I haven’t heard much about Atomwaffen in well over a year now. The accelerationist group seemed to disappear after briefly gaining notoriety after Charlottesville.
Back in 2018, I thought the threat posed by Atomwaffen was overblown. There was a murder of a Jewish homosexual in California. There was the jihadist who killed his roommates in Florida. There was another guy in Virginia who killed his girlfriend’s parents. While all these incidents were tied to Atomwaffen, there was no overarching pattern to the violence or any reason to believe it was going anywhere. Indeed, I don’t believe Atomwaffen has been linked to anything new since those murders, but that doesn’t matter since the DOJ and FBI are now just locking up as many White Nationalists as possible.
“The FBI has arrested the former leader of the neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen for his alleged participation in a swatting campaign targeting politicians, a historically black church, and journalists.
John Cameron Denton, 26, who also goes by “Rape,” was arrested Wednesday morning in his hometown of Montgomery, Texas. Federal prosecutors alleged that he participated in the harassment tactic known as “swatting” which entails tricking dispatchers into believing that someone is in mortal danger and requires immediate help from police or dispatchers. …”
‘Rape’ has been arrested for conspiracy to swat journos.
Seriously? Is that all he was doing? The leader of the most violent White Nationalist group in the country which is supposedly a greater threat than ISIS was arrested for making crank phone calls? There is another Atomwaffen member who was arrested in Texas and charged with possessing a firearm and marijuana and THC oil. Yet another Atomwaffen member in Virginia was arrested over gun possession charges for purchasing marijuana, mushrooms and LSD. The common thread that ties together all these cases and charges is the lack of evidence that the people who are being arrested were doing anything.
The FBI is under political pressure to “do something” about accelerationist mass shootings. So it is rounding up known White Nationalists and putting them in prison on bullshit charges because it can’t stop lone wolves. It has been going on for six months now and is getting worse.