In the Arena

Because I promised and you seemed so darn curious…

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A right-wing extremist exhibits many, but not necessarily all, of the following attributes:

–believes that America is always, in every instance, the ultimate force of moral authority in the world.

–believes that Saddam Hussein was linked to 9/11—even if not directly, he was just that sort of guy.

–sees transnational non-governmental groups like Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International as “the next threats” to U.S. sovereignty. Calls them Transies, derisively.

–doesn’t hold a passport, as a matter of principle: there’s nothing over there except depravity.

–believes that capitalism creates perfect justice, and that any attempt to tax or regulate it constitutes “social engineering.” (Doesn’t believe in evolution, but does believe in social darwinism.)

–believes global warming is a left-wing myth.

–believes in the Second Amendment to the Constituion, but has some “problems” with the First.

–believes that any form of universal health insurance is socialism, even the tax credit system first proposed by the Heritage Foundation.

–believes that there are inferior races.

–believes that there are inferior religions.

–believes in a global conspiracy led by Jewish bankers, Hollywood executives and journalists.

–believes, despite the above, that Israel is absolutely wonderful, and that when it achieves full dominion over its Biblical lands—especially Judea and Samaria—a great battle will be fought and Jesus will descend from the clouds.

–believes that homosexuals are condemned to hell.

–only receives news from Fox or right-wing radio talk show hosts.

–believes Hillary Clinton is a dangerous radical.

–regularly uses harsh, vulgar, intolerant language to mock liberals.

This is just a partial list, off the top of my head…but I’m sure, as with lefties, these guys simply don’t exist, either.

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