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West Point Study Warns Of ‘America’s Violent Far-Right’

This is pretty embarrassing from the counter-terrorism shop West Point Center. It’s not just that it totally ignores radical left wing terrorism. The problem is that it uses too broad a brush to paint far right extremism as it tries to connect skin-head, militia type radicalism to mainstream conservatism.

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.”

The report says there were 350 “attacks initiated by far-right groups/individuals” in 2011.

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  • “preserve values and practices” means We are dinosaurs? We are immoral? We are wrong in thinking accountability for ones own action? We no longer should consider right and wrong? We should work not to better ourselves or self esteem but to give to those that doesn’t want to contribute to their own well being? We believe in our Constitutional rights makes us rebels? If we disagree we are ugly Americans? So if we do do all of this we are a violent plague of some kind on society? Well all I can say is that I hope they don’t find an anti-dote, I’m just fine in what I believe!

  • Ft Hood Shooter – Registered Democrat.
    Columbine – both families were progressive liberal Democrats.
    Virginia Tech Shooter – Registered Democrat – Wrote hate mail to Bush.
    Connecticut School Shooter – Registered Democrat; hated Christians.
    Colorado Theater Shooter – progressive liberal Democrat; staff worker for the Obama campaign; Occupy Wall Street!
    Remind me again, who thinks the Tea Party is Evil???

    • Exactly!!!

    • hdeddie59

      Only reaffirms my belief that liberalism is a mental disorder/disease!!!

      • NINJA10R KLR650

        I am afraid that to the extent of the spread of this disease, we must vow to protect the decent of our Nation with fortitude and fire.

        For those sitting on the fence waiting to choose sides, choose Freedom and Liberty and fight for it.

        The other choice has been tried in recent history with horrendous results.

        PS: You are NOT RACIST to see the color of a man’s heart through whatever his skin color is!

  • susan5042

    I believe this is the reason they are stockpiling ammo.

  • Buck

    The government needs to look around , they will find that 95% of the violence in this country is committed by LEFTIST LIBERAL DEMONRATS !!!

  • doug schexnayder

    All part of the Alinsky style..freeze the target…ridicule it/fear monger/demonize it…therefore no debate with those tens of millions will be legit…always kill the messenger…such are the arrogant apostles of utopian socialism…the bold liars that rot nations…(theconservativecrawfish)

    • Patriot

      That was the first thing that struck me when I read this garbage!

  • Did they record the 350 incidents…. I hate numbers when they don’t have the references. They make the far left to be non-aggressive people. They must not think destroying property and looting as aggressive behavior

    • Patriot

      Sounds phony to me.

    • RedBubba

      In a country of 310 million people, 350 is not really a large number–especially compared to the number of abuses by law enforcement, attacks by lefties, and violence against Christians and Jews.

      Anyway, probably the number 350 is generated by a very broad definition.

  • Brett

    This must be challenged and nullified! To use the renowned Officer Training Center West Point as a political tool to attack your enemy is reprehensible! I would hope that there are still a few good and honorable men and women at West Point that would refuse to present this trash as true training material. Men and women of arms the die has been cast! We are at war, and it is clear they plan to use our own military against us. They are conditioning the new class of recruits to kill American citizens! Action must be taken while the majority of the military share our conservative values!

  • waz

    West Point Center “Teaches counterterrorism practitioners across all levels of government to confront the dynamic threat environment. They also research and advise.” And they come up with a report containing this language? The government acts off of reports like this? What came first, the report or the guidelines of what the government wanted the report to say? The report says it’s own citizens are a dynamic threat to the well being of the government? Wait, just the conservative thinkers are a dynamic threat? Now the gun control debates. The bans. The portrayed urgency? Only a fool would not see that our government is taking the initial steps toward confiscation of arms from it’s citizens. They fill the people with false statistics. The left wing media makes all gun owners appear crazy and continues to put out talking points that don’t question or evaluate but instead insist you agree or you are against the sane, the just. Wake up America. The divisions the government and it’s media outlets continually create serve their current purposes…in the end ALL of us will be on the same list. Divide and conquer.

