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Thursday, March 07, 2013

Leftist Hate Group: Patriots, Militia Are Radical Hate Groups If They Think Obama Is A Gun Grabber

By Susan Duclos

The rise of Patriot and Militia groups has risen from 149 in 2009, to 1,360 Patriot groups in the country and according to the radical leftist hate group, Southern Poverty Law Center, those that believe that Barack Obama is pushing for polices considered as gun grabs, like guns bans and ammunition magazine/clip limits, are listed with the far left SPL, as conspiracy theorists and radical right-wing hate groups.

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Via SPL:

The furious reaction to the Obama administration’s gun control proposals is reminiscent of the anger that greeted the passage of the 1993 Brady Bill and the 1994 ban on assault weapons supported by another relatively liberal Democrat — Bill Clinton. The passage of those bills, along with what was seen by the right as the federal government’s violent suppression of political dissidents at Waco, Texas, and Ruby Ridge, Idaho, in the early 1990s, led to the first wave of the Patriot movement that burst into public consciousness with the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. The number of Patriot groups in that era peaked in 1996 at 858, more than 500 groups fewer than the number active in 2012.

For many, the election of America’s first black president symbolizes the country’s changing demographics, with the loss of its white majority predicted by 2043. (In 2011, for the first time, non-white births outnumbered the births of white children.) But the backlash to that trend predates Obama’s presidency by many years. Between 2000 and 2010, the number of hate groups rose from 602 to more than 1,000, where the count remains today. Now that comprehensive immigration reform is poised to legitimize and potentially accelerate the country’s demographic change, the backlash to that change may accelerate as well.

While the number of hate groups remained essentially unchanged last year — going from 1,018 in 2011 to 1,007 in 2012 — the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) count of 1,360 Patriot groups in 2012 was up about 7% from the 1,274 active in 2011. And that was only the latest growth spurt in the Patriot movement, which generally believes that the federal government is conspiring to take Americans’ guns and destroy their liberties as it paves the way for a global “one-world government.” From a mere 149 organizations in 2008, the number of Patriot groups shot up to 512 in 2009, jumped again to 824 in 2010, and then skyrocketed to 1,274 in 2011 before hitting their all-time high last year.

So, if Americans believes the Obama administration is trampling their constitutional rights, they are radical right-wing extremists and if they unite in that belief, they are considered hate groups.

Well hell, where do I get my "I am a radical right-wing extremist" T-shirt?

Obama can now legitimately say he is uniting whole groups of people.