Who hates America?

It's the 10th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombings, which were perpetrated by a Niagara County native. I want to make a political point here, and I'm sorry it's on the backs of 168 American martyrs. The next time someone raves and rants to you about how the left hates America, and how Bush hatred is getting out of hand, or some other bullshit, remember back 10 years. Remember the first half of the 90s when the reaction of many on the right to the election of centrist democratic President Bill Clinton was to join militias in order to protect themselves against the coming rahowa, or some other such bullshit? They told us about the government's black helicopters, which were surveilling their every move. We had the violent and heavily armed cult of David Koresh, which could have just complied with a warrant, but instead waged war against the US government. We had the Montana freemen, who had terrorized the local populace, and resisted arrest for weeks. How many times did you read back then about people who allegedly loved their country, but hated the government? These were right wing fanatics - some of whom mixed religion into their paranoid political hysterics. They truly hated America. Which leads us to Tim McVeigh. This clean-cut veteran got caught up in the whole mythology of the victimization of white males, read the Turner Diaries, and things went downhill from there. It resulted in the then-worst act of domestic terrorism. The leftists and anarchists make a lot of noise, and oftentimes make complete asses out of themselves. They sometimes even break a window or two. They might even hurt someone - that is quite patently behavior that I don't condone. But they never parked a Ryder truck outside a government office and set off a massive explosion of fuel and fertilizer that murdered 168 people, including little children in a daycare center. By the way: in McVeigh's own words, (to Fox News, predictably,) he explains his rationale for bombing the Murrah building:
Knowledge of these multiple and ever-more aggressive raids across the country constituted an identifiable pattern of conduct within and by the federal government and amongst its various agencies. For all intents and purposes, federal agents had become "soldiers" (using military training, tactics, techniques, equipment, language, dress, organization, and mindset) and they were escalating their behavior. Therefore, this bombing was also meant as a pre-emptive (or pro-active) strike against these forces and their command and control centers within the federal building. When an aggressor force continually launches attacks from a particular base of operation, it is sound military strategy to take the fight to the enemy.

McVeigh was merely an early user of what is now known as the Bush doctrine.

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