    • Patriot

      There is something terribly wrong with this picture!

  • The only dangerous one I have ever seen, talk to or been around is the Left Liberal Progress Democrats and they scare the hell out of me. Then of course you do have the FDA which approves poison drugs that kill, not cure and allows thousands of poison toxins to be used in the food that you and your children eat. That makes you physically and mentally sick and all for profits to bribe your Senators Representatives. But, I have been told that the great Snake Oil Salesman, the MESSIAH will be sure to take care of you and yours in the interment camps.

  • Ron Obvious

    As a previous poster accurately posted, this is right of the Saul Alinsky – “Rules for Radicals”: ‘discredit’ and accuse the ‘normal’ or ‘moral’ majority of being immoral and far ‘right’ nuts. This is to cause division and create doubt, which if it works usually causes folks to stop expressing their feelings or concerns so as to not draw attention to themselves, as well cause those who haven’t made up their minds to shun them and their views.

  • more bullshit

  • West Point must be funded by the U.S. Government. The liberal controlled government wouldn’t skew a study to support it’s ideology, would it? 😉

  • More Bull hockey!

  • coastx

    All they are doing is staging the circumstances for another civil war. The “right” they are worried about is radical protestantism, the same ideology that presented throughout Europe when the monarchy initially lost control of it’s Mason project. Protestant ideology is political organized and capable of routing liberalism IF people will let go of liberal “helplessness bait”. Liberal repatriation is occult IP25. When and IF Americans connect with this, there won’t even be a fight. Liberal will vacate, because pople thus realizing they were literally being bred to these circumstances will not tolerate them. America needs to develop and maintain some degree of suspicion least gullibility will indeed trap and enslave this country.

    • freebirds

      They wouldn’t be posting this crap if it didn’t go against there agenda. And when a crazed animal is scared it will attack it’s threat. Thats what there doing now. There crazed and us red blooded true Americans who bleed red,white, and blue are there threat against there social agenda and take over.

  • jenniewalsh

    Liberalism is Satanism.

  • rich

    If you want to see how long they have been saying this, look up “Patriot Movement” in Wikipedia. It associates everyone who calls themselves a Patriot with extremism, skinheads and people like Timothy McVeigh

    • NINJA10R KLR650

      And?

      How close do you now think we are from actions resulting from the degradation of our leadership?

      The answer: Much closer than you think!

    • fullback6

      Say Rich, I don’t know how you equate Timothy Mcveigh with anything you are trying to demonize. Mcveigh was trying make an out of control Government suffer for it’s lawlessness as in Ruby Ridge where it killed a man’s intire family, military stile. And in the Waco tragity in which the same out of control government used military weapons to murder an intire religious group, every man woman and child, traped in the compound by crased government A.T.F. troops. His mistake was he went after the wrong people, and mistakenly killed a number of inocent childern. He should have looked to make Janet Reno, and Billy the great suffer as they were behind the lawlessness that killed all of the inocent people at both locations. And to this day neither of them suffered an iota for the deaths of those inocent and peacefull Americans. But Mcveigh was executed for killing inocent Americans just as Clinton and Reno did. That’s justice wouldn’t you say?

      • rowlph

        I don’t agree with Tim Mcveigh on how he went about fighting back. He destroyed innocent children, women, and men. But his anger towards Ruby Ridge and Waco was shared by many others including myself. The murder of Randy Weavers wife while standing in a doorway holding her baby was beyond anything I thought our government was capable of doing. The murder of those children at Waco was so unnecessary, they could have picked up David Koresch at anytime at the bar he frequented, Both of these happened solely to justify the ATF’s existence so they could continue getting government money. I don’t advocate revolution but when it comes down to it I will be armed and ready to protect this country from an oppressive government that is bent on controlling its citizens. So i guess I am one of the right winged radicals they were talking about .

