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America was put on edge last week when the FBI announced it had foiled the terror plot of the century. Michigan militiamen planned to kidnap their state governor in a bid to start a new civil war. They would’ve gotten away with it too, if it wasn’t for the heroic confidential informant who suggested the idea alerted the FBI to their dastardly scheme.

The story shocked the nation — or at least the nation’s press. We were told this plan to kidnap Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer and put her on trial in Wisconsin was “frighteningly sophisticated” and was nearly executed. If successful, it would’ve somehow led to the toppling of Michigan’s government and lead to a new libertarian regime. No one asks how a few idiots could’ve managed to kidnap a governor and transport her across state lines. No one asks what this would’ve accomplished or how it would somehow lead to civil war or a libertarian utopia.

The main conclusion: Right-wing extremism is the biggest threat to America, and Donald Trump is responsible for it.

Whitmer, a Caitlyn Jenner lookalike, made this point in her reaction to the foiled plot.

“Each time he has tweeted about me, each time that he has said ‘liberate Michigan’ and said I should negotiate with the very people who are arrested because they’re ‘good people’, that incites more domestic terror,” she said. “And I am not the only governor going through this. Certainly it’s been worse for me than most, but it is not unique to me, it is not even unique to Democrats. This White House has a duty to call it out and they won’t do it — in fact, they encourage it.”

Lovecraft horror and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot argued the same point. “I think all roads lead back to Donald Trump,” she said. “Unfortunately, every single time he attacks a public official, and I know this personally, there are those who take that as license to come after us.”

The media used this episode to mock Trump’s law and order agenda. CNN snarked that Trump’s law and order message went “missing” in the face of this very real and not at all concocted domestic terror plot. The network insisted that the plot proves white domestic terrorists are the real threat, not Antifa or Muslims.

It’s all very convenient that a dubious terror plot planned by dimwits and foiled by one intrepid “confidential informant” reaffirms all of the narratives supported by liberal elites. The far-Right is a bigger danger than the far-Left, Trump is stirring up violence, strong Democrats have to fear for their lives, and we need to trust our brave feds more than ever (unless they work for ICE or Border Patrol). It’s almost like this was an entrapment scheme that helps out the powers that be. . .

Entrapment is a very common practice for our federal agents. Generally, entrapment involves the government finding a few otherwise harmless idiots and informants or agents cajoling them into some hare-brained scheme. Like. . . kidnapping the governor of a state. The men charged in the plot don’t exactly look like evil masterminds — they just look like fools who got duped into a stupid plot. At least one of them was vocally anti-Trump and another one received a pardon from Delaware’s Democratic governor in 2019.

The media, of course, will dismiss entrapment talk as a “conspiracy theory” that undermines our valiant paper shufflers at the FBI headquarters. But in fact, most foiled terror plots would count as entrapment schemes. A 2015 Northwestern University study found that 50% of terror-related cases demonstrated at least three core entrapment indicators, including:

  • No previous terrorism offenses
  • Agents proposed the crime
  • Informant pressure or persuasion
  • Material incentive
  • Defendant reluctance
  • Governmental control of the crime

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There are at least three indicators present in the Michigan case. None of the men were known extremists or affiliated with extremist groups, despite the media calling them white supremacist militiamen. It appears the government had control of the crime, as law enforcement was well aware of the plot and moved Whitmer around several times in response to it. Defense attorneys for the plotters claim the biggest proponent of the terror plot was the informant himself.

The government likes to highlight the cases involving entrapment to the public. There were three or more entrapment indicators in 100% of thwarted jihadi attacks that received substantial media coverage.

The feds know how to pitch themselves when they need their budgets secured. Islamic terrorists have faded from the public eye, and now white supremacists stand as the great bogeyman that justifies the Deep State. It should be expected a few patsies will be used to frighten the public — especially when there’s an election coming up.

The media hysteria’s primary aim is to indict Trump along with the plotters who’ve made it clear they hate the president. Trump, of course, is running as the law and order candidate who vows to counter Antifa marauders in the streets. To undermine this claim, journalists and Democrats insist the real threat is white supremacists. They inevitably resort to histrionics over Charlottesville and a legion of hate hoaxes to convince them of this threat.

They also rely on the feds to fortify this claim. Both the FBI and Homeland Security have claimed in recent weeks that Right-wing extremists pose the greatest danger to this country. FBI director Christopher Wray told Congress white supremacists are the most lethal domestic terrorists, before admitting that most of the violence in 2020 was caused by “anti-government extremists” — an extremely broad category that includes Leftists, militias, and sovereign citizens. It’s a duplicitous classification that hides left-wing violence behind a moniker the public associates with the Right.

