Websites with Oppressive or Right-wing Agendas
That Undermine Democracy & Diversity
Including Conservative, Reactionary, Sexist, Heterosexist, Libertarian,
Theocratic, Regressive Populist, Conspiracist, Antisemitic, Xenophobic
White Racial Nationalist, & Extreme Right Groups and Their Allies
In the sections below you will find many groups, including a few that
may not be right-wing in overt philosophy, but which work in coalitions
with rightist groups on specific issues such as opposing abortion.
For a discussion on not stereotyping or demonizing political adversaries
on the right, visit: A
List is Just a List.
Touring the Right
Before you begin the tour for the first time, take a few minutes to
read the following overview.
What are the Different Sectors of the Right?
by Chip Berlet & Margaret Quigley
As the United States slides into the twenty-first century,
the major mass movements challenging the bipartisan status quo are not
found on the left of the political spectrum, but on the right. The resurgent
right contains several strands woven together around common themes and
goals. There is the electoral activism of the religious fundamentalist
movements; the militant anti-government populism of the armed militia movement;
and the murderous terrorism of the neonazi underground--from which the
bombing the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City emerged.
It is easy to see the dangers to democracy posed by vigilante forces
such as armed militias, and the extrteme right including neonazis, and
racist skinheads. However, hard right forces such as dogmatic religious
movements, regressive populism, and White racial nationalism also are attacking
democratic values in our country.
The best known sector of the hard right--dogmatic religious movements--is
often called the "Religious Right" It substantially dominates the Republican
Party in at least 10 (and perhaps as many as 30) of the 50 states. As part
of an aggressive grassroots campaign, these groups have targeted electoral
races from school boards to state legislatures to campaigns for the US
Senate and House of Representatives. They helped elect dozens of hard-line
ultraconservatives to the House of Representatives in 1994. This successful
social movement politically mobilizes a traditionalist mass base from a
growing pious constituency of evangelical, fundamentalist, charismatic,
Pentecostal, and orthodox churchgoers.
The goal of many leaders of this ultraconservative religious movement
is imposing a narrow theological agenda on secular society. The predominantly
Christian leadership envisions a religiously-based authoritarian society;
therefore we prefer to describe this movement as the "theocratic right."
A theocrat is someone who supports a form of government where the actions
of leaders are seen as sanctioned by God--where the leaders claim they
are carrying out God's will. The central threat to democracy posed by the
theocratic right is not that its leaders are religious, or fundamentalist,
or right wing--but that they justify their political, legislative, and
regulatory agenda as fulfilling God's plan.
Along with the theocratic right, two other hard right political movements
pose a grave threat to democracy: regressive populism, typified by diverse
groups ranging from members of the John Birch Society out to members of
the patriot and armed militia movements; and White racial nationalism,
promoted by Pat Buchanan and his shadow, David Duke of Louisiana.
The theocratic right, regressive populism, and White racial nationalism
make up a hard right political sector that is distinct from and sometimes
in opposition to mainstream Republicanism and the internationalist wing
of corporate conservatism.
Finally, there is the militant, overtly racist extreme right that includes
the open White supremacists, Ku Klux Klan members, Christian Patriots,
racist skinheads, neonazis, and right-wing revolutionaries. Although numerically
smaller, the extreme right is a serious political factor in some rural
areas, and its propaganda promoting violence reaches into major metropolitan
centers where it encourages alienated young people to commit hate crimes
against people of color, Jews, and gays and lesbians, among other targets.
The electoral efforts of Buchanan and Duke serve as a bridge between the
ultraconservative hard right and the extreme right movements. The armed
militia movement is a confluence of regressive populism, White racial nationalism,
and the racist and antisemitic extreme right.
All four of these hard right activist movements are antidemocratic in
nature, promoting in various combinations and to varying degrees authoritarianism,
xenophobia, conspiracist theories, nativism, racism, sexism, homophobia,
antisemitism, demagoguery, and scapegoating. Each wing of the antidemocratic
right has a slightly different vision of the ideal nation.
The basic themes of conservatism are to support tradition,
hierarchy, and small government.
Town Hall - http://www.townhall.com/
Online community featuring columns from well-known conservative pundits and links to major conservative groups and news.
