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
Comments: Wow. Things sure have changed haven´t they. Uh, shouldn´t this Combating Terrorism Center be paying more attention to the Muslim terrorists?? I note there is no mention of the Black Panthers and their racist movement and threats of anarchy. Good. Grief.
When the full revolt occurs, the fascist/socialist in the goobernment (Obambi, Reid, Piglosi et a) will depend on the military to kill its own citizens. This has to have a very strong officer corps as many of the GIs, marines, and sailors will disobey orders. Thus a strong f=group of jr. officers are needed to control and get enlisted service personnel to kill US citizens. This study is to mind wash the very officers that will be crucial in saving the tyrannical and evil federal goobernment we now have.
Under our current President, the federal government is generally forbidden to suggest that there is any connection between Muslims or Islam and terrorism. That is why the Fort Hood shooting is officially workplace violence, not Islamic terrorism. Conservatives however are fair game. Our President has often alluded to the fact that he considers republicans and conservatives as enemies.
The left is constantly in cover-up mod! Accuse your perceived enemy of what is pervasive in their own mitts! It helps the stupid to look away! Just a generalized statement, no need to give a real example when non can be found! Of course, it can always be made-up!
What did you really expect? The fish rots from the head down. Further, do you think that the CIA - which recruits heavily from the ´elite´ left-wing universities - is conservative? BHO would fit right in ideologically.
Was the British MI5 reliable during the Cold War? It recruited from Oxbridge.
Arie Perliger is the Director of Terrorism Studies at the Combating Terrorism Center and Assistant Professor at the Department of Social Sciences, US Military Academy at West Point. After completing his PhD in Political Science at the University of Haifa Israel (2007), where he was also a fellow at the National Security Studies Center (NSSC), Dr. Perliger became affiliated with the Department of Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as a Golda Meir Post-Doctoral Fellow (2007-2008). On August 2008 Dr. Perliger joined the Department of Political Science at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he was a Schusterman Visiting Assistant Professor until the summer of 2010.
I will admit I am not that impressed by the Regular Army based on my tour in Iraq. Us Guardsman can do in a weekend what it takes the Regular Army all month to do.
That said, most Army officers are NOT from West Point.
I think when it comes down to it, Barry will learn that he can never use the military against Americans. That just isn´t the way we are trained. Plus there are many TEA Party and Oath Keepers in the Armed Forces.
I have wondered for a while if Colin Powell is an anomaly coming out of our military. It is apparent that he is not. The corruption of our military leadership has threatened the freedom of the individual citizen. With a corrupted mind in charge of the military, it only requires like-minded military leaders to destroy the freedoms generations have worked and struggled to build and maintain.
The Founding Fathers feared a standing army as a threat to individual freedom. Since WW II we have had the most powerful standing army on the planet. It has been an army led by men who stood with freedom. However, I fear that such is no longer true. This "paper" has the odor of a position statement; it´s a not so subtle note to The Won that they have his back.
Break out the fifes and drums, boys! Provide yourselves with a gun with a true barrel, a full horn of dry powder, three spare flints, and a pound of ball. It´s time to drive our 21st century King George back across the water where he came from.
Sounds like the Muslim Brotherhood has gone into writing the class literature for our military. As a maatter of fact, most of our military votes Republican, so I guess they are now being brainwashed. Where is Van Jones?
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.”
And? Am I missing something?? Didn´t Reagan say the Govt is not the solution but the problem? Would he make the List?
More PROOF that the people in our Federal Government are looking to crack down and create a totalitarian tyranny. They don´t want people to be free and self-govern. They want complete and total control. They are pure evil and this is exactly why the 2nd Amendment was written and why there should be absolutely NO gun control laws at all. NONE. I would rather have crazies with guns than these tyrants.
I know nothing about this center but generations ago the left targeted and infiltrated key elements of this society -- education, information, entertainment, respected philanthropic foundations, the State Department, the courts, the Democrat party...you get the idea. A look into the who´s who at West Point would be interesting.
From the beginning, it has been Obama and his fellow Democrats intention to change the US military from an entity meant to defend the country from external threats to an internal politicized police force to control the States and the citizens. All senior military promotions are based on political loyalty to the Party. No dissent is allowed down to at least the rank of Corporal. We are nearing the end game for what was once America.
It is best to be informed before forming opinions. The concern should be also that those on the left with a totalitarian agenda will attempt to lump all opposition to their policies into the ´far right´ category in order to achieve their own tyrannical goals.
Those who truly care about the Founding Documents don´t want tyranny in any form from any group.
This is what you get when progressive/socialists take over public education at all levels. They are simply prepairing "their" troops to enable them to forcefully implement their progressive/socialist agenda for this nation. Remember that there are approx 45 million military veterans in this country who will not go quietly into the realm of progressive/socialism. They are equally as capable as those being indoctrinated at West Point. Annapolis, or the Air Force Academy, in prosecuting armed conflict. May even be better.
Since when is America threatened by "civil activism, individual freedom and self government?"
When the Occupy Wall Street jackasses were camping everywhere, we heard nothing but PRAISE for them from the press!
These same OWS lunatics were committing murders, dealing drugs, stealing, defecating on police cars and plotting to blow up bridges!
Did you ever see any TEA Party members engaged in these horrifying activities?
Of course not.
Once again the angry, violent Left is excused for all their horrific actions, while freedom-loving, peaceful people are persecuted for thinking that maybe, just maybe, our government should have to function within the confines of our founding document, the Constitution of the United States.
I wonder if any senator will have the gall to ask Hagel if he´d order troops to kill other Americans? I really don´t understand what the left thinks will be left once they kill off all the right wingers? Liberals aren´t going to get off their asses to provide the goods and services,let alone the taxes the country needs.
Damn right people are scared of their own government with Obama being whatever he is,not my president.
Doesn´t targeting Americans for their politics qualify as a violation of the constitution? I understand this is an expansion of what the progressives are doing in schools, movies, MSM & elsewhere... but labeling conservatives as terrorists & training the military to be prepared to fight Americans... must break some law.
#5, apropos of your comment, I have a question I´d like to ´aks´ the Presnidebt....... "Sir, if Newtown proves(to him, not me) that guns are dangerous and need to be restricted and tightly controlled, what does Ft. Hood tell us about Muslims?"
“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"
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Thanks for the link #24. Skimming through, the author(s) are conflating White Separatist/White Power/Neo-Nazi (white racist socialist) movement with Constitutional Conservatives/Libertarians. This seems to be the usual modus operandi in order to introduce "straw men" arguments against patriotic, law-abiding, Constitution loving citizens.
If you will, please allow me to submit short treatise on the "Political Spectrum".
The Left-Right paradigm of politics comes from the British House of Commons, where traditionally the Labor (liberal-progressive) party members sit to the left of the Speaker and Torry (moderately conservative) party sites to his right. This is an incorrect view of politics. The political spectrum is a continuum bounded by the total lack of government (anarchy) on one end and totalitarian government on the other. In today´s world, Somalia would sit at one end (anarchy) and North Korea at the other (totalitarian). Between the center and anarchy, lies Classic Libertarianism. Moving toward the center you would find Constitutional Republicanism, or the United States of 1787-1901. Moving from the center in the other direction, you will find (current) Liberalism, Progressivism, Socialism, Fascism, National Socialism and Communism. National Socialists (Nazis) and International Socialists (Communists) are the two sides of the same coin and neither can be claimed to be representative of patriotic, Constitution-loving Americans.
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