HomeGun Nuts in ActionNew Documentary Exposes the Shocking Rise of Right-Wing Terrorism Since Obama’s Election in 2008 (Video)

New Documentary Exposes the Shocking Rise of Right-Wing Terrorism Since Obama’s Election in 2008 (Video)

It has been well-documented that the number of right-wing-terrorist hate groups in the United States soared after the election of Barack Obama in 2008. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) says that the number of such groups grew from 149 in 2008, to an all time high of 1,360 in 2012.

Over the past two years that number has declined slightly, and the SPLC now says there are currently 939 groups still operating in the country. That is still over four times the number that existed when President Obama was elected.

A 30 minute YouTube video documents the various plots, murders, and attempted murders carried out by members of these groups, and others who are sympathetic to their cause.

Using mostly video from news sources, the documentary, called “rEVILution: The Rise of Right-Wing Terrorism,” lays out a timeline of violence committed by right-wing ideologues over the past six years. All of the incidents that made headlines are there, including:

  • Jerad Lee Loughner’s attempted murder of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, an act he called an “assassination.”
  • Paul Ciancia, who opened fire in a terminal at Los Angeles International Airport last November.
  • The “Hutaree Militia,” nine of whom were arrested in a plot to kill police in an attempt to start a war against the federal government. (Most of the charges against them were eventually dismissed due to lack of evidence.)

The video also presents some cases of anti-goverment violence that didn’t get major attention nationally, such as “sovereign citizen” Jerry Kane. Kane and his son were caught on a police officer’s dash cam video after a traffic stop in Arkansas. During the stop, a confrontation ensues. Joe Kane jumps out of the minivan he and his father were traveling in, and fires multiple shots with an AK-47, killing two West Memphis, Arkansas police officers.

Mixed with these examples of right wing terrorists, the video also presents clips of what some believe provide the inspiration for some of these killers: right wing media. The documentary offers segments featuring Michael Savage telling a gay caller that he hopes he gets AIDS, and to “go choke on a sausage.” Glenn Beck “fantasizing” about killing filmmaker Michael Moore. Michael Reagan calling for the shooting of conspiracy theorists who say that 9/11 was an “inside job,” and more.

The video concludes with a segment from “America’s lawyer,” Mike Papantonio, who says what others in the media won’t say in regard to these groups and individuals. Talking about Andrew Joseph Stack, who flew a light plane into an IRS building, Papantonio says:

“Traditional media segment producers never took the time to show the connection between the tea bagger driven anti-government hate talk and a homicidal old man who was willing to kill people over what he believed was his constitutional rights. Too much work, too much time, too much digging was needed to really connect the dots.”

Papantonio continues:

“Whether it’s Sarah Palin screaming “reload” while she paints sniper scopes on the heads of liberals, or whether it’s tea bagger darling Sharon Angle telling us that ‘second amendment’ gun remedies are the only solution to government and liberals…”

And what would a collection of hate speech be without a quote from Rush Limbaugh?

“I tell people don’t kill all the liberals. Leave enough so we have two on every campus — living fossils — so we will never forget what these people stood for.”

If you are at all interested or concerned about this topic, and everyone should be, “rEVILution: The Rise of Right-Wing Terrorism” is worth 30 minutes of your time.

rEVILution: The Rise of Right-Wing Terrorism.

Here’s the video:


About Wes Williams

Wes Williams lives in the coastal area of southern Delaware, where he fights Tea Party ignorance on a daily basis. Wes is particularly interested in stories regarding education, equal rights, and labor. He is a proud member of the FDR wing of the Democratic party. You can contact Wes at [email protected], follow him on Twitter @WesWilliams_AI, visit his website www.leftofliberal.net, or check him out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/leftofliberal
  • roccolore

    Liberals are the wingnuts who defend Dzokhar Tsarnaev and Nidal Hasan.

  • roccolore

    Left-wingers are the terrorists: Nidal Hasan, Carlos Bledsoe, Floyd Corkins, Dzokhar Tsarnaev.

    The SPLC is the hate group that supports the Nation of Islam, New Black Panther Party, and Floyd Corkins the FRC shooter.

  • Ardiva

    Video was published Nov 2013. Wish I had seen this sooner.

  • Robert Kennedy

    You would have a point if the Ferguson police were “protecting us” but there’s no question they were “murdering us.”

  • lelawasta

    This sounds like it will be an interesting documentary. I plan to watch it when I have time. I would like to say, though, that it does nothing for our argument when the person being interviewed for our side of the discussion refers to the other side as “tea baggers”. The article refers to him as Mike Papantonio, “America’s Lawyer”, but his use of that derogatory term takes away any legitimacy that he has. We need to rise above the opposition & never, NEVER, take the bait. Intelligent discourse will never be had if we are reduced to name-calling & feces-throwing. That is the behavior that the other side is known for, & we must hold ourselves to a higher standard. I hope no one misunderstands me, I am aware of how frustrating it is to talk to a conservative, especially when they call us libtards & democRATS, but we are better than that, our political views & philosophies are better than that, & we should do everything we can to not allow them to drag us down to their level in a discussion.

    • Robert Kennedy

      Teabaggers picked that name themselves, and Mike Papantonio is one of the smartest lawyers in America and is the one which brought down the tobacco companies.

      • lelawasta

        I have no doubt that he is very intelligent & I have enormous respect for his work. I’m also aware of the origins of the name, but it is disheartening to have someone of his caliber stoop to name-calling, especially when he has the liberal political philosophy at his disposal. It’s easy to understand why conservatives bring the fight to the gutter, their argument is hollow & will inevitably lead them there, but we are better than that, & our mouthpieces should reflect the power of our message. All I am saying is that we shouldn’t take the easy road.

        • Robert Kennedy

          Well, I’m pretty mean to the asshats myself, but I come by it legitimately, I was a Republican from 1952 until 1997. However, having met him for 10 minutes in 1980 and seeing what he stood for I didn’t vote for Reagan, but….

  • 49Rusty49

    Thanks for bringing this documentary to our attention.

  • Susie Sotar

    Article ignores actual terrorist mobs rioting, looting, burning, throwing molotov cocktails, intimidating citizenry and committing mayhem in Ferguson, Mo.

    • radpat_USA

      …..and apathetically ignorant fuckers like you who do not know any more than what they have seen or heard on Fox News, representing a single element of millions who are mindlessly generating the greatest threat against everything this country has attempted to represent for the last 230 years.

      Draw the line in sand mofo!
      Somewhat liberal, locked, loaded and entirely wiling in defense of my country.

      • roccolore

        Liberals like you are the ignorant fuckers who smeared military veterans while defending Nidal Hasan.

        • radpat_USA

          Self constructed thought?

    • roccolore

      This was made before that. But left-wingers won’t talk about their friends Nidal Hasan, Carlos Bledsoe, and Dzokhar Tsarnaev.

  • Highlander

    Alex jones is certifiable.

    • J. Fischer

      Someone should get him drunk and find out what he really thinks.

  • J. Fischer

    We know what our Righties will say. Brad will call it ‘typical liberal bilge’ and Hooper will insist that all these right-wing terrorists are actually liberals. All of them will whine about how this is denying the free speech of hatemongers (since they think that disagreement is a synonym for oppression). Susie will try to convince us that Democrats are still racists, and Sloppo will come up with something.

    Basically, it will be ‘Nu-UH! Lies! Not true at all!’

    • mynameisjohn

      You forget the fact that the First Amendment only applies to straight white Christians. /s

      • J. Fischer

        As does the Second, in their eyes — although they won’t admit either in so many words.

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