If You Are Reading This, You May Already be a Terrorist

The State of Missouri Information Analysis Center recently issued a no-longer-secret report on domestic terrorism.

The Feb. 20 report called “The Modern Militia Movement” specifically identifies people who “display Campaign for Liberty, Constitution Party, or Libertarian material. These members are usually supporters of former Presidential candidate: Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin, and Bob Barr.”

The report identifies red flags that can identify potential domestic terrorists:

  • Bumper stickers for third-party candiates like Ron Paul
  • Talk of “New World Order” conspiracy theories
  • Opposition to the Federal Reserve and support of the gold standard
  • Opposition to US Army takeover of Homeland Security
  • Opposition to the North American Union
  • Opposition to universal military service
  • Tax resistance
  • Possession of subversive literature: “pictures, cartoons, bumper stickers that contain anti-government rhetoric. Most of this material will depict the FRS, IRS, FBI, ATF, CIA, UN, Law Enforcement, and ‘New World Order’ in a derogatory manner.”

One of the examples shown is the Gadsden Flag (“Don’t Tread on Me”).

Lt. John Hotz of the Missouri State Highway Patrol said the report comes from publicly available, trend data on militias. It was compiled by the Missouri Information Analysis Center, a “fusion center” in Jefferson City that combines resources from the federal Department of Homeland Security and other agencies. “All this is an educational thing,” Hotz said of the report. “Troopers have been shot by members of groups, so it’s our job to let law enforcement officers know what the trends are in the modern militia movement.”

This was not meant to be a public report (although it was not technically classified). Since it is partially compiled from the federal Department of Homeland Security and other agencies, it would be reasonable to assume that other states and localities are preparing similar reports, and is an indication that these federal agencies have similar perspectives.

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  • LB

    The fact that people who believe in the U.S. Constitution or who support Ron Paul or Chuck Baldwin are now on their way to becoming “enemies of the state” is unbelievable. The United States is really on its way to being a police state under the control of globalists. I guess we really are living in the end times. Certainly the Bible’s prophecies regarding a one-world-government are coming true right before our very eyes.

    • Lester Ness

      “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.” Matt. 24:36

      Prophecy preachers have been consistently wrong for the last 2000 years.

      Lester Ness
      Kunming
      China

  • alpowolf

    This reminds me of the crap I heard during the Clinton reign, that possession of literature by Jefferson or Locke was indicative of a terrorist mentality. I imagine H.L. Mencken’s works will be added to the list, if they aren’t there already.

  • Skulz Fontaine

    Well, that explains the guy standing up on the hill looking down at me with binoculars. Ummm, does this mean that the Constitution of the United States of America is null and void? You know, like the First Amendment. 2nd, 3rd, 4 thru 10?

  • Andy

    I meet six of those criteria. Hey, maybe I really have been a terrorist all these years and just didn’t realize it.

  • paulite

    Guess I fit the category, too. What is this? Communist China? Oh, I forgot, they’re our money source, so regardless of their human rights violations, they get a pass, but we, who want the country to adhere to the Constitution and support those who follow it, are now labeled “terrorist?” Let them call me what they will, the hypocrites!

    • Lester Ness

      “What is this? Communist China?”

      China is no longer Communist. Real Communists do not invite businessmen and entrepreneurs to join their party. It’s time to flush your Cold War/Yellow Peril prejudices down the toilet.

      Lester Ness
      Kunming
      China

      • Die-hard American Freedom

        You are unfortunately wrong about Communist China. Don’t be fool yourself by trusting sinister red Communist China by their warmth hospitality to you! Communist China love to invite business people from any parts of the world for their desires of huge profits with Communist supports. That was how Communist China grows to the superpower by pouring huge several trillions dollars of western investments, especially from USA and Europe, into China.

