COINTELPRO (an acronym for COunter INTELligence PROgram) was a series of covert, and at times illegal, projects conducted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) aimed at surveying, infiltrating, discrediting, and disrupting domestic political organizations. National Security Agency operation Project MINARET targeted the personal communications of leading Americans, including Senators Frank Church and Howard Baker, civil rights leaders, including Dr. Martin Luther King, journalists and athletes who criticized the Vietnam War.The FBI has used covert operations against domestic political groups since its inception; however, covert operations under the official COINTELPRO label took place between 1956 and 1971. COINTELPRO tactics are still used to this day, and have been alleged to include discrediting targets through psychological warfare; smearing individuals and groups using forged documents and by planting false reports in the media; harassment; wrongful imprisonment; and illegal violence, including assassination. The FBI's stated motivation was "protecting national security, preventing violence, and maintaining the existing social and political order." -- Wikipedia.
It's starting to smell like COINTELPRO over in the Kerodin Klepto Kingdom. Fresh from his unhinged rant against yours truly, Kerodin is already planning to kill everyone he estimates is an enemy of the people: "Tree, Noose, Bolshevik – Some Assembly Required."
Sadly and ironically, this neo-collectivist masturbatory fantasy is heartily seconded by Pete of WRSA who seems to have forgotten what it is we fight for. It is ironic because of who Pete is (or perhaps, was) and the job he does every day. Not much doubt that Kerodin has fantasies of hanging me with the III-trademarked rope he is selling. (Don't copy it, or he'll sue you using the federal laws he purports to despise -- unless of course you pay him.) I guess Pete will be in the cheap seats cheering him on. This is remarkably reminiscent of that other collectivist fantasy, The Turner Diaries, where Wee Willie Pierce imagined "The Day of the Rope," when -- after using them to obtain victory -- the neo-Nazis summarily hang all enemies of their new Aryan American Empire, including their former "conservative" allies who merely wanted the Constitution restored. Presumably this will include in Kerodin's iteration all of you who have the ideological error of reading and agreeing with this blog.
But of course Wee Willie Pierce is long dead, and Kerodin is well on the way to discrediting himself. (Indeed, the timeline of Kerodin's semi-breakdown at my quip and his sale of nooses could make excellent fodder for a psychoanalyst studying inadequacies and compensation.) This Robespierre-wannabe fantasy business is all canned bullshit designed for those who are unwary enough to open the can and get sprayed with the pressurized contents. The only question is, who did the canning? And why? In whose service?