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Editorial: UC Berkeley wise to research right-wing movements
MediaNews via CoCoTimes ^ | 3/13/9 | Editor

Posted on 03/13/2009 8:05:39 AM PDT by SmithL

AT A TIME WHEN the nation has turned to the left, one of the more liberal universities in the nation will be studying right-wing movements. Although the timing is odd, investigation of the right is a welcome academic pursuit.

Thanks to an anonymous $777,000 donation a Center for the Comparative Study of Right-wing Movements will be established at UC Berkeley. Researchers will analyze right-wing groups in the United States and abroad and compare them.

Larry Rosenthal, a sociologist who will oversee the center, is on target in saying that conservative movements have been overlooked in academia, which tends to be populated by left-leaning professors. University studies generally have focused on liberal movements.

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More research about right-wing groups is long overdue. In many national polls over the past few decades, more Americans consider themselves conservative than liberal, although they may disagree on what it is to be conservative.

We trust that the center will be comprehensive and objective in its study of right-wing movements and will be able to shed light on their diversity of thought as well as the impact they have had on policies in the United States and abroad.

(Excerpt) Read more at contracostatimes.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: academia; berkeley; beserkeley; conservatives; highereducation; leftists; reeducationcenter; stalinisim; ucberkeley
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UC wants to be first-in-line to be a re-education center under this new, Stalinist regime.
1 posted on 03/13/2009 8:05:39 AM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Who knows, pigs could fly and the professors might find some merit to the movements they are studying. Not likely though.


2 posted on 03/13/2009 8:07:46 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: SmithL
We trust that the center will be comprehensive and objective in its study of right-wing movements
LOL ...
3 posted on 03/13/2009 8:08:03 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: SmithL

i get it.

compare american conservatism to european fascism,

when the reality is,

american liberal-fascism is equal to european fascism.


4 posted on 03/13/2009 8:08:36 AM PDT by ken21 (the only thing we have to fear is fdr deja vu.)
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To: SmithL

Ooooooh... the RESISTANCE is under surveillance! Well, so are the usurpers and interlopers.


5 posted on 03/13/2009 8:08:57 AM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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To: SmithL

Are they going to refit their computer keyboards with a “Hitler” key? It would save them an awful lot of typing time.


6 posted on 03/13/2009 8:09:44 AM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: SmithL

The Nazi’s did this. That were the 777,000 came from?


7 posted on 03/13/2009 8:11:13 AM PDT by edcoil (Slave owners could justify themselves too. Think about it Arnold.)
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To: SmithL

Berkley, “Lets develop of list of right wing opposition at all levels of society and submit to mastah Odooma for the great purge.”


8 posted on 03/13/2009 8:12:21 AM PDT by o_zarkman44 (Obama is the ultimate LIE!)
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To: SmithL

This has already had a final report. They are simply keeping it under wrapps until the requisite times goes by to then “lay it all out.” And like the National Education Association they will make Focus on the Family equal to Ne-Nazi groups. The Family Research Council will be equaled to the Klan and on and on and on...


9 posted on 03/13/2009 8:12:38 AM PDT by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: edcoil

$777,777 sounds like a Soros number.

It should have been 666,666


10 posted on 03/13/2009 8:13:53 AM PDT by o_zarkman44 (Obama is the ultimate LIE!)
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To: SmithL

I don’t like this. I don’t like this at all.


11 posted on 03/13/2009 8:17:57 AM PDT by wastedyears (April 21st, 2009 - International Iron Maiden Day)
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To: SmithL
They're vile, racist, homophobic, xenophobes....

What will a liberal college research team conclude about right-wing movements?

12 posted on 03/13/2009 8:18:34 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: SmithL

Why would anyone who is not totally insane donate money to have a Berkeley sociologist oversee “study” of conservative groups? Before they even start it is obvious what the conclusions will be. Other than training a new leftist secret police there is no purpose in this whatsoever.


13 posted on 03/13/2009 8:20:13 AM PDT by detective
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To: SmithL

Hello, Gulag! Many of those who were sent to Soviet gulags were sent there because they were “mentally ill” which of course was a euphemism for someone who disagrees with us. The Left is dangerously close to that line of reasoning.


14 posted on 03/13/2009 8:20:49 AM PDT by Reaganesque
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To: Migraine

“the RESISTANCE is under surveillance!”

Could this be fear on their part? I think the far left does fear conservatism, that logically explains some of their actions.-—JM


15 posted on 03/13/2009 8:21:16 AM PDT by Jubal Madison (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: edcoil

Probably one of those unnamed allocations in the Obama Porkulus bill.

We get to pay for some leftwing nuts to study us.


16 posted on 03/13/2009 8:21:39 AM PDT by dforest
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To: SmithL

And, of course, when they are finished, they will do the same for left-wing groups. Won’t they?


