Hang on just a second. "Necessary to protect all Americans from the threat of violence..." and what word did he just use? Stu, he just used the word "Terrorism." Regardless of its origins. I'm sorry. I didn't know we were using that word anymore. I thought it was extremists that we use, not terrorists or terrorism. It's manmade disasters, not terrorist acts. So if I get this right, if you're over in Pakistan and you're blowing up a school bus full of children, that's a manmade disaster. But if you're ‑‑ let me get this right. If you're in a group that rejects federal authority in favor of state or local authority, you're a disgruntled war veteran, you're against abortion or immigration, you may be a terrorist. Would I be engaging in terrorist activities or just manmade events? I'm not really sure.
The White House spokesman goes off. He also believes that those who serve represent the best of this country and he will continue to ensure that our veterans receive respect and benefits they have earned, end quote. The nine page document sent out to police and sheriff departments all across the United States on April 7th under the headline Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment. It says the federal government will be working with its state and local partners over the next several months to gather information on rightwing extremist activity in the United States.
I'd like to know what these groups are that they need information on. "The joint federal state activities will have 'a particular emphasis' on the causes of 'rightwing extremist radicalization.' Homeland Security spokesperson Sara Kuban says the report is one in an ongoing series of assessments..." oh, it's just one. Oh, it's one in just a series of assessments that the department is doing. "The report also says extremist groups have used President Obama as a recruiting tool. Most statements by rightwing extremists have been rhetorical, expressing concerns about the election of the first African‑American president but stopping short of calls for violent action."
Okay. Again I don't know a single person, and don't come to the tea party, or at least don't let me know you're standing around me if you ‑‑ no, you know what? Do let me know you're standing around me. I want to know who the racists are. I want to know who says, "Well, just because he's black, I hate him." I want to know who those people ‑‑ don't keep that in. Let that out, brother. You let that out so we can all go and, "Oh, okay, that's the racist. Everybody remember what he looks like? Good."
"Congressional debates about immigration and gun control also make extremist groups suspicious, giving them the rallying cry. It is unclear if a bill will be passed into law, nonetheless a correlation may exist between the potential passage of gun control legislation and the increased hoarding of ammunition, weapons, stockpiling and paramilitary training activities among rightwing extremists."
So wait a minute. If you're stockpiling ammunition because it's getting harder and harder to get, they are moving towards legislation, they have stated, both the vice president and the president and several members of the House and Senate have stated that they need to limit guns, and some of them have stated they want to get rid of guns altogether, that you are only one vote shy on the Supreme Court from losing the right to having a gun. And because you're gathering ammunition or buying guns because you don't think they're going to be available in the future, that makes you an extremist. Wow. So if there was a coming food shortage, if I went to the store and put a lot of food in my house, I wouldn't be wise? I would just be an extremist? I don't even understand this.
In January the same DHS office released a report titled Left Wing Extremists Likely to Increase the Use of Cyber Attacks in the Coming Decade. Okay, all right. So those computer geeks on the leftwing extremists. I wonder if ELF was in this at all about burning car dealerships down, et cetera, et cetera. The leftwing extremists, the geeks at the computer, in the next decade they might do a cyber attack. But if you are buying bullets or you're against abortion, well, there's trouble, my friends.
Rightwing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize returning veterans in order to exploit their skills and knowledge derived from military training and combat. It's amazing, it is amazing, amazing, amazing on how quickly they move to discredit you, how quickly they move to make sure that you're marginalized. We're the extremists.
Let me just see if I have this right. We're the extremists. George W. Bush and Barack Obama spent or put us on the hook for $12.8 trillion. I think that's wrong, but I'm the extremist. Cap and trade is going through now in Washington. There's no plan. There's no document that says who pays the taxes, where the money goes. I think if you're going to do it, we should have the debate and there should be a plan, but that makes me the extremist.
States are looking now to apply retroactive taxes. Money that you've already earned, you've already paid taxes on, they're going back in time with the flux capacitor to take more money, but I'm the extremist. They vilify the AIG executives with ‑‑ did you hear the report that came out yesterday or the day before? No laws were broken. No laws were broken. These people were working for a dollar. Their salary came in the form of a bonus. They weren't the people that caused the problem. The president and congress, They vilified these people. We had two Attorney General's go and take their names and say we're going to release them to the media! They were afraid for their lives and the lives of their children because they went out and said we'll expose you for what you are! And what they are is just people who did their job as they asked and lived up to the requirement of their contract. There were no laws broken. I'm against this mob rule and yet I'm the extremist?