A new West Point study finds a dramatic increase in conservative, right-wing domestic terrorism. It also finds that U.S right-wing terrorism increases when there are more Republicans in Congress. That’s just ridiculous.
Some of the conclusions of this study include:
“since 2007, there has been a dramatic rise in the number of attacks and violent plots originating from individuals and groups who self-identify with the far-right of American politics.”
“Findings indicate that…it is not only feelings of deprivation that motivate those involved in far right violence, but also the sense of empowerment that emerges when the political system is perceived to be increasingly permissive to far right ideas.”
“Although in the 1990s the average number of attacks per year was 70.1, the average number of attacks per year in the first 11 years of the twenty-first century was 307.5, a rise of more than 400%.”
Conservatives, however, have found these conclusions to be TOTALLY INVALID AND INACCURATE on the following grounds: Don’t these “researchers” have anything better to do?
To quote some of our well-known and respected conservative leaders who have spoken out about this report.
According to a Republican staffer interviewed by The Washington Times:
“…cut spending…ground zero…radical Islam…?”
Similarly, John Fund of the National Review says:
“…terrorists…hostages…Algeria…Muslim extremists…radical Islamists…the U.S. border…!”
Very wisely, blogger Pamela Geller points out:
“…loyal Americans!…Islamic threat!…dominant PC culture…?”
What they are saying is clear.
It really doesn’t matter that good, loyal, patriotic Americans committed over 350 acts of terrorist crime in just year 2011 alone.
What matters is the threat of all of those foreign brown people who believe in the wrong God.
Why doesn’t West Point research understand this very basic fact that is so obvious to good conservatives?
Must be their liberal bias!!!!
GRAPH DATA SOURCE: West Point report: Challengers from the Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far-Right
GRAPH FOUND VIA: The Raw Story