Guest Post: A Day In The Life Of A “Homegrown Terrorist”

Tyler Durden's picture

Submitted By Giordano Bruno of Neithercorp Press

A Day In The Life Of A “Homegrown Terrorist”

There was a time when having one’s name listed in the despised ranks
of those villains that governments often categorize as “terrorists”
involved quite a bit of leg work, as well as an ominous running resume
of death, destruction, and general mean spiritedness. Of course, if one
examines the history of every modern country which eventually
disintegrated into despotism, the definition of who the “enemy” is tends
to become rather broad rather quickly. That is to say, the more
criminal the leadership of a country becomes, the easier it is for the
average person to find himself labeled a criminal by that same
leadership.

Today, one does not need to blow up buildings, take hostages in
political motivation, send anthrax through the mail, or even wave a gun
around in a public place to be considered a terrorist threat. In fact, a
man could never leave his house and still find himself under suspicion
as an enemy of the state. The Department of Homeland Security has
released numerous standardized guidelines to law enforcement offices
across the country which are meant to make it “easier” for police and
others to identify a possible terrorist. If you were to take at face
value such documents as the now famous MIAC Report, the Virginia Fusion
Center Report, the DHS’ “see something, say something” campaign, the
Enemy Belligerents Act, the post trial statements of the Department Of
Justice in the Liberty Dollar case, or the wild spewing rhetoric of
establishment mouthpiece organizations like the SPLC, then you would
discover that a likely terrorist is:

Anyone who talks frequently about the Constitution, or ill of the government
Anyone who supports the idea of a Constitutional Militia
Anyone who fights against anti-gun legislation, or owns many guns (man do we LOVE guns)
Anyone who supports state sovereignty and 10th Amendment issues
Anyone who supports Ron Paul (the ultimate sin according to the SPLC)
Anyone who believes the private Federal Reserve is destroying our economy
Anyone who talks about the “New World Order”, or global government (does
this include men like George Soros, Joseph Biden, Gordon Brown, Henry
Kissinger, George Bush, Bill Clinton, Strobe Talbot, George McGovern,
Mikhail Gorbachev, Richard Nixon, etc.?)
Anyone who discusses economic collapse as a reality in the U.S.
Anyone who speaks out against the IRS
Anyone who participates in “Hacktivism” (including those who leak documents embarrassing to government)
Anyone who participates in any form of activist group
Anyone who argues that the Left/Right political paradigm is a scam
Anyone who promotes Anarchist views
Anyone who distrusts FEMA (as if Katrina did not give us ample reasons)
Anyone who believes a truly independent investigation of 9/11 is rational and called for
Anyone who home schools their children
Anyone who flies a Gadsden Flag
Anyone who stores survival goods and food
Anyone who uses shortwave radios or HAMs
Anyone who watches movies like ‘Freedom to Fascism’, with anti-Fed messages
Anyone who operates private barter and trade networks
Anyone who stores gold and silver or uses them as an alternative to the dollar

Basically, ANYONE who dissents through independent political
organization or protests through non-participation in the corrupt system
might as well be Al Qaeda…

http://www.constitution.org/abus/le/miac-strategic-report.pdf
http://www.dhs.gov/files/programs/gc_1156877184684.shtm
http://www.dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1278023105905.shtm
http://www.cdt.org/blogs/harley-geiger/us-intelligence-reports-continue-confuse-political-dissent-terrorism
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_liberty_dollars_raid

I could go on for pages with this stuff, but I think you get the
picture. In a world where refusing a naked body scan at the airport
earns you intimidation and a demeaningly thorough pat down, it is clear
that now wherever we go we are all considered “suspects”. Why would I
turn down a naked body scan, one might ask? Well obviously because I
have something to hide; namely my genitalia from the prying eyes of the
TSA. To be frank, my privacy and the privacy of all Americans is more
important than your safety. Get over it.

America is moving closer to financial derailment, and with that kind
of destabilization often follows the escalation of what we call the
“police state”; a governmental framework that is designed specifically
to protect the longevity of the core system that created the disaster in
the first place, remove civil liberties one bite at a time while
demonizing any person who dares to question the necessity of the system,
and institute new social dynamics meant to acclimate the public to the
loss of the freedom and prosperity they once enjoyed. That is, to
condition them to accept the loss as “inevitable” and for the “greater
good”.

