I have just received the news that I have been removed from the SPLC’s antigovernment group list. I know: how can an individual be a group? But I have given up any notion that liberals act with intelligence. I will have to be more diligent in the future but I must admit that they have made a mistake in underestimating my work in the past twelve months.
The antigovernment movement has experienced a resurgence, growing quickly since 2008, when President Obama was elected to office. Factors fueling the antigovernment movement in recent years include changing demographics driven by immigration, the struggling economy and the election of the first African-American president.
Generally, antigovernment groups define themselves as opposed to the “New World Order,” engage in groundless conspiracy theorizing, or advocate or adhere to extreme antigovernment doctrines. Antigovernment groups do not necessarily advocate or engage in violence or other criminal activities, though some have. Many warn of impending government violence or the need to prepare for a coming revolution. Many antigovernment groups are not racist.