17 posted on 03/13/2009 8:23:10 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault
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To: SmithL

First thing they should study/investigate, is where their $777,000 funding came from.


18 posted on 03/13/2009 8:23:27 AM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: SmithL

Yeah, studying the subversiveness of following the Constitution will be the new “in” thing. Count on it.


19 posted on 03/13/2009 8:28:49 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Mr. Bernanke, have you started working on your book about the second GREATER depression?")
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To: SmithL

" is on target in saying that conservative movements have been overlooked in academia, which tends to be populated by left-leaning professors. University studies generally have focused on liberal movements."

Unfortunately, self-examination is not always objective.
You don't hear many liberals or lefties analyzing the utopian mythology and millenarianism of their ideology. The utopian aspects of socialism, liberalism, and secular humanism.

20 posted on 03/13/2009 8:35:18 AM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: SmithL
Good luck with that...and while you are at it, study that lint in your innie.
21 posted on 03/13/2009 8:40:06 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Socialism makes you feel better about oppressing people.....)
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To: Jubal Madison

That’s right! They should fear... OMEGA!


22 posted on 03/13/2009 8:40:15 AM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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To: SmithL

Illegal Domestic Surveillence of American Citizens Is Patriotic now I guess.


23 posted on 03/13/2009 8:42:52 AM PDT by Doctor Raoul (New Obama Mantra, "Screw World Peace, I'll Buy You A Pony.")
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To: SmithL
Of course, the left-wing agenda couldn't stand up to any thoughtful analysis.

But let's say they are able to define conservatism. Will some of these researchers please share their findings with the RNC?

24 posted on 03/13/2009 8:43:13 AM PDT by HoosierHawk (Democrats - Looting American citizens for generations to come.)
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To: edcoil

Soros. Rich and a former Nazi.


25 posted on 03/13/2009 8:43:35 AM PDT by Doctor Raoul (New Obama Mantra, "Screw World Peace, I'll Buy You A Pony.")
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To: SmithL
How compassionate, the liberals now want to peer review conservatives into groups. So will they study this by political affiliations, educational level, economic status or religious membership?
26 posted on 03/13/2009 8:50:56 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: SmithL

Center for the Comparative Study of Right-wing Movements

Let me guess... a Soros funded group?


27 posted on 03/13/2009 9:00:59 AM PDT by AJ in NYC (Liberals are ill-mannered children)
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To: SmithL

Arrest them for this criminal waste of tax money.


28 posted on 03/13/2009 9:02:57 AM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: SmithL
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29 posted on 03/13/2009 9:05:39 AM PDT by tomkat (lexington, concord, flyover)
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To: oh8eleven

My reaction too. A UC Berkeley prof of SOCIOLOGY will head this up, and it’s going be objective? Right.

Yet another high-minded liberal condescension “study” — what Michelle Malkin calls the “Conservatives In The Mist” mindset. “Oh, look at the primitive conservatives! They look so much like us (liberals).”


30 posted on 03/13/2009 9:07:40 AM PDT by pogo101
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To: SmithL
We trust that the center will be comprehensive and objective in its study of right-wing movements and will be able to shed light on their diversity of thought as well as the impact they have had on policies in the United States and abroad.

I trust that they'll be just as "objective" as a John Birch Society group investigating "left wing" groups. I'm sure we could bunch together the violent weather underground and somehow paint everyday dems with the same brush. That's what they'll be doing.

31 posted on 03/13/2009 9:10:12 AM PDT by GOPJ (CEO:Chief Embezzlement Officer- CFO:Corporate Fraud Officer-CASH FLOW: money down the toilet.)
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To: All

32 posted on 03/13/2009 9:11:36 AM PDT by tomkat (lexington, concord, flyover)
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To: SmithL

I just had a VAST right wing movement..come check it out.


33 posted on 03/13/2009 9:14:42 AM PDT by devistate one four (Impatiently waiting for the next tea party! Tet '68)
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To: Doctor Raoul

I think we should give them something to look at.


34 posted on 03/13/2009 9:16:52 AM PDT by devistate one four (Impatiently waiting for the next tea party! Tet '68)
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To: tomkat

He!! Yeah


35 posted on 03/13/2009 9:17:42 AM PDT by devistate one four (Impatiently waiting for the next tea party! Tet '68)
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To: SmithL

So another Southern Poverty Law Center that (may point out a few extremists, but WILL end up slandering everyone else as “righ-wing”, “radical”, “extremist”, never mind the left has been doing this since before the sixties, and especially in the last eigh years with ACORN, etc..


36 posted on 03/13/2009 9:18:16 AM PDT by JSDude1 (R(epublicans) In Name Only SUCK; D(emocrats) In Name Only are worth their weight..)
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To: SmithL

UC wants to be first-in-line to be a re-education center under this new, Stalinist regime.

