Militia Targets Democrats - The Daily Beast


"In a disturbing parallel to the Nazi's kristallnacht, windows are shattering in Democratic offices nationwide. Wingnuts author John Avlon talks exclusively to the militia leader who called for the attacks.

"Late Saturday night, on the eve of the health care vote, a brick was thrown through the window of the Monroe County Democratic Party headquarters in Rochester, N.Y. A note quoting Barry Goldwater was attached to the brick, reading 'extremism in defense of liberty is no vice.'

"This came on the heels of shattered windows at Congresswoman Louise Slaughter's district office in Niagara Falls and a Democratic Party headquarters in Kansas, and just before a similar attack on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' office in Arizona.

"All this follows the online exhortations of militia leader Mike Vanderboegh of Pinson, Alabama – who wrote on his blog "Sipsy Street Irregulars" this past Friday: "if we break the windows of hundreds, thousands, of Democrat party headquarters across this country, we might just wake up enough of them to make defending ourselves at the muzzle of a rifle unnecessary." The parallels, intentional or not, to the Nazi's heinous 1938 kristallnacht, or "Night of Broken Glass," so-named for the 7,000 storefront windows that were smashed, are hard to ignore."

Please, this John Avlon is way out of line here. Of course, I have yet to read anything by him that's in line with reality. He's sensationalizing this and drumming up fear. He's fear-mongering, which only feeds into the problem.

He's completely avoiding discussing real grievances. He barely even suggests that the connection with Nazism and holocaust, etc., might not be intentional. To be honest, four or so broken windows (tell me it was more, many more, so this guy isn't nearly as bad as he appears here) when the call was for thousands would never have made me think of kristallnacht. What is this John thinking, as if I didn't know.

He's a rabid neocon out to pin "Nazi" on every libertarian. It's sickeningly obvious. Well, I have news for John (it's not really news because he really knows he's fear-mongering). Plenty of libertarians are anti-Nazi. In fact, most are.

Now, I'm not saying that the libertarian capitalists who are ready to shoot it out with the equally misguided Feds who brought us the Waco tragedy have all their facts straight. What I am saying though is that it has been a huge error that Obama and his followers and team bailed out the banksters and revved up the wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Yemen and have looked the other way on torture and have backed down in the face of the racist-Zionists.

Let's have some reporting about the various sides rather than this neocon propaganda claptrap. That's not to say that a civil war or violent revolution isn't possible.

I've been saying for years now that the system is playing with fire. They think they'll remain one step out front, but things will get out of hand very quickly if they don't start addressing real concerns on both the right and left.


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    Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.
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