DHS’s pronouncements have been even worse. Acting DHS secretary Chad Wolf, a Trump ally and appointee, told Congress that white nationalists are the gravest domestic danger. This statement comes from someone who was the administration’s leader against Antifa anarchy in Portland and is well aware of who is firebombing courthouses. His agency sent out a threat assessment last week that formally labeled “white supremacists” the number one threat, further undermining his credibility. DHS is also partnering with Left-wing groups to “counter the spread” of white nationalism and Right-wing extremism.

This is all happening under a Trump administration. Just imagine what they will do under Biden.

Trump is not directing them to do this — he’s probably not even aware of what his own personnel is doing. Trump is Trump and he only knows what’s put before him. He and his administration have many faults, one of which is not staffing the executive branch with loyalists. He also has done little to purge the deep state which aims to overthrow him and dispossess his voters. This failure will have serious costs in the years to come.

The Michigan kidnapping plot foreshadows what we will see throughout the 2020s. The feds will entrap many idiots into even more elaborate schemes. Expect journalists to seriously report on the frighteningly sophisticated plans to teleport Kamala Harris to Mars and reenact the plot of White House Down. It lets the feds prove they’re doing something, justifies their preferred targets, and sustains their inflated budgets. This fed-driven panic will also aim to suppress the historic American people who challenged their authority and put Trump in the White House. Foiled terror plots will lead to more censorship and more persecution of groups and figures with absolutely no ties to violence. It will further entrench the globalist surveillance state and erode the First and Second Amendments.

All thanks to some gullible idiots who “want to do something” and will agree to insane ideas.

The feds would love to entrap you in a poorly-thought-out terror plot. Just look at the morons who joined The Base. You should remember to disassociate from anyone who wants you to engage in criminal violence — they’re either a maniac or a fed.

And what they’re planning won’t help the cause. It will only help our enemies.

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15 Comments

  1. Vehmgericht
    Posted October 16, 2020 at 4:16 am | Permalink

    Interesting to see this type of story surface in the US, as it illustrates a tactic has long been used in the UK where ‘rightwing'(*) terror plots are frequently unveiled, presumably to help take the heat off British Muslim community for its occasional jihadist aberrations.

    The ‘terrorists’ have recently been young lads who have for example reportedly posted ‘OK to be White’ stickers locally, joked about offing one of the Good and Great down the pub, or put Uncle Wolf instead of Trotsky/Che/Bob Marley up on Student Union noticeboards. To emphasise the depravity of their ideology they may also be found to be in possession of child pornography.

    There will then follow a round of BBC pearl clutching and Guardian opinion pieces by Owen Jones, Afua Hirsch or Ash Sarkar calling for more surveillance and censorship so that minorities can feel safe to go outside or look at the internet again.

    One suspects that most of these ‘domestic terrrosists’ are nothing more than impressionable idiots enticed by the security services — but then that could also be true of many a bungling UK ‘jihadist’. Unless the activity is correlated with a curtain percentage of successful attacks it is hard to take the hype seriously,

    (*) The term is now thrown around by the centre-left media with such opprobrium that it might as well be a synonym for ‘fascist’.

    • Right_On
      Posted October 16, 2020 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

      Gretchen Whitmer was way too happy at the press briefing for someone who had just escaped from a genuine dastardly plot. Spielberg is no doubt optioning the film rights.

  2. Posted October 16, 2020 at 5:50 am | Permalink

    It’s wonderful that the government is doing so much to help the mentally retarded to find jobs. I just wish they’d place those poor window-lickers somewhere other than in federal intelligence agencies.

  3. Alexandra O.
    Posted October 16, 2020 at 7:29 am | Permalink

    I an simply incredulous that after four solid months — June, July, August, September — of non-stop ‘peaceful protests’ by Black Lives Matter and Antifa, resulting in absolute riotous behavior in the streets of America — Minneapolis, L.A. (where I live), San Francisco, WDC, New York, Chicago, and too many more to name, and the incredible horror of buildings burning to the ground, horrendous looting — people taking pickaxes to store windows, to the point of cleaning out Macy’s in New York, (Good grief, Macy’s!) and thousands of small businesses permanently destroyed — that somehow NOW ‘White Supremacists’ are our main enemy! Did anyone see a sign demanding “White Lives Matter”? And my biggest surprise, reading this article, is that Chad Wolf, who had spoken so eloquently of the good work of Border Patrol officers and ICE, has now named ‘White Supremacists’ as our prime threat — more dangerous than drug cartels and child traffickers at our borders, I suppose.

    This country is in the grip of some kind of insanity that even I cannot fathom.

    I have been reading Counter Currents’ posts for over a year now (as well as looking up previous posts from years past), and have not seen one shred of any call for violence. Nor in any of the books published here. I see only straightforward, mostly historical and philosophical analyses of past and current themes within mostly European and American history. How is any of this a threat to anyone — and let’s keep it that way.

