Yikes, I Might Be Part of the Militia Movement! (Sixth Update)

It appears I removed the political bumper stickers from my car just in time — that is, before the Missouri Information Analysis Center issued to members of the Missouri law enforcement community what one writer described as “chilling instructions” about how to identify members of the “modern militia movement.”

Don’t get me wrong!  I’m not a member and don’t know anyone who is, but I do seem to match many of the criteria for being identified as a member of the movement, according to the MIAC Strategic Report issued Feb. 20 by the heretofore little-known branch of the Missouri State Police.

It’s all spelled out in this document (pdf), complete with the signature of the Show-Me State’s new liberal governor, Democrat Jay Nixon.  Here are some examples:

  • ECONOMIC COLLAPSE OF THE UNITED STATES: They explain, “Many militia organizations feel that the U.S. government will fall due to economic or racial issues.” They follow up on that thought by citing the influence of a recent political forecast by Igor Panarin, a Russian professor, upon militia members.  Panarin predicted in December that the U.S. would collapse and split into six different regions controlled by foreign governments.  Lock me up! On Dec. 29, I wrote and published a post about Panarin’s prediction and even reprinted the very map contained in the MIAC document — and I did it on the same day as the subversives at the Wall Street Journal published an article on the same subject.
  • NORTH AMERICAN UNION: They explain that conspiracy theorists claim that a North American Union would link Canada, the United States, and Mexico and would, among other things, unify its monetary system and trade the dollar for the Amero.  Lock me up! In a post Aug. 17, 2008, I announced that North American Union coins were already available for puchase!
  • RFID TECHNOLOGY: They explain that militia members fear the government will enforce mass RFID human implantations that would make it possible for the government to continually know the locations of all citizens.  Lock me up! I’ve written at least three posts about RFID technology since Aug. 30, 2008.
  • CHRISTIAN IDENTITY: Next to a page 4 subhead, “Christian Identity,” they explain that religious ideology is popular in extreme right-wing circles.  Lock me up! I’m a Christian!
  • POLITICAL PARAPHERNALIA: They claim that militia members most commonly associate with third-party political groups, that it is not uncommon for militia members to display Constitution Party, Campaign for Liberty or Libertarian material and that members are usually supporters of former presidential candidates Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin and Bob Barr.  Lock me up again! On Oct. 14, 2007, I chronicle my long history of correspondence with Ron Paul followers in a post, Blogger Pens Open Letter to Ron Paul Supporters.  Nine months later, I went as far as publishing a post under the headline, Report: Ron Paul ‘Sleeper Cells’ Poised to Strike.  In addition, I offer hundreds of humorous and/or thought-provoking designs — many of them political — on t-shirts and other merchandise via my online store, The Bob McCarty Shop.

I could go on and on about the absurdity of the MIAC report, but a statement that appeared in an Associated Press article published Saturday states what many people believe to be true.  Roger Webb, president of the University of Missouri campus Libertarians, said, “It seems like they want to stifle political thought.”

All of this reminds me of the series of events involving St. Louis area prosecutors attempting to stifle political speech that was not favorable toward their presidential candidate of choice (i.e., Barack Obama).  See posts here and here for details.

Hat tip: Gateway Pundit [Note: It's worth noting that Jim Hoft, the St. Louis-area man behind the Gateway Pundit blog is, suspiciously, "out of the country" as the MIAC Strategic Report is making headlines.]

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UPDATE 3/19/09 at 9:33 a.m. Central: I just finished a phone interview about this topic with Joshua Miller, a news editor at Fox News Channel in New York City.  He said he expects to post a story based on the interview by this afternoon.  If/when he does, I will publish another update here.

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SECOND UPDATE 3/19/09 at 3:27 p.m. Central: Josh Miller just advised me that his article will be published at FoxNews.com tomorrow.

