I post this thread in response to the orchestrated campaign, recently run here at DP, that attempts to show the worst domestic terrorist wackos are right wing. The FBI's most wanted list today has an American domestic terrorist at the top of the list. Guess what? He is not right wing at all, but left wing. I know, I know, the response will be "This is an attempt by the government to make it look like the left is crazy". I counter that with "Bush is no longer in power, and it is the Obama justice Department that put him there.
Conversely, some on the right have attempted to portray the left as the purveyor of terrorism.
Look, folks. When extremists commit criminal acts, it is not the right wing or the left wing they represent. No matter their cause, they do it a disservice by attempting to speak for that cause. Whether the issue is anti-abortionists or anti-animal abuse, violence and terrorism are anti-American, whether done by the right or by the left.
The right and the left may have serious differences with each other, but as Americans, can't we all just come together and renounce those on both sides who resort to violence? This isn't a political football to pass around. This IS ABOUT ACTING LIKE AMERICANS AND RENOUNCING TERRORISM - ALL TERRORISM. Anything else is just plain childish.
Thanks for listening.