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Monday, April 20, 2009

You know you’re in a bureaucratic maze when your organizations’ name does not fit on your card.

One of the things that struck me about the Obama administration report on Right Wing Extremism was the name of the organization that published the report

It was the Extremism and Radicalization Branch of the Homeland Environment Threat Division of the Office of Intelligence and Analysis of the Department of Homeland Security.

Can this bunch of paper pushers get any more bureaucratic? This is not your typical SEALS team.

Jonah Goldberg has a good article on it. (Right) Winging It at the DHS
The Extremism and Radicalization Branch of the Homeland Environment Threat Analysis Division of the Department of Homeland Security issued a report last week. It’s called “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.”

I had no idea there even was an ERBHETAD of the DHS working on the RECEPCFRRR.

Who among us doesn’t feel safer already?

Another thing that struck me is the fact that this kind of report either would not have been written by a Conservative administration. Conservatives are hyper sensitive to charges of racism, sexism, and all the other isms that populated the politically correct agenda. The Left would have howled in outrage and the press would have amplified that rage because it would have fit the MSM template of the Right as proto-Fascists who are constantly looking for ways to crack down on dissent.

The Left is remarkably tone-deaf to these issues simply because they know that they are in the right and there is simply no media outrage over the suppression of dissent when it comes to the Left. The media template just does not exist for a Leftist program to silence dissent. Witness the virtual black-out of news about Conservatives being shouted down and physically threatened on college campuses. The only way we find out about this is via the Internet and op-eds in the Wall Street Journal.

Thank the Army of Davids for making an issue of it.

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