The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is an NGO (non-governmental organization) that claims to be against anti-Semitism and in favor of civil and human rights. However, in practice, the ADL has a decided Leftist bent.
As described by Wikipedia, the ADL favors gay marriage and sees the anti-illegal immigration movement as racist. It adopts the Left’s interpretation of the First Amendment as the strict “separation of church and state.” The ADL maintains it is unconstitutional for the Ten Commandments to be posted in courthouses, schools, and other public places, and opposes the teaching of creationism and intelligent design in public schools.
The ADL has amassed, over decades, thousands of files of what it claims to be “accurate, detailed, unassailable information on extremist individuals and organizations.” But the ADL seems more interested in tracking right-wing than left-wing “extremism,” and pays special attention to the militia movement. More than that, the ADL has used questionable methods. As an example, James Mitchell Rosenberg, aka Jim Anderson, was an undercover operative of the ADL who acted as an agent provocateur, posing as a racist right-wing paramilitary extremist.
Consistent with its leftist bias, the ADL now identifies Obama critics to be among “anti-government extremists” deserving of a “major law enforcement operation”!
Paul Joseph Watson of PrisonPlanet.com, April 22, 2010, alerts us to an ADL report in April 2010 titled “Violent Voices: Anti-Government Extremism Takes on New Intensity,” which equates non-violent Internet criticism of Obamacare with the Hutaree militia in Michigan whom the FBI had arrested and accused of plotting violence against the police. In the words of the ADL report (p. 3):
“During the first few months of 2010, anti-government extremism has taken on a new level of intensity in the United States. The arrests of the Hutaree militia in Michigan illustrate this passion, which exists both within and outside the militia movement. Unfortunately, the Hutaree arrests may come to be seen not as the culmination, but rather as a first step in what may need to become a major national law enforcement operation.
Monitoring of internet chatter, documented in this report, indicates that many militia members and other extremists believe that the recently passed health care legislation will be followed by the mass legalization of illegal immigrants, postponement or elimination of democratic elections, martial law and gun confiscation. In response, these anti-government extremists are saying, in many different forums, that they believe that violence may be, or clearly is, both necessary and justified.”
Notice how the ADL report casually lumps together “militia members” and those “other extremists” who hold views such as the expectation that the passage of Obamacare into law will be followed by efforts to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants. Is this not true? On April 10, 2010, none other than Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pledged to support immigration reform, including amnesty, to a group of immigrants and advocates who gathered in Las Vegas to urge Congress to legalize millions of immigrants living illegally in the U.S.
Watson finds the ADL’s words chilling, particularly because the ADL (as well as the Southern Poverty Law Center) had supplied the information that became the infamous Missouri Information Analysis Center report in which gun owners, Ron Paul supporters, libertarians and people who fly U.S. flags were listed alongside neo-Nazis and terrorists.
In its report, the ADL culls comments from Internet forums which are critical of the Obama administration. While some of the comments do hint at or call for violence, the ADL lumps them with people who are merely expressing their displeasure at the passage of health care, amnesty, or new taxes. The vast majority of comments listed in the report relating to health care have no hint of racism or violence whatsoever.
One of the “extremist” comments worthy of a “law enforcement operation” listed by the ADL reads as follows.
“The bill that passed has NOTHING to do with healthcare,” wrote “TXplt” on the Gun and Game Forums on March 22. Rather, “…it is used solely as a vehicle to push an agenda—to destroy what is working in our insurance industries, to increase our government intrusion into citizens’ lives…and to eventually act as a vehicle for our power hungry miscreants to attempt to dictate every aspect of our lives.”
Here’s another example quoted in the ADL report:
A poster called “stainless,” writing to the Assault Web forums on the same day, thought the situation even more dire. “I don’t think you quite understand the scope of this bill,” he wrote. “From now on the gov. has absolute control of our lives…They can now declare a health ‘Emergency’ and shut down any portion of our society they want at any time. I suspect we will begin to see the practical affects [sic] of this control fairly quickly.”
