We can’t really be considered dangerous for opposing abortion, right?
If you’re an anti-abortion activist, or if you display political paraphernalia supporting a third-party candidate or a certain Republican member of Congress, if you possess subversive literature, you very well might be a member of a domestic paramilitary group.
That’s according to “The Modern Militia Movement,” a report by the Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC), a government collective that identifies the warning signs of potential domestic terrorists for law enforcement communities.
Tanya adds: It just goes to show how very elite the pro-choice stance really is. Pro-life? Possible terrorist. But if you’re pro-choice you’re a real patriot. (When are they putting out those propaganda videos?)
Rebecca adds: To me this illustrates the accelerating (thank you Mr. Obama) trend toward vilifying those with whom you disagree. In a healthy democracy, people recognize that men and women of good will may reach different conclusions, and can respect that, even as they disagree. If we can’t distinguish between “this is a thoughtful person whose values differ from and and with whom I disagree” and “this personal is evil and dangerous,” we’re in a very bad place, as a civilization. And while there are pro-life people who see the world in Manichean terms, the “if you’re not with us, you’re evil” worldview shows up way more often in pro-choice, feminist, and secular liberal circles more generally, in my experience, than on the right.
Tanya updates: Reassigned? Love that terminology.by