While reading Occidental Dissent, I found a disturbing comment. It seems the hate-mongers are at it again, this time taking advantage of the tragic shooting in Arizona to cast suspicion upon American Renaissance. As for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), apparently all it takes is for some deranged individual(s) to provide an anonymous tip linking American Renaissance to the shooting, and it is taken seriously enough to leak to Fox News:
There is no direct connection, but a strong suspicion, that the accused shooter was influenced by a group called American Renaissance. This is based on some of the videos he posted on YouTube. This group’s ideology is anti-government, anti-immigration, and anti-Semitic. Congresswoman Giffords is the first Jewish female elected to a high position in Arizona.
Anybody who is even remotely familiar with American Renaissance knows that it does not fit the description above at all. But it is pro-white, and this is enough for some people to label it “racist”. Once a person, or group, acquires the label “racist”, it follows (according to their reasoning) that all other negative epithets also apply. Thus, a “racist” must also be ant-Semitic, terrorist, fascist, ignorant, Nazi, Communist, pedophile, misogynist and a cannibal. After all, evil is evil, right?
That Fox would publish such an accusation, obviously without the slightest effort to verify its veracity, shows that The Left is right about one thing: Fox News is not news at all. The level of recklessness required to fling such ignorance at the public shows that, if Fox wishes to be taken seriously, it had better clean its own house and show more responsibility.
If I am right about the anonymous tip, then this incident shows us how far the United States has transformed into a police state. We already know that, in places like Stalin’s Russia and today’s Afghanistan, people strike at their enemies by “informing” against them to the government. In a police state, the government is a tool that can be used, by unscrupulous people, against anybody. We are told, “report suspicious activity” over and over again. Once in a while, suspicious activity may be a legitimate warning of impending terrorist strikes. On the other hand, the sort of mentality we are being urged to adopt leads to a constant erosion of our liberties. It makes me wonder if an occasional terrorist attack is a better choice. Sometimes the treatment is worse than the disease.