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West Point center cites dangers of ‘far right’ in U.S.

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.

» 39 Comments

  1. grayscape

    January 18th, 2013

    The common (deliberate?) thinking is that racist/white supremacist groups like National Alliance, KKK, neo-nazis, the Stormfront community, and others…..are far-right.

    They are totalitarian LEFTISTS. Their agendas align almost perfectly with the Democrat party. They even identify as progressives or Democrats.

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  2. dissident

    January 18th, 2013

    I’m pretty sure that I make their lists just because of the things I say online. It’s weird that they think I’m “dangerous” just because I want to be left alone.

    If you are looking for a violent hate group, look no further than Washington DC.

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  3. Dagney

    January 18th, 2013

    Why don’t they link to the report?

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  4. Dagney

    January 18th, 2013

    The WashTimes don’t even provide the title of the report.

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  5. Dagney

    January 18th, 2013

     
  6. Dagney

    January 18th, 2013

    The racist movement is comprised of white supremacy groups such as the KKK, neo- Nazi groups such as the National Alliance and Skinheads groups such as the Hammerskin Nation. The groups comprising this movement are interested in preserving or restoring what they perceive as the appropriate and natural racial and cultural hierarchy, by enforcing social and political control over non-Aryans/nonwhites such as African Americans, Jews, and various immigrant communities. Therefore, their ideological foundations are based mainly on ideas of racism, segregation, xenophobia, and nativism (rejection of foreign norms and practices). In line with the movement’s ideology, the great majority of attacks perpetrated by the racist groups are aimed against individuals or groups affiliated with a specific minority ethnic group, or identifiable facilities (mosques, synagogues, or schools affiliated with minority communities). However, while the KKK extremists are heavily involved in acts of vandalism, extremists from Skinheads and Neo-Nazi groups are more likely to engage in attacks against people, including mass casualty attacks.

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  7. KF

    January 18th, 2013

    I’ve talked to people who have gone to those meetings. There’s always some PC asshat running the show. If someone brings up radical Islamists the moderator will then twist the statement into “Islamophobia” no one with an ounce of common sense can stand those groupthink PC sessions. The results are frequently decided before hand. Then they trot out the results of these meetings in an attempt to show how the top mil & gov people are thinking, it’s bullcrap

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  8. Dagney

    January 18th, 2013

    Their definition of the ‘far right’.

    In both Israel and the United States the far right encompasses strong religious dimensions, since in both countries religious ideology and fundamentalist interpretation of holy texts are frequently suborned as justification for far right extremism.

    In the context of the far-right worldview, nationalism takes an extreme form of full convergence between one polity or territory and one ethnic or national collective. Two elements are required for the fulfillment of this version of the nationalist doctrine. The first is that of internal homogenization, i.e., the aspiration that all residents or citizens of the polity will share the same national origin and ethnic characteristics. The second is the element of external exclusiveness, the aspiration that all individuals belonging to a specific national or ethnic group will reside in the homeland. As will be demonstrated later, in the context of the American far-right the tendency is to emphasize the first element. Several explanations can be provided for that inclination. First, in the context of liberal democracies the limited control on the movement of population departing the country in comparison with the greater capacity to control incoming population makes policies promoting internal homogenization more attainable than those dealing with external exclusiveness. Second, since the homeland is perhaps the most essential element in ensuring the ongoing existence of the nation, there is more emphasis on protecting the ethnic homogeneity of the population residing in the homeland than on the need to consolidate the entire collective within one territory. Finally, the various dimensions and implications of internal homogenization make it attractive to far-right groups in terms of political mobilization. In simple terms, people tend to care more about the homogeneity of their surroundings than the need to reduce the size of their nation’s Diaspora.

    pp. 15-16

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  9. BILL

    January 18th, 2013

    desire for limited government does not equate to racism.

    do not them define the terms of this debate or you will lose.

    on the political scale constutionalism equates to the middle while liberal, democrat, nazism or communism relates to the far left. control freaks all of them.

    define the terms and use them to define the communists.

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  10. grayscape

    January 18th, 2013

    “…by enforcing social and political control…”

    Exactly. Just like ALL progfarts.

    …and they are generally very supportive of musloids because musloids hate jooos. That too is very progressive.