        Here is a true fact about the rising power of Communist China. Communist China supports Stalinist North Korea for building long-range nuclear ballistic missiles for future offensive missile attacks to our country USA. Communist China is still brutally occupying Tibet, and tortured, maimed and raped naïve freedom-minded Tibetan people. Communist China supports vindictive Sudanese leader who made the justification of killing and oppression of the people in Darfur. China militarily supports the brutal Zimbabwe regime of Mugabe that destroyed one of the world’s most productive agriculture lands. We are remembered for the tragedy memory of China freedom: Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989 by coldblooded red Communist thugs who crushed a vast of peaceful freedom movements. Cunning Communist Chinese leaderships took our economic advantages by labor exploitation such as outsourcing, currency manipulation, and business corruptions in order to drain and weaken American economy, and possibly destroy our civilization. They exported many inferior-qualities, defective and poisonous Chinese products into American markets while China limited our export of American products into their country. US businesses and governments kept fed to the Chinese dragon to grow and fiery dangerously! Communist China will choke USA to their own destruction by cutting off economic supplies to USA because of huge outsourcing in China and huge surplus of “made-in-China” defective and poisonous products here in US.

        Just recently, cyber spy network based mainly in mainland China hacked into classified documents from government and private organizations in 103 countries, including the computers of the Dalai Lama and Tibetan exiles according to Canadian reports. Obviously, ruthless Communist Chinese are working to infiltrate and sabotage the world network and internet system because they want to destroy the freedom of the information in order to preserve their glory of red Communism – they will attempt to block the access of curious-minded Chinese people to see the truth.

        We heard the announcement that new skyscraper construction of the World Trade Center in New York City renamed “One World Trade Center” instead of Freedom Tower because its first corporate lease at the tower will be Communist Chinese business center. That proves that Communist China hated the freedom while they enjoy oppressing the freedom of the people with its brutal tyrannical dictators around the globe.

        We had unpleasant experiences in Communist China when we were traveled independently in mainland China. We forced to bribe corrupted Communist police and military officials who wanted our US dollars. People in mainland China were rude and unscrupulous. They are money-grubbing people due to thanks to their indoctrination from Communist mentality. The sanitation in China was unbelievably filthy and polluted – we got horrible illness in China for a week. There are enormously anti-foreigners discriminations in Communist China, especially for hotels, restaurants, and shops. For example, three tiers – mainland Chinese (paid the lowest price and high privileges), overseas Chinese and foreigners (paid the highest price and no privilege). That reminded us for the past time in the apartheid era of South Africa when white people received high privileges while black people received no privilege.

        We will shoot down the North Korean ballistic missile to prove that US still has a good anti-missile attack defensive shield. The real true dream of closed-society Stalinist North Korea is to annihilate America by throwing long-range nuclear ballistic missiles to destroy our nation’s capital in Washington D.C. They are working to develop their top-secret works for future Mega 9/11 missile attack style. If you don’t believe us, then go to see yourself to visit anti-American propaganda museum in Pyongyang and there are numerous of American-hatred propaganda photos, arts and tools that will definitely offend you and European visitors. We had seen it and it was dismayed and shocked!

        The best solution is to break off the military & economic relations with shrewdness Communist China now before they will obliterate American economy and our future wealth. We successfully defeated communist Soviet Union during the Cold War without firing a shot – amazing! Now it is the time to build the bamboo curtain against unpredictable North Korean nuclear missile threats and rising military power of Communist China! It is the time to rebuild our country by bringing our American manufactures and jobs back to our home in USA! USA will be back to strike your cold heart of red wicked Communist dragons once for all! There is no such thing about Cold War and Yellow Peril prejudices because you have been indoctrinated by clever Communist Chinese secret police network. We know the truth which you haven’t seen in Communist China!

  • John Lowell

    “Troopers have been shot by members of groups, so it’s our job to let law enforcement officers know what the trends are in the modern militia movement.”

    Oh really, what the trends are in the modern militia movement? Or, more accurately, what the trends are in modern politics. This kind of official demonizing is just characteristic of the mind set of the almost predictably little people that make careers of police work and the military and are venerated by the authoritarians that produce and support proportedly “religion-based” radio “outreaches” like Focus On The Family. Here nothing good happens apart from the uncritical support of Daddy whether Daddy is projected as the cops, the FBI, the pastor, the parent, or in this case, the system. This kind of snoopist busybodying is cut from the same cloth that launched Adolf Hitler into a career in politics. Hitler became a member of the National Socialist German Workers Party as a consequence of the spying he’d been employed to do by Freikorps types like Roehm immediatey following WWI. That’s all these people amount to that are engaged in this demonizing, they are simply proto-Nazis and the police officers that are responsible for it could as easily have been seen in 1920 street-musclimg Socialists and Commmunists. They are simply the most dangerous sort of bacteria.

