Editor’s Note: This is a work in progress.
So, this is the big news of the day.
The Biden administration has finally released its plan to fight “domestic extremism” which has been in the works since January. What exactly is in this pile of garbage?
“The White House today released its National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism, a 32-page document produced by the National Security Council. Referencing recent examples of right wing terrorism, including the massacres at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Charleston, South Carolina, at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, and at a Walmart in El Paso, President Joe Biden said the strategy is “a comprehensive approach to addressing the threat while safeguarding bedrock American civil rights and civil liberties,” and that it is “narrowly tailored to focus specifically on addressing violence and the factors that lead to violence violence that violates the law, threatens public safety, and infringes on the free expression of ideas.”
The document connects the present day problem of domestic terrorism to a history of “hatred and bigotry” in the United States, as well as anti-government fervor. But, it suggests these motivations have combined with modern digital media and communications technology to present a new challenge …”
“WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is aiming to bolster information sharing with technology companies, potentially expand hiring of intelligence analysts and improve screening of government employees for ties to domestic terrorism as part of a much-anticipated plan expected to be released on Tuesday detailing how the federal government should combat extremism.
President Biden ordered the review of how federal agencies addressed domestic extremism soon after coming into office, part of an effort to more aggressively acknowledge a national security threat that has grown since the Capitol riot on Jan. 6.
The 32-page plan synthesizes steps that have been recommended by national security officials — including bolstering relationships with social media companies and improving information sharing among law enforcement agencies — into one blueprint on how to more effectively identify extremists in the country after years of heightened focus on foreign terrorists. …”
“The Biden administration unveiled a national strategy Tuesday to combat domestic terrorism, a plan that leans heavily on bolstering the ranks of prosecutors, analysts and investigators across the government to confront the elevated threat.
The four-pronged plan includes $100 million in the proposed 2022 budget to add personnel at the Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security while attempting to screen existing government employees “who might pose insider threats.”
Administration officials said the Pentagon, DOJ and DHS are “pursuing efforts to ensure domestic terrorists are not employed within our military or law enforcement ranks and improve screening and vetting processes,” administration officials said. …”
“The Biden administration on Tuesday released the first-ever “National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism,” following a 100-day comprehensive review ordered by President Biden on his first day in office.
Why it matters: It’s the first national plan for countering what the White House is calling “the most urgent terrorism threat the United States faces today,” echoing previous assessments by Attorney General Merrick Garland, FBI Director Christopher Wray and the intelligence community. …”
Here are some takeaways:
- First, they want to screen and purge federal law enforcement agencies, the military and the federal government of “domestic extremists.” Progressive activist groups will assist the Biden administration in developing the ideological litmus test and determining who is an “extremist.”
- Second, they want the Department of Homeland Security to work with outside groups to spy on people who are labeled “domestic extremists.” They are shifting away from their traditional responsibilities like enforcing our immigration laws to focus on the American threat.
- Third, they want the State Department to designate foreign groups like the Nordic Resistance Movement to be Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs), so they can have greater legal authority to go after people who are somehow “linked” to those groups.
- Fourth, the FBI and Department of Social Justice will continue their one-sided approach to law enforcement, which is to throw the book at groups like the Rise Above Movement while turning a blind eye to chronic Antifa and Black Lives Matter violence. Merrick Garland plans to continue to launch investigations of local police departments. The focus is going to be on infiltrating and criminalizing Patriot groups and White Nationalist groups.
- Fifth, the Treasury Department will investigate overseas sources funding of these groups like that French guy who committed suicide and donated all that Bitcoin to Nick Fuentes.
- Sixth, the Biden administration will work with the tech companies to censor the internet “while safeguarding freedom of online expression.”
- Seventh, the Biden administration wants to reduce access to “assault weapons” and high capacity magazines.
- Eighth, they want to counter “disinformation and misinformation online,” whatever the means.
“The widespread availability of domestic terrorist recruitment material online is a national security threat whose front lines are overwhelmingly private sector online platforms, and we are committed to informing more effectively the escalating efforts by those platforms to secure those front lines.”
The idea that these people are going to protect free speech, privacy, civil rights and civil liberties and only go after violent accelerationists is laughable.