Selected Town Hall Members:
Concerned Women for America -
Eagle Forum - http://www.eagleforum.org/
National Association of Scholars
NRA Home Page - http://www.nra.org/
Includes (to various degrees and in various combinations) conscious
or unconscious support for white privilege; male supremacy; subservience
of women and people of color; hierarchical religious and family structures;
the protection of property rights over human rights; preservation of individual
wealth; a rapacious form of unregulated free market capitalism; aggressive
and unilateral military and foreign policies; and authoritarian and punitive
means of social control. They also frequently include opposition to the
feminist movement and abortion rights; democratic pluralism and cultural
diversity; gay rights; government regulations concerning health, safety,
and the environment; and minimum wage laws and union rights. (Adapted from
"A Call to Defend Democracy & Pluralism").
Buchanan Brigade - http://www.buchanan.org/
Accuracy in Media - http://www.aim.org/
The Conservative Caucus
Less government is better government. Subsets include economic
libertarianism, social libertarianism, civil libertarianism, and anarcho-libertarianism.
LibertyGuide.com - "The ultimate e-guide to liberty"
Cato Institute - http://www.cato.org/
- "Promoting public policy based on individual liberty, limited government,
free markets, and peace."
Seek Limits on Reproductive
(Usually Right but sometimes Left)
LifeNews.com - News devoted to the pro-life community
American Life League
National Right to Life Committee - http://www.nrlc.org/
Human Life International
Christian Coalition -
Focus on the Family -
Family Research Council -
Promise Keepers - http://www.promisekeepers.org/
Rutherford Institute - http://www.rutherford.org
Gospel Communications Network -
Christian Broadcasting Network - http://the700club.org/
Trinity Broadcast Network - http://www.tbn.org/
Theocratic Web Sites
The theocratic right's ideal is an authoritarian society where
Christian men interpret God's will as law. Women are helpmates, and children
are the property of their parents. Earth must submit to the dominion of
those to whom God has granted power. People are basically sinful, and must
be restrained by harsh punitive laws. Social problems are caused by Satanic
conspiracies aided and abetted by liberals, homosexuals, feminists, and
secular humanists. These forces must be exposed and neutralized.
Newspaper columnist Cal Thomas, a long-standing activist in the theocratic
right, has suggested that churches and synagogues take over the welfare
system "because these institutions would also deal with the hearts and
souls of men and women." The churches "could reach root causes of poverty"--a
lack of personal responsibility, Thomas wrote, expressing a hard-line Calvinist
theology. "If government is always there to bail out people who have children
out of wedlock, if there is no disincentive (like hunger) for doing for
one's self, then large numbers of people will feel no need to get themselves
together and behave responsibly."
(including Patriot Movement, & Armed Militias)
For regressive right-wing populism, the ideal is America First
ultra-patriotism and xenophobia wedded to economic Darwinism, with no regulations
restraining entrepreneurial capitalism. The collapsing society calls for
a strong man in leadership, perhaps even a benevolent despot who rules
by organically expressing the will of the people to stop lawlessness and
immorality. Social problems are caused by corrupt and lazy government officials
who are bleeding the common people dry in a conspiracy fostered by secret
elites, which must be exposed and neutralized. Regressive populists frequently
slide over into white racial nationalism.
Linda Thompson, was a latter-day Joan of Arc for the patriot movement,
representing the most militant wing of regressive populism. She appointed
herself "Acting Adjutant General" of the armed militias that formed cells
across the United States in the mid-1990s. Operating out of the American
Justice Federation of Indianapolis, Thompson's group warned of secret plots
by "corrupt leaders" involving "Concentration Camps, Implantable Bio Chips,
Mind Control, Laser Weapons," and "neuro-linguistic programming" on behalf
of bankers who "control the economy" and created the illegal income tax.
Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA)
See also: http://www.ibiblio.org/fija/fijahome.htm
Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership
John Birch Society - http://www.jbs.org/
Militia of Montana Information
Center - http://www.militiaofmontana.com/
World Wide Christian Radio - Has variety of programs including Christian Right, Patriot, and Extreme
Eclectic Conspiracist, Apocalyptic,
& Millennialist Worldviews
(From Right to Left)
While several of the other categories are awash in conspiracy
theories, some conspiracist web sites blend Christian, populist, antisemitic,
and even leftist conspiracism into an eclectic blend.
