The “Extremism Experts” Who Used To Fear The Right, Are Now Worried About The Left

by | Jun 19, 2017 | Headline News | 52 comments

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    For most of the past 30 years, violent extremism has been most closely associated with the far-right in America. The media, the government, and watchdog groups like the SPLC and the Anti-Defamation league have railed against the far-right for a generation, and used scaremongering to convince the masses that conservative rhetoric was becoming more violent, and that right-wing groups pose a serious and growing threat to our society.

    Of course, they often neglected to mention that the far-left has a long history of violence, especially when you consider the wave of domestic terror attacks that occurred throughout the 1960’s and 1970’s. Perhaps these institutions should have been paying more attention to the Left, because while they were screaming about right-wing groups all these years, far-left radical groups like BAMN and ANTIFA have been riding under the radar.

    However, “extremism experts” are finally starting to take note. Vice News recently interviewed Brian Levin, a former member of the NYPD who studies domestic extremism. He started focusing his efforts on the Left when he attended a public KKK rally last year to study the group, but found himself protecting one of the Klansman from a violent member of ANTIFA. “At that point,” he revealed “I said we have something coalescing on the hard left.”

    The evidence is so far largely anecdotal. Levin says that since December 2015, he’s documented nearly two-dozen episodes in California where political events turned violent because of agitation on both sides, something he says he hardly ever saw before. Now, there are violent clashes on college campuses involving groups like Antifa, the anti-fascist group, taking on the alt-right; and aggressive anti-Trump rallies attended by members of the Redneck Revolt, a new pro-minority, anti-supremacist group that encourages its members to train with rifles. Online, hard leftists increasingly discuss politics in dire terms, and rationalize violence as a necessity— even the true inheritor of traditional progressive activism. (Or, in the case of the “Punch a Nazi” meme, a fun game.)

    And Levin isn’t alone. Other watchdog groups that typically focused their attention on the Right, are now taking a second look at far-left radicals.

    “I think we’re in a time when we can’t ignore the extremism from the Left,” said Oren Segal, the director of the Center on Extremism, an arm of the Anti-Defamation League. Over the past few months, the ADL, which hosts regular seminars on homegrown extremism for law enforcement officials, has begun warning of the rising threat posed by far-left groups, most recently at a seminar just this past Sunday. “When we have anti-fascist counterprotests — not that they are the same as white supremacists — that can ratchet up the violence at these events, and it means we can see people who are violent on their own be attracted to that,” Segal said. “I hate to say it, but it feels inevitable.”

    The fact that Vice, a very liberal media outlet, is wincing at the sight of violence among liberals, is very telling. The fact that these organizations are taking a look at the Left speaks volumes. Liberals can’t ignore or encourage this behavior any longer, because even the groups that are typically hyperventilating about conservatives, are beginning to admit that there’s a problem on the Left.

    And that problem has wider implications. As leftist rhetoric and actions become more violent, and as the police in urban areas fail to rein in leftist counter-protesters time and time again, it won’t be long before right-wing protesters begin to retaliate. You can’t expect anyone, regardless of their political beliefs, to keep taking it on the nose indefinitely, without fighting back. When that retaliation becomes commonplace, the results will be unbelievably ugly.

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      1. The Left has shattered any illusions one may have had about the
        so called violent extremism on the Right. SPLC is biggest joke out.

        • They are anything but “liberal”, people need to stop calling them that. The left is mostly made up of retarded marxists, most of whom likely have an IQ of about 90, people in a state of arrested development. Their “elite”, those who actually have an education, are little more than idiot savants. They are the end product of almost a century of leftist conditioning. This can only end one way. Or we will wake up in the next soviet union.



            • These stupid socialist turds are falling right into the trap and will provoke patriots into the divide and conquer strategy of the scum elite. Fortunately we are the most heavily armed civilians in history with millions of combat veterans, hunters, and when we kill all the turds we will be thirsty enough then to go kill the real problem and take back our home.

