Horace Cooper’s Bad Timing

Last week the Obama administration decided to reform a law enforcement task force dedicated to combating domestic terrorism and Horace Cooper, a right wing activist convicted of falsifying documents during the Bush administration, declared that the threat of right-wing violence was a “complete and total bogeyman.”

Cooper: To shift the resources away from the threat that’s real to this theoretical problem is I think harmful to the safety of Americans and is more about a political agenda than it is in protecting Americans.

Corombos: What do you ultimately think that agenda is?

Cooper: It appears that there’s an attempt to marginalize people who hold views that are sharply different from those of the administration and much of the establishment.

Cooper: We’re particularly bothered by the mixing together so-called domestic insurrectionists and racists. There is simply no anti-black or anti-minority underground movement in America that is threatening in any way the stability of our government, the stability of our local governments, that is just a complete and total bogeyman.

Irony: This interview was on the very same day that two right-wing extremists killed several people, including shooting two police officers execution-style, in an attempt to start a new anti-government revolution. Since 9/11, right wing terrorists have killed more people in the United States than Muslim terrorists.

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  • John Pieret

    Is bad timing supposed bother him? That would require someone who has a sense of shame.

  • John Pieret

    Is bad timing supposed to bother him? That would require someone with a sense of shame.

  • John Pieret

    Opps. Sorry about the double post. I got an error message that the service was unavailable on the first try.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Cooper: It appears that there’s an attempt to marginalize people who hold views that are sharply different from those of the administration and much of the establishment.

    Hippies?

    Cooper: We’re particularly bothered by the mixing together so-called domestic insurrectionists and racists.

    He’s right. They’re totally different groups of paranoid, scared and angry white people who use dogwhistles and have backwards beliefs about antebellum and Jim Crow-era America.

  • eric

    Cooper: We’re particularly bothered by the mixing together so-called domestic insurrectionists and racists.

    I can’t tell which group he’s defending. Is he saying the administration shouldn’t lump those nasty racists in with his insurrectionists, or that the administration shoudn’t lump those nasty insurrectionists in with his racists?

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    eric, the key term is “so-called”.

  • http://dontlinkmebro F [i’m not here, i’m gone]

    Well no, it doesn’t really need to be underground, does it?

  • dugglebogey

    I had no idea the attempt to stop right wing terrorists meant we had to completely halt any effort to stop any other terrorists.

    Huh, you learn stuff all the time.

  • marcus

    duggleboge @ 8 That because you don’t realize the limited amount of resources we have to bring to bear in the investigation and prevention of domestic terrorism.

    Sure, we could siphon off a few billion from the bloated and over-funded defense budget, but if we do that it just means that THE TERRORISTS WIN!!!!!!!

  • Trebuchet

    No true Scotsman, insanity, false flag, etc., etc., etc.

  • raven

    There is simply no anti-black or anti-minority underground movement in America that is threatening in any way the stability of our government, the stability of our local governments, that is just a complete and total bogeyman.

    That may or may not be true.

    But this guy is a serial killer of strawpeople. The white supremacists and America hating militias/right wingnuts may not threaten the stability of our governments. You could say that about the Taliban and al-Qaeda as well.

    But they do kill a lot of people.

    1. According to the ADL, there have been 43 domestic terrorist incidents in the last 5 years. 39 of them, 90% have been right wingnuts/christofascists.

    2. Habitues of Stormfront alone have killed around 100 people in the last few years.

    It doesn’t matter one bit if the domestic terrorists are powerful enough to overthrow the US government. Terrorism is terrorism and it is illegal!!!

  • dingojack

    No, no it’s the mixing of “so-called domestic insurrectionists and racists” that bothers Cooper.

    Miscegenation, people miscegenation!!!

    DIngo

  • busterggi

    “Since 9/11, right wing terrorists have killed more people in the United States than Muslim terrorists.”

    To be fair both share the same agenda – establish ultra-conservative theocracies, treat women & children as property, kill all gays /trans folks, kill unbelievers (just switch Jesus for Allah).

  • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    Since 9/11, right wing terrorists have killed more people in the United States than Muslim terrorists.

    I) Is that including or excluding the 9-11 attacks themselves?

    II) Citation seriously needed and methodology / figures there are probably arguable at least.

    III) How many terrorist attacks have also been prevented because some agencies and people managed to discover their existence and stop them before they happened? (And won’t a lot of those be classified and unknowable in more than just the obvious, “we’ll never know for sure but can only very roughly estimate how many innocent people would’ve been killed had this terror attack gone ahead” way.)