Right-Wing Extremists Are a Bigger Threat to America Than ISIS

This is the real problem, and has been for a while. Timothy McVeigh, the Vegas Shooter, and a good chunk of these Domestic Terrorists we keep insisting on calling school shooters fall into this category…..#domesticterrorist

Right-Wing Extremists Are a Bigger Threat to America Than ISIS

http://www.newsweek.com/2016/02/12/right-wing-extremists-militants-bigger-threat-america-isis-jihadists-422743.html

13 comments

  1. I feel like including Stephen Paddock in the list weakens the credibility of the claim a bit. To my knowledge, there is nothing linking him to the right wing. I am sure you also are aware that the recent Florida shooting had the white supremacist connections proved to be a hoax by 4Chan.

    Outside of Timothy McVeigh and Dylan Roof, are there other religious, white supremacist, or otherwise right wing motivated terrorists / mass murders that have completed what they set out to do? It is interesting you would link to an old Newsweek article that is just a jumble of words with no direction, citations, or summary.

    While there definitely is terrorism in the extreme wings of political America, there is a lot of terrorism done by Muslims that far exceeds all other forms. Historically, left wing terrorism was more common in the US than right wing.

    Left wing: https://status451.com/2017/01/20/days-of-rage/
    Islam: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_terrorist_incidents_in_2017 (this is just a general list, but it proves the point well.)

    Arguing that we should ignore one type of terrorist while hating another seems absurd to me. Can you help explain to me why we should do that?

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  2. School shooters, sheesh!… Whether the rampage killing is for political reasons, or for revenge, they still aim exclusively to causing terror at the minimum, with the goal of absolute carnage…. but fear, the first objective, is truly the main one. Terror… Start calling Lone Gunmen Terrorists, and Americans will be more vigilant about denouncing them… maybe..

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  3. And I dont understand where you get the idea i want to ignore foreign sourced terrorism, I don’t. I just want to seriously ratchet up our domestic terror program.. it is from whence the true threat lies, both from the Left and the Right

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    • I read what you were saying as far right terrorists being the real problem. I may have misread it.

      I agree 100% that we need to get a handle on all forms of terrorism. I would say the media should not report on people’s names that are involved in these kinds of incidents. There are a lot of things we can do to try to make fewer people feel this level of meaninglessness as a society.

      The FBI is doing something about domestic terrorism but it is hard to say as an outsider what could be improved. It is a hard problem to solve. Anyone could be plotting something without any real warning. We have tried in the past to cast a wide net, but those things ended up being quite offensive to Americans.

      https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/dt
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COINTELPRO
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Snowden

      It is a fine balance. We care about privacy and freedom from government in the United States, generally. This clashes with complete safety.

      https://www.npr.org/2015/03/02/390245038/ben-franklins-famous-liberty-safety-quote-lost-its-context-in-21st-century

      This has been an issue since the founding of the United States. I am not aware of any proposals on what we can do to improve it in a meaningful way. Are you aware of any actions that the government should be taking that they are not?

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      • Yeah, they need to call a Spade a Spade, for lack of o better analogy… They won’t label disenfranchised white s as terrorists… unti they put the right boogeyman term on the perpetrators, the sheeples will never see the wolves amongst the sheep.. just poor crazy misunderstood sheep, that will continue to devour them from the inside… that’s what..

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