              • I like how you think,,,,
                Its long overdue, everything going on with regards to our country and common decency defies logic and common sense

                • Yes friend, we are living in bizzarro world and our families are in extreme danger.

                  • Menzo and Nailbanger, Braveheart is right there with you. So the author says “I think we’re living in a time where we can’t ignore the danger of the extreme left”? OH, NO SHIT, SHERLOCK! [SARCASM] Hell, I’ve ALWAYS been aware of danger from the left and they’re definitely MORE dangerous now than I’ve ever seen them in my whole freakin’ life. Lock and load because the party is coming whether we want it or not.

                    • It is at the door and I ain’t getting any younger.

                    • I practice shooting both left, right and straight ahead

              • Well, if they want to bring it…
                One group has most of the guns.
                One group has most of the training and experience.
                One group has most of the ammo.
                One group has most of the equipment.
                One group staffs most of the Military, Police, EMS and Paramedic and Firefighter jobs.
                One group has most of the hunters and outdoor experience.
                One group has most of the balls.
                One group is patriotic, traditional, and reveres family and community.

                A different group has most of the feminine males.
                A different group has most of the ignorant over-educated/under-experienced city folks.
                A different group has most of the unemployed couch surfers.
                A different side is racist against whites and actively embraces any group that hates them.
                A different group embraces radical causes and hates all things normal.
                A different group is extraordinarily entitled and believes others owe it sustenance, support, shelter, and funding.
                A different group lacks motivation to act on its own motivation and believes in waiting for others to take care of it.

                Which side do you think will win?

          • Agree on all points. Also this comment is well past retarded considering what has been obvious for a very long time “Perhaps these institutions should have been paying more attention to the Left” ,DUH ?

            All of these groups have been created and fostered by the deep state apparatus and the DEMs to include the SPLC and many others like ACORN. This article acts as if it is something new and it certainly is not. Remember Bill Ayers ? And why has their been a large increase in terror attacks in USA and many other racial attacks on whites and fake school shootings while BHO was in office and since ? It has all been ratcheting up and few fully recognize what has taken place.

            What we are seeing is the backlash for their plan since Hillary got defeated and exposed for the criminal she is. It would be far worse and much more entrenched by now had she won. Trump is enemy number one of both the deep state and the DEMs who are completely in bed with them. As events unfold daily like the corruption of Mueller , we edge closer to chaos because it is clear our government was and still is illegitimate and must be corrected one way or another. The only part I agree with in the article is that there is no question the left is being exposed currently for the violence that have been promoting and creating all along and it is ratcheting up. But it is nothing new actually. Blacks have attacked many whites in recent years and most of it was never even reported a black on white crimes or hate crimes ? In fact in USA it seems quite impossible for a black to be charged with a hate crime and they are common. But the racial thing is just one of the many issues that has been deliberately created by the DEMs and the deep state in conjunction with PRAVDA/MSM

        • “For most of the past 30 years, violent extremism has been most closely associated with the far-right in America.”

          Bullf-ingshit. The lunatic left have just insisted it’s the right and they’ve painted every tenuous relationship, AT BEST, as right wing. The imbecile left insisted Ted Kazinsky was a right winger.

          • I wondered if anyone else had caught that.

        • Yep, all the recent mass murdering scum were demoncrats

      2. The fourth estate (globalists), you thought were there to protect you, really want to kill you. In their eyes, you are a useless eater.

      3. The Left/New age/Progressives almost had their “Utopia” within their grasp.

        If the Hildebeast had won, they would be hammering the final nail in the coffin of liberty right now. Gun bans would now have full bureaucratic and executive power, all tea party groups and conservative radio talkers and groups would now be under tremendous pressure. They would be declared “racists” and “White Power” advocates.

        All this with the N.M.M. (New Marxist Media) serving as a Propaganda Department that would make Joseph Goebbels blush. The Nazi Regime, in the height of it’s Evil glory did not have such a slick Media support system as the combo of MSNBC, CNN, etc..

        The Progressive Left will never be placated, never stop, cannot be reasoned with or satisfied, and will never stop in taking our freedoms away and installing their leftist police state.