    • Rabbi High Comma
      Posted October 19, 2020 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

      Whites ARE the largest threat to the elite. Police forces, including FBI and DHS, exist to protect the wealthy and powerful. That’s why the police protect Antifa who are their paramilitary forces. These ridiculous reports are narrowcasting targeting their master’s kvetching, and setting up a narrative to justify further White oppression. That the elite’s controlled media dutifully blasts the lies to terrify shitlibs/POC is step 2.

      Angelo Codevilla recently published an article where he discussed a common occurrence at Tea Party meetings during Dear Leader’s first term. A man would speak during the meeting suggesting violence needed to be committed. After the meeting Codevilla would find the man and speak to him. Invariably they were late-30s, had recently moved to the community, and claimed to be “working remotely”. Codevilla would suggest how best to fill out his agency report and the man would scurry away.

      With the rise of multi-polar world, consisting of ascendant civilizational powers (Russia, China, Turkey, India) the Jude0-Puritan elite’s planned NWO is off the table. Their mismanagement of the West – debt, endless wars for Greater Israel, offshoring (in hopes of bribing China to subsume itself under the JNWO – Shlomo got played. The Paris Accords which let China off the hook was the final hail Mary), financialization of the economy into predatory neofeudalism, and collapse of the west due to immigration to dispossess the White majorities has left them few options,. Given the ethnic make up of the ruling class they will not go quietly into the night. Do not trust anyone you don’t know.

  4. NND
    Posted October 16, 2020 at 7:30 am | Permalink

    It is SOP of federal agencies, and especially the FBI, to use agent provocateurs in order to advance their agendas against WhiteNationalism/Racialism/Militias.

    There is a clear difference between Direct Action Against the Enemy, and a stupid illegal act. Usually the later is promoted by the Agent Provocateur, and the perfect example is the case of this article.

    For those new, or of short memory, there are several leads pointing out that even in the Oklahoma City Bombing was involved an Agent Provocateur.

  5. SRP
    Posted October 16, 2020 at 8:35 am | Permalink

    As for informants, Dr. Clark had an effective discovery method according to Mr. Turner’s diary.

    I recall a Right organization which required meeting members to use an Israeli flag as a doormat before entering a meeting, the theory being that any informant would be deterred. Nice try.

    Seriously, we may need an effective Dr. Clark in future efforts.

  6. Nova Rhodesia
    Posted October 16, 2020 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    How wonderfully Soviet. I’m reminded if Kevin Costner in JFK, “This has to be the most remarkable example of police intuition since the Reichstag fire.”
    I am doubtful that the governor was in any real danger, but I am glad that she is safe and well.

  7. Mike Ricci
    Posted October 16, 2020 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

    Perfect ammo for the media. It cannot be overstated that the Right is filled with dumb, unstable people. Who needs enemies with these clowns on your side?

    • Antipodean
      Posted October 17, 2020 at 6:50 am | Permalink

      In their defence they have been sorely provoked. over the last several months and years. Anarchotyrany in support of false premises and misrepresented as peaceful protests by the media is hard enough to watch from the other side of the world. Some compassion for these people is warranted. Nothing in there ancestry or experience has prepared them for this assault on their place in what remains of our civilization.

      • Antipodean
        Posted October 17, 2020 at 6:53 am | Permalink

        their ancestry

        anarcho-tyranny?

  8. Some White Guy
    Posted October 17, 2020 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    These FBI/DHS “statistics” are always what are used by those wishing to discredit anything to the right of Nancy Pelosi’s policies. I’ve stopped trying to have rational discussions because the fevered response is always a: “Don’t you know that the FBI says…”

    We are living in occupied territory. Anything the occupiers wish stated is fabricated. Such is the state of things.

  9. Mac
    Posted October 18, 2020 at 9:31 am | Permalink

    “Lovecraft horror and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot”

    I always thought she looked like Black Beetlejuice but she definitely has some resemblance to a Deep One.

  10. bobby
    Posted October 18, 2020 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    As Alexandra O.’s post illustrates, entrapment is not a game but a totally criminal enterprise that the leftist commissars who are in or sympathize with the democratic party use with abandon and that, along with their other methods, EXXAGERATIONS, OUTRIGHT LIES AND EVEN MURDER, are going to succeed in having them totally control the country. Nothing, I mean nothing, amazes me more than white Americans, especially, claiming they don’t know if they should vote for Trump or not!! As compared to who– people who state on an almost daily basis that they want white people disempowered at the least and dead at most. We are talking some serious dunderheadedness here. This isn’t just ordinary stupidity.

  11. Peter Quint
    Posted October 19, 2020 at 8:02 am | Permalink

    Another jewish psy-op.

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