This isn’t looking good.
Racial division has long been a challenge in the United States and combatting it has largely been a partisan issue. Republicans see the issue as economic — build a strong economy for all races to prosper and the turmoil inevitably fizzles out. Democrats, however, believe that one race alone should bare the sole punishment and responsibility for all racial strife that continues to plague the United States. As a result, you land where we find ourselves today.
On Tuesday, the Biden administration unveiled its joint plan with the White House National Security Council to address what they’re calling “domestic terrorism.” They pledged to focus on weeding out the dissemination of “militia extremism” and “white supremacy,” which Biden has identified as America’s greatest, most lethal threat.
In other words, the Biden administration has just announced their plan to sanction racial hatred directed solely toward white Americans. Never in their declaration did the Biden administration mention the radical Left-Wing domestic terrorism perpetrated by groups like Antifa or Black Lives Matter.
“We cannot ignore this threat or wish it away,” Biden revealed.
Domestic terrorism is a stain on the soul of our nation, and a threat to our democracy — we need to confront its rise head-on. That’s why my Administration is releasing the first-ever National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism. https://t.co/MCxU4KCO6M
— President Biden (@POTUS) June 15, 2021
As it’s currently defined by the Biden administration, “domestic terrorism” is:
“Any activity that involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State; appear to be intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population, to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion, or to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and occur primarily within the jurisdiction of the United States.”
Sounds like an incredibly broad statement for such a massive plan of attack. Almost as if the Biden administration is seeking to broaden the definition intentionally as to impose penalties on those they deem “domestic terrorists,” those of whom simply do not agree politically with Far-Left radicalism.
The National Security Council added that “racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists (principally those who promote the superiority of the white race) and militia violent extremists are assessed as presenting the most persistent and lethal threats.”
The federal government now claims domestic terrorists group largely unite around their hatred for “persons of colors, immigrants, Jews, Muslims, other religious minorities, women and girls, LGBTQI+ individuals, or others.”
While the Biden administration does address “anarchist and anti-government” groups in their identification of “domestic terrorism” their scope seems to narrowly focus on white conservative groups, many of whom are supporters of Donald Trump. Leftists, and apparently the Biden administration, have always claimed these groups disseminate white supremacist tropes but a closer examination will show something entirely different.
The Proud Boys, for example, are known by the liberal media as a “radical white supremacist” group and massive supporters of the Former President. What they fail to report is that the group not only features members of a wide variety of races, the group’s leader is non-white himself.
To curb domestic terror, the Biden administration has offered a four-pronged plan, unveiled by the current Attorney General Merrick Garland:
Watch Attorney General Merrick Garland outline a strategy released by the Biden administration on Tuesday to counter heightened domestic terrorism threats in the U.S., especially violence by white supremacists and militia groups. https://t.co/Qos8LcW1BO pic.twitter.com/hz60s8k1GG
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 15, 2021
Included in that plan — which is likely to cost taxpayers more than $100 million — is an effort to provide retiring members of the United States military, deemed at risk of being seduced by extremism, with anti-radicalization training.
The ‘Department of Defense is incorporating training for servicemembers separating retirements in the military, who may potentially be targeted by those who seek to radicalize them.
The administration has already ramped up investigations into “domestic terror” groups. According to FBI Director Christopher Wray, “the total number of domestic terrorism investigations increased to 2,000 from 1,400 at the end of last year” per reports, including around 500 investigations into individuals who allegedly participated in the Capitol riot.
Author: Elizabeth Tierney