Angela West’s scathing rebuttal to West Point report on ‘dangerous far right’

Recent media coverage of a report from the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point raised concerns among activists who consider themselves the typical, God-fearing American “right.”

The report by West Point professor Arie Perliger, Challengers from the Sidelines – Understanding America’s Violent Far-Right, includes some descriptions of the “far right” that many conservatives have found shocking.

Angela West, wife of former congressman and new PJ Media spokesman Allen West, posted a scathing response on her Facebook page, which included a photo montage.

“Pigs certainly now fly and birds are doing the backstroke!” Angela West wrote in her Facebook post.

In the study, Perliger puts limited-government activists into three categories: “a racist/white supremacy movement, an anti-federalist movement and a fundamentalist movement.”

Citing an especially noteworthy excerpt, The Blaze took clear offense at some of Perliger’s assertions:

“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 or ethnic community.”

Citing a reported 350 “attacks initiated by far-right groups/individuals” in 2011, the analysis characterizes the liberal-democratic system as inclusive and “designed to emphasize civil rights” while far-right ideology inherently “excludes” minorities.

West expressed her disgust in her Facebook post with a photo illustration and some sharp words. Here’s her full post:

angela west FB montage

 This morning I read the West Point Think Tank report essentially declaring the “far right” as “more dangerous” than any other group —- including Al Queda. And left-wing ’60s radical and onetime domestic terrorist Bill Ayers will be a keynote speaker at the Association of Teacher Educators annual conference in Atlanta next month. Ayers admitted in a 2001 book that he participated in bombings of the New York City Police Department headquarters, the U.S. Capitol Building and the Pentagon in the early 1970s. Three Americans died as a result of his efforts. And finally, CBS News political director John Dickerson at Slate Friday evening in a piece astonishingly titled “Go for the Throat! Why if he wants to transform American politics, Obama must declare war on the Republican Party.”

In other words, the guy in the mug shot is the “hero”, and the flag waving little girl is the “enemy”. Is this the “brave new world”? Wake up people, this is your new future if the Republican party does not get their act together. The picture of the keynote speaker “Bill Ayers” standing on the American flag will provide a blueprint for the education of our children and ULTIMATELY our own demise as a nation of individual freedom.

Pigs certainly now fly and birds are doing the backstroke!

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  • Luther Henry

    This is an agenda to twist the minds of our military for the eventuality that they may have to turn their guns on the American people. These things have been well thought out and planned for this time in history. the socialist/marxists are taking full advantage of their resources. In my humble opinion.

  • Tanya

    Sounds just like something Allen West would say for sure! I am in lock step with Angela in my feelings on this!!! Way to go Dr. Angela West, you certainly hit the nail on the head with this rebuttal!

  • Amanda

    You are aware of the many left-wing terrorists out there and the racism that exists among these so-called "progressive" individules (black panthers). Do the names Joe Stack, Amy Bishop, Oswald, and the unibomber ring a bell? They were all extreme left-wing individules and were also terrorists. However, they did promote what you liberals want, larger government. In fact Oswald "got sick with American capitalism…"remind you a bit of Occupy Walstreet".

    • Amanda

      Look up Black Liberation Theology before you tell me it's the right wingers that are racists. The Lefties think that those who do not have the same opinion as they do are racists or biggots. We live in America and are entitled to voice our opinions.

  • Thomas Carney

    Black Liberation Theology is pure racism. It teaches blacks that they have a RIGHT to what whites and others have earned and that all their problems are due to whites. Well, blacks have had the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act, and Affirmative Action for over four decades and all the majority of blacks are still on the bottom of the rung, most present in prisons and on welfare. Liberation Theology itself is derived from Marxist theory.

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  • Bern

    Speaking of Marxist theory, I assume the present Republican party has been copying the Marzist Theory as taught by Groucho Marx because they certainly had a bunch of comedians running for President this past election cycle. If the Republicans want to be relevant in American politics(which I hope they do) I suggest that they stop focusong on preaching about moral issues and start focusing on traditional Conservative political issues!