Most unsettling but absolutely predictable has been the recent
tapping of the SPLC and ever present establishment front man Mark Potok
as the on camera media hit squad against organizations like Liberty
Dollar, and anyone else attempting to promote alternative methods of
currency and commerce outside of the corporately controlled economy.
U.S. Attorney Anne Tompkins’ post trial statement in the case against
von NotHaus that “Attempts to undermine the legitimate currency of this
country are simply a unique form of domestic terrorism” was just the
beginning. Potok has now come forward stating:

“He (von NotHaus) is playing on a core idea of the
radical right, that evil bankers in the Federal Reserve are ripping you
off by controlling the money supply,” said Mark Potok, spokesman for the
group. “He very much exists in the world of the anti-government patriot
movement, whatever he may say. That’s who his customers are.”

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_liberty_dollars_raid

Here’s what I love about Mark Potok; his ability to vomit unsupported
accusations and make absurdly false associations all while making the
absolute truth sound “insane” to the useful idiots out there in TV land.
First off, how does Potok define the “radical right”? It sounds
scary, but what does it mean? Who gets to decide what the radical right
is? The SPLC? Is a right wing radical or extremist anyone who just
happens to disagree with Mark Potok’s world view, or the global elitist
vision of the future? Potok routinely haunts the transmissions of MSM
networks to squat on our television screens and unleash a putrid torrent
of Ad hominem attacks without ever having to actually qualify what he
says. It truly is awe inspiring.

His style of propaganda comes from a long tradition of Alinsky-esque
dishonesty in debate. When the SPLC argues a point, their goal is not
to get to the truth of a matter, or to explore the complexity of an
issue, it is to oversimplify the issues, to ridicule the opposition and
taint their image in the minds of audiences before the audience ever
gets a chance to hear the other side of the story. How often does Potok
utter phrases like “radical”, “extremist”, “terrorist”, “white
supremacist”, or hot button names like “Timothy McVeigh” while
discussing legitimate activist groups like the Ron Paul campaign, Oath
Keepers, the Tea Party Movement, anti-Federal Reserve groups, etc? The
purpose behind this is to condition average Americans to automatically
interpret the terminology as being mutually related. To hear Oath
Keeper, for instance, and think “Timothy McVeigh”.

This tactic of false association invariably leads to more generalized
definitions of criminality, or terrorism, and then to more intrusive
legal actions and legislation.

The Liberty Dollar case is now being used by the DOJ in an effort to
set a precedent, which would make it easier for the government to
prosecute any barter network utilizing gold and silver as competing
currencies to the dollar. The message is clear; you are not allowed to
change the system. You are not allowed to buck the system or criticize
the system. You are not even allowed to walk away from the system. You
will sit down, you will shut up, and you WILL participate, whether you
like it or not.

This philosophy is typical of autocratic nations around the globe.
The citizenry is denied the ability to actively have a say in their own
government because the parties involved refuse to represent them, or
even stoop to abusing them, then, they are denied the option to protest
this lack of representation, and then, they are also denied the choice
of opting out and walking away. A slightly more extreme example of this
would be the Chinese propensity for hating the Tibetan people and
wishing they would disappear, while also shooting Tibetan natives who
take the hint and attempt to leave the country by hiking over the
border. Thus, the people are not just an enemy to be silenced or run
off, they are also property which must be fenced in and subjugated.

Potok condescendingly attacks the idea of the Federal Reserve ripping
people off and controlling the money supply as “radical” (both
accusations are true and have been well documented Ad Nauseum by
numerous financial analysts from both sides of the political spectrum. I
challenge Potok to debate me or any other alternative economist on this
in depth). But the real kick is that Anne Tompkins and Mark Potok both
connect the movement towards any barter and trade away from the Federal
Reserve controlled construct as being an extremist endeavor which will
supposedly wreak havoc on the mainstream economy. This casts millions
of Americans into the role of domestic terrorist without them ever
lifting a finger in anger or violence. Again, you are not allowed to
have your own economy, or your own money. You have to play by the
rules, their rules, and become a part of the team.

Being that I apparently seem to fit many of the DHS/SPLC selected
characteristics of a homegrown terrorist, and most of the people I know,
work with, and are friends with, do as well, I feel it is incumbent
upon me to give you a personal peak into the everyday existence of such a
“dangerous affront” to civilized society. For all you terrorism
voyeurs out there, let’s delve into the deep dark recesses of the life
and psyche of the average establishment nominated homegrown extremist…

7:00 AM: I wake up this morning and every morning
with thoughts on how I may better expose the Federal Reserve and the
fetid, morally bankrupt corporate bankers who constructed it. Drink
orange juice. Change out of my Gadsden Flag pajamas and jump into the
shower. Sing the lyrics to Jimi Hendrix’s ‘All Along The Watchtower’.
Rinse. Repeat.

