The Weekly Sedition

Friday, 19 February 2010

Aftermath of the Joseph Stack Suicide

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , — weeklysedition @ 2:13 AM

Current mood: cynical, frustrated, worried

While I first heard about Joseph Stack’s suicide run at tonight’s episode of Liberty on the Rocks, I didn’t get any details until after following a link provided by skiffy writer J. Neil Schulman, via Facebook.

Already the lamestream snoozemedia are attempting to pin this one on the Tea Party groups. Never mind that Stack made NO mention of the Tea Party movement, the We The People Foundation, or any other organization in his six-page suicide letter.

Alex Jones’ reports that the FBI knew that Stack was planning this attack. First they dropped the ball on stopping “9-11,” now this. Aren’t they supposed to be watching the tax honesty movement as “potential terrorists” ? Great job you’re doing, guys — wasn’t the USA-PATRIOT Act of 2001 AKA the “Patriot Act”[1] railroaded through Congress, often without being read by the members voting on it, specifically to stop this sort of thing?

Expect Obama and Janet Napolitano[2] to manufacture from thin air, BS and hyperbole “discover” a link to the Tea Party movement, a Texas-based militia group, and anyone else that they think that the non-political public will accept being demonized. Why would you expect them not to try this? They’ve tried it before, what with Janet’s report that military personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, along with Constitutionalists and Second Amendment activists, were “potential terrorists.” (See here for a summary, or here for the actual report.)

Conspiracy-fantasy advocates will say that the Stack manifesto was manufactured by the Obama Administration, the Council of Foreign Relations, the Bildebergers, the Trilateral Commission, the Committee of 300, or all of them put together, and it was done so to give the Obama Administration an excuse to re-authorize the “Patriot Act.” Regardless of the cicrumstances, the Obama Administration WILL cite Stack’s suicide run as a rationale for doing exactly that.

Not only will Obama, Holder, Napolitano push for re-authorization of the “Patriot Act” and try to link Stack’s suicide run to the militias, tax honesty groups, Tea Party groups, etc., etc., but they will use this as their excuse to push for expansion of the “Patriot Act.”

I find this aspect of the whole affair to be particularly vulgar, in that while rank-and-file Democrats were pissed at their members of the U.S. House and Senate for supporting the “Patriot Act,” my fellow libertarians foresaw that those Democrats were supporting it NOT to be “bipartisan,” as they often call upon the GOP members of Congress to do, but so that when a Democrat held the executive-branch reins of power, then Democrats could use the act to go after Republicans (and anyone else they didn’t like)

I suspect that the real reason most Democrats supported the USA-PATRIOT act of 2001 is that they saw their 2004 presidential candidate in the White House come 2005 and then they would have access to that power and get to use the Act to chase Republicans.

This is what’s happened with the IRS — Reagan and Bush I used it to go after Democrat-supporting groups, and Waco Willie used it to go after the NRA.


  1. USA PATRIOT is short for “Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism”
  2. Judge Andrew Napolitano (see also actually has read and understands the Constitution.

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