Biker Gangs and Military Vets – How the Media Frames our Thinking

ELDER PATRIOT – The Associated Press is reporting that federal agents have gone public with their concern over the recruitment of active duty and retired military personnel by motorcycle gangs.

Has this really become a problem of significant enough proportions to warrant taking it to the wire services?  The lengthy story cites a single anecdotal instance of a soldier killing someone in the vicinity of a gang clubhouse.  What could possibly qualify this story for attention by the wire services?

Perhaps this is the beginning of a media led conditioning program intended to build widespread distrust of military personnel?  Why, you ask?

Well, if the people fear our military they may more easily accept an expanded militarization of Homeland Security and perhaps even the development of a civilian police force (as a counter-balance to military-bikers and military-terrorists that we’ve also been warned about) as then Candidate Obama called for on July 2, 2008 while on the campaign trail:

“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”

Obama has been consolidating his power for some time now.  With the feckless Republicans now rolling over like disinterested dogs on virtually every legislative initiative, now may be the time that he pushes for his version of Hitler’s Brown Shirts.

I know quite a few of our military’s members from enlisted men to colonels, SEALS, special ops, and Rangers.  My experience with both, these military personnel and as a trustee of the Media Research Center, leads me this conclusion; trust the military and question the reasons for this story.


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Elder Patriot has a bachelor degree in political science and an MBA. He has worked in management for major corporations and as an entrepreneur. He has sat on boards as both a director and as a trustee. His interaction with media members, senators and representatives has been significant and form the basis for his writings and his beliefs.
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