They’re everywhere are those evil white supremacists. FBI Director Christopher Wray, in speaking to Congress, made it clear that the FBI is watching a multitude of groups and individuals. Why? Because they’re “white extremists,” “white nationalists,” and “white supremacists.”
When an FBI director makes anything this important, it must be an extreme danger to our country. In our investigation for factual verification that supports Director Wray’s assertion before Congress, it is surprisingly difficult to find examples that justify this allegation and certainly no statistics that support the idea that white supremacy is rampant and that any incidents specifically point to there being rampant actions that should raise such a warning flag.
I did find this “factual” statement by one source:
Researchers found that white supremacists, anti-government extremists from the violent far-right, and involuntary celibates (incels) carried out 67 percent of all domestic terrorist plots and attacks. Far-left terrorists accounted for 20 percent of the plots and attacks. CSIS analyzed 61 incidents from Jan. 1, 2020 to Aug. 31, 2020.
Terrorism, the report states, is defined by “the deliberate use — or threat— of violence by non-state actors in order to achieve political goals and create a broad psychological impact.”
So, incidents like hate crimes or protests and riots (like the racial justice demonstrations we saw this summer after the police killing of George Floyd) didn’t factor into the research. Though the researchers acknowledge hate crimes and terrorism can overlap, hate crimes aren’t always violent.
NO specific examples and statistics were included to document actual white supremacist actions during a very violent and divisive year, 2020.
After taking office, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin made it clear that one of his most important tasks was to find and eliminate white supremacy from our military branches. And he acted on his promises. However, the actual number of members in all branches of our military who are affiliated with know supremacist entities and/or showing supremacist tendencies were minuscule. Still, Sec. Austin made it clear that white supremacy is one of the most critical and rampant issues in the U.S. Armed Forces.
But there’s more.
Last Friday, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas declared white supremacists and “domestic violent extremism” the “most prominent threat” currently facing our country. The timing could not have been more perfect. Just hours later, a jury in Grand Rapids, Michigan, exposed the Justice Department’s largest alleged “domestic terrorism” case of the last 18 months as a failed FBI entrapment scheme to smear conservatives as white supremacists ahead of the 2020 election.
By refusing to convict four men accused of plotting to kidnap and kill Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer before Election Day 2020, the Grand Rapids jury seemed to side with defense attorneys who argued their clients were not domestic terrorists but entrapped by undercover FBI agents and at least a dozen informants who planned and funded the kidnapping operation.
“The key to the government’s plan was to turn general discontent with Gov. Whitmer’s COVID-19 restrictions into a crime that could be prosecuted,” defense lawyers wrote in a joint motion. “The government picked what it knew would be a sensational charge: conspiracy to kidnap the governor. When the government was faced with evidence showing that the defendants had no interest in a kidnapping plot, it refused to accept failure and continued to push its plan.”
Needing Terrorists to Justify Counterterrorism
The FBI’s governor-kidnaping hoax demonstrates just how serious federal law enforcement agencies are about pursuing domestic extremists, even if it means the alleged threat originates in Washington, D.C., or FBI field offices.
Mayorkas’s doubling-down on the threat of white supremacists, even in light of the DOJ’s failure in Michigan, is a result of the time and resources the Biden administration and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have dedicated to fighting this perceived threat instead of actual threats, such as the massive migrant surge expected to overwhelm U.S. borders next month.
In his first address to Congress, President Joe Biden cited “white supremacist terrorism” as the “most lethal terrorist threat to the homeland today.”
In March 2021, DHS and the FBI issued a joint memo warning that “domestic extremists” were ramping up to “take control of the U.S. Capitol and remove democratic lawmakers on or about the 4th of March.” Nothing happened on March 4.
In June 2021, DHS issued a warning, without evidence, that the centennial commemoration of the Tulsa Race Massacre might be a target of extremism. Nothing happened that day either.
The Biden White House issued a “fact sheet“ entitled the “National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism.” It claimed that “racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists who advocate for the superiority of the white race” are a top domestic terror threat facing America.
This “white supremacist” drumbeat was just the precursor to creating a new “domestic terrorism unit,” the Justice Department announced it was forming in January this year. Of course, we experienced a similar overaction in the Bush-era, when the DHS was created to protect us all from another 9/11, which led to the kinds of mass surveillance and accusations of FBI entrapment that we are witnessing now.
If the Whitmer case is any indication, this type of hyperfocus will incentivize federal law enforcement to go to whatever lengths to investigate potential domestic extremists, no matter how overstated the risk.
How Prevalent Is White Supremacy?
I’m a journalist who conducts exhausting research about each major issue impacting Americans across the board. I research daily — all day. My sources are as local as my local newspaper and radio stations and as far away as Moscow, Kuala Lumpur, London, and Rio.
The nation’s capital is undoubtedly the epicenter of the politicization of every part of our lives. It is uncontroverted that numerous “certainties” of evil things, groups, and people that are tossed into the national media in D.C. and disseminated as “truths” across the World are not certainties at all and are often untruthful. But what IS certain is that each of these is planned, coordinated, and weaponized to fit whatever “political narrative of the day” fits the “cause” that is the subject.