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  11. Dagney

    January 18th, 2013

    3.1.2 – Anti-Federalist Movement

    …the anti-federalist movement appeared in full force only in the early to mid-1990s, with the emergence of groups such as the Militia of Montana and the Michigan Militia.

    Anti-federalism is normally identified in the literature as the “Militia” or “Patriot” movement. Anti-federalist and anti-government sentiments were present in American society before the 1990s in diverse movements and ideological associations promoting anti-taxation, gun rights, survivalist practices, and libertarian ideas.

    [...]

    Some groups are driven by a strong conviction that the American political system and its proxies were hijacked by external forces interested in promoting a “New World Order,” (NWO) in which the United States will be embedded in the UN or another version of global government. The NWO will be advanced, they believe, via steady transition of powers from local to federal law-enforcement agencies, i.e., the transformation of local police and law-enforcement agencies into a federally controlled “National Police” agency that will in turn merge with a “Multi-National Peace Keeping Force.” The latter deployment on US soil will be justified via a domestic campaign implemented by interested parties that will emphasize American society’s deficiencies and US government incompetency. This will convince the American people that restoring stability and order inevitably demands the use of international forces. The last stage, according to most NWO narratives, involves the transformation of the United States government into an international/world government and the execution and oppression of those opposing this process.

    Linda Thompson, the head of the Unorganized Militia of the United States details the consequence of this global coup: ”This is the coming of the New World Order. A one-world government, where, in order to put the new government in place, we must all be disarmed first. To do that, the government is deliberately creating schisms in our society, funding both the anti-abortion/pro-choice sides, the antigun/pro-gun issues…trying to provoke a riot that will allow martial law to be implemented and all weapons seized, while ‘dissidents’ are put safely away”.

    The fear of the materialization of the NWO makes most militias not merely hostile towards the federal government but also hostile towards international organizations, whether non-profitable NGOs, international corporations, or political institutions of the international community, such as the UN.

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  12. MM

    January 18th, 2013

    I’m not “far right” and until this last horrorshow of an election, I considered myself a mainstream citizen.

    No more with that fantasy. Fact is when TSHTF and it’s entirely due to REgressive policies, whether Rs or Ds have pushed them, than you’re going to see real violence.

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  13. Dagney

    January 18th, 2013

    They conflate the far-left (Nazism KKK) with the far-right (“anti-taxation, gun rights, survivalist practices”, and Christian + libertarian ideas).

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  14. Dagney

    January 18th, 2013

    “Far right” means, in practice, the next domestic enemy of the federal government.

    Ann Barnhardt is far-right in their view. For instance.

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  15. Claudia

    January 18th, 2013

    Well, Goddamnthemalltohell.

    No wonder our military top brass is so anti-American! I was wondering how someone from the military could turn out so liberal.

    Now I see that from day one they are indoctrinating them just like public schools.

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  16. Bloodless Coup

    January 18th, 2013

    These people at WEST POINT seem to have sold their hearts and souls to the Federal Government. They are being bought off, bribed, and corrupted with OUR tax dollars.

    They are actively helping to create a false narrative about those of us who still believe in the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

    They are part of a CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT TREASON against the United States of America.

    They should be COURT MARTIALED and placed on trial for TREASON.

    They are an ABSOLUTE DISGRACE to their UNIFORMS!!!

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  17. Dagney

    January 18th, 2013

    Pro-Life Violence and the Army of God (AOG)

    Here the report depicts the view of those they deem as pro-life terrorists:

    First, those who support abortion are representatives of the devil and evil; hence, pro-life forces must acknowledge that their struggle is part of an ongoing war between Satan and God’s children.

    Second, the abortion industry is perceived as no less than a mechanism for the systematic killing of innocent and pure human beings, or as it is described, a “new Holocaust.”

    Third, since every human being is created in the image of God, it is by definition a sin to end their lives before they have been able to “enjoy love and life of this planet.”

    Fourth, those who participate actively in the pro-life war are members of a clandestine avant-garde, regarded as a remnant, a small minority among the communities of believers. The reason for that is that the fragmentation of the Christian religious establishment prevents any likelihood of unity behind the cause of preventing abortion.

