Several months ago the Department of Homeland Security, under the direction of Janet Napalitano, released a report that accused tea party attendees, veterans, anti-government and anti-tax types of being dangerous right-wing extremist domestic terrorists. Now the President has nominated a man to the top of the Transportation Security Administration that seems to agree with Napalitano and the rest of her ilk. Erroll Southers has a past that is distasteful in which he used FBI resources illegally for personal use. And now he has made a claim that is outrageous.
In a 2008 video interview with the Videojug.com website, Errol Southers was asked, “Which home-grown terrorist groups pose the greatest danger to the U.S.?”
Southers answered: “Most of the domestic groups that we have to pay attention to here are white supremacist groups. They’re anti-government and in most cases anti-abortion. They are usually survivalist-type in nature, identity orientated. If you recall, Buford Furrow came to Los Angeles in, I believe, it was 1999. When he went to three different Jewish institutions, museums, and then wound up shooting people at a children’s community center, then shooting a Filipino postal worker later on. Matthew Hale, who’s the Pontifex Maximus of the World Church of the Creator out of Illinois, and Ben Smith, who went on a shooting spree in three different cities where he killed a number of African Americans and Jews and Asians that day. Those groups are groups that claim to be extremely anti-government and Christian-identity oriented.”
So Southers is claiming that this group he described is a Christian group. And he wanted to stress the anti-government part as well, but I am sure that it was not a swipe to members of the Tea Party Movement. The fact is, that this group that these men belong to – World Church of the Creator – is an atheistic organization and is anti-Christian. These claims are made on the “church’s” website. The Anti-Defamation League describes the group as non-believers in eternal life and God. The group changed its name to The Creativity Movement recently.
Southers also claimed that “we will never win” a war on terrorism in the permanent sense, but we can focus on trying to “contain” terrorism. This is really the person we want in charge of our airline safety. Southers should fit in just fine with the rest of the Obama administration that is in denial about the War on Terrorism.