Brian Levin, Noted Hate-Group Fighter, On the Tucson Shootings

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Brian Levin runs the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino and is always called by the mainstream media for insights into hate groups after one of their members commits a crime. Now that word is leaking out that the horrific shooting in Tucson yesterday that left six dead and many injured (including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords) might have been motivated by the shooter's anti-Semitic leanings, the Orange County resident is getting the media call.

But Levin is also putting out his own warnings about the heated times we live in.

Today, in an op-ed piece for CNN's website, Levin warns that angry rhetoric on both sides of the political aisles "can help create a charged atmosphere in which representatives may be viewed as appropriate targets for aggression and scapegoating--particularly among those who are unstable and angry." He doesn't offer any solutions, or even blame anyone, but he does end with a philosophical point.

"It's inevitable that in a nation as large as ours, some people who are deranged or have twisted political goals will act out with rage," Levin concludes. "However, the question for those in the political arena is--Why supply volatile attackers, through irresponsible and overheated vitriol, with an extra match?"

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Guest
Guest

Noted Hate-Group Fighter? Man this fine journalism brilliance hits around the facts like the illegal alien carpenters you picked up from Home Depot. Still hoping to pin the tail on the Tea Party?

You are a vile, despicable (no pun intended) racist antagonist who cannot hide your hate for this country. Somehow you America haters must find contempt for Sarah Palin, and Arizonans who want the tsunami of illegal aliens stopped.

And while you’re speculating (what would I expect from you?) the gunman targeted and killed Judge Roll because the judge dismissed the counterfeit case concocted by the racist anchor baby group MALDEF, which alleged that a rancher cooperated with the Border Patrol to detain thousands of illegal aliens and drug runners on his Arizona ranch, was a conspiracy to establish a racist militia whose objective was to deny Mexicans their right to travel.

Judge Roll threw out the conspiracy complaints against the rancher, his wife and his brother, dismissed the claims brought by ten of the illegal aliens who were now in the US, disappeared and never showed up to testify. Judge Roll explained that illegal aliens have no constitutionally protected right to travel in the US and that people, like the rancher, who live in close proximity to the border can make a reasonable assumption that large groups of people they encounter hiding or trespassing are doing so with the aid of smugglers, a federal felony for which private action is authorized under Arizona citizens arrest and criminal trespass laws.

The ranch featured established illegal alien trails that were littered with trash 10 inches deep, including human waste, used toilet paper, soiled diapers, cigarette packs, clothes, backpacks, empty 1-gallon water bottles, chewing-gum wrappers and aluminum foil - which is used to pack the drugs the illegal alien smugglers give their clients to keep them running.

Was Mr. Levin dispatched last April when illegal aliens threatened they will Use “Shovels and Axes” against Americans in armed rebellion last August after signing of SB 1070? How about the threat of civil disobedience after the DREAM ACT SCAM was defeated? What about the racial hate demonstrations by millions of illegal aliens in our streets every May 5th, the day this country celebrates law?

Is he looking into hate groups such as The National Council of La Raza, The Brown Berets, MEChA, Mexica Movement, La Voz de Atzlan (speaking of anti-Semitic), Movement for a New Anahauc, We Hate Gringos, LULAC’s WeAreRacists.com, the unapologeticmexican.org (el machete), or numerous La Raza organizations?

Since the attacks in Tucson, 36 American citizens were murdered, and 39 were killed by drunk-driving illegal aliens.

The question for those who turn a blind eye is because they are of the same race: why codify hordes of reckless lawbreakers and pander with negligent faint-hearted pleasantries, and a book of wet matches?

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yahoo-RYGO6OTNDGUOROHJRC3DFZDLRY

We need laws to hold accountable channels like Fox News that think they can get away with dangerous right-wing crazy lies as information to influence even more dangerous minds.

macdoodle
macdoodle

We must stop all messages that seem to give permission to be violent to desperate or psychotic people !more death and disaster averted.http://www.denverpost.com/news...

