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Norris's Nutty War on President Obama

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    Chuck Norris claims that thousands of right wing cell groups exist and will rebel against the U.S. government. It’s tempting to laugh away his vow to wage war against President Obama as either the crackpot ravings of a washed up Z grade martial arts actor. Or as a cheap promotional stunt to get his mug back in front of the cameras. Norris’s bellicose rants against Obama are nothing new and they have gotten wide play in a shrill horde of on line blogs and websites, including the popular right wing sounding board WorldNet Daily.com. Norris will culminate his holy war against Obama with a big recruiting pitch in a live telecast scheduled appropriately for Friday the 13th (March). He’ll call on thousands to “surround” Obama and the dark forces that seek to subvert God, country, and liberty.Unfortunately, Norris will have plenty of recruits. Two weeks before he bellowed his anti-Obama tripe, the Southern Poverty Law Center once more sounded its own warning that hate groups are on the rise. There are now nearly a thousand of them, and they’re in just about every state. They aren't just the catalogue of usual suspects--- neo-Confederates, neo-Nazis, skinheads, Klansman, Aryan nation and Skinheads that exclusively roam around the Deep South. They’re all over. California leads the pack with nearly 100 identifiable groups. The Center fingered several dozen websites from the explicit Ihateobama.com site to groups with flag draped names like the sovereign citizen’s movement. Then there’s the legion of sites that busily spewed anti-Obama venom before the election and haven’t missed a beat since. AntiObama.net A Clockwork Obama AgainstObama.com AudacityOfHypocrisy.com BlockBarack.com ChicagoAgainstObama.com DiscoverObama.com DontVoteObama.net DrNObama.com ExposeObama.com InvestigateBarackObama.blogspot.com JewsAgainstObama.com JustSayNoDeal.com MeetBarackObama.com No-bama.blogspot.com NobamaNetwork.com NobamaZone.com NoExperienceNoChange.org NoQuarterUSA.net ObamaExposed.blogspot.com ObamaBlog08.com Obama-Wire.com Obamaism.Blogspot.com ObamaNation.com ObamaTruth.org ObamaWho.wordpress.com ObamaWTF.blogspot.com Obamology.blogspot.com SavagePolitics.com SlickBarry.com Stop-Obama.org  TheRealBarackObama.wordpress.com   TopShelf51.wordpress.com  

The majority of the hate groups and the wacky anti-Obama websites are like Norris just hot air talk and delusional conspiracy stuff. They all hotly deny that they advocate violence. Yet, the number of hate crimes according to FBI statistics, and that’s real violent crimes, edged up to over 7000 in 2007. The number of these crimes has been fairly consistent since the FBI began compiling hate crime statistics more than a decade ago. They’re just the tip of the hate iceberg. Experts say the number of hate crimes could be ten times higher since most hate crimes go unreported.

 But even that in itself might not be cause for alarm since most of the hate groups are well known, tracked, and when their members commit crimes are hit hard with federal prosecutions. It certainly would not be enough to give much credence to Norris’s crackpot call. That is if times were better. But when jobs and homes are lost, and there’s fear and uncertainty that things could get worse, the ruthless search for scapegoats—illegal immigrants, gays, Jews, blacks, and a history making president—are on with a vengeance. It takes little imagination to see that this could set off one emotionally unscrewed, gun culture obsessed looney. The murderous rampage by Alabama shooter Michael McLendon who was hell bent on wiping out a whole town was ample proof of that. Norris, and the legion of other right side gassers and bloggers, mask their bigot tinged appeals to the mob with the usual wink and nod patriotic sounding code words, slogans, and phrases. In his WorldNetDaily columns, Norris tosses out gems such as the “second American revolution,”  “new government,” the authority of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence,” “threat to religious freedom,” and “protect and save free enterprise” in his call for a citizen rising against President Obama. The acidic dripping slogans just happen to be the same ones that stir the deep fury, hatred and resentment among a handful of the loose hinged malcontents and hate mongers. As has been amply documented, the thick list of fringe and hate groups as well as the hordes of unbalanced violence prone individuals running free in America can fill a telephone book. The long history of hate violence in America further is more than enough to raise the antenna on the danger of violence against prominent political figures.Obama well knows the horrid violent history of America and the very real danger that violence poses to many Americans and especially a charismatic president who still energizes and excites millions and is determined to deliver on his promise of political change and implicitly racial change. The exact things that drives Norris nuts and many others that are nuts to cheer him.     Earl Ofari Hutchinson is an author and political analyst. His new book is How Obama Won (Middle Passage Press, January 2009). 

 

Earl Ofari Hutchinson is a nationally acclaimed author and political analyst. He has authored ten books; his articles are published in newspapers and magazines nationally in the United States. Three of his books have been published in other (more...)
 
