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8. The upcoming RNC meeting at Moyock, NC? Probably for training the GOP/tea partiers' young guns.
The GOP must capitalize on fear.

RNC donors to gather at Blackwater compound, March 4, 2010, Politico

The Republican National Committee is planning to raise $60,000 at a fundraiser next month at the North Carolina compound owned by the company formerly known as Blackwater.


The center, which offers training courses to civilians, law enforcement, and the military, is owned by Xe Services, the embattled private military company formerly known as Blackwater, whose ties to the Republican Party helped made it central to the Bush Administration's operations abroad.

The RNC document doesn't say what the donors will be doing at the North Carolina compound, which describes itself as the nation's "premier weapons and tactics training facility."

Interesting that this meeting of the "Young Eagles" (GOPers under age 40) at Blackwater HQs is on the eve of the murderous anniversary of the radical right-wing bombing of working people in Oklahoma City.

From page 47 of the RNC Finance Leadership Meeting powerpoint presentation:

February 18, 2010
Boca Grande, FL

Calendar of Events

Friday, April 16--- Saturday, April 17 (2010)

Young Eagles at US Training Center
Moyock, NC

US facing surge in rightwing extremist and militia groups, Guardian, March 4, 2010

The US is facing a surge in anti-government extremist groups and armed militias driven by deepening hostility on the right to Barack Obama, anger over the economy and the increasing propagation of conspiracy theories by parts of the mass media such as Fox News.

The Southern Poverty Law Centre, the country's most prominent civil rights groups focused on hate organisations, said in a report that extremist "Patriot" groups "came roaring back to life" last year as their number jumped nearly 250% to more than 500 such organisations with deepening ties to conservative mainstream politics.
The SPLC report, called Rage on the Right, said the rise in extremist groups is "a cause for grave concern" given their propensity to use violence during their heyday in the 90s, most notably with the Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people. It added that the issues driving support for such groups are increasingly populist and that "signs of growing radicalisation are everywhere".

"Patriot groups have been fuelled by anger over the changing demographics of the country, the soaring public debt, the troubled economy and an array of initiatives by President Obama that have been branded "socialist" or even "fascist" by his political opponents," the report said.

"Already there are signs of ... violence emanating from the radical right. Since the installation of Barack Obama, right-wing extremists have murdered six law enforcement officers. Racist skinheads and others have been arrested in alleged plots to assassinate the nation's first black president. One man from Brockton, Massachusetts who told police he had learned on white supremacist websites that a genocide was under way against whites is charged with murdering two black people and planning to kill as many Jews as possible on the day after Obama's inauguration. Most recently, a rash of individuals with anti-government, survivalist or racist views have been arrested in a series of bomb cases."

The report says the patriot movement has "made significant inroads into the conservative political scene" in part driven by a growing view of the US administration "as part of a plot to impose 'one-world government' on liberty-loving Americans".
"The Tea Parties and similar groups that have sprung up in recent months cannot fairly be considered extremist groups, but they are shot through with rich veins of radical ideas, conspiracy theories and racism," the report says.


Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment, Department of Homeland Security, April 7, 2009


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