Okay if those quotes are in their entire context which Parcells is not, THAT I do know, then you are talking about NUTJOBS championing a cause. THEY are nutjobs before they are anything else. Extremists, on the fringe.
If they really have any power they are being used by others that actually have the power i.e. the developers in New york and the Carriage industry. Someone is using the nuts to do their dirty work. Follow the money and that is what I see.
Of course as nutty as this country has become they probably do rule the roost.