Foreign professor's report paints conservatives as terrorist threat
Michael Carl’s recent article for WND reports on a disturbing effort by Israeli professor Arie Perliger, Director of Terrorism Studies at the Combating Terrorism Center and scholar at Hebrew University, to scare West Point students about the alleged threat that decentralists, liberty-advocates and conservatives pose to public safety and US security. The West Point report authored by Perliger comes from a Left-wing and pro-Establishment point of view. It uses the term ‘violent Far-Right’ for a broad category of people with different political and social beliefs and attempts to paint these people as potential ‘terrorists.’ For example, Carl notes Perlinger’s take on decentralists:
It alleges “anti-federalists” are those who have strong beliefs about the government, “believing it to be corrupt and tyrannical,” and those Americans who support individual freedoms and self government.
It claims that those who adopt a liberal philosophy are “future oriented” while conservatives are linked to the violence of the “far right” and live in the past.
“Liberal worldviews are future- or progressive-oriented, conservative perspectives are more past-oriented, and in general, are interested in preserving the status quo,” wrote the authors.
“The far right represents a more extreme version of conservatism, as its political vision is usually justified by the aspiration to restore or preserve values and practices that are part of the idealized historical heritage of the nation…”