Suddenly, the word terrorist was being redefined right before our eyes. Under the new definitions, law enforcement was supposed to be on the lookout for “conspiracy theorists”, “right wing extremists”, “militias”, gun owners, “constitutionalists”, people who fear economic collapse, Christians, “anti-abortionists”, “tax resistors”, “Libertarians”, supporters of third party candidates, or even people who cite the constitution.
The term “radical Islam” was completely replaced in the main stream media by the term “right wing extremist” seemingly overnight. It was a constant drum beat of fear and misinformation ~ propaganda at its finest.
If your very first instinct was to question the content of Raub’s posts instead of questioning the government’s actions, what does that say about you?
Sharpen up my axe; I’m here to sever heads.
Not to make excuses for the guy, but these are song lyrics from the song “Bring Me Down” by Swollen Member. It’s very common for people to quote song lyrics on facebook. Trust me, if I quote L.L. Cool J this does not mean that I actually want to “bomb a town…get down”. There are numerous song lyrics out there with violent content and some of them are quite quotable.
Do you know why the American people will win the civil war that is coming? Because we are Americans.
Apparently, this post is scary because Raub thinks there is a civil war of some sort looming in the future ~ which will pit the citizens against the government.But wait!Isn’t Janet Napolitano’s DHS buying millions of rounds of small arms ammo, training the military for domestic operations, purchasing all kinds of riot gear, training the military to operate “re-education centers”, putting drones in the skies, lining our streets with video cameras, encouraging citizens to spy on each other, and snooping on facebook pages (like Raub’s) to be prepared for civil unrest?How is Raub’s concern that the government may fight the people in a “civil war” any different from Janet Napolitano’s concern that the government may fight the people because of “civil unrest”?I wonder if they will be knocking on Big Sis’ door anytime soon…
I’m starting the revolution. I’m done waiting.
The word “revolution” terrifies these people in government. My friend used it before they went after him and Raub used it too. In fact, there is a whole list of words that DHS scans facebook for, and I’m guessing “revolution” is right near the top. The implication is that Raub is going to do something violent, but he never says he’s going to be violent.Our nation was founded by a revolution, the Beatle’s sang about Revolution, we’ve affectionately labeled positive era’s in history as “revolutions” (such as the industrial revolution), and Ron Paul’s peaceful campaign for liberty is often called the “Ron Paul Revolution”. Sure, saying you want to start the revolution, may be a bit controversial, but the first amendment wasn’t written to protect tame or mundane speech.
As a former marine, he probably has some insight as to the training they receive. If our military is being trained to fight us ~ instead of defend our constitutional rights ~ he has every right to be angry. Raub is not a threat because he wants the military to play the proper constitutional role.