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Monday, January 21, 2013

“Civil Activism, Individual Freedoms and Self-Government” Deemed Terrorism So Says West Point Think Tank


If you thought that the recent propaganda campaign waged by the SPLC was bad, just wait til you hear this.
A new think tank is now suggesting that people who are interested in peace and freedom must obviously be terrorists.
Their report also vilifies groups labeled as “far-right” and although i do not fall within the left/right paradigm, i can still see that this is blatantly one sided.
“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.”
This grouping with white supremacist groups works to “poison the well” and associate peaceful people who resist authority along with violent gangs and terrorists in the minds of the general population.
The report went on to indicate that:
“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 thefederal 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.”
As more people begin to wake up and see the corruption that is inherent in the system, there will be more of a push to demonize these people and label them as violent, problematic people.
In reality, it is the government that is violent and problematic, and that is exactly what this propaganda is designed to cover up.
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Read more articles by this author HERE.


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