    • subHuman

      Mr.Adolf and his followers have WON, they rule for now!

      • Lester Ness

        Bad times, civil strife, but probably it won’t be like Hitler and the Nazis. Every bad regime is bad in its own way.

        Lester Ness
        Kunming
        China

        • Lester Ness

          Sorry, I skipped a couple words:

          Bad times, civil strife, MAY BE COMING but probably it won’t be like Hitler and the Nazis. Every bad regime is bad in its own way.

          Lester Ness
          Kunming
          China

  • Mooser

    How come they didn’t mention how these constitutional libertarian types are mixed up with the Islamofascists. I ain’t afraid of nobody cepting the ‘Slamos. (That’s short for Islamofacist)

    In short, if they’re not Islamosfacists, what’s the big deal?

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  • Bill

    Is that the state of Missouri or the State of Misery?? Bill

  • Ryan

    The idiots of the Missouri State Police would have been better off to have simply used the lies the SPLC and the ADL make up in one of their “intelligence reports”, instead of putting together their own version of this crap. Not only should all the government officials involved be fired, but liberty hating groups like the two above should be barred from any government involvement in the form of the ADL’s misnamed “Training and Resources to Assist Law Enforcement in Fighting Extremism and Terrorism.”

    http://www.adl.org/learn/default.htm

  • jack kenyon

    out ragous out ragous–makes me glade i moved to texas.

  • dennistheredmenace

    moved to texas? pfah, glad i moved to china.

    • Lester Ness

      Dennis, where do you live in China?

      Lester Ness
      Kunming
      China

  • WereAllTerroristsNow

    If you are not out shopping at Walmart and watching American Idol while happily being fleeced by your corporate masters then you are a terrorist.

    Shut up and go shopping you Al Caydas!!

  • “We line them up against the wall and ‘pop goes the weasel! This is the Land of the Free!”
    Groucho Marx, Duck Soup

  • Put me down as a terrorist as well. I believe in the Constitution and limited govt. Really the comment about the ADL is apt. Abolish the FED and the dept of Homeland Security.

    • Eric

      It’s nice to know that the ADL is providing guidance to law enforcement on spotting terrorists. I’m sure a “Fight the Israel lobby” bumper sticker is a dead giveaway, eh?

      • That kind of bumper sticker will probably get you killed, on the spot.

  • pawel

    I guess when missouri state trooper stops you for speeding, he’ll now say: “accidentally, sir, what’s your opinion on federal reserve and gold standard? and do you or do you no oppose the militarization of the dept. of home security?”. seriously, I’d look not just at the moronic text, but at its intended use.

  • Bob Bogus

    In the eyes of our government masters, we are all potential terrorists.

    • R. Nelson

      CHARLES A. BEARD (American historian)
      “You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go around repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in their struggle for independence.”

    • Lester Ness

      Probably true.

      Lester Ness
      Kunming
      China

  • R. Nelson

    Ah, Missouri, the Blow Me state.

  • Andy

    “opposition to universal military service”…the draft which is really involuntary servitude – which is really slavery – makes one a possible terrorist? What a bizarro world indeed!

  • Eric

    I bet a “Fight the Israel lobby” bumper sticker would also get you in trouble with these folks.

    Never mind the frequently and recently demonstrated power of the Israel lobby to dictate to our President and Congress. Never mind that Zionists ranging from passionate to fanatical do in fact own most of the major media in this country. Never mind that even Univision was recently bought by Haim Saban, who said in a 2004 interview, “I’m a one-issue guy, and that issue is Israel.”

    Even to notice these things is inherently anti-Semitic and therefore marks one as a terrorist, don’t you know.

  • 8Ball

    Notice that they lump so-called “subversive activity” under the “Militia Movement”. Why don’t they just say that the general public is tired of being screwed over and lied to by the government? The have to give a face to it so it will categorized as “terror against the state” instead of what it really is…

    Prostests are starting: http://www.kypost.com/content/wcposhared/story/Thousands-Support-The-Cincinnati-Tea-Party/jEByecYgr0ikWevbeXm5wQ.cspx “Cincinnati Tea Party Draws Thousands…”

  • Yes. That “goddamned piece of paper” has effectively been “null and void” for the last one hundred and forty-four years.

