reply to post by SumerianSoldier
Very interesting thread!
I think it's important that we differentiate between those who are extremists preparing for something, and those who are sensible preparing for the
I have no doubt that the DHS would view them both as equally threatening, when in my opinion they are not.
What I mean is, a lot of people know that history repeats itself. Those who look at history know that Hitler rose to prominence on a wave of
nationalism and after a massive economic shock. They had their enemies back then too, but Hitler was actually loved and supported by many around the
world before he took power and his obsessions about the "master race" truly became clear to everyone.
That's why I think that there are increasing numbers of groups, they know that extremism is on the rise, that nationalists are preparing for
something. Half of all those groups the government is so worried about are solely defensive.
There are also a lot of people who are able to add and subtract.
No matter how many times the government releases a statistic to try and convince everyone that the economy is doing better, or not as bad as it could
be, some know that when Greece defaults (and it most certainly will) it will mean the collapse of the €. When that happens, there will be an
economic tsunami around the world, resulting in most financial institutions collapsing.
When that happens, there will be massive social unrest.
A lot of those groups the governments are scared about are simply clever enough to not buy the BS their government feeds them. They know it's not
going to be fine, and they're just preparing for the penny to drop.
It's not like that just in the USA. Germany has also revealed that they have a larger neo-Nazi problem than they ever believed. There was a report on
the BBC by a former neo-Nazi who claims that there are "cells" all over who are armed.
Then there's Marine Le Pen, leader of the French Nationalist party (daughter of the founder), gaining ground in France too, and seemingly becoming a
I know that in the UK we have the EDL problem too, and they are now viewed by many as an extremist organization. Just as an Islamic extremist
organization was banned last year, a lot of people are hoping the EDL will be also now that they've openly joined up with European fascist groups.
We are not learning from history, and that is scaring a lot of people. While some groups are forming for their own violent ideologies, many are also
forming groups to defend themselves and their communities from those threats when they arrive.
That's my view anyway.