Sunday, April 19, 2009

Nepolitano Document Resembles Bad UFO Report

With all the furor surrounding the document titled "Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment", I am surprised nobody had commented on the amateur quality of the writing.

My first impression is that it is either a hoax or it was written by summer interns without adult supervision.

To get an idea how badly this document is written think of a UFO "documetary" on the bad science channel, or the way dumb people try to impress Judge Wopner on "People's Court", by using big words and formal sentence structure.

Awkward sententence structure, no facts, mis-used and over-used adjectives, and an air of pompous pseudo-science; or, to be more accurate, pseudo-security.

Here is an example:

Open source reporting of wartime ammunition shortages has likely spurred rightwing extremists—as well as law-abiding Americans—to make bulk purchases of ammunition. These shortages have increased the cost of ammunition, further exacerbating rightwing extremist paranoia and leading to further stockpiling activity. Both rightwing extremists and law-abiding citizens share a belief that rising crime rates attributed to a slumping economy make the purchase of legitimate firearms a wise move at this time.

Weird. "Paranoia" is a psychiatric judgement. "Concern" would sound more professional.

They also use the word(?) "antigovernment". I'm not kidding.

1 comment:

  1. Reads like something written by cops or for cops. A lot of them are not brain surgeons. That's why they obey orders and 'enforce the law.'