This is the title of a recent report that oozed out of the brains of our esteemed Homeland Security scholars:
Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.
The PDF of the edited version of the original 200+ page document that was shortened down to about 10 pages can be found by a simple Google search.
I'll include a few highlights here, though, including the definition of what constitutes extremism:
Rightwing [sic – told you: scholars] extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly antigovernment [sic], rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely [boldface mine]. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.
Further, the report goes on to cite returning veterans as possible persons of concern:
Rightwing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize returning veterans in order to exploit their skills and knowledge derived from military training and combat. These skills and knowledge have the potential to boost the capabilities of extremists—including lone wolves or small terrorist cells—to carry out violence. The willingness of a small percentage of military personnel to join extremist groups during the 1990s because they were disgruntled, disillusioned, or suffering from the psychological effects of war is being replicated today.
So all y'all who believe it is well within our rights to protest against gub'mint abuse of our Constitution and our civil rights, keep a look out:
DHS will be working with its state and local partners over the next several months to ascertain with greater regional specificity the rise in rightwing extremist activity in the United States, with a particular emphasis on the political, economic, and social factors that drive rightwing extremist radicalization.
Dang it. Now I gotta come up with an outfit for when they come a knockin'. Cause here's what this "extremist" believes:
DISBAND THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY NOW.