  • mikmac

    Oh… and they will attack the peaceful conservatives and try to provoke them to their side of evil… and then they are persuaded we will become Hitler… when in fact he is the very part of their portfolio darling mass murderers from Alpha to Omega, ie. Ayers to Obama going through Mao, Stalin etc…

  • Nevin

    A general reminder of what we're dealing with re: Ayer and his Weather Underground colleagues and what they had/have in store for us conservatives or constitutional nationalists:


    Grathwohl: I brought up the subject of what's going to happen after we take over the government. You know, we become responsible for administrating, you know, 250 million people. And there was no answer. No one had given any thought to economics. How are you going to clothe and feed these people? The only thing that I could get was that they expected that the Cubans, the North Vietnamese, the Chinese and the Russians would all want to occupy different portions of the United States. They also believed that their immediate responsibility would be to protect against what they called the counter-revolution. And they felt that this counter-revolution could best be guarded against by creating and establishing re-education in the Southwest where we would take all of the people who needed to be re‑educated into the new way of thinking and teach them how things were going to be. I asked, "Well, what is going to happen to those people that we can't re‑educate, that are die-hard capitalists?" And the reply was that they'd have to be eliminated and when I pursued this further, they estimated that they'd have to eliminate 25 million people in these re‑education centers. And when I say eliminate, I mean kill 25 million people. I want you to imagine sitting in a room with 25 people, most of whom have graduate degrees from Columbia and other well-known educational centers and hear them figuring out the logistics for the elimination of 25 million people and they were dead serious."

    We have someone in the White House who has yet to repudiate his prior associations with pro-PLO, Communist Party USA, and former unrepentent Weather Underground terrorists…more than likely Obama has more than residual sympathy for their goals…and the global minded Chamber of Commerce types would support free trade with the new slave-masters wherever they may be…until of course they outlived their usefulness.

  • Casey

    All, read the report for yourself before judging anyone; it's only 146 pages. Ms. Kirk, please provide a link here to the original report. It does not attack maintream conservatives or conservative political thought. It does describe the dangers of groups who see a legitimately elected democratic government as the enemy, and describes this enemy in terms similar to how soldiers mentally prepare themselves to kill in battle. They present the national future under this government as apocalyptic and the leaders as hell-bent on destroying everything good and decent and moral about this country, without describing what exactly they are doing to destroy the country. In short, they are simply doing their best to make you afraid of "something" (which is different/foreign/un-American), and then telling you who's to blame for it. They then present the "solution" as violent resistance and "taking back our country" from the "foreign occupiers." Now, go figure how some people would internalize this narrative and commit violence. FYI, if you've read this far, I am a West Point graduate, career officer, combat vet, and would be a conservative, if only the conservative movement in this country didn't have its head so far up its a– right now.

    • seazen

      Thank you for this. Actually doing a little research and thinking before getting one's knickers all knotted up is not something that most of these commenters are willing to do. Your comment is spot on.

  • Rev. Bob Celeste

    An open letter to the fools who have brought up more gun control.

    In the USA there are about 330,000,000 men, women and children. Of that number, some 100,000,000 either have guns or have direct and immediate access to them/guns. Of that 100,000,000, there are many who will abide by whatever the g0vernment orders, but there are also 4% or so that will resist. That is 4,000,000 armed, some heavily armed, resisters or rebels if you will.

    Think about what you have done. You have taken a group of 4,000, 000 armed and angry men and made them your personal enemies; Yes, your personal enemies. You do not have the Secret Service to protect you. You do not have the Capital Police to protect you. You don’t even have guns to protect yourself and you have made it pretty near impossible to get any guns that you can use for protection.

    Let me explain to you what is going to happen, unless you, yes you, can convince your gun grabbing lackeys in the oval office, the body politic, and the courts to not only drop the idea of more gun control but reverse all, yes that’s right, all existing gun control laws dating back to 1930.

    Civil unrest:. Civil unrest will interfere with commerce, public transportation, schools, courts, police activity, etc. Civil unrest will result in targeted deaths of politicians, police, judges, media personalities, and others, targeted rightfully or not, who are declared by whomever to be enemies of the Republic. Do you think that a minimum of 4,000,000 armed men, some heavily armed, are simply going to do nothing after you and your flunkies who declare them to be criminals?

    Do you think they are going to sit calmly by when they find they cannot take their kid to a doc for fear of being grilled about gun ownership?

    Do you think they are going to sit idly by as they are forced to lie about gun ownership on the tax forms, and other official g0vt documents?

    You have pushed them too far. They, like a spring, can not be pushed back any further before striking out. You are a fool.

