Now that Trump and a so-called White supremacist activist named Nick Fuentes broke bread last week at Mar-a-Lago, the Fake News and its political wing known as the Democrat(ic) Party have decided that maybe the United States isn’t threatened by a Fascist takeover, but White supremacy is certainly a dire threat.
The threat is so serious that not only has a Senate Committee issued a lengthy report which found that the government isn’t adequately addressing the problem, but the FBI has now announced that White supremacy has accounted for the killing of at least 77 people since 2010.
The situation is so dire, and the White supremacist narrative has now become so much the formative rhetorical and organizational lever for domestic terrorism, that the Bloomberg School of Public Health will be holding a national symposium in February to study ‘The Deadly Intersection of White Supremacy and Firearms,' with contributions from policymakers and research experts that will help develop ‘tangible solutions’ to the problem.
Tangible solutions to what problem? Anders Breivik, a self-professed White nationalist shot and killed 77 adults and kids all by himself at a Norway picnic ground in 2011. And we’ve had 77 racially motivated killings in a country of 300 million people over the past thirteen years?
According to the FBI, the agency’s approach to dealing with the terrorist threat requires them to follow the definition of domestic terrorism as it appears in the Federal Code: Here's the exact text:
“Acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State; appearing to be intended to: Intimidate or coerce a civilian population; or Influence the policy of government by intimidation or coercion; or affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination or kidnapping.”
Frankly, some kid who pulls out a gun on Chicago’s South Side and pops two or three other kids because they dissed him or didn’t come up with the cash for the drugs has committed an event which could fit under the rubric of domestic terrorism. Because when the cops show up, usually nobody saw nuttin,’ and if that isn’t a perfect example of how to intimidate the community and diminish respect for governmental authority, I don’t know what is.
Anyway, let’s get back to White supremacy which has now become a hot topic following Trump’s dinner with Nick Fuentes, with Trump now getting all kinds of heat from every other GOP Presidential wannabee (with the exception of DeSantis, of course.)
This whole White supremacy thing only became a Fake Media concern after the disturbances that broke out following the televised killing of George Floyd, an event which even after a plea from Rush Limbaugh, Trump kept his mouth shut for almost an entire week. And what the George Floyd protests really did was to galvanize the whole Black Lives Matter movement to a degree that nobody thought possible prior to the death of George Floyd.
I first started noticing BLM lawn signs in front of summer homes in some of the tonier New England towns, properties that were owned by residents of Boston and New York. But where a cutesy little Vermont getaway like Londonderry might have had two or three BLM signs in 2018 or 2019, after Floyd was killed in 2020, that signage was all over the place. And the fact that the BLM thing could be used by the Democrat(ic) Party to help steal that year’s Presidential election only gave this racial issue a further boost.
As far as I can recall, the last time that racism played such an important role in a Presidential campaign, was in 1964 when LBJ was getting ready to push a civil rights bill through Congress, which he did the following year. But 2020 was different because we had a President who not only was a public racist in every respect but couldn’t even bring himself to get up and immediately denounce the Nazis who marched through Charlottesville in 2017.
Incidentally, I love how Trump excused himself for not saying anything about the Nazi demonstration because he was waiting to first get and analyze ‘all the facts.’ That’s what he said. What kind of fuc*ing facts do you need when someone walks past you with a swastika pinned to their coat?
Anyway, back to White supremacy once more.
Know who Nick Fuentes represents? Himself. He runs a website which parrots the MAGA line and ran a meeting where various minor-league alt-right spielers showed up and told the audience their strategy to ‘take America back.’ Most of the speakers were kids who haven’t been thrown off Twitter or Facebook yet and you may recall that when Marjorie Taylor Greene was asked to justify speaking to this room of nut-jobs, she claimed she didn’t know anything about Fuentes or his group.
Thanks to Trump’s dinner invitation, MTG certainly now knows what Fuentes is about. Which is exactly the point I’m trying to make, namely, that the so-called White supremacist-terrorist ‘threat’ is nothing more than the ability of anyone to put up a website with a ‘donate’ button and if you’re lucky, some of your content will get mentioned in a Donald Trump rant.