Indeed, most of the comments listed in regard to health care contain no violent threats whatsoever. But the ADL report lumps together non-violent comments critical of Obama, immigration, or the health care bill with the following:
1. Empirical predictions about what’s next on the agenda of Obama and Congressional Democrats after the passage of Obamacare, such as amnesty for illegals.
2. Expressions of fear about what may come next, such as restrictions on Second Amendment gun rights or whether elections will be held this November. The following are examples of online comments quoted by the ADL Report on page 5:
“Guns, private property, will be the next thing. Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini and Pol Pot, all did the same thing. We are peaceful, hard working, good Christian folks. But when they come for guns, they are getting my bullets, FIRST!” -comment posted by “grizetv” on the Guns and Game Forums, March 22, 2010.
“I’m not sure how, but they will steal the next election if indeed there is one. Perhaps marshall [sic] law will provide the cover to postpone or eliminate the election altogether.” – comment posted by “Hank Mayweather” on the Infowars web site, March 26, 2010.
“My fear is that the Kenyan will give amnesty and voting privileges to the [illegal] immigrants and seal his reelection with bought votes.” -comment posted by “-06” to the Tree of Liberty Forums, March 25, 2010.
3. Comments that expect, hint at, threaten, or outright call for violence, such as the following from pages 6-8, and 13 of the ADL Report:
“The very last thing we want is a civil war here, but I too think that is where we are headed as soon as all of their agenda is in place. I suspect there will be some sort of ‘false flag national crisis’ in order to suspend the mid-term elections so as to retain their grip on power.” -posted by “Viking” to the New Hampshire Militia Forums, March 25, 2010.
“They think we will stand by and wait for them to use the same methods to pass Immigration Reform/Amnesty, Cap and Trade, or whatever else they want. I am goddamn tired of it. I am doing a gear check right now.” -posted by “Sayitwithamini-14” to the A Well Regulated Militia Forums, March 22, 2010.
“Every piece of s–t that voted for this f—ing abortion deserves to eat a bullet.” -posted by “Redcap” on the AR-15 Adviser Forums, March 22, 2010.
“Seriously, if that monkey declared martial law in this country, those libs would be executed within 72 hours, give our countrymen a little credit here. I have dibs on Pelosi’s skull. I will put it at the bottom of my outhouse so I can pee in her face daily.” –posted by “jimbob” on the New Hampshire Militia Forums, March 25, 2010.
“Political struggle doesn’t work — because of a lot of reasons, too many of them on us. Let the bullets fly.” – posted by “J. Croft” on the A Well Regulated Militia Forums, March 21, 2010.
“It is time to overthrow the government, and replace it with actual people who follow GOD, and the Constitution!” -posted by “Seaangel” on the Well Regulated American Militias Forum, March 23, 2010.
As you can see from the above, the ADL Report does not make distinctions between and among very disparate types and categories of Internet chatter, but instead lumps them all together as “anti-government extremists” and recommends a “major law enforcement operation” be undertaken to shut all these people up.
Watson wryly notes that since more than half the entire country opposes Obamacare, this “major law enforcement operation” will have to be national in scope. Watson also notes that the ADL is perturbed by death threats only against people with whom the ADL agrees. As Watson puts it: “We found comments on the Southern Poverty Law Center website from SPLC supporters calling for Alex Jones to be executed for his political beliefs. The ADL didn’t see fit to include these comments in any of their reports, and the SPLC left them up there for four months, only removing them after we wrote a story about the issue.”
In effect, if the ADL had its way, the posters and commenters on this blog, FellowshipOfMinds, would be candidates for a “major law enforcement operation”!
Shame on the Anti-Defamation League! You say you are for civil and human rights. The freedom of speech — which includes the freedom to criticize government — is a fundamental civil and human right. It is not up to the ADL to decide who can legitimately exercise our Constitutional rights! Where was the ADL when liberals and Democrats criticized President George W. Bush, including making death threats?
FellowshipOfMinds will not be silenced. We will continue to criticize Obama, Congress, and all corrupt politicians who mean to destroy the Constitution. FellowshipOfMinds will continue to expose organizations such as the Anti-Defamation League. That’s a promise!
To read Watson’s entire article, CLICK HERE.
H/t beloved FellowshipOfMinds member May!