First and foremost a search for a complete Biography on one known as Arie Perliger...is for the most part sparse and interesting to note: strange for one known to be a professor and author,however his own biography is quite telling... take notice of where his degrees were earned and articles published! and the lack of citing any US military experience or service!
[Christians under attack]
Dr. Arie Perliger
Class of 1977 Director of Terrorism Studies
Expert Bio–Special thanks to the West Point Class of 1977 for generously supporting this position-
Arie Perliger is the Director of Terrorism Studies at the Combating Terrorism Center and Assistant Professor at the Department of Social Sciences, US Military Academy at West Point. After completing his PhD in Political Science at the University of Haifa Israel (2007), where he was also a fellow at the National Security Studies Center (NSSC), Dr. Perliger became affiliated with the Department of Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as a Golda Meir Post-Doctoral Fellow (2007-2008). On August 2008 Dr. Perliger joined the Department of Political Science at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he was a Schusterman Visiting Assistant Professor until the summer of 2010.
In the past decade Dr. Perliger has studied extensively issues related to Terrorism and Political Violence, Politics of Security, Politics of the Far Right in Israel, Europe and the US, Middle Eastern Politics and the applicability of Social Network Analysis to the study of social phenomena. His studies appeared in four books and more than 20 articles and book chapters by publishers such as Columbia University Press, Rutledge, Security Studies, Social Forces and others.
Dr. Perliger is the co-editor of the journal Democracy and Security and a regular reviewer for various publishers and Journals such as Political Psychology, Critical Studies on Terrorism, Terrorism and Political Violence, Columbia University Press, Chicago University Press, Routledge and Polity Press.
Oath Keepers has an interest in this sort of study, because such analytics are continuously being inserted into the mental states of our public servants, especially those who are to be used to suppress dissent within the population at large. You know, the gals and guys with the badges and the guns – and those with the uniforms of the U.S. military.
These types of analytics shore-up a mindset which becomes applied policy as they are assimilated into the rhetoric of “Homeland Security” at the bureaucratic level. From the bureaucratic level this sort of profiling of American citizens is dispersed through a maze of more than seventy satellite offices under the command of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) outwardly, down the chain of command to State level “enforcement agencies”, through County Sheriff departments, and to City or local police departments/offices.
This sort of study is the fertile psychological ground in which the seeds of governmental tyranny are sprouted and nurtured, fertilized and watered and incubated by the heated force of applied government. It is conceived in the misguided and misperceiving minds of statists (people who would grant all authority for the management of individual lifestyles of citizens to government offices and agencies). It gets written up into profiling theses, such as the below, using numbers and statistics reflecting the group behavior – while inadvertently overlooking any semblance of personal responsibility on the part of the individual.
It’s transition is marked by three stages. It is 1) profiling, which becomes 2) predisposed perception, which in turn becomes 3) policy. It is morally irresponsible and repugnant, but it is the only “system” available to any modern government which seeks to contain, limit, control the beliefs, perceptions, habits, and behavior of its citizenry. It is based on “studies” and “polls” drawn from the group, and as such it is biased against the “individual citizen”.
In today’s SWAT-infested militarized combat-style “law enforcement” agencies it often leads to a predisposed violation of Constitutional rights of citizens, as we saw in the protests at the G-20 in Pittsburgh.
But we here at Oath Keepers already know these basics, of course. Let us therefore simply note that in the study reproduced below, there are some serious Constitutional threats embodied In the sections dealing with militias. In this report, militias are grouped right into the mix with KKK, skinhead radicals, white supremacists, and radicalized fringe groups from the greater Christian society.
Observe the psychological subtlety. Then ask oneself – how can this be applied by rogue government bureaucracies to Constitutional-minded liberty fighters such as Oath Keepers? Another question -
Will it be applied?
- Click on the link to read the article/paper written by the West Point Manchurian Candidate:
Identifying Three Trends in Far Right Violence in the United States