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A critically thinking curmudgeon whose goal, in addition to creatively venting about the imperfect world in which we live, is to induce critical thinking in others. The ultimate goal is to help bring about a peaceful world in which we can all live in freedom.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Let's DEMAND That We ALL Be Added To Their “Patriots List!”

Chuck Baldwin points out in his latest newsletter that the federal government's quasi-official snitch organization, the criminally corrupt Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has placed him and 39 other prominent advocates for liberty and limited government on a “hit list.” Actually, Chuck's at the top of the list, something that certainly gives him a certain dark sense of pride. I don't know why they stopped at forty (and, as Chuck points out, they claim only 36 are listed, meaning that they can't count any better than they can do anything else). How come Lew Rockwell isn't on that list, or Pat Buchanan, Peter Schiff, Jim Rogers, Gerald Celente, or several dozen other prominent pundits, economists, business leaders, or public figures who share Chuck's views? If I were these guys, I'd feel offended!

Come to think of it, I'm offended that I'm not included on the SPLC's “hit list.” Heck, I'm every bit as much of a “patriot” as each of the rest of these guys, even though I don't have the “name and/or face recognition” they do. Why does the SPLC think that their hit list targets love liberty and limited government more than I do, or that I'll do any less than they'll do to preserve what little of both are left and to reinstate them when the socioeconomic collapse (that the SPLC is cheering on) hits us? It just ain't fair!

I think I'm going to email them and demand that they put my name on their list. I recommend that my readers do the same and encourage their liberty-loving friends to do so as well. After all, the Stasi, er, DHS can't keep everyone under surveillance, now can they? At any rate, it would be intriguing to see what kind of “data overload” Mo and his buddies would suffer if we all demanded to be cataloged. Perhaps the sheer number of those demanding inclusion on the list would make Mo and Company realize that the number of true patriots is greater than they imagined. Maybe, just maybe, the realization that they've bitten off more than they can chew will lead to a “realignment” of their priorities. As the old saying goes, I can dream, can't I?