The Watcher Website
- http://www.mt.net/~watcher/new.html - Antichrist, UFO's
and more from a millennialist perspective.
High Crimes and Misdemeanors
[Clinton, Christian Prophecy, and Secular Humanism]
The Cutting Edge
[Clinton, Christian Prophecy, and New World Order]
Spawned by Christopher Ruddy
Christopher Ruddy at NewsMax
Racial Nationalist Web Sites
White Racial Nationalism
The white racial nationalists' ideology oscillates along a
continuum from unconscious nationalist ethnocentrism to bullying ultra-patriotic
bigotry to vulgar fascism in service of White male supremacy. What separates
this sector from the extreme right is that some adherents practice a form
of cultural racism rather than the didactic biological racism of the extreme
right. Multiculturalism and pluralism are seen as threatening the essence
of the nation and civilization itself. Most in this category see culture
and nation as immutable.
In its mildest form White racial nationalism proclaims it is free from
prejudice, and willing to treat as equals Jews and people of color. The
catch is that everyone has to be willing to behave just like a middle class
straight White Christian man who embraces the culture of northern Europe.
This is a form of ethnocentric racism, which, albeit not as fierce or objectionable
as the views of genetic determinists in race hate groups, is a form of
racism nonetheless. It should be noted that the groups listed below all
claim to be free from racism.
In its most extreme form, White racial nationalism supports unilateral
militarism abroad and repression at home to force compliance with the needs
of the nation. Social problems are seen as caused by uncivilized people
of color, lower-class foreigners, and dual-loyalist Jews, who must all
be exposed and neutralized.
Samuel Francis, the prototypical extreme racial nationalist, writes
columns warning against attempts to "wipe out traditional White, American,
Christian, and Western Culture," which he blames on multiculturalism. Francis's
solutions: "Americans who want to conserve their civilization need to get
rid of elites who want to wreck it, but they also need to kick out the
vagrant savages who have wandered across the border, now claim our country
as their own, and impose their cultures upon us. If there are any Americans
left in San Jose, they might start taking back their country by taking
back their own city....You don't find statues to Quetzalcoatl in Vermont."
Council of Conservative Citizens
- http://www.cofcc.org (White Christian nationalism)
American Renaissance - http://www.amren.com
Dept. A, P.O. Box 1674, Louisville, KY 40201; Facsimile: (502) 637-9324;
(White Racial Nationalism)
Dixie Net - The League of the South
- http://www.dixienet.org/ (White southern nationalism)
Federation for American Immigration Reform
- http://www.fairus.org/ (Xenophobia)
Black Racial Nationalism
Nation of Islam - http://www.noi.org
Foreign Racial Nationalist
The Vlaams Blok (not in English)
Extreme Right Web Sites
For the extreme right, the ideal is White revolution to overthrow
the corrupt regime and restore an idealized natural biological order. Social
problems are caused by crafty Jews manipulating inferior people of color.
They must be exposed and neutralized. This sector includes the Ku Klux
Klan, neonazis, genocidal supremacist groups, the revolutionary right,
right-wing terrorists, zealous white racists, Christian Patriots, Christian
Identity, and those groups that rewrite the history of the Holocaust in
a way that serves as an apology for Hitler or vilifies Jews as deserving
The Truth at Last is a racist extreme right tabloid that features such
headlines as "Jews Demand Black Leaders Ostracize Farrakhan," "Clinton
Continues Massive Appointments of Minorities," and "Adopting Blacks into
White Families Does Not Raise Their IQ," which concluded that "only the
preservation of the White race can save civilization....Racial intermarriage
produces a breed of lower-IQ mongrel people."
[Note that Extreme Right sites change
Stormfront - White Nationalist
Resource/Forum Page - Don Black
White Aryan Resistance -
Tom Metzger - http://www.resist.com/ (neonazi)
National Alliance - William
L. Pierce - http://www.natall.com/ (neonazi)
The Spotlight - Liberty Lobby - http://www.spotlight.org/ (fascist populism) (NOW DEFUNCT)
David Duke Home Page - http://www.duke.org/
KKK.Com - (referal links to various Klan groups)
Other Key PRA Resource Pages:
Directories of Key Groups
Other Links Pages