    If I were you, and I thank God He never made me so stupid, I would roll back every law going back as far as 1860. I would do whatever I had to do to prevent civil unrest, knowing that now the number wanting to revolt is growing every single day. Knowing that with the first shot, a torrent will be released, a torrent the police cannot suppress. Aand even if they could, outside of easily starved out cites they will not risk life, limb, and family to suppress their fellow countrymen. Many police and military will mutiny. Have you considered that? Let me let you in on another little known fact., Fighting a war can be both fun and addictive., If you can work behind the enemy's lines in a small four man outfit isolated from command needing permission from no one, with no one above the rank of fire team leader, and when all four members of the team are close friends, war can be fun and addictive. It is hard to bring those men back under control.

    Now, while I am not an artist, let me paint a little picture for you so that you can see what you have started. For you are the ones who started it and you are the only ones that can prevent it. There is not one militia leader, not one preacher, not one gun rights advocate alive than can stop the tide that is swelling, not one, not one group. You have started a massive tide of resentment, fright, and spine stiffening resolve.

    Farmer by day, warrior by night. Cop by night, warrior by day.

    The Constitution/Freedom haters' attacks on the Second Amendment is the catalysts for a rebellion. What will it look like? How will it be fought?

    You do not have to be a historian to know how to win the rebellion that may have already started. You don’t have to study how the founding fathers beat the British, for the Viet Cong used exactly the same techniques. They were common working folk during the day and warriors at night. They formed into small local groups that had larger group and regional ties, but for the most part acted independently, setting their own targets and schedules. But they were working to achieve the regional agenda, the goal of independence.

    Now, I know they were communist, and I know that this time the g0vt are the communist, but they fought to the point where the United States of America surrendered. I am no way suggesting we become communist. That is the g0vt we are rebelling against. Do we go head to head in the streets? No., Look at Syria., Do you think the g0vt of barak hussien obama is going to play any less viciously? No, we will not go head to head., What we will do is learn from the two recent fights where large armies, the US and the Russians, had to surrender; Vietnam and Afghanistan.

    The Cong drove the US to the surrender table by being workers by day and warriors by night. The Afgans beat the Russians out of their country by exactly the same methods. Where did their leaders learn these methods? They did study history and they followed the basic principals of our founding fathers; they were farmers and shop keepers by day and warriors by night. They, our founding fathers, took a little time off from planting and, hiding behind trees, ambushed the enemy, then took off like smart fellows to return to their chores, blend in with the people, and to fight another day.

    You see, US freedom fighters, rebels if you will, are not going to put on uniforms., They are not going to fight the military of obama, the UN, and God only knows who else obama will bring in, head to head in the streets. No, they are going to be as invisible as possible: the gal who serves them coffee at the local caféé; the guy who fills their tanks with gas, checks their oil and laughs at their jokes; they are the ones that at night look thru the scope of a .308. Others will be using the .50 Cal.

    This is going to be a long fight. Freedom, God willing and with His help, will win., But we want the infrastructure to remain so that after it is almost over, focus can be on building a federation of states., This federation will have no central command and a Constitution that learns from the mistakes that have been made in this Republic… a federation that does not shield politician… a federation that makes it the death penalty for corrupt politicians.

    You liberal linguine -spined leftists have started this. There is no reason the rebels should compromise. You have started it and more and more each day are committing to finishing it. You and only you can get your lackeys in g0vernment to reverse enough laws to prevent the oncoming rebellion. Where are you going to get your food? Where are you going to get your fuel for heat? Where are you going to work? Where are you going to run? How are you going to fight back? Face it…, you pushed to hard…, you messed up. Now surrender. Admit defeat, and work to calm those 4,000,000 down. Just don’t wait too long. Start today.

    • Casey

      Mr Celeste (I refuse to use the honorary Reverend, because your screed here makes you unworthy of it), your posting here is exactly what the the CTC report describes. Essentially, you are saying we must either knuckle under to these 4,000,000 nuts and allow the lunatic fringe to determine how the rest of us will live, or prepare for civil war. One question – why are you filled with so much rage? Why do you need guns, other than hunting? Why do you think anyone has to fight the army of Obama or the UN? Why are you framing your discussion not in terms of laws and politics and democracy, but in terms of armed insurrection? Have you ever worked with the UN? They mean well, but militarily they can't find their butt with both hands and a mirror, so stop worrying about black UN helicopters in the night. I'm forwarding your post to the CTC; perhaps they'll use it in a follow-on report as a perfect example of the threat they're describing.

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