Our clans are “regionally concentrated groups with a history of organized political autonomy” with “traditional rulers.” I’m sure that at least a few, if not more, of our clans have been committed to gaining political independence since 1945. Are we terrorists? Likely, in the eyes of the federal government. Modern Nation States are territorial monopolies won and enforced by violence. They do not like competition within their borders.
In the July issue of American Free Press, Pat Shannan reports on a recent Homeland Security study that claims to identify domestic terrorists. The AFP article is reposted below, but above Shannan’s writing are three direct quotes from the DHS-funded, University of Maryland-conducted report “Hot Spots of Terrorism and Other Crimes in the United States.” These three short selections from the over thirty page dossier are of particular relevance to national anarchists; respectively, they each describe the terrorist nature of the “extreme right-wing,” “extreme left-wing,” and “ethno-nationalist/separatist” groups. Read the full report on the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Reponses to Terrorism’s website. -NATA-NY
“Extreme Right-Wing: groups that believe that one’s personal and/or national “way of life” is under attack and is either already lost or that the threat is imminent (for some the threat is from a specific ethnic, racial, or religious group), and believe in the need to be prepared for an attack either by participating in paramilitary preparations and training or survivalism. Groups may also be fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in orientation), anti-global, suspicious of centralized federal authority, reverent of individual liberty, and believe in conspiracy theories that involve grave threat to national sovereignty and/or personal liberty.”
“Extreme Left-Wing: groups that want to bring about change through violent revolution rather than through established political processes. This category also includes secular left-wing groups that rely heavily on terrorism to overthrow the capitalist system and either establish “a dictatorship of the proletariat” (Marxist-Leninists) or, much more rarely, a decentralized, non-hierarchical political system (anarchists).”
“Ethno-Nationalist/Separatist: regionally concentrated groups with a history of organized political autonomy with their own state, traditional ruler, or regional government, who are committed to gaining or regaining political independence through any means and who have supported political movements for autonomy at some time since 1945.”