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Old September 4th, 2017, 07:11 AM   #1
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Right Wing Extemist Incidents Spike Since Chump

The Orange Jackass has inspired an uptick in Right wing racial attacks. The Orange Jackass has proposed budget cuts to programs designed to track domestic right wing radicalism. This is not an accident folks. RESIST !!!!!

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The number of violent attacks on U.S. soil inspired by far-right ideology has spiked since the beginning of this century, rising from a yearly avarage of 70 attacks in the 1990s to a yearly avarage of more than 300 since 2001. These incidents have grown even more common since President Donald Trump’s election.

The Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit that researches U.S. extremism, reported 900 bias-related incidents against minorities in the first 10 days after Trump’s election—compared to several dozen in a normal week—and the group found that many of the harassers invoked the then-president-elect’s name. Similarly, the Anti-Defamation League, a nonprofit that tracks anti-Semitism, recorded an 86 percent rise in anti-Semitic incidents in the first three months of 2017.

Beyond the terror that victimized communities are experiencing, I would argue that this trend reflects a deeper social change in American society.

The iceberg model of political extremism, initially developed by Ehud Shprinzak, an Israeli political scientist, can illuminate these dynamics.

Murders and other violent attacks perpetrated by U.S. far-right extremists compose the visible tip of an iceberg. The rest of this iceberg is under water and out of sight. It includes hundreds of attacks every year that damage property and intimidate communities, such as the recent attempted burning of an African-American family’s garage in Schodack, New York. The garage was also defaced with racist graffiti.

Data my team collected at the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point show that the significant growth in far-right violence in recent years is happening at the base of the iceberg. While the main reasons for that are still not clear, it is important to remember that changes in societal norms are usually reflected in behavioral changes. Hence, it is more than reasonable to suspect that extremist individuals engage in such activities because they sense that their views are enjoying growing social legitimacy and acceptance, which is emboldening them to act on their bigotry.

Budget cuts

Despite an uptick in far-right violence and the Trump administration’s plan to increase the Department of Homeland Security budget by 6.7 percent to US$44.1 billion in 2018, the White House wants to cut spending for programs that fight non-Muslim domestic terrorism.

The federal government has also frozen $10 million in grants aimed at countering domestic violent extremism. This approach is bound to weaken the authorities’ power to monitor far-right groups, undercutting public safety.

Homegrown Terrorism and Why the Threat of Right-Wing Extremism Is Rising in America
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Old September 4th, 2017, 01:38 PM   #2
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It is unfortunate that the rank and file people in those white supremacist organizations don't have a neutral spot to go to and discuss the issues without the political rhetoric.

Instead of marginalizing their feelings and their experiences, I'd like to see somebody sit down with them, talk about it, and instead of resorting to violence, heated rhetoric and confrontations, allow them a space to discuss ways to address this civilly with a productive outcome as the ultimate goal.
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It is unfortunate that the rank and file people in those white supremacist organizations don't have a neutral spot to go to and discuss the issues without the political rhetoric.

Instead of marginalizing their feelings and their experiences, I'd like to see somebody sit down with them, talk about it, and instead of resorting to violence, heated rhetoric and confrontations, allow them a space to discuss ways to address this civilly with a productive outcome as the ultimate goal.
How do you "discuss civilly" the idea of race superiority?
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The OP is a hack, and this excellent post details it precisely.


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... You OTOH have gone so far over the edge, your extreme partisanship once again renders your opinions eminently ignorable.
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How do you "discuss civilly" the idea of race superiority?

Very difficult to do. Hard to be truthful, even where facts intrude.

Fact is that whites are intellectually better. That does not offer a warrant to discriminate, but in the real world it would end the absurd quotas and affirmative action.

The notion of forced busing to integrate schools was propounded by liberals, and not by conservatives. To wit, that black children would better learn in the presence of white students.

Fact is that blacks are better athletes, at least at certain sports. We see that in the NBA and the NFL, where merit is the sole determining factor.
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The OP is a hack, and this excellent post details it precisely.
And you consider yourself qualified to judge that? What a freaking joke.
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The OP is a hack, and this excellent post details it precisely.
The source was Newsweek. Not exactly The Gateway Pundit or Breitbart. The numbers are the numbers. Denial is not a river in Egypt.
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How do you "discuss civilly" the idea of race superiority?
I would say you begin with not making wild assumptions about what the individual feels.

BTW, you have to remember the extremists have a response to such an emotion laden response as you just gave:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Kv_VmSizrA

You cannot force anyone to believe as you do. A guy believes in racial superiority. That is no different than people believing or NOT believing in God. Thomas Jefferson said:

"But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg."

I see what you call racism as an almost form of religion. Those who believe one way or the other are determined to force their views on the other. The real problem is that those who believe in white supremacy should be satisfied to have their piece of the American pie and not impose it on society.

To make sure it balances out, the left should allow people to believe and practice what they believe in, provided that it stays in the private sector and is not imposed on society.
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Very difficult to do. Hard to be truthful, even where facts intrude.

Fact is that whites are intellectually better. That does not offer a warrant to discriminate, but in the real world it would end the absurd quotas and affirmative action.

The notion of forced busing to integrate schools was propounded by liberals, and not by conservatives. To wit, that black children would better learn in the presence of white students.

Fact is that blacks are better athletes, at least at certain sports. We see that in the NBA and the NFL, where merit is the sole determining factor.
If white are "intellectually better", then why are Asian-Americans cleaning their clocks in U.S. Schools ?
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And you consider yourself qualified to judge that? What a freaking joke.

Yes, you are.

But maybe I should embrace you, after all, you appear to be my very own personal troll. I never had one of those before.

Or is that stalker?
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