This should worry all Americans. Whether or not you agree with the tactics of these nutjobs who are going out and causing all of this damage, I’m uncomfortable with the free use of the words “terrorist” and “terrorism” here. Apparently since the United States Government is making no progress (or real effort) in regard to Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda, they’ve decided to go after groups of domestic misfits and dub them “Eco-Terrorists.”
People such as the Earth Liberation Front and the Animal Liberation Front are self-righteous assholes who have committed criminal acts of sabotage and destruction, but does anyone really think they’re in the same league as al-Qaeda? Maybe it is only a matter of time before their idiotic campaigns result in the injury of or death of a person, but I still have a hard time envisioning these people kidnapping and beheading social workers or employees of the companies they’ve been targeting.
All I’ll say in conclusion is that we should worry when the Government starts referring to idiots such as the Earth Liberation Front and the Animal Liberation Front as terrorists. Keep in mind that under the Bush Administration Education Secretary Rod Paige called the National Education Association a terrorist organization. With that in mind, it’s very clear that these eleven indictments show that the United States Government considers every American to be a potential terrorist.