Angry RW fringe.....most cowboys and country folk love their country and lean con.Texas used to be a cool place. Even in the cities. Dallas had a small town feel about it back in the mid 70's. People would say "howdy" when passing on the street. It's changed a lot though. I'm sure there was an element of the angry right wing fringe back then. But the cities got too big and too impersonal..and the crazies came out of the woodwork.
Actually, I'd have to go with wacko leftist fringe back then. Good old days of Bader-Meinhoff, Black Panthers, Weather Underground, SDS, Maoists for Progressive Labor, Revolutionary Communist Party......ahh the good old days. Most have been involved or have offspring high in our government now.
Read 'Steal this book', 'Revolution for the hell of it', Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Ruben, back in the searching for the truth days.....LOL '68 Dem convention in Chi-town....yeah, baby.