  • The only people I see threatening the elected government of “we the people” are extremist conservatives. They didn’t win the election so they threaten to take down the so-called “tyrannical” government with their guns. There are examples of these threats all over this web site.

  • The only people I see threatening the elected government of “we the people” are extremist conservatives. They didn’t win the election so they threaten to take down the so-called “tyrannical” government with their guns. There are examples of these threats all over this web site.

    • So, Obama committing treason is not tyrannical? We are not the threat. We only want to preserve our RIGHT to defend ourselves and not become victims. Research the history of gun control throughout the world, it never ends well.

      • WHAT treason? President Obama cannot and will not ban assault style weapons. BUT the Supreme Court has found that Congress can make laws that limit gun ownership and there is already a precedent of them doing so. You cannot uphold the Constitution without upholding the constitutionally given right of the Supreme Court to define the Constitution. BY THE CONSTITUTION the Supreme Court is the only entity that can legitimately define the Constitution.

        • Well, I guess President Obama will ban assault style weapons IF Congress passes the law first and sends it to him to sign into law.

    • freebirds

      You seem to be lacking wisdom and intelligence. Sorry not trying to assault you but if you haven’t noticed. Its not the right trying to limit magazine opacity. It’s not the right trying to band tactical riffles that I own for self defense in my own premises and on my own property for hunting. It’s not the right trying to shush our 1st and 2nd amendment rights.
      Are you not into the news. The left is very violent. They are scary. How many Democrat rallies do you see conservatives throwing bloody stuffed animals at the people in attendance? How many Democrat rallies have you heard of where the attending come out to flat tires and keyed up cars. Look how radical the left is. Why are all these mass shootings caused by registered democrats? I see you gladly have a peace sign on your label. Tell your party to not be hypocritical and start exercising it and to practice tolerance toward others who don’t see eye to eye. It begins with you Mr. Phillips

      • Well, to begin with, I am not a Democrat. I am a PROUD American liberal independent voter. The capacity for good and evil exists in all human beings whether they are conservative or liberal. The real fact is that the overwhelming majority of these attacks have little to do with any politics left or right. Most have some kind of stressful disturbance in their life that results in these killing sprees. Can you tell me (and give some proof) WHAT registered Democrat comitted what mass shooting?

  • Tom T

    What West Point Center is doing and saying is that they also like our congress is being dominated and run by the American communist party, today that is another way of saying left or democrat party.That is the communist way, If the people say left the party says it is right, if the people see white the party says it is black, if the people say it is day the party says it is night and if the people don’t agree they lock them up, ship them off, or shot them. The only thing standing in the way of the last part of that statement is obama not getting a tighter grip on the government the next four years and developing a situation that will allow him to declare marshal law bring us into a police state and ripping up the Constitution and Bill of Rights. This inauguration has been a slap in the face of America by obama and a race of people that for the most part have refused to get up off their sorry rear ends and become responsible people and Americans. They like to refer to themselves as Africans,maybe they should take a hard look at Africa and what is happening to it. If their particular relatives of that past had not been brought here what would their present be like today? They have the freedom to choose Africa for their home today if they so wish. If you do not want the opportunity you have to be free Americans and become Americans for America ,GET OUT, we don’t need you. If you stay here and keep pushing you little god obama and he gets what he wants he will put you back into the dark ages.

  • Jumper82

    Well if you have noticed all of the high profile murders have been done by people tied to the democrats. Now West Point need to start looking at the white house for al-Qaeda.( bet they find 1 there) WE are patriots and will not do anything until they start taking away our rights and then its on.

  • NINJA10R KLR650

    Demonize the enemy!

    Personally, call me anything you want, but when you start to dismantle America’s Base, Freedoms and Liberties, you better phucking be paranoid!

  • Lady Patriot

    This conclusion is based on the author’s biased opinion that we are trying to exclude people. How ridiculous. They are the ones doing that. Progressive politics cannot last.
    “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.”

    But, if at some point they will force people to work or they will kill them, they think that will work. And of course it will be a 2 class society-very rich and very poor. And where is the equality they want in that. It is encumbant on us to start infiltrating the school system with conservates or better yet, the states need to take back the schools now!