  • Brad Smith

    “Troopers have been shot by members of groups, so it’s our job to let law enforcement officers know what the trends are in the modern militia movement.” Really? I would like to know when and where this has happend from any militia movement. I know many people involved in the Michigan Militia and have yet to hear any of them even talk about shooting anyone. Being prepared to defend your home and neighbors is far different than being a threat to the police. They tried blaming the Oklahoma bombing on the Michigan Militia and it turned out to be a complete farce. Nobody ever saw them at any meetings. The Goverment simply made it up to demonize the militia movements.

    Peace!

    • Andy

      Just like the government said the Branch Davidians opened fire on the ATF thugs, er, officers, first when they stormed out of the cattle trucks and invaded them on a quiet Sunday morning at their compound. And how do we “know” they opened fire first? Because the government says so, that’s why! Hey that’s good enough for me.

  • Tannim

    I analyzed the report, and if that’s what counts as a government report, some people need to be fired.

    For starters, the 8-page pile of manure was loaded with technical errors (I found 99 on first cut), it failed to follow proper classification markings rules, and in general was not reviewed for publication (e.g., referring to Obama as “President Elect” [sic] 3 times for a report dated 2/20/09, a month after the inauguration!, also referring to Martial Law as “marshal law” [sic].)

    Then again, considering it’s government, should we really be surprised?

  • MrLiberty

    As with Justin’s classification of Murry Rothbard, count me as a very proud ENEMY OF THE STATE!

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  • paul bass

    heres the diffrence between democrat and republican admistrations
    during republican rule
    being against bushes failed wars in iraq and afghanistan = terrorist
    being against obamas failed wars in iraq and afghanistan = patriot
    during democrat rule
    being against bushes failed wars in iraq and afghanistan = patriot
    being against obamas failed wars in iraq and afghanistan = terrorist

    • Andy

      The Republicrats. Two branches of the same tree. Both bought and paid for.

  • From the log entry: The report identifies red flags that can identify potential domestic terrorists

    Is there any honour attached to the complacency, ignorance, slavishness, idiot-judeophilia and alround lack of muscle and connective tissue that the state requires of you NOT to be so labelled?

    Surely, then, the Founding Fathers were terrorists. Surely the Pilgrim Fathers were terrorists. Surely every aspect of the independence and rugged individualism which built America is terroristic. America, in its heart and soul, is a land of terrorists.

    The man who said “the only good injun is a dead injun” was on to something. He was just born too early and got it the wrong way round.

  • GM

    These law enforcement profiles amount to fascism, and they could not be more off base. The anti-statist/libertarian/Ron Paul movement community embraces peace, nonviolence, and non- coercive relationships.

  • Mr. Raven

    First no belief system unless the person engages in real physical acts of violence ought to put a person under government surveillance, that’s just creepy and Unconsitional. Second as a lefty Green supporter I’d fit about 3/4s of these criteria myself i.e. could have bumper stickers for third party candidates, believe there is a New World order of corporate crooks, financiers and globalist government officials, I oppose the Federal Reserve thinking it’s stupid to increase our debt by paying interest to private banks to mint our money*, I haven’t heard about an army takeover of homeland security but would very much oppose that if it happened as being a full on police state, am opposed to globalist “free trade” agreements that are bad for American workers, third world workers and the environment,I am definitely opposed to the draft or any involuntary servitude to the government, in fact the only one here I don’t fall under is tax resistance as a lefty I don’t have problem with taxes in principle if spent on infrastructure, the poor, and environment.

    I guess the point is those of you on the Libertarian, small county sized government right, should know those of us on the Green activist anti authoritarian decentralist left have your back.

    *BTW I always though it was curious Libertarians in essence support nationalizing the now private printing of currency printing which seems like the sort of commie pinko thing a Green like myself would come up with, but I digress… :)

  • Strider

    And the Nazis often referred to the underground resistance, both in Germany and in the occupied territories, as “terrorists.” Had the War of Colonial Secession gone the other way, we would castigate the Sons of Liberty as “terrorists,” along with Jefferson, Adams, Hancock, Franklin, Hale, etc.

