Right Wing Extremists
Update: Read the report; figured out what's sparking the outrage. The problem with this report is the footnote on page two, in which Rigtwing Extremism is defined:
Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.In my view this is too broad a definition, and this is what's sparking outrage across conservatives of all levels. I think the DHS needs to have a clearer and more specific definition of Rigthwing Extremism. In addition, they should release an equal report that concentrates on Leftwing Extremism which also flourishes in economy downturns by fiercely advocating union workers rights, also opposing free trade, also attacking banks, also believing in Jewish domination conspiracies and engaging in anti semitism, and anarchist actions which are antigovernment and reject federal government authority proposing a new world order.
I also find the report very "light" and not offering anything new or that is not common knowledge. What is the purpose of this report? Why link the shooting of the officers in Pittsburgh with this? Am I the only one who read the story where the Mom evicts the son, and calls the police so they can forcibly remove him?
Yes the guy was a wacko anti-semitic conspiracy theorist. But he didn't have a premeditated plan to kill those cops. He didn't call the cops so they'd come and he could have a shooting spree. His dog peed in his Mom's carpet. That's how that got started.
Look, Militia or White Supremacist groups are dangerous. We all know that. They flourish in downturn times as much as Anarchist Left Groups, we all know that. But I can't say this report is necessarily well intentioned. Not in particular with the current ridiculization on MSNBC of the "tea parties", the attacks on Limbaugh and Beck - which are not newcomers - and the Left wing Blogosphere blaming Right Wing rhetoric for the death of the Pittsburgh policemen. I'm not one to believe conspiracy theories, but this is clearly a Rovian tactic executed by Axelrod to discredid the conservatives as a whole. This is nothing more than fearmongering tactics in advance of the 2010 election. They are manipulating and preying upong peoples fears; fear the Republicans, fear the conservatives, elect the leftists!
I know there was a Leftwing Extremism report during the Bush years. I can't find it. If anyone finds it please send me the link; I'd like to compare the too.
Wow! I'm a right wing extremist because of my beliefs? I had no clue. Is that what we are calling the opposition now, extremists? Are you kidding me?
Now, I haven't read the whole thing, but I will. However, the lack of specifics in this report is frightening. It gives the government to call all those right of center extremists. I wouldn't have a problem with this if it was equally applied to the left.
So I'm an extremist because I believe in fiscal conservatism and don't believe in abortion.
What the heck is this?