Left wing radicals /see how naive if not downright d_u_m_b dems are
Left-wing extremism often has developed from working-class movements seeking in
theory to eliminate, not preserve, class distinctions. Communism evolved from left-wing
extremism. The threat from left-wing extremists did not die with the collapse of the
Soviet Union, however. Domestic groups and state-sponsored cells and individuals have
continued their espionage activities and the planning of terrorist actions against the U.S.
government. Leftist extremists were responsible for three-fourths of the officially
designated acts of terrorism in America in the 1980s. From an international perspective,
of the 13,858 people who died between 1988 and 1998 in attacks committed by the 10
most active terrorist groups in the world, 74 percent were killed by leftist organizations.
Although the current domestic terrorist threat within the United States is focused on
right-wing extremists and white supremacists, left-wing extremists are alive and well and
have several objectives. Some of these groups want to replace the government with a
Marxist-Leninist system. Others want to carve out a new nation in the southeastern
United States where the “national territory of Kush” would be established. Some of the
leaders of these movements are currently political exiles living in Cuba, but new leadersare emerging within the United States as well.