8:00 AM: I jot down my immediate thoughts for the
next terroristic macroeconomic analysis article I plan to complete later
in the day with my long horrifying trigger happy terrorist fingers on
my terrorist built supercomputer. I also eat a blueberry muffin,
probably heated to sumptuous perfection by bakers of the terrorist
persuasion. As you know, we are everywhere. Booga booga…

9:00 AM: Go out for my five mile jog. Have to stay
in tip top condition if Homeland Security plans to hunt me down for all
those goods and silver I’ve been trading on the evil right wing
extremist ultra maxi secret black market. Flea markets, farmers
markets, garage sales, private exchanges of eggs and milk, all under the
nose of the IRS! You name it, I sully the “pristine” nature of the
Federal Reserve system with it.

10:00 AM: Arrive at my day job where I talk to
fellow employees and even employers CONSTANTLY about the stagflationary
threats to the U.S. economy, the inherent tyranny of the central banking
philosophy, the complete idiocy of the Keynesian methodology, the risk
of Treasury depreciation and the loss of the greenback’s world reserve
currency status, along with the need for sound money initiatives,
localized commerce, state sovereignty legislation, and personal defense.
Somehow, they have not yet realized that I am a terrorist. Mark Potok
needs to get his message out there more effectively…

6:00 PM: Arrive home from a hard day’s work. Make
dinner devoid of artificial sweeteners, chemical preservatives, and high
fructose corn syrup. For some reason, I care about my overall health
and shudder at the prospect of feeding from the corporately produced
slop trough, which only seems to slowly morph any unsuspecting human
being into a 300 pound boil infested bottom feeding kankle troll with
the logical and intuitive capacity of a sea monkey. Watch rerun of
Three’s Company (Hey, that show is funny…)

7:00 PM: Sink into couch for some much needed rest.

7:15 PM: Get up off of couch and start my second job as a terrorist writer. We are indeed relentless.

11:00 PM: After spreading my vicious propaganda
about how the leaderships of both major political parties support nearly
the same exact legislation and only seem to disagree in rhetoric, or
when the particular issue is ultimately unimportant to the progression
of globalization, as well as the inevitable downfall of the American
financial system facilitated by the deliberate creation of the
derivatives crisis by the Federal Reserve and global banks like JP
Morgan, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, etc, I then have a shot of whiskey.
Sometimes its depressing being a terrorist, and you have to take the
edge off.

12:00 AM: I now answer many emails from other would
be terrorists across the country who have been wiled by the undeniably
rich and sexy allure of the lifestyle. Being labeled a terrorist is
truly fun and exciting. Being constantly aware of the Godzilla-like
rampage of international banks and the Fed across the ruins of our
monetary system while half of the public is more concerned about what
kind of Gordita they want from Taco Bell is immensely comforting. All
the extra attention we receive from such highly placed individuals as
Janet Napolitano makes us feel like celebrities. I imagine any group in
history who has been singled out by government for their political and
social views or their desire to fix the obvious inadequacies of their
authority structure has felt the same way……fabulous.

1:00 AM: Time to sleep. Warm milk? Check. Air
conditioning at optimum temperature? Check. Bed spread neatly folded
for easy access? Check. Low playing mood music? Check. Loaded
semi-automatic pistol under pillow? Check. (This is actually true in
some cases, and you know what? I salute those people.) Commence
operation Sheep Count. Try to supplant the concerns and the tensions of
a world tomorrow that could be drastically different and even more
frightening than the one we live in today. Worry that I should be
sleeping less and working more to prepare others for what is coming.
Hoping that my belief in the greater potential of mankind is not a
waste, and that my efforts will yield something better for those
generations that follow my own. Yes, I am an extremist, and a deviant.
I will never stop pursuing the tidings of liberty, regardless of the
cost. I am a madman. However, this makes me wonder, what does it mean
to be deemed a madman in a society run by madmen? What does it mean to
be judged a deviant in a nation dominated by deviants? Why is it that a
so called “terrorist” in an atmosphere of dread and tyranny always
seems to end up being but a man who only seeks to be free?

You can contact Giordano Bruno at: giordano@neithercorp.us