  • Randy Minnick

    What a waste of money for a report (as such). But, it does show that the military is now on the side of the socialists and communists. After Obama is through with this country, the military will be killing its own countrymen and thinking that it will be for the good of the nation! They will fire on conservatives who will dare to stand up their rights and fight King Barry. This is insanity!

  • sreynolds

    And yet, everytime a wacko is caught, they are Bush bashers and obama supporters. LOL GO Figure…

  • Charles of Waveland,MS.

    Socialist Liberal Democrats are violent if they do not get their way all the time.

  • Randy Anderson

    Being somewhat “past-oriented” myself, I take great exception to the assertion that I’m also ipso facto for preserving the status quo. That’s obviously false because I don’t like the way things are now AT ALL.

  • A study like this
    will be justification for the centralized federal government, taking on a
    fascist methodology, to arrest anyone with right leaning philosophies, and thus
    eliminate any real future political competition. They are systematically brainwashing
    our own officer corps, the very men and women that we should be able to depend
    upon to help us remain free. They are training our officers to think in ways of
    political purity rather than reasoning with objective thought. We are inching
    closer to that day when those with opposing points of view will not be
    tolerated by those in power, and all I want to know from any rational person
    out there is will these ideas come to pass? If given the power to completely
    silence his opposition, can you imagine that Obama will do so, or will he refrain? Does Obama
    really support, protect and defend the constitution, or does he act to
    circumvent and dismantle it at every single opportunity? If these things
    eventually come into being, how long before we will see the majority of the
    Bill of Rights either ignored or outright abolished? Have we not recently heard the mention that the amendment concerning term limits for the president should be repealed? Our own government is
    prepping us all for the eventual political future that they have in mind for
    us, and since liberalism has locked up a position of overwhelming and dominant
    power, with the tipping point of more voters dependent upon governmental
    assistance having been achieved, and without direct action from conservative
    patriots, backed by use of arms being an absolute necessity to restore our
    natural rights, we may actually need to do the very thing for which they are
    sounding the alarm. The only real question is whether we will become the
    ‘sheeple’ they wish us to be, cowering at a report like this, as though we’ve
    be found out, or will we do what we must to restore the proper order of our own
    self-governance? Are we ‘Sheeple”
    or patriots? If I were a cadet at West
    Point, I’d be worried that those in power may end up with the idea that I may
    eventually become a useful idiot, fully implemented as a tool for their cause,
    but seen as a threat when the objective has been achieved.

  • coastx

    Liberalism= political kudzu< America is here: lazy, indolent, diffident, ideological, narcissistic, impulsive, non-thinking, imaginative…

    … embarrassing.

  • stonecamp

    Re the West Point study. Could this be the beginning of the government tyranny that our founding fathers warned about?

  • John A

    A Lesson to be Learned HERE, The Anniversary of Wounded Knee.

    And West Point Study voices concern about the “violent far right”???

    December 29, 2012 marked the
    122nd Anniversary of the murder of 297 Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee Creek
    on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. These 297 people,
    in their winter camp, were murdered by federal agents and members of the
    7th Cavalry who had come to confiscate their firearms “for their own safety
    and protection”. The slaughter began AFTER the majority of the Sioux had
    peacefully turned in their firearms. When the final round had flown, of
    the 297 dead or dying, two thirds (200) were women and children.

    Around 40 members of the 7th Cavalry were killed, over half cut down by
    friendly fire from the Hotchkiss guns of their overzealous comrades-in-arms.
    Twenty members of the 7th Cavalry were deemed “National Heroes” and awarded
    the Medal of Honor for their acts of cowardice.

    We do not hear of Wounded Knee today. It is not mentioned in our history classes or books. What little does exist about Wounded Knee is normally the sanitized “Official Government Explanation” or the historically and factually inaccurate depictions of
    the events leading up to the massacre on the movie screen. Wounded Knee
    was among the first federally backed gun confiscation attempts in United
    States history. It ended in the senseless murder of 297 people.

