ADL BLASTS 'PARANOID' RIGHT:
Are Millions of Anti-Obama Protestors 'Conspirators?'
By Rev. Ted Pike
23 Nov 09
The Anti-Defamation League likes to describe itself as
a "civil liberties" watchdog group that is ever alert to
warn of dangerous "conspiracy theories," particularly those
that are anti-semitic.
While deploring the conspiracy theories of others, ADL has produced
a 27-page special report entitled "Rage
Grows in America: Anti-Government Conspiracies," -- a conspiracy theory of its own! It charges that a number of right
wing media leaders are conspiring to lie and distort facts in order
to incite tens of millions of Americans against Pres. Obama. ADL further
alleges that those who receive such disinformation, such as tea party
and town hall protesters, are also part of the conspiracy. Trampling
truth, ADL says, they follow conspiracy theories that "imagine
government plots." Ignoring reality, ADL says these millions of
lesser conspirators will repeat almost anything necessary to "destroy" their
opponents and bring down Obama.
ADL: "Since the election of Barak Obama as president, a current
of anti-government hostility has swept across the United States, creating
a climate of fervor and activism with manifestations ranging from incivility
in public forums to acts of intimidation and violence…Some of
these assertions are motivated by prejudice, but more common is an
intense strain of anti-government mistrust and anger, colored by a
streak of paranoia and belief in conspiracies…Ultimately, this
anti-government anger, if it continues to grow in intensity and scope,
may result in an increase in anti-government extremists and the potential
for a rise in violent anti-government acts."
In reality, Obama has outrageously gone out of his way to offend
the values and commonsense of heartland America by promoting a big-spending,
socialist, pro-homosexual, pro-abortion, pro-hate law agenda. Obama's
far-left arrogance and excesses and a Democrat Congress which ignores
the wishes of their constituents are the real cause of mounting
Here, from top to bottom, are those whom ADL contends are either
architects or accomplices of conspiracies motivated by malice and paranoia,
which could plunge America into hate-motivated violence.
ADL says, "The most important mainstream media figure who has
repeatedly helped to stoke the fires of anti-government anger is right
wing media host Glenn Beck, who has a TV show on FOX News and a popular
syndicated radio show…Beck and his guests have made a habit
of demonizing Pres. Obama and promoting conspiracy theories about his
administration." "…Beck's key role as a 'fear-monger-in-chief,'
[involves] using constant laments such as 'I fear for my country,'
to create a sense of anxiety about and hostility towards the government
in his audience." Regarding the September 12, 2009 Populist rally
in Washington, D.C., ADL says Beck "promoted the event. The
anger and rage that had been expressed at town hall meetings a
few weeks earlier and at Tea Parties across the country became
- Joseph Farah and WorldNetDaily
"WorldNetDaily (WND), published by Joseph Farah," ADL contends, "is
an online newspaper with a far-right wing, political outlook that often
blurs the distinction between fact and opinion, or even fact and fiction.
The publication has spearheaded efforts to convince the public that
Obama does not have a legitimate birth certificate." ADL says, "One
of the main reporters for WND, Jerome Corsi, has been a major promoter
of the "birther" conspiracy theory..." that Obama
was born outside the US.
ADL says Farah took part in the strongly anti-Obama "How to
Take Back America" conference in St. Louis, September 25-26.
It was heavily promoted by WND and regular columnist and anti-Obama
syndicated talk show host Janet Porter.
ADL describes in detail how, "Two attorneys, Philip Berg, of
Pennsylvania, and Orly Taitz, of California, have been particularly
active in spreading the 'birther' argument, as has…WND." Filing
lawsuits demanding certainty about Obama's citizenship, ADL says, are "Alan
Keyes and Wiley Drake, 2008 presidential and vice-presidential
candidates respectively for the fringe American Independent party."
ADL calls Alex Jones "the Conspiracy King." It says, "If,
in mainstream America, Glenn Beck may be the radio talk show host most
involved stirring up anti-government hostility and anger, his counterpart
on the extreme fringe is Alex Jones…He has…collaborated
with celebrity truthers such as actor Charlie Sheen and far right icon
Ron Paul, a US Representative from Texas [who] has often been a guest
on his show." In March 2008, media figure Lou Dobbs was a
guest on Jones' show.
