Monday, March 16th, 2009 | Author:

All information contained in this newsletter should be considered LAW ENFORCEMENT SENSITIVE. Further distribution of information in this newsletter is restricted to law enforcement officers and agencies, intelligence agencies, and Department of Defense organizations only, unless prior approval is obtained from the published source. NO REPORT OR SEGMENT THEREOF MAY BE RELEASED TO ANY MEDIA SOURCES

This is part of the disclaimer on a report [emphasis in the original] issued on 2/20/09 by MIAC, the Missouri Information Analysis Center.

This report is not unique to Missouri. I’m fairly certain that every state in the country, as well as multiple federal agencies, have issued many similar reports. This one just happened to go public.

Titled “The Modern Militia Movement,” it warns law officers that they are the enemy:

The militia subscribes to an anti-government and NWO [National World Order] mindset, which creates a threat to law enforcement officers. They view the military, National Guard, and law enforcement as a force that will confiscate their firearms and place them in FEMA concentration camps.

After an account of the movement’s supposed activities and its decline, the report talks about its “reemergence.”

Rightwing extremists and militia leaders continuously exploit current world events in order to increase participation in their movements. Due to the current economical and political situation, a lush environment for militia activity has been created. Unemployment rates are high, as well as cost of living expenses. Additionally, President Barrack Obama is seen as tight on gun control and many extremists fear that he will enact firearms confiscations. White supremacists from within the militia movement have further become angered due to the election of the first African American President. Many constitutionalists within the movement have claimed that President Elect Obama does not meet the residency requirements to hold the office of President, and therefore his election is unconstitutional.

Newer versions of the NWO [New World Order] conspiracy have been concocted in order to empower the movement. The NWO is seen as using law enforcement, military, national guard, and federal agencies in order to carry out its elitist one world government. Law enforcement and military forces are believed to be utilized in order to confiscate firearms and place individuals into FEMA concentration camps. This scenario has received additional attention due to the US Army NORTHCOM assigning homeland security functions to an active duty Infantry Brigade. The movement sees this brigade as the force that will take their firearms and that the unit is in violation of the Posse Comitatus Act. There are also concerns that the banking and media infrastructure are also being controlled by the Jewish elite and that these leaders are members of the NWO. There is a great deal of anger towards the Federal Reserve System (FRS) and all forms of tax collection.

The report identifies “additional motivators for militia activity.”

  • The Ammunition Accountability Act, which requires an ID number on ammunition rounds
  • Anticipation of economic collapse, which “militia” feel will result in Martial Law, confiscation of firearms, and imprisonment of many citizens
  • Possible Constitutional Convention (Con Con), which has been called for by 32 states, needing only two more to be called to add a balanced budget amendment; “militia” fear the 1st and 2nd amendments will be altered or removed.
  • North American Union (NAU) “Conspiracy theorists” claim this union would link Canada, the US, and Mexico with a Superhighway, also unifying its monetary system.
  • Universal Service Program: Obama’s plan for mandatory service have led “extremists” to fear the creation of a Civilian Defense Force.
  • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) There is a fear that the government will enforce mass human implantations, making it possible for all citizens to be tracked.

The report further states that members of the militia movement often subscribe to these ideologies:

  • Christian Identity
  • White Nationalist
  • Sovereign Citizen
  • Militant Anti-Abortionists
  • Tax Resistors
  • Anti-Immigration

After identifying training methods, organizations, and the infrastructure at risk from the militia movement, the report addresses “Common Militia Symbols.”

Political and Anti-Government Rhetoric:

Political Paraphenalia: Militia members most commonly associate with 3rd party political groups. It is not uncommon for militia members to display Constitutional Party, Campaign for Liberty, or Libertarian material.

Anti-Government Propaganda: Militia members commonly display picture, cartoons, bumper stickers that contain anti-government rhetoric. Most of this material will depict the FRS, IRS, FBI, ATF, CIA, UN, Law Enforcement, and “The New World Order” in a derogatory manor. [sic] Additionally, Racial, anti-immigration, and anti-abortion, material may be displayed by militia members.