White Supremacy has become a catch-phrase used whenever an opportunity arises that gives an opening to use race against a white person with whom one disagrees. Think about it: if you turn to enter a conversation with someone about race or racial matters and try to keep the conversation factual, it’s easy to end the conversation by simply using the word “racist!” If you call me a racist, how can I respond? “No, I’m not a racist” rings pretty hollow in the wake of such a deadly label. There’s really no defense possible.
That act is similar to the story about two friends leaving an NFL game and walking in a large crowd bunched all together, leaving the stadium. One of the two named Jim cried out to his friend Joe walking about five yards away in the crowd, “Hey Jim, when did you stop beating your wife?” Everyone in the crowd between the pair heard Jim’s allegation against Joe and automatically assumed the allegation to be true: Joe beats his wife!
Calling someone a racist or white supremacist is identical to the above example.
The Trump Era
In the Trump era, opportunities arose daily to use the R and S-words to stifle conversations and allow leftist ideologies to dominate discussions. Bingo: mission accomplished.
The ultimate go-to allegation against a Caucasian is to label someone a White Supremacist. It’s easy to do, and it almost always strikes a tone that one cannot easily overcome. Truth in these conversations is insignificant. All that matters is labeling someone and preventing free speech and discussion.
So how rampant is White Supremacy in the United States? How large are the White Supremacist groups?
When asked that question, one retired military officer looking back on his career quickly responded from his stable of large experiences with people of all races and ethnicities while serving in the U.S. Marines. When asked, his response was quick: “Vanishingly small.”
“For proof,” he said, “Think: when’s the last time you saw a company advertise or market themselves targeting white supremacists? Some products are frequently sold online and are cheap or free to deliver to the customer. Some of these would be profitable with a 0.5% market share. Some of those would still be profitable to a smaller family business, with a 0.01% market share.”
He continued: “Yet, where are the white supremacist companies? Where are the advertisements proclaiming the purity of the CEO’s bloodline? Where’s the ‘1488’ online clothing store? There are some products that you could argue indirectly market to white supremacists. This is because there are not enough white supremacists to buy their stuff, and they need to get a lot of clueless or borderline racist people, or people who want to be edgy, into their business.”
He wasn’t finished. “But even then, every company I’ve seen that produced a custom t-shirt that they didn’t realize had racist symbols immediately pulled it. Clearly, that company cannot survive on revenue from white supremacist customers. Otherwise, there would be a market for these goods. I d0 not remember a single occurrence of a company explicitly advertising to reach white supremacists. Why? The tiny number of people they would reach clearly wouldn’t make up for the political attacks and boycotts.”
Well Known White Supremacist Groups
Despite a persistent ability to attract media attention, organized Ku Klux Klan groups are actually continuing a long-term trend of decline. They remain a collection of mostly small, disjointed groups that continually change name and leadership. Despite their diminishing numbers, there are still approximately 3,000 Klan members nationwide.
That’s tiny, with a U.S. population of over 330 million. One of every 100,000 Americans is associated with a white supremacist organization. Maybe 1 out of 50,000. Still small.
The CPUSA, The Communist Party of the USA claims about 5,000 members. So, about the same numbers on the radical Left, as the radical Right. Again, not huge.
The Left-leaning MSM makes the radical Right seem a lot larger and more influential than it really is. The MSM of CNN and MSNBC never, never report on the activities or protests of the CPUSA. Never. ANTIFA reports? Never.
There are undoubtedly racist Americans who conduct themselves in that fashion. Not all of those people are white. Yes, there are certainly white supremacists among us. Some racists and supremacists are NOT white.
Some reading those last two sentences automatically label ME as a white supremacist because I said those things. That alone proves the points made above are factual.
One does not necessarily need to be white to be a supremacist. That mental and emotional demeanor cuts both ways. And until a majority of Americans consciously choose to reject ALL racism and stop labeling everyone without any personal knowledge, we will NEVER have racial justice. And racial justice is necessary to achieve the goals and objectives entrenched in the foundation of this nation.
Yes, I know: many of our founders were slave owners. There’s no excuse for that. It happened. And that fact cannot be changed. Understand that and the acceptance of slavery as a chapter of American history that, as evil as it was, no longer exists here. That shows some racial progress. Yes, we have far yet to go.
Here’s a suggestion. Why don’t we try to actively promote an environment of talking “with” people instead of constantly talking “at” people? When we talk with people, we share ideas and discuss each person’s opinions of those ideas. Understanding comes through communication. It doesn’t just fall from the sky. Until we know others’ opinions on a subject, how can we honestly reach a consensus on anything?
Our current political system is on the wrong track. Our leaders are lost and are certainly not leading our nation. The vast majority of Americans feel the same way. We citizens have just our votes and our opinions to impact the path we collectively walk. That means we MUST be vocal and be vocal in a peaceful manner.
It’s comical to watch the response to leftist media members this week in the aftermath of Elon Musk buying a chunk of Twitter. Several on-air have vocalized their personal fear of Musk buying enough Tesla stock to have a controlling interest. Their fear? That Elon will disassemble Twitter’s egregious algorithms to silence conservative political postings!
Can we get any more sour and angry than we are today? Can we get more divisive? If that’s our methodology going forward, then true authoritarianism is our plight.
Democrats and their media minions continue to label former President Trump as an authoritarian. At the same time, the existing administration implements daily the practices of authoritarianism that Trump nor any other president in my lifetime dared to do! And the American people sit quietly and watch what’s going on.
Who’s speaking the truth to them? Are you?