        Sooner or later, we as Patriots must realize that this country is two halves, Old America and the New Marxist America. They cannot live with each other. A divorce must happen. I know it’s hard to accept, but either we Balkanize, separate, disentangle, or we succumb and become good little Marxixt peasants. Imagine your children and grandchildren living in ghettos in urban areas, while the Muslims and others living everywhere else.

        All any Patriot can ask of his fellow Patriot, Constitutionalist, and freedom lovers is just to join the side that you’re on. Just join the side you are already on.

        • Right.

      4. Now that’s funny.

      5. What happens if they’re correct… that whichever side loses power basically gets all violent? (Or more accurately, some percentage less than 100% of said side)…

        If that’s what’s going on… we’re in big trouble.

      6. The International 3ew Conspiracy created Communism. Now the SPLC, a 3ew legal team headed by a 3ew named Dees, is commenting on the left. His people created the left. They are trying every way possible to destroy America. They are behind open borders. They are behind the invasion of Europe.

        They have infiltrated and corrupted the Churches. They run the human traffic/kidnapping rape/ prostitution. They own Hollywood and have created a pedofiles system there with degeneracy on and off the screen. They own the television and use it and it’s programs to lie and corrupt the people.

        Of course our young are going off the deep end. These Communist, and for the most part, atheistic 3ews, conspire for the overthrow of Civilazation. They have manipulated themselves into power.

        With their money and power, they instigate war, infighting, and death.

        They have programmed the masses to be afraid to identify them as the source of 98% of all the wars, and violence in history, in the present and projecting into the future.


        • The 3ews are working behind the scene for two important things. They want to make gun ownership “illegal”; and they want to make any cricism of 3ews “illegal”. First and Second Amendments are in danger and need to be preserved.

          When in Russia, with money from Jacob Schiffs, a 3ew living in the NY district, funneled the funds to 3ews in Russia, 3ews murdered the Monarchy there and instituted Communism under their control. Under this 3ew Communist regime, any cricism of 3ews carried a death sentence.

          That is where they are trying to take America. Don’t think it can never happen. They already have us scared to openly critize any 3ew as a 3ew. That is power. But as of now, it is only psychological power.


          • You know in spite of all the anecdotal and physical evidence as to 3ews running the entire criminal enterprise, You will NEVER get anyone who doesn’t want to see it past their cognitive dissonance and brainwashing that automatically points directly at the true source of mankinds ills…All they hear is “You are an anti-Semite”…The majority don’t want to wake up at all, they love their giant blindspot of belief, right up to their own deaths by it. To which I say good riddance to those not willing to use their own eyes….

          • Idiot anti-Semite.

            Just curious, does the imbecile blame all white men for the actions of some this same way, or does the idiot only reserve that kind of stupid racism for 3ews?

            • Nunya Dumbow hates when the Parasites are called out for their crimes against America. You hate the truth eh? Too Bad. You hate free speech? Too Bad, You hate the 2nd Amendment, Eat my lead sucka!! And when we speak the truth all they can do is call it racism or anti-Semite, BS. You whining excuse makers are full of BS, you know it, and everybody here knows it. If you hate America so much and want to destroy it, then just leave, We don’t want ya here, got it!!

              • Did the imbecile actually believe that another racist anti-Semite calling me names was gonna hurt my lil feels?

                Nope. I take solace in knowing that you imbeciles are forced to hide behind interwebz anonymity because you’d get your punk bitch ass beat down, BAD, for opening your silly hole in person.

                • Come to wolfe city TX and talk that shit

                • Whats your address Dumya I will stop by for a visit. Lets see who’s skeered..

          • B of CA; I got an answer for: “They want to make gun ownership “illegal”; and they want to make any criticism of 3ews “illegal”. First and Second Amendments are in danger and need to be preserved.”

            Answer: Mossberg 500 3″ 000 Buckshot. Come and git some suckas!!

