The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016
The authors of this in depth analysis of the TAB laid it out well:
But, in the end, the analysis showed that, even in its infancy, the bulk of those joining the group did so not because they agreed with it's ideology, but rather because, like all vulnerable people in a hostile environment, they joined it for protection. And, as time went on, by 1990, the ideology took a back seat to the criminal enterprise. It became a gang motivated by money and power not ideology....the historical dynamics that facilitate right-wing extremist movements. These refer to
social changes which result in the displacement of population groups that previously enjoyed
high positions of status (e.g., the emergence of the Ku Klux Klan in the South during
reconstruction). At the same time, political disorganization occurs due to a shift in political
alignments. One byproduct of disorganization is polarization in which the displaced group views
part of the population as being exclusively interested in preserving the past or making radical
changes. The real issue of change is soon overshadowed by the reaction of these two groups to
their perceptions of each other as a dichotomy of good and evil. Due to this polarization, those
looking to the past and those looking to the future begin to react to their perceptions of each
other as evil.
...the political dynamics, which refers to the stress of the loss of one's
previous state, and centers around the cultural baggage of the reference groups of the past.
Symbols of the past take on great significance. "Customs, mores, sexual habits, religious habits,
and styles of life are seen as specific symbolic content of lost group status" (Lipset and Raab
1978:488). Lipset and Raab argue that rather than being the foundation upon which right-wing
movements develop, religious fundamentalism and moralism is utilized (often unknowingly) by
those desperately seeking to regain their prior status, as amoral justification of their actions.
...politicization mobilizes portions of the population under a banner of preservation. The
quality of one's attachment to the movement can be analyzed according to the intensity of
The intimidation is paying off for the this mob....A federal prosecutor has reportedly left a case involving members of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas citing "security concerns."
The Dallas Morning News reports that Houston-based assistant U.S. attorney Jay Hileman told defense lawyer Richard O. Ely II that he was withdrawing in an email.
Ely is representing one of the defendants in the case, which involves racketeering charges.
Houston defense attorney Katherine Scardino also received the email from Hileman, according to Talking Points Memo.
"He sent the email to every lawyer representing a defendant in the Aryan Brotherhood federal case, and he said -- very short email -- that he was withdrawing for security reasons," Scardino told TPM.
Angela Dodge, spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney’s office in Houston, declined to confirm to The Huffington Post whether or why Hileman left the case.
"The case currently pending in the Southern District of Texas has been and will continue to be worked by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas in partnership with the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division," Dodge said in an email.
The reason why they are defined as rw:
Right-wing authoritarianism is defined by three attitudinal and behavioral clusters which correlate together:
Authoritarian submission — a high degree of submissiveness to the authorities who are perceived to be established and legitimate in the society in which one lives.
Authoritarian aggression — a general aggressiveness directed against deviants, outgroups, and other people that are perceived to be targets according to established authorities.
Conventionalism — a high degree of adherence to the traditions and social norms that are perceived to be endorsed by society and its established authorities, and a belief that others in one's society should also be required to adhere to these norms
And the example:
TO ALL Brothers who have been chosen to stand, lead, follow, and obey, as one in sincere unity with all the laws and ways of the supreme Aryan Brotherhood of the state of Mississippi the following is our law, code, and orders:
(1-A) An ARYAN BROTHER is one who shows, gives, and demands his respect where it is due and upholds every moral principle and value of and for all the Elite White Aryan Race...
(2-B) Once a chosen prospect has become a full Brother to the brand he will hold that title until his very death. Whether his death be of honor and loyalty to the Brotherhood, or of Dishonor and without loyalty. It is of his own choosing. For that very dishonor and un-loyalty may be the very cause of his death...
(7-A) The Aryan Brotherhood constitution will be read by all prospects at the time of becoming a Brother. Under no circumstances shall the A.B.'s constitution be ignored, neglected, disrespected or used in slander by anyone for any insult is certain of IMMEDIATE DEATH!!!
From a list of AB 'characteristics'
a) Awareness of your surroundings and environment at all times
b) Belief in and of the racial purity of the white race
c) Mental stability
d) Efficiency in acquiring further knowledge
e) Family oriented for your race
f) Genetically of European ancestry
g) Honest in any and all Aryan Business
h) Valuable to the Brotherhood
i) Willingness to be supportive of the Brotherhood outside prison
k) Strong Willed
l) Obedient of all known Aryan Laws
m) Noble and superior in Nature
n) Keeper of information
I'll keep reminding you until you remember the conversation correctly.
They have not abandoned the core beliefs that makes them rw, becoming criminal does not preclude that they are no longer rw, the two are not mutually exclusive.Also, I have repeatedly stated that the seed which spawned the AB was indeed RW, but they have since moved on to become a criminal enterprise.
If you wish to refer to them a Criminal RW Terrorist group, thats fine....it is just a bit redundant though.