WE need to ALL-Gop and Dem get together and publicly denounce the violence and ask those who have suggested it on the list and the others to assure USA's desperate and unbalanced that they do not want real violence, just ratings.

Pundits and......... Politicos ARE responsible-

here is a sampling-

KELLY-.........http://firedoglake.com/2011/01/08/gif...

ANGLE-Angle's '2nd Amendment remedies' makes list of 2010 notable quotes ...Dec 13, 2010 ... NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Christine O'Donnell's TV ad declaration 'I'm not a witch' during her U.S. Senate campaign topped this year's best ...www.nevadaap...peal.com/article/20101213/NEWS/101219858

BACHMAN"American people need to be ARMED and DANGEROUS" - Republican Congresswoman Michelle Bachman

"Take them out, either by the ballot or BULLET" -Malcolm X and the Tea Party

PALIN-"Don't retreat, RELOAD"- Sarah Palin

THE HIT LIST_http://www.buzzfeed.com/chrism...

BECK"Violence is coming": Glenn Beck's long history of violent rhetoric "Oct 11, 2010 ... Beck: "Violence will come. And violence will come from the left. Violence is part of the plan." Beck warned listeners that "if you don't ...mediamatters.org/research/2010...

Soy Americano
Soy Americano

This shooting had nothing to do with hate against racial groups...But of course Levin is circling the waters of this media opportunity.

Wasp
Wasp

A lot of news articles are calling it an act of terrorism, many of these articles also go on to say that no motive has been found and that he's been known to act out in the past. Is it really an act of terrorism if the guy was mentally unstable?And is it an act of terrorism if he was just "trying to make the world a better place"? I have no political view on what happened except for this. I do believe that it's very disappointing that this would happen, but what do you expect with how the world has grown. There's still going to be weeds with the flowers.

briansays
briansays

far more than one crazy hate filled guyinstitutions and powerful people are turning them out to do their deedssee wonkette.com

Westboro Baptist Church: ‘Thank God For the Shooter’

rkeefe
rkeefe

Brian Levin knows his stuff, but his "Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism" is a one-man show. It has no staff, no phones (calls go to the CJ Department secretary's desk) and the only e-mail address for this "academic center" is Levin's free AOL account.

http://hatemonitor.csusb.edu/c...

The "Center's" website languished for 8 years until Levin finally updated it in August of 2009, and it hasn't been updated since. The "Center's" main online presence is hosted on a free blog site, rather than a csusb.edu server.

The "Center" produces no academic studies of its own, and when it is linked to any other study, the contributing author's name is always "B. Levin". Any first year journalism student can verify all of these claims with a few clicks of the mouse.

http://wp.me/pCLYZ-J

I don't think it's unreasonable to expect a legitimate academic research center to at least have its own phone number, a paid staffer to answer said phone, and an official csusb.edu university e-mail address, rather than relying on the "Director's" free AOL account.

And at a university the size of CSU SB, how hard would it be to find a student intern to update the "center's" website?

This "center" exists solely on Brian Levin's letterhead and CSU San Bernardino's recruiting materials.

The really sad thing about it is that Mr. Levin really DOES know his stuff, and unlike his former employers at the Southern Poverty Law Center, he has NEVER used his letterhead "center" for financial gain. Mr. Levin does not need this front group to give him credibility.

Mr. Levin, tear up this paper "center."

allubarbosa
allubarbosa

It follows that an act denounced as a crime by the national sovereignty and the state is a crime against the peace and dignity for both, and may be punished by each.Motorcycle Parts

Steve
Steve

Gustavo, are you sitting down? Ok, here it is. Sincerely, good job with this article. I'd never heard of this guy before.

I'm sure we can all agree that what happened in Az. is incredibly screwed up, and that something like this never happens again.

Guest
Guest

You La Raza types are all cut from the same poncho.

