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The Feds Just Don’t Get It

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In the wake of the recent round of BLM / Antifa riots, some of the government agencies which should be handling this can’t figure out who is really Public Enemy Number One. This would be comic relief from all the vibrancy, except that they mean it. A memo by the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Counterterrorism Center describes threats for violent unrest. Now take a wild guess at who they think the number one troublemakers are! An ABC News article [1], “Intelligence bulletin warning of protest-related violence makes little mention of ‘Antifa,'” (June 10, 2019), begins:

Despite repeated Trump administration assertions that the Antifa movement has hijacked the ongoing protests around the country sparked by the police killing of George Floyd, a new federal intelligence bulletin points to white supremacists and other would-be domestic terrorists as the main problem lurking behind potentially lethal violence.

Although ABC News is as MSM as it gets, the original article correctly identifies the major problem with The Narrative: The bulletin does mention anarchists, but Antifa is only a footnote. The article quotes the government’s statement on who they think the worst problem is:

“Based upon current information, we assess the greatest threat of lethal violence continues to emanate from lone offenders with racially or ethnically motivated violent extremist ideologies and [domestic violent extremists] with personalized ideologies,” according to the bulletin, which was obtained by ABC News.

It would be helpful if ABC made available a copy of the document in its entirety. However, the article is honest, so I’m not complaining.

Anyway, who are the “racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists” that this refers to here? Could it perchance mean the mobs of blacks looting stores, burning dozens of cities, and shooting cops? How about the Leftist radicals participating in and encouraging this? Maybe it’s even the tricky outfits providing funding, coordination, and pallets of bricks [2] left at convenient locations? Nuh uh! Apparently the overpaid bureaucrats want to point fingers at someone else entirely.

It says would-be domestic terrorists “including militia extremists and [groups] who advocate a belief in the superiority of the white race have sought to bring about a second civil war, often referred to as a ‘Boogaloo,’ by intentionally instigating violence at First Amendment-protected activities. Racially charged events, coupled with the accompanying widespread media attention, and the rapid dissemination of violent online rhetoric by [extremists], are likely to remain contributing factors to potentially ideologically motivated violence.”

Who has been torching cities during the last two weeks? Which tricky foundations and institutions fanned the flames? Who has been setting up stupid anarchist communes on property that they don’t own, like it’s still the freaking 1970s, and shaking down the locals? (Hint: it’s not “militia extremists.”) For the constellation of alphabet soup agencies that produced the report, it’s literally their job to figure out things like that. Better yet, with all the police state resources and special powers available to them, they could start going after the instigators. Why not — do they have other priorities?

How could the report get it so glaringly wrong? Surely the data went through the usual Narrative Filter and produced a PC answer. The only other explanation that makes sense involves bureaucrats with 45 chromosomes. Either way, it’s not worth an extra dog biscuit. How is that report any kind of valuable intel for law enforcement agencies down the transmission belt? This “blame whitey” stuff is starting to get tiresome.

Now, who foots most of the bill to support these alphabet soup agencies? That’s right — it’s decent, productive, white working stiffs — the backbone of the country — who pay most of the taxes that keep the lights on in Washington. Well then, who’s your daddy? As an American citizen, I am profoundly embarrassed at this staggering incompetence. Can I get a refund? I’m old school, so this makes me long for the days of government waste like $800 hammers, $1200 toilet seats, elephant poop art, and all that.

Again, quoting from ABC’s quote:

“As protests continue, the threat of potential violence created by [domestic extremists] towards civilians, law enforcement, and other targets will likely remain,” the document says. “The FBI, DHS, and NCTC assess [domestic extremists] will likely continue to seek to exploit First Amendment-protected activity by using violence and/or encouraging others on social media and messaging applications to use violence. We are also concerned other [extremists] may mobilize in response to the current civil unrest to conduct ambushes or attacks on law enforcement or civilians outside the context of First Amendment-protected activities.”

The beginning is a doozy: “As protests continue. . .” After hordes of blacks set all those neighborhoods ablaze, did someone in Washington mistake it for a candlelight vigil? Then the rest conveniently points fingers at the wrong people again. It’s wonderful that someone is hiring the mentally challenged, but federal agencies are the wrong place for them.

What exactly is a “white supremacist”?

While we’re on the subject, there’s been a lot of discussion of these “white supremacist” boogeymen. I get sick of the term frequently being used as a devil word, so let’s stipulate what we’re talking about here. The term does have a real meaning to it, even if it’s been loaded down with a lot of baggage. It’s time to add clarity through some analogies.

Do you think that it was right for Gandhi to reassert independence (Swaraj) for India? If so, then congratulations, you’re an Indian supremacist!

Do you think it’s proper for Chinese to rule China for the benefit of the Chinese, for Japanese to rule Japan for the benefit of the Japanese, and for Koreans to rule Korea for the benefit of the Koreans? That makes you an Asian supremacist!

Would you consider it wrong for a small minority of Jehovah’s Witnesses to rise to very high places in the economy of Turkey, and then use their influence to manipulate society for their benefit and exploit the Turks? If so, you’d be a Turkish supremacist.

Do you think that the descendants of those who founded the USA “for ourselves and our posterity” have a right to retain control over their own destiny, have a country that looks like the one they grew up in, and leave a permanent living space to their children?

Well, guess what that makes you.

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