    Finally, the use of violence in this cause has several objectives:
    (a) demolishing the murder weapons, i.e., destroying the structure within which abortions are being committed;
    (b) disarming the individuals responsible for or participating in the crimes by inflicting severe physical harm on them;
    (c) to deter those who continue to engage in and to be part of the abortion industry by advocating the view that “the only rational way to respond to the knowledge of an imminent and brutal murder is direct action.” Hence, the violence is an act of rescue or defensive action rather than of murder;
    (d) lastly, the violence aims to ignite the public discourse regarding the morality of abortion.

    As explained in the AOG Manual:

    It is easy at this time for the media as a whole to hold the position that they do: they can comfortably be for death. Not so when the honorable citizens of any given community begin to rise up in righteous indignation and destroy these miniature Dachaus. All of a sudden, apathy is gone. The average reporter says to himself, ‘Wow! Maybe there are a few people that really believe all this jargon about abortion being murder.’

    To conclude, pro-life violence is driven by several ideological building blocks that are enhanced by religious-based convictions, i.e., fetuses are human beings created in God’s image, and as such should be accorded the rights of humans from the moment of conception; any violent acts to end their lives are immoral and should be prevented.

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  18. Dagney

    January 18th, 2013

    I was wrong, the the WashTimes did provide the title of the report.

    There’s a lot of interesting data in the report, even if the report itself is junk.

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  19. jeckelmyhyde

    January 18th, 2013

    Does anyone remember Nidal Malik Hasan? These guys call his horrific acts “Workplace violence”……… It’s a dangerous thing giving a libtard a keyboard.

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  20. Dagney

    January 18th, 2013

    The report depicts the far right as threefold:

    1) Racist/White Supremacy,

    2) Anti-federalist,

    3) Christian-fundamentalist.

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  21. Tim

    January 18th, 2013

    We’ve suspected crap like this since, at least, the Ft. Hood “workplace violence” incident and the top military’s reticence on the facts of the matter.

    So, do we assume that the military stands with the jackals and hyenas of socialism, or with America?

    Or is it just the General Officers who have sold their souls to allah (Satan)?

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  22. F.P.U.S.

    January 18th, 2013

    @ Tim
    we know, not only suspect.

    Here’s the precedent of this West Point report :

    http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/full-spectrum-operations-in-the-homeland-a-%E2%80%9Cvision%E2%80%9D-of-the-future

    Full Spectrum Operations in the Homeland: A “Vision” of the Future

    by Kevin Benson and Jennifer Weber

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  23. Bl

    January 18th, 2013

    I’m sure this kind of study is intended to train future officers for our nation’s army forces to never disarm and fire upon fellow citizens. Or maybe not.

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  24. J Frank Parnell

    January 18th, 2013

    So a communist traitor has infiltrated a military university and now uses its imprimatur to publish communist propaganda.

    Bring back HUAC. Now.

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  25. Stirrin the B.S.

    January 18th, 2013

    Any rank above a Colonel is no longer military, but is political. They are the military version of the establishment DC politicians.

    Their primary objective is to suck up to the rank above them in order to get promoted and increase their pensions, and to position themselves for their after-military career as defense industry consultants or lobbyists.

    The Tea Party and libertarians are a threat to their way of life.

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  26. Karl

    January 18th, 2013

    @Parnell: HUAC had a list of 80-134 known or suspected communists in the Truman administration. Today, HUAC would have a list of 80-134 members of the administration who are NOT communist.

    << This Army officer EARNED his commission at Benning School for Boys. Patton was the last west pointer with balls.

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  27. F.P.U.S.

    January 18th, 2013

    This report will give ammunition to the MSM.

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  28. Moe Tom

    January 18th, 2013

    The pussification of the CORP.

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  29. Wyatt, Insensitive Progressive Jerk

    January 18th, 2013

    I did not have time to read the report in detail, but the portions I did read would probably pertain to street gangs as much (or more) than “far right groups.” Are the Crips and Bloods considered far right groups?

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  30. Moe Tom

    January 18th, 2013

    THE CORPSE?

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  31. F.P.U.S.

    January 18th, 2013

    @ Wyatt,

    There’s not a single mention of Crips in the report.

