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Q: So what does that make community organizing?

Posted by Lissa on June 22, 2009

A: Aiding and abetting future Enemies of the State.

Hey, why not?  Makes sense to me, given the new definition of low-level terrorism:

The written exam, given as part of Department of Defense employees’ routine training, includes a multiple-choice question that asks:

“Which of the following is an example of low-level terrorism?”

— Attacking the Pentagon

— IEDs

— Hate crimes against racial groups

— Protests

The correct answer, according to the exam, is “Protests.” [snip]

During Bush’s presidency, the Defense Department was criticized for infringing on citizens’ civil rights through surveillance programs designed to protect the nation against terrorist attacks. Brick said she has seen no indication that there will be a change in policy under President Obama.

“We need to see what they do,” she said. “In a number of areas the Obama administration has not backed off and kept the Bush administration line.”*

Yes indeedy, “make love not war” is now low-level terrorism. 

Folks protesting use of the Confederate Flag?  Low-level terrorists!

People advocating American withdrawal from Iraq?  Low-level terrorists!

Parents and kids protesting the end of the DC voucher program?  Educated low-level terrorists!

And don’t even get me STARTED on those weird Tea Party deviants.

I swear, sometimes the abject stupidity coming out of government just boggles the mind. 

Oo oo, I’ve got an idea!  Let’s have them run health care!

*I’d be curious to know how long this version of the exam has been in place.  Why didn’t this come out a year ago?  With all the “Bush infringes on civil liberties!” stories, you’d think this would have made its way to the papers before now.  On the other hand, if this is a relatively new question, well, that’s even more interesting, isn’t it?

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