West Point center cites dangers of ‘far right’ in U.S.
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#1 Jan 18, 2013
A West Point think tank has issued a paper warning America about “far right” groups such as the “anti-federalist” movement, which supports “civil activism, individual freedoms and self-government.”
The report issued this week by the Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., is titled “Challengers from the Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far-Right.”
The center — part of the institution where men and women are molded into Army officers — posted the report Tuesday. It lumps limited government activists with three movements it identifies as “a racist/white supremacy movement, an anti-federalist movement and a fundamentalist movement.”
The West Point center typically focuses reports on al Qaeda and other Islamic extremists attempting to gain power in Asia, the Middle East and Africa through violence.
But its latest study turns inward and paints a broad brush of people it considers “far right.”
It says anti-federalists “espouse strong convictions regarding the federal government, believing it to be corrupt and tyrannical, with a natural tendency to intrude on individuals’ civil and constitutional rights. Finally, they support civil activism, individual freedoms, and self government. Extremists in the anti-federalist movement direct most their violence against the federal government and its proxies in law enforcement.”
The report also draws a link between the mainstream conservative movement and the violent “far right,” and describes liberals as “future oriented” and conservatives as living in the past.
“While liberal worldviews are future- or progressive -oriented, conservative perspectives are more past-oriented, and in general, are interested in preserving the status quo.” the report says.“The far right represents a more extreme version of conservatism, as its political vision is usually justified by the aspiration to restore or preserve values and practices that are part of the idealized historical heritage of the nation or ethnic community.”
The report adds:“While far-right groups’ ideology is designed to exclude minorities and foreigners, the liberal-democratic system is designed to emphasize civil rights, minority rights and the balance of power.”
#2 Jan 18, 2013
Please provide a link to the propaganda aimed at disarming and enslaving the American people, please.
America, do not allow the above nonsense to further divide the country. Believing in freedom and liberty is not "extreme." It is what this country was founded on.
Those that oppose freedom and liberty are trying to portray these beliefs as "extreme right-wing," to demonize what made this country great.
Liberty and freedom are not "extreme right wing." They are the founding principles of this country. Do not let tyrants convince you that freedom is is "extreme" anything. Freedom has nothing to do with right-wing, left-wing, or chicken wing.
Freedom is above partisan nonsense.
#3 Jan 19, 2013
Don't have a link to any propaganda aimed at enslaving the American people,,,Here is information on right wing extremists who are bent on creating chaos and destruction in America,as stated by West Point think tanki
New Study Highlights Threat From Far Right-Wing Groups In U.S.
A new study from a think tank connected to the West Point Military Academy highlights the threat of violent far-right movements in the United States, leading to the conclusion that, while diverse in in their causes, they are similar in their use of violence to achieve their aims.
West Point’s Combatting Terrorism Center was founded in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, and has primarily focused its research on international terrorist threats. Titled “Challengers from the Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far-Right,” this new report instead looks as the risk that domestic groups pose to the U.S. Breaking down these groups into three categories — the Racist/White Supremacy Movement, the Anti-Federalist Movement, and the Christian Fundamentalist Movement — allows the study to examine the background ideologies and methods of each subset thoroughly, opposed to lumping them all together as most studies have.
#4 Jan 19, 2013
A leftist Asst Sociology Prof self-publishes a paper hyperventilating over his discovery (!!!) that there are a criminal gangs like the Aryan Brotherhood and nut-jobs like Tim McVeigh in the US, and progressive left toolbags wet themselves over it.
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