LA RECONQUISTA DE AZTLAN VANGUARD AZTLAN FREEDOM FIGHTER’S ANSWER TO RACIST AMERICA! LIFE OR DEATH, VICTORY IS ON OUR SIDE FOR CERTAIN! Mission Statement: INFORM, EDUCATE & RAISE CONSCIENCE. BE AFRAID AMERICA, VERY AFRAID! ONE PEOPLE - ONE STRUGGLE - SAME ENEMY!UN PUEBLO - UNA LUCHA - MISMO ENEMIGO! Chicano Freedom Fighter - Spear of the Nation De AZTLAN -- EfMartinez

"Go back to Boston! Go back to Plymouth Rock, Pilgrims! Get out! We are the future. You are old and tired. Go on. We have beaten you. Leave like beaten rats. You old white people. It is your duty to die. Through love of having children, we are going to take over." -- Augustin Cebada, Brown Berets.

"They're afraid we're going to take over the governmental institutions and other institutions. They're right. We will take them over. We are here to stay." -- Richard Alatorre, Los Angeles City Councilman.

"We have an aging white America. They are not making babies. They are dying. The explosion is in our population. I love it. They are shitting in their pants with fear. I love it!" -- Professor Jose Angel Gutierrez, University of Texas.

"Remember 187--proposition to deny taxpayer funds for services to non-citizens--was the last gasp of white America in California." -- Art Torres, Chairman of the California Democratic Party.

"We are politicizing every single one of these new citizens that are becoming citizens of this country. I gotta tell you that a lot of people are saying, 'I'm going to go out there and vote because I want to pay them back.'" -- Gloria Molina, Los Angeles County Supervisor.

"California is going to be a Hispanic state. Anyone who doesn't like it should leave." -- Mario Obledo, California Coalition of Hispanic Organizations and California State Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare under Governor Jerry Brown, also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bill Clinton.

"We are practicing 'La Reconquista' in California." -- Jose Pescador Osuna, Mexican Consul General .

"We need to avoid a white backlash by using codes understood by Latinos." -- Professor Fernando Guerra, Loyola Marymount University.

"The American Southwest seems to be slowly returning to the jurisdiction of Mexico without firing a single shot." -- Excelsior, the national newspaper of Mexico.

Now Mexico is using massive illegal immigration to control American politics and policies and eventually control the entire U.S. They plan on winning at the ballotbox -- legally and illegally -- without firing a shot! Children born in the US of illegal aliens and guest workers are US citizens and can vote when they turn 18. Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary, Henry Cisneros - (a Bill Clinton appointee) - said before a Hispanic audience: "As goes the Latino population will go the state of California, and as goes the state of California will go the United States of America. My friends, the stakes are big. This a fight worth making."

Jose Angel Gutierrez - "The border remains a military zone. We remain a hunted people. Now you think you have a destiny to fulfill in the land that historically has been ours for forty thousand years. And we're a new Mestizo nation. And they want us to discuss civil rights. Civil rights. What law made by white men to oppress all of us of color, female and male. This is our homeland. We cannot—we will not—and we must not be made illegal in our own homeland. We are not immigrants that came from another country to another country. We are migrants, free to travel the length and breadth of the Americas because we belong here. We are millions. We just have to survive. We have an aging white America. They are not making babies. They are dying. It's a matter of time. The explosion is in our population."

Gutierrez:” The evidence is their display of their Mexicanness. …These folks now are engaged in active political activity in the U.S. which is unprecedented. They are truly binational citizens. It's not uncommon to see undocumented Mexicans protesting in front of INS in downtown Dallas. ….They have also now gotten dual citizenship. … [The] Chicano generation…only wanted to carve out half of [19th-century Mexico]…. These folks want it all. They want to recreate all of Mexico and join all of Mexico into one. And they are going to do that, even if it's just demographically… They are going to have political sovereignty over the Southwest and many parts of the Midwest. ”

Gutierrez, the founder of La Raza: "We have got to eliminate the gringo. And what I mean is, if worse comes to worst, we have got to kill him."

