Now they hate us for our See’s Candies.
Weekend warnings that “lone wolf” terrorists – and not Baptist terrorists, either – could attack us while we shop for Victoria’s Secret garter belts and designer-shoe markdowns hit us where we live. Evidently Baba-Shaba – whatever, one of a billion terror groups operating in peaceful, tolerant, generous, and liberating Islam – has announced via typically sinister video that America’s biggest mall and any other infidel shopping center in blast range should attract the faith’s armed and spiteful like a shoe bomber to a pack of naked virgins.
Al Shabab, a Somalia-based Islamist terror group that killed nearly 70 people in a 2013 attack on a Kenyan mall, released an on-line video Saturday that called for attacks on Western malls. It singled out the West Edmonton Mall in Canada, London’s Oxford Street shopping district and the massive Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. Michael Sheehan, chair of the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point and an NBC News analyst, said that attacks on malls had been predicted “since the day after 9/11, but this is the first time I know of it was specifically called for.”
OK. I get it. We are to stay scared. Very scared. We must stay scared… forever… Or until our sun burns red and giant before ultimate collapse into itself, losing a final battle to its own tremendous gravity. …Until we know why the caged bird sings, or at least until we fix the bird cage dings. …Until the cows come home.
We are to remain scared shitless so long, our intestines dry up and fall out of us one dingy flake at a time. …Preferably overnight.
We are to become, in our last, paranoid moments, scared of our own shadows, lest they be phantom killers from Boko Haram, ISIS or al Shebab. Or maybe poisoned kebabs.
Scared, scared, scared, scared, scared.
This week, CNN essentially dusted off a 2009 report from our donut-butt “protectors” at Department of Homeland Security, proposing biggest danger isn’t from excitable Muslims beheading, kidnapping, or depleting populations they dislike. Nope. Peril at hand comes from DOMESTIC TERRORISTS. They may be disturbed veterans returing from any one of our Israel-Lobby wars. …Or the milkman. …Or our own moms and pops strapped up and ready to roll on their militia crusade. In five years since this specious gift from the Bush Administration surfaced from the green sump water of Washington bureaucracy – no bloodbaths. At least, none from any unified organization, belief system, or goal list that doesn’t have a cresent stamped somewhere thereon.
This “new” report is no different from the earlier one – combination of wishful thinking and that new technique of “proconning”. It’s like retcon’s retroactive continuity, in which the past is reengineered to match current fables of reigning ideology, but this narrative is projected onto future events. Well, not really events as much as beliefs (i.e., urban legends) that can be programmed to appear something like truth in the human brain simply by ceaseless repitition. Our elites want us to believe a Rightwing coup/purge is imminent, that some of our rights must be sacrified on altar of security, that we must be good, obedient little mall rats-cum-maze rats. Despite dropping a copy to one TV news network, DHS is holding back general release – and we can be sure that’s because cold light of day will reveal its analysis and evidence long on imagination, short on substance. As Michelle Malkin observes:
Liberal media outlets have a bad habit of purposely misclassifying terrorist incidents as “right-wing.” Last April, both CNN and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow joined with the SPLC to foment fear of conservative Americans by claiming that “right-wingers” have killed 34 people since 9/11 for “political reasons,” while jihadists have killed 21. But a closer look at the rigging of that phony factoid simply confirms the malevolent intention of so-called objective journalists and “hate watch” groups to marginalize conservative political speech and dissent.
The CNN/MSNBC/SPLC smear job involved both the dishonest deflating of left-wing and jihadist incidents, and the dishonest inflating of “right-wing” incidents. First, carving out the 3,000-person death toll from the 9/11 jihadist attacks is a rather convenient way to rig the scales, isn’t it? So is omitting the ten-person death toll from the jihad-inspired Beltway sniper spree of 2002. The conservatives-are-worse-than-jihadists casualty data counted… Andrew Joseph Stack. He’s the lunatic who flew a small plane into an Austin, Texas, office complex that contained an Internal Revenue Service office in 2010. Stack’s ranting suicide manifesto targeted George W. Bush, health-care insurers, the pharmaceutical industry, and the “capitalist creed.”
