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Rep. Peter King- Finding Radicals or Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places

…Or Wheres Waldo…


In the aftermath of the House of Representatives opening hearings on radical Islam and the US Senates hearings on Muslim civil rights we are still left with the problem defined by Chairman King, how do we find the radical?

With regards to the Senate hearings, if we even need to have a hearing on whether there is a prejudice against a group of people rest assured there is.

How do we define the radical that is dangerous to our way of life?

Foremost the term itself is as subjective as one can get. Galileo in his time was also radical. Understood this way it is not just the militant but the thinker outside the box, or norm. This kind of thought was what our country was founded on, and offered protection to.

To get to the radical we need to define what the norm is. As a radical example the Civil Rights Movement was for the KKK as anti-American and anti-Exceptionalist as could be fathomed. For that type of group that is the reasonable assumption from the group norm.

Depending on what values are held we have very different views on radical and the norm for our society.

Mike Huckabee is an example of the norm;

Right Wing Watch’s Kyle Mantyla captured the most outrageous endorsement yet. Introduced by David Barton, Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AK)    HUCKABEE: I don’t know anyone in America who is a more effective communicator [than David Barton.] I just wish that every single young person in America would be able to be under his tutelage and understand something about who we really are as a nation. I almost wish that there would be something like a simultaneous telecast and all Americans would be forced, forced — at gun point no less — to listen to every David Barton message. And I think our country would be better for it. : All Americans Should Be Forced at Gunpoint to Listen to David Barton.- Rediscover America Conference  [1]

On a recent trip to Israel in support of the Israeli settlements and his presidential aspirations Michael  Huckabee compared stopping the building of settlements to a Christian in the USA being told where to live, he just could not understand it.

I myself would ask this Baptist minister why he would tell the Christian local population they need to move because they are Palestinian. Does he know our faith started here?

This is the norm.

A great book to help find radicals is George W. Bush‘s memoir, “Decision Points.” Clearly written it shows the justification for the deaths of over a million people and the torture of many. It also shows what radicals are from the position of the norm.

This also is the societal norm.

“Known and Unknown”  by Donald Rumsfeld also sheds light on the norm and supports the former presidents position and written by the man who legalized and popularized that beneficial nutrient Aspertame, that is saying something.

A US Border Patrol agent was recently in the news for running guns to the Mexican drug lords because he was ordered to.

This is again the norm.

Secretary Norman Maneta’s testimony to the 911 Commission shows the radical inside government and why they cannot even trust each other’s word or testimony. Go figure.

Senator Joseph Lieberman’s position and statement that Americans who “choose to become affiliated” with terrorists overseas should automatically lose the rights that come with being a citizen. This should be ignored.[2]

The statement should be considered misspoken and off the cuff. After all with support for the Muslim brotherhood in Egypt who now ban protests and the non-fighting Libyan/non Al Qaeda freedom fighters whose ties our government is in the process of vetting to Al Qaida, we would have to deport too many government officials.

I would suggest not opening that can of worms. The American people can no longer afford the plane fare. Having the support of the Al Qaida CEO is disturbing and embarrassing at best.

“2008 Strategic Implications of American Millennialism -A Monograph by MAJOR Brian L. Stuckert U.S. Army: Pre-millennialist Christianity is a danger to the country and its future”.

This seminal paper quite critically shows with regard to Homeland Security what the radical is. The official government position now includes what used to be called a Normative Christian faith. With that in mind Representative King pick up a copy of my book, you’ve found a radical. Easy no…

Pastor Terry Jones enjoys the distinction of being what Major Stuckert would call super normal. In truth this is a heretic to good sense, good manners, and a Christian faith that says “Love your neighbor as yourself.” As bloody as he has made others hands to be, so his hands are also. Who is being killed? People who try to call for a moderate response are.

A little ahead of the curve, but soon becoming normal.

The justice shown in building a stronger relationship with a country whose overstuffed Smeegalesque leader’s new precious is chocolate, a true Tolkien travesty. Over 1000 civilians have been killed by Smeegal’s raiders… err… excuse me freedom fighters.

It is also in its varying shades the norm.

There is talk of technology being rolled out that gauges intent to do evil. Representative King, reconsider this one. I’ve seen photos of you and you are a very intense looking man. I have the same problem. With that type of technology they won’t let either one of us into 711. What will this mean? No Slurpee for you.

We are now immersed in Stanley Milgrim’s great experiment. Christian look at my article “Communal Sin and the Unrighteous Faithful. We are now normal. He showed unequivocally that the sixty five percent of people who are normal would kill you simply because they were asked.

That is the norm.

So then dear reader what and where is the radical?

It used to be as simple as looking in the mirror and questioning existence but no more.

The world itself seems to be turned over in this new Frankist civility. What the norm is used to be the uncouth and radical. The freedom fighters Chairman King is said to admire in Ireland or a good means and methods imitator just lit off a car bomb reminding the Irish of those glory years the Homeland Security chairman so fondly admires.

The above is why the radical is seldom or never found. What was in a different day considered over the top and radical is now our norm. The radical is simply the dinosaur living in the old civility, and a different morality.

Don’t lose hope Chairman King. There is a book that was written specifically to help weed out the radical. Although older it has gone through various versions, updates and remains the premiere primer to find a potential terrorist.

Written in 1987 for your purposes there is none better, after all a Congressman is a busy legislator and information must be concise and punchy, and timeless.

This compendium should be required reading for all TSA and Homeland security personnel. Written by Martin Handford it is entitled “Where’s Waldo?”

On every page after Waldo is spotted you may insert any picture you desire over his face and you have found your radical!

This week Muslims, next week Blacks, or maybe born again Christians. You could have a Catholic week or even devote a month to Osama bin Laden!

Anyone who questions, anyone who disagrees, anyone outside the norm can now be found.

Some restraint will of course need to be shown, after all one of your successors may have a picture of you.

“Where is Waldo” Chairman King? I hope anyone reading this sends you a copy or asks you that question. Just something to think about.

[1] Huckabee: All Americans Should Be Forced at Gunpoint to Listen to David Barton- OpEd News, Huffington Post

[2] If an American citizen is accused of terrorist associations, he/she would lose citizenship status before a conviction? In Lieberman’s vision, the defendant is punished and then gets due process? — Steve Benen, Washington Monthly

How is it conclusively proven that this person was working with a foreign-based organization? What if they’re wrongfully accused? What’s the standard of proof? — Alex Pareene, Salon

For starters, what would distinguish a member of al-Qaida from a domestic terrorist? Could a homegrown terrorist like Timothy McVeigh be denied citizenship rights? — Sam Stein, The Huffington Post

What extra benefit is there from doing this? The only thing I can think of is that it’d make Shahzad eligible for a military tribunal, but why we need to do that when federal court has always been good enough for citizens charged with treason escapes me. — Allahpundit, Hot Air