Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Framing Of The Modern Right

In this article by Paul A. Ibbetson, the view held by the OIA defining a "right-wing extremist", shows the disdain the administration has for those who believe in the Constitution. Using the depiction in this release, I believe that if you are not a "right-wing extremist", you are oblivious to what is wrong with American society today. This is quoted from the article:

The recently made public, April 7, 2009, Office of Intelligence and Analysis (OIA) assessment, titled
Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment, shows the administration's new framing of the modern right-wing extremist.

In this document (that would most certainly send a shiver up the leg of Joseph Goebbels), the right-wing extremist is depicted as an individual - angry over the decline of the economy and the loss of U.S. manufacturing and construction jobs. This right-wing extremist also harbors unwarranted anger over open borders issues, advancing firearm restrictions, and the expansion of social services to illegal aliens. Other dangerous perceptions, documented in the assessment, include how the right-wing extremist places 'state' authority over 'federal' authority; the right-wing extremist is, in general, antagonistic to the 'historic nature' of the Barack Obama presidency.

The Framing Of The Modern Right

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