West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center warns of ‘far right’ in U.S.

Shameless propaganda. via West Point center cites dangers of ‘far right’ in U.S. – Washington Times.

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.”

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

Details about what makes an attack a “far right” action are not clear in the report, which was written by Arie Perliger, who directs the center’s terrorism studies and teaches social sciences at West Point.

A Republican congressional staffer who served in the military told The Washington Times: “If [the Defense Department] is looking for places to cut spending, this junk study is ground zero.

“Shouldn’t the Combating Terrorism Center be combating radical Islam around the globe instead of perpetuating the left’s myth that right-wingers are terrorists?” the staffer said. “The $64,000 dollar question is when will the Combating Terrorism Center publish their study on real left-wing terrorists like the Animal Liberation Front, Earth Liberation Front, and the Weather Underground?”

Increasingly, those who abide by the supreme law of the land are considered terrorists by those who disregard the law. It can’t end pretty.

15 Responses

  1. Reblogged this on BPI reblog and commented:
    West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center warns of ‘far right’ in U.S.

  2. pretty wide brush obamas dopes are painting someone will be educating these boys on which way they will go bet on it.

  3. pretty wide brush these obama idiots paint, good thing he is on the way out. Someone will be educating these boys on the way they need to go and what it means to uphold the Constitution the primary oath. No suprise on how far these obama idiots go.

  4. Are they like the White House being infiltrated by islamist friends of Obama the ultimate muslim supremist?

    Remember he has less than 4 years to achieve his true goals, selling the US and the West out to islam

  5. Name ONE violent incident involving your so called Far Right Wing. Just one. Oh, it has to be the truth.

    • see you used a dirty word TRUTH….it never anyones fault but OURS no matter what I mean what were those people DOING in those towers on sept 11th right? they should have gotten out of muzzies way!

  6. Hi Anne

    Those of us who love our freedoms are a threat to those of the left as they prefer socialism & communism. Now they are teaching the West Point Cadets that we are a huge threat to America which is one hell of a lie.

    Keith McPhee

  7. I think we should give the young plebes the benifit of the doubt…hopefully they will see through this obvious left lie

  8. Time to stand to your oath armed forces to defend the Constitution of the United States Barack Obama is become a domestic enemy ageist the rights of people of the United States time to place Barack Obama Biden/Obama/holder an more under military arrest for high treason starting with Benghazi attack an fast and furious

    do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.

  9. “…they support civil activism, individual freedoms, and self government.” Geeze we’d better get the military on these wackos right away! I suppose they probably even believe in private property rights and other subversive stuff.

  10. So, I am violent far right, anti federalist gov’t, Islamophobe, bigot, racist, staunch believer and supporter of the 2nd amendment and will defend against any and all tyranny especially that of our own gov’t?

    What’s the problem, and it is only with liberals and progressives that I we are a problem. Careful what you stir up and what a shameful report!

  11. I have more faith in the people at Westpoint. I know a lot of them don’t buy into this crap. But it’s good to know what they are being taught… just disgusting.

  12. I think one of the driving factors in ‘far right’ groups is the failure of the federal government to act on its mandate to ‘provide for the common defense and promote the general welfare’. It is all too obvious moslems are in the U.S. to conquer it in the name of mohammad’s god allah. Those who think islamites will calm down and embrace the system are living in an alternate universe.

  13. [...] fits with the Army’s war-gaming against tea partiers and DHS repeatedly portraying whites as terrorists (see links below) and quite simply aligns with [...]

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