A new report issued by the Westpoint Combating Terrorism Center purports to raise the alarm on a "dramatic rise in the number of attacks and violent plots originating from individuals and groups who self-identify with the far-right of American politics."
Got that? That's conservatives who are violent, right?
The report, titled "Challengers From the Sidelines: Understanding America's Violent Far-Right," looks at three major categories of the allegedly violent Right. They are: "a racist/white supremacy movement, an anti-federalist movement and a fundamentalist movement."
In the first group, you've got your Nazis and your KKK, including skinheads. Let's review some real history, not the revisionist leftist stuff taught in schools. The word "Nazi" is a compound-contraction of the German words for "National Socialist Workers Party." Note the word "socialist."
In the 1930s, as the Nazis rose to prominence, they were supported by many in the political Left in America. To this day, the Nazis in America remain a leftist group in that they do not believe in equality, individual liberty or tolerance, which are the principles that inspired the Founding Fathers and forged the American character. The KKK, similarly, was founded by Democrats to oppose the equality and personal liberty of blacks. As recently as a few years ago, the Democrat Party included a prominent KKK Grand Cyclops, Robert Byrd, who found a home in the Senate.
The American Communist, Socialist and Nazi Parties all have endorsed the Occupy Wall Street movement. None of them has endorsed the Tea Party or the GOP. The report tries to link the groups' racism to conservatives, but it is the Democrat Party that is full of racist groups, including for blacks and hispanics. And don't get me started on the Islamic terrorist fronts like CAIR.
The Nazis and KKK have always fit right in with the rest of the Left. Democrats just don't want to admit it because those two groups promote whites, which is politically incorrect, and liberals have invested a lot of energy in teaching gullible children who turn into gullible adults that racism is a characteristic of conservatives.
Skipping to the report's third group, the supposed "fundamentalist movement," the author identifies this group as "Christian Identity," citing the example of the Aryan Nation, which is, once again, a Nazi group. According to the report, these people "fuse religious fundamentalism with traditional white supremacy and racial tendencies, thus promoting ideas of nativism, exclusionism, and racial superiority through a unique interpretation of religious texts that focuses on division of humanity according to primordial attributes."
It's a peculiar strain of thinking that would derive hatred of Jews, or anyone else, from the Bible, which mostly concerns itself with the Jews as God's Chosen People. It's particularly twisted to try to pin anti-Semitism on Christianity, which derives its identity from a Jewish carpenter who Christians acknowledge as the Son of God and Messiah. Historically, there have been plenty of people and entire churches that fell into sin and embraced anti-Semitism, but they weren't behaving as Christians no matter what they called themselves. That sort of addled thinking historically is solidly on the Left, and the report is clearly trying to slander Bible-believing Christians.
The American Revolution was fought by many Jewish patriots side by side with their Christian neighbors. In fact, the Revolution probably would have failed if not for the support of Haym Salomon, a Polish Jewish immigrant and patriot who near single-handedly secured funding for the war effort.
Which brings us back to the other "terrorist" group in the report, the anti-federalist movement. The report's author clearly is trying to tar this group as well, but he has a hard time of it. By the report's own admission, the anti-federalists believe:
"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 absorbed into the United Nations or another version of global government. They also 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."
Based on this description, the report is trying to slander the Tea Party, veterans, believers in the Constitution and just about every true conservative. The statements about the NWO, government corruption and intrusion on individual rights are all rational conclusions that anyone who has observed our modern politics might reach. The nail in the coffin, in the report author's thinking, is support for activism, individual freedom and self-government.
If support of activism, freedom and self-government is terrorism, then I'm a terrorist. And a lot of decent Americans are, too.
That seems to be the real point of the report. Average Americans who know their history and support American values are indeed a threat to the Left that runs our government because they ARE the extremists.
Just ask yourself where you would feel safer, at a Tea Party or veterans rally, or at an Occupy Wall Street demonstration? Despite the Left's many attempts to foment racist and violent incidents at Tea Party rallies, you won't find any reports of crimes instigated by conservatives. OWS rallies, by comparison, are usually a rape/theft/assault/vandalism festival.
The CTC report extolls "Progressives" and their "forward, future-based" thinking while lambasting conservatives' archaic thought processes. It's easy to praise the Left when you attribute leftist violence to someone else.
The Left has to put out garbage like this report to confuse the public, because if they were honest about who they are or their goals, most Americans wouldn't vote for them.