Erik Rush Lies, Urges Violence

Erik Rush, a black man who thinks America suffers from an excess of “negrophilia” and who thinks President Obama tried to drop a nuclear weapon on Charleston, South Carolina, says that “violent civil disobedience” will be needed to stop us evil liberals. But he starts with this lie:

Those on the left routinely typify their opponents as intolerant, hateful and potentially violent. This has increased in volume and frequency under the Obama administration, which codified these mischaracterizations into Department of Homeland Security policy; DHS has designated pro-lifers, patriots, constitutionalists, Christians, amnesty opponents, gun enthusiasts, military veterans and other groups as potential terrorist threats.

In keeping with their hypocrisy and incongruity, leftists conveniently omit the fact that they have carried out more terrorism, pogroms, mass murders and genocide than any political group in history. As regular readers will be aware, projection of their antisocial character defects onto opponents is a hallmark of the left’s methodology.

Now that’s impressive — psychological projection about psychological projection. This has been the standard response to reports from DHS identifying far-right groups as sources of domestic terrorism, to immediately broaden out the definitions to make it seem like they think any Christian or any conservative is likely to start bombing things. But those reports are quite specific about the groups they’re talking about and those groups have a long and sordid history of committing terrorism.

How many examples do we need of far-right anti-abortion groups and individuals bombing abortion clinics and gay bars, like Eric Robert Rudolph? Or killing abortion doctors, like Paul Hill? How many examples do we need of far-right racist groups blowing things up or going on shooting sprees to kill Jews and black people? Or of far-right anti-government ideologues killing police officers to spark a civil war or flying planes into IRS buildings? More people have died in this country from right-wing domestic terrorism than from Muslim terrorism since 9/11. The DHS is absolutely right to consider that a threat and keep an eye on those groups, and on people who urge them to commit violence, as Rush is about to do:

Their objective is to convince as much of the citizenry as possible that their warnings are at least somewhat plausible. This way, when DHS Storm Troopers arrive in the wee hours to collect their neighbors, they will accept the cover story without protest: The detainees were involved in a terrorist plot to carry out large scale “hate crimes” against illegal immigrants, homosexuals, or some species of endangered grouse.

What we are in fact seeing is the political left, through deception, incrementalism and outright violation of the Constitution, insidiously maneuvering rational, law-abiding Americans into a position so untenable that at some elusive but inevitable point, violent civil disobedience – vigilantism – may be the only practicable response.

Thank you for proving the point. You and your ilk are exactly the kind of people the DHS should be keeping a close eye on.

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  • Evan Brehm

    But remember, it’s the leftist black race pimp marxists like Obama and the anti-police brutality protestors who are dishonest violent thugs, not brave patriots like Erik Rush.

  • John Pieret

    Let us not forget “Militia Groups Warn Oregon Background Check Law Could Lead To Civil War” where a new state law requiring background checks on private gun sales, anti-government militia groups promised to defy the law and warned that it could lead to civil war.

    Mike Vanderboegh of the “Patriot” movement group Three Percenters repeated many of the warnings he made last year at the Bundy ranch, reading from a letter he sent to Oregon lawmakers warning that the background check law would eventually lead to gun owners being killed by “state police,” which he said would then compel them to “return the favor.”

    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/militia-groups-warn-oregon-background-check-law-could-lead-civil-war#sthash.GxLG8voM.dpuf

  • http://www.gregory-gadow.net Gregory in Seattle

    If it is violent, then it is insurrection, not civil disobedience.

    NOW is it sedition?

  • http://zenoferox.blogspot.com/ Zeno

    I was going to refer to Erik Rush’s call for “violent civil disobedience” as oxymoronic, but I’ve decided to go with just moronic instead.

  • carpenterman

    Interesting how the side of the political spectrum that consistently pushes to try to *reduce* the available weaponry (in the form of meaningful gun control legislation) are the ones he’s accusing of spreading domestic violence.

  • caseloweraz

    Erik Rush: Those on the left routinely typify their opponents as intolerant, hateful and potentially violent. This has increased in volume and frequency under the Obama administration, which codified these mischaracterizations into Department of Homeland Security policy; DHS has designated pro-lifers, patriots, constitutionalists, Christians, amnesty opponents, gun enthusiasts, military veterans and other groups as potential terrorist threats.

    Wrong, wrong, wrong, and wrong.

    Also misuses the word “typify.”

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

    Now, look, Us Real Americans have to stand up to your Tyrannical Liberal Tyranny. If this keeps up, you people might force me to bake a cake for a homo. And I’m all out of flour! Thanks, Obama!

  • caseloweraz

    Erik Rush: In keeping with their hypocrisy and incongruity, leftists conveniently omit the fact that they have carried out more terrorism, pogroms, mass murders and genocide than any political group in history.

    Only a RWNJ like Erik Rush could fail to notice that this is a temporal paradox.

  • howardhershey

    I recommend that Rush walk through the Atlanta airport with an assault-style rifle. It is his legal right, and a white guy did it. And since there is no racism in America, especially by the police, he is perfectly safe.

  • k_machine

    “I’m not violent and I’m going to punch anyone who say otherwise!”

  • Michael Heath

    Erik Rush:

    What we are in fact seeing is the political left, through deception, incrementalism and outright violation of the Constitution, insidiously maneuvering rational, law-abiding Americans into a position so untenable that at some elusive but inevitable point, violent civil disobedience – vigilantism – may be the only practicable response.

    [Heath bolded]

    Here Mr. Rush falsifies his assertion that he’s a constitutionalist in the very same sentence. Rush and his ilk really season their bigotry with idiocy.

    Also, you don’t commit vigilantism against the government, but other people. So what I observe here is Mr. Rush’s frustration that the government isn’t unconstitutionally committing atrocities against those Mr. Rush and his fellow conservative Christians hate; i.e., gay people, Muslims, and secularists, along with reserving the right to name other groups in the future. So Mr. Rush cowardly cries out for other conservative Christians to do the evil themselves and argues it’s justified via his false assertions. Evil sanctioned by the Bible of course though with a conveniently selective read.

  • EnlightenmentLiberal

    Their objective is to convince as much of the citizenry as possible that their warnings are at least somewhat plausible. This way, when DHS Storm Troopers arrive in the wee hours to collect their neighbors, they will accept the cover story without protest: The detainees were involved in a terrorist plot to carry out large scale “hate crimes” against illegal immigrants, homosexuals, or some species of endangered grouse.

    What we are in fact seeing is the political left, through deception, incrementalism and outright violation of the Constitution, insidiously maneuvering rational, law-abiding Americans into a position so untenable that at some elusive but inevitable point, violent civil disobedience – vigilantism – may be the only practicable response.

    How funny. I legitimately consider the mere existence of holding prisoners of war in Guantanamo to be the first step of desensitizing the American public to exactly that kind of shenanigans, and which group in America is fighting against the immoral and (IMHO) illegal holding of prisoners of war in Guantanamo? It sure as hell isn’t the gun rights groups or the Republicans.

  • grumpyoldfart

    How do you Americans manage to put up with each other?

  • Al Dente

    grumpyoldfart @13

    Years of practice.

  • carpenterman

    grumpyoldfart @13

    By bitching at each other and leaving snotty comments on blogs, apparently.