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It would be easier to make fun of Chuck Norris if ... by Steven Leser on Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 1:31:22 AM
do have their websites.  They do believe the ... by shadow dancer on Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 10:05:18 AM
I appreciate your traditions- I have some Haudenos... by Jennifer Hathaway on Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 2:16:33 PM
Been a few years back but I've had two dreams wher... by shadow dancer on Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 6:13:45 PM
I live in a very  conservative town.  It... by Loring Wirbel on Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 10:36:49 AM
He is not as smart as John Brown, but he is perfec... by John Hanks on Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 11:57:14 AM
I'm confused. Are you talking about Hutchinson or ... by Mark (LibertyFelix) Gailey on Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 2:34:44 PM
The sad and scary thing is that the Right Wing nut... by Sister Begonia on Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 12:05:49 PM
Chuck Norris has obviously lost his marbles. (If e... by Greenpagan on Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 12:09:49 PM
Before the election Chuck Norris appeared on "Larr... by Bill Hare on Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 12:17:48 PM
Did you know that Chuck Norris was calling for the... by chris rice on Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 12:25:41 PM
Thanks for the briefing on the how's and who&#... by Jim Pivonka on Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 12:45:34 PM
that missouri cops are to look out for Ron Paul,Bo... by john riggs on Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 12:55:37 PM
that Obama guy sure did accomplish a lot in only s... by John Sanchez Jr. on Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 9:00:31 AM
I think you might find this kinda nutty too...thos... by Guy Razer on Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 1:07:58 PM
Have seen with Your own eyes his hospital birth ce... by john riggs on Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 1:22:45 PM
It just goes to show that white people are inheran... by chris wilson on Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 1:29:50 PM
This is the worst piece of propagandized BS I'... by stienster on Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 1:34:35 PM
This is the worst argument of illogic, to vainly t... by Mark (LibertyFelix) Gailey on Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 3:29:29 PM
While checking out at the Supermarket today, I not... by Freddie Venezia on Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 3:37:34 PM
The only part of the Constitution that Norris and ... by The Candid Blogger on Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 4:04:22 PM
To which 'nutcases'do you refer? Your comment appe... by richard on Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 1:42:46 PM
It would be easier to make fun of Chuck Norris if ... by William Whitten on Sunday, Mar 15, 2009 at 12:40:32 PM
1. FEAR2. HATE ... by dougontrack on Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 3:42:51 PM
The SLPC and ADL are actively promoting the hate g... by Patrick Lafferty on Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 3:47:43 PM
Still looking forward to it...for a laugh. An... by szn46 on Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 4:21:37 PM
the establishing of FEMA concentration camps... ... by richard on Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 1:45:33 PM
He backed Huckabee in the Republican primaries bec... by John Sanchez Jr. on Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 4:37:54 PM
Chuck Norris is a high level Freemason within the ... by Chris Strunk on Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 4:38:44 PM
Where to begin?  The real threat to all peace... by Jere Hough on Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 5:33:26 PM
When people peaceably assemble and disagree with p... by Kahleeka on Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 6:49:29 PM
No country can be assumed to be good. When Rooseve... by Steven Leser on Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 7:46:53 PM
Kahleeka. You wont find many to agree with You on ... by john riggs on Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 8:40:00 PM
In a letter to Benjamin Rush:"Dear Sir, I pro... by John Sanchez Jr. on Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 8:07:27 AM
vomit off my mouth ( I know, you thought I was goi... by shirley reese on Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 7:56:26 PM
Conspiracy theorist extraordinaire Alex Jones--who... by Perry Logan on Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 8:09:17 AM
Your "conspiracy debunking websites" have power on... by richard on Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 1:57:18 PM
Left-right, black-white, internal battles bet... by Chris Strunk on Monday, Mar 16, 2009 at 2:32:06 PM
Well, after reading this article, and every one of... by William Whitten on Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 11:31:01 AM
"It's all over but the screaming." I read an awfu... by richard on Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 2:03:56 PM
and these fools think it's a lottery. Willie, ... by Patrick Lafferty on Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 9:00:08 PM
My friend Mr. Whitten is correct--as far as he goe... by Richard Girard on Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 11:58:25 AM
In my opinion chucky's head has been displaced... by B.S. I Love You on Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 4:55:02 PM
extreme inaccuracy here....... please find out wha... by Jeff Harris on Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 5:31:51 PM
Bring it on. “Chuck Norris claims that th... by Paula Sayles on Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 10:54:45 PM
This is one of the dumbest articles I have ever re... by Margie Laupheimer on Sunday, Mar 15, 2009 at 8:36:38 AM
Remember, the brainwashed are taught to not to rea... by Patrick Lafferty on Sunday, Mar 15, 2009 at 10:22:48 AM
That "nuts" like Norris are going to be part of th... by William Whitten on Sunday, Mar 15, 2009 at 1:43:04 PM
Just wow!... by biku madray on Sunday, Mar 15, 2009 at 12:25:24 PM
Just wow!... by biku madray on Sunday, Mar 15, 2009 at 12:25:33 PM
Hey John,I wonder if you know where Earl Ofari is ... by William Whitten on Sunday, Mar 15, 2009 at 1:47:25 PM
How easily the socialist left uses words like Hate... by Glenn Lord on Sunday, Mar 15, 2009 at 6:25:32 PM
Great first comment! Welcome to the war, at least ... by roy lutz on Monday, Mar 16, 2009 at 11:45:59 AM
FBI Hate Crime Statistics do not support your impl... by roy lutz on Monday, Mar 16, 2009 at 10:15:42 AM
Try this link to FBI Hate Crime Statistics.or,&nbs... by roy lutz on Monday, Mar 16, 2009 at 10:26:08 AM
Hey Roy, I guess it's obvious, "Just the ... by William Whitten on Tuesday, Mar 17, 2009 at 12:24:20 PM