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              • I do not like any plastic mags no matter what brand. Most are jammomatics and some worse than others. Stiction is the feed issue and the best fix is don’t use anything but metal in one flavor or another ? Some of the brands can be babied with silicone and cleaning often. But that is not as necessary with others. You can freely have my share of them.

                • Magpul seems to work. Never had an issue with one.

                  • Try using them in real world conditions and not just at the range which almost pristeen conditions ? I am so not a huge fan of range only shooting. Sets people up for the wring circumstances and does not help critical skills. Good for teaching people the basics, but not much else.

            • Get a grizzly brake for that thing, your shoulder will thank you

          • Alot of this is because the public is afraid to be called an anti-Semite, and alot of Christians still believe the Jews are God’s chosen people, even though they are not because they rejected Jesus Christ; and then the Gentiles were excepted because they are the ones who believed Jesus was the Messiah. Waiting

            • Excuse please……accepted, not excepted. Waiting

        • Agree with everything you said. Waiting

      7. All the latest violent events are by leftist/liberal people. whatever they say or criticize they have already done themselves. They will consume themselves at some point and the public is seeing first hand what they are.

        • Its the Lefty Commie Gews and their Commie Media polluting America with nonsense, and their Lefty agenda to create the largest welfare state in the world.

          Here right from the Cockroach Parasite Himself: You cannot deny this Numbya Moron can ya?

          Netanyahu’s Real Feelings about America were revealed in a secretly tape-recorded conversation in Fink’s Bar in Jerusalem al-Quds in 1990.

          Netanyahu’s Quote: “If we get caught they will just replace us with persons of the same cloth. So it doesn’t matter what you do, America is a Golden Calf and we will suck it dry, chop it up, and sell it off piece by piece until there is nothing left but the world’s biggest welfare state that we will create and control.
          Why? Because it is God’s will and America is big enough to take the hit so we can do it again, again and again. This is what we do to countries that we hate. We destroy them very slowly and make them suffer for refusing to be our slaves.”

          And this Zio-Zit Beggar Squatter, through Blackmailing of our Politicians Steals another $38 Billion for the Parasites agenda and more Genocide. Had enough of this BS? Crack Sum Skulls and Give them lead. And keep calling them out for all their crimes against Humanity.

      8. Left/right…. I dislike them evenly. All of them plot to steal from us. One will sneer at us while they slip their hands in our pockets. The other will whisper sweet nothings in our ears while they dip their hands in our pockets.

      9. “Extremism Experts”…….Ummmm….ok , yeah…..sure thing…Paging Mr Orwell….Mr Orwell, please bring your script back, we are sure we missed something from 1984….You can’t? The Left burned it already? Really? Damn…..

      10. Oregons democrat governor was thrown out for corruption. they appointed a lesbian communist to replace him. She has created a safe zone for Antifas in Portland. the brave antifas warriors have terrorized young women and small kids on the streets while the caps are held back. Citizens who defend themselves from mob attack have been sent to prison for threatening an armed mob advancing on them with obvious intect to harm them. You cant fight back if attacked. This is open war on America folks She is attempting to create a red Portland with antifas ruling the streets

        • Rockmanr, I’ve NEVER allowed ANY ‘policy’ to stop me from engaging in self-defense when attacked. If a mob came to my place I would meet them with a Mossberg 590A1 loaded with 00 buck. If anyone tried to ‘take me to task’ for self-defense they would also get a dose. No libturds or anyone else ever have their way with me.

        • The new Portland mayor sucks donkey along with Kitzhaber and his new wife, who both got caught in various forms of fraud and he had to resign. No question it is an extreme place and all because it is run completely by DEM criminals. But the last rally did force the PPD to do their job and it did set a bit of a new precedent as many people showed up and defied the corrupted regime in Portland. Mostly because the feds showed up in force and forced them to take action and not allow the left to pull their bullshit. A side note is that Kitzhabers new wife married an Ethiopian when she was younger, so he could become a citizen. So gotta wonder what John is thinking getting second hand Ethopian pinus by proxy ? This is a true and verifiable fact ! So would you want these maniacs making decisions for you ? Oregon is run by these kind of idiots in every part of the state gov. Sick bastards

          We are starting to see many of these Antifa, BAMN, BLM people arrested and charged with fed felonies and acts of terror and that will have a good affect going forward. No doubt they have been allowed to be completely out of control under BHO and crew, who helped create it all. Oregon and Washington state are both extreme places.