    Before you jump on the emotionally charged bandwagon for gun-control, take
    a moment to reflect on the real purpose of the Second Amendment- The right
    of the people to take up arms in defense of themselves, their families,
    and property in the face of invading armies or an oppressive government.
    The argument that the Second Amendment only applies to hunting and target
    shooting is asinine. When the United States Constitution was drafted “hunting”
    was an everyday chore carried out by men and women to put meat on the table
    each night, and “target shooting” was an unheard of concept, musket balls
    were a precious commodity in the wilds of early America, and were certainly
    not wasted “target shooting”. The Second Amendment was written by people
    who fled oppressive and tyrannical regimes in Europe, and refers to the
    right of American citizens to be armed for defense purposes should such
    tyranny rise in the United States.

    As time goes on the average citizen in the United States continues to lose
    personal freedom or “liberty”. Far too many times unjust bills are passed
    and signed into law under the guise of “for your safety” or “for protection”.
    The Patriot Act signed into law by G.W. Bush, then expanded and continued
    by Barack Obama is just one of many examples of American citizens being
    stripped of their rights and privacy for “safety”. Now, the Right to
    Keep and Bear Arms is on the table, and will, most likely be taken away
    for “our safety”.

    Before any American citizen blindly accepts whatever new firearms legislation
    that is about to be doled out, they should stop and think about something
    for just one minute- Evil does exist in our world. It always has and always
    will. Throughout history evil people have committed evil acts. In the Bible
    one of the first stories is that of Cain killing Abel. We can not legislate
    “evil” into extinction. Good people will abide by the law, defective
    people will always find a way around it.

    And another thought. Evil exists all around us, but looking back at the
    historical record of the past 200 years across the globe, where is “evil”
    and “malevolence” most often found? In the hands of those with the power-
    governments. That greatest human tragedies on record and the largest loss
    of innocent human life can be attributed to governments. Who do governments
    target? “Scapegoats” and “enemies” within their own borders…but only
    after they have been disarmed to the point where they are no longer a threat.
    Ask any Native American, and they will tell you it was inferior technology
    and lack of arms that contributed to their demise. Ask any Armenian why
    it was so easy for the Turks to exterminate millions of them, and they
    will answer “We were disarmed before it happened”. Ask any Jew what Hitler’s
    first step prior to the mass murders of the Holocaust was- confiscation
    of firearms from the people.

    Wounded Knee is the prime example of why the Second Amendment exists, and
    why we shouldn’t be in such a hurry to surrender our Right to Bear Arms.
    Without the Second Amendment we have no right to defend ourselves and our
    families.

  • Human

    Anyone who needs to know how a world would be if liberals ruled outright, need look no further than the ‘world’ they made for themselves during the height of the occupy movement – rape, theft, drug use, vandalism, all wanting a handout. They had an opportunity to show the world what they were all about and for some reason the word “fail” comes to mind.

  • Where do they get the information for this study? The democrats are the ones infiltrating our pentagon with radical islamists, so they know more U.S. secrets than we do. They have also infiltrated our country with muslims, 300,000 in Detroit in just the last few years. Detroit is almost gone, one-half of the population has fled in the last 5 years. The muslims live in the slums, and keep them that way. Radical jihadists are training in our country now, apparently at the invitation of our president. Our economy is near bankruptcy. Our congressional representatives don’t listen to anyone, just do what they want and collect their pay and travel worldwide at our expense. The people who did the study must be democrats, probably are forced to be under obama.

  • Dempseycoleman

    With these studies now Obama asks his chosen Generals if they
    would Fire on Citizens if you do not pass the test you are Out!
    Egypt is not the only Country with The Muslim Brotherhood
    running the Country but Obama has a bunch in our own
    Defence, Homeland, FBI,CIA, HIis Administration and We
    have several including Communists in all the above and in
    both Houses of Congress as Congressman Allen West was
    pointing out!!! Are WE Doomed?