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THIRD UPDATE 3/20/09 at 3:18 p.m. Central: Attempts to reach Josh Miller about when this article will be published at FoxNews.com have gone unanswered so far today.  Stay tuned…

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FOURTH UPDATE 3/23/09 at 11:57 a.m. Central: Josh Miller’s article finally appeared on the FoxNews.com web site today!  See this post, Long-Awaited Fox News Article Goes to Press, for details.

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FIFTH UPDATE 3/26/09 at 7:15 p.m. Central: See Missouri Governor Jay Nixon Accused of Harassing St. Louis Man Who Filed Sunshine Law Request

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SIXTH UPDATE 3/27/09 at 1:27 p.m. Central: See Trust in Missouri Governor Seems to be Misplaced

25 thoughts on “Yikes, I Might Be Part of the Militia Movement! (Sixth Update)

  1. Hey, wear it like a badge of honor Bob! I am thinking of going out of my way now just to screw with them. I figured I could have the Feds here in a matter of days with the right combination of bumper stickers, blogs, and flying my flag upside down (which somehow just feels like the right thing to do for the next four years).

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  3. Ha…I forgot that St. Louis had local prosecutors who had the Andrei Vishinsky/Roland Freisler mentality when it came to freedom of speech (ie., there IS none, undtless das vords ist sprechened gudt undt supportive fer das Fuerher, Barry Zoetero). Bob, beware of any attempt to establish a gulag in Missouri…

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  5. I downloaded and read the report; and all I can say is that the state of Missouri better go get their money back! Any eighth-grader with a PC could have hammered that piece of nonsense out in an afternoon — which is probably what the “authors” of the report did.

    It has got to be one of the most rediculous “intelligence documents” that I have ever read (and I’ve read a few). It’s obviously written by someone with a very left-slanted view of what constitutes terrorist threats; and someone who seems to have no idea at all that the USA is currently at war with militant ISLAMIC TERRORISTS. Nowhere does the paper mention the islamic training camps spread out around the US (35 at last count). Nor does it mention any predominantly non-white gangs or militant groups (I suppose that political correctness accounts for those omissions.)

    On the whole, I’d say that Missouri and the law enforcement agencies that received this “analysis” were completely snookered. S.C.A.M.M.E.D.

    Not only should Mo. demand a refund (it is tax money after all), but any law enforcement “intelligence” officer who accepted the findings of the paper without raising any questions (loudly and long) should be replaced with someone who has a more fully developed understanding of what constitutes Intelligence.

    What a joke! What a bunch of maroons!
    Solaratov | 03.19.09 – 7:53 pm | #

  6. I haven’t read this MIAC report as it wouldn’t download for me, so therefore I can’t make a determination about it. All I can do is base it on what the fox article said about it this morning, 3/23/2009, regarding if a person does not support abortion they could make the malitia list. Where does that put all the Catholics that don’t support abortion like Priests and Nuns? Worse yet, where does that put some of our Catholic politicians that support abortion and still receive communion? Guess they will have to answer to God in the long run.
    Otherwise what I understand from this article is that this is a way for all LE to share intelligence on all levels that could prevent another attack on our Country and that is a good thing.
    But not to the point that if a person doesnt’ agree with murdering little unborn humans through abortion that they could be malitia, or if they don’t agree with present administration.
    How does not wanting little unborn babies to be murdered make a person malitia? Thats what I would like to know.
    Anyone have the answer to that?

  7. Kristy,

    What struck me about the report — and what prompted me to write this post — was the writers’ tendency toward gross generalization. By this report’s standards, almost anyone could qualify as a radical.

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  15. As a former (and current) supporter of Ron Paul, I am offended at the inclusion in this article— oooh, guess i better throw my own thoughts to the wind and hide under the blanket of conformity and listen to everything I am told like a good little girl and start swallowing the Obama bullshit or I might get in trouble. ha ha. Or I can continue to support what I believe and leave my Ron Pail sticker firmly planted on my bumper. hmmmmm….tough call.

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