    It’s more about white supremacy, anti federal government, and Christian fundamentalism.

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  32. Tim

    January 18th, 2013

    F.P.U.S.,
    Thanks. Benson’s a retired Army Colonel, so the rot goes further down the ranks than General. Hard to believe our armed forces have been so infiltrated by the socialists, Nazis, and other assorted scum.

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  33. reddecaesari

    January 18th, 2013

    my dad, west point class of 1949, would be barfing.

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  34. AbigailAdams

    January 18th, 2013

    The CTC began as a privately funded org to study AQ. I don’t know how they are funded today.

    I’d like to see a similar report that exposes the twin national security threats of “home grown” middle eastern adepts and urban gangsters. These are two well-known and recognized sources of real terrorism.

    I’ve only read a synopsis of the report, but its twisted labeling of small government supporters as terrorists should cause anyone to have a brain cramp. Truly remarkable use of Goebbels’ primary rule of propaganda — tell the big lie often enough until people believe it is true.

    If anyone wants to question someone at the CTC, here is a link to the current Director (and he lists his email address):

    Major Bryan C. Price http://bryancprice.com/C.V.html

    It’s a fairly small org as far as I can tell. Price’s thesis is on the area of decapitating leadership in terrorist orgs. I’m making a leap here, but I would imagine that taking on something as headless as the tea party would be deeply confounding to someone as hierarchically-trained as someone like Price.

    The head of the CTC is John P. Aizaid.

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  35. AbigailAdams

    January 18th, 2013

    Well, this is interesting. Also linked to Price’s website is a major report/study of the Ft. Hood massacre in which he played a role in identifying and making recommendations on Force Security and overall recommendations. Much of the report is couched in vague terms but the recommendations made under the heading (I think it’s pg. 3) are unambiguous recommendations about people in the military who become “self-radicalized”. Quite a departure from “workplace violence.”

    For wonks who like to read these things: http://www.defense.gov/pubs/pdfs/DOD-ProtectingTheForce-Web_Security_HR_13jan10.pdf

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  36. Wyatt, Insensitive Progressive Jerk

    January 18th, 2013

    @Dagny: I did not expect to see any mention of street gangs in the report. However, the same compartmentalization, analysis and groupings could apply to street gangs as well as white supremacists, Christian fundamentalists, and anti-Federalists. Many street gangs are homogeneous and not tolerant of other races or cultures. Many street gangs are very territorial and resent any intrusion by outsiders or “the man” into their territory. Many street gangs are violent. Many street gangs have a strict code of conduct which must be followed. And on and on, although I have yet to hear anyone characterize a street gang as a “far right group.”

    I find it ironic that on the same day that IOTW posted this, there was also a piece on Bill Ayers. Bill Ayers is not, by any stretch of the imagination, a “far right” individual, yet he clearly advocated for the violent overthrow of the Federal government and engaged in terrorist activities.

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  37. Dagney

    January 18th, 2013

    Yes, Wyatt.

    Many street gangs are homogeneous and not tolerant of other races or cultures. Many street gangs are very territorial and resent any intrusion by outsiders or “the man” into their territory. Many street gangs are violent. Many street gangs have a strict code of conduct which must be followed. And on and on, although I have yet to hear anyone characterize a street gang as a “far right group.”

    I understand fully what you’re saying. Territory + identity = a gang, or band or what Deleuze called a ‘war machine’. And often that identity runs along ethnic/racial faultines. But not always: the islamic line does not coincide with race (although is could, as we’ve seen with Malcom X).

    What you’re saying makes perfect sense. We have urban gangs, and we have drug cartels, and they sometimes overlap. And we have islamic fronts (mostly affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood), that are waging ‘civilizational jihad’.

    The most explosive place in America will be the places where those faultines meet. A thousand Sarajevo.

    And we have also a communist line, such as Ayers and the Weather Underground. My my.

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  38. Dagney

    January 18th, 2013

    @Abigail, Many thanks for the report on the Ft. Hood massacre. I’ll have a look.

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  39. AbigailAdams

    January 18th, 2013

    Dagney — You’re welcome. It’s pretty interesting, as is Price’s info. Kind of helps to know something about one of the people at the CTC.

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