Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Us Too

Greg Sergeant reports that the Department of Homeland Security isn’t just looking into right-wing extremists; they’re also preparing a “threat assessment” on the loony lefties.

I’ve now obtained, however, an internal DHS assessment for law enforcement officials that sounds equally dire warnings about “left wing extremists.” And it broadly defines these extremists as including people who embrace some components of “anticapitalist” or “antiglobalization” ideas.

You can read the whole thing right here.

What, you expected a Malkin-like tantrum? Sorry, but since I don’t embrace any of the ideas or tactics under scrutiny by the DHS — “rang[ing] from animal releases, property theft, vandalism, and cyber attacks — all of which extremists regard as nonviolent — to bombings and arson” — nor do any of the other liberals I hang out with, why should I be freaked out?