Right-wing domestic terrorism remains a grave danger: Why do we ignore it?

Courtesy Novinite.com

In a recent essay at Defense One, political scientist Peter Singer, a strategist and senior fellow at the New America Foundation, sounds the alarm about how this widespread hypocrisy presents a threat to our nation’s safety and security. He explains why so many of his peers who are experts in national security have remained relatively silent about right-wing domestic terrorism:

There are many reasons why we have a hard time acknowledging the deadly threat from the cluster of groups that gather inside our country under the hateful flags of white nationalism, white supremacy, anti-government militia, and Neo-Nazism. One reason is to avoid appearing too partisan, a desire to be even-handed. There is irony in that we seek to avoid appearing biased, even when the threat espouses bias to the point of justifying hating and even killing their fellow Americans. So, after each episode of right-wing violence, we avoid talking about it, even to the point of reaching in the opposite direction. …

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