Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Narrative

      Violent extremist?
I've started becoming aware of an underlying story line within a lot of the news and commentary we're bombarded with on a daily basis.  I call it The Narrative.  The base elements of this story line are as follows:

  • Right-wing extremists are becoming more and more violent
  • Right-wing extremists are as much of a danger, if not a greater danger, than Islamic extremists
  • People who support enforcement of our immigration laws are right-wing extremist racists
  • Tea Party participants are right-wing extremists and racists
  • If an act of terrorism occurs, assume it was committed by right-wing extremists until proven otherwise
  • Something has to be done about these right-wing extremists
Did I miss anything?

I don't know about you, but The Narrative scares the bejeezus out of me.  The people being identified as "extreme" look a lot like you and me.  They're ordinary people who work for a living, raise a family, pay their taxes on time, obey the law, and love their country.  What they don't love is their country's out-of-control government.  That is what makes them "extremists".

The Narrative completely ignores the pervasive acts of terrorism of the Left.  What?  You've never heard of ALF or ELF?  They only commit acts of arson against automobile dealerships and new housing developments (ELF), and acts of violence against persons engaged in animal testing (ALF).  Nothing extreme there.  And let's not forget the "peaceful" protesters who turn every city where the G-20 meets into Beirut circa 1982.

Think I'm exaggerating that last point?  How much coverage was given regarding May Day's Arizona immigration law protests to the acts of violence committed against pro-enforcement protesters by anti-enforcement protesters?  If you say "nearly none", go to the head of the class.

But the Tea Partiers?  I wish I had a dollar for every time CNN or PMS-NBC or one of the other Big Media (the BM for short) cesspools trots out some "expert" QQ'ing about the violence they expect from the Tea Party and the Right any day now.  I'd be a friggin' millionaire.

What does it mean?  It means that the elite is creating an environment wherein opposition to anything the government does is extremist.  They're creating an environment where John Q. Sheeple will have an automatic knee-jerk reaction to identify Tea Partiers, anti-ObamaCare health care in the Fascist model, and Constitutionalists as violent extremists.

How do we combat this?  Beats me.  I'm just a simple computer programmer violent extremist.