Extreme Right (The Far Right, The Radical Right, The Right Wing, Right Wing Extremism): The far right (or extreme right) is a political label used to identify parties and movements based on fascist, racist and/or extremelyreactionaryideologies. Officially those on the far right embrace the concept of the “inequality of outcome”, meaning that one group is naturally better than another.
They also tend to embrace inequality of opportunity as well, favouring concepts such as segregation, or mass deportation of non-white people (or in general, people of other races), or sometimes even genocide – although they sometimes keep these abhorrent views hidden, except when trolling anonymously online (see /pol/). The label “far right” can apply to everything from absolute monarchies to Nazism, meaning that many far-rightists oppose others on the far-right who have a different idea of what the ruling class should be.
Right-wing terrorism is terrorism motivated by a variety of ideologies and beliefs, including Islamophobia, anti-communism, neo-fascism and neo-Nazism, and a mindset against a woman’s right to make choice about her pregnancy. This type of terrorism has been sporadic, with little or no international cooperation.
From the Glossary:
- Extremism = the holding of extreme political or religious views; fanaticism.
- Neo-fascism = a political movement that seeks to establish a racially or ethnically homogeneous society under a leader entrusted with authoritarian power.