Last year I had these arguments with people in the Occupy movement who didn't seem to understand for a while that just because people seemed to agree with some of their spiel didn't mean they were good folks. They were being all palsy-walsy with blatant anti-semites and racists. They finally got it.
Last week I had an argument with some guy who was promoting the Satmar Chasids because they are anti-zionist Jews. I tried to explain to him that they were reactionary, racist, homophobic, misogynist and more. I explained the reason they opposed zionism was based only on their fundamentalist religious belief that said you can't have a Jewish state until the Messiah returned, that once they figured HE (and he would have to be a HE) did so, well, they would declare a Jewish land for all of Eretz Yisrael and beyond, and while non Jews might be able to live there, it would only be to serve Jews. These people, I kept telling him weren't friends. He kept on with the, "well, they are anti-zionists etc." He just did't get it.
The post below stands as a warning to all progressives who fail to understand that there are some really, really bad people out there, racists, fascists, nazis who sometimes espouse some things that sound "good." The people discussed below really are anti-capitalist, they really are against the current State, they really do oppose globalization, they really have some socialistic ideas...and they are damned nazis.
Thanks goes to the Southern Poverty Law Center for this very nice piece of work about an ideology known as the Fourth Position and the scum that espouse it.