This is rich: Wingnuttia has their panties in a bunch because the Combatting Terrorism Center (CTC) at West Point have released an extensive report on the “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.”
In essence this is a scholarly report that shows the astonishing rise in domestic terrorism perpetrated by people associated with Christian fundamentalists, Militia movement groups, Skinheads, neo-Nazis, and violent anti-abortionists; you know, the Base of the GOP.
Here’s the shocking statistic from the report: “”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%,” writes Dr. Arie Perliger, Director of Terrorism Studies at the CTC.”
The reaction from Wingnuttia has been predictable:
“Shouldn’t the Combating Terrorism Center be combating radical Islam around the globe instead of perpetuating the left’s myth that right-wingers are terrorists?” the staffer said. “The $64,000 dollar question is when will the Combating Terrorism Center publish their study on real left-wing terrorists like the Animal Liberation Front, Earth Liberation Front, and the Weather Underground?”
–Unnamed GOP Staffer to the looney-right Washington Times
World Nut Daily weighs in with–who else?–Pamela Gellar:
“This is another appalling attempt to demonize loyal Americans and whitewash the Islamic threat,” Geller said. “West Point probably is working on orders from higher ups. Or else it has bought into the dominant PC culture.”
And so there you have it: true Patriots are blowing up stuff, and shooting people for FREEEEEEEEEEDOM, unlike those Godless commies at West Point who are stone-cold obeying orders from their democratically-elected Commander-in-Chief, the Kenyan Usurper and Secret Muslim.