It’s getting crazy out there…
From the Washington Times, quoted at www.lewrockwell.com:
A West Point think tank has issued a paper warning America about “far right” groups such as the “anti-federalist” movement, which supports “civil activism, individual freedoms and self-government.”
The report issued this week by the Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., is titled “Challengers from the Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far-Right.”
Whoa, wait a minute! The people they are calling “anti-federalist”, are more often actually the federalists. The political ideology that supports subverting local and state level governments with command-and-control rule from the federal government, and with the federal government exceeding its constitutional authority.
The psych effect is in the word association trick of putting “far-right” in the same sentence with “individual freedom”.
That’s a very direct attack on the blooming and fast-expanding liberty movement of millions of people that follow truly libertarian principles that emphasize the sovereignty of the individual. One of my favorite quotes to come out of the ideal of individual freedom is one that demonstrates the folly of majority votes. It’s couched as an definition of democracy by example: “Democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what’s for dinner”. No wonder some people are saying “Our goose is cooked”.