I am not affraid, and will continue with my anti-government rhetoric (and organizing).


37 posted on 03/13/2009 9:19:11 AM PDT by JSDude1 (R(epublicans) In Name Only SUCK; D(emocrats) In Name Only are worth their weight..)
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To: coloradan
They should let Professor Gregor run this institution. I took his class and thought he was great -- tenured professor who was VERY conservative (w/no party affiliation).

I took two very interesting classes with him that dealt with a wide array of topics, but specifically Fascism (and connections to Communism / Marxism), issues with China, etc.

James Gregor

38 posted on 03/13/2009 9:23:06 AM PDT by cdbull23 (What's going on in my brain? Check it out: www.cainsbrain.com)
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To: SmithL

You know what, I do not care what Berkeley has to say unless it is “We surrender, you are right.”


39 posted on 03/13/2009 9:33:36 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: SmithL

Tell us if UC-Berkeley finds any rightwing movements because I’m sick of the Obama worship.


40 posted on 03/13/2009 9:36:28 AM PDT by Professor_Leonide (I said to the young man who showed me a photo, "Who can ever be sure what is behind a mask?")
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To: GOPJ
I trust that they'll be just as "objective" as a John Birch Society group investigating "left wing" groups. I'm sure we could bunch together the violent weather underground and somehow paint everyday dems with the same brush. That's what they'll be doing.

As a former member, I have the JBS's four-volume Biographical Dictionary of the Left. It has articles on everyone from Eugene V. Debs and Robert F. Williams to Henry Kissinger and Lyndon Johnson.

41 posted on 03/13/2009 9:37:53 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator ( . . . HaShem, HaShem, Qel rachum vechannun; 'erekh 'appayim verav-chesed ve'emet!)
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To: pogo101
Thanks to an anonymous $777,000 donation
All roads lead to Rome ...

42 posted on 03/13/2009 9:45:45 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: SmithL

What do they mean by “right” wing.

KKK is filled with left voting Mexicans and “former” white liberals

Black gangstas in government continue to trash moderate blacks who do not wear their favorite swastika like tatoos and ways of cursing.

And the list goes on to include gays and other groups (liberal) seeking sacrifice altars for their every problem and satisfaction in getting away with murder, abortion “girls” and pedophiles out there notwithstanding.


43 posted on 03/13/2009 9:48:42 AM PDT by JudgemAll (control freaks, their world & their problem with my gun and my protecting my private party)
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To: Zionist Conspirator
Trust me - you'll never see some JBS book quoted in the New York Times, ( unless they're mocking it) but you will see this liberal hit piece quoted forever by the liberal suck-up press.

Want to make some bets on how Berkeley's hit piece will be treated?

Group think is alive and well...

44 posted on 03/13/2009 9:51:38 AM PDT by GOPJ (CEO:Chief Embezzlement Officer- CFO:Corporate Fraud Officer-CASH FLOW: money down the toilet.)
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To: darkangel82

It is funded by an 800K anonymous donation.


45 posted on 03/13/2009 9:53:39 AM PDT by Smogger (It's the WOT Stupid)
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To: SmithL

I am sure their research will be fair and balanced. Conservatives are not some kind of animal to be studied like rats. Unbelievable.


46 posted on 03/13/2009 10:33:40 AM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: SmithL
Here is an idea for a start: Have a look at the German neo-Nazi party NPD: Sure, they are against immigration, but other than that they agree with the communist party Die Linke on pretty much every single point, including their love for socialism, and their fanatical hatred for America and Israel…
47 posted on 03/13/2009 11:02:17 AM PDT by cartan
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To: SmithL
So now we are getting the academics out looking for members of the VRWC (Vast Right Wing Conspiracy). Gee, I can hardly wait for a clear even-handed look at such well known groups as John Birch, American National Socialists, KKK and other upstanding main street conservatives. /sarc

You get the idea that having this done at Kalifornia Universities does not fill me with confidence.

48 posted on 03/13/2009 11:05:09 AM PDT by SES1066 (Cycling to conserve, Conservative to save, Saving to Retire, will Retire to Cycle.)
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To: Doctor Raoul
Soros. Rich and a former Nazi.

Former? I suspect that "current" is a better word.

49 posted on 03/13/2009 11:52:46 AM PDT by TurtleUp (Turtle up: cancel optional spending until 2012, and boycott TARP/stimulus companies forever!)
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To: SmithL
"Center for the Comparative Study Demonization of Right-wing Movements."

fixed.

50 posted on 03/13/2009 11:53:33 AM PDT by PsyOp (Put government in charge of tire pressure, and we'll soon have a shortage of air. - PsyOp.)
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