    The old saying is vindicated. One side’s terrorist is the other side’s patriot/freedom fighter.

    “In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” — George Orwell

    • Brad Smith

      We even labeled our bombing of Dresden in World War II as a terrorist bombing campaign. (We no longer admit we actually used the term) Furthermore, sense we don’t like the term in reference to our actions we have convienently forget this fact. Controlling the use of language is pretty Orwellian as well.

      Peace!

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  • freedomfrank

    Hmm, I wonder what the Ron Paul people are saying the so frightens the establishment? I got it! They talk about the Constitution!! Well that makes much sense now—we are not to know that the bill passed the other day to tax AIG bonuses is clearly against the Constitution as well as the billions of dollars of (bailout/stimulus) appropriations passed the last few months.

    Furthermore, to complete this story, on March 27-29 in St Louis, Ron Paul, the Campaign for Liberty (at last a lobby for the people) and other liberty loving, law abiding Americans will be gathering for a large convention. (http://www.campaignforliberty.com/event/2009stlouis.php)

    Go figure?

    This terrorist thinks most of the law breaking hypocrites in DC should be locked up with the key thrown away –president included.

    Oh well, like the saying goes –first they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you.

    Bring it on!

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  • The Dissemination Machine

    SCANDALS! SCANDALS! SCANDALS!

    SOME OF THE WORST CASES OF RACIAL PREJUDICE IN WORLD HISTORY!

    The American people are thrilled to have their first African-American president!

    Speaking of Barack Obama—Barack Obama is a racial-minority individual and does not like racism:

    And Michelle Obama is a racial-minority individual and does not like racism:

    WORLDWIDE DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION RELATING TO SCANDALS:

    (I) I do solemnly swear by Almighty God that George W. Bush committed atrocious, racist, hate crimes of epic proportions and with the stench of terrorism which I am not at liberty to mention. Many people know what Bush did. And many people will know what Bush did—even until the end of the world. Bush was absolute evil. Bush is now like a fugitive from justice. Bush is a psychological prisoner. Bush often worries. In any case, Bush will go down in history in infamy.

    (II) It is opined that Bill Clinton committed terrifying, racist, hate crimes during his presidency, and I am not free to say anything further about it. ‘Be sure your sins will find you out’ (Numbers 32:23).

    (III) What if basically all racial-minority people would subscribe to the interpretations that George Herbert Walker Bush committed monstrous, racist, hate crimes while he was the President of the United States? It will eventually come out: it is only a matter of time.

    (IV) I know it may be hard to believe. However, Ronald Wilson Reagan committed horrible, racist, hate crimes during his presidency.

    – A.W.

    (There are thousands of copies on the Internet indicating the contents of (I), (II), (III), and (IV). For example, one can go to Google right now, type “George W. Bush committed hate crimes of epic proportions and with the stench of terrorism,” hit “Enter,” and readily find 1,000 or more copies indicating content of (I). For example, one can go to Msn right now (13 April 2009), type “It is opined that Bill Clinton committed racist hate crimes, and I am not free to say anything further about it,” hit “Enter,” and readily find more than 460 copies indicating content of (II). For example, one can go to Msn right now, type “George Herbert Walker Bush committed monstrous, racist, hate crimes,” hit “Enter,” and readily find more than 200 copies indicating content of (III). For example, one can go to Msn right now, type “Ronald Wilson Reagan committed horrible, racist, hate crimes during his presidency,” hit “Enter,” and readily find more than 170 copies indicating content of (IV). The contents of (I), (II), (III), and (IV) exist extensively in all major search engines. And there are thousands of copies in very many countries around the world. For example, there are countless copies on the Internet in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Russia, the United Kingdom, etc.)

    “BAD NEWS FROM THE UNITED STATES: ON THE RACIST HATE CRIMES AND ETERNAL INFAMIES OF GEORGE W. BUSH, BILL CLINTON, GEORGE H.W. BUSH, AND RONALD REAGAN”
    _______________
    ‘If only there could be a Ban against invention that bottled up memory like scent & it never faded & it never got stale.’ Off the top of my head, it came from my Lower Merion High School yearbook.