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

You're just sore he's gone after some of your ilk before in the past...

ATG
ATG

This article is devoid of analysis or opinion by Gus, so I fail to see where the good job is.

I would have been pleased if the mexican had pointed out that the sheriff going on about extremist talk radio is an asshole trying to politicize this. Everyone jumped on the fact that saran palins website showed the arizona congresswomans district in the crosshairs but not a word about the fact that the daily cos took it a step further by showing the congresswoman herself in a crosshair because she was a so called blue dog democrat.

And the fact is that the garbage spewed by the darlings on the left is far more incendiary and vile than anything ever said by Rush limbaugh.Anybody forget Howard Deans suggestion that bush had pre-knowledge of 9-11? How about the lefts repeating " president select " for 8 years? The suggestion that a coup de ta had occured when Al gore lost. "Not my president." Bill Ayers is a terrorist and former mad bomber his terrorism is acceptable because he is a leftwing kook.There was a chance to tell a story here, but it would have been about the disappointment that this nutcase was not a Tea Party member.The left are hypocrites. The shooter yesterday was a fuck head and he should be executed. But he was a left wing pot head, not a conservative.

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Steve: Brian is someone we cite quite often in our paper, and we've teamed up in the past to take down haters, a few of which were brown...

macdoodle
macdoodle

beware of what you think you knowhe followed and read up on right and left extremists-AND-Jared Loughner linked to white extremists American Renaissance ...Jan 10, 2011 ... Gunman linked to white extremists: Loner charged after shooting top politician in the head and killing six. By Tom Leonard ...www.dailymail.co.uk/.../Jared-...

LaffinatYOU
LaffinatYOU

Geez ATG, why so angry?

And here's a suggestion for you: If you're going to write any more diatribes this devoid of facts and data, at least have someone proof/edit them for you. That way it won't be quite so obvious that you are, at best, semi-literate and thus incapable of writing coherently in what's ostensibly your native language.

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

So funny that you rail about the left politicizing the tragedy--yet you do the same.

Albert Barlow
Albert Barlow

@ Gus, to quote Doc Holiday via Mr. Kilmer " my hypocrisy knows no bounds..."

At the hyena; I do apologize Sir, I did misplace a comma or three.

As to your ascertation that my statements are devoid of fact I would suggest you simply google mr gustavo arellanos name. Perhaps " is Gustavo Arellano racist? " would be a good starting point.

Just read various public information and make your own opinion. As I have stated, Gustavo is a talented writer. His downfall is that he sees the dollars that trail in the wake of such human flotsam as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton and he wants what they have. He doesn't see the moral terpitude of being a so called minority and stirring the flames of racial hatred with incendiary rhetoric.

Worse, Gus is childish and when confronted with labels all he can do is say the equivalent of " I know you are but what am I? "

Why am I angry?

Sir, I am not. I do see it as my duty to confront racism and injustice when I see it. Through words and ideas I will work to counter the lies and hate speak Gustavo Arellano uses as his schtick.

As for my politics, if anything I am a anarcho-capitalist. Look it up if you need to. btw, my wife is half mexican.

ATG

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Blah blah blah blah blah. People like you who say I "have" talent except for my "racism" are delusional at best but more likely trolls with nothing better to do in their lives. Great way to skirt the issue of your hypocrisy, by the way...

ATG
ATG

I'm glad you're getting a good laugh Gus.

I am simply responding to the statements made by the sheriff in Arizona and the other commentators ass kissing of you.

Put it this way Gus; any article you write that does not contain as the bulk of the content racially divisive garbage will be probably considered a good read by your detractors, as we think you have talent as a writer that is wasted on your racist blatherings.

Perhaps you could take that in the spirit that its meant and stop with the nonsense and just write good stories. You have it in you.

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