12_RightWing - James JF Forest

January 5, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Arts & Humanities, Music, Music History
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Right-Wing (often Reactionary) Terrorist Groups



At least 26 definitions of right wing extremism; common features include nationalism, racism, xenophobia, anti-democracy



Can be both revolutionary and reactionary; often focused on preserving status quo



Commonly associated with racial supremacists, “othering” and “us” versus “them”



1791 Whiskey Rebellion



Klu Klux Klan (KKK)



Wesley Swift - Anglo-Israelism (Americans are the lost tribes of Israel



William Potter Gale - Posse Comitatus



Richard Butler - Aryan Nations



Often thrive on conspiracy theories



Protocols of Zion: Jews are out to control the world



Often emphasize patriotism and anti-gun controls



Christian Identity: Jews have gained control of the United States, and white Christians must rise up to resist this



RAHOWA - racial holy war



William Pierce (“Andrew Macdonald”), leader of the National Alliance (Christian Identity group); owned Resistance Records, Skinhead hate music  The Turner Diaries: Race war begins in U.S. after the

government takes away firearms; very anti-Semitic; lots of “how to” guidance for conducting terror attacks (including truck bombs)

 Hunter: story of a lone wolf who decides to launch a one-

person revolution



Leaderless Resistance (Colonel Ulius Amoss, Louis Beam)



April 19, 1985 – CSA seige, Elijiah, MO



Early 1990s – Congress debates Brady Bill (finally passed and signed into law November 1993)



August 1992 – Weaver siege, Ruby Ridge, ID



April 19, 1994 – Branch Davidians siege, Waco, TX



April 19, 1995 - Oklahoma City (Timothy McVeigh)



Increase in Right-wing extremist activity



Internet used to spread conspiracy theories and racial supremacist ideologies



Immigration has become hot topic, especially when combined with economic grievances



Founded by Richard G. Butler  Aligned with Church of Jesus Christ-Christian  bought 20-acre compound, Hayden Lake, near Coeur d'Alene, ID



Dedicated to “the establishment of a white Aryan homeland on the North American continent”



Combines elements of Christian Identity and Neo-Nazi racial supremacy



Brought together several right-wing extremist movements



Founded in early 1980s by Robert Matthews



Preparing to fight a future war against a corrupt, Jewish-influenced government

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Armored car heist, bank robberies



Killed Jewish radio talk show host in Denver



Founded during 1980s in Texas; claims to have chapters in Australia, Germany, Hungary, Italy and New Zealand



Members involved in assaults, arson, attacks with knives and isolated shooting incidents



Hammerskin Press: literature, hate music record label; rock concerts, etc.



Advocates violence against all non-whites



Calls for the overthrow of the U.S. government and the establishment of an autonomous homeland for whites of European descent



Responsible for attacks against blacks, gays, and Jews



Originally founded in the Pacific Northwest, its leaders move the headquarters to Arkansas



Any believer in the cause can be a member



Richard Kelly Hoskins - book (1990) Vigilantes of Christiandom: The Story of the Phineas Priesthood



A leaderless movement of vigilante Christian faithful, vehemently opposed to racial mixing, fraternization with Jews, and abortion



Act in accordance with the ideology; will eventually reassert the dominance of righteous white Christians on Earth



Adherents include Eric Rudolph, Paul Hill, James Kopp, Clayton Lee Waagner, Paul Evans



For more, see:  Global Terrorism Database Profiles

http://www.start.umd.edu/start/data_collections/tops/  National Counterterrorism Center Profiles http://www.nctc.gov/site/profiles/index.html   

Racial supremacy, Jewish conspiracy, Christian Identity Many view themselves as a “revolutionary vanguard” but can also promote “ leaderless resistance” Most right-wing groups have failed to achieve their objectives, but unlike left-wing groups many are still active today

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