"After the election of Obama, Jones began to develop ties to
mainstream conservative media outlets such as FOX News Network." Yet
ADL asserts Jones fulfills exactly what it predicts right-wing, anti-Obama
hysteria will ultimately lead to: ADL says the April murder in Pittsburgh
of three policeman by young Richard Poplawski was under the influence
of "Jones and other conspiracy theorists."
ADL: "As these conspiracy theories become more popular, they
are starting to cross over from the fringes into more "mainstream" venues.
On August 14, 2009, for example, right-wing radio talk show host Michael
Savage, whose listeners are estimated to number over eight million,
proclaimed on his Savage Nation that the government would declare martial
law. "Martial law," he announced, "will be declared
in this country over a pretext. I think the likelihood is very high
that the gang that has taken over this country will declare…a
pretext…the equivalent of the Reichstag fire [an event that
helped the Nazis take over the German government]…to put
in a form of martial law."
- Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, Twitter
ADL complains that these internet giants are making possible "viral" proliferation
of grassroots American rage and conspiracy theories by providing
them an uncensored forum.
ADL says, "Some conservative media outlets, such as the FOX
New Network, have also played a role in promoting tea parties." "At
these events, and later sequels, anti-government sentiments and
conspiracy theories proliferated, with a common theme being that
somehow Obama had 'stolen' the country from Americans."
Town hall meetings, which ADL calls "disruptions," are
described as the rude, unnecessary interruption of political and social
progress, particularly healthcare reform, during this past summer.
ADL especially objects to frequent imagery comparing Obama and the
Democrat proposal of taxpayer-funded abortions to Nazism. "The
widespread use of Holocaust and Nazi analogies and comparisons, which
still continue, goes well beyond legitimate or even exaggerated criticism
of the Obama administration and its policies." "In these
Nazi analogies, Obama and his supporters are being cast as opponents
to be destroyed rather than fellow citizens with whom dialogue,
debate, and compromise are possible. The ready use of such propaganda
is symptomatic of the radicalization of some segments of the American
populace, and contributes to a self-perpetuating cycle of radicalization,
in which even more extreme ideas seem plausible and acceptable."
ADL describes immigration protesters as "xenophobes" --
persons afflicted with an irrational fear of foreigners and those who
are different. It is also a movement, ADL claims, which is manipulative. "…continuing
its exploitation of hot-button issues to gain a greater following,
the anti-immigrant movement is increasingly appropriating anti-government
language and events."
ADL may particularly resent ALIPAC, the immigration watchdog group
which, this spring, alerted the nation to ADL/Southern Poverty
Law Center (SPLC) attempts in their MIAC document to bias Missouri
State Police against a wide spectrum of Christian/conservative and
patriotic groups, labeling them potential terrorist threats. ADL
says of ALIPAC leader William Gheen that he "has a history of
using the tea party movement to serve his own purposes."
What Can We Do?
The Anti-Defamation League is the most powerful, anti-Christian,
pro-homosexual, pro-abortion attack group in America. Yet because ADL,
like its sister attack group SPLC, is entirely staffed by far left
Jews, Christian watchdog groups, such as WorldNetDaily, virtually never
This must change. Christian/conservative leaders must recognize that
ADL, if further protected from criticism, will only mount even more
vicious anti-Christian assaults. In 1939, British diplomats Chamberlain
and Asquith hoped that if Western powers remained silent and inoffensive
Hitler could be contained. In reality, like a tiger, Hitler could smell
their fear. Their appeasement only emboldened him to become more aggressive.
The same will happen if millions of Obama protesters remain silent
before ADL's recent attack upon them. Like Hitler's 1939 "war
games" in Spain, ADL is now testing the religious and political
right to see if it will publicly resist ADL's agenda of bringing persecution
to them. Persecution is the whole purpose behind ADL-orchestrated hate
crimes laws worldwide. After Pres. Obama's signing of the federal hate
law last month, ADL boldly took credit not only for "spearheading" its
passage over the past 12 years but also for convincing 45 U.S. states
and the District of Columbia to pass some version of its "model
hate crime law." (ADL
Hails Long Overdue Enactment of Hate Crime Law,
October 28, 2009.)
Will conservative leaders even mention ADL's attack on them this week?
Since ADL was founded in 1913, none has had the courage to publicly
If they did so now, it would be remarkably out of character.
Let the Anti-Defamation League teach you how they have saddled 45 states
with hate laws capable of persecuting Christians, and spearhead attempts to pass
the federal hate crimes bill: http://www.adl.org/99hatecrime/intro.asp.
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