|All the men in the photo above would be considered right wing extremists|
If you believe the government is corrupt and tyrannical, with a natural tendency to intrude on individuals’ civil and constitutional rights, a Department of Defense funded West Point think tank paper recently issued, says you are extreme, dangerous and violent and it deliberately links the mainstream conservative movement and the violent “far right."
Via Washington Times:
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.
In other words, if you believe in small government that doesn't intrude into your life at every juncture, if you believe in the Constitution and are willing to stand up for your constitutional rights, and if you believe our Republic should be run in a Democratic nature and not by tyranny.... you, my friend, are a dangerous, violent, far right extremist... and conservative.