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Sun Jan 20, 2013, 11:27 AM

The Biggest THREAT to America is the GOP’s Domestic RIGHT WING EXTREMISTS






It is a secular humanist’s dream to live in a world where no country on Earth required a military to protect its citizens from invasion, but like most Utopian fantasies, such a world will never exist. As the leader of the free world, America has built up a huge military to protect the nation’s interests, its allies, and its way of life for its people. After the terror attacks on September 11, 2001, despite the senseless invasion of two Islamic countries, the nation is still engaged in a war to combat global terrorism to prevent Islamic extremists from planning and launching attacks on Americans at home and the nation’s interests abroad. The war on terror focuses on groups loosely affiliated with the Al Qaeda terrorist network, but it turns out that Islamic extremists do not pose the greatest threat to America according to a 2009 report by the Department of Homeland Security. The biggest threat to America, its people, and government is from domestic right-wing extremist groups that fall under the purview of the Republican Party that gives unwavering legislative support to their affiliates in religious, racist, and anti-government extremist movements.



The 2009 Homeland Security report cited the Republican Great Recession and resulting economic climate, along with the election of an African American man as President, as the primary drivers fueling the resurgence of domestic anti-American terror groups. At the time, the DHS-commissioned report drew special attention to the fact that “extremist right-wing groups posed more of a threat than Islamic extremists,” and Republicans objected loudly prompting Secretary Janet Napolitano to withdraw that report because as Americans have come to realize, Republicans cannot handle the truth. However, a new study from West Point’s Combatting Terrorism Center evaluates the risks from domestic terror groups titled “Challengers from the Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far-Right,” that isolated three categories that represent the John Birch iteration and anti-American sentiment inherent in the Republican Party. The report identified and examined the background ideologies and methods of the Racist White Supremacy Movement, Christian Fundamentalist Movement, and Anti-Federal Government Movement Americans have learned make up the core of the Republican Party’s legislative agenda that, as the report points out, poses an existential risk to the United States. What the report discovered was that each of the groups will use violence against their targets to emphasize their ideologies regardless if it is racial minorities, abortion clinics, or government agencies, and the past two years reveal their agenda and ideology is synonymous with the Republican Party.



One need look no farther than the recent Republican campaign leading up to the general election to identify the terror groups’ deep-seated ideology founded in racism, religious extremism, and anti-government agenda, and why the result of the election increased the spectre of violence and calls for race war, violence against the federal government, and attempts to impose Christianity on all facets of government and the people. It is tempting to cite the recent gun control measures as the reason for increased calls for violent intervention to transform America into a collection of theocratic Aryan states, but it is more likely the result of the American electorate rejecting the racist, extremist Christian, and anti-government agenda promised by Republican candidates from Willard Romney down to state and local level representatives identified as Republicans or teabaggers.



During the Republican presidential primary and leading right up to the general election, candidates decried President Obama’s practice of stealing money from white Americans to give to African Americans “who just want more free stuff.” Romney, particularly, utilized a Ku Klux Klan slogan and portrayed President Obama as a foreigner who did not understand what it meant to be an American, and claimed the President pacified Muslim’s and degraded Christians and their favorite nation, Israel. Nearly all Republican candidates diligently pushed extremist Christian agendas against women and gays by promising to repeal Roe v. Wade, defund Planned Parenthood, ban contraception, and criminalize same-sex marriage that are part and parcel of the fundamentalist Christian agenda. All Republicans campaigned to weaken and defund all aspects of the federal government except defense, and promised to give states sovereignty over the federal government regardless the Supremacy clause in the U.S. Constitution.



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http://www.politicususa.com/biggest-threat-america-gops-domestic-wing-extremists.html

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Segami Jan 2013 OP
Flashmann Jan 2013 #1
Katashi_itto Jan 2013 #2
Lady Freedom Returns Jan 2013 #3
cali Jan 2013 #4
NeoConsSuck Jan 2013 #10
hedda_foil Jan 2013 #5
L0oniX Jan 2013 #6
MadHound Jan 2013 #7
indepat Jan 2013 #8
stultusporcos Jan 2013 #9
samsingh Jan 2013 #11
Coolest Ranger Jan 2013 #12
TheKentuckian Jan 2013 #13

Response to Segami (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 11:47 AM

1. Rec and kick

On the strength and truth of the thread title alone!!

The article is a great read too....

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 11:50 AM

2. K&R!

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 11:50 AM

3. After hearing "Face the Nation" today, +1! n/t

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 11:51 AM

4. I don't think so. I think it's a lot less dramatic than that

it's things like the raising of the retirement age and the raising of the eligibility age for Medicare. It's the demise of unions and collective bargaining. it's the rise of charter schools. it's the growing gap between rich and poor. it's the erosion of the middle class.


but whatever. people would much rather breathlessly freak about this.

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Response to cali (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 06:28 PM

10. I agree.

The elite want to move America away from a European type of economy to more like a Mexican economy where there is only the rich and peasants. No middle class.

Their war is all about the nation's financial pie and how it gets sliced up. Everything else is just smoke & mirrors.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 12:14 PM

5. Here's the full report.

I just downloaded it to my kindle. It's a free pdf download.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 12:19 PM

6. Sociopath CEO's & the uber rich= the enemies. n/t

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 12:27 PM

7. Umm, no.

 

The biggest threat to this country is the fact that corporations have become fatally intertwined with our mechanisms of government, basically creating and passing through policies that kill Americans needlessly.

Take the MIC, virtually every military conflict that we've been in since WWII has been because the MIC involved this country in such a conflict. Afghanistan, Iraq, Vietnam, even Korea are a direct result of the wishes of the MIC to make more and more obscene profit.

That is but one example. If you look at the wide spectrum of our problems, from climate change to the economy, you will find the dominant driving force in the actions this country have taken is corporate in nature.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 06:03 PM

8. Whereas a 2009 Department of Homeland Security report indicates domestic right-wing extremist groups

pose a greater threat to America, its people and government, than do Islamic extremists, the Congress routinely appropriates a only piddling sum to combat domestic extremist groups in comparison to the amount appropriated to combat Islamic extremists, a startling dichotomy. The proof of the validity of the report's findings that domestic right-wing extremists do pose the greatest risk to America is found in the whole, the totality of their works.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 06:05 PM

9. Domestic right-wing extremists = GOP Base, hence nothing will be done about them

 

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 06:29 PM

11. agreed

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 06:30 PM

12. I would add from some in our own party as well

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 06:46 PM

13. I think they run a somewhat distant second to the corporatist raiders who

are now seen as "moderate" and "centrist", they provide the platform for and fund the others. They willfully sought them by strategy to harness them to create enough gravity to forward their aims.

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