You’ve probably noticed the sharp change in tone around here since January toward the Biden administration. This is the single most important reason why that has happened.
“WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is stepping up efforts to combat domestic extremism, increasing funding to prevent attacks, weighing strategies historically used against foreign terrorist groups and more openly warning the public about the threat.
The attempts to more assertively grapple with the potential for violence from white supremacists and militias are a shift from President Donald J. Trump’s pressure on federal agencies to divert resources to target the antifa movement and leftist groups despite the conclusion by law enforcement authorities that far-right and militia violence was a more serious threat.
President Biden’s approach also continues a slow acknowledgment that especially after the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, the federal government needs to put more attention and money into tracking and heading off threats from inside the United States, after two decades in which it made foreign terrorism the security priority.
In an intelligence report delivered to Congress last month, the administration labeled white supremacists and militia groups as top national security threats. The White House is also discussing with members of Congress the possibility of new domestic terrorism legislation and executive orders to update the criteria of terrorism watch lists to potentially include more homegrown extremists. …
One strategy is to analyze federal travel data to trace the patterns of possible militia members and extremists, especially as American groups increasingly establish connections to Europe, the official said. Members of the groups can then be added to so-called no-fly lists, he said. …”
Is there a phrase which better sums up the attitude of the political establishment? Evidently, they have learned nothing from their loss of legitimacy and their punishment of having to live under Donald Trump for four years. It seems that our arrogant and discredited progressive elites have settled on their strategy for responding to the forces which led to the Trump presidency:
- Labeling vast swathes of public opinion that fall outside of a narrow woke progressive point of view as something called “domestic extremism”
- Launching a Woodrow Wilson level assault on our civil liberties
- Erasing the Mexican border
- Intensifying political correctness into wokeness and pushing that into federal policy in the form of “racial justice” and “racial equity”
- Redefining the term “racism” to mean systematic racism by White oppressors
- Draconian censorship on the internet
- Imposing a political litmus test on the U.S. military
- Demonizing all White people in this country on racial grounds
- “Journalists” giving an anti-White racial spin to the news cycle
- Turning a blind eye to violence committed by leftwing groups like Antifa and Black Lives Matter and using the law only as a tool to attack their political enemies on the Right
What could possibly go wrong?
We were pissed off with Donald Trump for years but he is gone now. Apparently, the Democrats are doubling down on pissing us off by drawing a ludicrous analogy between populism and foreign terrorist groups like ISIS or al-Qaeda and using national security language to criminalize their opposition. It didn’t work out so well in the Middle East and will become a far bigger disaster for them here.
I anticipate that one of the biggest problems for the Democrats in executing this strategy to counter “domestic extremism” in the same way that the U.S. federal government has attacked foreign terrorist groups overseas … is that all the “domestic extremists” are voters. Could such a strategy motivate those who are being maliciously targeted by the Biden administration on the basis of their political beliefs to believe that it is necessary to expedite the removal of the Democrats from power in 2022 and 2024?
I warned them how we would respond to this last month:
“There is nothing “extreme” about our politics. The things we believe only look “extreme” to established elites and the professional classes who are upset that we reject their values and interests. If they try to wage a “war against domestic extremism” during the Biden administration, we will respond by waging a cultural, class and political war against them, not a “race war” which is the tact they are expecting, but a bottom vs. top war against wealthy, privileged and arrogant elites who have lost their legitimacy.”
Violence is a stupid and counterproductive tactic.
With Joe in the White House, it doesn’t make any sense for the “far right” to engage in violence anyway. It makes much more sense to engage in politics now. They’ve already done a spectacular job throwing jet fuel on all the grievances that fueled our growth over the last decade. There is no argument that any of us could possibly make to persuade more people that we were right all along than having Joe Biden in the White House going around saying things like Georgia in 2021 is “Jim Crow on steroids.”
Joe Biden is a better salesman for populism than Barack Obama or Donald Trump. He hasn’t been in there three months and has already succeeded in getting 90% of Republicans worried about the growth of anti-White discrimination. Trump could never carry the ball forward like that.