Shameless FBI Director James Comey Delivers "LOVE LETTER TO THE ADL" (NOT Satire.)
"If this sounds a bit like a love letter to the ADL, it is because I intend it so."

By Martin Hill
[Originally published October 5, 2015.]


I was doing some research yesterday and accidentally came upon this bizarre speech from the FBI director giving a speech, or "a love letter to the ADL," as he called it, to the Anti-Defamation League.

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synonyms: be obsequious to, be sycophantic to, curry favor with, flatter, play up to, crawl to, ingratiate oneself with, dance attendance on; More informal: suck up to, be all over, brown-nose, toady. obsequious, servile, sycophantic, flattering, ingratiating, unctuous, oleaginous, groveling, crawling;
informal: bootlicking, smarmy, sucky, brown-nosing, toadying
(of an animal, especially a dog) show slavish devotion, especially by crawling and rubbing against someone.

Wikipedia notes "James Brien Comey, Jr. (born December 14, 1960) is the seventh and current Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation." Comey previously served as a U.S. attorney, was considered for the U.S. Supreme Court, has signed a declaration in support of same sex marriage, and was nominated by Obama for head of the FBI in June 2013,. Interestingly, in his younger days Comey also served served as a law clerk for George Bush's cousin, U.S. District Judge John M. Walker, Jr., in Manhattan. Walker you may remembr is the judge who dismissed Pentagon employee April Gallop's 9/11 lawsuit agaist the US govt, Bush, Cheney, for their complicity in the 9/11 attacks.

Here are the excerpts from Comey's "love letter to the ADL," the video link to C-span is below. If anyone can grab this video and post it to youtube, please email me or post the link in the comment section at the bottom of this page. You don't have to log in to do so, thanks.

The FBI and the ADL: Working Toward a World Without Hate
James B. Comey
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Anti-Defamation League National Leadership Summit
Washington, D.C. April 28, 2014

As the Boston bombings illustrate, we face a continuing threat from homegrown violent extremists. Some call these individuals "lone wolves," but I think that gives them too much dignity. I like to think of them as "lone rats."

These individuals are self-radicalizing. They do not share a typical profile; their experiences and motives are often distinct. They are willing to act alone, which makes them difficult to identify and stop. This is not just a D.C., New York, or Los Angeles phenomenon; it is agnostic as to place.

We also face domestic terrorism from individuals and groups who are motivated by political, racial, religious, or social ideology - ideology fueled by bigotry and prejudice - as we saw in Overland Park, Kansas.

We in the FBI have a strong working knowledge of these groups and their general membership. Here, too, it's the lone offenders that trouble us. They stand on the periphery. We may not know of them because their actions do not predicate an investigation.

Most of the time, domestic extremists are careful to keep their actions within the bounds of constitutionally protected activity. And for the FBI, protecting those civil liberties - such as freedom of speech - is of paramount importance, no matter how hateful that speech might be. We only get involved when words cross the line into illegal activity.

You help us police that line. You know all too well that in a heartbeat, hateful speech can become violent, even deadly. Hate becomes hate crime.

...Over the years, the partnership between the FBI and the ADL has grown stronger. Yes, we serve different functions, but we share common values and common goals. We both work to protect the lives and liberties of our fellow citizens. We are both building communities that stand united against crime and terrorism. And we are both committed to promoting and defending freedom.

Not freedom in some esoteric sense - but freedom to walk down the street without being harmed - freedom to ride the subway without being endangered - freedom to be who and what you are, without judgment or derision. These are the freedoms we all cherish, regardless of race, creed, orientation, or ethnicity. Yet freedom takes work. It takes vigilance. And it takes patience. And when you are trying to change the world - when you imagine a world without hate, as you do - patience is more than a virtue. It is a necessity.

Last year, the ADL marked its centennial. For any organization to mark 100 years of service is incredible. But to do so with such a record of success is doubly impressive. Your advocacy for such a wide range of issues and constituents is nothing short of amazing, from anti-Semitism to voting rights and immigration issues - from gender and LGBT equality to anti-Muslim prejudice - from the separation of church and state to cyber-bullying. You pushed and prodded for the passage of comprehensive hate crimes legislation. It took more than 30 years, but as I said, patience is a necessity in your line of work.

Your leadership in tracking and exposing domestic and international terrorist threats is invaluable. Your experience in hate crime prevention and investigations is essential. Your research has helped agents and analysts as they conduct threat assessments and prepare intelligence reports. And the training you voluntarily provide - at conferences, in classrooms, and at the community level - is eye-opening and insightful.

Now, if this sounds a little bit like a love letter to the ADL -- (laughter) -- it is because I intend it so. Since 1913 you have advocated for fairness and equality, for inclusion and acceptance. You have never been indifferent. You have never been complacent. And the word "silence" does not appear in your language.

Upon accepting the Nobel Peace Prize, Elie Wiesel spoke of the danger of silence. He said, "I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endured suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented."

You have never remained silent, no matter how difficult the issue. We in the FBI believe the same. We must never remain silent, no matter how difficult the caseā€¦no matter how long it takes to seek justice. And, like you, we must always, always side with the good. That is why all new agents tour the Holocaust Museum, so that they can see and hear and feel - in a palpable, nauseating, and gut-wrenching way - the consequences of the abuse of power on a massive scale. I will continue this practice as we resume new agent classes at Quantico. For just as we must never forget the atrocities of the Holocaust, we must never forget the responsibilities we hold as a law enforcement and national security organization.

...We know why the members of the ADL work so very hard, each and every day, to advocate for those who suffer from the effects of such deep-seated hatred. And we know why we must continue to stand together to stop those who would act against us - those who would seek to steal life. To paraphrase the words of Dr. Martin Luther King: When evil people plot, good people must plan. When evil people burn and bomb, good people must build and bind. When evil people shout ugly words of hatred, good people must commit themselves to the glories of love.

Together, we must plan... This is why we do the work we do. This is why we continue to push forward. This is why we must never be indifferent or complacent, why we must never remain silent. Thank you for all that you do. We are honored to stand beside you.


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