In testimony before a Senate panel yesterday, top officials from the FBI and ATF bizarrely claimed that animal rights and environmentalist extremists are the nation’s most worrisome home-grown, terrorist threat, comparing them to the Ku Klux Klan. In response, Senate Environment Committee Chairman James Inhofe went even further:
“Just like al Qaeda or any other terrorist movement, ELF and ALF cannot accomplish their goals without money, membership and the media,” the Republican senator from Oklahoma said.
Inhofe said there was “a growing network of support for extremists like ELF and ALF,” and he singled out People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals for giving money to members of both groups.
A US Senator is equating PETA with al Qaeda? Is he out of his fucking mind?
No… he’s a fascist, that’s what Sen. Inhofe is… and in his party’s calculated effort to stir up public support for a one-party state, he’s now equating environmentalism with terrorism. Let’s see now, Democrats are “enemies of faith,” and environmentalists are “just like al Qaeda”… what’s next? Will people who protest the Iraq War (or whatever war follows) be labeled “insurgents”? And will liberal bloggers like me be called “seditious” for writing about it? While I am still free to speak my mind, I have one thing to say to the Senator: