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Further to the right, numerous groups reflecting the conspiracism of the
patriot movement issued attacks on Clinton. Representative examples include
The Free Republic, the American Sentinel, and the John Birch Society.
The Free Republic is a loosely knit organization that exists primarily
as a web page with articles and discussion groups. Periodically the group
stages a demonstration. Here is an example of where the patriot movement
and the theocratic Chistian Right can intersect with more mainstream sectors
of the anti-Clinton campaign.
Jim Robinson of Free Republic echoes the basic position of the patriot
The federal government has overstepped its
Constitutional limits and the complicit media is acting in concert
to continue the illegal government expansion and to strengthen its
own stranglehold on truth and to continue its agenda of projecting
the socialist government propaganda slant on the news.
...the government and the corporate media
have over the years created, through regulation and policy, a liberal
propaganda machine whose goal is to continue the expansion of a collective
state and to control every aspect of our lives and fortunes.
We, the People, are exercising our Constitutional
right to free speech to alert our elected representatives to fulfill
their Constitutional duty.
The patriot movement was awash with this type of right wing populist conspiracism
rooted in anti-collectivist ideology. Consider the statement of Dr. L.
K. Landis circulated by Wilderness Voice Publications and posted in the
White Water topic discussion group:
HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON:
Mother of the Village People
According to an article in the December
8, 1995 issue of Human Events, First Lady (?) Hillary Rodham (even
she was so embarrassed by it that she refused to take her husband's
last name until after he was elected president) Clinton has written
a book title "It Takes a Village." The thesis of the upcoming
book on child rearing supposedly comes from an African proverb that
maintains children should be raised by a whole village.
To quote the article written by Floyd G.
Brown, "...it appears that Mrs. Clinton's manual on child rearing
will showcase her radical ideas on parenting and the family. In this,
model parents rights are secondary and the village (i.e. the state)
knows better than the parents how to raise a child."
Four years ago when the Clintons were running
for president, I warned that they had a hidden agenda which was not
thoroughly revealed in the news media. Mr. Clinton's adulterous lifestyle
and Hillary's open, flagrant attack on the institution of motherhood
were brought to the surface during their campaign, but their radical
philosophies on "children's rights" and child rearing were
not exposed until after they were fully intrenched in Washington.
God's people must loudly proclaim outrage
against this socialist propaganda of a society better fit to raise
children than the parents to whom God gave them. Remember, "Lo,
children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is
his reward." Children are NOT the property of the state, but rather
a gift from God.138
This excerpt from a short post is worth dissecting. The author cites to
an article in the ultra-conservative Human Events written by Floyd G. Brown
who runs the anti-Clinton Citizens United. Liberalism, radicalism, feminist
principles, statist collectivism, and socialism are seen as a package.
Biblical scripture is quoted.
On October 31, 1998, Free Republic staged a "March for Justice" in
Washington, D.C. Invited speakers included Larry Klayman, Gary Aldrich,
Matt Drudge, Alan Keyes, Rep. Bob Barr, Lucianne Goldberg, Ann Coulter,
Reed Irvine, and former Arkansas State Trooper L. D. Brown.
When Clinton cited his old professor, Carrol Quigley, during the campaign
and in his convention speech, he inadvertently mentioned a Birch Society
hero. The Birchers and others in the patriot movement have long claimed
that Quigley revealed the truth about the Anglophile network of "Insiders" who
secretly run the world through organizations such as the Rhodes scholarships,
the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Trilateral Commission.
Early in the Clinton administration the publisher of the hard right American
Sentinel put out a booklet titled The Clinton Clique, by long-time
John Birch Society stalwarts Larry Abraham and William P. Hoar, detailing
the JBS theory that Clinton is part of the Anglo-American conspiracy
which supposedly rules the world.139 The
John Birch Society itself has been promoting bulk distribution of one
issue of its magazine, The New American, with a cover story and
special report on the "Conspiracy for Global Control," linking
Clinton to the purported Council on Foreign Relations conspiracy.
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