Steve Watson — Prisonplanet.com April 9, 2013
In an appearance on MSNBC’s Chris Matthews show this past weekend, Time columnist Joe Klein declared that anyone who fears that their government may become oppressive is “anti-American”.
In an exchange centered around the Obama administration’s push for gun control, Klein took aim at gun owners, asking “…What do they need all those bullets for? I guess they just don’t feel very strong.”
Klein then stated that the US has become a “lot more wimpy” as a nation because “these gun advocates at the NRA want these semi-automatic weapons.”
When Matthews asked Klein to speak about a “cowboy culture”, Klein continued his verbal assault.
“Well, I think that that’s at the root of it, but there’s something else that’s going on now that is really, really dangerous, and it’s this festering sense that we need to have these semi-automatic weapons because the government in Washington is about to oppress us.” he said.
“And that is paranoia that these groups like the NRA, the Gun Owners of America — they feed this crap, and it really is anti-American.” Klein continued.
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Of course, any real American knows that the Constitution is predicated upon limitations to prevent the government becoming oppressive. Therefore, by Klein’s logic, the Founding Fathers were anti-American.
As Klein vilifies anyone who questions government overreach as paranoid and “anti-American”, he simultaneously supports unrestricted drone assassinations overseas by the same administration. Klein has even argued that killing innocent 4 year old children in Pakistan and Afghanistan is just fine, so long as it protects “4-year-olds here.” Glenn Greenwald has noted  that this is the EXACT justification and mind set of every “terrorist” that the US has targeted.
As Klein lectures the few Americans that still watch MSNBC programming on how questioning government oppression is “paranoid crap”, he simultaneously supports the same government mass murdering children abroad using “a joystick in California.”
Klein is down with democide. It’s just fine with him. But if you question your government’s motives he’ll call you out as a dangerous kook.
The gall of the man is incredulous. If anyone is anti-American it is Klein himself.
Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com , and Prisonplanet.com . He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.