The polemic has now moved so far to the left, even in the USA, that they now publish reports like this. How tragic. When the US was built on a foundation of distrust of government, individual freedoms and a certainty that the tendency of governments is intrusion into the lives of the individual. Sadly, West point is proving the necessity for the very thing it seeks to suffocate in this report. I would hope even the reasonable who did not before agree with the skeptics on government would now realize that the center is now so far to the statist totalitarian left that it is nearly indistinguishable from the totalitarian right. Granted, not in actions. But the root philosophy which brings about the destruction of real liberties and reverses the priority from the individual to the state seems firmly in place now.
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 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.”
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 the federal government and its proxies in law enforcement.”