West Point released a study which was written in November by the U.S. Military Academy’s Combating Terrorism Center titled, “Challengers from the Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far-Right” and the far right is upset. It’s important to note that underneath the title it says, “The views expressed in this report are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect those of the Combating Terrorism Center, U.S. Military Academy, Department of Defense or U.S. government.” Included in the list of violent offenders are racists, anti-federalists and the anti-abortion movement (which really pisses off the far right). And to be fair, it’s not the sites that overreacted but it is their readers, although some sites are asking for a definition of ‘far right’ but the study in my opinion answers that question.
This study provides a conceptual foundation for understanding different far-right groups and then presents the empirical analysis of violent incidents to identify those perpetrating attacks and their associated trends. Through a comprehensive look at the data, this study addresses three core questions:
(1) What are the main current characteristics of the violence produced by the far
(2) What type of far-right groups are more prone than others to engage in
violence? How are characteristics of particular far-right groups correlated with their
tendency to engage in violence?
(3) What are the social and political factors associated with the level of far-right
violence? Are there political or social conditions that foster or discourage violence?
Also relevant, “It is important to note that this study concentrates on those individuals and groups who have actually perpetuated violence and is not a comprehensive analysis of the political causes with which some far-right extremists identify.”
The results are a revealing read as the author goes through many movements, encompassing racism such as with the KKK, skinheads and the Hammerskin Nation, among others. Quite a few examples are given and conclusions as to what factors play into feelings of superiority over other races, and how to resolve these issues.
The violence is concentrated in heterogeneous areas, thus supporting theoretical assumptions associating intra-community violence with community
cohesiveness and its members’ perceptions regarding community boundaries. It is therefore clear from a policy perspective that more effort is needed to create effective integration mechanisms in areas in which we see growing ethnic, religious and cultural diversity.
There is a font of information in the study but you can peruse their findings later. Let’s review how far right wingers view this information.
From Free Republic:
So, they don’t see a problem with government trending Socialist/Marxist/Communist/Fascist/Totalitarian/Tyrannical. Instead, they warn us about those who might exercise their Constitutional duty to interfere once said government goes too far.
Here is WHY We need AR-15’s!!
Video of the story here:
The Battle of Athens: Restoring the Rule of Law
Make them define “Right Wing.”
I think all the Army fags were recruited into this “think tank”. That way, the subversive action could be coordinated against sane, common sense Americans. Just like Hollywood.
How do these pinkos square their oath to the constituional Republic with this anti-American communist war propaganda nonsense?
How does West Point justify host an anti-American, anti-constitutional political communist studies division?
When the Islamic pinko is out of office, we must pursue these “military” treasonous pinkos who have snuck into West Point.
Let’s stop right here. How does one “square an oath”? Is this a right wing thing? And is the (likely) octogenarian Freeper really going to go after West Point? Yeah OK.
Leave it to WND readers to present a solid argument for gun control.
There’s a lot more on both sites, but in all honesty, those guys hurt my brain. I’ll summarize the remaining gazillion comments like this: Democrats are the threat. Obama is the Antichrist. We’re murders serving our dark overlords because: abortion. They are all perfectly sane.
Another example of WND readers getting extremely violent in their comments after being asked a reasonable question like, “You’re going to shoot us?” after one of them threatened to.
From Daily Kost: 30 years of Right Wing Violence in pictures.