Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly anti-government, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.nine days ago, following the murder of dr. george tiller, i wrote:
the april dhs report was widely criticized by the right for many things, some perhaps legitimate. but here's a case where it might have been a good idea to sort the wheat from the chaff, and some think it might be time to re-examine some of that criticism.to which a commenter replied:
"it's always good to sort the wheat from the chaff. shit happens. abortion doctors were killed before the April DHS report and i'm sure some whacko will do it again at some point in the future. doesn't lend any more credence to the report because one event occurred."so i'm wondering, how about two events?
June 10, 2009, Washington, DC An elderly gunman known to authorities as a white supremacist fatally shot a private security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in downtown Washington today before being wounded by guards who returned fire, officials said.
what happens when a "lone wolf" like this murders more than just one abortion doctor, or one security guard? what happens when it's a crowd of people at a synagogue? or a mosque? or 168 people in a federal building in oklahoma? then can we take that dhs report seriously?