Today the White House lays the groundwork to target conservatives as ‘domestic terrorists’.
This may seem shocking to some but they are claiming that racially and ethnically motivated violent extremists pose the greatest terrorism threat in the United States.
On the surface, many will simply say that’s great because we obviously don’t want ethnically motivated violent extremists running around harming others.
What many fail to realize is the fact that the government isn’t just after the actual individuals causing harm which in reality is a very small number. They are grouping conservatives, military, ex-military, Christians, libertarians — basically anyone who isn’t part of the ‘woke’ culture in the group with these ‘domestic terrorists.
Think I’m joking?
The Atlantic reports:
The Greater Danger: Military-Trained Right-Wing Extremists
Prior to the Boston bombing, a series of high-profile attacks prompted concern about Islamist extremists within the U.S. armed forces. It’s not unfounded, but it downplays a bigger threat.
BREAKING: Biden calls Trump supporters ‘domestic terrorists’The vast majority of those attending the Jan. 6 rally were peaceful, engaging in non-violent demonstration of support for Trump and against an incoming Biden administration.
Biden team may partner with private firms to monitor extremist chatter online
The Biden administration is considering using outside firms to track extremist chatter by Americans online, an effort that would expand the government’s ability to gather intelligence but could draw criticism over surveillance of US citizens.The Department of Homeland Security is limited in how it can monitor citizens online without justification and is banned from activities like assuming false identities to gain access to private messaging apps used by extremist groups such as the Proud Boys or Oath Keepers.Many looked at these stories and thought ‘that’ll never happen here’. The government would never actually classify upstanding Americans as domestic terrorists.
The White House on Tuesday announced a cross-agency strategy to combat domestic terrorism, just two weeks after President Joe Biden promised the upcoming release during his remarks commemorating the Tulsa massacre.
The effort is the culmination of a review, led by the National Security Council, of how the U.S. government has dealt with the growing threat. It reiterates that militia extremists and racially and ethnically motivated violent extremists — predominantly white supremacists — are the most lethal and persistent terrorism threat facing the U.S.
“Further, this found that violent extremists who promote the superiority of the white race have the most persistent transnational connections, and maybe have frequent contact with violent extremists abroad,” a senior administration official said.
But the review did not find a strong connection between domestic terrorism and foreign actors, the official noted. “This is largely today an inside-out problem, not an outside-in problem,” the official said, though adding that there are adversaries “seeking to sow divisions in our society.”
The strategy document focuses on understanding and sharing information about the threat, preventing the mobilization and recruitment of domestic terrorists, disrupting domestic terrorism plots and combating social problems that contribute to the growth of domestic terrorism.
“That means tackling racism in America,” the strategy document reads. “It means protecting Americans from gun violence and mass murders. It means ensuring that we provide early intervention and appropriate care for those who pose a danger to themselves or others.”
Some of its recommendations build on steps the administration has already taken. The document highlights the importance of better information-sharing between the feds and state and local governments on the domestic threat, as well as the importance of gathering better intelligence on extremism. Both challenges have been major priorities for the Department of Homeland Security under Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
To help DHS, U.S attorneys offices and FBI field offices have the necessary resources to address domestic terrorism, the administration is seeking over $100 million in the president’s Fiscal Year 2022 budget.
The document discusses the importance of international cooperation to combat violent extremism — a move already undergirded by the Biden administration’s recent decision to join the Christchurch Call, a multilateral effort helmed by the government of New Zealand to eliminate terrorist content online.
This also means the government will work with tech companies to improve information-sharing with social media platforms — a key vector for recruitment and the mobilization of violence — so that companies can better enforce their terms of service agreements to protect users, a senior administration official said. The strategy also includes a focus on digital literacy programming.
Matt Gaetz, Gym Jordan, and the rest of maga world loses their mind b/c what they heard when he said "domestic terrorism" they heard "Republicans". This happens in 3…2…1…
— Local Man (@followfornow) June 15, 2021
It feels significant to have a presidential administration that will even use the *phrase* "domestic terrorism." And it was satisfying to hear Merrick Garland get to be the one to say it. I'm reserved in my praise for Biden but… yeah, this is something.
— // jbl (@neurasthenya) June 15, 2021
@andybiggs4az I hope Biden hears our words. That will punish those who incited the Mass Murders, Insurrections, & Domestic Terrorism with their Rhetoric while plotting against his own govt. https://t.co/jBVdz0p9Q8
— Laura (@trueazsun) June 15, 2021
— Savage Democrats & Nasty Women #Fight4Justice (@GuthrieDavis) June 15, 2021
— Clayton Perry 704-231-4809 (@mailmansr) June 15, 2021
Again, I must remind you that there is no mention anywhere of antifa or black lives matter when referring to domestic terror groups!