      11. The real problem here is the one-sidedness of the police. There are documented cases of the police standing around watching the leftists punch and bully the rightwing fanatics without interfering. Yet when a rightwing fights back, an arrest is immediately made. That is a problem!

        • Ronna, that’s one of the problems with cops these days. Can’t trust them for shit. If I’m attacked by a libturd, that libturd will get hurt. If I’m attacked by a cop for an act of self-defense, the cop will get hurt. I don’t get penalized for self-defense, period.

          • That is exactly why video is your friend these days. Read up on Strickland in Portland and see how some places simply make up the rules no matter what the laws says ? The police, DA and judges railroad people often in liberal run municipalities no matter how tuff you think you are ? I completely agree with standing up, but we still have to use caution and common sense especially in Democrat enclaves. I know of at least 6 people in prison or on trial right now that were railroaded by DEM extremist. It is all a matter of using good judgment and slightly different tactics. The good news is it is changing and in our favor. Here is some good info as well.

        • It is changing since Trump came along. But we need much more enforcement. The last rally at Berkley the left got their asses handed to them and the guy with the bike lock got arrested for attempted murder. And the Portland event went very well also and The left was weak again.

      12. What’s the surprise? The left has been violent since its founding and Robespierre, up through all those assassinations of people like Garfield and McKinley (not to mention last week’s), and up through the USSR (when they opened the archives in 1991, the report said there were “61 million ‘excess’ deaths under Stalin), Cambodia, Castro, Mao’s Red China, people now starving to death in Venezuela, still starving and being killed by party members in Zimbabwe, Pol Pot’s Cambodia, ad nauseam. As noted elsewhere, Nazi stands for National SOCIALIST, with explicitly socialist planks.

        Leftist always and everywhere brings poverty, ignorance, violence and death. Always. It also doesn’t recognize that all men are made in the image of God, and hence violence, indiscriminate war, from the lefts’ side; rather than for the rest of us, where war, etc. is only to be conducted in very limited circumstances – police action, to save lives, self-defense, a declared war (yeah, I know that one is a real dog’s breakfast, so don’t bother to comment – this is just a high level observation). Do you REALLY think something like the Geneva Convention would exist under leftists, who believe the man is just an evolved animal?

      13. Good, I am glad the Rino’s are distracted by the left because the people are moving to take the GOP from bottom up.
        All the Rino’s pushing increased taxes and replace etc…, no wall Anti-America first will be primaried in 18 from within ranks! DJT was just the beginning.

        What the biggest joke on the GOP elites is that we all know that behind closed doors they side with the Left. Who the rioting is designed to distract are the Deplorables. Don’t fall for it stay focused.

        The funny part is the Rino’s are caught in the catch 22. Nobody will vote for lefties. Last 8 years the Left lost over 1000 seats nationwide. Also in DC the GOP held both houses and did nothing to stop O even when they asked and were give the house and senate.
        Locally they have done nothing but tax increases and in many GOP areas continue to 2030 Vision of Globalism, etc….

        Even funnier is that the GOP got beat out of the WH by DJT! So now after everyone inside GOP has showed their cards they will be primaried.

        All the SJW’s are is a distraction!!! Don’t buy in stay focused run for office and help with the purge! You’d be surprised you just may win as people in both parties are FED UP! Lets take it Back!!!

        Omar Navarro in CAlI. is running against Maxine Waters and he just may win, for real. You tube him! They held a fundraiser on her lawn! Fun, fun fun.

        Very exciting as lots of regular folks are now running at all office levels nationwide!

      14. extremism on the left will lead to a permanent solution to several problems in this country

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