As example of reengineered reality, yesterday the Justice Department decided (we think) not to prosecute George Zimmerman, who shot down Michael Brown in cold blood a few years ago. OOPS! I mean ‘shot down TRAYVON MARTIN’. Got my chocolate angels/martyrs to honky depredation mixed up. (These tales are SO interchangeable.) Nevertheless, Zimmerman’s gunfire three years ago will be inscribed in our common book of life – forever – as racist hate crime. If Eric Holder’s Justice Department couldn’t overturn finding of self-defense, it’s self defense. But our civic cult will hold – for time eternal – that this evil white… uh, white Hispanic… uh, white Hispanic and part black gunman was nothing more than bloodthirsty, racist vigilante. And we’ll have to pretend to believe that’s true.
(A new pastime for the Left is racking up Zimmerman’s brushes with the law – as if that has any bearing on the civil-rights hoax they pulled. Since 2012, Zimmerman has been public face of all things violently racist in this country, mostly determined by media breathtaking in cynicism and hypocrisy. Last year’s Ferguson saga got the same treatment. Do we ever take a second look? Question ourselves? Doubt our initial reaction – especially if it’s spoon-fed by our atrocious information industry? How bad is this compared with, say, a music industry filthy rich selling lifestyles of the murderous and bitch-slappin’? If I were Zimmerman, right now, I’d know I’d be really fucked up, too. And I would fuck up.)
Last week, President Obama attempted to introduce a new “let’s pretend” trope – proscribing use of “Islamic” when referring to Islamic terrorism. So, maybe DHS’ dog and pony show is to strike some kind of equivalency between real bloodshed and the agency’s Fantasy-Island bloodshed. Few are buying it even in media, though. The DHS “report” was leaked a few days ago and sank like a rock. Evidently, even our crummy media sniffed out this as an unsellable stinker. It barely made the front page at CNN, although a video “Octopus leaps out of water, grabs crab” made the cut. But, of course, the usual Hate Whitey crowd was all over it like stink on rice in a cheap suit:
Mark Potok, senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center, said that by some estimates, there are as many as 300,000 people involved in some way with sovereign citizen extremism. Perhaps 100,000 people form a core of the movement, he said. The federal government’s focus on the domestic groups waxes and wanes, Potok said, in part because the threat from foreign groups like al Qaeda and its affiliates. [CNN]
Yeah, Mr. Potok. Wonder why that is. Could it be that our militias are more “keg bust in the boonies” than “heads cut by the loonies”?
It all appears extension of this extant process: When Muslims, well, act like Muslims, we’re drenched with stories about how this coddled “community” fears backlash against infidel swine. Europe also is head-over-heels with idea that their homegrown, horrid “Right” soon will make its own holy war against po’ little peaceful sons and daughters of Allah, who came here for Western “freedoms” even though, apparently, they face demented persecution like pig’s heads left on mosque doorsteps and turbans snatched from heads.
…Very little body count, though, compared with, say, Fort Hood, the Charlie Hebdo Massacre, the Canadian Parliament shootings, the Australian coffee shop mini-Jihad, etc., etc. etc. Sure not quite the level of burning alive 40 unfortunates.
Perhaps bureaucrats thought the DHS rightwing terror report would pressure the GOP to fund the pointless boondoggle snoozing away in U.S. airports. Right now, an amnesty dispute with the White House has Capitol Hill GOP holding closed the purse on these irritating stop-and-frisk malingerers. (Although, really, don’t we expect Republicans will sell themselves out before thing get too dire?) If that were the case, agency hacks didn’t count on the report release coinciding not only with Justice dropping pursuit of its case against that horrible honkie, and Hispanic, and part-black vigilante – but also arrest of this trio of fun-loving terror tourists. Not exactly incentive for dropping ‘Islamic’ out of our accusatory lexicon, Barack.
Can federal jackasses accomplish anything anymore?
There was a train wreck down here yesterday morning. …Not the usual Hollywood marriage stuff but a real one. Funny how quickly contemporary, news-cycle minds roll over to the ‘T’ word. As it turned out, it was a simple, “How did a fuckin’ idiot like me ever get a driver’s license. Oh! Train crossing!”. But think about it: Driving along, about to snap, and a chance to mow down a flock of tourists or derail a passenger train presents itself. Would that little quirk making this not just a violently bestial act (and so one very human), but also a holy ritual that God himself signs off… Would that be disencentive? You think?
Me? I think it might be that one little tendril of factor that tips a bad day to catastrophic one.
- Feb. 25, 2015, 1252 PST