It then pictures many “Militia Symbols” including the Gadsden flag (Don’t Tread on Me) and the “Upside down US Flag: The militia uses this as a symbol of a nation in distress.”

Commentary

It’s scary that anyone with a pro-life bumper sticker or a Ron Paul bumper sticker is now a target for trigger-happy cops.

It’s frightening that anyone who opposes RFID chips or Obama’s mandatory service plans is viewed as some kind of domestic terrorist to be feared.

It’s sad that section 8A of the National Flag Code, which states that “The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property” has been re-characterized as a “militia symbol.”

It’s also sad that the historical Gadsden flag, rooted in the founding of our nation, is now part of a witch hunt.

What’s truly ominous about this report, however, is that those who legally and peacefully oppose socialistic federal programs, those who want our government officials to return to the Constitution they have sworn to uphold, have been characterized as extremists who exploit current world events, who concoct “conspiracy theories,” and irrationally oppose the Army’s guns illegally being aimed at citizens.

In short, any opposition to the current administration has been demonized and marginalized.

The results of these tactics are predictable. First, it will silence many people, who will try to protect themselves by agreeing with whatever the government decrees.

Second, we are seeing our language and our history and our culture being re-written right before our eyes. Most of us will take the bribe, swallow the kool-aid, and agree that wrong is right, ignoring justice and common moral values – just like they did in Nazi Germany, just like sheep to the slaughter.

Food for Thought

Étienne de La Boétie wrote these words in the 1500′s in a book (pdf file here) called THE POLITICS OF OBEDIENCE: THE DISCOURSE OF VOLUNTARY SERVITUDE.

Freedom from servitude comes not from violent action, but from the refusal to serve. Tyrants fall when the people withdraw their support.

Martin Niemoller, a Lutheran pastor in Nazi Germany, felt that he hadn’t done enough to stop the Holocaust, and wrote this poem after the war.

When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.

When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.

When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.

When they came for the Jews,
I remained silent;
I was not a Jew.

When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.

Samuel Adams wrote this in a letter to James Warren, February 12, 1779

A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.

These words are attributed to Moses in the book of Deuteronomy, Chapter 16:19-20, around 1407 B.C.

You shall not distort justice; you shall not be partial, and you shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous. Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue, that you may live and possess the land which the LORD your God is giving you.

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4 Responses
  1. Anonymous says:

    I am trying to envision a militia camp, up in the hills, everybody wearing camo, and training military exercises, none have driver’s licenses, or do jury duty…they horde food, gold and ammo… and when the Fred Flintstone work whistle blows, they all climb on the Rambo bus, in their ‘gilly’ suits, and go to town to VOTE??!!!
    We seem to have wasted the 37,450,000,000 dollars that was disbursed in Nov. 2002, in order to clean up the log jam in our post 9/11 intelligence system. D.H.S. we want a refund…

    CHUCKtheFED St. Louis

  2. akaGaGa says:

    Hey, Chuck. Thanks for stopping by. You make an excellent point.

    As you have characterized a militia group, it’s obviously ludicrous to presume that they are going to act as upstanding citizens.

    So why didn’t the Missouri report characterize them as you did? Why did the report say they are liberty-loving, pro-life, Ron Paul supporters like me?

    I think you’ve missed my main point, which is this: not all who agree with God, Ron Paul or the founding fathers are extremist militia members.

    And I would love to get a refund from all the money DHS has wasted.

  3. Rebecca says:

    I missed this post the first time around… good one.

    In history class, we used to wonder how the entire German nation could elect Adolph Hitler and just allow that man to do what he did. The wonderment is completely gone.

    Before long, that old proverb of the Roman Empire will be bad in vogue: “No rain, because of the Christians.”

    Ah well, I wait for the city that has foundations…

  4. Rebecca says:

    Oops, I mean “back in vogue,” not “bad in vogue.”

    On second thought: same difference I guess, lol.